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Single-Chip Solution Handles ARINC 717 Protocol

August 22, 2011 5:22 am | Videos | Comments

The HI-3717 from Holt Integrated Circuits communicates with an external microcontroller via a 4-wire SPI and provides selectable HBP and BPRZ channels with encoders/decoder and dedicated line drivers and line receivers for direct connection to the ARINC 717 bus

Optimized Test Suite Generation

August 22, 2011 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows how Wind River's Test Management's Automatic Test Suite Generator creates an optimized test suite based on changes between builds...

250-W Medical Power Supply Comes In a Low-profile 3” x 5” Package

August 19, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Partners’ PPWAM250 Series’ of AC/DC power supplies offers 250 Watts of power with 17 cfm of forced air and is compliant to UL/cUL60601-1 and TUV 60601-1 medical safety standards. The units also

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The benefits of solid state lighting

August 19, 2011 6:18 am | by Irene Signorino, Director of Marketing, Microsemi Corporation (www.microsemi.com) | Blogs | Comments

The benefits of LEDs are driving adoption in a wide range of general illumination applications due to the unique characteristics of this novel light source. The reasons for choosing LED are many, but the deciding factor is strongly dependent on where the fixture is used.

Return to Zero - Solid Ground

August 19, 2011 5:57 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. 

MotionEngine software used in motion-sensing remote for Roku 2 streaming players

August 19, 2011 5:22 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest Labs announced today that Roku has licensed Hillcrest's patented Freespace MotionEngine software for use with its motion-sensing remote and its new line of Roku 2 streaming players.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Piyush Sevalia of SiTime on MEMS Timing Devices

August 18, 2011 11:51 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Piyush Sevalia, VP Marketing of SiTime, on timing issues in general and their MEMS timing devices in particular.

DC-AC Inverter Suits Rail and Industrial Applications

August 18, 2011 11:22 am | Articles | Comments

Schaefer announces the PRP-1500 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 1500VA of power in a flexible package that can be chassis mounted, DIN rail mounted or fits into a standard 3U Eurorack. The PRP-1500 Series has

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Thin-film Capacitors in 0402 with a High Quality Factor

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

TDK-EPC, a group company of TDK Corporation, presents the new TDK TFSQ0402 series of thin-film capacitors in a 0402 (EIA 01005) package.

Portable Test Instrument Suits Electrical and Maintenance Applications

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

Yokogawa Corporation of America has announced the release of the CW10 Clamp-On Power Meter, combining the basic functionality of a standard clamp on tester, digital multimeter, and power monitor.

Radicom Research Introduces Low-Cost Bluetooth Modules For Short Distances

August 18, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research announced the launch of its new RB4000 and RB4000HM Bluetooth modules for short-range wireless data connectivity.

COTS DC-DC Converters Target Military, Avionic Apps

August 18, 2011 10:52 am | Articles | Comments

XP Power 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 encapsulated

Richardson RFPD Announces the Availability of Low Noise Amplifiers from MA-COM

August 18, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announces the availability of a new family of low noise amplifiers from M/A-COM Technology Solutions.

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Switch Capable of Supporting both High Definition Video and Audio Data Transfer to 1.3 GHz

August 18, 2011 9:50 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced the NCN1188, the industry’s first 3:1 high speed USB switch with the capacity to support the new Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) interface standard for High Definition (HD) video and digital audio.

Test socket achieves 34 gram actuation force

August 18, 2011 9:50 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new Etched spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing ASE's 32 lead QFN - CBT-QFN-7008. The contactor is an etched spring pin with 34 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.

Cocoon GRID-IT! Used in NASA Experiment

August 18, 2011 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cocoon Innovations is excited to announce its GRID-IT! organization system was recently used in an experiment conducted as part of Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program aboard NASA’s “Weightless Wonder” aircraft.

Ethernet device server enables serial-to-Ethernet conversion

August 18, 2011 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix announced that Quadlogic has selected Lantronix’ UDS1100 Ethernet device server to enable serial-to-Ethernet conversion in its metering systems. As a result, Quadlogic can now offer remote access, monitoring and control of its energy metering technology over Ethernet...

CMOS Oscillator Provides -168 dBc-Hz Noise Floor

August 18, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corporation has launched the CCHD-575 , a new Ultra-Low Phase Noise CMOS Oscillator providing a -168 dBc/Hz noise floor.

SMD Offline Transformer Targets LED Lighting Market

August 18, 2011 7:44 am | Articles | Comments

Wurth Electronics Midcom announced a new series of surface mount transformers, created for LED lighting and offline power supply markets. This marks the series as one of the only SMD transformers for

Return to Zero - RF Expert

August 18, 2011 6:27 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. 

NXP Demonstrates Intelligent Networking for Vehicles

August 18, 2011 5:59 am | Videos | Comments

CAN Partial Networking provides design engineers with precision control over a vehicle's bus communication network.

Creating a New Natural User-Interface Paradigm

August 18, 2011 5:49 am | by Guillaume Largillier, Co-Founder and CSO, Stantum (www.stantum.com) | Blogs | Comments

Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.

Let's Create More Efficient Electronic Systems Together

August 18, 2011 5:17 am | by Eric Persson, Executive Director FAE, International Rectifier (www.irf.com) | Blogs | Comments

IR was founded on the principles of energy efficiency back in 1947, and our founder’s 1912 Baker electric car (which IR modified to become the world’s first solar-powered car in 1958) is still on display at our Temecula wafer Fab.

SMT LED Displays Go Ultrathin

August 17, 2011 2:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Opto Plus LED Corp is producing ultrathin LED Displays that are 1 mm or less in reflector thickness. This technology allows compact product design and utilization of LED displays in products that failed to have sufficient room in the past, according to the company. This capability also allows

Digital Voltage Regulator Minimizes Space, Energy Usage

August 17, 2011 2:08 pm | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson added a new vertical-mount variant to its recently announced 40-A output BMR464 Series of 3E second-generation digital point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new BMR464-SIP (BMR4642002) uses single in-line packaging (SIP) to provide

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