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Power resistor offers current ratings to 85 A

May 2, 2014 9:15 am | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology (Malvern, PA) introduced a new universal edgewound power resistor. Providing a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, the universal-mounted EDGU combines a high-reliability design....

Linear flood light now available in LED version

May 2, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting (Greenville, SC) announced that Architectural Area Lighting’s (AAL) popular Pivot linear flood light is now available in LED. Coupling the fixture’s simple yet striking aesthetics with long lasting LEDs, the Pivot is an exceptionally flexible lighting solution....

Engineering Newswire: Experimental electric plane takes first flight

May 2, 2014 7:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The electric E-Fan experimental aircraft performed its first successful public flight last week and served as the highlight of Airbus Group's — that's the old EADS — E-Aircraft Day in France. An electrical energy management system, or e-FADEC, is integrated into the aircraft....

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Watch five monster machines battle it out for Jenga champion

May 2, 2014 6:59 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

I love Cats. I just find them to be awesome in their majestic beauty. I am, of course, talking about Caterpillar machines. (I’ve been strictly a “dog” girl from day one.) My obsession with these beauties requires a little background. My dad is a builder, so it was just part of growing up to have big toys everywhere....

Non-inductive resistors present very low thermal resistance

May 1, 2014 7:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BEC Distribution, ARCOL's Premier UK Distributor has announced the availability of ARCOL's AP101 and AP140 non-inductive resistors which feature extremely low thermal resistance. The AP101 is capable of dissipating 100 W, and the AP140 can…

Instrument measures temperature, velocity and pressure at same time

May 1, 2014 5:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Thermal Solutions’ (Norwood, MA) iQ-200 instrument measures the temperatures of solid materials and surrounding air, while also tracking air velocity and air pressure. This laboratory-grade instrument simultaneously captures…

Carrier card offers scalable data acquisition to PCIe

May 1, 2014 5:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

4DSP (Austin, TX) announced the release of a new PCI Express product featuring the Xilinx Kintex-7 combined with the highest performance analog I/O card available in the marketplace, according to the company. With a single-channel…

Engineering Update #56: Building an interstellar Noah's Ark

May 1, 2014 2:18 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

UK scientists are busy developing a self-sustaining, bioorganic spacecraft described as an Interstellar Noah's Ark. And while this ark won't carry two of every animal, and none of the scientists involved in the project will live to see it completed, "Project Persephone," as they're calling it, could ensure the survival of humanity....

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Check out the newest NASA space suit design

May 1, 2014 8:28 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN, we’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear which space suit design the public chose for the future trips to Mars. About a month ago, NASA announced they would hold a content to select what the suits would look like.  Let’s take a moment to review the suit, itself. It’s called the Z-2 and is the successor to the Z-1 suit....

Will “wearables” be the next big thing?

May 1, 2014 8:22 am | by Bradd Johnson, Torex USA | Blogs | Comments

To reduce the size of their end product, engineers require smaller and more integrated components. Height becomes an issue, and many engineers request components no greater than 1mm in height. Thus component manufacturers must be sensitive to X, Y, and Z dimensions when they combine several functions into a single component....

Developer's kit includes a VCA with a built-in feedback sensor and a programmable controller

April 30, 2014 3:36 pm | Bei Kimco Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

To help customers get started with Voice Coil Actuators (VCA) and the sometimes confusing electronics needed for building a system, BEI Kimco Magnetics (Vista, CA) has introduced the VCA Developer's Kit - the first of its kind in the market. The completely self-contained kit includes a VCA....

Socket probe adapter designed to interface with 0.5mm pitch Fine pitch Ball Grid Array packages

April 30, 2014 3:23 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' (Eagan, MN) PB-BGA133A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter which allows high-speed testing of BGA device while accessing the signals using testers via header pins. Features of the PB-BGA133A-Z-01 include shortest possible trace length for maximum speed....

Hall-effect joystick features momentary rotation

April 30, 2014 3:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Grayhill, Inc. (LaGrange, IL) has introduced the compact Series 67B Joystick, a Hall-Effect joystick with a pushbutton and momentary knob rotation for additional interface options. The joystick travels 20 degrees in each X and Y direction as well as momentary rotation around the Z axis....

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Rechargeable solid-state batteries designed for nano-wearables and IoT devices

April 30, 2014 2:58 pm | Cymbet Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Cymbet Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) will be demonstrating EnerChip rechargeable solid-state batteries for various Wearable Technology (WT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices at the Internet of Things Developers Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA May 7-8, 2014....

Pluggable, tension-spring connection system provides quick installation and wiring safety

April 30, 2014 2:52 pm | Conta-Clip Inc | Product Releases | Comments

The ZST pluggable, tension-spring connection system from Conta-Clip (Somerset, NJ) features modular and flexible connection technology for quick installation and wiring safety. Using the ZST tension-spring connection, pluggable wiring is possible up to...

Choke integrates common and differential modes into one component

April 30, 2014 12:29 pm | Pulse Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics (San Diego, CA) released a series of chokes which integrate a common mode (CM) and differential mode (DM) choke into the same component. Combining two separate magnetic components into a single integrated component is asserted to…

Explosion-proof LED strobe light includes magnetic base and 25’ cord

April 30, 2014 11:04 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) announces the release of an explosion proof 10 watt LED strobe light, the EPSLED-80-M-25, with a magnetic mount base. Waterproof and IP67 rated, this LED light is magnetically mounted for temporary use and is available in several different color options....

Dual-output sensor targeted at the automotive, industrial, white goods, and commercial markets

April 30, 2014 10:55 am | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC (Worcester, MA) announces the release of a unique dual-output sensor solution, the ATS605, that provides a single IC to rotational position sensing applications with a ferrous gear target. Providing a single IC allows for uncomplicated mechanical design and installation....

Russian official: The US should use trampolines to get to space

April 30, 2014 9:45 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Back when Russia first began “acquiring” Ukraine, NASA immediately cut all ties with the Slavic republic, except for efforts related to the International Space Station (the US relies on Russian spacecraft to get to the ISS). And now, after a fresh round of US sanctions, a Russian defense official has a helpful suggestion — the US should use trampolines to get into space....

High voltage Reed switch is presented as world’s smallest

April 29, 2014 2:47 pm | Standex Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics (Cincinnati, OH) announced the release of the world’s smallest high-voltage switch: the KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switch. At a maximum glass length of 10.5 mm and an overall lead length of 34.5 mm, the KSK-1A35/1 can...

Low profile shielded power inductors offer DCR as low as 7.06 mOhms

April 29, 2014 2:32 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft’s (Cary, IL) XFL6012 Series of shielded power inductors combine desirable current handling and exceptionally low DC resistance in a rugged, low-profile package. Measuring 6.56 mm x 6.36 mm with a maximum height of 1.2 mm, the XFL6012 Series provides...

Broadband limiting amplifiers target electronic warfare, broadband communications

April 29, 2014 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises (Irvine, CA) unveiled new wide dynamic range broadband limiting amplifiers commonly used in electronic warfare, microwave receivers and broadband communications systems. These coaxial limiting amplifiers cover...

SMT Aluminum electrolytic capacitors target high-temperature applications

April 29, 2014 11:44 am | Illinois Capacitor | Product Releases | Comments

Illinois Capacitor (Lincolnwood, IL) has introduced four new lines of surface mount electrolytic capacitors, with maximum temperature ratings of 105°C to 125°C. These products are designed to handle a wide range of applications in power, portable instruments and other compact electronic devices. Capacitance ranges from...

Exploring the streets with K-Glass, a new augmented reality

April 29, 2014 10:59 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) | Videos | Comments

Walking around the streets searching for a place to eat will be no hassle when a head-mounted display (HMD) becomes affordable and ubiquitous. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed K-Glass, a wearable, hands-free HMD....

Engineers feel underpaid & overworked

April 29, 2014 10:17 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

PD&D recently asked engineers industry-plaguing questions centered on the OEM industry’s cogs, the engineers. As technology continues to move faster than Moore’s Law predicted, and unlike the rest of the world who can sit and enjoy the fruits of technological splendor, engineers are required to keep pace with the changing landscape....

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