In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to returning guest Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational, and continue our discussion on hardware and software, developing and disruptive technology, and the challenges facing today's engineer.
Datakey Electronics’ new RUGGEDrive line of portable memory solutions offers the data storage and transfer capabilities of consumer-grade USB flash drives and SD cards in a more reliable and secure package
A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers.
The person in the video shows how to stop a corrupted HD from clicking. Other tools can be used but this very novel solution has the advantage of being simple and directly effective.</
Diodes Incorporated has released what it asserts is the world’s smallest dual output omnipolar Hall effect switch IC, designed for open/close detection in portable, battery-powered products including cell phones and notebook PCs. The dual output AH1891 is
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a line of single-and dual-digital rotary encoders. Designated the EN08 Series, the RoHS-compliant rotary encoders feature an 8-mm design with options of a
Akustica, Inc. announced a new single-chip digital MEMS microphone for high-quality voice applications in laptops, tablets and netbook PCs. The AKU230 leverages Akustica’s patented
Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced a family of crystal oscillators (XOs) and voltage-controlled XOs (VCXOs) designed to minimize jitter and design complexity for a range of applications up to 250 MHz. The Si51x XO/VCXO family offers
Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, now offers a new series of small footprint, low current consumption oscillators for small and portable devices. The F100 HCMOS oscillator family is
Stackpole Electronics released the RNV Series of axial leaded metal film resistors. The series has a standard ¼-Watt body size and is able to handle voltages up to
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the latest addition to its solder-in filter product line, .400" diameter mounting with high temperature construction able to withstand 300°C installation. This new filter offers
TDK-EPC has developed a TDK multilayer ferrite coil (MLZ2012-H Series) in case size EIA 2012 with a rated current that is 2.5 times higher than existing products, according to the company. With a current capability of up to 700 mA at 1.0 µH and dimensions of
AVX Corporation offers the ability to clamp transients and filter EMI at a significantly higher voltage with the expansion of its Transguard multilayer varistor series. Designed for
On the 25th anniversary of the controller area network (CAN) interface standard, we talk to Jean Anne Booth and Scott Monroe of Texas Instruments about CAN and what it means to the industry today as well as into the future.
Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to
Our guest for this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox is Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. In the interview he discusses Memristor technology and how HP is using it to create new nanostore memory devices.
TE Connectivity offers the next-generation LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) family of connectors for panel/main board interconnection. There are two distinct versions of these connectors: LCEDI connectors are
Southwest Microwave, Inc. announced a family of Low Profile, PCB-mount End Launch Connectors. Requiring no soldering for mounting or use, their lower profile design permits use where vertical headroom is critical, such as
Molex Incorporated introduced its Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP+) Active Optical Cable (AOC) assemblies, providing the longest link distance and lowest power consumption on the market, according to the company. The assemblies achieve
TURCK announced its CAT6 RJ45 field wireable connectors provide a simple and secure way to extend an Ethernet cable in the field. Whether connecting a peripheral device, repairing/replacing a cable link or
Bel Stewart Connector’s ARJ45 Series of high-speed Category 7a modular includes integrated magnetics to support 10GBase-T performance parameters as defined by IEEE 802.3an-2006. The mechanical interface of the ARJ45 connector series meets
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational about computers, engineers, and how IBM is helping bring the two together in new ways to solve problems.
Ericsson Power Modules announced the PIM4328P, a new 390 W to 540 W power interface module (PIM) compliant with the 300-W de facto industry-standard footprint. The quarter-brick module is said to