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Conduction-cooled ecosystem designed for rugged applications

August 8, 2013 3:34 pm | Vadatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech has released a complete ecosystem of boards and chassis in the MicroTCA architecture that is conduction-cooled. Designed for rugged applications, the products include Air Transport Racks (ATR), MicroTCA Carrier Hubs (MCH), Power Modules, and Advanced Mezzanine Cards.

4000 lumen LED module is designed to obsolete 70-Watt ceramic metal halide lamps

August 7, 2013 4:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree introduced the new 4000 lumen LMH2 LED module that is presented as producing the same or better quality light as 70-watt Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) lamps while consuming half the power and lasting three times longer – a first in the LED industry.The LMH2 LED module lets lighting manufacturers

Low-loss chokes developed for use in railway technology

August 6, 2013 2:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus GmbH & Co KG (SMP) has developed a range of chokes for use in railway technology. The inductive components are installed in the inverters for three-phase asynchronous motors and on-board units. They are low-loss, resistant to temperature and impact, and quiet.

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Ban open-source blueprints for guns, save the world

August 6, 2013 10:39 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

There is now a 3D-printed rifle that can fire multiple rounds WITHOUT breaking. We’ve moved beyond the one-and-done 3D guns of the past. Now, we’re talking FOURTEEN shots before the gun fell apart.Last time we visited this topic, many commenters reminded me that people have been making guns out of random bits of things forever.

Embedded vision starter kit touts updated PVP programmer, new lens adapter

August 5, 2013 6:40 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing’s development kit for the Analog Devices dual-core Blackfin BF609 processor offers an updated pipelined vision processor (PVP) programmer and a new lens adapter. The new PVP Programmer add-in to the Blackfin development tool, CrossCore Embedded Studio, enables a

10 must-read posts from July

August 5, 2013 11:41 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here’s a rundown of the most read, most popular, most awesome articles on the web. Take a look at what you missed the first time around or check up on an old favorite to see the conversation in the comments. Keep checking out the Lead at www.ecnmag.com and follow us on Twitter @ecnonline for our most up-to-date articles.

Reducing multitasking at HP Digital Camera

August 5, 2013 8:50 am | by Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of Realization Technologies in San Jose, Calif. | Blogs | Comments

Like many consumer electronics organizations, HP Digital Camera saw that its people were working hard, but they also knew that they were not meeting deadlines and were not as productive as they needed to be. In the year before implementing the steps necessary to eliminate organizational multitasking, HP Digital Camera had released six different models of digital cameras,

Pressure sensors created for demanding industrial applications

July 31, 2013 11:46 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties  has expanded its line of pressure sensors with two compact, high-performance units for demanding industrial applications.  The M7100 and U7100 feature high reliability at a low price point. The new IP67-rated pressure transducers withstand high vibrations as well as harsh conditions, such as dust particles, contaminated water and corrosive fluids, making them ideal for use in demanding engine, vehicle and industrial applications.  

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Linear position sensors critical to connectivity solutions

July 30, 2013 10:31 am | Fraba / Posital | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL-FRABA’s LINARIX linear position sensors have been added to the list of products referenced by the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™. Through Encompass™ Product Partners, customers can quickly locate complementary products that best solve any application challenges.

Organizational multitasking: The secret killer of engineering productivity

July 29, 2013 9:38 am | by Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of Realization Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Nearly all of the research on multitasking to date has studied its effects on individuals. Researchers have not yet paid much attention to the effects of multitasking on organizations, but there are good reasons to believe that multitasking has similar effects at an organizational level. After all, people do not typically work independently in organizations

Compact stainless-steel pressure switch is explosion proof

July 27, 2013 2:02 pm | Ashcroft Inc | Product Releases | Comments

The Ashcroft A-Series miniature pressure switch is available in a SIL capable explosion- proof configuration for hazardous areas. With 316 stainless steel construction, an IP67 rated enclosure and an operating temperature range from

MEMS Innovations in Semiconductor Testing

July 25, 2013 2:02 pm | by David Schroll, Field Applications Engineer andJeff Rumowski, Assistant Manager – Test & Measurement market Omron Electronic Components LLC | Articles | Comments

In the semiconductor industry, precision testing is key to ensuring proper functionality and quality.  Two types of testing are traditionally performed: 1) wafer testing 2) chip set testing Both types of tests require the use of relays with fast switching speed to carry various types of signals.  Test boards are designed with as few as two relays or as many as several thousand per board. 

Aluminum electrolytic capacitors include dimensions of 22 x 25 mm to 25 x 55 mm

July 25, 2013 1:56 pm | Tdk Corporation Of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces two new series of EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitors in extremely compact snap-in designs.  The dimensions of the new B43640* and B43644* series are 22 x 25 mm to 25 x 55 mm (diameter x height), making both series significantly more compact than previous series for identically rated voltage and capacitance values.

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How standards boost business

July 23, 2013 12:16 pm | by S. Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, American National Standards InstituteEditor | Blogs | Comments

From the corner offices across America to the halls of Capitol Hill, leaders in the public and private sectors are sounding the call for economic reform and job creation. As the U.S. looks to forge a path for sustainable economic growth for the nation, there is a powerful business tool that can help U.S. industry to fuel business performance and drive growth.

50W railway DC-DC converters designed for railway, 24-volt vehicles

July 22, 2013 2:23 pm | Tdk Corporation Of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the release of TDK-Lambda’s new CN50A24 series of 50W railway DC-DC converters.  These quarter-brick modules operate off a wide range of DC inputs from 14.4 to 36.0VDC, which is widely used in the railway industry and for 24-volt vehicles.  Available with output voltages of 5V, 12V, or 24VDC (adjustable ±10%), these fully-regulated and isolated power modules deliver exceptional performance. 

USB-serial bridge controllers integrate touch sensing and battery-charge detection

July 22, 2013 1:07 pm | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor expanded its market-leading USB product portfolio, adding a unique family of USB-Serial bridge controllers. The new CY7C6521x family is the first to provide dual-configurable serial channels for UART/SPI/I2C communication along with industry-leading CapSense capacitive touch-sensing technology....

Multitasking – The dubious badge of honor for engineers

July 22, 2013 11:49 am | by Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of Realization | Blogs | Comments

Though around the world the ability to multitask is touted as a proof of superior work ethic, more than three decades of academic research has overwhelmingly demonstrated that multitasking substantially decreases the productivity of individuals. Studies show that switching between tasks can cause a loss of productivity as high as 40 percent when compared to single-tasking...

Current sensor has unique non-round shape

July 16, 2013 3:51 pm | Pulse Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation announces a unique new addition to the Sidewinder AC current sensor line, the PA3207NL. This non-round sensor specifically fits the standard 0.750"x0.093" buss bar of an ANSI 2S smart meter, making the design of the meter base simpler and the assembly easier.

Coils support a wide range of power generation and transmission equipment

July 16, 2013 1:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Electronics engineers requiring reliable magnetic components for high voltage designs will find the Perfect-Layer Coil Series from Innovative Power, Inc. (IPI), is flexible and ideal for a wide range of applications. IPI’s perfect-layer coil-winding technology offers a number of advantages.

Isola to expand quick-turn manufacturing capabilities in Suzhou, China

July 16, 2013 11:38 am | by Isola Group | News | Comments

Isola Group has announced the site expansion of its Suzhou, China manufacturing facility. The substantial upgrade includes two additional hot oil presses, semi-automatic layup lines and an additional cleanroom. The new investments will enable faster time-to-market for printed circuit board fabricators...

Robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes

July 15, 2013 10:45 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA & TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

On a windy morning in California's Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on a laptop to ensure the machine was eliminating the right leafy buds.

Advances in new material technology, according to engineers

July 15, 2013 9:42 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. This month we're focusing on new material technology. From adhesives to thermal gap pad management, we want to know what's happening in your lab and on your benches!

Brushless DC motor includes bidirectional speed control and overtemperature protection

July 12, 2013 4:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Motion Dordrecht announces the availability of an improved version of the proven brushless KinetiMax 54 motor series. The new 54 mm diameter KinetiMax 54 EB outer rotor motor with integrated drive electronics now has bidirectional speed control, overtemperature protection, and reverse polarity protection.

Building flexible circuits

July 10, 2013 4:17 pm | by Jan Vanfleteren, University Gent/imec | Blogs | Comments

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...

Self-healing embedded memories

July 10, 2013 4:11 pm | by Sandeep Kaushik, Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys | Blogs | Comments

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.

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