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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

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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)

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

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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.

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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. 

Hillcrest Labs Announces New Customers for Next-Gen Motion Control Software, Products

January 11, 2012 12:47 pm | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

At CES 2012, Hillcrest Labs announced several new customers and products that will utilize Hillcrest’s next-generation portfolio of motion control software and products. Companies bringing new products and reference designs to market in 2012 that leverage Hillcrest’s technology will include

Waterproof Piezoelectric Speakers for Smart Phones Tout Small Size and Advanced Design

January 11, 2012 10:46 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America expanded what it asserts is the world’s thinnest waterproof piezoelectric speaker product line. The new VSLBG2216E1100-T0 build’s on the company’s earlier waterproof model with enhanced sound quality through

Conexant Introduces New Low-Power, High-Definition Audio Codecs for Mobile Applications

January 11, 2012 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, today announced the CX20752 and CX20754 – two low-power, HD audio codecs aimed at delivering high-quality audio for the mobile PC market, including notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. 

cPCI Boards with 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 Processors Suit Harsh Environments

January 10, 2012 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced two rugged 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compliant processor boards with 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor technology. The boards are available in two ruggedization levels, the rugged air-cooled Kontron CP6003-RA for installations that

2-Mb Serial Nonvolatile F-RAM Features Fast Access, No-Delay Writes

January 10, 2012 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation added the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device to its V-Family of F-RAM products. The FM25V20 features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1e14), and

Curtiss-Wright Controls Forms Defense Solutions Group

January 10, 2012 7:11 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. announced the launch of its new Defense Solutions business group, the Defense and Aerospace market's largest supplier dedicated to Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and open standards solutions. The new Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) organization, headquartered in Ashburn, VA, integrates the business operations of the Company's former Electronic Systems and Embedded Computing business units. 

OCZ to Semonstrate PCIe Cloud-Optimized Solution with up to 16 TB Storage

January 10, 2012 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), announces the debut of new and exciting SSD solutions. Using the world's most popular technology tradeshow as a platform, OCZ's latest SSDs demonstrate a commitment to advancing flash storage technology into greater realms of performance and versatility, further driving adoption in client and enterprise applications. 

Toshiba Introduces Super Speed USB 3.0-Compliant USB Flash Memory

January 9, 2012 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

This week at International CES 2012, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), will be demonstrating the latest additions to its lineup of flash memory offerings – the TransMemory-EX series of USB flash memory products. The new drives are compliant with the new USB 3.0 standards – known as Super Speed USB. Initial storage capacities include a 32GB model and a 64GB model.

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