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Multi-cell battery monitors increase safety, protection for 12-V to 48-V industrial Li-ion batteries

May 20, 2014 10:57 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced what it asserts are the first scalable, multi-cell battery monitors that significantly improve battery pack safety and reduce design time of 12-V to 48-V lithium-ion and lithium-iron phosphate batteries…

Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor ICs are presented as industry’s first

May 19, 2014 11:14 am | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell (Minneapolis, MN) introduced what it asserts are the industry’s first Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs. They are said to provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring nanopower (360 nA).

LED scanner delivers distance measurement over wide areas

May 19, 2014 10:50 am | Pepperl+Fuchs Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the Multi-Beam LED Scanner R2100, which combines the company’s Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) with Ultra-IR LEDs and Multi-Beam Scan. This technology combination delivers two-dimensional measurement over an entire area…

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PSUs in 1U package offer very high power density

May 19, 2014 10:10 am | Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies (Cork, Ireland) introduced its XSolo family of 1U-high, single-output switching power supply units (PSUs). The XSolo family is offered in a convection-cooled 504-W open-frame U-channel form-factor model (6.8 W/cu.in.) and an enclosed, fan-cooled chassis model that delivers…

America Semiconductor’s differentiator is go-to-market strategy

May 19, 2014 8:41 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief, ECN | Articles | Comments

In March 2014, America Semiconductor introduced a new series of standard-recovery, stud-mount rectifiers in DO8 and DO9 packages. While the new rectifiers are suited for a range of commercial, industrial, and military applications, the company’s CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Simon admits that “when it comes to product, we’re not re-inventing the wheel here”....

Impedance analyzers offer flexible frequency options

May 16, 2014 9:17 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) introduced the Agilent E4990A and E4991B impedance analyzers, designed for R&D, quality assurance and inspection engineers characterizing and evaluating passive electronic components, semiconductor devices and materials.

SiC 1200-V MOSFET boasts RDS(ON) of 25-mOhms in TO-247-3 package

May 15, 2014 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree (Durham, NC) introduced a silicon carbide (SiC) 1200-V MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25 mΩ in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. The C2M0025120D, is expected to be widely adopted in PV inverters, high voltage DC/DC converters, induction…

System designed for non-destructive testing and measurement of materials

May 14, 2014 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

YXLON announces the new YXLON FF20 CT and FF35 CT systems for the non-destructive testing and measurement of materials. Conventional computed tomography scanners on the market are complex systems involving sophisticated operation — even for experienced users

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Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

May 14, 2014 9:14 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Lubricants are required wherever moving parts come together. They prevent direct contact between solid elements and ensure that gears, bearings, and valves work as smoothly as possible. Depending on the application, the ideal lubricant must meet conflicting requirements.

Samsung apologizes to sickened chip workers

May 14, 2014 8:59 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account.

Frost & Sullivan: Cost-effectiveness continues to drive opportunities for the global measurement gages market

May 13, 2014 12:28 pm | News | Comments

The global measurement gages market has limited technological advancement, thus pricing strategy is a key differentiator for companies operating in this space.  Realizing this, manufacturers are wooing price-sensitive end users by offshoring their manufacturing to cost-efficient countries in Asia. To continue rolling out cost-effective products, market participant are expanding their manufacturing capabilities in Asia-Pacific (APAC)...

Thin film resistors offer high accuracy

May 13, 2014 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of through-hole single-in-line thin film resistors. For high accuracy in precision, high-voltage instrumentation and amplifiers, the Vishay Dale Thin Film HVPS devices feature high resistance values to 10 MΩ, tight tolerances down to ± 0.01  percent, and high working voltages to 1800 V.

LED drivers perform in hazardous locations

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Elgin, IL) has introduced two new LED Drivers designed for use in hazardous location fixtures. The new LED-HL Series 25-W and 40-W drivers are based on the company’s standard LED Series models. These units add…

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Rugged processing modules offer cost-effective solution

May 13, 2014 11:43 am | Curtiss-Wright Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the first member of its new family of rugged ARM®-based COTS processing modules, the VPX3-1701, a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors.

Motherboard is based on AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform

May 13, 2014 11:23 am | Congatec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

congatec AG (Deggendorf, Germany) introduced an industrial Mini-ITX motherboard. The new embedded motherboards will meet the same standards and quality as the established Computer-On-Modules from congatec. This Mini ITX board is…

Hybrid couplers offer high reliability

May 13, 2014 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC), a manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced two new wideband, 3dB, 90° hybrid couplers: a 2100 MHz device for 1.5 – 2.1 GHz performance and a 2700MHz device for 2.1 – 2.7 GHz performance. Features include:

Cables ideal for process control applications

May 13, 2014 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s (Stamford, CT) new exclusive M12CM series of M12 cables with compensated connectors for thermocouples is ideal for process control applications especially where the operating temperature exceeds the limitations for standard M12 cables and sensors. The M12CM series have a variety of connection methods to work with your instrumentation. Other features include:

Dangerous nitrogen pollution could be halved

May 13, 2014 8:55 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Ambitious mitigation efforts, however, could decrease the pollution by 50 percent. The analysis is the very first to quantify this. "Nitrogen is an irreplaceable nutrient and a true life-saver as it helps agriculture to feed a growing world population – but it is unfortunately also a dangerous pollutant..."

The largest electrical networks are not the best

May 12, 2014 12:27 pm | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | News | Comments

There is an optimum size for electrical networks if what is being considered is the risk of a blackout. This is the conclusion reached by a scientific study done by researchers at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M); the study analyzes the dynamics of these complex infrastructures.

20-bit USB DAQ module presents high speed, accuracy

May 12, 2014 12:08 pm | Data Translation, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Data Translation (Marlboro, MA) announced what it asserts is the highest accuracy/throughput data acquisition module ever. The new module offers a stunning 20-bit resolution and accuracy at the throughput of 1 MHz.

600-V energy-efficient Trench IGBTs are optimized for a complete power range spectrum

May 12, 2014 11:31 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) expanded its portfolio of 600-V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) in a variety of packages. The new rugged, reliable IRxx46xx Series of devices are optimized for a complete power range spectrum.

Integrated wireless controller boasts power consumption as low as 32 micro Amps

May 12, 2014 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS (Witney, UK) offers Internet of Things (IoT) system builders a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller suitable for remote, battery powered sensor systems, which can offer current consumption as low as 32 micro Amps.

Tubing cables offer halogen-free, flame retardant option

May 12, 2014 9:23 am | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil  has announced its Highly Durable Flexx-Sil Tubing Cables. Combining multiple tubing lines in an easy to use flat configuration is an excellent alternative to loose, bundled, tangled and unprotected tubing assemblies.

Filters offer high interstion loss performance

May 12, 2014 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

To prevent the covert interrogation of conducted lines, MPE Ltd of Liverpool, UK, has long specialised in the design and manufacture of TEMPEST specification filters, in both standard and custom formats, that offer high insertion loss performance across a very wide frequency spectrum. Now the company has launched a new range of convenient, plug-in TEMPEST filters in 1-, 2- and 4-socket and inline versions.

Conducting polymer films decorated with biomolecules for cell research use

May 12, 2014 9:02 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

The ability to create conducting polymer films in a variety of shapes, thicknesses and surface properties rapidly and inexpensively will make growing and testing cells easier and more flexible, according to a team of Penn State bioengineers.

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