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Controllers Drive Gesture Recognition on Resistive Touch Screens

October 4, 2011 4:58 am | by Javier Calpe, Italo Medina, Alberto Carbajo, and Maria Jose Martinez of Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

Although resistive technologies have conventionally been used to detect the position of a single touch on the screen, this article examines a new dual-touch concept that uses a resistive touch-screen controller to detect the most common two-finger gestures (zoom, pinch and rotation) using inexpensive resistive touch screens.

EM Microelectronic announces qualification of new CoolRF chip at the Bluetooth Technology Conference 2011

October 4, 2011 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today at the Bluetooth Technology Conference, EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group and leading IC supplier for ultra-low power and low voltage applications, announced the Bluetooth V4.0 qualification of its EM9301...

Microscan to Demonstrate AutoVISIONMachine Vision at VISION 2011

October 4, 2011 4:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microscan will demonstrate the AutoVISIONsuite of machine vision products at its Booth # A15 in Hall 6 at the VISION 2011 trade show in Stuttgart, 8-10November 2011. The AutoVISION suite, shortlisted for this year’s Vision Award, consists of Microscan’s AutoVISION machine vision software...

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Tiny Oscillator Boasts Low-Power Operation

October 3, 2011 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Valpey Fisher announced its latest product offering: the VFXO250, the industry’s small size oscillator which offers outstanding performance while consuming less power.

Large panel display modules serve medical and industrial applications

October 3, 2011 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to expand their current TFT modules to include their new line of standard off the shelf large panel display modules. Their newly available 10.1” and 10.4” modules are perfect for many different applications, such as industrial control, medical...

The Teardown - Motorola Droid 3

October 3, 2011 10:32 am | Articles | Comments

The DROID 3 is presented as the thinnest full QWERTY smartphone, with a dual-core processor, five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 4-inch qHD touchscreen display, and enhanced IT security features.

NXP Demonstrates their Video Interface Solutions at ESC Boston 2011

October 3, 2011 9:56 am | Videos | Comments

NXP shows several platform demonstrations of their video interface technologies at Boston ESC 2011

TI expands PMBus power solutions for point-of-load designs

October 3, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments today introduced two 20-V step-down voltage regulators with PMBus digital interface and adaptive voltage scaling capability for non-isolated point-of-load designs. Together with the National system power protection and management products...

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Cavium Unveils Industry's Most Powerful ''Base Station-on-a-Chip'' Family

October 3, 2011 8:40 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Cavium today unveiled the OCTEON Fusion Family, the industry's most powerful, small cell "Base Station-on-a-chip" family specifically designed for LTE & 3G small cell base stations, including picocell and micro base stations.

Timer Relay Module is Compact and User Configurable

October 3, 2011 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation's 859 Series DIN-rail Timer Relay Module offers On-/Off-Delay timer modes and multiple time ranges for diverse applications such as switch and package "de-bounce" sensors. The 6-mm 859 Series carries

Embedded Computer Module Offers AMD Dual Core Power

October 3, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The conga-QAF Qseven module, which is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series, is the first module to combine high performance graphics, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Barry Matsumori of Ethertronics on Antennas for Multiband Devices

October 3, 2011 8:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Barry Matsumori, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Ethertronics about connecting wireless smart devices in our ubiquitous computing reality.

Atmel maXTouch E Series Powers Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7 Touchscreens

October 3, 2011 8:03 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel today announced that Samsung Electronics has selected devices in the maXTouch E Series to power touchscreens in several flagship smartphones and tablets for 2011. Following the success of the Ultra-Slim Galaxy Tab 10.1 powered by the Atmel mXT1386...

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Epoxy Preforms Have Low Outgassing Properties

October 3, 2011 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals Inc. introduced a line of Uni-form epoxy preforms with low outgassing properties. These cross-linked pre-shaped thermoplastics release minimal amounts of trapped gasses or condensable material under vacuum conditions and elevated heat. Low

DC-DC Controller Makes Positive or Negative Regulated Voltages

October 3, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3759, a wide input range DC/DC controller for boost, SEPIC and inverting power supply applications, capable of generating either positive or negative regulated output voltages.

200-W AC-DC Supply Comes in Popular 3 x 5 Footprint

October 3, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

SL Industries introduced the CINT1200 product family with 200 Watts of output power and eight different models ranging from 12 V to 48 V. This new single output embedded supply accepts wide input range of 90 V to 264 VAC and with over 90 percent efficiency plus

Hall effect Sensors Integrate Primary Winding

October 3, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premo introduced the SY Series of Hall Effect sensors. The new product has been designed for a double supply voltage of ±12 V to ±18 VDC. SY family is a closed loop technology component in a very small package for THT mounting. The primary winding is

SanDisk Implements new SATA microSSD Spec for SSDs

October 3, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, announced that it has implemented the new SATA µSSD specification into its  SanDisk iSSD product line of postage stamp-sized embedded SSDs.

Collaboration Creates All-Flash Enterprise Storage Array

October 3, 2011 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SSD Company, a leading global provider of solid-state drive technologies and products, announced that it has entered into a technology collaboration with OEM and customer Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company.

Return to Zero - VIP Luncheon

October 3, 2011 5:48 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. 

Bringing Solid-State Lighting to the Masses

October 3, 2011 4:48 am | by Jake Jacobsen, Ph.D., Technical Marketing Manager, Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest barriers to mass adoption of solid-state lighting is the large installed base of fixtures designed for what is a fundamentally different source. LEDs differ optically, electrically and thermally from traditional sources.

Connectors Offer Wire-to-Wire Positive Locking Connections

September 30, 2011 11:58 am | Videos | Comments

The new XMA Series wire-to-wire, crimp style disconnectable connectors just introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, offer compact size and provide stable contact performance under high vibration conditions. These 2.5mm (.098") pitch connectors are polarized...

Cypress Semi Shows off its Advanced Touchscreen Solution at ESC Boston

September 30, 2011 8:47 am | Videos | Comments

John from Cypress Semi demonstrates their latest touchscreen technology, featuring fast response, efficient operation, and very high noise rejection at ESC Boston 2011.

Collaboration to Provide Ultra-Low Power 802.11n Wi-Fi Capability for AVR and ARM-based Microcontrollers

September 30, 2011 6:28 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel and Redpine Signals announced that system engineers can easily implement 802.11n Wi-Fi to all Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) using Redpine Signals’ Connect-io-n and n-Link modules.

PIM Cable Assemblies Offer -181 dBc of Intermodulation

September 30, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron has announced a new series of PIM cable assemblies dubbed the Intermod Squad, with intermodulation performance as low as -181 dBc with an eSeries 7/16 connector terminated on TFlex-402 cable.

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