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LVDT position sensors provide feedback in robotic applications

October 19, 2011 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The compact size and highly accurate output of Macro Sensors' CD 375 Series of miniature LVDTs make the linear position sensors ideal for providing displacement feedback in different robotic applications.

VIA Honored with Seven First Ever Taiwan Green Classics Awards

October 18, 2011 2:41 pm | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the company has been honored with seven "Taiwan Green Classics Awards" from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Taiwan Green Classics Awards were created to recognize

Sealevel to Provide GE Intelligent Platforms with COM Express Carrier Designs

October 18, 2011 2:32 pm | News | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. has announced that it will provide advanced custom carrier board designs for GE’s family of COM Express embedded processor modules. Sealevel, known for its expertise in I/O and connectivity, will design and manufacture high performance custom carrier boards and industrial computers based on the GE Intelligent Platforms COM Express modules for GE Intelligent Platforms’ OEM customers. 

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Smartphones DRAM Demand to Rise 700 Percent by 2015

October 18, 2011 2:22 pm | News | Comments

Shipments of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) for use in smartphones is set for remarkable triple-digit growth this year, outpacing the expansion of the entire DRAM market by a factor of three, according to an IHS iSuppli DRAM Market Brief from information and analysis provider IHS

Modular RF Digitizer Provides Signal Analysis to 13 GHz

October 18, 2011 1:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced today an addition to its PXI 3000 Series of RF modular instruments with the launch of the 3036 RF digitizer for use in vector signal analysis of complex RF signals. The compact unit provides

LED Drivers and Power Supplies Are Waterproof

October 18, 2011 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced the DLG Series of constant voltage and constant current LED drivers aimed at a broad range of outdoor lighting, security and machine vision applications. These IP67-rated waterproof units are up to

In rare miss, Apple 4Q earnings disappoint

October 18, 2011 1:05 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. failed to set a new sales record in the last three months of founder and CEO Steve Jobs' life. Its financial results came in below expectations on Tuesday — a rare miss for the company.After several record quarters, the July-to-September period saw Apple biding its time, with no new...

Modular Power Solutions Are UL2237 Compliant

October 18, 2011 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated offers a complete line of Brad modular power solutions featuring rugged, moulded trunk cables for feeder circuits up to 30-A, 600-V AC/DC and moulded drop cables for branch power distribution circuits up to 15-A, 600-V AC-DC. Designed

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1.27mm pin headers from Harwin stocked in depth for rapid delivery

October 18, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin says its M52 2.54 x 1.27mm  pin header range – part of its Archer board to board connector system – is now available ex-stock, rather than being produced to order based on pin height.. Available in …

Audio SoC Features 32-bit ARM Cortex Controller

October 18, 2011 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvoton Technology Corp., introduced the ChipCorder ISD9160 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller core. The ISD9160 is designed to optimize low-power audio recording and playback in a range of demanding

UK-U.S. extradition review deals blow to hacker

October 18, 2011 8:38 am | by Tim Castle, Reuters | News | Comments

An extradition treaty with the United States is not biased against British criminal suspects, a judge-led review said on Tuesday, dealing a blow to campaigners fighting to stop a computer hacker being sent to stand trial in America.

Rack-mount Displacement Measuring Systems Handles High Sensor Count Apps

October 18, 2011 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaman announced its KDM-8206 measuring system in a 19-inch modularized rack format. The user easily adds channels to the system by installing modular PC backplane boards into empty rack or bench-top enclosure slots. Designed for

Buck Regulators Offer 96 Percent Efficiency, Advanced Power Management

October 17, 2011 1:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics’ SMB220 and SMB221 integrated 10-A and 20-A buck regulators offer built-in MOSFET’s, digital programmability and non-volatile configuration. Applications include

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CXP Interconnect Supports Total Bandwidth of 120 Gbps Through 12 Channels of 10 Gbps

October 17, 2011 1:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To support the latest high-speed InfiniBand CXP 12x QDR standard and IEEE 100 Gbps Ethernet specification, TE Connectivity (TE) has developed an enhanced-footprint CXP pluggable connector and cage in a one-piece, press-fit assembly. This product supports

Linear Tech Declared Most Profitable American Company

October 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The most profitable large company in the United States is Linear Technology Corp., according to an earning rankings analysis by Bloomberg. In ranking large U.S. companies by their earnings, Bloomberg used an analysis that gave...

Innovolt Announces Jeff Spence as President and Chief Operating Officer

October 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Innovolt announces Jeff Spence as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Spence is charged with extending the company’s reach, both geographically and via increased market penetration. Since joining Innovolt in January 2011, the...

Bombardier and Infineon to Partner in Field of Drive Electronics for Locomotives, High-Speed and Metro Trains

October 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG and Bombardier Transportation have entered into a strategic partnership in the field of drive electronics for advanced rail vehicles. The agreement envisages the supply of semiconductor components by Infineon to Bombardier...

Micro-machining technology: a primer

October 17, 2011 1:17 pm | by John Beigel | Articles | Comments

Micro-machining technology, simply stated, is the utilization of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in such a way that it creates micro-mechanical systems that serve a specific purpose. MEDER’s objective was to develop a micro-miniature hermetically sealed reed switch...

Atmel Launches Low-power RF Transceiver for Consumer Applications

October 17, 2011 12:46 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver to support the high-volume consumer markets in the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. The Atmel AT86RF232 transceiver includes all the necessary features to support the latest wireless applications...

Corelis Announces JTAG Embedded Testing Solution for AMD Processors

October 17, 2011 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Corelis announced today ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion II Neo, Athlon II Neo, Opteron 4100, and Opteron Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing...

Return to Zero - A Tribute

October 17, 2011 8:06 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

7.0” TFT-LCD Includes Touch Screen

October 17, 2011 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays introduced a new 7” WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 TFT LCD with resistive touch screen technology and LED backlighting. The OSD070T1141-35TS offers a

Lansdale and Freescale Partner to Manufacture RF Prescalers

October 17, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor president, R. Dale Lillard, announced the continued availability of a series of RF prescaler circuits originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

I Always Wanted to be Some Sort of Scientist

October 17, 2011 2:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

A nice simple post by a soon to be Dr. of Genetics and Molecular Biology on what being a scientist is like for her. I like her take, which I think is much more accurate than some of the generalities … Continue reading →

Enabling Microscopy: Piezoelectric Actuation Offers a Wide Variety of New Capabilities

October 15, 2011 9:26 am | by Scott Jordan, Physik Instrumente, L.P., www.physikinstrumente.com | Articles | Comments

The intersection of nanopositioning and microscopy is expanding and deepening rapidly. The evolutions of disciplines as diverse as single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution microscopy and automated microassay scanning share several common themes which combine to increase the prevalence of piezo-based positioning systems added-to or integrated into microscopic setups. Recently developed mechanisms of significant relevance to microscopic applications present substantial new opportunities for advancement.

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