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Switch Amplifiers Feature Line Fault Detection

August 31, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced three new Switch Amplifiers with Line Fault Transparency (LFT). NIC2831 and HIC2832 are one- and two-channel switch amplifiers with LFT suitable for mounting on termination boards. The K-System KFD2-SOT2-EX1.N provides

Battery Holder Accommodates Lithium CR2 Cells

August 31, 2011 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduced a new battery holder which accepts a Lithium CR2 battery. The part number for the holder is BH-CR2-PC. CR2 batteries are offered in both standard 3-V lithium (925-mAh) and rechargeable, 3.6-V Li-Ion chemistries

Antenna-Grade Materials Solutions will Showcase at Antenna Systems 2011

August 31, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers Corporation will be showcasing its high performance, cost-effective laminate materials for antenna applications at the upcoming Antenna Systems 2011 Conference and Expo September 20-21, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN.

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LED blasting light produces 6,020 lumens

August 31, 2011 6:55 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The Magnalight BL70-LED Magnetic Mount Blasting Light from Larson Electronics’ uses LED technology and heavy duty materials and design to provide operators with an LED blasting light that can provide excellent illumination...

Return to Zero - Red Alert

August 31, 2011 6:16 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. 

VCO operates from 2400 MHz to 2500 MHz

August 31, 2011 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCOT8BE-2400-2500 TO-8 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2400 MHz to 2500 MHz and provides high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments.

Cables for Fiber-Optic Sensors Are Vibration Resistant

August 30, 2011 1:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduced its E32 Series of shock and vibration resistant cables for fiber-optic sensors. This CE compliant product can withstand high temperatures (350 degrees Celsius/660 degrees Fahrenheit) and

Auto-Transformers Allow North American Appliances to be Used Worldwide

August 30, 2011 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Transformer introduced a new line of Auto-Transformers or autoformers that use a single non-isolated winding to step up or step down the available line voltage to match the requirements of the load. With an integral enclosure to facilitate hook-up, they are

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30-V, 100-mA, Schottky Diode Comes in Space Saving TLM2D3D6 Package

August 30, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the CTLSH01-30 and CTLSH01-30L Low VF Schottky diodes in the space saving, low profile TLM2D3D6 surface mount package. These new devices have a peak reverse voltage rating of 30 V and a maximum forward current rating of 100 mA. The CTLSH01-30 has a

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com Announces Addition of Explosion Proof LED Manhole Entryway Light

August 30, 2011 7:42 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Magnalight.com announced today the release of an innovative manhole mounted light fixture to its explosion proof lighting inventory. The Magnalight MMLP-1MLED Temporary Manhole Mount Light Fixture is approved for use in enclosed spaces...

Return to Zero - Printing Paper

August 30, 2011 7:40 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. 

Modules accommodate various safety standards

August 30, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens has expanded its SIMATIC ET 200iSP I/O system with three new modules to accommodate safety standards IEC 61508 up to SIL 3 or ISO 13849-1 up to PLe e. The modules are suitable for emergency shutdown...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Scott Kulchycki of National Semiconductor on RF-Sampling ADCs

August 30, 2011 7:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Scott Kulchycki, marketing manager for National Semiconductor’s High-Speed Signal Path products about seeking new ways to increase radio capacity while reducing cost, size and weight.

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Oscilloscope Combines Scope and Spectrum Analyzer Functionality In a Single Instrument

August 30, 2011 7:03 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix introduced what it asserts is the first mixed domain oscilloscope (MDO) that delivers the functionality of an oscilloscope and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument. The MDO4000 Series gives engineers the ability to

Very-High-Resolution Oscilloscope Includes Low-distortion Signal Generator

August 30, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new PicoScope 4262 from Pico Technology is a two-channel, 16-bit very-high-resolution oscilloscope (VHRO) with a built-in low-distortion signal generator. With its 5-MHz bandwidth, it can analyze

Digital PFC Controller Features Accurate Power Metering, GUI Interface

August 30, 2011 6:30 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a digital PFC (power factor correction) controller with accurate AC power meter capability and inrush control functionality. This chip is desirable for AC/DC power-factor correction and precision power metering applications that require

3-Axis Gyroscope Boasts Smallest Package Size

August 30, 2011 5:55 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has expanded its motion-sensor portfolio with the addition of what is presented as the world’s smallest high performance 3-axis analog gyroscope.

Low-cost, 200-MHz Embedded Processor Offers 400-MMAC Performance

August 29, 2011 2:02 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a 200-MHz version of its ADSP-BF592 Blackfin embedded processor that delivers 400-MMAC performance for $1.99 each (in 1,000-unit quantities). The 200 MHz version achieves

Power Line Soft-Modem Development Kit Complies With Utility Band

August 29, 2011 1:42 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit (part # AC164145) that is compliant with the utility frequency band and enables products to communicate using

Counterfeits Threaten Security and Thwart Innovation

August 29, 2011 1:08 pm | by Peter Hlavnicka, Director, Brand Protection and Compliance Americas, Dolby Laboratories, Inc., www.dolby.com, AGMA Treasurer and Education & Program Committee Chairperson, www.agmaglobal.org | Articles | Comments

Due to their much higher failure rate versus genuine equipment, counterfeits pose a threat not just to consumer safety but also to national security - because when they fail the entire systems in which they are embedded may also fail.

Slotless DC Motor Touts Efficiency and Smooth, Quiet Motion

August 29, 2011 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Pittman family of slotless brushless DC servo motors are used to power a wide range of applications for the medical/biotech, semiconductor processing, business and computer equipment, and automation industries. The motor’s

SMD Resistor Handles Up To 12 Watts

August 29, 2011 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HPC12 from Stackpole is a high power handling SMD resistive device. It is rated for 5 W of power in free air, but can handle 12 W continuously with 400 lfm air movement on standard recommended solder pads with

TT Electronics OPTEK Technology Earns QML Certification Status for JAN Products

August 29, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has earned QML (Qualified Manufacturer List) certification from DSCC (Defense Supply Center – Columbus), re-establishing the company as a US-based supplier of JAN/JANTX semiconductors for high-reliability applications in defense and aerospace electronics systems.

High Density Matrix Touts Easy Control in Ethernet-LAN Apps

August 29, 2011 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI switch solutions with the introduction of the 60-590 high density matrix. The matrix can be provided in configurations of 40x40 or 40x20 and has provision for loop thru connections and

Texas Instruments MSP430 Launchpad

August 29, 2011 7:12 am | Videos | Comments

Another Geek Moment Video discussing Texas Instruments' msp430 launchpad and cc430 low power microcontroller. Watch as this rocket is launched wirelessly from Digi-Key headquarters.

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