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Liquid-level reed sensors ideal for industrial and home applications

May 17, 2012 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEDER electronic offers a complete line of liquid level reed sensors, ideal for use in laboratory fluid systems, automotive fluid sensing, aerospace and marine fuel level sensors, as well as a myriad of industrial uses, electrical equipment, and home appliances. MEDER recently launched a product training module on to help users make the best use of liquid level sensors.

Industrial pressure sensors offered in common psi from 5 to 10,000

May 15, 2012 2:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell has expanded its industrial pressure sensor portfolio with the new Honeywell IP Series of industrial pressure sensors. This new product line includes two new models, designed to offer reliable, repeatable pressure measurements in a variety of industrial manufacturing environments and applications.  

Wireless transceiver promises double operation lifetime in smart meters

May 14, 2012 10:05 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced a high-performance, ultra-low-power wireless transceiver for Automatic Meter Infrastructure and other wireless sensor node applications, such as alarm and security systems, home and building automation, and industrial monitoring and control. ST’s SPIRIT1 transceiver combines...


150 watt explosion-proof LED light tower provides 10,000 lumens

May 14, 2012 9:57 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments has announced the release of the EPL-TP-1X150LED-100 adjustable quad-pod tower mounted explosion proof light for hazardous location use. These units are designed for easy deployment and high stability with a 150 watt LED light head producing 10,000 lumens mounted atop an adjustable aluminum tower with four legs.

Tester targets photovoltaic modules and strings

May 14, 2012 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

MC Technologies’ PROFITEST-PV allows the measurement of I-U-parameters as well as photovoltaic-modules and strings. A new patented procedure enables the test unit to read peak power, serial resistance, parallel resistance at the same time. All information can

Humidity and temperature sensor targets high production volumes

May 11, 2012 3:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sensirion announced the SHT20, a low-cost member of the SHT2x family of sensors. With a typical accuracy of 3 percent RH, the new sensor is appropriate for price-sensitive applications. The SHT20 humidity and temperature sensor offers

Smaller and smaller: Connectors shrink to meet the demands of miniature electronics

May 10, 2012 10:56 am | by Lukas Muth, Combicon Compact Product Marketing, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany & Andrew Bogaczyk, Lead Product Marketing Specialist – Device Connectors, Phoenix Contact USA, Middletown, PA. | Articles | Comments

To meet the needs of today’s ever-smaller electronics, the individual electromechanical elements on printed circuit boards (PCBs) have become miniaturized. While this creates higher density, the small size can present challenges when manufacturing. Plug connectors with centerlines of 2.5 mm or smaller can be especially challenging.

Remote-controlled stanchion-mount LED boat light produces over 2,500 lumens

May 9, 2012 1:46 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ has announced the release of a stanchion mounted LED Golight that includes standard red and green navigation lights. The GL-9110 LED Golight produces a powerful spotlight beam and is ideal for smaller boats where power conservation is an issue.


Laser bar series tout high efficiency at 200 Watts continuous optical output power

May 9, 2012 10:04 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new laser bars offer extremely high efficiency of up to 65 percent at 200 Watts optical output power and can simplify the design of laser systems and reduce their cost, according to the company. The SPL BKxx-40WFT produces

Insulated gate bipolar transistors targeted at industrial motor control and consumer products

May 8, 2012 4:19 pm | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor today introduced a new series of Field Stop Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)  targeted at industrial motor control and consumer products. The NGTB15N120, NGTB20N120 and NGTB25N120 enable high performance power conversion solutions for a wide range of demanding applications...

Scaffold-mount LED work light provides low-voltage operation

May 8, 2012 8:45 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments announced today the release of the Epljh-70led-1224I-100 low voltage scaffold mount LED work light to its inventory of explosion proof lighting equipment. This explosion proof LED light is designed to provide low-voltage operation and versatile mounting capabilities for workers in hazardous locations...

SIA applauds House and Senate Appropriations Committees for supporting increased funding for scientific research

May 7, 2012 2:36 pm | News | Comments

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today applauded the House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Committees’ support for increased funding levels for both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Through highly effective

Pushbutton female connectors streamline assembly

May 7, 2012 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s MCS-MIDI 2721 and 2231 MIDI Classic Push-Button Female Connectors are said to streamline assembly via push-button and PUSH WIRE terminations. Accommodating all conductors AWG 28–12, MCS-MIDI Female Connectors carry


FPC connector series features dual contact points

May 7, 2012 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has developed a series of FPC connectors that can be mated by using either its top or bottom contact points, thus providing engineers with product design flexibility. Designated the FH39 Series, the FPC connectors feature

Comparison of Semiconductor Particle Counting Technologies

May 7, 2012 11:02 am | News | Comments

Reducing or eliminating the presence of particle contaminants is an important step in tool qualification. 

Pushbutton switch targets high power applications

May 4, 2012 5:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced its RL5 full size pushbutton switch. This high power rated push switch has both single pole and double pole versions, function includes on-off and momentary. It has UL rating at 16A 125 VAC and 3/4HP 250 VAC for high power and motor applications. It is

Electronic pressure switch touts easy to program on-off set point

May 4, 2012 4:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduced its PSW14 Series of electronic pressure switches which can feature either a single switch with adjustable hysteresis or a dual switch with fixed hysteresis. This CE compliant product has an easy to program on/off set point and its

D-Sub connector interface modules are DIN rail mountable

May 4, 2012 4:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect released a DIN rail mountable pluggable D-SUB connector interface module for use in industrial control and automation applications. The transition from a D-Subminiature to individual wires is asserted to

Magnetic pedestal-mount LED work light produces 14,790 lumen light output

May 2, 2012 11:31 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ announced today the addition of a portable pedestal mounted LED light that offers high power and the versatility and stability of magnetic mounting. Designed to provide a powerful and highly versatile lighting option for operators requiring effective portable area lighting, the BML-150LED magnetic pedestal work area light provides as much illumination as 400 watt metal halide units...

50-A SiC MOSFET family with 1700-V device touts improved efficiency for high-power apps

May 2, 2012 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced a new family of 50-A Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices, including a 1700-V Z-FET SiC MOSFET. These new 50-A SiC devices, which also include a 1200V Z-FET SiC MOSFET and three Z-Rec SiC Schottky diodes, are asserted to enable

Strain- and bridge-based USB measurement module is portable

May 1, 2012 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Data Translation, Inc. announced the release of the DT9838 strain- and bridge-based acquisition module for USB.  The module offers high-speed performance in a compact form factor for applications including strain, load, pressure, and other bridge-based measurements.

Multiplexers transmit up to 16 channels

May 1, 2012 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new line of multiplexers, designed to transmit up to 16 channels of bi-directional electrical information over a pair of fiber optic cables, has been introduced by Ultra Electronics. The new multiplexers, the MX-Series, feature

Insight: As chip plants get pricey, U.S. risks losing edge

May 1, 2012 9:35 am | by Noel Randewich, Reuters | News | Comments

It goes by the anodyne moniker Fab 42, but the new Intel Corp factory being built in the Arizona desert is hardly a run-of-the-mill production facility. At $5 billion, it will be the most advanced chip factory ever constructed, producing microchips with transistors so tiny that over 100 million of them could fit on the head of a pin.

IC detects lightning up to 40 km away, targets portable apps

April 30, 2012 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems introduced what it asserts is the world’s first lightning sensor IC, the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor with an embedded intelligent algorithm. The IC provides people with advanced warning of approaching electrical storms giving them additional time to take shelter.

Explosion-proof LED light includes aluminum base and magnetic mounting bracket

April 30, 2012 9:21 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments by Larson Electronics has announced today the release of EPL-MB-161M-100 explosion proof LED light with aluminum base and magnetic mounting bracket. This explosion proof LED light produces 10,000 lumens and is designed to allow operators to use it as a portable pedestal mounted work light...

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