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Electronics cooler is only 0.6mm high

December 1, 2010 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions today introduces the eTEC HV56 module, the next product in its high-voltage (HV) line of thin-film thermoelectric coolers (TECs) designed to address electronics cooling applications with larger heat pumping requirements.

Thermoelectric power generator operates at temperature differentials as low at 10K

December 1, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions today announced the availability of the new eTEG HV56 thermoelectric power generator, the next entry in the high-voltage (HV) series of clean energy generators based on thin-film thermoelectrics, that operates at temperature differentials as low at 10K.

Gifts for geeks

December 1, 2010 7:25 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about Jolly ‘Ol Saint Nick, mistletoe, or trees with stars on top. ‘Tis the season for giving, but also for spoiling ourselves with the latest gadgets, gizmos, toys, and entertainment. We’re never too old to experience the joy of opening presents!

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Circular Connectors Optimize Data Transmission in C4I Military Equipment

December 1, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has expanded its circular connector product offering to include a lightweight, small form-factor version that offers significant space savings for handheld devices. Designated the Nemesis Series, the miniature circular connectors provide full 360 degree EMI shielding...

Connector Provides UL-Rated Level II 75 Amp Charging Solution

December 1, 2010 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has achieved an electric vehicle industry first with its new high efficiency, high reliability J1772 connector. Based on HEP spring contact technology, the new EVC Series connectors represent the industry’s first UL-rated, J1772 Level II 75 amp four hour or less full charging solution.

Module speeds the integration of dual redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553

December 1, 2010 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) has announced the availability of the XMC-603, its new rugged quad-channel MIL-STD-1553 XMC interface module. The XMC-603 mezzanine module speeds and simplifies the integration of dual redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553...

Current Sensor IC Includes Overcurrent Fault Output

December 1, 2010 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSytems, Inc. introduces a new Hall-effect linear current sensor IC that provides economical and precise solutions for AC or DC current sensing in low-voltage audio, communications systems, white goods, and automotive applications.

Crystal Oscillator operates at 250 MHz in a miniature connectorized package

December 1, 2010 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PLXO-250 Phase-Locked Crystal Oscillator from EM Research operates at 250 MHz in a miniature connectorized package (1.5” sq x 0.6”). Featuring low spurs (-70 dBc), extremely-low harmonics (-50 dBc) and sub-harmonics (-70 dBc)...

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Network security facing dual challenge

December 1, 2010 4:57 am | by Dan Joe Barry, Napatech | Articles | Comments

Network security systems are under pressure. You might not be experiencing it yet, but you will soon. The dual challenge of dealing with more attacks at higher speeds threatens to undermine the stability of the most important commercial platforms of the 21st century; namely the Internet.

The Use of Touch-screens in Industrial Applications

December 1, 2010 4:30 am | by Simon Wyre, Lascar Electronics, www.lascarelectronics.com | Articles | Comments

Automation in the workplace has been rising from the middle of the 20th century, with the introduction of the microprocessor in the 70’s fuelling a massive increase in the use of electronic devices to measure, monitor and control industrial processes.

EMI Filters Feature Optional Surge Suppression

November 30, 2010 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Transformer now offers three models of EMI Filters with optional surge suppression that can be mounted with ¼" quick connect terminals. This allows them to be mounted wherever needed (including directly in front of components generating excessive interference) to control EMI.

UPS system includes battery backup and branch distribution

November 30, 2010 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power today introduced the NetSure ITM uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system—the industry’s first row-based, integrated DC (Direct Current) UPS system specifically designed for the data center market.

CHiL Semiconductor Expands Worldwide

November 30, 2010 8:32 am | by Larry Spaziani, CHiL Semiconductor (www.chilsemi.com) | Blogs | Comments

We're proud to announce that CHiL Semiconductor is expanding its worldwide sales and support channels by opening sales offices in Japan and in Europe. High electricity costs have made CHiL’s energy efficient solutions, which result in increased efficiency across the entire load line, particularly attractive in these markets.

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Link software migrates test vectors to Agilent In-Circuit Testers

November 30, 2010 4:32 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

GOEPEL electronic introduces a special link software to migrate test vectors to Agilent In-Circuit Testers (ICT). The vector link was developed in cooperation with the GATE Program member WG-Test and supports the transfer of hybrid Boundary Scan test sets...

Ultra-miniature 2.5 x 3.2 mm TCXO’s

November 30, 2010 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

ILSI expands its TCXO offering with the release of the I537/I538 series. The I537/I538 series is an ultra-miniature 2.5 x 3.2 mm TCXO available in stabilities to ±0.5 ppm. Standard supply voltages include 2.7V, 3.0V and 3.3V. Available outputs are HCMOS...

Energy 110: Fuel Cells

November 30, 2010 3:54 am | by Prof. Ken Johnson | Blogs | Comments

This episode will continue looking at various so-called “green” energy sources with regard to how ‘green’ they are, the state of their technology, and possible economic impact on their users as well as on the non-user taxpayers.

The uCalc Credit Card Scientific Calculator-Computer

November 30, 2010 3:21 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog describes the design of his open source hardware uCalc credit card sized calculator / computer.

Power supplies accept wide AC input range

November 29, 2010 11:13 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has unveiled its latest addition to its ZWS line of compact AC-DC pcb-mountable power supplies. The new single-output ZWS-BAF series are 100 and150-watt supplies that accept a very wide AC input range, have a low profile of 1.3 to 1.45”...

Semiconductor Technologies Accelerate Development of Ultrasound Specific Integrated Circuits

November 29, 2010 10:47 am | by Xiaochen Xu and Harish Venkataraman, Medical Business Unit, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Ultrasound imaging is one of the most important medical imaging methods due to its safety, cost effectiveness, and real-time capability. Conventional ultrasonic imaging systems use frequencies from 2–20 MHz with a resolution of millimeter level.

Tinker's Toolbox - The New Year

November 29, 2010 9:53 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, Alix Paultre and Kevin Parmenter discuss the coming year and some of the technical and industry issues that will be influencing it and the design community. From ubiquitous computing to the smart grid, this episode of the Tinker’s Toolbox covers many of the things that will be dominating the news next year. Right-click to download the podcast

Development Kit Explores RF Energy Harvesting

November 29, 2010 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors enables the development of battery-free wireless sensor nodes and other low-power, untethered devices.

LED backlighting platform designed with on-chip digital lighting effects

November 29, 2010 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. today announced the industry’s first smart current sink LED backlighting platform with on-chip digital lighting effects for high-end handheld displays. This new platform incorporates Semtech’s patent-pending, smart Automatic Dropout Prevention (ADP) technology...

Hall Sensor Provides True 3-axis Differential Measurement

November 29, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AS540x product family of 3-dimensional Hall encoders from austriamicrosystems provides absolute and highest resolution with angular or linear output data.

GaN RF Unmatched Power Transistor Boasts Improved Performance

November 29, 2010 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RF3932 highly-efficient 75-watt gallium nitride (GaN) RF unmatched power transistor operates over a broad frequency range (DC to 3GHz) and delivers high peak efficiency of >65%.

World’s First MEMS Resonator for Real Time Clock

November 29, 2010 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiTime Corporation today introduced the SiT1052, the first MEMS resonator for real time clock and time-keeping applications. The SiT1052 can be cost-effectively integrated inside a plastic package, eliminating all external time-keeping components from an electronic system.

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