Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket. The technology for these devices may not be so far off. Northwestern University researchers have recently developed a graphene-based ink that is highly conductive and tolerant to bending, and they have used it to inkjet-print graphene patterns that could be used for extremely detailed, conductive electrodes.
Autodesk, Inc. is expanding AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS), a line of easy-to-use web and mobile drafting and documentation applications that let users view, create, edit and share drawings—anytime, anywhere.
One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD), in which the counterintuitive behavior of quantum particles guarantees that no one can eavesdrop on a private exchange of data without detection.
Inspection, bar code, and text reading processes for vision sensors can be significantly impaired by changing ambient lighting conditions. Simultaneously, employees and technicians are often bothered by the pulsing red light of normal vision sensors. Balluff’s (Florence, KY) new BVS vision sensor with built-in infrared lighting and integrated daylight filter eliminates both of these problems.
Phoenix Contact (Middletown, PA) has added a new battery to the QUINT UPS-IQ line. The valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery can operate under extreme temperature shifts. This new feature allows the battery to operate effectively in much harsher climates, without the concerns of frequent replacement and maintenance.
The TH-21 Series thermistor probes from Omega (Stamford, CT) are constructed with the 55000 Series glass encapsulated thermistor elements which provide excellent stability and accuracy. These thermistor sensors can be used in applications previously out of reach of epoxy coated thermistor sensors.
SCHURTER (Santa Rosa, CA) has developed a new IEC C20 appliance inlet for efficient printed circuit board mounting. The GSP4 appliance inlet can be easily sandwiched between split enclosures and tested before it is installed in the equipment. Stabilizing posts provide quick snap-in assembly to the PCB.
The Kohler Co. has been ordered to pay $9.6 million to a marine engine and generator manufacturer in Massachusetts for infringing on two of its patents. A jury in U.S. District Court in Boston found Kohler willfully infringed on patents owned by the Westerbeke Corp. which cover components that reduce exhaust emissions in its generators.
A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a wireless controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved — and disable it remotely. The technology, but not an actual gun, was slated to be demonstrated Tuesday at a wireless technology conference in Las Vegas and was shown to The Associated Press in advance.
AutomationDirect’s product offering now includes the Konnect-It line of terminal blocks and accessories. The product line features Konnect-It single-level terminal blocks, double-level terminal blocks, triple-level terminal blocks, miniature terminal blocks, and fuse holder and disconnect terminal blocks.
Power Sources Unlimited (Wrentham, MA) has introduced the DC-UPS system. The power product portfolio includes 6 unique series of DIN-Rail, Wall or 1U rack-mount uninterruptible power supplies. These modular lines of DC-UPS systems provide a high-reliability power source even under unstable AC power conditions.
When Knome needed a turnkey hardware platform for its knoSOFT genome interpretation application and kGAP informatics engine, it turned to Seattle-based solutions provider Silicon Mechanics. The result was the knoSYS100, which is a combination of Knome’s software and a hardware platform configured by Silicon Mechanics.
North Star Imaging has unveiled its latest versions of Computed Tomography and Digital Radiography software – efX-CT 1.6 and efX-DR 1.0. These releases feature many new capabilities that are industry firsts and not available anywhere else in the marketplace. The new software releases focus heavily on speed, automation, and image quality.
The Coilcraft CPS Short Form Catalog is a comprehensive reference to the company’s four lines of RF and power magnetics for critical applications. This 24-page catalog presents detailed specifications on magnetic components for a wide range of applications, including signal generation and processing, RF, power, impedance matching, LED drivers, timing and much more.
TTI, Inc. Vice President Total Quality, Kevin Sink, is slated to speak at the SMTA/CALCE Electronic Parts and Supply Chain Counterfeit Symposium June 25-27, 2013, in College Park, Maryland on the University of Maryland campus.