AVX Corporation has expanded its offering of multilayer ceramic capacitors to provide high capacitance values at temperatures of up to 150ºC. Designated the X8L Series, the high temperature MLCC range has
MEC, a leading European manufacturer of high quality switches, is pleased to announce its family of sealed pushbutton switches called Multimec. Multimec switches are 10mm square, sealed to IP67 and are designed to withstand 10 million actuations.
Central Semiconductor Corp. announces the release of the CMRDM3575 dual complementary N and P-Channel MOSFETs. This device consists of a 20V, 160mA N-Channel and a 20V, 140mA P-Channel MOSFET packaged in the ultra miniature SOT-963 surface mount case.
Teridian Semiconductor today announced the launch of its new energy measurement system-on-chip (SoC), the 78M6618 (6618), for use in data center power distribution units (PDUs) and applications in the smart home, including intelligent power strips and circuit breaker panels.
The versatile BT series illuminated pushbutton switch offered by CIT Relay & Switch offers switching function of momentary and latching. Design engineers may choose from seven single LED colors or six dual LED color choices along with a round frame, square frame or no frame at all with nine cap style options.
A pop musician recently reminded me that hit songs aren’t only catchy tunes; they are also a barometer of culture. I never expected to refer to Lady Gaga with anything other than casual references to her music or her edgy style (I’ve heard it called “21st-century Madonna), but one of her recent songs gave me some pause.
WIth the recent spate of natural disasters occurring around the globe, this month's installment of the Tinker's Toolbox continues our migration from a discussion of general engineering tools to a more focused debate on an engineer's role in disaster relief and what should be in an engineer first-responder toolkit.
DynamicSignals LLC is proud to announce the GaGe CompuScope 12501 and 12502 – the world’s highest fidelity high-speed digitizer. Please find the attached data sheet, which is in our new comprehensive format. The CompuScope 12501 and 12502 are one and two channel, 12-bit, 500 MS/s digitizers with 350 MHz of input analog bandwidth.
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new PS9505 and PS9305 series isolated gate drive optocouplers. The new family of optocouplers provides high common mode transient immunity (CMR), high output current, and fast switching times.
Napatech today announced the world’s first 2x10 Gbps Intelligent Real-time Network Analysis adapters based on PCI-Express Gen 2 with the introduction of the NT20E2 Capture adapter and NT20E2 In-line adapter products.
In March the Associated Press ran a story about security vulnerabilities in smart meters based on the research of InGuardians, Inc. The article highlighted the Achilles heel of any secure wireless system; the inadequate safeguarding of the security keys themselves.
There is no doubt the primary source of the Earth’s energy has been and continues to be the Sun (officially called Sol).
This is a live demonstration of device activation, data transmission and Web viewing for Google PowerMeter using Microchips reference implementation.
Valpey Fisher Corporation added the VFOV600 to its OCXO product line. The oscillator uses AT-Cut crystal technology to provide desirable performance. At 600 milliwatts the VFOV600 consumes
Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6089 for holding 6 AA batteries. The units offer 9 V output with 6 AA alkaline batteries in series and 7.2 V with rechargeable batteries. The sliding cover has one large snap locking tab on the front and two small tabs at the rear. Allowing for
LCD displays are widely used in cell phones, personal media players, internet tablet PCs, laptops, and large-screen TV sets. These displays account for a major part of the power consumed by these devices. For example, a mobile phone screen may consume upwards of 40% of the system power, while in a large-screen TV, the display may consume 70% or more of the system power.
The touchscreen is rapidly becoming the user interface technology of choice in applications ranging from retail, industrial and automotive, to medical, digital signage and gaming. Their growing popularity has been fuelled in part by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and its highly user-friendly, all touchscreen controls...
Despite the potential hazards of ultraviolet light, the UV spectrum is proving to have many beneficial effects in a multitude of areas, offering a wide range of advantages to a diverse number of applications.
BC Systems introduced the BC-751, an 800 W AC/DC converter with eight outputs to provide power for solid-state RF amplifiers in airborne Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) applications. The converter accepts a three-phase 155 VAC, 400 Hz input with a power factor of
Applied Motion Products introduces the STR, a drive engineered for machine builders. The STR step motor drives, available in 4 amp and 8 amp versions, are DC input drives requiring a step and direction control signal. They feature Anti-resonance, Microstep Emulation and Idle Current Reduction.
SV Servo Drives present a servo controller in a compact cost effective package. This DC input drive is loaded with features and options to make it a great choice for many OEM applications. SV drives can be controlled via an analog signal or step and direction inputs.
Schaefer, Inc., a manufacturer of robust and reliable power supplies, announces a new power converter which is ideal for subsea mineral exploration or other deep sea applications. This subsea power converter showcases Schaefer’s technical and engineering capabilities, providing solutions for unique and demanding applications in harsh or remote locations.
The FCC recently unveiled its National Broadband Plan outlining specific recommendations to ensure that every American and business has access to affordable mobile broadband.
Digital video recorders (DVRs) take the analog video input from closed circuit televisions (CCTVs), digitize the input using video decoders and then compress this digital data before storing it on a local storage media like hard disk. The critical advantage that DVRs give over tape-based predecessors is that one can process the recorded data much better and perform event search, time search and more to play back specific content.
VPT, Inc. announced that several new modules are available for the DVFL, DVTR, and DVHF Series DC-DC power converter product lines. The new output voltages on these modules satisfy the reliability requirements and varying output voltage needs of the newest avionics and military electronics.