One of the key achievements of the nanotechnology era is the development of manufacturing technologies that can fabricate nanostructures formed from multiple materials. Such nanometer-scale integration of composite materials has enabled innovations in electronic devices, solar cells, and medical diagnostics.
Binder-USA has released M12 connectors with a new S-coding design. In order to better transmit power in place of data, Binder has made significant changes to this industry standard M12 connector. By featuring the new S-coding and increasing the contact size the new Series 814 connectors are now ideal for power applications.
Product concept design tools have come a long way from hand sketches. Even proper drafting rules made a big difference, and so have computer design tools. Now designers are using social media to bring consumer interaction into the concept stage of product design.
Molex Incorporated announces its Hand-Held Wire Crimp Pull-Force Tester, a manual, hand-operated digital pull tester that delivers accurate pull-force readings required to verify crimp quality. Ideal for contract manufacturers and harness houses, the Hand-Held Wire Crimp Pull-Force Tester
OKW is widely known as a trendsetter in the market for design-oriented and ergonomic standard plastic enclosures. Today, the company continues to create new enclosures that differ from the norm – whether in their appearance, their technology, in the use of new materials or in their high-grade quality.
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the availability of two development boards, the EPC9003 and the EPC9006, both featuring EPC’s enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistors (FETs). These boards demonstrate how the recent introductions of IC gate drivers,
Crunch. That’s the last sound you want to hear when you’re backing up your car. It is scary. It is alarming. It is NOT a good sound.It’s the reason dashboard cams were invented. Unfortunately, the embedded cameras only show a small portion of what’s behind the car, and accidents still happen.
Rugged differential pressure transmitters from Orange Research are designed for high line pressure applications in filtration, flow, and level measurement. The transmitters are available in piston and diaphragm sensor models rated at up to 5,000 psig line pressures with prices starting below $100.
Mercury is now manufacturing quartz crystal clock oscillators with Differential LVPECL Square Wave & Differential LVDS Square Wave output logics in a miniature 5 x 3.2 x 1.2mm 6 pad ceramic surface mount package (HPK5361 & HDK5361 Series)
OMRON Corporation and STMicroelectronicsannounced the completion of the development of a MEMS-based gas flow sensor with industry-unique built-in correction for differences in gas composition. OMRON will start sample shipments of the new sensor in November 2012.
Robert F. Christy, a former California Institute of Technology professor who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bombs used in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96. Christy died of natural causes at his home in Pasadena, surrounded by his family, according to Caltech spokeswoman Deborah Williams-Hedges.
ERNI Electronics has extended its portfolio of M12 connectors. The new Gigabit Ethernet PCB connectors support data rates of up to 10 Gbps. Due to the eight-pin design, the new M12 connectors are compatible with RJ45 network cabling. X-Code connectors are distinguishable by
Piezoelectricity is a reversible property possessed by a selected group of materials that does not have a center of symmetry. When a dimensional change is imposed on the dielectric, polarization occurs and a voltage or field is created which is known as direct effect.
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the new THN-30 and THN-30WI Series of high-performance single and dual output DC/DC converter modules with high power density. All models have a wide-input voltage range of 2:1 or 4:1 and precisely regulated output voltages of 3.3, 5.0, 12, 15, 24, & ±12, ±15VDC, even under no load conditions.
There is a saying that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. While CAN is 25 years old, it continues to grow and gain new capabilities. It has been adapted into widely varying applications starting with its roots in simple automotive multiplexing to the current automotive networks, transportation, and industrial applications.
Electrochem Solutions, Inc. (Electrochem), a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc. announced the completed integration of Micro Power Electronics, Inc., following Electrochem’s acquisition of the company in December 2011. The Micro Power brand has retired and the unified organization will move forward as Electrochem Solutions, Inc.
Advanced Interconnections Corp –. will feature a broad array of customized connector capabilities at electronica 2012 in Munich from 13-16 November. In addition to the company’s standard SMT and thru-hole board-to-board connectors, application-specific designs will be showcased, ranging from large,
The Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division has added to its new website a range of ceramic nuts, bolts and washers for applications where high temperature, high voltages, magnetism or harsh conditions greatly limit or prohibit the use of other materials. The ceramic fasteners are of high purity, fully dense and impervious.
People simply don’t think of electric cars as long-distance vehicles. It’s a car to run down the street and grab some groceries, make the 15 miles commute to work or—like one of my friends—if you live in Hawaii and can’t really drive that far. It’s not an option most people think about for a regular car.
The plant operator, known as TEPCO, plans to remove 764 fuel assemblies inside the No. 4 reactor to the spent fuel pool located next to the reactor. It will also check whether there is damage inside the reactor by using an underwater camera. The Fukushima Daini complex, located about 12 kilometers south of the Daiichi plant.
At Design East, ECN Executive Editor Chris Warner chats with Wayne Freeman of Microchip Technology about the company’s new Enhanced Midrange 8-bit families comprising 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. These MCUs are positioned to eliminate the need for an external crystal.
Telit Wireless Solutions announced the introduction of the DE910-DUAL Mini PCIe for commercial and industrial computer markets. The mini PCIe form factor has become a popular standard adopted by connected device manufacturers to easily integrate wireless connectivity into their devices.
Chassis mount DC/DC converter available with a DIN mount adapter for industrial process control applicationsOctober 2, 2012 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments
Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord, California announces the 75 Watt QCM Chassis Mount DC/DC now available with a DIN mount adapter for industrial process control applications. The QCM Series offers an input range of 18 to 36VDC and 36 to 75VDC with output voltages from 3.3 to 24 Volts DC.
Larson Electronics' Lxlite.com has announced today the release of an explosion proof LED emergency light designed to withstand wet and corrosive conditions. Ruggedly built to resist the effects of rust and corrosion, the HALP-EMG-48-2L-LED Explosion Proof LED Emergency Light provides instant and automatic emergency lighting operation in the event of power failures.
Montserrat Fernández-Vallejo, a telecommunications engineer and graduate of the UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has experimentally developed various fibre-optic sensor networks for the remote monitoring of large infrastructures. Specifically, she has managed to develop the largest network so far in existence