As medical devices are required to transmit more and more critical data, a higher degree of protective shielding is now being called for by the medical industry. The good news is found in the fact that connector vendors are hearing and indeed responding to this call with a collective sense of urgency...
Digital power today is a small fraction of overall power industry revenue but is commanding a large share of industry attention and discussion. Traction for digital power solutions is evident based on a slew of product announcements from a multitude of suppliers, all playing to their strengths.
The undersecretary of the Air Force helped launch the federal government's energy awareness month at the U.S. Air Force Academy here Oct. 1. Erin C. Conaton, accompanied by Terry Yonkers, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, chose the Academy as the location to highlight the Air Force's energy efforts...
October is Energy Awareness Month, and we think a great way to celebrate would be to make an improvement that gets you a tax credit. But there are plenty of other ways you could observe Energy Awareness Month help spread the word about saving energy. So tell us:
International semiconductor manufacturers will present multicore CPUs and associated virtualization software and design approaches at the electronica 2010 trade fair to be held from November 9 to 12 at the Munich Trade Fair Center.
Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of illumination. Now, a new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to bring these tiny but brilliant devices into your home...
Phihong has developed the smallest low-cost USB charger available, at just 42 x 43 x 21 mm and weighing 80 grams. Designated the PSM03K, the 2.75W adapter is compliant with the new ENERGY STAR EPS version 2.0 requirements...
Power-One, Inc. announces the availability of its PFE1100 1100W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12VDC output with 5V or 3.3V pin-selectable standby. Exceeding CSCI Platinum targets, the new PFE1100 product line has the world’s lowest power dissipation.
For years, system designers have been trying to find a way to improve the microcontroller—the heart of their system designs. Improvements can range from increasing performance, lowering power consumption, increasing clock speeds and much more.
OK. Sometimes I just want to feel like a kid again. Is that so wrong?
Northwire Technical Cable has introduced EcoPower, an environmentally friendly power cord that is halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) (PVC free) and UL listed. It is the industry’s first HFFR power cord that is UL 62 approved.
In the United States alone, error in medical treatments causes 98,000 deaths a year. For this reason, the American Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) founded the “100,000 Lives Campaign”, an initiative to improve patient care and prevent unnecessary deaths.
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a fully digitally controlled Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter Reference Designwith an advanced, high-efficiency topology.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, fall is a great time to make energy improvements - not just because of the change in seasons, but because October is Energy Awareness Month. I'm sure you all spent the weekend celebrating and throwing energy-efficient parties, maybe with a nice CFL-shaped cake.
This month's question is "How will the jobless recovery impact the way semiconductors are designed, developed, and created?" The question is answered this month by Colin Baldwin of Open-Silicon.
The advantages of FPGAs include reduced time-to-market, field-reconfigurability, and lower up-front costs. These benefits, together with recent gains in size and performance, make FPGAs ideally suited for many commercial and government applications.
Innovative research laboratories get a facelift and infusion of new equipment to help researchers make environment friendly, economic biofuels.
Cleantech ventures are sharpening their business plans, polishing their presentations for NREL's 23rd Industry Growth Forum.
A rooftop solar electric system on NREL's new office building embodies the ideals of energy efficiency and renewable energy advocated by the Lab.
Video surveillance is everywhere today, and the rise in camera deployments is making a big financial impact on the public and private sector’s IT departments’ operating expenditures. Storage costs are the main culprit and can add up to 50 percent of the cost of a new surveillance installation.
Bentek Solar introduces its new Solar Bi-Polar Array Combiner. The Bi-Polar Array combiner was designed and manufactured specifically for the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT-30 Grid Tie Solar Inverter.
SmartProbe for AMD platforms enables a developer to comprehensively and efficiently evaluate and manipulate the inner workings of the processor, chipset and peripherals.
Ask an engineer who uses microcontrollers whether processor cores matter and you'll likely hear, "Not much." People at three MCU vendors--Silicon Laboratories, Renesas, and Microchip Technology echo this answer. The capabilities and types of peripherals blended into an MCU chip matter much more.
Electronic product designers are often asked to add more features and redesign for lighter, smaller formats. Therefore, signal integrity, durability, and long-term reliability are key factors...
The mobile handheld device (MHH) has three “Big Design Islands” that are most commonly visited for next generation improvement. The “Big” MHH islands most visited in the journey to next generation devices include projected Capacitive (PROCAP) touch sensors...