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Resistors designed for high voltage applications

December 7, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Riedon has announced their latest resistor products designed for high-pulse energy and high voltage applications. The new high-pulse energy PCR series chip-style resistor series product is intended to fill industry requirements...

Altatech Semiconductor Enters LED Inspection Market with AltaSight LEDMax System

December 7, 2011 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altatech Semiconductor S.A. has entered the light-emitting diode (LED) inspection market by introducing its new AltaSight LEDMax system, the company’s first product designed specifically for detecting, classifying and characterizing defects on wafers used in manufacturing LEDs.

Apache Design's Totem Software Adopted by Fujitsu Semiconductor for Power Noise and Reliability Analysis

December 7, 2011 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

ANSYS announced that Totem software — from its subsidiary Apache Design, Inc. — has been deployed by Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited to analyze and optimize all their custom integrated circuit (IC) designs.


New PandaBoard ES arms open source mobile developers with TI’s OMAP4460 processor

December 7, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments today announced the general availability of PandaBoard ES, the next-generation open mobile software development platform based on OMAP 4 technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

Magnalight Announces Release of Industrial Grade LED Light Tripod

December 7, 2011 6:08 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ has released a ruggedly designed LED light tripod built to provide a reliable and durable source of powerful illumination for industrial environments. Designed with dual LED light heads and a high quality wheeled tripod...

I Love The Sound Of Hetrodyne Whistles

December 7, 2011 5:57 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

As I promised in Engineering Power Adventures I have evaluated a kit for budding engineers from age 8 and up. The kit was kindly provided by the fine folks at Elenco. It is their Snap Circuits 300 Experiments kit. Actually you can probably do more than 300 experiments with the kit.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Peter Green of International Rectifier on Driving Solid-State Lighting

December 7, 2011 5:46 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Peter Green of International Rectifier about solid-state lighting and the circuits needed to drive them.

SEGGER Microcontroller embedded software suite to support Energy Micro’s Cortex-M3 Gecko microcontrollers

December 7, 2011 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller and Energy Micro have announced that SEGGER’s high-performance embedded middleware suite now supports Energy Micro’s range of ultra low energy ARM Cortex-M3 based EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers.


Lumidigm chooses OSRAM Pointled as light source in Mercury, Mariner fingerprint sensors

December 7, 2011 5:18 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Lumidigm has selected the Pointled from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors as the illumination source in the company’s Mercury and Mariner Fingerprint Sensors (Lumidigm M-Series). Lumidigm has long been at the forefront of the fingerprint sensor market with its proprietary multispectral imaging technology.

PLL chip set solution targeted at frequency modulated continuous wave sweeper applications

December 7, 2011 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of a new market leading PLL chip set. The HMC983LP5E DC to 7 GHz Fractional-N Divider and Frequency Sweeper and the HMC984LP4E Digital Phase-Frequency Detector and Charge Pump form a high performance PLL chip set solution...

3-Phase Uninterruptible Power Supply Boasts High Efficiency

December 7, 2011 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Staco Energy Products Company introduces the latest addition to their popular FirstLine P family of parallelable three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) with a new 65kVA model. Developed in response to customer demand for a lower kVA version of their native 480VAC product family...

Firewall for Embedded Systems Provides Device Security

December 7, 2011 4:58 am | Videos | Comments

This video is on Floodgate, an embedded firewall product that provides Static Filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection or SPI and threshold-based filtering.

A Hybrid GPS-Wireless Positioning Technology Addresses Security Issues

December 6, 2011 12:11 pm | by Carl Fenger, u-blox, | Articles | Comments

Due to the extremely weak strength of GPS satellite signals, relying on GPS alone for mission-critical security applications is not enough. Global positioning performance can be augmented through the hybrid combination of GPS receivers together with 2G/3G wireless modems that can identify and report visible GSM or UMTS cell attributes.


Test Management System Reduces Defect Risk in Untested Code

December 6, 2011 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wind introduced the latest version of Wind River Test Management, a test automation system for monitoring, executing and managing embedded device software testing that identifies high-risk segments in production code.

The Roundtable - a Year in Review

December 6, 2011 9:39 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

Every year around this time we look back on the year that was, trying to get a handle on the forces and technologies that shaped it.

WiFi Spectrum Analyzer and Power Meter Accessory is iPhone-based

December 6, 2011 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced WiPry-Combo – said to be the world's first dynamic power meter and spectrum analyzer accessory for the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. Made by Oscium, WiPry-Combo turns an iOS device into

Custom Motion Control Solutions Suit Large-Volume 0.5”- to 36”- Diameter Apps

December 6, 2011 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Motion Technologies announced its custom capabilities range from 0.5” in diameter to 36 inches in diameter for permanent magnet brushless synchronous motors/generators with the associated drive electronics from a few Watts up to 25 kW, often with

Tektronix Expands, Upgrades High Voltage Probe Offerings

December 6, 2011 7:04 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix today announced four new high-voltage probes and significant upgrades to three existing probe offerings. No high voltage probes on the market today can match the combination of bandwidth, dynamic range and input impedance characteristics...

Low-energy connectivity IC adds power-saving features

December 6, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces that an enhanced revision of its nRF8001 Bluetooth 4.0 low energy Connectivity IC will further extend the current device's class-leading power-saving performance and benefit from an upgraded Bluetooth core software stack.

Return to Zero - Desoldering Parts

December 6, 2011 6:17 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. 

UPS technologies enhance efficiency

December 6, 2011 5:28 am | by David Sonner, Senior Director Product Marketing, Liebert AC Power, Emerson Network Power | Articles | Comments

Today’s data centers are expected to deliver more computing capacity while operating more efficiently, eliminating downtime and adapting to constant change. Infrastructure technologies are rising to the challenge by evolving to support higher density equipment...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Bernard Aboussouan of GainSpan on Developing Low-Power Wireless Networks

December 6, 2011 5:18 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Bernard Aboussouan of GainSpan about next-generation low-power wireless networking, the Cloud, and what it means to the design engineer.

How Fast is Your Amplifier?

December 6, 2011 4:53 am | by Kevin Tretter, Microchip Technology Inc., | Articles | Comments

Operational amplifiers provide fundamental building blocks that can be used for the buffering, amplification and/or filtering of signals. In addition, these measurements may be required under harsh conditions, such as extreme temperatures, centrifugal forces and electrically noisy environments. System designers must be diligent in designing the appropriate signal conditioning to deal with these environmental issues, and their operational amplifier’s speed should not be overlooked.

65-watt AC-DC power supplies include output to ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 6, 2011 4:31 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas introduces the 65-watt MWS65 series of open-frame, medical/ITE AC-DC power supplies. With 4kVac reinforced input to output isolation and output to ground isolation of 1500Vac, all models in the MWS65 series comply with UL/EN60601-1 Editions 2 & 3 safety approvals...

Volo's AtomAMPD Intros new Single Source Security Solution

December 6, 2011 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atom AMPD LLC, Volo, has formed a strategic partnership with ThreatSTOP in which ThreatSTOP’s Botnet Defense Cloud is integrated into Atom AMPD Kwick Key as a value-added service.

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