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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.

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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.

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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

Real-Time Clock Claimed as World's Smallest

June 2, 2011 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

For cost-sensitive, high-volume applications, Micro Crystal has introduced what is presented as the world smallest integrated Real Time Clock Module, the RV-4162-C7.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Geoff Lees of NXP on MCUs

June 2, 2011 5:32 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to NXP's Geoff Lees about the microcontrollor marketplace and the choices provided by 8- and 16-bit chips as well as the latest 32-bit devices.

USB Type B Coupler-Cable Products Are Offered in New Styles

June 1, 2011 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

L-com, Inc. has expanded its line of USB 2.0 type B panel-mount assemblies with two new styles of coupler cables. They are the ECF504-xxBBS products (a female panel-mount connector to a male type B connector) and the

Fan Tray Features Three Fans for 19-inch Racks

May 31, 2011 2:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Orion Fans’ OA300ST Series fan tray features three high-performance, sealed ball-bearing fans and can be installed in any standard 19" rack. The tray is appropriate for a variety of racks and enclosure applications including

Is ARM Coming to Play in Games Consoles?

May 31, 2011 9:23 am | by Colin Barnden, Semicast Research | Blogs | Comments

When the specifications for Sony’s new handheld PSP console were made public in January, they showed that ARM had replaced MIPS as the architecture for the main processor.

Industry Leaders Unite to Form Embedded Vision Alliance

May 31, 2011 7:03 am | News | Comments

More than fifteen leading technology companies— including some of the largest semiconductor companies—have joined forces to speed the adoption of computer vision capabilities in electronic products.

Ambient Light Sensor Display Touts Power Savings for Backlighting in Mobile Apps

May 31, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight Electronics introduced an Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) product family that meets the requirements for power management solutions for the display backlighting of mobile appliances such as mobile phones, notebooks and PDAs. The sensors combine

Projected-Capacitive Technology Enhances Outdoor Touch Interaction

May 31, 2011 4:40 am | News | Comments

Display integration specialist 2S2, under their OutdoorHDTV brand, has implemented Zytronic’s ZYTOUCH Projected-Capacitive Technology (PCT) into its latest outdoor digital signage offering, the OHDC-EDSXXX series.

EnSilica and Evatronix collaborate on USB connectivity for eSi-RISC processors

May 31, 2011 4:26 am | Blogs | Comments

EnSilica has announced a collaboration with Evatronix to offer fully featured eSi-RISC processor SoC solutions with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity.

Laird Technologies Signs Wireless M2M Distribution Agreement with SE Spezial-Electronic AG

May 27, 2011 8:19 am | News | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc announced it has signed SE Spezial-Electronic AG as a distributor in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland for its wireless M2M products. Laird Technologies designs a complete line of

Next-Generation Building Blocks Tout Radar Subsystem Improvements

May 27, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems announced improved radar subsystem performance through a general purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) product based on the NVIDIA “Fermi” architecture, and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) standards-based real time sensor interface module. These products enable

30-V Buck Switching Regulator Features 600 mA Output

May 26, 2011 2:21 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP16301 — it’s first 30-V-input, buck switching regulator with 600 mA output capability. The MCP16301 features a wide input voltage range, from 4 V to 30 V, an output voltage range from 2 V to 15 V and provides

Smart Antenna is Adaptable

May 26, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced its new adaptive antenna concept. This smart antenna can be adapted for integration into devices that use an expanding spectrum of operating frequencies and enables

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