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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....

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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....

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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....

LED strip light measures 12” long and ¾” wide

June 13, 2014 1:11 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The LEDST-12 LED strip light from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) is designed as an extremely efficient and versatile lighting solution for boat walkways, cabin areas, stairs, vehicles, and intrinsically safe areas where ignition protection is required. This high intensity LED strip light is fully potted....

Pressure sensors prove more reliable over stainless steel transducers

June 13, 2014 1:03 pm | American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The Model AST 4530 Submersible Pressure Sensor from American Sensor Technologies (Mt. Oliver, NJ) is an example of a transducer constructed with PVDF material and a PTFE diaphragm to measure the level of harsh liquids such as slurries, salt water and oil in vented tanks or containers....

3 reasons you’d kill yourself with a lightsaber

June 13, 2014 11:02 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

When I was eight years old, there was only one thing I wanted more than for someone to invent the lightsaber. I wanted one to fall off the back of a truck and land in my front yard.Fortunately, neither occurred; lightsabers are dangerous, poorly designed, and unstable. Here are three of the many reasons they should be preemptively outlawed....

In-car networking technology

June 13, 2014 10:28 am | by Bert Bergner, Principal Engineer, Advanced Development Infotainment Automotive; TE Connectivity, Bensheim Jens Wuelfing, Development Engineer, Product Development Infotainment Automotive, TE Connectivity, Bensheim Andreas Engel, Senior Manager | Articles | Comments

There are a broad variety of data busses available for use in today’s automotive communication infrastructure: from the cost efficient dedicated control message systems, such as LIN, CAN and FlexRay, up to optimized media streaming networks like MOST....

Engineering Newswire: DARPA’s air-to-ground warfare

June 13, 2014 9:38 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

DARPA’s new Persistent Close Air Support program is providing warfighters with advanced digital tools for situational awareness and targeting in place of legacy communications systems and traditional paper maps. The system safely coordinates troop positions, while simultaneously providing close air support for ground forces....

DIN adapters offer a PIM rating of less than or equal to -160dBc

June 13, 2014 9:16 am | Rf Industries | Product Releases | Comments

In addition to 8 variations of 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN to N type and 7/16 DIN adapters, RF Industries (San Diego, CA) developed a 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN male to female right angle and straight adapters. The 4.1/9.5 (Mini) DIN is essentially a compact version of the 7-16 DIN with similar electrical performance....

DC/DC converters provide 2,000 VDC of input-output isolation

June 13, 2014 9:04 am | Beta Dyne | Product Releases | Comments

A new addition to the economical F-Series line of DC/DC converters from Beta Dyne (Bridgewater, MA), the DIP package style products are available in output power levels of  3W, 5W, 6W, and 10W. All provide 2,000 VDC of input-output isolation and come in industry-standard packages and pinouts....

Slot machines get personal

June 13, 2014 7:09 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Playing a slot machine is more than just pulling the arm or pressing a button. Today’s slot machine manufacturers are incorporating more immersive, interactive features such as vivid, 4K displays with high-end graphics and animation, games based on tie-ins with popular entertainment brands from movies to game shows ...

The role of smart TVs in gaming

June 12, 2014 4:52 pm | by Chad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs, www.hillcrestlabs.com | Articles | Comments

TVs have long been at the center of the video game industry. From first person point-and-shoots to family-friendly tennis matches and high-speed racing games, game consoles connected to TVs have dominated the gaming scene for decades. This has changed now that smartphones and tablets have become gaming platforms....

What board-level technologies will be game changers in the near future?

June 12, 2014 4:09 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

We have a VERY exciting Brainstorm about Market Disrupters for our July issue. Our own ECN IMPACT Awards have inspired us to look deeper into the world of market disrupters. For our August issue, we're asking you, the experts, to tell us what the next big thing is when it comes to board-level technologies.

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