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California Back in Running for Tesla Battery Plant

May 8, 2014 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California is back in the running for a massive battery plant that electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to start building this year, but CEO Elon Musk said the state remains in the "improbable" category for winning the plant because of the time it will take to win regulatory approval...

Standex-Meder Electronics Unveils KSK-1A35/1 Reed Switch

May 8, 2014 9:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of sensors and magnetic components, announces the release of the world’s smallest high-voltage switch: the KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switch...

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast

May 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Sangshin Elecom triplexers targeting avionics applications for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), universal access transceiver (UAT), and traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS)...       

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Macro Sensors Maintains Domestic Manufacturing of LVDT Position Sensors

May 5, 2014 10:32 am | by Eileen Otto, Manager, Sales and Marketing, Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Offshore production has lost much of its past glamour. While cost was once a major factor in outsourcing manufacturing, rising wages, quality issues, and unstable supply chains are prompting many manufacturers to reconsider the benefits of reshoring production back on U.S. soil...

DARPA's Drop-In Autopilot

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, early dection of heart attacks and strokes; DARPA's ALIAS program overcomes challenges and complex interfaces that military aircraft presents to operators; an affordable and easy-to-install security system; and TDK and Witricity's new licensing agreement enable commercialization of wireless charging...                 

Molex Provides Medical Device Design Engineers with Advanced Technology Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated is committed to helping medical design engineers meet the growing demand for smaller, more portable devices without sacrificing performance and reliability.  The company will showcase a wide range of its advanced products at MD&M West, February 11 – 13, Anaheim, CA...

Maxim’s SFP+ Optical Transceiver

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products has announced that engineers can now achieve high performance in optical modules with low power consumption using the highly integrated MAX3956 10GBASE-LR SFP+ optical transceiver IC...

New All Dielectric Self Supporting Fiber Cable

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

m2fx, the inventors and producers of patented Miniflex fiber cables, has launched its new All Dielectric Self Supporting (ADSS) cable. Designed to speed up the last mile of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Cabinet...

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WAGO Introduces the 855 Series Current Measurement Products

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO (Germantown, WI) has introduced the 855 Series Current Measurement to the power measurement product line. The 855 Series can be connected via WAGO's 2007 Series current transformer terminal blocks to the 750 Series I/O-System's 3-phase power measurement module and also in conjunction with WAGO's JUMPFLEX current signal conditioner...

12-48 VDC 400W Integrated Servo Motor from JVL

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

JVL has announced the MAC402 is now available. Designed for battery powered and low voltage applications, the supply range for the MAC402 is from 12 up to 48VDC, and full power of 400 (RMS) up to 1200W (peak) can be reached with 24 to 48VDC. Applications include...

Pressure Transmitters Eliminate Conduit Requirements

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies has offered its AST4300 and AST43LP Class I Division 2 Non-Incendive Pressure Transmitters with a Turck Mini-Fast electrical connection, eliminating conduit...

Microchip’s 8-Bit PIC Microcontroller Family

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced that their family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which combine a set of intelligent analog and core independent peripherals, along with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology...

Moxa Brings Rugged PoE+ Switch Technology to Industrial Manufacturing and Outdoor Networks

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa has leveraged its extensive technological resources to introduce one of the world's first PoE+ Ethernet switches engineered to perform in harsh outdoor and industrial manufacturing...

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Molex Power Connectors Fill a Critical Power Gap

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Mega-Fit power connector. This wire-to-board, mid-range product line fills a significant power void in today’s interconnect marketplace by delivering...

Amphenol’s Data Link Connector Among the Most Durable in its Class

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group has offered one of the most durable data link connectors in its class; meeting SAE J2839 and IEC 61076-2-101 specifications. Ideal for use in heavy equipment, rail mass transit, mining, and process control as well as in applications that require high speed data transmission...

Broadband Amplifier Line from Teseq Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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 bulk current injections (BCI) applications...

Acopian's AC-DC Linear Power Supplies UL and CE Certified

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies has announced the UL recognition and CE approval of their mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies. The AC-DC power supply series is encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing to provide environmental protection in space-limited applications...

Vishay's New Thin Film Chip Resistor Lab Sample Kits

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4)...

The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

Vishay Intertechnology Inductors for Converters and Common Mode Applications

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced the first devices in a new series of composite-coupled inductors for use in SEPIC DC-DC converters and other applications. Offered in the compact 4040 case size, the Vishay Dale IHCL devices feature two inductors in the same package with magnetic coupling > 90 percent...

USC Viterbi Researchers Developing Cheap, Better-Performing Lithium-ion Batteries

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Chongwu Zhou and his research team have developed a silicon anode and a sulfur-based cathode with low fabrication cost and high electrode performance for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have improved the performance and capacity of lithium batteries by developing better-performing, cheaper materials for use in anodes and cathodes...

Rohde & Schwarz's Signal & Spectrum Analyzer with 500 MHz Analysis Bandwidth

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the analysis bandwidth for its R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers to be used for measurements in a frequency range up to 67 GHz, enabling completely new applications for the signal and spectrum analyzer in research and development. The analyzer is well-suited for sophisticated measurement tasks in radar or satellite applications as well as for tests on fast wireless connections such as WLAN or Beyond 4G (5G). Features include...

Vishay Intertechnology Announces HML, New Miniature Axial-Leaded Thick Film Resistor

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new miniature axial-leaded thick film resistor designed for hearing aids and high-frequency probe tips for testing in industrial applications. Encapsulated in a robust plastic housing, the Vishay Techno HML combines an ultra-compact 1.85 mm by 0.91 mm case size with high-temperature performance...

Maxim Analog Integration Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products will demonstrate their integrated analog solutions at this year’s Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 25 – 27, 2014). One of the solutions that will be demonstrated includes the energy measurement solution...

GaN Systems Appoints Jim Witham as CEO

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems has announced the appointment of Jim Witham as CEO of the corporation. GaN Systems’ power conversion devices, based on its proprietary Island Technology, are being commercialized in 2014 and the company is expanding globally. Co-founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts will continue in their current roles as President and Chief Technical Officer, respectively...

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