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VIA Celebrates 10 Years of Mini-ITX With eBook

November 30, 2011 12:41 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc announced the release of "Small is Beautiful: 10 Years of Mini-ITX", an eBook celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the groundbreaking achievements and innovations inspired by the Mini-ITX form factor. Included is a look back at the history of the platform, past mods and how the industry was inspired and reacted to

Ember Enables ZigBee-certified Water Meter

November 30, 2011 12:31 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

A ZigBee-certified wireless water meter developed by Elster and Freestyle Technology is using ZigBee technology from Ember to help utilities and consumers better manage their water cost and usage. Elster and Freestyle have integrated Ember’s ZigBee System-on-Chip and ZigBee PRO networking software into the new Elster V200 digital water meter to

Low-g Accelerometers Support Variety of Zero-to-Medium Frequency Apps

November 30, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs, Inc. has announced the global market introduction of its new LG Series, a dedicated product family of low-g range chips and modules, designed to support of a variety of zero-to-medium frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test & measurement requirements. The LG Series provides

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Portable Receiver Offers LTE and Cable System Interference Detection and Spectrum Clearing

November 30, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has developed an advanced portable receiver and directional antenna for interference detection and spectrum clearing of LTE and cable systems. The R&S PR100 Series portable receiver operates

Smart Grid Will Raise Ceiling for Use of Renewables

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SINTEF Energy Research announced a demonstration project, the EcoGrid EU, a €21 million EU project that is being coordinated in Trondheim by SINTEF. Sixteen partners from ten countries are members of the project. The...

Kaneka and imec Develop Heterojunction Silicon Solar Cells with Copper Electroplating

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Kaneka and imec have unveiled silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cells. The results were obtained by applying copper electroplating technology, which was developed by Kaneka based on imec’s existing copper electroplating technology, A conversion...

BASF Creates New Global Business Unit to Advance Battery Activities for Electromobility

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

In recognition of the significant growth opportunity associated with the global battery marketplace, BASF is creating a new global business unit that will bring together its current and future battery-related electromobility activities – BASF.com. As...

PIM Analyzer Covers the 900 MHz Band

November 30, 2011 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced the MW8209A PIM Master, a passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer that covers the 900 MHz band to address the growing need to measure PIM in E-GSM networks, including UMTS Band VIII and LTE Band 8. Designed for use

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40-W DC-DC Converters Come In a Compact Case

November 30, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s F4000RW Series DC/DC converters provides 40 Watts of isolated, tightly regulated output power in a compact 2 x 1.6-inch case. They are specifically designed for applications requiring high power density, robust performance and

Integrated Power Circuit Touts Simpler Power Design and System Voltage Management for MCUs

November 30, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced a complete power management solution for the company’s C2000 real-time control, 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) and other DSP and FPGA processors. The TPS75005 integrated power circuit comes in a

Brainstorm: Holiday Wish List

November 30, 2011 9:58 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?

Current-sense amplifiers cut offset to 30µV

November 30, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor today announced the TS1100 family of 1?A current-sense amplifiers that cut offset to 30µV, over 3X tighter than the closest competitor. The tight offset allows users to not have to increase power consumption in order to achieve improved accuracy.

Nintendo wants to keep up Black Friday momentum

November 30, 2011 7:32 am | by Liana B. Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

After a strong Black Friday showing, Nintendo now has to focus on maintaining the momentum for its products over the next five weeks of the crucial holiday season, the company's U.S. president told the Reuters Global Media Summit on Tuesday.

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Samsung scores rare patent win versus Apple in Australia

November 30, 2011 7:27 am | by Amy Pyett and Narayanan Somasundaram, Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after the South Korean technology firm won a rare legal victory in a long-running global patent war with Apple Inc.

LG replaces appliances chief; mobile head stays despite losses

November 30, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has replaced the head of its home appliances division but kept its mobile chief despite the business posting six consecutive quarters of losses.

LDRA streamlines regulatory burden with support for QNX Momentics

November 30, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has announced today that its LDRA tool suite now supports QNX Software System Limited’s QNX Momentics Tool Suite and QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS). This offers a best-in-class approach fine-tuned for development needs and compliance to industry standards.

IBM and Elektrobit Collaborate on Electronic Control Unit Development Platform for Automobiles

November 30, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

Elektrobit announced a software development initiative with IBM to deliver an integrated development solution to manage the growing complexity of Electronic Control Units software in automotive development

Software Suite Complies with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 Standard

November 30, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elliptic Technologies has announced the release of its HDCP 2.1 SDK, presented as the first commercially available solution in the market that complies with the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 standard.

Class D Audio Amplifiers Overview

November 30, 2011 6:35 am | Videos | Comments

This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and NXP, will provide a brief introduction to Class D audio amplifiers, as well as NXP's product offering in the low, medium, and high power output Class D amplifier markets.

Hops and Pops in Timing aren't a Child's Game

November 30, 2011 6:31 am | by By Aaron Partridge, SiTime (www.sitime.com) | Blogs | Comments

Quartz resonators have many desirable properties, but they also show something called “hops and pops”. Unlike the fun subjects of Dr. Seuss' children's book, hops and pops in timing set a limit on how precise a frequency one can get from a quartz TCXO.

Russians blog to highlight fears of election fraud

November 30, 2011 6:10 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

When bloggers posted what they said was a tape of the governor of this industrial region telling local employers to organize "compulsory voting" for Vladimir Putin's ruling party, it caused a stir across Russia.

EMA Automates Symbol Generation With App for OrCAD Capture

November 30, 2011 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMA Design Automation announced the release of SymbolGen – an app that automates the extraction of complex PDF tables  cutting time down to a fraction and eliminating errors normally seen in a manual entry approach.

Powerstax’ medical PSUs meet latest approvals

November 30, 2011 12:25 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Powerstax’ Medistax range of power supplies for medical applications has now been approved to the latest version of IEC 60601-1:2005, 3rd Edition. This is in addition to the existing approval to the 2nd Edition and ensures full medical approval is …

Good Enough

November 29, 2011 12:46 pm | by Chris Anderson, Spectrum Design Solutions - a division of Digi International, www.digi.com; posted by Chris Warner | Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | Blogs | Comments

Radio is a tough business. Everybody wants assurances that something “will work” while not defining what “works” means. When pressed, most people will say something like: “well when I send data here it always comes out there.” Really? To borrow

QM Power Continues to Win Major R & D Contracts

November 29, 2011 12:10 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

QM Power has the unique distinction of developing several different new electric motion technologies; the Parallel Path Magnetic Technology (PPMT), the Q-Sync electronic drive and the QM Power Switched Reluctance (QSR), among others.

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