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16-bit Low Power MCUs Feature Capacitive Sensing That Works in Sleep

May 3, 2011 5:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to

Digital Zero-Power AC-DC PWM IC Targets Offline Chargers, Adapters

May 3, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt announced the iW1700 Zero Power AC/DC Digital PWM Controller. The controller is designed to enable low-cost, energy-efficient 120V/230VAC offline adapters and chargers (up to 5 W) which consume

Power Switch Device Technology Addresses Energy Star Requirements

May 3, 2011 5:23 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL1x6 Series of green-mode Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) devices. These integrated PWM controllers include proprietary green-mode functions that

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LNAs Feature Bypass and Shutdown Functionality

May 3, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced four low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) to extend the RF performance and diversity of LNA portfolio. The modules feature high linearity that improves an application’s ability to

Medigus presents world?s smallest camera for medical endoscopy based on TSV Packaging

May 3, 2011 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Based on advanced CMOS image sensor and Through-Silicon-Vias (TSV) packaging assembly, the camera breaches 1 mm diameter threshold, lowers cost and enables a variety of medical procedures. Medigus targets fast growing market for disposable endoscopy cameras, estimated at over half a...

Microfluidic chip for quick on-site diagnosis of infectious diseases

May 2, 2011 9:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The control of infectious diseases such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza hinges on handy analytical tools that can rapidly and accurately identify infected patients at the doctor's office or at an airport.

New method to improve the electrical conductivity of polymeric composites

May 2, 2011 9:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Polymeric composites consist of two or more materials and are used for example to shield off electrostatics in airplanes.

Cities Across France Using Echelon based Smart Street Lighting Systems

May 2, 2011 2:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that its energy control technology for smart, networked street lighting systems is continuing to experience rapid adoption. Similar to its success in China, the market in Europe, and in particular France,...

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EPRI Paper Provides Analysis of Energy Storage Applications and Technology Options

May 2, 2011 2:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a comprehensive analysis of energy storage applications and technology options that also assesses the potential benefits and markets for energy storage in the United States. The analysis...

Monolithic Power Systems Announces First Quarter Financial Results

May 2, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenues were $44.5 million, a decrease from $47.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and $50.3 million in...

Detroit's exodus will continue without a revival

May 2, 2011 12:05 pm | by COREY WILLIAMS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

For over a month, Detroit has been reeling from new census numbers that showed the city lost more population in the last 10 years than anyone realized — 230,000 or about 25 percent. City officials are trying to get the estimate increased, arguing that thousands of residents went uncounted.More...

High Accuracy, LabVIEW Compatible Digital Pressure Transducer

May 2, 2011 8:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The Heise DXD digital pressure transducer delivers the unique benefits of digital communication at a bargain price. This versatile instrument is now available with a LabVIEW driver and...

Precision Mixed-Signal Microcontroller Combines High Accuracy and Low Power Operation

May 2, 2011 7:13 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced the Q32M210, the first in a new family of mixed-signal microcontrollers for precision measurement and monitoring. Designed for use in portable sensing applications and built with the ARM Cortex-M3 processor...

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May 2011: Military & Aerospace

May 1, 2011 1:48 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue of ECN focuses on the military & aerospace sector, including floating-point FPGAs, OpenVPX, managed switch technology, and power quality. Jon Titus presents another installment in his popular “Kits for Kids” column, while the Brainstorm collaborative Q&A section discusses trends in wireless electronics and how they relate to test & measurement.

USB Data Acquisition Subsystem Supports European Applications

April 30, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microstar Laboratories, Inc. has announced the release of the xDAP 7410 data acquisition subsystem. xDAP 7410 is LVD tested and fully CE compliant, making it suitable for worldwide applications, including in the European Union. It is also compatible with

Test Leads Change Tip Length with a Single Twist

April 30, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation announced the availability of the its TL175 TwistGuard Test Leads with a manually adjustable test tip guard for use in different measurement environments. By twisting the test lead, the user can

Spring-Loaded Plunger Assemblies Enable Quick Repositioning of Equipment Without Tools

April 30, 2011 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Type PTL2 spring-loaded plunger assemblies allow users to quickly and easily move racks, slides, access panels, and similar equipment to new positions without requiring tools. If necessary, a unique lockout feature

Optically Clear, Flexible Epoxy Cures at Room Temp, and Cryogenic Conditions

April 30, 2011 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond developed Polymer System EP37-3FLF. This optically clear, two component epoxy has resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it

Dual Central Office VDSL2 Splitter Module Touts Space Reduction

April 30, 2011 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced a dual central office VDSL2 splitter module. The B8891DVNL combines two central office (CO) splitter modules onto one platform. This configuration increases available printed circuit board space by 40 percent while

VCO Operates From 2850 MHz to 2950 MHz

April 30, 2011 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s CVCO55CC-2850-2950 operates from 2850 MHz to 2950 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has

Power MOSFET Chipset Targets DC-DC Apps Requiring High Power Density

April 30, 2011 9:06 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of an automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFET chipset optimized for DC-DC applications used in internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, hybrid and electric vehicles. The 40-V logic level gate drive

Geo-Magnetic MEMS Modules Tout Accurate Output for Mobile Compassing

April 30, 2011 8:58 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLHC geo-magnetic module. Housed inside a miniature 3 x 5 x 1 mm package with operating current consumption down to just 110 uA, this module meets

IEEE to Develop Standards Limiting Insertion of Harmonics into Power Grid

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

IEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board approved two new projects to develop standards that will limit the injection of harmonic frequencies into the public electric transmission system. Harmonic pollution is a...

Konarka Names New Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Konarka Technologies, Inc. announced that it has named Kenneth McCauley as Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Business Development. McCauley brings an exemplary record of accomplishment in leading global organizations to profitable growth. Serving...

Yingli Green Energy Establishes Regional Headquarters in Singapore

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore. In order to strengthen its business practices in Southeast Asia, Yingli Green Energy has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli...

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