The New York State Health Department’s June 30, 2009 Hospital-Acquired Infections Report has drawn serious attention of healthcare professionals and the public to the daunting challenges faced in eliminating contamination and disease transmission rampant in hospitals and other healthcare facilities...
CPV Concentrated Photovoltaic is a promising technology. Many companies and research groups are working on cost containment offering a lower per watt energy alternative.
Macro Sensors offers LVDT-based linear position sensors for position feedback control of down hole drilling equipment such as bore scopes that measure the ID of the drilled hole. The sensors are custom built to survive high temperatures and high pressure. The units are
Fairchild Semiconductor announced a four-channel integrated video filter that supports the set-top-box and DVD markets. Operating at 8 MHz, the FMS6144A offers ESD protection of
Sealevel’s Relio R5200 embedded computer offers solid-state operation with no fans or other moving parts. The computer is powered by a 2.2 GHz Intel Core2 Duo CPU that is designed to run fanless up to 45°C. The compact chassis has
Application of high temperature quartz oscillators in oil, gas, and geo-thermal exploration has been the subject of increasing discussion in recent years. The need for these devices, and high temperature electronics in general, has arisen from application requirements that have pushed the upper temperature range limit higher.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that its SuperSpeed USB solution supported the verification of signal quality for NEC Electronics Corporation's USB 3.0-compatible host controller -the world's first to obtain USB 3.0 certification from the USB Implementers Forum.
Designed for use in development systems and for production runs, Verotec has introduced a family of 1U, 2U, 3U and 6U configurable integrated systems. Based on combinations of standard products, the easy to use six-step configurator enables the specifier to define the exact system best suited to the application.
Dave can smell marketing nonsense a mile away, so he checks out the new RCA WiFi Energy Harvesting "Airnergy" device with some back of the envelope calculations. Marketing BS or can it actually work?
The Internet has connected the world as never before. But it’s also given rise to a pernicious entitlement mentality. A whole generation has been conditioned to expect everything for free (and quickly). Coupled with the practice of file-sharing, this entitlement mentality is destroying two industries—print media and the recording industry.
RECOM, the company that first developed and brought to market the popular R-78 product family, has done it again. The company's engineers designed a DC/DC-converter in a DIP24 case that breaks the 10kV barrier. These new converters, the REC 3.5- and REC 6- families, offer 10kVDC resp.5 kVAC isolation.
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed new silicone rubber sealing boots for its 7000 Series miniature, 9000 Series power, and military-qualified toggle switches. The new silicone rubber boots are used to seal the toggle switches to protect against contaminants such as salt water, lubricants, cleaning solvents, dust, dirt and grease.
Engineered for wind turbine applications, Micronor’s MR200W series Yaw Position Transducers monitor position, direction, speed and cable twist while providing the necessary feedback to the yaw directional motor drive and brake control system. The transducer can
LeCroy is expanding its WaveAceT oscilloscope line to include four-channel models from 60 MHz to 300 MHz and adding a new two-channel, 40 MHz model.The four-channel models provide 10 kpts/ch memory and up to 2 GS/s sample rate; the 40 MHz model provides 4 kpts/ch and a
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the CT12 6U CompactPCI high performance single board computer, which is based on the latest 2.53 GHz Intel Core i7 (Arrandale) processor technology and features
MicroPower Direct’s MDR-24 Series of 24W, DIN rail mountable AC/DC power supplies provides a very narrow form factor, DIN rail mounting capability, desirable performance and long field. Standard features include a
ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre looks back at some of the memory technologies rendered obsolete at the beginning of the last decade.
Analog Devices, Inc. today unveiled the latest entries in its Blackfin® family of processors for converged digital signal and control processing applications – the Blackfin BF50x series. Delivering up to 100% greater performance than competing, comparably priced processors...
It is often said the Democrat Party likes to tax "anything that moves". The present Congress is preparing to add to that ". . . or releases carbon dioxide"...
E-Switch announces the new LP2 series illuminated pushbutton switch, featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options on the caps, and different cap sizes. The LED colors feature red, blue, green, yellow, white or none.
Elma Electronic, a leading designer and manufacturer of rotary components and LEDs, has expanded its M-tube line of LED light tubes with new 5mm and 10mm diameter options. The Elma light tubes’ modular design allows wide range of lengths and shapes.
National Instruments announced LabVIEW Robotics 2009, a new version of its graphical system design software that provides a standard development platform for designing robotic and autonomous control systems.
Anderson Power Products (APP) launched its Saf-D-Grid connector system for use in the direct connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid. This connector system is appropriate for use in DC servers or any device connecting directly to
Uni-form epoxy preforms, manufactured by Multi-Seals, are now available in a low cure-temperature epoxy called DC-202LT. It will cure as fast as five minutes at 175°C (350°F) or at temperatures as low as
Design applications are getting increasingly dense for embedded system platforms. You name the application, and in most cases, space it at a premium. Packaging the boards, power supplies, fans, drives and other components into these smaller spaces can be challenging.