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Count On Tools Improves StripFeeder Trays

November 21, 2011 8:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools announces improvements to its revolutionary StripFeeder Trays for loading tape-and-reel components onto compact modules for prototyping and high-mix low-volume applications.

Coolers Utilize Aerospace Fluid-Bearing Technology

November 21, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jaro's new tightly-designed MR-16 LED coolers optimize longevity and temperature with a highly-efficient fluid-bearing structure. At speeds of up to 4200RPM±15%, these very quiet DC coolers provide a chilly, yet quiet air-flow of 1.850CFM (min.: 1.573 CFM).

Custom Nozzles Intended for CREE XLamp XP-E High-Efficiency LED Components

November 21, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools introduces its new series of Custom SMT Pick-and-Place Nozzles for CREE XLamp XP-E high-efficiency white (HEW) LED components. The new series is manufacturer-approved, based on CREE Inc.’s strict requirements and specifications.


Fanless DIN-rail PCs Contain Intel Atom Processors

November 21, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has released two new Intel Atom-based DIN-rail controller platforms, the UNO-1170A and UNO-1170AE.

Roller sensor allows for simple installation

November 21, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

With zero tools, you can mount the roller sensor between rollers. When mounting, you can choose between three mounting solutions: hexagonal 7/16", ø 8mm, or adhesive supports. This simple installation saves you up to 50% in installation and adjustment time.

Workforce Management Mobile App Ideal for Users On-the-Go

November 21, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments ( has announced the upcoming release of its mobile application, TotalHRWorks. Available to licensees and the user community in early 2012, TotalHRWorks will encompass features across the entire workforce management suite.

ADC Offers Low Noise and High Performance for Medical Imaging

November 21, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments  introduced an octal-channel, 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that operates at 80 MSPS with a best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio of 75.5 dBFS at 5 MHz and a sampling frequency of up to 80 MSPS.

Color TFT-LCD Modules Serve Industrial and Outdoor Applications

November 21, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric launched 7.0-inch WVGA and 10.6-inch WXGA color TFT-LCD modules with white LEDs and extended backlighting. These industrial-use modules are suitable for outdoor applications such as digital signage and marine electronics.


Return to Zero - Terms of Service

November 21, 2011 4:50 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. 

70W Buck-Driver Powers Longer LED-Strings and Larger Multi-Chip Arrays

November 21, 2011 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RCD-48 series from RECOM Powers is a step-down constant current source designed for driving high power LED applications. With input voltage up to 60VDC and constant current outputs of 350, 500, 700 and 1200mA the RCD-48 Series provides power up to 70W.

LED Flat Panel Downlight Acts as Replacement for 2X2 FT. Fluorescent Troffer Ceiling Lights

November 21, 2011 4:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) is offering a 2x2 ft. square LED flat panel downlight assembly that provides a brighter, lighter weight and more efficient replacement for 2x2 ft. fluorescent lay-in troffers used in recessed ceiling lights.

In the event of an actual emergency...

November 21, 2011 4:29 am | by Dave Wilson, Motion Products Evangelist, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this month, the federal government flexed its muscles and assumed control of all of the broadcast media in the United States. It was the most expansive test ever of the Federal Emergency Broadcast System. The result was a colossal failure.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Derek Phillips of Freescale on the Smart Grid

November 21, 2011 4:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Derek Phillips  of Freescale on the Smart Grid and the challenges it poses to the design engineer.


Power Supplies meet latest Medical Approvals

November 21, 2011 3:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Miniature Hi-Rel-COTS Oscillator Boasts Wider Frequency Range

November 21, 2011 3:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Kindle Fire may change the game… but not for Apple

November 21, 2011 3:10 am | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

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 Enhances VEE Test and Measurement Software for Simplified Programming

November 18, 2011 10:41 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Liquid Level Sensor Intended for Plastic Containers

November 18, 2011 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 Extends XR Line of Modular Wireless Switches

November 18, 2011 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

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...

48V GaN-on-Si process platform features 114 years mean time to failure

November 18, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

5kW Pure Sine Wave Inverter Contain Less Than 3% Total Harmonic Distortion

November 18, 2011 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

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...

Power Partners Introduces a 40W Ultra Compact Power Supply

November 18, 2011 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Army developing self-aware, decision-making network

November 18, 2011 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

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 Split Image Lens Assembly Offers NVIS Compability

November 18, 2011 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

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...

High Voltage Power Supply for Electrostatic Air Filtration

November 18, 2011 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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