Qantek Technology USA has introduced their new CMOS Clock Oscillator, which features an ultra-miniature surface mount footprint of 2.0 x 1.6 mm, very low mass and power requirements. The QC1 was specifically designed for portable applications....
The new, PNI Series of crimp-style connectors offer both wire-to-board and wire-to-wire applications on a 2mm (0.79”) pitch. These versatile connectors offer design flexibility to incorporate either wire-to-wire or wire-to-board connections without switching to a different connector series.
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for three new surface-mount technology (SMT) high-power attenuators from Anaren. These 30-50W devices are high-performance, high-power chip attenuators covering from DC to 3.0 GHz and featuring high return loss and small footprints.
Hunters beware: PETA may be watching you – or rather, its “customers” will if they purchase a specially modified Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 to “spy on hunters and catch them in the act as they terrorize animals and break game laws.” The animal-rights organization introduced the “Air Angels” drone on its site in an effort to cut down on “illegal” hunting activities or anything it deems immoral....
Behlman Electronics has introduced two new power factor corrected AC Power Sources / Frequency Converters. These carry the CE Mark essential for users in member states of the EU and EFTA countries Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, plus Turkey.
Holt Integrated Circuits announced the introduction of HI-8475, a novel ARINC 429 receiver designed specifically for use without a microprocessor. All configuration and control is programmed using logic input pins, eliminating the need for a microprocessor or software interface and the related costs for software certification.
Merit Sensor Systems announced its TR Series temperature-compensated pressure sensor product line. The TR Series packaged pressure sensor features Merit Sensor’s “back-side entry” approach, where the sensing media cannot come in contact with the active, top side of the pressure sensing die.
TT electronics is further extending its range of innovative solutions for challenging applications, with the introduction of three families of thick-film precision resistive dividers targeting high-voltage measurement circuits. The new devices are being launched in response to growing demand in the energy, medical, industrial and instrumentation markets.
Littelfuse, Inc. has added two new packaging options to its SP3012 Series TVS Diode Array (SPA® Diodes) line. Like the rest of the series, these new devices are optimized for protecting sensitive chipsets with high-speed data lines from external ESD (electrostatic discharge) events. The new SP3012-03UTG (uDFN-6) and SP3012-04HTG (SOT23-6) devices offer board designers more options and greater layout flexibility. They also provide up to 66 percent greater clamping performance than other industry options, ensuring greater chipset reliability.
More than 600,000 of the mammals may have died in 2012 in the contiguous United States. A new estimate of bat deaths caused by wind turbines concludes that more than 600,000 of the mammals likely died this way in 2012 in the contiguous United States.
Would-be donors skip giving when offered the chance to show public support for charities in social media, a new study from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business finds. "Charities incorrectly assume that connecting with people through social media always leads to more meaningful support," says Sauder PhD student Kirk Kristofferson, who co-authored the forthcoming Journal of Consumer Research article.
Every so often, you see a robot on the internet that is so macabre-looking it belongs in a horror film. There is a quality about these robots that’s not quite robot, but not quite human. Generally, in the technology community, nine out of ten of these robots come out of the Department of Defense sponsored Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (a.k.a DARPA). (If you need proof, check out DARPA’s PETMAN)
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for P1dB’s 100 Watt, low PIM termination. Covering 0.8 to 2.6GHz, the P1dB P1LP-Term-716J100W features low PIM performance of <163dBc @ +43dBm/tone. VSWR performance is 1.09:1 from a 7/16 female connector.
AirCare Automation is proud to announce the availability of its new, updated VariPhase Single-Phase AC motor controllers. The new VariPhase units enhanced features that will make speed control of a single-phase PSC motor easier and more consistent.
The DATEL Business Unit of Murata Power Solutions announced the introduction of a new line of digital-to-analog converters. The reliable DAC-88 series are 12-bit, 3µs DACs housed in a small hermetically sealed 24-pin DDIP or SMT gull-wing ceramic package.
The MaxBotix Snow Depth Sensors are rated to operate in temperatures between -40Cº to +65Cº with a maximum range of 5000mm. Their sensors have been proven and optimized, yielding design solutions that previously hindered competing sensors, in a real world snow environment tested at their facility located in the heart of Minnesota.
Imagine upwards of eight tons pressing down on your body as you make the descent into the icy waters of the deepest parts of the ocean. The human body isn’t meant to withstand that sort of pressure, so we must utilize devices like the OpenROV to get our exploration fix if we don’t happen to have millions of dollars on hand for more sophisticated equipment.
The Cessna citation X was recently confirmed by the FAA as the fastest civilian aircraft in the world blowing past the current record holder, the Gulfstream G650 at a speed of mach .935 to the Gulfstreams unimpressive Mach .925. On the other side of the speed scale, the town of Milton-Keynes in England is replacing its public buses with a pod system that will rocket passengers around the city at a whiplash-inducing 12 mph.
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with the company’s MGC3130 – a single-chip 3D gesture/free space position tracking solution
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support of the new mXTEND antenna booster from Fractus, S.A. (Fractus). The mXTEND (part number FR01-S4-250) is specifically designed to provide multiband performance in mobile and other wireless devices....
Murata announced today the D1U54P series of 54mm wide 1200 Watt front-end power supplies from Murata Power Solutions. With industry leading efficiency of greater than 94% and a power density in excess of 28 Watts per cubic inch, these low-profile units measure only 54.5 x 321.5 x 40 mm and fit the industry standard 1U package format.
Maxim Integrated Products introduced its Capistrano reference platform targeting designers of smart meters looking to reduce time to market, attain higher accuracy, and secure their designs. Using the company's Zeus metering SoC, Capistrano protects designs with advanced cryptography, physical attack
In this video, the robot does not know how to move a knife safely and learns through Interactive zero-G and tablet touch user interaction on Baxter for grocery checkout application. With high degree-of-freedom manipulators, one needs to find a trajectory that is not only valid from a geometric point-of-view (i.e., feasible and obstacle-free, the criterion that most existing planners focus on), but also satisfy the user's preferences.
“Not to worry, I’ll just print another hand.” This statement would belong in a work of fiction a few years ago, but today, it is reality for those missing fingers or limbs. Prosthetics have come a long way from the archaic image of a pirate hobbling around his ship on a wooden peg leg.
HMI reference design for the MicroZed Evaluation Kit helps accelerate the adoption of Zynq-based solutionsNovember 6, 2013 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments
Avnet Electronics Marketing released a new touchscreen Human Machine Interface (HMI) reference design from Xylon for its MicroZed evaluation kit. The MicroZed is based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. The reference design is available for free and showcases the MicroZed working as a