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AVX Extends MLCC Series with High Temp Dielectrics

August 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has added high temperature X8R and X8L dielectric components to its high-reliability APS Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications...                                 

Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers studying the relationship between people and technology...

Microchip Extends Spotify Connect Support in New JukeBlox Platform Release

August 15, 2014 10:24 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a new release of Spotify Connect in the standard Microchip JukeBlox Platform. This release extends support to more than 8 million audio products based on Microchip’s network audio processors and includes a number of key improvements on the initial release...

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Spirax Sarco SX80 and SX90 Process Controllers

August 15, 2014 10:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spirax Sarco has introduced the SX80 and SX90 controllers. The SX80 is a low-cost and flexible temperature controller offering accurate process control. The compact SX80 unit provides a universal process input and universal output making the SX80 a very versatile controller...

Aeroflex Introduces the 8800 Analog and Digital Radio Test Set

August 15, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announced the introduction of the new 8800 Radio Test Set; a high performance, economical radio test system for Analog AM and FM; and Digital P25, DMR, dPMR, NXDN, and ARIB T98 technologies...

New Miniature Metal Inductive Sensor from Balluff

August 13, 2014 11:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff has expanded its inductive sensor miniature line with the addition of the BES R04 block sensor. This robust metal-housed inductive sensor is ideal for extreme applications...

SHADOW Battery-Free RFID Light Detector

August 13, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The SHADOW from Farsens S.L. is a battery free RFID ambient light detector tag. These tags are compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers. It features a LPRS N5AC501085 Light Dependent Resistor...

High Frequency Multilayer Ceramic Chip Inductors

August 13, 2014 9:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has extended its inductor product offerings with a new line of high frequency multilayer ceramic chip inductors. These RF ceramic inductors have low DC resistance, high Q values at higher frequencies...

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Advantech’s UTC-620 All-in-One Touch Panel PC

August 13, 2014 9:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has announced that the UTC-620 All-in-One Touch Panel PC was chosen as a winner of Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. With its 21.5” full HD display...

Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App and Card Reader

August 13, 2014 5:53 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer...

VPG's New S Series Precision Foil Current Sense Resistors

August 13, 2014 12:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VPG announced that its Powertron resistor brand has introduced the first seven devices in its S Series of precision foil current sense resistors...

Ethernet Cables Provide High Data Rate

August 13, 2014 12:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced GORE Ethernet Cables to meet the military and civil aerospace markets' emerging need for higher data rate cables in a lightweight, flexible, and routable package...

Fairview Microwave Announces New Lines of RF Rotary Joints

August 12, 2014 11:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has announced their new line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis RF Rotary Joints. Fairview Microwave’s RF rotary joints are needed wherever RF signals have to...

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1,000-2,000 MHz VCO from Crystek

August 12, 2014 10:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55BE-1000-2000 voltage controlled oscillator from Crystek operates from 1,000 to 2,000 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.0V~20V...

Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes from Tektronix

August 12, 2014 5:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix has announced the MDO3000 Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The ultimate integrated oscilloscope includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator, and digital voltmeter. It clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed...              

AVX’s Thin Film Couplers for Wi-Fi Bands

August 11, 2014 5:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has announced that its high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for Wi-Fi bands—including the new, tight tolerance 0302 component — are now available through distribution. The Wi-Fi band couplers are based on multilayer integrated thin film technology, which provides the miniature components...                 

Wideband Hybrid Coupler from EMC Technology

August 11, 2014 5:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a new, wideband hybrid coupler from EMC Technology. The WH0530TF features...                      

Hyperspec High Resolution Imaging Sensor

August 11, 2014 5:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Headwall announced the availability of a new hyperspectral imager targeting very high resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nm over specific spectral ranges which yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to measure plant health...

RF430 Security MCU Jumpstarts Designs

August 11, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding its broad portfolio of low-power, radio frequency solutions, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the RF430F5978 microcontroller and accompanying evaluation module. Building on TI’s CC430 product family, the RF430F5978 MCU is a highly integrated RF solution with improved read zone...

Richardson RFPD Introduces Two New GaN Power Amplifiers from TriQuint

August 11, 2014 4:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD has announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN on Sic) from TriQuint. The TGA2216-SM is a wideband cascode amplifier that offers exceptional wideband performance and also supports 40V operation...

HCS High Power Shunts for Cooler Operation

August 11, 2014 4:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The HCS Series of high power shunts from Stackpole Electronics have a robust all metal welded construction. The raised element structure of the HCS Series will run at least 15ºC cooler than comparable sized and rated flat chips making it suitable for temperature sensitive applications...

A Closer Look: Multitasking on Mobile Devices

August 11, 2014 4:17 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to leave the app...

Long Range Ultrasonic Sensors with Flexible Outputs

August 11, 2014 11:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi has announced the launch of their new Long Range UA30CAD60 Series Ultrasonic Sensors with Digital and Analog Output Configurations. These sensors feature longer sensing ranges and an excellent price/performance ratio, making it one of the premier ultrasonic sensors on the market...

DARPA's Brain-Inspired Chip

August 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, fighting counterfeit drugs with hidden images; an algorithm that reconstructs audio signals; a complex computer chip whose architecture was inspired by the human brain; and transforming robots that are made out of paper...                        

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables for Microelectronic Applications

August 10, 2014 10:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables from Cicoil have been designed for use on High-Precision Microelectronic Equipment Systems that require absolute reliability and zero failure...

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