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Energy Data Concentrators Include Wide Variety of Interfaces

September 9, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech launched its BEMG-4110, 4220, 4221, and 4222 fanless energy data concentrators. To manage the energy consumption from a large number energy meters on a campus or group of buildings, these energy data concentrators, with their wide variety of interfaces, include

ICs Bring Phase-Shifted LED Backlight Drives to Panel for Ultra-Thin Notebooks

September 8, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s SC5010 eight-channel white LED driver with PWM phase-shift dimming control uses very low-profile inductors, allowing LED drivers to be built directly into the LCD panel in Ultrabook PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) for displays as thin as 4 mm. It also enables

Full-bridge Motor Driver ICs Include Internal Fixed Off-time PWM

September 8, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced the release of two devices that complement the next generation family of fully-integrated single, full-bridge motor driver ICs. Allegro’s A4952 and A4953 are designed for use in brush DC motor drive applications and are

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Motion Sensor Market for Smartphones and Tablets Set to Double by 2015

September 8, 2011 6:55 am | News | Comments

Sparked by Apple Inc.’s adoption of accelerometer technology in its iPhone and iPad lines, the market for motion sensor devices in smartphones and tablets is set to nearly double during the next five years, according to a new IHS iSuppli MEMS & Sensors Special Report from information and analysis provider IHS

Multi-Line ESD Protection Diode Array Meets IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 Immunity

September 7, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Comchip Technology has developed a 3.3-V unidirectional four-line electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diode array that meets the immunity requirements of IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 (±20 kV air, ±15k V contact discharge)

Embedded Software - the Revolution Continues

September 7, 2011 8:30 am | by Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi (www.cambashi.com) | Blogs | Comments

I'll admit to having been a software engineer in the late 1970s and early 1980, coding for 4,8 and 16 bit processors respectively.Thirty years on, and the embedded software revolution has transformed design engineering.

Pipeline FFT Cores on FPGA Acheive 52 Giga Samples per Second

September 7, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HyperSpeed Plus cores have been proven to process complex data streams in continuous real-time at data rates in excess of 52 Giga samples per second for a 2048 point FFT implemented on a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA device.

IC Monitors Internal and Remote Voltage, Current and Temperature

September 1, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2991, an eight-channel I²C temperature, voltage and current monitor for 3-V and 5-V systems. This monitoring solution incorporates a 14-bit ADC, 10ppm/°C voltage reference and I²C digital interface to provide

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Low-cost, 200-MHz Embedded Processor Offers 400-MMAC Performance

August 29, 2011 2:02 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a 200-MHz version of its ADSP-BF592 Blackfin embedded processor that delivers 400-MMAC performance for $1.99 each (in 1,000-unit quantities). The 200 MHz version achieves

Power Line Soft-Modem Development Kit Complies With Utility Band

August 29, 2011 1:42 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit (part # AC164145) that is compliant with the utility frequency band and enables products to communicate using

Slotless DC Motor Touts Efficiency and Smooth, Quiet Motion

August 29, 2011 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Pittman family of slotless brushless DC servo motors are used to power a wide range of applications for the medical/biotech, semiconductor processing, business and computer equipment, and automation industries. The motor’s

SMD Resistor Handles Up To 12 Watts

August 29, 2011 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HPC12 from Stackpole is a high power handling SMD resistive device. It is rated for 5 W of power in free air, but can handle 12 W continuously with 400 lfm air movement on standard recommended solder pads with

High Density Matrix Touts Easy Control in Ethernet-LAN Apps

August 29, 2011 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI switch solutions with the introduction of the 60-590 high density matrix. The matrix can be provided in configurations of 40x40 or 40x20 and has provision for loop thru connections and

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ii2P's KeyStone 3.0 Self-Help Solution is KCS Verified v4

August 26, 2011 8:19 am | News | Comments

ii2P announced today that its KeyStone™ 3.0 enterprise IT self-help solution has been designated KCS Verified v4 by the Consortium for Service Innovation. The certification also makes ii2P a KCS Verified v4 vendor. 

Industry Leaders Predict a White Space Economy

August 26, 2011 7:25 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants has released a report discussing the foremost business opportunities in wireless technologies enabled by White Space frequencies, predicting the development of the first White Space consumer devices in the next five years. The report, entitled “White Space radio: High Street Hit or Left In the Lab?” is the

Smartphones to Account for Majority of Cellphone Shipments by 2015

August 26, 2011 7:11 am | News | Comments

Driven by booming sales of low-end models, shipments of smartphone will rise to account for more than half of the worldwide cellphone market in 2015, according to a new IHS iSuppli Mobile Handset Market Tracker report from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global smartphone unit shipments will 

Connector Module Supports 10 Gb Server and Storage Apps

August 24, 2011 12:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced its new 10GBASE-T (10 Gigabit over twisted-pair) integrated connector module (ICM) for servers, LAN on motherboard (LOM), adapter cards, and storage devices. This new 1x1 RJ4510GBASE-T platform is

14-bit ADCs Address Requirements for Communications, Instrumentation and Test

August 22, 2011 6:56 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices released single and dual-channel 14-bit high-speed A/D converters for use in communications, instrumentation and test and measurement applications. The new converters are asserted to

Examining the MicroSIM Slot

August 22, 2011 5:54 am | by Andrew Stewart, Sales Manager, GradConn USA (www.gradconn.com) | Blogs | Comments

With the catapulting of Micro SIM from a ‘parked’ format into the market due to inclusion in high profile Apple consumer devices other manufacturers in the consumer section are taking a look at the advantages using the smaller form factor might bring.

Optimized Test Suite Generation

August 22, 2011 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows how Wind River's Test Management's Automatic Test Suite Generator creates an optimized test suite based on changes between builds...

CMOS Oscillator Provides -168 dBc-Hz Noise Floor

August 18, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corporation has launched the CCHD-575 , a new Ultra-Low Phase Noise CMOS Oscillator providing a -168 dBc/Hz noise floor.

Creating a New Natural User-Interface Paradigm

August 18, 2011 5:49 am | by Guillaume Largillier, Co-Founder and CSO, Stantum (www.stantum.com) | Blogs | Comments

Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.

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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