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FDA Grant Launches Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium

October 12, 2011 7:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A two-year, $1.8 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration will launch the new Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium and foster the development of medical devices for children.

Imec demonstrates high-speed heterojunction bipolar transistors

October 10, 2011 11:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Imec realized a fT/fMAX 245GHz/450GHz SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) device, a key enabler for future high-volume millimeter-wave low-power circuits to be used in automotive radar applications.

Jobs death caused by respiratory arrest, cancer

October 10, 2011 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate indicates the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest that resulted from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs.Jobs died last Wednesday at age 56. Apple Inc. didn't disclose the cause of death, but Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and...

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ECG Patch Combines Ultralow Power SoC with Bluetooth

October 10, 2011 2:45 pm | News | Comments

Imec and Holst Centre announce an innovative body patch that integrates an ultra-low power electrocardiogram (ECG) chip and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio. This unique combination fuses power-efficient electronics and standardized communication, opening new perspectives for long-term monitoring in health, wellness and medical applications. The system integrates

ITRI Introduces Rewritable, Reusable Electronic Paper Tech

October 10, 2011 2:34 pm | News | Comments

ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute introduced i2R e-Paper™, the first electronic paper technology to provide a re-writable, re-usable and environmentally friendly recyclable print medium – an “electronic paper” – to reduce traditional paper consumption. ITRI will

Snap-action Pushbutton Switches Offer Fast Switching, Long Electrical Life

October 10, 2011 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced new miniature ALCOSWITCH Blue Series pushbutton switches for power and signal applications. This miniature series of switches incorporates an innovative snap-action mechanism that produces an extremely fast switching moment.

Contour Finalizes Series C Round Financing

October 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Contour Energy Systems, a portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, announced it has finalized its Series C round of financing that now includes SBI Jefferies Asia Fund L.P. as its newest investor. The...

6U cPCI Power Supply Touts Increased Output Power

October 10, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital Power Corporation increased the output power of its 6U CompactPCI power supply series models CPCI-AC-6U-650 and CPCI-DC-6U-650 to 650 Watts. The product line is fully

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Electric Potential Sensor Detects Changes in Electric Field, in Contact, at Distance, Even Through Walls

October 10, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that commercial samples of its Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensors are available. The first products are optimized for use as an ECG sensor and provide a resolution as good as or better than

Express Logic Adds IPsec to NetX Duo

October 10, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic has extended its NetX Duo TCP/IP IPv4/IPv6 dual stack with support for the IPsec protocol, the de-facto standard for securing connected devices in consumer, medical and industrial markets. 

Micron and Samsung Launch Memory Consortium

October 7, 2011 1:27 pm | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Micron Technology, Inc., announced the creation of a consortium for OEMs, enablers and integrators that will collaborate in developing and implementing an open interface specification for an innovative new memory technology called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). Micron and Samsung are

Miniature Microwave Coax Contact Assemblies Family Includes Size 20

October 7, 2011 12:32 pm | News | Comments

Southwest Microwave, Inc. announced Miniature Microwave Coax Contact Assemblies that fit into the small, standard Size 20 contact cavities of D-Subminiature connectors and also Size 20 (and larger) contact cavities for

Dream is over for Virgin Galactic space tourist

October 7, 2011 5:56 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Venture capitalist Alan Walton has trekked to the North Pole, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and skydived over Mount Everest. A hop into space to enjoy a few minutes of weightlessness would have been the ultimate adventure.

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LDRA and MathWorks Join Forces to Ease Compliance

October 7, 2011 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA and MathWorks have integrated the LDRA tool suite with Simulink modelling tools. The integration offers independent verification and full traceability of all artifacts, minimizing the time and cost of achieving standard compliance.

Police kill man believed to be CA quarry shooter

October 7, 2011 12:05 am | by BETH DUFF-BROWN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A disgruntled worker killed by police after he allegedly opened fire on colleagues felt mistreated on the job and angry about a recent suspension, according to friends and acquaintances.Authorities say Shareef Allman, 47, gunned down his co-workers during a routine safety meeting at Lehigh...

Planar Transformers Tout High Performance From Space-Saving Designs

October 6, 2011 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics introduced a full lineup of planar transformers which are asserted to deliver high-performance from compact, low-profile designs. The planar transformers provide low leakage inductance and repeatable capacitance. Available in

LDRA Tool Suite Automates Embedded Software Development

October 6, 2011 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has boosted the automation, efficiency and customization of certification processes with Version 9 of the LDRA tool suite. While maintaining legacy tools and features, LDRA has unified its tools with a common user interface, central repositories and performance optimizations to offer superior lifecycle traceabilit

Integrated Firewall Solution Protects Embedded Devices from Attacks

October 6, 2011 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Icon Labs announced the availability of Icon Labs’ Floodgate Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, creating what is presented as the only embedded firewall protecting against Internet-based attacks.

RFID Chip Targets Logistics Applications

October 6, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEITEC, a Brazilian company that develops and produces application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) today announced the final development phase of a new integrated circuit (IC) for multiple logistics applications

Annual Shipments of ARM Processors Forecast to Equal Twice The World’s Population in 2015

October 6, 2011 5:11 am | News | Comments

Analysis of findings from the recently published Semicast report “Opportunities for ARM in Embedded Processing—2011 Edition” suggest the rapid growth of the ARM architecture is set to continue over the medium term...

Friends: CA quarry shooting suspect was nonviolent

October 6, 2011 12:05 am | by BETH DUFF-BROWN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

To his friends Shareef Allman was the big man with a big smile, a devoted single father of two who once worked tirelessly to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims, and who penned a novel about the evils of domestic violence.The portrait of Allman, 47, being painted by those who know him...

Accelerometers, Fantasy and Reality

October 5, 2011 2:16 pm | by Harvey Weinberg, Analog Devices, www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:

Reference Circuits Address Practical Circuit Design Challenges

October 5, 2011 1:21 pm | Articles | Comments

With the industrial and instrumentation market becoming more competitive, circuit designers continually face new challenges to design products faster, with fewer iterations, and incorporating a wider range of mixed-signal technologies including analog, digital, power, and RF. In addressing these challenges, reference circuits provide

Gunman at large after deadly Calif quarry shooting

October 5, 2011 11:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities went door to door with guns drawn Wednesday in search of a disgruntled employee they say opened fire at a Northern California limestone quarry, killing two and wounding six, before possibly wounding another woman in an attempted carjacking.Schools were on lockdown or closed in the...

2 dead, 6 injured in Calif. quarry shooting

October 5, 2011 9:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities searched Wednesday for a disgruntled employee who they say opened fire at a Northern California limestone quarry, killing two and wounding six, and who may have later shot a woman in an attempted carjacking.The suspect, 45-year-old Shareef Allman, allegedly walked into a safety...

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