Board-Level Electronics
DOEs Rescue Questionable Medical Electronics PCBs
Posted in Features, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics on Sunday, 01 March 2015
Board cleaning is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. But savvy medical electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have a keen sense of the importance it plays to ensure their products are free of miniscule flaws, defects, debris, and dust. In special cases, critical examinations must be performed to assure the correct cleaning solvents and processes are implemented to avoid damaging contaminants.
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Self-Powered Intelligent Keyboard Could Provide Additional Security
Posted in News, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management, Energy Harvesting on Wednesday, 18 February 2015
By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered, non-mechanical, intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users. The self-powered device generates electricity when a user’s fingertips contact the multi-layer plastic materials that make up the device.
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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management on Sunday, 01 February 2015
Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array (SPA® Diodes), a miniature, five-channel 6.5pF, 15kV bidirectional TVS array for general-purpose electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The SP1012 Series packs five ESD diodes in a 0402-size (0.94mm × 0.61mm) flipchip package that would normally contain only one, so it offers a 5x improvement over previous implementations.
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Electro-Set for Rapid Prototyping
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling on Sunday, 01 February 2015
Cardinal Components, Inc., Wayne, NJ, introduces Electro-Set, a new board-level product line for the Internet of Things. Electro-Set boards provide a standard unified 6 Pin connector including I2C interconnect, allowing for rapid proof of concept design and prototyping.
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mPCIe-ICM Series of PCI Express Mini Cards
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics on Sunday, 01 February 2015
ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, announces the release of a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards—the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure just 30 × 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications. 1.5kV isolation is provided port-to-computer and 500V isolation port-to-port on ALL signals at the I/O connectors.
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XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics on Sunday, 01 February 2015
Digi International, Minnetonka, MN, introduces the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows users to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud. The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit is flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes with advanced programming and cloud-based data sets.
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Data Acquisition Board
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Data Acquisition on Sunday, 01 February 2015
Measurement Computing (Norton, MA) offers the USB-2020 high-speed, two-channel data acquisition board that provides simultaneous sampling at rates up to 20 MS/s per channel. Users can sample data from both channels at an overall rate of 40 MS/s to the 64-megasample onboard memory, or continuously stream data to a host computer at up to 8 MS/s for one or both channels over a high-speed USB connection. Each channel has its own A/D converter for simultaneous sampling to eliminate channel skew and ensure that phase information between channels is maintained.
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