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MCUs Feature 5V Supply Voltage

April 26, 2011 5:28 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to run from a 5V supply.

The Specialist in "Never a Line Down"

April 26, 2011 5:08 am | Videos | Comments

Thugs, Car chases, Ninja's and one strange villain -- see how the TTI Specialist takes them all on in the name of customer service.

Hardened USB Drive Provides Robust Data Storage

April 26, 2011 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Datakey Electronics’ new RUGGEDrive line of portable memory solutions offers the data storage and transfer capabilities of consumer-grade USB flash drives and SD cards in a more reliable and secure package

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National Instruments releases industry’s highest bandwidth PXI digitizer

April 25, 2011 12:33 pm | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments today released the industry’s highest bandwidth PXI digitizer, complementing the rapidly expanding suite of performance instrumentation available in PXI. Co-developed with Tektronix, the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes...

Load Tester Delivers Rapid Analysis of Outlet Circuit Wiring Conditions

April 25, 2011 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extech Instruments (www.extech.com/instruments), makers of the best handheld test and measurement tools, announces the new CT70 AC Circuit Load Tester, a sophisticated plug-in tester that instantly analyzes outlet circuit wiring conditions and alerts users...

Accurately Measuring Line and Load Regulation of DC-DC Converters

April 25, 2011 9:33 am | Videos | Comments

Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of Standard Products at VPT Inc., presents this video. Topics include: Definitions of line and load regulation of DC-DC power converters Critical test set-up and connection considerations...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about TD-LTE with Richard Jacklin of Anite

April 25, 2011 9:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Richard Jacklin of Anite on his insights into the emerging TD-LTE standard.

Meter Series Intended for Extreme Environmental Conditions

April 25, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Corporation of America is pleased to announce the release of the first in a series of new meters, the Dura Meter Series. The first new meter, an elapsed time meter, combines a time meter assembly with a die cast aluminum NEMA 4X housing.

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Low-Cost, Stabilized Pan-Tilts Announced

April 25, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

FLIR Motion Control Systems (MCS) announced the release of the new Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) for its E-Series pan/tilt models. The E-Series ISM is an open architecture inertial stabilization option on high-performance MCS pan/tilts...

Return to Zero - Treasure Trove

April 25, 2011 6:27 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Transparent heaters serve outdoor, military or avionic applications

April 25, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech has introduced the Therma Klear Flex series of thin flexible transparent heaters for use in outdoor, military or avionic applications. Therma Klear Flex transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature...

Direct Digital Synthesis ICs Deliver Power and Size Savings

April 25, 2011 4:58 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced direct digital synthesis (DDS) ICs that offer 30 percent lower power consumption and a 60 percent reduction in footprint than competing devices while operating over the extended temperature range of 40º C to 125º C.

The Tinker's Toolbox - a talk with Alex Lidow of EPC on GaN Technology

April 22, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Alex Lidow, founder of Efficient Power Conversion and a leader in GaN transistor technology. The company has recently released a family of enhancement-mode power transistors, based on its proprietary gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology.

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Return to Zero - Heigh-Ho

April 22, 2011 8:14 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Encapsulated PCB Mount AC-DC Linear supply

April 22, 2011 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord California announces the Model 2.5.750, a low noise linear power supply which provides an output of +/-5 VDC @ 750 mA. The 2.5.750 can be powered by 100, 115, 220, 230 or 240VAC. The 2.5.750 is characterized by tight regulation...

8 Scenes That Prove Hollywood Doesn't Get Technology

April 22, 2011 4:58 am | Articles | Comments

Hilarious things happen when writers try to write characters who are smarter than themselves.

Cottage industrial

April 22, 2011 4:28 am | by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

Our history is full of plucky individuals taking great risks to achieve even greater successes, and we are at a point in time where the ability to create something completely new is easier than ever before. Technology convergence is both a disruptive challenge and a great opportunity.

Meeting the Demand for Complex Communications Design

April 21, 2011 8:56 am | by Jon Friedman, Aerospace and Defense Marketing Manager, MathWorks | Articles | Comments

Communications engineers today must design to accommodate changing missions, shorter product lifecycles, and increasing computer power. Using Model-Based Design, engineering teams developing advanced communications systems can collaborate...

Return to Zero - Switcheroo

April 21, 2011 8:55 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Making OpenVPX Work for Your Mil-Aero Application

April 21, 2011 8:44 am | by Justin Moll, Director of Marketing, Elma Bustronic | Articles | Comments

OpenVPX is a critical new open standard architecture that has gained rapid acceptance in the Mil/Aero embedded system community. However, the VITA 65 specification for OpenVPX is very complex, and there are potential pitfalls.

Imaging Detectors Are at The Heart of Challenging Space Instruments

April 21, 2011 8:27 am | by David Morris, e2v, www.e2v.com | Articles | Comments

Imaging detectors are at the heart of many of the most challenging space instruments. Whether it is the need to ‘see’ far off galaxies, or to help predict the Earth’s weather, the ability to capture an image is an essential prerequisite for a significant proportion of the space missions...

What the SiBeam Acquisition by Silicon Image Means

April 21, 2011 8:05 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

I've been asked multiple times about the meaning, from a technology and market perspective, of the acquisition of SiBeam by Silicon Image. The answer is very simple – 60GHz is not ready for high volume in consumer products for many years to come. Period.

Power Quality in Military Applications

April 21, 2011 7:17 am | by Ron Demcko, Application Engineering Manager at AVX Corp | Articles | Comments

Military electronics, whether land, air or sea based all require increased amounts of power due to functionality and mission profile expectations. An easy-to-relate example of this is the 20-pound battery load a soldier might carry for a three-day mission.

Achieving SWaP Reductions through Advanced Microelectronic Packaging Solutions

April 21, 2011 7:01 am | by Dave Moore, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, Steve Rosser, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. and Kim Blackwell, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Today’s military electronics demand increased mobility and extended operational life. This enhanced product viability requires significant SWaP (size, weight, and power) reductions. Through advanced microelectronic packaging solutions available...

BeagleBoard at Embedded Linux Conference

April 21, 2011 6:04 am | Videos | Comments

In addition to the BeagleBoard hands-on workshop, the WLAN hacking workshop, many relevant conversations including topics like the eLinux wiki and Yocto, and various mentions in things like the game event, the following demonstrations were on display...

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