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Software Suite Complies with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 Standard

November 30, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elliptic Technologies has announced the release of its HDCP 2.1 SDK, presented as the first commercially available solution in the market that complies with the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 standard.

Class D Audio Amplifiers Overview

November 30, 2011 6:35 am | Videos | Comments

This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and NXP, will provide a brief introduction to Class D audio amplifiers, as well as NXP's product offering in the low, medium, and high power output Class D amplifier markets.

Hops and Pops in Timing aren't a Child's Game

November 30, 2011 6:31 am | by By Aaron Partridge, SiTime (www.sitime.com) | Blogs | Comments

Quartz resonators have many desirable properties, but they also show something called “hops and pops”. Unlike the fun subjects of Dr. Seuss' children's book, hops and pops in timing set a limit on how precise a frequency one can get from a quartz TCXO.

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Russians blog to highlight fears of election fraud

November 30, 2011 6:10 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

When bloggers posted what they said was a tape of the governor of this industrial region telling local employers to organize "compulsory voting" for Vladimir Putin's ruling party, it caused a stir across Russia.

EMA Automates Symbol Generation With App for OrCAD Capture

November 30, 2011 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMA Design Automation announced the release of SymbolGen – an app that automates the extraction of complex PDF tables  cutting time down to a fraction and eliminating errors normally seen in a manual entry approach.

Powerstax’ medical PSUs meet latest approvals

November 30, 2011 12:25 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Powerstax’ Medistax range of power supplies for medical applications has now been approved to the latest version of IEC 60601-1:2005, 3rd Edition. This is in addition to the existing approval to the 2nd Edition and ensures full medical approval is …

Good Enough

November 29, 2011 12:46 pm | by Chris Anderson, Spectrum Design Solutions - a division of Digi International, www.digi.com; posted by Chris Warner | Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | Blogs | Comments

Radio is a tough business. Everybody wants assurances that something “will work” while not defining what “works” means. When pressed, most people will say something like: “well when I send data here it always comes out there.” Really? To borrow

QM Power Continues to Win Major R & D Contracts

November 29, 2011 12:10 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

QM Power has the unique distinction of developing several different new electric motion technologies; the Parallel Path Magnetic Technology (PPMT), the Q-Sync electronic drive and the QM Power Switched Reluctance (QSR), among others.

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AltaSens Adopts Berkeley Design Automation AFS Platform for HD CMOS Image Sensors

November 29, 2011 11:59 am | News | Comments

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. announced that AltaSens, Inc., a supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors, has selected the company’s AFS Platform for full-circuit post-layout verification, block-level characterization, and device noise analysis of their high-definition (HD) and wide-dynamic-range CMOS image sensors.

Bourns Adds 19 Documents to its PortNote Solutions Series

November 29, 2011 11:44 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced that it has added 19 new PortNote Solutions to assist designers in selecting the appropriate circuit protection solution for a specific port interface. These new documents add to the company’s series that provides engineers with a simplified design starting point that includes precise information on

New Projects Confirm Role of Germany in Energy Storage Segment

November 29, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Two new developments confirm Germany’s position as a top location to implement energy storage technology: Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard announced the opening of its new European headquarters in Germany this week. And last...

NHTSA Announces Formal Safety Defect Investigation of Post-Crash Fire Risk in Chevy Volts

November 29, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the following statement announcing the agency will be opening a formal safety defect investigation to assess the risk of fire in Chevy Volts that have been...

ABB Onboard DC Grid Breakthrough

November 29, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ABB has secured what it describes as a pioneering first order for its innovative Onboard DC Grid concept, which was launched in May 2011. The company is to equip a newbuild Platform Support Vessel (PSV),...

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I-O Board Boasts Advanced 32-bit Counters

November 29, 2011 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray’s Model 826 PCI Express board features six encoder/timer/counter interfaces, 16 differential analog inputs (18-bit resolution, 100 ksps), 8 analog outputs (16-bit resolution), and 48 bi-directional digital I/Os with edge capture. Its

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ashraf Elghamrawi of Analog Devices on RFICs

November 29, 2011 10:43 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Ashraf Elghamrawi, Product Marketing Manager at Analog Devices, about the RF landscape as it applies to smart devices and the challenges to the engineer.

Competition in the Telehealth Market Set to Intensify

November 29, 2011 10:37 am | News | Comments

With a global revenue forecast of $990 million by 2015 (InMedica) the Telehealth market is already attracting a host of suppliers and innovators at various points in the value chain.

NASA rover launched to seek out life clues on Mars

November 29, 2011 10:34 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Saturday, launching a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered NASA rover toward Mars to look for clues on what could sustain life on the Red Planet.

Twitter acquires mobile security start-up company

November 29, 2011 8:31 am | by Jim Finkle and Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters | News | Comments

Twitter has acquired a start-up company that makes software to improve security and privacy for smartphones and other mobile devices.

Analysts split on BlackBerry's fate

November 29, 2011 8:24 am | News | Comments

A pair of Monday morning notes on Research In Motion paint sharply contrasting views of the company that makes the BlackBerry.

Apple beats Android in British market in October

November 29, 2011 8:18 am | News | Comments

The long-awaited iPhone 4S launch helped Apple Inc (AAPL.O) take top spot in the British smartphone market in October, overtaking phones using Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Android platform, data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showed on Monday.

COM Express Type 6 Module Features Intel Quad-Core Processor

November 29, 2011 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring the second generation of Intel Core processors, congatec's conga-TM67 also has Type 6 pin-out and digital display interfaces for improved display options and increased bandwidth with additional PCI Express Lanes available.

Development Tool Supports 16- and 32-bit PICR MCUs, 16-bit dsPICR DSCs

November 29, 2011 7:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a development tool supporting 3.3-V 16-bit and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs), as well as 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) in 28-pin SPDIP packages. The flexible Microstick II tool offers

Power Integrity Advance Module Launches for CADSTAR 13.0

November 29, 2011 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zuken announced a new tool for ensuring correct behavior of power distribution systems embedded within CADSTAR design flow, called Power Integrity Advance. This tool conducts EMC analysis and AC and DC power integrity analysis to help

North American Photovoltaic Market Set to Double

November 29, 2011 6:27 am | News | Comments

In Q4’11, the North America photovoltaic market is forecast to grow 33% Q/Q and 101% Y/Y. Q4'11 installations of more than 0.8 GW of PV capacity are expected, resulting in a total demand of over 2.2 GW in 2011.

Partnership To Power TD-LTE Mobile Hotspot

November 29, 2011 6:21 am | News | Comments

Altair Semiconductor and AsiaTelco Technologies announced that Altair's chipset has been integrated in AsiaTelco's TD-LTE Mobile Hotspot product, the ALM-F190.

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