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Exar Licenses PowerXR Technology to Zarlink Semiconductor for Residential Gateway Platforms

August 8, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. announced that it has entered into a product license agreement with Zarlink Semiconductor. According to the companies, this agreement significantly expands the available market for both companies by delivering dynamic power management...

SL Industries Announces 2011 Second Quarter Results

August 8, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

SL Industries Inc. announced that its net sales from continuing operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, were $56.3 million, up 18% compared with net sales from continuing operations for the second quarter...

Leyden Energy Receives $20 Million in Series B Financing Led by New Enterprise Associates

August 8, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Leyden Energy, Inc. announced that it has received $20 million in Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. Leyden Energy...


Pushbutton Switch Is Asserted to Save Assembly Time and Money

August 8, 2011 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed an ultra-miniature pushbutton switch that is presented to save assembly time and money. Designated the FP Series, the totally sealed construction uses an o-ring between the actuator and bushing, which

PIC32 Board for GUI Development Eliminates External Graphics Controller

August 8, 2011 11:44 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the Low-Cost Controllerless Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board, which enables the development of graphics applications without an external graphics controller.

High Voltage Large Case MLCCs Target High-rel Applications

August 8, 2011 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has announced its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) High Voltage (HV) SM Series capacitors. Designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications, the KPS family of devices uses

Mentum Delivers Network Planning Innovation to Land Mobile Radio Market

August 8, 2011 11:09 am | News | Comments

Mentum announced the introduction of a suite of advanced network planning solutions to assist with the design and deployment of Project 25 (P25), LTE, Tetra networks for the Public Safety, Transportation, Industrial, Energy and Utility markets.

Flagship Spartan-6 FPGAs Built Into New NI Devices

August 8, 2011 10:05 am | News | Comments

Xilinx announced at NIWeek 2011 that National Instruments has expanded its NI Reconfigurable I/O (RIO) advanced control and monitoring product portfolio with the introduction of the highest performance and first multicore NI CompactRIO systems and smallest NI Single-Board RIO devices built using Xilinx flagship Spartan-6 FPGAs.


Windlift Kite-Based Power Generation Technology at NIWeek 2011

August 8, 2011 9:39 am | Videos | Comments

Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.

Xilinx Sponsors NI LabVIEW FPGA Innovation Award at NIWeek 2011

August 8, 2011 9:35 am | News | Comments

Xilinx announced it is sponsoring a Graphical System Design Achievement Award at NIWeek 2011.

National Instruments Honors Engineering and Science Innovation With 2011 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards

August 8, 2011 8:15 am | News | Comments

National Instruments honored 17 innovative applications developed by engineers, scientists and researchers from around the world at the fourth annual Graphical System Design Achievement Awards. At the award ceremony held during the annual NIWeek conference and exhibition...

Geoforce Offers Customized Globalstar Commercial SPOT Satellite Tracking Solution

August 8, 2011 8:13 am | News | Comments

Globalstar and Geoforce announced that the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the United States has selected Geoforce and Globalstar to help monitor the safety and location of its lone workers.

4 mm Linear Servomotor Operates Under Water

August 8, 2011 8:13 am | Videos | Comments

Last week, Nippon Pulse America announced a 4 mm linear shaft motor suitable for piezo type applications. Here is a video of the device operating under water.


The Tinker's Toolbox - Nelson Quintana of Renesas on Low-Power Microcontrollers

August 8, 2011 7:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Nelson Quintana of Renesas about their new RL78 microcontrollers.

How Innovation Happens: The Tower System

August 8, 2011 7:49 am | Videos | Comments

In this video Systems Engineer, Eduardo Montanez, explains how he and his team created and designed The Tower System, a modular development platform which helps embedded developers bring their products to market faster.

Evaluation Boards for RS-485-Based Applications

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Bourns Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of two new evaluation boards for RS-485-based applications.

High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire for Extreme Environments

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Rated for voltages up to 42,000 Volts DC, Cicoil’s High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire is durable, flame retardant (UL 94V-0), free of halogens and performs exceptionally well in extreme temperature conditions...

Hybrid Micro-Nano Connector Reduces Weight and Space

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Omnetics Connector Corporation, the leading manufacturer of miniature high-rel connectors, has a hybrid Micro/Nano Connector designed to reduce weight and space while meeting design requirements.

KODAK Imaging Technology Will Explore Jupiter

August 8, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

As NASA’s Juno begins its five-year voyage to the planet Jupiter, image sensor technology from Eastman Kodak Company is on board to help capture images of the gas giant as never before. The KODAK KAI-2020 Image Sensor was selected by Malin Space Science Systems to

Antenna Technology Significantly Enhances Design Flexibility

August 8, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

Ethertronics launched Ether 1.3.1, an Adaptive Antenna solution.

Low-Energy Proximity Fob Prototype Provides Mobile Device Security

August 8, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced successful wireless communication tests between a prototype design for a small, low-cost Bluetooth low energy proximity fob and Broadcom’s BCM4330, the industry’s first combo chip solution certified to the Bluetooth 4.0 standard.

CandM Announces Release of New White Paper

August 8, 2011 4:33 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced the release of a new white paper entitled, -Understanding the Electrical Performance of Category Cables-

A MEMS motor for watches developed by EPFL

August 5, 2011 7:33 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

An electromagnetic three-phase motor, invented by EPFL?s Integrated Actuators Laboratory, will enable the watchmaking industry to build watches that are three times more efficient and that can include more applications.

Power Integrations Quarterly Sales Top $80 Million for First Time

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenues for the second quarter were $80.2 million, up four% from the prior quarter and up slightly compared with the second...

Advanced Energy Announces Garry Rogerson to Join as CEO; Dr. Hans Betz to Retire

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Garry Rogerson, Ph.D., as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective as of August 4, 2011. Dr. Hans Betz,...

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