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Common mode choke targets for USB 3.0, HDMI, IEEE 1394 and LVDS applications

March 25, 2014 12:12 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft’s (Cary, IL) 0603USB Series common mode chokes virtually eliminate common mode noise in high-speed, differential mode signal transmission applications such as USB 3.0, HDMI, SATA, IEEE1394 and LVDS, supporting

AC/DC power supplies feature wide operating temperature for heavy industry

March 25, 2014 11:17 am | Schaefer Power Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer Inc. (Hopkinton, MA) announced 500-W and 600-W models for its TER family of 250-W to 1500-W low profile, AC/DC power supplies. The new TER-500LP and TER-600LP models are uniquely sealed in a heat conducting potting material and feature

This giant crab robot is straight out of your nightmares

March 25, 2014 10:04 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Picture the most horrifying crustaceans on planet Earth (or Science Fiction), toss in some H.G. Lovecraft, and you’ve got the Crabster CR200 autonomous underwater vehicle — the creepiest robot since that female droid from Metropolis (but without the sex appeal and with a healthy dose of *%^& your pants)....

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ADCs are hermetically sealed

March 25, 2014 10:00 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The DATEL Business Unit of Murata Power Solutions (Mansfield, MA) has introduced its ADS-1011 series of analog-to-digital converters with 10-bit resolution and are housed in a 24-pin LCC hermetically sealed ceramic package. Each unit features

Watch a snowman explode at 4500 frames per second

March 25, 2014 8:35 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Though the first day official day of spring has come and gone, those of us still looking at snow piles while waiting for another storm to hit this week aren’t celebrating just yet. In fact, about 99 percent of the conversations I have seem to be about people being “over” winter and “tired of snow”....

4.3" IPS TFT displays feature extra-wide viewing angles

March 24, 2014 1:44 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display International is proud to introduce two new 4.3” IPS (In-Plane Switching) TFTs to their display line. The new 4.3” IPS TFT technology features extra-wide viewing angles with consistent color reproduction. This is achieved by the horizontal arrangement of the liquid crystals....

Electrostatic actuator IC intended for pico-projector, 3D-scanning, and HUD systems

March 24, 2014 1:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne DALSA’s Semiconductor Foundry (BROMONT, Quebec, Canada), a division of Teledyne Technologies, announced today the availability of its DH0357AQ Electrostatic Actuator High Voltage IC. Using proprietary High Voltage CMOS/DMOS technology, the DH0357AQ’s high accuracy...

76-V, 1-A Buck converter has only 12 µA quiescent current

March 24, 2014 12:34 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announced the LTC3637, a 76-V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 1 A of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4 V to 76 V, making it appropriate for

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40-V to 100-V MOSFETs suit high-current motor control and power designs

March 24, 2014 12:06 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced 14 power MOSFETs in TO-220 and SON packages that support input voltages from 40 V to 100 V. The high-efficiency NexFETs include 40-V, 60-V, 80-V and 100-V N-channel devices that provide

Wearable enclosure series gives designers a choice of 42 individual housings

March 24, 2014 11:08 am | Okw Enclosures | Product Releases | Comments

OKW (Bridgeville, PA) has completed its range of advanced ERGO-CASE wearable enclosures with six new smaller XS models, giving designers a choice of 42 individual housings. The new extra small cases are suitable for compact handheld electronic devices and have

Volvo thinks magnets could guide development of autonomous cars

March 24, 2014 9:20 am | by Allegra Sparta, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Autonomous cars seem to be the future of individual transportation. Personally, I’ve never minded lengthy drives — just throw on some tunes and cruise along to your destination. But for commuters and other motorists, self-driving cars could be the answer to their problems....

Should we use technology to punish prisoners infinitely?

March 24, 2014 8:56 am | by Daniele DeAngelis Walker, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Life extension and enhancement technology: Gift or curse? May be the latter, at least for prisoners. In the digital age, capital punishment becomes more complicated. If we make lifetimes infinite, what will happen to life sentences? New technologies seek to alter prisoners’ experiences of time....

Super junction MOSFETs improve power efficiency, reduce product footprint

March 21, 2014 4:35 pm | Toshiba America Electronic Components | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components (Irvine, CA) has introduced a new series of high-speed switching type super junction MOSFETs. The new DTMOS IV-H series consists of the TK31N60X, TK39N60X and TK62N60X, and is based on Toshiba's fourth generation 600V super junction MOSFET DTMOS IV series....

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Flexible-boot cable assemblies support low profile installations

March 21, 2014 4:07 pm | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) introduces FlexiBend MPO/MTP* flexible-boot cable assemblies designed to optimize cable routing and support low profile installations where cabinet doors or front panels might interfere with traditional straight style bend limiting boots....

Engineering Newswire: Finding bombs with electric noses

March 21, 2014 2:02 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the University of Florida are finding that lobsters could one day help protect soldiers. Using data from the lobsters, the researchers have created algorithms that give artificial silicon neurons the ability to not only recognize a scent, but also find it....

Current-sensing IC boosts overall system efficiency

March 21, 2014 11:51 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced the introduction of the robust IR25750 general-purpose current-sensing IC available in an ultra-compact SOT23-5L package that boosts overall system efficiency while delivering dramatic space savings....

High-speed source-driver designed for pulsed current applications

March 21, 2014 10:56 am | Supertex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) introduces the MD2133, a high-speed source-driver for pulsed current applications. The MD2133 is programmable and is targeted for medical ultrasound beam-forming applications. It can also be used in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)....

600-V SOT-23 current sensing IC aims to boost overall system efficiency and save space

March 21, 2014 10:50 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR (El Segundo, CA) introduced the IR25750 general purpose current sensing IC available in a SOT23-5L package that is said to boost overall system efficiency while delivering dramatic space savings for high current applications. By extracting

Who will win the wireless power dogfight?

March 21, 2014 10:37 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

It’s like Betamax and VHS. The United States and the Soviet Union. Tom and Jerry. The furious tussle between direct induction and resonant magnetic induction played out at the 2014 Applied Power and Electronics Conference (APEC). This is a desperate fight that’ll determine the future of wireless power....

DC to 20 GHz GaAs distributed driver amp offers positive gain slope, low noise figure

March 21, 2014 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC (Westford, MA) added a new driver amplifier, the CMD192C5, to its product library. The CMD192C5 is the packaged version of the CMD192 amplifier that until now had only been available in die form. This wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier

Latching connectors target high shock and vibration applications

March 21, 2014 9:56 am | Omnetics Connector Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Omnetics Connector Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) announced its latching Micro-D connector can be mated or un-mated without the need for a screwdriver or hand tools. Built to meet or exceed the testing specified in MIL-DTL-83513 specifications, the small...

Enclosures accommodate DIN rail mounted electronics

March 21, 2014 9:20 am | Hitaltech USA | Product Releases | Comments

Hitaltech (Valley Cottage, NY) introduced the latest addition to Italtronic’s DIN Rail mounted enclosure ‘Railbox’ range, the RAILBOX COMPACT, suitable for electronic applications mounted on a DIN Rail (EN 60715). Four sizes are available

Compact fuse provides 1500 A breaking compacity at 500 VAC

March 21, 2014 8:05 am | Schurter Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER (Santa Rosa, CA) is pleased to announce the new series SHF 6.3x32 compact fuse. The series provides overcurrent protection up to 500 VAC. The high breaking capacity of 1500A at rated voltage safeguards electronic systems and operators in the event of a catastrophic short circuit incident....

MCU series integrates ARM technology for the fast-growing Chinese automotive market

March 20, 2014 1:01 pm | Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, TX) announced that its ARM-based Kinetis Series of microcontrollers (MCUs) is being introduced into the automotive market. The series is designed to speed and simplify the development process for

Silicon devices help address ESD and surge protection challenges

March 20, 2014 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity’s Circuit Protection business unit (Menlo Park, CA) has introduced a new family of silicon ESD (SESD) devices exhibiting ±20-kV and ±22-kV air discharge ratings to help designers solve the pervasive protection challenge caused by

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