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PMIC Devices Target Li-Ion Battery Based Mobile Products

October 10, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced two new members of its Power Management IC (PMIC) family. According to the company, these devices feature essential power management building blocks and flexibility to provide a complete power solution for the next generation of

Multiplexing Communications Units Aid Taxi Drivers

October 10, 2011 11:08 am | by Dave Rice, Electronics Design Engineer at GB Electronics | Blogs | Comments

In-Taxi dispatch control systems have traditionally consisted of mobile data units, which exchange dispatch information with the central office using Public Mobile Radio (PMR).

6U cPCI Power Supply Touts Increased Output Power

October 10, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital Power Corporation increased the output power of its 6U CompactPCI power supply series models CPCI-AC-6U-650 and CPCI-DC-6U-650 to 650 Watts. The product line is fully

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Middleware Connects Android Apps to Any Platform

October 10, 2011 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solving the problem of Android apps communicating with other devices, application developers can now use ORBexpress from Objective Interface Systems to connect their Android apps to any platform while also solving the Android device fragmentation problem by using a standard interface.

Development Kit Features 'Giant Gecko' Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers

October 10, 2011 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro has announced the availability of a development kit supporting their ARM Cortex-M3-based EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontrollers. Referenced EFM32GG-DK3750, the kit provides users with full J-Trace and J-Link support plus access to the Giant Gecko´s low energy features.

Electric Potential Sensor Detects Changes in Electric Field, in Contact, at Distance, Even Through Walls

October 10, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that commercial samples of its Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensors are available. The first products are optimized for use as an ECG sensor and provide a resolution as good as or better than

Express Logic Adds IPsec to NetX Duo

October 10, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic has extended its NetX Duo TCP/IP IPv4/IPv6 dual stack with support for the IPsec protocol, the de-facto standard for securing connected devices in consumer, medical and industrial markets. 

Wires Are Good

October 8, 2011 8:57 am | by Chris Anderson, Spectrum Design Solutions - a division of Digi International, www.digi.com; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

I do radio for a living. I chose it because people said it was hard, (“we choose to go to the moon…”) maybe hard isn’t the best word, but esoteric at least. The arcane specialty of the magic everybody uses and less than five percent of the population understands. Like many things, the more you know about it

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Resonant Controller-Power Switch Combination Enables Efficient Power Solution for LED Street Lighting

October 8, 2011 7:51 am | by Wonseok Kang, Sungmo Young, Fairchild Semiconductor, www.fairchildsemi.com | Articles | Comments

This article will explore a total solution for a switching power supply targeted to LED street lighting. The new resonant controller combined with new power switch enable a high efficiency solution for LED lighting power supplies without sacrificing

Four-quadrant PWM Servo Controller Touts Large Bandwidth

October 7, 2011 1:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s NEW ESCON 36/2 DC is a four-quadrant PWM servo controller for use with DC motors up to 72 W. This fast digital current controller features a large bandwidth for optimal motor current/torque control. The drift-free and dynamic speed behavior enables

Micron and Samsung Launch Memory Consortium

October 7, 2011 1:27 pm | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Micron Technology, Inc., announced the creation of a consortium for OEMs, enablers and integrators that will collaborate in developing and implementing an open interface specification for an innovative new memory technology called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). Micron and Samsung are

Diode Laser Stack Product Line Includes 1940-nm Wavelength

October 7, 2011 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS announced the expansion of its QCW high-power vertical diode laser stacked arrays. These devices are now available at 1940 nm with power ranges up to 12 W QCW per bar and optional fast-axis collimation. These compact, completely AuSn soldered vertical stacks are

Heat Sinks Are Designed for Higher Power Densities

October 7, 2011 12:44 pm | News | Comments

Designed for applications requiring high power densities and where forced air cooling is present, Ohmite has released a larger version of its MV/MA heat sink which provides even more heat dissipation. The longer

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Jeff Smoot of CUI on Board-Level Power Management

October 7, 2011 12:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jeff Smoot, VP of Engineering and Quality at CUI about DC/DC power at the board level, the challenges to the engineer, and what CUI is doing to address them.

Miniature Microwave Coax Contact Assemblies Family Includes Size 20

October 7, 2011 12:32 pm | News | Comments

Southwest Microwave, Inc. announced Miniature Microwave Coax Contact Assemblies that fit into the small, standard Size 20 contact cavities of D-Subminiature connectors and also Size 20 (and larger) contact cavities for

RF Micro Devices Announces Formation of Compound Semiconductor Group

October 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) announced a strategic initiative to extend what it describes as its industry leadership in compound semiconductor technologies into a broad array of adjacent non-RF growth markets. The strategic initiative...

NexGen Digital Amends Distribution Agreement With Microsemi to Include Power Management Group

October 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

NexGen Digital Inc. now counts Microsemi Inc.’s Power Management Group’s power supply and relay products among its distribution portfolio. The new products allow NexGen Digital to further serve original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract...

GE Energy Announces OEM Partnership Agreement with Inovateus Solar for Solar Carport Charging Stations

October 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE Energy Industrial Solutions announced that it has reached a partnership agreement to work with Inovateus Solar, a U.S. solar-power distribution and integration company, to build new solar carports with electric vehicle (EV) chargers. "We’re...

cPCI Serial Board with Freely Configurable FPGA IP Core Offers Flexible Configuration

October 7, 2011 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. offers the G215, a universal CompactPCI Serial peripheral board that provides flexible serial communication via an individual mix of UART and fieldbus interfaces. Although equipped with five standard interfaces, the board features

Analysis: Apple's iPhone is still the hottest ticket around

October 7, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

The iPhone 4S wasn't exactly Apple's brightest moment. Yet it will probably still outshine the competition this holiday season.

Mars Express observes clusters of recent craters in Ares Vallis

October 7, 2011 6:32 am | News | Comments

Newly released images taken by ESA’s Mars Express show an unusual accumulation of young craters in the large outflow channel called Ares Vallis. Older craters have been reduced to ghostly outlines by the scouring effects of ancient water.

Integrated Silicon-Based EMI Suppression Devices Help Move Smartphone Design Forward

October 7, 2011 6:09 am | by Tim Micun, ON Semiconductor, www.onsemi.com | Articles | Comments

While form factor and electromechanical interference (EMI) remain a primary concern for smartphone designers, provisioning all of the high end peripherals in a format which is comfortable to hold and carry, creating a clean EMI ecosystem and not interfering with the wireless transmit and receive functions remains a complex challenge.

Dream is over for Virgin Galactic space tourist

October 7, 2011 5:56 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Venture capitalist Alan Walton has trekked to the North Pole, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and skydived over Mount Everest. A hop into space to enjoy a few minutes of weightlessness would have been the ultimate adventure.

LDRA and MathWorks Join Forces to Ease Compliance

October 7, 2011 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA and MathWorks have integrated the LDRA tool suite with Simulink modelling tools. The integration offers independent verification and full traceability of all artifacts, minimizing the time and cost of achieving standard compliance.

Police kill man believed to be CA quarry shooter

October 7, 2011 12:05 am | by BETH DUFF-BROWN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A disgruntled worker killed by police after he allegedly opened fire on colleagues felt mistreated on the job and angry about a recent suspension, according to friends and acquaintances.Authorities say Shareef Allman, 47, gunned down his co-workers during a routine safety meeting at Lehigh...

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