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Multicore DSPs Tout 10 GHz Performance with Combined Fixed and Floating Point Capabilities

November 9, 2010 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its newest digital signal processor (DSP), the TMS320C66x, and four scalable C667x devices. Built with multiple 1.25 GHz DSP cores, it is said to be the industry’s first 10 GHz DSP with

XMOS For Motor Control Applications - part 1 of 2

November 8, 2010 12:24 am | by MyXMOS | Videos | Comments

Watch PART 2 here: Discuss this video with our huge community: Join Thomas Gmeinder, Paul Hampson, and Ed Clarke as they discuss how you can use XMOS for Motor Control applications - for example with brushless DC motors....

Ultracapacitors Target RAID Back-up, Smart Grid, Portable and Handheld Electronics

November 5, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tecate Group announced the newest members of the PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series is 100 percent RoHS compliant, and offers extended operating temperature up to 85°C. Capacitance values range from


Picoammeter Touts Continuous Ranging Technology for Real-time Low Current Measurement

November 5, 2010 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on technology by Ix Innovations, the PocketPico picoammeter streamlines the measurement of very-low electrical current in electronics and materials. The device employs SafeRanging, a continuous ranging feature that is asserted to enable

Solid Body D-sub Connector is IP67-rated

November 4, 2010 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has advanced its water-resistant D-sub series of connectors a new, rugged one-piece, solid-body version. This robust design performs better against mechanical impacts during installation and operation and has

Current Probes Handle Large Conductors, Tight Spaces

November 4, 2010 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation has introduced new iFlex flexible current probes which expand the measurement range of select Fluke meters to 2500 A AC and give technicians exceptional measurement flexibility. The large coil allows

Visible Color LEDs Suit High-Reliability Military and Harsh-Environment Industrial Apps

November 4, 2010 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a series of high-reliability, high-sensitivity color LEDs processed to MIL-PRF-19500-level TX and TXV specifications. Designated the OVM4x Series, the visible LEDs feature hermetically sealed TO-46 package with

100 GS-s Real-time Oscilloscope Offers Desirable Margin Performance for High-speed Designs

November 3, 2010 7:50 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc., announced the DPO/DSA/MSO70000C Series of digital and mixed signal oscilloscopes that now deliver 100 GS/s sampling rate performance; enabling low noiser along with increased data points on


Transmitter Sends Power, Data for RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Systems

October 29, 2010 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powercast Corporation announced availability of its TX91501 Powercaster Transmitter which uses the 915-MHz ISM band to transmit common radio waves for power and data in commercial, industrial and defense applications. As the power

Four-leaded RGB LED Features 120° Viewing Angle

October 28, 2010 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announced the launch of its through-hole QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED. With a 120° viewing angle, this four-leaded RGB LED is suited for applications that require high intensity light in spatially restricted spaces. It features

ServoNOW Plug and Play Motion Control System Demo

October 28, 2010 4:44 am | Videos | Comments

The new Bison ServoNOW integrated intelligence motion control system features a closed loop brushless servomotor with built-in driver, controller, feedback device and universal power supply in a single compact package.

RF Energy Harvesting Kit Enables Battery-Free, Perpetually Powered Wireless Apps

October 26, 2010 1:12 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. and Powercast Corporation announced the Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. This kit, composed of a 3 Watt Powercaster transmitter as the power source, two

Railway Quality Sine Wave Inverter Generates 300VA

October 22, 2010 2:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ RSI 300 Series railway quality, DC/AC inverter uses field proven topology to generate a 300VA pure sign wave output voltage. It meets all relevant railway standards including EN 50155, EN50121-3-2 conducted and radiated EMI, EN 55022 Class B, and EN 61000 immunity. This


Single-core, Floating-point DSP Asserted to be Industry’s Fastest

October 19, 2010 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM generation of processors which feature what are said to be the industry’s fastest single-core floating- and fixed-point DSP performance (up to 1.5 GHz) and the fastest single-core ARM Cortex-A8 core with performance up to

Microprocessors Offer Highest-performing Single-core ARM Cortex-A8, Extreme System Integration

October 19, 2010 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its portfolio of Sitara ARM microprocessors (MPUs) with new AM389x Sitara MPUs that offer the industry’s highest-performing, single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with performance at up to 1.5 GHz. These MPUs also integrate peripherals that make them suitable for single-board computers, gateways, routers

Multi Measuring Interface Addresses Grid Parameters in a PFC System

October 7, 2010 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC introduced an EPCOS brand Multi Measuring Interface. The MMI7000 is a universal measuring device to measure and control the most important grid parameters in a PFC system. Harmful conditions in the grid (such as

Metal Pushbutton Switch Adds Color Housing

October 7, 2010 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter announced the addition of a color anodized aluminium housing to its line metal pushbutton switches. The red and green housings can be used to distinguish the start/stop switching functions. The robust vandal proof switch has

The 'indestructible' box from Rose+Bopla - Another Geek Moment

October 7, 2010 6:14 am | Videos | Comments

This video with Jamie Pederson & co. shows the destructive force required to damage both a polycarbonate and aluminum box manufactured by Rose+Bopla. It's more than you would expect.

Clamp Meters Are Engineered for Demanding Conditions

October 5, 2010 1:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation has introduced a family of clamp meters, designed to meet every requirement for testing and maintaining electrical systems, industrial equipment and controls, and commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. The company asserts

Broadband 10-dB Directional Coupler Covers 225 MHz to 10 GHz

October 5, 2010 12:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Narda introduced the Model 3000-10, a coaxial directional coupler that provides 10 dB of coupling from 225 MHz to 10 GHz, has flat frequency response characteristics, high directivity, and

Low-loss, 18 GHz RF Coaxial Cable Assemblies Are Armored

October 5, 2010 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has ruggedized its LL142 low-loss RF cable assemblies by incorporating a spiraled stainless steel casing, along with extra fortification provided by heavy-duty adhesive strain relief with a

Ceramic Disc Capacitors Aimed at Smart Grid Market

October 4, 2010 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meritek’s MCH Series of high voltage (500 VAC) Ceramic disc capacitors is aimed directly at the smart grid market where advanced electronics are being coupled with new metering and monitoring features. With

MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules

October 4, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform

Motorized Linear and Rotary Actuators Tout Ease of Use

October 4, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oriental Motor USA is introducing four motorized linear actuators designed for greater ease of use and high performance in positioning applications. The company’s motorized linear actuators feature the Alpha-Step stepping motor with

Spinning Clinch Bolts Have Self-retracting Feature

October 4, 2010 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Patented PEM spinning clinch bolts for thin metal panels have been introduced with a self-retracting feature enabling the fastener’s captive screw to remain retracted when disengaged. During fastener installation, controlled clinching action permanently

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