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HotSpot Episode 62: Unmanned Combat Air System

May 12, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an energy harvesting phone case for smartphones; SanDisk's alternative to traditional HDDs; an unmanned combat air system; a virtual keyboard that works with Google Glass; and a car fund from Nokia...

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz Qualify CTSX Magnetic Sensors

May 8, 2014 5:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz have announced that Crocus' CTSX magnetic field sensor family has completed qualification...

Photos of the Day: Solar Car Reaches 93mph

May 8, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland. Fueled by the sun and their hopes to shine in a first for the Islamic Republic...

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Iran Students Gear Up Solar Car for US Challenge

May 8, 2014 10:53 am | by Nasser Karimi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland. Fueled by the sun and their hopes to shine in a first for the Islamic Republic...

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)...       

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...

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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...                 

Balluff Offers New Industrial Ethernet Cables

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

Industrial Ethernet has expanded its line of industrial Ethernet cables. While Cat5E is the base requirement for industrial Ethernet, when working with a specific network like EtherNet/IP or PROFINET, higher requirements are a must with the components in the network..

Vishay Intertechnology’s New Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

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

Vishay 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) and TNPW0603 e3 (LTW0603 e3 96/4) kits...

Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

New Double-ridged Horn Antenna from PMM

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

Teseq has introduced a double-ridged horn antenna from PPM that has a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz.  The new PMM DR-01 is designed for radiated emissions and immunity applications, featuring an antenna factor of 36 to 41 dB/m and excellent sensitivity for emissions measurements...

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AVX Expands the Capacitance Range for Its X7R & NP0 (C0G)

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

AVX  has expanded the capacitance range for its High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Chip Capacitor Series. Available in both X7R and NP0 (C0G) options, the High Voltage MLC Chip Series exhibits capacitance values, low ESR at high frequencies, and performance across all voltages. The series can be used...

SICK’s Compact TIM511 Ranging Laser Scanner

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

SICK has announced the launch of the TIM551 2D laser scanner. This IP 67-rated ranging scanner sends information about surrounding contours via Ethernet using time-of-flight...

Spirax Sarco has Joined ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Tracy Britt, Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced that they have joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI).  Customers can be confident that Spirax Sarco’s new products will continue to set the benchmark for steam-using organizations nationwide, working alongside them to provide productivity...

SICK’s R/IR ZoneControl Sensors Provide Between-the-Roller Mounting

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

SICK has announced the launch of the R/IR sensors. These sensors are for zero pressure accumulation applications. The design of these sensors enables them to be mounted between the rollers on conveyors where mounting space is limited, making the sensors less susceptible to damage. The IP 67-rated R/IR sensors provide...

Deutsch Connectors Expand TE Connectivity’s Range for Circular Market

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

TE Connectivity has offered a full complement of high-performance circular connectors, including DEUTSCH connectors, to its portfolio of circular connectors serving nanominiature, microminiature, and compact...

Littelfuse Introduces New 2-Channel TVS Diode Arrays

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

Littelfuse has introduced a new series of two-channel, general-purpose TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) optimized to help circuit designers protect sensitive equipment from damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD)...         

VPG’s Ultra-High-Precision Through-Hole Z-Foil Resistor for High-Temp Apps

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

Vishay Precision Group has announced a new ultra-high-precision through-hole Z-Foil resistor to meet the growing demand for precise, stable, and reliable resistors that can operate in harsh environments. The Z201HT is optimized for a wide variety of high-temperature applications up to +200°C...

OKW Extends RAILTEC-B DIN Rail Enclosures Range

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

OKW has added a new 3 modules size to its popular RAILTEC-B range of DIN rail enclosures.RAILTEC-B is now available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 12 modules sizes. These high quality DIN rail enclosures suit a wide range of applications...

Fairchild Launches a New Brand, Symbolizing a Major Company Transformation

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has engaged in a major transformation that focuses all of the company’s resources on the development of products and services that help engineers around the world shorten time-to-market for new mobile devices, wearable technologies, and all other products where energy management is a priority...

Nordson ASYMTEK Wins Awards for Its Spectrum II Dispensing System

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Nordson ASYMTEK | News | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has announced that it received both the Service Excellence Award (SEA) and the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award at IPC APEX 2014. This is the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Service Excellence Awards that Nordson ASYMTEK has won. The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new Spectrum II dispensing system...

Atmel Launches Fourth Generation Low-Power LIN System Basis Chip

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Agnes Toan, Atmel | News | Comments

Atmel has announced a new LIN system basis chip (SBC) ATA663254 for low-power local interconnect networking (LIN) systems used for automotive comfort, power-train, sensor and actuator applications. Atmel’s ATA663254 is the first available device in this family of new LIN devices...

AVX to Deliver a Session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Callie Baldwin, AVX | News | Comments

AVX has announced that it will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace, and energy exploration...

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