What is the biggest obstacle, morally or logistically, to implementing the smart grid?
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.
HiWave Technologies PLC announces combined miniature audio and haptic exciters for touch panels and screens in hand held consumer electronic products. Applications include tablet computers, media players and remote control units.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, www.cms.gov), in 2006 the cost for healthcare in the United States rose to $2.1 trillion, which represents 16 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
In today’s highly competitive medical device marketplace, OEMs and their associated design and engineering personnel are opting...
For demanding applications where highly flexible, impact resistant bonds are required, Master Bond developed Polymer System EP37-3FLF. This optically clear, two component epoxy has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling.
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.
Engineers know about tools for controller-area network (CAN) applications that help identify problems with bits and bytes. But they might get fooled into ignoring low-level problems that can occur down at the "wire-and-connector" level.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.
Data Translation, Inc. today announced the release of the DT9826 multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) module for USB. The DT9826 combines high-performance, 24-bit analog measurement, digital I/O, counter/timers, and a tachometer channel onto a single plug-and-play device.
KIC announces that Manncorp will highlight its Auto-Focus Power Software for reflow ovens in Booth #2625 at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place April 12-14, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Count On Tools Inc. introduces MYDATA Replacement Inline Filters and Filter Housing components. Count On Tools replacement inline filters have been field tested and are proven to increase vacuum and air performance in the equipment while lasting longer than OEM versions.
The MIL-VicH Series is a series of ruggedized military compliant DC to DC and DC to AC systems built for deployment and operations equipment. This series is available to all military, homeland security and government contractors.
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation announced today the addition of compact carriage brakes to its popular UtiliTrak linear guide product line. This new option offers a simple two-component assembly solution for manually securing a carriage to rail in confined spaces.
This is a demonstration of Maxim/Teridian's new family of power-management ICs that perform metering functions for smart-grid applications at their booth during APEC.
Elma Electronic offers over 500 configurations of knobs in various styles. The knob types include push-on, set-screw, collet, wing, bell-shaped, aluminum, locking, and specialty knobs.
This kit includes the PropScope USB, electronic components for breadboard circuits, and a printed text that guides you step-by-step from the basics through advanced electronic measurement techniques.
MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates their desktop configuration options with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics card that delivers high-end performance with style.
After a late night of mixers with film makers and interactive folks, what would make someone show up at 9:30 am for a panel? Why robots of course! As Arik highlighted last week, TI participated in a 2011 SXSW Interactive panel about FIRST robotics and mentoring...
Wow! If you've ever been to SXSW, you know what I mean. Over the past 6 days I've been attending numerous presentations that focus on everything from international digital media to robotics.
Central Semiconductor Corp. announces the CFSH2-3L Low VF Schottky diode in the space saving, low profile SOD-882L package. This new device has a peak repetitive reverse voltage of 30V and a maximum forward current of 200mA.
TDK-Lambda Americas has upped the output power of its ZPSA series of compact open-frame AC/DC power supplies with the introduction of a 100 Watt model. The new single-output ZPSA100 accepts a wide input voltage range, has a very low profile (1.3”)...
Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for BGA devices - CBT-BGA-6014. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.
Efficiency and power loss in microelectronic devices is a major issue in power electronics applications. The engineers are challenged every year to increase power density and at the same time reduce the amount of power dissipated in the applications...
As electronics increasingly become faster and smaller, it is imperative that the components scale appropriately, and inductors are no exception. In order for an inductor to provide a highly conductive solution...