A number of innovating technologies designed to tremendously increase user comfort in wearable and implantable electronics and sensor applications is on the horizon. Imec works on stretchable electronic circuits that can follow the random 3D shape of an object or body part, such as light sources for integration in textiles...
Embedded memories are the most dense components within a system-on-chip (SoC), accounting for more than 50 percent of the chip area. Designed using aggressive design rules, embedded memories tend to be more prone to manufacturing defects and field reliability problems than any other core on the chip.
One of the challenges of working with integrated circuits is as designers try to make ICs faster, the transistors become smaller and can’t handle as much voltage and the amount of variation grows. Plus, a single fault in the IC could mean a useless chip, bringing projects and products to sudden jarring halt.
Torex Semiconductor has developed the XC9250/XC9251 series of 30V, 2A step-down DC/DC converters. The XC9250/XC9251 series is high breakdown voltage DC/DC converter with 30V operation, 2A output, and an internal driver Tr. With an input voltage of up to 30V, input rating of 36V, peak voltage of 46V for 400ms...
The Big Bang Theory — a television show that features four male scientists and engineers and an attractive blond waitress — is one of the top shows on TV. But a recent study has raised an interesting question: Does this show’s — and others like it's — depiction of what scientists and engineers look like actively discourage women from pursuing STEM degrees? According to the study, it might.
Printec USA announced membrane switch technology for human machine interface, HMI, which can be demonstrated with a unique demo keypad to display many possible applications for embedded infrared and capacitive sensors. The demo keypad is the first tool of its kind to combine the capacitive and infrared technology into a single board in order to display the electromechanical, visual and cosmetic features of the switch technology.
American Sensor Technologies now offers its AST5300 Wet/Wet Differential Pressure Transmitter with a 5 PSID measurement range to address requirements in the flow and filtration markets. The 5PSID is an additional, lower pressure option.
Honeywell Sensing and Control is pleased to announce two new additions to their Wing Union / Hammer Union pressure sensor portfolio. Potential Applications include: Oil and gas drilling, Mud pumps / mud logging, Fracturing and cementing, Acidizing, Well head measurement and Standpipe Stimulation.
Grayhill today introduced a small and sealed rotary switch, the 77 Series. This compact rotary switch requires less than a quarter inch behind panel, making it ideal for handheld devices. Further, its MIL-rated resistance to moisture, sand and dust indicates that it is suitable for harsh, outdoor environments.
Semtech Corporation introduced the SX1272, the first product in a new long-range RFIC platform that boosts the transmission range of the devices to up to 15 kilometers (km). This device integrates Semtech’s new LoRa (long range) modulation technology to enable drastic range improvements over alternative modulation methods.
Microprecision is introducing a variation of its industrial high current switches of the MP200 series. The new MP220 has a single pole double break electrical circuit, which allows to double break two independent electrical circuits up to 10A/250VAC.
Measurement Specialties released the 4610A, a versatile sensor with integral temperature compensation for both static and dynamic measurements. This ultra low-noise DC accelerometer measures shock and vibration levels up to 2,000 g’s via an integrated gas damped MEMS element with
AutomationDirect has added discrete and analog I/O modules to the CLICK PLC line. Available 24 VDC combination discrete modules include eight-point DC input/eight-point DC sinking or sourcing output models priced at $59; a four-point DC input/four-point relay output model is also available, priced at $49.
The X1GLADIO from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain, is a battery free RFID switch. These tags are compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers and communicate a unique ID and the associated switch status data without the need of battery supply on the sensor tags.
Morgan Technical Ceramics is extending its material portfolio with the launch of a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry.
Microchip Technology Inc. announced a family of High-Speed (HS) CAN transceivers, the MCP2561/2. These new devices serve as an interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. The new family of transceivers meet CAN specification requirement
C&K Components as well as smart card interconnect devices, has developed two new smart card connectors that feature a built-in card detection switch for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The CCM03-3511 Series smart card connectors provide an increased contact force to withstand shock and high vibration, while the CCM03-3512 features extended soldering pads to withstand a second reflow upside down.
Omega introduced its new LVCN210 series of ultrasonic level transmitter and controller which provides continuous level measurement up to 3 m (9.8’) with a 4 to 20 mA signal output, and is configured via a free and fast software download. This CE compliant product features
ABSOPULSE Electronics′ BAP 3K-CR2U/19-3 Series modular, rack-mount DC/DC power conversion system delivers 3 kW or 2 kW with N+1 redundancy. The series is suitable for power utilities, industrial control and telecommunication applications. The BAP 3K-CR2U/19-3 is built with three heavy-duty
New jumpers provide horizontal and vertical potential commoning for WAGO Corporation's Double-Deck TOPJOB S 2000 Series and X-COM S MINI 2020 Series DIN-rail terminal blocks. Users can vertically common both levels of a double-deck terminal block or multiply potential over several adjacent DIN-rail
Aside from offering up the world’s least-appetizing pizza (protein cheese layer anyone?) and a way to eliminate illegal poaching, 3D printing might play a vital role in the future of the military. Though the technology is not nearly advanced enough to make a significant impact right now, the Navy is looking to 3D printing as a potential money saver for the future, according to an article published in the Armed Forces Journal.
To seamlessly light indoor commercial spaces, Hubbell Lighting announced two new brilliantly designed enclosed basket fixtures from Columbia Lighting—the Transition Enclosed TRE (fluorescent) and LTRE (LED). The new commercial lighting standard, the Transition Enclosed TRE and LTRE bring an exceptional combination of outstanding light output, high efficiency and precise color rendering for a wide range of environments.
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC adds two new factory one-time programmable (OTP-ROM) linear ICs to their existing portfolio. These devices eliminate the need for customers to optimize/program the devices for their finished sensor assemblies. Allegro’s A1388 and A1389 architecturally have the ability to support a magnetic input sensitivity range of 2.0 to 4.0 mV/G....
Microsemi Corporation unveiled its IGLOO2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial, commercial aviation, defense, communications and security applications. The non-volatile flash-based IGLOO2 FPGAs have the highest number of mainstream FPGA features....
Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) introduce three isolated gate drive optocouplers which were specifically designed to meet the demanding isolation requirements of motor controls and drives, industrial inverters and induction heating equipment.