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SMT LED Displays Go Ultrathin

August 17, 2011 2:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Opto Plus LED Corp is producing ultrathin LED Displays that are 1 mm or less in reflector thickness. This technology allows compact product design and utilization of LED displays in products that failed to have sufficient room in the past, according to the company. This capability also allows

Digital Voltage Regulator Minimizes Space, Energy Usage

August 17, 2011 2:08 pm | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson added a new vertical-mount variant to its recently announced 40-A output BMR464 Series of 3E second-generation digital point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new BMR464-SIP (BMR4642002) uses single in-line packaging (SIP) to provide

Type 6 COM Express Modules Feature 2nd-Gen Intel Core Processor & ECC RAM

August 16, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Portwell Technology released the PCOM-B217VG-VI-ECC embedded computer module to add Intel's second-generation quad-core and dual-core Intel Core i7/i5 processors to its Type 6 COM Express product portfolio.

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300-W, AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Suit Space-Constrained Apps

August 16, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MPU-300 Series is packaged in a 5.0 x 3.2 x 1.5-inch U-Chassis with only 25 cfm airflow. The switching power supplies provide up to 300W of output power. Four standard models operate from

Connected Devices: A New Era of Electronics Design

August 15, 2011 6:58 am | by Bob Potock, Director, Americas Marketing, Altium | Articles | Comments

According to IDC Research, 15 billion devices will be connected to the internet by the year 2015. That is a big jump from the estimated 3 billion today. When we talk about “connected devices” our minds immediately go to mobile devices.

GUI-Building Software Enables Easy User Interface Creation

August 15, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller has developed a new tool to help the engineer shorten the time to create their application by replacing the tedious task of creating user interfaces in hand written code with a simple straight forward drag-and-drop interface.

Flash Controller IP Core Enables Faster Data Transfer

August 15, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Posedge, a leading supplier of Wired/Wireless Secure Networking Semiconductor Intellectual Property solutions has expanded its IP portfolio by announcing the availability of ONFI-3.0 compliant Universal Flash Controller (UFC).

Compact COM-Express Module Targets Low-Power Applications

August 12, 2011 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the release of  the SOM-6763 B1 – COM-Express compact module powered by the Intel Atom Processors 400 and 500 Series.

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Single and Dual Comparators Enable Different Audio Jacks to be Used in Same Device

August 11, 2011 10:55 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild’s FAN156 and FAN256 low power comparators typically consume less than 10 µA of supply current. They operate at a low voltage of 1.6 V and are fully operational up to

Embedded Electronics from Schmid Engineering at NIWeek 2011

August 11, 2011 6:41 am | Videos | Comments

Here is a demo on several interesting and innovative electronic embedded systems from Schmid Engineering using LABView at this year's NIWeek.

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.

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.

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Single-slot DAQ Chassis Supports Wireless, USB and Ethernet Buses

August 3, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced a one-slot NI CompactDAQ chassis that supports wireless, USB and Ethernet buses, giving engineers and scientists the portability of a data logger with the performance and flexibility of

PCI Express Gen3 Switches Include Native x2 Port Interfaces

August 2, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. announced two new PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe Gen3) switches for emerging applications, including solid-state disks (SSDs), high-end workstations and enthusiast gamer desktop computers. The PLX ExpressLane PEX8713 (12 lanes, 10 ports) and PEX8717 (16 lanes, 10 ports) PCIe Gen3 switches are capable of

RIO Device Platform Expands with Intel Core i7 Processor-based System and Small, Single-board Devices

August 2, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments expanded its NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) platform with the addition of the highest performance and first multicore NI CompactRIO systems and smallest NI Single-Board RIO devices. The new NI cRIO-908x systems feature

128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit Low Power Asynchronous SRAMs Have 32-bit Bus Widths

August 1, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit MoBL (More Battery Life) Asynchronous SRAMs with 32-bit bus widths. The SRAMs cater to applications in telecommunications, computers, peripherals, and consumer, medical and military domains to

The Tinker's Toolbox - Arlon Martin of Kotura on Silicon Photonics

July 28, 2011 11:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Arlon Martin, VP of Marketing, Government Contracts & Industry Relations at Kotura, specialists in silicon photonics.

2G and 3G Small-cell Platform Can Provide a Complete Base Station on a Single PCB

July 28, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Consultants launched Sidewinder, said to be the smallest commercially available 2G and 3G small-cell platform. Suitable for use in mobile phone communications and professional radio, Sidewinder is

Stanford Engineers Create Nanoscale Device for Brain-Inspired Computing

July 28, 2011 10:52 am | by Andrew Myers, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

If you doubt the power of the human brain, ponder this for a moment: It takes today's state-of-the-art supercomputer eight-and-a-half minutes to simulate just five seconds of normal human brain activity.

FPGA Configuration via USB

July 27, 2011 11:17 am | by Fred Dart, CEO of Future Devices Technology International (www.ftdichip.com) | Blogs | Comments

OEMs now face heightening challenges which threaten their very livelihoods, forcing them to look at more innovative ways of developing new products to give them the edge over rival outfits.

MCU Family Enhances Connectivity and LCD Control

July 27, 2011 9:06 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The  SAM9 ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Atmel target applications in smart device, human machine interface, and machine-to-machine market segments.

USB Power Controller is Programmable

July 26, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC introduced a programmable USB power controller. The controller comes in three models – the UCS1001-1, UCS1001-2, and UCS1002 – and offers advanced USB based charging capabilities for engineers designing

Piezoelectric Nanowires Produce Electrical Signals From Mechanical Actions

July 26, 2011 6:27 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

Taking advantage of the unique properties of zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have demonstrated a new type of piezoelectric resistive switching device in which the write-read access of memory cells is controlled by electromechanical modulation.

Software Helps Students Tackle Real World Challenges

July 21, 2011 11:30 am | by Ed Thum, Program Director, Global Marketing, IBM Rational | Blogs | Comments

Currently most college students learn core development skills by working on individual projects. But when those students eventually go to work for a larger software company, they will inevitably be part of a team of programmers, working on one small slice of a much bigger pie.

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