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Isolated base dual thyristor and diode modules include current ratings up to 720A

September 17, 2013 12:46 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., just introduced an extensive range of new high current isolated base dual thyristor and diode modules. The new range of devices is based on the same 60mm die used in the largest of IXYS UK’s range of single device isolated base modules.

Microcontroller integrates 16-bit ADC, 10 Msps ADC, DAC, USB and LCD driver

September 16, 2013 10:18 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of microcontrollers (MCUs) —the PIC24FJ128GC010. This family is an analog system on chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including the company’s first ever on-chip precision 16-bit ADC and 10 Msps 12-bit ADC, plus a

What's the best technique for temperature management of sensitive components?

September 16, 2013 9:13 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN we're always looking for what's going to change the world of electrical design and make life better for our engineers. For November 15, we're focusing on Temperature Management.  We know our readers have varied opinions and valuable experiences – now here’s a great opportunity to showcase them.

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USB+CAN development kit provides platform for ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs

September 13, 2013 11:41 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Tiva C Series TM4C123G USB+CAN Development Kit from Texas Instruments features a Tiva C Series MCU with ARM Cortex- M4 core that integrates connectivity and sensor aggregation solutions. This kit allows for easy evaluation the Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCU’s peripherals and

LED light bar produces over 8,000 lumens

September 13, 2013 10:30 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED light bar that provides impressive lighting performance combined with extreme durability. The LEDP5W-18R LED Light Bar produces over 8,000 lumens of light output and can withstand abusive conditions that would cause standard incandescent lights to fail.

Tool promises to bring 3D design capability to all engineers

September 12, 2013 5:55 pm | Allied Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Electronics (Allied) and RS Components (RS), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc announced DesignSpark Mechanical, a new 3D solid modeling and assembly tool that is available to all –free of charge. Developed in conjunction with SpaceClaim, the new easy-to-use DesignSpark Mechanical are intended to...

500 watt switchers include medical (2 x MOPP) & ITE safety approvals

September 11, 2013 4:32 pm | Powergate Llc / Tracopower | Product Releases | Comments

PowerGate LLC announces the release of the Cosel GHA500 series of AC/DC switching power supplies in the industry standard 3 x 5 Footprint, offering Industry leading open frame power density of 24W/in3. The GHA500 has been designed to be used in a wide variety of Medical, ITE and Industrial applications....

What’s the biggest breakthrough in new material technology this year?

September 11, 2013 2:32 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Paul Kierstead, Director of Marketing, Cree SiC Power With its proven ability to sustain high power densities in smaller devices, silicon carbide (SiC) material based power devices are now poised to replace silicon (Si) components, creating the potential to revolutionize energy efficiency and system performance in many types of power electronics systems.

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Autofocus machine vision camera with 5MP resolution touts very small size

September 11, 2013 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDS Imaging Development Systems announced that it is shipping its new uEye XS machine vision camera with autofocus. Measuring 23 mm x 26.5 mm x 21.5 mm (.9" x 1.04" x .84"), the camera is presented as simple to integrate into virtually any imaging system, ranging from

3-in-1 integrated motion control pack now features IP67 protection, rugged M12 connectors

September 11, 2013 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), adds IP67 protection and rugged M12 connectors to their 3-in-1 integrated motion control package, providing exceptional durability.  AMCI’s SMD23E incorporates a stepper motor, drive, and controller; simplifying installation and reducing cabling.

Researchers read the coffee grounds and find a promising energy resource for the future

September 10, 2013 11:41 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

For many of us, it’s the fuel that wakes us up and gets us started on our day. Now, University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering that an ingredient in our old coffee grounds might someday serve as a cheaper, cleaner fuel for our cars, furnaces and other energy sources.

Tool created to avert future energy crisis

September 10, 2013 11:26 am | by University of California, Riverside | News | Comments

A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of electrical engineering and several colleagues have created a new measurement tool that could help avoid an energy crisis like the one California endured during the early 2000s and better prepare the electricity market for the era of the smart grid.

LED string light provides high output performance

September 10, 2013 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released an LED string lighting system that provides higher performance and durability than comparable incandescent string lights. The WAL-SL-10-LED Work Area Lighting LED String Light features LED lighting technology and heavy duty construction that provides operators with powerful lighting capable of standing up to demanding work conditions.

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Family of microcontrollers serves the industrial, medical, and consumer markets

September 10, 2013 9:12 am | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog launched its new S3 Family of Z8-compatible microcontrollers (MCUs), thereby expanding its portfolio of microcontroller products serving the industrial, medical, and consumer markets. The S3 Family of 4-/8-bit products includes MCUs for remote control devices, ultra-low power MCUs, and a series of products for home appliances, consumer electronics, and LCD displays.

This is how you prepare an observatory for space

September 5, 2013 4:27 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

When you think about testing, you’re probably picturing a bench with the component and a few related tools. However, when you work for NASA and you’re testing an observatory for space, it’s a little bit of a different situation. This is NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE, to its friends), which is being prepared for its launch on September 6.

Tool suite qualified to be used in safety-related software development according to IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and EN 50128 applications

September 5, 2013 9:30 am | Ldra Technology, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has been awarded TÜV SÜD certification. The TÜV SÜD certificate verifies that the LDRA tool suite is qualified to be used in safety-related software development according to IEC 61508 (industrial safety), ISO 26262 (automotive), and EN 50128 (rail) applications.

LED work light provides high output and cool operation

September 4, 2013 9:30 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a two foot long hazardous location LED work light that provides better performance and reliability than standard incandescent and fluorescent work lights. The EPL-FL1524-LED-120X12-C1D2-50 Hazardous Area LED Work Light is a superior alternative to standard work lights....

Low-voltage power supplies achieve up to 90% efficiency

August 29, 2013 3:43 pm | Tdk Corporation Of America, TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the extension of the TDK-Lambda GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models. Combining the same high efficiency, high power density and low standby power characteristics as other models within the GWS500 series, the 5V 80A and 7.5V 67A models are well-suited for fitting into 1U enclosures.

LED blasting gun light produces 1200 lumens

August 29, 2013 3:31 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a high power blasting gun light designed to provide the intense light output needed to cut through the dust and debris producing by blasting operations. The BLG-HID-20REX Explosion Proof LED Blasting Gun Light produces 1200 lumens of intense light output....

Microcontrollers add more intelligence and connectivity to next-generation IoT devices

August 28, 2013 2:05 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced the company is shipping in production quantities its new Atmel SAM D20, the first series in a new family of ultra-low power embedded Flash microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex M0+ processor. In this era of the Internet of Things (IoT), products used in building automation, consumer electronics, smart metering, and industrial controls are becoming smarter....

Digital pressure sensors with CANopen provide consistent performance in harsh environments

August 28, 2013 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell Sensing and Control’s new Digital Pressure Sensors with CANopen, Model DPS, are rugged, all-welded, provide consistent performance in harsh environments, and can be used in a wide range of demanding applications like transportation, process control, factory automation, medical equipment systems, and aerospace test and research.

Connector designed for harsh industrial applications

August 27, 2013 9:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced a unique new one-piece, top-entry, vertical card edge connector for use in a broad range of industrial applications. Available with two to six positions, this latest addition to AVX’s continuously expanding 00-9159 card edge connector series is the first single-piece, low pin count, top-entry, vertical card edge connector available for the industrial marketplace.

Accelerometer designed for aerospace and industrial testing applications

August 22, 2013 1:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the global market launch of the Endevco model 7253D triaxial Isotron accelerometer designed for applications requiring the measurement of shock and vibration simultaneously in three mutually perpendicular axes.

Pressure transmitters/transducers designed for marine applications

August 21, 2013 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies has received ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Type Approval for its pressure instrumentation. Through a factory audit of its New Jersey manufacturing facility, ABS confirmed AST’s manufacturing site, quality management system and conformance to ABS standards.

Buck-boost charge pump offered in MP-grade temperature range

August 21, 2013 9:01 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces a new high reliability MP-grade, wider temperature range version of the LTC3245, a versatile 250mA high voltage buck-boost charge pump. The MP grade has an operating junction temperature range of -55°C to +150°C.

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