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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.

Schaffner Group Acquires American Transformer Manufacturer MTC Transformers

September 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Schaffner Group has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the dry-type transformers operations of American transformer manufacturer MTC Transformers, Inc. as of September 1, 2011. Under the transaction, Schaffner is acquiring MTC...

Corvus Energy's AT6500 Module is the New Standard in Battery Power and Safety

September 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Corvus Energy, the makers of what the company says is a revolutionary lithium-polymer battery, announced that its 6.5 kWh batteries passed the requirements of Lloyd’s Register Type Approval certification tests. Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc.,...


Embedded Software - the Revolution Continues

September 7, 2011 8:30 am | by Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi ( | Blogs | Comments

I'll admit to having been a software engineer in the late 1970s and early 1980, coding for 4,8 and 16 bit processors respectively.Thirty years on, and the embedded software revolution has transformed design engineering.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Eric Siegel of TI on Haptics Feedback in Touch-Enabled Devices

September 7, 2011 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Eric Siegel, product marketing engineer for touchscreen controllers and haptics at Texas Instruments about haptics feedback in touch-enabled consumer electronics devices.

Pipeline FFT Cores on FPGA Acheive 52 Giga Samples per Second

September 7, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HyperSpeed Plus cores have been proven to process complex data streams in continuous real-time at data rates in excess of 52 Giga samples per second for a 2048 point FFT implemented on a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA device.

DC Product Selected to Power OLED and Tablet Display Manufacturing Applications

September 7, 2011 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries announced today that the company's Ascent DC Power Supply has been selected as the process tool of record by one of the world's largest suppliers of flat panel manufacturing systems. Orders have been placed under the agreement...

Eaton Acquires High Power Inverter Technology

September 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced that it has acquired the assets of IE Power, Inc. IE Power, which was founded in 1985, is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and employs 24 people. The company is a...


Qualstar Reports Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

September 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Qualstar Corp. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. Fiscal 2011 fourth quarter financial results Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 were $4.7 million, compared...

NorthStar Launches New Generation of Telecom Power Backup Cabinets

September 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

NorthStar announced its new SiteStar™ HiCap 2-2, which the company states is the first outdoor cabinet in the telecom industry to feature two separate climate zones with individual compressor systems: one for batteries and...

Sprint sues to block AT & T's proposed T-Mobile buy

September 6, 2011 10:48 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel (S.N) sued to block AT&T Inc's (T.N) $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA saying the deal would lead to higher prices for consumers and create a duopoly between AT&T and Verizon Communications (VZ.N).

Sony hires former official at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

September 6, 2011 10:46 am | News | Comments

Sony Corp picked a former official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the new post of chief information security officer, months after a massive hacking attack leaked information on 100 million user accounts on its games networks.

MEMS gyroscope provides shock and vibration immunity for automotive applications

September 6, 2011 7:31 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

For automotive electronic stability control, rollover detection, and pitch detection applications, Analog Devices, Inc (ADI) today introduced the ADXRS800 iMEMS gyroscope, featuring a patented differential quad-beam architecture designed to minimize the influence of linear shock and vibration.

Five performance metrics for wireless device networking

September 6, 2011 5:48 am | by Sourav Dey, Systems Engineer, On-Ramp Wireless | Articles | Comments

There are many positive use cases for enabling wireless device connectivity, including the smart grid, gas and water distribution systems, building energy management, shipping container tracking, and more. Only recently has technology been developed to address the particular needs of this segment.

100MHz OCXO with Exceptional Phase Noise Performance

September 6, 2011 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies’ NV45G1480 Series 100MHz OCXO offers superior performance in one of the industries smallest OCXO packages.

GE Energy Completes $3.2 Billion Deal to Acquire Converteam

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

GE Energy announced the successful completion of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a provider of power conversion and automation systems and power electronics, motors and generators. Converteam states that its solutions enable customers...

CISC Extends Activities Towards Smart Access to the Energy Grid

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

CISC Semiconductor GmbH starts into research and development phase of the European ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking project "Internet of Energy for Electric Mobility" (IoE) – officially started in May 2011 – and hence broadens its...

Siemens & Volvo Form EV Venture

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Siemens AG announced that it has agreed to join with Volvo Car Corp. of Volvo AB to advance the technical development of electric cars. The companies plan to jointly develop electrical drive technology, power...

Garmin eyes Europe No.1 spot with Navigon

September 2, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

Garmin Ltd is looking to challenge rival TomTom's leading position in the European market for portable navigation devices (PNDs) though its acquisition of Germany-based Navigon, its executive said on Friday.

Sun Goes Down on Solyndra as Company Announces Shut Down and Bankruptcy

September 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Solyndra a California-based solar panel manufacturer announced that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is ceasing operations and will immediately lay off all of its 1,100 employees. The company had received...

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