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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

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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

IEEE802.3AF-Compliant Wall Plug Provides Gigabit Compatibility

February 29, 2012 12:20 pm | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has expanded its line-up of wall plug Power-over-Ethernet midspans with an IEEE802.3af-compliant unit designated the POE16R-1AFG. The device has an output of 15.4 W at 56 VDC for applications that include

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Optical Modules Bridge Compatibility Gap in Data Centers to Increase Bandwidth

February 29, 2012 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced fiber optic module solutions that are said to enable more efficient switching and greater bandwidth in data centers. The new pluggable, parallel optical QSFP+ eSR4 transceiver addresses

Power Connector Family Adds Vertical Receptable for Right-angle Configurations

February 27, 2012 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity expanded its MINIPAK HDL power board-to-board connector family to include a new vertical receptacle to allow for right-angle configurations. The UL-recognized, blind-mateable HDL connector, is asserted to

3U OpenVPX Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Board Includes FMC Site

February 24, 2012 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interface Concept introduced the IC-FEP-VPX3b, a 3U OpenVPX front-end processing board with a flexible Virtex-6 FPGA and a FMC site (VITA 57.1). The board is suitable for applications such as radar, sonar, electronic warfare, imaging and communications by offering

COM Express Module Features 1.2-GHz Dual Core Processor

February 24, 2012 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the latest VIA COMe-8X90 module, featuring a 1.2 GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor and the VIA VX900H media system processor (MSP). The ruggedized module targets industrial PC and large OEM customers focused on

Enhanced Bass Technology Asserts to Double the Effective Air Volume in Mini Loudspeaker Systems

February 23, 2012 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Knowles Sound Solutions has launched a sound enhancing technology to increase the acoustic performance in consumer devices with small form factors. N‘Bass stands for “enhanced bass,“ and it is said to enable

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Supercapacitors Are UL 810A Recognized

February 23, 2012 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tecate Group’s RoHS-compliant CAP-XX supercapacitors are UL 810A Recognized under the Components Recognition Program of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. The UL 810A standard covers

Video Management System Routs Up to 18 Video Inputs to 12 Video Outputs Over Standard Ethernet Network

February 22, 2012 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) has introduced a new approach for deployed platform video management. The new VRD1-CC integrates switching, recording and network distribution of

Seven-inch Display Touts Desirable SWaP-C, High Integration

February 22, 2012 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

IEE, Inc. offers a rugged 7" browser control display unit (B-CDU) that offers exceptional SWaP-C properties with enhanced graphics capabilities. The new, low cost display combines low power consumption of only

Communications Card Provides Four Protocols and Includes Ethernet-IP and Modbus TCP

February 22, 2012 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eaton Corporation’s C441 Ethernet Series of communications cards allow users to select from Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, HTTP web services and Modbus RTU communication protocols in a single card, providing

High-Speed 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub Includes Battery Charging Downstream Port

February 22, 2012 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s HUB4PH USB 2.0 4-port hub is appropriate for adding high-speed USB ports to industrial computing platforms. The hub is USB 2.0 compliant, providing a full 480M bps data rate to the host, and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 devices. The device

LPDDR3 Compliance Test Application Touts Functionality

February 17, 2012 3:53 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced what is presented as the industry’s most comprehensive compliance test application for systems using low-power double-data-rate 3 memory.

Five Reasons You Need Effective WAN Optimization For Cloud Storage

February 15, 2012 5:25 am | by Robert MacIntyre, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, NetEx | Blogs | Comments

Cloud storage is positioned to be one of the hottest IT trends of 2012. At the same time network WAN performance has been identified as a key inhibitor to cloud storage adoption, according to NetEx...

5G WiFi SoC for Enterprise Enables Fast On-the-Go Gigabit Connectivity

February 14, 2012 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation launched the BCM43460, a 5G WiFi system-on-chip (SoC) designed to address the growing demand for Gigabit speeds in enterprise, wireless cloud networks and carrier access. Based on the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, the BCM43460

HMI Touchscreen Displays Tout Reliability and Fit a Variety of Operational Needs

February 14, 2012 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) announced a line of HMI Operator Interfaces, the KEP MMI Series. This line offers a variety of full-featured graphic touchscreen display panel sizes that are designed to fit a variety of operational needs and is positioned as

VTT Converter Rivals Traditional DDR Power Solutions

February 14, 2012 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enpirion announced a new member of its power IC portfolio targeted at DDR memory termination power. The Enpirion EV1320 is a 2-A sink/source DDR termination converter that offers a peak efficiency of

Silicon ESD Devices Are Asserted to Offer the Lowest Capacitance for High-Data-Rate Apps

February 13, 2012 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Circuit Protection announced a family of eight new single-channel and multi-channel silicon ESD (SESD) protection devices offering what it asserts are the lowest capacitance

Wireless Healthcare Opportunities and Challenges

February 10, 2012 5:28 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

Healthcare costs are representing an increasing percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for many countries, and it’s growing. This rising trend has created an urgent need for many countries to put in place an innovative and cost-effective method for delivering healthcare. With several technological advances achieved in recent years within the wireless industry, healthcare providers are more inclined to integrate wireless healthcare as part of the global healthcare system.

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