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Rugged 750-W DC-AC Inverter Suits Rail and Industrial Applications

January 20, 2012 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer announced the PRP-750 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 750 VA of power in a chassis mount package. The series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of

MPEG Surround: Improving Music Streaming Quality to Meet Consumer Expectations

January 19, 2012 6:13 am | by Jan Nordmann, Fraunhofer IIS, www.iis.fraunhofer.de; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

As HD audio and speaker quality continue to evolve, the demand for higher quality audio increases. Audio streaming will compete with other types of media, including HDTV, video streaming and games. To help meet these HD-quality expectations, MPEG Surround enhances the streaming experience.

Key Technology Innovation Makes New Safety Systems Affordable in Automobiles

January 18, 2012 9:30 am | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) and edacentrum today announced the results of the SyEnA (synthesis-supported design of analog circuits) research project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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Digital Multimeter Is Presented as Five-in-One Device

January 16, 2012 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new HHM8229 5-in-1 autorange digital multimeter offers temperature, RH, sound, light and digital multimeter features in-one device. It features a

Ford Collaborates with Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects for In-Car Health and Wellness Research

January 12, 2012 4:58 am | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS – Ford, Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects announced an alliance today to research technology to help people monitor and maintain health and wellness while on the move. The alliance was unveiled during the “Doctor in Your Car” keynote address...

INCHRON Real-Time Analysis Tools Used Worldwide by Continental

January 11, 2012 8:11 am | News | Comments

The tools of INCHRON, a leading manufacturer and supplier of design and test solutions for real-time critical software, are now being used worldwide by Continental to analyze the real-time behavior of its control units and networks.

Piezoelectric Sounders Target Portable, Industrial, and Automotive Apps

January 10, 2012 12:22 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced the expansion of its PKLCS Family with two new SMD piezoelectric sounders at 2.4 kHz for the portable, industrial, and automotive markets. The PKLCS1212E2400-R1 (consumer version) and

LeCroy Expands Leadership in Automotive Test Solutions to Address Emerging Technologies

January 10, 2012 10:59 am | News | Comments

LeCroy Corporation, a worldwide leader in test and measurement instruments, today released three new test packages to address the growing automotive segment.

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Foryou Chooses u-blox GPS for In-Car Navigation and Infotainment

January 10, 2012 7:36 am | News | Comments

Foryou General Electronics has designed in u-blox 6 GPS receiver modules for two lines of advanced in-car infotainment systems, the Android-based AN6B01 and CE6620. 

KPIT Cummins Infotainment Platform Achieves GENIVI Compliance

January 10, 2012 5:24 am | News | Comments

KPIT Cummins, a global leader in productengineering solutions for automotive industry, announced that its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platform is now compliant with GENIVI Compliance Specification Release 1.0.

Rovi Unveils TotalGuide G2 for Connected Device Manufacturers

January 10, 2012 3:41 am | Vicor Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Rovi unveiled TotalGuide G2, a second-generation, unified entertainment discovery and access solution for consumer electronics manufacturers, enabling them to define and market differentiated products.

MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Module Series Offers Plus-minus 5-g Model

January 9, 2012 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs has announced the recent introduction of a ±5 g model to its 2210 Series. Designed to support a variety of lower frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test and measurement requirements, the low-noise, single-axis model

TI Unveils System for Connected Automotive Infotainment

January 9, 2012 5:11 am | News | Comments

Building on more than a decade of delivering automotive infotainment solutions, Texas Instruments announced a full system solution for connected automotive infotainment.

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Green cars headline auto show, but India not ready

January 6, 2012 7:23 am | by Henry Foy and Devidutta Tripathy, Reuters | News | Comments

Music blared and white smoke swirled in the cavernous Tata Motors hall at the India Auto Expo as an excited crowd milled near a stage displaying the company's new hybrid car.

Next-gen Fully Automatic Heavy Wire Bonder Will Demo at APEC 2012

January 6, 2012 6:49 am | News | Comments

Hesse & Knipps, Inc., the Americas subsidiary of Hesse & Knipps Semiconductor Equipment GmbH, leading manufacturer of high speed fine pitch wedge bonders and fully automatic heavy wire bonders for the backend semiconductor industry, will demo its next generation BONDJET BJ93X Heavy Wire Bonder at APEC 2012

Gefen Introduces Volume Stabilizer for HDMI with Digital Audio Decoding

January 5, 2012 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The newest addition to Gefen’s growing family of Auto Volume Stabilizers boasts a high quality digital audio decoder, offering a new way to process audio and output rich sound. The GefenTV HD Auto Volume Stabilizer w/Digital Audio Decoder delivers a consistent volume level at all times...

Hall-effect Latch Protects Against High Voltage Transients

January 4, 2012 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced a new, two-wire, Hall-effect latch that is programmed at the factory to optimize the magnetic switch point accuracy. The A1244 Hall-effect latch uses the same high frequency, four-phase, chopper-stabilization

On the Road for 2012: Greener, Leaner Cars

December 29, 2011 3:34 am | Videos | Comments

Car shoppers can expect auto offerings for 2012 to pack more of an environmental punch, with auto makers touting mileage in addition to performance.

Student Designers Partner with OSRAM, Visteon on Future Vehicle Lighting Concepts

December 27, 2011 5:53 am | News | Comments

When education and practical application merge, the results can be astounding. That was the aim of the College for Creative Studies (CCS), Visteon and OSRAM in their collaboration during the 2011/2012 academic year. As part of CCS’s ongoing Corporate Sponsorship program...

Transceiver Provides NFC Capability in Cars

December 22, 2011 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MLX90132 from Melexis is a 13.56MHz, fully integrated, multi-protocol RFID/NFC transceiver IC. It supports ISO/IEC protocols 18092, 14443A and B, 15693 as well as 18000-3.

EcoCAR 2 Competition Electrifies University of Washington Team

December 21, 2011 7:26 am | by Tyler Rose, Outreach Coordinator, UW EcoCAR 2 Team; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Over the next three years, the University of Washington team will compete amongst 15 Universities from the United States and Canada to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle power train for a donated 2013 Chevrolet Malibu; build a showroom quality vehicle; acquire local sponsors; and launch an exhaustive outreach program intended to educate consumers on green vehicle technology.

Embedded 40-nm Flash Memory Technology IP Addresses Automotive Real-Time Applications

December 20, 2011 4:19 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announced that it has developed what is presented as the industry's first 40-nanometer (nm) memory intellectual property (IP) for automotive real-time applications.

Renesas Electronics Develops Industry's First 40nm Embedded Flash Memory Technology IP for Automotive Real-Time Applications

December 14, 2011 6:06 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced that it has developed the industry's first 40-nanometer (nm) memory intellectual property (IP) for automotive real-time applications. Renesas will also be the first to launch 40nm embedded flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive applications...

12-bit Encoder IC Includes Absolute, Incremental and BLDC Motor Commutation Signals

December 14, 2011 4:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The iC-MH8 system on chip magnetic encoder device provides fast step response for motor control applications. Combined with a diametrically magnetized permanent magnet, this compact device (QFN28 5x5 package) can be used to

QFP Test and Burn-In Socket Adds Moveable Ground Pin

December 13, 2011 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yamaichi Electronics introduced the moveable ground pin for its popular Open Top socket series IC357 for QFP type IC packages with exposed pad in test & burn-in applications. With its gull-wing shaped lead feet surface mount, QFP is most

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