We had a record-breaking January here at ECN online with our most trafficked month in the history of the website. So, without further delay, 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.
SL Power Electronics announces the latest offering in its power dense product line, the CINT3110 AC/DC power solution. As with SL Power’s other high-density open frame AC/DC Industrial/ITE power supplies, the CINT3110 is approved to the highest safety standards, including EN/IEC/UL60950-1, 2nd edition.
With their advanced performance, rugged construction and superior reliability, the modular IPI Three-Phase Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc., delivers superior power management in a wide range of instruments and controls designed for heavy-duty industrial use.
Larson Electronics announced the release of a 150 watt LED pedestal light designed to provide portable high power illumination in areas designated as hazardous locations. Featuring a 150 watt LED lamp producing 14,790 lumens and a lightweight pedestal base, the HAL-PM-1X150LED-100 Hazardous Location LED Light is ideal for workers who need high power illumination in a portable package.
Fujipoly announces the availability of Sarcon50GR-Ae, an extremely soft .5mm thick thermal interface material. The gel-like sheet compound is designed to efficiently transfer heat from its source to a nearby heat sink. The unique physical properties of this material allow it to protect delicate board-level components as it fills unwanted air gaps and levels uneven surfaces.
Taoglas USA launched the FXP.611 Cloud, a GPS/Glonass flexible loop antenna that is said to outperform most active patch antennas with an efficiency of 80 percent and a peak gain of 3 dBi across the GPS and Glonass bands (1575 MHz to 1610 MHz). This antenna is able to
The EPL-TL-2X10W-C Class 1, Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 LED Traffic Light from Larson Electronics is a new industrial grade LED lighting solution designed to provide reliable and safe operation in hazardous locations. Featuring long life LEDs and waterproof construction, this versatile signal light is ideal for industrial fueling stations....
CONEC has expanded its bayonet-locking, IP67-rated industrial USB 2.0 connector series utilizes a 4-hole flange mount nickel plated die-cast housing. The water-resistant USB 2.0 connectors can be mounted on the front or rear side of enclosure panels up to 3.2mm thick.
The newest of Vortec’s line of HazLoc enclosure coolers, capable of removing heat at up to 5000 BTU/hour, won official UL certification this month. The Vortec Dual HazLoc Vortex A/C model 7570 is innovative in that it effectively cools even very large enclosures through a unique 2-stage cooling process, while conserving compressed air.
NEW YORK (AP) -- For every clever man who invents a labor-saving machine, it seems a crowd of angry men rises up to destroy it. The most famous of the machine haters were the Luddites, the skilled weavers of England who, in 1811, began smashing power looms that were threatening to take their jobs.
An article in the Associated Press, "Big Data and cloud computing empower smart machines to do human work, take human jobs," bemoans the loss of jobs to technology – a highly dubious assertion that crops up every generation like a broken record. And like the damaged piece of vinyl, this argument is immune to logic and reason.
Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companies do more work with fewer people. His Silicon Valley software firm used to put its programs on disks and ship them to customers. The disks were made, packaged and
It can store the information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger, and could keep it safe for centuries. Is this some new electronic gadget? Nope. It's DNA. The genetic material has long held all the information needed to make plants and animals, and now some scientists are saying it could help handle the growing storage needs of today's information society.
ITW Linx announced the launch of its SurgeGate Modular Rackmount surge protector. The mix and match 12-module technology is asserted to offer the fastest protection time in the industry with a response time of 1-5 ns. This surge protector offers
STEC, Inc. announced the small-form-factor s230 Series of Slim SATA solid-state drives. This low-power, small-footprint Slim SATA drive comes in an industry standard JEDEC MO-297 format occupying
KEMET Corporation introduced its new T496 Hi-Rel Fused Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) MnO2 Series of tantalum surface mount capacitors. These devices are ideal for use in high reliability applications where a capacitor failing short will disrupt the overall performance of the system. The internal fuse in the capacitor results in a fail open condition.
SiTime Corporation introduced the SiT8920 MEMS oscillator for industrial and high reliability applications. Due to its unique silicon MEMS and analog architecture, the SiT8920 outperforms quartz oscillators in every major performance category. While operating over the widest temperature range, -55°C to +125°C, the SiT8920 consumes half the power of quartz oscillators....
As 21st century technology strains to become ever faster, cleaner and cheaper, an invention from more than 200 years ago keeps holding it back. It's why electric cars aren't clogging the roads and why Boeing's new ultra-efficient 787 Dreamliners aren't flying high.
STMicroelectronics announced details of a miniature smart sensor that combines a 3-axis accelerometer with an embedded microcontroller together in an ultra-compact 3x3x1mm LGA package for advanced custom motion-recognition capabilities.
Mill-Max is pleased to announce the addition of a single row option to our shrouded male pin connector line. Shrouded connectors are ideal for applications where a robust, secure connection is demanded, such as frequently mated interconnects and blind mate conditions.
Honeywell introduced its Pressure Switches, High Pressure Premium, HPS Series, the only pressure switches available in the industry with a two million life cycle rating, IP67 environmental sealing, and multiple port and termination options that improve equipment uptime,
While the idea of “Smart Medication” didn’t go over very well with the ECN crowd, there is a group to which it could be the difference between life and death.Firefighters often battle in extreme environmental conditions that can be pretty tough on the body’s vitals.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced an array of advancements to its software platforms, debuting new versions of Lattice Diamond® and iCEcube2™ design tools. The updated software prominently features several notable advancements that improve power calculations and design productivity
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. announced that it is now sampling the 78M6610+PSU/78M6610+LMU single-phase energy-measurement processors. These processors are an energy-measurement subsystem in a single chip. They provide simple utility-grade sensing and diagnostics for existing designs without the traditional cost of a utility meter system-on-chip.
The question of, "What technology do you expect to take the consumer space by storm in 2013?" continues in part II of the February Brainstorm series as experts take on the question of what will be popular in consumer electronics and the consumer technology space in the next 12 months.