austriamicrosystems has announced the AS8002, the world’s first integrated solution for voltage and current monitoring in power inverters. This single-chip design offers improved performance and reduced system cost of power inverters while allowing simplified design with a reduced number of components.
Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its family of Miniature 3 mm and 4 mm diameter Inductive Proximity Sensors. These inductive sensors are available with a smooth or threaded barrel and deliver
In a previous episode, the subject of wind turbines was briefly discussed. They could be considered in an ‘esoteric’ class because of their various disadvantages, primary among them is the lack of reliability, i. e., if the winds don’t blow or they blow too fast, there is no electricity.
Sherborne Sensors has announced the debut of its A323 ‘L’ Series, a range of rugged, ultra-low range gravity referenced linear servo accelerometers with 4-20 mA (closed loop) output, designed for
The maxon motor DEC module 50/5 controller is a digital amplifier with speed controller for controlling brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 250 watts. Maxon’s new module works with an operating voltage of up to 50 VDC, an output current of 5 A in continuous operation...
When the first white goods were invented in the 1850s, there was a passion to innovate and design new machines to assist in nearly every room of the house. Now that the typical family has 6-10 major household appliances, a new mantra has emerged in appliance design: do more faster with less energy at a painfully minimal cost.
AVX Corporation has developed a new range of high capacitance PulseCap tantalum capacitors that feature a low profile. The PulseCap tantalum capacitors are designed for applications that require bulk capacitance to boost transmitter power
Bill of NTE demonstrates their LED color display board to aid engineers in their LED selection at the 2010 Electronic Distribution Show.
Will tablet computers displace the netbook/laptop? Why or why not?
Tyco Electronics introduced the PolyZen ZEN059V130A24LS device. The integrated device helps provide complete circuit protection for electronics with USB ports and meets Suspend Mode power-consumption requirements for USB 3.0.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8893, a highly integrated microPMIC for multimedia application processors. This device includes one high-efficiency step-down converter, three low-noise LDOs, two low-supply-current LDOs, one low-on-resistance load switch, and one Hi-Speed USB switch-all in a 2.5mm x 3.0mm, 30-bump wafer-level package (WLP).
Last month, Sony essentially neutered the PlayStation 3 by removing its “Install Other OS” functionality. This precipitated a huge customer backlash (and, as of this writing, at least two class-action lawsuits), but there’s one foe Sony hadn’t anticipated—the United States Air Force.
Design engineers in defense, aerospace and other industries where low weight and superior electrical performance are key considerations have a new option, following PA&E’s release of its new aluminum Micro-D connector.
Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, announces its new QuickSwitch Model 6293 Single Mode, LC Duplex Fiber Optic A/B/C Switch with Remote Serial Access. This sleek switch accesses any one of three separate fiber optic networks from one computer via pushbutton and remote ASCII control.
Design engineers are looking at new, low-cost, small and innovative sensing designs for their systems. Sensing applications typically require several analog and digital blocks, such as excitation circuits, an analog front end consisting of signal-conditioning and filtering circuitry...
David of Silvertronic demonstrates the heat-resistance and wear-indication features of their new double-insulated bi-color silicon cable at EDS 2010.
Rich from Harting demonstrates the new Han-Yellock modular locking waterproof industrial connector at EDS 2010.
John from Orion Fans demonstrates their new Spot-Cooler fan, which comes with its own power supply to provide added cooling with flexible deployment.
Jean-Michael of C&K demonstrates their new fast-locking system for satellites, which eliminates the torque issues involved in the mating of connectors.
Digi-Key Corporation announced it has stock on Torex's Series XC9235 and XC9236 step-down DCdDC converters. Torex's XC9235 and XC9236 Series are groups of synchronous-rectification type step-down DC-DC converters with built-in
Newark announced that it is the one of the first distributors to offer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) with Cree XLamp LEDs already mounted on them. The PCBs are
Schurter’s ASO Series fuse and FSO Series fuseholder are designed to protect DC applications from the potentially devastating effects of low short circuits and overvoltage conditions in systems upwards of 1000 VDC. They are intended for
TDK-Lambda’s NVM175 Series of medically approved AC-DC power supplies combine 4.5 kVAC reinforced input to output isolation with dual input fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500 VAC. They meet UL/EN/IEC60601-1 and are suitable for
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX2991, the first fully integrated analog front-end (AFE) specifically designed for OFDM-based* signal transmission over power lines. Maxim's state-of-the-art solution provides superb performance for the challenging powerline-communication market, while reducing total AFE cost by more than 50% as compared to earlier discrete versions.
Hirose Electric Co. has developed a board mounting cable connector for extended durability and heavy duty service applications. Designated the 3800 Series, this rectangular I/O connector series was developed with a rugged, space-saving, low mass design ideal for use in hand-held and portable products including inventory management devices...