A gun owner’s worst nightmare is his own weapon being turned against him. The Armatix “Smartgun” concept presents a novel solution—fingerprint identification, combined with biometric authentication (paired with a wristwatch) makes the weapon useless in the wrong hands.
Anatech Electronics introduced the AM1880-1960D268 surface-mount monoblock ceramic duplexer. It is suitable for use in base station transceivers serving wireless communication applications. The duplexer’s center frequency is
Wieland’s new family of UL Listed and CSA Certified (cULus), switching power supplies provides a control voltage of 24 VDC, at an output current from 1.25 A to 40 A. The nine models include six single-phase and three three-phase devices, approved worldwide for a temperature range from -25°C to +71°C. All models feature
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed two SON (aka QFN or DFN) eight-pad packaged sample kits. Designated SFN08AKIT and SFN08BKIT, the sample kits include four or seven ultra-stable thin film resistors configured in isolated and bussed circuits, respectively. Each sample kit contains
Engineers designing electronic components for use in applications where non-magnetic characteristics are required now have a new connector option following PA&E’s announcement of its new non-magnetic Micro-D connector line.
Cypress Semiconductor demonstrates tablet-sized capacitive touchscreen with true multi-touch all-point capability.
NEC Electronics (TSE:6723) today announced its new super-resolution application-specific standard product (ASSP), the uPD9281GC. The ASSP addresses the dramatic divergence between yesterday’s image resolution and the high resolution of today’s audio-visual (AV) display systems...
Since 2007, the MQ-9 Reaper RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle) has been on the front lines of the war on terror. It scored its first kill in October ’07, and has served a crucial role ever since. On Monday, the National Museum of the Air Force officially unveiled its new MQ-9 Reaper exhibit.
Drawn directly from its longstanding expertise in high-voltage supply components and systems, SDS is releasing new specialized power supply units fitted to dedicated applications such as microchannel plates, streak cameras, Pockels cells, APDs, CCD intensifiers, mass spectrometry detectors.
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has added hydrophilic PTFE filters to its expanding line of cartridge filters for bulk high-purity chemicals used in microelectronics manufacturing, including LCD, semiconductor, hard disk drive and photovoltaic.
SmartPro UPS System Provides the Industry's Highest power Capacity and Superior Efficiency in Just 2UJanuary 28, 2010 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments
Tripp Lite has expanded its popular line of SmartPro® Advanced Line-Interactive UPS Systems with a new high-capacity rackmount model. The SMART3000RMXL2U UPS System provides mission-critical equipment with state-of-the-art power protection plus enhanced power management in just 2U of rack space.
Cooling with multilayer capacitors (MLC) is reported [pdf} by some Russian scientists. Here is an abstract from their paper.
With so much of the ongoing development work for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and pure electric vehicles (EV) involving the use of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, many discussions at OEMs, electronics suppliers and battery manufacturers focus on how best to structure battery monitoring and management systems.
India's space agency is planning the nation's first manned space flight for 2016, if it gets government approval of the project budget, an official said Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organization has sought 120 billion rupees ($2.6 billion) to put two astronauts in space for a week, spokesman S. Satish told The Associated Press.
Imitation Web sites of both Google and YouTube have emerged in China as the country faces off against the real Google over its local operations. YouTubecn.com offers videos from the real YouTube, which is blocked in China.
Lumex announces the launch of its QuasarBrite UV family of LED technologies. The company asserts the UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan, tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies. The family is available in 385 nm, 405 nm and 415 nm wavelengths at
National Semiconductor Corp. expanded its Webench Designer tools with the introduction of Webench Power Architect, which allows engineers to create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC/DC power supplies for an entire system. According to the company, system designers can
The HPC series from Stackpole is a compact surface mount 5 watt resistor. The HPC Series incorporates four parallel thick film chip resistor elements to accommodate the higher power handling and the anodized heat sink allows for increased heat dissipation into the ambient air. These parallel resistance elements allow the HPC Series to withstand up to 2500 watts for pulse durations of 100 microseconds or less.
Maxon’s RE 50's "heart" is, as with all mechanically commutated maxon motor drives, the ironless rotor, which results in detent-free running and minimized mass inertia. The combination of a two-pole Neodymium permanent magnet with the patented maxon winding technology results in high torque and remarkable acceleration, says Maxon.
One Laptop Per Child is working in Haiti to help mitigate the disaster. Here is part of their press release.
In today’s rapidly growing healthcare marketplace, portability and functionality are the name of the game when it comes to medical devices. Healthcare is steadily moving away from hospitals to the point of incident and into the patient’s home. Around the globe, physicians and patients are turning to low-cost telemedicine solutions that give patients the ability to safely and effectively monitor their own health.
Global power supply manufacturer TDK-Lambda has announced its latest high density, cost-effective, DC-DC converter family with the introduction of the new CC-P-E Series. These are ultra compact, fully isolated converters that feature wide range DC inputs (24V or 48V nominal) which make them suitable for telecom, datacom, distributed power, battery operated devices, FPGA, and process control applications. Available with output voltages of 3.3V, 5V, 12V or 15Vdc, with output power ratings of 15 or 30-watts, these fully-regulated, high efficiency (92% typical) converters can be paralleled for higher power applications, says TDK-Lambda.
Optrex America Inc. has developed capacitive touch switch technology that detects variations in position and command, eliminates air gaps and reduces the number of layers required. Optrex says that this technology offers the highest standards of optical performance with exceptional ease of design for human machine interfaces, handheld terminals, gaming, medical equipment, and point-of-sale and mobile applications.
Today’s advanced applications are creating an insatiable appetite for memory - driving the demand for new memory technology capabilities. As the market for more compact, more powerful electronic systems grows, designers are under increasing pressure to find new ways to fit the volume of code and data needed onto these shrinking devices.
ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance, energy efficient silicon solutions for greener electronics, today announced an expansion of its family of clock drivers, with the release of the NB7L585, NB7L585R, NB7V585M and NB7V586M differential 2:1 mux input to 1:6 devices, and the NB6HQ14M and NB7HQ14M 1:4 fanout clock/data drivers with equalization.