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6U-600-W cPCI Power Supply Features Advanced Status and Control Functions

March 30, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gresham Power Electronics announced its 6U 600W cPCI power supply. This RoHS-compliant power supply family has advanced status and control functions including remote inhibit, output fail alarm, over

U-Frame Power Supplies Offer End or Top Mount Fan Options

March 30, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announced the APS303 Series of High Density Switching power supplies in the industry standard 3.2” x 5.00” x 1.50” U-Frame Package with both single and dual outputs with an optional top-mount fan cover. The series is designed to

Connector Series Touts Increased Power Handling Capability

March 30, 2011 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products announced its SPEC Pak Extreme connector. These connectors increase the power handling capability of the company’s SPEC Pak Series to 320 A. This is achieved by using

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Oscillators designed to operate at custom frequencies up to 500 MHz

March 30, 2011 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PLXO Series Surface-Mount Phase-Locked Crystal Oscillators from EM Research are designed to operate at select custom frequencies from 5 to 500 MHz as reference clocks in military and commercial rf/microwave systems.

Intelligent 7-segment LED Numeric Display Module

March 30, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Paclinx now offers the iDigit 7-segment LED Display Modules, a line of intelligent display products for large scale numeric display applications. The modules feature robust RS-485 serial interface and command-based control and can be easily controlled and managed...

Count On Tools Releases Juki 509 Ceramic Nozzles for 0201 Components

March 30, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools Inc. now offers redesigned Juki 509 Ceramic Nozzles in both gold and silver styles. This nozzle design enables highly accurate, repeatable, optimized chip placement for 0201 micro-components.

Engineered Conductive Materials to Exhibit DB-1541-X Series Adhesives at Intersolar Europe 2011

March 30, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered Conductive Materials will showcase its DB-1541-X Series Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesives in Hall A5, Stand 653 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe, scheduled to take place June 8-10, 2011 at the New Munich Trade Faire Centre in Munich, Germany.

Dual Power MOSFETs Intended For Lightweight Space Applications

March 30, 2011 5:52 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the company’s first family of radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) dual power MOSFETs in a compact hermetic LCC-6 surface mount package for low power lightweight space applications requiring a small footprint such as satellite payload power systems.

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Cree LMR4 LED Module Overview

March 30, 2011 5:25 am | Videos | Comments

This video from Digi-Key and Cree introduces Cree's new series of LED modules and explains the advantages of integrating the LMR4 module into LED luminaire designs as well as the unique benefits of Cree's TrueWhite Technology.

Return to Zero - Jitterbug

March 30, 2011 5:20 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.

Device Bridges Disparate Mobile Broadband Networks

March 29, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB embedded database system product family, announced that Airspan Networks has integrated the eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) as a key software component within Airspan’s new Air4G mobile broadband network base station.

VCO operates at 3830 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V-4.5V

March 29, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3830-3830 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3830 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity.

Power supply provides output currents up to 2.8A

March 29, 2011 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 41-743 is a single channel battery simulator designed to support the testing of battery operated devices. The 41-753 provides a very fast responding adjustable power supply capable of providing voltages up to 6V and output currents up to 2.8A.

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Ranges of desktop chassis channel retro chic

March 29, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bringing back the elegance and style of a forgotten age, two new ranges of desktop chassis from Hammond Manufacturing are now available. All three models are ideal for high-end hi-fi equipment, other consumer-facing products where appearance is as important as function...

Gaming’s Entitlement Mentality

March 29, 2011 7:00 am | Blogs | Comments

At the Games Developer Conference 2011, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata discussed the figurative “race to the bottom”, wherein the low-ball pricing structure of iOS (iPhone Operating System) apps erodes the perceived value of AAA games.

Printed Electronics is Now About Doing Business

March 29, 2011 6:03 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Printed electronics is a term that also encompasses the magic of printed electrics such as flexible and disposable lighting, batteries and solar cells.

Designing an Automotive Instrument Cluster for Increased Sound Pressure Level

March 28, 2011 12:53 pm | by Jon Levin, Star Micronics America, Inc. & Krunal Patel, Jaguar Land Rover | Articles | Comments

Nearly all vehicles have a chime or speaker on the dashboard instrument cluster for various alert functions. Increasingly, instrument cluster manufacturers are turning to speakers that produce multiple chime, alert and turn signal indicator sounds with higher Sound Pressure Level (SPL).

Putting Physics to Work in Next-Generation Automotive and Aerospace Engineering

March 28, 2011 10:19 am | by Sandeep Sovani, Ph.D., ANSYS, Inc., www.ansys.com | Articles | Comments

The engineering field is founded on fundamental laws of physics which can be explained by governing equations such as Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism and Navier–Stokes equations of fluid motion. However, a profound irony plagues engineering.

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes on Computers and Engineering

March 28, 2011 9:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel and continue our discussion on computers, the web, and engineering.

Count On Tools Manufactures MYDATA Midas C24 MicroMelf Nozzles

March 28, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools Inc. introduces its new MYDATA Midas C24 MicroMelf Nozzle (L-009-0230). The nozzle is ideal for OD 1 mm MELF components, and features a tool tip radius of 0.5 mm and a tool tip diameter of 2.0 mm.

Return to Zero - Quadruple Shot

March 28, 2011 6:56 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.

Mobile Video Collaboration System Securely Connects Field Staff and Experts

March 28, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Time is money. And it’s never been truer for companies with operations spread across the globe. Equipment downtime, lost production, delays in product reviews and high travel costs to troubleshoot problems can kill the bottom line.

DC Supplies Get LXI Option

March 28, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Market demand for a high-speed instrumentation interface in instrumentation is increasing. Moving forward with firmware release 3.0, Chroma's Programmable 62000P DC Supplies will include a new remote LXI interface option.

Brainstorm: Smart Grid & Alternative Energy

March 28, 2011 5:34 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What is the biggest obstacle, morally or logistically, to implementing the smart grid?

Angry Birds - The Movie Trailer

March 28, 2011 4:54 am | by From Rooster Teeth Shorts | Videos | Comments

Rooster Teeth Shorts has made one of the funniest videos I've seen in a while. "Angry Birds" is a phenomenon in the handheld space, and may yet spawn a "real" movie. It wouldn't be the first film based on a video game.

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