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NTU Develops Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries that Last 20 Years

October 15, 2014 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technology University | News | Comments

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries...

The Skills Gap & Why We Need a Modern Rosie

October 14, 2014 9:44 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

Women make up half of the U.S. population and almost half of the workforce, but only 24 percent in the manufacturing sector. The manufacturing field is full of opportunities on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Manufacturers in...                       

TE Connectivity Completes Acquisition of Measurement Specialties

October 13, 2014 5:30 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Measurement Specialties, Inc. Measurement Specialties offers a broad portfolio of sensor technologies including pressure, vibration, force, temperature, humidity, ultrasonics, position, and fluid for a wide range of applications and industries...

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RACO Cloud-Based SaaS Solution for OPC Connectivity

October 13, 2014 5:22 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RACO Manufacturing and Engineering has introduced AlarmAgent.info, a new SaaS application for the AlarmAgent.com wireless, web-based RTU. The addition of AlarmAgent.info makes the system OPC-compatible, enhancing its existing real-time reporting features by sharing data communication with HMI / SCADA software and third-party customized applications...

Macro Sensors with 1,000th Custom Linear Position Sensor Design

October 13, 2014 5:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors has reached a personal milestone in engineering its 1000th custom Linear Position Sensor design in addressing a unique operating requirement to provide reliable and long-term incremental position feedback underwater...

Canada's Wearable Tech Conference

October 13, 2014 1:49 pm | Events

Hear how wearable tech is changing the game of sports and entertainment from a stellar lineup of speakers including adidas, Intel, Golden State Warriors (NBA), Dwayne De Rosario (Former MVP in the MLS, Toronto FC), US Olympics, Recon, Push, Skulpt, Bionym, CFC...            

ASTRODYNE PRESENTS: "Critical Design Issues in Protecting Against EMP and HEMP"

October 13, 2014 1:31 pm | by Astrodyne | Events

All design and facility engineers interesting in protecting military, government and commercial infrastructure from these threats...        

Photos of the Day: Setting a Speed Record for Molecular Fluorescence

October 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

When fluorescent molecules are placed near intensified light, the molecules emit photons at a faster rate through an effect called Purcell enhancement. The researchers found they could achieve a significant speed improvement by placing fluorescent molecules in a gap between the nanocubes and a thin film of gold...           

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'Smart' Lithium-Ion Battery Warns of Fire Hazard

October 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones...                  

Revving Up Fluorescence for Superfast LEDs

October 13, 2014 10:39 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal -- setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing super-fast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography...           

EPCOS Active Harmonic Filters for Optimized Power Quality

October 13, 2014 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has developed the new EPCOS PQSine series of active harmonic filters that optimize power quality...

Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

Solar Energy Storage Systems for Residential and Commercial Applications

October 13, 2014 10:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery announced that VARTA Storage GmbH is featuring the Engion Series of energy storage systems...

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Wireless Charging Transmitter Coil

October 10, 2014 11:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced a new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compliant wireless charging transmitter coil for Qi wireless charging pads. Offering a durable construction and high permeability shielding, the new Vishay Dale...

IFI Solid State Pulse Amplifier

October 10, 2014 11:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Instruments for Industry a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions, now offers a dual-mode, solid-state amplifier that combines continuous and pulse operating modes. The new S31-500-900P amplifier has been optimized for performing...

Skyworks Introduces Single Control, SOI SP2T Switch for WLAN Applications

October 10, 2014 11:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has unveiled a single control, SOI, single-pole-double-throw switch. The compact, 0.01 – 6.0 GHz SKY13453-385LF is intended for mode switching in pre-power amplifier cellular and dual-band WLAN transmit/receive applications...

Stackpole Expands TR Series TO-220 and TO-247 Package High Power Resistors

October 10, 2014 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole announced the expansion of the TR Series of TO-220 and TO-247 style power resistors. The TR Series value range now starts at 50 milliohms and goes up to 20K ohms for most sizes (the TR30 value range extends up to 100K ohms)...

Preventative Maintenance of Wireless Infrastructure

October 9, 2014 11:02 am | by Ben Maxson, Applications Engineer, Copper Mountain Technologies | Articles | Comments

Wireless infrastructure encompasses a broad range of radio technologies, antennas, towers, and frequencies. Radio networks are built from this infrastructure and from mobile radios — the radios used by municipal and commercial customers to communicate over licensed frequency bands...                   

Automated Imaging System Looks Underground to Help Improve Crops

October 9, 2014 10:38 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Penn State University have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants...                   

How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era

October 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Pia Mancini, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say...                  

Atmel Joins Forces with ARM on IoT Development Platform

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Amtel Corporation | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced a partnership with ARM on the mbed device platform for the Internet of Things. This partnership broadens the ecosystem support for developers using Atmel’s portfolio of secure, low-power and cost-effective wireless connectivity solutions...

Cortus With New Low Power Embedded 32-Bit Processor Core

October 8, 2014 10:16 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The APS23 processor core was built to deliver efficiency, ease of integration, and cost of ownership for low-power, connected intelligent devices...

Extended SMX Series of Stacked SMPS MLCCs

October 8, 2014 9:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended its high temperature SMX Series stacked SMPS MLCCs with the addition of new 25V ratings in case sizes 3-5 and 500V ratings in every case size...

SQ Series Exhibits New Tactile Dome Design

October 7, 2014 5:22 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

As part of an ongoing effort to create new, innovative products for its customers, Snaptron has designed a new series of tactile dome switch contacts – the SQ-Series. SQ-Series tactile domes (snap domes) feature a new, 4-leg design that is essentially square in shape...

High-Voltage, Ultrafast Schottky Rectifier Modules

October 7, 2014 5:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

America Semiconductor released a new high-voltage, Schottky rectifier. The avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules integrate two fully independent diodes in a compact, fully insulated, standard SOT-227 package...

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