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Moxa Introduces 4G LTE Enabled Embedded RISC Computing Platform

November 5, 2014 3:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa has introduced its UC-8100 RISC computer, an embedded computing platform specifically designed for large scale, big data WAN applications in solar and other energy monitoring systems, as well as in distributed industrial automation ...                                     

New and Innovative Solutions for Industrial and Medical Markets to Be Showcased at Electronica 2014

November 5, 2014 10:21 am | by Maxim Integrated Products | News | Comments

At electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany, Maxim Integrated Products showcases several new and innovative solutions for the industrial and medical markets ...                                             

Innovative Magnetometer for Applications Such as Medical Imaging

November 5, 2014 9:51 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between 70 and 80 per cent lower than those of traditional technology, and the device is not as sensitive to external ... 

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MLG-2 Automation Light Grid Reliably Detects Transparent, Small and Fast-Moving Objects

November 4, 2014 4:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK announced the launch of the MLG-2 automation light grids. The speed, resolution and optical features of the MLG-2 enable it to detect and measure transparent, small and fast-moving objects even under harsh conditions. A small beam spacing of just 5 mm ensures the thinnest objects are detected ... 

Better Bomb-Sniffing Technology

November 4, 2014 11:06 am | by Vince Horiuchi, University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs ...                                     

Reduced On-Site Installation

November 4, 2014 10:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems has announced factory-made assemblies. The complete SiteExpresssystem is assembled by RFS technicians in a controlled environment, tested to ensure it meets all operating requirements, and shipped to the site ready to be hoisted and installed at the top of a tower ...           

Best-in-Class Metrology Platform Cuts Design Time for Utilities Worldwide

November 3, 2014 11:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers can now design energy meters using one common core that meets worldwide utility standards and saves development time with the ZON™ family of metering SoCs from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Electricity meter standards vary around the world and utility companies require ... 

Compact Resistors Offer Reliable, High-Temperature Surge Voltage Protection

November 3, 2014 11:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of silicone-coated axial lead wirewound resistors. Providing superior short-term surge protection compared with standard wirewound devices, Vishay Dale CW - High Surge series resistors combine high voltage surge immunity up to 12 kV with high-temperature ... 

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Stackpole’s CSRF Series Adds High Power Option

October 31, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s CSRF Series is now available with the option for higher power ratings for the 0402 and 0603 chip sizes. The higher power option of the CSRF0402 (denoted with a “-HP” suffix) offers ...                        

C&K Components’ Micriminiature SMT Detect Switches

October 30, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a new series of microminiature, side-actuated detect switches with an ultra-low board-mounted profile. The HDP Series switches measure just 5.7 x 8.35 mm in the "free" position ...

Long-Term Wear & Excellent User Haptics

October 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced a new, piezo switch family, PSE HI, offering raised symbols, letters and numbers in addition to various colors, or legend inscriptions ...                                    

Meaghan's Minute: Smaller Package, Bigger Punch

October 30, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On today's episode of Memory Protection Devices, brought to by Meaghan's Minute, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter ...                             

Helping General Electric Upgrade the US Power Grid

October 29, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

When researchers at General Electric Co. sought help in designing a plasma-based power switch, they turned to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The proposed switch, which GE is developing under contract with the ... 

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Meaghan's Minute: Ford Motor's Pre-Collision Assist

October 29, 2014 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Ford Motor’s new driver assist system, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver ...

ADLINK Announces Two New COM Express Type 2 Modules

October 28, 2014 12:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology has announced the release of its newest COM Express Type 2 modules. The new products come in two series, Express-HL2 and cExpress-BT2, indicating the 4th generation Intel Core processor and latest Intel Atom system-on-chip (SoC) ...               

Beating Battery Drain with Power-Conserving Chip

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices ...

New Evidence for an Exotic, Predicted Superconducting State

October 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Kevin Stacey, Brown University | News | Comments

Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a half-century ago, that can indeed arise when a superconductor is exposed to a strong magnetic field ...

Hackers & Deathmobiles in the Age of IoT

October 27, 2014 4:03 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group | Blogs | Comments

In some circles discussions on the future of the industrial IoT (internet of things) reminds me of a clip from Animal House. I’m thinking of the scene where Kevin Bacon is trying to tell everyone to remain calm, but is literally flattened by the ...                  

AVX High Directivity, Thin Film Couplers

October 24, 2014 4:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced its high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for Wi-Fi bands. The Wi-Fi band couplers are based on multilayer integrated thin film (ITF) technology...                                

Band Reject Filter from RLC Electronics

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RLC Electronics has introduced higher frequency band reject (Notch) filters, designed to operate over the frequency range of .01 to 28 GHz. These filters are characterized by having the reverse properties of band pass filters and are offered in multiple topologies...                            

Yokogawa Adds SD Card Slot to Hybrid Series Strip Chart Recorders

October 24, 2014 2:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has enhanced their strip chart recorders with the addition of an SD card slot to these devices, giving them the ability to record data both electronically and on paper ... 

White Paper: After the Smart Phone the Smart Home

October 23, 2014 6:45 pm | by Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies | White Papers

GreenPeak Technologies has created a new white that discusses and explores the importance of the smart phone and other web connected devices to the rapid emergence of the Smart Home. The new white paper also includes a discussion of Family Lifestyle systems...

14 Slot Rack Mount Architecture Expands Compact COTS Packaging Capabilities

October 23, 2014 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 14 slot, 19 inch Mild to Wild rack mount SBS architecture for accommodating a wide range of compact COTS applications, from process control to high end automated test equipment (ATE) systems. The architecture offers expansion and replaces the need for different system architectures for varying industrial and military applications ... 

IPM for XYR 6000 Series Wireless Transmitters

October 22, 2014 2:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Perpetuum released its FM certified Intelligent Power Module for the Honeywell XYR 6000 series wireless transmitters...

SOFT-CASE from OKW Enclosures

October 22, 2014 1:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW released SOFT-CASE, a wide format case with technical features that mark it out specifically for RF and wireless remote control devices...

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