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Fixed Output Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator Provides Desirable Transient Response

October 7, 2010 7:57 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with

VNA Features Four-Port 110 GHz Single-Sweep Solution for Millimeter-Wave Measurements

October 7, 2010 6:20 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. Introduced a 67 GHz PNA-X Series vector network analyzer (VNA). The new N5247A 67 GHz PNA-X allows engineers, working up to 67 GHz, to work with the company’s single-connection, multiple-measurement, PNA-X platform. This makes

Hardware virtualization and multicore CPUs featured at electronica 2010

October 7, 2010 4:37 am | News | Comments

International semiconductor manufacturers will present multicore CPUs and associated virtualization software and design approaches at the electronica 2010 trade fair to be held from November 9 to 12 at the Munich Trade Fair Center.

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Multi-core Virtual Machine Supports ARM Processors

October 6, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atego announced the release of Aonix Perc Ultra SMP 5.4 with new support for concurrent multi-processor Garbage Collection (GC) technology atop ARM multi-core processors.

MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules

October 4, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform

VME Multifunction Boards Deliver 48 Lines in a 6U VME Slot

October 4, 2010 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms announced the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms.

Internet-Based Service Enables Professionals to View and Control Enabled Devices Online

October 4, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix launched AccessMyDevice, a new enterprise-grade, Internet-based service enabling business and technology professionals to easily view, manage, control and service virtually any device from a web browser.

Sage Electronic SmartProbe Demo at the 2010 ESC

October 1, 2010 5:22 am | Videos | Comments

SmartProbe for AMD platforms enables a developer to comprehensively and efficiently evaluate and manipulate the inner workings of the processor, chipset and peripherals.

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Do MCU Processor Cores Still Matter?

September 30, 2010 12:31 pm | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Ask an engineer who uses microcontrollers whether processor cores matter and you'll likely hear, "Not much." People at three MCU vendors--Silicon Laboratories, Renesas, and Microchip Technology echo this answer. The capabilities and types of peripherals blended into an MCU chip matter much more.

Power Management Subsystem Presented as World’s Highest Current Monolithic PMIC

September 30, 2010 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced its WM8325 power management subsystem, said to be the world’s highest current monolithic power management IC (PMIC). The IC is appropriate for portable multimedia applications including smartbooks, tablets, e-books, media players and smartphones. The WM8325 features

PC-104, 1 GHz SBC Supports Networking and Communications

September 30, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems introduced a PC/104-compatible 1 GHz single board computer (SBC), dubbed the PCM-VDX-2-512. It is designed for headless space- and power-limited systems. It has two Ethernet, four USB 2.0, and four asynchronous serial channels plus

STMicroelectronics Demo of Low-Power Microcontrollers

September 29, 2010 8:56 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo of STMicroelectronics' low-power microcontrollers using novel power sources, including a pumpkin.

Using the ATE Port to Control ISP Programmers

September 29, 2010 8:24 am | by Chirag Kapoor, Xeltek (www.xeltek.com) | Articles | Comments

The major advantage of ISP programming is that the manufacturer can have single production phase, eliminating programming stage prior to assembling the system.

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Android Froyo – Making it the Best It Can Be

September 29, 2010 8:01 am | by Chris Buerger, Wind River (www.windriver.com) | Blogs | Comments

Android is the poster child example for combining stability, performance and innovation in a mobile operating system that has been rapidly realized in an open source context

Buzzers Suit Mobile Equipment Applications

September 29, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc announced a new addition to its buzzer product line with the CSS-05 Series. Available in three configurations, the buzzers are housed in a 5 mm x 5 mm SMT package. Using magnetic technology, the series has

High-Speed Data Link to Accelerate Solid-State Storage Performance

September 29, 2010 4:41 am | News | Comments

OCZ Technology Group has unveiled a proprietary interface called "High-Speed Data Link" (HSDL) to accelerate the progression of solid-state storage.

Logic PD's System-on-Modules at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

September 28, 2010 10:25 am | Videos | Comments

Logic PD's Alan Cohen describes the System-on-Module computers his company creates at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Isolated Quarter-Brick DC-DC Converters Have Output of 22 A

September 28, 2010 7:55 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions extended its HPQ range of high power quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters with the introduction of the HPQ-8.3, a 182.6W model with 8.3 V output, and a

Reference Designs Enable Energy Efficiency Through Digital Power

September 28, 2010 7:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced two digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. Complete documentation — including software, Gerber files, MATLAB® models, Webinars and application notes — can be downloaded for free from Microchip’s Web site. These new reference designs are

QLogic To Support FCIA 16-Gb Fibre Channel Standard

September 28, 2010 5:58 am | News | Comments

QLogic announced its full support for the 16Gb Fibre Channel standard which was ratified by the ANSI INCITS T11.2 Technical Committee and announced today by the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA).

NanoWatt XLP Microcontrollers with 20-nA Sleep Current at the 2010 ESC

September 28, 2010 5:03 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo of Microhip's NanoWatt XLP microcontrollers with a sleep current as low as 20 nA at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Logic TraceX 5.2 Speeds Optimization and Debug

September 27, 2010 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic, a worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced TraceX 5.2, the latest version of its powerful real-time event trace program.

Versalogic's Mamba EBX SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo at the 2010 ESC

September 27, 2010 5:05 am | Videos | Comments

A description of the Mamba EBX SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boson at the Versalogic Booth.

Xilinx on-chip interconnect demo using 4 video streams at the 2010 ESC

September 24, 2010 9:50 am | Videos | Comments

This Xilinx demo of an on-chip interconnect standard at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston uses a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA and multiple video steams.

RTOS Incorporates Security Stack for Networks

September 24, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic announced the integration of the ?SSL Security Stack from Cypherbridge Systems, a standards-based solution for chip-to-chip and chip-to-server interoperabilty across wired and wireless networks.

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