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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 ...

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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...

IP67 connector range enhanced with new In-line and Wire-to-Board devices

May 6, 2015 2:25 pm | by EDAC Europe | Product Releases | Comments

Connector specialist group EDAC has extended its popular E-Seal range of ingress protected (IP) connectors with the introduction of new water, mist and dust-proof wire-to-board and in-line plug & socket connectors. The IP code is used to define the level of environmental protection provided by ...

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Spectrum analyzer includes frequency controls, marker functions for tracking specific frequencies

May 6, 2015 1:47 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the compact RTSA7500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer - a powerful, full-featured spectrum analyzer designed to analyze wireless signals in real-time (not progressively scanned). This is essential for seeing intermittent and frequency-hopped signals. The RTSA7500 ...

How emerging technologies are revolutionizing home health care

May 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Alex Smith | Blogs | Comments

Caring for the elderly, ill, and chronically disabled in the home has always been a challenge. But, just as technology has made every other aspect of life easier, it’s making providing home health care easier, too. Emerging technologies are expanding and ...

Engineering Update #109: NASA’s 10-engine tiltrotor drone

May 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

At first glance, NASA’s new 10-engine drone looks like someone Frankensteined together a C-130, V-22 Osprey, and a Harrier for good measure. So naturally, they dubbed it the GL-10 Greased Lightning. The Greased Lightning is a battery powered, diesel-electric hybrid....

NASA’s morphing-wing technology could make flying more ... tolerable

May 6, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

While NASA experiments with tiltrotor drones capable of switching from aircraft to helicopter mid-air, it’s also testing a shape-changing wing that could save millions in fuel costs and improve the passenger experience. NASA has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Ann Arbor-based FlexSys ...

Ethernet cabling system meets all device connectivity needs

May 6, 2015 12:05 pm | by Harting, Inc. | Harting, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s newly released Ha-VIS preLink is an ingenious, Ethernet cabling system for the full gamut of industrial applications. It is based on the simplicity of a termination block the user wires separately, then snaps securely into any one of seven mating profiles: RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 HARTING ...

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Module includes -167 dBm sensitivity, built-in antenna for ease of integration

May 6, 2015 9:06 am | by u-blox | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announces the CAM-M8C, a small, low profile GNSS positioning module with an integrated wideband chip antenna for reception across the entire L1 band. The module offers simultaneous GNSS operation for GPS/GLONASS, GPS/BeiDou, or GLONASS/BeiDou to deliver accurate, jamming-resistant ...

Slave controller designed for industrial ethernet and Internet of Things applications

May 6, 2015 8:46 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the LAN9252 stand-alone EtherCAT slave controller with two 10/100 PHYs. This highly integrated device’s dual 10/100 Ethernet transceivers support both fiber and copper, along with cable diagnostics capabilities. The LAN9252 supports traditional...

QXGA prototype provides better image quality with deeper color saturation

May 5, 2015 10:07 am | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America is introducing a new 21.3” diagonal QXGA (Quad Extended Graphics Array) LCD prototype that features quantum dot technology with NLT Technologies’ proprietary new SFT2 (Super Fine TFT2) technology. SFT2 is NLT’s proprietary new version of SFT, comparable to ...

Rectifiers offer increased power density and system efficiency

May 4, 2015 1:05 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced 16 new 10 A to 30 A FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the low-profile SMPD (TO-263AC) package. Combining extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low leakage current and low forward voltage drop, the Vishay Semiconductors rectifiers reduce switching losses and ...

Clamshell spring pin socket designed for power transistors

May 4, 2015 1:03 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new QFN socket addressing high performance requirements for testing power transistor - CBT-QFN-7043. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.93 nH, insertion loss ...

Signal analyzer intended for sound and vibration applications

May 4, 2015 12:58 pm | by Data Translation, Inc. | Data Translation, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VIBbox is a high-accuracy, high channel count, dynamic signal analyzer system for sound and vibration applications. VIBbox packages four DT9857E modules in a rugged enclosure for field use. It includes 64 IEPE 24-bit Delta-Sigma sensor inputs, eight 32-bit D/A stimulus outputs, four 32-bit C/Ts, 4 tachometers ...

Digital catalog available in print, online, and PDF formats

May 4, 2015 12:11 pm | by Mahr Federal | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has issued a new catalog in print, pdf and online editions, covering the full range of its dimensional metrology products and systems. The full-color print edition contains 612 pages, while the Mahr Digital Catalog is in an easily navigated digital magazine format. Both catalog editions provide complete ...

LED light guide provides an efficiency of over 115 lumens/watt

May 4, 2015 11:44 am | by Global Lighting Technologies | Global Lighting Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), the world leader in edge-lit, LED-based light guides for general illumination, has introduced a new 4” x 4” LED-based light guide developed to demonstrate its higher efficiency, better durability, longer life, and lower cost than a comparable OLED panel....

Low noise, variable gain receive modules serve WCDMA infrastructure

May 4, 2015 8:16 am | by Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces eight low noise, variable gain receive modules for LTE and WCDMA infrastructure applications requiring low noise and high linearity. The SKY65369-11, SKY65370-11, SKY65371-11, SKY65372-11, SKY65373-11, SKY65374-11, SKY65375-11, and SKY65376-11, which are ideal for all ...

How an all-girls engineering class is changing education

May 4, 2015 7:23 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Videos | Comments

Say what you will about STEM education, but no one wants the be the "only" in a class. You don't want to be the only senior in a sea of freshman or the only boy in a group of girls or, in this case, the only girl in an engineering class.

Thermal profiling solution offers application/IC-specific thermal analysis

May 1, 2015 3:47 pm | Aries Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics announced the introduction of its new thermal profiling solution for its test and burn-in socket line of products. Aries’ thermal profile solutions go beyond standard heat-sink and fan options offered by others. This solution incorporates advanced thermal profiling software to ...

Engineering Newswire: Modular robotic vehicle moves like a crab

May 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg | Videos | Comments

NASA’s modular robotic vehicle, or MRV, was developed to advance technologies for applications in future space and earth vehicles. Some of these technologies include redundant by-wire systems, liquid cooling, motor technology ...

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