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Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supports USB Charging

December 1, 2011 6:44 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. In addition to the

Data Acquisition and Analysis Software for Force Measurement is USB-Based

December 1, 2011 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kistler has introduced the USB-based Type 2825A DynoWare universal data acquisition and analysis software, designed for direct compatibility with Kistler stationary and rotary measuring systems, including single- and multi-component dynamometers and other force sensors. Its operation allows for

UPM RFID and Narian Technologies Partner to Power the NFC Revolution

December 1, 2011 5:16 am | News | Comments

UPM RFID and Narian Technologies have announced a strategic partnership to drive new NFC marketing, customer service and employee management for retailers and product providers utilizing UPM RFID NFC tags.

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Engineering Power Adventures

December 1, 2011 4:56 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

First let me say that the design of the XP15K power supply kit by Elenco is a very functional design. It does what it is supposed to do. It is the engineer behind the soldering iron (me) that needs some adjustment.

NJIT Researchers Publish News of Success With Robots as Learning Tool

December 1, 2011 3:59 am | News | Comments

NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool.

What is the Outlook for the Industrial PC Market?

December 1, 2011 3:56 am | News | Comments

A brand new IMS Research report on the world market for industrial PCs (IPCs) estimated total revenues of $2.07 billion in 2010. Strong growth is projected to 2015, with world IPC revenues reaching $3.52 billion.

IEEE SmartGridComm 2011 Concludes Successful 2nd Annual Event in Brussels, Belgium

December 1, 2011 3:54 am | News | Comments

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) recently concluded in Brussels, Belgium with hundreds of global experts attending nearly150 presentations dedicated to the world’s power delivery infrastructure.

Movea’s GestureBuilder advances State of the Art for Gesture Control in Consumer Electronics

December 1, 2011 3:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea announced today that it is making State of the Art gesture recognition and gesture database design capabilities available to Consumer Electronic OEMs and Systems Integrators though its ground breaking GestureBuilder software.

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Air-Cored Spring Coil Family Offers Custom Designs

December 1, 2011 3:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in both leaded and SMT configurations, a family of Air-Wound Spring Coils includes a standard range from 2.5nH to 500nH and custom wound designs with an infinite variety of winding types.

December 2011: Military & Aerospace

December 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The December 2011 issue delves into the military/aerospace sector. T’Jae Gibson (of army.mil) discuses 3D holographic technology and, in a special salute to our veterans, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg recalls his and former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre’s experience in the military.

VIA Celebrates 10 Years of Mini-ITX With eBook

November 30, 2011 12:41 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc announced the release of "Small is Beautiful: 10 Years of Mini-ITX", an eBook celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the groundbreaking achievements and innovations inspired by the Mini-ITX form factor. Included is a look back at the history of the platform, past mods and how the industry was inspired and reacted to

Ember Enables ZigBee-certified Water Meter

November 30, 2011 12:31 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

A ZigBee-certified wireless water meter developed by Elster and Freestyle Technology is using ZigBee technology from Ember to help utilities and consumers better manage their water cost and usage. Elster and Freestyle have integrated Ember’s ZigBee System-on-Chip and ZigBee PRO networking software into the new Elster V200 digital water meter to

Low-g Accelerometers Support Variety of Zero-to-Medium Frequency Apps

November 30, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs, Inc. has announced the global market introduction of its new LG Series, a dedicated product family of low-g range chips and modules, designed to support of a variety of zero-to-medium frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test & measurement requirements. The LG Series provides

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Portable Receiver Offers LTE and Cable System Interference Detection and Spectrum Clearing

November 30, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has developed an advanced portable receiver and directional antenna for interference detection and spectrum clearing of LTE and cable systems. The R&S PR100 Series portable receiver operates

Smart Grid Will Raise Ceiling for Use of Renewables

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SINTEF Energy Research announced a demonstration project, the EcoGrid EU, a €21 million EU project that is being coordinated in Trondheim by SINTEF. Sixteen partners from ten countries are members of the project. The...

Kaneka and imec Develop Heterojunction Silicon Solar Cells with Copper Electroplating

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Kaneka and imec have unveiled silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cells. The results were obtained by applying copper electroplating technology, which was developed by Kaneka based on imec’s existing copper electroplating technology, A conversion...

BASF Creates New Global Business Unit to Advance Battery Activities for Electromobility

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

In recognition of the significant growth opportunity associated with the global battery marketplace, BASF is creating a new global business unit that will bring together its current and future battery-related electromobility activities – BASF.com. As...

PIM Analyzer Covers the 900 MHz Band

November 30, 2011 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced the MW8209A PIM Master, a passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer that covers the 900 MHz band to address the growing need to measure PIM in E-GSM networks, including UMTS Band VIII and LTE Band 8. Designed for use

40-W DC-DC Converters Come In a Compact Case

November 30, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s F4000RW Series DC/DC converters provides 40 Watts of isolated, tightly regulated output power in a compact 2 x 1.6-inch case. They are specifically designed for applications requiring high power density, robust performance and

Integrated Power Circuit Touts Simpler Power Design and System Voltage Management for MCUs

November 30, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced a complete power management solution for the company’s C2000 real-time control, 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) and other DSP and FPGA processors. The TPS75005 integrated power circuit comes in a

Brainstorm: Holiday Wish List

November 30, 2011 9:58 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?

Current-sense amplifiers cut offset to 30µV

November 30, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor today announced the TS1100 family of 1?A current-sense amplifiers that cut offset to 30µV, over 3X tighter than the closest competitor. The tight offset allows users to not have to increase power consumption in order to achieve improved accuracy.

Nintendo wants to keep up Black Friday momentum

November 30, 2011 7:32 am | by Liana B. Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

After a strong Black Friday showing, Nintendo now has to focus on maintaining the momentum for its products over the next five weeks of the crucial holiday season, the company's U.S. president told the Reuters Global Media Summit on Tuesday.

Samsung scores rare patent win versus Apple in Australia

November 30, 2011 7:27 am | by Amy Pyett and Narayanan Somasundaram, Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after the South Korean technology firm won a rare legal victory in a long-running global patent war with Apple Inc.

LG replaces appliances chief; mobile head stays despite losses

November 30, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has replaced the head of its home appliances division but kept its mobile chief despite the business posting six consecutive quarters of losses.

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