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Touchscreen Controller Certified on NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Reference Design for Tablets

November 9, 2011 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor today announced that NVIDIA has certified Cypress’s new single-chip TrueTouch solution for its large touchscreens on the reference design for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor. The reference design is a tablet form-factor device with a 10.1-inch screen...

Overcoming Battery-related Design Limitations in Mobile Devices

November 9, 2011 4:50 am | by Marc Juzkow, VP of R&D and Engineering, Leyden Energy, www.leydenenergy.com | Articles | Comments

While mobile technology is racing into the future, lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology is stuck somewhere in the ’90s. Neither consumers nor mobile product manufacturers are happy with its performance and battery life issues. The problem is thermal instability.

ZMDI announces industry’s smallest intelligent battery sensor IC

November 9, 2011 4:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG is proud to announce the ZSSC1856, a new Intelligent Battery Sensor IC for fuel saving start/stop systems and other solutions for measuring State of health (SOH), State of charge (SOC) or State of function (SOF) of a vehicle’s battery.

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Digital Panel Meter Delivers Dual Counter, Dual Rate Meter with Math Functions

November 8, 2011 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Red Lion Controls announced the latest addition to its rugged PAX2 Series of dual line display meters. The PAX2D Digital Panel Meter is a single package featuring a dual counter and dual rate meter, with a third counter and rate display that allows the user to perform math functions. With universal features and versatile programming capabilities, this single meter can

Crimp Style Wire-to-Board Connector Suits High-density Apps

November 8, 2011 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new GVH Series wire-to-board, crimp style disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation offer subminiature size and reliable contact construction for high density applications. These 1.25-mm (.049”) pitch, top and side entry, SMT connectors are

8.4” Super Wide Viewing Angle SVGA LCD Module Includes LED Driver Circuit

November 8, 2011 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Framos Electronics soffers the new Kyocera 8.4-inch LCD module. The Japanese technology corporation Kyocera, a major producer of electronic devices, is extending its product range within the Kyocera Display Group by adding this new 8.4-inch, Super Wide Viewing Angle SVGA LCD module designated TCG084SVLQ*PNN-AN*02. Features include

Return to Zero - Electron Flow

November 8, 2011 11:31 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. 

Single-Chip PWM Solution Provides Less Than 30-mW Standby Power for Space-Constrained Apps

November 8, 2011 9:37 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN6756 PWM controller featuring mWSaver technology, which enables the reduction of standby power loss in the external circuit without using additional support ICs. The single-chip green-mode PWM controller is capable of

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IP65 sealed feature-rich fanless PanelPC for use in harsh environments

November 8, 2011 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The latest addition to BVM Mobile’s extensive family of PanelPCs is the UPC-V312-D525, a 12.1 inch touchscreen fanless unit. Running Win CE, Win XPE, Win 7 Embedded or Linux, the unit is based on the Intel ICH8M chipset, with an Intel Atom D525 dual core 1.8GHz processor and up to 1GB of RAM.

Digital differential pressure sensors include low power consumption

November 8, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensirion recently launched new differential pressure sensors in the SDP600 se-ries. The new SDP6x6 sensor line features especially low energy consumption, making it suitable for long-term battery operation. The SDP606 and SDP616 sen-sors are designed to enter sleep mode after performing each measurement.

Wall Mount Cabinets Allow Total Access to the Equipment

November 8, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE has launched the new RETEX WITRACK range of 19” wall mount cabinets. These modern and versatile 19” wall racks are designed to allow total access to the equipment and cables during installation and servicing.

Harsh Environment Connector Selection

November 8, 2011 7:11 am | by Steven Cooper, Vice President of Engineering, Switchcraft | Articles | Comments

Is it a Harsh Environment or a “Harsh Harsh” Environment? Most connectors designed for conditions such as water spray and intermittent water submission (IP67) are considered Harsh Environment Connectors. “Harsh Harsh” environment connectors...

Instrumentation Amplifier Offers On-Chip Calibration

November 8, 2011 6:59 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc announced its first instrumentation amplifier, the MCP6N11. The new instrumentation amp features the company’s mCal technology, which is an on-chip calibration circuit that enables

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Designing Data Recorders for Harsh Environments

November 8, 2011 6:18 am | by Justin Graves, Electrical Engineer, Advanced Electronic Systems, Excelitas | Articles | Comments

In many applications, data recorders collect information while being exposed to mechanical and thermal shock, vibration, high humidity, and high Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) environments. Designing data recorders for reliable operation...

CMOS Image Sensor Targeted at Biometric and Medical Device Applications

November 8, 2011 6:06 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new CMOS image sensor that offers the speed, resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance required to address the needs of the growing number of high-end biometric applications such as fingerprint detection...

Count On Tools Develops New LED Nozzle Series

November 8, 2011 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools announces the development of a new series of LED nozzles. Recognizing issues with LED component handling during the pick-and-place process, Count On Tools went back to the drawing board to create a new nozzle approach...

6 Watt LED Light Includes Highly-Adjustable Magnetic Mount

November 8, 2011 6:00 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight has announced the release of an LED work light equipped with a 20 inch long bendable goose-neck and double ball joint magnetic mounting system. Designed to provide extreme adjustability for applications...

LED-backlit LCD Intended for Tablet Computers

November 8, 2011 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced its new 10.1-inch WXGA LED-backlit LCD (LQ101K1LY04), ideal for computer tablet applications. Sharp technology has addressed key issues for tablets, including the prevention of pooling (image distortion) that is common with touch overlays.

Molded Interconnects Ideal for High-Density Medical Applications

November 7, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced the MediSpec Molded Interconnect Device family with Laser Directed Structuring for high-density medical applications.  This innovative technology delivers packaged interconnect solutions that meet or exceed stringent medical device guidelines while providing multiple benefits

OpenVPX Reference Platform Handles High-bandwidth, Intense Computing Reqs

November 7, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers the VPX-300, an OpenVPX reference platform designed to ensure interoperability among 3U VPX boards used within high performance, compute intensive applications. The OpenVPX backplane profile provides

Rugged, Secure Network Appliances Target Military Vehicles

November 7, 2011 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms and Juniper Networks announced at MILCOM 2011 that the two companies will work together to develop a family of rugged, highly secure routing and network security appliances designed for military/aerospace deployment in harsh environments.

FPGA Network Processing Card Offers Xilinx 7-Series Performance

November 7, 2011 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nallatech announced the availability of the PCIe-287N. This network processing card offers Xilinx 7-Series performance for network processing, cyber security, and algorithm-acceleration applications.

8-MP Cameras Have GigE Vision Interfaces

November 7, 2011 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

JAI has introduced new GigE Vision versions of its 8-megapixel industrial grade CCD camera series. The new AM-800GE (monochrome) and AB-800GE (color) are built around the Kodak KAI-08050 quad-tap sensor, providing

Transmitter Power Supplies Deliver SIL 3 Protection

November 7, 2011 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has added four new power supplies to the company’s family of K- and H-System intrinsic safety solutions. Single-channel KCD2-STC-Ex.1ES and KFD2-STC4-Ex1.ES transmitter power supplies are assembled to the 35-mm DIN mounting rail with

TTL I-O Card Targets Real-time PC-based Control Systems

November 7, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MESA 7I69 is a remote 48 point TTL I/O card designed for fast real time PC based control systems. It communicates with the host with a robust RS-422 link with up to 100 ft link length. Standard CAT5 cables are used for wiring convenience. The card is

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