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Miniature Audio Hub Minimizes Power Consumption, Maximizes Volume for Tablets and Smartphones

February 2, 2012 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced the WM1811, the company’s loudest, smallest Audio Hub. This new ultra-low power stereo audio hub is designed to deliver

OHB confirms won Galileo satellite contract from EU

February 2, 2012 7:32 am | News | Comments

Germany's OHB AG confirmed it won a 250 million euro ($330 million) contract to build eight satellites for the European Union's Galileo navigation system.

Apple hires Dixons chief to drive global retail

February 2, 2012 7:31 am | by James Davey and Poornima Gupta, Reuters | News | Comments

Apple Inc has hired Dixons Chief Executive John Browett, who revived the British electronics retailer by emphasizing customer service, to lead the iPad maker's global retail expansion.


Touch Control Solution Supplied as Chipset Option

February 2, 2012 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Covering a range of screen sizes from 5" to 82”, Zytronic's Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) ZXY100 touch controller solution is now available as a discrete chipset in 32, 64, and 128 channel versions.

February 2012: Medical Electronics Resource Guide

February 2, 2012 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the February 2012 Medical Electronics Resource Guide.

Miniature 2-W DC-DC Converters Feature Ultra Wide Input

February 1, 2012 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct announced the availability of its D200ERU Series. Featuring an ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range, this miniature series of 2-W SIP converters provides miniature packaging, tight output regulation, 1,500 VDC input/output isolation and high

Five Questions with Sanjay Gajendra of Texas Instruments

February 1, 2012 12:18 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Sanjay Gajendra of Texas Instruments’ High-Speed Interface Products group joins me to discuss signal integrity in high-speed enterprise servers, routers and switches. We’ll also cover signal reach, the ICs’ 6-mW per gigabit power consumption characteristics, and how to

Thru-Hole AC Line Filter Touts 2,500 Hi-Pot, Durability and Performance

February 1, 2012 12:11 pm | Renco Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renco Electronics has announced the release of its latest Thru-Hole AC Line Filter, the RL-9750 Series. Characterized by a new design with 2,500 Hi-pot, the RL-9750 Series is asserted to raise durability and performance standards in order to


Antenna Integration and Selection

February 1, 2012 12:00 pm | by Chris Anderson, Chief Solutions Technologist, Spectrum Design Solutions, a subsidiary of Digi International | Articles | Comments

The single most important factor in designing a radio-based product – be it GPS, cellular or an ISM-band device – is the antenna plan. Not just the antenna itself, but the whole plan. What kinds of antennas make sense for the product based on size...

1-kW, Industrial Quality DC-DC Converter Includes Convection Cooling

February 1, 2012 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics announced the BAP 1K-U7712 Series of DC/DC converters that generate up to 1 kW output power with convection cooling – no fans or forced air are required. Housed in a compact, ruggedly constructed 7” x 7” x 12” chassis-mount

Yakovlev joins biomedical engineering department, named Fellow of the Optical Society

February 1, 2012 11:23 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Vladislav V. Yakovlev, who joined the faculty as professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in January, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He is...

Exar and Freescale Collaborate on Low Standby Power Embedded Processing Solution

February 1, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. and Freescale have collaborated in the development of a sub-1 watt solution offering lower standby power for enterprise and industrial applications. Energy efficiency has been a worldwide initiative for several years and...

Sustainable Energy Releases Audited Financial Statements and MDA and Update

February 1, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. has filed its Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ending September 30, 2011 along with Management’s Discussion and Analysis thereof. The Company has also filed an updated Annual Information...


ABB to Acquire Thomas & Betts for $3.9 Billion

February 1, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

ABB and Thomas & Betts Corp. announced that both companies’ boards of directors have agreed to a transaction in which ABB will acquire Thomas & Betts for $72 per share in cash or approximately...

Hi-Speed USB Protectors Deliver Automotive-Grade Protection for Mobile Connectivity

February 1, 2012 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX16919/MAX16969 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors with iPod/iPhone fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB gadgets. The protectors’ fast-charge detection supports

SMD-Terminal Block Line with Pushbutton Actuation Offers 1- and 3-pole Versions

February 1, 2012 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s 2060 Series SMD-Terminal Block line gains 1- and 3-pole variants, bringing push-button actuation to additional PCB-based LED lighting and electronics. This alternative to hand-soldering PCB leads streamlines termination and permits

Beyond the Smart Grid: Intelligent Energy

February 1, 2012 9:29 am | Videos | Comments

Here Jeff Fortin of Wind River demonstrates a connected, managed, and secure demo with a Bachmann M1 controller, a state of the art, real time controller installed into a model wind turbine.

Jim Williams Remembered

February 1, 2012 7:36 am | by Jon Titus, senior technical editor | Articles | Comments

Analog guru Jim Williams died in mid 2011, but his work lives on in circuits, magazine articles, books and photographs. Part of his lab lives on, too, in the exhibit, "An Analog Life: Remembering Jim Williams," at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Packaged 1700V SiC Schottky Diodes Improve Efficiency Cost Savings

February 1, 2012 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has introduced a series of packaged diodes with what is presented to be the industry’s highest blocking voltage available in SiC Schottky technology.

Making a Contact Reliably and Economically

February 1, 2012 7:13 am | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

The smallest metal parts can often be among the most critical components in larger products, and how they are specified, designed, and manufactured can play a vital role in overall product reliability and cost.

TDK develops EPCOS high-current storage chokes in ERU 20 case size

February 1, 2012 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has extended the standard EUR 13 (HPI 13) and ERU 25 series of EPCOS power inductors by offering the new ERU 20 standard series characterized by particularly high current capability. At inductance values between 1.0 and 35.0 µH...

Globalstar Customers Reaping Benefits of New Second-Generation Satellites

February 1, 2012 5:58 am | News | Comments

Globalstar announced its commercial and recreational customers are experiencing significant improvements in Globalstar's satellite telephone service. The enhancements to Globalstar's service is the result of the company's recently deployed second-generation satellites...

Understanding and Implementing Advanced Backplane Technology Increases Overall Network Performance

February 1, 2012 5:33 am | by RJ McLaren, Pentair Technical Products, Schroff, | Articles | Comments

Backplanes are responsible for data traffic and supplying power to individual function boards managing large volumes of data to meet users’ transfer needs. Understanding the design and functionality of a backplane is crucial to maintaining a high-functioning network.

IBC Power Simulation Tool Provides Online Modeling Capability

February 1, 2012 5:21 am | Vicor Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Vicor unveiled its IBC Power Simulation tool, which enables power system designers to interactively model the electrical and thermal performance of intermediate bus converters in application-specific operating conditions and thermal environments.

Silicon-Based SDK Speeds Design of Multi-Mode Software-Defined Modems

February 1, 2012 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEVA announced the availability of a new silicon-based, software development kit (SDK) for runtime software development based on the CEVA-XC323 DSP architecture.

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