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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)...

Power MOSFET Family Boasts Efficiency Improvement Up to 2 Percent

February 1, 2011 7:01 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a family of DirectFET plus power MOSFETs featuring the company’s new generation of silicon that is asserted to set a new standard in efficiency for 12-V input synchronous buck applications including

Unexpected Properties Unveiled in Exotic New Superconductor

January 27, 2011 11:23 am | News | Comments

Scientists studying an exotic new superconductor based on the element ytterbium reported that it displays unusual properties that could change how scientists understand and create materials for superconductors.

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Semiconductor Research Corporation and Stanford Develop Novel Thermal Nanotape

January 26, 2011 8:30 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor Research Corporation and researchers from Stanford University have developed a novel combination of elements that yields a unique nanostructured thermal material for packaging.

RGB LED Features Miniature Package

January 25, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announced the global launch of the surface mounted QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED. Its 1.0 mm x 1.00 mm x 0.25 mm package size is asserted to be the smallest RGB LED package available today, and it is suited for multicolor LED indicator applications in

3U SBCs Feature 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

January 24, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduced the XPedite7470, a conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC). Based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7, the SBC uses the processor's quad-core technology operating at 2.1 GHz to

HP Fiber to RS-232 Converters Include Two-pin Euro Power Supplies

January 24, 2011 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories offers Fiber 232 Models 4137EU and 4139EU with two-pin European power supplies. These HP VersaLink Fiber to RS232 Converters are used to connect fiber optic linked terminals to a controller having an RS-232 interface port. They are

Getting ever closer to the “Pocketable Computer”

January 24, 2011 6:20 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

At this years Consumer Electronics show, the most interesting product I saw wasn’t a Windows 7 or an Android pad. Yawn. Perfectly fine products for sure, but not really new. Rather, simply a turn of the crank and put in an iPad like form factor.

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GPUs Go Mainstream

January 20, 2011 9:10 am | by Jos Martin, Principal Architect for parallel computing tools at MathWorks | Articles | Comments

At the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in September this year several ISVs announced extensive support for GPU based functionality. A reasonable question that arises from these announcements is ‘why now’?  GPUs have already found favour in a number of computational disciplines...

Tool-based Solution Transforms Enterprise Client, Server Apps from Desktop to the Cloud

January 19, 2011 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gizmox today introduces Instant CloudMove, the first automated tool-based solution for transforming enterprise client/server applications from desktop to a Cloud/Web and mobile deployment. Leveraging Gizmox’s Visual WebGui (VWG) virtualization application and streaming platform...

OCXO Features Tight Stabilities

January 19, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies, Inc. introduced a customizable oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO), the NV47AE, for high-precision telecommunications, medical and military electronics. The OCXO is positioned as specifically configured for

The Tinker's Toolbox - the first commercially-available Chip-Scale Atomic Clock

January 19, 2011 7:02 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Steve Fossi of Symmetricom about their new chipscale atomic clock (CSAC), the first commercial device of its kind. Right-click to download the podcast

NXP Announces Industry’s First Integrated CAN Transceiver Microcontroller Solution

January 17, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announced the LPC11C22 and LPC11C24 – the industry’s first integrated high-speed CAN Physical Layer transceiver and microcontroller with on-chip CANopen drivers.

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PLL Products Use 28nm Low-Power Common Platform Process

January 17, 2011 3:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Bits announced availability of a full design kit for their PLL IP products, supporting the 28nm Common Platform process of IBM, Samsung and Global Foundries.

Tinker's Toolbox - The First MEMS Resonator

January 14, 2011 4:46 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Piyush Sevalia of SiTime about their SiT1052, the first MEMS resonator for real time clock and time-keeping applications.

Power connectors Suit Back-up Power and UPS Systems

January 12, 2011 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Positronic announced its Wondersun power connector. These single pole or multi-pole power connectors are for use in applications such as back up power and UPS systems; telecom, datacom, and server power distribution; test equipment; transportation; and industrial and process controls.

Gold Nanoparticles Harness Viral Mechanisms to Potentially Create Advanced Nanociruitry

January 12, 2011 5:00 am | by by Eva Blaylock, US Air Force (www.wpafb.af.mil) | News | Comments

Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of New Mexico discovered a way to synthesize specific peptide sequences that bind metal nanoparticles to a virus.

Picochip Shares Femtocell Roadmap to Enable Complete 3G Basestation on a USB Dongle

January 8, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Picochip unveiled its vision for next-generation femtocells, including picoXcell(tm) technology that will allow its customers to create an entire 3G cellular basestation in an ultra-small form factor such as a USB dongle. The concept of a basestation on a USB dongle is one of several Picochip developments in the spotlight at CES 2011

USB 3.0 Connector Meets All Standards of USB-IE

January 7, 2011 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics released a new USB 3.0 connector, which has retained all the great features of previous generations of USB interconnects while improving upon them in the areas of performance and power management. This USB 3.0 connector

OCZ Technology to Unveil Leading-Edge Solid-State Drives at CES 2011

January 7, 2011 9:26 am | News | Comments

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. will showcase the Company's latest SSD solutions at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6-8.

HD Audio ICs Target PC and Laptop Markets

January 6, 2011 1:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced its new HD Audio product line for PCs and laptops. The WM8850 and WM8860 are asserted to deliver exceptional audio performance, excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and

ZigBee USNAP Module Suits the Smart Energy HAN Market

January 6, 2011 12:47 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Wireless Solutions introduced the SyChip Utility Smart Network Access Port (USNAP) ZigBee module. The USNAP version 2 specification-compliant module enables protocol independent designs for

Module Enables WiHD-compliant WVAN

January 6, 2011 12:24 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced the launch of its second generation WirelessHD module. The WHDM-T005/R006 Series provides a fully embedded solution for design engineers developing high-definition audio/visual (HD-A/V) electronic devices

Embedded Multi-Channel USB 2.0 Audio Controller Includes Tri-Band Support

January 6, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC announced the availability of the DARR83, a complete digital wireless audio processor with tri-band support and an embedded multi-channel USB 2.0 audio. This IC is appropriate for companies integrating Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into their consumer electronics products. Its support of

USB-to-CAN Adapters are Bus Powered

January 6, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

EasySYNC announced two USB-to-CAN adapters that provide a fast and easy way to connect CAN bus devices to a PC via USB powered directly from the USB connection eliminating the need for an independent power supply.

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