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Low-cost Sub-1 GHz RF Value Line Product Family

July 7, 2011 11:24 am | News | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a new Sub-1 GHz RF Value Line family, offering developers low-cost connectivity solutions for sub-1 GHz RF applications such as remote controls, toys, home and building automation, and security systems.

Retirement of Shuttle leaves void in manned space program

July 7, 2011 11:20 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

After Atlantis’ two-week mission, NASA will retire the Space Shuttle. Between the Shuttle’s retirement and the completion of the International Space Station in 2020, the U.S. faces a nine-year gap during which we’ll lack the ability to independently ferry astronauts into space. The Space Shuttle fit the textbook definition of government mismanagement. Envisioned as “routine and economical”, the finished product was neither.

Smart Electric Field Probe Allows Accurate Measurements Down to 2 V-m

July 7, 2011 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has upgraded its line of laser-powered star probes with a new electric field probe, that replaces the previous model FL7018.

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ABBYY Enhances its Mobile OCR SDK with Barcode Recognition Technology

July 7, 2011 10:36 am | News | Comments

ABBYY announced a new release of its ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine, a software development kit (SDK) for creating optical character recognition (OCR) applications with a small memory footprint.

Over 1 Billion Devices to have Embedded Wireless Networking

July 7, 2011 10:34 am | News | Comments

Shipments of electronic products with embedded WLAN will surpass one billion units for the first time ever in 2011 and then rise to more than two billion in 2015, as ubiquitous connectivity increasingly becomes a standard feature.

Rolling Along With Quiet DC Power

July 7, 2011 10:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The Project: Determine the best DC motor with which to drive a power wheelchair or mobility scooter. The Solution: Using the innovative web tools and design expertise of one supplier of DC motors, manufacturers can be assured of making...

Non-Contact Infrared Temperature Sensor Includes Wireless Transmitter

July 7, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new infrared sensor with wireless transmitter features remote IR sensor and radio wireless transmitter in a NEMA enclosure.

High Efficiency Rectifiers

July 7, 2011 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The combination of innovative design, efficiency and reliability makes the Flatpack2 HE rectifier a key component in your network. With conversion efficiency up to 96.5%, the amount of wasted energy...

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Innovative Microelectronics Packaging for In-Vitro Implantable Devices

July 7, 2011 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Implantables are already well established as a medical device solution, but this sector is achieving explosive growth with the development of new technologies. This article provides an overview of microelectronics packaging technology evolution, following how designs have been...

Lightweight, MIL-DTL 38999 Series III-style Connecter Performs in Low-pressure Apps

July 7, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a MIL-DTL 38999 Series III style connecter capable of desirable performance in low-pressure applications. The new KJAYA Series Connector uses lightweight aluminum shells that provide a

Ribbon Attach Conductive Adhesive Touts Desirable Conductivity for Silicon Solar Modules

July 7, 2011 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for photovoltaic applications, introduced the DB-1541-S3 Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesive for use in thin-film, organic and thinned silicon solar modules. This material formulation has

Signal conditioner IC offers enhanced on-board diagnostics

July 7, 2011 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG has introduced the ZSSC3008 sensor signal conditioning integrated circuit (IC). The ZSSC3008 is a cost-effective solution for resistive bridge sensor systems that require second-order linearity correction for a wide range of sensors.

IBM Watson to Replace Salespeople?

July 7, 2011 8:33 am | by Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech.com | News | Comments

A question answering machine like Watson could be applied to almost every level of commerce. You could have a Watson on the floor at Best Buy, or the support departments of large companies could keep a pet Watson for answering trickier questions.

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High Precision Potentiometric Continuous Level Sensors

July 7, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems), a leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, announced the launch of the new CT-1000 potentiometric level sensors for OEM and end user applications.

Fully Isolated Open-Frame DC-DC Converters

July 7, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Murata Power Solutions today announced the UEE series of fully isolated, open frame DC/DC converters. Measuring just 58.4 x 22.9 10.16 mm (2.3 x 0.9 x 0.4 inches), the family meets all the mechanical and electrical requirements...

Super Wideband Audio Chip Addresses Home Telepresence and Smart TV Applications

July 7, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems announced the CX20708, presented as the world’s first super wideband (SWB) voice input processor SoC, targeting home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next generation Smart TV and video game console applications.

Third-Generation RLDRAM Memory Targets High-Performance Networking Applications

July 7, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micron Technology announced that early engineering samples are available for its third-generation reduced latency DRAM (RLDRAM 3) high-bandwidth memory technology that enables a more efficient transfer of information across the network.

Turn-Key Optical Networking Systems Integrator Solutions

July 7, 2011 6:44 am | News | Comments

Metro Network Services announces the launch of its optical networking systems integrator solutions.

AVX Participates in the ''Solutions for Hope Project''

July 7, 2011 6:35 am | News | Comments

AVX Corporation, in partnership with a leading producer of communications technology, has developed the "Solutions for Hope Project," which is a pilot program established to demonstrate a process to deliver conflict-free tantalum material from the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

eoSemi appoints new VP to lead first product to market

July 7, 2011 6:30 am | News | Comments

eoSemi today announced that Steve Cliffe has joined the company as VP of sales and marketing. His appointment demonstrates the company's investment in a highly experienced management team following the closure of a £3 million Series-A equity round...

HP TouchPad Carries $318 Bill of Materials

July 7, 2011 6:29 am | News | Comments

The 32GB version of Hewlett-Packard Co.’s new TouchPad media tablet carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $318, according to the preliminary results generated by the IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service from information and analysis provider IHS.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about IP Cores and Embedded Systems Development

July 7, 2011 6:05 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Simon Hambly and David Harold of Imagination Technologies, creators of communications semiconductor IP cores for highly complex System-on-Chip (SoC) devices.

WaferSense Vibration Sensor Helps Identify Vibration Sources to Increase Wafer Yield

July 7, 2011 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

When a diffusion furnace team at a 200 mm fab experienced defect problems in specific stocker locations of its high volume semiconductor process, CyberOptics WaferSense Auto Vibration Sensors (AVS) helped test a theory that excessive vibrations created by stocker fans effected die yield.

Laser-Structured 2.4 GHz Antennas Suit a Variety of General Applications

July 7, 2011 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has released a new standard antenna for applications using the 2.4 GHz ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) band and Wi-Fi.

ECG Cardiac Monitor Saves Lives and Cuts Costs

July 7, 2011 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announces that British medical services startup, Isansys Lifecare Limited, has announced the world's first commercially-available, clinical-grade, wireless cardiac monitor to support low cost continuous ECG heart monitoring.

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