Zymet Inc. has introduced a reworkable edgebond adhesive, UA-2605, that improves thermal cycle performance of CBGAs and plastic BGAs. In one trial, UA-2605 tripled the 0°C to +100°C performance of a CBGA, to nearly 2500 cycles.
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced a complete motor control evaluation kit for spinning brushless DC (BLDC) and permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM) motors. The DRV8312-C2-KIT is a high-performance, power-efficient and cost-effective sensorless field-oriented control (FOC)...
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.
The Ashcroft Type 1001T is an economical commercial pressure gauge designed specifically for OEM panel applications. These ASME B40.100, Grade B steel case gauges are available in
Semtech announced a new platform of capacitive sensing ICs optimized for the next-generation of energy-efficient, touch button television applications. The eight-channel SX8660/61 touch sensor platform features
TURCK introduced rotary inductive sensors, a new line of inductive analog sensors that provide 360-degree angular measurement. The rotary inductive sensors use resistance inductive capacitance (RLC) measuring technology
STMicroelectronics has announced what are said to be the market’s smallest three-axis analog-output gyroscope. Housed inside a small 4 mm x 4 mm x 1 mm3 package, the L3G462A gyroscope provides
Silicon Sensing’s CRS09 solid-state gyro performs in a range of underwater and surface applications. The vibrating ring structure of these MEMS gyros means they can offer
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has announced the release of a 12-channel thermocouple module, the APAX-5018. It offers a 12-channel high density analog input solution for reading thermocouple sensor data, and has configurable input channels that
Tolomatic has expanded its line of ERD electric rod-style actuators. New features such as ball screws, motor mounts for NEMA and metric stepper and servo motors, plus a guide option, make it possible to
Omega’s new IR-USB series of infrared temperature sensors provide a method for most PC based non-contact temperature monitoring. The unit features
The Paracube Sprint from Hummingbird Sensing Technology is said to be the world’s smallest fast response paramagnetic oxygen sensor, measuring 43.3 mm(l) x 30 mm(w) x 33.5 mm(h) in size. The sensor was developed to
Honeywell introduced the Hawk™ Resolvers 1-Inch Series, Fully Housed Configuration, which provide enhanced accuracy (±7 arcmin) for precise motion control. Potential defense applications for the 1-Inch Series include positioning for
POSITAL's Optocode (OCD) rotary encoders and Accelens (ACS) inclinometers, when used in tracking systems of advanced solar power installations, provide the controller with
eloProg is designed for monitoring specific machine inputs such as photoelectric sensors, light curtains, magnetically operated sensors, emergency stop buttons, safety mats, etc. and then allowing the user to
International Rectifier today introduced the IRS2548D Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) control IC for energy efficient applications for high power Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination including LED street lighting, stadium lighting and theatrical lighting.
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a line of single-and dual-digital rotary encoders. Designated the EN08 Series, the RoHS-compliant rotary encoders feature an 8-mm design with options of a
Akustica, Inc. announced a new single-chip digital MEMS microphone for high-quality voice applications in laptops, tablets and netbook PCs. The AKU230 leverages Akustica’s patented
American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (www.astsensors.com) has obtained 79/2009/EC approval for two pressure ranges of its AST Model AST2000 and Model AST4000 OEM pressure sensors. The approval is a necessary European Community Directive...
SRI Hermetics, Inc. announces the release of their laser weldable hermetic aluminum Micro-D Male Plug connectors for integrated microwave assemblies. SRI Hermetics’ laser weldable hermetic aluminum Micro-D Male Plug connectors conform to MIL-PRF-83513 and are available in 9, 15, 21, 25, 31, 37, 51, and 100 count...
B&K Precision has added five new value-priced DC power supplies to their already impressive product offering: models 1693, 1694, 1900, 1901, and 1902. These new switch mode power supplies provide current up to 60 amps and power up to 960 watts...
Optical bonding has been around in different capacities for many years and has recently gained new notoriety for the many benefits it brings to projective capacitive (PCAP) touch panel displays. Optically bonded displays, touch and otherwise, have increased in demand...
James Cameron is bestowing 3D upon us, whether we want it or not. Cameron has partnered with “Avatar” cameraman Vince Pace to form a venture aimed at “driving the widespread adoption of 3D technology in episodic television, sports and advertising.”