Every new technology or consumer widget must inevitably run headfirst into the regulatory powers of government — often in conjunction with automotive safety. So this was no surprise: San Diego police have pulled over a motorist and ticketed her for wearing Google Glass, touching off the latest battle between federal legislators and the private sector.
IXYS Corporation announced the introduction of the PCX-7500 high-power laser diode driver/current source by its IXYS Colorado division. This instrument provides precision pulsed current with accurate microprocessor-based digital power control.
Linear Technology has launched the LTM4633, a triple output 10A step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator in a 15 x 15 x 5.01mm BGA package with integrated heat sink for enhanced heat dissipation. Combined with bypass capacitors and three resistors, the LTM4633 solution fits within 4.5cm² on a dual-sided PCB.
In this week's headlines: TWI develops a handheld 5kW laser torch: The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has developed a powerful laser projector that resembles a rifle. Lexus creates a portrait painting system: Lexus has turned the art of automobiles into a reality with the Art is Motion system.
There’s chasing money and then there’s chasing money. According to Japan’s RocketNews24, one company has come up with a wallet that runs away before you run out of cash. (OK, it actually rolls away.) Not only does the “Living Wallet” sense its owner’s hand reaching for it and try to sneak off, it also, when caught, can scream....
The first Industrial Revolution was driven by the steam engine and mechanization, the second by Henry Ford’s assembly line and the third in the 1970s, when computers revolutionized the workplace. Now the three have coalesced, putting us at the dawn of Industry 4.0....
Express Logic introduced GUIX, a new graphical user interface (GUI) development framework. GUIX is a small-footprint, low-overhead runtime engine and development tool featuring automatic code generation for embedded systems capable of graphical display.
Schaefer Inc. is proud to introduce their new TER Series of rugged, ultra low-profile ac-dc power supplies designed for heavy industrial applications. All units are uniquely sealed in a heat-conducting potting material and are specifically designed for projects that demand reliable and shock resistant power supplies in the harshest operating conditions.
Measuring electrical current in a conductor is critical to many systems. Classic measurement techniques use shunt resistors, current transformers or magnetic field sensors. Hall effect sensors are frequently the choice when measuring DC currents. However the new, improved MLX91209CA can be applied in all current sensing situations.
Vishay Intertechnology introduced three new ± 15 V precision monolithic quad single-pole single-throw (SPST) CMOS analog switches. Built on a new CMOS process, the Vishay Siliconix DG1411, DG1412, and DG1413 offer low on-resistance of 1.5 Ω.
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2943 multicell battery gas gauge which makes direct measurements of 3.6V to 20V battery stacks. Absolutely no level shifting circuitry on the supply and measurement pins is required to interface with multicell voltages, so total current consumption is minimized and measurement accuracy is preserved.
As processing speeds in electronics continue to rise, and packaging continues to shrink, sensitive internal components are located closer and closer together. Higher clock speeds coupled with increased density of components leads to increasing amounts of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) noise.
Electronic component distributors historically have simply been an outlet from which to source parts. Not so long ago, customers paged through gigantic catalogs searching for specific parts by category. Then, orders were often placed with multiple distributors selected by order type – a single part or a volume order.
International Rectifier announced the expansion of its family of highly integrated, ultra-compact, patent pending µIPM power modules with the introduction of the IRSM808-105MH and IRSM807-105MH, optimized for high efficiency appliance and light industrial applications with motor power up to 300W.
Coilcraft’s new 6x6 mm LPR6235 Series coupled inductors can be used as step-up or flyback transformers in DC-DC converters or as autotransformers. They are ideal for voltage step-up in energy harvesting applications and have been selected by Linear Technology for their LTC3108 and LTC3109 Ultralow Voltage Step-Up Converter and Power Managers.
Ironwood Electronics' new high performance socket - SF-BGA48U-B-64F allows 0.8mm pitch, 8x6mm body, 8x6 array flash memory to be socketed and operate without compromising performance in demanding CMOS applications. Socket with chip installed is used in electrically erasable, read/write, non-volatile flash memory application.
AVX Corporation recently developed two new high frequency ultra-broadband inductor (UBL) series. Designated the GLM and GLN Series, the unique components provide extremely low insertion loss and excellent matching over multiple octaves of the frequency spectrum.
Analog adhesion tester uses compressed inert gas to apply a continuous tensile load to an aluminum pull-stubOctober 29, 2013 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments
The P.A.T.T.I.-K Analog Adhesion Tester uses compressed inert gas to apply a continuous tensile load to an aluminum pull-stub which is bonded to the test surface with an adhesive. After the adhesive has cured, the operator attaches the piston. Then the operator pushes and holds the “RUN” button.
This week on Engineering Newswire, we're crash landing the Ferrari of space, seeing through traffic, making bionic plants, and testing the sting of the Yellow Jacket Personal Protection Device, by zapping executive editor, David Mantey. This episode features....
IXYS Corporation announced today a new high-power phase-leg in the SimBus-F outline with a total Current - Voltage capability of 600 Ampere and 650 Volt. The excellent best-in-class performance of the discrete 650 Volt XPT Trench IGBT products is now also available in module outlines, up to 600 Amperes with the IXYS fast “Sonic” diodes.
Honeywell announced that new 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 Series of the HumidIcon combination digital output relative humidity (RH) and thermal sensor solutions are now available. Primarily targeted for medical, HVAC, and industrial applications, these new sensors offer industry-leading long-term accuracy....
Microchip Technology 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 Microchip’s MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their specific space requirements.
Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has enhanced the Z Series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil through-hole commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) resistors with an extended resistance range down to 5 Ω. For high-precision applications in harsh environments, the devices provide very low nominal TCR....
ON Semiconductor has launched the Ezairo 7100 series of integrated circuits and packaged hybrids for advanced hearing aids and hearing implant devices. With five times the processing power of previous systems, the system-on-chip (SoC) provides built-in flexibility to support evolving algorithm, wireless and system-level needs.