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Enclosures Add Fast-action Mounting Kits

September 9, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW have added a fast-action mounting kit for the ‘ART-CASE’ Series of plastic electronic enclosures. This range is used in a very wide variety of applications including detection and monitoring devices, system controllers, home automation, medical

Three-phase Brushless Motor Touts Board Space Savings

September 9, 2011 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the first in a new line of integrated three-phase brushless motor pre-drivers. The DRV8301 is said to reduce board space as much as 60 percent compared to the next closest integrated solution. It can drive

GaAs Integrated Digital Attenuator Features Low Insertion Loss

September 9, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a 1-Bit digital attenuator for CATV and set-top box (STB) front end applications.

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Energy Data Concentrators Include Wide Variety of Interfaces

September 9, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech launched its BEMG-4110, 4220, 4221, and 4222 fanless energy data concentrators. To manage the energy consumption from a large number energy meters on a campus or group of buildings, these energy data concentrators, with their wide variety of interfaces, include

Switchable Antenna Targets LTE-enabled Tablets

September 9, 2011 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced a high-performance, low profile antenna for LTE-enabled tablets. This switchable antenna for mobile connected PCs is only 1mm high

Rocket failure exposes space station vulnerability

September 9, 2011 6:50 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

When a Russian rocket failed on its way to orbit last month, it exposed a vulnerability in the International Space Station program that a former NASA astronaut thinks China could help address.

X-FAB Extends Foundry Offering to Enable Emerging Power Management Apps

September 9, 2011 6:38 am | News | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries today announced its enhanced XA035 high-temperature 0.35 micrometer foundry process with 28 new devices. It is the industry’s first fully characterized process to simultaneously support operating voltages up to 100V and operating temperatures of 175 degrees Celsius. This unique combination enables

Movea Launches MoveTV Platform

September 9, 2011 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea today launched MoveTV, a new SmartMotion solution for the PayTV market that provides entertainment ecosystem players a single platform on which to create a complete motion-enabled end user experience.

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ICs Bring Phase-Shifted LED Backlight Drives to Panel for Ultra-Thin Notebooks

September 8, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s SC5010 eight-channel white LED driver with PWM phase-shift dimming control uses very low-profile inductors, allowing LED drivers to be built directly into the LCD panel in Ultrabook PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) for displays as thin as 4 mm. It also enables

ZBB Announces Design Win to Provide Energy Storage System for Uninterrupted Power to DC Loads at Major Data Center

September 8, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. announced collaboration with Universal Electric Corp. to provide uninterrupted power to dc voltage lighting loads, rack power to servers and other miscellaneous loads at a major data center in a trial...

Full-bridge Motor Driver ICs Include Internal Fixed Off-time PWM

September 8, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced the release of two devices that complement the next generation family of fully-integrated single, full-bridge motor driver ICs. Allegro’s A4952 and A4953 are designed for use in brush DC motor drive applications and are

600-V Rectifiers Have Greater Than 10-A Forward Current in TO-252AA

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

Vishay Intertechnology launched 18 new 200-V and 600-V FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers in the TO-252AA (D-PAK) power plastic SMD package with forward currents from 4 A to 15 A. The devices combine

The Tinker's Toolbox - Joachim Hallwachs of DesignArt Networks on Small-Cell Wireless Networks

September 8, 2011 9:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Joachim Hallwachs, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at DesignArt Networks about small cell issues in wireless networks. 

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DRC Reports $39 Million Contract Award

September 8, 2011 7:36 am | News | Comments

Dynamics Research Corporation, a leading provider of innovative management consulting, engineering, and technology solutions, today announced that its High Performance Technologies (HPTi) operating unit was awarded a $39 million contract to provide

Nokia suffers as Europeans turn to smartphones: IDC

September 8, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

Booming demand for Apple's iPhone and phones using Google's Android software lifted second-quarter smartphone sales in Western Europe by 48 percent year on year, while former market leader Nokia fell further behind.

DirecTV streams NFL games for added sales

September 8, 2011 7:03 am | by Liana B. Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

DirecTV is expanding its NFL Sunday Ticket television package, which lets viewers watch football outside their local markets, to see if it can make some extra money from broadcasting the games on the Internet.

Motion Sensor Market for Smartphones and Tablets Set to Double by 2015

September 8, 2011 6:55 am | News | Comments

Sparked by Apple Inc.’s adoption of accelerometer technology in its iPhone and iPad lines, the market for motion sensor devices in smartphones and tablets is set to nearly double during the next five years, according to a new IHS iSuppli MEMS & Sensors Special Report from information and analysis provider IHS

Higher Wireless Capacity Without Towers

September 8, 2011 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

A new technology that allows wireless devices to "talk" and "listen" on the same frequency could pave the way for 4.5G and 5G networks and could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their networks without adding a single cell tower.

LIN Transceivers Offer Smaller Packaging, Wettable Flanks

September 7, 2011 2:15 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced the availability of two stand-alone LIN (local interconnect network) transceiver ICs in DFN packages. The DFN14 package for the ATA6670 measures 3 mm x 4.5 mm, while the DFN8 package for the ATA6663 measures 3 mm x 3 mm. The ICs are

Multi-Line ESD Protection Diode Array Meets IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 Immunity

September 7, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Comchip Technology has developed a 3.3-V unidirectional four-line electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diode array that meets the immunity requirements of IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 (±20 kV air, ±15k V contact discharge)

Nvidia up on outlook, analysts skeptical

September 7, 2011 1:07 pm | News | Comments

Shares of Nvidia Corp jumped more than 11 percent on Wednesday, as investors bet on strong sales for the company's chips used in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

French court rejects call to stop wireless auction

September 7, 2011 1:04 pm | News | Comments

France's highest administrative court rejected a bid by telecom operator Iliad to block the government's auction of fourth-generation mobile licenses.

12-V Switcher in a 3 x 5 U-Frame Package Delivers 400 W

September 7, 2011 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tectrol introduced the TIP400, which increases the industry-standard 3.3 x 5” footprint up to 400 Watts. The supply features >90 percent efficiency with forced air cooling. The supply is designed for

EMI Shielding: Connector and Passive Component Technology Impacts

September 7, 2011 12:36 pm | by Ron Demcko, AVX Fellow | Articles | Comments

It is hard to recall of the time where EMI shield coatings and seal gaskets were not available, but those times existed not so long ago. EMI shielding has evolved in many respects through the years and will likely have an increased and expanding role in future of high performance electronics.

Researchers are Developing Technologies to Improve the Treatment for Premature Fusion of Skull Bones in Children

September 7, 2011 12:22 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers in the Atlanta-based Center for Pediatric Healthcare Technology Innovation are developing technologies to better diagnose and treat children with craniosynostosis.

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