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The Importance of Ethernet Communication in Industrial Systems

March 27, 2015 9:14 am | by ICP DAS USA | News | Comments

Industrial Ethernet (IE) refers to using standard Ethernet protocols in an industrial environment. IE systems use the same physical layer that already exists in most environments and can easily be expanded upon, reducing the need to add another network. Industrial ... 

Universal Input

March 26, 2015 3:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Polytron Devices’ new UI10 series of 10 Watt, single and dual output AC-DC power supply modules...

Green-Power Initiative

March 26, 2015 3:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks  introduces a step-down, DC-DC converter for automotive, distributed power, industrial...

Stable Electrical Parameters

March 26, 2015 3:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has introduced the new TCR Professional Series tantalum chip capacitors with conductive...

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5-Bit Attenuator Reaches 31 GHz

March 25, 2015 5:35 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 5-bit digital attenuator spanning 1-31 GHz. The Qorvo TGL2223-SM offers a 0.5 dB least significant bit (LSB) providing 15.5 dB of overall attenuation range. The TGL2223-SM is packaged in a ceramic, air-cavity QFN measuring 3 x 3 x 1.45 mm. Useful in applications such as point-to-point radio, SatCom, EW and radar, the Qorvo TGL2223-SM has measurably ...

New Manufacturing Process Could Yield Better Solar Cells, Faster Chips

March 25, 2015 10:37 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties can be manipulated to turn electricity on and off the way ... 

New Digital Printing Service For Front Panels And Enclosures

March 24, 2015 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s metal enclosures division METCASE is pioneering the use of digital printing for front panels, rack cases and instrument housings – saving customers time and money. METCASE’s new state of the art digital technology means legends, logos and complex photo quality graphics can be printed on front panels and enclosures quickly and easily. METCASE can print in full ... 

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JENN-AIR's Dual Convection Smart Oven

March 23, 2015 3:33 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

JENN-AIR is releasing a dual convection oven which can be completely operated via a mobile app ...

HotSpot Episode 106: A New App that Animates Your Life

March 23, 2015 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a ring that provides a shortcut to everything; using virtual reality to decorate your home; making health insurance easy with a new mobile app; and animate your life with Plotagon ...

New Vishay Intertechnology 20 V Chipscale MOSFET

March 18, 2015 11:59 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET designed to save space, decrease power co ...

40GHz Edge Connector Enhances PCB Performance

March 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, announces design and sales support for the Rosenberger 02K243-40ME3, 2.92 mm female, clamp-on, PCB edge launch connector. Perfect for prototyping or production design where frequencies up to 40 GHz are required, this Rosenberger connector is compatible with SMA and 3.5 mm connectors. The 02K243-40ME3 body is brass with gold over nickel plating and the center contact is beryllium copper ...

HotSpot Episode 105: ESA's Proba-V Infrared Sensor

March 16, 2015 12:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, ESA’s Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite that features a high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation, LTE best practices, the WonderCube, a small, all-in-one mobile solution for on-the-go generation, and the BeeRotor, a tethered flying robot that is able to adjust its speed and follow terrain with ... 

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Brainstorm: M2M Communications

March 10, 2015 3:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Industry experts answer the question at hand: How are you addressing the multifaceted test equipment design needs due to the increase in M2M communications?

ASU Researchers Explore New Energy Storage Technology

March 9, 2015 10:29 am | by Jenny Green, Arizona State University | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. Beyond consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries have also grown in popularity for military, electric vehicle and aerospace applications ...

17W GaN Amplifier Powers Radar Systems

March 6, 2015 11:27 am | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announces design and sales support for a 17 W Psat amplifier supporting Radar applications in the 10-11 GHz frequency range. The Qorvo TGA2625-CP offers >40 percent PAE and up to 28 dB of gain ...

Goddess of Strategic War Blasts a Hole Through a Truck

March 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re replacing nurses with bear-shaped robots, running marathons with edible wearables, and blasting a hole through a truck with the goddess of strategic war ...

16 W GaN PA for Marine/Weather Radar

March 5, 2015 12:10 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA2624-CP, 9 to 10 GHz power amplifier from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA2624-CP offers 16W of saturated output power with 27 dB of gain and can be used in both pulsed and CW operation for marine and weather radar applications. Capable of operating from a 28 V bias with 365 mA of quiescent current, the TGA2624-CP comes in a copper base package...

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GaAs LNA for Radar Applications from RFMW

March 4, 2015 4:39 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA2618-SM, 16 to 18 GHz Low Noise Amplifier from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA2618-SM offers a noise figure of 2.3 dB for use in both commercial and military radar as well as satellite communication systems. Capable of operating from a 3 V bias with 30mA of quiescent current, P1 dB of the TGA2618-SM measures 6 dBm. Small signal gain from ...

Convection-Cooled Switching Regulated Power Supply

March 4, 2015 4:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies has announced the WN8B power supply, a member of the Narrow Profile, three-day power supply series of switching regulated power supplies ...             

Non-Volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter

March 4, 2015 4:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced the expansion of its non-volatile digital-to-analog converter (DAC) product line with the MCP47FEBXX devices ...

CDM Electronics Now Stocks Cable Assemblies Approved by Verizon

March 4, 2015 1:02 pm | by CDM Electronics | News | Comments

CDM Electronics has announced the availability of a broad range of Times Microwave Systems' coaxial cable assemblies, sweep leads, test leads, loads and adapters that are approved by Verizon Wireless Network Maintenance Engineering ...

Pasternack’s Microwave & Millimeter Wave Right Angle RF Adapters

March 3, 2015 6:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack has expanded their lines of high frequency right angle RF adapters, which are widely used in the military and commercial markets for applications such as wireless communications, test labs, equipment racks and many other space-limited applications ...

CDE Announces 125°C, High Density, Stacked Polyester Capacitors

March 3, 2015 2:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier announces its Type RA multilayered polymer capacitors for 125°C operation. Type RA capacitors are constructed using stacked metallized polyester protected with an impregnated sealant ...

Easy-to-Use, Customizable TrueTouch Fingerprint Reader

March 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Cypress Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., in conjunction with its strategic partner IDEX ASA, introduced a fingerprint reader solution designed to bring reliable, easy-to-use user authentication to smartphones, tablets, wearables and other mobile devices. The TrueTouch® Fingerprint Reader uses proprietary sensing circuitry and a unique touch sensor design to provide best-in-class ... 

Infineon Drives Next Generation Cellular M2M Communication

February 27, 2015 9:15 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Vehicles exchanging information about traffic conditions, industrial machines with self-checking diagnostics, intelligent tracking of the supply chain or surveillance of utility meters in remote areas: in the connected world, devices will increasingly rely on secured cellular ... 

January/February 2015 — Security for the Smart Home

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The January/February issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Smart Home Security to Remote Sensing with WirelessHART Process Transmitters, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about how they're addressing test equipment design needs due to an increase in M2M ... 

In the HotSeat: Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager, DecaWave

February 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

DecaWave has announced a partnership program that offers a wealth of technical and application expertise on micro-location technology. Wireless Design and Development (WDD) discusses the program with Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager for DecaWave in this HotSeat interview ...    

Photo of the Day: X-Ray Study Points to Higher Energy Yields

February 25, 2015 10:55 am | by Thomas Zoufal, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists ...    

New Electrolyte Solution Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers

February 25, 2015 9:35 am | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new electrolyte for lithium batteries that's described in Nature Communications eliminates dendrites while also enabling batteries to be highly efficient and carry a large amount of electric current ...             

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