LDRA has boosted the automation, efficiency and customization of certification processes with Version 9 of the LDRA tool suite. While maintaining legacy tools and features, LDRA has unified its tools with a common user interface, central repositories and performance optimizations to offer superior lifecycle traceabilit
Dytran Instruments has introduced the 7503A Series, a family of high precision triaxial MEMS DC accelerometers designed for use in both commercial and military applications. The accelerometers combine a
Texas Instruments introduced an integrated clock generator featuring exceptional jitter performance. The National LMK03806 offers designers the ability to synthesize their required clock frequencies from a single low-cost crystal, enabling
ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has discovered an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus. Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers on Earth and Mars will help astronomers refine their searches for life on other planets.
Analog Devices introduced a PLL (phase-locked loop) frequency synthesizer that can be used to implement local oscillators as high as 18 GHz in the up-conversion and down-conversion sections of wireless receivers and transmitters.
Cree continues its mission of advancing the adoption of SiC into mainstream power applications with its latest additions to its 1200V SiC Schottky diode family. The surface-mount devices come in 2A, 5A, 8A, and 10A current ratings packaged in the TO-252 D-Pak
Icon Labs announced the availability of Icon Labs’ Floodgate Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, creating what is presented as the only embedded firewall protecting against Internet-based attacks.
The advent of LTE introduces a number of new challenges for capacity testing and requires different techniques and expertise from those used for 3G networks.
CEITEC, a Brazilian company that develops and produces application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) today announced the final development phase of a new integrated circuit (IC) for multiple logistics applications
In today's podcast we talk to Taoglas Director Dermot O'Shea about wireless systems like LTE and WiMax, and the required antenna infrastructures.
Analysis of findings from the recently published Semicast report “Opportunities for ARM in Embedded Processing—2011 Edition” suggest the rapid growth of the ARM architecture is set to continue over the medium term...
To his friends Shareef Allman was the big man with a big smile, a devoted single father of two who once worked tirelessly to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims, and who penned a novel about the evils of domestic violence.The portrait of Allman, 47, being painted by those who know him...
As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:
With the industrial and instrumentation market becoming more competitive, circuit designers continually face new challenges to design products faster, with fewer iterations, and incorporating a wider range of mixed-signal technologies including analog, digital, power, and RF. In addressing these challenges, reference circuits provide
C&D Technologies, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which C&D will be acquired by an affiliate of Angelo, Gordon & Co. in an all-cash transaction for $9.75 per share....
A select group of experts from Asia, Europe and North America met in Dresden, Germany, September 29 and 30 at the invitation of theInternational Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) Strategic Group 4 (SG 4) to discuss...
Infineon Technologies AG announced that Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corp. have selected Infineon as supplier of power modules for their current hybrid car generations, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Kia Optima. Hyundai...
In this first edition of 5 Questions, I'm joined by Marc Juzkow, vice president of R&D and engineering at Leyden Energy, and Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing at Leyden energy. The company's Lithium-ion battery technology touts exceptional thermal properties so the battery can operate and cycle at
API Technologies' Spectrum Control product line announces its new composite connector series. These composite connectors feature shells fabricated from high grade thermoplastic. Designed to
Authorities went door to door with guns drawn Wednesday in search of a disgruntled employee they say opened fire at a Northern California limestone quarry, killing two and wounding six, before possibly wounding another woman in an attempted carjacking.Schools were on lockdown or closed in the...
Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 1-mm pitch, 1760 pin BGA ICs. The SG-BGA-6348 socket is designed for 42.5-mm x 42.5-mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 8 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to
Meggitt Sensing Systems has introduced the Endevco model 7264C Series, a low-mass piezoresistive shock accelerometer family. Featuring a frequency response extending down to DC (steady state), the series is designed to measure the
Microchip Technology announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers that feature configurable logic and a high level of peripheral integration in 6- to 20-pin packages.
Authorities searched Wednesday for a disgruntled employee who they say opened fire at a Northern California limestone quarry, killing two and wounding six, and who may have later shot a woman in an attempted carjacking.The suspect, 45-year-old Shareef Allman, allegedly walked into a safety...
Samsung Electronics said it will file patent-infringement claims in France and Italy to ban the sale of Apple's new iPhone less than a day after it was unveiled, intensifying a legal battle between the two top brands.