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12-Bit Monolithic Sampling Analog-to-Digital Converter from ADI

September 26, 2014 9:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The AD9625 from Analog Devices is a 12-bit monolithic sampling analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that operates at conversion rates of up to 2.5 giga samples per second (GSPS). This product is designed for ...

Mechanized Human Hands to Improve Lost Function

September 26, 2014 9:21 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery.The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ...  


Off-the-Shelf 4-in-1 Wi-Fi Antenna from Taoglas

September 26, 2014 9:19 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas USA has launched the Venti FXP.524 Embedded 4x4 MIMO Antenna, which is optimized to comply with the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard to deliver the fast throughput speeds and high bandwidth ...


Engineering Update: A Portable Artificial Kidney

September 26, 2014 9:12 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update:  A Portable Artificial Kidney:  Because kidney failure can mean being attached to a non-mobile machine for three times a week for up to four hours at time, the wearable artificial ... 


Advantech Launches Dual-Node, Short-Depth 4U Chassis

September 26, 2014 9:10 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has launched the 4U, dual-node, short-depth, industrial chassis ACP-4D00 which is designed for high-end machine automation applications that require two computers in one piece of equipment for ...

Intel Invests Up to $1.5B in China Mobile Venture

September 26, 2014 7:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent state in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics. The Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics are ...


Fireside Chat: What You Need to Know About Solvent Acrylic Adhesives

September 25, 2014 5:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Articles | Comments

A manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, Spencer, Massachusetts based FLEXcon is an innovator in coating, laminating, and finishing of wide-web roll-to-roll polymeric materials. To learn more about the use of these materials ...


Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 25, 2014 4:59 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count ...


New Discovery Could Pave the Way for Spin-Based Electronics

September 25, 2014 4:43 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information, while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage. A University of Pittsburgh research team has discovered a way to fuse these two ...


Harnessing CO2 into Renewable Energy

September 25, 2014 4:34 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy technology that would be a win for both the environment and the economy. That is the lure of artificial ...   


Multifunctional Relay Implements 3 Safety Functions in 1 Device

September 25, 2014 4:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The PSR-MXF multifunctional safety relay is the newest addition to the Phoenix Contact PSR safety relay line. This relay can help small and medium machine builders reduce cost and save space. The PSR-MXF accepts up to three dual-channel ...


New Applications for IT-Integration Software

September 25, 2014 4:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Siemens Plm Software | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens has added new applications to its "Sinumerik Integrate for Production" software suite for networking machine tools with production-level IT systems. The new release now includes Manage MyMaintenance (MMM) and Access ...

Chrysler Recalls Vehicles to Fix Ignition Switches

September 25, 2014 3:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall. With the latest recall, Chrysler has called back more than 2 million vehicles for defective switches. The switches can ...


Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches is Key

September 25, 2014 3:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls ...  


Anderson Power Products Offers SB Environmental Boot

September 25, 2014 3:28 pm | by PD&D Staff | Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products has announced a new addition to the SB Environmental Boot Series, with the release of their SB 50 Environmental Boot. Suitable for a wide range applications both indoors and out, the SB Environmental ...



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