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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...

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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

Automatic Gain Control Product Covers 50 MHz to 800 MHz

July 27, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced the first product in the new Automatic Gain Control product line. The HMC992LP5E combines a high performance analog voltage variable attenuator (VVA) core with a

DSP Software Radios - You Only Live Nine Times

July 27, 2011 11:32 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, Jeri shows how to build a digital direct conversion receiver (Software Radio) using sampling detectors and FPGA DSP processing

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FPGA Configuration via USB

July 27, 2011 11:17 am | by Fred Dart, CEO of Future Devices Technology International (www.ftdichip.com) | Blogs | Comments

OEMs now face heightening challenges which threaten their very livelihoods, forcing them to look at more innovative ways of developing new products to give them the edge over rival outfits.

MCU Family Enhances Connectivity and LCD Control

July 27, 2011 9:06 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The  SAM9 ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Atmel target applications in smart device, human machine interface, and machine-to-machine market segments.

Return to Zero - Tester Repairs

July 27, 2011 8:46 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.

World's Smallest Real-Time Clock with Embedded Crystal Saves Space and Optimizes Battery Life

July 27, 2011 6:18 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

As miniaturization continues to be a key goal for designers of high-tech gadgets, STMicroelectronics has announced the world’s smallest combined crystal and real-time clock (RTC) IC for time, calendar and alarm functions.

Programmable POL Converter Suits Industrial Applications

July 27, 2011 6:14 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed specifically to suit +12 or +24 VDC industrial applications where a wide input range within a standard package is highly desirable, this new series can accommodate a very wide input voltage range from +9 to +32 VDC.

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Advanced Controls Added to Liebert XDC Refrigerant Chiller

July 27, 2011 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

In an effort to help data center managers increase control and operating efficiency of their precision cooling systems, Emerson Network Power has added Liebert iCOM controls to the Liebert XDC refrigerant chiller.

Digital pressure sensor provides remote signaling

July 27, 2011 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Ashcroft GC35 digital pressure sensor provides remote signaling, local reading and pressure control, all in one small, rugged design. Equipped with a 4-20mA analog output, 4 digit LED display and programmable switch contacts, this multi-function instrument performs the functions of a transducer...

20 US Stocks of Companies involved in the Robotics Industry

July 27, 2011 4:53 am | by Frank Tobe, The Robot Report www.therobotreport.com | Blogs | Comments

In early 2008, I asked my Merrill Lynch broker for a list of stocks of American robot manufacturers. He couldn't provide me with more than two. So I went online with Bloomberg and found a list of 120 companies involved with automation.

Put Your Money Where Your Phone Is

July 26, 2011 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Protect your iPhone 4 between two hard-back covers. Fold the covers back-to-back to talk. It feels great in your hand. BookBook allows edge-to-edge iPhone access.

Electromechanical Relay Interface Includes 10 Channels

July 26, 2011 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the release of the DNA/DNR-DIO-470, 10-channel, high-current, electromechanical relay boards for use with UEI’s “Cube” and RACKtangle I/O Series, respectively. The DIO-470 boards are

Easy-mount Kits Suit PC-104 and PC-104-Plus

July 26, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of Hardware Mounting Kits for PC-104 and PC-104-Plus bus drives suitable for limited space design/installation applications has been introduced by Keystone Electronics Corp. Engineered to

USB Power Controller is Programmable

July 26, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC introduced a programmable USB power controller. The controller comes in three models – the UCS1001-1, UCS1001-2, and UCS1002 – and offers advanced USB based charging capabilities for engineers designing

HDM Series Offers Moisture Resistant Performance In a Low-cost Carbon Film Leaded Resistor

July 26, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HDM Series from Stackpole is a low cost carbon film thru hole resistor with superior moisture withstanding capabilities.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Adrian Woolley of Atmel on Sensor Software Drivers

July 26, 2011 8:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Adrian Woolley, marketing director for microcontrollers for Atmel, on their Sensors Xplained software drivers announcement.

VCO features extra modulation port for transmitter applications

July 26, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55FLM-0137-0171 operates from 137 MHz to 171 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) features a typical phase noise of -118 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity.

LED driver operates between 10 and 32 volts

July 26, 2011 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

LUXdrive is pleased to announce the full release of the A009 BuckBlock LED driver. This device is a high output, constant current power module ideal for driving all types of high-brightness, high-power LEDs...

Return to Zero - Conflict Resolution

July 26, 2011 6:01 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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