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Custom MMIC Design Services wins a 2011 Army Achievement Award

October 20, 2011 11:03 am | News | Comments

Custom MMIC Design Services was awarded a 2011 Army Achievement Award in recognition of its innovative work on high efficiency, low power, low noise MMIC amplifiers for SATCOM applications.

Amateur skywatchers help space hazards team

October 20, 2011 10:45 am | News | Comments

For the first time, observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have found an asteroid that comes close enough to Earth to pose an impact threat. The space rock was found by amateur astronomers, highlighting the value of 'crowd-sourcing' to science and planetary defence.

Satellite pieces may hit Earth on weekend

October 20, 2011 10:36 am | by Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pieces of a retired German satellite hurtling toward the atmosphere may crash to earth this weekend, the German Aerospace Center said Thursday.

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Soyuz set for first French Guiana launch

October 20, 2011 10:33 am | News | Comments

A Russian Soyuz rocket will blast off from French Guiana on Thursday in a new East-West partnership designed to redraw commercial competition in space.

Touch Technology in Medical Applications

October 20, 2011 9:14 am | Videos | Comments

Jamie Sewell interviews Touch International Director of Sales, Michelle Jones.

Radiometrix releases Category 1 Multi-channel Receiver for Social Alarm Applications

October 20, 2011 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix has released the multi-channel COR3-869-5-SAL receiver, the first in a new range of Category 1 compliant radio receiver modules. Providing highly reliable SRD performance, the COR3 receiver complies to the new EN300-220-2 V2.3.1 (2010-02) Category 1 standard for receivers (formerly Class 1).

MikroKopter Captures Precision Photos and Videos Using u-blox GPS

October 20, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

HiSystems GmbH introduces MikroKopter, a small, unmanned helicopter with autonomous navigation capabilities based on u-blox GPS technology.

Modem and Networking SoC Achieves 1.25 Gbps for 4G-LTE Microwave Backhaul

October 20, 2011 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation announced its BCM85620 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the BCM85620 represents the industry’s first solution to deliver Gigabit bandwidth and beyond and is

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Automotive AntennaGuard Series with 0603 MLV Provides Fastest EDS Response

October 20, 2011 7:44 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its automotive multilayer varistor (MLV) product offering to include an ultra-low capacitance 0603 device that provides sub-1nS response to ESD strikes.

Tele-Titan Modular Crimp Tool Now Shipping

October 20, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Platinum Tools is proud to announce the launch of the new Tele-Titan modular crimp tool (P/N 12507).

Surface Mount Power Inductors Offer Lowest DC Resistance

October 20, 2011 7:17 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions today announced the 6000A and 6000B series of surface mount power inductors.

The Teardown - Elster REX2 Smart Meter

October 20, 2011 7:10 am | Articles | Comments

The electricity meter is one device that no household connected to the grid can escape, and the technology utilized by analog meters (the most common type) dates to the late 19th century.

T8 Transformers for LED Tube Lighting

October 20, 2011 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wurth Electronics Midcom introduces the all new T8 transformer series, specifically designed for T8 sized tube LED applications.

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The Teardown - Nintendo 3DS system

October 20, 2011 7:06 am | Articles | Comments

The Nintendo 3DS features 3D graphics with no need for special glasses. A built-in 3D Depth Slider allows you to adjust the intensity of the 3D settings on the Nintendo 3DS system to your liking.

Compact Cooling Solutions - Mini Fans

October 20, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

California-based Cooltron Industrial Supply, a leading supplier of standard and custom AC and DC fans, trays, and accessories, has a new line of mini compact fans and blowers released.

STMicroelectronics Boosts Consumer Data Security

October 20, 2011 6:43 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

The cost of protecting confidentiality and secret information stored on PCs and laptops - and the costs that a commercial enterprise or Government department may have to pay when a laptop containing sensitive information is lost or stolen - will be dramatically reduced by a unique new device announced by STMicroelectronics.

CN074 AdvancedMC Connectors for AdvancedTCA

October 20, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Compression Mount Contacts (CMT). High speed transmission 12.5 Gbps. Complete product range: B, B+, AB, A+B+.

Programmable DCR Solution for Multi-Carrier, Multi-Standard Radios

October 20, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of the HMC6383 , a high-performance, flexible, Direct Conversion Receiver (DCR) radio design platform that can be configured on-the-fly.

5 Questions - Microsemi

October 20, 2011 5:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Today I talk to Russ Garcia, a global marketing manager with Microsemi, about the company’s recent acquisition of Zarlink Semiconductor. Microsemi provides solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Zarlink’s expertise includes

Apple loses round in Wall St.'s expectations game

October 19, 2011 10:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Call it the curse of great expectations.Apple did just about everything right in its latest quarter. The company increased its profit by more than 50 percent and boosted revenue by nearly 40 percent over the same quarter last year.It was the second best three-month period ever posted by the...

CEA Celebrates Tech Industry’s Prominence in Newsweek’s Green Rankings

October 19, 2011 6:00 am | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today applauded member companies recognized by Newsweek as among the nation's greenest corporations. Dell, HP, IBM and Sprint Nextel took four of the top five spots on the list, which ranked America’s 500 largest corporations according to environmental impact, management and transparency.

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. 

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

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