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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:

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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.

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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.

Flexible supercapacitor raises bar for volumetric energy density

May 12, 2014 8:59 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics. The device is a supercapacitor—a cousin to the battery. This one packs an interconnected network of graphene and carbon nanotubes so...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: EAO Corporation wins for Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

May 9, 2014 1:03 pm | by ECN Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With an improved design to meet an IP67 level of environmental protection, the Series 04 Illuminated Selector Switches from EAO (Shelton, CT) feature optional bright LED illumination and an ergonomic actuator designed to DIN5566-1 standards. The product is also suitable for a wide range of applications....

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Engineering Newswire: Snake robot enables automated aircraft wing assembly

May 9, 2014 8:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Thanks to a snake-like robot produced by the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, automated aircraft wing assembly may be in the near future. Until now, aircraft assembly has involved a high proportion of manual processes, which limits production output....

Aerial cable available with aluminum or copper conductor

May 8, 2014 12:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kerite (Seymour, CT) has announced a full line of preassembled aerial cable composed of three shielded conductor cables banded together plus a messenger wire. The cable’s insulation shield is a free-stripping design and the metallic shield consists of a 5 mil cupronickel or copper tape and/or copper concentric wires.

Digital to analog converters offer increased accuracy

May 8, 2014 9:54 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) introduced a new family of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that enables engineers to increase the accuracy and performance of programmable logic controller (PLC) I/O modules, field sensors and transmitters, and building automation systems, while decreasing overall system size and cost.

Fixed length RF cable assembly line includes standard metric lengths

May 8, 2014 9:47 am | Amphenol | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol®  Connex (Danbury, CT) is pleased to announce the expansion of their pre-configured fixed length RF cable assembly line to include standard metric lengths.  These assemblies are ideal for a variety of commercial and industrial applications that require standard configurations or lengths. These configurations are cost effective and many are in stock and ready to ship.

Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

May 8, 2014 9:17 am | by Garance Burke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.

GE Offer for Alstom Not Good Enough

May 6, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

French President Francois Hollande says that an offer by General Electric Co. for troubled French engineering company Alstom is not good enough and wants the U.S. company to come up with a better deal. The $17 billion bid for Alstom's...  

Genetic approach helps design broadband metamaterial

May 6, 2014 9:39 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

A specially formed material that can provide custom broadband absorption in the infrared can be identified and manufactured using "genetic algorithms," according to Penn State engineers, who say these metamaterials can shield objects from...

Terahertz Imaging on the Cheap

May 6, 2014 9:27 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications — from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or radar, terahertz imaging produces an image...

Paper Examines Clues for Superconductivity in an Iron-Based Material

May 6, 2014 9:22 am | by ORNL | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have a clearer understanding of how to control the appearance of a superconducting phase in a material, adding crucial fundamental knowledge and perhaps setting the stage for advances in the field of...   

Electronics that Stretch at the Molecular Level

May 6, 2014 9:12 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Today's flexible electronics are already enabling a new generation of wearable sensors and other mobile electronic devices. But these flexible electronics, in which very thin semiconductor materials are applied to a thin, flexible substrate...

Board-to-board contacts provide off-the-shelf connector solutions for harsh environment applications

May 2, 2014 2:04 pm | News | Comments

AVX Corporation (Greenville, S.C.) has introduced a new series of single pogo pin board-to-board (BTB) contacts designed for use in high-lifecycle commercial, industrial, medical, and military applications that demand robust, high-reliability components. Available in five standard compressed stacking heights....

Motor kits cover a wide range of applications in direct drive motion control

May 2, 2014 11:49 am | Applimotion, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion’s (Loomis, CA) ULT, UTH, and UTS frameless brushless motor kits cover a wide range of applications in direct drive motion control. New sizes recently introduced have large center through-holes and thin radial cross-section. Coupling this to the…

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