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Dual-Chip High-Resolution Touchscreen Architecture Reduces Parts and Increases Design Flexibility

May 20, 2011 5:52 am | News | Comments

Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced a dual-chip high-resolution architecture for its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) touch-and-write technology.

12W LED Driver Targets Display Lighting

May 19, 2011 5:31 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed a series of 350mA constant-current 12W drivers for indoor LED lighting has an output voltage range of 10~43VDC and is ideal for applications such as display lighting and strings of a few high-intensity bulbs.

Multi-Touch Technology Supports Android OS

May 19, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced today that its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) technology now supports Google's Android operating system.

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Keypads are Vandal-Resistant

May 18, 2011 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M Series keypads from EAO Switch provide security and access control in public and harsh environments, including heavy-duty and specialty vehicle applications, public kiosks, and vending machines. The M Series modular design and rugged construction make it an ideal solution for fast configuration and customization in any outdoor application.

Image Sensor Enables Slimmer Tablets and Smart Phones

May 18, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new 1.4-micron backside illumination pixel in the OmniVision OV5690 image sensor allows for a full five megapixels in a ¼-inch optical format, and combines best-in-class image quality with a 20 percent reduction in camera module height.

Connector Boasts Extremely Low Resistance

May 18, 2011 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Fujipoly Zebra Gold 8000C Series interconnect device is constructed from a low durometer silicone core that is covered with 166 parallel rows of flat, gold-plated wires per inch.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jon Kiachian of Atmel on Touch Technology

May 18, 2011 9:28 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jon Kiachian, the senior marketing director for touch technologies at Atmel about the touchscreen space and Atmel's efforts to advance engineer's abilities to create products and devices for a variety of applications.

Partnership to Deliver Breakthrough Connected Lighting Solution

May 18, 2011 7:31 am | News | Comments

GreenWave Reality, an innovator in home energy management and automation systems, announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to provide a breakthrough, intelligent lighting control and management solution.

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Single Board Computers and LCDs Paired to Create Performance-Matched Kits

May 17, 2011 7:44 am | News | Comments

Avnet Embedded Americas introduces Performance Matched Kits, a complete portfolio of motherboard, display, peripheral and support products from world-class manufacturers that eliminates the need to source individual components, develop cables and spend precious time and resources validating hardware.

3M Demonstrates Innovative Display Film Solutions During SID Display Week 2011

May 17, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments

Demonstrating how the company's films make today’s electronic devices more efficient, without sacrificing display performance, 3M will showcase its latest energy efficiency films for tablets, handheld devices, notebooks, monitors and LCD TVs

HGI Debates Long-Term Strategy for Next-Generation Services to the Connected Home

May 17, 2011 4:48 am | News | Comments

As part of the Home Gateway Initiative’s (HGI) forward looking work, exciting plans for the analysis of next generation (NG) communications in the connected home have been drawn up in Paris by broadband service providers (BSPs) and manufacturers.

Development Platform Enables Rapid Deployment of High-Performance Motor Control Systems

May 17, 2011 4:36 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has demonstrated a development platform which can be used to design and optimize motor control systems with any type of motor.

Motion SPM Applications

May 16, 2011 4:47 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows the Motion SPM flexibility in industrial and consumer applications. Learn about Single-Phase AC Input Motor Drive for 1kW-7kW Motors.

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Temperature Sensor Simplifies Thermal Profiling of Portable Consumer Electronics

May 14, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments unveiled its TMP103 digital temperature sensor, which consumes 97 percent less power and is 75 percent smaller than the next closest competitor, according to the company. It also provides

Rocker Switch Allows for Full Illumination Options

May 13, 2011 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced an illuminated power-rated rocker switch that is sealed to IP66 ratings. According to the company, a rubber boot/PVC cap is not needed for the RBW2 series rocker switch. It uses a

1.95-mm SIM Card Connector Suits Space-Constrained Consumer Devices

May 12, 2011 2:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) launched 1.95-mm connectors to fit into various consumer devices such as cell phones and tablets that have limited space for SIM cards. These connectors offer partial shielding that provides

LED Module Outshines 26-W CFLs, 100-W Incandescent Bulbs

May 12, 2011 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree announced its new 1000 lm LMR4 LED module, providing 66 lm/Watt efficiency in a fully integrated solution for downlight applications where high-quality light is essential such as

RF-IF Amplifiers and VGAs Cover The Entire Signal Chain

May 12, 2011 5:16 am | by Ashraf Elghamrawi, Analog Devices (www.analog.com) | Articles | Comments

The amplifier is one of the most versatile building blocks used in RF/IF signal chains today. They are commonly used throughout designs to overcome signal losses incurred from passive mixers, filters, baluns, and other passive elements.

30-V, 2.4-A P-Channel MOSFET Comes in SOT-23F

May 4, 2011 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced the CMPDM302PH 30V, 2.4A P-Channel MOSFET in the industry standard SOT-23F package. It features a desirable continuous drain current rating of 2.4 A, a combination of an exceptional

Codec Chip Can Encode Multitude of Audio Formats

May 4, 2011 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

VLSI Solution announced the VS1063 audio codec chip. According to the company, this IC can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM. The proprietary

Capacitive Touch Controllers Integrate Haptic Effects

May 4, 2011 5:22 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with

16-bit Low Power MCUs Feature Capacitive Sensing That Works in Sleep

May 3, 2011 5:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to

Power Switch Device Technology Addresses Energy Star Requirements

May 3, 2011 5:23 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL1x6 Series of green-mode Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) devices. These integrated PWM controllers include proprietary green-mode functions that

Geo-Magnetic MEMS Modules Tout Accurate Output for Mobile Compassing

April 30, 2011 8:58 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLHC geo-magnetic module. Housed inside a miniature 3 x 5 x 1 mm package with operating current consumption down to just 110 uA, this module meets

Taming Quality in Chaos - Quality Management in Systems of Systems

April 28, 2011 11:08 am | by By: Bruce Douglass, IBM Rational | Blogs | Comments

From cars to consumer goods, to military equipment to ATMs, we’re all familiar with systems. Increasingly, smart, connected devices are embedded in common, everyday devices in addition to special purpose systems, enabling huge improvements in our ability to manage the complexities of modern life.

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