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MCUs bring 16-bit ADC precision performance to industrial control applications

August 26, 2014 4:19 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced its new C2000 Delfino 32-bit F2837xS microcontrollers (MCUs). These single-core MCUs are believed to be the first in the industry to offer four 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), enabling …

Wireless sensor transmits pressure/temperature over Bluetooth

August 26, 2014 12:07 pm | Transducers Direct | Product Releases | Comments

The new TDWLB pressure/temperature sensor designed by Transducers Direct (Cincinnati, OH) is said to be the industry's first to be powered with a coin-cell battery, controlled with a smartphone app, and certified as Bluetooth Smart.

6000-W electronic load offers 1000-V high voltage capability

August 26, 2014 11:03 am | Intepro Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Intepro Systems (Berkshire, UK) introduced a high voltage EL9718E-M1 1000-V 6-kw electronic load. The EL9718E-M1 electronic load has been developed specifically to meet high voltage applications and offers …

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How OLED lighting could "save" the OLED industry

August 26, 2014 10:58 am | by Lawrence Gasman, NanoMarkets | Blogs | Comments

Ever since LCD displays came to dominate the living room, the desktop and mobile communications, new technologies claiming superiority over LCD have made their pitches. Most have failed. Plasma displays (PDPs) and electrophoretic displays (EPDs) made waves for a while....

Copper piezo actuators feature long operating life

August 26, 2014 9:57 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness, according to the company. These actuators can …

15-W GaN on SiC pulsed power transistor delivers 63 percent drain efficiency

August 26, 2014 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (Lowell, MA) announced a new GaN on SiC HEMT pulsed power transistor for civilian and military radar pulsed applications. The MAGX-000035-015000 and MAGX-000035-01500S are gold-metalized GaN on Silicon Carbide RF power transistors optimized for ...

10.1” multi-touch panel includes COF tail and w/o cover lenses

August 26, 2014 8:52 am | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology announces their new 10.1” PCAP display. The 10.1” PCAP is based on F/F/G structure (film/film/Glass), or the ability of using one film layer for the X axis and then another film for the Y axis. The design cover lens is then placed on top of the LCD....

Class-D audio amplifier designed for eCall, instrument cluster and telematics

August 25, 2014 4:14 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced the industry’s first automotive Class-D audio amplifier to integrate load-dump protection and diagnostics in a single device for emergency call (eCall) and instrument cluster systems. Designers can eliminate multiple discrete components....

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Hot swap controller protects batteries from voltage & current faults

August 25, 2014 4:06 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4231, an ultralow quiescent current (IQ) Hot Swap controller, enabling safe board or battery insertion and extraction from 2.7V to 36V systems. The LTC4231 controls an external N-channel MOSFET to gently power up board capacitors....

Weld-free, rugged cabinet features longer structural integrity

August 25, 2014 3:49 pm | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron, an Elma company, has developed a weld-free, rugged cabinet for electronics that offers increased structural integrity to withstand a variety of demanding, extreme environments. The new, modular MB-Series is a set of flexible, customer tailored cabinets....

2.4 GHz RF high-power amplifier offers low EVM and current

August 25, 2014 3:33 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) announced its latest 2.4 GHz 256-QAM RF high-power amplifier — the SST12CP21 — which offers ultra low EVM and current consumption for 256-QAM and IEEE 802.11n systems. The SST12CP21 delivers high linear output power of up to 23 dBm....

HotSpot: Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder

August 25, 2014 1:45 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

A Canadian team has outlined the possible coping mechanisms that might be needed following loss or theft and the security problems that users might face. The researchers point out that the same anxieties apply equally to lost or stolen laptops, tablet computers and other digital devices....

Hinges include integrated monitoring switch

August 25, 2014 10:27 am | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco (New Berlin, WI) announced it now offers EN 239.4 Plastic Hinges with Integrated Switch, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant hinges were designed for monitoring guard doors and covers of machines and production equipment....

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Technology: Our savior or our downfall?

August 25, 2014 10:15 am | by Eric L. Larson, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Probably one of those topics that people have been debating since someone brought back the first burning stick and started a fire.  “Progress, who needs it?”  Well, in a lot of ways, we all need it.  At our present world population figure of 7 billion and counting, we could hardly live without it....

Carrier adapter suits 1.27-mm pitch SOIC28

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' SOIC carrier adapters are positioned as making it easy to probe, and quickly switch ICs on a board with SMT lands only. The CA-SO28E-Z-J-01 has ...

High-speed connector system supports data rates of up to 25 Gbps

August 25, 2014 9:49 am | Erni Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI electronics (Adelberg) has developed a high density high-speed connector system -- ERmet ZDHD family -- which supports data rates of up to 25 Gbps. Based on these connectors, the company asserts 100 Gbps systems

Differential pressure transducers feature up to ±0.05% FSO accuracy

August 25, 2014 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

GP:50 Corporation LTD (Grand Island, NY) announced the introduction of its Model 216/316 Series, a family of compact, long-range, high-line differential pressure transducers. The GP:50 Model 216/316 Series is available in pressure ranges from 2.5” WCD thru 200 PSID (14 BAR)....

TVS array provides overvoltage protection in high-speed applications

August 25, 2014 8:57 am | ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices (Tempe, AZ) has introduced a new transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) for overvoltage circuit protection in a variety of high-speed applications such as Gigabit Ethernet, LAN / WAN equipment, notebooks and desktop computers, and more....

Traffic lights are insanely easy to hack into

August 25, 2014 8:40 am | by A.J. Watts, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Have you ever sat at a traffic light that takes forever to change, and wish you could just change it yourself? Certain disreputable parties might have the ability to do that. Researchers say, “anyone with a radio hooked up to a laptop can ...

Look what’s coming to dinner

August 22, 2014 4:33 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend; it was a chance to catch up and treat our daughters. Before we sat down, the girls noticed the kiosk at our table and instantly started playing games. They assured us that nothing popped up on the screen concerning charges, so we allowed them to continue playing....

LED light fixture includes 100’ cord reel for Group B hazardous locations

August 22, 2014 3:58 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a Group B-approved temporary manhole mount LED light fixture, the MMLP-1MLED-B-24OD-36P-20O-100HR, that provides operators with an alternative to traditional string or tank lights....

I/O modules offer 4 or 8 serial ports

August 22, 2014 1:36 pm | Diamond Systems Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Diamond Systems (Mountain View, CA) introduced Emerald-MM-8EL-XT (EMM-8EL-XT), a family of high performance PCIe/104 OneBankTM serial I/O modules offering 4 or 8 serial ports with software-controlled configuration and optional opto-isolation....

Photos of the Day: Your new home on Mars

August 22, 2014 12:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, PD&D, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Mars One is looking to send humans to Mars in 2025. Next year, the first batch of applicants (yes, willing applicants) will be selected to begin their training, which will continue up until the 2024 launch date. Nearly a decade of training is hardly the commitment....

ABS case feet for electronic enclosures come in a variety of colors, versions

August 22, 2014 11:05 am | Okw Enclosures | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE has extended its range of universal ABS case feet for electronic enclosures. The foot design is totally universal, so electronics engineers can specify them not just for METCASE housings but also to retrofit to other manufacturers’ cases, or their own bespoke housings.

PROFIBUS network interface cards target PCI, PCI Express, and CompactPCI 3U formats

August 22, 2014 10:07 am | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Walldorf, Germany) introduced its next generation Brad applicomIO PROFIBUS Network Interface Cards (NICs), which are form-fit-function replacements for the existing family. The Brad applicomIO offering provides the

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