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802.11n Wireless Access Point Enables High-Speed Transmissions

September 16, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the EKI-6311GN, an IEEE 802.11n industrial wireless access point. It is said to deliver three times the throughput rates of a normal 802.11g. It is fully

Selector Switch Provides Clear Status Indication

September 16, 2010 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announced the Series 04 hybrid, a rugged, large-lever selector switch. The Series 04 hybrid is suitable for any application where it’s critical to show a very clear change in status, such as a door lock. This lever features

Trackpad controlled robot

September 16, 2010 8:29 am | by RITmdrc | Videos | Comments

The Rochester Institute of Technology Robotics Club spent a night hacking together this track pad control scheme for the Parallax String ray robot

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3U cPCI Module Features Freescale Dual-Core QorIQ P2020 Processor

September 15, 2010 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced the availability of its XPedite5530, a conduction- or air-cooled 3U CompactPCI single board computer based on Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core QorIQ P2020 processor. The SBC provides

Visual Tool Simplifies and Speeds LED Lighting Design

September 15, 2010 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its portfolio of online WEBENCH Designer tools. Said to be the first of its kind, the tool enables both novice and expert designers to

Support Package Enables On-board Test Control

September 15, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

JTAG Technologies announced a support package for board-level and system designers looking to implement a convenient BIT (Built-In Test) access for boundary-scan testing and on-board device (re)programming.

Public Access Femtocell Solution Enables 32 Channels for Simultaneous Voice, HSPA+ Data

September 14, 2010 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

picoChip unveiled the PC333, a System-on-Chip (SoC) device specifically designed to extend the femtocell into the realm of public access infrastructure such as metro femto, rural femto and strand-mounted systems. The PC333 SoC is asserted to

Prototyping Board Adds Standard Connector Formats

September 10, 2010 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vero Technologies’ modular Options Board family provides a method of providing multiple interconnect formats. Available initially in 3U and 6U, 160 mm and 6U, 220 mm and 280 mm boards in single and double sided square pad and stripline formats, and as a square pad PTH board, the new units feature

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OLED Pushbutton Switch Family Doubles Its Display Life

September 10, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Swiches announced it has doubled the display life of its OLED SmartSwitch pushbutton switches and reduced the devices’ low power consumption by 30 percent. The display has increased to

Clean-In-Place Pressure Transducer Features Flush Diaphragm

September 9, 2010 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stellar’s Series FT31XX clean-in-place (CIP) pressure transmitters are designed to meet the demands of the wet and hostile environments of industrial process applications that use a flush diaphragm and Tri-Clover flange clamps.

Epoxy Combines High Strength and Toughness with Chemical and Abrasion Resistance

September 8, 2010 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the characteristics of epoxy resins and polyurethanes, Master Bond Polymer System EP30D-7 offers desirable strength, flexibility, abrasion resistance and toughness. This two-component epoxy is appropriate for

Multi-channel 2.4 GHz FSK Transceiver Includes Built-in Star Network Manager

September 8, 2010 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients). It features low power, high sensitivity (-100 dBm at 250 kbps, -92 dBm at 2 Mbps), data rates from

DSPs Touted as Lowest Power at 150 MHz Performance

September 7, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the availability of TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 ultra-low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) at 150 MHz, providing 25 percent higher performance than previous C55x devices. The processors are

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High Capacity Reaction Torquemeters Carry NIST Calibration

September 2, 2010 1:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Models 2206 and 2207 solid flanged reaction torquemeters from S. Himmelstein offer certified accuracy. Their high stiffness and ability to handle large extraneous loads (thrust and bending) minimizes crosstalk errors.

Extruded Aluminum Enclosures House Slide-in PCBs

September 2, 2010 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO have launched the ‘TEKAM’ range of aluminum instrument cases. These modern and robust enclosures have been designed for fast installation of slide-in PCB assemblies. The all aluminum design provides

Linear Motor and Voice Coil Touts Low Profile

September 2, 2010 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Airex’ C12 Series 3-phase brushless linear servo motor can also be operated from a brush type servo drive as a single-phase voice coil motor. Features of the new motor include

Sensor System Presents as Ensuring Optimal Heat Sink Efficiency

September 2, 2010 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system by Sensor Products Inc. enables engineers to visualize actual contact forces and pressure distribution data on the circuit board components. As the mounting screws between the CPU and the heat sink are torqued, it

PCI Express Cable Link Boards are Conduction-Cooled

August 30, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCI-Systems  announced OpenVPX Conduction-Cooled PCI Express Cable Link Boards, enabling accelerated development of rugged conduction cooled embedded systems.

Intelligent Automation Increases Energy Efficiency

August 27, 2010 4:40 am | Videos | Comments

Siemens Industry Sector is showcasing the latest energy-efficient technologies for energy management at the SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg.

Low Pressure Sensor With Digital Output Measures 2.5” of Water

August 20, 2010 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Servoflo introduced its MS5701 low pressure sensor with an I2C or SPI digital interface. Available in either differential or gauge models, the MS5701 can measure

Position Sensors Measure Angular Displacement of Rotating Elements up to 120º

August 20, 2010 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing absolute output proportional to shaft rotation over a total range of up 120º, Macro Sensors RSE 1500 series of rotary position sensors are suitable for measuring the position of quarter-turn valves, flue dampers, weir gates, dancer arm tensioners, and other applications involving fractional-turn shaft movements.

Teardrop High Temp Accelerometer Suits Environmental Stress Screening Apps

August 20, 2010 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments, Inc. has introduced a new high-temperature sensor, Model 3310A -- a low-profile, charge mode accelerometer for use in environmental stress screening (ESS) and mechanical shock testing applications where

Smart Vibration Switch Meets ATEX Approval

August 20, 2010 7:34 am | Articles | Comments

IMI Sensors announced ATEX approval of the company’s Series 686B USB Programmable Smart Vibration Switch, designed for 24/7 continuous protection of cooling towers, fin fans, pumps, HVAC systems, and other critical machinery

Miniature Magnetic Incremental Encoders Meet Tight Space Requirements

August 20, 2010 7:07 am | Articles | Comments

TURCK introduced new incremental magnetic encoders designed with a miniature 24 mm diameter housing. The Kübler by TURCK 2430 shaft and 2440 hollow shaft encoders deliver the

EEVblog #105 - Electronics Thermal Heatsink Design Tutorial

August 18, 2010 5:22 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

A follow on from some of the recent blogs that have involved basic thermal heatsink calculation. This time around Dave takes you though the basic theory of thermal design and how heatsink calculations work. Then there are some real world temperature measurements to see how close to the...

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