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Overview of the QorIQ Multicore Configuration Suite

October 28, 2011 4:36 am | News | Comments

Learn how Freescale's QorIQ Configuration Suite can help reduce multicore development time.

Steve Jobs' Full Legacy Yet to be Written - What's Next?

October 28, 2011 4:27 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Steve Jobs’ has left a legacy that is hard to capture. His vision and product from Pixar to Apple are still growing.

STM32F4 Discovery Kit Now Available

October 27, 2011 8:24 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has begun shipping the STM32F4 Discovery Kit to appointed distributors worldwide. The kit provides an ultra low-cost development environment enabling fast, convenient design starts using the new devices.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Bruce Douglass of IBM Rational on Ubiquitous Computing

October 27, 2011 7:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Bruce Douglass of IBM Rational on Ubiquitous Computing and the challenges it presents to the design engineering community.

MEMS-Based Differential Oscillators Tout 10 PPM Stability, Only 500 fs Jitter

October 26, 2011 2:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SiTime’s SiT9121 and SiT9122 MEMS-based differential oscillators feature a high stability of up to ±10 ppm and 500 fs of integrated RMS phase jitter. They are suited for use in centralized and edge routers, SATA / SAS / Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters

Switching Power Supplies Offer 200 W Output

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

MicroPower Direct’s MPO-200S Series of 200-W open frame AC/DC power supplies are fabricated on a miniature 3” x 5” PC board. Four standard models operate from a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC, providing

Atmel Unveils Fifth-Generation ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash Microcontroller Family

October 26, 2011 7:45 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, is sampling the Atmel SAM4S16, the first device in the Cortex-M4 processor-based family, to lead customers. With a continued commitment to its ARM-processor-based MCU offerings, Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4 based Flash MCUs.

Tektelic and Picochip Collaborate on Small Cell LTE Devices

October 26, 2011 5:58 am | News | Comments

Picochip and TEKTELIC, developers of high quality and high efficiency cellular radio solutions and micro base stations for CDMA, UMTS, LTE and WiMAX networks, today announced that they are collaborating on a phased development of a new small cell LTE micro eNodeB platform. The collaboration will incorporate Picochip’s fully featured LTE development system for small cells, the PC9608, into a real world, carrier-class device ready for deployment that will

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IAR Embedded Workbench Updated for ARM Cortex Users

October 26, 2011 5:00 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced the availability of a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM that adds significant speed optimizations and new features making it more powerful. Optimizations are targeted for the ARM CMSIS DSP library and for general speed improvements when generating code for Cortex-M processors.

Thin Film Fuse Series Touts High Accuracy, Low Current

October 25, 2011 1:25 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended the current rating of the Accu-Guard II Low Current Series to include 200 mA, 150 mA, 125 mA, 100 mA, 75 mA, 62.5 mA and 50 mA versions in a 0603 package. The miniature 0603 low

Probe Sockets Target Package-on-Package Devices

October 25, 2011 12:07 pm | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced series of high performance BGA socket for high speed probing of the memory chip and processor debugging during the design phase. One such BGA socket is designed for a 1 Gb Mobile DDR2-S4 SDRAM (12 mm x12 mm, 0.5 mm pitch, 168 FBGA Package). The stacked

Flash Memory Portfolio Features Ultra-Compact Devices

October 25, 2011 11:36 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced an expansion of its Multi-Purpose Flash Plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST39VF80XC and SST39VF160XC. The SST39VF80XC offers 8-Mbit of memory, while the SST39VF160XC offers

EnSilica launches Updated eSi-RISC Development Suite

October 25, 2011 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnSilica has launched a major new version of its ceSi-RISC Development Suite, a complete development environment for evaluating the EnSilica family of eSi-RISC highly configurable and low-power soft processor cores and creating embedded applications.

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2.4 GHz Balanced Output Filter is Presented as World’s Smallest

October 24, 2011 1:14 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced the launch of its LFB182G45BG2D280 balanced output matching filter, aimed at a broad range of 2.4 GHz wireless applications using ZigBee and Bluetooth low energy technologies. The new filter has

Audio Analyzer Supports Latest HDMI 1.4a Standard

October 24, 2011 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has added a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) to its R&S UPP Audio Analyzer to enable the generation and analysis of HDMI data streams. The R&S UPP-B4 Series supports the latest HDMI 1.4a standard and provides

Tiny Computer Module Provides Complete Platform for Java Applications

October 24, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the smallest and most cost efficient hardware module in Imsys’ SNAP family (Simple Network Application Platform), the SNAP Stamp builds on previous generations of the SNAP FX (small mezzanine) and SNAP Classic (SIMM72) modules.

Hot Swap I²C Bus Buffers Provide High Noise Margins, Level Shifting & Stuck Bus Recovery

October 24, 2011 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4313 and LTC4315 high noise margin buffers that provide capacitance buffering and bus extension capabilities to I²C/SMBus/PMBus systems.

Ethernet Extender Series Includes PoE and Managed Models

October 21, 2011 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics expanded its family of industrial-grade Elinx Ethernet Extenders with models featuring built-in Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and network management (called managed) capabilities. Using existing copper wire infrastructure (Cat5 cable or

Modem and Networking SoC Achieves 1.25 Gbps for 4G-LTE Microwave Backhaul

October 20, 2011 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation announced its BCM85620 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the BCM85620 represents the industry’s first solution to deliver Gigabit bandwidth and beyond and is

5 Questions - Microsemi

October 20, 2011 5:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Today I talk to Russ Garcia, a global marketing manager with Microsemi, about the company’s recent acquisition of Zarlink Semiconductor. Microsemi provides solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Zarlink’s expertise includes

VIA Honored with Seven First Ever Taiwan Green Classics Awards

October 18, 2011 2:41 pm | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the company has been honored with seven "Taiwan Green Classics Awards" from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Taiwan Green Classics Awards were created to recognize

Sealevel to Provide GE Intelligent Platforms with COM Express Carrier Designs

October 18, 2011 2:32 pm | News | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. has announced that it will provide advanced custom carrier board designs for GE’s family of COM Express embedded processor modules. Sealevel, known for its expertise in I/O and connectivity, will design and manufacture high performance custom carrier boards and industrial computers based on the GE Intelligent Platforms COM Express modules for GE Intelligent Platforms’ OEM customers. 

Smartphones DRAM Demand to Rise 700 Percent by 2015

October 18, 2011 2:22 pm | News | Comments

Shipments of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) for use in smartphones is set for remarkable triple-digit growth this year, outpacing the expansion of the entire DRAM market by a factor of three, according to an IHS iSuppli DRAM Market Brief from information and analysis provider IHS

Buck Regulators Offer 96 Percent Efficiency, Advanced Power Management

October 17, 2011 1:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics’ SMB220 and SMB221 integrated 10-A and 20-A buck regulators offer built-in MOSFET’s, digital programmability and non-volatile configuration. Applications include

CXP Interconnect Supports Total Bandwidth of 120 Gbps Through 12 Channels of 10 Gbps

October 17, 2011 1:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To support the latest high-speed InfiniBand CXP 12x QDR standard and IEEE 100 Gbps Ethernet specification, TE Connectivity (TE) has developed an enhanced-footprint CXP pluggable connector and cage in a one-piece, press-fit assembly. This product supports

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