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Power supplies output up to 7 Watts

August 1, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex Mfg., announces the “PK7” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The PK7 Series offers 7 Watts of output power in an encapsulated case, making it well suited for small to medium size PCB applications.

Return to Zero - Virtual Keyboard

August 1, 2011 3:59 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Intelligent Power Switch Family Features Current Sensing for Automotive Applications

July 29, 2011 8:44 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIR331x family of high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) devices with accurate current-sensing and built-in protection circuits for automotive applications. The new IPS devices enhance reliability in intelligent glow-plug controls...

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Precision Current Measurement in Industrial Drives

July 29, 2011 8:20 am | by Arek Kacprzak and Marc Royer, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Government regulations around the world are calling for higher efficiency of industrial motor drives because they account for a considerable amount of our total energy consumption. Higher efficiency requires optimization of the torque and rotor speed...

SiC JFETs target high-end audio

July 29, 2011 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiSouth Laboratories has launched a new family of low cost SiC JFETS with very good linearity targeted at high-end audio applications. SJEP120R100A and SJEP120R063A offer a very good linearity and best–in-class distortion.

Energy Micro Demonstrates Simple Migration with EFM32 Gecko Cortex-M3 MCUs

July 29, 2011 7:23 am | Videos | Comments

Energy Microsystems shows how to scale low power applications without having to re-design your layout when using 32-bit Cortex-M3 EFM32 microcontrollers.

Longer Range 2.4GHz Antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN Applications

July 29, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Siretta Antennas, the Berkshire, UK based M2M antenna specialist announced the release of its Oscar 15 antenna, a rugged 2.4GHz antenna designed for increasing working range between access points and remote sites.

AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Are Presented as Cost Effective

July 29, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cosel announced its new PLA Series of 300-W and 600-W AC/DC switching power supplies. These power supplies offer the same reliability as the company’s PBA Sereis but at a lower cost profile. The units are suited for

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MEMS Module Provides Six Degrees of Freedom in Advanced Motion-Sensing Applications

July 29, 2011 6:56 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has expanded its portfolio with a new device that combines three-axis sensing of both linear and angular motion.

Return to Zero - Light Bulb Moment

July 29, 2011 5:49 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Best Practices for Combating Counterfeit Components

July 28, 2011 2:02 pm | by Steven Lim, SiliconExpert Technologies, www.siliconexpert.com | Articles | Comments

SiliconExpert has worked alongside the University of Maryland CALCE (calce.umd.edu) and our own customers to create a list of best practices used by OEMs and contract manufacturers to combat counterfeits. This article summarizes

Machine Vision Revenue Growth Slowing

July 28, 2011 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

“The growth in machine vision revenues shows signs of slowing”; so says John Morse, Senior Analyst at IMS Research. He continued that this was not entirely unexpected following the dramatic recovery during 2010 from recession. Quoting from IMS Research’s Machine Vision 2011 report, he continued by saying

Rugged GPS Disciplined Clock for Precision Timing Applications

July 28, 2011 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Connor-Winfield Corporation is pleased to announce their newest 125 Series product - the Xenith TBR (Model FTS500).

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Arlon Martin of Kotura on Silicon Photonics

July 28, 2011 11:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Arlon Martin, VP of Marketing, Government Contracts & Industry Relations at Kotura, specialists in silicon photonics.

AC Current Sensors Tout a Highly Linear Output Voltage Over a Wide Dynamic Range

July 28, 2011 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduces its new Sidewinder AC current sensors. Sidewinder products differ from traditional current sense transformers because they do not need a core.

2G and 3G Small-cell Platform Can Provide a Complete Base Station on a Single PCB

July 28, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Consultants launched Sidewinder, said to be the smallest commercially available 2G and 3G small-cell platform. Suitable for use in mobile phone communications and professional radio, Sidewinder is

Return to Zero - Engineering Paradise

July 28, 2011 9:50 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Digi Launches Wi-Fi Version of XBee Module

July 28, 2011 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International introduced the XBee Wi-Fi, an embedded module that enables industry leading low power, serial-to-Wi-Fi networking in the popular XBee form factor. Because of the XBee’s common footprint and application programming interface (API)...

PCI Express Board Adds Digital Inputs and Outputs

July 28, 2011 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems introduces the DIO-16-LPCIe low profile PCI Express digital I/O interface adapter. The DIO-16-LPCIe provides 8 optically isolated inputs and 8 Reed relay outputs, perfect for a variety of monitoring and control applications.

LED Lighting Trends

July 28, 2011 8:31 am | by Douglas A. Toth, PE, Wurth Electronics Midcom | Blogs | Comments

Any new innovation experiences obstacles. In LED lighting, one problem is the issue of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), or unwanted noise signals.

EMC Test Software Adds DO-160 Module for Aerospace Applications

July 28, 2011 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq Inc. introduced an aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module is asserted to make set-up and testing fast and easy. Preloaded, standard hardware configurations and limit lines enable

Rugged Flat Panel Intended for Use in Bright Environments

July 28, 2011 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

iKey introduces a new high-bright line of robust panel-mount displays manufactured for optimal viewing in direct and indirect sunlight. “Outdoor HMI applications require displays that are designed for both bright and ambient light conditions...

Hacks: How Can They Be Prevented?

July 27, 2011 2:33 pm | by Eustace Asanghanwa, Atmel Corporation, www.atmel.com | Articles | Comments

Scandals are unpleasant to say the least, and dealing with them can be costly. Bad publicity destroys careers, lives, and closes down companies. Deservedly or not, employees of News of the World can already attest to this unfortunate fact. The rest of the world, especially us fellow engineers, watches events like these with a sense of immunity, that it’s about them not us. Are we immune?

Module Features 64 SPDT Electromechanical Power Relays

July 27, 2011 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Highland Technology has released its latest industrial/aerospace VME module, the model V210 relay board. The V210 features 64 SPDT electromechanical power relays under VME register control. Features include

Thermocouple Simulator Includes Backlight Display

July 27, 2011 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s CL540ZA Series of thermocouple simulators check and calibrate all thermocouple instruments. The easy-to-read backlight display makes this product

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