The U.S. military wants its next-generation RPVs to be more survivable in “contested airspace.” At a breakfast with reporters in DC, Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove (the Air Force’s chief of operations, plans and requirements) noted the MQ-9 Reaper’s shortcomings, and stressed the need for tougher, more durable RPVs.
Imagine your disappointment when your 3D glasses fail just as the action peaks in a movie or during a game. With rechargeable batteries you’re stuck waiting for the glasses to recharge (having a spare pair is just too difficult to justify given the current high price).
For virtually any application requiring portable electric power, the Portable Power Package from Newcastle Systems offers many advantages over extension cords or generators. Quiet, reliable, and compact, it provides AC power for indoor or outdoor use.
KOA Speer Electronics, Inc. announced the new 0201 size in its SR73 current sense chip resistor line. Measuring 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm x 0.1 mm, the 0201 size chip is 66 percent smaller than the 0402 size chip resistor, making it
The Tecate Group announced the newest members of the PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series is 100 percent RoHS compliant, and offers extended operating temperature up to 85°C. Capacitance values range from
A paralyzed patient may someday be able to "think" a foot into flexing or a leg into moving, using technology that harnesses the power of electricity in the brain...
Based on technology by Ix Innovations, the PocketPico picoammeter streamlines the measurement of very-low electrical current in electronics and materials. The device employs SafeRanging, a continuous ranging feature that is asserted to enable
CONEC has advanced its water-resistant D-sub series of connectors a new, rugged one-piece, solid-body version. This robust design performs better against mechanical impacts during installation and operation and has
Fluke Corporation has introduced new iFlex flexible current probes which expand the measurement range of select Fluke meters to 2500 A AC and give technicians exceptional measurement flexibility. The large coil allows
TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a series of high-reliability, high-sensitivity color LEDs processed to MIL-PRF-19500-level TX and TXV specifications. Designated the OVM4x Series, the visible LEDs feature hermetically sealed TO-46 package with
D-subminiatures are a popular connector choice for space flight applications. High performance D-subminiature connectors utilize closed entry contacts to enhance performance. Closed entry contacts have an unbroken ring of solid material at the face of the contact.
LTX-Credence Corporation today announced the introduction of the ASLx, a new test system extending the capabilities of the ASL platform, the most successful low cost analog and mixed signal test platform in the market.
E-Switch announces the TM1000 series tilt switch. With an 1,000,000 life cycle expectancy, the switch is environmentally friendly and contains no mercury. This tilt switch is triggered when it is tilted 45 degrees of the horizontal.
Semtech today announced a sub-1 V analog timer platform that revolutionizes the conventional 555 timer for low-voltage, battery-operated small appliances. The new SX8122 analog timer offers the best-in-class battery life via its intrinsic 0.9 V operation...
XMOS today unveiled a new motor control platform, enabling developers to deliver innovative and highly efficient motor control designs. The XMOS motor control platform is comprised of...
Tektronix announced the industry's first physical layer compliance test solution for the Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio (DiiVA) standard, offering a complete test bench that allows engineers to optimize and validate the performance of their DiiVA-compliant designs.
International Rectifier today introduced a new family of SupIRBuck integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators in a compact 4 x 5 mm package. The devices, tailored for energy-efficient server, storage, telecom, netcom and set-top box applications...
Silicon Laboratories today introduced a family of isolated gate drivers designed for high-power Class D audio systems with output power ranging from 30 Watts to 1,000 Watts. The new Si824x Class D audio driver family provides exceptional high-fidelity performance...
Tektronix, Inc., announced the DPO/DSA/MSO70000C Series of digital and mixed signal oscilloscopes that now deliver 100 GS/s sampling rate performance; enabling low noiser along with increased data points on
GAÏA Converter, the specialist high reliability power converter manufacturer, will introduce at Electronica 2010 a state of the art 200 watt output D:DC converter family featuring ‘Heat Path on Side’ cooling, redefining power converter heat dissipation.
Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. is demonstrating the world’s most efficient LED-based edge lighting illumination technology for backlights that are thinner than ever to meet consumer demand for smaller, slimmer size with outstanding performance and more efficient light extraction.
“A chain is no stronger than its weakest link,” the saying says. And that also applies to solar panels today. One bad working cell can bring down the panels electricity production significantly. The reason is that the solar cells are connected in series, making a malfunctioning cell a huge resistive link in the chain.
Analog Devices announced today that National Instruments, a leading global supplier of hardware and software for engineers, used ADI’s data converters in a breakthrough user interface technology that allows users to control a system by merely moving their eyes.
Analog Devices today introduced two power-off protection switches that guarantee an off-state in the absence of a power supply. Unlike standard switches, which can be either open or closed when no power supply is present, ADI’s ADG4612 and ADG4613 power-off protection switches ensure an off-state...