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Flowcode Developers Kit Integrates Graphical Programming to Ease Electronic Design

January 30, 2012 3:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

element14, the collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell, has teamed up with Microchip and Matrix to introduce the PIC18 Flowcode Developers Kit.

Hidalgo launches mobile health monitor

January 30, 2012 12:25 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hidalgo has launched its next generation range of mobile products that monitor human health. The new Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor incorporates a miniaturised body-worn sensor designed on a ‘wear and forget’ principle that senses, records, processes and transmits data from the …

PWM Motor Driver IC Touts Reduced Quiescent and Switching Power Losses

January 27, 2012 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced the release of a new dual, full-bridge PWM motor driver IC targeted at the office automation, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The A4970 motor driver IC uses


Linear Actuator Replaces Existing Size 17 Units

January 27, 2012 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has released a new version of the 36-mm G4 linear actuator. This configuration includes a special adapter plate that allows the smaller 36-mm OD unit to replace existing size 17 hybrid stepper motor linear actuators. The

MagnaChip to Acquire IGBT Manufacturer Dawin Electronics

January 27, 2012 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. announced that its Korean subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dawin Electronics Co. Ltd., a privately held semiconductor company that designs and manufactures Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT),...

Maxim Reports Financial Results

January 27, 2012 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. reported net revenue of $591 million for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended December 31, 2011, a 7% decrease from the record $636 million revenue recorded in the prior quarter. Tunc...

Microsemi Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

January 27, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Microsemi Corp. reported unaudited results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012 ended Jan. 1, 2012. Net sales for Microsemi’s first quarter of 2012 achieved a record $240.9 million, up 30.7 percent from the...

Remote wireless test with LXI

January 27, 2012 9:42 am | by Neil Forcier, Agilent Technologies, | Articles | Comments

Imagine if all of your instruments had the ability to connect to a WiFi network or act as a WiFi router instead of a wired IO interface. Considering this, here are some ways it could make your testing life easier.


Investors tune in to Philips outlook, TV sale

January 27, 2012 8:28 am | by Roberta Cowan, Reuters | News | Comments

When Philips Electronics reports earnings on Monday, investors will be bracing themselves for developments on restructuring, costs cuts and whether the TV business will be sold in the first quarter.

Serial Device Server Family Adds PoE Models

January 27, 2012 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Roalan Ltd announced Serial Device Servers, powered over the Ethernet connection. The NetCom 111 PoE, 113 PoE and 211 PoE are upgraded variants of the well known Serial Device Servers NetCom 111, NetCom 113 and NetCom 211. They provide

Low-Profile SiC MOSFET Modules Features Multiple Circuit Topologies

January 27, 2012 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Created with a low profile and multiple circuit topologies, including independent; dual; in parallel; common collector; and common emitter, two new Powerex split dual SiC MOSFET Modules (QJD1210010 and QJD1210011) are designed for

MicroOLED introduces highest pixel density OLED microdisplay

January 27, 2012 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroOLED introduced a new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal, low power consumption OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Display) microdisplay on silicon for applications demanding high picture quality, such as professional camera and camcorder equipment...

Gate Drive IC Simplifies Power Train Design in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

January 27, 2012 5:24 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the AUIR0815S automotive-qualified IC featuring very high output current in excess of 10 A to drive large IGBTs or MOSFETs in inverter stages for the power train of hybrid and electrical vehicles.


Synopsys and LeCroy Showcase PCI Express 3.0 Interoperability

January 27, 2012 4:45 am | Videos | Comments

This video features LeCroy's Summit T3-16 Protocol Analyzer, Summit Z3-16 Protocol Exerciser and the Summit Z3-16 Test Platform to test a PCI Express 3.0-based design for compliance to the PCI Express 3.0 specification.

Marsh Bellofram Announces Global Market Introduction of High-Voltage Power Alert Series

January 27, 2012 4:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Diversified Electronics division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation (, a member of the Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies, has announced the global market introduction of the UPA-200 high-voltage universal power alert series, available beginning in March 2012.

SynCardia Selected as a Finalist for the 2012 MEDTEC Europe Innovation Awards

January 27, 2012 4:05 am | News | Comments

SynCardia Systems ( announced that it has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the European medical device industry.

ITU Approves G3-PLC as a New Worldwide Smart Grid Standard

January 26, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced that its G3-PLC™ protocol has been approved by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as a new low-frequency, OFDM-based narrowband powerline communications (NB-PLC) standard. In partnership with Electricité Réseau...

Ener1 Reaches Agreement on Plan to Reduce Debt and Secure New Equity Funding to Support Long-term Business Strategy

January 26, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with its primary investors and lenders on a restructuring plan that will significantly reduce its debt and provide up to $81 million to recapitalize the...

Hewlett-Packard Agrees to Civil Penalty for Failure to Immediately Report Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

January 26, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $425,000. The settlement agreement has been provisionally accepted by the Commission. The settlement resolves staff allegations...

Five Questions with Ed Sarrat of Cirrus Logic

January 26, 2012 9:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

Ed Sarrat of Cirrus Logic is my guest for this edition of Five Questions. Cirrus Logic just announced its CS5484/80/90 family of analog front end (AFE) ICs which provide very high energy measurement accuracy, offering designers of single and polyphase utility meters and smart energy products a desirable combination of

Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with LEMO

January 26, 2012 8:13 am | News | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and LEMO announced the companies have signed an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute LEMO’s product worldwide.

Renco Electronics Releases New Surface Mount Inductor

January 26, 2012 8:06 am | Renco Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

As more details of our lives are converted into digital formats, demand for computing devices and network systems will continue to rise. With critical information (i.e. medical health records) now available in electronic form, professionals and individuals require their devices and networks to be secure and reliable.

Packaging Enhances Automotive MOSFETs

January 26, 2012 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies introduced an innovative package technology providing high-current capability and high efficiency for demanding automotive electronics applications, including electric and hybrid vehicles.

Notes From Embedded Tech Trends 2012

January 26, 2012 6:27 am | by Jerry Gipper, VITA ( | Blogs | Comments

Held this year in Cocoa Beach on January 16 and 17, Embedded Tech Trends 2012 is a networking event for companies in the critical embedded computing industry.

Online Voting Begins for "America's Next Top Energy Innovator"

January 26, 2012 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Americans will pick the most innovative start-up companies using laboratory inventions to create new businesses, products

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