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Battery Testing at Garages Simplified

April 4, 2011 11:13 am | by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & founder of Cadex Electronics, www.BatteryUniversity.com | Articles | Comments

Ever since Cadillac invented the starter motor in 1912, vehicles used lead acid batteries to crank the engine. Not much has changed in 100 years except that the starter battery must now also feed power-hungry accessories. Starting is easy...

Multi-mode Wireless Data Modem Supports QAM and Legacy Modulation Schemes

April 4, 2011 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits (www.cmlmicro.com) today announced the launch of the CMX7164 Multi Mode wireless data modem IC. The CMX7164 provides 4/16/64-QAM and root raised cosine 2/4FSK baseband modem functions in a single chip...

User interface software simplifies inspection system operations

April 4, 2011 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Viscom’s new user interface, vVision, simplifies inspection system operations. vVision allows the operator to perform complex tasks using simple touch-screen prompts. Easy-to-operate navigation tools drive the powerful AOI software that does all of the programming work for both the beginner and the expert.

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Return to Zero - Test Equipment

April 4, 2011 7:47 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

The Tinker's Toolbox - Discussing Nanostore Memristor Technology

April 4, 2011 7:10 am | Podcasts | Comments

Our guest for this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox is Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. In the interview he discusses Memristor technology and how HP is using it to create new nanostore memory devices.

Source Meter Instrument for High Power Semiconductor Test Touts Wide Current Range

April 4, 2011 6:29 am | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley introduced the Model 2651A High Power System SourceMeter instrument. Designed for characterizing high power electronics, the instrument provides

Movea Sees Success with Miniaturised 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit

April 1, 2011 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea has created a wireless, miniaturised, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that uses MEMS sensors to accurately measure 9 Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) motion with a PCB module that is about the size of a small wristwatch.

Connector Family Adds 90-degree Variants

April 1, 2011 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI Electronics has expanded its 1.0mm MicroSpeed connector family to include a two-row 90° version in addition to the standard vertical male and female connectors designed for typical Mezzanine applications. The new right angled MicroSpeed connectors support

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Interface Adapter Suits Signal Conditioners and Relays

April 1, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s new Interface Adapter provides JUMPFLEX Signal Conditioners and Relays with a tool-free interface to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM or other PLC interfaces. Interface adapters capture

LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface Suit Notebook Panels, Tablet PCs

April 1, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity offers the next-generation LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) family of connectors for panel/main board interconnection. There are two distinct versions of these connectors: LCEDI connectors are

Rectangular Connectors Conform to MIL-C-28748, MIL-DTL-28748

April 1, 2011 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Positronic’s high density rectangular line offers industrial performance and conformance to MIL-C-28748 and MIL-DTL-28748, with size 22 contacts in density contact configurations from 4 to 104 contacts.

Return to Zero - Patent Application

April 1, 2011 7:11 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Subminiature Connector Features Secure Locking Device

April 1, 2011 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

JST Corporation’s ZPD Series wire-to-board, double row, crimp style connectors are designed with a secure locking device to ensure mating. These SMT and through-hole connectors are polarized and have

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Downhole Gauge Connector Protects Equipment, Data in Harsh Environments

April 1, 2011 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a Permanent Downhole Gauge connector for use in demanding exploration and production projects. Designed to operate at

Terminal Blocks Are Rated at 1000 VDC for PV Apps

April 1, 2011 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. (ASI) announced the release of a new line of DIN rail mounted IEC terminal blocks, EZ Jump Terminal Blocks that are rated at 1000V DC for PV applications. The entire range of EZ Jump terminal blocks has

End Launch Connectors Tout Low VSWR and Insertion Loss for Broadband

March 31, 2011 1:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Southwest Microwave, Inc. announced a family of Low Profile, PCB-mount End Launch Connectors. Requiring no soldering for mounting or use, their lower profile design permits use where vertical headroom is critical, such as

Socket Suits 0.4 mm Pitch 221-ball BGA

March 31, 2011 12:17 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has introduced a new BGA socket for 0.4 mm pitch 221 ball BGA - SG-BGA7162. The socket operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically

High-Flex Silicone Cables Perform in Medical Automation Apps

March 31, 2011 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil offers standard “off-the-shelf” and custom made cables for high performance medical automation, diagnostics and pharmaceutical processing applications. The light-weight cables can

Low Profile PCB Holders Suit 18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries

March 31, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of low profile, SMT and THM Lithium-Ion holders for 18650 batteries has been released by Keystone Electronics Corp. These holders feature low profile, heat resistant Nylon housings and

Active Optical Cable Assemblies Offer Desirable Reach

March 31, 2011 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced its Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP+) Active Optical Cable (AOC) assemblies, providing the longest link distance and lowest power consumption on the market, according to the company. The assemblies achieve

Gaming’s Critics Wave the White Flag

March 31, 2011 11:20 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Gaming is a dependable scapegoat for all that’s wrong with the world—violence, sexism, teenage truancy, and even global warming. And while psychologists, critics, and politicians lobbed wildly-uninformed charges, gamers, ironically, played a game of non-violent resistance.

RJ45 Field Wireable Connectors Extend Ethernet Cables

March 31, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK announced its CAT6 RJ45 field wireable connectors provide a simple and secure way to extend an Ethernet cable in the field. Whether connecting a peripheral device, repairing/replacing a cable link or

RJ45 Jack with Integrated Magnetics Supports 10GBase-T Ethernet

March 31, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bel Stewart Connector’s ARJ45 Series of high-speed Category 7a modular includes integrated magnetics to support 10GBase-T performance parameters as defined by IEEE 802.3an-2006. The mechanical interface of the ARJ45 connector series meets

Chemical Resistant Epoxy Withstands a Year in Sulfuric and Hydrochloric Acid

March 31, 2011 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond’s EP21AR two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98 percent sulfuric acid and 36 percent hydrochloric acid for over a year, according to the company. With a dielectric strength of

Never Seen Star Wars!?

March 31, 2011 6:29 am | Videos | Comments

This is a funny short video that depicts that awkward moment when you learn that not everyone has seen Star Wars...

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