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Wireless HDTV with WHDI – Changing the Way Consumers Consume Content

November 16, 2010 4:43 am | by Noam Geri, Co-Founder and Vice President Strategic Marketing, AMIMON | Comments

The Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI), the new wireless HDTV standard promoted by AMIMON, Hitachi, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony, could not have arrived at a better time. Consumers are increasingly using their portable devices such as notebook PCs and tablets to find and view HD content...

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Designing an Easily Modified LED Sequencer with No Processor Intervention

November 11, 2010 11:24 am | by Andrew Siska and Meng He, Cypress Semiconductor | Comments

As LED technology continues to be used in more and more applications, it is also becoming quite common for developers to seek ways to minimize cost and design complexity by implementing an LED or other device sequencer on a system-on-chip (SOC) platform.

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Turn to Embedded Passive Layers for Smaller, Lighter and More Efficient Devices

November 11, 2010 4:27 am | by John Geissinger, Applications Engineer Senior Specialist, 3M Electronic Solutions Division | Comments

Nearly every electronic device – be it for a consumer, medical or military application – can benefit from a reduction in weight or form-factor size and increased efficiency, performance and functionality. Sounds too good to be true, but in fact, many applications could realize those benefits...

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Ultra-Small ZigBee Module Is Based on Atmel’s Newest Single Chip

November 10, 2010 12:57 pm | Comments

Adaptive Network Solutions, a leading system design house, its @ANY2400SC IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee RF module for 2.4 GHz ISM band. With an ultra-small footprint of just over 3 square centimeters, the new module offers a combination of

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Two-die Chip Integrates a Stepper Motor Driver and CAN Transceiver

November 10, 2010 12:26 pm | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s AMIS-30523 integrates a stepper motor driver and CAN transceiver in a single package, two-die device. This configuration can be used to control multiple motors of the same type on a single bus, and it provides

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USB Hi-Speed Serial-Hub Module Provides Three USB, Four Serial Ports

November 10, 2010 11:40 am | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) released the FT4232H USB serial/hub module designed to connect to the company’s V2DIPx modules, as well as any USB Host interface (e.g. PC). This product

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Chipset Enables Vehicles to Sense Potential Crash Situations

November 10, 2010 10:21 am | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor’s 77 gigahertz (GHz) silicon germanium (SiGe) integrated chipsets are intended for use in automotive radar systems. These radar solutions provide long- and mid-range functionality, allowing

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IC Incorporates Two-Switch-Forward Main, Flyback Standby Power Converters

November 10, 2010 7:18 am | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperTFS, an integrated power supply IC family for high-power applications. The device family members incorporate both a two-switch-forward converter and a flyback standby power converter into a

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There's More to an RTOS than Threads

November 10, 2010 5:20 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Comments

When engineers think about using a real-time operating system they worry about task timing, interrupt latency, and other timing- and task-related concerns. But other aspects of adopting an RTOS deserve equal attention. "Keep an eye on your project's future growth and expandability," said Andy Gryc...

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New Distributed Power Architecture Gives Designers New Options for Mil-Aero Applications

November 10, 2010 4:03 am | by Jeremy Ferrell, VPT, Inc., www.vpt-inc.com | Comments

Today’s commercial avionics, military and space electronics need higher performance while decreasing size, weight and cost. The power supply is a key determining factor in the final system size, weight, and thermal design.

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Passive Heat Transfer Devices Respond to Satellite Application Demands

November 9, 2010 11:48 am | by Nelson Gernert, Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Thermacore Inc. | Comments

Dissipation of the heat generated by increasingly powerful satellite electronics presents inherent challenges. Today’s satellite applications, especially in the military sector, demand increasingly powerful functionality and a wider variety of electronics...

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FPGA Design Simplifies Interface Conversion

November 9, 2010 10:32 am | by Earle Foster, Sealevel Systems, Inc. | Comments

Often legacy electronic equipment needs to be used with modern computers that do not support the interface or protocol for the device. Disparate electrical signaling levels, contrasting data rates, and missing or mismatched handshaking signals are among the problems the system engineer may face.

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Precision Miniature Motors Aid Aerospace and Defense Applications

November 9, 2010 10:23 am | by Chris Schaefer, Portescap, www.portescap.com | Comments

The applications for miniature motors span a wide range, from pumps that deliver insulin to regulate blood sugar, to motors that roll out paper in everyday desktop printers. As expected, application demands also vary greatly over this range...

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Meeting the Challenge of High-Voltage Power Distribution in New Ground Vehicles

November 9, 2010 10:13 am | by Michael Toland, International Rectifier, www.irf.com | Comments

On today’s battlefield, military vehicles have to perform in harsh environments with increasingly complex and sophisticated on-board electronics. To achieve the required level of complexity, greater demand is placed on the power electronics to deliver higher power in higher densities.

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Achieve Cost-Effective LED Control with High Efficiency

November 9, 2010 5:33 am | by Erhard Muesch, ZMDI, www.zmdi.com | Comments

Although the incandescent light bulb has dominated lighting applications since its introduction in the late 19th century, its efficiency has remained at less than five percent. Worldwide ecological awareness and the search for more cost-effective lighting options have made the light bulb the target of technology...

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