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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.

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

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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.

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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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Protected Common Mode Filters Suit High Speed Serial Interfaces

May 25, 2011 6:29 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new range of common mode filter (CMF) devices with integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection to suppress noise and provide strong signal integrity. The new

Display Series Adds High Brightness Enhancement Technology

May 25, 2011 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech introduced Day Vu high brightness display enhancement technology, a new development in its Enhanced Display Services (EDS). The Day Vu Display Series is a fully customizable product line that includes

PLX Achieves 300 Meter Reach with 10GBase-T Transceivers

May 25, 2011 6:07 am | News | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. announced it has successfully demonstrated 10Gbps Ethernet data and electrical transfer, in full compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard, over a distance of 300 meters using typical, widely installed Cat6A unshielded twisted pair copper cable. 

8-inch SVGA Features a High Bright LED Backlight

May 24, 2011 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays offers a new 8.0” SVGA that features a high-bright LED backlight, up to 1300 nits (cd/m2) for industrial and medical applications (OSD080T0719-29). The 8.0” 800 x 600 color TFT features an LVDS interface and is

USB WiFi Module Supports 802.11b-g-n Standards At Extreme Operating Temps

May 24, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research announced the release of its WiFiHU Series of USB WiFi modem modules. Using these modules, WiFi connectivity can be added to virtually any processor-based device. They support

LED Backlit LCDs Feature Wide Viewing Angles

May 24, 2011 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its small-format LED-backlit LCD product line. These TFT-LCDs include one 7.0-inch display and one 8.5-inch display. The displays deliver

Dual-Chip High-Resolution Touchscreen Architecture Reduces Parts and Increases Design Flexibility

May 20, 2011 5:52 am | News | Comments

Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced a dual-chip high-resolution architecture for its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) touch-and-write technology.

Multi-Touch Technology Supports Android OS

May 19, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced today that its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) technology now supports Google's Android operating system.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jon Kiachian of Atmel on Touch Technology

May 18, 2011 9:28 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jon Kiachian, the senior marketing director for touch technologies at Atmel about the touchscreen space and Atmel's efforts to advance engineer's abilities to create products and devices for a variety of applications.

SFF-SIG Unveils RS-DIMM Rugged Memory Specification

May 18, 2011 5:44 am | News | Comments

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG), a collaboration of leading suppliers of embedded component, board and system technologies, announced the public availability of the new RS-DIMM Rugged Memory Specification.

Researchers Discover the Physical and Chemical Properties of Memristors

May 18, 2011 5:35 am | News | Comments

Scientists at HP and the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered the physical and chemical properties of the memristor, a likely component of future memory and computational circuitry.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Manish Gupta of Symmetricom on Timing and Synchronization

May 17, 2011 12:01 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Manish Gupta of Symmetricom about SyncWorld, a program with industry leaders including Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and NSN to support precise timing and synchronization requirements for 4G/LTE deployments.

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