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Avnet Electronics Marketing Brings Bluetooth Connectivity to Customers with the Addition of Bluegiga

July 19, 2011 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has inked a distribution agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, a manufacturer of Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device products, including new Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy offerings.

Incandescent ban steamrolls past legislative efforts

July 19, 2011 12:11 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) has been defeated in the House of Representatives. BULB would have amended the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, thereby staying the incandescent ban. But it was not to be. With no further challenges, the Edison Lightbulb faces mandatory retirement in January 2012.

High-Resolution Hall-effect Magnetic Encoder Touts Precise Positioning in Harsh Environments

July 19, 2011 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced what is said to be the market’s highest-resolution Hall-effect magnetic encoder. The AEAT-6600-T16 encoder provides advanced positioning information with the performance

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Isolated Quarter-Brick Uses New Power Topology

July 19, 2011 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter-brick from CUI is based on Solus Power Topology. The 720- W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V with an output of 12 V at an efficiency of up to more than 96%.

Virtual Prototyping Solution Accelerates Software Development

July 19, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virtualizer from Synopsys enables companies to accelerate both the development of virtual prototypes and the deployment of these prototypes to software teams throughout the design chain.

Digi Wireless Gateways, XBee ZigBee Modules and iDigi Device Cloud to Connect Remote Shipping Containers

July 19, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International announced that Inteligistics will use the iDigi Device Cloud, ConnectPort X wireless gateways and XBee ZigBee modules to wirelessly enable its intelligent, asset tracking system.

RFMD(R) Announces Availability of New pHEMT Process Technologies for Foundry Customers

July 19, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced its Foundry Services business unit has expanded its portfolio of process technologies to include two additional GaAs process technologies — RFMD's FD25 low noise pHEMT process and RFMD's FET1H switching pHEMT process.

Taking the Pain out of Parallelizing Code for Multicore x86 Architectures

July 19, 2011 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vector Fabrics today announced the availability of its vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool that facilitates the optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures.

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IP65-rated Panel PC family Serves Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel Atom based single board computer (SBC)...

DC-DC converters aimed at military vehicle and avionic applications

July 19, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today introduced the MTC35 and MTC50 series of commercial off the shelf (COTS) 35 W and 50 W DC-DC converters aimed at a broad range of military vehicle and avionics applications. These extremely robust and encapsulated board mounted modules accommodate a wide input range...

Return to Zero - Complex Conjugate

July 19, 2011 6:58 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.

Filtering 101: Single Pole Filters

July 19, 2011 6:47 am | Videos | Comments

Part of ADI's Whiteboard Series, Analog Devices Matt Duff talks about Single Pole Filters using an RC network.

IAR Systems Releases Complete Starter Kit for NXP’s LPC1780 Microcontroller Series

July 19, 2011 6:43 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced a complete starter kit for NXP’s ARM Cortex-M3 based LPC1780 microcontroller family.

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Central Semiconductor Introduces Higher Current MOSFETs

July 19, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduces the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs.

foxL Small Portable Bluetooth Hi-Fi Speaker for BBQs & Beach Parties

July 19, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Soundmatters announced it is delivering foxLTMv2 Bluetooth for iPad, the ultimate wireless portable speaker for the iPad.

20-V, 3.2-A N-Channel and 20-V, 2.3 A P-Channel MOSFETs Come in Miniature SOT-23F Package

July 19, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor introduced the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs. These devices, packaged in the industry standard SOT-23F, have low rDS(ON) characteristics of

IP65-rated Panel PC Family by WinSystems Introduced for Demanding Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ based single board computer (SBC) which offers a multitude of I/O connectivity options.

DC Brushless Motors Combine Open Frame Construction with Inner-outer Rotating Irons

July 18, 2011 2:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ThinGap’s laminated-copper DC brushless ironless motors include eight models ranging from 250 oz-in to 600 oz-in of peak torque and maximum continuous speeds ranging from 2,710 rpm to 16,305 rpm. Model 2300 motors are suitable for

RF Energy Harvesting Perpetually Powers Wireless Sensors

July 18, 2011 1:18 pm | by Harry Ostaffe, Powercast Corporation, www.powercastco.com | Articles | Comments

While the power from RF energy is typically very low, RF energy is unique among energy-harvesting options because it can either be harvested from ambient energy or intentionally broadcasted to provide more reliable power-over-distance using very little energy from the electric grid.

SAW Band Pass Filters Target Test Equipment and General Lab Use

July 18, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a new line of SAW Band Pass Filters, the CBPFS Series . Encased in a rugged SMA housing, this filter line is designed for test equipment and general lab use.

How to Use Web Video to Promote Your Tech Business

July 18, 2011 10:39 am | by by Ian Snead, vzaar.com | Blogs | Comments

Video is one of the most dynamic and effective ways to communicate to your customers and potential customers. Many tech savvy customers expect to see video and if your site does not provide video, they feel that something is missing.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Bill Driver of LeCroy on High-Bandwidth Test

July 18, 2011 10:22 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Bill Driver of LeCroy about test and measurement in general and their high-bandwidth WaveMaster 8 Zi-A oscilloscope in particular.

ComNet Introduces ValueLine 26-Port Managed Ethernet Switch

July 18, 2011 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ComNet has expanded its ValueLine by introducing a cost-effective 26-port modular Gigabit Ethernet switch for commercial security applications

Simple solution to design, build and replace luminaires

July 18, 2011 9:41 am | Videos | Comments

element14 Connect presents the Helieon lighting system - the first plug-and-play sustainable solid state lighting module to integrate high-efficiency precision lighting with an easy-to-use socketed solution. Check out what this could mean to fixture and lamp manufacturers.

Power Rocker Switch Suits Compact Applications

July 18, 2011 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-10 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 10 A 125 VAC, and VDE rating at

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