MicroPIMS – a New Approach to Wireless Corrosion/Erosion Monitoring

Sensor Networks’ microPIMS® is a fully wireless, non-intrusive, ultrasonic corrosion/erosion monitoring system. Powered by battery, it operates using long range (>1 mile/1.6Km) sub Gigi-Hertz wireless connectivity. Each microPIMS sensor is programmed to take readings at a user-defined specified time interval and send data to Sensor Networks proprietary webPIMS® software, a cloud-based back-end web portal for analysis, trending and more.

Use microPIMS® for:
  • Applications where frequent data is required to monitor corrosion/erosion rate issues.
  • Short- or long-term corrosion rate data is needed to monitor crude-slate changes or to correlate operational system updates.
  • Areas not conducive to manual UT thickness surveys.
  • Covering many discrete points with simple attachment.
  • Situations where quick and easy installations are required.
  • Easy installation (no welding required) and repositioning.

Download microPIMS Data Sheet

VCC Launches LSM0805 Series SMD LED Offerings

Visual Communications Company (VCC), a recognized global leader in the illuminated electronics, recently announced its new LSM0805 Series SMD LED package. 

With a footprint of only 2.0mm x 1.25mm x .08mm, the new chip LEDs are a smart choice for applications including IoT, medical devices, industrial controls and a host of consumer wearables.  

In addition to bright, reliable illumination in a small, industry-standard footprint, the LSM0805 Series delivers:

  • Exceptional illumination – optimized light coupling by inter reflector and flat top lens combined with AIGaINP and GaInP technology
  • Space-saving configuration – surface-mount design ideal for automated PC board assembly and space-sensitive designs
  • Enhanced visibility – wide viewing angle of 110 to 120 degrees
  • Low-power operation – 2 or 3 Volts is all it takes to deliver reliable, bright status indication
  • Manufacturing efficiencies – available in tape and reel package of 3,000/pcs/reel for automation-friendly production 

Available in red, white, green, blue and yellow, these low-profile, low-power LEDs provide high performance.

Spirit Electronics and EPC to Provide Data Packs for eGaN® Power Devices

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC,) in partnership with Spirit Electronics, will provide manufacturing lot-specific data services for their industry-leading gallium nitride-based power devices.

Spirit Electronics announces a partnership with EPC to provide an expanded range of manufacturing lot-specific data services for their industry-leading enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) devices.

“Our partnership with Spirit Electronics provides the opportunity for EPC to complement Spirit’s extensive history and proven successful track record in working with defense and aerospace customers,” commented Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC. “Offering lot-specific data services related to our eGaN power semiconductor products will enable us to bring additional value to these demanding applications.”

Marti McCurdy, CEO of Spirit Electronics, noted that, “Our partnership with EPC has been an exciting addition to our portfolio of products and this new offering of lot-specific data services will further help us bring the superior performance of eGaN power transistors and ICs to defense and aerospace customers, so they can design leading-edge power system solutions.”

EPC is offering a variety of data pack services for their eGaN FETs and ICs. More information can be found at: epc-co.com/epc/Products/DataPacks.aspx

About EPC

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride-based power management devices. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as DC-DC converters, wireless power transfer, envelope tracking, RF transmission, power inverters, remote sensing technology (Lidar), and Class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. EPC also has a growing portfolio of eGaN-based integrated circuits that provide even greater space, energy, and cost efficiency.

Visit the EPC web site: www.epc-co.com

eGaN is a registered trademark of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc.

Spirit Electronics Receives 2018 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award

Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Spirit Electronics was one of 75 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors. Way to go, Team Spirit!!