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Smart cameras designed for use in intelligent transportation systems

January 30, 2015 12:12 pm | by Vision Components.com | Product Releases | Comments

Smart cameras from Vision Components’ new VC F series are designed for use in intelligent transportation systems, e.g. for automatic license plate recognition (freeflow ALPR applications) in combination with the company’s software tool CARRIDA....

The Super Bowl is a "No Drone Zone" (really?)

January 30, 2015 11:57 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Just in case you wanted to try something dumb in front of the largest audience in the world, the...

Module stores the last 30 daily total flows

January 30, 2015 11:43 am | by SignalFire Wireless Telemetry | Product Releases | Comments

With a built-in user-configurable, real-time clock, the wireless Totalizer Module stores the...

Varistors provide bi-directional transient voltage protection

January 30, 2015 11:34 am | by Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended the voltage and energy ratings of its radial leaded TransGuard...

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DC/DC module simplifies power supply design

January 30, 2015 11:18 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8203M, a dual 3A/single 6A step-down DC/DC power module that simplifies power supply design for FPGAs, ASICs, microprocessors, DSPs and other point of load conversions in communications, test and measurement ...

Why hard work is the best part of engineering

January 30, 2015 8:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Erin Conklin, a senior at Syracuse University (Editor: Go Orange!), studying aerospace engineering and psychology with a  minor in mathematics. When Erin was a child, she wanted to be a paleontologist. But as she grew older, her thoughts turned towards a very different career....

Automotive thin-film chip resistor offers performance to +155°C

January 30, 2015 8:32 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has extended its PATT precision automotive thin film chip resistor family with devices in the 0402 and 1206 case sizes. The devices are available with gold-plated terminals for conventional solder assembly....

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This is the only advice for girls who want to be engineers

January 29, 2015 3:37 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

There is a constant discussion in STEM about what we should do about the gender gap. The conversation ranges from, 'Should we be doing anything?' to 'What types of toys will teach my children the skills they'll need to succeed as an engineer?' to 'What gender gap? Quit complaining.'

RF switch operates at zero hertz

January 29, 2015 3:30 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the industry’s first RF switch operating at zero Hertz with integrated RF, analog and digital functions. The Peregrine Semiconductor PE42020 SPDT targets T&M and ATE applications with frequency coverage from ...

LEDs achieve lower system cost over mid-power LEDs

January 29, 2015 3:25 pm | by Cree Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

In the latest advancement, Cree announces the new XLamp MHD-E and MHD-G LEDs combine the high lumen density and reliability of a ceramic chip-on-board LED to more effectively achieve lower system cost over mid-power LEDs. Building off the ...

RF inductors include Sn/Pb terminations

January 29, 2015 3:06 pm | by Gowanda | Gowanda | Product Releases | Comments

These series are the first 0603 & 0805 RF chip inductors with tin/lead solder terminations to achieve QPL status per military spec MIL-PRF-83446. Both series are surface mount wirewound coil, ceramic core chip inductors. The Sn/Pb terminations provide ...

DIN rail enclosure designed for Raspberry Pi B+

January 29, 2015 3:01 pm | by Hitaltech USA | Hitaltech USA | Product Releases | Comments

Hitaltech is pleased to launch Italtronic’s DIN rail mounting enclosure the Modulbox RMB. This enclosure has been specifically produced to house the embedded platform ‘Raspberry Pi B+’. Produced in UL94V-0 self extinguishing material, the electronic ...

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Germany is greenlighting driverless vehicles (and it's great)

January 29, 2015 2:44 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The Autobahn, arguably one of the the most famous roads in the world, is about the welcome a new technology to its 8,216 miles and it's very exciting. For the first time, this highway will be home to not just crazy drivers going whatever speed they want, but it will also welcome autonomous vehicles (going whatever speed the technology decides.)

Engineering Update #95: A space telescope that beats the Hubble

January 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

For most people the images captured by the Hubble telescope are some of the greatest in the world. But what if it was possible to take images that were 1000 times sharper than those taken by Hubble? The University of Colorado Boulder is working an an instrument package called ...

Top 5 tips for avoiding counterfeits

January 28, 2015 11:46 am | by Tom Grace, brand protection manager, Eaton’s Electrical Sector Americas | Blogs | Comments

Around the world, people are exposed to the threatening implications of counterfeit electrical products. From economic consequences to health and safety hazards, counterfeit electrical products have the potential to cause harm to manufacturers, contractors, customers, and more....

Obama calls for more drone regulations

January 28, 2015 9:36 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The inebriated government employee who went on a late-night misadventure and crashed his friend’s quadcopter on the White House lawn has set off a chain reaction that finally reached the Chief Executive, as President Obama called for more drone regulations....

Power cords comply with safety agency regulations

January 28, 2015 8:45 am | by Qualtek Electronics Corp. | Qualtek Electronics Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Qualtek offers a comprehensive selection of 2 and 3 Conductor North American Power Cords, International Power Cords and Hospital Grade Power Cords, fully stocked and available in various configurations. A large selection of North American ...

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Software boasts a next-generation UI

January 28, 2015 8:32 am | by Omnify Software | Product Releases | Comments

Omnify Software announced the immediate availability of its next-generation Empower PLM product, version 6.0. This product release highlights Omnify’s commitment to their customers, boasting a new User Interface (UI), customer communication portal ...

25 W DC/DC converters provide high power density

January 28, 2015 8:10 am | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The MI2500RU series, a family of miniature 25W DC/DC converters, is available immediately from MicroPower Direct. These high-performance power converters are designed to provide the high power density, long field reliability, and high-performance features required ...

AC-DC power supplies include input voltage range of 277/347/480VAC

January 28, 2015 8:08 am | by ROAL Electronics | ROAL Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

ROAL Electronics announces the release of a new series of very compact, lightweight, high efficiency 400W AC-DC power supplies called DDP400HV. This new series of high input voltage power supplies operates at the worldwide input voltage ...

Embedded video and graphics XMC features 2 GB of GDDR5

January 28, 2015 8:07 am | by Aitech | Aitech | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. has released the rugged M596 embedded video and graphics XMC based on AMD’s Radeon E8860 GPU, featuring 2 GB of GDDR5. Capable of routing simultaneous digital and analog video streams in multiple output formats ...

Fixing the shortfall of women in aerospace and STEM fields

January 27, 2015 8:37 am | by Jeanna Heeraman, Digital Marketing Executive | Blogs | Comments

Currently in the UK, there is a huge lack of women working in aerospace and STEM jobs. However, the shortfall is not just in the UK; in fact, it is a problem throughout Europe. There are a number of reasons that could be behind this shortfall problem. For one ...

This app finds the closest bathroom (no, seriously)

January 27, 2015 8:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Yelp is a great resource for finding local restaurants in unfamiliar surroundings. But an app that pinpoints the closest restroom? That’s a new one. Airpnp promises just that — a quick and easy way to find the nearest John. Like Fandango, you enter your location ...

Board equipped with ready-to-use connectivity

January 26, 2015 3:26 pm | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The Atmel SMART SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra is a member of Atmel’s Xplained fast prototyping and evaluation platforms. The board is based on the Atmel SAMA5D4 microprocessor and comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity, an LCD and HDMI interface ...

Burn-in test socket includes exposed pad

January 26, 2015 3:23 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new stamped spring pin socket addressing burn-in test requirements for testing 74 lead QFN - CBT-QFN-7038. The contactor used in CBT-QFN-7038 socket is a stamped spring pin with 15 gram ...

Pushbutton reset IC features low quiescent current

January 26, 2015 3:06 pm | by Torex Semiconductor Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The Torex XC6190 series Pushbutton Reset IC is used to reboot a system. Typical end products include wearable devices, Smart Phones, fitness bands and other devices which need a reboot function. The XC6190 has an extremely low quiescent current....

RF switch supports a frequency range from DC through 8000 MHz

January 26, 2015 3:04 pm | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine’s PE42020 is a single-pole double throw (SPDT) True DC RF switch that supports a wide frequency range from DC (zero Hz) through 8000 MHz. A configurable 50-ohm absorptive or open reflective switch, PE42020 exhibits high power handling of ...

How the Air Force wasted $8.8 billion on drones

January 26, 2015 8:33 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

So we all know that drones are on the rise in the military, but just how much is this fancy new technology costing? The short answer: a lot. So much, in fact, that the Pentagon's internal watchdog group is trying to figure out how the Air Force is justifying spending $8.8 billion....

LED bug eyes lighting system designed for hazardous locations

January 26, 2015 8:24 am | by Larson Electronics Llc | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a Class 1 Division 2 LED bug eyes emergency lighting system for use within hazardous locations where fail-safe lighting reliability is a must. The HAL-EMG-EXT-12W-2L from Larson Electronics ...

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