Sensors Expo returned to Rosemont Illinois in June and the mood inside the convention center was noticeably more optimistic than last year. Outside, the town was in the grip of a heat wave; but inside it was the technology itself that literally raised both the excitement level and the level of performance for new designs which made things seem, well, hotter. Here are just some of the highlights
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation has signed a global distribution agreement with Intematix Corporation.
Lattice and Oregano Systems Announce Comprehensive Versions of the IEEE-1588 Timing Node System IP CoreJune 23, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Oregano Systems - Design & Consulting announced the immediate availability of three comprehensive versions of the IEEE-1588 Timing Node System IP core for the LatticeECP3 and LatticeECP2M FPGA families.
AML announces the immediate availability of a medium power broadband amplifier model AML0126P3001.
AML910P4215 is a high efficiency, high power density 15 Watt GaN power amplifier. PAE is 30% typical with package dimensions of 3.8" x 3.6" x 0.67".
Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced that it has been appointed a Bluetooth Special Interest Group Board of Directors company and along with simultaneously appointed Apple, both Nordic and Apple now join Ericsson AB, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and Toshiba on the Bluetooth SIG Board.
LPRS has established itself as a major supplier of wireless modules used in environmental monitoring systems manufactured by Meaco Measurement and Control.
Mouser Electronics is partnering with Anaren to stock its new family of FCC-, IC- and ETSI- compliant Integrated Radio (AIR) modules.
Anritsu Corporation and SATIMO are proud to announce that the Anritsu MT8820C One-Box Tester has been selected by SATIMO as a supported test solution for OTA LTE testing, including MIMO.
Velti has signed a strategic three-year partnership agreement with Vodafone Portugal to launch a Permission Based Advertising program.
Honeywell Launches its Globally Available Industrial Wireless Receiver, Expanding its Limitless PlatformJune 22, 2011 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments
Honeywell introduced its new Limitless WDRR Wireless Din-Rail Receiver for industrial, construction, machine, material handling, and heavy transportation applications, including agricultural equipment, cranes, lifts, conveyors, grain diverters, and door positions.
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced the addition of Phoenix Contact's PTSM and PTPM miniature connector series to its expansive product line.
TÜV Rheinland and GreenSoft Announce Partnership, Aiding Manufacturers to Meet Environmental RequirementsJune 22, 2011 9:57 am | News | Comments
TUV Rheinland has entered into an agreement with GreenSoft Technology, where the global certification company will have access to GreenSoft’s environmental compliance data collection service, including its multi-million-part database, to provide RoHS and REACH services to its clients.
Vislink announced that on 2nd June 2011 it acquired the entire issued share capital of Gigawave Limited for a cash consideration of £3.75 million.
Murata Power Solutions has introduced the OKI-T/36W series of SMT point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters to its popular Okami range. Offered in the same DOSA standard SMT pinout as the company's OKY-T/3 and -T/5, the 24Vin OKI-T/36W series further extends Murata Power Solutions' point of load product offering.
WAGO Corporation’s 750-880 “ETHERNET 2.0” Programmable Fieldbus Controller packs 1MB data memory and SD port for up to 8GB of extra memory. Third in WAGO’s new “ETHERNET 2.0” platform, 750-880 increases intelligence and high-frequency processing — up to 1000 instructions within 235? — for industrial Ethernet applications.
Molex recently released the ClipLok interconnect clip, an electomechanical connection that easily attaches to secure a membrane switch or FPC tail firmly to a printed circuit board, eliminating the need for mating connectors at each point.
Libelium announces the completion of its Smart Cities platform. A new sensor board measures noise pollution, dust quantities, structural health and garbage levels.
ComNet has been approved by Code Blue of Holland, MI to supply fiber optic media converters and EoVDSL modems for use with their line of IP-Compatible phones and emergency call boxes.
Endevco ISOTRON Piezoelectric Accelerometer Supports High-reliability Vibration Measurement RequirementsJune 22, 2011 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has introduced the Endevco® model 25A, the world’s smallest ISOTRON® (IEPE-type) piezoelectric accelerometer, designed to support high-reliability vibration measurement requirements on very small structures and objects.
The affordable NEW TCS 1200 is a highly accurate and portable dry block calibrator featuring a temperature range up to 1200°C.
Cree 1200V Z-Rec Family of Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes Offers Higher Performance at Lower Cost for Power Conversion ApplicationsJune 21, 2011 12:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments
Cree announces a new family of seven 1200V Z-Rec silicon carbide Schottky diodes optimized for price and performance and available in a range of amperages and packages.
Microsemi Expands Support for Designers Developing Next-generation High-voltage, High-power RF GeneratorsJune 21, 2011 10:54 am | News | Comments
Microsemi announced a design guide for developing next-generation high-voltage, high-power systems based on the company's unique digital radio frequency family of hybrid modules.
Cavium, Continuous Computing and Picochip Announce User-to-Core LTE Small-Cell Demonstration at Femtocells World SummitJune 21, 2011 7:52 am | News | Comments
Cavium Continuous Computing and Picochip today unveiled the industry’s first demonstration of a Long Term Evolution small-cell operating in an end-to-end system with commercially available user equipment and core network equipment.
SCL Elements, which provides CAN2GO building automation solutions for comfort and energy efficiency in commercial buildings, announced its second generation of CAN2GO controllers and gateways.