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Medically Approved Power Adapters Deliver High Power of 250 W

August 9, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower’s TMA250 Series of 250W AC/DC power adapters provides DC output voltages ranging from 12 V to 48 V. The series features a 90 V to 264 VAC universal input and 0.9 active power factor. With efficiency being

Brainstorm: Solid State Lighting

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | Articles | Comments

What application area will benefit most from the integration of solid state lighting?

Miniature 0402 Schottky Diodes for Detector Applications

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has introduced two miniature 0402 Schottky diodes for detector applications in handsets, WLAN, CATV Satcom, land mobile radios and infrastructure platforms.

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Series 60 GHz Power Amplifiers HHPAV-433

August 9, 2011 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HHPAV-433 Power Amplifier covers the frequency range from 59.5 to 60.5 GHz and is usable over the range of 58 to 64 GHz.

Monitoring Transformers is a Key to Predictive Maintenance

August 9, 2011 8:08 am | by Mike Dickinson, Director New business Development, Pacific Crest Transformers (www.pacificcresttrans.com) | Blogs | Comments

Recently monitoring transformers has taken a great leap forward, as energy-production sites seek solutions to lower maintenance costs.

u-blox GPS Chip Selected for Samsung 3D Navigator Family

August 9, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox’ latest-generation GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST has been chosen for the entire line of the award-winning Samsung SEN car navigation devices.

Return to Zero - Circuit Protection

August 9, 2011 7:34 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.

How to make early thermal assessments and decisions using a simple resistor network

August 9, 2011 7:27 am | by Matt Romig, Analog Packaging Productization Manager, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Managing heat dissipation is one of the biggest challenges when designing electronic components and systems today. You can run simulations and measure full systems with high accuracy, but that can be time-consuming and costly.

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A Very Cool EMI-Immune Sensor Demo using a Tesla-Coil Keyboard at NIWeek 2011

August 9, 2011 7:04 am | by Video Alix Paultre | Videos | Comments

Ian Alexander of National Instruments uses a musical keyboard driven by a Tesla Coil to demonstrate the EMI resistance of the PXIe 4844 Optical Sensor Interrogator for Fiber Bragg Gratings. The device enables delicate sensor readings in environments that would fry regular electronic sensors.

Remote I-O modules resistant to field interference

August 9, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces four new EtherNet/IP-based remote I/O modules; the ADAM-6150EI, a 15-ch Isolated Digital Input/Output Module, the ADAM-6151EI, a 16-ch Isolated Digital Input Module, the ADAM-6156EI, a 16-ch Isolated Digital Output Module...

LED spotlights include dimmer option and four beam angles

August 9, 2011 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

FZLED reveals a stunning new range of 22-Watt LED Spotlights featuring cutting edge long-lifetime high power Cree LEDs. The PAR38-03 series is a simple money-saving plug-and-play replacement for inefficient traditional lights in E27/E26 sockets.

Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier Operates Over the Full 0.5 GHz to 18.5 GHz Range

August 8, 2011 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation launched a new Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) that operates over the full 0.5 GHz to 18.5 GHz frequency range. Available in a 4 mm x 4 mm surface mount package, the HMC1013LP4E extends the

Pushbutton Switch Is Asserted to Save Assembly Time and Money

August 8, 2011 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed an ultra-miniature pushbutton switch that is presented to save assembly time and money. Designated the FP Series, the totally sealed construction uses an o-ring between the actuator and bushing, which

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PIC32 Board for GUI Development Eliminates External Graphics Controller

August 8, 2011 11:44 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the Low-Cost Controllerless Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board, which enables the development of graphics applications without an external graphics controller.

High Voltage Large Case MLCCs Target High-rel Applications

August 8, 2011 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has announced its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) High Voltage (HV) SM Series capacitors. Designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications, the KPS family of devices uses

Windlift Kite-Based Power Generation Technology at NIWeek 2011

August 8, 2011 9:39 am | Videos | Comments

Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.

Software is making hardware easy...ware

August 8, 2011 8:57 am | by Adrian Fernandez, MSP Microcontrollers, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

It’s not uncommon to only think about the simple devices microcontroller enable. However, applications today are becoming more complex as consumers demand more from their products, driving several trends in the microcontroller industry.

Concept Design Methods for Developing Winning Products

August 8, 2011 8:28 am | by Mike Campbell, PTC | Articles | Comments

For many manufacturers, it's new ideas that keep business vibrant and growing. Fresh approaches to design, materials, and manufacturing all lead to more competitive and profitable products.

4 mm Linear Servomotor Operates Under Water

August 8, 2011 8:13 am | Videos | Comments

Last week, Nippon Pulse America announced a 4 mm linear shaft motor suitable for piezo type applications. Here is a video of the device operating under water.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Nelson Quintana of Renesas on Low-Power Microcontrollers

August 8, 2011 7:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Nelson Quintana of Renesas about their new RL78 microcontrollers.

Test contactor ensures low-resistance connection

August 8, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Johnstech International Corporation is pleased to announce the rebranding of its configurable ROL 200K (Kelvin) Test Contactor to better articulate the product's growing use for accomplishing more traditional test objectives.

How Innovation Happens: The Tower System

August 8, 2011 7:49 am | Videos | Comments

In this video Systems Engineer, Eduardo Montanez, explains how he and his team created and designed The Tower System, a modular development platform which helps embedded developers bring their products to market faster.

High Voltage Silicone Wire Targets Extreme Environments

August 8, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rated for voltages up to 42,000 VDC, Cicoil’s High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire is durable, flame retardant (UL 94V-0), free of halogens, and performs exceptionally well in extreme temperature conditions (-65°C to +260°C).

Making the Leap of Faith: Migration to Micro-Packaging

August 8, 2011 6:54 am | by Todd Visconti, Product Manager & Edwin Romero, Application & Marketing Engineer, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Schottky diodes can play several important roles inside battery powered handheld electronics equipment, such as cell phone handsets and portable gaming consoles. They are often incorporated into the DC-DC boost converters used to power the backlights for LCD displays and LED keypads.

Return to Zero - Self-Incrimination

August 8, 2011 5:39 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.

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