Last night, at 7:52 PM, the Air Force launched its X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on a classified mission that could last up to nine months. The unmanned orbiter is designed to be reusable, though exact details remain classified. Launched atop an Atlas V rocket, the X-37B resembles a mini Space Shuttle.
The folks at the Embedded Systems Conference (http://www.embedded.com/sv) sent Todd from anengineeringmind to New York to interview their keynote speaker, Dr. Michio Kaku.
BEAR Power Supplies announces custom power converters for battery-powered LED lighting applications where high reliability is critical. The company's high-efficiency, constant-current DC/DC converters power LEDs from
Yageo Corporation announced the release of what it asserts is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications. The PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45 GHz PIFA antenna released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) today announced the release of two new power MOSFETs that combine the latest advances in silicon process and high density packaging technologies. The AON7428 and AON7405 enable design engineers to achieve very high current density load switching solutions in space constrained applications including battery packs, notebook computers and redundant power supplies.
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc. (AOS) expands its EZBoost family with their first white LED backlight driver, the AOZ1950. The AOZ1950 is designed and optimized for providing backlighting solutions for the latest portable devices using medium-sized LCD panels such as netbooks, portable media players, and portable navigation devices.
The fast and flexible SKINTOP CLICK cable entry system can save valuable installation time on a wide range of applications, including switch cabinets, automation systems and plant construction. It provides the perfect solution for hard to reach dual wall enclosures and limited space applications where locknut installation is difficult.
Tecate Industries announced the release of the PBD PowerBurst Ultracapacitor Modules. Tecate's newest multi-cell modules were developed together with Maxwell, and employ their radial 350F, 2.7 V ultracapacitor cells to facilitate
Technology blogging website Gizmodo claim to have got their hands on the new Apple iPhone. They made this video demonstrating its appearance and external features.
There seems to be no end to the demand of higher data rate applications and performance requirements as the number of new mobile devices continues to increase dramatically. The usage of mobile devices has evolved from voice only to multimedia messaging, downloading emails, web browsing, online gaming, video calls, social networking etc.
Step inside the NPL microwave anechoic chamber which provides a low reflection environment for the accurate characterisation of antennas.
Laird Technologies announced the release of its enhanced Tlam SS LLD for use as a thermally conductive printed circuit board (PCB) substrate. The Tlam SS LLD is designed for heat dissipation in bright and ultra-bright LED module applications. It provides
Hirose Electric Co. has expanded its popular HR30 Circular Connector Series by developing an option that accepts a user-specified over-molded strain relief. The over-mold feature is ideal for demanding applications that require durability and environmental protection, in a cost effective package.
Oh Space Shuttle, thou noblest of space-faring, low-Earth-orbiting vehicles, we hardly knew ye. Compared to the Apollo program, you were but a minor diversion—a minor, 30 year diversion. Proponents claimed you’d make space travel “routine and economical,” though you proved to be neither. And yet, your long-overdue retirement leaves a major void.
Harting introduces its Han-Yellock connector series, which it presents as is aesthetically pleasing and effective for harsh environments. The product features a new integral locking system which incorporates a patented push button technology. The connector allows
AVX Corporation has expanded its offering of multilayer ceramic capacitors to provide high capacitance values at temperatures of up to 150ºC. Designated the X8L Series, the high temperature MLCC range has
MEC, a leading European manufacturer of high quality switches, is pleased to announce its family of sealed pushbutton switches called Multimec. Multimec switches are 10mm square, sealed to IP67 and are designed to withstand 10 million actuations.
Central Semiconductor Corp. announces the release of the CMRDM3575 dual complementary N and P-Channel MOSFETs. This device consists of a 20V, 160mA N-Channel and a 20V, 140mA P-Channel MOSFET packaged in the ultra miniature SOT-963 surface mount case.
Teridian Semiconductor today announced the launch of its new energy measurement system-on-chip (SoC), the 78M6618 (6618), for use in data center power distribution units (PDUs) and applications in the smart home, including intelligent power strips and circuit breaker panels.
The versatile BT series illuminated pushbutton switch offered by CIT Relay & Switch offers switching function of momentary and latching. Design engineers may choose from seven single LED colors or six dual LED color choices along with a round frame, square frame or no frame at all with nine cap style options.
A pop musician recently reminded me that hit songs aren’t only catchy tunes; they are also a barometer of culture. I never expected to refer to Lady Gaga with anything other than casual references to her music or her edgy style (I’ve heard it called “21st-century Madonna), but one of her recent songs gave me some pause.
WIth the recent spate of natural disasters occurring around the globe, this month's installment of the Tinker's Toolbox continues our migration from a discussion of general engineering tools to a more focused debate on an engineer's role in disaster relief and what should be in an engineer first-responder toolkit.
DynamicSignals LLC is proud to announce the GaGe CompuScope 12501 and 12502 – the world’s highest fidelity high-speed digitizer. Please find the attached data sheet, which is in our new comprehensive format. The CompuScope 12501 and 12502 are one and two channel, 12-bit, 500 MS/s digitizers with 350 MHz of input analog bandwidth.
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new PS9505 and PS9305 series isolated gate drive optocouplers. The new family of optocouplers provides high common mode transient immunity (CMR), high output current, and fast switching times.
Napatech today announced the world’s first 2x10 Gbps Intelligent Real-time Network Analysis adapters based on PCI-Express Gen 2 with the introduction of the NT20E2 Capture adapter and NT20E2 In-line adapter products.