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Indicators ideal for material handling applications

April 20, 2015 10:19 am | by Apem Components, Inc. | Apem Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc. announces its new Q series indicators, ideal for material handling applications, and the perfect choice for any panel mount configuration, including industrial control panels, automation and medical equipment, vehicles, and marine instrument panels. Offered in red, green, yellow, blue and white, the Q series ...

VCO achieves a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V

April 20, 2015 10:18 am | by Crystek Crystal | Crystek Crystal | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3000-3000 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is +7.0 dBm typ. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55CC-3000-3000 ...

Cable gland allows for the pressure compensation within an enclosure

April 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Stego, Inc. | Stego, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Ventilation Cable Gland DAK 284 combines two different product features in one piece. On one hand it is an ordinary cable gland used to lead cables and wires into cabinets and enclosures. On the other hand this device allows for the pressure compensation within an enclosure, as known by the STEGO products DA 084 and DA 284.

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Automotive RF switch includes a frequency range between 100 MHz and 6 GHz

April 20, 2015 9:38 am | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

The PE423422 is a single-pole double throw (SPDT) RF switch that accommodates a frequency range between 100 MHz and 6 GHz with a high linearity of 73.5 dBm IIP3. Designed for automotive applications, it delivers high isolation, low insertion loss and excellent ESD ratings. It has a high isolation of 44 dB @ 1 GHz, 29 dB @ 3 GHz ...

Connectors offer a broad range of reliability and assembly benefits

April 20, 2015 8:52 am | by TE Connectivity | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity introduces new wire-to-board headers as part of its Power Triple Lock connector product line; thereby expanding the family of connectors targeting appliances into a growing number of HVAC, automation and control, and automotive designs. The connectors’ combined attributes of higher-current ...

Turning packing peanuts into energy efficient batteries

April 20, 2015 8:50 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a way to transform those scrunchy little pieces of styrofoam into an energy efficient battery. Turns out that the very qualities that make them a stout companion for your fragile parcels – their lightweight, porous nature ...

5 traits of exceptional engineering managers

April 17, 2015 2:00 pm | by Amanda Orson, Director of Communications, EngineerJobs.com | Blogs | Comments

Case studies on exceptional leaders are abundant – but specific and narrow in scope. Rather than distill what makes a great manager through the lens of a specific individual, we asked engineers of all stripes to share what the best managers do to give them ...

Classroom Game Server helps integrate game-based learning applications

April 17, 2015 1:49 pm | by Avnet | Product Releases | Comments

RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. introduced the RGS Classroom Game Server (CGS), a new high-performance digital learning system designed to enable school districts to affordably integrate game-based learning (GBL) applications into their digital lesson plans for grades K-12. The unit is optimized for MinecraftEdu from TeacherGaming LLC.

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40W AC/DC power supplies offer universal AC input

April 17, 2015 1:03 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The MPM-40SE series is a family of compact, 40W AC/DC power supplies. These high performance, encapsulated modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and high reliability. Six standard models operate from a universal input of 85 to 264 VAC; providing tightly regulated ...

Avoiding surprises in product development

April 17, 2015 12:45 pm | by Gary Burton, Jr., Director of Business Development, Burton Industries | Blogs | Comments

Everyone hates non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges and it may seem like a pleasant surprise when a contractor with design engineering capabilities offers a discount that eliminates some or all of these charges. If the work stays at the contractor, there may be no downside....

140W ISM band transistor provides clean power

April 17, 2015 12:27 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for an LDMOS power transistor internally matched for broadband operation from 2400 to 2500MHz. NXP’s BLF2425M7LS140 provides 140W average CW power with 18.5dB of gain. The BLF2425M7LS140 draws 1.3A from a 28V supply with efficiencies up to 52%....

Engineering Newswire: NASA prepares to crash into Mercury

April 17, 2015 9:50 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

At the end of this month, and after more than 10 years in space, NASA's MESSENGER mission will end when the spacecraft crashes into Mercury at more than 8,750 miles per hour. An on-board altimeter, which mapped Mercury's surface ...

Engineering Update #106: An electric vehicle designed for Antarctica

April 16, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Though electric vehicles are a common topic on technology and consumer blogs, rarely do your hear the technology partnered with the word Antarctica. But, for scientists who live and work there, it’s an interesting exploration into what types of vehicles are ideal....

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Controllers offer unparalleled J1939/NMEA2000 connectivity

April 16, 2015 11:46 am | by Divelbiss Corporation | Divelbiss Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Divelbiss Corporation announces significant upgrades to their P-Series PLC on a Chip based controllers integrating enhanced J1939 / NMEA2000 connectivity options and SD Card data logging. By supporting user configurable messaging, users will now have the freedom to fully implement these communication buses....

High-performance socket allows for a 0.65mm pitch

April 16, 2015 11:45 am | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' new high performance socket - SFS-BGA500C-52 allows 0.65mm pitch, 14x17mm body, 20X25 array 500 ball BGA package to be placed in socket and operated without compromising performance in high-speed applications. The Giga-snaP BGA socket adapter pair consists of SFS-BGA500C-52, patented female BGA sockets with ...

Explorer board ideal for use in motor control applications

April 16, 2015 11:40 am | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The GIZMO Explorer Board is a companion board for the GIZMO 2 platform from GIZMOSPHERE. The board offers features and peripherals that are ideal for use in motor control, human machine interface and control system application designs so users can get their projects started quickly....

Rectifier provides power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications

April 16, 2015 11:16 am | by Ge Energy | Ge Energy | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s CP3500 rectifier is the latest addition to its recently launched rectifier product line and provides industry-leading power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications. It is the industry’s first compact, 3.5-kilowatt (kW) AC to 48-volt DC rectifier in a 1U module, providing a higher power-to-space ratio than ...

DoD official: The F-35 won’t outperform the A-10

April 16, 2015 10:58 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The F-35’s critics have denounced the Joint Strike Fighter for years, but this is one of the first concessions from a high-level government official that this flying Swiss Army Knife won’t live up to its lofty billing. The F-35’s battlefield capabilities won’t surpass the A-10....

Using the cloud to manage large data sets

April 16, 2015 9:48 am | by Dan O’Neil, LORD MicroStrain, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Justin Bessette, LORD MicroStrain, Engineering Manager | Articles | Comments

Having the ability to gather large quantities of data does not necessarily translate into also having the ability to use that data in a meaningful way. While technological advances have made it less expensive to collect data, a need remains for a way to store and ...

Training Tomahawk missiles to hit moving targets

April 15, 2015 12:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

While the Navy ponders whether to replace the Tomahawk missile or just update it, Raytheon is preparing a multi-mode seeker test that could allow the Tomahawk Block IV to hit moving targets. The captive flight test would utilize a modified Tomahawk Block IV missile nose cone....

12 watt transistor designed for industrial heating

April 14, 2015 2:49 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for NXP’s BLF25M612G LDMOS power transistor offering 12W average CW output power. The BLF25M612G is designed as a driver amplifier for high power CW applications in the 2400 to 2500MHz ISM band. Operating from a 28V supply, efficiency of the ...

TFT display module provides consistent images from all viewing angles

April 14, 2015 1:57 pm | by KOE (Kaohsiung Opto-Electronics) | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial LCD manufacturer, KOE have announced the introduction of a new high performance 3.5" TFT display. The Rugged+ TX09D200VM0BAA features a 3:4 aspect ratio, QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution and IPS (in-plane switching) technology to provide highly consistent color and image ...

8.5 GHz auto calibration unit ideal for manufacturing and test facilities

April 14, 2015 1:48 pm | by Anritsu Company | Anritsu Company | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MN25208A SmartCal two-port 8.5 GHz auto calibration unit for its ShockLine family of vector network analyzers (VNAs). A plug-and-play calibration unit, SmartCal automatically powers on via a USB connection and loads calibration coefficients from on-board memory, for faster ...

IC scanner and micro near field probes up to 60 µm resolution

April 14, 2015 1:06 pm | by Langer EMV-Technik GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

The ICS 105 IC scanner can be used together with the ICR near-field microprobes to measure high-frequency near fields above integrated circuits (ICS 105 GND set) and small modules (ICS 105 UH set). The analysis of an IC's near fields provides a better understanding of what happens inside the IC at high frequencies. The measurements ...

Aluminium-ion battery can charge a smartphone in one minute

April 14, 2015 12:16 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, WDD, @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Have you ever sat around waiting for your cell phone to charge? For me, it's a painful wait. If I'm really in a rush, I'll even turn my phone on airplane mode, because according to I-don't-know-who, it charges faster that way. If you've ever sat waiting for some juice ...

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