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Clock Generator Simplifies Timing Architectures for Wired, Optical Communications

October 6, 2011 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 finds that Venus has an ozone layer too

October 6, 2011 11:04 am | News | Comments

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.

ADI Introduces New RF ICs

October 6, 2011 10:33 am | News | Comments

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.

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Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes Improve Energy Efficiency in Solar Micro Inverter Designs

October 6, 2011 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Integrated Firewall Solution Protects Embedded Devices from Attacks

October 6, 2011 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Testing LTE Network Capacity Over the Air Interface - Benefits and Challenges

October 6, 2011 8:17 am | by Nick Carter, Aeroflex Test Solutions (www.aeroflex.com) | Blogs | Comments

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.

RFID Chip Targets Logistics Applications

October 6, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

The Tinker's Toolbox - Dermot O'Shea of Taoglas on Wireless Systems

October 6, 2011 6:03 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Taoglas Director Dermot O'Shea about wireless systems like LTE and WiMax, and the required antenna infrastructures.

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Annual Shipments of ARM Processors Forecast to Equal Twice The World’s Population in 2015

October 6, 2011 5:11 am | News | Comments

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...

Friends: CA quarry shooting suspect was nonviolent

October 6, 2011 12:05 am | by BETH DUFF-BROWN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

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...

Accelerometers, Fantasy and Reality

October 5, 2011 2:16 pm | by Harvey Weinberg, Analog Devices, www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

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”:

Reference Circuits Address Practical Circuit Design Challenges

October 5, 2011 1:21 pm | Articles | Comments

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 to Be Acquired by an Affiliate of Angelo, Gordon & Co.

October 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

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....

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IEC Workshop in Dresden Focuses on LVDC Power Distribution

October 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

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...

Hyundai Selects Infineon HybridPACK 1 Power Module for Its Current Hybrid Vehicle Generations

October 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

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...

5 Questions - Leyden Energy

October 5, 2011 11:58 am | Podcasts | Comments

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

Composite Shell Circular Connectors Suit Low Weight Apps

October 5, 2011 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies' Spectrum Control product line announces its new composite connector series. These composite connectors feature shells fabricated from high grade thermoplastic. Designed to

Gunman at large after deadly Calif quarry shooting

October 5, 2011 11:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

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...

8 GHz Bandwidth Socket Accommodates Kyocera 1760FCBGA

October 5, 2011 10:35 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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

Piezoresistive Accelerometers Are Designed for Legislative and Safety Testing

October 5, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Eight-bit Microcontrollers Integrate Configurable Logic

October 5, 2011 9:38 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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. 

2 dead, 6 injured in Calif. quarry shooting

October 5, 2011 9:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

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 targets iPhone 4S sales ban in France, Italy

October 5, 2011 6:51 am | News | Comments

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.

Fujitsu Selects Wind River for Android Testing

October 5, 2011 6:17 am | News | Comments

Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, announced Fujitsu Limited is using Wind River Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST) to test its next-generation Android smartphones for software quality, performance and compliance.

N-PLC modem combines PHY, MAC with mixed signal components

October 5, 2011 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SM2400 is a highly programmable OFDM based N-PLC modem combining PHY, MAC with mixed signal components for optimal system cost and performance. The SM2400 combines the benefits of programmable architecture with power and cost efficiency...

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