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RF Energy Harvesting Perpetually Powers Wireless Sensors

July 18, 2011 1:18 pm | by Harry Ostaffe, Powercast Corporation, www.powercastco.com | Articles | Comments

While the power from RF energy is typically very low, RF energy is unique among energy-harvesting options because it can either be harvested from ambient energy or intentionally broadcasted to provide more reliable power-over-distance using very little energy from the electric grid.

SAW Band Pass Filters Target Test Equipment and General Lab Use

July 18, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a new line of SAW Band Pass Filters, the CBPFS Series . Encased in a rugged SMA housing, this filter line is designed for test equipment and general lab use.

How to Use Web Video to Promote Your Tech Business

July 18, 2011 10:39 am | by by Ian Snead, vzaar.com | Blogs | Comments

Video is one of the most dynamic and effective ways to communicate to your customers and potential customers. Many tech savvy customers expect to see video and if your site does not provide video, they feel that something is missing.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Bill Driver of LeCroy on High-Bandwidth Test

July 18, 2011 10:22 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Bill Driver of LeCroy about test and measurement in general and their high-bandwidth WaveMaster 8 Zi-A oscilloscope in particular.

ComNet Introduces ValueLine 26-Port Managed Ethernet Switch

July 18, 2011 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ComNet has expanded its ValueLine by introducing a cost-effective 26-port modular Gigabit Ethernet switch for commercial security applications

Simple solution to design, build and replace luminaires

July 18, 2011 9:41 am | Videos | Comments

element14 Connect presents the Helieon lighting system - the first plug-and-play sustainable solid state lighting module to integrate high-efficiency precision lighting with an easy-to-use socketed solution. Check out what this could mean to fixture and lamp manufacturers.

Power Rocker Switch Suits Compact Applications

July 18, 2011 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-10 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 10 A 125 VAC, and VDE rating at

Advanced TVS Construction Improves Lightning Protection

July 18, 2011 8:41 am | by Kent Walters, Director of Technology, Microsemi Corporation | Articles | Comments

Lightning strikes on military and commercial aircraft are common, and today’s structures and systems are required to withstand such events and continue operating. Lightning protection is particularly important for fly-by-wire systems that move primary flight control commands...

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Discrete Semiconductors Qualified to MIL-PRF-19500

July 18, 2011 8:33 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a series of small signal transistors that are fully qualified in accordance with the MIL-PRF-19500 and MIL-STD-750 standards for discrete semiconductors broadly used in military and aerospace equipment.

Extruded tubes and rods ideal for high volume medical and aerospace applications

July 18, 2011 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) announced that its Latrobe, PA-based manufacturing site has expanded its capabilities and can now produce extruded micro-sized rods and tubes in high purity Alumina and Steatite. The rods and tubes are widely used in medical, aerospace and electronic applications.

Flat-packed 19-inch Wall Rack System Is Designed for Fast Installation

July 18, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE has launched the new RETEX EASYRACK range of 19” wall mount racks. These modern flat packed 19” wall cabinets are designed for fast installation of network cabling and electronics equipment, in data centers, or office or home office applications. The cabinets

Return to Zero - Resonating Circuit

July 18, 2011 8:08 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.

Get Started with Android

July 18, 2011 7:27 am | by Colin Walls, Mentor Graphics | Articles | Comments

You might think of Android only as an operating system (OS) for high-end mobile phones, but it extends beyond that type of device.

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ShapeMix Music Marketplace Unveiled for iPhone and iPad Apps

July 18, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

ShapeMix Mobile for iPhone enables music fans to simply drag and drop audio tracks with their fingertips to create an original mix and share it via www.shapemix.com, email, Facebook, Twitter and other online sites.

Agilent Technologies Establishes Capacitance Calibration Standard for AFM-Based Scanning Microwave Microscopy

July 18, 2011 5:35 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced the first commercially available capacitance calibration standard for an atomic force microscope (AFM).

Multi-axis Motor Control Motherboard Offers Design Flexibility

July 16, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new EPOS2 36/2 motherboard from Maxon is asserted to make product development faster and easier, giving the designer either a standalone multi-axis motor controller or one that can be integrated into the final product as a sub board. Starting with

Smart Camera Intended for Clinical Instrument Manufacturers

July 15, 2011 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microscan announces the new Vision MINI smart camera. As the world’s smallest, fully integrated vision system, the ultra-compact Vision MINI is designed for reliable vision performance in embedded clinical and lab automation applications.

Downhole Pigtails on KTK Connectors Eliminate Need to Wire and Solder

July 15, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial has enhanced its KTK connectors with downhole microD pigtails.

Mini Signal Generator Performs up to 20 GHz

July 15, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix Technology Corporation has introduced two new models to their Lab Brick® product line that together cover frequency ranges from 8 to 20 GHz.

What Operators Should Know About Testing Converged Data Centers

July 15, 2011 7:10 am | by Tara Van Unen, Senior Manager, Ixia | Articles | Comments

Network management has changed with the rapid adoption of network-based services, which has placed an unprecedented strain on servers and storage, and launched a new era in data center management. Solutions include virtualized servers, high-capacity switching frameworks, LAN and SAN convergence.

Return to Zero - Uber Productive

July 15, 2011 7:07 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.

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

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

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