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Broadband Inductor Touts Repeatable and Reliable Performance Up to 40 GHz

September 16, 2011 11:45 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a broadband inductor that offers low insertion loss up through 40 GHz. Featuring a pyramid shape and rugged powdered iron core, the GL Series broadband inductor provides

To Swipe or Not to Swipe

September 15, 2011 2:52 pm | by Ahsan Javed, Silicon Laboratories, www.silabs.com | Articles | Comments

Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?

STMicroelectronics Enables NFC Connectivity Support for Windows 8

September 14, 2011 1:50 pm | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics has worked with Microsoft to enable ST’s NFC solution support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. ST will demonstrate its NFC solution at the Microsoft BUILD conference

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LLC Converter IC Touts Flexibility for Enhanced Supply Efficiency or Smaller Footprint

September 14, 2011 1:31 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperLCS, a family of high-voltage LLC power supply ICs that incorporate the controller, high- and low-side drivers, and both MOSFETs into a single package. These ICs offer the flexibility to optimize designs either for high

Development Platform Supports Spartan 6 FPGA on an SBC

September 14, 2011 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micro/sys has released a turn-key single-board-computer development environment for the Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA aimed at accelerating development of FPGA-based applications for low-power embedded systems. The DK-FPGA1651 provides

The Migration Path to MicroTCA

September 12, 2011 8:13 am | by Jeff Elliott and Mark Lowdermilk, Embedded Planet, www.embeddedplanet.com | Articles | Comments

The primary selling points for MicroTCA are impressive: an affordable next-generation computing architecture, high communications bandwidth, the latest multi-core processors, support for redundancy and high availability...

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

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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

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.

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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

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

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.

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