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Cree Licenses Pioneering Remote Phosphor Patents

December 19, 2011 9:09 am | News | Comments

Cree announced it has granted five LED lighting manufacturers licenses to select Cree patents through its recently launched remote phosphor licensing program.

SBC Touts High Extension Flexibility and Intel Atom N455

December 19, 2011 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the arrival of MIO-2260. Designed with the Intel Atom N455 single core processor and DDR3 memory support, this embedded single board computer (SBC) measures 100 mm x 72 mm (same dimension as 2.5” Hard Disk) which is

Ethernet IO Modules Tout Fast Start-up

December 16, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced new Brad HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules with QuickConnect (QC) and Fast Start-Up (FSU) technologies to provide a reliable solution for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices

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Wall-Mount Cabinets Offer Rugged Protection

December 16, 2011 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentair Technical Products announces their expanded Hoffman brand line of PROTEK Wall-Mount enclosures, designed to provide protection, support, and thermal management to rack-mounted electronics.

Sealed High-Power Connector Protects Against Harsh Environmental Conditions

December 16, 2011 4:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products has introduced the SPEC Pak High Power Connector, with power handling capacity from 75 to 260 amps and an IP68-rated waterproof environmentally sealed shell.

ETX Module Supports DDR3, Offers Desirable Flexibility

December 15, 2011 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the release of SOM-4463 B1 with further upgraded features, including support for DDR3 memory, a higher memory capacity up to 4 GB, compatibility with 24-bit LVDS, an additional

USB Controlled Power Meter Operates Over 9 kHz to 3 GHz

December 15, 2011 9:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced the new model PMU 6003 to its power meter product range. The instrument is designed for a variety of applications over the frequency range of 9 kHz to 3 GHz. Features include

PWM Servo Controller Touts High Speed, Bandwidth

December 14, 2011 4:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s new ESCON 36/2 DC 4-quadrant PWM servo controller is for use with DC motors up to 72 Watts. This very fast digital current controller, with desirable bandwidth for optimal motor current/torque control, provides drift-free yet extremely dynamic speed

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12-bit Encoder IC Includes Absolute, Incremental and BLDC Motor Commutation Signals

December 14, 2011 4:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The iC-MH8 system on chip magnetic encoder device provides fast step response for motor control applications. Combined with a diametrically magnetized permanent magnet, this compact device (QFN28 5x5 package) can be used to

Push-pull Solenoids Offer High Force Using Low Power

December 14, 2011 3:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for remote or renewable energy applications where rechargeable or standard batteries or capacitors are used, the new Geeplus range of small Push-Pull solenoids is presented as a robust solution for a number of applications requiring

Micro Power Electronics Announces Merger

December 13, 2011 1:21 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced that Electrochem Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Micro Power from Weston Presidio.

Designing Smart Gas and Water Meters for the Utmost in Energy Efficiency

December 13, 2011 12:59 pm | by Keith Odland, Director of Marketing, Microcontrollers, Silicon Labs, www.silabs.com; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Electronic water and gas meters represent vexing low-power design challenges for embedded control systems requiring RF connectivity. The nature of these applications requires them to be battery powered (i.e., electricity is rarely provided at the point of service for gas or water utilities). The expected battery life for these metering systems is often

QFP Test and Burn-In Socket Adds Moveable Ground Pin

December 13, 2011 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yamaichi Electronics introduced the moveable ground pin for its popular Open Top socket series IC357 for QFP type IC packages with exposed pad in test & burn-in applications. With its gull-wing shaped lead feet surface mount, QFP is most

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DC Signal Conditioner Amplifier is Microprocessor Controlled

December 13, 2011 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments, Inc. has introduced the model 4010, a microprocessor controlled, 3-channel DC signal conditioner amplifier, designed for use with bridge type or differential output accelerometers and pressure transducers for a variety of

Motor Control Development Kit Features Spartan-6 FPGA

December 13, 2011 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed in collaboration with Xilinx, the Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit from Avnet enables engineers to prototype motor control designs for applications in industrial, consumer, medical, and robotics.

Thermistor-RTD Sensor Suits Tower Tanks, Hot Water Heater Apps

December 13, 2011 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kele Precision Manufacturing announced the latest addition to its line of thermistors and RTD Sensors, the ST-TS* Series. The ST-TS* Series’ sensing element is a highly stable precision thermistor or platinum RTD.

RJ45 Connector is IP67-Rated

December 13, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon offers an IP67-rated RJ45 connector, which combines the ease of Ethernet connectivity with industrial-rated protection. The GM67X Weries provides quick secure connections for

BLDC Fan Motor Driver Features Resistor-Programmable, Sensorless Sinusoidal Architecture

December 13, 2011 7:39 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its sinusoidal, sensorless, 3-phase BLDC fan motor driver portfolio with the MTD6505 — a standalone, resistor-programmable driver that enables

Sealed Switches Helps Vehicles Endure Corrosive Effects of Winter Road Salt

December 13, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cole Hersee, announced that it has launched a new line of switches with a sealed engineered-plastic body that helps fleets endure the extremely corrosive effects of winter road salt brine.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Valerie Rothermel-Nelson of Honeywell on Ambient Environmental Sensing

December 13, 2011 5:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Valerie Rothermel-Nelson, Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Thermal Products, of Honeywell Sensing and Control about Ambient Environmental Sensing and the challenges to the design engineer.

Image Sensor Quantum Efficiency Versus Wavelength Optimization

December 12, 2011 1:31 pm | by Gareth Powell, Pierre Fereyre, e2v semiconductors SAS, France, www.e2v.com | Articles | Comments

Technology advances applied to improving the performance of traditional front-illuminated CMOS imagers are yielding surprising results.

Motor Control Kit Spins and Tunes Three-Phase Motors in Minutes

December 12, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to its growing portfolio of motor control solutions, Texas Instruments announced a new motor control kit for spinning three-phase brushless motors with a Stellaris Cortex-M3 microcontroller (MCU).

Film Capacitors Tout Low Insertion Height

December 12, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed a wide range of EPCOS MKP and MKT film capacitors with low insertion heights. The new capacitors with a lead spacing of 37.5 mm feature insertion heights of only 15 mm or 19 mm. These components are designed for

Development Tools Help Create Next-Generation Underwater ROVs

December 12, 2011 4:32 am | News | Comments

IAR Systems announced that its build and debug tool chain IAR Embedded Workbench has been selected by Ocean Modules, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of remotely-operated vehicles (ROV), for the next generation underwater technology.

Photoelectric Sensor Series Offers Fast Response Time, Multibeam Redundant Detection

December 10, 2011 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its family of ML4.2 Series Subminiature Photoelectric Sensors. A number of new models are available to help maximize machine productivity by delivering

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