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u-blox achieves sub-meter GPS accuracy with PPP, Precise Point Positioning

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

u?blox announces the immediate availability of the NEO-6P GPS module with standalone sub-meter Precise Point Positioning (PPP).

11.1-V, 2.6-Ah Battery Pack with Integral Charger Suits Mobile Apps

December 20, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Globtek offers a battery pack consisting of three Samsung Li-Ion cells in a 3S-1P configuration providing 28.86 WHr (2.6 AHr) of power to mobile applications and other applications requiring battery backup with

Power supplies provide up to 60 Watts

December 20, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PSAD60 Series of AC/DC desktop switching power supplies from Power Partners provide up to 60 Watts of continuous output power. They are enclosed in a super compact case with either C14 or C8 input receptacles. All models meet EN55022 and FCC Class B emissions limits...


Smart card connectors maximize electrical performance

December 20, 2011 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has designed a rugged smart card connector with a built-in card detection switch for machine-to-machine applications. Designated the CCM03 Series and CCM04 Series respectively, the harsh environment connectors meet IEC 512 certification...

The Ten Commandments of Digital Control (part 1)

December 20, 2011 5:26 am | by Dave Wilson, Motion Products Evangelist, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Despite the fact that I now work for the Microcontroller Division of Texas Instruments; deep down, I still consider myself to be an analog engineer. I must confess that I didn’t always respect digital designers, as I used to believe their ranks were filled with slacker engineering students...

Inherently Limited Class 2 Transformers Tout Easy Installation, Operation

December 20, 2011 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

New inherently limited Class 2 Transformers from Foster Transformer are presented as being easier to install and operate since they require no external fusing and contain no internal current fuses. Designed for applications requiring

Open Frame Power Supply Delivers 160W

December 20, 2011 5:04 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA has announced a new standard open frame power supply that offers up to 160W for IT and multimedia applications. Designated the PSA160 series, the 2" x 4" PSU is available in 12V, 24V, 48V and 56V DC outputs and is ideal for use in 1U racks for a variety of networking applications.

PMOLED 20x4 Character LCD Modules

December 20, 2011 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology announces their new passive matrix organic LED 20x4 character display, now available as a standard off-the-shelf product. OLED technology achieves high brightness through organic technology which offers much lower power consumption...


Touchstone Semiconductor’s Free Demo Board Program Extended For the Year 2012

December 20, 2011 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor announced that its free demo board program will be extended through Dec. 31, 2012.

Embedded 40-nm Flash Memory Technology IP Addresses Automotive Real-Time Applications

December 20, 2011 4:19 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announced that it has developed what is presented as the industry's first 40-nanometer (nm) memory intellectual property (IP) for automotive real-time applications.

Return to Zero - Analog Guru

December 20, 2011 4:08 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. 

Microstepping Resolution vs. Microstepping Accuracy...Clearing Up the Confusion

December 19, 2011 12:02 pm | by Jose Quinones, (Analog Motor Drives - Applications Engineer), Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

My favorite motor has always been the stepper motor. It does not matter if it is bipolar or unipolar. It does not matter if it is permanent magnet, variable reluctance or hybrid.

CSP Sockets Enable Testing of Any Area-array Device to 200°C

December 19, 2011 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics offers CSP sockets that accept any area-array device for high-temperature testing up to +200°C. The new AR4HT Series sockets incorporate a low-profile 0.45-mm contact structure (compressed) that is shorter than


100 Watt Constant Current AC-DC LED Power Supply

December 19, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power announces the “GLC-100” Series of Constant Current AC/DC LED power supplies. The GLC-100 Series with universal / full range AC input voltage of 100 - 277VAC, offers stable and reliable 100W output power and is available in six different models...

Thermal Simulation Service and Advanced Photometric Testing Accelerate LED Product Development

December 19, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree announced the addition of two new TEMPO (Thermal Electrical Mechanical Photometric Optical) simulation and photometric testing options are designed to remove barriers for LED lighting manufacturers and accelerate broader market adoption of LED lighting.

RF Edgeboard Connectors' Bottom Shielding Minimizes RF Leakage

December 19, 2011 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bomar Interconnect Products V-Bite RF female Type N part edgeboard connector notably features a bottom shield to help eliminate inductance by shielding the open bottom of the connector.

Pocket-Sized Tool Speeds Installation of PoE Security Cameras.

December 19, 2011 10:02 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed a  pocket-sized device to aid in the installation of PoE-enabled security cameras. The POE-CIT-R acts as a redirect for the power and data flow between the camera and the Power-over-Ethernet power supply for local access to the camera.

VIA Announces Android Support for Embedded x86 Boards

December 19, 2011 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies today announced Android support for VIA x86 embedded platforms, starting with support for the VIA EITX-3002 Em-ITX board. Running Android on an x86 platform offers increased flexibility...

ST-TS Series Provides Remote Temperature Sensing

December 19, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kele Precision Manufacturing is proud to announce the latest addition to its line of thermistors and RTD Sensors, the ST-TS* Series.

Yokogawa Releases New Digital Panel Meter for Process Applications

December 19, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Corporation of America is pleased to announce the release of the ProPlus Digital Panel Meter series which was designed according to Yokogawa’s well known and rigorous engineering and high quality standards.

Solar duty disconnects reduce the components and labor required for the installation process

December 19, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renewable energy distributors and installers now have a streamlined product design for the installation of commercial photovoltaic (PV) disconnects that reduces the components and labor required for the installation process.

Flexible battery cells deliver up to 1,320 mAh capacity

December 19, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing design engineers with a compact, lightweight and reliable power source for portable medical, industrial and consumer electronic devices, the Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) has introduced a comprehensive series of 3.7V lithium ion polymer rechargeable batteries...

Use the Bird’s Eye View to Debug PCIe Flow Control

December 19, 2011 7:49 am | by Leo Frishberg, Tektronix, | Articles | Comments

One of the most difficult debugging challenges in PCIe involves flow control. In stark contrast to PCI, in which flow control was handled through sideband signals, PCIe flow control is an in-band, point-to-point mechanism using both DLLPs (Update FC packets) and TLPs to update flow control state between the ends of a single link

Integer-N PLL-Synthesizer Suppresses System Noise

December 19, 2011 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTC6945, a high performance 6GHz integer-N frequency synthesizer with outstanding -226dBc/Hz normalized closed-loop in-band phase noise, excellent -274dBc/Hz normalized in-band 1/f noise, a wideband phase noise floor of -157dBc/Hz and best-in-class -102dBc spurious output.

SBC Touts High Extension Flexibility and Intel Atom N455

December 19, 2011 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the arrival of MIO-2260. Designed with the Intel Atom N455 single core processor and DDR3 memory support, this embedded single board computer (SBC) measures 100 mm x 72 mm (same dimension as 2.5” Hard Disk) which is

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