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CPU Module Touts COM.0 R2 Type 2 Pin-out Design, Low Power Consumption

January 23, 2012 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech launched SOM-6765, the latest COM-Express Compact CPU module. This module is powered by the low power Intel Atom N2600 and D2700 processors based on COM.0 R2.0 type 2 pin-out. Type 2 pin-out and legacy I/O support make for

Miniature SMT Reed Sensors Suit Low-Power Microelectromechanical Switching

January 23, 2012 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEDER electronic introduces its MMS line of surface-mount (SMT) reed sensors, designed for low voltage and low power switching microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices.

Multi-output Regulators Include Supervisory and Watchdog Timers

January 23, 2012 7:23 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced its ADP5041 and ADP5040 multi-output regulators. The regulators meet the increasing demand for greater power density by combining a high-efficiency, 3-MHz, 1.2-A buck regulator and two 300-mA LDOs (low dropout regulators)


Off the Shelf and Web-Customizable Clock ICs Suit PCIe Applications

January 23, 2012 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc announced the expansion of its PCI Express (PCIe) clock generator and clock buffer portfolio, providing the industry’s broadest range of clocking solutions to address the

Power Rocker Switch Serves Multiple Apps

January 23, 2012 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Made with RoHS compliant material, the RL2-series rocker switch from Phaseda has a UL rating of 16A @ 125VAC and 8A @ 250VAC, with a VDE rating of 16(4)A @ 250VAC T125, with an electrical life over 10,000 cycles.

The Importance of Isolation in Healthcare Applications

January 23, 2012 4:48 am | Videos | Comments

This video explains how iCoupler digital isolators provide a simple solution for connecting patients to a peripheral monitor or PC in a safe and isolated manner.

Flexible Beam Shaper Couples Directly to Laser Diodes

January 23, 2012 3:55 am | News | Comments

SCHOTT has developed a solution for forming “square” laser diode light into a homogeneous beam of light of any desired shape. The beam shaper is made of flexible glass fibers and can be coupled directly with the laser diodes.

Perfect Image Solutions Topical Hair Regrowth Products: Recall - Unapproved Drugs, Risk of Health Hazards

January 20, 2012 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Systemic absorption of topically administered Minoxidil could cause low blood pressure, heart palpitations and associated cardiac symptoms.


Miniature Enclosures House Personal Electronics

January 20, 2012 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added more versions and accessories to its ‘MINITEC’ range of miniature enclosures. These multi-colored housings are designed for personal electronic devices which are carried in the hand, on a key ring, wrist strap, or lanyard. Typical applications

Digi Makes Developing Wireless, Cloud-Connected Medical Devices Easy

January 19, 2012 1:20 pm | by Digi International | News | Comments

New iDigi® Telehealth Application Kit features Freescale Home Health Hub reference design

Digi International Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2012 Results

January 19, 2012 1:20 pm | by Digi International | News | Comments

Thirty-Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Profitability, Despite Thailand Flooding Impact

Vishay Announces Acquisition of HiRel Systems

January 19, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced the acquisition of HiRel Systems LLC, a supplier of high reliability transformers, inductors, coils, and power conversion products. The purchase price was approximately $85 million, including repayment of HiRel debt, and...

16-bit sensor signal conditioner provides energy-efficient high accuracy amplification and high resolution output

January 19, 2012 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) today introduced a class-leading 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC) for calibrated resistive sensor modules. The ZSSC3016 combines high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion...


High Mating Cycle Crimp Terminals Feature Proprietary High-Current Alloy

January 19, 2012 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced today the Mini-Fit Plus HMC (High Mating Cycle) crimp terminals for applications that require a high number of mating cycles including medical devices, consumer appliances, networking and telecommunications equipment and

Observations of High Performance Computing

January 19, 2012 7:12 am | by Arnon Friedmann, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Being relatively new to the high performance compute market, I thought I might take some time to share some of my observations with others who might also be trying to understand the market and what's going on in this area.

Renesas Electronics Introduces New V850E2P Microcontroller Series with Built-In Resolver Sensor Interface

January 19, 2012 5:45 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics today announced that it has developed a new 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), the V850E2/PJ4-E, which incorporates an on-chip resolver sensor interface. The new MCU realizes both higher performance and lower system cost for automotive control systems...

Wide Viewing Angle LCD Technologies Gain Share Due to Tablet PC Demand

January 19, 2012 3:21 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

With the increasing use of tablet PCs and smart phones to view and share video, wide viewing angle performance is becoming a requirement in TFT LCDs.

Plexus 1Q profit slides 29 percent as sales fall

January 18, 2012 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic manufacturing services company Plexus Corp. said Wednesday its profit fell 29 percent in its fiscal first quarter as sales at its networking and communications business dropped.The company said its income declined to $17.9 million, or 51 cents per share, in the three months ended...

Key Technology Innovation Makes New Safety Systems Affordable in Automobiles

January 18, 2012 9:30 am | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) and edacentrum today announced the results of the SyEnA (synthesis-supported design of analog circuits) research project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Charging without Wires

January 18, 2012 6:31 am | by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & founder of Cadex Electronics Inc.,; | Articles | Comments

Wireless charging may one day replace plugs and wires similar to how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have modernized personal communication. Wireless charging with inductive coupling uses an electromagnetic field that transfers energy from the transmitter to the receiver.

Versatile KM6 card cage family for all applications

January 18, 2012 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec offers four different variants of KM6 subracks, each optimised for specific applications. All meet IEC60297-3, are the most versatile and configurable systems on the market and are available ex-stock with no minimum order value.

Wi-Fi Home Video Devices to Approach 600 Million Units Shipped in 2015

January 18, 2012 5:22 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The popularity of over-the-top video has created a demand for Wi-Fi in the entertainment cluster of home living rooms.

Non-Invasive Measurements of Tricuspid Valve Anatomy Can Predict Severity of Valve Leakage

January 18, 2012 5:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study finds that the anatomy of the heart's tricuspid valve can be used to predict the severity of leakage in the valve, which is a condition called tricuspid regurgitation.

Intelliconnect ''Pisces'' Waterproof Connectors Intended for Marine and Harsh Environments

January 18, 2012 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intelliconnect USA has released the Pisces IP67 and IP68 waterproof connectors for harsh environments. These connectors are qualified to withstand immersion at 60 feet for four hours in their mated or unmated condition without any moisture or dust ingress.

Portable Power at the Heart of Defibrillators

January 16, 2012 9:15 am | by Joe Carcone, VP Sales & Marketing, Contour Energy Systems | Articles | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) save thousands of lives annually for patients with weak or damaged hearts who are at heightened risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The ICD is battery-powered, and when the battery’s charge depletes, it must be replaced.

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