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Optimize MCU Code for Low Energy Operation

December 2, 2011 3:55 am | by Rasmus Christian Larsen, Energy Micro, www.energymicro.com | Articles | Comments

Once you’ve selected the right low power microcontroller, how important is your application code in achieving energy saving and efficiency goals? And how do you go about optimizing it for ultra low power operation? Answering such questions has always been difficult, since correlating current consumption with software code has traditionally been a somewhat inexact and cumbersome task. 

mSATA SSDs Suit Ultra-Slim Notebook PCs

December 1, 2011 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Samsung Electronics announced volume production of SSDs (solid state drives) that support the Mini-Serial ATA (mSATA) interface. The drives are designed for use in ultra-slim notebooks such as Ultrabook PCs. Combining the company’s

IPhone surpasses celebs, news as most searched on Web

December 1, 2011 11:38 am | News | Comments

Apple's iPhone edged past major news events, celebrities and pop stars as the top searched term on the Web in 2011, according to Yahoo!

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AT & T says FCC ''cherry-picks'' facts in T-Mobile spat

December 1, 2011 11:33 am | by Jasmin Melvin, Reuters | News | Comments

AT&T Inc accused the U.S. communications regulator of being one-sided and cherry-picking facts when it issued a stinging rebuke of the company's plan to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom.

EMerge Alliance Ups Support for Green Building Power Forum

December 1, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The EMerge Alliance has moved up to the Diamond Sponsorship level for the Fourth-Annual Green Building Power Forum (GBPF ’12) to be held January 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel San Jose – Silicon...

BMW Group and Toyota Agree to Mid-to-long-term Research Collaboration

December 1, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

BMW Group (BMW) and Toyota Motor Corp (TMC) announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies. Under the MOU, the two companies agreed on a...

BIC Group Acquires Angstrom Power Fuel Cell Research & Development Company

December 1, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

BIC Group announced that its Canadian subsidiary, BIC Inc. has acquired the assets of Angstrom Power Inc., Vancouver, B.C., a company specializing in the development of portable fuel cell technology. The purchase price is...

Rotary Code Switches Withstand High-Temperature Soldering

December 1, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM Components introduced the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of the company’s PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is appropriate for

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Making Power Protection Smarter and Greener

December 1, 2011 10:16 am | by Frank DeLattre, President, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Articles | Comments

Clean, uninterrupted power is the goal of every facility, data center manager and executive overseeing continuous business operations and processes. With brownouts and blackouts occurring more often than ever, businesses need critical power protection.

Accelerating PCB Power Delivery Network Design and Analysis

December 1, 2011 8:54 am | by Dennis Nagle, Staff Product Engineer & Dingru Xiao, Staff Product Engineer, Cadence Design Systems | Articles | Comments

Current design trends have made the power delivery network (PDN) of a printed circuit board (PCB) as critical as multi-gigabit data channels. Continuous increases in clock frequencies have coupled with large increases in power, while voltage levels have trended lower and lower.

Sub-1 GHz Wireless Connectivity Module and BoosterPack for MSP430 MCU Value Line LaunchPad Development Kit

December 1, 2011 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anaren announced a new sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) module, based on the CC110L sub-1 GHz value line transceiver from Texas Instruments.

IR3553 40A PowIRstage Delivers High Current in Smallest Form Factor

December 1, 2011 7:47 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the expansion of its PowIRstage family of integrated devices with the introduction of the 40A IR3553, optimized for next-generation servers, consumer and communication systems.

MEMS Acceleration Sensor Promises Smaller, Sleeker Gadgets

December 1, 2011 7:37 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced ultra-low-power, high-performance three-axis accelerometers in 2-mm x 2-mm packages. Reducing the size by a factor of 2 over current-generation devices, according to the company, this acceleration-sensor family is

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C-band Gallium Nitride High-Electron Mobility Transistors Address Satellite Earth Stations

December 1, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed two Gallium Nitride (GaN) High-Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) C-band (4–8GHz) amplifiers for satellite earth stations.

Wireless Design Challenge Launched

December 1, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

LPRS announces the launch of the IQRF wireless design challenge. Running from 1st December 2011 to 31st March 2012 the challenge is open to all RF designers to create a new and innovative wireless communication or control solution...

Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supports USB Charging

December 1, 2011 6:44 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. In addition to the

Data Acquisition and Analysis Software for Force Measurement is USB-Based

December 1, 2011 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kistler has introduced the USB-based Type 2825A DynoWare universal data acquisition and analysis software, designed for direct compatibility with Kistler stationary and rotary measuring systems, including single- and multi-component dynamometers and other force sensors. Its operation allows for

UPM RFID and Narian Technologies Partner to Power the NFC Revolution

December 1, 2011 5:16 am | News | Comments

UPM RFID and Narian Technologies have announced a strategic partnership to drive new NFC marketing, customer service and employee management for retailers and product providers utilizing UPM RFID NFC tags.

Engineering Power Adventures

December 1, 2011 4:56 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

First let me say that the design of the XP15K power supply kit by Elenco is a very functional design. It does what it is supposed to do. It is the engineer behind the soldering iron (me) that needs some adjustment.

NJIT Researchers Publish News of Success With Robots as Learning Tool

December 1, 2011 3:59 am | News | Comments

NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool.

What is the Outlook for the Industrial PC Market?

December 1, 2011 3:56 am | News | Comments

A brand new IMS Research report on the world market for industrial PCs (IPCs) estimated total revenues of $2.07 billion in 2010. Strong growth is projected to 2015, with world IPC revenues reaching $3.52 billion.

IEEE SmartGridComm 2011 Concludes Successful 2nd Annual Event in Brussels, Belgium

December 1, 2011 3:54 am | News | Comments

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) recently concluded in Brussels, Belgium with hundreds of global experts attending nearly150 presentations dedicated to the world’s power delivery infrastructure.

Movea’s GestureBuilder advances State of the Art for Gesture Control in Consumer Electronics

December 1, 2011 3:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea announced today that it is making State of the Art gesture recognition and gesture database design capabilities available to Consumer Electronic OEMs and Systems Integrators though its ground breaking GestureBuilder software.

Air-Cored Spring Coil Family Offers Custom Designs

December 1, 2011 3:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in both leaded and SMT configurations, a family of Air-Wound Spring Coils includes a standard range from 2.5nH to 500nH and custom wound designs with an infinite variety of winding types.

December 2011: Military & Aerospace

December 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The December 2011 issue delves into the military/aerospace sector. T’Jae Gibson (of army.mil) discuses 3D holographic technology and, in a special salute to our veterans, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg recalls his and former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre’s experience in the military.

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