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Ensuring security in the connected home

May 11, 2015 8:34 am | by Ogi Brkic, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Elliptic Technologies | Articles | Comments

If you recently visited one of the many consumer trade shows, it was hard to miss the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices targeting home automation.

Designing power management ICs for modern uses

May 8, 2015 3:43 pm | by Peter Wilson, Sr. Staff Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America | Articles | Comments

Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage.

1W DC-DC converters offer a wider temperature range and increased isolation

May 8, 2015 3:30 pm | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced three SIP packaged 1 Watt DC-DC converters with both single and dual output models. Aimed at applications requiring a high performance DC-DC converter, the products feature industry standard pinouts and offer an increased efficiency, higher isolation, and a wider operating temperature range than previous products.

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Glitch-less RF digital step attenuators feature an extended temperature range

May 8, 2015 3:25 pm | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

The UltraCMOS PE43711, PE43712 and PE43713 digital step attenuators from Peregrine Semiconductor feature an extended temperature range, a wider power supply, a faster switching speed, broader control logic support, increased ESD tolerance and, as the product name suggests, glitch-less attenuation state transitions.

Wireless charging transmit coil adheres to the A11 specification

May 8, 2015 3:20 pm | by AK Stamping Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A.K. Stamping Company, Inc. is pleased to announce their new A2311 Transmit Coil designed to work within the A11 specification of the WPC (Qi) standard. A true bifilar Tesla coil design enables these stamped coils to be significantly thinner (0.3mm for coil alone, 2mm for coil mounted to optional ferrite shield) than ...

Single-channel load switch features 4.5V to 12V input

May 8, 2015 3:20 pm | by Diodes, Inc. | Diodes, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated introduces a single-channel load switch designed to operate from 4.5V up to 12V with a near-zero quiescent supply current that makes it suitable for use in battery-powered netbooks, tablets and e-Readers. The AP22850 can handle power up/down sequencing with load currents up to 8A and adjustable ...

Wraparound chip resistors offer power ratings to 2 W

May 8, 2015 3:18 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. Featuring long side terminations, the Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020 provide four times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent ...

Ethernet switch designed for use in mass transit or industrial environments

May 8, 2015 3:18 pm | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in trains, mass transit or industrial environments, MEN Micro’s robust NH30 29-Gigabit Ethernet switch offers carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities. The pre-configured CompactPCI Serial NH30, which comes in a half 19-inch format, is an additional member of the modular ...

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High-power amplifier provides maximum flexibility for the end user

May 8, 2015 3:17 pm | by Empower Rf Systems | Empower Rf Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Empower RF Systems is once again conducting live demonstrations of broadband, high power amplifiers with compelling performance, industry leading small size, and user interface / functionality that dares to challenge legacy products offered in the market. Next appearing at MTT-S IMS 2015 in Phoenix, AZ, the company ...

Testing system meets new immunity testing requirements

May 8, 2015 3:05 pm | by Teseq, Inc. | Teseq, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq now offers a testing system that meets the new requirements for immunity testing to low frequency disturbances in the frequency range of 15 Hz to 150 kHz. The NSG 4060 complies with current testing standards including EN 61326-3-1, IEC 61850-3, IEC 60255-22-7, IEC 60533/IEC 60945 ...

Miniature rotary switch provides accurate one-finger control

May 8, 2015 2:53 pm | by Elma Electronic Inc. | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a miniature rotary encoder that includes an illuminated 8+1 joystick, enabling seamless, accurate control using just one finger. The new Multi Wheel Encoder features Hall effect sensed incremental encoder output and 12 detents with magnetic indexing to ensure ...

This is what the future of STEM looks like

May 8, 2015 2:19 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The STEM student of the week feature is one of my favorite things to do. It's pretty amazing to read about what some kids (and young adults) are working on.

IC designed for the real-time measurement of AC power

May 8, 2015 1:25 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. added a new member to its power-monitoring IC portfolio, the MCP39F511. This highly integrated and accurate single-phase power-monitoring IC, designed for the real-time measurement of AC power, combines the most popular power calculations with unique advanced features, making it ideal for ...

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LED flood light provides 13,000 lumens while drawing only 150 watts of power

May 8, 2015 1:20 pm | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 150 watt marine and outdoor rated LED flood light. The GAU-LED-160W-RT outdoor rated LED flood light from Larson Electronics provides operators with ...

Aluminum capacitors feature high capacitance to 47,000 µF

May 8, 2015 1:05 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of miniaturized snap-in power aluminum capacitors with high capacitance from 820 µF to 47,000 µF in compact cases down to 20 mm by 25 mm. Designed for audio, industrial, and general power supply applications, 256 PMG-SI capacitors offer a ...

IREDs provide optimum camera images over large distances

May 8, 2015 12:44 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

With the new SFH 4715AS and SFH 4716AS, Osram Opto Semiconductors has increased the output of its IR Oslon Black family for the second time in six months. This has been achieved by combining the latest chip design with an optimized package and Nanostack technology, in which each ...

Power dividers have an operating frequency range of DC-6 GHz

May 8, 2015 11:20 am | by BroadWave Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Model series 151-215-XXX is a family of resistive power dividers in 2, 4, 6 and 8 way configurations. These 50 Ohm, 1 watt average power devices have an operating frequency range of DC-6 GHz. Insertion loss above theoretical loss is + 1.0 dB nominal for 2 and 4 way configurations. Insertion loss above theoretical loss ...

Leveraging the Modularity of Embedded Linux to Streamline Remote Upgrades

May 8, 2015 10:49 am | by Al Feczko, VP Sales and Field Engineering, Timesys Corporation | Blogs | Comments

In the rapidly emerging world of the Internet of Things (IoT), having the ability to remotely update the software components inside an embedded device is an increasingly critical requirement for new designs — especially as new threats emerge and existing ones evolve.

Air-powered cars coming to the U.S.

May 8, 2015 10:44 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) founder Ethan Tucker sought a multimillion-dollar investment for an U.S.-based alternative vehicle factory. With a tentative deal in place with Robert Herjavec, the company is moving ahead with plans to build an air-powered vehicle named the “AIRPod.”

Development kit helps fast track device prototyping

May 7, 2015 2:43 pm | by Avnet, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released the new Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP development kit with JESD204B high-speed analog. The kit provides a comprehensive platform for rapid prototyping of high performance digital signal processing applications with wideband analog data acquisition in sectors including communications, medical imaging, test and measurement and defense/aerospace.

Intelligent Network Interface Controller provides 150 Mbps performance

May 7, 2015 2:40 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced that AUDI AG is networking the Audi virtual cockpit system in its new TT Models using MOST technology. Specifically, it is deploying Microchip’s OS81118 MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC), which provides 150 Mbps performance, supports all MOST network data types, and ...

Engineering Newswire: Air-powered car claims zero pollution

May 7, 2015 1:50 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), the developer of the tiny car AIRPod, plans to produce and sell the first compressed air-powered car in the United States by the second half of 2015. The AIRPod, which is marketed as THE solution to urban pollution and ...

Pressure sensors include ATEX / IECEx EX d IIC certifications for hazardous applications

May 7, 2015 11:26 am | by American Sensor Technologies | American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies AST46DS Explosion Proof Pressure Transducer and AST54ED Explosion Proof Differential Transformer are now certified according to ATEX and IECEx Ex d IIC flame proof requirements. The certifications qualify pressure sensors for safe operation in explosive gas and dust environments, addressing both Europe (ATEX) and international (IECEx) standards ...

PMICs optimized to support subsystem peripheral power requirements

May 7, 2015 11:02 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs) that enable the industry’s first credit card-size motherboards for high-end ultrabook and tablet computers powered by 2-cell Li-ion batteries. The single-chip ISL95908 PMIC delivers eight voltage rails optimized to support subsystem peripheral power requirements for ...

AC/DC power supplies packaged in a compact 5 x 3.2 inch U-Channel

May 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct, has released the MPU-250S series; a family of high performance, 250W AC/DC power supplies packaged in a compact 5 x 3.2 inch U-Channel. These power supplies are specifically designed to provide the robust features, high power density, safety approvals and compact size required by a wide range of applications in a variety of industries. Four standard models operate from au...

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