This kit includes the PropScope USB, electronic components for breadboard circuits, and a printed text that guides you step-by-step from the basics through advanced electronic measurement techniques.
MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates their desktop configuration options with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics card that delivers high-end performance with style.
After a late night of mixers with film makers and interactive folks, what would make someone show up at 9:30 am for a panel? Why robots of course! As Arik highlighted last week, TI participated in a 2011 SXSW Interactive panel about FIRST robotics and mentoring...
Wow! If you've ever been to SXSW, you know what I mean. Over the past 6 days I've been attending numerous presentations that focus on everything from international digital media to robotics.
Central Semiconductor Corp. announces the CFSH2-3L Low VF Schottky diode in the space saving, low profile SOD-882L package. This new device has a peak repetitive reverse voltage of 30V and a maximum forward current of 200mA.
TDK-Lambda Americas has upped the output power of its ZPSA series of compact open-frame AC/DC power supplies with the introduction of a 100 Watt model. The new single-output ZPSA100 accepts a wide input voltage range, has a very low profile (1.3”)...
Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for BGA devices - CBT-BGA-6014. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.
Efficiency and power loss in microelectronic devices is a major issue in power electronics applications. The engineers are challenged every year to increase power density and at the same time reduce the amount of power dissipated in the applications...
As electronics increasingly become faster and smaller, it is imperative that the components scale appropriately, and inductors are no exception. In order for an inductor to provide a highly conductive solution...
I recently attended the 2011 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and was struck by how strong and vibrant the American power electronics industry is. The exhibit hall was full of engineers discussing new technology as well as new business, and the well-attended seminars addressed issues and topics important to the industry.
At CES 2011, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg had the chance to try out Waterloo Labs' eyes-only video gaming tech ("electro-oculography").
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.
ITT Interconnect Solutions has donated its SAE J1772 EVC Series Electric Vehicle Charging System Connector Assemblies to Mississippi State University for its entry to the EcoCAR Challenge Competition (www.ecocarchallenge.org).
This video is an excellent example of what can be done in a public space with Augmented Reality and only hints at future applications.
In this video we see a booth demonstration of Transphorm's new GaN Power Electronics at APEC 2010.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Sriram Peruvemba of E Ink about their technology and how it stands in the marketplace. We discuss related bistable technologies as well as E Ink's endeavors in the LCD space.
MEMS is an acronym for Microelectromechanical Systems however most “MEMS” implementations to date have not been systems at all but rather devices. This article addresses the creation of solutions that are enabled by MEMS...
This month's Roundtable question was "What technology will most impact the military and aerospace market in the near future?" Our answers this month come from Matt Behr of MathWorks and Joe Moxley of Custom Electronics.
Today we see a huge number of wireless systems in use, with two categories, in terms of numbers of RF devices, tending to dominate; both are high volume consumer markets. The first category is cellular technology...
Two standards bodies that oversee storage interconnect technology -- the Serial ATA International Organizations (SATA-IO) and International Committee for Information Technology Standards...
Crystek has released its line of High-Performance passivated stainless steel RF Connectorsin a vareity of styles - SMA, TNC, N-Type, 2.4mm, 2.9mm (K) – in jack, plug or bulkhead styles.
Interpower Corporation offers angled NEMA 5-15 which present the user a choice of eight different angles in which the cord exits the outlet. The cord sets are designed for business, medical, or testing applications.
This video shows Deepak Savadatti of International Rectifier giving a demonstration (with heat imaging) of the high-power performance of the new PowIRstage power management ICs at their booth at the APEC Power industry event.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Dr Arnon Friedmann of Texas Instruments about one of their latest devices, a new small cell base-station platform focused on 3G and 4G high speed data systems.
My PhD thesis from 1967 showed that well-used water-cooled nuclear reactors had a vulnerability. The zirconium alloy used to clad the nuclear fuel becomes more chemically reactive after a prolonged and massive dose of neutrons caused by very extensive use.