Micro-machining technology, simply stated, is the utilization of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in such a way that it creates micro-mechanical systems that serve a specific purpose. MEDER’s objective was to develop a micro-miniature hermetically sealed reed switch...
Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver to support the high-volume consumer markets in the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. The Atmel AT86RF232 transceiver includes all the necessary features to support the latest wireless applications...
Aeroflex Limited announced the addition of the Generic Measurement Suite to its PXI 3000 Series of RF modular instruments, enhancing the capability of this fast, flexible modular range of RF test equipment to meet the current and future testing needs of wireless communication devices.
Corelis announced today ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion II Neo, Athlon II Neo, Opteron 4100, and Opteron Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing...
When today’s communications professionals are faced with designing a system infrastructure that will be placed in a environment that is not suitable for standard cable and connectors difficult decisions must be made. Designers must look to connectors and cable that are specifically designed for harsh environments.
There are no doubt some diehards (like me) out there who have been playing around with the GreenArrays Software Suite (free download), but with all the things you need to learn (it seems like all at once) it is pretty tough sledding.
Despite all the warnings to avoid use of electrical devices in wet areas, it seems that designers are working at a fast pace to create devices that play well with water. Traditionally, most electronic boxes have been located in a sheltered, controlled environment.
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.
OSD Displays introduced a new 7” WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 TFT LCD with resistive touch screen technology and LED backlighting. The OSD070T1141-35TS offers a
Lansdale Semiconductor president, R. Dale Lillard, announced the continued availability of a series of RF prescaler circuits originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
The intersection of nanopositioning and microscopy is expanding and deepening rapidly. The evolutions of disciplines as diverse as single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution microscopy and automated microassay scanning share several common themes which combine to increase the prevalence of piezo-based positioning systems added-to or integrated into microscopic setups. Recently developed mechanisms of significant relevance to microscopic applications present substantial new opportunities for advancement.
Impedance matching and filtering of wide bandwidth data lines has long been the domain of hand-wound toroidal chokes and transformers. A new planar magnetic technology is paving the way to the manufacture of these devices utilizing established printed circuit fabrication and IC testing techniques.
In today's podcast we talk to Stephen Turnbull of Freescale on the challenges in creating wireless networks, bases station innovations, and what Freescale is doing in the development of embedded products for advanced Wireless Network infrastructures.
This month's question is: What functionality and/or features will drive the next generation of test & measurement products? What will be the most radical emphasis? Lower cost, better accuracy, robustness, speed, the ability to function in hazardous environments? What are you looking for in your next test device? Our answers come from people at Honeywell, Rohde & Schwarz, and Texas Instruments.
Cypress Semiconductor today introduced the PSoC 3 CapSense Plus capacitive touch-sensing solution for buttons, sliders, touchpads, and proximity sensing. It’s the industry’s best capacitive-sensing solution that can also perform general system control functions.
Designed to cost effectively power today’s medical devices, the PPWAMD200 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Power Partners provides an industry leading 200 Watts of power in a compact 7.42” x 4.1” x 2.36” package.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17047 fuel gauge for single-cell Li+ battery packs. Featuring the company's new ModelGauge m3 algorithm, the MAX17047 is the industry's only coulomb-counting fuel gauge that does not suffer from the abrupt corrections...
The OX-203 is the newest addition to the Vectron Family of Holdover Oscillators. This OCXO delivers exceptional stability, supporting holdover performances of 1µs over 8 hours and 8µs over 24 hours.
Newer Technology (www.newertech.com) announced today the availability of its new premium-quality 30-Pin Dock Connector to USB 2.0 cables in four sizes: 3", 12", 36", and 72". The fully Apple-certified cables utilize the power and convenience of USB 2.0...
SMSC announced its latest generation JukeBlox 2.2 (JB2.2) platform with enhanced audio streaming features including up to a four-times faster boot time, improved WiFi performance leveraging the new WiFi Multimedia (WMM) standard, low power standby modes and
Telemakus announces the release of the TES7000-50 SPDT switch. This USB controlled switch adds to the growing family of Telemakus test equipment. Operating from 100 MHz to 7 GHz with
Schaefer announced a series of efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 3000 VA of power. The PRP-3000 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of
International Rectifier today announced that the company has expanded its online design tool for the SupIRBuck family of integrated point-of-load voltage regulators to include new devices utilizing hysteretic constant on-time (COT) control...
Crystek's CVCO55CW-1200-2100 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 1200 MHz to 2100 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~25V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -95 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity.
Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded its PNA-X Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer to 67 GHz. A new 67-GHz phase-reference calibration standard, configured to work with the 67-GHz PNA-X NVNA, is also now available. Using this hardware, designers can