For decades, technology experts and home automation enthusiasts have been talking about and promising the emergence of the smart, connected home. They have foretold a home connected by multitude of sensors, monitoring applications such as HVAC, home security, and even the health of the inhabitants, and all controlled remotely over the web via a smartphone or a tablet.
B&K Precision has announced its new MDL Series, a modular programmable DC electronic load system. The MDL Series comprises six unique modules ranging in power from 200 W to 600 W. Any combination of these modules can be installed for multi-channel operation in the 4-slot MDL Series mainframe...
Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion model that operates from 10 kHz to 400 MHz with a rated power level of 260 watts. Used in commercial or in-house EMC test laboratories, the CBA 400M-260 is ideal for automotive, military and aerospace BCI applications that require testing at higher levels.
In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from law enforcement video, an experiment that demonstrated the value of such technology.
System-Level Design and Verification of Wireless Embedded System to Meet Global Demands Using a Mixed Domain OscilloscopeMay 28, 2013 3:15 pm | by Faride Akretch, Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix | Articles | Comments
Designing and implementing wireless systems to be used in different geographic regions around the world represents a significant challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone all agreed on the use of frequency, modulation type, power levels, and bandwidth? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in and radio regulations vary from region to region, especially for some of the frequencies used in unlicensed radio...
In this week's HotSpot, researchers convert a Microsoft Kinect into a child-in-the-hot-car detector; the U.S Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator conducted its first touch-and-go landings; Leap Motion's ne teaser video; and the wearable tech revolution gets delayes.
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has added a new line of SMA and N-Type Test Cables, ideal for testing applications requiring low insertion loss and operating frequencies up to 26.5 GHz. Features include availability in both in-series and between-series configurations.
In order to increase controller scalability while enhancing user functionality and flexibility, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CX9020 Embedded PC. The DIN rail mounted CX9020 is remarkably compact, robust, and equipped with a powerful 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa America do Sul Ltda., has signed a partnership agreement with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) on the evaluation of field wireless technology based on the ISA100.11a*1 industrial automation wireless communications standard.
Talking on a hands-free device while behind the wheel can lead to a sharp increase in errors that could imperil other drivers on the road, according to new research from the University of Alberta. A pilot study by Yagesh Bhambhani, a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and his graduate student Mayank Rehani, showed that drivers who talk using a hands-free cellular device made significantly more driving errors...
In pioneering new research at Columbia University, scientists have grown high-quality crystals of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), the world's thinnest semiconductor, and studied how these crystals stitch together at the atomic scale to form continuous sheets.
Because many high-volume printed circuit assemblies are sent outside the United States, it is challenging to test the lower volume/high turnover assemblies domestically. But this does not need to be a problem — some simple planning and the right contract manufacturer (CM) can solve this issue.
Murata Power Solutions has announced the availability of the RBQ series of isolated 12 Vout, 400 Watt DC-DC converters. The RBQ-12/33-D48 model provides efficiencies up to 96 percent from a standard DOSA-compliant quarter-brick package. The RBQ-12/33-D48 is designed to operate in most applications with convection cooling.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching jets vertically, printing paper circuits, driving LEGO trains, and building power plants at the bottom of the sea. This episode features an F-35B test aircraft from Lockheed Martin has completed the first-ever vertical takeoff as part of the most expensive weapons system purchase in United States history.
Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing. The electrode is made of silver nanowires covered with a material called graphene, an extremely thin layer of carbon. The hybrid material shows promise as a possible replacement...
The M12-FM series is a new Omega connector that will ensure accuracy for your applications. The M12-FM Series features male pins and female sockets made of thermocouple material, straight or right angled connection styles, and a wide selection of connection options.
The worldwide transition to ever smarter mobile devices, including phones or connected tablets, has obliterated the line that once existed between phones and computing devices. Today’s multitasking devices enable work, finance, entertainment and social interaction on the go like never before.
A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.
Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
Imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation have announced that they have entered into a new strategic research collaboration at Holst Centre. Together, the companies will collaborate to enhance ultra-low power (ULP) wireless technologies for short range communication, targeting sensor networks for automotive and industrial purposes.
In this week’s episode of the HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Samsung announces 5G mobile communications; a Japanese company announces an iPhone attachment that produces smell; a new wireless data transmission record is set; and o-synce puts the answer to the challenge of exercise motivation in front of your eyes.
Carlo Gavazzi has launched the DMPU Series Motor Protection System. The DMPU is a modular electronic motor protection relay to control, monitor and protect the performance of 3-phase constant or dual speed, AC induction motors.
Geologists have long used seismology on the bottom of the ocean or have been throwing dynamite from snowmobiles when they look for oil. But now researchers at Centre for integrated petroleum research (CIPR), a joint venture between the University of Bergen (UiB) and Uni Research, have found a new preferred method – using drones to map new oil reserves from the air.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re kicking turtles to make new shapes, enhancing our senses, printing on the Afinia 3D printer, and shooting down drones, with lasers.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. [NASDAQ: MXIM] has announced that it is now shipping the MAX11156, a 12-pin, 18-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Available in a tiny 3 x 3 mm TDFN package, the MAX11156 integrates an internal reference and reference buffer, saving at least 70% board space over competing solutions.