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Pitt-Led Researchers Create Single-Atom Transistor

April 21, 2011 8:40 am | News | Comments

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.

A Novel Way to Stop a Clicking Hard Disk

April 20, 2011 8:25 am | Videos | Comments

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.</

Hall-effect Switch Saves Power, Touted as World’s Smallest

April 14, 2011 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

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Logic Packages are Positioned as World’s Smallest for Handheld Mobility

April 14, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Single and Dual Digital Rotary Encoders Tout Compact Design

April 14, 2011 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Digital Microphone Includes Fully Integrated 0.70 mm2 MEMS Device

April 14, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Oscillators Are Designed to Minimize Jitter

April 12, 2011 2:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

Oscillators Offer Low Current Consumption, Small Footprint

April 12, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

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Anti-moisture Metal Film Resistors Handle Up to 1600 VDC

April 12, 2011 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Large Diameter, Solder-in EMI Filters Wishstand up to 300°C

April 11, 2011 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

Multilayer Ferrite Coils Are Asserted to Have the Industry’s Highest Rated Current

April 11, 2011 12:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

Multilayer Varistor Series Includes 16-V Rating

April 11, 2011 8:15 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with TI About the CAN interface

April 7, 2011 6:48 am | Podcasts | Comments

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.

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Today's Broadband ICs Address European Power Efficiency Requirements

April 6, 2011 10:55 am | by Scott Broughton, Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Blogs | Comments

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

The Tinker's Toolbox - Discussing Nanostore Memristor Technology

April 4, 2011 7:10 am | Podcasts | Comments

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.

LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface Suit Notebook Panels, Tablet PCs

April 1, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

End Launch Connectors Tout Low VSWR and Insertion Loss for Broadband

March 31, 2011 1:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

Active Optical Cable Assemblies Offer Desirable Reach

March 31, 2011 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

RJ45 Field Wireable Connectors Extend Ethernet Cables

March 31, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

RJ45 Jack with Integrated Magnetics Supports 10GBase-T Ethernet

March 31, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with Ashok Reddy of IBM

March 30, 2011 11:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

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.

400-W Power Interface Module Addresses EMI In ATCA Apps

March 30, 2011 7:50 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

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

Printed Electronics is Now About Doing Business

March 29, 2011 6:03 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Printed electronics is a term that also encompasses the magic of printed electrics such as flexible and disposable lighting, batteries and solar cells.

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes on Computers and Engineering

March 28, 2011 9:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel and continue our discussion on computers, the web, and engineering.

'Pruned' microchips are faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient

March 21, 2011 7:06 am | by BY JADE BOYD, Rice News staff | News | Comments

An international team of computing experts from the United States, Switzerland and Singapore has created a breakthrough technique for doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used.

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