W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded its line of GORE Automotive Vents to include the new Series: AVS 41 (P/N VE2048) venting solution, which is engineered specifically for powertrain components. This new vent improves component reliability by equalizing pressure, preventing contamination from water, dust, dirt, and other automotive fluids....
When I was a child, my brother and I would play a little game, flipping on light switches and counting the minutes until my dad turned them off. He told us that someday we’d pay the electric bill and he’d have the last laugh, watching us pad around turning out lights just like he had.
B&K Precision today announced its new MDL Series, a modular programmable DC electronic load system. The MDL Series comprises six unique modules ranging in power from 200 W to 600 W.
Zilog announces the introduction of the ZGATE Security Bridge Reference Design, a joint technology solution utilizing Icon Labs’ Floodgate Technology. Together, Zilog and Icon Labs have produced a microcontroller featuring an embedded firewall that provides a critical layer of security for networked devices.
Aspen Labs and Digi-Key Corporation are giving engineers access to a new set of free, online CAD tools to support Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and development. PCBWeb is an online CAD application for designing and manufacturing electronics circuit boards, available at no cost.
Acuity Brands, Inc. will unveil a new LED lighting system concept during LIGHTFAIR International 2013, April 23-25, in Philadelphia. Using wall-recessed LED luminaires, the system is a unique combination of indirect ambient illumination and luminous presentations to provide an engaging, visual experience that can be customized for the occupant and the space.
CBS News Money Watch has a great post up on how to improve management effectiveness. That includes both self and corporate management. The technique is common in the military but not so common in the corporate world. It is the after action report.
We’ve talked A LOT about safety and innovation when it comes to infotainment systems in cars. We've talking more regulation, less regulation, new systems and crazy ideas. The discussion revolves primarily around how to integrate electronics
Not long after I chose electrical engineering as a major in college, someone asked me if I was planning to take the EIT exam. What was that? It stands for “engineer in training” and it is the customary first step in obtaining a Professional Engineer (PE) license. To the best of my recollection, it didn’t cost that much and I went ahead and took it....
Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its embedded-wireless portfolio to include the PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit, featuring modules, stacks and CODECs, and XBee footprint-compatible socket modules with integrated stacks. The new Wi-Fi offerings comprise IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi modules with
With a wave of your hand, MYO will transform how you interact with your digital world. The MYO armband lets you use the electrical activity in your muscles to wirelessly control your computer, phone, and other favorite digital technologies.
Premier Farnell announced the global availability of Freescale Semiconductor’s newest Freedom Development Platform for evaluating Kinetis K20 MCUs at element14. The new FRDM-K20D50M Development Platform is form-factor compatible with the Arduino R3 pin layout, providing
I hand-solder. I hand-solder surface-mount devices. So far, my standard practice is to use parts no smaller than 0603s (inch), and for ICs I get them with pitches no smaller than 0.65 mm. This causes problems when I need a component that is too small for me to solder on a board with techniques I have been comfortable with up to now.
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation kit for a 5W GaN MMIC power amplifier from Nitronex. The NPA1003QA-EVK evaluation kit includes a test fixture tuned for
Lead-acid battery, battery management, gas gauge integrated circuit, gas gauge IC, capacity measurement, power management, battery packs, impedance track
maxon precision announced a new DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a four-quadrant pulse width modulated (PWM) servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC motors) and Brushless DC servo
ConTech announced the “TMF” Series of DC/DC converters. The series offers up to 40 W of fully regulated output power with an industry standard 2” x 1” footprint, and a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24 VDC and 48 VDC. Single outputs are
Bridgelux announced the commercial availability of the Vero LED array, a solid state light source that is positioned as making quality lighting easy. All form factors of the LED arrays are now commercially available and shipping to customers and distribution partners worldwide. The
Slide-in housing includes collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boardsApril 19, 2013 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments
Intermas announces the development of a 1 HU slide-in housing with collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boards. Currently, the usage of a foldaway-hinge can be very challenging when designing a 19-inch slide-in housing with only one height unit (1 HU = 44,45 mm)....
The new V600ME31-LF operates from 2700 to 5400 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0-24 Vdc. This octave tuning VCO features a typical phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and an average tuning sensitivity of 140 MHz/V.
The XC9401 series are off-line controllers for LED lighting. Operation within the range 85VAC - 270VAC and by DC input is possible by optimizing external components. Using selected components to match the circuit configuration, a wide variety of specifications can be realized.
The words “mega” and “phone” should never be combined when it comes to cellphones, but that didn’t stop Samsung from making the most ridiculous phone yet. The company has blown away the competition when it comes to screen size with their new 6.3 inch (diagonally) and 5.8 inch Galaxy Mega phones. For the sake of comparison, the Apple iPhone 5 is 4 inches.
Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new Daisy Chain HD System, which creates a large infrastructure for wiring displays using CAT-5 cable. The system includes sender, splitter and receiver units—all interconnected in a daisy chain concept.
NIC Components is pleased to announce the addition of UL listed (US and Canada; UL 1449 rev3) radial leaded metal oxide varistors (MOVs) to its circuit protection products offering. The newly released NVR series has large disc MOV construction for fast acting absorption of transient energy (joules) on 50 or 60 Hz power circuits....
JKL Components Corporation has announced the availability of an LED Signage & Display Kit — Part Number SK14. It includes a full selection of LED technologies appropriate for use in the signage, display, gaming and architectural industries. These kits are excellent for product development of backlit signs....