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IAR Embedded Workbench Updated for ARM Cortex Users

October 26, 2011 5:00 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced the availability of a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM that adds significant speed optimizations and new features making it more powerful. Optimizations are targeted for the ARM CMSIS DSP library and for general speed improvements when generating code for Cortex-M processors.

Thin Film Fuse Series Touts High Accuracy, Low Current

October 25, 2011 1:25 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended the current rating of the Accu-Guard II Low Current Series to include 200 mA, 150 mA, 125 mA, 100 mA, 75 mA, 62.5 mA and 50 mA versions in a 0603 package. The miniature 0603 low

Probe Sockets Target Package-on-Package Devices

October 25, 2011 12:07 pm | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced series of high performance BGA socket for high speed probing of the memory chip and processor debugging during the design phase. One such BGA socket is designed for a 1 Gb Mobile DDR2-S4 SDRAM (12 mm x12 mm, 0.5 mm pitch, 168 FBGA Package). The stacked

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Flash Memory Portfolio Features Ultra-Compact Devices

October 25, 2011 11:36 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced an expansion of its Multi-Purpose Flash Plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST39VF80XC and SST39VF160XC. The SST39VF80XC offers 8-Mbit of memory, while the SST39VF160XC offers

EnSilica launches Updated eSi-RISC Development Suite

October 25, 2011 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnSilica has launched a major new version of its ceSi-RISC Development Suite, a complete development environment for evaluating the EnSilica family of eSi-RISC highly configurable and low-power soft processor cores and creating embedded applications.

2.4 GHz Balanced Output Filter is Presented as World’s Smallest

October 24, 2011 1:14 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced the launch of its LFB182G45BG2D280 balanced output matching filter, aimed at a broad range of 2.4 GHz wireless applications using ZigBee and Bluetooth low energy technologies. The new filter has

Audio Analyzer Supports Latest HDMI 1.4a Standard

October 24, 2011 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has added a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) to its R&S UPP Audio Analyzer to enable the generation and analysis of HDMI data streams. The R&S UPP-B4 Series supports the latest HDMI 1.4a standard and provides

Tiny Computer Module Provides Complete Platform for Java Applications

October 24, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the smallest and most cost efficient hardware module in Imsys’ SNAP family (Simple Network Application Platform), the SNAP Stamp builds on previous generations of the SNAP FX (small mezzanine) and SNAP Classic (SIMM72) modules.

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Hot Swap I²C Bus Buffers Provide High Noise Margins, Level Shifting & Stuck Bus Recovery

October 24, 2011 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4313 and LTC4315 high noise margin buffers that provide capacitance buffering and bus extension capabilities to I²C/SMBus/PMBus systems.

Ethernet Extender Series Includes PoE and Managed Models

October 21, 2011 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics expanded its family of industrial-grade Elinx Ethernet Extenders with models featuring built-in Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and network management (called managed) capabilities. Using existing copper wire infrastructure (Cat5 cable or

Modem and Networking SoC Achieves 1.25 Gbps for 4G-LTE Microwave Backhaul

October 20, 2011 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation announced its BCM85620 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the BCM85620 represents the industry’s first solution to deliver Gigabit bandwidth and beyond and is

5 Questions - Microsemi

October 20, 2011 5:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Today I talk to Russ Garcia, a global marketing manager with Microsemi, about the company’s recent acquisition of Zarlink Semiconductor. Microsemi provides solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Zarlink’s expertise includes

VIA Honored with Seven First Ever Taiwan Green Classics Awards

October 18, 2011 2:41 pm | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the company has been honored with seven "Taiwan Green Classics Awards" from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Taiwan Green Classics Awards were created to recognize

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Sealevel to Provide GE Intelligent Platforms with COM Express Carrier Designs

October 18, 2011 2:32 pm | News | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. has announced that it will provide advanced custom carrier board designs for GE’s family of COM Express embedded processor modules. Sealevel, known for its expertise in I/O and connectivity, will design and manufacture high performance custom carrier boards and industrial computers based on the GE Intelligent Platforms COM Express modules for GE Intelligent Platforms’ OEM customers. 

Smartphones DRAM Demand to Rise 700 Percent by 2015

October 18, 2011 2:22 pm | News | Comments

Shipments of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) for use in smartphones is set for remarkable triple-digit growth this year, outpacing the expansion of the entire DRAM market by a factor of three, according to an IHS iSuppli DRAM Market Brief from information and analysis provider IHS

Buck Regulators Offer 96 Percent Efficiency, Advanced Power Management

October 17, 2011 1:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics’ SMB220 and SMB221 integrated 10-A and 20-A buck regulators offer built-in MOSFET’s, digital programmability and non-volatile configuration. Applications include

CXP Interconnect Supports Total Bandwidth of 120 Gbps Through 12 Channels of 10 Gbps

October 17, 2011 1:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To support the latest high-speed InfiniBand CXP 12x QDR standard and IEEE 100 Gbps Ethernet specification, TE Connectivity (TE) has developed an enhanced-footprint CXP pluggable connector and cage in a one-piece, press-fit assembly. This product supports

Return to Zero - A Tribute

October 17, 2011 8:06 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

7.0” TFT-LCD Includes Touch Screen

October 17, 2011 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays introduced a new 7” WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 TFT LCD with resistive touch screen technology and LED backlighting. The OSD070T1141-35TS offers a

Embedded Magnetics Opens Door to New Approach to Circuit Design

October 15, 2011 7:35 am | by Steven R. Kubes, TE Connectivity, www.te.com | Articles | Comments

Impedance matching and filtering of wide bandwidth data lines has long been the domain of hand-wound toroidal chokes and transformers. A new planar magnetic technology is paving the way to the manufacture of these devices utilizing established printed circuit fabrication and IC testing techniques.

Connectivity Platform Touts Lower System Cost, New Music Streaming Features

October 13, 2011 1:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC announced its latest generation JukeBlox 2.2 (JB2.2) platform with enhanced audio streaming features including up to a four-times faster boot time, improved WiFi performance leveraging the new WiFi Multimedia (WMM) standard, low power standby modes and

Atom AMPD Introduces Kwick Key Portable Software Installation

October 13, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atom AMPD has now introduced the Atom OS Kwick Key, a portable software installation key for network and communications bringing users up to a 70% lower  total cost of ownership.

AirMax Connectors for CompactPCI Serial Applications

October 13, 2011 6:28 am | Videos | Comments

This is an FCI Electronics Product introduction video on AirMax connectors for CompactPCI serial applications

Market for Hard Drives and Other Storage Devices Expands Despite Challenges

October 12, 2011 2:18 pm | News | Comments

Shipments of storage devices for computers rose across the board during the second quarter, resulting from the March earthquake in Japan after panicked manufacturers strove to replenish stockpiles, according to a new IHS iSuppli Storage Market Tracker from information and analysis provider IHS.

Mitigating Strategies for Smart Phone Signaling Overload

October 12, 2011 7:49 am | by Deepak Kataria, IP Junction Inc, www.ip-junction.com | Articles | Comments

This article discusses the impact of increased signaling traffic fueled by growing mobile broadband and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity on networks, systems and network processors. While data offload strategies have received considerable attention in industry, the impact of signaling overload and mitigation strategies have not been widely addressed. A good understanding of the reasons for signaling traffic increases, its impact at the network level, system level and network processor level is needed to clear misnomers prevailing in the industry.

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