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Making Power Protection Smarter and Greener

December 1, 2011 10:16 am | by Frank DeLattre, President, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Articles | Comments

Clean, uninterrupted power is the goal of every facility, data center manager and executive overseeing continuous business operations and processes. With brownouts and blackouts occurring more often than ever, businesses need critical power protection.

Accelerating PCB Power Delivery Network Design and Analysis

December 1, 2011 8:54 am | by Dennis Nagle, Staff Product Engineer & Dingru Xiao, Staff Product Engineer, Cadence Design Systems | Articles | Comments

Current design trends have made the power delivery network (PDN) of a printed circuit board (PCB) as critical as multi-gigabit data channels. Continuous increases in clock frequencies have coupled with large increases in power, while voltage levels have trended lower and lower.

Sub-1 GHz Wireless Connectivity Module and BoosterPack for MSP430 MCU Value Line LaunchPad Development Kit

December 1, 2011 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anaren announced a new sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) module, based on the CC110L sub-1 GHz value line transceiver from Texas Instruments.

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IR3553 40A PowIRstage Delivers High Current in Smallest Form Factor

December 1, 2011 7:47 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the expansion of its PowIRstage family of integrated devices with the introduction of the 40A IR3553, optimized for next-generation servers, consumer and communication systems.

MEMS Acceleration Sensor Promises Smaller, Sleeker Gadgets

December 1, 2011 7:37 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced ultra-low-power, high-performance three-axis accelerometers in 2-mm x 2-mm packages. Reducing the size by a factor of 2 over current-generation devices, according to the company, this acceleration-sensor family is

C-band Gallium Nitride High-Electron Mobility Transistors Address Satellite Earth Stations

December 1, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed two Gallium Nitride (GaN) High-Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) C-band (4–8GHz) amplifiers for satellite earth stations.

Wireless Design Challenge Launched

December 1, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

LPRS announces the launch of the IQRF wireless design challenge. Running from 1st December 2011 to 31st March 2012 the challenge is open to all RF designers to create a new and innovative wireless communication or control solution...

Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supports USB Charging

December 1, 2011 6:44 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. In addition to the

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Data Acquisition and Analysis Software for Force Measurement is USB-Based

December 1, 2011 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kistler has introduced the USB-based Type 2825A DynoWare universal data acquisition and analysis software, designed for direct compatibility with Kistler stationary and rotary measuring systems, including single- and multi-component dynamometers and other force sensors. Its operation allows for

UPM RFID and Narian Technologies Partner to Power the NFC Revolution

December 1, 2011 5:16 am | News | Comments

UPM RFID and Narian Technologies have announced a strategic partnership to drive new NFC marketing, customer service and employee management for retailers and product providers utilizing UPM RFID NFC tags.

Engineering Power Adventures

December 1, 2011 4:56 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

First let me say that the design of the XP15K power supply kit by Elenco is a very functional design. It does what it is supposed to do. It is the engineer behind the soldering iron (me) that needs some adjustment.

NJIT Researchers Publish News of Success With Robots as Learning Tool

December 1, 2011 3:59 am | News | Comments

NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool.

What is the Outlook for the Industrial PC Market?

December 1, 2011 3:56 am | News | Comments

A brand new IMS Research report on the world market for industrial PCs (IPCs) estimated total revenues of $2.07 billion in 2010. Strong growth is projected to 2015, with world IPC revenues reaching $3.52 billion.

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IEEE SmartGridComm 2011 Concludes Successful 2nd Annual Event in Brussels, Belgium

December 1, 2011 3:54 am | News | Comments

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) recently concluded in Brussels, Belgium with hundreds of global experts attending nearly150 presentations dedicated to the world’s power delivery infrastructure.

Movea’s GestureBuilder advances State of the Art for Gesture Control in Consumer Electronics

December 1, 2011 3:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea announced today that it is making State of the Art gesture recognition and gesture database design capabilities available to Consumer Electronic OEMs and Systems Integrators though its ground breaking GestureBuilder software.

Air-Cored Spring Coil Family Offers Custom Designs

December 1, 2011 3:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in both leaded and SMT configurations, a family of Air-Wound Spring Coils includes a standard range from 2.5nH to 500nH and custom wound designs with an infinite variety of winding types.

December 2011: Military & Aerospace

December 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The December 2011 issue delves into the military/aerospace sector. T’Jae Gibson (of army.mil) discuses 3D holographic technology and, in a special salute to our veterans, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg recalls his and former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre’s experience in the military.

VIA Celebrates 10 Years of Mini-ITX With eBook

November 30, 2011 12:41 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc announced the release of "Small is Beautiful: 10 Years of Mini-ITX", an eBook celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the groundbreaking achievements and innovations inspired by the Mini-ITX form factor. Included is a look back at the history of the platform, past mods and how the industry was inspired and reacted to

Ember Enables ZigBee-certified Water Meter

November 30, 2011 12:31 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

A ZigBee-certified wireless water meter developed by Elster and Freestyle Technology is using ZigBee technology from Ember to help utilities and consumers better manage their water cost and usage. Elster and Freestyle have integrated Ember’s ZigBee System-on-Chip and ZigBee PRO networking software into the new Elster V200 digital water meter to

Low-g Accelerometers Support Variety of Zero-to-Medium Frequency Apps

November 30, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs, Inc. has announced the global market introduction of its new LG Series, a dedicated product family of low-g range chips and modules, designed to support of a variety of zero-to-medium frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test & measurement requirements. The LG Series provides

Portable Receiver Offers LTE and Cable System Interference Detection and Spectrum Clearing

November 30, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has developed an advanced portable receiver and directional antenna for interference detection and spectrum clearing of LTE and cable systems. The R&S PR100 Series portable receiver operates

Smart Grid Will Raise Ceiling for Use of Renewables

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SINTEF Energy Research announced a demonstration project, the EcoGrid EU, a €21 million EU project that is being coordinated in Trondheim by SINTEF. Sixteen partners from ten countries are members of the project. The...

Kaneka and imec Develop Heterojunction Silicon Solar Cells with Copper Electroplating

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Kaneka and imec have unveiled silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cells. The results were obtained by applying copper electroplating technology, which was developed by Kaneka based on imec’s existing copper electroplating technology, A conversion...

BASF Creates New Global Business Unit to Advance Battery Activities for Electromobility

November 30, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

In recognition of the significant growth opportunity associated with the global battery marketplace, BASF is creating a new global business unit that will bring together its current and future battery-related electromobility activities – BASF.com. As...

PIM Analyzer Covers the 900 MHz Band

November 30, 2011 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced the MW8209A PIM Master, a passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer that covers the 900 MHz band to address the growing need to measure PIM in E-GSM networks, including UMTS Band VIII and LTE Band 8. Designed for use

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