Micrel, Inc. introduced the MIC4414/15, two low-side MOSFET drivers designed to switch an N-Channel enhancement-mode MOSFET in low-side applications. The devices are ideal for switch-mode power supplies, solenoid drivers and motor-driver applications. The MIC4414/15 are
The Murata Power Solutions RUW15 series of 15 W ultra-wide single output isolated DC-DC converters has been developed for transportation and industrial applications where the input voltage may vary widely and a hold-up capability is required. Accommodating an extremely wide input range from 16 to 160 VDC,
Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the RFC4800 Series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. It is available with two programmable switch outputs on the analog version.The RFC4800 Series utilizes a magnetic pickup to provide a touchless measurement range of 0 to 360°.
Endicott Research Group (ERG) has introduced its Large Display Solutions: LED drivers and rails specifically designed for LCDs in the 19” to 27” diagonal range. The series includes the SFDZ, SFDQ and SFDT driver modules. The SFDZ Series driver provides
Fujitsu Semiconductor America introduced a new FM4 family of 32-bit general purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M4 processor core, featuring DSP and floating point (FPU) functions. In addition, the company is introducing a new FM0+ family of devices based on
Over the last decade there has been an increased interest in developing resonators for gravitmetric sensing; however, the sensors' response to variations in temperature has prevented them from being used outside the laboratory. New sensors developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge
A Northwestern University research team has found a way to manufacture single laser devices that are the size of a virus particle and that operate at room temperature. These plasmonic nanolasers could be readily integrated into silicon-based photonic devices, all-optical circuits and nanoscale biosensors.
The idea of using wind to create energy isn’t exactly new. The first examples can be traced back to 200 B.C. in Persia – a creation of Heron of Alexandria. That particular device simply harnessed the wind to power a machine, so a case could be made that the first real windmills were built a little bit later, in the 7th century in Sistan, modern day Iran.
Imagine a bike that sends its location to your smart phone if moved; a camera that can talk to a GPS module and suggest scenic locales when you are on a hike; a refrigerator that would send you a reminder text message when the milk runs out; a smart meter that can turn on your washing machine during off-peak hours...
Multi-Seals, Inc. has introduced an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals F05 Poly-forms are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, and glass. F05 has negligible vertical flow, which keeps the
Applimotion introduces custom gear motors for your high torque low speed and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision gearing and direct drive frameless motor kits to form a new high torque alternative to coupling a servo motor to a traditional gear box.
AutomationDirect has added Koyo inch-size light and medium-duty encoders to its line of positioning and motion control products. These stainless steel solid-shaft encoders provide a cost-effective solution for small applications. The TRDA-2E series light-duty encoders have a 0.25-inch diameter stainless steel solid shaft
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced two new low-noise power sources. Members of the Agilent B2900A precision instrument family, the one-channel B2961A and the two-channel B2962A are revolutionary power supplies for precision low-noise voltage/current sourcing. Both units feature
Bosch Sensortec’s absolute orientation sensor BMX055 is said to be the first nine-axis sensor in the market with all components – accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor – developed and manufactured in house. With a
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Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the latest addition to the new BGS (Ball Guide Screw) linear rail product line. The BGS08 is designed to position heavy loads and maintain tight accuracy and repeatability even in applications requiring significant cantilevered loading.
Ultraview Corporation announces a 16-bit 4-channel 250MSPS A/D board for very demanding uses, where repetitive signals on multiple time-aligned channels need to be observed with high SNR, such as NMR, RADAR, ultrasound, time-of-flight imaging, spectroscopy, communications systems and antenna testing and other critical applications.
STMicroelectronics added the STDP43 series of products to its innovative DisplayPort portfolio. These Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) are the world’s first high-speed active-protocol bi-directional media-routing devices that manage audio and video data from various sources and send this data to multiple displays.
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced the addition of a portable 400 watt metal halide hazardous area rated pedestal mount work light. Designed for high output, portability, and compliance with Class 1 Division 2 hazardous location regulations, the EPL-PM-1X400MH-100 Metal Halide Hazardous Location Light illuminates 25,000 square feet of work area...
Keithley has introduced seven instrumentation, software, and test fixture configurations for parametric curve tracing applications for characterizing high power devices at up to 3,000 V and 100 A, including those based on silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) technology. According to the company,
Macro Sensors offers the HLR 750 Series of UL/ULC listed and ATEX-approved LVDT Linear Positions Sensors for use in the high temperature and highly volatile environments of gas turbines. Ideal applications for the HLR series LVDTs include monitoring fuel transfer valves, micro fuel valve openings and hydro turbine servo motor operation.
Libelium, launched Waspmote Plug & Sense!, a new line of Libelium encapsulated wireless sensor devices allowing system integrators to implement scalable, modular wireless sensor networks and reduce installation time from days to hours. Waspmote Plug & Sense! models are pre-configured
Globally known for their uniquely designed Programmable Logic Controllers with integrated HMIs, Unitronics is proud to announce that even more of their products are now suitable for hazardous locations with UL Class I, Division 2 ratings. Even more equipped for industries such as oil and petrochemical, some of the newly rated products include
Lantronix announced the launch of its new xDirect device server -- a compact serial-to-Ethernet device server that provides quick and easy connectivity to virtually any device or machine with a serial interface. With plug-and-play simplicity and a small form factor, xDirect is suitable for a variety of markets from security to industrial automation to medical and more.
For aerospace and other ultra-critical applications requiring miniature ferrite-core transformers, Coilcraft CPS has introduced the new AE458RFW Series. These robust, open design surface mount transformers are specially designed and tested to meet or exceed NASA’s demanding low-outgassing specifications