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Capacitive sensor conditioning IC delivers 14-bit resolution

October 5, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG has expanded its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioning devices with the wide-dynamic-range ZSSC3123 integrated circuit (IC). The chip delivers 14-bit resolution and 0.25 % accuracy over a wide range of sensor capacitances and temperatures.

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight Releases Permanent Mount LED Beacon

October 5, 2011 6:24 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight has announced the release of an LED beacon light designed for permanent mounting that provides a powerful signal in a compact package. The Magnalight SL4-A-LED Strobe Beacon can be set to operate as a strobe or steady burning marker...

LED driver features industry’s highest efficiency

October 5, 2011 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS1130, the most advanced and smallest dot-matrix LED driver (channels vs. PCB space) available. The AS1130 drives 132 LEDs but requires only 5 mm² PCB space. It also reduces external component count, allows use of cheap connectors and requires fewer PCB...

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N-PLC modem combines PHY, MAC with mixed signal components

October 5, 2011 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SM2400 is a highly programmable OFDM based N-PLC modem combining PHY, MAC with mixed signal components for optimal system cost and performance. The SM2400 combines the benefits of programmable architecture with power and cost efficiency...

Power supplies include output ratings from 90 to 110 watts

October 5, 2011 5:23 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has released a new range of Medical-Certified AC-DC external power supplies with output power ratings from 90 to 110 watts. These supplies are EISA and CEC Efficiency Level V compliant. The DTM110-C series operate with a universal AC input of 90 to 264Vac...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Charlie Ashton of 6WIND and Jim St. Leger of Intel on Packet Processing

October 4, 2011 1:51 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jim St. Leger of Intel and Charlie Ashton of 6WIND about packet processing and data exchange within a network.

There's more to life than OLEDs and Electrophoretic Displays...

October 4, 2011 12:56 pm | by Dr Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

At the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA in Santa Clara, there will be a focus on technologies such as OLEDs and electrophoretic displays. But there are other display technologies emerging that promise new possibilities.

Synchro Resolver-to-Digital PC-104 Card Touts Versatility

October 4, 2011 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduced a new PC/104 card offering one to four channels of fully independent synchro-to-digital or resolver-to-digital (S/R-D) conversion. The SB-36330CX can

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Plastic Electrical Enclosures: Solutions for Extreme Customization

October 4, 2011 11:33 am | by David Crooks, General Manager, Fibox Enclosures | Articles | Comments

Rather than create a custom package, OEMs often choose to modify or customize a standard enclosure to lower development cost, reduce final product cost, and achieve a faster time to market.

7-16 DIN Adapter Comes in White Bronze Plating

October 4, 2011 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Connectors’ The RFA-4013-WB adapter kit with white bronze plating offers a means to bridge type N devices to 7-16 DIN interfaces. The company’s legacy DIN adapters in the RFA-4013 are silver plated. Silver offers

Atmel Launches Industry’s Smallest Low-frequency RF IDIC Package for Direct Coil Mounting

October 4, 2011 8:22 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced the availability of an ultra-small XDFN (Extremely Thin Dual Flat No Leads) package including a 363-bit read/write transponder IDIC. The transponder IDIC ATA5577M1 is a high-volume low-frequency (LF, 100-150kHz) RFID (radio frequency identification) device...

Return to Zero - Losing Focus

October 4, 2011 6:44 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. 

MoSys Demonstrates Bandwidth Engine IC Interoperability with Avago Technologies SerDes

October 4, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

MoSys has successfully demonstrated interoperability of its Bandwidth Engine IC with the SerDes characterization and evaluation board from Avago Technologies. MoSys’ Bandwidth Engine SerDes is compatible with the OIF CEI-11 specification allowing it to interface with high-performance network processing ASICs such as those available from Avago Technologies.

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Controllers Drive Gesture Recognition on Resistive Touch Screens

October 4, 2011 4:58 am | by Javier Calpe, Italo Medina, Alberto Carbajo, and Maria Jose Martinez of Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

Although resistive technologies have conventionally been used to detect the position of a single touch on the screen, this article examines a new dual-touch concept that uses a resistive touch-screen controller to detect the most common two-finger gestures (zoom, pinch and rotation) using inexpensive resistive touch screens.

EM Microelectronic announces qualification of new CoolRF chip at the Bluetooth Technology Conference 2011

October 4, 2011 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today at the Bluetooth Technology Conference, EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group and leading IC supplier for ultra-low power and low voltage applications, announced the Bluetooth V4.0 qualification of its EM9301...

Microscan to Demonstrate AutoVISIONMachine Vision at VISION 2011

October 4, 2011 4:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microscan will demonstrate the AutoVISIONsuite of machine vision products at its Booth # A15 in Hall 6 at the VISION 2011 trade show in Stuttgart, 8-10November 2011. The AutoVISION suite, shortlisted for this year’s Vision Award, consists of Microscan’s AutoVISION machine vision software...

Tiny Oscillator Boasts Low-Power Operation

October 3, 2011 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Valpey Fisher announced its latest product offering: the VFXO250, the industry’s small size oscillator which offers outstanding performance while consuming less power.

Large panel display modules serve medical and industrial applications

October 3, 2011 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to expand their current TFT modules to include their new line of standard off the shelf large panel display modules. Their newly available 10.1” and 10.4” modules are perfect for many different applications, such as industrial control, medical...

The Teardown - Motorola Droid 3

October 3, 2011 10:32 am | Articles | Comments

The DROID 3 is presented as the thinnest full QWERTY smartphone, with a dual-core processor, five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 4-inch qHD touchscreen display, and enhanced IT security features.

NXP Demonstrates their Video Interface Solutions at ESC Boston 2011

October 3, 2011 9:56 am | Videos | Comments

NXP shows several platform demonstrations of their video interface technologies at Boston ESC 2011

TI expands PMBus power solutions for point-of-load designs

October 3, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments today introduced two 20-V step-down voltage regulators with PMBus digital interface and adaptive voltage scaling capability for non-isolated point-of-load designs. Together with the National system power protection and management products...

Cavium Unveils Industry's Most Powerful ''Base Station-on-a-Chip'' Family

October 3, 2011 8:40 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Cavium today unveiled the OCTEON Fusion Family, the industry's most powerful, small cell "Base Station-on-a-chip" family specifically designed for LTE & 3G small cell base stations, including picocell and micro base stations.

Timer Relay Module is Compact and User Configurable

October 3, 2011 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation's 859 Series DIN-rail Timer Relay Module offers On-/Off-Delay timer modes and multiple time ranges for diverse applications such as switch and package "de-bounce" sensors. The 6-mm 859 Series carries

Embedded Computer Module Offers AMD Dual Core Power

October 3, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The conga-QAF Qseven module, which is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series, is the first module to combine high performance graphics, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Barry Matsumori of Ethertronics on Antennas for Multiband Devices

October 3, 2011 8:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Barry Matsumori, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Ethertronics about connecting wireless smart devices in our ubiquitous computing reality.

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