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Photos of the Day: Solar Car Reaches 93mph

May 8, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland. Fueled by the sun and their hopes to shine in a first for the Islamic Republic...

Iran Students Gear Up Solar Car for US Challenge

May 8, 2014 10:53 am | by Nasser Karimi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland. Fueled by the sun and their hopes to shine in a first for the Islamic Republic...

Discovery Offers New Possibilities for Clean Energy Research

May 7, 2014 1:26 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

University of Houston physicists have discovered a new thermoelectric material offering high performance at temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 300 degrees Celsius, or about 573 degrees Fahrenheit. "This new material is better than the traditional material..."

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VITA 59 RCE Rugged COM Express Ensures Robust COMs in Harsh Environments

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

Rugged Com Express has introduced the new VITA 59 standard, enabling the COM Express technology to be used in mission-critical and harsh environments. New mechanical parameters guarantee operation in a harsh environment. The new VITA Rugged COM Express standard features...

GaN Systems Appoints Jim Witham as CEO

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

GaN Systems has announced the appointment of Jim Witham as CEO of the corporation. GaN Systems’ power conversion devices, based on its proprietary Island Technology, are being commercialized in 2014 and the company is expanding globally. Co-founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts will continue in their current roles as President and Chief Technical Officer, respectively...

LECTOR650 High-speed Image-based Code Reader

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

SICK has announced the launch of the high-resolution LECTOR 650 image-based code reader for high performance 1D and 2D code reading. A large field of view...

EnOcean Self-Powers 2.4 GHz Radio with Kinetic Energy

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

Enocean has presented the world’s first energy harvesting wireless switch module communicating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. The new module is suited for consumer applications such as the control of LED lighting systems...

WattStopper Joins the EnOcean Alliance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Angelika Dester , EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has welcomed WattStopper, which has released its self-powered EnOcean-based wireless line of occupancy sensors, switches, and switch receivers targeting market requirements for flexible, easy-to-install, and maintenance-free solutions, particularly for building retrofits...

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Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening in Partnership with Northeastern

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

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

New LED Light Guides from GLT Emit

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

Global Lighting Technologies has introduced a new light guide that produces distinct customized emission patterns of light from the top and bottom surface. This enables lighting fixtures...

Fabricating Nanostructures with Silk Could Make Clean Rooms Green Rooms

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Kim Thurler, Tufts University | News | Comments

Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication...

Cornell Dubilier's Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

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

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced the release of type HZA Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Combining the advantages of each technology, type HZA has...

New Rigol M300 Data Acquisition & Datalogging System

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

Rigol Technologies USA has announced their newest product category with the M300 Data Acquisition System, which integrates Rigol’s 6.5 digit DMM technology into a robust and versatile system mainframe with...

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Amphenol’s Circular Thermoplastic Connectors

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

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has enhanced its AT Circular (ATC) thermoplastic connectors by incorporating Amphenol’s AT contact technology.  These upgraded connectors mate with a positive reverse bayonet...

Advanced Power Electronics New Current Mode Step-Up Converter

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

Advanced Power Electronics has introduced a new current mode step up converter for small, low power applications. The input voltage of the APE1913-3 converter can range from 2.6 to 5.5 V...

AVX to Deliver a Session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Callie Baldwin, AVX | News | Comments

AVX has announced that it will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace, and energy exploration...

New Double-ridged Horn Antenna from PMM

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

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

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Andy Freeberg, Standford University | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency...

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...

Trees Go High-tech: Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State University | News | Comments

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists have found that cellulose – the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees – can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors...

Nordic Semiconductor & Digi-Key Have Inked a Global Agreement

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Anne Strand, Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement covering its entire range of ULP products, including its Bluetooth low energy solutions, with distribution giant Digi-Key Corporation. Nordic's Bluetooth low energy solutions include the multi-award winning Nordic nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC...

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...

Vishay Intertechnology Announces HML, New Miniature Axial-Leaded Thick Film Resistor

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

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new miniature axial-leaded thick film resistor designed for hearing aids and high-frequency probe tips for testing in industrial applications. Encapsulated in a robust plastic housing, the Vishay Techno HML combines an ultra-compact 1.85 mm by 0.91 mm case size with high-temperature performance...

Fairchild Launches a New Brand, Symbolizing a Major Company Transformation

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

Fairchild Semiconductor has engaged in a major transformation that focuses all of the company’s resources on the development of products and services that help engineers around the world shorten time-to-market for new mobile devices, wearable technologies, and all other products where energy management is a priority...

Teseq’s100 A, 3-Phase Burst Pulse CDN for EFT Testing

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

Teseq has introduced a 100 A, 3-Phase burst pulse coupling/decoupling network designed for electrical fast transient or burst testing. The new manual CDN 3083-B100...

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