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Mini reels feature ultra-low equivalent series resistance, high Q factor

June 15, 2012 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability of prototype reels of 600 Series capacitors from American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC).

Intelligent ethernet system designed for harsh environment

June 15, 2012 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The intelligent Ethernet system MSX-E3121 is meant for the acquisition and output of analog and digital signals in a harsh environment. It has 6 differential inputs, 24-bit, 4 analog outputs, 16-bit, and 32 digital I/O, 24 V

USB-controlled digital attenuators offer input power up to 2 W

June 15, 2012 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix Technology Corporation has announced the addition of three new models to their family of LDA Series Digital Attenuators. This product family now offers attenuators with up to 90 dB of programmable attenuation through 6 GHz.

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Contacts are low-cost, approved for use up to 1000V

June 15, 2012 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, now offers a low cost stamped and formed contact option for its H4 solar connector, complementing the already existing machined contact. These low cost contacts are ideal for use in large scale PV installations as well as with 1000V PV modules. All H4 connectors, regardless of contact type, are the only field installable PV connectors approved by UL for use up to 1000V on the market.

Oscillator features exceptionally-low phase noise, low-power consumption

June 15, 2012 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CLX-900 Phase-Locked Oscillator from EM Research operates at 900 MHz and features exceptionally-low phase noise (<-114 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz).  Phase-locked to a 100 MHz external reference, the unit offers +7 dBm output power and features low power consumption (+5 VDC @ <65 mA)

Cable offers combination of ruggedness, routability

June 14, 2012 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha Wire has added the “V-Flex,” a flexible version of its Series V VFD cable, to its line of Industrial Series cable. The new V-Flex cables are the latest innovation in cables designed specifically for variable-frequency drives (VFD). Featuring both UL and CSA tray cable ratings, a low temperature rating of -40°C, and a bend radius that is 5x that of standard VFD cable, the V-Flex offers the best combination of ruggedness and routability in the market.

Gas flow sensor uses monolotihic thermal technology for high performance, reliability

June 14, 2012 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEMSIC Inc. announced the availability of the MFA1100R gas flow sensor module. MEMSIC’s monolithic thermal technology, based on the same approach used in its highly successful accelerometer products, uses a precise differential temperature measurement to determine flow rate.

Researchers 'heal' plasma-damaged semiconductor with treatment of hydrogen radicals

June 14, 2012 8:58 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a highly promising material for a wide range of optical and high-power electronic devices, which can be fabricated by dry etching with plasmas. However, the plasma-induced defects and surface residues that remain after such processes tend to degrade the optical and electrical properties of the devices. A team of Japanese researchers has developed and tested a new way to "heal" such defects.

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SRC system offers rugged, sealed hybrid connection system

June 13, 2012 4:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduces the Sealed Rectangular Connector (SRC) System, the next generation SRC system offers a rugged, sealed wire-to-panel and wire-to-wire hybrid connection system. SRC is designed for high-circuit-count applications in harsh environments such as those found in agricultural machinery, construction and mining equipment.  

GPGPU offers defense industry's highest performing stream processing capability

June 13, 2012 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. announced the Ensemble™ Series 6000 Dual AMD GPGPU OpenVPX™ GSC6201 module. This new module delivers the defense industry’s highest performing stream processing capability in a 6U form factor. Its flexible, modular design expands the customer’s choice of GPGPU, allowing them to select the best GPGPU for their application.

PNA-L vector network analyzer models offer high performance, low cost

June 13, 2012 3:44 pm | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced five new PNA-L vector network analyzer models, offering design and manufacturing engineers the highest performance (up to 50 GHz) in a mid-range VNA, along with lower cost and future-proof capabilities.

New wide aspect ratio displays for industrial and medical equipment

June 13, 2012 3:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Gleichmann Electronics now offers two new 10.6-inch (27 cm) WXGA display modules, part numbers NL12876AC18-03 and -03D, from NLT Technologies. The new display modules feature ultra-wide viewing angles of 176 degrees horizontally and vertically, a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and a high contrast ratio of 1000:1.

Robotic assistants may adapt to humans in the factory

June 13, 2012 3:21 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

In today's manufacturing plants, the division of labor between humans and robots is quite clear: Large, automated robots are typically cordoned off in metal cages, manipulating heavy machinery and performing repetitive tasks, while humans work in less hazardous areas on jobs requiring finer detail.

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Experts warn of shortage of U.S. cyber pros

June 13, 2012 8:56 am | by Jim Finkle and Noel Randewich, Rueters | News | Comments

Symantec Corp Chief Executive Enrique Salem told the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York that his company was working with the U.S. military, other government agencies and universities to help develop new programs to train security professionals

Does advertising kill technology?

June 13, 2012 8:48 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It’s something we hear a lot: “The [xyz] technology sounds amazing; too bad the advertisers are going  to ruin it.” For example, Google Glass. A seemingly exciting and ambitious piece of technology -- until you realize it means having involuntary, interactive advertising experiences one inch from your eye all day.

Low leakage current supercapacitors tout small footprint

June 12, 2012 4:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cellergy has announced its CLC Series, offering low leakage current (LC) for its small footprint products (12 mm x12.5 mm), with heights ranging from 2.4 mm to 3.6 mm. The maximum LC for single cell configurations is 1.5 µA and for double cell configurations is 3 µA. The supercapacitors are suited for

Connector line now offers screw terminations

June 12, 2012 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA has expanded its Series 713 and 763 M12 connector line with panel mount connectors featuring screw terminations. With screw terminations it is now possible to attach wires in the field without any special tooling or soldering. This addition is ideally suited for signal and power applications requiring a solderless assembly

SCSI Bridge drive replaces failing SCSI-based hard disks

June 12, 2012 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solid State Disks Ltd, has launched the SCSI Bridge drive which solves the growing and increasingly expensive problem of repairing or replacing ageing and failing SCSI-based hard disk (3.5 inch and 5.25 inch HDD), magneto optical (MO), quarter-inch tape (Pertec, QIC DAT, DLT 3490), Jazz, ZIP, Bernoulli and floppy (FDD) drives on computer-based legacy equipment.

Apax, JMI to buy software firm Paradigm for about $1 billion

June 12, 2012 9:31 am | by Simon Meads and Michael Erman, Reuters, London/New York | News | Comments

Private equity firm Apax Partners and technology investment firm JMI Equity agreed to pay about $1 billion cash for software group Paradigm, whose technology helps oil and gas companies analyze drilling prospects.

TSMC sees tech challenge in 450mm wafer race

June 12, 2012 9:26 am | by Argin Chang, Reuters, Taipei | News | Comments

TSMC, the world's top contract chip maker, confirmed on Tuesday it is aiming to manufacture bigger silicon wafers that could lower the cost of chip production, but said technical difficulties will remain in the next five years.

ORNL microscopy reveals workings behind promising inexpensive catalyst

June 12, 2012 9:07 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

A newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic converters and similar energy-related technologies by delivering a substitute for expensive platinum catalysts.

Radiation-resistant circuits from mechanical parts

June 12, 2012 9:05 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers designed microscopic mechanical devices that withstand intense radiation and heat, so they can be used in circuits for robots and computers exposed to radiation in space, damaged nuclear power plants or nuclear attack.

Proposals for new Internet suffixes to be released, bids include '.lol,' '.doctor,' '.secure'

June 12, 2012 8:54 am | by Anick Jesdanun | News | Comments

On Wednesday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will release a list of some 2,000 proposals for new Internet address suffixes.  New Internet address suffixes can represent hobbies, ethnic groups, corporate brand names and more.

Clear adhesive increases durability and extends product life

June 11, 2012 4:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

As touch panel interfaces become the norm on mobile devices, laptops and tablets, Loctite Liquid Optically Clear Adhesives (LOCA) from Henkel Corporation are improving the viewing experience, increasing display durability, extending product life, reducing power consumption and enabling thinner device designs. New dual cure technologies allow full cure in shadowed areas, and offer vastly reduced shrinkage to control display distortion and eliminate mura. As touch panel interfaces become the norm on mobile devices, laptops and tablets, Loctite Liquid Optically Clear Adhesives (LOCA) from Henkel Corporation are improving the viewing experience, increasing display durability, extending product life, reducing power consumption and enabling thinner device designs. New dual cure technologies allow full cure in shadowed areas, and offer vastly reduced shrinkage to control display distortion and eliminate mura.

Robotics helps us become more competitive

June 11, 2012 11:58 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

The event, "RoboCity12: Robots para los ciudadanos" (Robots for the people), hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (School of Industrial Engineering - ETSII) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), gathered nearly 40 robots "made in Spain" for two days. The objective was to present the most recent advances in robotics that have been developed in the Community of Madrid, as well as the main innovations that have appeared on the national and international scenes.

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