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Motor Control Development Kit Features Spartan-6 FPGA

December 13, 2011 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed in collaboration with Xilinx, the Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit from Avnet enables engineers to prototype motor control designs for applications in industrial, consumer, medical, and robotics.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Valerie Rothermel-Nelson of Honeywell on Ambient Environmental Sensing

December 13, 2011 5:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Valerie Rothermel-Nelson, Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Thermal Products, of Honeywell Sensing and Control about Ambient Environmental Sensing and the challenges to the design engineer.

Op Amps Add Precision and Save Space

December 12, 2011 5:47 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced two new families of low-power operational amplifiers with enhanced accuracy and reduced package size. ST’s TSV85x and LMV82x devices aim to upgrade the industry-standard (LMV321) in signal-conditioning applications across the Computer, Industrial and Medical fields.

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Power Efficiency Is Key Factor in Device Miniaturization

December 9, 2011 7:52 am | by Stephen J. Swift, Sr. Vice President/General Manager, Microsemi Corporation, Communications and Medical Products Group | Articles | Comments

Reducing the size of electronic products has become an increasingly important system design objective, especially in applications such as medical implantable devices that are used for a variety of new and emerging therapies and diagnostics.

Yoon receives NSF CAREER Award

December 9, 2011 6:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored...

Miniature WITEK Enclosures Include Color-Coding Rings

December 8, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The popular 'WITEK' enclosures range, from TEKO, is now available with color-coding rings in seven different colors. As a result, different versions of the electronics can be color-coded for easy identification, or the colored rings can be used to match existing brand colours.

Express Logic ThreadX Supports Xilinx Zynq-7000

December 8, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic announced that its ThreadX RTOS now supports Xilinx’s Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform.

Medical power supplies feature output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 8, 2011 4:44 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda introduces its next generation of digitally controlled, AC-DC medical power supplies – the single output CFE400M, which is available in convection and fan cooled versions. Combining a 4kVac reinforced input-to-output isolation with dual fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac...

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Study could lead to atherosclerosis prevention

December 7, 2011 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

New research offers a clue into the underlying causes of atherosclerosis in terms of how the cells that line the blood vessels, called endothelial cells, behave as the vessels stiffen with age.

CooperVision Avaira Aquaform Sphere Soft Contact Lenses: Class 1 Recall - Unintended Residue on Lenses

December 7, 2011 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Symptoms may range from hazy, blurry vision, discomfort to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Peter Green of International Rectifier on Driving Solid-State Lighting

December 7, 2011 5:46 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Peter Green of International Rectifier about solid-state lighting and the circuits needed to drive them.

65-watt AC-DC power supplies include output to ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 6, 2011 4:31 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas introduces the 65-watt MWS65 series of open-frame, medical/ITE AC-DC power supplies. With 4kVac reinforced input to output isolation and output to ground isolation of 1500Vac, all models in the MWS65 series comply with UL/EN60601-1 Editions 2 & 3 safety approvals...

Quadrant Officially Unveiled Newly Expanded Scranton Facility

December 6, 2011 4:09 am | News | Comments

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) celebrated the recent 75,000 square-foot expansion of its Scranton facility in the fourth quarter of 2011 with a luncheon and tour for its local businesses and dignitaries.

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Aventyn Uses Plessey Semiconductors ECG Sensor for Mobile Health Applications

December 6, 2011 4:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aventyn announced the collaboration agreement at the 2011 mHealth Summit. The summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with mHIMSS, the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health.

16-mm Metal Gear Motors Tout Greater Durability and Reliability

December 5, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nidec Copal has expanded its 0.630” (16 mm) OD brush and brushless DC gear motor product lines with the next generation MG16B (brush) and LB16MG (brushless) metal planetary gear motor series. The new metal planetary gear train allows for higher torque providing greater durability and reliability with improved protection against shock and vibration loads. With

802.15.4 Semiconductor Revenues to Surpass $1 Billion in 2015

December 5, 2011 6:22 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

ZigBee is an open standard technology that runs on the 802.15.4 radio standard (PHY) and MAC. The technology is low-cost, low-power, self-healing, and scalable,

element14 announces ''The Innovation Series'' event

December 5, 2011 3:53 am | News | Comments

element14 has today announced it is hosting a two-day virtual event “the element14 Innovation Series” on the 16th and 17th of January 2012.

In Turkey, Biden touts political freedoms

December 3, 2011 3:05 am | by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A free political climate is essential to economic innovation, and countries that try to censor the Internet are pursuing a "dead end," U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told a group of young entrepreneurs gathered in Istanbul on Saturday.The international forum, which drew hundreds of attendees,...

Vet College offers cure for dogs' racing hearts

December 2, 2011 9:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine now is one of only two vet schools in the country to offer ablation for dogs - a cardiology procedure that can cure racing hearts.

Rotational Voice Coil Motor Establishes a New Standard

December 2, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Equipment Solutions introduces the RVC-5 Rotational Voice Coil Motor, setting a new standard for rotational voice coil stages. It is an instrument with the extreme precision of a galvanometer and the compact size and reliability of a resonant scanner.

Rotary Code Switches Withstand High-Temperature Soldering

December 1, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM Components introduced the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of the company’s PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is appropriate for

NJIT Researchers Publish News of Success With Robots as Learning Tool

December 1, 2011 3:59 am | News | Comments

NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool.

What is the Outlook for the Industrial PC Market?

December 1, 2011 3:56 am | News | Comments

A brand new IMS Research report on the world market for industrial PCs (IPCs) estimated total revenues of $2.07 billion in 2010. Strong growth is projected to 2015, with world IPC revenues reaching $3.52 billion.

LDRA streamlines regulatory burden with support for QNX Momentics

November 30, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has announced today that its LDRA tool suite now supports QNX Software System Limited’s QNX Momentics Tool Suite and QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS). This offers a best-in-class approach fine-tuned for development needs and compliance to industry standards.

Russians blog to highlight fears of election fraud

November 30, 2011 6:10 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

When bloggers posted what they said was a tape of the governor of this industrial region telling local employers to organize "compulsory voting" for Vladimir Putin's ruling party, it caused a stir across Russia.

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