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Driving a Brushed DC or Bipolar Stepper Motor Just Got Easier!

May 23, 2011 8:44 am | by Jose Quinones, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

Famous for their ability to accurately control speed and position, while commutating under open loop conditions, the stepper motor simply is unequalled when it comes to the simplicity of the electronics drive. It also has an inherent ability to maintain a commanded position...

New Generation of Hexapods Deliver Sub-Micron Resolution for Ultra-Precision Applications

May 23, 2011 8:25 am | by Jim McMahon, Physik Instrumente | Articles | Comments

Hexapods were initially introduced to public attention in the late 1800s and first employed in an industrial application in the late 1940s, used on a tire testing machine. Six-axes parallel kinematic positioning systems (hexapods) used in robotics assembly cells debuted in 1954.

Designing for Low-Power, High-Performance Industrial Applications

May 23, 2011 7:24 am | by David Otten and Joel Mach, Microchip Technology Inc., www.microchip.com | Articles | Comments

Portable applications in the industrial market segment require low power, reliability and high performance. Example industrial applications include barcode readers, shipment data loggers, highway tracking, noise-cancelling headphones...

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Kits for Kids

May 23, 2011 7:07 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Summer vacation arrives soon and parents will have to come up with activities and projects to keep kids busy. Why not consider some electronic kits, boards, tools, and books?

Addressing Product Miniaturization Challenges for Medical Electronics

May 23, 2011 6:19 am | by Vern Solberg, Tessera Technologies | Articles | Comments

With the rapid deployment of new products from an ever growing number of competing companies, time-to-market can be the difference between leading and following. For that reason, many manufacturers will rely heavily on more innovative package solutions...

Designing more efficient white goods

May 23, 2011 5:21 am | by Pushek Madaan and Prakhar Goyal, Cypress Semiconductor, www.cypress.com | Articles | Comments

White goods have become an integral part of our lives, from controlling ambient temperature and lighting to cooking our food and a host of other day-to-day activities. Although white goods may be used for a variety of applications...

Miniature Snap Action Switch Has Small Footprint

May 23, 2011 4:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RL6-2 miniature snap action switch from Phaseda has a footprint 0.780 x 0.400 inch, a UL-approved rating of 10A at 125VAC and 1/4HP, and a VDE rating at 10A 250V.

Creative Use of TV Whitespace Addresses Community Broadband Needs

May 20, 2011 6:28 am | Articles | Comments

Many have asked the question, “How can we fill the need for rural broadband Internet access in our rural community?” But few have actually ventured beyond the question to attempt to make it happen.

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Return to Zero - Jamming Jumpsuits

May 20, 2011 6:00 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.

Collaborative Innovation Drives Economic Growth

May 19, 2011 7:58 am | by Tom Waechter, President and CEO of JDSU | Blogs | Comments

In my role as the CEO of a global technology company, I’m often asked to reveal the secret to market growth. When I think of what drives our brand and our interaction with customers two words come to mind: collaborative innovation.

Return to Zero - Tight Fit

May 19, 2011 7:32 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.

12W LED Driver Targets Display Lighting

May 19, 2011 5:31 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed a series of 350mA constant-current 12W drivers for indoor LED lighting has an output voltage range of 10~43VDC and is ideal for applications such as display lighting and strings of a few high-intensity bulbs.

Phase Noise Synthesizer Suits High-Density Signal Constellation Applications

May 19, 2011 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave announces the release of a new ultra-low phase noise synthesizer IC. The HMC704LP4E has been designed for best phase noise and lowest spurious content possible in an integrated synthesizer.

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Network Analysis Device Delivers Wider Dynamic Range and Short Measurement Times

May 19, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The R&S ZNB and R&S ZNC from Rohde & Schwarz inaugurate a new generation of vector network analyzers, with a dynamic range up to 140 dB and a sweep time of 4 ms with 401 points and excellent stability.

High-voltage COTS Filters Perform over an Extended Temperature Range

May 18, 2011 2:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

LCR Electronics now offers a line of single phase 300 VAC 50/60Hz COTS filters ideal for high reliability applications as found in the lighting, military and medical industries.

Compact System Tests EMC Signals Up to 6 GHz

May 18, 2011 2:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced the new ITS 6006 (Immunity Test System) for radiated EMC emissions testing over an extended 80 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range in a wide variety of EMC applications.

PowerTrench MOSFET Addresses Conduction and Switching Losses

May 18, 2011 1:44 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FDMS86500L N-Channel, PowerTrench MOSFET to minimize conduction loss, switch node ringing, and to improve the overall efficiency of DC-DC converters.

Keypads are Vandal-Resistant

May 18, 2011 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M Series keypads from EAO Switch provide security and access control in public and harsh environments, including heavy-duty and specialty vehicle applications, public kiosks, and vending machines. The M Series modular design and rugged construction make it an ideal solution for fast configuration and customization in any outdoor application.

Image Sensor Enables Slimmer Tablets and Smart Phones

May 18, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new 1.4-micron backside illumination pixel in the OmniVision OV5690 image sensor allows for a full five megapixels in a ¼-inch optical format, and combines best-in-class image quality with a 20 percent reduction in camera module height.

Transient Voltage Suppressors Protect Critical Equipment

May 18, 2011 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced its AK15 Series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) devices to protect electronic gear from high-energy transients. With their 15kA (8x20 ?s pulse)surge current rating, AK15 devices claim to provide the highest level of TVS protection available in the industry.

Brushless 40-mm Motor Exhibits High Power Density

May 18, 2011 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s EC 40 is characterized by high quality materials and high performing specifications, with a neodymium permanent magnet, stainless steel housing and welded flanges.

Connector Boasts Extremely Low Resistance

May 18, 2011 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Fujipoly Zebra Gold 8000C Series interconnect device is constructed from a low durometer silicone core that is covered with 166 parallel rows of flat, gold-plated wires per inch.

Surge Devices offer Lightning and Surge Protection for Tower or Rooftop-Mounted Radios

May 18, 2011 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To help protect valuable electronic equipment from damage, ERICO has developed rugged, weatherproof hybrid surge protectors that can handle at least 20,000 amperes of lightning-induced current.

Multi-function Upconverter MMICs Extend To 24 GHz

May 18, 2011 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave, a leading provider of high-frequency RF devices and integrated subsystems, has added a pair of integrated frequency upconverters to its line of high-performance GaAs MMIC products.

Broadband High Power Amplifier Module uses GaN Technology

May 18, 2011 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 1189 from Empower RF Systems is a recent addition to the company’s portfolio of building block designs incorporating the latest GaN device technologies and control functionality.

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