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A Look at the Rohde and Schwarz High Performance RTO with MSO Module

September 19, 2011 12:23 pm | Videos | Comments

Mike Schnecker of Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) visits ECN to demonstrate the company's high performance RTO along with its MSO option. R&S recently added a 600 MHz model to it's high performance oscilloscope family.

Single-Chip Solution Serves Smart Fan-Motor Driver Applications

September 19, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes has introduced the industry's smallest fully featured single-chip fan driver with high-output drive capability to provide a cost-effective solution for fan and motor drive applications.

Image Sensor Targets Video-Centric Smartphones

September 19, 2011 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies introduced the OV5680, the first 5-megapixel CameraChip sensor using OmniVision’s new 1.75-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel with best-in-class image quality and sensitivity with high frame rate 1080p high definition (HD) video.

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Return to Zero - Filter Testing

September 19, 2011 10:49 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. 

PCIe Gen 3 Switches Offer Four On-chip DMA Engines, Multiple NT, SSC, Ports

September 19, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. expanded its PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 switch family with three new devices compliant with the PCI Express Gen3 r1.0 Specification. The new PLX ExpressLane PEX8749 (48-lanes, 18 ports), PEX8733 (32 lanes, 18-ports) and PEX8725 (24 lanes, 10 ports) PCIe Gen3 switches promise

LED Driver Includes Dot Correction and Gray Scale Dimming

September 19, 2011 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LT3745, a 16-channel LED driver integrated with a 55V step-down controller. The LED driver powers up to 75mA of LED current for each channel, which can drive up to 36V of LEDs in series, making it ideal for applications such as large LED billboards.

Industrial UPS Offers Lithium Battery Option to Increase Performance

September 19, 2011 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Falcon Electric announced that it has added Lithium-Ion batteries as an option to its 1500VA model of its SSG Series Industrial Grade UPS Plus for less weight, longer runtimes, and higher energy density.

Promoting PMBus Programmable Power-Conversion Systems

September 19, 2011 9:44 am | by Patrick Le Févre, Marketing and Communications Director, Ericsson Power Modules | Blogs | Comments

The advent of digitally controlled power converters that embody power management subsystems and PMBus communications makes it easy to assemble sophisticated hardware that suits a variety of distributed power applications.

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EEVblog #201 - Mobile Cell Phone Radiation SAR Testing

September 19, 2011 9:41 am | Videos | Comments

Ever wondered how they test mobile phones for radiation and impact upon the human body? Dave gets a tour of EMC Technologies $1M+ mobile phone (and WiFi) radiation Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing facility.

DIN Rail Adapter for Industrial Connectors Offers Pivot Action for Rapid Testing

September 19, 2011 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced the HTS DIN rail adapter. This adapter can be snapped onto EN60715 rails (IEC 715) typically used in switch cabinets. Mounting directly onto a DIN rail

Silicone Cable Performs in Severe Environments

September 19, 2011 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s High Flex Unshielded Silicone Cables are designed for applications that require reliability in severe environments. According to the company, this unique silicone extruded cable is unaffected when exposed to extreme temperatures

Pickering Interfaces Introduces New Range of 6GHz PXI Solutions

September 19, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 3U PXI RF/Microwave solutions with the introduction of 4 new solutions with frequency coverage to 6GHz.

''ROS (Robotic Operating Systems) Everywhere!'' says Willow Garage's Steve Cousins

September 19, 2011 6:57 am | by Frank Tobe, Publisher, The Robot Report www.therobotreport.com | Blogs | Comments

Willow Garage's ROS (Robotic Operating System) provides a collection of software libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. ROS provides device drivers, visualizers, message-passing, package management, and advanced libraries...

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The Tinker's Toolbox - McObject CEO Steve Graves on Database Systems and Distributed Embedded Software

September 19, 2011 5:47 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to McObject CEO Steve Graves about database system management and distributed embedded software.

Broadband Inductor Touts Repeatable and Reliable Performance Up to 40 GHz

September 16, 2011 11:45 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a broadband inductor that offers low insertion loss up through 40 GHz. Featuring a pyramid shape and rugged powdered iron core, the GL Series broadband inductor provides

Harsh Environment Connectors Are Based on MIL-PRF-83526 16 and 17

September 16, 2011 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optical Cable Corporation’s (OCC) lineup of harsh environment connectors includes products based on the retired U.S. DoD MIL-PRF-83526/16 and /17 performance specification. In addition to these 83526 multi-channel plug and receptacle connectors, the company also

Aluminum Diamond Heat Spreader Material for GaN Devices

September 16, 2011 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nano Materials International introduced the first commercial device-level solution for dissipating the heat generated by high-density semiconductor devices such as gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors.

High Performance, Miniature GPS-Innovative Inertial Sensors

September 16, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroStrain announces the release of the newest in a line of innovative inertial sensors, the 3DM-GX3 -45 which is a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS).

Operational Amplifier Portfolio Offers Low-Noise Devices

September 16, 2011 10:29 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the MCP6V2X family of op amps with a self-correcting auto-zero architecture.

Galil Motion Controller used for Hyper-Realistic Military Training

September 16, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Strategic Operations (STOPS) uses a Galil DMC-4080 8-axis Ethernet motion controller and servo drive package in their Ballistic Unmanned Ground Vehicle (BUGV) used in their Hyper-Realistic training environments for military, law enforcement and homeland security operations.

Data Link Connector Ideal for Extremely Rugged Environments

September 16, 2011 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial introduces a ruggedized, high speed connector for use in extremely harsh environments.

Resins Aim to Eliminate Corrosion Issues In Automotive Applications

September 16, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC has expanded its range of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. According to the company, the new Amodel Electronic (AE) grades eliminate

Return to Zero - Engineering Camouflage

September 16, 2011 7:49 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. 

The Tinker's Toolbox - Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors

September 16, 2011 5:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors. Wireless switching can save up to 60% compared to traditional wired switching by reducing installation time, conduit, wire, clips and other accessories.

Simplifying Total Energy Management

September 16, 2011 5:25 am | by Alan Elbanhawy, Akros Silicon | Articles | Comments

In past years, energy management in electronics equipment has moved from being a “check-box” requirement to a real competitive feature and differentiator. Traditional DC-DC point solutions that optimize single parameter via fine tuning of components are just not sufficient...

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