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Resins Aim to Eliminate Corrosion Issues In Automotive Applications

September 16, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC has expanded its range of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. According to the company, the new Amodel Electronic (AE) grades eliminate

Space probe detects a planet with a double sunset

September 16, 2011 6:14 am | News | Comments

When the day ends on planet Kepler-16b there is a double sunset, scientists reported on Thursday in the journal Science. In a scene reminiscent of science fiction, researchers using observations from NASA's Kepler spacecraft have detected a distant planet orbiting two waltzing stars...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors

September 16, 2011 5:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors. Wireless switching can save up to 60% compared to traditional wired switching by reducing installation time, conduit, wire, clips and other accessories.

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Simplifying Total Energy Management

September 16, 2011 5:25 am | by Alan Elbanhawy, Akros Silicon | Articles | Comments

In past years, energy management in electronics equipment has moved from being a “check-box” requirement to a real competitive feature and differentiator. Traditional DC-DC point solutions that optimize single parameter via fine tuning of components are just not sufficient...

2.4-GHz WirelessUSB NL Transceiver Intended for Wireless Applications

September 16, 2011 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced its next-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB Radio-on-a-Chip. The new WirelessUSB NL gives manufacturers Cypress’s renowned quality and robust performance along with very low power consumption for wireless keyboards...

To Swipe or Not to Swipe

September 15, 2011 2:52 pm | by Ahsan Javed, Silicon Laboratories, www.silabs.com | Articles | Comments

Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?

One-time Programmable Logic IC Can Perform Many 4-bit and 8-bit MCU Apps

September 15, 2011 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silego Technology announced the GreenPAK 2, a 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm 12-pin TDFN one-time programmable logic IC with programmable analog components. GreenPAK 2 has been designed to operate as a stand alone IC capable of performing many 4-bit and 8-bit microcontroller applications or

HiWave scoops Environmental Design Award for energy-efficient audio amplifier chip

September 15, 2011 12:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies has won the e-Legacy Environmental Design Award for its energy-efficient consumer audio amplifier integrated circuit. The chip improves amplifier efficiency in consumer audio products by up to 2000%...

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Second-Annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum Program Announced

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Smart Grid Electronics Forum will feature senior executives from 3eTI, Fairchild Semiconductor, FreeWave Technologies, Marvell Technology, Qualcomm Atheros, Redpine Signals, TDI Power, and Viridity Energy. Plenary session topics...

US, Europe Collaborating on Smart Grid Standards Development

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) jointly announced their intention to work together on Smart Grid standards development, emphasizing...

GE 1-Megawatt Solar Inverter Receives UL Certification

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE announced that its Brilliance™ solar inverter is one of few utility-scale inverters to receive UL certification, an industry standard for safety and performance. GE’s inverters are based on the power electronics of the...

Berkeley Design Automation to Host Nanometer Circuit Verification Forum

September 15, 2011 12:18 pm | News | Comments

The Mechatrolink Members Association (MMA) announced that its Mechatrolink motion control network meets industry safety standards. Certification was received after an independent third party, TÜV Rheinland, confirmed that these specifications satisfied the requirements of IEC61508 safety integrity level SIL3. A safety system can be 

TUV Certifies Mechatrolink Network Safety Protocol

September 15, 2011 12:03 pm | News | Comments

The Mechatrolink Members Association (MMA) announced that its Mechatrolink motion control network meets industry safety standards. Certification was received after an independent third party, TÜV Rheinland, confirmed that these specifications satisfied the requirements of IEC61508 safety integrity level SIL3. A safety system can 

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Push-Push SD Card Connectors Suit the Automotive Sector

September 15, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yamaichi Electronics’ FPS009-2920-0 and FPS009-2970-0 are two new Push/Push SD card connectors. The FPS009-2920/2970-0 card readers belong to the FPS009-29xx-0 series, which have

Mini Datalogger Stores Over One Billion Measurements

September 15, 2011 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company introduced a new version of the MSR145 miniature datalogger, now with capability for storing over one billion readings from a number of parameters simultaneously with 12-bit resolution. This mini datalogger, previously

Look Ma, No Hands: Yale Engineers Invent a Magnetic Fluid Pump with No Moving Parts

September 15, 2011 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Used in Hollywood and the advertising industry to create exotic special effects, ferrofluids are seemingly magical materials that are both liquid and magnetic at once. In a study published today in Physical Review B, Yale electrical engineering professor Hur Koser and colleagues from the...

60 Watts from 2” x 3” format AC-DC power supply

September 15, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The latest addition to XP Power’s ECS family of compact single output industrial and medical AC-DC power supplies is what the company believes to be the smallest 60W unit currently available on the market. The ECS60 measures 50.8 x 76.2 …

70-Watt Brushless DC Motor Offers Gear and Encoder Options

September 15, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor’s 70-W flat brushless motor delivers a max. continuous torque of 130 mNm at an efficiency of up to 85 percent. The new motor in its 45 mm diameter is available with Hall sensors and comes in four windings (24, 30, 36, 48 V). It can be

Joint Industry Standard on Low-Halogen Released

September 15, 2011 7:52 am | News | Comments

The Electronic Components Industry Association  announces the release of a new joint standard developed by both ECIA (representing the passive electronic components industry) and JEDEC - The Solid-State Technology Association.

VITA to exhibit at MILCOM 2011

September 15, 2011 6:33 am | News | Comments

VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical embedded systems industries, will be exhibiting at this year’s MILCOM in Baltimore, MD, November 7-10, 2011. Stopby and learn about the latest advancements in embedded computing technologies for Critical Embedded Systems.

Eaton Introduces Plug-and-Play Power Protection for SOHO, Point-of-Sale and IT Telephony Equipment

September 15, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the new Eaton 3S battery backup, a highly-efficient, reliable power protection and surge device that is integrated with Eaton’s award-winning Intelligent Power Protector software.

GA-ASI Completes Initial Testing of New UAS Open Payload Architecture

September 14, 2011 1:54 pm | News | Comments

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA?ASI), a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that it has completed initial testing of a new UAS open payload architecture in its Poway, Calif., System Integration Lab (SIL). The testing demonstrated the ability to

STMicroelectronics Enables NFC Connectivity Support for Windows 8

September 14, 2011 1:50 pm | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics has worked with Microsoft to enable ST’s NFC solution support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. ST will demonstrate its NFC solution at the Microsoft BUILD conference

LLC Converter IC Touts Flexibility for Enhanced Supply Efficiency or Smaller Footprint

September 14, 2011 1:31 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperLCS, a family of high-voltage LLC power supply ICs that incorporate the controller, high- and low-side drivers, and both MOSFETs into a single package. These ICs offer the flexibility to optimize designs either for high

Sensors Measure 0.1” to 5” of Water with Conditioned Analog Outputs

September 14, 2011 1:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LPSI/LPS2 Series offered by Servoflo Corporation are ultra low differential pressure sensors measuring from 0.1” to 5” of water in various non-directional or bi-directional calibration ranges. Based on a MEMS thermo-anemometer, the series infers

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