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GE Intelligent Platforms Signs National Instruments to Distribute Reflective Memory Module

February 24, 2011 3:47 am | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that it has signed an agreement that will see National Instruments (NI) distribute the GE cPCI-5565PIO Reflective Memory PMC and PMC Carrier Card for 3U CompactPCI systems.

New Technologies Usher in the Millimeter-scale Computing Era

February 22, 2011 5:39 am | News | Comments

A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system. 

Vector Fabrics Eases Heterogeneous Multicore Development

February 22, 2011 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vector Fabrics today announced the launch of their vfEmbedded cloud-based tool that allows embedded engineers to partition and map their software onto complex multicore platforms with ease.

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The end of the beginning for ubiquitous computing

February 18, 2011 11:36 am | Articles | Comments

People have been predicting the coming of the ubiquitous computer-everywhere environment (UCEE, or “you-see”) for years now, and we have finally come to the point where we can finally say that we have reached the end of the beginning of its development.

Point-of-load voltage regulators serve computing and consumer applications

February 17, 2011 9:57 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its SupIRBuck family of integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new IR347x and IR386x devices for energy-efficient computing and consumer applications feature hysteretic constant on-time (COT) modulators...

Profibus RS-485 Transceiver Integrates Driver for High Eficiency and Low EMI

February 16, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced an isolated half-duplex differential line transceiver with integrated transformer driver. The ISO1176T provides the primary voltage for an isolation transformer and

Online CAD Solutions Improve Engineering Productivity, Reduce Errors

February 15, 2011 4:37 am | by Peter Mooney, Product Director, Thomas Industrial Network | Articles | Comments

As engineers and their supplier partners are challenged to work faster and to reduce mistakes, it’s no wonder that the market for CAD software is booming, topping $5 billion*. Manufacturers of electronic components, and the engineers who work with them...

Mini-SAS Cables Perform to 6Gb-s SAS Specs

February 11, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ Mini-Serial Attached SCSI (Mini-SAS) cable assemblies are intended for high-speed serial buses supporting 4X SAS architectures. The copper cables are designed to be fully compliant with 3Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SAS protocols.

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ST and bTendo to Develop the World's Smallest Focus-Free Embedded Pico-Projector

February 11, 2011 5:59 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and the world's leading supplier of MEMS sensors for consumer and portable applications(1), and bTendo Ltd. announced today that they have signed a development and license agreement to jointly develop the world's smallest Pico Projector for smart phones and other portable consumer-electronics devices. The solution is based on bTendo's innovative Scanning Laser Projection engine technology and ST's leading MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) expertise, video processing know-how and semiconductor process technology.

The weaponized Internet

February 11, 2011 5:46 am | Articles | Comments

One could say that the Internet is a weapon that got out of the control of its creators. When the ARPANET was created, its intent was to provide a secure, dynamic, robust, and flexible communications system for universities and laboratories that would be resilient and functional even in the face of wartime disruption. It was never intended for civilian use.

AirWalk, Mindspeed and Lime Microsystems Collaborate on LTE Small Cell Tech Development

February 11, 2011 5:42 am | News | Comments

AirWalk Communications Inc., the leader in innovative small cell radio access networks, Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications; and Lime Microsystems, a semiconductor company specializing in digitally configurable transceivers

Central Office Splitter Module Features SMT Configuration

February 10, 2011 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced what it asserts is the first surface mount (SMT) central office (CO) splitter module. The B89S59NL is used on a rack card in a digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) or within roadside cabinets to

Current Sense Resistor Features New Metal Foil Technology

February 10, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics announced the release of a new metal foil technology in chip type current sense resistors that improves corrosion resistance and its ability to withstand higher temperatures. The TLRH series resistor has a

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Oscillators Address Fibre Channel Configurations

February 10, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics offers a new line of Application Specific XpressO oscillators optimized for Fibre Channel configurations. As with all models in the 3.3 V XpressO line, the Fibre Channel oscillators are off-the-shelf, pre-configured to precise application-specific requirements in

TouchSystems Monitor Includes Multi-Touch Support for Windows 7

February 10, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Elo TouchSystems 2242L touchmonitor includes IntelliTouch Plus surface acoustic wave product technology. It provides OEMs and software developers a ruggedized, 22-inch open-frame touchmonitor built to reliably run multi-touch gaming, wayfinding, concierge services and other touch-powered self-service programs.

Altair Semiconductor Licenses MIPS Multi-Thread IP for Mobile Devices

February 9, 2011 10:49 am | News | Comments

MIPS Technologies, Inc. announced that Altair Semiconductor licensed MIPS Technologies’ multi-threaded synthesizable processor IP for next-generation chipsets targeting mobile broadband baseband and modem applications for mobile devices. Altair is a long-time MIPS licensee, leveraging the MIPS® architecture across its entire line of LTE chipsets.

Pelican Imaging Unveils Revolutionary Approach to Smartphone Cameras

February 9, 2011 7:16 am | News | Comments

Pelican Imaging Corporation announced that it has developed the first prototype array camera for mobile devices. In addition, the company has announced its Technical Advisory Board that is comprised of three leading experts in computational imaging. The members are

The Tinker's Toolbox - Atmel Tablet-Ready Single-Chip Touchscreen Controllers

February 8, 2011 9:43 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Sherif Hanna of Atmel about their the maXTouch E Series of single-chip capacitive touchscreen controllers for touchscreens from 2 to 12 inches, a sweet spot in the tablet device category.

Integrated Product Management: New approach to software tools and processes for the systems engineer

February 8, 2011 7:43 am | by Steve Shoaf, IBM Rational | Articles | Comments

The demand for smarter products is driving manufacturers and service providers to look for new, innovative ways to differentiate their products and enable them to be easily configurable for highly individualized usages. However, because most manufacturers now rely on a global network of design partners and suppliers to create highly sophisticated products...

80W PoE Gigabit Injector Handles 10-100-1000baseT Data Rate

February 8, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SL Industries expanded its AULT brand line of PoE injector products with the addition of the high-power PENT1080 Series capable of supporting data transfer rates of up to one gigabit. The new series accepts AC-DC universal input

Green 150-W AC-DC Power Supply Fits 2-inch x 4-inch Footprint

February 8, 2011 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced the launch of the ECP150 Series of compact open frame 150-W AC-DC power supplies. Measuring 4 x 2 x 1.26 inches (101.6 x 50.8 x 32 mm) and with a power density of

500-W Power Supplies Suit Medical and Industrial Apps

February 8, 2011 5:59 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has added to its line of AC-DC medical, ITE (information technology equipment), and industrial power supplies. The single-output CSS500 Series of 360 W to 500 W supplies accepts a

ECL Tolerates AC Mains Power Contact Without Damage

February 3, 2011 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc announced its latest series of TBU (Transient Blocking Unit) circuit protection devices for high speed protection of communications ports. The devices are said to be the industry’s first electronic current limiters (ECLs) designed to tolerate AC mains power contact without

The Tinker's Toolbox - a Chat with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes

February 3, 2011 5:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel.

Software Tools Meet the Challenges in Delivering a Successful Smart Grid Solution

February 2, 2011 9:21 am | by Irv Badr and Paul Fechtelkotter, IBM Rational Software | Articles | Comments

A big portion of electrical energy is lost between generation and transmission. Besides the need for improving efficiency, many other market forces are causing a major transformation in the Energy and Utilities (E&U) industry (E&U)...

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