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Proximity and ambient light optical sensor features .8mm height

June 18, 2012 3:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor, the VCNL4020, which includes an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, a signal processing IC and a 16-bit ADC.

Wi-Fi network controller module offers low power, simple design

June 18, 2012 2:28 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Already in mass distribution Murata Wireless Solutions today announced that the SN8200 Wi-Fi Network Controller Module is now supporting the access point (AP) and station (STA) dual mode feature.   The SN8200 is a small, low power, self-contained, certified Wi-Fi network controller module that provides simple serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet.  It is an ideal solution for manufacturers who are looking to add wireless connectivity to home appliances or other devices for the healthcare equipment, industrial control and monitoring markets.

Oscillator provides -172.9 dBc/Hz noise floor at 1MHz offset

June 18, 2012 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Crystals Corporation has launched the CVSS-945 – a True SineWave Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator (VCXO) providing -172.9 dBc/Hz noise floor at 1 MHz offset and +/-20 ppm min. APR pullability.  This high-performance VCXO is available in the industry standard 9x14mm SMD package and is engineered to MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD-202 specifications.

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Rocker switch touts easy access

June 18, 2012 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced its RL3-2 rocker switch series. This large button style rocker switch has both single pole and double pole versions. Functions include On-Off, On-On, On-Off-ON and momentary. All have UL, cUL and VDE approvals, and are fully compliant with European RoHS requirement. The UL rating is

Colored split loom highly flexible, kick resistant

June 18, 2012 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Plastics’ has added COLOR to their Polyethylene and Nylon lines of wire routing split loom. To satisfy customer demand, they now offer all sizes of their Nylon Split Loom in orange, to accommodate applications where identification is critical to safety.

Mini reels feature ultra-low equivalent series resistance, high Q factor

June 15, 2012 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability of prototype reels of 600 Series capacitors from American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC).

Intelligent ethernet system designed for harsh environment

June 15, 2012 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The intelligent Ethernet system MSX-E3121 is meant for the acquisition and output of analog and digital signals in a harsh environment. It has 6 differential inputs, 24-bit, 4 analog outputs, 16-bit, and 32 digital I/O, 24 V

USB-controlled digital attenuators offer input power up to 2 W

June 15, 2012 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix Technology Corporation has announced the addition of three new models to their family of LDA Series Digital Attenuators. This product family now offers attenuators with up to 90 dB of programmable attenuation through 6 GHz.

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Contacts are low-cost, approved for use up to 1000V

June 15, 2012 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, now offers a low cost stamped and formed contact option for its H4 solar connector, complementing the already existing machined contact. These low cost contacts are ideal for use in large scale PV installations as well as with 1000V PV modules. All H4 connectors, regardless of contact type, are the only field installable PV connectors approved by UL for use up to 1000V on the market.

Oscillator features exceptionally-low phase noise, low-power consumption

June 15, 2012 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CLX-900 Phase-Locked Oscillator from EM Research operates at 900 MHz and features exceptionally-low phase noise (<-114 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz).  Phase-locked to a 100 MHz external reference, the unit offers +7 dBm output power and features low power consumption (+5 VDC @ <65 mA)

Cable offers combination of ruggedness, routability

June 14, 2012 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha Wire has added the “V-Flex,” a flexible version of its Series V VFD cable, to its line of Industrial Series cable. The new V-Flex cables are the latest innovation in cables designed specifically for variable-frequency drives (VFD). Featuring both UL and CSA tray cable ratings, a low temperature rating of -40°C, and a bend radius that is 5x that of standard VFD cable, the V-Flex offers the best combination of ruggedness and routability in the market.

Gas flow sensor uses monolotihic thermal technology for high performance, reliability

June 14, 2012 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEMSIC Inc. announced the availability of the MFA1100R gas flow sensor module. MEMSIC’s monolithic thermal technology, based on the same approach used in its highly successful accelerometer products, uses a precise differential temperature measurement to determine flow rate.

Researchers 'heal' plasma-damaged semiconductor with treatment of hydrogen radicals

June 14, 2012 8:58 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a highly promising material for a wide range of optical and high-power electronic devices, which can be fabricated by dry etching with plasmas. However, the plasma-induced defects and surface residues that remain after such processes tend to degrade the optical and electrical properties of the devices. A team of Japanese researchers has developed and tested a new way to "heal" such defects.

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SRC system offers rugged, sealed hybrid connection system

June 13, 2012 4:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduces the Sealed Rectangular Connector (SRC) System, the next generation SRC system offers a rugged, sealed wire-to-panel and wire-to-wire hybrid connection system. SRC is designed for high-circuit-count applications in harsh environments such as those found in agricultural machinery, construction and mining equipment.  

GPGPU offers defense industry's highest performing stream processing capability

June 13, 2012 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. announced the Ensemble™ Series 6000 Dual AMD GPGPU OpenVPX™ GSC6201 module. This new module delivers the defense industry’s highest performing stream processing capability in a 6U form factor. Its flexible, modular design expands the customer’s choice of GPGPU, allowing them to select the best GPGPU for their application.

PNA-L vector network analyzer models offer high performance, low cost

June 13, 2012 3:44 pm | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced five new PNA-L vector network analyzer models, offering design and manufacturing engineers the highest performance (up to 50 GHz) in a mid-range VNA, along with lower cost and future-proof capabilities.

New wide aspect ratio displays for industrial and medical equipment

June 13, 2012 3:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Gleichmann Electronics now offers two new 10.6-inch (27 cm) WXGA display modules, part numbers NL12876AC18-03 and -03D, from NLT Technologies. The new display modules feature ultra-wide viewing angles of 176 degrees horizontally and vertically, a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and a high contrast ratio of 1000:1.

Robotic assistants may adapt to humans in the factory

June 13, 2012 3:21 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

In today's manufacturing plants, the division of labor between humans and robots is quite clear: Large, automated robots are typically cordoned off in metal cages, manipulating heavy machinery and performing repetitive tasks, while humans work in less hazardous areas on jobs requiring finer detail.

Experts warn of shortage of U.S. cyber pros

June 13, 2012 8:56 am | by Jim Finkle and Noel Randewich, Rueters | News | Comments

Symantec Corp Chief Executive Enrique Salem told the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York that his company was working with the U.S. military, other government agencies and universities to help develop new programs to train security professionals

Does advertising kill technology?

June 13, 2012 8:48 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It’s something we hear a lot: “The [xyz] technology sounds amazing; too bad the advertisers are going  to ruin it.” For example, Google Glass. A seemingly exciting and ambitious piece of technology -- until you realize it means having involuntary, interactive advertising experiences one inch from your eye all day.

Low leakage current supercapacitors tout small footprint

June 12, 2012 4:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cellergy has announced its CLC Series, offering low leakage current (LC) for its small footprint products (12 mm x12.5 mm), with heights ranging from 2.4 mm to 3.6 mm. The maximum LC for single cell configurations is 1.5 µA and for double cell configurations is 3 µA. The supercapacitors are suited for

Connector line now offers screw terminations

June 12, 2012 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA has expanded its Series 713 and 763 M12 connector line with panel mount connectors featuring screw terminations. With screw terminations it is now possible to attach wires in the field without any special tooling or soldering. This addition is ideally suited for signal and power applications requiring a solderless assembly

SCSI Bridge drive replaces failing SCSI-based hard disks

June 12, 2012 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solid State Disks Ltd, has launched the SCSI Bridge drive which solves the growing and increasingly expensive problem of repairing or replacing ageing and failing SCSI-based hard disk (3.5 inch and 5.25 inch HDD), magneto optical (MO), quarter-inch tape (Pertec, QIC DAT, DLT 3490), Jazz, ZIP, Bernoulli and floppy (FDD) drives on computer-based legacy equipment.

Apax, JMI to buy software firm Paradigm for about $1 billion

June 12, 2012 9:31 am | by Simon Meads and Michael Erman, Reuters, London/New York | News | Comments

Private equity firm Apax Partners and technology investment firm JMI Equity agreed to pay about $1 billion cash for software group Paradigm, whose technology helps oil and gas companies analyze drilling prospects.

TSMC sees tech challenge in 450mm wafer race

June 12, 2012 9:26 am | by Argin Chang, Reuters, Taipei | News | Comments

TSMC, the world's top contract chip maker, confirmed on Tuesday it is aiming to manufacture bigger silicon wafers that could lower the cost of chip production, but said technical difficulties will remain in the next five years.

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