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RAMBO a Small but Powerful Magnet

January 7, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jeff Falk, Rice University | News | Comments

The device dubbed "RAMBO" – short for Rice Advanced Magnet with Broadband Optics – will allow researchers who visit the university to run spectroscopy-based experiments on materials in pulsed magnetic fields of up to 30 tesla...            

Allure Unveils iBeacon and NFC Enabled Smart Sensor Technology

January 7, 2014 9:50 am | by Allure Energy Inc. | News | Comments

Allure Energy, unveiled a revolutionary combination of iBeacon and NFC Enabled smart Sensor technology known as Aura, and has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for EverSense, a smart thermostat that automatically adjusts temperature based on a user's...

DO-35 Thermistor with Wide Ohmic Resistance Range

January 6, 2014 3:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the DO-35 Series thermistor temperature sensor that provides accurate measurements across a wide resistance range of 5 to 200 K Ohms at +25°C...

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Skyworks Introduces WLAN Front-end Module for Smartphones and Tablets

January 6, 2014 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has introduced a highly integrated 5 GHz WLAN front-end module for reference designs targeting smartphones and tablets in a 2.5 x 2.5 mm, QFN package. The SKY85702-11 incorporates a power amplifier and a SPDT transmit and receive switch for mobile/portable 802.11ac applications and systems...

New EnOcean Plug-In Extends Energy Harvesting Wireless Options to the Smart Home

January 6, 2014 3:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MiOS and EnOcean have announced the release of a plug-in for the MiOS Marketplace, delivering control of Z-Wave products using EnOcean self-powered switches and sensors. The new plug-in can be seen at this year’s CES in Las Vegas (Booth #20800 in South Hall 1)...

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 30 dB Attenuator from Wavelex

January 6, 2014 3:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 30 dB, SMA-connectorized attenuator from Wavelex. It is ideallysuited for wideband power attenuation, high power measurement, high power IP measurement, and RF bench test applications...

HotSpot Episode 44: Easy Way to Detect Dangerous Heart Rhythms

January 6, 2014 11:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, Texas Instruments is showing us some KoolThings; a wireless mouse trap; a small adhesive wireless device that track dangerous heart rhythms; and a wrist band for climbers...               

Wave of Wearable Gadgets Expected at CES Event

January 6, 2014 10:31 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Several companies are expected to unveil wearable devices that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks and cloud computing...                                     

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Anaheim Scientific’s Mini Hand-held Solar Power Meter

January 3, 2014 5:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anaheim Scientific has introduced the fourth model in its M-Series of mini-handheld environmental meters: The M140 – Mini Solar Power Meter. The M-Series are small handheld meters that make taking measurements out in the field easy and convenient...

Skyworks’ Step-Down Converter for Space-Constrained Applications

January 3, 2014 5:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced a µSwitcher step-down converter for space-constrained, portable applications including Bluetooth headsets, smartphones, digital cameras, hard-disk drives, portable media players and other battery-operated handheld computers/peripherals...

Hammond Launches Design-Specific Enclosures for Credit-Card Sized Computers

January 3, 2014 5:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hammond Manufacturing has launched a range of design-specific moulded enclosures to support the new types of credit card sized, low cost bare board computers, which typically run Linux. Although broadly similar in size and shape, there are inevitable differences in the positioning of I/O, power and expansion ports on each design...

Extended Temperature Range Clock Oscillator in Small Package

January 3, 2014 4:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tellurian Technologies announced the development of the T6000ET packaged clock oscillator with an extended temperature range of -40 to +125°C. The T6000ET has an extremely small size of just 2.5 x 2.0 x 0.9 mm. The T6000ET is a packaged oscillator targeted for applications used in extreme environments...

Pasternack’s New Lines of Multi-Octave Wilkinson Power Dividers

January 2, 2014 1:42 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises introduced a brand new line of Wilkinson power dividers (also referred to as Wilkinson power splitters). These multi-octave power dividers cover popular communications bands from 0.5 to 2.7 GHz including 3G and 4G, plus...

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Cicoil’s Hi-Flex Shielded Signal Cables for Data Transmission Applications

January 2, 2014 1:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil has announced the introduction of its Hi-Flex Shielded Signal Cables. The compact, flame retardant cable design is free of contaminants & halogens, and is engineered to provide uninterrupted data transmission reliability, space efficiency and consistent electrical characteristics...

RHC Series Offers Lowest Heat Rise in a 2512 Size Chip Resistor

January 2, 2014 12:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The RHC2512 from Stackpole is a high power 2W rated 2512 size chip resistor with much lower heat rise compared to other high power chip resistors currently available. Stackpole utilizes a unique set of materials, part design, and manufacturing processes to...                 

The Best Way to Get Seed Money Through Crowdfunding

January 2, 2014 9:58 am | by Jerry Barach, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

Early on in our careers, many of us were tutored as to how to best write an effective and attention-getting curriculum vitae in looking for a job. But in today's world, many are looking not for just a job, but are engaged in wide searches for...

Pentek’s High-Speed, Rugged Rackmount and Portable Recorders

December 31, 2013 5:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has introduced two additions to the Talon family of high-speed turnkey recording systems. The Model RTR 2728 rugged portable and the Model RTR 2748 rugged rackmount recorders use state-of-the-art SSD (solid state drive) storage technology...

New Osram LED Packs More Power for Projectors

December 31, 2013 5:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection LED for projectors... 

AVX Boosts 0603 MLOC Series Capacitance by 2X

December 31, 2013 5:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has doubled the capacitance of its 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC) Series, extending the highest-rated capacitance value from 2.5 to 5.1 pF. Ideal for applications including RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter networks, and instrumentation...

VPG Extends Resistance Range of VFCP Z-Foil Ultra-High-Precision Flip Chip COTS Resistors

December 31, 2013 2:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. has announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has enhanced its VFCP series of Bulk Metal® Z-Foil ultra-high-precision flip chip resistors with an extended resistance range down to 5 Ω...

New Ultra-Precision Thin Film MELF Resistor

December 31, 2013 2:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of high-precision thin film MELF resistors. Designed for demanding applications with high stability and reliability requirements...                 

The World Braces For Impending Retirement Crisis

December 31, 2013 9:20 am | by David McHugh, Elaine Kurtenbach and Paul Wiseman, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by ...           

Low-Profile, 60 A PMBus Compliant Module

December 30, 2013 12:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Powervation has announced that its PV3012 digital controller has been adopted by leading power supply manufacturer, Bellnix Co. for use in a new low-profile, 60 A DC-DC module...

C&K Develops Latching Pushbutton Switch for Long Travel Applications

December 30, 2013 12:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a latching pushbutton switch with a full 4.5 mm of travel. The economical PS Series switches feature...                               

The Age of the Industrial Internet

December 29, 2013 9:43 pm | by Marco Annunziata, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Everyone's talking about the "Internet of Things," but what exactly does that mean for our future? In this thoughtful talk, economist Marco Annunziata looks at how technology is transforming the industrial sector, creating machines that can see, feel, sense and react...             

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