Dave takes you though the basic theory of thermal design and how heatsink calculations work. Then there are some real world temperature measurements to see how close to the theory we get. How do you read a heatsink thermal response graph? What is emissivity? It's all here in thermal design 101.
MPD’s AS212-C automotive socket features weather and vibration resistance in a durable nylon housing. The socket touts easy with the inclusion of a right angle bezel for placement under a panel, dashboard or cabinet. Also included are
Microsemi Corporation today announced the LX5514M power amplifier (PA) in a compact package that matches the industry's smallest 1.5x1.5mm, 0.4mm-high footprint. Microsemi's LX5514M power amplifier supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLAN applications in the 2.4-2.5GHz frequency range.
Larson Electronics introduced new high efficiency explosion proof fluorescent lights to complement its expanding line of Class 1 and Class 2 LED lighting for hazardous location areas. Available in two and four foot lengths, the new hazardous location lights use biaxial compact fluorescent bulbs that deliver higher output than traditional T-series tube bulbs.
Zero Defect Software Development (ZDSD) is a results-oriented process that emphasizes the analysis, testing and reporting of the causality of defects. This process, which has evolved from the commitment to providing “five-nines” (99.999%) reliability for mission-critical applications...
Semtech Corp. announced the SC442, a 10-channel white LED driver with an integrated 3A boost power switch. The device is capable of driving up to 120 LEDs at up to 30 mA per channel and is packaged in a low-profile 4 mm x 4 mm x0.6 mm, 28-pin MLPQ package. The SC442 operates
STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training, electronic and industrial distribution, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, has developed an IPC J-STD-001 Certification Kit with a lead-free option.
Interplex Engineered Products has introduced a new air cavity Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) package designed for power devices and components needing thermally enhanced packaging. Based upon the industry standard QFN package outline, Interplex has designed a unique structure that enables top surface thermal management of the package.
Interplex NAS announced today that it has introduced a new addition to its revolutionary line of solder and flux-bearing lead products. The new surface mount pin, a short-current path lead, offers customers a number of unique advantages in the circuit assembly process.
Anritsu Company introduces the MS272xC Spectrum Master series that provides the broadest frequency range ever available in a handheld spectrum analyzer. Providing frequency coverage up to 43 GHz in an instrument that weighs less than 8 lbs...
austriamicrosystems has announced the 30-mW AS3560 and AS3561 Stereo Headphone Amplifiers, that continuously adjust the supply rails in response to the input signal, thus drastically minimizing power consumption.
As touchscreens with gesture-based interfaces have become nearly standard in the mobile phone segment, many people are waiting impatiently for the technology to make its way into the automotive market.
As reported by Defense Talk, Israel has agreed to purchase 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in a deal worth an estimated 2.75 billion dollars. At $96 million a piece, this would be the most expensive weapons deal ever signed by Israel. As the Swiss Army Knife of fighter jets, and the bulwark of the free world for the next 40 years (not to sound hyperbolic)...
This presentation from Digi-Key and Texas Instruments provides a brief overview of current shunt monitors with the intent to give a basic understanding of current shunt monitors and their key parameters.
Cole Hersee, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical and electronic products for the vehicle industry, introduces its new fully-sealed plastic ignition switches.
Narda, an L-3 Communications company, introduced rugged Model 368BNM and 369BNM high-power terminations that operate up to 18 GHz.
Bliley Technologies has introduced a new customizable, SC Cut (doubly-rotated) crystal series for telecommunications, SATCOM/space and defense applications.
Rehm Thermal Systems presents an advanced new series of drying systems and firing systems for solar cell metallization at EU PVSEC in Valencia, September 6-9, 2010. These Systems offer a range of advanced process features and thermal control that enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield.
The concept is like something out of a movie -- the ability to find a target from a jet cockpit with the naked eye and lock onto it simply by fixing your gaze upon it. This science fiction concept has become a reality at the 336th Fighter Squadron.
The PMP31 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Protek Power provides 30 W of power in a 1.96” x 4.64” x 1.26” package. The series is approved to UL60601-1, CSA22.2 No. 601.1, and EN60601-1 medical standards and complies with
Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest, low-cost 2.75W USB charger available. Measuring 42 x 43 x 21mm with a weight of 80 grams, the PSM03E is compliant with the new ENERGY STAR EPS version 2.0 as well as the European Union's Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC...
Ideal for various cold micromachining needs, a family of air- cooled, picosecond lasers from RPMC provide up to 150?J of pulse energy.
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX5974, a high-frequency, current-mode PWM controller with an active-clamp architecture and spread-spectrum operation. The device's active-clamp topology delivers better than 90% efficiency...
A new prototype program for custom product labels and other applied graphic products that features fast delivery and a flat fee for 10 pieces is being introduced by Nameplates for Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts.