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Climate change: How does soil store CO2?

January 8, 2014 11:49 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise – in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere*. Some of this CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. As such, they provide a significant reservoir of carbon, stemming the release of CO2.

Liquid crystal thermography system reveals PCB and component temperatures

January 8, 2014 10:07 am | Advanced Thermal Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The new ethermVIEW liquid crystal thermographic analysis system provides optical temperature measurements of active PCBs and components. The system uses the color response of thermochromic liquid crystals (TLC) for non-invasive thermal studies. Developed

Elastomer socket accommodates high-bandwidth 0.5mm pitch 10-pin SOIC with exposed pad

January 7, 2014 9:59 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a high performance SOIC socket for 0.5-mm pitch 10-pin SOIC. The SG-SOIC-3005 socket is designed for 3 mm x 3 mm x 1 mm package size with 5-mm lead tip to tip with exposed pad on the bottom and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with

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Intel says its processors are now 'conflict-free'

January 7, 2014 9:26 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Write | News | Comments

Intel Corp., the world's largest maker of computer processors, says its processors are now free of minerals from mines held by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It's the first major U.S. technology company to make such a claim about its products. It's the fruit of four years of work by the company to determine the sources of four crucial metals widely used in electronics manufacturing: tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold.

Humidity sensor features digital sensing technology

January 6, 2014 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Leviton today introduced its new Humidity Sensor and Fan Control, a state-of-the-art device featuring digital sensing technology to control ventilation in humid or damp areas in the home. The sensor is designed to detect excess humidity and automatically activate the ventilation fan to help reduce the level of condensation.

Dimensionally stable two component urethane modified epoxy gel is thermally conductive

January 6, 2014 11:58 am | Master Bond Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Primarily used for potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond Super Gel 9AO is a soft, urethane modified gel-like epoxy that offers thermal conductivity and electrical insulation properties. This two part system is also employed for

Discovery at nanoscale has major implications for manufacturers

January 6, 2014 9:45 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

MANUFACTURERS of increasingly minute computer chips, transistors and other products will have to take special note of research findings at the University of Huddersfield.  The implications are that a key process used to transform the properties of nanoscale materials can cause much greater damage than previously realised.

Three-wire and four-wire active harmonic filter modular systems designed to meet IEEE-519

January 6, 2014 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer Inc. is proud to introduce our new PB-W (Wall-Mount) Series of three-wire and four-wire active (3x200VAC to 3x480VAC) harmonic filter modular systems that are designed to meet IEEE-519. The Power Balance (PB-W) family is scalable and offers a cost-effective solution for improving power quality for tower buildings as well as automation, wind turbine and a wide range of industrial applications. The Wall-Mount versions are ideal for mounting in small and confined areas, as well as the required “out of reach” locations.

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I/O starter kit serves miniature CANopen servo drives

January 3, 2014 3:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ingenia Motion Control released a starter kit Input/output expansion board for its Pluto Series miniature servo drives. It allows the rapid evaluation of the motion control capabilities with an easy and direct access the I/O signals available on the servo drive. The module replicates

Dual-core MCUs boosts system execution, integrates differentiated analog in one chip

January 3, 2014 2:12 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced its C2000 Delfino 32-bit F2837xD microcontroller (MCU) in the F2837x Series. With dual-core C28x processing capabilities and dual real-time control accelerators, also known as control law accelerators (CLAs), these MCUs provide

Gate drive IC shrinks automotive high current switching systems

January 2, 2014 10:01 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the compact AUIR08152S automotive-qualified gate drive IC featuring high output current in excess of 10 A that shrinks system size and is said to boost performance in automotive and industrial high-power switching applications.

One-Watt DC/DC converter targets industrial applications

January 2, 2014 9:51 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata announced the MEF1 Series of 1-W regulated DC/DC converters. Suitable for use in industrial, automation and instrumentation applications, these tightly regulated single output converters, rated to better than 1 percent of nominal output voltage...

Step-up converter delivers up to 350 W from 12-V input

January 2, 2014 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announced the F351 Series of a step-up, full-brick DC-DC converter that delivers up to 350 W from a nominal 12-V (11-V to 18-V) input. These converters are suited for battery back-up, transportation, industrial controls and automotive applications.

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Opto-less, wide input range DC/DC converter extends operating life to 30 years

January 2, 2014 9:25 am | Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse’s DRH-150 wide input range, long-life DC/DC converter for rugged industrial environments is designed for an operating life of up to 30 years. By eliminating optocouplers in the feedback loop and significantly reducing component count...

Insulated-gate bipolar transistors feature low saturation voltage and low tail current

December 30, 2013 12:16 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc., Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announces availability and full design support capabilities for three new 650V non-punch-through (NPT) insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) from Microsemi Corporation (Microsemi). The new devices are the latest addition to Microsemi's family of 45A to 95A IGBTs.

Explosion-proof dual-beam headlamp provides up to 13.5 hours of useable light

December 30, 2013 9:02 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The EXP-LED-HL-DFX Explosion Proof Dual Beam Headlamp is ideal for a wide variety of uses including Industrial Safety, Public Works & Utilities, Law Enforcement, Hardware/Tool, Automotive, Marine, Sporting Goods and Consumer applications.

Miniature absolute rotary encoder is lightweight

December 27, 2013 12:25 pm | Electromate | Product Releases | Comments

Rotary Electric Encoders from Netzer are said to provide exceptionally accurate, high resolution, absolute position with miniature to wide diameter hollow shaft and are available with analog or digital outputs. The holistic structure of the encoder provides

Three-pole Pole IP68 connector is capable of 22 A at 600 V

December 27, 2013 11:59 am | Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP) introduced the 3 Position Mini PL connector. This compact, environmentally sealed (IP68) connector is capable of 22 A at 600 V (UL). The 3 Position Mini PL connector features a manual release latch to

Vertical single poke home WTB contacts suit harsh industrial applications

December 24, 2013 10:02 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation expanded its series of single poke home wire-to-board (WTB) contacts with a new family of vertical top and bottom entry contacts. Featuring high spring force, dual beam, phosphor bronze contacts, the new vertical 9296 Series provides maximum mechanical stability and wire retention

PROFINET I/O fieldbus couplers target automation applications

December 24, 2013 9:22 am | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

To support end users that leverage Ethernet-based industrial networking, WAGO's PROFINET I/O Fieldbus Couplers 750 Series operate as I/O devices in the PROFINET network. The couplers identify connected I/O modules and create local process images for one or more controllers. The device ID can

Digital hall-effect sensor ICs include built-in pull-up resistors

December 23, 2013 3:12 pm | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell Sensing and Control’s SS360PT and SS460P high sensitivity latching Hall-effect sensor ICs with built-in pull-up resistors are suitable for demanding, cost-sensitive high-volume applications, such as commuting brushless DC motors used for medical equipment and appliances as well as for

Photoelectric sensors operate in tight spaces

December 23, 2013 11:47 am | Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced R2 Series Ultra-Small Sensors - a complete family of ultra-miniature photoelectric sensors available in four sensing modes to suit varied application needs. These sensors feature a 24 mm x 7.5 mm x 11.2 mm housing, industry standard

DO-35 thermistor features wide Ohmic resistance range

December 23, 2013 10:24 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties is offering the DO-35 Series thermistor temperature sensor that provides accurate measurements across a wide resistance range of 5K Ohms to 200K Ohms at +25°C. The glass-packaged thermistor enables

Positioning module achieves superior battery life performance

December 20, 2013 3:39 pm | Telit Wireless Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions announced the market introduction of Jupiter SL869 V2, the second generation of one of its top performing positioning products. The new module is based on the low-power MT3333 from MediaTek. The complete multi-GNSS receiver features easy integration and superior battery-life performance....

Schottky diodes feature zero recovery time

December 20, 2013 3:17 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announces availability and full design support capabilities for four new 650V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes from Microsemi Corporation (Microsemi). The new devices are the latest addition to Microsemi's SiC Schottky product family.

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