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High-density interconnect system intended for large-scale storage

June 18, 2014 2:19 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) announces the launch of its new comprehensive iPass+ High-Density Interconnect System, comprised of host-side board connectors, internal and external copper cable assemblies and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) capable of transporting SAS 3.0, 12 Gbps signals....

8-channel, 12-bit oscilloscope features up to 1 GHz of bandwidth

June 18, 2014 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne LeCroy announced the HDO8000 oscilloscope product line with 8 analog input channels, 12-bits of vertical resolution utilizing Teledyne LeCroy’s HD4096 technology, and up to 1 GHz of bandwidth. The HDO8000 oscilloscopes have maximum performance....

Magneto-resistive position sensors in DFN package help simplify PCB assembly

June 18, 2014 11:14 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) has expanded its magneto-resistive (MR) product offering with a line of accurate, low power position sensors housed in a compact DFN package. The KMXP Series can be easily soldered to a PCB via automated standard assembly methods.

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ATCA system presents power and cooling for up to 600 W per blade

June 17, 2014 6:23 pm | Artesyn Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Artesyn Embedded Technologies (Tempe, AZ) announced the Centellis 8000 Series AdvancedTCA (ATCA) system. With power and cooling for up to 600 W per blade, Artesyn’s the system can accommodate a full payload of today’s highest performance ATCA blades and offers a future-proof platform....

Security device protects PLC controllers

June 17, 2014 6:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MB Connect Line (Ilsfeld, Germany) presents the mbSECBOX as a new security solution for PLC controllers. This device detects malware similar to STUXNET and other possible threats on the S7 Controllers. After a threat is found, the mbSECBOX will…

Programmable motor controller ideal for simple applications that do not require an encoder

June 17, 2014 5:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Designed specifically for the open loop control of stepper motors sized Nema 17 to Nema 34, Nanotec Electronic GmbH & Co. KG (Feldkirchen, Germany) has developed a controller that is fast and easy to parameterize and program via USB. The C5 controller is ideal for simple applications....

TFT LCD line-up ideal for Personal Audio Visual applications

June 17, 2014 4:50 pm | Sharp Microelectronicsn | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (Camas, WA) announced two additions to its small TFT LCD module line-up. The two CGS (Continuous Grain-Silicon) LCDs include a 1.6-inch Class (1.56-inch diagonal) Transflective Color LCD for wearable technology and a 2.95-inch (diagonal) SVGA+ LCD....

Quad Core x86 smart camera is said to be industry’s first

June 17, 2014 2:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced the release of its x86 smart camera, NEON-1040, featuring the quad core Intel Atom processor E3845 1.9 GHz, 2048 x 2048 pixels at 60 fps 1” monochrome CMOS global shutter image sensor and PWM lighting control support.

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Optimizing CAN node bit timing to accommodate digital isolator propagation delays

June 17, 2014 12:25 pm | by Dr. Conal Watterson, Sr. Applications Engineer, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

Controller Area Network (CAN), standardized under ISO 11898, is widely used in industrial and automotive applications. CAN protocols such as DeviceNet or CANOpen rely on the built-in error checking and differential signaling. Galvanic isolation can further enhance robustness....

Small, 1-A and 4-A buck-boost regulators extend battery life in tight spaces

June 17, 2014 12:00 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) introduced what it asserts are the industry’s smallest and highest performance 1-A and 4-A buck-boost regulators. Designed to extend battery life in Li-Ion battery-powered designs ranging from…

Configurable, flexible data converter can replace 20 discrete chips

June 17, 2014 10:48 am | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products’ San Jose, CA) MAX11300 allows engineers to mix and match 20 ADCs, 20 DACs or 20 High voltage digital I/O pins in any order. This configurable 20-channel, -10-V to +10-V high-voltage mixed-signal data converter is suited for…

LED COBs deliver up to 118 Lm/W, tight beam control

June 17, 2014 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bridgelux (Livermore, CA) introduced V10 and V15 LED array products, further expanding its V Series line of LED Chip on Board light sources. The V10 and V15 products are suited for commercial and residential lighting markets requiring high quality and tight beam control. The company asserts

16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter configurable up to ±10V

June 17, 2014 9:46 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC2668-16, a 16-channel, 16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with SoftSpan outputs, each of which can be independently configured for one of five selectable unipolar and bipolar output ranges up to ±10V....

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Break-over type torque wrenches for use on RF interconnect components

June 17, 2014 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave (Allen, TX) announces the release of a new portfolio of beak-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten connections between components and systems. Fairview Microwave has added a broad range of these break-over type torque wrenches....

I-Bar chokes designed for automotive networks

June 17, 2014 9:17 am | Pulse Electronics, Broadcom Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation (San Diego, CA) introduced the HOT ROD product family of I-Bar chokes for automotive networks, a new concept to provide EMC/EMI protection for automotive electronics. The new line of I-Bar HOT ROD chokes are optimized to meet Broadcom Corporation's BroadR-Reach Automotive Ethernet technology....

Shining more light

June 17, 2014 8:44 am | by Mike Krames, CTO, Soraa | News | Comments

Most of us learned in school that we do not actually “see” objects around us, but instead the light reflected by the objects. While the reflective properties of the objects are important in determining their perceived color, equally important is the light source illuminating the objects....

HotSpot: How your private data is used online

June 16, 2014 4:33 pm | Videos | Comments

Researchers in the Decentralized Information Group (DIG) at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are developing a new web technology that would allow you to track how your private data is used online. The new protocol, “HTTP with Accountability,” or HTTPA ...

Switch offers 1.15dB insertion loss at 2.7GHz

June 16, 2014 3:37 pm | Rfmw Ltd, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s SP4T switch, PE42442. The PE42442 offers the best combination of high isolation and low insertion loss for a 50 ohm absorptive SP4T with 52dB isolation and 1.15dB insertion loss at 2.7GHz....

Handheld spotlight produces a 900’ beam

June 16, 2014 3:22 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The HL-85-GREEN from Larson Electronics is a lightweight, ultra rugged, ergonomic handheld spotlight that operates on 12 or 24 volts DC via a 16’ coil cord ending in a cigarette plug. The unique reflector and lens configuration produces a 900’ beam in spotlight mode....

These E Ink shelf labels could save retail

June 16, 2014 1:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

E-commerce has many intrinsic advantages over brick-and-mortar, but the fundamental difference is similar to print vs. online journalism — the ability to make dynamic changes. One can, and one can't. Which makes electronic shelf labels — incorporating E Ink and similar technology — a paradigm shift for retail....

Module includes an integrated OSBDM

June 16, 2014 11:28 am | Axiom Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The APS12OS module from Axiom Manufacturing (Richardson, TX) includes an integrated OSBDM, which is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. This module supports the Freescale MC9 S12C128, the MC9 S12DT256 or the MC9S12XDT512 microcontrollers....

Prototyping kit streamlines upgrades of legacy MCU designs to 32-Bit ARM performance

June 16, 2014 9:28 am | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

The $4 CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping Kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San  Jose, CA) enables designers to leverage the powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core, programmable analog and digital peripherals, and the industry-leading CapSense capacitive touch-sensing technology of Cypress’s PSoC 4 architecture....

COTS quarter bricks offer up to 300W of power

June 16, 2014 9:14 am | Synqor, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SynQor, Inc. (Boxborough, MA) announces the release of its Military Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) EXA Series of isolated and fully regulated DC-DC Converters. This new EXA Series offers up to 300W of power in a quarter brick package. These highly efficient (95% at full load), high power density DC-DC converters have a 28V nominal input voltage....

Current-sensing resistor provides an ultra low resistance of 0.5 ~ 10 mOhm

June 13, 2014 3:50 pm | Koa Speer Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics (Bradford, PA) introduces its new TLR, 3W current sensing metal plate chip resistor in a 2512 package. The TLR3AP provides an ultra low resistance of 0.5mO ~10mO. Other features include a T.C.R. of ±50 and ±75 and a 1% tolerance rating....

Reference designs describe drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs

June 13, 2014 1:23 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) announced four reference designs describing drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs. Jointly developed by Power Integrations and CREE, the designs showcase the combination of Power Integrations’ LYTSwitch-4 driver ICs and CREE MT-G2 EasyWhite LEDs....

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