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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.

Palmer Wahl Introduces the C150 On-site Multifunction Calibrator

July 20, 2011 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ergonomically designed Wahl C150 On-site Multifunction Calibrator features unique built in “easy connect” terminals, portable and bench top flexibility, and easy to use intuitive embedded software.

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Vector Electronics Introduces Two New Power Supply Interfaces

July 20, 2011 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

POWER SUPPLY INTERFACE BACKPLANE DUAL 4626-12 and POWER SUPPLY INTERFACE BACKPLANE SINGLE 4626-11 

Smart Card Connectors Add Security for Consumers

July 20, 2011 8:07 am | by Jean-Michel Bourin, C&K Components, www.ck-components.com | Articles | Comments

Viruses, identity theft and computer piracy are not isolated incidences that have only recently occurred. However, recent developments have prompted a call for increased security measures. The Playstation Network hack, for example, led to the theft of more than 77 million names...

Coin Cell Holders Feature Snap-on Cover for Increased Reliability

July 20, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD has invented a category of coin cell battery holders called Snap Dragons, which are asserted to drastically increase the reliability of open top coin cell holders through the use of a snap-on cover piece. They offer

Art and technology

July 20, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

I must admit I am still surprised when I see technical people dismiss art as useless. Art is not only a pleasant aesthetic; it is often essential to design.

New Precision Operational Amplifier Unveiled by Analog Devices

July 20, 2011 7:04 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced the ADA4096-2 dual, precision-micropower operational amplifier (op amp) -- the industry’s first precision op amp with more than ±30 V of integrated input over-voltage protection (OVP).

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Return to Zero - Engineering Notebook

July 20, 2011 6:56 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.

STMicroelectronics Encourages Fast User-Interface Development for SPEAr® Processor

July 20, 2011 6:54 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the availability of the Mentor® Embedded Inflexion™ User Interface (UI) software product on the SPEAr (Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture) family of processors, which are based on ARM® core technology.

Crystek Introduces a Voltage Control Oscillator Suitable for Demanding Environments

July 20, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCOT8BE-2700-3400 TO-8 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2700 MHz to 3400 MHz and provides high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments.

Mouser Shines Design Spotlight on OSRAM OSTAR Lighting Plus

July 20, 2011 5:42 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM OSTAR Lighting Plus is a high-power SMT LED that provides a large amount of light from a small area with high efficiency, impressive brightness, and high color stability.

6-to-18 GHz SP6T Switch Provides High Reliability in Defense Systems

July 20, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda today introduced the SEM066 high-performance SP6T electromechanical microwave switch that covers 2 to 18 GHz and is an excellent choice for defense applications that require broad operating bandwidth along with ruggedness and long-term reliability in the field.

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Brings Bluetooth Connectivity to Customers with the Addition of Bluegiga

July 19, 2011 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has inked a distribution agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, a manufacturer of Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device products, including new Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy offerings.

Incandescent ban steamrolls past legislative efforts

July 19, 2011 12:11 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) has been defeated in the House of Representatives. BULB would have amended the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, thereby staying the incandescent ban. But it was not to be. With no further challenges, the Edison Lightbulb faces mandatory retirement in January 2012.

High-Resolution Hall-effect Magnetic Encoder Touts Precise Positioning in Harsh Environments

July 19, 2011 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced what is said to be the market’s highest-resolution Hall-effect magnetic encoder. The AEAT-6600-T16 encoder provides advanced positioning information with the performance

Isolated Quarter-Brick Uses New Power Topology

July 19, 2011 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter-brick from CUI is based on Solus Power Topology. The 720- W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V with an output of 12 V at an efficiency of up to more than 96%.

Virtual Prototyping Solution Accelerates Software Development

July 19, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virtualizer from Synopsys enables companies to accelerate both the development of virtual prototypes and the deployment of these prototypes to software teams throughout the design chain.

Digi Wireless Gateways, XBee ZigBee Modules and iDigi Device Cloud to Connect Remote Shipping Containers

July 19, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International announced that Inteligistics will use the iDigi Device Cloud, ConnectPort X wireless gateways and XBee ZigBee modules to wirelessly enable its intelligent, asset tracking system.

RFMD(R) Announces Availability of New pHEMT Process Technologies for Foundry Customers

July 19, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced its Foundry Services business unit has expanded its portfolio of process technologies to include two additional GaAs process technologies — RFMD's FD25 low noise pHEMT process and RFMD's FET1H switching pHEMT process.

Taking the Pain out of Parallelizing Code for Multicore x86 Architectures

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

Vector Fabrics today announced the availability of its vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool that facilitates the optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures.

IP65-rated Panel PC family Serves Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel Atom based single board computer (SBC)...

DC-DC converters aimed at military vehicle and avionic applications

July 19, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today 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 extremely robust and encapsulated board mounted modules accommodate a wide input range...

Return to Zero - Complex Conjugate

July 19, 2011 6:58 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.

Filtering 101: Single Pole Filters

July 19, 2011 6:47 am | Videos | Comments

Part of ADI's Whiteboard Series, Analog Devices Matt Duff talks about Single Pole Filters using an RC network.

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