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Renco Electronics Releases New Surface Mount Inductor

January 26, 2012 8:06 am | Renco Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

As more details of our lives are converted into digital formats, demand for computing devices and network systems will continue to rise. With critical information (i.e. medical health records) now available in electronic form, professionals and individuals require their devices and networks to be secure and reliable.

Notes From Embedded Tech Trends 2012

January 26, 2012 6:27 am | by Jerry Gipper, VITA (www.vita.com) | Blogs | Comments

Held this year in Cocoa Beach on January 16 and 17, Embedded Tech Trends 2012 is a networking event for companies in the critical embedded computing industry.

Compact Storage Chokes Handle High Currents

January 26, 2012 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has extended the range of its standard ERU Series of power inductors with the EPCOS ERU 20 Series. These new components are characterized by a particularly high current capability. At inductance values of between

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Capacitive and Resistive Touch Sensing Platform

January 25, 2012 11:40 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows the Xtrinsic capacitive and resistive touch sensing platform (CRTOUCH) running graphic apps on a resistive screen.

100-V Synchronous Buck Regulator Includes Integrated MOSFETs

January 25, 2012 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 100-V synchronous buck regulator with integrated MOSFETs. The 600-mA LM5017 is appropriate for telecommunication, industrial, smart grid and automotive systems. Used in conjunction with the WEBENCH online design tool, the regulator is

PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit Eases Development of 10-100 Ethernet Applications

January 24, 2012 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeted at 10/100 Ethernet applications, the new PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit from element14 offers comprehensive design software support for rapid evaluation and engineering development projects.

Coverity and Wind River Bring Development Testing for Security to Embedded Software Development

January 24, 2012 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coverity, a leader in development testing, and Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, have teamed to integrate Coverity’s development testing platform for security with Wind River’s embedded software.

ZigBee Smart Energy Gateway Supports Large Device Deployments

January 24, 2012 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International (introduced the ConnectPort X2e for Smart Energy, a low-cost, enhanced version of the company’s ZigBee Smart Energy gateway. The gateway connects ZigBee Smart Energy devices from a Home Area Network (HAN) to

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Fast Nonvolatile Memory Draws 1,000th the Energy of EEPROM

January 24, 2012 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International presenteed the FM25P16, claimed as the world’s lowest energy nonvolatile memory product with a power draw 1/1,000th the energy of Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) devices.

LSI Expands Strategic Relationship with ARM to Offer Energy-Efficient Multicore Processors

January 23, 2012 10:29 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

LSI Corporation announced an expansion of its long-term strategic relationship with ARM, a leader in microprocessor intellectual property (IP). The agreement will lead to new product solutions designed to address critical customer needs for accelerated performance as applications such as mobile video and cloud computing dramatically increase network traffic. LSI will gain access to 

CPU Module Touts COM.0 R2 Type 2 Pin-out Design, Low Power Consumption

January 23, 2012 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech launched SOM-6765, the latest COM-Express Compact CPU module. This module is powered by the low power Intel Atom N2600 and D2700 processors based on COM.0 R2.0 type 2 pin-out. Type 2 pin-out and legacy I/O support make for

OpenVPX Mini ATR Provides Flexibility in a Small Form Factor

January 23, 2012 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers the 3U VPX Mini ATR in a rugged OpenVPX platform designed for use in harsh environments where SWaP is critical.

Multi-output Regulators Include Supervisory and Watchdog Timers

January 23, 2012 7:23 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced its ADP5041 and ADP5040 multi-output regulators. The regulators meet the increasing demand for greater power density by combining a high-efficiency, 3-MHz, 1.2-A buck regulator and two 300-mA LDOs (low dropout regulators)

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Off the Shelf and Web-Customizable Clock ICs Suit PCIe Applications

January 23, 2012 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc announced the expansion of its PCI Express (PCIe) clock generator and clock buffer portfolio, providing the industry’s broadest range of clocking solutions to address the

Fanless Embedded Computer Touts Enhanced Wireless Optimization for 3G-WiFi-BT-GPS Support

January 20, 2012 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology, Inc. announced the release of the new Matrix MXE-5300 Series of rugged, quad core, fanless computers, based on the high performance 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor and QM67 chipset. It is presented as offering

High Mating Cycle Crimp Terminals Feature Proprietary High-Current Alloy

January 19, 2012 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced today the Mini-Fit Plus HMC (High Mating Cycle) crimp terminals for applications that require a high number of mating cycles including medical devices, consumer appliances, networking and telecommunications equipment and

Protocol Converter Is Presented as Smallest Way to Add USB to Existing Designs

January 19, 2012 7:33 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the HID-class MCP2210 USB to SPI protocol converter — the simplest, smallest-footprint and most cost-effective option for adding USB-Certified connectivity to SPI-based systems, according to the company. Microchip also

Does Amdahl’s law really help?

January 19, 2012 7:29 am | by Juergen Mathes, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

One of the first topics you stumble over when discussing multicore and performance is Amdahl's law. This law is often used in parallel computing to calculate the theoretical maximum multicore performance. For example, if your code is serial to 50%...

What is in a Cloud?

January 19, 2012 7:20 am | by Debbie Greenstreet, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

As I look out of the airplane window upon my return from the two day, Linley Carrier Conference in San Jose, with clouds in view, above to the side and below us, I am reminded of my own presentation at this conference: Cloud base stations, Revolution or Evolution?

Observations of High Performance Computing

January 19, 2012 7:12 am | by Arnon Friedmann, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Being relatively new to the high performance compute market, I thought I might take some time to share some of my observations with others who might also be trying to understand the market and what's going on in this area.

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.

Capacitive Coupling Device Enables Wireless Charging Systems

January 12, 2012 11:14 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America introduced its new wireless power transmission module at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The higher power capability of the LXWS Series enables wireless charging systems for

STMicroelectronics Demonstrates Connected Home Platform

January 12, 2012 10:05 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics is showcasing its latest-generation connected home platform in Las Vegas during the world's largest Consumer Electronics Show. 

Intel’s Thunderbolt Finishing Up Successful First Year

January 12, 2012 8:48 am | by Brian O'Rourke, In-Stat’s Digital Entertainment Group; www.displaysearchblog.com | Blogs | Comments

Introduced in February 2011, Intel’s Thunderbolt technology is near its first anniversary. And a successful first year it’s been. Initially adopted by Apple across its PC line, Intel has announced the adoption of the technology by more PC OEMs and PC peripheral makers. On the Windows side, Lenovo has

ZLG Partners with Energy Micro in China

January 11, 2012 12:55 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has today announced the appointment of ZLG as an approved distributor of its ultra low power ARM Cortex based Gecko MCU and EFR4 Draco radio devices in China. 

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