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Rohde & Schwarz Integrates 30 A Power Switching Module in Production Test Systems

December 13, 2013 4:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Manufacturers of automotive electronics need test solutions that can also specifically distribute large current loads. Until now they have used specially developed, expensive power switching devices to do this. Rohde & Schwarz introduced a configurable power switching module...

Engineering Newswire 69: Autonomous Car Concept is Fully Bi-Directional

December 13, 2013 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re redefining the autonomous car, sending Valkyrie to Mars, and finding the coldest place on Earth ...                 

Programming Smart Molecules

December 13, 2013 10:04 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applies Sciences | News | Comments

Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have joined forces to put powerful probabilistic reasoning algorithms in the hands of...     


Tadiran Introduces Long-life Rechargeable Lithium-ion Cells

December 12, 2013 5:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tadiran Batteries now offers an expanded line of TLI Series, a new family of long-life rechargeable lithium-ion cells designed specifically for use in harsh environments...        

Hittite Expands GaN MMIC Product Line

December 12, 2013 5:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave announced a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) MMIC power amplifier product which offers significant performance, size and durability advantages for communications, test instrumentation and radar systems. The HMC7149 is a 10 W GaN MMIC Power Amplifier which operates...

Suppress-n-Sink RF Absorber/Thermally Conductive Pad

December 12, 2013 4:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for a new line of dual use RF Absorber + Thermally Conductive pad material from MAST Technologies. Trademarked Suppress-n-Sink, the target application is reducing harmful reflections from heat-sinks and heat-spreaders...

GIGAVAC Announces Compact High Voltage Contactor

December 12, 2013 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GIGAVAC announced a new addition to their extensive line of Advanced Switching Solutions. The HX22 is the smallest UL508 recognized contactor for high current switching at 1,000 VDC. Designed and manufactured in the USA by GIGAVAC, the HX22 exceeds IP67...      

Low-Power Tunneling Transistor for High-Performance Devices at Low Voltage

December 12, 2013 3:36 pm | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State | News | Comments

A new type of transistor that could make possible fast and low-power computing devices for energy-constrained applications such as smart sensor networks, implantable medical electronics and ultra-mobile computing is feasible, according to Penn State...           


Meaghan's Minute: Advancing the Internet of Everything

December 12, 2013 10:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, tech giants are coming together to form the AllSeen Alliance, which will enable interoperability across multiple devices, systems and services and support broadest cross-industry effort to...       

Chelton Receives 2013 Award for Achievements in Ocean Remote Sensing

December 11, 2013 4:58 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presented the 2013 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing to Dudley B. Chelton, distinguished professor of Earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University...            

Magnemount Antenna System Solves Problem after Southern CA Water Distric Bans Welding & Epoxy on Tanks

December 11, 2013 4:23 pm | by Metal & Cable Corp., Inc. | News | Comments

The Otay Water District in southern California has thirty nine water tanks to service its 200,000 customers. Thirteen of those tanks have wireless communication antennas attached. Due to environmental and safety issues and concerns about damage to its tanks from welding and epoxy...

New WiBox 1.5 Wireless MDC/DNC Released

December 11, 2013 12:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum CNC Technologies announced the release of its newest WiBox, wireless (or wired) machine data collection and bi-directional CNC machine communication device. The new WiBox 1.5 supports all the features of its predecessor with one very distinct improvement; it is capable of capturing machine signal intervals as small as 1 millisecond...

RFID Enables Omniscient View of Whirlpool's Parts

December 11, 2013 12:13 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Articles | Comments

While RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology has long ago entered into the consumer space — everything from smartphones to pets are loaded with data-laden tags — it’s had a more rocky experience in the industrial space...                        


OEM Prototype for Long Distance Vertical Antennas

December 11, 2013 11:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyprobes can engineer solutions and ship ISM, VHF or UHF vertical antenna prototypes within 3 weeks for only a $250 prototype cost without any added engineering charges. They can provide custom long distance high gain ISM, VHF or UHF verticals optimized for your application...

Low Profile Box PC from MEN Micro Incorporates Multiple Inputs

December 11, 2013 11:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has further expanded its line of maintenance-free box PCs with the BL50W for wireless applications. The compact, rugged structure of the new unit ensures reliable operation in a wide range of mobile environments including trains, buses, construction and agricultural machines...

New Double-ridged Horn Antenna from PMM

December 11, 2013 11:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq now offers a double-ridged horn antenna that has a frequency range of 6 GHz to 18 GHz. The new PMM DR-01 is designed for radiated emissions and immunity applications, featuring an antenna factor of 36 dB/m to 41 dB/m and excellent sensitivity for emissions measurements...

Meaghan's Minute: Wireless Power Transfer Technology

December 11, 2013 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, wouldn’t it be great is our mobile devices charged themselves without ever being plugged in, or if we could hang our ridiculously over-sized flat screen TVs on...               

Photo of the Day: Polymers Behave like Insulators, Semiconductors & Metals

December 11, 2013 10:26 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

A thermoelectric material undergoes a diffusion of electronic charge carriers to the cold region when the material is submitted to a temperature gradient. As a result an electric potential is created between the cold and hot side of the material...

Polymers Can Be Semimetals

December 11, 2013 10:25 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

Xavier Crispin, Docent in organic electronics at Linköping University’s Department of Science and Technology, has led a project where no...                            

Researchers Develop World’s Highest Quantum Efficiency UV Photodetectors

December 11, 2013 10:07 am | by McCormick, Northwestern University | News | Comments

Researchers from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed the world’s highest quantum efficiency ultraviolet (UV) photodetector, an advance in technology that could aid in the detection of missiles and chemical and biological threats...

CWRU Engineering Researchers Report Nanoscale Energy-Efficient Switching Services

December 11, 2013 10:02 am | by Kevin Mayhood, Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

By relentlessly miniaturizing a pre-World War II computer technology, and combining this with a new and durable material, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built nanoscale switches and logic gates that operate more energy-efficiently than...

XpressO-Ultra Oscillators Offer Improved Phase Noise and Reduced Jitter

December 10, 2013 5:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has released the next generation of XpressO technology, XpressO-Ultra. The improved phase noise and reduced jitter of the new XpressO-Ultra Series enables the oscillators to be effectively used in a variety of modern high-speed data applications...

25.5" WUXGA Large Format Display from IEE

December 10, 2013 4:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

IEE now offers a rugged, 25.5” WUXGA display with 1980x1200 resolution offering 10% more height than a standard full HD monitor. This display has been designed within IEE’s enhance lifecycle management program to ensure its availability for a minimum of seven years...

Elma's New Single-Slot 3U VPX Board

December 10, 2013 4:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers a dual drive, VPX storage module requires only one system slot. The new 533x family comes with either solid state SLC, MLC or 2.5” rotating drives to match both the environmental attributes and functionality requirements of specific applications...

Modular Remote Digital Processing Platform

December 10, 2013 4:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers the RIO-NG, a modular digital processing platform that can be easily customized for a variety of high-reliability military, industrial and space applications that require ultra-low power and a compact form factor...

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