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AdvancedMC Module Includes Freescale QorIQ P2020 Processor

July 6, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced today its new universal single-width AdvancedMC™ processor module AM4120. This board is the first member of a new Kontron AdvancedMC™ product family with the Freescale™ QorIQ processors. The new AdvancedMC™ family is targeted to cost sensitive applications as well as powerful data plane and control plane applications. The universal Kontron AM4120 offers

Can we Hurdle the Supercomputing Energy Wall?

July 5, 2011 5:26 am | by Sumit Gupta, NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com) | Blogs | Comments

Lauren Sommer wrote a great blog over the weekend about how supercomputers have hit the “energy wall” – a decidedly real supercomputing problem...

Ipad Oscilloscope from ThinkGeek

June 30, 2011 5:12 am | Videos | Comments

The iMSO-104 is the first mixed signal oscilloscope designed specifically for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Tom Cross of IBM's X-Force on Information Threat Analysis

June 27, 2011 1:24 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Tom Cross, X-Force Researcher at IBM Internet Security Systems, on software, systems, and device security.

MEN Micro Ethernet Board Enables High-speed Data Transfer over Long Distances

June 27, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers the G211F, a rugged 3U CompactPCI Serial Ethernet Interface board that accommodates four fiber optic Ethernet transceiver channels (1000Base-SX) for high-speed connections over extended distances up to 1,800 feet (550 m). Connected to the backplane via a PCI Express x4 link and managed by a single IEEE 802.3x-compliant Ethernet controller, the board's four channels provide data transfers of up to 1,000 Mbit/s when used simultaneously.

Sensors Expo 2011 rewind

June 24, 2011 11:15 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Sensors Expo returned to Rosemont Illinois in June and the mood inside the convention center was noticeably more optimistic than last year. Outside, the town was in the grip of a heat wave; but inside it was the technology itself that literally raised both the excitement level and the level of performance for new designs which made things seem, well, hotter. Here are just some of the highlights

Surface-mount switch handles up to 100 Watts

June 20, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

JFW is proud to introduce our latest innovation in high-powered RF Switching. 

Myriad to Ship Industry-Leading Java Virtual Machine on Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform

June 15, 2011 7:49 am | News | Comments

Myriad Group AG announced an agreement to ship Myriad’s Jbed Advanced Java Virtual Machine (JVM) on Qualcomm Incorporated’s Brew® Mobile Platform (Brew MP™).

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Broadband Forum And IPv6 Forum Work Together To Accelerate Global Activation Of IPv6

June 15, 2011 7:38 am | News | Comments

The Broadband Forum and the IPv6 Forum announced their cooperative effort to empower the successful adoption of IPv6 in broadband deployments worldwide, creating the ecosystem that will ensure the continued success of the Internet as new applications and user expectations grow beyond the bounds of the IPv4 protocol.

Cortus, MagnaChip and Taegee Team Up to Create 32Bit ASMCU IP for Touch Screen Applications

June 14, 2011 8:48 am | News | Comments

Cortus S.A., MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation and Taegee Company, Ltd., have collaborated to develop an advanced, low power, 32bit microprocessor based ASMCU (Application Specific Microcontroller) and associated IP for use in products such as tablet computers, smart phones, laptops and other widely-used touch screen applications.

P1dB Introduces Precision Stainless Steel SMA to SMA and N to SMA 18 GHz Coaxial Adapters

June 14, 2011 8:32 am | News | Comments

P1dB Introduces Precision Stainless Steel SMA to SMA and N to SMA

EPIC SBC Supports Industrial Applications

June 14, 2011 7:27 am | News | Comments

WinSystems announced their EPX-C380, an EPIC-compatible, Intel 1.66 GHz Atom-based single board computer.

Rohm Semiconductors Low Voltage Resistive Touchscreen Controller Demo at Sensors Expo 2011

June 13, 2011 7:55 am | Videos | Comments

At Sensors Expo 2011, Vijendra Kuroodi, principal systems architect at ROHM Semiconductor, demonstrates the company's new BU21023/BU21024 Series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low voltage resistive touchscreen controllers.

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3D Timing Controller Serves Naked-Eye 3D Panels

June 13, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Himax Technologies, today unveiled an industry-leading 3D timing controller for naked-eye 3D panels, suitable for handheld applications including tablet PCs, digital photo frames, portable DVD players and gaming devices.

Digital Oscilloscope Employs a Real-time Digital Trigger

June 10, 2011 1:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz’ RTO Series features a real time digital trigger that uses a common signal path for both the trigger and acquired data. This eliminates time and amplitude offset between the trigger and signal, enabling signals to be displayed

USB 3 Overview

June 10, 2011 10:48 am | Videos | Comments

This training module, provided by Digi-Key and Qualtek, will give a brief history of the progression of the USB standard, educate the reader about the differences of Half and Full duplex, compare the specifications of USB 2.0 with USB 3.0, and showcase the newest features of USB 3.0.

Single-chip IR MEMS Temp Sensor Aims to Bring New User Apps, Features to Portables

June 8, 2011 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments is enabling contactless temperature measurement in portable consumer electronics with a single-chip passive infrared (IR) MEMS temperature sensor. The TMP006 digital temperature sensor provides manufacturers of mobile devices

Controller Enables Multi-Touch Operation for Resistive Touchscreens

June 7, 2011 5:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new BU21023/BU21024 Series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low-voltage resistive touchscreen controllers are now available from ROHM Semiconductor. These new controllers are

Crystal Oscillator rivals Rubidium Performance for Base Station Timing

June 7, 2011 3:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Vectron MD-023 EHXO is specifically designed to ensure accurate timing in wireless base stations, and will be showcased in Booth 1002 at the IMS 2011 Symposium in Baltimore, MD from June 7-9th 2011.

Global SpeedWay Design Workshops to Focus on the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard

June 7, 2011 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet announced the launch of a global series of SpeedWay Design Workshops featuring the recently released, low-cost Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard.

Libelium Enables Over-the-Air Programming with ZigBee

June 7, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks, announces the launch of Libelium OTA, a solution that lays the foundation for over the air programming (OTAP) for wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things.

Classic Computer Reference Tome Updated with an Emphasis on Mobility and the Cloud

June 7, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson today launch a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of their “bible” of computer architecture,  Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach  first published by Morgan Kaufmann in 1990.

IT Currency Management Platform to Provide Application Compatibility in the Cloud

June 7, 2011 5:15 am | News | Comments

Futurestate IT announced the general availability of its AppRx Application Currency Management (ACM) platform to assess, plan and execute migration of applications for Windows 7 or Server 2008 as well as determine if/how applications can be virtualized.

Connector Provides Small Interface, High-Speed Transmission

June 3, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has introduced a small, 1 mm-pitch interface connector for high-speed data transmission. Designated the DH Series, the connectors'1-mm contact mating pitch coupled with a 0.5-mm mounting pitch yields

Microchip Expands MiWi Wireless Development Environment for IEEE 802.15.4 2.4 GHz and Unlicensed Sub-GHz Networks

June 2, 2011 11:33 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its expanded MiWi Development Environment (DE), which is a complete ecosystem for designing star and mesh wireless networking products. The MiWi DE is comprised of

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