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Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

Nanosheets and Nanowires

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

The International Union of Crystallography has announced that researchers  in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion, and faster computer circuitry...

Radiall Launches New Line of Low PIM Coaxial Switches

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced application and sales support for a new line of LOW PIM coaxial switches from Radiall (France). Radiall developed a series of switches based on their RAMSES modular concept...

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Iowa State Materials Scientist Developing Materials and Electronics that Dissolve When Triggered

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could collect climate information, then wash away in the rain...

S-Series Signal Generators Improve Phase Noise Performance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex, a subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding, has enhanced its S-Series signal generators (SGA and SGD) with improved phase noise and better RF level accuracy. The addition of wideband analog modulation and ARB (Arbitrary Waveform Generator) sequence mode provides internal AM, FM, and phase modulation. ARB sequence mode allows the user to set up a sequence of waveforms...

In-House Smartphone App Helps LA Doctors Speed Up Trauma Care

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Alicia Chang, Associated Press Science Writer | News | Comments

Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents, and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text messages: A 35-year-old man had driven head-on into a bus. He suffered major chest injuries. His vital signs were crashing...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Tool that Enables Faster, Easier Debugging of DDR Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced a debugging tool that helps DDR memory designers perform precompliance tests, discover the root cause of compliance failures, and maximize design margins... 

Vishay Intertechnology’s New Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4) and TNPW0603 e3 (LTW0603 e3 96/4) kits...

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AVX Wins Medical Design Briefs’ First Annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has announced that its TAZ HRC5000 Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitor Series has won Medical Design Briefs’ 2013 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award.  Selected from...

Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Justine E. Mink, Penn State | News | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State, credited the idea to fellow researcher Justine E. Mink...

Acopian's AC-DC Linear Power Supplies UL and CE Certified

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies has announced the UL recognition and CE approval of their mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies. The AC-DC power supply series is encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing to provide environmental protection in space-limited applications...

Dynatem Introduces CPU-162-14

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dynatem, a Eurotech subsidiary, is now shipping the CPU-162-14, a high performance COM Express module based on the Core i7. The CPU-162-14 is designed to operate in harsh environments...

Vishay Intertechnology's Silicone Cemented, Fusible Wirewound Safety Resistor

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

introduced a 5 W axial silicone cemented, fusible wirewound safety resistor for electric appliances, energy meters, and power supplies designed to ensure safe and silent fusing operation during overload conditions while offering surge voltage withstanding capability up to 6 kV (1.2 / 50 µs). Additional features of the Vishay Draloric AC05 include...

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Harwin Gecko Connector Selected as Finalist in Ultimate Products Category

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Harwin has announced that its Gecko connector has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 ACE Awards. Harwin’s Gecko Series connectors are shortlisted in the Passive, Electromechanical...

Power-One's New 3,000 W Platinum Front End Power Supply

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One has introduced the PFE3000, a 3000W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12 VDC output with a stand-by output of 12 V. With the lowest direct and indirect...

Murata Launches New Visual Identity

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Murata | News | Comments

Murata has launched a new visual identity that includes changes to the corporate logo and other key visual identity elements. The objective of this initiative is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise.The world of electronics keeps changing, and Murata is expanding to new applications..

C&K Expands Illuminated Harsh Environment Key Switch Family

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its K12S Series harsh environment surface mount key switch family with improved illumination, environmental sealing, and actuation options. By employing...

Microchip’s 8-Bit PIC Microcontroller Family

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced that their family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which combine a set of intelligent analog and core independent peripherals, along with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology...

Gems Sensors & Controls Announces the Launch of the 3500 Series Pressure Transducer

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the new 3500 Series pressure transducers follow on from the highly successful 3100 and 3200 series transducers, bringing a versatile low pressure capability to the product line and opening up a host of new applications across medical and general industrial markets. The 3500 Series...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Real-Time Processing Capabilities for its PCIe Digitizers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced its next-generation real-time peak detection as one of the additional functionalities for its PCIe high-speed digitizers, starting with the U5303A 12 bit digitizer...

Nordson ASYMTEK’S Quantum System

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has introduced the Quantum Q-6800 high-performance, large-format dispensing system for SMT, PCB packaging, and microelectronics assembly applications...

Marlow Introduces Thermal Management for Industry

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Marlow Industries has announced the Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers. The new Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers from Marlow brings increased heat power transfer...

Spirax Sarco has Joined ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Tracy Britt, Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced that they have joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI).  Customers can be confident that Spirax Sarco’s new products will continue to set the benchmark for steam-using organizations nationwide, working alongside them to provide productivity...

eConais Wireless Smart Home Modules Now Available at DigiKey

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais. Launched in August of 2010 by a team of veteran engineers with substantial experience in all aspects of Wi-Fi product development, eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits...

Axell Wireless Installs DAS System at World Trade Center Complex

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Axell Wireless | News | Comments

Axell Wireless has announced it is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world...

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