The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) has been defeated in the House of Representatives. BULB would have amended the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, thereby staying the incandescent ban. But it was not to be. With no further challenges, the Edison Lightbulb faces mandatory retirement in January 2012.
RECENTLY, near-field communications (NFC) has garnered a lot of headlines for its growing niche in mobile-payment systems.
STMicroelectronics and Soundchip announce substantive collaboration in High Definition Personal Audio? (HD-PA?)July 19, 2011 11:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments
Innovative powerful silicon components to enable personal audio devices with leading-edge HD-PA-compliant sound performance.
The days of being blinded by glare from the sun, despite the $300 sunglasses straddling your face, may soon be over.
Avago Technologies announced what is said to be the market’s highest-resolution Hall-effect magnetic encoder. The AEAT-6600-T16 encoder provides advanced positioning information with the performance
The NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter-brick from CUI is based on Solus Power Topology. The 720- W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V with an output of 12 V at an efficiency of up to more than 96%.
LDRA won the attention of Military Embedded Systems (MES) editors with its announcement that the LDRA tool suite is now capable of testing software for Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Compatibility.
Digi Wireless Gateways, XBee ZigBee Modules and iDigi Device Cloud to Connect Remote Shipping ContainersJuly 19, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments
Digi International announced that Inteligistics will use the iDigi Device Cloud, ConnectPort X wireless gateways and XBee ZigBee modules to wirelessly enable its intelligent, asset tracking system.
Mobile video consumption is a rapidly developing market. Although many mobile video products have only recently launched, providers are experiencing significant growth in usage rates. According to In-Stat survey results, nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have watched video on their device...
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced its Foundry Services business unit has expanded its portfolio of process technologies to include two additional GaAs process technologies — RFMD's FD25 low noise pHEMT process and RFMD's FET1H switching pHEMT process.
Vector Fabrics today announced the availability of its vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool that facilitates the optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures.
Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel Atom based single board computer (SBC)...
Laird Technologies, Inc., announced that it has been recognized by the Chrysler Group LLC as Electrical Supplier of the Year for its telematics product line.
XP Power today introduced the MTC35 and MTC50 series of commercial off the shelf (COTS) 35 W and 50 W DC-DC converters aimed at a broad range of military vehicle and avionics applications. These extremely robust and encapsulated board mounted modules accommodate a wide input range...
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery LifeJuly 19, 2011 6:52 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments
Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.2W Class-D mono speaker amplifier.
Part of ADI's Whiteboard Series, Analog Devices Matt Duff talks about Single Pole Filters using an RC network.
IAR Systems announced a complete starter kit for NXP’s ARM Cortex-M3 based LPC1780 microcontroller family.
Central Semiconductor Corp. introduces the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs.
Soundmatters announced it is delivering foxLTMv2 Bluetooth for iPad, the ultimate wireless portable speaker for the iPad.
Central Semiconductor introduced the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs. These devices, packaged in the industry standard SOT-23F, have low rDS(ON) characteristics of
Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ based single board computer (SBC) which offers a multitude of I/O connectivity options.
Apple Inc. in recent years has played a key role in expanding the market for NAND flash—but the company’s newly launched iCloud storage service could cause demand for the memory to weaken in the future, according to the IHS iSuppli Memory and Storage Service from information and analysis provider IHS.
After more than 30 years of domination by a single microarchitecture—Intel Corp.’s X86—the PC microprocessor (MPU) market finally is set for some real competition, with shipments of ARM processors set to soar in the coming years and projected to appear in nearly one out of every four notebook PCs made in 2015.
A novel application of carbon nanotubes, developed by MIT researchers, shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever it’s needed.
Cambridge-based vaccine developer Variation Biotechnologies Inc. has raised a combined $7.8 million in a pair of debt financings, according to federal documents filed yesterday.