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SiC 1200-V MOSFET boasts RDS(ON) of 25-mOhms in TO-247-3 package

May 15, 2014 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree (Durham, NC) introduced a silicon carbide (SiC) 1200-V MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25 mΩ in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. The C2M0025120D, is expected to be widely adopted in PV inverters, high voltage DC/DC converters, induction…

System designed for non-destructive testing and measurement of materials

May 14, 2014 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

YXLON announces the new YXLON FF20 CT and FF35 CT systems for the non-destructive testing and measurement of materials. Conventional computed tomography scanners on the market are complex systems involving sophisticated operation — even for experienced users

Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

May 14, 2014 9:14 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Lubricants are required wherever moving parts come together. They prevent direct contact between solid elements and ensure that gears, bearings, and valves work as smoothly as possible. Depending on the application, the ideal lubricant must meet conflicting requirements.

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Samsung apologizes to sickened chip workers

May 14, 2014 8:59 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account.

Frost & Sullivan: Cost-effectiveness continues to drive opportunities for the global measurement gages market

May 13, 2014 12:28 pm | News | Comments

The global measurement gages market has limited technological advancement, thus pricing strategy is a key differentiator for companies operating in this space.  Realizing this, manufacturers are wooing price-sensitive end users by offshoring their manufacturing to cost-efficient countries in Asia. To continue rolling out cost-effective products, market participant are expanding their manufacturing capabilities in Asia-Pacific (APAC)...

Thin film resistors offer high accuracy

May 13, 2014 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of through-hole single-in-line thin film resistors. For high accuracy in precision, high-voltage instrumentation and amplifiers, the Vishay Dale Thin Film HVPS devices feature high resistance values to 10 MΩ, tight tolerances down to ± 0.01  percent, and high working voltages to 1800 V.

LED drivers perform in hazardous locations

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Elgin, IL) has introduced two new LED Drivers designed for use in hazardous location fixtures. The new LED-HL Series 25-W and 40-W drivers are based on the company’s standard LED Series models. These units add…

Rugged processing modules offer cost-effective solution

May 13, 2014 11:43 am | Curtiss-Wright Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the first member of its new family of rugged ARM®-based COTS processing modules, the VPX3-1701, a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors.

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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:

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.

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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.

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....

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.

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