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New Triaxial DC Accelerometer from Measurement Specialties Withstands High Shock

August 28, 2013 5:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has introduced a rugged, triaxial DC accelerometer for steady state, low-g vibration measurements and high-g transient shock measurements. The new piezo-resistive, MEMS-based Model 3803A provides accurate triaxial measurement under harsh operating conditions.

Pulse Electronics' Navigation Antenna Now Includes 5 GHz Wi-Fi

August 28, 2013 5:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced its new vehicular mount antenna for 3G, 4G long term evolution (LTE), WLAN, and GPS applications. The GPSDM700/5800SSS (black) and GPSDMW700/5800SSS (white) offer the best gain on the market over multiple frequency bands.

RFMW Supports 150 W Termination from EMC Technology

August 28, 2013 5:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a small profile, high power termination from EMC Technology. Employing an Aluminum Nitride substrate, the SMT252503ALN2F handles up to 150 W.


Vishay Intertechnology Announces New SMD MLCCs in 0505 and 1111

August 28, 2013 12:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) in the quad 0505 and 1111 case sizes. Designed for high-frequency RF applications in telecommunications, medical, military, and industrial equipment and instrumentation.

Phase Matrix Achieves 100 GHz Diplexed Broadband Downconversion

August 28, 2013 12:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Phase Matrix has participated in the demonstration of the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope. The demonstration is a broadband downconverter, which allows the successful acquisitioning and displaying of live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth.

New Surface Mount OCXO from Fox Electronics Holds Tight Stabilities Down to 5 ppb

August 28, 2013 12:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics now offers the FTM Series of surface mount OCXOs that is ideally suited as the timing reference for network synchronization. The new SMD OCXO offers specifications suitable for communication equipment.

Innovative Integration Announces the ePC-K7

August 27, 2013 1:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Integration announced the ePC-K7. The ePC-K7 is a user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument that includes a full Windows/Linux PC and supports a wide assortment of ultimate-performance FMC modules.

AVX Transfeed Automotive Series Varistors Exhibit Fastest Response Time to ESD Strikes

August 27, 2013 12:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced the new TransFeed Automotive Series, which combines the best electrical characteristics of its TransGuard Transient Voltage Suppressors and its Feedthru Capacitors in a single chip to provide state-of-the-art overvoltage circuit protection and EMI reduction over a much broader range of frequencies than comparable devices.


Biodegradable Hand Held Enclosures from Stock

August 27, 2013 12:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Soft-case series of hand held enclosures from OKW is now available from stock molded in Biograde bioplastic material. Biograde is a CO2 neutral material, technically compostable and biodegradable, and has similar mechanical and physical properties to ABS.

New Frame Enables Use of MEN Micro Box Computers in Standard 19” Systems

August 27, 2013 11:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers an insertion frame that enables the company’s box PCs to be easily incorporated into a standard 19” rack mount system. The 1U, lightweight frame holds many of the company’s expansive line of box PCs, whether the system is designed for mobile, wireless, storage, fieldbus, or graphics functionality.

Rehab Rex: Non-Invasive Technology Helps Patients 'Walk'

August 27, 2013 10:28 am | by Shawn Lindsey, University of Houston | News | Comments

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 Introduces World’s First Temp Sensor Family With 1.8 V SMBus

August 26, 2013 4:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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 Introduces First LIN Slave Companion IC

August 26, 2013 3:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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 Releases Two New GaN HEMTs for L-Band Radar Systems

August 26, 2013 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

HotSpot Episode 27: Smartphone-Powered Quad

August 26, 2013 9:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

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.

World’s First Programmable USB Port Power Controllers for Active Connectors and 12 W Charging

August 25, 2013 9:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the expansion of its programmable USB port power controller portfolio with the three-member UCS100X family.

Yaskawa Motoman Announces Interface Update for Lincoln Electric Power Wave Power Sources

August 25, 2013 9:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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’s Han Q 3/0 & 4/0 Inserts: Power in a Compact Package

August 25, 2013 9:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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's "Infinity" Series of AC-DC Linear Power Supplies

August 23, 2013 3:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

July/August 2013 — The Seal Drowning Detection System

August 23, 2013 2:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

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.

Boeing's Laser Weaponry and Samsung's Secret Smartwatch

August 23, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

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.

Wider Range of Mixed Technology, Hi-Rel Connectors from Harwin

August 22, 2013 2:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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’s DecaStor SATA 6G SSDs in Hard-to-Find 80, 160, and 300GB Capacities

August 22, 2013 12:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Engineering Newswire 52: NASA Crashes Helicopters

August 22, 2013 11:01 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

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’s 2 W TLRH3AW Metal Plate Chip Current Sense Resistor

August 21, 2013 3:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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