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LED drivers perform in hazardous locations

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Elgin, IL) has introduced two new LED Drivers designed for use in hazardous location fixtures. The new LED-HL Series 25-W and 40-W drivers are based on the company’s standard LED Series models. These units add…

Capacitive humidity sensor delivers digital output and has the world’s smallest mounting area

May 9, 2014 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alps Electric hasdeveloped the HSHCAL Series capacitive digital humidity sensor, which delivers digital output and has the world’s smallest mounting area. Features include mounting area of 2.0mm × 2.0mm, proprietary sensing film for the sensor part, and broad relative humidity range of 0 to 100%....

High-brightness LED provides high luminance with lower maintenance costs

May 9, 2014 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (Santa Clara, CA) has announced the introduction of a new 15.6-inch wide WXGA a-SI TFT LCD, developed by NLT Technologies.  The LCD features a long-life white LED backlight unit that provides high luminance with lower maintenance costs for equipment and reduced environmental impact....

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ECN IMPACT Awards honors outstanding achievement in design engineering

May 7, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

On Tuesday, May 6th, ECN held its first annual IMPACT Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in electronic design and headlining a marvelous EDS 2014. The awards recognized the top products and services across 18 categories spanning the design engineering landscape, and in 2013, the industry beheld no shortage of innovation....

Terahertz Imaging on the Cheap

May 6, 2014 9:27 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications — from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or radar, terahertz imaging produces an image...

150 watt portable LED work light features adjustable aluminum frame

May 2, 2014 9:27 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a 150 watt portable LED work light, the EPL-TFM-150LED-RT-100-2023, mounted to an adjustable aluminum frame. This portable LED unit produces 12,000 lumens of light while drawing only 150 watts of power....

Linear flood light now available in LED version

May 2, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting (Greenville, SC) announced that Architectural Area Lighting’s (AAL) popular Pivot linear flood light is now available in LED. Coupling the fixture’s simple yet striking aesthetics with long lasting LEDs, the Pivot is an exceptionally flexible lighting solution....

Capacitive touch switch offers multiple options and features

April 30, 2014 12:35 pm | Cit Relay & Switch | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch (Minneapolis, MN) announced the addition of the ARL capacitive touch switch to its product line. This switch provides an embedded capacitive touch slider functionality with multiple options and appearances. Options include…

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Choke integrates common and differential modes into one component

April 30, 2014 12:29 pm | Pulse Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics (San Diego, CA) released a series of chokes which integrate a common mode (CM) and differential mode (DM) choke into the same component. Combining two separate magnetic components into a single integrated component is asserted to…

Explosion-proof LED strobe light includes magnetic base and 25’ cord

April 30, 2014 11:04 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) announces the release of an explosion proof 10 watt LED strobe light, the EPSLED-80-M-25, with a magnetic mount base. Waterproof and IP67 rated, this LED light is magnetically mounted for temporary use and is available in several different color options....

Infrared technology for touchscreens

April 29, 2014 9:02 am | by Sevugan Nagappan, Marketing Manager, Infrared Laser Products, Osram Opto Semiconductors | Articles | Comments

Touchscreens are the input media of the future. Users appreciate the fact that they are so easy to use. The industry is making increasing use of touchscreens for various devices and controllers. From the small display on a smartphone to huge screens suitable for several people to operate...

Touchscreen controller available in the larger format market for screen sizes of 7 - 8.9”

April 28, 2014 2:43 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation (San Jose, CA) announced production of the mXT106xT2 family of devices, expanding the company’s popular maXTouch T series of touchscreen controllers. The new touchscreen controllers incorporate all of the latest features flagship smartphones have with hover, stylus, and superior noise immunity....

Power supply series features five-year warranty

April 28, 2014 9:43 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the five year warranty TDK-Lambda RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies, designed to provide solid performance at an economical price. The product line up has four power levels and compact case sizes, rated at 100, 150, 300, and 600W....

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50 watt LED low bay lights offer smooth and even illumination

April 25, 2014 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

GlacialLight (Taipei, Taiwan), the lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., is introducing the Arcturus series of GL-BL50 Low Bay Lights. These dimmable 50 watt LED low bay lights come in three colors, and an artistic design making them suited for a variety of indoor environments....

Are LEDs poised for success?

April 21, 2014 10:59 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

We have a VERY exciting Brainstorm about LEDs for our June Issue.  This technology has been a really hot topic over the past few years with arguments about efficiency, price, preference and even environmental factors of utilizing different types of bulbs taking center stage.

Under some LED bulbs, whites aren't 'whiter than white'

April 18, 2014 10:24 am | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer | News | Comments

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent and fluorescent lighting, different degrees of whites may all look the same, according to experts in lighting....

LED luminaire is first to use Bluetooth technology

April 17, 2014 1:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting (Greenville, SC) has launched the first outdoor LED luminaire controlled by using Bluetooth technology—Kim Lighting’s LightVault 8. The solid brass fixture, which features leading-edge LED optics, uses high-speed Bluetooth technology to enable field aiming....

Image sensors present versatility and desirable performance to industrial applications

April 16, 2014 6:06 pm | Sensitron Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) introduced the first devices in its PYTHON CMOS image sensor family. With resolutions of 300 K, 500 K and 1.3 Mega pixels (MPix) respectively, the PYTHON 300, 500 and 1300 are designed to address the needs of

Surge protectors indicate their end of life

April 15, 2014 11:43 am | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Elgin, IL) has introduced a line of surge 0rotectors that show when they need to be replaced. The EOL3-277-20KA series Surge Protectors include an LED indicator that lights up when the unit reaches end-of-life, when the

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics

April 14, 2014 3:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New technologies for developing electronics and optoelectronics with tunable/adaptive functionalities and performance are critical to emerging applications in wearable technology, communication, pervasive computing, human-machine interfacing and biomedical diagnostics....

Explosion-proof LED infrared light fixture features adjustable scaffold bracket mount

April 11, 2014 2:28 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) announces the release of a 6 watt explosion proof LED infrared light fixture mounted on an adjustable scaffold bracket. The 6 watt infrared light contained in this explosion proof unit is available in 750nm, 850nm, or 940nm to be used with any night vision....

LED solar simulator provides more than one sun of total irradiance

April 11, 2014 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovations in Optics, Inc. (Woburn, MA) introduced the Model 2910A-100-SOL high power, multi-wavelength LED illuminator for testing photovoltaic devices that meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity of irradiance, and

Varistors include nickel barrier terminations

April 11, 2014 11:15 am | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s (Raleigh, NC) ZV Series of SMD multilayer varistors is available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to work

Varistors now available with nickel barrier terminations

April 8, 2014 4:39 pm | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ZV Series of SMD multilayer varistors from Stackpole Electronics (Raleigh, NC) is now available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to work with than palladium silver terminations....

Wire-to-board, crimp-style connectors designed for LED light applications

April 8, 2014 4:11 pm | Jst Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new LEX Series wire-to-board, crimp style, disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation (Waukegan, IL) offer subminiature size and reliable contact construction for high-density applications. These 2.5 mm (.098”) pitch, bottom entry, SMT connectors are polarized....

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