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FTDI Expands Range of ‘Instant USB’ Solutions with USB Hi-Speed to Digital Level UART Cables

October 24, 2011 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has added two more cables to its USB to digital level serial interface product offering. The new products, which make up the company’s C232HD USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level UART cable series...

LED Lamp Replaces 895-Style Incandescents

October 24, 2011 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

DDP has developed a solid-state LED lamp to replace 895-style incandescent bulbs used as door status indicators in rail applications.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Gyan Tiwary of iWatt on LED Backlighting

October 24, 2011 10:26 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Gyan Tiwary of iWatt about driving solid-state lighting systems, especially LED-driven display backlights.

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U.S. astronaut eager for ''sports car'' space ride

October 24, 2011 9:25 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

Veteran U.S. astronaut Daniel Burbank said on Monday he was eager to fly Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station, likening it to a sports car and NASA's space shuttle to a big truck.

TomTom shares surge on strategy shift

October 24, 2011 8:51 am | by Roberta Cowan, Reuters | News | Comments

TomTom, the Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker, is switching focus away from the cash-bleeding personal navigation devices that made it a household name to its auto and mapping services to restore growth and profits.

Tiny Computer Module Provides Complete Platform for Java Applications

October 24, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the smallest and most cost efficient hardware module in Imsys’ SNAP family (Simple Network Application Platform), the SNAP Stamp builds on previous generations of the SNAP FX (small mezzanine) and SNAP Classic (SIMM72) modules.

Hot Swap I²C Bus Buffers Provide High Noise Margins, Level Shifting & Stuck Bus Recovery

October 24, 2011 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4313 and LTC4315 high noise margin buffers that provide capacitance buffering and bus extension capabilities to I²C/SMBus/PMBus systems.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Eran Eshed of Altair on LTE Development

October 24, 2011 7:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Altair Semiconductor's Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development, Mr. Eran Eshed about LTE emerging as a standard for 4G technology.

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Combine High Power SMUs to Extend Component Testing to 100 A

October 22, 2011 8:03 am | by Dave Wyban, Keithley Instruments, Inc., www.keithley.com | Articles | Comments

The latest generation of high power SMUs is capable of sourcing up to 50 A pulsed and measuring down to picoamps or microvolts. For applications that require even higher power levels, two of these instruments can be combined to extend their operating range.

Talk of treaty ban on mercury concerns scientists

October 21, 2011 12:46 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists are warning officials negotiating a global treaty on mercury that banning the deadly chemical completely would be dangerous for public health because of the chemical's use in vaccines.

Verizon subscribers miss Street, investors shrug

October 21, 2011 12:42 pm | by Sinead Carew, Reuters | News | Comments

Verizon Communications Inc wireless subscriber growth was slower than expected in the quarter before the latest Apple Inc iPhone launch, but was still ahead of its biggest rival.

Prix Mobile award seeks stars of the web art world

October 21, 2011 12:40 pm | by Julie Mollins, Reuters | News | Comments

A new global art-prize competition for pictures created using a mobile device opens on Friday to any competitor bold enough to subject their work to scrutiny by a jury.

ZMDI raises 2011 revenue growth projection

October 21, 2011 12:26 pm | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) has slightly raised its revenue projection for the current fiscal year. Based on its nine-month figures from today’s vantage point, ZMDI expects 2011 revenues to total about EUR 62 million, equivalent to a gain of about 12 percent over 2010.

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Feeble Windows holds back Microsoft profit

October 21, 2011 10:48 am | by Bill Rigby, Reuters | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp's flagship operating system made only slight gains last quarter, largely due to business and emerging market spending, holding back profit growth for the world's largest software company.

Mobile phones don't hike cancer risk: Danish study

October 21, 2011 10:47 am | News | Comments

Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published Friday.

2.5kW Mercury Rectifiers with up to 400V DC Output

October 21, 2011 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDI Power has recently introduced its 2.5kW Mercury Rectifier solution with up to 400V DC output.

Industry’s First Highly Integrated, Smart Meter Power Regulator Eases Design and Lowers Cost

October 21, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17497, a one-chip solution for all the power requirements on the communications and metrology boards in smart meters. A high level of integration eases design, adds flexibility, increases accuracy, improves reliability, and lowers the total solution cost and footprint.

400AP Series of Open Platform Intelligent Cellular Terminals

October 21, 2011 7:10 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Janus Remote Communications, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of precision M2M solutions, adds Series 400AP Intelligent Terminals to their successful line of cost-effective Terminus platform products.

Power MOSFETs are Industry's First to Feature On-Resistance Ratings Down to 1.2 V

October 21, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the industry's first p-channel power MOSFET in the industry's smallest 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm chipscale package, in addition to the first n- and p-channel devices to offer on-resistance ratings down to 1.2 V in this package size.

Ethernet Extender Series Includes PoE and Managed Models

October 21, 2011 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics expanded its family of industrial-grade Elinx Ethernet Extenders with models featuring built-in Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and network management (called managed) capabilities. Using existing copper wire infrastructure (Cat5 cable or

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says(4)

October 20, 2011 4:11 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life — giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine."Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be...

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says(3)

October 20, 2011 4:10 pm | News | Comments

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life - giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine."Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be...

Programmable Power Supply Line Includes Choice of Units from 86 W to 150 W

October 20, 2011 1:38 pm | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments announced the availability of five new general-purpose programmable DC power supplies designed to complement the company’s existing line of specialty power supplies and source measurement instruments for

Supercritical fluid extractor withstands up to 10,000 psi

October 20, 2011 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies’s SFT-250 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE) is designed to perform a variety of extractions in supercritical fluid and is engineered to meet the day-to-day rigors of the research lab. Additionally, the system may be used for small scale pilot processing.

100-W Chassis Mount AC-DC Power Supply Touts Versatility

October 20, 2011 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech announced the “CM100” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The series offers 100 Watts of fully regulated output power in a chassis mount case, which makes it suitable for many applications. The easily accessible terminal block and

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