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Osram Expands Colors and Beam Angle Product Offerings of TopLED Black Package Series

July 15, 2011 6:34 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Compact and powerful TopLEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors featuring integrated lenses in black packages are now available not only in red and yellow but also in blue, green and orange.

BLDC Motor Controller Chips Help Conserve Energy

July 15, 2011 5:21 am | by Scott C. Chen, Fairchild Semiconductor, www.fairchildsemi.com | Articles | Comments

AC and DC are the two types of motors used in household appliances. DC can be further categorized as either brushed or brushless DC (BLDC) motors. Considerable breakthroughs have recently been made in both the technology and production of BLDC motors. The BLDC motor offers

Protecting Power Transistors in Automotive Inverter Design

July 14, 2011 1:58 pm | by Patrick Sullivan, Avago Technologies, www.avagotech.com | Articles | Comments

With the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles, inverter drive technology has moved into the automotive realm. Applications range from low power for air conditioning and heating to high power for drive and regenerative braking systems. Common to all these systems is a need to

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RF Amplifiers Incorporate USB to Simplify Operation

July 14, 2011 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq, a leading developer and provider of instrumentation and systems for EMC emission and immunity testing, now offers an integrated USB port on its complete range of CBA series, solid-state, class-A power amplifiers

Embedded Processor Offers Advanced Security Features

July 14, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The APM86791 PacketPro Gen2 embedded processor from Applied Micro Circuits is designed to deliver the industry’s most advanced but cost effective network security measures for enhanced protection against intrusion threats, system hacking and theft of system-level intellectual property.

LTE SMT Antenna Achieves 70% Efficiency

July 14, 2011 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas Limited (www.taoglas.com) today launched the PA.700.A “Viking” antenna, a LTE, septa-band, surface mount antenna (SMT). It delivers efficiency of over 70% in a design that is significantly smaller than current market wide-band antennas.

Achieving Higher Reliability and Uptime with Flywheels

July 14, 2011 10:27 am | by Erik Brumbaugh, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Blogs | Comments

Virtualization, cloud computing, advanced server technology, mobile apps and the like all have one thing in common: they need to be highly available and the foundation of this availability is power.

Indicator Features Power-Optimized Electronics, Independent Pushbutton

July 14, 2011 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Banner Engineering introduced the EZ-LIGHT K50L with an independent pushbutton. The pushbutton is mapped to a dry contact output and is designed for use with wireless sensor networks, specifically

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Power Conversion Products Address Smart-Grid Applications

July 14, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Benning Power Electronics announced the release of three new power conversion products that will allow power utilities to upgrade their networks in line with the U.S Government’s new smart grid initiatives.

PWM Driver Module Enables High-Current Device Integration

July 14, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mosaic has added a new member to its family of plug-in I/O modules called the Wildcards. Mosaic’s new PWM Driver Wildcard makes it a snap to interface high current peripherals to any instrumentation or automation project and offers

The Roundtable - What does 'Green' Mean to You?

July 14, 2011 7:33 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: Everyone talks about “Green” technology, but it means a great many things to a great many people. What does “green” technology mean to your company?

Four new versions added to ergonomic hand-held enclosure range

July 14, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hammond Manufacturing has added the AA, the A and C sizes to its 1553 family of soft-sided hand held enclosures; all models feature an ergonomic curved shape that fits comfortably into the hand. The AA measures 2.95 x 1.67 x 0.67 inches (75 x 50 x 17mm)...

Return to Zero - Power Trip

July 14, 2011 6:11 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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LED series includes five color offerings

July 14, 2011 5:44 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

TopLEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors featuring integrated lenses in black packages are now available not only in red and yellow but also in blue, green and orange. Osram added the three new colors to its TopLED Black Series 60° beam angle portfolio.

The benefits of the Smart Grid

July 14, 2011 5:31 am | by Walter Garcia-Brooks, Market Development Engineer Manger, TT Electronics / Optek Technology | Blogs | Comments

The benefits of the Smart Grid in the Unites States are endless, but among the most important benefits is the ability for the electricity supplier to adjust in real time to the user’s demand and in the future to perhaps influence demand.

Connector Technology Answers Need for Fast, Rugged, Reliable Solution for Extreme Environments

July 13, 2011 2:04 pm | by Greg Powers, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity, www.te.com | Articles | Comments

The original VITA 42 XMC connectors were not designed to specifically address military applications as a central design goal. The demanding environment of military applications presents several design challenges due to the high levels of vibration and thermal cycling that can

Trends in Smart Grid and Alternate Energy

July 13, 2011 12:59 pm | by Nagarajan Sridhar, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

With global prosperity on the rise, the demand for energy is increasing and is approximately expected to double by 2030. In parallel, there is a concern of energy supply issues on the long run. This has resulted in an increasing activity and proliferation of employing sustainable/alternate energy sources and improved energy transmission methods over the last decade from all fronts

Low-cost TELSEC MINI PLUS for Monitoring Cabinets and Small Sites

July 13, 2011 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Quest Controls is pleased to introduce the TELSEC MINI PLUS to provide alarm monitoring in cabinets, OTN’s, shelters, small remote sites, data switching and computer centers.

Amplifier enables current measurement in green energy applications

July 13, 2011 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced an isolated amplifier and a delta-sigma modulator that enable best-in-class shunt-based current measurement in motor control and green energy applications. The AMC1200 isolated amplifier and AMC1204 delta-sigma modulator...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ross Bannatyne of Silicon Labs on Wireless Energy Harvesting

July 13, 2011 11:51 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Ross Bannatyne from Silicon Labs on wireless energy harvesting, wireless "smart dust" sensor networks, and the power electronics to manage energy drawn from the ambient.

Abrupt Varactor Diode Suits VCO, Phase Noise and Voltage Tuned Filter Apps

July 13, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced a miniature 0402 abrupt varactor diode for VCO, phase noise, frequency control and voltage tuned filter applications. This small form factor, low profile plastic surface mount technology (SMT) package is appropriate for

Oscilloscope Performance & Digital Triggering

July 13, 2011 10:59 am | by Michael Schnecker, Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz | Articles | Comments

Triggering is a critical factor in the measurement performance of oscilloscopes. Triggering enables an oscilloscope to acquire a signal at a specific point in time on the signal waveform. Originally, the trigger function allowed the user to view a signal on the oscilloscope...

Waterproof High Power Connector Handles 75 A to 260 A

July 13, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP), introduced the SPEC Pak High Power Connector. This connector has power handling capacity from 75A to 260 A and an IP68-rated waterproof environmentally sealed shell, making it

Base Station Antenna Serves High-Density Wireless Networks

July 13, 2011 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced the release of its new SKS230065-18N-001 base station wideband dual 45° sector antenna.

Agilent Technologies Launches Complete MIPI M-PHY Test Suite

July 13, 2011 9:49 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced a comprehensive MIPI M-PHY test solution for mobile computing customers that helps design engineers turn on, debug and validate all layers of their M-PHY devices, including physical and protocol layers, at speeds up to 5.8 Gb/sec.

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