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APP Expands SB Connector Series

May 13, 2013 12:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP) has announced a new addition to the SB connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB 2/0 connector. The SB 2/0 offers larger wire capability and increased current carrying capability over the similar sized SB 175 connector.

NEL’s Ultra-Low Phase Noise OCXO

May 13, 2013 11:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NEL Frequency Controls, Inc. has announced the release of a new reduced height profile option for its ultra-low phase noise OCXO at 100 MHz. The O-CIH-X Series features availability  with 0.4’’ (10.2 mm) height profile in addition to the 0.5” (12.7 mm) original model.

DELO Light Curing Adhesives

May 13, 2013 11:57 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

DELO Industrial Adhesives’ new light curing DELO-KATIOBOND product lineup has been engineered specifically for exceptionally fast seal-bonding functions in the production of microelectronics including micro switches widely used in the automobile industry.


World's First Handheld Sound Camera Ready for Market

May 13, 2013 11:05 am | by Professor Seok-Hyung Bae, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring a quick fix, or could be serious enough to bring a car to a mechanic

HotSpot Episode 12: 3D Microbatteries

May 13, 2013 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, Casetop from Livi Design is a netbook-like combo that uses a smartphone for its computing power; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created new microbatteries, sought to achieve a more favorable balance between energy and density; and SM Instrument Company and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a sound camera, the SeeSV-S205.

Graphene Joins the Race to Redefine the Ampere

May 13, 2013 10:31 am | by David Lewis, National Physical Laboratory | News | Comments

A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump (SEP), described in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.

New Technique to Improve Quality Control of Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 13, 2013 10:13 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

The electrodes, called anodes and cathodes, are the building blocks of powerful battery arrays like those used in electric and hybrid vehicles. They are copper on one side and coated with a black compound to store lithium on the other. Lithium ions travel from the anode to the cathode while the battery is being charged and in the reverse direction when discharging energy.

Engineering Newswire 37: Boeing Makes Hypersonic History

May 10, 2013 11:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Pivot Point, the leading designer and manufacturer of non-threaded fastener solutions, we're improving Artificial Intelligence with sensors, flying robotic bees, making hypersonic history, and getting ready to launch GOES-R.


AutomationDirect Expands Ultrasonic Sensor Line

May 10, 2013 10:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s has expanded its ultrasonic sensor line to include additional 18 and 30 mm round plastic DC models that are available with discrete or analog outputs. The sensors feature LED status indicators and a push-button  teach feature for configuration of normally-open and normally-closed states for DC output models and for adjustable sensitivity on analog output models.

Stackpole’s RC Series Carbon Comps

May 10, 2013 10:01 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s RC series is an axial leaded carbon composition technology available in ¼, ½, and 1 W power ratings. Additional features include a dense carbon slug element that handles high-energy surges, availability in values from to 1 Ω to 22 MΩ and tolerances of 5% and 10%. 

Cicoil’s Flat Cables for Linear Motion Applications

May 10, 2013 9:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil's Highly Flexible Flat Cables are the Clear Choice for Linear Motion Applications. The Silicone Encased Flat Cable Solutions are designed to provide consistent electrical characteristics, weight and space savings, premium current carrying capacity, and are ideal to meet the operation requirements...

AVX’s Thin Film Capacitors Receive Logistics Agency Approval

May 10, 2013 9:55 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued Drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-P thin film capacitor series, which exhibits both extremely low capacitance values (0.05 pF) and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances (±0.01 pF).

Scientists Develop Device for Portable, Ultra-Precise Clocks and Quantum Sensors

May 9, 2013 10:25 am | by Universities of Strathclyde | News | Comments

In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.


WAGO TOPJOBS Double-Deck Fuse, Disconnect Terminal Blocks

May 9, 2013 9:22 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Just 5.2 to 6.2 mm wide, WAGO Corporation’s TOPJOBS Double-Deck Fuse and Disconnect Terminal Blocks are up to 24% more compact than existing designs on the market. Space-efficiency is achieved by carrying fusing or disconnect capabilities on the top deck...

CML Release New RF Building Block

May 9, 2013 9:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CMX972 Quadrature Modulator/Demodulator is the latest RF building block from CML Microcircuits, following on from the popular CMX970, CMX971, and CMX973 devices. The new device features a low-power IF/RF Quadrature Demodulator with PLL/VCO; and a wide operating frequency range.

Magnetic Vortex Antennas for Wireless Data Transmission

May 8, 2013 11:08 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

Three-dimensional magnetic vortices were discovered by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) within the scope of an international cooperation.

Cyberattacks a Growing Irritant in U.S.-China Ties

May 8, 2013 10:50 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue. The Pentagon this week said China appeared to be cyberspying against the U.S. government, the first time it has made such an assertion in its annual report on Chinese military power.

AVX’S New Board-to-Board Compression Connectors

May 8, 2013 10:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended its line of high-reliability board-to-board compression connectors for commercial, medical, and harsh industrial applications with the addition of an ultra-low-profile power connector. Featuring gold-plated beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts that are insert-molded within the insulator for location and mechanical stability.

RF Analysis Right at Your Finger Tips

May 8, 2013 10:31 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Imagine having the power of RF analysis right at your fingertips. Now you can master your wireless with a new generation of handheld touch tablet RF Analyzers from Kaltman Creations, the leader in RF Solutions for Pro-Audio Wireless. The RF-Vue is offered in several versions, but the flag ship model is the RF-Vue T10.

Ultra-Low Quiescent Supply Current

May 8, 2013 10:30 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has announced the APE2902, a high-efficiency VFM Step-up DC-DC converter for small, low-input voltage or battery powered systems with ultra-low quiescent supply current. Devices can operate from a positive input voltage between the start-up voltage and VOUT and convert it to a higher output voltage.

Carnegie Mellon Robot Uses Arms, Location & More To Discover Objects

May 7, 2013 9:38 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A robot can struggle to discover objects in its surroundings when it relies on computer vision alone. But by taking advantage of all of the information available to it — an object's location, size, shape and even whether it can be lifted — a robot can continually discover and refine its understanding of objects, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.

New Battery Design for Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

May 7, 2013 9:34 am | by Andy Freeberg, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid."For solar and wind power to be used in a significant way, we need a battery made of economical materials that are easy to scale and still efficient," said Yi Cui...

Crystek's CVCO33BE-6000-6000 VCO

May 7, 2013 7:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO33BE-6000-6000 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 6,000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 to ~4.5 V. This VCO also features a typical phase noise of -85 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz and a 0.5” x 0.5” SMD package.

GORE’s New Venting a Cooling Products

May 6, 2013 5:34 pm | by W.L. Gore & Associates | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates and its latest venting and cabinet cooling products enable the telecommunications industry to remain connected and protected. Gore will be displaying new venting products and cooling filters that ensure reliability and long-lasting performance...

Secura Key Launches New RFID Flat Pad Antenna

May 6, 2013 11:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Secura Key announces the release of its new Model ET-ANT 13x9 flat pad antenna for read/write desktop applications, such as library checkout, inventory systems, or other track and trace applications requiring the reading of any articles, documents, and books, which are identified with HF contactless labels.

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