Venus-resistant electronics developed by NASA

14 February, 2017 by Lauren Davis

NASA scientists recently demonstrated the first prolonged operation of electronics in the harsh conditions found on Venus, in news which could enable new scientific missions to Earth's closest neighbour.

STMicroelectronics BlueNRG-1 system-on-chip

12 January, 2017 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd

The STMicroelectronics BlueNRG-1 system-on-chip contains a Bluetooth low energy radio.

Mean Well LRS series power supplies

11 January, 2017 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Mean Well's LRS series power supplies are single-output, enclosed-type power supplies ranging in power from 35 to 150 W. Compared to the RS series, they are said to deliver better performance in a smaller package.

Gadget Renesas SAKURA-II and SAKURA-FULL prototyping boards

19 December, 2016 | Supplied by: RS Components Pty Ltd

The Gadget Renesas SAKURA-II and SAKURA-FULL are general-purpose programmable boards that offer a highly flexible platform suitable for a range of levels of software development experience.

Toshiba TC7739FTG multi-output system power IC

16 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd

The Toshiba TC7739FTG is a general-purpose, multi-output system power IC equipped with DC-DC power supplies and serialised regulators.

Making the right product choices for harsh environments

05 December, 2016 by David Pike, Product Marketing | Supplied by: RS Components Pty Ltd

Electronic devices and systems located in harsh environments will always struggle to perform as required if they are not built with the appropriate components.

RECOM REDIN120 and REDIN240 DIN rail power supplies

05 December, 2016 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM has added DIN rail power supply rated at 120 and 240 W to its existing range. The series supports brief peaks of 50% above rating and the modules can be connected in parallel to increase the output power available or for redundancy.

One in five electronics engineers experience thermal issues

23 November, 2016 by Lauren Davis

Future Facilities has conducted a survey of over 350 professional electronics engineers in an effort to learn how they cope with thermal issues.

Altium CircuitStudio v1.2 PCB design tool

07 October, 2016 | Supplied by: element14

Version 1.2 of Altium CircuitStudio is a professional PCB design tool that is ready to pick up and go. With powerful schematic capture, feature-rich PCB editing and centralised component management, it will inspire designers to invent the future, instead of being preoccupied with just making it work.

Gossen Metrawatt KONSTANTER SPL Series programmable electronic loads

07 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

Series SPL electronic loads are direct current floating sinks with power ratings from 200 to 350 W max. The models respectively provide 20/80, 40/80 and 20/200 V max sinking capacity.

Treating graphene right: pulsed laser process improves conductivity

05 September, 2016

Iowa State University researchers have successfully treated inkjet-printed graphene circuits and electrodes with a pulsed laser process and discovered that it improves electrical conductivity without damaging paper, polymers or other fragile printing surfaces.

It takes a village: why you need a software platform powered by a robust ecosystem

30 August, 2016 by Jeff Phillips, Section Manager, Software Platform, NI | Supplied by: National Instruments Pty Ltd

If you're still using point solutions and wasting valuable time and energy working on integration instead of the business challenges you're ultimately trying to solve, it's time to consider a platform-based approach. You need a platform that provides the right starting point, uses the right software approach and is supported by a robust ecosystem.

Research turns theories about superconductivity temperature on their head

25 August, 2016

The IBS Centre for Correlated Electron Systems (CCES) has revised existing theories to explain the working mechanism of iron-based superconductors.

Richardson RFPD and Power Integrations announce distribution agreement

22 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Wireless Components

Richardson RFPD and Power Integrations have announced a global agreement under which Richardson RFPD will distribute Power Integrations' SCALE IGBT drivers for the high-power market, as well as its SCALE-iDriver integrated circuits.

NI LabVIEW 2016 system design software

12 August, 2016 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

NI has announced LabVIEW 2016 system design software, empowering engineers to simplify development and effectively integrate software from the ecosystem into their systems.

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