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Fastrax Unveils Tiny GPS Antenna Module

May 31, 2011 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fastrax, a pioneering supplier of high performance GNSS systems for location-aware devices, unveiled the Fastrax UC430, a combination of a complete high-performance GPS receiver and an integrated chip antenna in a 9.6 x 14.0 x 1.95 mm package.

VCO Operates From 827 MHz to 840 MHz

May 31, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-0827-0840 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 827 MHz to 840 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.2V~4.7V.

Helieon 120V AC Sustainable Light Module Eliminates Need for External Components

May 31, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated and Bridgelux introduced the Helieon 120V AC Sustainable Light Module, a next generation modular solid-state lighting solution that connects directly to 120 VAC line voltage input. Eliminating the need for external drivers simplifies

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Ambient Light Sensor Display Touts Power Savings for Backlighting in Mobile Apps

May 31, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight Electronics introduced an Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) product family that meets the requirements for power management solutions for the display backlighting of mobile appliances such as mobile phones, notebooks and PDAs. The sensors combine

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Allow Back-Office Integration

May 31, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration.

Lighting Control System is Topology-Free and Polarity Neutral

May 31, 2011 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic Electric Works Corporation’s Full-2Way control system is a low voltage, two-wire, topology free and polarity neutral system. This affords architects, engineers and specifiers design flexibility. It is easy to

EnSilica and Evatronix collaborate on USB connectivity for eSi-RISC processors

May 31, 2011 4:26 am | Blogs | Comments

EnSilica has announced a collaboration with Evatronix to offer fully featured eSi-RISC processor SoC solutions with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity.

Chip-on-Board LEDs Target 40-W and 60-W A-Bulb Replacement

May 27, 2011 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight announced its Chip-on-Board (COB) LED series for general lighting replacement applications. To replace 40W and 60W incandescent A-bulbs, the company created an LED to address heat dissipation, color shift over time and temperature, light distribution and

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LEDs Tout 1300 Hot Lumens, Freedom from Binning

May 27, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Philips Lumileds’ LUXEON S LEDs are designed with retail spot and downlighting in mind. According to the company, there are no color bin selections to be made. With a correlated color temperature of

Return to Zero - Queasy

May 27, 2011 9:15 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.

Is the 'Last Mile' going Wireless?

May 27, 2011 8:22 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Recently I read the April 2011 edition of the Deutsche Bank newsletter Signals to Investors that covered testing of cellular data speeds in various parts of the US

Adopting Multicore Processors for 40G Telecom Equipment

May 27, 2011 8:15 am | by Charlie Ashton, 6WIND and Gene Juknevicius, GE Intelligent Platforms | Articles | Comments

Driven by the needs of high-bandwidth Internet applications, next-generation telecom blades are required to achieve 40Gbit/s throughput for Ethernet and IP-based traffic.

LED Driver Family Suits Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Apps

May 27, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

ERG Lighting’s e100W24V-D eDriver is presented as the slimmest 100-W LED driver on the market, powering cove lighting for outdoor illumination accents. The unit features up to 100 W of constant voltage output power, universal input, slim design (<1.30”/33 mm), onboard

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Active RFID System Protects Museums in Real Time

May 27, 2011 7:49 am | Articles | Comments

Growing numbers of museums and art galleries are enhancing the power of active RFID-based object security from Albis Technologies to protect their valuable works of art.

6-W LED Power Supply is Halogen-Free

May 27, 2011 6:48 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong announced the release of a 6-W LED driver for indoor lighting applications. The compact and lightweight driver is appropriate for powering one or two LEDs located in a dry environment. Designated the PDA006A (for AC input of 220 V to 240 VAC) and

Next-Generation Building Blocks Tout Radar Subsystem Improvements

May 27, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems announced improved radar subsystem performance through a general purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) product based on the NVIDIA “Fermi” architecture, and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) standards-based real time sensor interface module. These products enable

7.2-inch 3D Display Targets Industrial Apps

May 27, 2011 6:39 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

NEC LCD Technologies (NLT) and Renesas Electronics Americas introduced two 7.2-inch 3D color thin film transistor (TFT) LCD modules for industrial display applications, the NL8060BH18-01 and NL8060BH18-02. The modules incorporate

Renesas Electronics Introduces LED Driver IC for LED Backlit LCD Televisions

May 27, 2011 5:25 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announced the availability of its new LED driver IC, the R2A50106FT, for LED backlights (Note 1) in LCD TVs with 20 percent reduced power consumption. The new R2A50106FT device is a driver IC that powers the white LEDs used in the backlight systems.

30-V Buck Switching Regulator Features 600 mA Output

May 26, 2011 2:21 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP16301 — it’s first 30-V-input, buck switching regulator with 600 mA output capability. The MCP16301 features a wide input voltage range, from 4 V to 30 V, an output voltage range from 2 V to 15 V and provides

Mid-to-Large Size TFT LCD Modules Suit Industrial Applications

May 26, 2011 2:03 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

NEC LCD Technologies (NLT) and Renesas Electronics Americas introduced two transflective color TFT LCD modules for industrial applications and applications requiring indoor and outdoor viewability. The display modules

Smart Antenna is Adaptable

May 26, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced its new adaptive antenna concept. This smart antenna can be adapted for integration into devices that use an expanding spectrum of operating frequencies and enables

Micro Flow Switch Measures Ultra Low Flow Rates and Detects Bubbles

May 26, 2011 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensirion AG is launching the LG01 micro flow switch for ultra-low liquid flow rates and bubble detection. The sensor makes fluidic systems more reliable by enabling the detection of liquid flow within the range of a few ml/min and less. For such measurements, the sensor offers

Data Converters and IF Diversity Receivers Maximize Receiver Sensitivity, Dynamic Range

May 26, 2011 8:43 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) introduced four high-speed data converter products that support signal sampling rates necessary to accommodate multi-carrier radio platform requirements

Stamped spring pin socket features self inductance of 0.88 nH

May 26, 2011 8:23 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing Amkor's 24 lead QFN - CBT-QFN-7005. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 26 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.

Get More Value from Your Data

May 26, 2011 7:29 am | by Derrick Snyder, National Instruments, www.ni.com | Articles | Comments

The complexity of today’s products requires measurements throughout the complete design and development process. Engineers face the challenge of testing increasingly complicated designs with ever-shrinking timelines and budgets...

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