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Portable Oscilloscopes Offer Multiple Features

May 6, 2009 5:17 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Operating at bandwidths from 60 MHz to 200 MHz, Agilent DSO1000A Series oscilloscopes can display 23 automatic measurements – up to 21 simultaneously – including measurements from a built-in six-digit counter.

Nanophotonics May Create Next-Gen ICs

May 5, 2009 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IMEC nanoelectronics research institute has developed a method to integrate high-speed CMOS electronics and nanophotonic circuitry based on plasmonic effects.

Card-Edge Connectors Handle Harsh Environments

May 5, 2009 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered to accept 0.062” (1.58-mm) thick daughtercards, RDPS card edge connectors from Sullins Connector Solutions have a double-contact-point pin design as well as an operating temperature from -65°C to +150°C.


Electromagnetic Simulation Tool Features Hysteresis Solver Option

May 5, 2009 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cobham Technical Services is releasing a new version of its Vector Fields Software tool for designing rotating electrical machinery. The electromagnetic simulation software combines the accuracy of virtual prototyping using finite-element analysis with a rapid front-end design tool that allows users to create models of motors and generators in minutes.

Variable-Speed Drive Offers High Motor Functionality

May 5, 2009 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Altivar 12 variable-speed AC drive from Schneider Electric offers nearly 150 application-specific advanced motor-control functions.

BlackBerry Curve outsells iPhone

May 5, 2009 5:04 am | by Gabriel Madway and Tim Dobbyn | News | Comments

Research in Motion Ltd's BlackBerry Curve moved past Apple Inc's iPhone in the first quarter to become the best-selling consumer smartphone in the U.S., research group NPD said on Monday.


Comprehensive System Solutions

May 4, 2009 1:56 pm | by Peker Arkadly and Tom Kapucija, Microsemi Corporation | Articles | Comments

Comprehensive System Solutions Drive LED Backlight Units in TV Displays By Peter Arkadly and Tom Kapucija, Microsemi Corporation Although the LCD TV display market has not experienced as quick a conversion rate to LED backlighting as the laptop notebook segment


Reliable Power is the Key to Mechatronics Systems Reliability

May 4, 2009 1:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mechatronics is a relatively new field of complex systems design that encompasses the disciplines of Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering.


ECN Efficiency Zone - May

May 4, 2009 11:32 am | by by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

This Month's Column: Global Warming Politics, World's Cheapest Car Upsets Environmentalists

MCUs Boast 32-bit CLA for Direct Access to On-chip Peripherals

May 4, 2009 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its TMS320F2803x Piccolo microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring the Control Law Accelerator (CLA). Unique to TI’s F2803x Piccolo MCUs, the CLA is a60 MHz, 32-bit floating-point math accelerator that operates independently of the 60 MHz C28x core, allowing for direct access to on-chip peripherals and

Add-in Cores Simply the FPGA Debug Chore

May 4, 2009 10:28 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Design tools insert debug logic into FPGAs so engineers can focus on design problems and not on debugging the debugger.

Brainstorm - Military Electonics

May 4, 2009 9:46 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | Articles | Comments

This Month's Question: Will autonomous devices supplant remote-controlled in the area of military applications?


Design Talk - Prototyping and Design

May 4, 2009 8:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

There are always things to consider when prototyping a design. Here are a few essays on the subject to aid you in your efforts.


Squeezable Ferroelectrics May Create Instant-On Memory

May 4, 2009 7:00 am | News | Comments

Low-power, high-efficiency electronic memory could be the long-term result of collaborative research led by Cornell materials scientist Darrell Schlom. The research, to be published April 17 in the journal Science (Vol. 324 No. 5925), involves taking a well-known oxide, strontium titanate, and depositing it on silicon in such a way that the silicon squeezes it into a special state called ferroelectric -- a result that could prove key to next-generation memory devices.

Parallel Shaft Gearmotors Deliver up to 500 in-lbs

May 4, 2009 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

With hardened-steel helical and spur gearing in ratios from 108:1 to 266:1, the VWDIR104 AC gearmotor family offers fixed output speeds from 15 to 6 RPM with continuous torque ratings from 340 to 500 in-lbs (38.4 to 56.5 N-m). Features include built-in face mounting compatible with Genesis mounts and an overhung load capability up to 400 lbs. (181.8 kg.).


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