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Corelis Announces JTAG Embedded Testing Solution for AMD Processors

October 17, 2011 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Corelis announced today ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion II Neo, Athlon II Neo, Opteron 4100, and Opteron Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing...

Return to Zero - A Tribute

October 17, 2011 8:06 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

7.0” TFT-LCD Includes Touch Screen

October 17, 2011 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays introduced a new 7” WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 TFT LCD with resistive touch screen technology and LED backlighting. The OSD070T1141-35TS offers a

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Lansdale and Freescale Partner to Manufacture RF Prescalers

October 17, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor president, R. Dale Lillard, announced the continued availability of a series of RF prescaler circuits originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

I Always Wanted to be Some Sort of Scientist

October 17, 2011 2:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

A nice simple post by a soon to be Dr. of Genetics and Molecular Biology on what being a scientist is like for her. I like her take, which I think is much more accurate than some of the generalities … Continue reading →

Enabling Microscopy: Piezoelectric Actuation Offers a Wide Variety of New Capabilities

October 15, 2011 9:26 am | by Scott Jordan, Physik Instrumente, L.P., www.physikinstrumente.com | Articles | Comments

The intersection of nanopositioning and microscopy is expanding and deepening rapidly. The evolutions of disciplines as diverse as single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution microscopy and automated microassay scanning share several common themes which combine to increase the prevalence of piezo-based positioning systems added-to or integrated into microscopic setups. Recently developed mechanisms of significant relevance to microscopic applications present substantial new opportunities for advancement.

Embedded Magnetics Opens Door to New Approach to Circuit Design

October 15, 2011 7:35 am | by Steven R. Kubes, TE Connectivity, www.te.com | Articles | Comments

Impedance matching and filtering of wide bandwidth data lines has long been the domain of hand-wound toroidal chokes and transformers. A new planar magnetic technology is paving the way to the manufacture of these devices utilizing established printed circuit fabrication and IC testing techniques.

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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

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