Here at ECN we're always looking for the "next big thing" and this month we're focusing on near-field communications. NFC only seems to be increasing in popularity and usage across the electronics board, but we want to know what's happening in your labs and on your benches.
Many signal processing, analytical, and diagnostic instruments are utilizing Eurocard-based enclosures that are recessed. With higher signal frequencies and lots of cabling, the incentive to recess an enclosure continues to increase for many applications. There are many benefits to this type of design....
Newhaven Display and Digi-Key have developed a new PIC32 adapter board, the NHD-3.5-320240MF-PIC EVAL BOARD. This display adapter provides the designer with a color resistive touch LCD (NHD-3.5-320240MF-ATXL#-T-1) and hardware interface for
Saelig Company has introduced the SP-0L Series of economical, entry-level industrial touch panel PCs equipped with Intel's Atom N270 CPU and 945 GSE & ICH7M chipset on a 3.5" Single Board Computer form factor, and 1GB (up to 2GB) DDR II memory and 4GB DOM.
Vishay Intertechnology introduced 10 solderable FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers that include the industry's first 3 A devices in the SMA package, 3 A and 4 A devices in the SMB package, and 4 A and 5 A devices in the SMC package.
Clip-Air project researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are currently working on the technical feasibility of futuristic airplanes with a single flying wing that can transport up to three capsules. The autonomous capsules would be 30 meters long and weigh 30 tons, roughly the size of a railroad car so they’re also compatible with existing rail systems.
Lumex announced the global launch of its TitanBrite Wireless Bonded LED featuring “flip chips” that are said to be up to 15 percent brighter than any others in the market. In addition to the standard 3-W and W LEDs, this LED is also available in 9 W. High light output is achieved in a
Larson Electronics has announced today the release of a powerful high bay LED light designed to provide an easily mounted and adjusted source of explosion proof rated illumination. The EPL-HB-150LED-RT High Bay Fixture is approved for Class 1 Division 1 & 2 locations....
XMOS today announced a new reference design for its xCORE multicore microcontroller products that brings Ethernet AVB (Audio Visual Bridging) technology to more cost-sensitive audio transport and time sensitive networking applications in which latency and timing are critical.
American Sensor Technologies has released the AST4530 PVDF / PTFE submersible pressure transducer. Intended for liquid level measurement of corrosive liquids in which stainless steel or titanium cannot survive, the AST4530 is designed to offer excellent long-term survivability and stability.
ADLINK Technology announced the introduction of its PXI-3980, ADLINK’s first quad-core PXI embedded controller featuring the high-performance Intel® Core™ i7-2715QE 2.1 GHz processor, with up to 16 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, for seamless execution in multitasking environments and reduced test times.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 7 watt LED work light designed to provide explosion proof protection combined with the power and efficiency of LED lighting technology. The EHL-LED-7W-50LV-AC LED Drop Light is a Class 1 Division 1 approved work light that produces three times more foot candles at 5 feet....
Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces the mLUX Translucent Flex Antenna, which enables more innovative, creative, and impressive design effects for mobile devices. The mLUX is an invisible antenna concept. It allows light and color to shine through the translucent device cover, offering multiple options for industrial design.
The Smart Grid is coming. It is needed in order to raise or lower prices for consumers depending on the time of day. It is needed to control consumer loads to better integrate intermittent alternative energy into the grid (industrial loads are already demand controlled by the grid operator depending on the type of service contract they have).
Through 2016, the home healthcare market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 7.7 percent. This projection underscores a significant trend: More patient treatments are shifting away from healthcare facilities into home environments as patients grapple with the rising costs of on-going healthcare treatment plans.
TDK Corporation announces the release of TDK-Lambda’s new CUS250LD series low profile AC-DC power supplies. These single-output supplies provide 250-watts of output power with convection cooling (no fans required). This design eliminates the need for fan maintenance and reduces acoustic noise and vibrations.
Binder-USA is pleased to announce the addition of crimp termination to a variety of M16 connectors. Expanding the M16 product line with crimp termination will offer more options for factory production and increase productivity by simplifying assembly of the connectors.
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the new XLamp MK-R LEDs from Cree, which leverage the SC³ Technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt. Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs are built on Cree's revolutionary SC³ Technology platform, delivering up to 200 lumens-per-watt....
Engineers of every discipline face new challenges in the modern workplace, whether by keeping pace with rapidly developing technology, or accessing essential software while working in the field. Besides calling on knowledge and experience to get the job done, engineers rely on a host of resources and tools that, thanks to the development of mobile applications, are becoming increasingly accessible from handheld devices.
Infineon Technologies AG introduces a new Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) diode series to protect antennas and front-end devices from transient voltage events. The new ESD101x and ESD103x diodes absorb dangerous electrostatic discharges (ESD) to prevent damage to the antenna system while maintaining signal integrity.
Nemicon continues to push the envelope in high-performance miniaturization with its 7S Series Incremental Rotary Encoder. At just 7.2mm (0.28346”) in diameter, and based on Nemicon’s successful line of 18mm (0.70866”) and 12mm (0.47244”) diameter miniature encoders, the 7S Series shaft type encoder features high resolution....
Solid-state lighting has taken its place in the mainstream of illumination, finding uses in a diverse range of industrial and consumer applications. Solid state lamps have shed the initial skepticisms about quality, and although the upfront costs are high, these costs are coming down.
Global Specialties today introduced a new rugged, general purpose AC/DC power supply with variable outputs of 0-25 volts @ 5 amps with digital LED (Green) displays for motoring both voltage and current outputs. This unique power supply is a low-cost, space-saving solution for applications requiring both AC/DC voltages.
Touchstone Semiconductor announced the TS3300 boost regulator. The TS3300 uses only 3.5µA of supply current, and the TS3300’s efficiency performance is constant over a 100:1 span in output current. No other low power boost converter offers this level of performance.
International Rectifier introduced a family of rugged 1200V ultra-fast insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) optimized for industrial motor drive and UPS systems. The new devices leverage IR’s field stop trench ultra-thin wafer technology that delivers lower conduction and switching losses.