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A Dimmable AC-DC LED Lighting Driver Controller

October 26, 2011 7:18 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo video on how the Texas Instruments TPS92070 high efficiency lighting driver controller reduces part count, size, and cost.

Nokia proclaims new dawn with Windows phones

October 26, 2011 6:39 am | by Tarmo Virki and Georgina Prodhan, Reuters | News | Comments

Nokia unveiled two sleek new Microsoft Windows phones on Wednesday in time for Christmas, a first step in the ailing cellphone maker's fightback against Apple and Google.

Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor Performs in Harsh Environments

October 25, 2011 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced the availability of a new non-contacting magnetic rotary position sensor which is asserted to help increase product lifespan and reliability of applications that operate in harsh and high vibration environments.

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Thin Film Fuse Series Touts High Accuracy, Low Current

October 25, 2011 1:25 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended the current rating of the Accu-Guard II Low Current Series to include 200 mA, 150 mA, 125 mA, 100 mA, 75 mA, 62.5 mA and 50 mA versions in a 0603 package. The miniature 0603 low

Flash Memory Portfolio Features Ultra-Compact Devices

October 25, 2011 11:36 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced an expansion of its Multi-Purpose Flash Plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST39VF80XC and SST39VF160XC. The SST39VF80XC offers 8-Mbit of memory, while the SST39VF160XC offers

The Tinker's Toolbox - Richard Macary of SelectConnect on Laser Direct Structuring

October 25, 2011 6:00 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Richard Macary, President of SelectConnect Technologies, about Laser Direct Structuring and three-dimensional molded interconnect devices.

Audio Analyzer Supports Latest HDMI 1.4a Standard

October 24, 2011 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has added a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) to its R&S UPP Audio Analyzer to enable the generation and analysis of HDMI data streams. The R&S UPP-B4 Series supports the latest HDMI 1.4a standard and provides

The Tinker's Toolbox - Gyan Tiwary of iWatt on LED Backlighting

October 24, 2011 10:26 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Gyan Tiwary of iWatt about driving solid-state lighting systems, especially LED-driven display backlights.

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TomTom shares surge on strategy shift

October 24, 2011 8:51 am | by Roberta Cowan, Reuters | News | Comments

TomTom, the Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker, is switching focus away from the cash-bleeding personal navigation devices that made it a household name to its auto and mapping services to restore growth and profits.

Verizon subscribers miss Street, investors shrug

October 21, 2011 12:42 pm | by Sinead Carew, Reuters | News | Comments

Verizon Communications Inc wireless subscriber growth was slower than expected in the quarter before the latest Apple Inc iPhone launch, but was still ahead of its biggest rival.

Prix Mobile award seeks stars of the web art world

October 21, 2011 12:40 pm | by Julie Mollins, Reuters | News | Comments

A new global art-prize competition for pictures created using a mobile device opens on Friday to any competitor bold enough to subject their work to scrutiny by a jury.

Feeble Windows holds back Microsoft profit

October 21, 2011 10:48 am | by Bill Rigby, Reuters | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp's flagship operating system made only slight gains last quarter, largely due to business and emerging market spending, holding back profit growth for the world's largest software company.

Mobile phones don't hike cancer risk: Danish study

October 21, 2011 10:47 am | News | Comments

Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published Friday.

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Modem and Networking SoC Achieves 1.25 Gbps for 4G-LTE Microwave Backhaul

October 20, 2011 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation announced its BCM85620 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the BCM85620 represents the industry’s first solution to deliver Gigabit bandwidth and beyond and is

The Teardown - Elster REX2 Smart Meter

October 20, 2011 7:10 am | Articles | Comments

The electricity meter is one device that no household connected to the grid can escape, and the technology utilized by analog meters (the most common type) dates to the late 19th century.

The Teardown - Nintendo 3DS system

October 20, 2011 7:06 am | Articles | Comments

The Nintendo 3DS features 3D graphics with no need for special glasses. A built-in 3D Depth Slider allows you to adjust the intensity of the 3D settings on the Nintendo 3DS system to your liking.

CEA Celebrates Tech Industry’s Prominence in Newsweek’s Green Rankings

October 19, 2011 6:00 am | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today applauded member companies recognized by Newsweek as among the nation's greenest corporations. Dell, HP, IBM and Sprint Nextel took four of the top five spots on the list, which ranked America’s 500 largest corporations according to environmental impact, management and transparency.

Audio SoC Features 32-bit ARM Cortex Controller

October 18, 2011 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvoton Technology Corp., introduced the ChipCorder ISD9160 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller core. The ISD9160 is designed to optimize low-power audio recording and playback in a range of demanding

Buck Regulators Offer 96 Percent Efficiency, Advanced Power Management

October 17, 2011 1:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics’ SMB220 and SMB221 integrated 10-A and 20-A buck regulators offer built-in MOSFET’s, digital programmability and non-volatile configuration. Applications include

Return to Zero - A Tribute

October 17, 2011 8:06 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

7.0” TFT-LCD Includes Touch Screen

October 17, 2011 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays introduced a new 7” WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 TFT LCD with resistive touch screen technology and LED backlighting. The OSD070T1141-35TS offers a

MagnaChip Supplies Display Driver ICs for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE Smartphone

October 14, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced that it will begin supplying display driver ICs to be used in the new AMOLED display panels for Samsung’s Galaxy S2 LTE smartphone.

Fans queue for Steve Jobs' last iPhone

October 14, 2011 7:18 am | by Mayumi Negishi and Michelle Martin, Reuters | News | Comments

Apple Inc's new iPhone went on sale in stores across the globe on Friday, prompting thousands to queue around city blocks to snap up the final gadget unveiled during Steve Jobs' life.

Olympus fires British CEO, a self-confessed loud-mouth

October 14, 2011 7:09 am | by Tim Kelly and Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's Olympus Corp fired its CEO and president over the Briton's management of the camera and endoscope maker, sparking a 17 percent plunge in the firm's share price on Friday.

Sony Ericsson shifts to smartphones amid Sony buyout talk

October 14, 2011 7:02 am | by Simon Johnson, Reuters | News | Comments

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson will focus entirely on the booming smartphone market, going head to head with rivals like Apple and underlining the importance of a tie-up with Sony amid reports the electronics giant is preparing a buyout.

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