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Small electronic enclosures offer rounded edges

May 22, 2015 11:21 am | Teko Enclosures Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO has launched REMO-TEK small electronic enclosures – a fresh new design with rounded edges for superior ergonomics.

Microdroplet structures may lead to new technologies

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms -- structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within...

Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump

May 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to...

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues

May 19, 2015 1:26 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team...

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Photos of the Day: Lightfair 2015

May 15, 2015 2:46 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Lightfair 2015, which took the event back to its home at the Javits Center in NYC, was all about the smart systems and integrated lighting solutions.

Ethernet switch designed for use in mass transit or industrial environments

May 8, 2015 3:18 pm | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in trains, mass transit or industrial environments, MEN Micro’s robust NH30 29-Gigabit Ethernet switch offers carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities. The pre-configured CompactPCI Serial NH30, which comes in a half 19-inch format, is an additional member of the modular ...

Testing system meets new immunity testing requirements

May 8, 2015 3:05 pm | by Teseq, Inc. | Teseq, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq now offers a testing system that meets the new requirements for immunity testing to low frequency disturbances in the frequency range of 15 Hz to 150 kHz. The NSG 4060 complies with current testing standards including EN 61326-3-1, IEC 61850-3, IEC 60255-22-7, IEC 60533/IEC 60945 ...

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Aluminum capacitors feature high capacitance to 47,000 µF

May 8, 2015 1:05 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of miniaturized snap-in power aluminum capacitors with high capacitance from 820 µF to 47,000 µF in compact cases down to 20 mm by 25 mm. Designed for audio, industrial, and general power supply applications, 256 PMG-SI capacitors offer a ...

Ethernet cabling system meets all device connectivity needs

May 6, 2015 12:05 pm | by Harting, Inc. | Harting, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s newly released Ha-VIS preLink is an ingenious, Ethernet cabling system for the full gamut of industrial applications. It is based on the simplicity of a termination block the user wires separately, then snaps securely into any one of seven mating profiles: RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 HARTING ...

Slave controller designed for industrial ethernet and Internet of Things applications

May 6, 2015 8:46 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the LAN9252 stand-alone EtherCAT slave controller with two 10/100 PHYs. This highly integrated device’s dual 10/100 Ethernet transceivers support both fiber and copper, along with cable diagnostics capabilities. The LAN9252 supports traditional...

SMD dual antenna includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing capabilities

May 1, 2015 12:58 pm | VectorNav Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

VectorNav Technologies introduced a surface mount version of its market- leading VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS). The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS- compassing capabilities....

250 watt ISM transistor offers up to 51% drain efficiency

April 29, 2015 9:39 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for NXP’s BLF2425M7LS-250P. This highly efficient (51% drain efficiency) LDMOS transistor is internally matched for broadband performance from 2400 to 2500MHz, supporting ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) applications. The earless, ceramic package adds to ...

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Datel Data Acquisition Becomes Private Company

April 29, 2015 8:53 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

On April 1, Datel Data Acquisition announced that it would split from parent company Murata Power Solutions and establish itself as a private, employee-owned company called Datel Incorporated ...

Connectors designed for combined signal and power transmission

April 28, 2015 1:33 pm | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is pleased to introduce new connector products designed for combined signal and power transmission. These connectors eliminate having to choose separate connectors for power and signal, simplify board layouts, provide versatility and deliver reliable and consistent performance. They are offering two new connector sets....

SBCs provide heightened data security

April 23, 2015 12:38 pm | by Aitech | Aitech | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. has enhanced the C111 and C112, two of its Freescale T4-based single-slot 6U SBCs to include the new, low power, multi-core, multi-processor T4080 QorIQ with AltiVec technology. The T4080 processor significantly enhances computing performance and optimizes energy efficiency for ...

Development boards feature an ARM Cortex-M3 core running up to 180MHz

April 23, 2015 9:22 am | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

Three new NXP development boards in the LPC Xpresso family are part of an established and popular toolchain featuring the power of LPC microcontrollers based on ARMs Cortex-M cores. The boards are able to work with most existing LPC Xpresso accessories and Arduino compatible shields to enhance functional capabilities....

Indicators ideal for material handling applications

April 20, 2015 10:19 am | by Apem Components, Inc. | Apem Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc. announces its new Q series indicators, ideal for material handling applications, and the perfect choice for any panel mount configuration, including industrial control panels, automation and medical equipment, vehicles, and marine instrument panels. Offered in red, green, yellow, blue and white, the Q series ...

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140W ISM band transistor provides clean power

April 17, 2015 12:27 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for an LDMOS power transistor internally matched for broadband operation from 2400 to 2500MHz. NXP’s BLF2425M7LS140 provides 140W average CW power with 18.5dB of gain. The BLF2425M7LS140 draws 1.3A from a 28V supply with efficiencies up to 52%....

TFT display module provides consistent images from all viewing angles

April 14, 2015 1:57 pm | by KOE (Kaohsiung Opto-Electronics) | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial LCD manufacturer, KOE have announced the introduction of a new high performance 3.5" TFT display. The Rugged+ TX09D200VM0BAA features a 3:4 aspect ratio, QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution and IPS (in-plane switching) technology to provide highly consistent color and image ...

Giant spider robots could change space forever

April 13, 2015 12:18 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Giant spiders in space may sound like the beginning of an epic sci-fi horror book, but the real purpose of these nightmare-come-to-life is a little less sinister.

20 TB storage system features modular, CompactPCI serial design

April 13, 2015 10:56 am | by MEN Micro Inc | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has expanded its modular, built-to-order systems with the MH70S designed for storage applications. The CompactPCI Serial platform, which offers a capacity of up to 20 TB, is a pre-configured system for storage intensive applications such as digital video recorders, content servers or NAS. Its robust ...

Transceiver family increases maximum data-rate capability

April 6, 2015 9:24 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of CAN FD (Flexible Data-Rate) transceivers, the MCP2561/2FD. As an interface between a CAN (Controller Area Network) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus, these transceivers can serve both the CAN and CAN FD protocols. This product family not only ...

Engineering Newswire: Robot takes a pounding in dodgeball barrage

April 2, 2015 12:07 pm | by David Mantey, Melisa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

The bipedal ATRIAS robot can hand the assault like a pro without stopping or falling over. Developed at Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory, the ATRIAS design is based around two pogo-stick like legs that provide the robot ...

Engineering Newswire: New Rube Goldberg designs violin-playing machine

March 30, 2015 2:32 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Seth Goldstein has been building instruments and machines for over 50 years. And now, some are calling him the new Rube Goldberg. The MIT engineer spent most of his career working the National Institutes of Health where he served as the Chief of the Mechanical Engineering Section ...

Engineering Update #103: The world’s first commercial flamethrower

March 26, 2015 10:43 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Now here’s a weapon I can almost guarantee that you’ve seen more at the local multiplex than in someone’s backyard. Its creators describe the XM42 as the “world’s first fully handheld, grab and go portable flamethrower on the market.”

ICP DAS USA reveals the importance of ethernet communication in industrial systems

March 26, 2015 8:58 am | by ICP DAS USA | News | Comments

Industrial Ethernet (IE) refers to using standard Ethernet protocols in an industrial environment. IE systems use the same physical layer that already exists in most environments and can easily be expanded upon, reducing the need to add another network....

Industrial SBCs offer a wide range of memory storage options and I/O

March 26, 2015 8:41 am | by Aitech | Aitech | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. is bringing its expertise in rugged, high performance embedded boards and systems to the industrial market. The new industrial line-up includes two 6U VME SBCs, one based on the Intel Haswell processor and one that is Freescale QorIQ-based. Aitech’s new rugged, industrial SBCs ...

LED lights serve harsh industrial environments

March 25, 2015 4:55 pm | Binder Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Binder is proud to announce the release of its new Industrial LED light bar. The IP69K rated lights are ideal for diverse automation and industrial machinery. The LED lights are designed to provide energy efficient illumination while defying harsh work environments and are able to withstand high-pressure washdowns....

Artificial hand able to respond sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires

March 25, 2015 2:58 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial applications....

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