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New member added to the Balluff Group

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Balluff Group | News | Comments

Sensor Technologie München GmbH (STM) recently joined the Balluff Group. As development and technology partners in the area of specialty photoelectric sensors, the companies are connected by a long-standing cooperation venture. With the integration of Balluff STM, the area of sensor miniaturization for industrial automation will be further expanded...

SM Series Molded SMD Wirewounds Replace Multiple Ceramic Flat Chips

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

Stackpole Electronics has announced that the SM Series offers a robust wirewound product in a surface mountable device capable of handling up to 4W in a single part. A single SM resistor...

TI Helps Manufacturers Connect More with Launch of IoT Cloud Ecosystem

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers. This ecosystem will allow manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly. The first members of the ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn, Spark, and Thingsquare...

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Stackpole Expands Value Range of MLF / MLFM Series Melfs

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

Stackpole has expanded the resistance range of its MLF / MLFM Series of metal film melf resistors for a wide range of applications where stable operation and thermal stability are important, such as instrumentation and metering, controls, communications equipment, network analyzers, and automotive controls...

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...

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..

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...

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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...

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...

Embedded I/O Modules with MiniPCIe Interface for Fast I/O Extension

May 1, 2014 9:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has announced a series of new Embedded I/O Modules for Touch, CANBus, Parallel, Serial, GigaLAN, SATA III, and USB 3.0 using standard full-size MiniPCIe interface...                                   

Auto Radar Systems Get EMI Shielding

May 1, 2014 11:01 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RTP Company has developed EMI shielding compounds that are ideal for replacing metal or conductive coated plastic housings in automotive sensing systems...             

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Revolutionary Sensor Links Pressure to Color Change

May 1, 2014 9:25 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California – Riverside | News | Comments

Imagine an automobile crash test that uses test dummies painted all over with a substance that can change color according to the levels of stress that various parts of the dummies' bodies will endure. Such a "color map" could provide vital information to engineers designing safer automobiles...                     

Flexible Battery, No Lithium Required

April 29, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Rice University have developed a flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance that...          

Cars of the Future Aren’t Just Cars

April 29, 2014 9:33 am | by Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO, Speaktoit | Blogs | Comments

The future has always been a playground for imagining possible innovations for the motor vehicles that are ubiquitous to our lives. Recently, much of that focus has been directed at self-driving cars. As always, improvements to cars aim to make them safer, smoother, and more hassle-free...                        

HotSpot Episode 60: Lifelike Sensory Feedback

April 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by RECOM, multi-sensory technology and bubbles; detecting fatigue drivers; DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program; and inflatable AirFrame Enclosures  for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference...              

Google: Driverless Cars are Mastering City Streets

April 28, 2014 8:59 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.The tech giant's self-driving cars already can navigate freeways comfortably...                                             

CellPac BLOX System Provides Semi-Custom Soft Pack Battery Solutions

April 24, 2014 2:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery has announced the CellPac BLOX system, a design program implemented to offer OEMs a semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet the design criteria...

Improving Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                     

WSU Innovation Improves Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | News | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                                                

TI Brings Bluetooth Smart to Automobiles for Smartphone and Wire-Replacement Applications

April 24, 2014 10:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications.

Skyworks Unveils Varactor Diodes

April 22, 2014 9:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a series of surface-mount, silicon, hyperabrupt junction tuning varactor diodes for automotive, consumer, defense and infrastructure markets...

Teseq Broadband Amplifier Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

April 21, 2014 7:16 pm | 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 W...                     

American Sensor Technologies' Submersible Pressure Transducers

April 21, 2014 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with stainless steel and Hytrel materials, submersible pressure transducers are an ideal choice for mobile tank monitoring applications such as ships, train cars or when the tank is transported between locations such as for construction sites, chemical totes for industrial processing, or well site injection chemicals...

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