Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-03MM series is a family of 3W AC/DC power supplies packaged in a miniature 1 x 1 inch case. These power supplies provide the robust performance, safety approvals and small size required by a wide range of space critical, board level applications.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a family of 4Mb serial Ferroelectric Random Access Memories (F-RAMs), which are the industry’s highest density serial F-RAMs. The 4Mb serial F-RAMs feature a 40-Mhz Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), a 2.0V to 3.6V operating voltage range and are ...
Jitter is an important characteristic of waveform quality, and low jitter in a clock waveform is an important feature in reducing error in communications systems. Low jitter is an important component of low Error Vector Magniture (EVM) in high quality digital communications networks. The latest generation of ...
Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology to observe physical phenomena far from terra firma.
In mid-May, the seventh calibration mission for an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, will launch into space onboard a sounding rocket for a 15-minute flight.
Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage. With new technology innovations, more features are being incorporated into power management ICs.
Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is produced by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. It is pretty for stargazing, but a challenge for space-to-ground communications.
Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms -- structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets -- have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.
It's not news that a power supply's performance is critical to an efficient and reliable system. Even so, the supply often doesn’t get the appreciation and respect it deserves. Very often, whether the product is a low-power, portable device operating from a battery or ...
Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them...
A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes.
Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life.
An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot will one day control a small fleet of nearby drones from the cockpit while in flight — according to a new Air Force report on autonomous systems, Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley said.
While ever-smaller semiconductor-process nodes move from cutting edge to leading edge to mainstream, in percentage terms, smaller devices aren’t driving faster processor clocks or memory busses nearly so much as they are increasing functional density.
The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenade.
As semiconductors have reached into more and more applications, the threats posed by counterfeit components have become increasingly serious.
A recent ECN article described conflict minerals as natural resources found within war zones and plundered by militias to perpetuate the fighting. How would you define conflict minerals and their collective impact on design engineering?
The advent of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has revolutionized the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), helping take it from concept to commercial reality. The biggest reason for the proliferation of BLE has been its presence in smartphones, tablets and laptops.
According to Dave Doherty at Digi-Key, the evolution includes customer base expansion. “Millennials don’t want to work for corporate America. They want to work for smaller companies, and many of them really rely on ...
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the 60 V EPC2035 and 100 V EPC2036 eGaN power transistors designed to compete in price, while outperforming silicon. Price, the last barrier to widespread adoption of GaN transistors as silicon MOSFET replacements, has fallen. These products ...
Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, the flagship product for a new line of Mahr optical measuring instruments, at MD&M EAST, June 9-11, 2015, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth #2315.
At EDS 2015, Harting stepped fully into the world of STEM (and continuing education) with the launch of Harting University. Over the last several years, Harting has been the veritable toast of the industry, winning accolades ...
Brussels: A European project to build a military drone by 2025 took wing on Monday as Germany, France and Italy signed a deal to start technical work and end their reliance on US- and Israeli-made models.
US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.
Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small feat. The pump one day might be used to power other molecular machines, such as artificial muscles.