Electronic Components
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management on Saturday, 31 January 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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mPCIe-ICM Series of PCI Express Mini Cards
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics on Saturday, 31 January 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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Push-Pull Circular Connectors
Posted in Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, Joining & Assembly on Saturday, 31 January 2015
ODU-USA, Camarillo, CA, announces the availability of Push-Pull circular connectors featuring robust construction and proven ODU contact technology, allowing for thousands of mating cycles. The connectors can only be disconnected when the user pulls back the outer sleeve of the connector. Available in four styles, the Push-Pull connectors are designed for use in demanding and harsh environments.
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XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics on Saturday, 31 January 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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Wearable Nanowire Sensors Monitor Electrophysiological Signals
Posted in News, News, Electronic Components, Patient Monitoring, Sensors on Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors used in hospitals, but can be used for long-term monitoring and when a patient is moving.
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Technology Diagnoses Brain Damage from Concussions, Strokes, and Dementia
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Diagnostics, Fiber Optics, Optics, Photonics, Measuring Instruments on Wednesday, 07 January 2015
New optical diagnostic technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering promises new ways to identify and monitor brain damage resulting from traumatic injury, stroke, or vascular dementia in real time and without invasive procedures.
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15 Questions to Ask About Circuit Protection for Wearable Electronics
Posted in Articles, Electronic Components, Power Management on Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Have you attended an electronics or design tradeshow lately? Have you visited a big-box retailer or browsed an online electronics vendor? If so, you’ve probably seen many examples of wearable technology, including smart glasses, clothing, wristwear, footwear, neckwear, and headbands. Wearable computing is one of the hottest consumer electronics trends on the market, with global sales expected to grow from $14 billion in 2014 to over $70 billion in 2024, according to IDTechEx.
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