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Breakthrough Chip Technology Lights the Path to Exascale Computing

December 2, 2010 9:06 am | News | Comments

IBM scientists unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light.

Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Uses TI Microcontroller

December 2, 2010 3:40 am | News | Comments

Watteco announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) on an ultra-low-power, intelligent communications solution that will enable the next generation of connected appliances.

On-Chip Light Pulses Promise Ultrafast Data Transfer

December 1, 2010 4:32 am | by Daniel Kane, UC San Diego (www.usdnews.ucsd.edu) | News | Comments

Electrical engineers generated short, powerful light pulses on a chip – an important step toward the optical interconnects that will likely replace the copper wires that carry information between chips within today’s computers.

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The uCalc Credit Card Scientific Calculator-Computer

November 30, 2010 3:21 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog describes the design of his open source hardware uCalc credit card sized calculator / computer.

Atom Processor Includes FPGA for Enhanced Design Flexibility

November 24, 2010 8:43 am | News | Comments

Intel announced the configurable Intel Atom processor E600C series, which features an Intel Atom E600 processor (formerly codenamed “Tunnel Creek”) paired with an Altera Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) in a single package.

ARM Cortex-M3 Flash MCU Targets General-Purpose Apps

November 23, 2010 5:09 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, announced the new Atmel SAM3N series to expand their ARM Cortex-M3 Flash Family.

Akros Power System-on-Chip with PoE at electronica 2010

November 19, 2010 8:29 am | Videos | Comments

Akros Silicon shows off its Power System-on-Chip solution with Power-over Ethernet capability at electronica 2010.

Timing from Silicon Labs at electronica 2010

November 18, 2010 4:43 am | Videos | Comments

Silicon Labs shows off the latest in their timing device portfolio at electronica 2010.

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Compact Mini PC Ideal Suits Mobile and Embedded Applications

November 12, 2010 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stealth Computer has released a new ultra small PC designed specifically for in-vehicle/mobile/embedded applications. The LPC-100M operates from 10 V to 26 VDC power input making it suitable for DC powered applications. Features include

3U, cPCI Enclosure Is Configurable for Industrial and Telecom Apps

November 11, 2010 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SIE Computing Solutions, Inc, introduced a 3U seven-slot CompactPCI benchtop chassis. This latest addition to the SIE 505 Series is a configurable enclosure solution for systems in embedded telecommunications, military, and test and measurement applications. This

2.8 V to 36 V Integrated Load Switches Suit Industrial, Computing and Portables

November 11, 2010 11:15 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the AccuPower load switch series, said to be the industry’s first 2.8V to 36V integrated load switches, intended to address the designer’s mid-voltage needs. These load switches feature

Dual-edge Connectors Facilitate Board-to-Board Connections Without Soldering

November 11, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sullins Connector Solutions expanded its offering of high-temperature devices to include a full series of double-row, Dual Edge Connectors. The new series is engineered to facilitate board-to-board extensions, and to

Shielded Modular Plugs Are Optimized for CAT6a Patch Cables

November 11, 2010 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stewart Connector announced the release of the RoHS-compliant SS-39200 Series of Category 6a 8P8C modular plugs. Engineered for use in a range of high-speed networking and computing applications, the SS-39200 Series' mechanical design is comprised of

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Murata Girl Robot at electronica 2010

November 11, 2010 4:48 am | Videos | Comments

Murata demonstrates their self-balancing unicycle-riding robot at the 2010 electronica conference.

Ultra-Small ZigBee Module Is Based on Atmel’s Newest Single Chip

November 10, 2010 12:57 pm | Articles | Comments

Adaptive Network Solutions, a leading system design house, its @ANY2400SC IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee RF module for 2.4 GHz ISM band. With an ultra-small footprint of just over 3 square centimeters, the new module offers a combination of

USB Hi-Speed Serial-Hub Module Provides Three USB, Four Serial Ports

November 10, 2010 11:40 am | Articles | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) released the FT4232H USB serial/hub module designed to connect to the company’s V2DIPx modules, as well as any USB Host interface (e.g. PC). This product

IC Incorporates Two-Switch-Forward Main, Flyback Standby Power Converters

November 10, 2010 7:18 am | Articles | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperTFS, an integrated power supply IC family for high-power applications. The device family members incorporate both a two-switch-forward converter and a flyback standby power converter into a

A demonstration of IDT's latest technology at the 2010 electronica conference

November 10, 2010 4:32 am | Videos | Comments

Ted Tewksbury, the CEO of IDT, discusses their latest devices at the 2010 electronica conference.

Frequency Flexible CMOS Octal Clock Generators Include On-Chip VCXO

November 9, 2010 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced what it asserts is the industry’s most frequency flexible in-circuit programmable CMOS clock generators. The new Si5350/51 octal clock generators with on-chip voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs) replace

Signal Generators Feature Simplicity, Portability, Modularity and RF Performance

November 9, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announced its S-Series RF signal generator family touting simplicity, portability, modularity, and RF performance at an attractive price. The first in the series is the SGA analog RF signal generators. They are compact and lightweight with

Multicore DSPs Tout 10 GHz Performance with Combined Fixed and Floating Point Capabilities

November 9, 2010 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its newest digital signal processor (DSP), the TMS320C66x, and four scalable C667x devices. Built with multiple 1.25 GHz DSP cores, it is said to be the industry’s first 10 GHz DSP with

Ultracapacitors Target RAID Back-up, Smart Grid, Portable and Handheld Electronics

November 5, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tecate Group announced the newest members of the PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series is 100 percent RoHS compliant, and offers extended operating temperature up to 85°C. Capacitance values range from

SBC Targets Low-Power Apps

November 1, 2010 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on Intel’s latest Atom E6XX processor, the ACR301 responds to the growing requirement for embedded computing solutions that consume minimal power and dissipate minimal heat.

Triple-Mode Transistors Show Potential

November 1, 2010 7:06 am | News | Comments

Rice University research that capitalizes on the wide-ranging capabilities of graphene could lead to circuit applications that are far more compact and versatile than what is now feasible with silicon-based technologies.

Audio Hub Solution Enables HD Audio

October 28, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced WM8958 audio hub solution, designed to enable high definition (HD) audio in portable multimedia applications, such as smartphones, tablet computers, eBooks and navigation devices. When combined with

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