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Pickering Interfaces Introduces New Range of 6GHz PXI Solutions

September 19, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 3U PXI RF/Microwave solutions with the introduction of 4 new solutions with frequency coverage to 6GHz.

''ROS (Robotic Operating Systems) Everywhere!'' says Willow Garage's Steve Cousins

September 19, 2011 6:57 am | by Frank Tobe, Publisher, The Robot Report www.therobotreport.com | Blogs | Comments

Willow Garage's ROS (Robotic Operating System) provides a collection of software libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. ROS provides device drivers, visualizers, message-passing, package management, and advanced libraries...

The Tinker's Toolbox - McObject CEO Steve Graves on Database Systems and Distributed Embedded Software

September 19, 2011 5:47 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to McObject CEO Steve Graves about database system management and distributed embedded software.

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Broadband Inductor Touts Repeatable and Reliable Performance Up to 40 GHz

September 16, 2011 11:45 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a broadband inductor that offers low insertion loss up through 40 GHz. Featuring a pyramid shape and rugged powdered iron core, the GL Series broadband inductor provides

Harsh Environment Connectors Are Based on MIL-PRF-83526 16 and 17

September 16, 2011 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optical Cable Corporation’s (OCC) lineup of harsh environment connectors includes products based on the retired U.S. DoD MIL-PRF-83526/16 and /17 performance specification. In addition to these 83526 multi-channel plug and receptacle connectors, the company also

Aluminum Diamond Heat Spreader Material for GaN Devices

September 16, 2011 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nano Materials International introduced the first commercial device-level solution for dissipating the heat generated by high-density semiconductor devices such as gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors.

High Performance, Miniature GPS-Innovative Inertial Sensors

September 16, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroStrain announces the release of the newest in a line of innovative inertial sensors, the 3DM-GX3 -45 which is a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS).

Operational Amplifier Portfolio Offers Low-Noise Devices

September 16, 2011 10:29 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the MCP6V2X family of op amps with a self-correcting auto-zero architecture.

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Galil Motion Controller used for Hyper-Realistic Military Training

September 16, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Strategic Operations (STOPS) uses a Galil DMC-4080 8-axis Ethernet motion controller and servo drive package in their Ballistic Unmanned Ground Vehicle (BUGV) used in their Hyper-Realistic training environments for military, law enforcement and homeland security operations.

Data Link Connector Ideal for Extremely Rugged Environments

September 16, 2011 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial introduces a ruggedized, high speed connector for use in extremely harsh environments.

Resins Aim to Eliminate Corrosion Issues In Automotive Applications

September 16, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC has expanded its range of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. According to the company, the new Amodel Electronic (AE) grades eliminate

Return to Zero - Engineering Camouflage

September 16, 2011 7:49 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. 

The Tinker's Toolbox - Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors

September 16, 2011 5:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors. Wireless switching can save up to 60% compared to traditional wired switching by reducing installation time, conduit, wire, clips and other accessories.

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Simplifying Total Energy Management

September 16, 2011 5:25 am | by Alan Elbanhawy, Akros Silicon | Articles | Comments

In past years, energy management in electronics equipment has moved from being a “check-box” requirement to a real competitive feature and differentiator. Traditional DC-DC point solutions that optimize single parameter via fine tuning of components are just not sufficient...

Data center cooling system exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 minimum efficiency by 52 percent

September 16, 2011 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power introduced the Liebert DSE, the industry’s most efficient room-based precision cooling system. The product currently is shipping to select customers in North America, with full production release for all global regions for mid-2012.

2.4-GHz WirelessUSB NL Transceiver Intended for Wireless Applications

September 16, 2011 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced its next-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB Radio-on-a-Chip. The new WirelessUSB NL gives manufacturers Cypress’s renowned quality and robust performance along with very low power consumption for wireless keyboards...

To Swipe or Not to Swipe

September 15, 2011 2:52 pm | by Ahsan Javed, Silicon Laboratories, www.silabs.com | Articles | Comments

Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?

One-time Programmable Logic IC Can Perform Many 4-bit and 8-bit MCU Apps

September 15, 2011 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silego Technology announced the GreenPAK 2, a 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm 12-pin TDFN one-time programmable logic IC with programmable analog components. GreenPAK 2 has been designed to operate as a stand alone IC capable of performing many 4-bit and 8-bit microcontroller applications or

Push-Push SD Card Connectors Suit the Automotive Sector

September 15, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yamaichi Electronics’ FPS009-2920-0 and FPS009-2970-0 are two new Push/Push SD card connectors. The FPS009-2920/2970-0 card readers belong to the FPS009-29xx-0 series, which have

Mini Datalogger Stores Over One Billion Measurements

September 15, 2011 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company introduced a new version of the MSR145 miniature datalogger, now with capability for storing over one billion readings from a number of parameters simultaneously with 12-bit resolution. This mini datalogger, previously

70-Watt Brushless DC Motor Offers Gear and Encoder Options

September 15, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor’s 70-W flat brushless motor delivers a max. continuous torque of 130 mNm at an efficiency of up to 85 percent. The new motor in its 45 mm diameter is available with Hall sensors and comes in four windings (24, 30, 36, 48 V). It can be

Return to Zero - Engineering Humor

September 15, 2011 6:31 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. 

Eaton Introduces Plug-and-Play Power Protection for SOHO, Point-of-Sale and IT Telephony Equipment

September 15, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the new Eaton 3S battery backup, a highly-efficient, reliable power protection and surge device that is integrated with Eaton’s award-winning Intelligent Power Protector software.

Lighting Science Group unveils ultra-efficient glimpse LED downlight

September 15, 2011 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lighting Science Group today introduced its Glimpse LED downlight. Mimicking the form of a BR bulb in a downlight, the Glimpse maintains the same unrivaled lumen (light) output and top-tier performance that has come to differentiate the company’s LED products...

LLC Converter IC Touts Flexibility for Enhanced Supply Efficiency or Smaller Footprint

September 14, 2011 1:31 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperLCS, a family of high-voltage LLC power supply ICs that incorporate the controller, high- and low-side drivers, and both MOSFETs into a single package. These ICs offer the flexibility to optimize designs either for high

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