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Shunt resistor increases heat dissipation

March 18, 2014 12:06 pm | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The HCS Series shunt resistor from Stackpole (Raleigh, NC) uses a solid metal element that is elevated off the mounting plane. This elevated design increases the ability of the part to dissipate the heat into the ambient air and not into the PCB. The HCS2512, for example, will

Innovative computer under scrutiny

March 18, 2014 11:18 am | by eurekalert! | News | Comments

D-Wave – a special computing machine with this name has been getting computer scientists and physicists talking for a number of years now. The Canadian technology company of the same name is advertising the machine as a quantum computer.

A new algorithm improves the efficiency of small wind turbines

March 18, 2014 11:16 am | by eurekalert! | News | Comments

In recent years, mini wind energy has been developing in a spectacular way. According to estimates by the WWEA-World Wind Energy Association, the level of development of the mini wind energy industry is not the same as that of the wind energy industry, although forecasts are optimistic.

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Inductive position sensor is a drop-in replacement for magnetostrictive cylinder position sensors

March 18, 2014 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) announced the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and large pneumatic cylinders. The MR Series is presented as a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for

Getting rid of bad vibrations

March 18, 2014 11:08 am | by eurekalert! | News | Comments

Whether you’re looking at hairy spider legs, the alien-like faces of ants, or the spiky-looking surfaces of pollen – a scanning electron microscope delivers high-resolution images that are rich in detail. But you can’t get perfect images unless you protect the microscope from vibration.

Power supplies are SEMI F47 compliant

March 17, 2014 2:49 pm | Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies’ (Cork, Ireland) UltiMod and Xgen families of power supplies are compliant to SEMI F47, an essential standard requirement for Semiconductor Processing Voltage Sag Immunity. The UltiMod and Xgen families meet the required

Finding the next Steve Jobs

March 17, 2014 11:52 am | by Chris Fox, PDD Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

3D printing isn’t new, especially to the engineering community, but it can’t be denied that additive manufacturing has been under the marketing spotlight in the last 18 months. That’s why Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel found themselves working on an indie-documentary featuring some of the biggest “little” companies in 3D printing.

Expansion boards enable computer control and monitoring applications

March 14, 2014 12:24 pm | Sealevel Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. (Liberty, SC) announced the SeaRAQ family of I/O expansion boards designed for Relio R3 rackmount industrial computers. The boards interface to a variety of real-world I/O, and all boards are isolated to

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DC-DC converters feature improved efficiency and short-circuit protection

March 13, 2014 4:30 pm | Mornsun America LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Mornsun has launched the IF/B_XT-1WR2, F/B_XT-2WR2, F_D-1WR2, R2 series of DC-DC converters. Compared with the old generation, they have improved on efficiency, no-load power consumption, and short-circuit protection. They also feature compact size....

Self-clinching threaded studs offer application-specific benefits for metal attachment

March 13, 2014 3:01 pm | Penn Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

PennEngineering’s (Danboro, PA) PEM self-clinching threaded studs in an expanding range of designs introduce offer application-specific benefits for thin metal attachments.  All types of PEM studs are asserted to provide cost-effective and practical alternatives to

LED wall pack light offers high light output from a compact form factor

March 13, 2014 3:00 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) announces the release of a new magnetically mounted LED wall pack light with a glare-free shield. This 60 watt LED light offers high light output from a compact form factor and is designed to provide a more durable and long lived alternative to halogen and metal halide units.

Digital pressure sensor combines rugged housing with high performance

March 13, 2014 2:36 pm | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties’ (Hampton, VA) 86BSD media-isolated digital output pressure sensor combines a low-profile, 16 mm diaphragm diameter with a rugged 316L stainless steel housing. The new sensor targets high performance, low pressure applications

Oscilloscope offers powerful analysis tools at bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz, powerful analysis tools

March 12, 2014 2:32 pm | Rohde & Schwarz | Product Releases | Comments

The new R&S RTE from Rohde & Schwarz (Munich) is available with bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz. An acquisition rate of more than one million waveforms per second helps users find signal faults quickly. The scope's accurate digital trigger system with virtually no trigger jitter is

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Miniature, digital sensor measures current up to +/-50 A

March 11, 2014 3:29 pm | Infineon | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG (Neubiberg, Germany) is launching a high-precision current sensor, which requires only a sixth of the board space taken up by existing sensors on the market today, according to the company. Using the TLI4970, it is possible to measure

Salt detectors block interfering radiation

March 11, 2014 2:54 pm | Calsensors | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) launched a new line of single channel detectors (SCD) that block unwanted radiation below 1.2 microns. Exploiting the innate transmission bandwidth of Silicon, the new SCD-Si detectors are packaged with anti-reflection Silicon windows to block

Asia set to surpass the American market for machine-safety components

March 11, 2014 12:26 pm | by Tom Moore, IHS, Inc. | News | Comments

The world market for discrete machine-safety components was estimated to be worth $3.4 billion in 2012. The American market accounted for 21% and Asia 20%. The remaining 59% of 2012 revenues were accounted for by sales in EMEA. Overall industrial growth in Asia is higher than that of the American market, as has been the case for a number of years. Machine-safety in Asia is also

Development kit aids in the development of motor-control applications

March 11, 2014 10:27 am | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog (Milpitas, CA) introduces its new MultiMotor Series Development Kit to aid in the development of motor-control applications using an assortment of Zilog MCUs designed specifically for motor control environments. Zilog’s Z16FMC MCU-based MultiMotor Series Development Kit...

Snap-action microswitches comply with UL61058

March 11, 2014 10:12 am | Microprecision Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microprecision Electronics SA (Vouvry, Switzerland) is announcing a new certification “UL 61058” for its snap-action microswitches. UL introduced the new norm to test appliance switches (previously under UL1054). By mid-2015, new products have to comply to UL61058.

High-speed CMOS DDR2 SDRAMs are offered with 512-Mb and 1-Gb densities

March 10, 2014 3:45 pm | Alliance Memory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Memory (San Carlos, CA) introduced a new line of high-speed CMOS double data rate 2 synchronous DRAMs (DDR2 SDRAM) with densities of 512 Mb (AS4C32M16D2) and 1 Gb (AS4C64M16D2, AS4C128M8D2) in

Vertical configuration connectors target high vibration automotive on-board instrumentation

March 10, 2014 3:28 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has released a vertical configuration version of its DuraClik 2.00 mm pitch wire-to-board connectors. The new vertical connector is designed for on-board automotive instrumentation, including steering wheels, gear sticks,

16-foot telescoping light mast includes 360° rotating capabilities

March 7, 2014 12:19 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) have announced the release of a 16-foot telescoping light mast with 360° rotating capabilities that is equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 150 watt LED light fixtures. The LM-16-EPL-2X150RT is a fold-over light mast....

Standard-recovery, stud-mount rectifiers supplied in current ratings from 150A to 400A

March 6, 2014 3:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

America Semiconductor (Union, NJ) introduced the new series of standard-recovery, stud-mount rectifiers in DO8 and DO9 packages. Used to convert raw alternating current (AC) mains' electricity into direct current (DC) power, the robust devices are hermetically sealed....

Single output switching power supplies from 25 W to 100 W have high operating temperature to 70°C

March 6, 2014 2:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Stadium Power’s (Norfolk, UK) JSF Series of single output enclosed switched mode power supplies offer a compact and low cost unit with a high operating temperature up to 70°C for industrial, instrumentation, telecoms and IT systems. The JSF Series is

650-W AC-DC supply complies with MIL-STD-810F and ANSI/ISA standard for demanding applications

March 6, 2014 2:17 pm | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power’s (Sunnyvale, CA) HHP650 Series of fan-cooled rugged AC/DC power supplies is designed for heavy-use industrial applications. These single output 650-W units can accommodate the extended voltage input range from 85 V to 305 VAC, and can

Wire-to-board connectors designed for on-board automotive instrumentation

March 6, 2014 1:48 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has released a vertical configuration version of its DuraClik 2.00mm pitch wire-to-board connectors. The new vertical DuraClik connector is designed for on-board automotive instrumentation, including steering wheels, shift levers, wiper/blinker levers, headlights...

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