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Test contactor ensures low-resistance connection

August 8, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Johnstech International Corporation is pleased to announce the rebranding of its configurable ROL 200K (Kelvin) Test Contactor to better articulate the product's growing use for accomplishing more traditional test objectives.

How Innovation Happens: The Tower System

August 8, 2011 7:49 am | Videos | Comments

In this video Systems Engineer, Eduardo Montanez, explains how he and his team created and designed The Tower System, a modular development platform which helps embedded developers bring their products to market faster.

High Voltage Silicone Wire Targets Extreme Environments

August 8, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rated for voltages up to 42,000 VDC, Cicoil’s High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire is durable, flame retardant (UL 94V-0), free of halogens, and performs exceptionally well in extreme temperature conditions (-65°C to +260°C).

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Making the Leap of Faith: Migration to Micro-Packaging

August 8, 2011 6:54 am | by Todd Visconti, Product Manager & Edwin Romero, Application & Marketing Engineer, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Schottky diodes can play several important roles inside battery powered handheld electronics equipment, such as cell phone handsets and portable gaming consoles. They are often incorporated into the DC-DC boost converters used to power the backlights for LCD displays and LED keypads.

Return to Zero - Self-Incrimination

August 8, 2011 5:39 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Crimp sleeve tool captures the braid of a coaxial cable to the connector body

August 8, 2011 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions announces an upgrade to the line of Trompeter installer tools, specifically the outer crimp sleeve tool which captures the braid of a coaxial cable to the connector body. Success of this crimp termination is essential...

Low-Energy Proximity Fob Prototype Provides Mobile Device Security

August 8, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced successful wireless communication tests between a prototype design for a small, low-cost Bluetooth low energy proximity fob and Broadcom’s BCM4330, the industry’s first combo chip solution certified to the Bluetooth 4.0 standard.

Wireless Transmission at Gigabit Speed

August 5, 2011 11:00 am | by Alix Paultre | Videos | Comments

In this video, shot at NI Week, Ian Wong demonstrates a wireless data transmisison system developed and controlled by LABView.

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Hermetically Sealed, Critically Damped Piezoresistive Accelerometer Features 500 mV Output

August 5, 2011 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems introduced Endevco Model 2262A, a rugged, hermetically sealed, critically damped piezoresistive shock accelerometer with 500 mV full scale output, designed to support automotive, aerospace and general in-house laboratory structural, environmental, and impact testing requirements, including

Achieving Product Reliability with Automated Design Analysis Software

August 5, 2011 8:06 am | by Nathan Blattau, Chief Technologist, DfR Solutions | Articles | Comments

Swift time to market and product performance are essential to success in electronics manufacturing. The foundation of a reliably performing product is a robust design. Since the overall cost and quality of a product is most influenced by decisions made early in the design stage...

MIL-STD-1553 PMC Card Achieves High MTBF with DO-254 Certifiable ASIC Core

August 5, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduced a DO-254 certifiable MIL-STD-1553 PMC card utilizing DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE core in an ASIC design to achieve very high-reliability (MTBF). The BU-65596F/M incorporates

VCO operates from 800 MHz to 1600 MHz

August 5, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCOT8BE-0800-1600 TO-8 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 800 MHz to 1600 MHz and provides high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments. These VCOs feature a typical phase noise of -92 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset...

Return to Zero - Switcheroo

August 5, 2011 4:24 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

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Hot Topic: Prevent Thermal Runaway Damage in Power Electronic Systems

August 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by Matt Williams, TE Circuit Protection, www.te.com | Articles | Comments

There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...

Right Angle One Piece Interface Provides a Reliable Connection

August 4, 2011 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Samtec’s newly released right angle one piece interface is a high performance board-to-board interconnect solution for high shock/vibration applications. A reliable connection and the elimination of bent pins provide an interface with

4-mm Linear Servomotor Aims to Replace Piezo Motors

August 4, 2011 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nippon Pulse America introduced its smallest linear servomotor, the 4-mm Linear Shaft Motor. The 4-mm shaft diameter, a small forcer size (10 mm x 10 mm), a total weight of 9 grams, and strokes as long as 40 mm make the motor a

Compliance 5 EMC Test Software Adds DO-160 Module for Aerospace Applications

August 4, 2011 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq introduces a new aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module makes set-up and testing fast and easy.

TI Expands ADC Family with Eight Dual-channel Devices from 65 to 250 MSPS

August 4, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its line of high-speed, ultra-low power consumption analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with eight dual-channel devices available in 12- and 14-bit resolutions at speeds from 65 to 250 MSPS.

Meeting Tough LTE Standards by Aligning Algorithm Design and Physical Testbenches

August 4, 2011 10:14 am | by Dr. Markus Willems, Senior Product Marketing Manager, System-Level Solutions, Synopsys | Articles | Comments

LTE, the next-generation wireless standard, promises to serve the surging demand for mobile broadband data by increasing peak and average data throughput, as well as significantly reducing latency. When designing an LTE or LTE-Advanced device...

PXI-based VSA Performs Into the 14 GHz Frequency Range

August 4, 2011 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments introduced a 14 GHz version of its NI PXIe-5665 high-performance RF vector signal analyzer (VSA), which provides desirable dynamic range and accuracy in a PXI form factor. The new VSA

Obsolescence Mitigation Program Ensures a Future Supply of Discontinued Mil-Aero Parts

August 4, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products is introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimize the impact of integrated circuit device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs.

Return to Zero - Sniff Testing

August 4, 2011 6:12 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Digital 300-400W supplies meet medical & ITE safety specs

August 4, 2011 5:56 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has announced the extension of its warranty for their digitally-controlled 300-400W EFE series power supplies from 3 to 5 years. “This warranty extension is based on the product’s conservative design and excellent field reliability data since its introduction in 2008.

Fast-Sweep RF Signal Generator From Saelig

August 4, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced the TGR6000 - a new, economically-priced 6GHz RF signal generator that is both simple and intuitive to use.

How to make 3D glasses

August 4, 2011 5:23 am | Videos | Comments

This is how to make 3D glasses out of some older glasses and some markers.

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