Custom MMIC (Westford, MA) has added a new 6 – 11 GHz low noise amplifier to their growing line of high quality products. Ideal of microwave radios and C- and X-band applications where small size and low power consumption are needed, the CMD186P3 is also suitable for point-to-point radios and phased-array radar applications.
Vaunix Technology (Haverhill, MA) has announced the addition of their new Lab Brick Phase Shifter, the LPS-802. The new product has a frequency of 4-8 GHz and provides excellent phase accuracy while offering one-degree phase resolution.
In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from law enforcement video, an experiment that demonstrated the value of such technology.
System-Level Design and Verification of Wireless Embedded System to Meet Global Demands Using a Mixed Domain OscilloscopeMay 28, 2013 3:15 pm | by Faride Akretch, Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix | Articles | Comments
Designing and implementing wireless systems to be used in different geographic regions around the world represents a significant challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone all agreed on the use of frequency, modulation type, power levels, and bandwidth? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in and radio regulations vary from region to region, especially for some of the frequencies used in unlicensed radio...
In this week's HotSpot, researchers convert a Microsoft Kinect into a child-in-the-hot-car detector; the U.S Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator conducted its first touch-and-go landings; Leap Motion's ne teaser video; and the wearable tech revolution gets delayes.
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has added a new line of SMA and N-Type Test Cables, ideal for testing applications requiring low insertion loss and operating frequencies up to 26.5 GHz. Features include availability in both in-series and between-series configurations.
In order to increase controller scalability while enhancing user functionality and flexibility, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CX9020 Embedded PC. The DIN rail mounted CX9020 is remarkably compact, robust, and equipped with a powerful 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.
Microchip Technology Inc. has announced two new volatile, SPI digital potentiometers (digipots) — the MCP41HV31 and MCP41HV51 (MCP41HVXX) — its first to operate at 10, 12, 18, 24, and particularly 36 volts, for systems requiring wide signal swing or high power-supply voltages.
Siemens has announced that its versatile Sinamics G120 drive system has been enhanced to include EtherNet/IP connectivity, thus providing maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication while offering innovative concepts for those wanting a single network for the entire plant.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa America do Sul Ltda., has signed a partnership agreement with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) on the evaluation of field wireless technology based on the ISA100.11a*1 industrial automation wireless communications standard.
Talking on a hands-free device while behind the wheel can lead to a sharp increase in errors that could imperil other drivers on the road, according to new research from the University of Alberta. A pilot study by Yagesh Bhambhani, a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and his graduate student Mayank Rehani, showed that drivers who talk using a hands-free cellular device made significantly more driving errors...
The software industry is now making its predictable push toward fully cloud-based business models and leaving customer preference in the dustbin. Earlier this month, Adobe decided it will discontinue its Creative Suite product line and replace it with its Adobe Creative Cloud, which is a full subscription service.
A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a wireless controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved — and disable it remotely. The technology, but not an actual gun, was demonstrated Tuesday at a wireless technology conference in Las Vegas and was shown to The Associated Press in advance. It comes at a time when lawmakers around the U.S. are considering contentious smart gun laws...
In pioneering new research at Columbia University, scientists have grown high-quality crystals of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), the world's thinnest semiconductor, and studied how these crystals stitch together at the atomic scale to form continuous sheets.
In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar.
Because many high-volume printed circuit assemblies are sent outside the United States, it is challenging to test the lower volume/high turnover assemblies domestically. But this does not need to be a problem — some simple planning and the right contract manufacturer (CM) can solve this issue.
Murata Power Solutions has announced the availability of the RBQ series of isolated 12 Vout, 400 Watt DC-DC converters. The RBQ-12/33-D48 model provides efficiencies up to 96 percent from a standard DOSA-compliant quarter-brick package. The RBQ-12/33-D48 is designed to operate in most applications with convection cooling.
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high-performance BGA socket for 0.8 mm pitch BGA 78 pin DDR3 packages. The SG-BGA-6374 socket is designed for a 9x13 mm package size and features bandwidths up to 8 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching jets vertically, printing paper circuits, driving LEGO trains, and building power plants at the bottom of the sea. This episode features an F-35B test aircraft from Lockheed Martin has completed the first-ever vertical takeoff as part of the most expensive weapons system purchase in United States history.
Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing. The electrode is made of silver nanowires covered with a material called graphene, an extremely thin layer of carbon. The hybrid material shows promise as a possible replacement...
“We spent 15 percent of home energy on gadgets in 2009, and we’re buying more gadgets all the time,” says Peter Fischer of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Fischer lets you know right away that while it’s scientific curiosity that inspires his research at the Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), he intends it to help solve pressing problems.
The Fujitsu ARROWS X F-02E and Raku-Raku SMART PHONE F-12D have a high level of water resistance. They are rated to IPX5 and IPX8. These devices feature this durability in a thin and attractive design. The ARROWS X F-02E and Raku-Raku SMART PHONE F-12D utilize the GAW325 acoustic adhesive vents made by W. L. Gore & Associates.
EIC Solutions, Inc. offers a digital temperature control (DTC) for fine-tuning of temperature inside air conditioned electronic enclosures. The DTC is fully programmable. Features include a tolerance of +/- 1° F through the use of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control scheme.
The M12-FM series is a new Omega connector that will ensure accuracy for your applications. The M12-FM Series features male pins and female sockets made of thermocouple material, straight or right angled connection styles, and a wide selection of connection options.
WAGO Corporation's picoMAX and picoMAX eCOM Pluggable Connector Systems are certified UL 1059 and 1977, CB (Certification Body), and CSA. These international certifications confirm the all-new design's technical properties as connector and terminal block components.