Although common in the data-communications industry, plugfests are less familiar to those of us who work in mobile communications.
Now here’s some news tailor-made for a Friday: the Indian Army is developing a “chili grenade.” Packed with bhut jolokia peppers (aka the world’s hottest chili pepper), these special grenades will be used as non-lethal munition. Check your calendars, folks. It isn’t April 1st yet.
Pulse introduced what it asserts is the first digital subscriber line (DSL) NanoFilter. The Z-321NF in-line DSL customer premises equipment (CPE) MicroFilter offers both voice and data protection by
Narda, an L-3 Communications company, introduced the Model MS-SMA-020 SPDT fail-safe RF mechanical switch that operates from DC to 3 GHz. It is appropriate for
Logic Supply introduced an ultra-slim, fanless Intel Atom system housed in a ruggedized, small-footprint enclosure. A flexible, efficient solution for seamless deployment in industrial environments, public access areas, or remote locations, the SolidLogic Atom JT01 is designed to
SiTel Semiconductor today announced how its successful collaboration with Target Compiler Technologies led to the creation of customized audio DSPs for its SC14452 Green VoIP processor.
Janus Remote Communications expanded its Terminus platform of GSM/GPRS, CDMA, and UMTS modem devices to include board-level, plug-in modules for use in wireless communication applications. Developed in cooperation with wireless module manufacturer Telit Wireless Solutions, these interchangeable modules are
As the semiconductor industry has grown dramatically over the last 30 years, so to has the counterfeiting of semiconductors.
CogniVue Corporation, an innovator in programmable Image Cognition Processors (ICPs) enabling real-time embedded image and video analytics applications, and Future Electronics today announced the CV220X series of ICPs.
The ARM Workbench is built on the standard Eclipse development environment providing outstanding windows management, project management, and C/C++ source code editing tools. Users can use DS-5 as a stand-alone Eclipse installation or as plug-ins to an existing Eclipse environment.
The Actel SmartFusion is the industry's first intelligent mixed signal FPGA and the only device to integrate a flash FPGA, hard ARM® Cortex™-M3-based microcontroller subsystem, and programmable analog. The Actel SmartFusion FPGA is based on Actel´s flash technology and offers full customization, IP protection, and ease-of-use.
There is no question the overwhelming majority of ‘mechanical’ energy utilized in this country has as its source the output of Heat Engines, i.e. devices that convert stored solar energy in fossil fuels to ‘mechanical work’.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a family of ultra-wideband fixed attenuator pads with a unique through-die via and split ground configuration that provide improved high frequency return loss, attenuation tolerance, flatness, and power handling performance.
This motor has the same mounting and shaft configuration as all NEMA 23 stepping motors. If you have room for a slightly larger body (3.55mm) you can achieve 75% more torque than your current NEMA 23 stepping motor.
There are many applications whose operating environments demand the use of an interconnect system with a high-reliability contact. If equipment is to be used where high shock and vibration or extremes of temperature are experienced, connectors based on a standard contact will not be reliable or rugged enough to guarantee signal integrity.
IHR Series High Power Ring Lights from LDDLIGHT.com are designed for applications requiring high light intensity, illumination of large areas or long working distances. The company asserts its IHRs are
Nexen introduced a complete line of servomotor brakes designed to mount to servomotors up to 20 hp. The Eclipse Servomotor Brake family is comprised of spring-engaged servomotor brakes equipped with a
ACCES I/O Products, Inc. is introducing the USB-AO Series of 12 and 16-bit USB modules. Its flagship model, the USB-AO16-16A USB 2.0, multifunction board features 16 channels of 16-bit resolution analog outputs along with
Kingbright Corporation 0603 dome lens package - HELIOS SMD LEDs (APTD1608 Series). The element’s compact design (1.6 mm x 0.8 mm x 0.95 mm) with 0.70 mm dome lens feature provides focused beams within a narrow viewing angle of 60°, illuminating
Phaseda LLC has introduced a water resistant power rocker switch. This HB-series rocker switch has a special internal design that leads water away from the contacts, making it appropriate for
Optima EPS, an Elma Company, has announced transit rack cases for safe and reliable transport of electronic systems in rugged environments. The first in the line of the company’s E-TR cases come in 4U and 12U heights. The cases feature
Memory Protection Devices introduces part number BK-6049 for holding 8 AA batteries. Offering 12 volts output with 8 AA alkaline batteries in series or 9.6 volts with rechargeable batteries. A built in sliding switch in the case is recessed below the surface to prevent accidental activations and is rated for 0.5A.
Findings by the Office of Naval Research indicate that video games improve overall perceptual and cognitive abilities. While nothing new—the claim is nearly as old as Pac-Man, the irregular warfare we face today makes it more relevant than ever. Since Pong, video games have been castigated for everything from school truancy, to school shootings, to even global warming.
Dave does a teardown of the Princeton Tec EOS headlamp and mods it with a new Cree XPG LED.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the FPM-5191G Flat Panel Industrial Monitor. The FPM-monitor features an XGA TFT LCD, NEMA4/IP65 compliant flat-sealed front panel, direct VGA and DVI-D video inputs, front-accessible USB port, a vibrant color scheme, and there’s an optional resistive touch screen version.