Binder-USA has expanded the Series 720 snap-in panel-mount receptacles to now offer dip solder contacts. This addition provides more options for applications requiring a direct assembly to a printed circuit board. The snap-in connectors are ideally suited for commercial and medical applications because of their quick connect and disconnect feature.
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced the addition of an explosion proof tank light designed for easy deployment and high output. The EPL-24BS-1X4-100 Explosion Proof Portable Base Stand Tank Light is a Class 1 Division 1 Groups C & D approved unit that provides the versatility of portable operation....
In October, we asked you for your words of wisdom for a brand-new design engineer and boy, did you guys have advice in spades. The responses we received were so good in fact, we’ve decided to open up our December Roundtable to our faithful readers in hopes that you can offer more words of wisdom.
TWIE 126: Gasoline From Air: This Week in Engineering - Robot waverider survives Sandy; inflatable plug for flooding; dental music player; nanotube transistors; gasoline from air; and deflecting asteroids with paint.- Engineering.com
A South American butterfly flapped its wings, and caused a flurry of nanotechnology research to happen in Ohio. Researchers here have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves, and learned things about their microscopic texture that could improve a variety of products.For example, the researchers were able to clean up to 85 percent
Freescale Semiconductor introduced a new micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer featuring ultra-low power consumption and a simple plug-and-play approach to tilt threshold detection for use in physical tamper protection for smart meter applications. Freescale’s Xtrinsic MMA8491Q
Harking back to the good-old-days, before social media, before texting, before mobile phones – all the way back to when we (not me literally) received news from the wireless (radio), this new-fangled invention came along called the TV and sat down in living rooms everywhere.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. introduced a data converter that integrates all the external circuitry to make a high-precision voltage source for industrial test and measurement, factory automation, and process control. The new MAX5318 integrates an output and
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced its new Ground Exposed Die Pad Power IC platform, an innovative packaging technology capable of exceptional power dissipation. The high performance of this EZBuck™ dc/dc platform is attributed to a combination of IC design, low on-resistance MOSFET technology,
AutomationDirect’s safety product offering now includes IDEM safety switches in non-contact magnetic and non-contact coded magnetic styles. These non-contact magnetic safety switches are interlocking devices designed to protect both people and machines.
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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