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Murata Power Solutions extends its range of 25W low-profile open-frame DC-DC converters

April 27, 2011 10:52 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced today additions to its UEI25 series of 25W output, 2:1 input range, high efficiency, isolated DC-DC converters. Featuring 25W output in one square inch of board area, the new devices add +3.3VDC and +5VDC output models to the series.

Field Wireless Devices Based on ISA100.11a Industrial Communications Standard

April 27, 2011 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed the world’s first field wireless devices based on the ISA100.11a1 industrial wireless communications standard and was released in Foreign Markets in July 2010.

Acopian no-compromise power systems

April 27, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

A few power supply manufacturers sell hardware to combine several power supplies into a rack mounting multiple-output power system. The problem is that the possible combinations of power supplies and desired operating features...


The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking Hardware & Software Integration with Ashok Reddy of IBM

April 27, 2011 6:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to returning guest Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational, and continue our discussion on hardware and software, developing and disruptive technology, and the challenges facing today's engineer.

Return to Zero - Bowling Balls

April 27, 2011 5:11 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.

High Accuracy, LabVIEW Compatible Digital Pressure Transducer

April 26, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Heise DXD digital pressure transducer delivers the unique benefits of digital communication at a bargain price. This versatile instrument is now available with a LabVIEW driver and a powerful new LabVIEW based utility software that allows the user to address...

ZemosLED Launches 80,000 Hour LED Package

April 26, 2011 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZemosLED has announced the US launch of the patented, 80,000 hour Zemos9090 LED package. The Zemos9090 has seen extensive use in the company's own line of lighting fixtures with extended lifespans, but has not previously been available to third parties as a discrete component.

Return to Zero - Gold Fever

April 26, 2011 7:07 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.


Gas Temperature Sensor Features Foul Proof Probe Tip

April 26, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Sensor Connection introduces the EGT Diesel Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor featuring an enclosed foul proof probe tip that permits operation in bio-fuel and diesel engine applications. Manufactured in the U.S. from high temperature Inconel and 316SS...

AC-DC Modules Meet Canada And Australia 347VAC, 50-60Hz Input Requirements

April 26, 2011 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bias Power’s new BPH series of ½ and 1 watt switching power supply modules offer the smallest drop-in solution to comply with CSA CAN3-C235-83 for Canada as well as Australia and other 347VAC mains input countries. With an input range of 100-375VAC...

Surface mount inductors exceed the requirements of most mil-aero applications

April 26, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Coilcraft CPS military-grade power inductors take a low profile with the new ML563PKA Series. These robust ferrite-core surface mount inductors are constructed of high-temperature materials, to exceed the requirements of most military and aerospace applications...

Fujitsu’s New POS Printer is Ultra-Compact and Cost-Efficient

April 26, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Component America Inc. has released its smallest and most cost-effective, Point-of-Sale receipt printer to date. It is approximately 15 percent smaller than competing printers with similar features.

MCUs Feature 5V Supply Voltage

April 26, 2011 5:28 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to run from a 5V supply.


The Specialist in "Never a Line Down"

April 26, 2011 5:08 am | Videos | Comments

Thugs, Car chases, Ninja's and one strange villain -- see how the TTI Specialist takes them all on in the name of customer service.

Hardened USB Drive Provides Robust Data Storage

April 26, 2011 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Datakey Electronics’ new RUGGEDrive line of portable memory solutions offers the data storage and transfer capabilities of consumer-grade USB flash drives and SD cards in a more reliable and secure package

National Instruments releases industry’s highest bandwidth PXI digitizer

April 25, 2011 12:33 pm | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments today released the industry’s highest bandwidth PXI digitizer, complementing the rapidly expanding suite of performance instrumentation available in PXI. Co-developed with Tektronix, the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes...

Load Tester Delivers Rapid Analysis of Outlet Circuit Wiring Conditions

April 25, 2011 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extech Instruments (, makers of the best handheld test and measurement tools, announces the new CT70 AC Circuit Load Tester, a sophisticated plug-in tester that instantly analyzes outlet circuit wiring conditions and alerts users...

Accurately Measuring Line and Load Regulation of DC-DC Converters

April 25, 2011 9:33 am | Videos | Comments

Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of Standard Products at VPT Inc., presents this video. Topics include: Definitions of line and load regulation of DC-DC power converters Critical test set-up and connection considerations...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about TD-LTE with Richard Jacklin of Anite

April 25, 2011 9:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Richard Jacklin of Anite on his insights into the emerging TD-LTE standard.

Meter Series Intended for Extreme Environmental Conditions

April 25, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Corporation of America is pleased to announce the release of the first in a series of new meters, the Dura Meter Series. The first new meter, an elapsed time meter, combines a time meter assembly with a die cast aluminum NEMA 4X housing.

Low-Cost, Stabilized Pan-Tilts Announced

April 25, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

FLIR Motion Control Systems (MCS) announced the release of the new Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) for its E-Series pan/tilt models. The E-Series ISM is an open architecture inertial stabilization option on high-performance MCS pan/tilts...

Return to Zero - Treasure Trove

April 25, 2011 6:27 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.

Transparent heaters serve outdoor, military or avionic applications

April 25, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech has introduced the Therma Klear Flex series of thin flexible transparent heaters for use in outdoor, military or avionic applications. Therma Klear Flex transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature...

Direct Digital Synthesis ICs Deliver Power and Size Savings

April 25, 2011 4:58 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced direct digital synthesis (DDS) ICs that offer 30 percent lower power consumption and a 60 percent reduction in footprint than competing devices while operating over the extended temperature range of 40º C to 125º C.

The Tinker's Toolbox - a talk with Alex Lidow of EPC on GaN Technology

April 22, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Alex Lidow, founder of Efficient Power Conversion and a leader in GaN transistor technology. The company has recently released a family of enhancement-mode power transistors, based on its proprietary gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology.

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