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FuturoLighting selects state-of-the-art Osram LED technology for its new Catherina2 LED fixtures

With its Catherina square ceiling fixture, the LED lighting solutions specialist FuturoLighting is presenting a new solution for widespread use in interior lighting – be it in architectural, retail or residential lighting applications. The energy-efficient luminaire is optionally available with motion sensor and emergency module and has a long operational lifetime. Duris E 5 LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors, a mid-power LEDs which were specially developed for applications requiring high-output, homogenous planar light – will be installed in the luminaire. A smart sensor module detects movement and distinguishes between day and night. This functionality was developed for hotel corridors and rooms where light activation is only required when customers are present in order to decrease facility power consumption. Based on customer requirements, Catherina2  can be equipped with new emergency module based on Li-ion battery technology, this module is currently under development. Thanks

Flexible headlight design with Oslon Compact LEDs

Osram Opto Semiconductors announces the prototype of the Oslon Compact, currently the most compact high-power LED for the automotive market. Thanks to the flexible arrangement of these small LEDs it will be much easier and more cost-effective to create unique, signature headlight designs. A prototype of the Oslon Compact LED will be unveiled by the automotive semiconductor specialist from Regensburg in October at the SIA Vision conference in Versailles (France, October 9/10). Despite their high efficiency, luminous intensity and durability, LEDs have faced a major challenge as light sources in vehicle headlights in that different LEDs have had to be used for different areas in order to achieve a uniform arrangement of the light-emitting surfaces. Sophisticated design concepts therefore involved a large amount of effort and high costs. One for all The extremely small size of the new Oslon Compact – combined with its high light output – enables a single LED type to be used as the

Green light for laser projectors

Osram Opto Semiconductors now offers its first direct green diode lasers. The two compact laser diodes have an optical output of 30 and 50 milliwatts and a particularly high beam quality so they represent a milestone in the development of miniature projectors for mobile devices such as smartphones and cameras. Projection units for laser shows, point lasers and line lasers will also benefit from the new technology. Direct green diode lasers are an important step toward powerful pico projectors. It means that the old laborious way of producing green light by doubling the frequency of infrared laser is no longer needed. What’s more, the new technology enables high color rendering and excellent contrast to be achieved. The wavelength of the new PL 520 laser diode of 515-530 nm produces precisely the right green for projection applications. Its optical output is 50 mW and its efficiency is typically 5-6 % at present. The PL 515 offers an output of 30 mW in a wavelength range of 510 to 5

Touch Switches Promise Enhanced Visibility and Performance

KYOCERA Display is offering a new capacitive touch switch based on technology experience gained in the smart phone market. This capacitive touch switch detects variations in position and command. This technology offers the highest standard of optical performance with ease of design. Capacitive touch solutions focus on a number of applications, including: handheld terminals, gaming, medical equipment, point-of-sale and mobile applications to enable human-machine interface. The new touch switch solutions provide outstanding clarity and simplify the design. The new capacitive touch switch technology eliminates air gaps and reduces the number of layers. An improved visibility results from less reflectance and higher transparency of the display image through the touch panel and allows for a thinner display sensor stack up. (0.5mm—0.7mm thickness in viewing area). The new solutions not only offer high optical performance but also are more compact and light weight. The structure is very r

LED Backlight Technology

To meet the increasing demand for LED backlighting in the industrial LCD market, KYOCERA Display Corporation, Inc., has developed one of the broadest lines in the industry of TFT LCDs with white LED backlights. These displays feature longer lifetimes (an average of 70,000 hours), with front of screen brightness levels ranging from 400 cd/m2 to 700 cd/m2 for indoor use and 800 cd/m2 to 1200 cd/m2 for outdoor applications. Additional features include wide viewing angles up to 160º, high contrast ratios up to 1000:1, and wide operating and storage temperature ranges. Available display sizes include 2.0”, 3.0”, 3.5”, 4.3”, 5.7”, 6.5”, 7.0", 8.4”, 10.4”, and 12.1” diagonal, with a variety of resolutions to choose from. KYOCERA Display LED-backlit LCDs offer numerous advantages over conventional CCFL-backlit LCDs, including no warm-up time at low temperatures, lower power consumption, higher dimming ratios and, because they do not require high-voltage and high-frequency inverter c

ABN Technology for Passive Monochrome LCDs

Originally developed by KYOCERA Display as one of it technological innovations for the American automotive market, Advanced Black Nematic (ABN) achieves a true black level by dramatically reducing the light leakage, resulting in exceptional performance for a passive monochrome display. ABN technology uses a special liquid crystal alignment structure to achieve a true black level, it dramatically reduces the light leakage to 0.008%. The LCD panel features contrast ratio of 1000:1(for segment type), super wide viewing angle, and with no performance shift over wide temperature range. This technology also exhibits practically no color shift, so any backlight color can be used without compromising contrast ratio. Feature Highlight:     Super high contrast ratio     Wide viewing angle     No color shifting from off angle     Multiple LED colors are available to choose

ON Semiconductor Introduces Industry’s Smallest MOSFETs in Highly Compact, Low Profile Packages

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has expanded on the company’s extensive interface and power management portfolio with the introduction of a pair of ultra small, ultra thin, small signal MOSFETs optimized for space-constrained portable consumer electronics such as tablet computers, smart phones, GPS systems, digital media players and portable games consoles. “As portable electronics continue to decrease in size while the number of on-board features continue to increase, there is, and will continue to be, an ongoing need for ultra small, high performance components to make feature-rich on-the-go devices energy efficient and highly functioning,” said Paul Leonard, vice president of ON Semiconductor’s MOSFET products division. “The NTNS3193NZ and NTNS3A91PZ do just this by enabling design engineers to specify a device that has the necessary features and functionality while still allowing sleek,

ON Semiconductor Introduces Low Power Auto Focus Control IC for Smartphone Camera Modules

ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has introduced the LC898212XA-MH, an Auto Focus (AF) Control IC for camera modules in smartphones. This innovative solution is highly integrated, programmable and provides fast, accurate auto focus convergence while consuming less power and generating less noise interference than competing solutions. The space-saving design has been optimized to enable thinner and lighter smartphones. “There is a strong and growing demand for improved smartphone camera features – specifically for fast, accurate, power-friendly auto-focus,” said Tomofumi Watanabe, general manager of ON Semiconductor’s SANYO product division. “We developed this highly integrated, compact and highly power efficient auto focus solution for the specific needs of smartphone applications. It provides an effective, single-chip solution to the technical limitations that have challenged many

Omron Electronic Components Acquires Aduro Inc.

Omron Corporation announced today that it has reached an agreement with Aduro, Inc to acquire the Silicon Valley manufacturer of precision high-speed optical subassemblies. The Electronic Components Business Unit (ECB) within Omron assumed the assets of Aduro on December 30, 2005, and has established a new subsidiary called Omron Network Products LLC (ONP), which includes the entire Aduro team. This acquisition brings great synergy to Omron, which has been developing a new line of optical component products including CWDM devices, passive optical switches and microlens arrays. Omron has targeted the optical components product line as a key segment for growth of its components business. The combination of Omron and Aduro core technologies will position Omron as the world’s premier optical component supplier of course wave-division multiplexing (CWDM) products. With the acquisition, Omron immediately becomes one of the leading suppliers of integrated, CWDM transmit optical subassembl

OMRON Releases World’s First Mass-Producible Polymeric Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Antenna

OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, US: OMRNY), a global leader in electronic components, sensing and control technologies, announced that it will launch a new SMD Polymeric Antenna (type: WXA-N1SL) for short-range, wireless Ultra-Wideband (UWB) applications. Product launch is scheduled for 1 June, 2006. Driven by consumer demand for simple wireless functionality, “point-and-shoot” usability and increasingly mobile lifestyles, the wireless communications market, led by Bluetooth™ and wireless LAN, has shown phenomenal growth over the past few years. UWBi is now attracting particular attention as a solution for high-speed, high-volume reliable data transmission over short distances. UWB is a recently commercialized short-range wireless technology, expected to be widely adopted in consumer goods. Applied in dongles, personal computers, printers, mobile telephones, digital televisions and DVD players, UWB functions as a low-power-consuming wireless USB (universal serial bus), allowing use

OMRON Introduces New EPC UHF Global Reader Platform

OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; US: OMRNY) today announced its new V750 reader platform, which will support global frequency bands for the United States (915MHz), Europe (867MHz) and Japan (953MHz). The V750 series, designed and manufactured by OMRON, will be newly introduced to the European and Japanese markets, while in the U.S. it represents an expansion to OMRON’s current V740 EPC UHF reader product range. The V750 reader platform enables high performance EPC Gen2 reading/writing and features easy set up, advanced diagnostics, self execution and RF environmental monitoring functions. Drawing on decades of experience in the design and manufacturing of RFID systems, OMRON has introduced the V750 in response to many global customer and system integrator requests for an interrogator that can lower total installation costs, expand RFID applications and provide site analysis assistance. The V750 runs on a light real-time operating system (RTOS) that delivers consistent, repeatable

OMRON Control Components Selected for Use in a Sun-Tracking Solar Power System in Madrid, Spain

OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; ADR: OMRNY; “OMRON”), a global leader in sensing and control technologies, announced that its control components have been used in a sun-tracking solar power system situated near to Madrid, Spain. The system was installed by Electricidad Alsanbo S.A. (“Alsanbo”), a Spanish systems integrator. The system adjusts the positioning of solar cell panels to ensure that they remain perpendicular to the incident angle of the sun’s rays in order to maximize energy output. As a result, the system is able to generate 30 to 40% more power than traditional stationary systems. In response to Alsanbo’s need for a total solution, OMRON supplied all of the components necessary for the system’s operation including solar conditioners, programmable logic controllers (PLC), a PLC-based communications interface, programmable terminals, power supplies and limit switches. Programmed with historical data on the position of the sun, OMRON’s PLCs precisely control the horizon

OMRON to release world's smallest and lightest high capacity DC power relay

OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645; ADR: OMRNY) today announced the release on October 1, 2012 of the G9EN DC power relay, the world's smallest and lightest high capacity DC power relay of its class (*1). The relay is 50% smaller and lighter than Omron's previous comparable relays thanks to the use of newly developed proprietary sealing technologies and new magnetic control methods (*2). With the global expansion of the market for environmentally-friendly clean energy vehicles such as hybrid and fuel-cell cars, there is quickly growing demand for mileage extension and new high-capacity battery DC load control technologies. Omron has been working over the last decade to meet the needs of clean energy car manufacturers for greater circuit design flexibility and components that enable down-sizing and weight reduction of onboard electrical equipment. With the G9EN (60A), Omron is taking down-sizing and weight reduction to the next level, and the company is also preparing for the

OMRON and STMicroelectronics Unveil Industry-Unique Sensor for Smart Gas Metering

OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645; ADR: OMRNY), a world leader in automation technology, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced the completion of the development of a MEMS-based gas flow sensor with industry-unique built-in correction for differences in gas composition. OMRON will start sample shipments of the new sensor in November 2012. As with electricity-consumption measuring, gas metering is moving from conventional mechanical solutions to smart electronic meters with automatic meter-reading functions. There are over 400 million mechanical gas meters in the world and most major gas providers are readying to replace their traditional meters with more accurate and reliable electronic devices. In addition to higher precision and reliability, the OMRON/ST sensor solution enables the development of smart gas meters that are much smaller, less expensive, and more power-efficie

Using MOD-GSM with iMX233-OLinuXino

MOD-GSM is 4 band cellular phone GSM/GPRS module which allow any board with UEXT connector to place and take GSM calls and to send and receive SMS-s and to connect to internet through GPRS and send and receive TCP-IP data. Onw of our developers, Stefan made small demo example for how to use MOD-GSM with iMX233-OLinuXino, the project is at GitHub website. you can compile it with: $ cc MOD-GSM.c -o mod-gsm them make it executable with $ chmod +x mod-gsm and use it with $ ./mod-gsm -help what MOD-GSM code does? Each time somebody call the SIM card phone number it will log it in CALL-LOG file, if SMS is received it’s logged in SMS-LOG with: $ ./mod-gsm -pb ADD OLIMEX +35932626259 you create new entry in the PHONE-BOOK then if you got call from +35932626259 it will log it as call from OLIMEX you can send SMS with this command $ ./mod-gsm -sms OLIMEX then the program will wait for the SMS text terminated with <enter> and send it you can also run mod-gs

New Product: ARM-JTAG-COOCOX

CooCox is highly integrated and free ARM Cortex-M0-3-4 development IDE with compiler, debugger and lot of code examples. CooCox supports our OpenOCD ARM-JTAG-TINY-H, ARM-USB-OCD-H and ARM-JTAG-SWD ARM-JTAG-2010 adapters, so our customers could work with CooCox IDE with our current JTAGs. What we missed in our product range though was the designed by CooCox team own JTAG adapter with build in support for SWD and fast programming. This is why we built ARM-JTAG-COOCOX it’s open source hardware and software JTAG which is supported out of the box by CooCox IDE, so you can fast program and debug your code with CooCox IDE. At EUR 24.95 ARM-JTAG-COOCOX is fast, reliable and completely open source product. CooCox IDE generally gives you the same what commercial IDE vendors provide and sell for thousands of euro, but it’s completely free, so you should definitely give it a try when you make your next ARM project.

FRIDAY FREE BOARD QUIZ ISSUE #13 PRIZE IS MOD-TC-MK2-31855

MOD-TC-MK2-31855 is UEXT Module whth the new MAX31855 IC and works with K-Type thermocouple and measure temperature from -200C to +1350C with 0.25 C resolution. MOD-TC-MK2-31855 works with I2C and this allow many MOD-TC-MK2-31855 to be connected together to any of our boards with UEXT connector. MOD-TC-MK2-31855 have also 7 general purpose GPIOs which also can be read and written with I2C commands. Everyone have chance to win this board if answer correctly our Quiz question. Today at 17.00 o’clock our local Bulgarian time (GMT+3) we will post on Twitter our question. You have one hour to reply to our tweet with the correct answer. At 18.00 o’clock we will count the correct answers and ask random.org to generate random number in range then anнounce the winner and ship the board by airmail next Monday.

Open Fest and electronics Hackathon

Open Fest is yearly event for open source and open technologies. This year Open Fest celebrate 10 years and it will be on 3rd and 4th of November as usual in Sofia Interpred centre. The foreign lecturers this year are: Brian Doll и Hengeveld Nick from GitHub and Harald Welte from OpenMoco. Olimex will present where we are with the open source Hardware project OLinuXino and what is the further roadmap of devices which will be covered. This year there will be an practical Hackathon which will run during the Open Fest. Everybody with idea to implement something with Arduino, Pinguino, Maple or OLinuXino have chance to complete the project during the event and to get as reward free board. Please register your interest to attend the Hackathon to Marian Marinov (mm at openfest org) or to Olimex (info at olimex).

Ohmite Manufacturing Extends Its Fc4l Series of Resistors

Ohmite Manufacturing Company, a leading provider of thermal solutions and resistors for high current, high voltage and high energy applications, announces that it has expanded its FC4L Series of four terminal current sense resistors. This series, previously available in five watt package sizes, is now also available in two watt package sizes. Employing a Ni-Cu-Mn resistive element, the FC4L Series features a built in four-terminal design with two larger electrodes for current management and two smaller electrodes for voltage measurement. This Kelvin type resistor is designed for automatic insertion and features a metal foil construction, ensuring a very stable Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR). In addition, it provides a tight tolerance (5% at 1 milliohm, 2% at 2 milliohms, and 1% at 3, 5, 10, 25, and 50 milliohms). Available in industry standard sizes, the FC4L Series functions for both high heat resistant use and low heat electromotive use. Its four-wire connection im

The world's smallest ultralow power-driven crystal clock oscillator contributes to extended battery life of portable devices

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD. has developed the world's smallest (2.0 × 1.6 × 0.7 mm) (*1) sized environment-friendly crystal clock oscillator “NZ2016SF” with low power-driven (0.8V min). Recently, eco-friendly products have become popular to meet the social needs of “Carbon reduction” and “Environmental load decrease”. For this reason, there is a strong demand for electronic components constituting these products to be environment-friendly. Due to the requirements for extended battery life and multi-functionality, energy conservation through both miniaturization and power saving is desired, especially in compact devices such as mobile phones or handheld devices. NDK has previously developed “NZ2520SF” crystal clock oscillator, and we have developed a smaller sized crystal clock oscillator “NZ2016SF” to achieve the market needs of “miniaturization and low-power”. NZ2016SF has miniaturized about 50% in capacity and weight, comparing to our previous model (NZ2520SF:2.5 × 2.0 × 0.

The development of the world's smallest 2016 size TCXO with two outputs of the same frequency

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD., represented by Hiroshi Takeuchi, has developed the world’s smallest(*1) (2.0 x 1.6 x 0.7mm) TCXO with two outputs of the same reference clock frequency. We plan to offer samples in October 2010 and start mass production in or after 2011. Mobile information terminals such as smart phones equipped with short-distance wireless communication function such as Bluetooth or W-LAN in addition to the verbal communication function is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Previously, a dedicated reference clock signal source was needed in order to equip the short-distance wireless communication function in addition to the verbal communication function. For this reason, the need for a TCXO that can provide reference clock signal to both of the two functions mentioned above has increased amidst the ambivalent two needs: miniaturization and multifunction. In order to meet these market needs, we have developed the world’s smallest TCXO with two outputs of the same f

The development of the WLP (Wafer Level Package) type SAW device which is 0.35mm in height with the use of the proprietary hollow sealing technology

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD., represented by Hiroshi Takeuchi, has developed miniaturized and low-profile WLP (Wafer Level Package) type SAW device (filter/duplexer) for module use. In recent years, there has been a trend to modularize the wireless communication functions of mobile information terminals such as cellular phones and smart phones. This is because many telecommunication carriers have decided to adopt LTE (Long Term Evolution), the successor of GSM-UMTS, for the Next Generation Network. As a result, the shift towards multimode and multiband GSM/UTMS/CDMA/LTE has been accelerated, and thus the wireless communication functions have become more complicated. This is the reason why modularization has become essential. Unlike the conventional SAW filters, a ceramic package is not used in this product. We have developed the WLP structure in which the piezoelectric substrate of the SAW device chip is used as the package. We have reduced the size of 1.4 x 1.1mm type SAW filter

Self-extinguishing cable sealant

In electrical equipment that generates heat, cable bundles must be durably protected against high temperatures. With Terostat 3631 FR, Henkel has developed a flame retardant and easily applied butyl sealant which is especially suitable for applications where low flammability is essential. Unlike conventional butyl-based sealants, Terostat 3631 FR easily withstands continuous exposure to temperatures up to 105°C and also has self-extinguishing properties in the event of a fire. As a result, Terostat 3631 FR is suited for use as a longitudinal water-repellent sealant for cable bundles in electric ovens, microwaves, heating systems or tumble dryers. In addition to high-grade thermal protection, a further advantage offered by the sealant is its easy handling and excellent resistance to water and moisture. As a soft-moldable compound, Terostat 3631 FR is simply applied manually to seal off the cable bundle. This eliminates the fiddly work required in many cases to thread cables throug

Single-source integrated solutions

The capacity and performance of the diecasting industry is greatly dependent on the development of efficient and sustainable manufacturing technologies. Henkel will be presenting a truly future-aligned product portfolio at GIFA 2011, encompassing innovative solutions right along the entire value chain and offering industrial users all the synergy benefits ensuing from the merger. High-quality and corrosion-resistant diecast components pass through a number of process stages before they can be deemed ‘complete’. Aside from the actual casting process, machining, component cleaning, pretreatment and final assembly all have a decisive influence on their value. Henkel is able to offer premium products covering all the manufacturing stages mentioned. Indeed, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance lubricants and lubricoolants to specialty cleaners, conversion coatings, adhesives and sealants. Henkel also supplies specific application equipment for water free sys

Selection is key – Optimal bonding for industrial constructions

Over the past decades, structural adhesives have evolved into effective and dependable alternatives to conventional joining techniques such as bolting, riveting and welding. They can be used to bond almost all materials commonly employed in industrial manufacturing. One essential aspect is selecting the right bonding solution for each particular construction. But which adhesive solutions are available and which factors must be considered in order to get the best results? Structural adhesives are used to join a variety of similar and dissimilar materials effectively while achieving an optimal distribution of mechanical loads, stresses and vibrations. The range of applications stretches from bonding of single-use medical articles through to the assembly of heavy equipment. In order to ensure the structural strength of the bondlines, the structural design of the materials to be joined and the choice of adhesive technology must be very carefully evaluated. Different constructions will

Pressureless Silver Sintering Technology from Henkel

Breaking new ground in materials innovation, Henkel Electronic Materials has announced its success with a revolutionary silver (Ag) sintering technology that enables high volume production of modern power packages in a process that does not require pressure. In its market debut, Henkel’s Ag sintering capability has been designed into Ablestik SSP2000, a high reliability die attach material well-suited for use with power modules such as IGBTs and high power LED products. Sintering is a process in which particles are joined together by heating the material in a sintering furnace below its melting point until there is particle adhesion.  Conventional Ag sintering is achieved by applying both heat and pressure to the material, or device, until the metal joint is formed.  The drawback to the pressure application technique in semiconductor packaging, however, is its volume limitation, as devices must be processed individually on capital-intensive die bonding systems.  With Ablestik SSP20

Henkel’s Conductive Die Attach Films Enable Leadframe Package Scalability

Henkel announces that it has worked with STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and advanced chip packaging technology developers, to validate the performance of Henkel’s Ablestik C100 conductive die attach film materials for production of very small package configurations in a process called ScalPack, which incorporates die with extremely small dimensions Commercialized in early 2011 following process testing at ST, Henkel’s Ablestik C100 materials – available in 15 micron and 30 micron thicknesses – are now extending the proven advantages of film-based materials to leadframe applications.  Notable among the benefits of Ablestik C100 conductive films are the elimination of die tilt, the ability to process thinner die and the facilitation of greater bondline control. Providing a high level of manufacturing latitude, the workability of the new Henkel materials has been established on die sizes ranging from 0.2 mm x 0.2 mm up to 6 mm x 6 mm for multipl

Innovative adhesives for the solar industry

At the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference in Hamburg, Henkel will be presenting powerful solutions spanning the entire value chain. To meet the market challenges, Henkel develops innovative adhesives and sealants, because extremely productive manufacturing processes and new concepts for saving materials and energy are vital to the future viability of the solar industry. Customers looking for more information regarding the innovations or who would like to talk to an adhesives or sealants expert will find Henkel in Hall B6, Stand B11. Visitors to this year’s EU PVSEC can look forward to the presentation of new trends and developments in the photovoltaic industry. As the leading global manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, Henkel will also be there presenting an extensive product portfolio for the automated production of solar modules. High-tech adhesives for the photovoltaic industry With solutions from Terostat and Loctite Henkel provides the photovoltaic indus

Henkel invests heavily in young engineers

For three years now, Henkel has been engaging in promoting young engineers. In addition to offering numerous training programs, participation in the annual Formula Student contest for engineering students at the Hockenheimring has become a central component of Henkel’s commitment in this area. The special award for best use of adhesive, which Henkel instituted in 2009, was won this year by the team from Bayreuth University. The design competition attracts a great deal of interest internationally, with teams from colleges and universities from all over the world taking part. It ranks as a kind of unofficial Olympics for engineering students. Competing against all other entrants, the teams have to design and build the prototype of a new racing car from scratch, present it as a business case, and test its performance in various trials and a final race. 78 teams in the Combustion category and 31 more in the Electric category made it to the final round to be judged at the Hockenheimring

Faster rotor blade bonding thanks to new technology

The energy turnaround and the push to expand renewable energy generation is posing major challenges for manufacturers of wind energy plants. To ensure economic viability, efforts are focusing first on improving the availability and productivity of existing production facilities. One of the wind energy industry’s top priorities is to maximize utilization rates by speeding up manufacturing processes in order to reduce unit costs and achieve a rapid payback on investments. The use of new material technologies is making an important contribution to this. In rotor blade production, one obvious way of accelerating the process would be to use polyurethane-based adhesives for rotor blade bonding, although these represent a very recent development in the wind power industry. Traditionally, blade shells and spars have been bonded using two-component epoxy resins. While these materials reliably meet the extremely high mechanical specifications, they are rapidly reaching their limits when it c

Han-Yellock®

Elegant in Appearance - functional in Design The Han-Yellock® - a special Han® connector Han-Yellock® is a new product series which retains the core functionality but differs significantly from current size and shape formats. The approach of this series makes many new functions possible, for example:     An internal, latched locking mechanism on the hood     Multiplies the potentials in the connector with Han-Yellock® modules     Usage of Han-Modular® modules with adapter frames     Insulators can snap into the front or back walls of the housing     Protected Earth contact (PE) in crimp or Quick Lock termination Thus, the Han-Yellock® offers improved functionality in the form of increased variability, multiplied potential, simplified handling, reduced incidence of errors and maximized safety.

FOC – SC contacts now meet demanding POF specifications

SC contacts are now available for 1 mm POF HARTING has expanded its portfolio of FOC contacts. SC contacts are now not only available for GI and HCS fibres, but also for 1 mm POF, while two variants feature "Quick-Assembly" technology. This assembly technology has been proven in for F-SMA and F-ST contacts in the course of many years and enables safe fixation of the fibre in the contact without any tools required - making it the ideal solution for field assemblies. In addition to the standard variant, HARTING is also providing a version with anti-kink guard. The third variant is now available for crimp connections using standard crimp tools and meets even the most stringent requirements in terms of vibration resistance for transportation technology. All SC contacts can be utilized as single connectors and are also optimized for applications with Han® connectors. Users can integrate up to four contacts in connectors of the Han® 3 A size. The Han-Modular® product range is

Han-INOX® series of stainless steel hoods and housings gain new versions

Han-INOX® - stainless steel connector series designed for operations in the harshest environments Han-INOX® is HARTING's stainless steel connector series that is designed for operations in the harshest environments. The new angled hoods, bulkhead mount housings and surface mount housings of the new Han® 3 A size have gained many design options that complement those of the standard Han® 3 A hoods and housing series. Moreover, the product range has been extended with protective caps for bulkhead mount housings and hoods. This feature ensures degree of protection IP 65/67 for the service interfaces at all times, regardless of whether or not they are in use. Han-INOX® meets all requirements for the implementation of high-quality connectivity solutions for applications presenting special demands. In addition to outdoor applications, this especially includes applications in process technology and in the food and beverages industries.

New Han® 3 A housing with extended application options

Han® 3 A - more than 25 contact inserts Since many years HARTING's Han® 3 A product range with more than 25 contact inserts has established itself as the standard for interfaces for the transfer of electrical signals and data transmission, as well as for the power supply to small-scale units in industry. Two new housings are now extending the Han® 3 A application options. Han® 3 A angled bulkhead-mount housing A new angled bulkhead-mount housing that can be fastened with four screws is one of the available options. Especially with a look to machinery that is subject to high mechanical stress, this metal housing represents the ideal solution for a rugged design. It is predestined for applications in mechanical engineering where the connectors are also exposed to extreme forces generated by high velocities. The bulkhead-mount housing is also equipped with a special sealing system that ensures direct contact between the connector housing and the mounting surface for optimum EM

New Han-Compact® hoods

Straight and angled cable entry – two-piece structure for highly convenient handling HARTING's new hoods of the Han-Compact® product range have exceeded market requirements. The compact metal hood with different cable entry directions is suitable for all contact inserts of the Han-Compact® size. The hoods are available with straight and angled cable entries. Variants with surfaces for standard and EMC applications are also available for this product range. The outer threads are moulded onto the hood. With that are also cost-efficient half-cable glands for diverse cable diameters and an IRIS spring for shield termination available for this hood. Thanks to the two-piece design of the hood, users can slip the hood element including the cable gland onto the cable during assembly. This facilitates fast and with that cost-effective wiring of the contacts. The hood element is then closed again and fastened with the screws. A separate ground conductor terminal on the hood enables

Han-Power® S – easy and convenient installation to ISO 23570

Integrated 24 V power supply module is a further, decisive step in simplifying installation technology HARTING'S Han-Power® S series represents a decisive step in simplifying installation technology. In addition to communication, the 400 V Power and 24 V cables are vital for industrial automation technology. With regard to the power range, consistency in the installation concept means that the 400 V, 230 V and 24 V lines are considered as integral elements. Distributed field devices that require both 400 V power and a 24 V auxiliary voltage can be wired efficiently using Han-Power® S. Han-Power® S - the assembly is very simple and comfortable The installation calls for a power cable with 7 x 4.0 mm² or 5 x 4.0 mm² conductors, for example. The outer insulation of the cable is stripped to the defined length, the stranded wire conductors are inserted into the Han-Power® S and tapped via the insulation displacement terminal. The power cable is routed, as accustomed, via the H

System solutions for rolling networks

Ha-VIS 4000 and Ha-VIS EtherRail® form the basis for reliable Ethernet networks in and between wagons The Ethernet switches of HARTING's product range Ha-VIS 4000 and the Ha-VIS EtherRail® data cables form the basis of reliable Ethernet networks in and between wagons. The implementation of redundant networks that are specially attuned to meet requirements in busses, street cars and trains can be optimized with a combination of supplementary, interactive products, such as Ethernet Switch with PoE, highly flexible data cables (compliant with LSZH) and HARTING connectors. The 8-port PoE switch (Ha-VIS eCon 4080-BPoE1) can be used to efficiently install video networks enhancing passenger safety in the cabin or at bus/train stops. The highly flexible data cable with four-star construction can be used both as connecting cable at the carriage transition and for installations in the vehicles and conforms to current fire regulations to TS EN 45 545-5 for rail and bus vehicles.

New HARTING har-mik® Bellows SMC series right angled

Three new har-mik® Bellows SMC female right angled connectors complete the HARTING portfolio HARTING’s Miniature D connectors in 1.27 mm pitch, the so-called har-mik® series, are a must in various cable-to-board applications where space saving and high data transfer rates are demanded. HARTING has expanded the har-mik® Bellows SMC portfolio of female right angled connectors with the addition of three new variants with 20, 50 and 68 poles respectively. Fielding the complete har-mik® Bellows SMC connector range from 14 to 68 poles, HARTING is offering customers a perfect solution, as the connectors can be terminated in the same solder reflow process as all other board mounted SMT components. The connectors are available in suitable tray or reel packaging, which are fully compatible with the various handling equipments of an automated assembly line. Drawing on the bellows mating technology, HARTING’s har-mik® Bellows SMC connectors are the perfect choice for applications requiring

HARTING AdvancedMC plug enhances contact reliability and reduces manufacturing process costs

The new HARTING AdvancedMC plug connector replaces the card edge with gold pads for AdvancedMC and MCH modules HARTING has pushed the envelope in the development of plug-in connectors for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA. The new HARTING AdvancedMC plug connector replaces the card edge with gold pads for AdvancedMC and MCH modules. This has created again a two-piece plug-in connection with considerably improved contact reliability. The new version of the plug-in connector is mounted onto the basic side of the AdvancedMC module, optional with the help of an automatic pick-and-place machine. Usually, the plug-in connector is soldered by way of the "pin-in-hole-reflow" process, but is now also suitable for wave soldering. As an alternative solution, HARTING offers a version for the assembly on the bottom component side (extended side). The improved HARTING AdvancedMC plug supports data transmission rates up to 12.5 Gbps. Instead of the card edge, the connector now defines the in

Ha-VIS RFID system

The Ha-VIS RFID system from HARTING is a complete software and hardware platform for the realization of RFID solutions. In addition to integrated Ha-VIS RFID middleware for the convenient connection of peripheral devices (readers, label printers etc.), the Ha-VIS RFID system can now also communicate directly with an PLC via fieldbuses like ProfiNet, ModBus, Ethernet/IP, etc. This makes the Ha-VIS RFID system even more attractive for industrial applications as it enables the exchange of RFID data with ERP systems as well as with PLCs. The Ha-VIS RFID system now allows all functions at field level to be controlled directly and process data to be recorded in ERP. HARTING’s Ha-VIS RFID system is an open platform for system integrators enabling quick and easy implementation of RFID solutions.

Five Disturbing Stories That Reveal the Real Mitt

1. Mormon women have reported “horror stories” about Romney from when he served as a Mormon bishop. 2. He reportedly pushed Bain employees to lie to get information. 3. He paid for his son and daughter-in-law’s surrogacy agreement, which included an abortion clause. 4. He’s annoying his neighbors by quadrupling the size of his beach house. 5. He publicly berated a man for drinking and smoking weed.

More Trust for Smart Life Solutions: NXP’s SmartMX2 Receives CC EAL6+ Security Certificate

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that its SmartMX2™ secure microcontroller has been awarded the world’s first Common Criteria EAL6+ certification for a secure microcontroller with a contactless interface based on 90-nm technology. Issued by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the EAL6+ security evaluation adds rigorous mathematical testing of the entire security architecture to resistance against various invasive, semi-invasive and non-invasive attacks, thus also formally proving the security concept. The formal mathematical methods implemented leading to the new SmartMX2 security architecture and the corresponding CC EAL6+ certificate provide a significantly higher trust level to customers. NXP’s advanced security expertise has made it the global leader in Identification and security technology. The SmartMX™ family of secure microcontrollers leverages the groundbreaking IntegralSecurity™ architecture that combines more than 100 different

NXP Achieves Ultra-Low Output Voltage Ripple with 6-MHz DC/DC Converter

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced its state-of-the-art DC6M DC/DC switching regulator family featuring a very high 6-MHz frequency, an ultra-low output voltage ripple performance of 7 mV, and high efficiency up to 95 percent. The DC6M family supports up to 650 mA supply current in a very small wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP6), measuring only 1.36 x 0.96 x 0.47 mm. With an input voltage range from 2.3 to 5.5 V, the new DC/DC converters are ideally suited for battery-driven portable devices such as smartphones, as well as other consumer devices where reliable, efficient power management is essential and space is limited. With a typical output voltage ripple of only 7 mV, the DC6M family (including the DC6M4, DC6M5 and DC6M6) minimizes disturbances to the output voltage signal caused by the switching mechanism, thus enabling a stable signal, enhancing energy efficiency, and overcoming a common limitation of most other DC/DC converters today. In addition, th

NVE Granted Magnetothermal MRAM Patent

NVE Corporation today was granted patent number 7,813,165, titled “Magnetic Memory Layers Thermal Pulse Transitions,” relating to Magnetothermal Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM). MRAM is an integrated-circuit memory which is fabricated with nanotechnology and which uses electron spin to store data. Magnetothermal MRAM is an MRAM design that uses a combination of magnetic fields and ultra-fast heating from electrical current pulses to reduce the energy required to write data. NVE has more than 50 U.S. patents, and more than 100 patents worldwide issued, pending, or licensed from others. Links to the new patent and NVE’s other U.S. patents can be found on the Patents page of the company’s Website. NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couple