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Silicon Carbide Power Devices Now Available in Chip Form

December 8, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has released its fully-qualified SiC MOSFET power devices in “bare die” or chip form for use in power electronics modules.

European ministers emphasise the role of space for the security of Europe and its citizens

December 8, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

29 ministers of the ESA-EU Space Council underlined the importance of space systems for security. They drew attention to the role of satellite systems - particularly Galileo, EGNOS and GMES - as the backbone for improving Europe's response to emergencies.

Express Logic ThreadX Supports Xilinx Zynq-7000

December 8, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic announced that its ThreadX RTOS now supports Xilinx’s Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform.


Medical power supplies feature output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 8, 2011 4:44 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda introduces its next generation of digitally controlled, AC-DC medical power supplies – the single output CFE400M, which is available in convection and fan cooled versions. Combining a 4kVac reinforced input-to-output isolation with dual fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac...

Sharp Expands Its LCD Line-Up

December 8, 2011 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp is starting the new year with three new models from its range of Memory LCDs to include 13 different types with diagonals of 1.17" (2.97 cm) to 6.02" (15.3 cm).

AC-DC power supplies include universal AC input

December 8, 2011 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-60PB series is a family of compact encapsulated 60W AC/DC power supplies. These high performance modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and high reliability.

The Apple TV won't be AppleTV

December 8, 2011 4:14 am | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The growing relationship between Sharp and Apple that was revealed last week put to bed conjecture whether Apple's next leap might be into television.  It is.  And that leaves an open question:Has Apple gone mad?

Study could lead to atherosclerosis prevention

December 7, 2011 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

New research offers a clue into the underlying causes of atherosclerosis in terms of how the cells that line the blood vessels, called endothelial cells, behave as the vessels stiffen with age.


Exar Corporation Announces Appointment of Louis DiNardo as President and CEO

December 7, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. announced that Louis DiNardo will join the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January 3, 2012. He will replace interim President and Chief Executive Officer Richard L....

Increases in Semiconductor Sales Set to Drive Power Electronics Growth

December 7, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization’s Autumn 2011 global semiconductor sales forecast projects that semiconductor sales will grow to $302 billion this year, reaching the $300 billion level for the first time, representing...

US and EU Extend Collaboration Agreement

December 7, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the following statement: Dear ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Stakeholder, As many of you know, the United States and the European Union share a bilateral agreement on the ENERGY STAR program...

Pulse Electronics Introduces 3-Feed Antenna for Operator-Independent Global Roaming of LTE Mobile Devices

December 7, 2011 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces a new 3-feed antenna that enables operator-independent global roaming capability for LTE mobile devices. Compatible with EPCOS RF front-end module (FEM) technology, it is the only antenna that has been proven to support 16 frequency bands...

Color Modeling in Solid-State Lighting

December 7, 2011 10:26 am | by Thomas Davenport, Systems Engineer, Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys ( | Blogs | Comments

Often with traditional, non-LED sources (e.g., incandescent, fluorescent tubes, or CFL) the source color is not the largest design challenge faced.


Deeply Depleted Channel Technology Enables Significant Power Reduction and CMOS Scaling

December 7, 2011 9:00 am | News | Comments

SuVolta’s DDC technology can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent without impacting operating speed.

NASA catalogs thousands of asteroids near Earth

December 7, 2011 7:54 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

About 1,000 asteroids big enough to cause catastrophic damage if they hit Earth are orbiting relatively nearby, a NASA survey shows.

CooperVision Avaira Aquaform Sphere Soft Contact Lenses: Class 1 Recall - Unintended Residue on Lenses

December 7, 2011 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Symptoms may range from hazy, blurry vision, discomfort to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

Imec presents MEMS energy harvester suitable for shock-induced energy harvesting in car tires

December 7, 2011 7:14 am | News | Comments

At today’s 2011 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Imec and Holst Centre announced that they have made a micromachined harvester for vibration energy with a record output power of 489µW.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Peter Green of International Rectifier on Driving Solid-State Lighting

December 7, 2011 5:46 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Peter Green of International Rectifier about solid-state lighting and the circuits needed to drive them.

3-Phase Uninterruptible Power Supply Boasts High Efficiency

December 7, 2011 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Staco Energy Products Company introduces the latest addition to their popular FirstLine P family of parallelable three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) with a new 65kVA model. Developed in response to customer demand for a lower kVA version of their native 480VAC product family...

Firewall for Embedded Systems Provides Device Security

December 7, 2011 4:58 am | Videos | Comments

This video is on Floodgate, an embedded firewall product that provides Static Filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection or SPI and threshold-based filtering.

A Hybrid GPS-Wireless Positioning Technology Addresses Security Issues

December 6, 2011 12:11 pm | by Carl Fenger, u-blox, | Articles | Comments

Due to the extremely weak strength of GPS satellite signals, relying on GPS alone for mission-critical security applications is not enough. Global positioning performance can be augmented through the hybrid combination of GPS receivers together with 2G/3G wireless modems that can identify and report visible GSM or UMTS cell attributes.

Arista Power Files Lawsuit Against Ultralife Corporation Seeking Damages in Excess of $60 Million

December 6, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Arista Power, Inc., a manufacturer, designer and integrator of renewable energy generation, management and distribution systems, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Ultralife Corp. and certain of its officers, directors and employees...

Capstone Extends Agreement With GE; Products Eligible for Incentive Under California Self-Generation Incentive Program

December 6, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Capstone Turbine Corp. a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently extended its OEM agreement for GE’s Heat Recovery Solutions segment Clean Cycle™ generators. The original agreement has been extended through January 2016....

iWatt Announces New Corporate Headquarters

December 6, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

iWatt, Inc., announced it has moved its corporate headquarters from Los Gatos, California to 675 Campbell Technology Parkway, Suite 150, in Campbell, CA 95008. iWatt is a fabless semiconductor company whose headquarters house its...

Test Management System Reduces Defect Risk in Untested Code

December 6, 2011 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wind introduced the latest version of Wind River Test Management, a test automation system for monitoring, executing and managing embedded device software testing that identifies high-risk segments in production code.

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