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12 of the highest paid engineers on the planet

June 25, 2014 8:53 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

The surest path to wealth and fortune may be an electrical engineering degree. Every year, Fortune ranks the top five hundred American corporations by adjusted gross revenue. Here are this year’s Fortune 50 CEOs who made their start where ...

HotSpot: IMS2014 Top Ten

June 25, 2014 8:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

At this year’s IMS2014 event in Tampa Bay, FL, Wireless Design and Development saw a lot of cool and innovative new products, and we’re excited to provide you with our Top Ten list from the show. First up is Signal Hound. Signal Hound was this year’s ECN Impact Award winner in the test and measurement category....

Linear position sensors operate in radiation environments of nuclear power plants

June 24, 2014 5:04 pm | Macro Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) offers three series of Nuclear LVDT Position Sensors — the HSTAR, HLR and HSAR Series — specifically designed for position measurement in high temperature and mild radiation environments within nuclear power plants....

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Phase-control stud-style thyristors offer current-handling capability to 25 Amps

June 24, 2014 4:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Announced today by America Semiconductor, LLC (Linden, NJ) is the 25RIA Series of medium-power, phase-control thyristors. The single-phase Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR) are supplied in a standard TO-48 package with a current handling capability to 25 Amps....

USB 3.0 in surveillance and machine vision cameras

June 24, 2014 3:53 pm | by Abhishek Gupta & Saranjit Gupta, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. | Articles | Comments

USB 3.0 is becoming one of the most promising interfaces for camera-based commercial applications as well as industrial and medical imaging. All of the leading camera manufacturers in the vision and imaging market, including Basler, Ximea, IDS Imaging, and Lumenera, have introduced USB 3.0-based cameras....

Bulkhead adapter contains low PIM properties

June 24, 2014 3:05 pm | Rf Industries | Product Releases | Comments

RF Industries (San Diego, CA) expands their line of 7/16 DIN connectors and adapters with a female to female bulkhead adapter, part number P2RFD-1654-4. The adapter is manufactured with a machined brass body, with tri-metal (white-bronze) plating for a durable finish with low PIM properties....

TVS diode array offers superior clamping protection

June 24, 2014 2:53 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the SM24CANA Series 200W TVS Diode Array (SPA Diodes) for protecting the automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus from damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical fast transient (EFT), and other overvoltage transients....

Too much of a useless thing

June 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I realize that my growing interest, and ongoing coverage, of the Internet of Things (IoT) is only exacerbating the massive attention on one of the greatest technological known unknowns, but the confusion and excitement surrounding the impending market shift provides a regular topic of conversation while on the road....

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Three-stage telescoping light mast includes four class 1, division 1 150 watt LED light fixtures

June 24, 2014 11:42 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a 25 foot telescoping light mast with 360° rotating capabilities that is equipped with four explosion proof 150 watt LED light fixtures. The LM-25-3S-EPL-4X150RT-RB is a fold over light mast that produces 48,000 lumens of light....

Next-generation vault intended for collaboration and ECAD design data management

June 24, 2014 11:27 am | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited (Sydney, Australia)has announced the release of the next-generation of Altium’s enterprise data management and collaboration platform - Altium Vault 2.0. By centralizing, managing and formalizing the component libraries, design data and team collaboration using the Altium Vault ...

Tool kit cuts cable jacket, insulation, and strips wire

June 24, 2014 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

An upgraded tool kit with three essential hand tools that store in a handy trifold canvas pouch for all types of wire and cable preparation and repairs is being introduced by Xuron Corp. (Saco, ME). The Xuron TK2300 Wire Harness Tool Kit features the three tools used most for assembly and field service wiring applications....

Phase frequency detector available for automotive applications

June 24, 2014 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. announced the continued availability of the ML145170 circuit originally designed and built by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.  Lansdale has single-source rights to both globally market and continue to manufacture Motorola’s line of PLL (Phase Lock Loop) Circuits.

The F-35 was born of a "dumb piece of Air Force PR spin"

June 24, 2014 10:31 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The F-35 doesn’t have a lot of fans these days, and one of her biggest critics is actually the co-designer of the F-16, Pierre Sprey. Calling the Joint Strike Fighter the product of “an exceptionally dumb piece of Air Force PR spin”, Sprey issues a scathing indictment of the F-35 in a viral Internet video that is gaining a ton of traction in the aerospace community....

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Desktop power supply meets efficiency Level VI standards

June 23, 2014 4:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Power Partners (Hudson, MA) expands their medical power supply offering with the introduction of the PEAMD150 Series of AC/DC adapters that provide 150W in a compact 7” x 2.56” x 1.57” case. The PEAMD150 Series is approved to the highest safety standards....

High-current PMBus converters integrate MOSFETs

June 23, 2014 2:38 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced what it says are the industry’s first 18-V, 20-A and 30-A synchronous DC/DC buck converters with PMBus interface. The SWIFT TPS544B20 and TPS544C20 converters feature small QFN packages and integrated MOSFETs to drive ASICs in space-constrained and power-dense applications

Magnetic position sensors enable very high accuracy at high rotation speeds

June 23, 2014 11:16 am | Ams-Taos Usa Inc | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) introduced a new series of magnetic position sensors featuring a breakthrough technology capable of producing extremely accurate angle measurements of rotors spinning at high speed.

Power supply series extends to 650V output

June 23, 2014 10:29 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation (Neptune, NJ) announces the introduction of high voltage models to TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of 200W and 400W programmable DC power supplies. The series is now available with output voltages of up to 160, 320 or 650VDC, extending the line-up from 100VDC maximum....

LED string lights provide 250,000 lumens of illumination

June 23, 2014 10:16 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-SL-10-PAR38-LED work area string lights from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) consists of ten industrial grade LED lamps with 10 feet of 14/2 SJTW cable between each lamp. This temporary LED string light system is connected to power via an integrated 3’ cable....

You can borrow a drone at this library

June 23, 2014 10:01 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

The newly renovated University of South Florida library will have lots to offer students returning for the fall semester. There will be brand new furniture, a modern Smart Lab, and aerial drones to check out along with the books. No, really. In touting the school library’s recent renovations ...

Waveform generators offer up to 160 MHz output

June 23, 2014 9:51 am | B&K Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) its new 4060 Series line of dual channel function/arbitrary waveform generators. The series includes three models that generate sine waveforms up to 80 MHz (4063), 120 MHz (4064), and 160 MHz (4065). Featuring an advanced pulse generator ...

Normally open multi-throw coax switch covers DC to 12 GHz

June 19, 2014 2:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Coax Switches (Cumbernauld, UK) introduced its new Series CCR-38 Coax Switch. The CCR-38 is a broadband multi-throw, electromechanical coaxial switch designed to switch a microwave signal from a common input to any of 10 outputs.

Engineering Newswire: Urinal videogame is controlled by user's 'stream'

June 19, 2014 1:33 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

A new videogame has hit the market, and while it doesn’t require a controller, it’s not quite hands free. Yup, this video game is controlled entirely by your urine. After experimenting with many ideas including lasers, ultrasound, induction sensors, and even cameras which were ruled out on privacy grounds ...

LED series offers up to 23,650 lumens

June 19, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting announced that Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s modernly styled LUNABAY LED High Bay is now available in high output versions. While still providing excellent efficacy of up to 95 lumens per watt, the LUNABAY can now deliver up to 23,650 lumens....

Engineering Update #63: Boeing's newest space ship

June 19, 2014 9:57 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On June 9th, Boeing unveiled its CST-100 commercial space taxi. The company’s main goal is to restart the U.S. ability to get to the ISS and beyond without spending 60 million for a seat on a Russian soyez. The company is referring to this capsule as a “space taxi” due to its simplicity and cost effectiveness....

Obama pets a giant, laughing robotic giraffe

June 19, 2014 9:40 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

While the Obama administration has been dealing with a lot of heavy topics lately, the White House also had time to push policy on innovation and creation. Part of the campaign was the White House Maker Faire, designed to celebrate “all things built-by-hand and designed-by-ingenuity.” It featured 30 projects from more than 100 students, engineers, creators and researchers from 25 different states.

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