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Sub-1 GHz RF Family Brings More Robust, Reliable Wireless Connectivity

November 4, 2011 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the sub-1 GHz RF performance line family, providing unmatched connectivity for low-power wireless applications in the security, Smart Grid , industrial, wireless healthcare, home and building automation, and other spaces.

A Two-Dimensional Electron Liquid Solidifies in a Magnetic Field

November 4, 2011 7:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Physicists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a theory that describes, in a unified manner, the coexistence of liquid and pinned solid phases of electrons in two dimensions under the influence of a magnetic field. The theory also describes the transition between these...

Multichannel Data Converter More Than Doubles Signal Bandwidth

November 4, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek announced its fastest ever multichannel data converter with digital down and up converters. With two channels each of 12-bit, 500 MHz A/D and 16-bit, 800 MHz D/A, the Model 71651 delivers more than twice the bandwidth of Pentek’s previous data converters.

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VCO operates from 3050 MHz to 4250 MHz

November 4, 2011 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CW-3050-4250 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 3050 MHz to 4250 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.5V~18.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -85 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +1.5 dBm.

Power Inductors Tout Low Height and DCR Values

November 4, 2011 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Total Frequency Control has released a family of high-current SMT power inductors (type UPI A 1004) presented as having the lowest height (4.2mm) and minimum DCR values in this package footprint (11.8 x 10.5 mm).

Can Solar Survive the Solyndra Aftermath?

November 3, 2011 1:17 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The recent collapse of a few high-profile solar energy companies, like Solyndra and Beacon Power, has caused even the most ardent fans of alternative energy to ask, "Can this industry survive?" The answer  all depends on what government does.

Fairchild Web-Based Design and Simulation Tool Provides Complete Flyback Designs In Minutes

November 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has launched Power Supply WebDesigner (PSW) – described as an easy to use, powerful online simulation tool that allows designers to throw the application note away and "Auto Design," optimize or "Advance...

Fuel Cells Energize Top American Companies

November 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

In a little more than a year, 34 corporate customers have installed, deployed or purchased more than 250 fuel cell power systems and hundreds of backup power units, totaling more than 30 MW of...

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ABB and IO to Deliver First Direct Current-Powered Data Center Module

November 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ABB and IO have agreed to partner in the development of a new data center module based on dc power to meet increasing demand for dc data centers. Together, the companies state they will...

High speed current sensor serves hybrid and electric vehicles

November 3, 2011 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The drive for green power and mobility demands next generation current sensor technology. Melexis’ introduction of its MLX91207 high speed custom programmable Hall-Sensor delivers that next generation sensor.

Booster Module Enables Practical Energy Capture from Low-Power Sources

November 3, 2011 11:17 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Linear Devices, an innovation leader in cutting-edge analog semiconductor design, announces the release of a new family of MicroPower Step-up Low-Voltage Booster Modules. 

WebMD crashes on weak outlook

November 3, 2011 9:29 am | by Kavyanjali Kaushik, Reuters | News | Comments

Shares of WebMD Health Corp crashed to their lowest in more than two years on Thursday, a day after the healthcare information provider lowered its revenue outlook.

Brainstorm: Medical Electronics

November 3, 2011 9:00 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

How could solid state lighting benefit the medical device sector?

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Great Expectations

November 3, 2011 8:41 am | by Rich Begen, VP of Distribution, Vicor (www.vicr.com) | Blogs | Comments

I have heard customers and suppliers express frustration about what they get or do not get from the distributors with whom they do business.

HP Shapes the Future of Extreme Low-energy Server Technology

November 3, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

HP announced a new industry program comprising a new server development platform, customer discovery lab and partner ecosystem to help customers significantly reduce complexity, energy use and costs. 

CEITEC Announces Volume Production of the Chip do Boi Device

November 3, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEITEC, a Brazilian company that develops and produces ASICs, announced that it has reached volume production for the first semiconductor device designed in-house.

element14 and Atmel Launch the SAM9 Development Kit

November 3, 2011 7:09 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

element14 has announced availability of the SAM9 development kit, a full-featured evaluation board centred on Atmel’s ARM based AT91SAM9G45 processor.

Compact Computer Designed for Rugged Environments

November 3, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s Relio R1420 is a small, rugged embedded computer that operates without fans or other moving parts for the most reliable operation possible.

productronica 2011: EMS Know-how at Booth 142 in Hall B1

November 3, 2011 6:41 am | News | Comments

MAZeT GmbH will be presenting their comprehensive range of services as Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) company during the PRODUCTRONICA trade fair in Munich; Hall B1/142.

Analog Semiconductor Solutions to Showcase at MILCOM

November 3, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions is showcasing a broad portfolio of new products suitable for military communications at the MILCOM, 2011 tradeshow, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Plexus achieves FDA approval to manufacture ultrasound systems in Scotland

November 3, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Plexus has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture finished class II medical devices at its Kelso manufacturing site in Scotland. Plexus achieved the accreditation following a thorough assessment of its work with SuperSonic Imagine, a …

November 2011 Supplement: Telecommunications

November 3, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the November 2011 Telecommunications supplement.  

Dual 500-MSPS DACs for Wideband Transmit Systems Are Presented as Industry’s Smallest, Lowest-Power in Class

November 2, 2011 2:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced dual, 500-MSPS digital-to-analog converters (DACs). The 12-bit DAC3162 and 10-bit DAC3152 are asserted to be the smallest, least-expensive and lowest-power devices in their class and

Toxins could make you fat - depending on gut bugs

November 2, 2011 1:13 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study published online in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that interactions between gut ecology and environmental chemicals may contribute to obesity and diabetes.

LBNL and Department of Energy to Host Webinar on DC-Power

November 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory (LBNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) will host "Direct-DC Power Systems for Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration," an on-line meeting Thursday, November 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm...

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