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6-Gbs SATA-SAS RAID Controllers Include On-board DRAM Cache

July 11, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

PMC-Sierra, Inc. announced what are said to be the industry’s first true hardware 6Gb/s SATA/SAS RAID controllers with on-board DRAM cache for the entry-level market segment. The Adaptec by PMC family of Series 6E RAID controllers enable

MEMS Industry Group Showcases MEMS in the Machine at SEMICON West

July 11, 2011 7:48 am | News | Comments

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will highlight advancements in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), the tiny micro-machines providing intelligent sensing and actuation to mobile phones, video games, automotive safety systems, heart monitors, insulin pumps, smart home-automation systems, and a host of other applications, at SEMICON West 2011 (July 12-14, 2011, Moscone Center, San Francisco). Joined by MIG member-companies who are driving a market predicted to reach

IAR Systems Delivers Software Performance Analysis for Renesas RX

July 11, 2011 4:26 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced an upgrade to IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX with advanced software performance analysis functionality to help users understand how well an application performs on the microcontroller.

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Starter Kit Features STMicro ARM Cortex-M3-based STM32 F-2 Series

July 8, 2011 8:10 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems today announced a complete starter kit for STMicroelectronics’ ARM Cortex-M3 based high performance STM32 F-2 series

Ultra-low Dropout Regulators Help Reduce Power Consumption

July 8, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a low dropout voltage of 220 mV at 1.5 A, the AP7362 and AP7363 fixed and adjustable output linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated are positioned to help reduce power consumption and increase regulated voltage output stability. Their

Digital PMUs with Multi-rail DC-DC Offer 94 Percent Peak Efficiency

July 7, 2011 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akros Silicon Inc. announced the Energy$ense family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Technology features include real-time power measurements and

IBM Watson to Replace Salespeople?

July 7, 2011 8:33 am | by Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech.com | News | Comments

A question answering machine like Watson could be applied to almost every level of commerce. You could have a Watson on the floor at Best Buy, or the support departments of large companies could keep a pet Watson for answering trickier questions.

Third-Generation RLDRAM Memory Targets High-Performance Networking Applications

July 7, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micron Technology announced that early engineering samples are available for its third-generation reduced latency DRAM (RLDRAM 3) high-bandwidth memory technology that enables a more efficient transfer of information across the network.

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Ramtron Samples 64-Kilobit Serial F-RAM

July 7, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International announced sampling of its newest ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) product built on the company’s manufacturing line at IBM.

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.

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.

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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™).

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.

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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