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Fast-Sweep RF Signal Generator From Saelig

August 4, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced the TGR6000 - a new, economically-priced 6GHz RF signal generator that is both simple and intuitive to use.

How to make 3D glasses

August 4, 2011 5:23 am | Videos | Comments

This is how to make 3D glasses out of some older glasses and some markers.

Cree develops prototype LED lamp that delivers 152 lm/W

August 4, 2011 3:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

A proof-of-concept LED lamp produces 1330 lm while consuming 8.7W, and has a unique appearance.


Indium-free transparent, flexible electrodes

August 3, 2011 11:28 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Flexible, transparent electronics are closer to reality with the creation of graphene-based electrodes at Rice University.

Multicore DSPs Power Next-generation Industrial Inspection Systems

August 3, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mukesh Kumar, Texas Instruments, | Articles | Comments

With the advent of new generations of digital signal processors (DSPs), specifically multicore DSPs, developers have high performance, low-cost and power efficient alternatives for implementing the real time image processing in inspection applications.

Manage Power Interruption Issues for Medical Equipment

August 3, 2011 1:06 pm | by Chris Jones, and Conor Quinn, Emerson Network Power, | Articles | Comments

Designing equipment for medical applications is a well-understood discipline. Or is it? There is one area – concerning voltage dips and power interrupts – that warrants particularly close attention.

Power Integrations Names Ben Sutherland Vice President, Worldwide Sales

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced that Ben Sutherland has been appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales, a role in which he has served on an interim basis since March 2011. Sutherland joined Power Integrations in 2000...

Altair Nanotechnologies Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Of these recent highlights, the most significant by far was the closing of the Canon investment. According to the Altairnano,...


Rep Honda Introduces Smart Electronics & NANO Bills

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Rep Michael Honda, Congressional representative of Silicon Valley and member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, is reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act, to address the greenhouse gas impacts and energy costs of...

Avnet Embedded Adds Embedded Electronics from SECA to Americas Offering

August 3, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with SECO, a manufacturer of computer-on-modules (COM), carrier boards, single-board computers and peripheral boards. This distribution agreement encompasses the Americas region. 

Lessons learned inside a cubicle

August 3, 2011 11:31 am | by Melanie Sena, Editorial Intern | Articles | Comments

I felt intimidated yet confident as I entered the Javits Center in New York. Hundreds of men and women in business attire strolled by as if I didn’t exist. But as I listened to snippets of conversation about the latest electronic and medical technologies, I realized I was exactly where I wanted to be.

Universal, 6-mm Signal Conditioner Supports 456 Signal Combinations with Exclusive Input Voltage

August 3, 2011 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s 857-402 JUMPFLEX Universal Signal Conditioner (USC) supports 456 signal combinations with exclusive input voltage range and self-resetting fuse. The 6-mm USC offers

RF Modular Instruments Add FM and ZigBee Analysis

August 3, 2011 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced the addition of the Generic Measurement Suite to its PXI 3000 Series of RF modular instruments to meet the current and future testing needs of wireless communication devices.


Arrow International, Inc. Arrow NextStep Antegrade Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter: Class I Recall

August 3, 2011 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Reports of breakage and/or separation of the stylet.

Single-slot DAQ Chassis Supports Wireless, USB and Ethernet Buses

August 3, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced a one-slot NI CompactDAQ chassis that supports wireless, USB and Ethernet buses, giving engineers and scientists the portability of a data logger with the performance and flexibility of

UK shakes up copyright laws, scraps plan to block websites

August 3, 2011 6:37 am | by Adrian Croft, Reuters | News | Comments

Britain said Wednesday it will introduce a digital exchange where licenses for copyright works may be bought and sold, as part of a revamp of its 300-year-old copyright laws.

Precision Mechatronics Manufacturing Part of the Service at The Paragon Electronics Group

August 3, 2011 5:48 am | News | Comments

EMS companies typically focus on their ability to deliver PCB assemblies. However, at The Paragon Electronics Group, the remit of a traditional EMS company has evolved into much more.

Power supplies deliver up to 89% efficiency

August 3, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 80 watt GRN series power supplies from IPD are the first in a family of products that provide high efficiency over the complete load curve. Providing one to four outputs for industrial and medical applications, the GRN-80 series delivers up to 89% efficiency at full load...

STMicro and the BioRobotics Institute Establish Joint Lab to Develop Advanced Robots and Smart Systems

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, a research center of advanced robotics, have announced the creation of a joint laboratory for research and innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics. Supporting the expansion...

Ballard Announces Dantherm Power Agreement to Collaborate with Delta Power Solutions in India

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ballard Power Systems announced that Dantherm Power, a Danish system integrator in which it has a controlling interest, has signed a collaboration agreement with Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. to market clean...

Analog Devices Announces 50 Million Euro R & D Investment

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced that it will embark on a €50 million R&D (research and development) investment program at its campus in Raheen, Co. Limerick, Ireland. The investment program focuses on the expansion of...

Patient Monitoring Without a Doctors’ Touch

August 2, 2011 1:07 pm | by Chris Warner | Articles | Comments

In June I mentioned a promising new sensor technology that can be used for non-invasive measurement of muscle movements with potential applications in patent monitoring (ECG, EMG, to name a few). The technology comes from

Microchip Engineers Build Amateur Satellite Set for Deployment on ISS

August 2, 2011 12:23 pm | News | Comments

Microchip Technology today announced that a volunteer team of Microchip engineers spent nearly four years working on nights and weekends to develop the ARISSat-1 amateur satellite.

802.11 Day: Reflecting on the Importance of Connectivity

August 2, 2011 9:18 am | by Craig Barratt, President of Qualcomm Atheros | Blogs | Comments

More than 14 years ago, the IEEE adopted the first WLAN standard, which would go on to serve as the foundation for all further developments in creating today’s Wi-Fi networks. Today, August 2, 2011 is the perfect day to consider the importance and growing uses for connectivity.

Single-row, .070”-pitch Connectors Add Right Angle Options

August 2, 2011 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added right angle options to its line of .070” (1.78 mm) pitch connectors. These single row right angle sockets and headers can be combined with vertical .070” (1.78 mm) pitch connectors for a variety of interconnect configurations.

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