Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Homewerks Worldwide has introduced a Bluetooth enabled ventilation bath fan that streams music wirelessly in home bathrooms. It connects to most Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, and laptops from up to 30 feet away.
Apple is trying to improve that with a new iBeacon system, which comes with last week's iOS 7 software update for iPhones and iPads. Better location information will improve a range of features, including recommendations based on what's popular nearby.
BlackBerry said Friday that it is committed to completing a series of major changes quickly after posting a nearly billion-dollar loss and a 45 percent drop in revenue for the second quarter. The troubled smartphone company reported a loss of $965 million and revenue of $1.6 billion, in line with what it warned when it surprised the market by releasing dismal earnings projections last week and announcing 4,500 layoffs.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, we're microwaving rubble with a portable radar device, expanding access to space with reusable unmanned vehicles, designing elastic OLEDs ro make displays like windows, and flying tinker toys to space.
While the iPhone 5S includes a handful of new features that set it apart from Apple's previous model, the actual cost to make the phone hasn't changed very much, according to a new study. An IHS teardown of the new smartphone found that the components that make up a 16-gigabyte iPhone 5S cost $190.70.
Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from one of these groups, they will get a text message notification whenever the group sends a tweet marked as an alert.
Vishay Precision Group has announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new series of high-precision foil surface-mount current sensing flip chip resistors with low TCR down to ±10 ppm/°C from -55° to +125°C, +25°C ref.; resistance down to 0.001 Ω; and tight tolerances to ±0.5%.
KOA Speer Electronics has released a new size for the WK73 wide terminal flat chip resistor series, the 2B (0612) package. The WK732B features high reliability and performance with 0.75W power rating as a result of its enhanced heat dissipation, compared to the standard 0.25W of the thick film 1206 size.
C&K Components has developed a series of low-profile, cost-effective miniature slide switches. Designated the JS Slide Series, the switches are ideal for applications with limited PC board space and height restrictions, including mobile telecommunications, computer peripherals, instrumentation, and remote-control equipment.
Impervious to even extreme shock & vibration, the individual 70-9155 Series contacts provide full connector performance & enhanced design flexibility in a broad range of harsh environment applications.
Amphenol has introduced a low profile, quick release, high power interconnect using Amphenol’s new R4 RADSOK technology. The new RADLOK product line provides low insertion and extraction forces with a high mating cycle rating for high power interconnects, making it perfect for frequent mating applications.
The Deeter Group has announced the introduction of the deeternet Wireless Gateway, which offers wireless viewing of data from up to 200 sensors using a web browser.
Easy to set-up, complete wireless battery free sensor systems are now available for testing
Schurter now offers added seal protection to its successful 5707 series power entry module. A new seal kit provides an IP54 rating between the inlet and cord connector, preventing dust or splashing water from entering between them, when the equipment is plugged in.
GreenPeak Technologies introduced the latest addition to its ZigBee chip portfolio - the new GP490, a low cost, ultra-low power ZigBee PRO communication controller that allows the design and manufacture of cost- and energy-optimized sensor devices for the rapidly growing Smart Home application market.
Elma Electronic now offers a dual drive, VPX storage module.
About 60,000 people have come from all over the world to attend Oracle's biggest customer conference of the year, but Oracle CEO Larry Ellison left no doubt Tuesday that his boating team's defense of the America's Cup is a higher priority. Ellison, a billionaire renowned for his flamboyance and hubris, delivered that message by snubbing the crowd that had gathered at a San Francisco convention center to see him on stage.
Two new family members are joining the standard Roxtec ComSeal solutions: the Roxtec ComSeal LW and the Roxtec ComSeal AISI 316.
How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it's not only the NSA that's watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals, who exploit both weak code and trusting human nature.
Cypress Semiconductor has announced three new USB 3.0 solutions that enable new applications of the 5-Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard.
8 W Power Amplifier operating between the 5.2 – 5.9 GHz frequency band offers customers a small sized, fully matched solution.
RFMW announces design and sales support for the T1G6001032-SM, a ceramic packaged, 10W peak (P3dB) power transistor fabricated using TriQuint Semiconductor’s proven Gallium Nitride (GaN) production process.
Mill-Max Introduces Highly Reliable, Precision-Machined Double Row SMT Sockets Packaged on Tape and ReelSeptember 24, 2013 11:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments
The new 406 series SMT socket strip from Mill-Max is ideal for socketing leaded IC devices on SMT boards and for low profile board stacking applications.
MPD has invented another new CR2016 low profile coin cell battery holder. The new BLP2016SM-GTR rises 3.1 mm with an installed CR2016, saving greatly in board height.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 tablet has a built-in kickstand, and can be used flat on a table, or in someone's lap. It also has a 75 percent improvement in battery life.