Merging the performance and ease-of-use of Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCU) with leading wireless connectivity solutions, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today launched three new wireless kits. The kits serve as modular extensions to TI’s Stellaris DK-LM3S9B96 development kit...
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the 8-bit PIC18F87J72 microcontroller (MCU) family for single-phase, multi-function smart-metering and energy-monitoring applications. Featuring a dual-channel, high-performance 16-/24-bit Analog Front End (AFE)...
Connect Tech is pleased to introduce the Xtreme/CPU – PCI/104-Express processor module. Xtreme/CPU is the first PCI/104-Express processor module to incorporate industry standard Qseven modules.
LDRA has released a newly revamped TBmanager, V8.4. TBmanager serves as a task-based interface to the LDRA tool suite, creating a common user experience among the LDRA modules.
Darnell’s Power Forum concluded on a note that bodes well for the power supply industry. The conference included sessions on digital power implementation; energy harvesting solutions; implications for power in the smart grid; GaN developments; and the future of power-supply-on-a-chip.
Jamie Pederson demonstrates the new Helieon Sustainable Light Module created by Molex and Bridgelux.
The adoption of networking in embedded systems is widespread and includes everything from domestic audio/video systems to SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems. Users are generally aware that viruses, worms and malware are attempting to infiltrate their personal computers...
This has been a good year for the electronic design community, with advances in hardware, software, materials, and technology. Take a moment to nominate your favorites for the 2010 ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards.
With summer vacation season in the rear view mirror, here’s a collection of news items from the last couple of weeks. In 1873, Jules Verne showed how steam power made it possible to go “Around the World In 80 Days.”
Cree is raising the standard for half-Watt LED devices with the commercial availability of its XLamp ML-E LED.
Omron Electronic Components LLC announced the release of a new 10 m/s Air Velocity Sensor (D6F-W10A1). The sensor incorporates the company’s MEMS Mass Flow Chip and patented Dust Segregation System flow path designs. It also features
The use of simulation studies to better understand the dynamic behavior of a system under investigation is at the core of verifying designs early in the development process. Despite the amount of data that such studies produce, a 3D representation of the system creates a more complete understanding of system behavior.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. introduces the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The PCM4806 is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family of products. It’s optimized to regulate a low current power stage...
TDK-Lambda EMEA introduces the HFE1600 Series; 1U high, single output AC-DC hot swap front end power supplies that have desirable power density for a 1.6 kW front-end of 25.2 W/in3. Intended for equipment requiring
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a high-efficiency, ultra-low power step-down converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications. The new TPS62120 achieves 96 percent efficiency, and can generate a 75 mA output current from an input voltage of 2 V to 15 V.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the first members of the Baby Boom generation will reach the age of 65 by 2011. As they begin to retire, there’s an increased concern that this transition will create an alarming skill gap in the engineering community.
OEMs are requesting rechargeable Lithium-ion battery packs for portable devices that operate in explosive, as well as extreme hot and cold environments. Many portable military devices are used in very cold (-40º Celsius) environments, and many medical devices need battery packs that operate after exposure to 137º C steam sterilization...
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the EKI-6311GN, an IEEE 802.11n industrial wireless access point. It is said to deliver three times the throughput rates of a normal 802.11g. It is fully
BC Systems, Inc., today introduced Model RF-30001 compact RF power amplifier module based on the latest GaN RF power transistors that delivers at least 20 W CW RF output power over a wide frequency range of 25 to 1000 MHz.
Replacing a long-time fixture isn’t easy. But PolyBrite’s Borealis LED (light-emitting diode) lamps featuring Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon polycarbonate plastic make it a snap to switch from an energy-sapping incandescent light bulb to energy-efficient, eye-pleasing and impact-resistant LED technology.
International Rectifier today introduced the industry’s first 8-pin resonant half-bridge control ICs for energy efficient Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) used in LCD televisions and monitors, home theater systems, desktop computers, printers and game console applications.
SiTime has created the SiT8503, presented as the industry’s first kHz-frequency silicon MEMS oscillator for audio, microcontroller and high reliability industrial applications.
EXFO Inc. announced today the launch of ConnectorMax, a new software solution designed for pass/fail assessment of connector endfaces. The industry's first platform-based, automated connector inspection application, ConnectorMax eliminates guesswork, instead providing clear-cut connector endface analysis.
EAO Switch Corporation announced the Series 04 hybrid, a rugged, large-lever selector switch. The Series 04 hybrid is suitable for any application where it’s critical to show a very clear change in status, such as a door lock. This lever features
Toumaz today announces the launch of TZ1090 (‘XENIF’) – an advanced 32-bit processor based System-on-Chip (SoC) with integrated broadcast and connectivity that provides a highly competitive, cost-effective solution for advanced cost engineered digital radios...