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Stud-Mount Standard Recovery Rectifiers

March 11, 2014 9:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

America Semiconductor has introduced the new series of standard-recovery, stud-mount rectifiers in DO8 and DO9 packages. The robust devices are used to convert raw alternating current mains' electricity into direct current power...

Signal Hound BB60A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

March 11, 2014 8:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Test Equipment Plus has announced the Signal Hound BB60A, a real-time spectrum analyzer and RF recorder designed to capture and display RF events as short as 1 µs...

Liquid-Cooled High-Power Broadband Amplifiers

March 11, 2014 8:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz now offers up to 10 kW of power in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 225 MHz with its R&S BBL200 amplifier family. Thanks to a new liquid cooling system, these models are quieter and more compact than ever before...

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Inspire Young Women to Pursue Careers in Technology

March 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | Videos | Comments

The videos are aimed at high school and young college students, teachers, and counselors. But the Stanford undergraduates who made the videos hope that parents will share the interviews with children to help them expand their horizons...                   

Silicon Valley Women Star in Video Series Urging Young Women to Study Computing

March 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Many people talk about encouraging young women to study computer science. Now some female undergraduates at Stanford hope to do just that by starting an online video library that features motivational interviews with Silicon Valley women in computing...                   

Implementing Sub-GHz Wireless Connectivity in Embedded Devices

March 7, 2014 5:21 pm | by Matt Maupin, SoC Marketing Manager, Silicon Labs | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity continues to expand across all markets and industries as growing numbers of electronic devices and systems add wireless controls and communications. Consumers desire the convenience of ubiquitous communication so wireless functionality is...               

ReliaSENS Environmental Monitoring System

March 6, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Eurotech has announced the ReliaSENS 18-12, a cloud connected environmental monitoring system with high precision air pollution sensors and real time data access. ReliaSENS is a rugged, compact system designed to monitor traffic, industrial, construction and urban areas...

Broadband Shunts in Ultra-Small Plastic Packages

March 6, 2014 12:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MACOM has extended its strong industry position in diodes with a new family of broadband Shunt PIN Diodes for high-power switching applications. The MACOM Shunt PIN Diode series is designed for customers who need a versatile, low cost, ultra-small Shunt PIN diode element...

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Smart Grid for Electric Vehicle Fleet

March 5, 2014 10:44 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. The network of charging stations for electric vehicles is becoming more tightly meshed...

Security Tools for Industry 4.0

March 5, 2014 10:38 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

An increasing number of unsecured, computer-guided production machinery and networks in production facilities are gradually evolving into gateways for data theft. New security technologies may directly shield the sensitive data that is kept there. You can hear the metallic buzz as the milling machine bores into the workpiece...

Physics in 3D? That's Nothing. Try 0D

March 4, 2014 3:58 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics. In physics, there's small, and then there's nullity – as in zero-dimensional...

MicroPEM TackSert pins: Alternative to Screws in Compact Electronics

March 4, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New microPEM TackSert pins from PennEngineering introduce reliable fastener solutions to attach top panels securely to a base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. These pins provide practical alternatives to micro screws by eliminating the typically costly issues...

Coilcraft CPS Extreme Temperature Inductor

March 4, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new AT549RBT cored-spring inductor from Coilcraft CPS is ideal for extreme-temperature applications such as down-hole drilling and on-engine automotive. It can withstand a 40 second reflow at 350°C. It features nickel-clad copper terminations as standard, with other terminations available upon request...

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Automotive-grade Precision Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

March 4, 2014 12:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its automotive-grade precision thin film chip resistors. The MCW 0406 AT (LCW AT 96/4) and MCT 0603 AT (LCT AT 96/4) kits aid engineers in prototyping, and speed time to market in a wide range of electronic systems...

White Paper: Improving Cable Performance in Harsh Environments

March 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by GORE | White Papers

Cables are often the last component considered when designing an electronic system. However, cables are really the system’s lifeline — if a cable fails, the entire system can stop functioning. For example, if the cable system used for data transmission in a spacecraft fails, the communication between the...             

Photos of the Day: State-of-the-Art Toilets

March 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Katherine Roth, Associated Press | News | Comments

Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is quietly underway...

High-Tech Toilet Seats: No Hands or Paper Required

March 4, 2014 10:00 am | by Katherine Roth, Associated Press | News | Comments

Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is quietly underway...

HotSpot Episode 52: WiFi Virus Attacks Belfast and London

March 3, 2014 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a mobile network in a backpack for disaster situations; a WiFi virus attacks London and Belfast; a phone that place privacy and control directly in the hands of its users; and smart space spheres receive an upgrade...                    

Yokogawa Develops Multi-Protocol Wireless Adaptor

February 27, 2014 3:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it has developed a multi-protocol wireless adaptor that enables wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless devices, and will release models in May and July that support communications based on the HART and RS485 Modbus standards...

High Power GaN Switches for Wideband Applications

February 27, 2014 3:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a pair of high power GaN SPDT switches from TriQuint. The TGS2352-2-SM covers frequencies from 500MHz to 12GHz and handles input power up to 20W while the TGS2353-2-SM extends frequency coverage to 18GHz and handles up to 10 watts of input power...

PEM Self-Clinching Fasteners Enable Lighter Designs

February 27, 2014 2:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Self-clinching fasteners from PEM for use in stainless steel assemblies install reliably and permanently into thin stainless steel sheets and enable lighter designs by minimizing hardware parts count. This growing family of special hardened stainless fasteners includes a wide range of types and styles...

New 3850 MHz VCO from Crystek

February 27, 2014 2:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55CC-3850-3850 VCO from Crystek operates at 3850 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55CC-3850-3850 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5-in. x 0.5-in. SMD package...

High Performance Enclosure Gaskets

February 27, 2014 10:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets are an ideal choice for making reliable electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. These high-performance, hardened Alloy 25 gasket...                  

Software Maps Ambiguous Names in Texts to the Right Person

February 26, 2014 2:15 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

If a name is ambiguous and given without context, even humans struggle. When reading the last name "Merkel", people do not know if it refers to the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel or the famous soccer coach Max Merkel. It is a drawback for web search, too...

Engineering Newswire 78: Airbus Bionic Plane Fuselage Mimics Bone

February 21, 2014 9:17 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're putting holograms in electronic devices, seeing if animals actually do it better, and creating a bionic fuselage that mimics bone structure ...                     

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