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Interop Technologies Names Doug Thompson Jr. as Director of Product Management

July 20, 2011 6:30 am | News | Comments

Interop Technologies has named Doug Thompson Jr. to the position of Director of Product Management.

6-to-18 GHz SP6T Switch Provides High Reliability in Defense Systems

July 20, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda today introduced the SEM066 high-performance SP6T electromechanical microwave switch that covers 2 to 18 GHz and is an excellent choice for defense applications that require broad operating bandwidth along with ruggedness and long-term reliability in the field.

Talon Air Selects Optex Perimeter Warning System to Protect Aircraft

July 20, 2011 4:47 am | News | Comments

To prevent the potential for accidents and costly repairs to aircraft being moved in hangars, Talon Air  has installed a unique perimeter-warning system in two of its hangars.

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Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar comes to Texas Institute in August

July 20, 2011 4:14 am | News | Comments

The Texas Institute is pleased to announce its Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar on Thursday, August 25th in Dallas, TX and on Tuesday, August 30th in Austin.

Freedom of Choice in Platforms

July 19, 2011 12:58 pm | News | Comments

This year has seen three test platforms continuing to develop their market message and attract new users from older platforms such as GPIB and VXI, the choices seem to continue to expand for users.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Brings Bluetooth Connectivity to Customers with the Addition of Bluegiga

July 19, 2011 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has inked a distribution agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, a manufacturer of Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device products, including new Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy offerings.

Wanxiang and Ener1 Joint Venture to Focus on Energy Storage Solutions for EVs and Utility Grid Applications

July 19, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. and Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., a division of the Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corporation, announced that they have received approval from the Chinese government for their joint venture to co-manufacture lithium-ion...

Grid Will Drive AC-DC Power Supply Market

July 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The embedded ac-dc power supply market is facing an unprecedented number of opportunities that have not been typical for this industry in the past. Driven by new applications such as the Smart Grid and...

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Hitachi Metals Announces Development of Alloys with Improved Oxidation Resistance for Use in Fuel Cells

July 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Hitachi Metals, Ltd. has announced its successful development of metal interconnect materials with higher oxidation resistance and strength for use in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Interconnects , an important component comprising SOFCs, function to...

Incandescent ban steamrolls past legislative efforts

July 19, 2011 12:11 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) has been defeated in the House of Representatives. BULB would have amended the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, thereby staying the incandescent ban. But it was not to be. With no further challenges, the Edison Lightbulb faces mandatory retirement in January 2012.

Post-operative monitoring kit works via cell phone

July 19, 2011 11:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

RECENTLY, near-field communications (NFC) has garnered a lot of headlines for its growing niche in mobile-payment systems.

STMicroelectronics and Soundchip announce substantive collaboration in High Definition Personal Audio? (HD-PA?)

July 19, 2011 11:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Innovative powerful silicon components to enable personal audio devices with leading-edge HD-PA-compliant sound performance.

'Smart' Sunglasses Block Blinding Glare

July 19, 2011 8:15 am | News | Comments

The days of being blinded by glare from the sun, despite the $300 sunglasses straddling your face, may soon be over.

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High-Resolution Hall-effect Magnetic Encoder Touts Precise Positioning in Harsh Environments

July 19, 2011 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced what is said to be the market’s highest-resolution Hall-effect magnetic encoder. The AEAT-6600-T16 encoder provides advanced positioning information with the performance

Isolated Quarter-Brick Uses New Power Topology

July 19, 2011 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter-brick from CUI is based on Solus Power Topology. The 720- W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V with an output of 12 V at an efficiency of up to more than 96%.

LDRA Takes Leadership Role in Security Compliance

July 19, 2011 7:31 am | News | Comments

LDRA won the attention of Military Embedded Systems (MES) editors with its announcement that the LDRA tool suite is now capable of testing software for Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Compatibility.

Digi Wireless Gateways, XBee ZigBee Modules and iDigi Device Cloud to Connect Remote Shipping Containers

July 19, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International announced that Inteligistics will use the iDigi Device Cloud, ConnectPort X wireless gateways and XBee ZigBee modules to wirelessly enable its intelligent, asset tracking system.

Mobile Video Consumption to Surpass 693 Billion Minutes by 2015

July 19, 2011 7:26 am | News | Comments

Mobile video consumption is a rapidly developing market. Although many mobile video products have only recently launched, providers are experiencing significant growth in usage rates. According to In-Stat survey results, nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have watched video on their device...

RFMD(R) Announces Availability of New pHEMT Process Technologies for Foundry Customers

July 19, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced its Foundry Services business unit has expanded its portfolio of process technologies to include two additional GaAs process technologies — RFMD's FD25 low noise pHEMT process and RFMD's FET1H switching pHEMT process.

Taking the Pain out of Parallelizing Code for Multicore x86 Architectures

July 19, 2011 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vector Fabrics today announced the availability of its vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool that facilitates the optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures.

IP65-rated Panel PC family Serves Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel Atom based single board computer (SBC)...

Chrysler Group LLC Recognizes Laird Technologies as 2011 Electrical Supplier of the Year

July 19, 2011 7:05 am | News | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc., announced that it has been recognized by the Chrysler Group LLC as Electrical Supplier of the Year for its telematics product line.

DC-DC converters aimed at military vehicle and avionic applications

July 19, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today introduced the MTC35 and MTC50 series of commercial off the shelf (COTS) 35 W and 50 W DC-DC converters aimed at a broad range of military vehicle and avionics applications. These extremely robust and encapsulated board mounted modules accommodate a wide input range...

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:52 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.2W Class-D mono speaker amplifier.

Filtering 101: Single Pole Filters

July 19, 2011 6:47 am | Videos | Comments

Part of ADI's Whiteboard Series, Analog Devices Matt Duff talks about Single Pole Filters using an RC network.

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