In this podcast we talk to Derek Phillips of Freescale on the Smart Grid and the challenges it poses to the design engineer.
Powerstax is pleased to announce that its MEDISTAX range of power supplies for medical applications has now been approved to the latest versions of safety approvals IEC 60601-1:2005 3rd Edition.
Valpey Fisher announced it expanded the frequency range offered in its VFH3225, presented as the industry’s smallest size High Reliability/Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) oscillator with outstanding performance for military applications.
The web is awash with reviews of the Kindle Fire, many positive (some scathingly negative), and the comparisons to the iPad are just as plentiful. The question that keeps coming up, however, is the Fire a game changer in the tablet war?
Agilent Technologies introduced the enhanced version of Agilent VEE, an interactive graphical programming application for test and measurement. Enhancements include greater compatibility with the latest Agilent instruments, faster data analysis and a more versatile user experience.
Cosense broadened its product line with the introduction of a non-invasive sensor (SL-630) for plastic containers that: is easily installed outside the container so no fluid contamination; functionality independent of color, transparency, shape and size of the bottom of the container...
Xirrus announced the XR-1000 and XR-2000 Wireless Arrays, extending the flexibility of the XR-series wireless switch platform to cover a broad range of wireless deployments. The XR-1000 model provides flexibility for delivering wireless service in low user density scenarios...
Nitronex has developed a 48V GaN-on-Si process platform. Designated NRF2, this new platform delivers double the power density, 1-2dB higher gain, improved broadband performance, higher breakdown voltage and higher supply voltage operation over Nitronex's 28V NRF1 process technology.
Schaefer introduces the AEP-5000 Series of 5000W, rugged, high efficiency, pure sine wave inverters. The “clean” pure sine wave output of the AEP-5000 Series, with less than 3% total harmonic distortion, is ideal for powering sensitive loads...
With an ultra compact footprint of only 1.5” x 3.0” x 0.94”, the PPWA40 Series provides up to 40 Watts of continuous output power and up to 50 Watts of peak power. These small, power packed supplies are ideal for low cost, low power applications where space is at a premium.
The U.S. Army is developing a “self-aware, decision-making network” that will ultimately reduce human decision-making requirements and increase network performance. The Cognitive Algorithm & Network Design Experiment (CANDE) was designed to enable easier network maintenance, reduce human decision-making requirements, increase network lifetime, transfer data with less delay, and reduce energy consumption.
Electro-Mech’s new SW44752 split image switch assembly offers Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatibility by incorporating NVG Green-B light filters into its Series 600 Quad Lamp/LED pushbutton switch series. This new product introduction expands Electro-Mech’s offerings...
LHV Power has released a family of line operated Electrostatic Air Filtration power supplies in the 40W range. It is based on a 2 transistor topology with switchmode buck regulation the Electrostatic Air Filtration power supply units boast 80% efficiency.
So what's going on with the Switched Reluctance motor? Everywhere I go, I see engineers huddled together in dark corners at parties or sporting events, speaking in hushed whispers, asking this question. However, nobody wants to speak too loudly...
This month's question is: “What application area do you feel will lead the pack in finding increased energy efficiencies in technologies or processes in 2012?”
Mr Pasquale Pistorio speaks on the State of the Semiconductor Industry at the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) Summit 31 Oct 2011.
Combining desirable physical strength and fast cure rates, Master Bond UV16 is formulated for demanding bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It is a one-component, no-mix system and cures in
Saelig Company, Inc. announced the availability of a new, entry-level mixed-signal oscilloscope - the PicoScope 2205 MSO. This lightweight scope adapter provides a two-channel oscilloscope combined with a
MEN Micro Inc. has released the SC24, a rugged, maintenance-free single board computer (SBC) with a modular design that is presented as enabling the rapid implementation of custom computing requirements. The board's
To satisfy peak power demands, utilities worldwide are increasingly turning to GTs, but these versatile power sources have an Achilles heel. The power output from a GT decreases as the outside ambient air temperature and humidity increases, so peak power may not be available when it’s most needed
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.
Connectors have aided the acceleration in speed-to-market for several technologies. There have been advances in flex connector technology, enabling additional features that make engineering more efficient. Of course, reduction in size continues to
Cinterion launches AH3, its new high-speed automotive M2M module with a new triple-diversity antenna design. AH3 delivers reliable always-on communications across global 2G and 3G cellular networks for advanced applications...
Murata Power Solutions today announced the MEE3 series of single output 3 Watt ultra compact DC/DC converters suitable for a wide range of industrial and telecommunications applications. These single-in-line 4 pin packages (SIP4) are alleged to provide 50% more power than previous 2 W devices...
International Rectifier today announced the introduction of the IRS2500S µPFC power factor correction (PFC) control IC for switch mode power supply (SMPS), LED drivers, fluorescent and HID electronic ballast applications.