Balluff’s new ultrasonic sensors are suited for distance measurement or position detection of granules, fluids and powders. They measure fill levels, heights and sag without making contact as well as count and monitor the presence of objects. They are asserted to be
M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced at the ANGACOM 2013 Exhibition and Congress a highly linear, two-stage differential amplifier for DOCSIS3.1 reverse path infrastructure applications. The MAAM-011122 is an integrated two stage differential variable gain amplifier designed specifically for CATV head-end....
In the mid- to late-decades of the 20th century, the job description of the average, workaday electrical engineer included what might be termed “basic bill of materials” management – BOM 1.0, if you will. Essentially, BOM 1.0 involved weeks if not months of specifying, sourcing, and documenting component and materials choices....
Global Specialties’ 1315D is designed for educational use and prototyping, covering a wide range of circuit testing applications. This simple AC/DC power source can be used to demonstrate the concept of alternating and non-alternating voltages. It can also be used for simple
Gumstix announced the Alto35, an expansion board built entirely with Gumstix’ Geppetto custom design platform. The Alto35 replaces Gumstix’ Palo35 Overo-series expansion board, offering all of the same off-the-shelf features and the added benefit of customizability via Geppetto.
Double-layer capacitors offer up to 10 times the discharge current of ultracapacitors presently offered by the companyJune 5, 2013 11:12 am | Cornell Dubilier Electronics | Product Releases | Comments
Cornell Dubilier Electronics announces the release of type EDLR long-life electric double layer capacitors. The EDLR series provides more than double the life and up to 10 times the discharge current of ultracapacitors presently offered by the company.
Telit Wireless Solutions and Danlaw Incorporated announced that Danlaw’s DL750 includes Telit’s ultra-compact GSM/GPRS cellular module, the GE865-QUAD. The product is a self-contained consumer installable data collection device. Danlaw and Telit who cooperated in a number of products before, are
A while back, I wrote a column on fine-pitch soldering. Several commenters noted that a hot-air soldering iron was the hand tool of choice when it came to fine pitch soldering by hand. So I decided to look up the tools and found that they were out of my price range. I still wanted one.
LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systems introduced Watt-Link, a wireless sensor node positioned to streamline discrete industrial power installations and provide remote energy monitoring and reporting via any web-connected device. Applications include energy management, building automation,
The global economy is on the upswing in 2013, which means semiconductor companies have a great opportunity to reap the benefits. According to analyst firm IHS, revenue is expected to grow 6.4 percent this year after two straight years of decline.
Microchip Technology Inc. announced seven new UCH2 ICs across three families that are said to be the the first to provide programmability, enabling the developers of PCs and mobile devices to configure their designs without external memory. These UCH2s support both
Zilog introduced a new reference design, the Mini-Z USB Design Board. The board incorporates a USB host and peripheral functionality with the company’s portfolio of Mini-Z modules. This hardware design uses a Max3421E USB transceiver to provide an interface to USB communications with supporting
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announced a portfolio of low noise amplifiers (LNAs) that provide a desirable noise figure, a critical component to boosting weak incoming signals for today’s 4G wireless infrastructure as well as diverse broad market systems including GPS, broadband, military and satellite
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Fairchild Semiconductor introduced a family of 100 V BoostPak devices that combines a MOSFET and diode in one package to replace discrete solutions currently used in LED TV/monitor backlight, LED lighting and DC/DC converter applications. By integrating the MOSFET and diode into a single package,
Linear Technology Corporation announced the LT3055, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and diagnostic capability. The device delivers up to 500 mA output current with a 350-mV dropout voltage at full load. It features
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the availability of a new family of extreme-broadband amplifiers, applicable for CATV, broadcast TV, satellite systems and general ISM applications – the BGA3012, BGA3015 and BGA3018. Performance characteristics include
SKB just introduced their new 3i-2617-12 Injection Molded case for industrial and military applications. And Canyonwest Cases is making them available to companies needing proven-tough cases to safeguard sensitive or expensive equipment.
Engineering teams are under increasing pressure to get their products to market faster and, for many projects, developing software is now the critical path. The DesignWare ARC EM Starter Kit has been designed to accelerate software development.
Cornell Dubilier announces availability of its Type 948D high energy density DC link capacitors for larger inverter systems. Type 948D is an excellent choice for DC link applications where high bus voltage, high capacitance and high ripple current are required for smoothing and filtering.
ABSOPULSE Electronics′ DIO 120 Series of DC/DC converters were developed for powering electronic circuits floating on several kilovolts of operating voltage. They are typically used for high power gate drivers and similar applications in oil and gas, mining, railway and industrial environments.
RFID sensor tag helps users monitor pressure in sealed places without the need of batteries or wiresJune 3, 2013 10:18 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments
The Vortex1 from Farsens S.L. is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated pressure data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag.
Words like green and sustainability are often used to refer to recycling, taking better care of the Earth, and new or alternative forms of energy, such as solar- or wind-power. Army engineer Gregory Harris would say it's much more than that and is working to make that point to the Army and to manufacturers involved in developing the latest military technology.
Picatinny has formed a partnership with private industry to develop a fuel cell that runs off ethanol, which could potentially power the Army's ammunition facilities as an environmentally friendly energy source. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts a fuel source into electricity.
Rice University has been making considerable progress in devising methods to manufacture carbon nanotubes (CNT) for use as electrical conductors. The breakthrough came in 2003.Rice’s breakthrough stems from the fact that the researchers are using a wet method to produce the CNT thread.