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SIA applauds House and Senate Appropriations Committees for supporting increased funding for scientific research

May 7, 2012 2:36 pm | News | Comments

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today applauded the House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Committees’ support for increased funding levels for both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Through highly effective

Pushbutton female connectors streamline assembly

May 7, 2012 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s MCS-MIDI 2721 and 2231 MIDI Classic Push-Button Female Connectors are said to streamline assembly via push-button and PUSH WIRE terminations. Accommodating all conductors AWG 28–12, MCS-MIDI Female Connectors carry

FPC connector series features dual contact points

May 7, 2012 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has developed a series of FPC connectors that can be mated by using either its top or bottom contact points, thus providing engineers with product design flexibility. Designated the FH39 Series, the FPC connectors feature


Comparison of Semiconductor Particle Counting Technologies

May 7, 2012 11:02 am | News | Comments

Reducing or eliminating the presence of particle contaminants is an important step in tool qualification. 

Pushbutton switch targets high power applications

May 4, 2012 5:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced its RL5 full size pushbutton switch. This high power rated push switch has both single pole and double pole versions, function includes on-off and momentary. It has UL rating at 16A 125 VAC and 3/4HP 250 VAC for high power and motor applications. It is

Electronic pressure switch touts easy to program on-off set point

May 4, 2012 4:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduced its PSW14 Series of electronic pressure switches which can feature either a single switch with adjustable hysteresis or a dual switch with fixed hysteresis. This CE compliant product has an easy to program on/off set point and its

D-Sub connector interface modules are DIN rail mountable

May 4, 2012 4:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect released a DIN rail mountable pluggable D-SUB connector interface module for use in industrial control and automation applications. The transition from a D-Subminiature to individual wires is asserted to

Magnetic pedestal-mount LED work light produces 14,790 lumen light output

May 2, 2012 11:31 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ announced today the addition of a portable pedestal mounted LED light that offers high power and the versatility and stability of magnetic mounting. Designed to provide a powerful and highly versatile lighting option for operators requiring effective portable area lighting, the BML-150LED magnetic pedestal work area light provides as much illumination as 400 watt metal halide units...


50-A SiC MOSFET family with 1700-V device touts improved efficiency for high-power apps

May 2, 2012 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced a new family of 50-A Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices, including a 1700-V Z-FET SiC MOSFET. These new 50-A SiC devices, which also include a 1200V Z-FET SiC MOSFET and three Z-Rec SiC Schottky diodes, are asserted to enable

Strain- and bridge-based USB measurement module is portable

May 1, 2012 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Data Translation, Inc. announced the release of the DT9838 strain- and bridge-based acquisition module for USB.  The module offers high-speed performance in a compact form factor for applications including strain, load, pressure, and other bridge-based measurements.

Multiplexers transmit up to 16 channels

May 1, 2012 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new line of multiplexers, designed to transmit up to 16 channels of bi-directional electrical information over a pair of fiber optic cables, has been introduced by Ultra Electronics. The new multiplexers, the MX-Series, feature

Insight: As chip plants get pricey, U.S. risks losing edge

May 1, 2012 9:35 am | by Noel Randewich, Reuters | News | Comments

It goes by the anodyne moniker Fab 42, but the new Intel Corp factory being built in the Arizona desert is hardly a run-of-the-mill production facility. At $5 billion, it will be the most advanced chip factory ever constructed, producing microchips with transistors so tiny that over 100 million of them could fit on the head of a pin.

IC detects lightning up to 40 km away, targets portable apps

April 30, 2012 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems introduced what it asserts is the world’s first lightning sensor IC, the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor with an embedded intelligent algorithm. The IC provides people with advanced warning of approaching electrical storms giving them additional time to take shelter.


Explosion-proof LED light includes aluminum base and magnetic mounting bracket

April 30, 2012 9:21 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments by Larson Electronics has announced today the release of EPL-MB-161M-100 explosion proof LED light with aluminum base and magnetic mounting bracket. This explosion proof LED light produces 10,000 lumens and is designed to allow operators to use it as a portable pedestal mounted work light...

AC-DC LED driver provides constant current output for office lighting

April 26, 2012 1:33 pm | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA has developed a new multi-channel driver for indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Designated the PDA037W-350G, the driver is equipped with four outputs of 350mA and offers 0-10V dimming capability. Ideal for linear fluorescent replacement fixtures...

High-capacitance MLCCs accommodate high temperatures up to 150°C

April 26, 2012 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of TDK X8R multilayer ceramic chip capacitors with new types that offer up to twice the capacitance of existing components with the same dimensions, according to the company. At the same time, they are able to

Scaffold mount work light designed to operate with common 120 VAC current

April 25, 2012 9:54 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments announced today the release of the WAL-JHE500-120V-25, 500 watt – 120 volt scaffold mount work light to its line of heavy duty 120 volt work lighting solutions. This light is designed to operate with common 120 VAC current, and built to provide rugged yet versatile mounting to ladders, scaffolds and other structures commonly used during construction activities.

COM Express Type 6 module includes quad core, 3rd generation Intel Core processors

April 24, 2012 12:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Congatec Inc. introduced conga-TM77, a new module with a significant improvement in computing performance combined with enhanced energy efficiency, according to the company. The crucial innovations in the 3rd generation Intel Core processors relate to

LED light designed to withstand the abusive conditions of media blasting operations

April 24, 2012 9:27 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments from Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful and durable LED blasting light designed to withstand the abusive conditions of media blasting operations while providing the convenience of rechargeable operation. Designed to be mounted to standard industrial grade media blasting guns...

Energy-measurement AFE has two 24-bit ADCs with desirable accuracy, low power and high-speed modes

April 23, 2012 12:06 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc announced its next-generation energy-measurement analog front end (AFE), the MCP3911, which features two 24-bit, delta-sigma ADCs that operate at 3-V with accuracy of 94.5 dB SINAD and 106.5 dB THD. This provides

Servomotors target food, beverage and pharmaceutical equipment

April 23, 2012 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen introduced Stainless Steel W Series motors. These IP69K-sealed hygienic servomotors feature an all stainless steel, round housing design that promotes long life and reliable operation in harsh food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, even subject to

Pendant control card includes keypad input, LCD controller, and encoder

April 23, 2012 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MESA 7I73 remote pendant controller includes keypad input, LCD controller, encoder, digital and analog inputs and digital outputs. The card is designed for fast real time PC based control systems. It communicates with the host with a robust RS-422 link with a 100 ft maximum link distance. Standard

TVS diode modules for auto, wireless, ethernet, and industrial systems

April 23, 2012 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices announced the general availability of two new surface mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode modules ideal for automotive, wireless base stations, Ethernet, industrial and other applications.

Ember-based miniature modules tout desirable ZigBee performance

April 23, 2012 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announced sample availability of its MeshConnect EM357 Mini Modules, powered by the EM357 ZigBee chip from Ember Corporation. Running the EmberZNet PRO ZigBee stack, CEL Mini Modules enable

Axial resistor is positioned as offering cost-effective anti-moisture performance

April 23, 2012 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s HDM Series is an axial leaded carbon film based technology. Through proprietary materials and processing, the company asserts it has achieved excellent moisture withstanding for

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