The Cullen Foundation and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) have awarded grants to a robotics research project by the University of Houston (UH) and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI). The Cullen Foundation has directed $495,000 in philanthropic support to the research project and the TIRR Foundation has given $200,000 to purchase Rehab Rex.
Microchip Technology announced a new six-member family of temperature sensor ICs called the EMC118X. This is the world’s first family of temp sensors with 1.8 V SMBus and I2C communications.
ams AG announced that the AS8530 is the world’s first miniature power/transceiver IC to support LIN slave applications, which complies with the ISO26262 functional safety standard.
Cree has released two new gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) ideal for use in 1.2 to 1.4 GHz L-Band radar amplifier systems: the 250 W CGHV14250 and the 500 W CGHV14500.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Wireless Design and Development, an autonomous quadcopter that is powered by an off-the-shelf smartphone; a new stylus that can move content from one screen to another; connecting the world via the Internet; and a field-portable device for common kidney tests.
Microchip Technology announced the expansion of its programmable USB port power controller portfolio with the three-member UCS100X family.
Yaskawa Motoman has updated its graphic-based interface to Lincoln Electric’s Power Wave power sources. A Motoman robot communicates welding information over an Ethernet network using Lincoln’s ArcLink XT protocol.
Harting now offers size 3 A crimp inserts that have a rated delivery capability of 55 A at 40ºC, a lot of power for such a small package. These Han Q 3/0 and Han Q 4/0 inserts are designed to fit into any Han 3 A housing.
Acopian significantly expanded the array of options on their Infinity Series of AC-DC linear regulated (to 150 W) power supplies. Offered in single output or wide-adjust output versions.
The July/August issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics. Check out our Brainstorm on Electromagnetic Compatibility, and read about Bringing Wi-Fi to Healthcare, an article by Ixia.
A new technology known as "ambient backscatter," developed by engineers at the University of Washington, could make the Internet of Things a reality. The technology uses TV and cellular signals to provide power and medium for battery-free communication.
Harwin has broadened the range of its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series that is available as standard off-the-shelf products. Now horizontal and coax versions of the popular 2 mm pitch hi-rel family are immediately available for designers, reducing design time.
Virtium Rancho Santa introduced its DecaStor line of solid state drives (SSDs). Designed to help embedded systems OEMs rely on a ready supply of SSDs in hard-to-find capacities, Virtium DecaStor 2.5 and 1.8-inch SSDs are ideal storage solutions for applications designed around 80, 160, and 300 GB capacity points.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re building armadillo cars, crashing helicopters, landing the Grasshopper, and testing the first practical flying car.
KOA Speer Electronics announced that their TLRH3AW metal plate chip current sense resistor now features an extended resistance range of 10 ~ 270 mOhms with greater corrosion protection and higher temperature resistance up to +170°C.
Cicoil announced the introduction of its ultra-flexible FireWire Cable. Unlike typical FireWire cables, the Cicoil cable has been designed for high flexibility, mechanical stress, temperature extremes (-65° to +165°C), and harsh environments.
North Atlantic Industries announced the availability of its latest 3U, rugged cPCI power product — the 55RQ2, ideally suited for harsh land, air, and sea applications. The 55RQ2 provides up to 300 W of power with four outputs and is compliant with MIL-STD-704F.
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new wet tantalum high-energy capacitor with low maximum ESR down to 0.025 Ohms at +25°C and 1 kHz, and the highest capacitance of any similar device on the market.
Rochester Electronics has been licensed by National Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments) to continue the manufacturing of the DM7440N since its EOL notification almost ten years ago.
RFMW has announced design and sales support for MAJR Products Corporation’s ready-to-install EMI/RFI shielded honeycomb ventilation panels. Designated as their 3000 series, these ventilation panels are ideal for both portable and rack mounted telecommunication systems.
AVX has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap) capacitor simulation software, which helps electronic design engineers model and build stable, robust, and reliable designs.
Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the newest member of its high-power Soleriq family of LEDs, the Soleriq S 13. The tiny LED boasts high brightness from a light-emitting surface measuring just 13.5 mm in diameter and is available in a wide range of color temperatures.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, xPico Wi-Fi helps consumers leverage mobile solutions; spoofing an 80 million-dollar yacht; bulk metal foil COTS resistors; and a synthesized RF signal generator from Saelig.
In a story that has everyone talking, Elon Musk of Paypal, Tesla Motors, and Space X fame has announced his newest plan for revamping the world of public transportation. The system is called Hyperloop and it would allow passengers to travel the 350 miles from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
Monnit has made some recent enhancements to the wireless range extender, improving the RF communication and performance of networks using the device. Monnit wireless range extenders allow you to extend the coverage area of your wireless sensor network.