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ECN’s Tale of Two Veterans

November 10, 2011 12:27 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The military deserves our eternal gratitude, and this Veterans Day, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for their immeasurable sacrifices...for their blood, sweat, and tears shed in defense of this great nation of ours. You may not know this, but Electronic Component News has two veterans in its midst. Your humble author, formerly 2nd Lieutenant Lomberg, served three years in the Army Reserve.

WEG to Acquire Electric Machinery Unit of GE's Converteam Business

November 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

WEG S.A. announced that it has signed an agreement with GE Energy to acquire the Electric Machinery unit of Converteam. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year and is...

Murata Power Solutions Announces Senior Appointments

November 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced three senior Product Management and Business Development appointments that have global responsibilities. Bill Smith is promoted to the position of Director Product Management for Board Mount Power products. In this role...

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Exar Announces Resignation of CEO and President

November 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Exar Corp. announced that Pete Rodriguez has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and as a member of the Board of Directors. "I am proud of the successes that have been...

1.69-inch Color OLED Features 160x128 Pixel Resolution

November 10, 2011 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays’ OSD160128P0907-10 measures in at 1.45” diagonal active-area in a 160x128 pixel resolution. According to the company, similar size color PMOLED displays feature only 128 x128 resolution, which

Is Digital Power the Right Choice?

November 10, 2011 10:49 am | by Bruce Haug, Linear Technology Corporation, www.linear.com | Articles | Comments

Experienced digital power users are normally well aware of the benefits of digital power system management. However, for those who are considering whether it makes sense for their products, its benefits may not be so obvious.

Device Monitors Temperature Over the Internet

November 10, 2011 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s iSD-TC Series provides web based temperature monitoring in critical equipment and locations. The device accepts two thermocouple inputs (types J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, N, L) triggers an alarm if

Maxim to Present Its Line of Security Products and Reference Designs at CARTES & IDentification 2011

November 10, 2011 7:54 am | News | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announces that it will exhibit its security devices and reference designs at CARTES & IDentification 2011, one of the largest events that showcases new products in digital security, smart technologies, mobility, and payment applications.

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Rohde & Schwarz Provides All-In-One LTE Drive Test Scanner

November 10, 2011 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has developed a multi-functional universal radio network analyzer that provides advanced drive testing. The R&S TSMW drive test scanner supports LTE (Long Term Evolution) formats in all current and future wireless communication bands, with no additional costs.

MEMS Accelerometer Presented as Smallest of its Type

November 10, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEMSIC, a leading provider of MEMS devices and sensor- based systems, has announced the availability of its MXC6226XC MEMS two-axis digital accelerometer, presented as the world’s smallest, fully-integrated MEMS accelerometer.

Inverter Uses SiC JFETs for Higher Power Density

November 10, 2011 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiSouth Laboratories has announced that silicon carbide JFETs made by the company are being used in small 0.5 litre inverters to achieve an output power density of 30kWh/l.

The Teardown - Apple Thunderbolt Display

November 10, 2011 6:16 am | Articles | Comments

The Apple Thunderbolt Display has features including two channels of 10-Gbps throughput in both directions, up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800.

DSCs and MCUs Bring 70 MIPS Performance and Cap Touch to Cost-Sensitive Designs

November 10, 2011 6:16 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the expansion of its enhanced core  16-bit dsPIC33 and PIC24 “E” Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and microcontroller (MCU) families  to include on-chip op amps and Microchip’s Charge Time Measurement Unit peripheral.

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Russia races to salvage stranded Mars probe

November 10, 2011 5:35 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

Russia raced on Thursday to salvage a spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars that is stranded in the Earth's orbit, with just days left before the window closes on its first interplanetary mission in 15 years.

Cheaper broadband coming to low-income families

November 10, 2011 5:31 am | by Jasmin Melvin, Reuters | News | Comments

Cable companies will offer high-speed Internet service to low-income families in the United States at around a fifth of the national average price, the top communications regulator said on Wednesday.

TDK opens second factory for EPCOS power capacitors in Málaga, Spain

November 10, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

TDK-EPC celebrated the opening of its second factory in Málaga, Spain. The new plant for the development and manufacture of power capacitors is located in the industrial park, Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, and offers 6000 square meters of production space.

Three-Phase Power Quality Analyzers Directly Measure Energy Wasted in Electrical Systems

November 10, 2011 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduced the Fluke 430 Series II three-phase power quality analyzers, the first tools to use a patented algorithm to measure energy waste and quantify its cost.

TV System on Chip Achieves Irdeto Security Certification

November 10, 2011 4:47 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the Freeman Premier family of TV System on Chip devices has been certified for Security Application by Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company.

DC:DC Converters Offer Efficiency up to 92%

November 10, 2011 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAIA Converter has released a new family of high input voltage DC/DC Converters targeting Avionic, Aerospace, Military and Missile applications. The MGDS-75-S series have an input voltage range of 155-480V...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ed Pazmino of Accent on the Smart Grid

November 10, 2011 3:54 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Ed Pazmino of Accent about the smart grid and the smart devices needed to operate within it.

European researchers drive semiconductor technology

November 10, 2011 12:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Europeans continue to rise to the challenge of advancing communication, imaging and radar integrated circuits to work at high frequencies. A case in point is a team at Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum Vzw in Belgium; they recently presented the device 'fT/fMAX 245/450 GHz...

Fault Insertion PXI Modules Include 10 Channels

November 9, 2011 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of over 20 PXI Fault Insertion solutions with the introduction of the 40-199. Fault Insertion (FI) modules are used within an Automatic Test System to simulate common fault conditions such as an open, short to ground or a short to

Ionization Smoke-Detector IC With Programmable Calibration and Feature Selection

November 9, 2011 12:18 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the RE46C180 — said to be the world’s first ionization smoke-detector IC with programmable calibration and programmable feature selection, and the first with horn synchronization and auto alarm locate. This ASIC also

New Products at MILCOM

November 9, 2011 11:55 am | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced the MASW-000932, a new High Power SPDT switch, and the MADR-010574, a 250 V PIN Diode Driver at MILCOM 2011 in Boston.

Embedded Computer Features the AMD Fusion APU

November 9, 2011 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic Supply introduces the NC108-1HD AMD Fusion System, designed around a Nano-ITX motherboard featuring the 1.6 GHz AMD T56N embedded G-series Fusion APU.

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