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The Tinker's Toolbox - Stephen Turnbull of Freescale on Wireless Networks

October 14, 2011 1:07 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Stephen Turnbull of Freescale on the challenges in creating wireless networks, bases station innovations, and what Freescale is doing in the development of embedded products for advanced Wireless Network infrastructures.

AEG Power Solutions Inaugurates Power Electronics Factory in India

October 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AEG Power Solutions announced the opening of its power electronic factory in India. This opening is said to underline the high engagement of AEG PS on the Indian subcontinent. At the 80,000 sq ft...

Power Sources Unlimited Receives International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Quality Management System

October 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced that it has received the International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. The ISO standards are published by the International Organization for Standardization and are...

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CEA Announces New Wireless Power Standard

October 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced the publication of CEA-2042.1, Wireless Power Glossary of Terms. The standard, defined by CEA’s Wireless Power Subcommittee, addresses system components in order to facilitate widespread deployment of...

The Roundtable - Test & Measurement Trends

October 14, 2011 10:08 am | by Moderated by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: What functionality and/or features will drive the next generation of test & measurement products? What will be the most radical emphasis? Lower cost, better accuracy, robustness, speed, the ability to function in hazardous environments? What are you looking for in your next test device? Our answers come from people at Honeywell, Rohde & Schwarz, and Texas Instruments.

200W Desktop Power Supply Features Medical Safety Approvals and Level V Efficiency

October 14, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to cost effectively power today’s medical devices, the PPWAMD200 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Power Partners provides an industry leading 200 Watts of power in a compact 7.42” x 4.1” x 2.36” package.

Compact Fuel-Gauge Increases Li+ Battery Runtime

October 14, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17047 fuel gauge for single-cell Li+ battery packs. Featuring the company's new ModelGauge m3 algorithm, the MAX17047 is the industry's only coulomb-counting fuel gauge that does not suffer from the abrupt corrections...

Texas A&M Engineering honors outstanding seniors

October 14, 2011 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored eight students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet at Miramont...

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MagnaChip Supplies Display Driver ICs for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE Smartphone

October 14, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced that it will begin supplying display driver ICs to be used in the new AMOLED display panels for Samsung’s Galaxy S2 LTE smartphone.

Fans queue for Steve Jobs' last iPhone

October 14, 2011 7:18 am | by Mayumi Negishi and Michelle Martin, Reuters | News | Comments

Apple Inc's new iPhone went on sale in stores across the globe on Friday, prompting thousands to queue around city blocks to snap up the final gadget unveiled during Steve Jobs' life.

Olympus fires British CEO, a self-confessed loud-mouth

October 14, 2011 7:09 am | by Tim Kelly and Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's Olympus Corp fired its CEO and president over the Briton's management of the camera and endoscope maker, sparking a 17 percent plunge in the firm's share price on Friday.

Holdover Crystal Oscillator

October 14, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OX-203 is the newest addition to the Vectron Family of Holdover Oscillators. This OCXO delivers exceptional stability, supporting holdover performances of 1µs over 8 hours and 8µs over 24 hours.

Sony Ericsson shifts to smartphones amid Sony buyout talk

October 14, 2011 7:02 am | by Simon Johnson, Reuters | News | Comments

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson will focus entirely on the booming smartphone market, going head to head with rivals like Apple and underlining the importance of a tie-up with Sony amid reports the electronics giant is preparing a buyout.

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Google to gain from growing mobile focus: analysts

October 14, 2011 6:57 am | News | Comments

Google Inc is likely to emerge as a "top mobile play," according to Wall Street analysts, with several raising their price targets on the stock, some by as much as 10 percent.

Samsung loses Dutch bid to ban Apple products

October 14, 2011 6:54 am | by Greg Roumeliotis and Gilbert Kreijger, Reuters | News | Comments

A Dutch court on Friday turned down Samsung Electronics' request for an injunction against all of Apple's mobile products that use 3G telecommunications technology, denying it revenge over a similar move by Apple.

Connectivity Platform Touts Lower System Cost, New Music Streaming Features

October 13, 2011 1:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC announced its latest generation JukeBlox 2.2 (JB2.2) platform with enhanced audio streaming features including up to a four-times faster boot time, improved WiFi performance leveraging the new WiFi Multimedia (WMM) standard, low power standby modes and

Wideband, High-Isolation Switch Includes USB Control Interface

October 13, 2011 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Telemakus announces the release of the TES7000-50 SPDT switch. This USB controlled switch adds to the growing family of Telemakus test equipment. Operating from 100 MHz to 7 GHz with

Sine Wave Inverters Provide Up to 3000 VA for Rail, Military and Industrial Apps

October 13, 2011 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer announced a series of efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 3000 VA of power. The PRP-3000 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of

After Smart Meters: What's Next? You Will Find Out at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Smart Meters are currently being installed by the millions around the world: what’s the next step in the development of the Smart Grid? As a delegate at the second-annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF...

STMicroelectronics Collaborates with Enel for Smarter, Energy-Saving Domestic Appliances

October 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that Enel has selected ST to be its key semiconductor partner in the Energy@Home consortium launched by Electrolux, Enel, Indesit and Telecom Italia in October 2009, with the objective of helping...

Seven Auto Manufacturers Collaborate on Harmonized Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Solution

October 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Recognizing the importance of a single international approach for DC fast charging, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed on the combined charging system as an international standardized approach to...

67-GHz Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer Is Asserted to be World’s First

October 13, 2011 11:42 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded its PNA-X Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer to 67 GHz. A new 67-GHz phase-reference calibration standard, configured to work with the 67-GHz PNA-X NVNA, is also now available. Using this hardware, designers can

Switcher Delivers 400 Watts in a 3 x 5 U-Frame

October 13, 2011 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tectrol introduces the TIP400 which increases the industry-standard 3.3 x 5” footprint up to 400 watts. The supply features greater than 90% efficiency with forced air cooling.

A proactive approach to healthcare

October 13, 2011 10:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

We’ve cured cancer. Well...not quite, but according to some, early detection will eradicate deadly diseases. This was one of many fascinating topics covered at the 2011 Imec Tech Forum. Imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) is a Belgium-based R&D center that focuses on nano-electronics.

Multicore MCU Touts Exponential Increase in Performance to Enable Cleaner, More Fuel-Efficient Engines

October 13, 2011 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor announced the first of several multicore automotive MCUs that help make it easier for automotive designers to improve engine efficiency and reduce exhaust pollution. The new multicore Qorivva 32-bit MPC5676R MCU provides

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