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20 TB storage system features modular, CompactPCI serial design

April 13, 2015 10:56 am | by MEN Micro Inc | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has expanded its modular, built-to-order systems with the MH70S designed for storage applications. The CompactPCI Serial platform, which offers a capacity of up to 20 TB, is a pre-configured system for storage intensive applications such as digital video recorders, content servers or NAS. Its robust ...

75W converters provide wide input range and high isolation

April 13, 2015 10:55 am | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The MR75-xxSRW series is a family of single output 75W converters packaged in a compact case. They are designed to provide the wide input range, high isolation, rugged packaging and high reliability required for many railway/transit applications. Eight standard models operate from wide 43 to 101 VDC (72 VDC nominal) or 66 to 160 VDC ...

QNX BSP available in a SIL 4-pre-certified configuration

April 13, 2015 9:56 am | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. now offers a safe QNX BSP to ensure comprehensive safe communication between the control unit and the I/O in the new Modular Train Control System (MTCS). The MTCS is an application-ready system platform in half 19” that allows safe control of all rail relevant ...

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ESD protection diode saves board space in portable electronics

April 13, 2015 8:27 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm by 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS05B1-SD0 offers ultra-low capacitance and ...

Why I’ll never get in a self-driving car

April 13, 2015 8:27 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Those prone to car sickness usually prefer to drive. That’s because getting behind the wheel lessens the symptoms you feel as a passenger. But what happens when everyone’s a passenger? What happens to the occupants of self-driving cars?

Push-pull Advance data connector complies with ODVA’s Variant 14

April 13, 2015 8:18 am | by Phoenix Contact | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The new push-pull Advance data connectors from Phoenix Contact bring future-proof, high-speed cabling directly to the field. The push-pull connection technology complies with ODVA’s Variant 14. Designed for data rates of up to 10 Gbps, the connectors have IP65/67 protection against dirt, dust, and humidity. With their 360-degree shielding ...

What type of smart energy technology will make the biggest impact in the future?

April 10, 2015 1:41 pm | Articles | Comments

Efficient and reliable power conversion technologies will make the biggest impact on future Smart Energies. Power Converters will be utilized in many different places, including balancing, linking, and electric vehicles, and so efficient power converters will have a broad impact on the overall efficient ...

Defying the odds as a female engineer

April 10, 2015 12:07 pm | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | Blogs | Comments

When MIT senior Emma Nelson was teaching engineering classes in China in 2013, a male student remarked of her as an instructor, “I thought we were supposed to meet engineers, not women.” As she stared out at the 100 college students before her ...

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Engineering Newswire: TRON lightcycle breaks out of the system

April 10, 2015 9:17 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Meaghan Ziemba, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

RM Sotheby’s, a collector car auction house, will be auctioning off a real-life TRON lightcycle that is being touted as a work of mobile art. The custom electric vehicle was built for RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection, which features a lineup of 75 cars....

Magnetic rotary encoders now include communications interfaces

April 9, 2015 3:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL-FRABA has introduced two new communications interfaces for its high-precision IXARC magnetic rotary encoders. These versatile, compact and cost-effective devices are now available with PROFINET and EtherCAT interfaces. The networking technologies supported by the new communications interfaces ...

LED work light on quadpod features retractable cord reel

April 9, 2015 3:35 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 60 watt base stand LED work area light mounted atop an extendable quadpod equipped with a retractable cord reel. The WAL-QP8-WP60PM-GRC50 from Larson Electronics is an aluminum quadpod mounted work area LED light that provides ...

The cost of increased access

April 9, 2015 1:25 pm | by Brian Long, field application engineer, TE Connectivity Ltd. | Articles | Comments

In today’s society, across the entire globe, consumers and businesses alike are demanding increased access to the connected world. This demand is all but independent of where people are or what they are doing. This insatiable demand requires newer and smaller devices with ...

This is why arming domestic drones is a very bad idea

April 9, 2015 12:56 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

UAVs represent a potential goldmine, with commercial and scientific functions and a treasure trove of DIY applications on the docket. But for every hobbyist tinkering in their lab, there’s a police force planning surveillance activities and untold privacy concerns....

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Pressure transmitters and switches designed for hazardous environments

April 9, 2015 12:30 pm | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems) has announced the global market launch of its Model 3800/3820 Series. The new Gems Model 3800/3820 Series is a family of reliable, accurate, compact OEM pressure transmitters and switches for hazardous area and other hostile environments. The new Model 3800 Series pressure transmitter ...

Rectifiers feature a power capacity of 6 kW

April 9, 2015 12:23 pm | by Ge Energy | Ge Energy | Product Releases | Comments

GE's new GP100 line of power rectifiers provide data- and power-intensive three-phase applications with the industry’s first compact, 1U , 6-kilowatt (kW) 54-volt AC-to-DC power rectifiers. The new GP100 line includes GE’s GP100R for data center and telecommunications rack or cabinet mounting and its GP100M for embedded data ...

Oscilloscope preserves signal-to-noise ratio for higher fidelity

April 9, 2015 12:09 pm | by Tektronix | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Key innovations delivered in the DPO70000SX ATI Performance Oscilloscope that set it apart from traditional ultra-high bandwidth oscilloscopes include world’s first 70 GHz real-time oscilloscope with Tektronix’ patented Asynchronous Time Interleaving (ATI) technology that preserves signal-to-noise ratio for higher fidelity....

Bluetooth smart SoC aimed at high volume consumer markets

April 9, 2015 11:39 am | by Dialog Semiconductor (Dialog North America) | Dialog Semiconductor (Dialog North America) | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor announces three additions to its successful SmartBond family of ultra-low power, Bluetooth Smart System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits. The devices, aimed at high volume, high growth consumer markets, are the smallest and lowest power wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet-of-Things (IoT)....

Engineering Update #105: Driverless vehicle makes a cross-country trek

April 9, 2015 10:47 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

There has been a lot of enthusiasm and quite a bit of criticism when it comes to self-driving cars. They’ve proven themselves capable on shorter trips,  but Delphi has undertaken a whole other challenge. An across-the-country road trip....

USB enclosures designed for a wide range of OEM applications

April 9, 2015 9:05 am | Teko Enclosures Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Following popular demand from design engineers, TEKO has launched its new TEK-USB standard USB enclosure. TEK-USB is perfect for a wide range of OEM applications including USB dongles, pen drives and wireless transmitters. The enclosures have an attractive snap-together design with an integrated soft touch protection ring in the middle....

Wet tantalum capacitor offers improved vibration capability

April 9, 2015 8:12 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitor with a glass-to-tantalum hermetic seal that is approved to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) drawing 15005. For avionics and aerospace systems, the device is the industry's first wet tantalum capacitor approved to ...

The demands of mobile devices

April 8, 2015 2:39 pm | by Rick Wietfeldt, Chairman of the MIPI Alliance Technical Steering Group and Senior Director, Technology at Qualcomm | Articles | Comments

Our smartphones have become indispensable and the value we attach to these devices will continue to grow along with steadily advancing device capabilities. New designs coming to market showcase increasingly sophisticated components: ever-faster 4G/LTE ...

Japan’s first indigenous stealth fighter could take flight this summer

April 8, 2015 1:44 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. has been overly protective of the F-22 Raptor — and rightfully so. The air-superiority weapon is our ace in the hole against 5th-gen fighters like China’s Chengdu J-20 & Shenyang J-31 and Russia’s PAK-FA, and to that end, we’ve banned the F-22 from export....

Taking aim with precision-guided firearms

April 8, 2015 8:54 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Hunting requires a lot of patience and skill, and nothing can be more frustrating than a missed shot on a target a few hundred yards away. Austin-based TrackingPoint has developed a fully integrated, precision-guided firearm system that ...

Components of risk: Counterfeit electronic parts

April 8, 2015 8:06 am | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

The electronics industry benefits from innovative leaps and incremental developments from an impressive number of engineering disciplines. No matter if a technological problem centers on process, device, or circuit design; thermal or mechanical engineering ...

Shielded power inductors provide exceptionally low DCR

April 7, 2015 1:51 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft's new MLC75xx Series of shielded, high-current power inductors offer Isat ratings up to 59.2 Amps and DC resistance down to 1.2 mOhms for greater efficiency. Their soft saturation characteristics make them ideal for VRM/VRD designs and other applications with occasional overcurrent requirements....

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