Chief Scientists of the Air Force usually spend their time trying to figure out how to make jets go insanely fast or build better satellites. Which makes Dr. Mark Maybury, todayâ€™s chief scientist, a bit of an outlier. Heâ€™d like to build a set of sensors that peer into peopleâ€™s souls â€” and forecast wars before they erupt....
Due to popular demand, Yokowo’s two piece battery connectors has expanded and now will include a compact version. Featuring two less blades than the original 6-blade type, the new 4 blade model is designed to also allow for flexibility for both horizontal and vertical blade insertion. The compact size has also resulted in a reduction in pitch (from 3mm to 2.
Texas Instruments introduced its latest ZigBee RF4CE remote control solution with support for the upcoming ZigBee Input Device (ZID) profile, which enables mouse-like pointing functionality, keyboard and gesture- and touch-based input controls for consumer electronics such as TVs, set-top boxes and game consoles.
Murata Electronics North America announced the expansion of its PKLCS Family with two new SMD piezoelectric sounders at 2.4 kHz for the portable, industrial, and automotive markets. The PKLCS1212E2400-R1 (consumer version) and PKLCS1212E24A1-R1 (automotive/industrial version) both have very low profile surface mount packages, a 5-dB increase in sound pressure level (verses Murata’s PKLCS sounder at 2 kHz), and are fully reflow solder compatible.
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers a 33 percent reduction in power consumption compared to TI's previous-generation CC2540 SoC when transmitting at 1 milliwatt output power, while maintaining robust RF performance.
Automotive EMI Shielding - Controlling Automotive Electronic Emissions and Susceptibility with Proper EMI Suppression MethodsDecember 7, 2011 6:14 am | by Gary Fenical, Colin Tong, and John Noto, Laird Technologies | Product Releases | Comments
As technology advances, the need to place larger numbers of electrical and electronic systems into automobiles has dramatically increased. To name a few, these systems include Control Area Networks (CAN), safety systems, communications, mobile media, infotainment systems including wireless headsets, DC motors and controllers....
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. Used in a wide range of portable equipment, from cell phones to digital still cameras, media players, personal navigation devices, and tablet PCs, lithium-ion batteries have a high energy density and can contribute to equipment miniaturization.
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. In addition to the full complement of protection features necessary for portable equipment, including battery overvoltage protection and charging timers, the new IC includes functions that implement the charging profiles stipulated by JEITA, which allow the R2A20055NS IC to implement safe charging control.
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has introduced a software tool enabling designers to accurately predict battery cell life expectancy in applications based on its low power EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers. Called the energyAware Battery Estimator, this free tool provides a full simulation of total system energy usage, that takes into account actual battery source, MCU energy modes, peripherals employed and external circuit components.
SII's lithium-ion rechargeable battery protection ICs protect lithium-ion battery packs from overcharge, over-discharge and over-current. High-accuracy voltage detectors and delay circuits are included. The S-8205A/B and S-8211E Series feature a high accuracy voltage detection circuit and a delay circuit, making it possible for users to monitor the status of a 1 cell (S-8211E) or 4/5 (S-8205A/B) cell lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack.
SUYIN’s 020200MA005XX56XX series offers a type-B, 5-pin Mini USB receptacle for surface mounting that is specially designed to meet the requirements of consumer products. At the same time, however, due to its particularly robust construction, it is also well suited for use in industrial automation tasks.
Mitsubishi Electric announced the launch of its 7.0-inch WVGA and 10.6-inch WXGA color TFT-LCD modules featuring white light-emitting diodes (LED) and extended backlighting. These industrial-use modules, suitable for outdoor applications such as digital signage and marine electronics, offer super-high brightness and high contrast ratios, super-wide viewing angles and wide-ranging operational temperatures.
Murata Power Solutions today announced the MEE3 series of single output 3 Watt ultra compact DC/DC converters suitable for a wide range of industrial and telecommunications applications. These single-in-line 4 pin packages (SIP4) are alleged to provide 50% more power than previous 2 W devices using the same industry standard package.
GE Intelligent Platforms and Juniper Networks today announced at MILCOM 2011 that the two companies will work together to develop a family of rugged, highly secure routing and network security appliances designed for military/aerospace deployment in harsh environments where security of data is paramount.
Pepperl+Fuchs has added four new power supplies to the company’s family of K- and H-System intrinsic safety solutions. Single-channel KCD2-STC-Ex.1ES and KFD2-STC4-Ex1.ES transmitter power supplies are assembled to the 35-mm DIN mounting rail with power rail. HiC2025ES and HiD2025ES transmitter power supplies are mounted on prewired termination boards.
STMicroelectronics is taking the first step to extending its family of RFID/NFC wireless memory ICs with a new 16-Kbit device that can also harvest enough energy to enable small electronic items using it to become completely battery-free electronic applications. Energy harvesting converts energy captured from the surrounding environment into electrical energy to powering small systems.
Interplex Sunbelt Inc., a world class supplier of precision components and assemblies and a division of Interplex Industries, Inc. announced today that it will be featuring custom battery contacts at the upcoming Medica show in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 16-19, 2011. “Interplex Sunbelt has manufactured millions of custom battery contacts for the most demanding applications,” said Robert Koppel, president of Interplex Sunbelt.
Gowanda Electronics announced that the company recently achieved failure rate Level P for its MIL-PRF-39010 RF Inductors – ER10M Series and ER17S Series. These thru-hole series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirements for Established Reliability (ER). Such approval requires extensive life testing of electrical, environmental, mechanical and thermal performance.
STMicroelectronics announced the strengthening of its position in the Near-Field Communication (NFC) market by extending user’s ability to read, write and transfer information on ST’s dual-interface Memory to a broad range of industrial and consumer applications. ST’s M24LR64 wireless memory has the unique ability to transmit and receive information from the heart of an application to a smartphone containing NFC technology or to an industrial RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) reader, allowing for transactions, data exchange, object identification and tracking to occur rapidly.
LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has released the newest members to the ML610Q4xx series low-power microcontrollers. The devices offer even more choice when creating battery-powered devices used for the measurement and display of temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide (CO) in industrial and commercial environments.
European Medical Providers Continue to Adopt GE Healthcareâ€™s Vscan in Effort to Transform Their Traditional Healthcare SystemsOctober 27, 2011 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments
MILAN--( BUSINESS WIRE )--GE Healthcareâ€™s latest commitment to improving patient care and the global healthcare delivery system was announced today in Milan, Italy as the Lombardia Ministry of Health (MoH) purchased 135 units of GE Healthcareâ€™s pocket-sized, ultrasound medical imaging device Vscan for use by general practitioners in the region....
Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.
Oslo, Norway – October 24, 2011 – Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA and digital audio converter specialist AKM Semiconductor Inc., today announce the nRFready Microphone reference design kit that provides a complete two-microphone audio streaming solution based on the recently announced Nordic nRF2460 2.
AVX Corporation has expanded its automotive multilayer varistor (MLV) product offering to include an ultra-low capacitance 0603 device that provides sub-1nS response to ESD strikes. The AEC Q200-qualified Automotive AntennaGuard Series MLV devices deliver low insertion loss, low leakage current and unsurpassed reliability compared to diode options.
The cost of protecting confidentiality and secret information stored on PCs and laptops - and the costs that a commercial enterprise or Government department may have to pay when a laptop containing sensitive information is lost or stolen - will be dramatically reduced by a unique new device announced by STMicroelectronics.