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Power jack line is panel mount and allows for flexibility

April 24, 2012 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon added a high-current panel mount DC power jack option to their current series of power jacks.  The expansion of the power jack line allows for design flexibility, with reliability in high-current and repetitive applications such as

Stereo spatial array IC promises immersive audio experience

April 18, 2012 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced an integrated circuit (IC) that, according to the company, converts a smartphone or tablet computer’s narrow soundstage into a much wider and exciting audio experience for consumers. The LM48903 stereo Class D spatial array IC

AMD-based cPCI Serial Multi-display Controller Handles High-end Graphics

April 3, 2012 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro offers the G214, a 3U CompactPCI Serial multi-display controller board based on the latest AMD Radeon processor architecture. The new peripheral board is appropriate for use for video surveillance in control rooms as well as


1-GHz, Dual-Core Processors Tout Accelerated Vision Analytics, Low Power Consumption

March 29, 2012 10:42 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced a series of 1-GHz, dual-core, Blackfin processors. The ADSP-BF608 and ADSP-BF609 are optimized for embedded vision applications, featuring a high performance

10GBase-T PHY is Optimized for ToR Switches

March 28, 2012 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. announced the TeraPHY TN8045 10GBase-T transceiver, a quad-port physical layer (PHY) housed in a small 25mm-square package that is space-optimized to allow for 12 devices to fit side-by-side in a

Five Questions with Greg Brown of Microchip Technology

March 28, 2012 10:11 am | Podcasts | Comments

Greg Brown of Microchip Technology is my guest in this edition of Five Questions. Microchip has just introduced its PIC16F(LF)178X family of 8-bit enhanced mid-range core microcontrollers which include

Smart LCD Provides Outdoor Readability

March 27, 2012 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments announced the immediate availability of its ezLCD-302 smart LCD module. The unit provides a desirable solution as a graphical user interface (GUI) for outdoor applications. Its all-in-one modular design unites

Express Logic Introduces ThreadX-Lite for IAR Embedded Workbench Users

March 27, 2012 12:17 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic, Inc. announced the IAR Systems exclusively offered ThreadX-Lite RTOS, a new, single-user license targeting the ARM Cortex-M series microcontrollers. A subset of the popular ThreadX RTOS, ThreadX-Lite contains many


Inertial modules target advanced consumer applications

March 27, 2012 11:16 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new member of the iNemo sensing family, a 9-Degree Of Freedom, fully integrated sensor module, to enable advanced movement and location-sensitive apps, location-based services (LBS) and indoor navigation on portable

8-bit MCUs Feature Advanced Analog and Integrated Communication Peripherals

March 27, 2012 5:39 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F(LF)178X enhanced Mid-range core microcontroller (MCU) family to include advanced analog and integrated communication peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), 8-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs), operational

The Tinker’s Toolbox – Jeff Klaus of Intel

March 26, 2012 12:35 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Tinker’s Toolbox returns to the data center with Jeff Klaus, Director of Data Center Solutions at Intel. Workload, power consumption, thermal management and energy efficiency are always concerns in the data center, and Jeff will

VoIP Processor Target High End Phones and Integrates Audio, Security and Graphics Functions

March 26, 2012 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor plc announced a high performance VoIP phone chipset, the SC14453. The single chip processor the company’s VoIP portfolio as its flagship product and integrates

Portable Enclosures Integrate Ergonomic Handle

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

OKW has launched the new ’CARRYTEC’ range of plastic enclosures for portable electronics equipment. These enclosures have a modern contoured design and feature an integrated handle which is ergonomically designed for


Data Acquisition System Includes Analytical Software

March 22, 2012 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWorx has introduced the IX-404E Data Acquisition System for OEM applications that require data recording and analysis. The system features four single-ended analog inputs and a 16 bit analog-to-digital converter. It is capable of

600W DC Input Front-End Power Module Touts Wide Input Range

March 22, 2012 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax introduced the D0601 DC input 1U rack mounted front-end power module to complement its existing popular range of AC input models. It is designed to operate as part of a DC-UPS or distributed DC power system, with or without battery backup and

The Roundtable - The Cloud

March 21, 2012 7:24 am | Articles | Comments

How do you feel the Cloud will most impact product development in the coming year?

Field input card designed for fast, real-time PC-based control systems

March 19, 2012 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MESA 7I70 is a 48 point remote isolated field input card designed for fast real time PC based control systems. The 7I70 communicates with the host with a robust isolated RS-422 link. Standard CAT5 cables are used for wiring convenience.

Japan's NAND Industry Rides Strong Demand to Recover from Earthquake

March 14, 2012 8:12 am | News | Comments

Despite the human and economic toll wreaked by the Japanese earthquake one year ago, the country's NAND flash memory industry managed to pull off a rapid rebound from the disaster, as strong demand and other factors allowed Toshiba Corp. to quickly regain some of its lost market share, according to the IHS iSuppli Memory & Storage Service at information and analytics provider IHS. The earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 impacted

Atmel Broadens AVR MCU Family

March 12, 2012 1:38 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced 14 new devices in its AVR microcontroller (MCU) family, providing more options to meet unique design requirements. Used by well over 100,000 engineers worldwide, AVR microcontrollers are regarded for their performance, power efficiency and flexibility across many application areas. Adding more memory, connectivity peripherals and system integration, the newest devices

Connectors Tout Desirable Contact and Cleaning

March 8, 2012 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced SlimStack B8 connectors, featuring a robust housing and unique CleanPoint contact for removing flux and other contaminants to provide desirable electrical reliability. These 0.40-mm pitch SMT board-to-board connectors, with a 0.80-mm height and

ATCA Blade Includes Dual Intel Xeon Processor E5-2648L and AMC Bay

March 6, 2012 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology announced availability of the aTCA-6200, a next-generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) processor blade with flexible expansion capabilities. The blade features two 1.8 GHz eight-core Intel Xeon processors E5-2648L, the Intel C604 chipset

Miniature High-Speed Switching Diodes Offer PCB Size Reduction

March 6, 2012 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of high-speed switching diodes in a choice of small footprint, low-profile packages, enabling significant reductions in component count and PCB area, according to the company. Featuring breakdown voltage ratings of

PCIe x8 Gen 3 Adapters Suit Small Form Factor I-O Devices

March 5, 2012 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

One Stop Systems, Inc. has shipped its first PCIe x8 Gen 3 expansion adapters. The new card mounts flat in a small form factor enclosure and contains a PCIe x16 mechanical slot. This makes

Thailand Flooding Helps Seagate Move into First Place in Hard Drive Market in Fourth Quarter

February 29, 2012 12:51 pm | News | Comments

Seagate Technology LLC recaptured the lead in hard disk drive (HDD) shipments during the fourth quarter of 2011, ousting Western Digital Corp., which suffered heavy losses in the devastating Thailand floods last year. In the final quarter of 2011, Seagate shipped

Digi Launches Embedded Application Development Kit for Android

February 29, 2012 12:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International released the Digi Application Development Kit for Android, the industry’s first Android embedded application development kit. The kit includes drivers and unique Digi software extensions to easily create Android-based applications on embedded platforms while eliminating

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