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Engineering Newswire 56: Scorpion Jet Prototype is Tactically Practical

September 19, 2013 8:45 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re wearing scalp sensors in space, pouring drinks with one-armed robotic bartenders, flying a scorpion prototype, and dancing between a designer’s dream and an engineer’s nightmare.

HotSeat Episode 8: A Cloud Sensor Network

September 19, 2013 4:58 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Videos | Comments

The iController is a versatile hardware platform, and Frank Stempskie, sales manager at Ceremetek, discusses the advantages the iController has over traditional monitoring systems. He also explains how the iController helps improve sensor equipped processes.

Cicoil’s New Ultra-Durable Controlled Impedance Cable & Assemblies

September 19, 2013 3:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has announced the introduction of its ultra-durable Controlled Impedance Cable. Unlike bulky round cables and non-flexible woven cables, the Cicoil deign can be utilized in applications requiring submersion in water, repetitive motion, and exposure to harsh environments.


Agilent Technologies Introduces New Portable Logic Analyzers

September 19, 2013 3:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced its 16850 Series portable logic analyzers. The instruments offer the industry’s fastest timing capture with deep memory for quickly debugging digital systems.

Hermetically Sealed SMD Tantalum Capacitor Series from AVX

September 19, 2013 3:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced the new THH 230ºC Hermetic Series high temperature SMD tantalum capacitors. THH Series tantalum capacitors also exhibit superior stability in high temperature, humid, and ambient atmosphere environments.

Pico Technology’s High-performance PC Oscilloscopes

September 19, 2013 2:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With up to 500 MHz bandwidth on four channels, and an industry-leading 2 G samples of buffer memory, the new PicoScope 6000 Series from Pico Technology has both the performance and the advanced analysis capability to speed debug of today’s complex electronic designs.

Meaghan's Minute: Microcontrollers Integrate Full Analog Signal Chain

September 19, 2013 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microchip has a new family of microcontrollers that can integrate a full analog signal chain. They also feature an integrated USB, which supports the uploading of clinical data for medical equipment, and can act as a service/data port for industrial equipment.

B&K Precision Grows XLN System Power Supply Line

September 18, 2013 1:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision announced three new base models to its XLN Series of programmable DC power supplies. Expanding on the success of the XLN Series, the new models, XLN15010, XLN30052, and XLN60026 offer an even greater range in output voltage.


Amphenol and Tigo Optimize PV Junction Box Technology

September 18, 2013 12:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations a global leader in interconnect systems, has incorporated Tigo Energy’s PV optimizer technology into a new junction box, increasing power efficiency and eliminating the need for add-on products.

New Littelfuse Low Capacitance TVS Diode Arrays Offer Extra Protection

September 18, 2013 12:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced two series of discrete low capacitance TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) optimized to help telecommunications circuit and hardware designers safeguard  telecom interfaces from lightning-induced surges and electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage.

Vishay Intertechnology Enhances Series of Thin Film Chip Resistor Arrays

September 18, 2013 12:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has enhanced its ACAS 0612 precision thin film chip resistor arrays with tighter absolute TCR down to ± 10 ppm/K, relative TCR down to ± 5 ppm/K, and relative tolerance down to ± 0.05% for automotive, industrial, and telecommunications applications.

Anritsu MD8430A LTE Network Simulator

September 18, 2013 11:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu introduces software enhancements to its MD8430A Signaling Tester that make it the first LTE network simulator to support Time Division Duplex LTE (TD-LTE) Carrier Aggregation (CA) test functionality.

Molex Subsidiary Polymicro Improves FDP Optical Fiber For Deep UV Applications

September 18, 2013 10:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Polymicro recently announced improvements to its FDP optical fiber. The latest enhancements improve solarization of the fiber in deep UV applications (190 to 325 nm).


New 9 x 9 mm Hitless Switch Protection and Timing System

September 17, 2013 2:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The STC5429 is a single chip multi-service synchronization solution for applications in Ethernet Equipment Clocks, DOCSIS, SDH/SETS, and SONET from Connor-Winfield.

Microchip’s PIC Microcontroller That Integrates 16-bit

September 17, 2013 12:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new family of microcontrollers (MCUs) —the PIC24FJ128GC010. This family is an analog system on a chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including Microchip’s first ever on-chip precision 16-bit ADC and 10 Msps 12-bit ADC, plus a DAC and dual operational amplifiers.

RFMW Supports 120W GaN Transistors from TriQuint Semiconductor

September 17, 2013 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor wideband GaN on SiC transistors. The TriQuint T1G4012036-FL is a 120 W peak (24 W avg.) (P3dB) discrete transistor in a flange package while the TriQuint T1G4012036-FS provides an earless configuration.

Skyworks Introduces WiFi Connectivity Front-end Module for Handsets and Tablets

September 16, 2013 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has unveiled a highly integrated, 5 GHz front-end module for wireless connectivity, Bluetooth, and mobile applications that exceeds 802.11n system requirements.

Battery Free Sensor Kits from Farsens

September 16, 2013 3:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors. These battery-free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology and are able to continuously monitor and transmit data, together with the 96-bit EPC unique tag identifier, to any EPC Gen 2 standard compliant reader.

Lansdale Sole Source for Motorola SPS

September 16, 2013 3:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor has announced the continued availability of the ML3371 and ML3372 Low Power Narrowband FM IF (Frequency Modulation) (Intermediate Frequency) circuits originally designed and built by Motorola Semiconductor.

New Ethernet/RS-232 & Manual Controlled RF Attenuators from JFW

September 16, 2013 2:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

JFW Industries has announced two new additions to their series of mini-benchtop, programmable attenuator assemblies. The 50BA-011-95 offers 0 to 95 dB of attenuation in 1 dB steps from 200 to 6,000 MHz, while the 50BA-010-127 gives 0 to 127 dB and operated 700 to 3,000 MHz. Other configurations are also available.

HotSpot Episode 30: Detecting Heartbeats in Rubble

September 16, 2013 12:39 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, a new radar-based technology that detects heartbeats under cement; a superior technique that makes sense of the vast quantities of video; a new high-speed cellular solution designed to fast track M2M application development on mobile networks; and a secure safety network for children.

JFW LTE & DAS Components in Stock

September 13, 2013 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microwave Components is now stocking JFW's LTE/DAS attenuators for immediate shipment, including the 50DR-055 SMA.

Cypress Introduces Ultra Low-Power PSoC 1 Devices with Integrated USB

September 13, 2013 12:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced a new device series in its PSoC 1 programmable system-on-chip family. The new CY8C24x93 device series, the lowest-power and lowest-cost devices in the PSoC 1 family, is optimized for battery-powered applications, leveraging a 1.1 µA standby mode and 100 nA deep-sleep mode to extend battery life.

AVX Announced Significant Expansions to Portfolio of Tantalum Polymer Capacitors

September 13, 2013 11:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced significant expansions to its portfolio of tantalum polymer capacitors, which is currently comprised of its TCJ, TCM, TCN, and F38 Series. AVX has released 34 new tantalum solid electrolytic chip capacitors with conductive polymer electrodes or multianodes.

New Voice-Enabled Remote Control Solutions for ZigBee RF4CE and Bluetooth Smart from TI

September 12, 2013 4:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New solutions powered by Nuance deliver lower cost, voice-enabled remotes with single-chip hardware and software solutions.

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