AVX Corporation has expanded its range of surface mount switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors to include the new SMM Series (switch mode max capacitance) stacked MLC capacitors, which incorporate the “High K” Super X7R dielectric. Featuring high dielectric constant (K), the capacitors provide
Here at ECN, we often talk about alternative energy options. Sometimes it’s solar power, other times wind power, and occasionally we dabble in the world of electric cars. But there is one energy option we’ve been sorely remiss in covering: pee-power.
Not only is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan the world's most powerful supercomputer, it is also one of the most energy-efficient. Titan came in at number three on the Green500 list. Organized by Virginia Tech's Wu-chun Feng and Kirk Cameron, the list takes the world's 500 most powerful supercomputers—
ams announced that it is supplying a highly integrated ASIC which enables a new Siemens photo-detector module for computer tomography (CT) to deliver higher resolution images at lower X-ray dosages. The ams ASIC, which is part of Siemens’ new Stellar CT photo-detector module, captures and digitizes images of a patient’s body.
A team of undergraduate students from the University of Arizona student chapter of the American Society for Engineering Management traveled across country to the annual meeting of industry professionals in Virginia Beach, Va., and captured first place in the national engineering student competition.
Micron Technology, Inc. announced embedded multimedia card (e•MMC™) solutions optimized for the automotive segment. Earlier this year Micron announced the expansion of its e•MMC portfolio for a wide range of industrial applications and other key embedded markets.
Infineon Technologies AG introduced a new generation of Hall switches (TLE496x) and angle sensors (TLE5009 and TLE5012B) that enable more energy-efficient and compact design of brushless DC (BLDC) motor drives. BLDC motors, in comparison to conventional motors with brushes,
Emerson Network Power launched two new models in the LCM Series of AC-DC power supplies. With the addition of the LCM300 and LCM1500, rated for 310 W and 1,500 W loads, alongside the existing 600 W LCM600 unit, the series can now provide
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the new Xtrinsic PRDTX11101 automotive radar transmitter for active safety applications, such as adaptive cruise control. The industry’s first 77 GHz silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS transmitter features an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and power amplifier for greater control,
Freescale Semiconductor is adding three new pin-for-pin compatible pressure sensor replacements for the MPXHZ6000 family to its portfolio of Xtrinsic pressure sensors for automotive engine management and efficiency applications. The MPXHZ9000 absolute temperature compensated....
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. announced the APU3037-3 controller IC designed to be a low cost synchronous buck regulator for on-board dc to dc converter applications. The APU3037-3 features an internal 200kHz oscillator (400kHz for the A version), under-voltage lockout for both Vcc and Vc supplies, and external programmable soft-start
Analog Devices introduced the industry’s smallest isolated DC-to-DC converters. The ADuM5010, ADuM6010, ADuM521x and ADuM621x use ADI’s proprietary isoPower isolated DC-to-DC converter technology to deliver 150 mW of output power while using less board space than competing module-based solutions.
Up to now, mechanics carrying out complex repairs relied mostly on information from handbooks to guide them. But leafing through books tended to break concentration and repairs took longer. This situation is by no means improved by using PCs or laptops to call up the information;
METCASE has extended its UNICASE range of aluminum instrument enclosures with ten new models in black. These highly versatile enclosures are ideal for desktop or portable electronics. Typical applications will include test and measurement equipment, machine controllers, peripheral devices, switchboxes, medical and wellness systems, and laboratory equipment.
Schaefer announces the PRC-240 Series of DC/DC converters that provide 240W of power in a compact, chassis mount package. The PRP-240 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or rail (EN50155) standards. Standard nominal input voltages are 24VDC, 48VDC, 72VDC, and 110VDC.
Precision movement and positioning systems used in industries such as automated manufacturing and pharmaceutical production can be quieter, smaller, lighter, simpler and more efficient using the advanced single-chip digital motion controllers announced by STMicroelectronics.
Based on a new discovery by researchers at Oregon State University, the world's multi-billion dollar foundry industry may soon develop a sweet tooth. This industry, that produces metal castings used in everything from water pumps and jet engines to railroad and automobile parts,
Anderson Power Products (APP) announces the expansion of the SPEC Pak family of environmentally sealed connectors, which now includes Mid-Power SPEC Pak. Mid-Power SPEC Pak, like the other connectors in the SPEC Pak family, is rugged and environmentally sealed (IP68) and leverages APP’s core Powerpole flat wiping contact technology.
Binder-USA has expanded the Series 720 snap-in panel-mount receptacles to now offer dip solder contacts. This addition provides more options for applications requiring a direct assembly to a printed circuit board. The snap-in connectors are ideally suited for commercial and medical applications because of their quick connect and disconnect feature.
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced the addition of an explosion proof tank light designed for easy deployment and high output. The EPL-24BS-1X4-100 Explosion Proof Portable Base Stand Tank Light is a Class 1 Division 1 Groups C & D approved unit that provides the versatility of portable operation....
In October, we asked you for your words of wisdom for a brand-new design engineer and boy, did you guys have advice in spades. The responses we received were so good in fact, we’ve decided to open up our December Roundtable to our faithful readers in hopes that you can offer more words of wisdom.
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A South American butterfly flapped its wings, and caused a flurry of nanotechnology research to happen in Ohio. Researchers here have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves, and learned things about their microscopic texture that could improve a variety of products.For example, the researchers were able to clean up to 85 percent
Freescale Semiconductor introduced a new micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer featuring ultra-low power consumption and a simple plug-and-play approach to tilt threshold detection for use in physical tamper protection for smart meter applications. Freescale’s Xtrinsic MMA8491Q
Harking back to the good-old-days, before social media, before texting, before mobile phones – all the way back to when we (not me literally) received news from the wireless (radio), this new-fangled invention came along called the TV and sat down in living rooms everywhere.