Upgrade Power-Supply Efficiency with Precise Current Measurement

source: Electronic design article The current-sense amplifier, which includes specialized features crafted to handle the most demanding applications, can play a key role in meeting efficiency goals for today’s power designs. Improving the efficiency of a power-supply design can yield many rewards. In a server farm, better efficiency translates into smaller size, reduced cooling costs, […]

COTS in space: the 100 percent testing risk

source: Intelligent Aerospace article November 13, 2017  By Dan Friedlander, Retired following 44 years in component engineering The current European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) approach to the use of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components in space applications continues to rely on heavy testing requirements. The official methodology […]

New Vishay High Power Thin Film Chip Resistors Replace Larger Devices or Multiple Same-Size Resistors to Lower Costs and Save Space

source: Vishay news MALVERN, Pa. — November 13, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of Automotive Grade thin film chip resistors that features the industry’s highest rated power dissipation in the compact 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes. For electronics in automotive, industrial, and renewable energy applications, Vishay Beyschlag […]

Lobachevsky University Scientists Create A Prototype Neural Network Based On Memristors

source: ECN news Mon, 11/13/2017 – by Lobachevsky University. Lobachevsky University scientists under the supervision of Alexey Mikhailov, Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Technology, are working to develop an adaptive neural interface that combines, on the one hand, a living culture, and on the other, a neural network based […]

Ohmcraft Surface Mount Resistors Ensure Safety and Reliability of Conductive Electrical Weapons

source: EINPresswire news ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2017 For more than 10 years, Ohmcraft has manufactured and supplied the high voltage chip resistors utilized in conductive electrical weapons (CEW). The devices, more commonly known as stun guns, have long been leveraged as a mode of protection for law enforcement, as well as […]

Wanted in large volumes: resistors!

source: elektor magazine news Totally forgotten it seems by the programming generation, the humble resistor is a basic building block in almost any electronic product rather than a “strategic design differentiator”. Today, all of a sudden, the resistor is proving hard to source, and that’s bad news for electronics OEMs — as well as the […]