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Cable Assemblies Withstand Harsh Environments for Industrial Applications

Posted May 05, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

L-com Global Connectivity has launched a line of X-coded M12 cable assemblies designed to withstand harsh environments for industrial applications. The cables can be used for industrial control, machine vision, sensors and actuators, test equipment, and industrial Ethernet networks.


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New Yorker Electronics Broadens Medical Electronics Offerings

Posted March 03, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The Audible Medical Alarms from Mallory Sonalert's broad product line are used in almost every type of medical application, from consumer handheld meters to infant monitors. Audible medical alarms are now IEC60601-1-8 approved for drug dispensers, defibrillators, dialysis, and more.


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Inductors Have Integrated Shielding

Posted February 13, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A commercial version of Vishay's Automotive Grade IHLE series of low-profile, high current inductors integrate e-shields to reduce EMI. By eliminating the need for expensive board-level Faraday shielding to lower EMI, the devices reduce costs and save board space.


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Panasonic to Show Lithium-ion Batteries at CES

Posted January 10, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Panasonic Corporation will showcase its rechargeable, pin-type lithium-ion battery and flexible lithium-ion battery at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This battery is suited for powering small applications such as wearable devices. In addition to being a small, cylindrical-shaped, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, features include high reliability and high output.


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For the IoT, Fog May Clear Up the Cloud

Posted January 01, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Visionaries have predicted how Internet of Things sensors and similar edge devices will supply big data to be analyzed in the cloud, but the reality may not be so simple. Fog computing aims to put a level of computing power near the edge devices to concentrate data, cache it, and even provide pre-processing for cloud computing. Fog computing can leverage existing dumb sensors and may reduce the need for smart sensors.


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