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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.

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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.

LDRA streamlines regulatory burden with support for QNX Momentics

November 30, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has announced today that its LDRA tool suite now supports QNX Software System Limited’s QNX Momentics Tool Suite and QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS). This offers a best-in-class approach fine-tuned for development needs and compliance to industry standards.

IBM and Elektrobit Collaborate on Electronic Control Unit Development Platform for Automobiles

November 30, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

Elektrobit announced a software development initiative with IBM to deliver an integrated development solution to manage the growing complexity of Electronic Control Units software in automotive development

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.

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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.

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 …

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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.

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),...

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.

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