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VITA Members Form VPX Marketing Alliance

December 15, 2009 11:00 am | News | Comments

The purpose of the VPX Marketing Alliance is to continue the work done by the OpenVPX Marketing Working Group in promoting OpenVPX (www.openvpx.com) and establishing an ecosystem of interested parties who will promote the VPX architecture and drive widespread adoption of the VPX specifications and technology.

SHARC DSPs Maximize Windmill Energy Extraction

December 15, 2009 10:48 am | News | Comments

Leveraging ADI SHARC digital signal processors, data converters and other advanced components to ensure high-performance system operation, Northern Power Systems' Northwind 100 delivers 100 kilowatts of rated power for community wind applications such as schools/universities, businesses, farms, and municipalities.

Laird Technologies Opens New Bangalore Wireless M2M Design Center

December 14, 2009 7:50 am | News | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, today announced the opening of its new wireless M2M design center in Bangalore, India.

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Bug or Windshield?

December 9, 2009 6:30 am | Blogs | Comments

As I write this blog in early December the Dow is reaching 14 month highs, indicating a belief that the worst is behind us.  While many believe there will be more bumps in the road and the unemployment picture hasn’t improved much, the tide is changing.   Thoughts are shifting from conservation of resources to the best deployment of resources to generate growth as consumer demand improves.

Anti-counterfeit Lab Thwarts False Components

December 7, 2009 3:27 am | News | Comments

To further protect against the increasing volume of counterfeit electronics components entering into the supply chain, Fusion, a global independent distributor of electronic components, has invested heavily in a new Anti-Counterfeit Screening and Analysis Laboratory.

Digi-Key Corporation and Torex Semiconductor Ltd. Announce Global Distribution Agreement

December 1, 2009 6:53 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA and Tokyo, Japan — December 1, 2009 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Torex Semiconductor...

Altera signs with Newark

November 30, 2009 6:21 am | News | Comments

Committed to offering design engineers the newest technologies first, multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with Altera Corporation, to supply their FPGA and CPLD devices, the latest development kits, and the Quartus II design software in North America.

Rochester Electronics Expands Space-Level Manufacturing

November 30, 2009 6:13 am | News | Comments

Rochester Electronics, a comprehensive and authorized source for discontinued semiconductors, is actively expanding its mission critical product manufacturing capabilities to ensure a continuous supply of certified radiation hardened space-level semiconductors.  

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Laird Technologies Expands Distribution Product Portfolio

November 30, 2009 5:59 am | News | Comments

Laird Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, today announced it has expanded its global distribution product portfolio with Mouser Electronics to include its thermal management product line.

Sports-Watch Development Kit Fits on your Wrist

November 30, 2009 3:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.

MIPS Technologies Announces Availability of Arriba for Android Porting Kit

November 24, 2009 10:21 am | News | Comments

MIPS Technologies, Inc., a provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets, today announced availability of the Arriba for Android Porting Kit (APK) for its industry-standard MIPS architecture.

ThreadX RTOS Selected for Avidyne Digital Flight Control System

November 23, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Express Logic today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS drives Avidyne Corporation’s new DFC90 attitude-based Digital Flight Control System. The DFC90 is an integrated flight computer and control panel designed as a slide-in replacement for existing rate-based STEC 55X flight computers.

Aonix Adds VxWorks-Intel Architecture Target

November 23, 2009 4:13 am | Articles | Comments

Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety and mission-critical applications, today announced the release of ObjectAda Real-Time 8.4 for Windows, targeting Intel x86 architecture embedded and real-time systems running the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).

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Ziptronix to License 3D IC Technology for Imaging Systems

November 18, 2009 4:06 am | News | Comments

 Ziptronix, Inc. and Raytheon Vision Systems have reached a licensing agreement for the use of Ziptronix' patented DBI (Direct Bond Interconnect) 3D integration technology in Raytheon's imaging systems. Specified for use in manufacturing Raytheon's focal plane arrays for air, space and terrestrial applications, the Ziptronix technology provides true 3D integration of multilayer CMOS structures, enabling 100% pixel operability within the focal plane.

NBS inks sales agreement with UTI in New England

November 18, 2009 3:48 am | News | Comments

 EMS provider NBS  today announced the appointment of Universal Technology Inc. as sales representatives in New England. UTI will represent NBS across a six state region spanning from Maine to Connecticut. UTI was founded in 1992 and boasts a stellar history including 20 different “Representative of the Year” and numerous Individual Design Win Awards. UTI deploys an extensive outside sales and support network of degreed engineers with design and applications experience working with major OEMs.

groSolar Collaborates with eMOBUS on Electronic Mobility Management

November 18, 2009 3:00 am | Articles | Comments

eMOBUS, Inc. a carrier agnostic provider of cellular management services and software, today announced that groSolar, a leading solar energy installer, is the latest mid-market company to go live on with Electronic Mobility Management.

Open Source Library Enables Development of Freespace Motion Apps

September 17, 2009 7:27 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest’s libfreespace is an open source library that enables rapid development of software applications for use with a wide range of Freespace devices. Motion control can now be added to product categories beyond TV remote controls, game controllers and PC accessories, including

Microsoft Extends Olive Branch To Open-Source Groups

September 14, 2009 6:24 am | by Mark Long | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting its weight behind a new endeavor to which the software giant has agreed to contribute $1 million. Called the CodePlex Foundation, the nonprofit organization describes its mission as enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open-source communities.

InStyle Taps 3-D Technology to Bridge Web and Print

September 11, 2009 5:36 am | by Jason Fell | News | Comments

Time Inc.’s InStyle magazine is taking the wave of 3-D technology in magazines to the next level. For its December holiday gift guide issue, the magazine is using “augmented reality” technology to make some advertisements three dimensional.

Test Software Addresses Time Division Duplex Applications

August 14, 2009 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for use with Anritsu’s MG3700A Vector Signal Generator and MS269xA Signal Analyzer Series, the MX370110A LTE TDD IQproducer creates 3GPP LTE TDD waveform patterns. Its GUI shows the waveform format, including location, physical channels, and the power profile for the frame.

Design Kit Creates Efficient Audio Amp Supply

April 17, 2009 6:30 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the PeakSwitch PKS607YN, the RDK-203 reference design kit from Power Integrations can create a dual-rail home theater audio amplifier power system with an audio power rating of up to 650 W. Providing a response time of 40 microseconds, the design can handle high-crest-factor, high-frequency audio signals.

Student Improves Supercollider Algorithm

March 26, 2009 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xiaohang Quan ’09 was working on her senior thesis when she found a miscalculation in the hardware of the world’s largest particle accelerator.

No Disks Needed for Startup's Streamed Video Games

March 25, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

A startup founded by technology entrepreneur Steve Perlman says it has developed a technology to deliver video games on demand, an idea that threatens to eventually take consoles out of the equation. OnLive Inc., Perlman's Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, planned to unveil its technology Tuesday night at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Google's top execs keep $1 salaries amid turmoil

March 25, 2009 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin maintained their traditional salaries of $1 last year even as the value of their combined stakes in the Internet search leader plunged by nearly $26 billion.

E-voting Fraud Manipulated Voters, not Machines

March 24, 2009 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

This past Friday brought news of a handful of indictments of elections officials in Kentucky who are alleged to have rigged elections in 2002, 2004, and 2006 by changing votes in electronic voting machines. Remarkably, the vote manipulation technique here was essentially an exploit of a simple UI design flaw, and involved no computer skills at all on the part of the alleged perpetrators.

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