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OS Adds SDK Enhancements and Modbus Protocol Support

February 7, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix today released the next generation of its Evolution Operating System (OS). Evolution OS 5.2 brings open standards, extensible technologies and enterprise-grade networking security to a variety of Lantronix devices, including XPort Pro and EDS 1100/2100.

Mobile applications platform features ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processors

February 7, 2011 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced today the next generation of its popular OMAP family: the OMAP 5 mobile applications platform, which is positioned to transform how mobile devices...

AC-DC Open Frame Power Supply Series Adds 6-W Model

February 7, 2011 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI, Inc. added a 6 W model to its open frame AC-DC power supply line. With the latest offering, the VOF Series covers a range of power from 6 W through 80 W. The series is suited for consumer, industrial, and ITE applications. All units are

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Photovoltaic Fuse Line is UL 2579 Listed

February 7, 2011 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mersen launched a UL 2579-listed range of dedicated photovoltaic fuses ? the Helio Protection fuse line, which includes the HP6M, HP10M, and HP6J. This photovoltaic fuse line provides

Non-Isolated DC-DC Converter Family Includes Modules with Outputs Up to 120 A

February 7, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bel Power announced the expansion of its VRPx Series of SIP (single inline package) footprint POL (point-of-load) converters to include 30-A, 90-A, 100-A, 110-A and 120-A modules. Operating at efficiencies of up to 95 percent over a wide input range of 4.5 V to 13.8 V, the open-frame series offers

60-W Power Supplies Meet Efficiency Level V Requirements

February 7, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

GlobTek’s GT-41132 Series of desktop style power supplies with IEC 60320/ C6 or C8 inlets have double-enforced insulation mechanical configurations and regulated output voltage from: 12 V to 24 VDC in 0.1-V increments. They provide up to 60 W of continuous output power. The style enclosed power supplies are

Intel Wireless Display - Nice, but 'Where's the Beef?'

February 7, 2011 5:22 am | Blogs | Comments

In a similar vein of the brouhaha in the news about Taco Bell's meat product, Intel's new WiDi-2 Intel Wireless Display seems to be a case of taking some liberties with the technologies' naming

New Graphical Tools Significantly Simplify Servo Drive Setup and Optimization

February 7, 2011 4:48 am | by Josh Inman, Product Manager, Kollmorgen, www.kollmorgen.com | Articles | Comments

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) face continual demands to bring new products to market with higher levels of performance in time to meet shrinking market windows. In many cases, motion is the key to differentiating the machine...

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Unmanned Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAS-D First Flight

February 7, 2011 3:23 am | Videos | Comments

A Northrop Grumman video of the Feb 4 first flight of the US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator from Edwrads AFB, Calif.

LED Driver ICs for General Lighting Are up 88 Percent Efficient

February 4, 2011 11:04 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced seven new members of its LinkSwitch-PH family of LED driver ICs. Optimized for industrial and commercial settings where high efficiency and system longevity are dominant requirements, the new devices

Hall effect, 1000-A Current Sensor Supports Renewable Energy Apps

February 4, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premo has introduced a close loop 1000-A Hall effect sensor, the HCT-1000LF. Features and characteristics include accuracy to ± 0.1 percent, linearity of ± 0.1 percent, 1000-A nominal current; 2000-A measuring current, a transformation ratio of

Infrared LEDs Suit Proximity Sensing

February 4, 2011 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of high-performance infrared LEDs suited for proximity sensor applications is now available from ROHM Semiconductor . The SIM-030/031ST and SIM-040/041ST surface-mount IR LEDs feature a desirable IR wavelength technology providing

USB-Powered 20-MHz Scopes Integrate IEPE Sensor Drive, Large Memory Buffer

February 4, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced PS4224-IEPE - a new 20MHz 12-bit 2-channel PC oscilloscope adapter with an integrated IEPE (Integrated Electronic Piezo Electric - IEEE 1451.4) interface, making it compatible with

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Pushbutton Switch Has a Momentary Function

February 4, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RP8300 series is an illuminated round pushbutton switch that is encased in a metal die cast housing. This pushbutton switch series is for those seeking rounder edges and industrial strength durability without sacrificing style. Multiple color options are available. The RP8300 series switch features

Low-voltage Precision Op Amps Target Sensor Measurement

February 4, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated expanded its 1.8-V precision operational amplifier (op amp) portfolio with a new line for low-noise, high-impedance sensor measurement. The first product in the OPAx320 family, the two-channel OPA2320, provides

Seika Machinery to Exhibit Green Tech at SMTA Forums

February 4, 2011 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, will highlight green technologies at the upcoming SMTA Dallas and Houston Expo & Tech Forums. The SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Richardson Civic Center in Richardson, TX and the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Stafford Centre in Stafford, TX.

SEMA to Discuss a Comparison of China Versus Western Solar Manufacturing

February 4, 2011 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEMA, the Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association, announces a meeting to be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Milpitas, CA from 5-7 p.m. The meeting will address the impact of China’s manufacturing model on the global solar manufacturing industry. Matthew Holzmann, President of SEMA, will present

Mid-Range Oscilloscope Platform Launches Six Models from 400 MHz to 4 GHz

February 3, 2011 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy Corporation announced the launch of WaveRunner 6 Zi, a mid-range oscilloscope series. The new flagship WaveRunner features 4 GHz bandwidth and 40GS/s per channel sample rates with a new industrial design, comprehensive serial-data and

Power Amplifier Supports all 3.5 GHz WiMAX Frequency Bands

February 3, 2011 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding its leadership in providing compelling power amplifier solutions for WiMAX communication equipment, ANADIGICS, Inc. today introduced a new power amplifier (PA) module designed for use in WiMAX Customer Premises Equipments (CPEs) and femtocells.

ECL Tolerates AC Mains Power Contact Without Damage

February 3, 2011 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc announced its latest series of TBU (Transient Blocking Unit) circuit protection devices for high speed protection of communications ports. The devices are said to be the industry’s first electronic current limiters (ECLs) designed to tolerate AC mains power contact without

ICs reduce solution size by 60%

February 3, 2011 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8982A/MAX8982X, power-management ICs (PMICs) for LTE/WCDMA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE data cards based on Icera’s E400/E450 platform. These devices integrate four high-efficiency step-down converters and nine low-dropout linear regulators...

Tyco Announces Expansion to Interactive Digital Signage product line

February 3, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics today announced the expansion of their Elo TouchSystems Interactive Digital Signage (IDS) product line with the addition of IntelliTouch and IntelliTouch Plus product technologies. The addition of new touch technologies will provide developers and customers more integrated, large format interactive display solutions.

Army to deploy “revolutionary” smart weapon

February 3, 2011 9:23 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Army is set to deploy a “revolutionary” airburst grenade launcher, said to be the first small arms “smart” weapon. Described as a “game changer,” the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System (CDTE) could fundamentally transform squad and platoon tactics. Most firefights in Afghanistan take place beyond 300 meters (often up to 500 meters).

The Tinker's Toolbox - a Chat with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes

February 3, 2011 5:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel.

Energy Harvesting Suits Remote Low-Power Devices

February 2, 2011 10:08 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Contrary to what you might think, the awareness of "green power" didn't spawn the drive to harvest energy. Low-power electronic fabrication technologies did the trick. They cut the power needs of small monitoring devices to the point...

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