Push-Pull Circular Connectors
Posted in Products, Electronic Components, Electronics, Joining & Assembly on Sunday, 01 February 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.
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.
Remediation and Prevention of Moisture in Electronics
Posted in White Papers, Electronics on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Receiving product complaints and returns may be your first indication that there is a problem with moisture in your electronic product. Moisture in sealed electronics may result in shorting, attenuation problems, mirror and lens fogging, intermittent functionality, and catastrophic failure. The experience your customer has with your product directly affects your brand integrity, which in turn affects sales and profits. Taking steps to correct a moisture issue or prevent it early on in the design stages can help you make large strides in reclaiming or protecting your brand position.
MIDR03M Series 3 WattConverter
Posted in Products, Electronics, Power Supplies on Thursday, 01 January 2015
PIK Power, Inc., Marlborough, CT, offers a large standard range of MINMAX high isolation converters with models ranging from 1 to 10W. Products with fully regulated or unregulated output voltages are available. The I/O-isolation voltage, depending on model, is rated from 3000 to 4200VACrms reinforced isolation. All products are approved to medical safety standards cUL/UL/IEC/EN 60601-1 3rd edition and cUL/UL/IEC/EN 60950-1.
SlimStack™ SSB6 SMT Micro Connectors
Posted in Products, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Joining & Assembly on Thursday, 01 January 2015
Molex, Inc., Lisle, IL, announces the launch of its new SlimStack™ SSB6 SMT microminiature board-to-board connectors. With an ultra-low profile (0.35 mm pitch) and compact size (0.60 mm height x 2.00 mm width, when mated), SlimStack SSB6 connectors are ideal for saving space in the compact packaging of a wide range of surgical, therapeutic, and monitoring medical devices.
Recording Speedy Electrons in Silicon
Posted in News, Electronics, Diagnostics on Wednesday, 24 December 2014
An international team of physicists and chemists based at the University of California at Berkeley has, for the first time, recorded the action of silicon electrons becoming freed from their atomic shells using attosecond pulses of soft X-ray light lasting only a few billionths of a billionth of a second.These mobile electrons make the semiconductor material conductive so that an applied voltage results in a flowing current.
3D-Printed Contact Lens Combines Plastics and Electronics
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling, Implants & Prosthetics on Thursday, 18 December 2014
An interdisciplinary team of engineers at Princeton University has embedded tiny light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. While the lens is not designed for actual use, especially since it requires an external power supply, the team created the device to demonstrate its ability to 3D print electronics into complex shapes and materials.