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Hybrid Networking Key to Enabling the Digital Home

July 21, 2011 11:09 am | by Ganesh Swaminathan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Qualcomm Atheros (www.qca.qualcomm.com) | Blogs | Comments

With ever increasing demand for high-definition content consumption and distribution within the home, the consumer needs a highly reliable home network.

Tektronix TDS2024C Oscilloscope Teardown

July 21, 2011 9:15 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog tears down the Tektronix TDS2000 series TDS2024C DSO, what's inside?

Compact MKP Caps Offer Capacitance Values to 75 uF

July 21, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC introduced the B3279* Series of types of EPCOS MKP film capacitors for AC output filters. These capacitors feature rated voltages of 

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Audio System-on-a-Chip Is Presented as World’s First

July 21, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced the WM5100, said to be the world’s first Audio System-on-a-Chip (SoC), integrating a low power, multi-channel audio hub, with full transmit path (Tx) noise cancellation, receive path (Rx) noise cancellation and

Rugged Video Distribution System Serves Deployed Surveillance Platforms

July 21, 2011 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing  has introduced the newest addition to its industry leading Skyquest family of rugged video management system products, the Skyquest VDSU-1407 Video Distribution System Unit.

Audio SoC Targets Mobile Handsets and Tablet PCs

July 21, 2011 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics the WM5100, presented as the world’s first Audio System-on-a-Chip, with a high performance, low power, multi-channel Audio Hub with full transmit and receive path noise cancellation, and myZone adaptive Ambient Noise Cancellation technology.

Return to Zero - Mystery Cables

July 21, 2011 5:42 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.

Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Achieve 125V Rating

July 21, 2011 5:33 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has developed  a tantalum polymer capacitor with a voltage rating of 125V, more than twice the rated voltage of similar devices on the market today.

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Resistor Offers Improved Power Ratings

July 20, 2011 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics announces the release of a new compact 0402-size pulse/surge current thick film chip resistor that features enhanced ESD protection. The SG73P (pulse) and SG73S (surge) series chip resistors feature an improved power rating (0.125W)...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Brian Glinsman of TI on Small-Cell Base Stations

July 20, 2011 11:09 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Brian Glinsman from Texas Instruments about metro, pico and enterprise small cell base stations.

RoHS Recast Guidance: Providing Coherent Advice to Design Engineers

July 20, 2011 10:58 am | by Gary Nevison, Head of Legislation and Compliance, element14, www.element14.com | Articles | Comments

When RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) was enacted in 2006, there was a critical need for engineers (and the industry as a whole) to have one dependable source to help understand and navigate the complexities of global environmental legislation.

Board Mount Pressure Sensors Feature Self-Calibration

July 20, 2011 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell introduced the TruStability NCS Series, Uncompensated/Unamplified Board Mount Pressure Sensors. The series offers self-calibration, combined with desirable stability, accuracy and repeatability, making these sensors

Distribution and the Design Engineer: Delivering the “How”

July 20, 2011 10:46 am | by Ron Moore, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas | Articles | Comments

The distribution channel has been engaged with the design community for more than 30 years. In that timeframe, innovation and advances continue to make a lasting and profound impact on how design engineers accomplish their goals.

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Small, Flexible Power Management ICs Integrate Two Bucks Regulators and Two LDOs

July 20, 2011 10:30 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced its ADP5034 regulator/LDO, an integrated power management IC that combines two 3-MHz, high efficiency, 1.2-A step down regulators with two 300-mA LDO (low drop out) regulators in a

Photo-Optical Devices Deliver Reliable, Cost-Effective Sensing and Control Solutions

July 20, 2011 10:29 am | by Avi Elmaleh, ROHM Semiconductor, www.rohm.com | Articles | Comments

Infrared (IR) PhotoOptic devices are used for sensing and control in a variety of general market applications. These devices – LEDs and phototransistors - operating in the near IR region (700-1400 nm)...

Getting Back “in Touch” with Mobile Devices

July 20, 2011 10:10 am | by Dirk Schapeler, CEO, Artificial Muscle Inc. | Articles | Comments

Varying the “touch” or “feel” of tomorrow’s touchscreens represents the next wave of mobile device customization thanks to advances in Electroactive Polymers (EAP) actuator technology. Imagine downloading customized effects that enable a mobile device’s smooth touchscreen...

Remote Controls Go Wireless RF

July 20, 2011 9:56 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

About two years ago, the Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics (RF4CE) Consortium joined with the ZigBee Alliance to create a wireless protocol specifically for consumer-electronic products. Manufacturers and consumers have tired of handheld infrared (IR) controls...

Medical Device Interconnects Must Address Harsh Environments

July 20, 2011 9:44 am | by Anthony Kalaijakis, Molex Incorporated, www.molex.com | Articles | Comments

Technology advances in electronic consumer devices and the telecommunications industry are converging at a rapid rate with medical device technology. For example, the medical industry now embraces membrane switches from the appliance industry...

McObject’s New eXtremeDB Cluster Provides a Powerful Distributed Database Solution for Real-Time Applications

July 20, 2011 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

McObject announced the release of eXtremeDB Cluster, the first clustering database system built from the ground up for distributed embedded software as well as real-time enterprise applications.

Circular Connectors Address High Power and Harsh Environment Applications

July 20, 2011 9:36 am | by Russell Park, ITT Interconnect Solutions, www.ittcannon.com | Articles | Comments

Circular connectors can be used in a wide range of high power and harsh environment applications. Whether designing casualty power connectors for shipboard use, high-power connectors for electric submersible pumps in oil wells...

New Point of Load DC-DC Power Converter Delivers 20A for Military-Avionics Systems

July 20, 2011 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT Inc., a HEICO company expanded its line of point of load (POL) DC-DC power converters  with the introduction of a new 20A module.

Osram ChipLED Ideal For Small and Medium Size Touch Displays

July 20, 2011 9:15 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new ChipLED SFH 4053 infrared emitter (IRED) from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors combines tiny dimensions with high efficiency, making it ideal for low-profile all-in-one computer, tablet PC and laptop displays.

Development Environment Provides Complete Ecosystem for Star and Mesh Wireless Networking

July 20, 2011 8:55 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced its expanded MiWi Development Environment for designing star and mesh wireless networking products.

Anritsu Introduces New Multi-mode Signaling Tester For Wireless Devices

July 20, 2011 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MD8475A Signaling Tester that offers the capability to test a wide range of applications and operating systems on the latest high-speed, multi-mode LTE devices.

Energy Harvesting Kit works with MCU LaunchPad Development Kit

July 20, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cymbet Corporation today announced that their EnerChip solid state battery energy harvesting evaluation kits now support the popular Texas Instruments MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad development kit.

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