The US ITC handed Seagate a big win by issuing its final determination on a major patent case, finding no violation of Section 337 by Seagate’s computer hard drives or the integrated circuits used in its products supplied by LSI.
Since there is a great worldwide debate going on about “energy”, some of the debate participants need to refresh their memories, or in some cases, learn something about the basic ‘Energy Laws’ (EL), associated with it’s utilization and conversion from one form to another.
With the increase in counterfeit activity has come an emergence of quality-focused organizations dedicated to supporting collaborative attempts to keep counterfeiters at bay.
MicroPower Direct’s LF500RW Series of SMT 5 W DC/DC converters provides a wide 2:1 input range, tight line/load regulation, output power/overload protection and low noise operation. Twenty-one models operate from wide 2:1 inputs of
NIC Components has expanded its NSPE family of high performance hybrid construction aluminum electrolytic capacitors to include extended temperature +135°C and 80 VDC and 100 VDC ratings. The NSPE products feature
Elma Electronic Inc. offers a family of modular enclosures in a compact size. The MiniBox 34 serves a wide range of applications including medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement, military/aerospace, and other markets. Its construction allows
Vishay Intertechnology announced a series of metrology and laboratory ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil resistors built using Z1-Foil technology that features
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA non-captive programmable linear actuator. In addition to full programmability through an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the non-captive actuator configuration is capable of
Microchip Technology Inc unveiled several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) that are asserted to set the industry benchmark for low-power microcontrollers and peripheral integration. These MCUs feature active currents of
The United States must commit to developing a domestic manufacturing sector capable of meeting heightened demand for the parts, systems and components of the growing clean energy economy...
ECN's Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre discusses the latest LED-driven LCD technology, with an overview of other display tech including Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS), Digital Light Processing (DLP), and Vacuum Flourescent Display (VFD).
Fischer Connectors announced secure interconnect solutions designed for Defense Forces: Fischer UltiMate Military Connectors Line. First within this line, the new Fischer LandForce Series offers compact, rugged, lightweight circular connectors for an improved protection of
Global Connector Technology’s MES3055 hinged connector allows full retention of both the SIM and uSD cards in handheld and mobile applications. The connector also allows engineers to design more reliably for dust-laden or damp environments because
A major challenge facing power engineers today is how to overcome a reduction in board space for the power circuitry in commercial electronic products. A quick walk through any electronics retail store will reveal that personal computers have become smaller and even miniaturized which is a trend for many other types of electronic devices.
Medical electronics applications require components that are smaller, more robust, and highly versatile, particularly as medical equipment becomes increasingly portable. Because medical systems often use discrete electronic components in their circuit designs, passive components are critical to optimizing performance and reliability.
Portable products increasingly rely on a single 3.7V Li-Ion battery for the energy source. For these and other low-voltage applications, lower gate voltage power MOSFETs improve the efficiency for extended battery life and reduce the heat dissipation involved in switching the loads. In addition, they simplify the design of numerous control functions by allowing direct control / drive.
This year at APEC I moderated a rap session on dealing with the Smart Grid. It had a standing-room-only crowd, and demonstrated how much interest exists on both the technical and political issues involved.
With GPS rapidly becoming an increasingly vital part of our business and private lives, the market for these devices has seen a strong and steady business growth. Apart from traditional GPS applications, such as navigation and car breakdown emergency systems, GPS functionality has expanded well into the industrial and business markets.
Tapeswitch is expanding is product line with Mechan Controls, a British designer and manufacturer of machine guard safety systems whose non-contact safety switches ranges from simple, low cost magnetic safety versions through fully electronic safety systems with the option of
Pick and place robotics has been a common sight in the automotive industry for some time. It is capable of auto racking, bin picking, positioning parts for assembly, and other repetitive tasks that help automate production sequences and reduce costs.
In the past, electronic control units (ECUs) in automotive applications were connected by individual signal wires. However, today, close to 100% of the ECUs are connected by bus systems such as LIN, CAN and FlexRay. This yields significant advantages, including improved data availability, straightforward wiring and standardized interfaces.
TT electronics IRC’s MHP Series power resistors feature power ratings from 20 W to 600 W in industry standard TO-220, TO-247 and SOT-227 transistor-style packages. The resistors provide
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced a phase-shifted full-bridge PWM controller with synchronous MOSFET control outputs and light load power management. According to the company, the UCC28950 can achieve efficiencies above 90 percent from light load to full load, enabling it to
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has launched its latest generation of power MOSFETs for synchronous DC-DC conversion. The seventh generation trench process in the Toshiba fast switching series, UMOS VII-H, is asserted to
Harwin Inc. launched its Maxi Clip, which handles protective cans with wall thickness between 0.7 mm and 1 mm. The use of clips reduces assembly time and simplifies rework. Instead of hand-soldering shielding cans to a PCB as a