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QNX Announces Availability of First RTOS to Achieve Both Safety and Security Certification

December 16, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

QNX Software Systems Limited today announced that QNX Neutrino RTOS Certified Plus, the first realtime operating system to provide both safety and security certification, is now available for order.

Rugged System Combines Intel Core i5-i7 Performance and Mission-Critical Reliability

December 16, 2011 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic Supply introduces the Extreme Environment PT912. This is a rugged, industrial system designed for the most demanding applications. With shock and vibration resistance, fanless cooling, and extended operating temperature of -40°C~70°C...

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors Join Forces

December 16, 2011 3:43 am | News | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors, both units of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, have come together to provide product engineers access to the broadest range of linear and rotary motion solutions available from a single source.

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Deadline for 3rd Edition of EN 60601-1 Looms

December 14, 2011 6:32 am | by Jeffrey VanZwol, Micro Power Electronics, jvanzwol@micro-power.com, www.micro-power.com | Articles | Comments

IEC 60601-1 applies to all electrical and electronic medical devices and its accessories. The 3rd edition is in the process of being adopted by global regulatory authorities. But on a national level, regulatory affectivity dates are not harmonized across global jurisdictions.

Micro Power Electronics Announces Merger

December 13, 2011 1:21 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced that Electrochem Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Micro Power from Weston Presidio.

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.

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.

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