Hoffmann-Krippner Delivers Rugged LVDT Sensors

Frisco, Tex. – Hoffmann – Krippner Inc. now offers a wide range of rugged LVDT sensors from its German partner company INELTA for contactless and wear-free path and position detection. The LVDT sensors operate on the principle of the differential transformer and are suitable for many applications, such as medical technology, industrial, seafaring, testing, machinery…

Molex Acquires Soligie

Flexible electronics—circuits that can be printed on substrates such as plastic—enable products such as the curved smartphones and TV screens that have been released in recent years. Molex Incorporated is now expanding its presence in the flexible electronics business through its acquisition of Soligie Inc., anounced today. Soligie specializes in printed and flexible electronic solutions for…

TI Tech Cuts Battery-Charge Time by 60%

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first fully integrated 5-A single-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-charger circuit with proprietary MaxCharge technology that reduces charge time up to 60 percent compared to existing battery chargers, according to the company. The bq25892 switch-mode charger is said to provide a safer charging experience while still maximizing the benefits…

Excelsys Offers High Efficiency AC/DC Power Supplies

Cork, Ireland — Excelsys Technologies recently introduced the XS500 series of high-efficiency, 500-watt (W) convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies. Offering typical efficiency of 92 percent, and operating from 90-264 VAC, the XS500 delivers 500-W of output power without the need for forced-air cooling. The component temperatures within the XS500 are kept to a minimum with a combination…

Artesyn DC-DC Converters Meet Medical Approvals

Tempe, Ariz. — The AEE10W-M series of 10-watt (W) DC-DC converters from Artesyn Embedded Technologies complies with industrial or medical safety standards for instrumentation that requires a certified supplementary or reinforced insulation system. The AEE10W-M series, housed in a 2 x 1 inch industry-standard package, offers up to 92 percent efficiency and covers a wide input voltage range…

Sensors: Biggest Growth Opportunity for Semiconductor Industry

Santa Clara, Calif. – Sensors are expected to provide the strongest sector growth opportunity for the semiconductor industry in 2015, according to the annual Global Semiconductor Industry Survey from KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents predict sensors will provide the biggest opportunity for growth next year. Other…

Micrium, Embedded Office Partner on Safety-Critical Apps

Weston, Fla. –Micrium, Inc. and Embedded Office GmbH & Co. KG today announced the availability of prepackaged RTOS certification kits (“Cert-Kit”) to reduce cost and accelerate development of safety-critical applications. Complete Cert-Kits are now available for industrial controls, medical applications, and transportation based on Micrium’s industry-leading µC/OS-II® kernel. “µC/OS-II brings tremendous competitive advantages to designers in the avionics,…

Atmel Temp Sensor Reduces System Cost

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has claimed the industry’s first family of high-precision digital temperature sensors with the widest Vcc range from 1.7 V to 5.5 V. Delivering higher temperature accuracy and faster I2C bus communication speeds, the new devices are available with integrated nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM memory making them suitable for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…