Specifically designed for applications that cannot accept pure tin components, the new VCLD Series varistors feature terminations containing a minimum of 5 percent lead and provide EMI/RFI attenuation and bi-directional overvoltage protection.
Cardinal Components is introducing a new functional module product line called Real Time Plus (RTP).
FANUC America has introduced the CNC Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B high-speed laser controls, which offer fabricators streamlined efficiency and increased productivity using Ethernet and Ethernet/IP field bus options and newly supported FANUC NCGuide simulation software.
A good tuning fork controls the release of its acoustical energy, ringing just one pitch at a particular sound frequency for a long time; this sustaining property is called the quality factor. Vahala and his colleagues transferred this concept to their optical resonator, focusing on the optical quality factor and other elements that affect frequency stability.
A group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created the optical equivalent of a tuning fork—a device that can help steady the electrical currents needed to power high-end electronics and stabilize the signals of high-quality lasers.
This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, UC Santa Barbara scientists translate electrical quantum states to optical quantum states; Stanford School of Engineering researchers have created the first theoretical framework that includes semiconductors made from plastics; a flying robot to help guide people through complex environments; and nanomaterial made from plastic bags.
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors.
Today on Meaghan's minute, brought to you by Memory Protection devices, we are discussing smartphone apps that consumers use to track and monitor their health. According to the Associated Press, the FDA will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.
Aeroflex has announced the release of the Aeroflex 7215 Configurable Automated Test Set. The 7215 is a complete radio test system designed for production and depot-level testing of military and software-defined radios (SDR).
Internally-matched, 600 W Power Transistor Provides High Gain, Efficiency, and Ruggedness over the 1,030 to 1,090 MHz Bandwidth.
Aeroflex Incorporated has announced the release of the 3515B Military Portable Radio Test Set featuring a color touch-screen and enhanced specifications to provide users with a lightweight, easy to use, and reliable radio test system.
Impervious to even extreme shock & vibration, the individual 70-9155 Series contacts provide full connector performance & enhanced design flexibility in a broad range of harsh environment applications.
Anritsu Company has introduced the MT8220T BTS Master, a multi-function handheld durable tester with all the capabilities network operators, sub-contractors, installers, and regulatory authorities need when measuring base stations.
Agilent Technologies has introduced the M9391A, a 1-MHz to 3- or 6-GHz PXIe vector signal analyzer, with up to 160-MHz bandwidth designed to test the latest wireless standards. Used in combination with Agilent’s modular X-series applications, the M9391A delivers a consistent user interface and common measurement consistency.
Richardson RFPD has announced two new RF single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine). The new switches operate from 9 kHz to 13 GHz and feature high power handling, making them ideally-suited for a range of high frequency wideband applications, including test and measurement, automatic test equipment (ATE), wireless backhaul, and aerospace and defense.
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. has announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new video that demonstrates the shunt calibration of strain gages using Bulk Metal Foil resistors. Providing long-term accuracy and stability regardless of the operating environment, foil resistors provide a cost-effective and convenient alternative to using certified weight standards for calibration.
What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TED Talks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.
CTS Electronic Components has announced the Model 680, a small sized, light weight and rugged HCMOS crystal clock oscillator for operations under extended temperatures and stringent environments.
Researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a transparent, elastic organic light-emitting device, or OLED, that could one day make all these possible. The OLED can be repeatedly stretched, folded and twisted at room temperature while still remaining lit and retaining its original shape.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a low voltage, miniature TCXO; a satellite with the mission to clean up space; EnerSys Buys Purcell Systems for $115M; and resistive switching devices.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boingo’s acquisition of AWG creates an unmatched global leader in airport wireless services, providing public Wi-Fi, and cellular DAS network expertise.
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.
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 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 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.