In general, medical implants and their components are strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and for good reason. You can’t just stick anything under your skin without extreme consequences including things like major infections, pretty gnarly scaring, and potentially deadly health complications.
Announced by VARTA Microbattery is the H2 family of hydrogen gas generating cells. The button cells offer an energy-independent solution for the displacement of virtually any liquid, gel, paste or granule, and are engineered to provide a portable dosing solution for automatic dispensers used in short-, medium- or long-term drug delivery systems, as well as in analytics, sensing or leakage detection applications.
Comtech Xicom Technology announces new military satellite communication (MIL-SATCOM) solid-state power amplifier block upconverters will be presented during MILCOM'13. At MILCOM’13, Xicom will be showcasing its new generation of 50-Watt X-Band and 40-Watt Ku-Band solid-state high power amplifiers (SSPAs).
Altium Limited announces its Software Platform, delivering ultra rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers, at an unparalleled attractive cost level. The Software Platform - which Altium will be showcasing at the ARM TechCon Conference - includes a comprehensive range of middleware functionalities....
AVX Corporation has expanded its Mini-TurboCap and RoHS Compliant Mini-TurboCap Series with a new 25V rating and an extended capacitance range (up to 39µF) for its 50V parts. Now available in 25V, 50V, and 100V, these state-of-the-art base metal electrode (BME) capacitor series exhibit extremely high volumetric efficiency....
The F-35 Lightning II program, which surpassed 10,000 flight hours in September, has another reason to celebrate today. On October 31, the F-35A, a 5th generation fighter, successfully launched an AIM-120 radar-seeking missile from the internal weapons bay.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Skyworks SKY12215-478LF, a 125W SPDT switch covering 0.9 to 4.0GHz. Based on silicon PIN diode technology, the SKY12215-478LF features low insertion loss of 0.4dB, minimizing receiver noise figure in Rx applications.
Raltron Electronics Corp., Miami, FL has released a new clock oscillator, Model CO2016, measuring a mere 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.65 mm, further increasing Raltron’s effort to address the worlds’ increasing demand for ever smaller components. The CO2016 fills the need for a ultra-small miniature package essential in high density PCB’s....
C&K Components has expanded its family of low-profile, cost-effective miniature slide switches. Designed for applications with significant board space and height restrictions, the PCM Series is available in SPDT and SP3T models. The PCM Series has been extensively designed into computer & computer peripheral products....
Every new technology or consumer widget must inevitably run headfirst into the regulatory powers of government — often in conjunction with automotive safety. So this was no surprise: San Diego police have pulled over a motorist and ticketed her for wearing Google Glass, touching off the latest battle between federal legislators and the private sector.
IXYS Corporation announced the introduction of the PCX-7500 high-power laser diode driver/current source by its IXYS Colorado division. This instrument provides precision pulsed current with accurate microprocessor-based digital power control.
Linear Technology has launched the LTM4633, a triple output 10A step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator in a 15 x 15 x 5.01mm BGA package with integrated heat sink for enhanced heat dissipation. Combined with bypass capacitors and three resistors, the LTM4633 solution fits within 4.5cm² on a dual-sided PCB.
In this week's headlines: TWI develops a handheld 5kW laser torch: The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has developed a powerful laser projector that resembles a rifle. Lexus creates a portrait painting system: Lexus has turned the art of automobiles into a reality with the Art is Motion system.
There’s chasing money and then there’s chasing money. According to Japan’s RocketNews24, one company has come up with a wallet that runs away before you run out of cash. (OK, it actually rolls away.) Not only does the “Living Wallet” sense its owner’s hand reaching for it and try to sneak off, it also, when caught, can scream....
The first Industrial Revolution was driven by the steam engine and mechanization, the second by Henry Ford’s assembly line and the third in the 1970s, when computers revolutionized the workplace. Now the three have coalesced, putting us at the dawn of Industry 4.0....
Express Logic introduced GUIX, a new graphical user interface (GUI) development framework. GUIX is a small-footprint, low-overhead runtime engine and development tool featuring automatic code generation for embedded systems capable of graphical display.
Schaefer Inc. is proud to introduce their new TER Series of rugged, ultra low-profile ac-dc power supplies designed for heavy industrial applications. All units are uniquely sealed in a heat-conducting potting material and are specifically designed for projects that demand reliable and shock resistant power supplies in the harshest operating conditions.
Measuring electrical current in a conductor is critical to many systems. Classic measurement techniques use shunt resistors, current transformers or magnetic field sensors. Hall effect sensors are frequently the choice when measuring DC currents. However the new, improved MLX91209CA can be applied in all current sensing situations.
Vishay Intertechnology introduced three new ± 15 V precision monolithic quad single-pole single-throw (SPST) CMOS analog switches. Built on a new CMOS process, the Vishay Siliconix DG1411, DG1412, and DG1413 offer low on-resistance of 1.5 Ω.
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2943 multicell battery gas gauge which makes direct measurements of 3.6V to 20V battery stacks. Absolutely no level shifting circuitry on the supply and measurement pins is required to interface with multicell voltages, so total current consumption is minimized and measurement accuracy is preserved.
As processing speeds in electronics continue to rise, and packaging continues to shrink, sensitive internal components are located closer and closer together. Higher clock speeds coupled with increased density of components leads to increasing amounts of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) noise.
Electronic component distributors historically have simply been an outlet from which to source parts. Not so long ago, customers paged through gigantic catalogs searching for specific parts by category. Then, orders were often placed with multiple distributors selected by order type – a single part or a volume order.
International Rectifier announced the expansion of its family of highly integrated, ultra-compact, patent pending µIPM power modules with the introduction of the IRSM808-105MH and IRSM807-105MH, optimized for high efficiency appliance and light industrial applications with motor power up to 300W.
Coilcraft’s new 6x6 mm LPR6235 Series coupled inductors can be used as step-up or flyback transformers in DC-DC converters or as autotransformers. They are ideal for voltage step-up in energy harvesting applications and have been selected by Linear Technology for their LTC3108 and LTC3109 Ultralow Voltage Step-Up Converter and Power Managers.
Ironwood Electronics' new high performance socket - SF-BGA48U-B-64F allows 0.8mm pitch, 8x6mm body, 8x6 array flash memory to be socketed and operate without compromising performance in demanding CMOS applications. Socket with chip installed is used in electrically erasable, read/write, non-volatile flash memory application.