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Reused pacemakers safe option in poor countries

October 27, 2011 6:09 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Recycled pacemakers donated from U.S. funeral homes could offer a safe way to get the heart devices to people in the developing world who otherwise might not be able to afford them, a U.S. study said. An estimated 1 million to 2 million people around the world die...

Anritsu MasterClaw Being Used at 2011 Pan Ameican Games

October 26, 2011 2:44 pm | News | Comments

Anritsu Company announces that it is working with the two largest providers of mobile communications services in Mexico to ensure high-quality, reliable voice and data for spectators, organizers, and competitors in the 2011 Pan American Games, which are being held in Guadalajara, Mexico, October 14-30. Anritsu’s MasterClaw and Professional Services are working with the providers to ensure

Different Solutions, Same Questions

October 26, 2011 2:32 pm | by Chris Anderson, Spectrum Design Solutions - a division of Digi International, www.digi.com; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

I come from a generation that didn’t do much radio. I’ve met relatively few other RF Engineers around my age. Most are older than me, though at work we frequently mentor new RF Engineers from scratch. When I started in radio you had to build a

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MEMS-Based Differential Oscillators Tout 10 PPM Stability, Only 500 fs Jitter

October 26, 2011 2:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SiTime’s SiT9121 and SiT9122 MEMS-based differential oscillators feature a high stability of up to ±10 ppm and 500 fs of integrated RMS phase jitter. They are suited for use in centralized and edge routers, SATA / SAS / Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters

Choosing the Right Sensor Signal Conditioning IC

October 26, 2011 1:48 pm | by David Grice, ZMDI, www.zmdi.com; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Designing and implementing sensor interface designs for nonlinear, temperature-dependent transducers presents some difficult challenges. The advent of dedicated and powerful Sensor Signal Conditioning (SSC) ICs has made the job easier, but choosing the right IC for a particular sensor and application is critical for

200-Watt AC-DC Switchers Can Withstand Condensing Atmospheres

October 26, 2011 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Abbott Technologies Inc. has extended its AM military power supply product line, and now offers a family of AC-DC switchers that can withstand condensing and other extreme environments. The new products, designated the AM200EC family, employ light-weight circuit board coatings and

Single-Axis Controller Includes 800-W Sine Drive

October 26, 2011 1:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Galil Motion Control announced the DMC-300xx, the latest device in their single-axis Ethernet Pocket Motion Controller Series. It combines a high performance motion controller and a 800-W sine drive in a 3.9" x 5.0" x 1.5" package. The DMC-300xx is also available as a controller-only model which can

LED Series Touts High Brightness, Desirable Color Quality and High CRI Versions

October 26, 2011 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree’s new XLamp MT-G LEDs are asserted to deliver high brightness levels, unparalleled color quality and proven lighting-class reliability. The new MT-G LED can deliver up to

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Venkat Mattela of Redpine and Øyvind Strøm of Atmel on Wireless Embedded Systems

October 26, 2011 12:23 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Venkat Mattela, CEO at Redpine Signals, and Øyvind Strøm, senior director of wireless marketing at Atmel about enabling wireless embedded systems .

Mouser Unveils Newest Medical Applications Product Knowledge Site

October 26, 2011 12:11 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announces the launch of its second Medical Applications Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training site devoted to medical therapies. In keeping with Mouser’s objective to keep design engineers informed about the latest products and new design possibilities in the increasingly complex and demanding medical arena...

Switching Power Supplies Offer 200 W Output

October 26, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MPO-200S Series of 200-W open frame AC/DC power supplies are fabricated on a miniature 3” x 5” PC board. Four standard models operate from a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC, providing

Family of Atomic Oscillators with Advanced Rubidium Clock Optimized for 4G-LTE

October 26, 2011 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

A Rubidium atomic clock for 4G/LTE mobile network equipment, the SA.32m enables base station designs for holdover of +/-1.5 microseconds for up to 24 hours, so that networks remain synchronized even if primary synchronization sources are unavailable.

Multi-Sync SoftClock Keeps 4G-LTE Infrastructures in Sync

October 26, 2011 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Symmetricom announced the availability of the industry’s first multi-sync software clock solution, the SoftClock SCi 2000 rel. 2.0, developed to meet the stringent synchronization requirements of LTE small cells, macro base stations and backhaul infrastructure.

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Hermetic Hybrid Press-In 50-Ohm SMP Connector Suits Integrated Microwave Packaging

October 26, 2011 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

SRI Hermetics, Inc. announced the release of its new hermetic Hybrid Press-In 50-Ohm SMP connector for integrated microwave packaging. These will drop into housings with the user’s existing hole detail, causing no drawing changes to the housings, but improves

Design Talk Live! Episode 001

October 26, 2011 10:54 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this inaugural edition of Design Talk Live!, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg chats with Justin Ashton of XL Hybrids about the company's customer pilot tests with GM vehicles. They also discuss the general commercial viability of hybrid cars...

Atmel Unveils Fifth-Generation ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash Microcontroller Family

October 26, 2011 7:45 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, is sampling the Atmel SAM4S16, the first device in the Cortex-M4 processor-based family, to lead customers. With a continued commitment to its ARM-processor-based MCU offerings, Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4 based Flash MCUs.

A Dimmable AC-DC LED Lighting Driver Controller

October 26, 2011 7:18 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo video on how the Texas Instruments TPS92070 high efficiency lighting driver controller reduces part count, size, and cost.

Prototype passenger spaceship poised for launch

October 26, 2011 7:12 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

A prototype passenger spaceship developed by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies arrived in Florida on Sunday for launch on a practice cargo run to the International Space Station, officials said on Monday.

China says to launch unmanned space-docking craft

October 26, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

China said on Wednesday it will launch within weeks its first spacecraft capable of docking with a module it put into orbit last month, in what will mark a crucial test of its growing space program.

Compact 10 W DC-DC Converter Meets 3rd Edition IEC60601 Medical Specification for Patient Connected Equipment

October 26, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today announced the JHM10 series of board mounted compact isolated 10 W DC-DC converters. Meeting the ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005 / IEC60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standard...

Nokia proclaims new dawn with Windows phones

October 26, 2011 6:39 am | by Tarmo Virki and Georgina Prodhan, Reuters | News | Comments

Nokia unveiled two sleek new Microsoft Windows phones on Wednesday in time for Christmas, a first step in the ailing cellphone maker's fightback against Apple and Google.

Tektelic and Picochip Collaborate on Small Cell LTE Devices

October 26, 2011 5:58 am | News | Comments

Picochip and TEKTELIC, developers of high quality and high efficiency cellular radio solutions and micro base stations for CDMA, UMTS, LTE and WiMAX networks, today announced that they are collaborating on a phased development of a new small cell LTE micro eNodeB platform. The collaboration will incorporate Picochip’s fully featured LTE development system for small cells, the PC9608, into a real world, carrier-class device ready for deployment that will

IAR Embedded Workbench Updated for ARM Cortex Users

October 26, 2011 5:00 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced the availability of a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM that adds significant speed optimizations and new features making it more powerful. Optimizations are targeted for the ARM CMSIS DSP library and for general speed improvements when generating code for Cortex-M processors.

Inclinometer Line Features Rugged and Super-rugged Versions

October 25, 2011 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines. The first of these is designed primarily for industrial environments and features a tough fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housings and fully-encapsulated electronic components. These devices can

Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor Performs in Harsh Environments

October 25, 2011 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced the availability of a new non-contacting magnetic rotary position sensor which is asserted to help increase product lifespan and reliability of applications that operate in harsh and high vibration environments.

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