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Hardware-Software Test Offering Supports DO-178 Systems

December 22, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has integrated its tool suite with National Instruments LabVIEW Virtual Instruments. The LDRA-NI solution offers hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, a technique used to develop and test the complex real-time embedded systems commonly

Transceiver Provides NFC Capability in Cars

December 22, 2011 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MLX90132 from Melexis is a 13.56MHz, fully integrated, multi-protocol RFID/NFC transceiver IC. It supports ISO/IEC protocols 18092, 14443A and B, 15693 as well as 18000-3.

Three-line Filters for Frequency Converters Tout Cost-effective Design

December 22, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC announced a new series of EPCOS 3-line EMC filters for frequency converters and other power electronics applications. The use of improved materials has led to a particularly cost-effective design of these


High Def IK-HR1S Camera Integrated into Grande Vitesse Systems' Advanced Digital Video Recorder for NASA

December 22, 2011 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Imaging has delivered the new, miniature, high definition, IK-HR1S camera to Grande Vitesse Systems for integration into a ruggedized, digital video recording system for NASA.

NexFET MOSFET Technology Overview

December 22, 2011 6:43 am | Videos | Comments

This presentation, provided by Digi-Key and Texas Instruments, will discuss the current trend in the power management industry: the push for energy efficient solutions and a decrease in overall solution size.

3.7 V Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Cells and Packs

December 22, 2011 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) has introduced a comprehensive series of 3.7V lithium ion polymer rechargeable batteries that combine a high energy density...

High Brightness LED Optimized for Elevated Outdoor Video Screens

December 22, 2011 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Members of Cree’s high-brightness P2 oval LED family, the C4SMD offers high-brightess performance at zero degree intensity and the C4SMT offers its brightest peak intensity performance at a -20 degree angle.

Sputtered Coatings Include Longwave Infrared Optical Filters

December 21, 2011 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Deposition Sciences, Inc. announced new sputtered long wavelength infrared optical coatings. The company’s MicroDyn sputtering deposition platform now offers 8-micron longwave pass (LSP) and 10-micron narrow bandpass (NBP) filters with desirable


A123 Systems and NSTAR to Launch Advanced Energy Storage Pilot Project

December 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium ion batteries and systems, announced that it is launching a pilot project with NSTAR to study and showcase the performance and reliability benefits of...

Vishay Releases Six New Low-Input Current Optocouplers with Phototransistor Output

December 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of six low-input current optocouplers with phototransistor output in the DIP-4, SSOP-4 half-pitch miniflat, and SOP-4L long miniflat packages. The new optocouplers provide...

Linear Technology Acquisition of Dust Networks Extends Wireless Sensor Networking Capabilities

December 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Linear Technology Corp. announced the acquisition of Dust Networks, Inc., a provider of low power wireless sensor network (WSN) technology. The acquisition of Dust Networks, based in Hayward, CA, will enable Linear to offer...

Boost converter drives multiple high-brightness LEDs in low-voltage lighting applications

December 21, 2011 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG is introducing its first step-up converter with integrated 35 V power switch for high brightness LEDs. It is optimal for driving multiple white LEDs connected in series from a low voltage supply.

Absolute Rotary Encoders Target DeviceNet and Ethernet-IP-based Systems

December 21, 2011 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL's OPTOCODE absolute rotary encoders are available with full support for DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP interface standards. This ensures that these devices can be readily integrated into control systems based on Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley and Schneider PLC’s, providing


EcoCAR 2 Competition Electrifies University of Washington Team

December 21, 2011 7:26 am | by Tyler Rose, Outreach Coordinator, UW EcoCAR 2 Team; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Over the next three years, the University of Washington team will compete amongst 15 Universities from the United States and Canada to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle power train for a donated 2013 Chevrolet Malibu; build a showroom quality vehicle; acquire local sponsors; and launch an exhaustive outreach program intended to educate consumers on green vehicle technology.

High Stability Infrared Sensor IC Suits Demanding Environments

December 21, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new MLX90616ESF-HCA thermopile sensor addresses common challenge for current high end thermometer guns: their sensitivity to fast temperature changes in their environment.

Bluetooth blood pressure monitor uses Nordic’s nRF8001 low energy solution

December 21, 2011 6:26 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

IDT International has successfully developed the world’s first Bluetooth low energy (or Bluetooth Smart) blood pressure monitor, which is expected to be ready to go into volume production by March next year after receiving final FDA (U.S.) and MDD (Europe) …

Eureka Park TechZone Triples Since Launch

December 21, 2011 6:16 am | News | Comments

Ninety-four companies will exhibit in the new Eureka Park TechZone at the 2012 International CES, a dedicated area in partnership with the National Science Foundation, Startup America Partnership, CNET and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), showcasing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Exclusive: Amazon weighed buying RIM, interest cooled

December 21, 2011 6:14 am | by Nadia Damouni, Reuters | News | Comments

Research In Motion Ltd has turned down takeover overtures from Inc and other potential buyers because the BlackBerry maker prefers to fix its problems on its own, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Ex-hacker testifies about reporting U.S. Army leaks suspect

December 21, 2011 6:09 am | by Lily Kuo, Reuters | News | Comments

A former computer hacker testified on Tuesday that he led authorities to the suspected source of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history after several days of online chats with Bradass87, an alias for Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning.

Sixteenth-brick Power converters Suit Low-profile Applications

December 21, 2011 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has introduced two new isolated DC/DC power converters that come in an industry-standard sixteenth-brick form factor and deliver an output current up to 20 A, or an output power equivalent to

Aegis software improves engagement for customer Spectrum Assembly

December 21, 2011 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Assembly has recently purchased Aegis iLaunch and iView Manufacturing Operation Software modules for their Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) operation. Together, these provide SAI with a distributed, paperless environment to replace their earlier paper-based manufacturing process instructions.

St. Jude Medical, Riata and Riata ST Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads: Class 1 Recall - Failures with Lead Insulation

December 21, 2011 4:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Premature insulation abrasion may cause the conductors to become externalized, which can cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

DC-DC Market Faces Unprecedented Opportunities

December 20, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Significant changes are occurring in the dc-dc converter module and IC markets that will produce unprecedented opportunities in the coming year. Although driven primarily by applications, other trends are expected to have a profound...

DOE Highlights Report on Successful Strategies for Renewable Energy Grid Integration

December 20, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of a DOE-funded report to help better integrate wind energy into the electrical grid. The report, entitled "Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable...

Soitec Purchases Manufacturing Facility in San Diego to Locally Produce CPV Modules for U.S. Renewable Energy Market

December 20, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Soitec has purchased a manufacturing facility in Rancho Bernardo, California, within San Diego City limits, and will soon begin fitting the factory to produce its concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules for the U.S. renewable-energy market....

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