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Versatile Low-noise Accelerometer Calculates Static and Dynamic Signals

July 10, 2013 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has released the 4610A, a versatile sensor with integral temperature compensation for both static and dynamic measurements. The 4610A is a rugged, ultra-low-noise DC accelerometer that measures shock and vibration levels up to 2,000 g’s via an integrated gas damped MEMS element with mechanical overload stops.

Robust CompactPCI PlusIO SBC with 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

July 10, 2013 3:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has released the versatile, high-performance F22P, the latest CompactPCI PlusIO SBC (single board computer) that uses Intel’s 3rd generation Core i7 processor. Offering processing speeds of up to 3.3 GHz using Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, the low power SBC delivers excellent graphics performance for computing environments.

Scooter Synchronizes with Smartphone

July 10, 2013 10:52 am | by Kyodo News International | News | Comments

Japanese electric motorcycle maker Terra Motors unveiled Wednesday a new scooter that can synchronize with Apple's iPhone smartphone to enable the rider to record data including travel distance, running routes and remaining battery power.


Silicon Oxide Memories Transcend a Hurdle

July 10, 2013 10:38 am | by Jade Boyd, Rice University | News | Comments

A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology's practicality. A paper on the new work appears this week in the journal Advanced Materials.

Graphene on its Way to Conquer Silicon Valley

July 9, 2013 10:51 am | by Dr. Alexander Grueneis, University of Vienna | News | Comments

Graphene, a two-dimensional crystal of carbon atoms packed in a honeycomb structure, has been in the focus of intensive research which led to a Nobel Prize of Physics in 2010. One major challenge is to successfully integrate graphene into the established metal-silicide technology.

SKF Insight ‘Smart’ Technology Equips New Bearings with Innovative Capabilities

July 8, 2013 4:22 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SKF Insight introduces a groundbreaking innovation in “smart” technologies specially developed for integration into new SKF bearings. This unique technology enables SKF bearings to communicate their operating conditions continuously – with all the intelligence integrated inside the bearing, including self-power, sensors, cables, and data acquisition electronics. 

Microchip’s New Family of High-Speed CAN Transceivers

July 3, 2013 4:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new family of High-Speed (HS) CAN transceivers, the MCP2561/2. These new devices serve as an interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus. The new family of transceivers meet CAN specification requirement...

Tadiran’s Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Cells

July 3, 2013 1:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tadiran Batteries has introduced the TLI Series of batteries, a new family of long-life rechargeable lithium-ion cells designed specifically for use in harsh environments. TLI Series batteries utilize technology found in Tadiran’s patented hybrid layer capacitor.


Engineering Newswire 45: Navy Commissions a Semi-Automatic Railgun from BAE

July 3, 2013 12:25 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re further developing BAE systems Railgun, making a bionic eye for the blind, demonstrating robotic apes, and re-reinventing the toilet.

Interest in Carshare Apps Surges after BART Strike

July 3, 2013 8:34 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

A small start-up rideshare company is offering free helicopter rides to commuters who downloaded its smartphone app so they can bypass traffic during the BART strike in California, which made it a struggle for 400,000 peole to get to work.

Agilent Announces Industry’s First MIPI M-PHY Receiver and Transmitter Tests with Switch Automation

July 2, 2013 4:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced the industry’s first MIPITM M-PHY physical layer receiver and transmitter tests with switch automation. The tests are designed to accelerate the turn-on and debug of MIPI M-PHY-based systems and to provide design engineers an efficient way to ensure their M-PHY devices will interoperate with the application processor.

HotSpot Episode 19: Real-Time, Non-Invasive Brain Trauma Diagnostics

July 1, 2013 10:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Sense+ has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its Smoke and Gas Sensor smart dock and app; researchers have developed a new technology that uses wireless signals to provide non-invasive diagnosis of brain swelling or bleeding; and a hardware/Cloud-based system providing the ability to monitor and control any sensor equipped process or device.

Agilent Technologies Next-Generation MIPI M-PHY Protocol Analyzer for Mobile Computing Applications

June 28, 2013 12:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced its U4431A MIPITM M-PHY protocol analyzer for next-generation mobile computing applications. This new protocol analyzer gives engineers in R&D and manufacturing deep insight into MIPI M-PHY-based designs.


Engineering Newswire 44: World’s Fastest Electric Race Car Goes 186 mph

June 28, 2013 9:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re powering jets with sugar, making magic boxes for dancers, creating hand manipulators, and driving 186 miles per hour in the fastest electric race car in the world.

Vishay’s New Thermal Fuses Combine High Currents, Operating Temperatures

June 27, 2013 12:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced the industry's first thermal fuses to offer high current capabilities up to 55 A and operation at temperatures up to + 160 °C for 1,000 hours without unexpected breakdown. AEC-Q200-tested, devices in the new Vishay Beyschlag HCTF series provide a safety interrupt of electrical power in high-current automotive applications.

Engineering Update #13: Internet-Beaming Balloons and a Robotic Cat

June 26, 2013 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this week's headlines Internet-beaming balloons; battery-free driving on electric roads; an interview with Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan; and a robot that runs like a cat.

AVX Glass-encapsulated Varistors Provide Advanced Circuit Protection

June 25, 2013 2:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded both its TransGuard and Automotive TransGuard Series multilayer varistors to include glass-encapsulated, acid-resistant parts for use in high energy and harsh environment commercial, industrial, and automotive applications.

Volvo Demonstrates the Ingenious Self-Parking Car

June 25, 2013 8:57 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.

The Kill Decision Shouldn't Belong to a Robot

June 25, 2013 8:48 am | by Daniel Suarez, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

As a novelist, Daniel Suarez spins dystopian tales of the future. But on the TEDGlobal stage, he talks us through a real-life scenario we all need to know more about: the rise of autonomous robotic weapons of war. Advanced drones, automated weapons and AI-powered intelligence-gathering tools...

Understanding 802.11ad Physical Layer and Measurement Challenges

June 24, 2013 5:36 pm | by IEEE Communication Society | News | Comments

View this tutorial presented by Agilent experts for a modest overview of standards and market trends followed by an in-depth description of the physical layer construction. Included are explanations of framing, modulation, encoding, and error correction using example signals and measurements to emphasize principles.

U.S. Department of Defense Prime Contractor Awards Product Development Contract to NuWaves

June 24, 2013 4:43 pm | by NuWaves Engineering | News | Comments

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, has been awarded a contract to design, develop, and fabricate a high-efficiency, lightweight Bidirectional RF Power Amplifier (PA). The new amplifier will augment the customer’s existing tactical communication systems, allowing for greater operational flexibility.

LORD MicroStrain Introduces MathEngine: Wins Best of Sensors Expo Innovation Award

June 24, 2013 4:21 pm | by LORD MicroStrain | News | Comments

Now users can schedule and run custom scripts to distill big sensor data, pull web-based data at custom intervals, and perform advanced data processing algorithms for generating indicator metrics such as vibration frequencies, watt-hours, metal fatigue, or bearing failure.

Northrop Grumman Begins Sampling New Gallium Nitride Packaged Power Amplifier for Military, Commercial High-Power Amplifier Needs

June 24, 2013 4:11 pm | by Northrop Grumman Corporation | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC] has developed a new gallium nitride (GaN) flange packaged power amplifier, APN180FP, targeting military and commercial Ka-band communication applications. This product represents the first commercial availability of a packaged, GaN-based component from the company.

Sierra Wireless Automotive-Grade LTE Embedded Module

June 24, 2013 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra Wireless has introduced the Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR7550 embedded wireless module, the first in the AirPrime AR7 series of automotive-grade modules for LTE networks. The AirPrime AR7550 features the next generation multicore architecture Sierra Wireless introduced earlier this year.

HotSpot 17: New Supercomputer is Worn Around the Neck

June 17, 2013 1:51 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development, WDD | News | Comments

On the HotSpot, a patent-pending supercomputer you wear around your neck, a new study finds that hands-free technologies create dangerous mental distractions, experts tell us how to be more private, and researchers are leveraging Wi-Fi signals to detect movements without sensors.

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