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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...

AC-DC LED driver provides constant current output for office lighting

April 26, 2012 1:33 pm | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA has developed a new multi-channel driver for indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Designated the PDA037W-350G, the driver is equipped with four outputs of 350mA and offers 0-10V dimming capability. Ideal for linear fluorescent replacement fixtures...

High-capacitance MLCCs accommodate high temperatures up to 150°C

April 26, 2012 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has expanded its portfolio of TDK X8R multilayer ceramic chip capacitors with new types that offer up to twice the capacitance of existing components with the same dimensions, according to the company. At the same time, they are able to

Scaffold mount work light designed to operate with common 120 VAC current

April 25, 2012 9:54 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments announced today the release of the WAL-JHE500-120V-25, 500 watt – 120 volt scaffold mount work light to its line of heavy duty 120 volt work lighting solutions. This light is designed to operate with common 120 VAC current, and built to provide rugged yet versatile mounting to ladders, scaffolds and other structures commonly used during construction activities.


COM Express Type 6 module includes quad core, 3rd generation Intel Core processors

April 24, 2012 12:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Congatec Inc. introduced conga-TM77, a new module with a significant improvement in computing performance combined with enhanced energy efficiency, according to the company. The crucial innovations in the 3rd generation Intel Core processors relate to

LED light designed to withstand the abusive conditions of media blasting operations

April 24, 2012 9:27 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments from Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful and durable LED blasting light designed to withstand the abusive conditions of media blasting operations while providing the convenience of rechargeable operation. Designed to be mounted to standard industrial grade media blasting guns...

Energy-measurement AFE has two 24-bit ADCs with desirable accuracy, low power and high-speed modes

April 23, 2012 12:06 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc announced its next-generation energy-measurement analog front end (AFE), the MCP3911, which features two 24-bit, delta-sigma ADCs that operate at 3-V with accuracy of 94.5 dB SINAD and 106.5 dB THD. This provides

Servomotors target food, beverage and pharmaceutical equipment

April 23, 2012 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen introduced Stainless Steel W Series motors. These IP69K-sealed hygienic servomotors feature an all stainless steel, round housing design that promotes long life and reliable operation in harsh food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, even subject to

Pendant control card includes keypad input, LCD controller, and encoder

April 23, 2012 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MESA 7I73 remote pendant controller includes keypad input, LCD controller, encoder, digital and analog inputs and digital outputs. The card is designed for fast real time PC based control systems. It communicates with the host with a robust RS-422 link with a 100 ft maximum link distance. Standard


TVS diode modules for auto, wireless, ethernet, and industrial systems

April 23, 2012 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices announced the general availability of two new surface mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode modules ideal for automotive, wireless base stations, Ethernet, industrial and other applications.

Ember-based miniature modules tout desirable ZigBee performance

April 23, 2012 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announced sample availability of its MeshConnect EM357 Mini Modules, powered by the EM357 ZigBee chip from Ember Corporation. Running the EmberZNet PRO ZigBee stack, CEL Mini Modules enable

Axial resistor is positioned as offering cost-effective anti-moisture performance

April 23, 2012 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s HDM Series is an axial leaded carbon film based technology. Through proprietary materials and processing, the company asserts it has achieved excellent moisture withstanding for

RF transceiver redefines lowest power consumption for industrial applications

April 18, 2012 2:42 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver for battery-operated wireless applications. The Atmel AT86RF233 transceiver is optimized for industrial and consumer products that comply with ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4, IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) and high data rate 2.4GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band applications.

LED lighting series features standard operating current of 350 mA

April 18, 2012 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding EVERLIGHT’s Lighting Series component portfolio, EVERLIGHT Electronics introduces a brand new high power, high brightness LED package, the “Shwo D” Series – a new powerful, bright and economic (superb $/lm) LED series in a compact ceramic package.

DC/DC controller ideal for driving high-brightness LEDs

April 17, 2012 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LT3796, a 100V, high-side current sense DC/DC controller designed to regulate a constant-current or constant-voltage that is ideal for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its 6V to 100V input voltage range supports a wide variety of applications...

High energy density DC link caps target larger inverter systems

April 17, 2012 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier announced the availability of its Type 947D high energy density DC link capacitors for larger inverter systems. The capacitor is suitable for DC link applications where high bus voltage, high capacitance, and high ripple current are required for

ODVA-compliant connectors designed for harsh environment applications

April 12, 2012 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has developed rugged ODVA-compliant connectors specifically for harsh environment applications, such as WiMax, Long Term Evolution (LTE), and Remote Radio Heads using Fiber To The Antenna (FTTA) connectivity, which require rugged connector and cable assemblies suitable for outdoor use.

36V nano current voltage monitor targets multicell applications

April 9, 2012 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2960, a 2.5V to 36V, two input voltage monitor that draws only 850nA of quiescent current, offering extended battery life in battery-powered applications. The LTC2960 provides two adjustable monitoring inputs...

Integrated stepper devices include EtherNet/IP

April 9, 2012 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products added the STM17R and STM23R drive+motors to its line of integrated steppers.  The STM17R integrates a NEMA 17 step motor and a microstepping drive into a single device, and the STM23R does the same with a NEMA 23 step motor and a microstepping drive.

Miniature Motion Controllers Can be Employed Anywhere

April 2, 2012 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solutions Cubed, LLC has introduced a new line of miniaturized motion controllers. The Synaptron Micro motion controller is packaged in a tiny 24 pin DIP module. It controls DC motors powered by 6-24VDC and can handle a current load of 1.5 A continuous (5 A peak). According to the company, users can now

Triaxial Connectors Are Weatherproof

April 2, 2012 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, has extended its range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors. Two new families of Triax connectors are now available; the TRB series bayonet connectors and the TRT series featuring a threaded coupling. These connectors are

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