Electronics
Scaling Up Production of Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors
Posted in News, Batteries, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Management, Power Supplies on Tuesday, 12 March 2013
The demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has led to the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, but energy-storage units, such as batteries and capacitors, have lagged behind. Now, researchers at UCLA say that they have developed an innovative technique using a DVD burner to fabricate micro-scale graphene-based supercapacitors, which can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries. These micro-supercapacitors, made from a one-atom–thick layer of graphitic carbon, can be easily manufactured and readily integrated into small devices such as next-generation pacemakers, they say.

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New Method of Controlling Tiny Devices
Posted in News, Electronics, Power Management on Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Electromagnetic devices all require an electric current to create the magnetic fields that allow them to function. But as devices become smaller, being able to efficiently deliver a current to create magnetic fields becomes more difficult. Researchers at UCLA say that they have developed a method to switch tiny magnetic fields on and off with an electric field, instead of the traditional approach of running a current through a wire, which they say could lead to big changes in storing digital information and powering motors in small hand-held devices.

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New Stretchable Battery for Stretchable Electronics
Posted in News, Batteries, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics on Monday, 04 March 2013
Researchers at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and the University of Illinois have demonstrated a stretchable lithium-ion battery can power their innovative stretchable electronics. The stretchable electronic devices now could be used anywhere, including inside the human body, they say, powering implantable electronics that could monitor anything from brain waves to heart activity. They say that they have demonstrated a battery that powers a commercial light-emitting diode even when stretched, folded, twisted, and mounted on a human elbow. The battery can work for eight to nine hours before needing recharging, which can be done wirelessly.

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Electronic Access for Medical Equipment
Posted in Electronics, Patient Data Management, Features, Electronics on Friday, 01 March 2013
The need for physical security in the health care industry is no longer limited to grounds, buildings, and rooms. Today, security must extend down to medical enclosures, including cabinets, dispensing carts, charting stations, and new portable diagnostic equipment. For many health care facility owners and operators, monitoring security at the enclosure or cart level can be a challenge, and they are looking to the manufacturers of these enclosures for solutions.
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Analytical Electronic Valves
Posted in Drug Delivery & Dispensing, Electronics, Mechanical Components, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, Drug Delivery & Fluid Handling on Friday, 01 March 2013
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, introduces a new series of electronic valves designed for the analytical industry, and for applications where cleanliness is especially important. The pneumatic valves utilize a unique patented system with a low power consumption of only 0.67 watts, a response time of 5 to 10 milliseconds, and voltages of 6, 12, or 24 VDC. Available in 2-way or 3-way, normally- closed or fully ported.
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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectors
Posted in Electronics, Products, Electronic Components, Electronics on Friday, 01 March 2013
Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces four new USB 3.0 connectors. USB 3.0, SuperSpeed USB, provides a 10x faster data transfer rate over Hi-Speed USB with a 5 Gbps signaling rate. SuperSpeed USB is a Sync-N-Go technology that minimizes user wait time and provides optimized power efficiency. Mill-Max offers both standard size and micro USB 3.0 connectors, which are are smaller and lighter than existing USB connectors for portable and handheld devices.
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“V” Series High Voltage DC/DC Converter
Posted in Electronics, Products, Electronics, Power Management, Power Supplies on Friday, 01 March 2013
Caritronics, Inc., West Caldwell, NJ, announces its newest high voltage DC/DC converter series. The “V” series offers high isolation, low noise, and high voltage outputs, up to 1.5 watts of power. Unit dimensions are 2.5" × 1.5" × .75". Caritronics has been engaged in the DC/DC converter business since 1969 and offers an extensive capability for custom units to meet specific mechanical and electrical requirements.
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