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Industrial Grade AC-DC Switching Power Supply with PFC-Input Delivers 750 W

August 17, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ PFC 65F-125FT industrial grade AC/DC power supply with power factor corrected input delivers up to 750 W output power. It employs field proven design topology to convert

RMS-to-DC Converter Ensures Accuracy and Best-in-Class Dynamic Range

August 17, 2011 12:08 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices (ADI) unveiled today an integrated true RMS-to-DC converter that offers a best-in-class 100 µV to 3 V of usable dynamic range and the ability to measure extremely low signal levels with high accuracy and no drop in settling time. 

Advantech Launches a 15” Touch Panel Computer with Intel Atom Processor

August 17, 2011 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech announces the release of its new 15” touch panel computer with Intel Atom processor designed to operate in very low and very high temperatures. The Energy Star compliant TPC-1551H has been designed to work in temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F)...


LED driver provides 100W of constant voltage output power

August 17, 2011 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The E100W24V-D is part of ERG Lighting’s eDriver product family of LED drivers designed specifically for SSL applications with efficient power, size, cost, and support in mind. The E100W24V-D features up to 100W of constant voltage output power...

Portable Test Instrument for Electrical and Maintenance Applications

August 17, 2011 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Corporation of America is pleased to announce the release of another high quality and well engineered product, the CW10 Clamp-On Power Meter.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Brett Fox of Touchstone Semi on Analog Circuit Design

August 17, 2011 8:17 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Brett Fox, CEO of Touchstone Semiconductors on analog circuits and the challenges to today's designers.

u-blox' LISA Approved for AT & T Network

August 17, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, announces the official AT&T approval of LISA, the world’s smallest surface-mount 3G module for use on AT&T’s mobile broadband network.

The Parts Make the Whole: Aircraft Systems Components

August 17, 2011 7:30 am | by Ken Smith, Product Manager, Meldin, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics | Articles | Comments

According to the Air Transport Association’s 2010 economic report “When America Flies it Works,” operating revenues for U.S. airlines fell by approximately 17 percent in the wake of the 2009 global recession – considered the worst since the 1930s.


Return to Zero - EMC Testing

August 17, 2011 6:42 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

Shrinking Electromechanical Components

August 17, 2011 6:34 am | by Jerome Smolinski, Senior Product Manager, C&K Components | Articles | Comments

Intuitively, in order to have a more compact device, the components in the device must all become smaller. However, the aesthetics and functionality of electromechanical components must also be preserved or enhanced in order to meet application requirements.

Google Buys Motorola Mobility – Is this the Gee-Phone deal?

August 17, 2011 5:50 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon ( | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of speculation in the industry as to what is behind the Google purchase of Motorola Mobility and likewise a plethora of speculation on the future of Motorola Mobility now that they are part of Google.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jonathan Chien of Conexant on Audio Systems in Smart Devices

August 17, 2011 5:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jonathan Chien, Audio Marketing Director of Conexant about audio management in home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next-generation Smart TV and video game consoles.

Anatomy of a Digital Isolator

August 16, 2011 2:25 pm | by David Krakauer, Analog Devices, Inc., | Articles | Comments

For years, designers of industrial, medical and other isolated systems had limited options when implementing safety isolation: the only reasonable choice was the optocoupler. Today, digital isolators offer advantages in performance, size, cost, power efficiency and integration. Understanding the nature and interdependence of three key elements of a digital isolator is important in choosing the right digital isolator.


Power Factor Correction Techniques in LED Lighting

August 16, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High power LED based light fixtures are replacing fluorescent and HID light sources in many general lighting applications. Since LED lighting represents a green technology, the issue of power factor is very important. Power factor is defined as

Hybrid Aluminum-Polymer Capacitors Feature Low ESR, Wide Temp Range

August 16, 2011 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tecate Group announced the release of the MXCPB and MXCPT Series of aluminum-polymer hybrid construction capacitors. The new SMD series combines the low ESR of polymer capacitors with the low

Cable Clips Tout Double Compression Design for Solar Wires

August 16, 2011 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Heyco Products, Inc. has announced availability of its HEYClip SunRunner(TM) Cable Clips. Designed to provide a better method for PV module wire management, the clip fits

Return to Zero - Square Dance

August 16, 2011 10:55 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. 

PWM controllers boost efficiency in telecom, industrial power supplies

August 16, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments today introduced two high-efficiency PWM power supply controllers with integrated, programmable-delay synchronous rectifier control outputs and pre-bias start-up circuitry. The UCC28250 and UCC28950 “green controllers” simplify design...

Enclosures: The heart of speedy telecommunications products and services

August 16, 2011 9:58 am | by Ken Tumblison, President of Buckeye Shapeform | Articles | Comments

Speed. There is nothing of greater consequence in human communication than speed. Although we have come a long way since the pony express, the need for speed in the telecommunications industry is greater now than ever.

High-Power Series PIN Diode Serves Transmit-Receive Switch Applications

August 16, 2011 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced a high-power, series PIN diode for large signal transmit and receive switching applications.

Type 6 COM Express Modules Feature 2nd-Gen Intel Core Processor & ECC RAM

August 16, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Portwell Technology released the PCOM-B217VG-VI-ECC embedded computer module to add Intel's second-generation quad-core and dual-core Intel Core i7/i5 processors to its Type 6 COM Express product portfolio.

300-W, AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Suit Space-Constrained Apps

August 16, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MPU-300 Series is packaged in a 5.0 x 3.2 x 1.5-inch U-Chassis with only 25 cfm airflow. The switching power supplies provide up to 300W of output power. Four standard models operate from

Digital I-O media module holds up to extreme ambient conditions

August 16, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Belden extends its Hirschmann product range with a digital I/O media module for the MICE family of Fast and Gigabit Ethernet switches. When version 7.0 of the "Layer 2 Professional” software is installed on the switches, this module enables signals to be sent and status messages to be analyzed with four digital inputs and outputs.

LVDTs Certified For Use On General Electric Gas Turbines

August 16, 2011 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

US-based sensor manufacturer Macro Sensors ( is now an approved LVDT supplier for General Electric (GE) gas turbines. The LVDTs are implemented for position measurement on governor valves, throttle valves...

Make the Safe Choice, or the Right Choice?

August 16, 2011 6:28 am | by Gordon Vinther, founder and president of Ardent Concepts ( | Blogs | Comments

Where does innovation – true innovation – get implemented in your product roadmap?  How do you as a product development or R&D team ensure you are pushing the envelope and enabling next-generation electronic solutions?

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