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Linear Position Sensors Perform in Hostile Environments

September 23, 2011 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers its AC-operated LVDTs in different material housings to perform in varying operating environments including those with high and low temperature extremes, radiation exposure, seawater and vacuum pressure conditions.

VCO includes internal proprietary frequency doubler

September 23, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s new CVCO55CXT-6900-6900 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler. The CVCO55CXT family’s frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology reaches new performance levels of lower phase noise...

Class B self-test library ensures safe and reliable operation

September 23, 2011 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro and Hitex Devepment Tools today announced the availability of a self-test library for the ARM Cortex-M3 based EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family. The free of charge library was developed, tested and pre-certified according to the IEC 60335 and IEC 60730 standards.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Alf Bogen of Atmel on Intelligent Embedded Systems

September 23, 2011 6:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Alf Bogen of Atmel on Intelligent Embedded Systems. Today's engineer is faced with designing products containing systems of systems, often individually intelligent.

Parallelization Tool for Multicore NVIDIA Tegra Mobile Chips Shown at ESC Boston

September 23, 2011 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vector Fabrics has announced today they will showcase their vfEmbedded software development tool parallelizing code for NVIDIA's multicore mobile Tegra chip at ESC Boston.

High Performance Solutions for the Thermal Management of Electronics in Harsh Environments

September 23, 2011 5:02 am | by Mark Montesano, Vice President of engineering, k Technology, a Division of Thermacore | Articles | Comments

The range of applications and functions of military electronics is rapidly expanding. From smart weapons to unmanned vehicles, the challenge of packaging significant processing power in very limited volumes that need to survive extremely harsh environments is rising.

High-Temperature Semiconductor Solutions

September 22, 2011 12:03 pm | by Mont Taylor, Texas Instrumetns, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

Although there is still an abundance of oil and gas, the future requires continued technological improvement to access deposits that are found ever deeper underground. As these wells become deeper they also become extremely hot, and using high-reliability, high-temperature electronics for down hole drilling equipment is necessary.

Teseq's New Power Amplifier Delivers Reliability and Consistency

September 22, 2011 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a new Class A model that operates from 10 kHz to 400 MHz with a saturated power level of 110 W.

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LED Troffer Replacements Qualified by DesignLights Consortium

September 22, 2011 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree announces its entire family of LED-based troffer replacements, including the latest Cree CR series of troffers, have been qualified by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC), ensuring they meet the highest level of quality standards.

SBS75xPR PCB Power and Signal Connector

September 22, 2011 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products has expanded its SBS75x connector family by introducing a new right angle printed circuit board connector.

Return to Zero - PCB Layout

September 22, 2011 8:16 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

HILNATM 3G High Intercept Low Noise Amplifier

September 22, 2011 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

NuWaves Engineering has expanded their series of High Intercept Low Noise Amplifiers (HILNATM) with the introduction of the HILNATM 3G.

Companies Look to Attain REACH Compliance Goal

September 22, 2011 7:17 am | by Charles LY WA HOI, SGS (www.sgs.com/ee) | Blogs | Comments

With REACH now fully in force, companies are obliged to declare which Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) exceed 0,1% within their products.

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Proximity Detection - The Touchless Future

September 22, 2011 7:15 am | Videos | Comments

TAOS created this video on touchless technology today, and they want viewers to respond with ideas of where touchless technology should be put to work next. You can view the professionally produced video here, and be sure to

Software Empowers Visualization Creation

September 22, 2011 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

SmartDraw Software announced key enhancements to SmartDraw VP, presented as the world's first visual processor, that improve the user experience and increase ease of use while adding key functionality.

LED Prototypes Enhance Headlight Performance

September 22, 2011 6:48 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed two LED prototypes that address the requirements of headlight systems.

GSM-GPRS Shield for Arduino with Francisco Javier Zorzano Mier

September 22, 2011 6:44 am | Videos | Comments

In today's video we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York with Francisco Javier Zorzano Mier, Initiative Leader at Telefonica, who tells us about the GPRS Shield they have designed for Arduino.

Goodbye Upconverters?

September 22, 2011 6:40 am | by A. Glascott-Jones, F. Bore, J.P. Amblard, N. Chantier; e2v Grenoble | Articles | Comments

Advanced high bandwidth, high data rate Digital to Analog Converters (DACs) are revolutionizing the way that microwave communication systems are designed. The ability to be able to perform direct microwave synthesis right up to C band brings higher flexibility...

Single-function printer controller features 32-bit microprocessor core

September 22, 2011 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems announced the CX92161, a highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) optimized for laser single-function printers (SFPs) and thermal label printers. Featuring a powerful 32-bit microprocessor core with embedded double data rate (DDR) synchronous dynamic random access memory...

Saving the Post Office

September 22, 2011 5:57 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

As we create the next generation of our pervasive-computing society, not only is the virtual world entangling the real one, the blending of the two worlds gives us an opportunity to save the Post Office. Suggesting that the US Postal Service go digital is not new,

The Tinker's Toolbox - Developing the Xdream Virtual Personal Trainer

September 22, 2011 4:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Ron Pugh, executive director/general manager, Dell OEM Solutions, Americas and Patrick (Paddy) Murray, president, Trixter North America.  Dell helped Trixter realize their latest product, the Xdream Virtual Personal Trainer.

SnootLab Shields with Frederic Jourdan

September 21, 2011 1:20 pm | Videos | Comments

In today's video we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York with Frederic Jourdan, President of SnootLab Shields, who tells us about the new shields they have designed for Arduino.

Lattice ECP3 FPGA Jamz

September 21, 2011 1:02 pm | Videos | Comments

This humorous video shows Lattice's ECP3 FPGA and touts its Low Power, SERDES, DDR3, Cascadable DSP, Embedded Memory Blocks, and other advantages with rapping engineers.

36-V Automotive Op Amp is Available in the SOT-553 Micro Package

September 21, 2011 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced an automotive-qualified 36-V, single-supply, low-noise op amp that can operate on supplies ranging from +2.7 V to +36 V. In addition to industry-standard packaging, the OPA171-Q1 is available for

Connecting iOS to the Real World with Dr. Alasdair Allan

September 21, 2011 12:16 pm | Videos | Comments

In today's video we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York with Dr. Alasdair Allan, of Babilim Light Industries, who shows us how to connect iOS to the real world.

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