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AC/DC power supplies operate from a universal input of 85VAC to 264 VAC

March 19, 2015 12:09 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPL-05SEUP series is a family of ultra-miniature, 5W AC/DC power supplies. These low cost power supplies are specifically designed to provide the small package, robust features and safety approval required for a variety of board level applications where performance requirements are high....

Economical power supplies include output up to 600W

March 19, 2015 11:30 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the BENCH range of economical programmable power supplies - compact, remote-controllable, single-output DC power supplies with available power output up to 600W. The range includes voltages from 20V to 1000V output, and 1.5A to 30A current to a maximum of 600W....

Engineering Update #102: Goodyear's electricity generating tire

March 19, 2015 11:21 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

We’ve all heard of regenerative-braking, where kinetic energy from brakes is captured and returned to the vehicle’s batteries. Most of the popular hybrid and pure electric vehicles like the Prius, Tesla Roadster, and Chevy Volt use some form of regenerative breaking....

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The future of government and military space

March 19, 2015 11:04 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this week, I took a ride down to the nation’s capital for the Satellite 2015 expo and was fortunate enough to attend the panel “The Future of Government and Military Space: Safe Bets and Bold Predictions.” Moderated by Vice Admiral Lyle Bien (Ret.) and sporting an esteemed panel ...

Why are smart meters so dumb?

March 19, 2015 8:44 am | by Cees Links, CEO of GreenPeak - Cees.links@greenpeak.com | Blogs | Comments

At the recent CES show in Las Vegas, everyone was talking about the Smart Home and the Internet of Things. We are seeing predictions that this will soon be a very big market — 20 billion dollars a year or more! But if you look around and try to see how many smart homes devices ...

Autonomous vehicles are everywhere

March 19, 2015 8:34 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Autonomous vehicles are successful here and now but you are unlikely to meet one because the successes are in the upper atmosphere, open cast mines, nuclear power stations, underwater and in other relatively inaccessible places. As the new IDTechEx report ...

Would you win a dodgeball fight with a robot?

March 18, 2015 4:18 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Most readers of a certain age group--before the game was banned because someone knew someone who had their eye ripped out by a ball--will recall with a mixture of fear and excitement the experiences of playing dodge ball in gym class.

Here's what Buzz Aldrin thinks about a trip to Mars

March 18, 2015 12:35 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

News outlets everywhere have been drooling over the idea of the Mars One mission, despite a few massive holes--financial and technological--in the plan, but it's always interesting to read how die-hard space fans feel about it.

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Inflatable satellite antennas reduce the military’s burden

March 18, 2015 12:31 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

GATR Technologies’ portable satellite antennas aren’t hot off the presses, but seeing them in person at the Satellite 2015 Expo in Washington DC was mesmerizing. The inflatable communications hubs are amongst ...

What's your best idea for Sci-Fi inspired technology?

March 18, 2015 10:47 am | by Sagar Jethani, Head of Content, element14 | Blogs | Comments

What’s your favorite science fiction movie? Maybe it’s a classic, like Star Wars: Episode IV, or a more modern film like Interstellar.

Why the gender pay gap matters for manufacturing

March 18, 2015 10:39 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

In West Virginia, a woman who works full-time year-round will make 67.3 cents for every dollar made by her male coworker according to Employment and Earnings, the first report of The Status of Women in the States: 2015 project....

Freedom platform ideal for evaluating low power Cortex-M0+ based designs

March 18, 2015 10:37 am | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The new Freescale Kinetis KL27/17 Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with USB is ideal for evaluating low power Cortex-M0+ based designs that require USB capability. The Kinetis KL series of MCUs is one of the most energy efficient MCUs in its class....

Wall rack enclosure includes adjustable front and rear rails

March 18, 2015 10:04 am | by Video Mount Products | Product Releases | Comments

Now shipping, the ERWEN-15E (15 space) has an MSRP of $419.00. “The ERWEN-15E is a workhorse of a wall mounted rack enclosure,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Where space is at a premium, getting equipment off the floor and on the wall is a must....

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Synchronous buck regulator provide output tracking and sequencing for FPGAs

March 18, 2015 8:52 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8002B synchronous buck (step-down) switching regulator that delivers up to 2A of continuous output current from a 2.7V to 5.5V input supply. The device’s 2MHz switching frequency provides superior transient response, and its key features ...

Memory family features world’s fastest read/write time

March 18, 2015 8:34 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of 3V Serial Quad I/O interface (or SQI interface) SuperFlash memory devices—the SST26VF. This three-member “26 Series” SQI interface family is available with 16-Mbit, 32-Mbit or 64-Mbit of memory, and is manufactured ...

Pakistan unveils first armed domestic drone

March 16, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

As we’ve all adjusted to the new paradigm of “asymmetrical” warfare, militaries have embraced drones as the premier tool against worldwide insurgencies. And with its “Buraq” indigenous armed drone, Pakistan is the latest member of the UAV club....

Engineering Newswire: Elio unveils engine prototype for 3-wheel, 84 MPG car

March 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Melisa Fassbender, Meaghan Ziemba, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

The tiny 3 wheeled Elio has a projected top speed of more than 100 mph, and a goal of up to 84 mpg. Now, the company has unveiled its new 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype. And with the goal of ...

16W power amplifier designed for marine/weather radar

March 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA2624-CP, 9 to 10GHz power amplifier from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA2624-CP offers 16W of saturated output power with 27dB of gain and can be used in both pulsed and CW operation for marine ...

Redesigned power supplies offer a slimmer profile

March 16, 2015 9:44 am | by Wago Corporation | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The newly redesigned EPSITRON CLASSIC Power Supply units from WAGO offer a slimmer profile, enabling added space savings in the control cabinet. Additional benefits include -40 °C cold start capability for extreme weather applications....

10,000 lumen LED features -40°C to +50°C operation

March 16, 2015 8:55 am | by GlacialLight | Product Releases | Comments

The GL-FL100 features a powerful 10,000 lumens CoB LED housed in a light and corrosion resistant aluminum body. By using smart thermal design including evaporative heat pipe technology, the GL-FL100 achieves 111lumen/W efficiency. A 70 degree beam angle ...

Self-clinching panel screws provide secure and permanent attachment

March 16, 2015 8:33 am | by Penn Engineering | Penn Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Types PFC2 and PFS2 self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering provide secure and permanent attachment for thin-metal assemblies, enable subsequent access to an assembly whenever necessary, and eliminate typical issues and risks associated ...

What it's like to fly a CV-22 Osprey

March 16, 2015 8:07 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The CV-22 Osprey is arguably one of the coolest aircraft around.

Compact terminal block includes easy wire release

March 13, 2015 5:38 pm | by Wago Corporation | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Virtually eliminate on-board LED shadowing with WAGO’s extremely compact 2059 PCB terminal blocks. With a 2.7 mm high, bright white profile the 2059 Series is the ideal connector for compact, miniaturized LED modules and bulbs. Benefits include: PUSHWIRE connection offering direct push-in of solid or tin-bonded conductors....

DC-DC converters feature ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage

March 13, 2015 5:12 pm | by Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new TEQ-WIR Series of 100, 160 and 200 watt high performance DC-DC converters with ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage ranges and EN 50155 approval for railway applications. The shock and vibration resistant TEQ-WIR Series are available in single output voltages of 12, 24, 28 and 48VDC. The chassis mount product is designed ...

Type-C controller enables fast time-to-market for OEMs

March 13, 2015 4:45 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. sampled an ultra-small footprint, integrated USB Type-C cable controller solution with power delivery (PD). Optimized for 2.4-mm thin USB Type-C cable connectors, the programmable EZ-PD CCG2 controller is fully capable of supporting any USB Type-C Downstream Facing Port....

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