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STMicroelectronics Boosts Consumer Data Security

October 20, 2011 6:43 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

The cost of protecting confidentiality and secret information stored on PCs and laptops - and the costs that a commercial enterprise or Government department may have to pay when a laptop containing sensitive information is lost or stolen - will be dramatically reduced by a unique new device announced by STMicroelectronics.

CN074 AdvancedMC Connectors for AdvancedTCA

October 20, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Compression Mount Contacts (CMT). High speed transmission 12.5 Gbps. Complete product range: B, B+, AB, A+B+.

Return to Zero - Extreme WiFi

October 20, 2011 6:29 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. 

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Programmable DCR Solution for Multi-Carrier, Multi-Standard Radios

October 20, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of the HMC6383 , a high-performance, flexible, Direct Conversion Receiver (DCR) radio design platform that can be configured on-the-fly.

5 Questions - Microsemi

October 20, 2011 5:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Today I talk to Russ Garcia, a global marketing manager with Microsemi, about the company’s recent acquisition of Zarlink Semiconductor. Microsemi provides solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Zarlink’s expertise includes

CadSoft unveils version 6.0 of the EAGLE PCB design tool

October 19, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Farnell today announced release plans for EAGLE Version 6.0 including details of the many new features being developed for this release and deliver a major step forward in the PCB designer productivity and efficiency.

Projector Makes Any Surface a Touchscreen

October 19, 2011 6:51 am | Videos | Comments

A wearable projection system enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces. <br /><br />Source: Carnegie Mellon Univ.</

TrueTouch Solution Drives Touchscreen In Acer ICONIA TAB A100 Tablet Computer

October 19, 2011 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor today announced that its TrueTouch solution for large multitouch touchscreens drives the unique touchscreen displays in the Acer ICONIA TAB A100, the industry’s first 7-inch tablet based on the Android 3.2 Honeycomb platform.

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LVDT position sensors provide feedback in robotic applications

October 19, 2011 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The compact size and highly accurate output of Macro Sensors' CD 375 Series of miniature LVDTs make the linear position sensors ideal for providing displacement feedback in different robotic applications.

Modular RF Digitizer Provides Signal Analysis to 13 GHz

October 18, 2011 1:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced today an addition to its PXI 3000 Series of RF modular instruments with the launch of the 3036 RF digitizer for use in vector signal analysis of complex RF signals. The compact unit provides

LED Drivers and Power Supplies Are Waterproof

October 18, 2011 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced the DLG Series of constant voltage and constant current LED drivers aimed at a broad range of outdoor lighting, security and machine vision applications. These IP67-rated waterproof units are up to

Modular Power Solutions Are UL2237 Compliant

October 18, 2011 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated offers a complete line of Brad modular power solutions featuring rugged, moulded trunk cables for feeder circuits up to 30-A, 600-V AC/DC and moulded drop cables for branch power distribution circuits up to 15-A, 600-V AC-DC. Designed

Audio SoC Features 32-bit ARM Cortex Controller

October 18, 2011 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvoton Technology Corp., introduced the ChipCorder ISD9160 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller core. The ISD9160 is designed to optimize low-power audio recording and playback in a range of demanding

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LG Display Introduces 55-Inch Public Display Panel with World’s Narrowest Bezel

October 18, 2011 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

LG Display today announced that it has developed a 55-inch panel for public displays equipped with the world’s narrowest bezel.

Rack-mount Displacement Measuring Systems Handles High Sensor Count Apps

October 18, 2011 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaman announced its KDM-8206 measuring system in a 19-inch modularized rack format. The user easily adds channels to the system by installing modular PC backplane boards into empty rack or bench-top enclosure slots. Designed for

Return to Zero - Early Risers

October 18, 2011 6:11 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. 

Buck Regulators Offer 96 Percent Efficiency, Advanced Power Management

October 17, 2011 1:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics’ SMB220 and SMB221 integrated 10-A and 20-A buck regulators offer built-in MOSFET’s, digital programmability and non-volatile configuration. Applications include

CXP Interconnect Supports Total Bandwidth of 120 Gbps Through 12 Channels of 10 Gbps

October 17, 2011 1:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To support the latest high-speed InfiniBand CXP 12x QDR standard and IEEE 100 Gbps Ethernet specification, TE Connectivity (TE) has developed an enhanced-footprint CXP pluggable connector and cage in a one-piece, press-fit assembly. This product supports

Micro-machining technology: a primer

October 17, 2011 1:17 pm | by John Beigel | Articles | Comments

Micro-machining technology, simply stated, is the utilization of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in such a way that it creates micro-mechanical systems that serve a specific purpose. MEDER’s objective was to develop a micro-miniature hermetically sealed reed switch...

Atmel Launches Low-power RF Transceiver for Consumer Applications

October 17, 2011 12:46 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver to support the high-volume consumer markets in the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. The Atmel AT86RF232 transceiver includes all the necessary features to support the latest wireless applications...

Aeroflex Adds FM and ZigBee Analysis to PXI 3000 Series

October 17, 2011 12:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced the addition of the Generic Measurement Suite to its PXI 3000 Series of RF modular instruments, enhancing the capability of this fast, flexible modular range of RF test equipment to meet the current and future testing needs of wireless communication devices.

Corelis Announces JTAG Embedded Testing Solution for AMD Processors

October 17, 2011 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Corelis announced today ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion II Neo, Athlon II Neo, Opteron 4100, and Opteron Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing...

MICE, IP and harsh environments

October 17, 2011 10:08 am | by Tom Williams RCDD, Director New Business Development, METZ CONNECT | Articles | Comments

When today’s communications professionals are faced with designing a system infrastructure that will be placed in a environment that is not suitable for standard cable and connectors difficult decisions must be made. Designers must look to connectors and cable that are specifically designed for harsh environments.

Fast Start With GreenArrays Software

October 17, 2011 9:01 am | Blogs | Comments

There are no doubt some diehards (like me) out there who have been playing around with the GreenArrays Software Suite (free download), but with all the things you need to learn (it seems like all at once) it is pretty tough sledding.

I-O Connectors For Harsh Environments

October 17, 2011 8:31 am | by Fred Kozlof, Tech Support, CONEC | Articles | Comments

Despite all the warnings to avoid use of electrical devices in wet areas, it seems that designers are working at a fast pace to create devices that play well with water. Traditionally, most electronic boxes have been located in a sheltered, controlled environment.

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