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austriamicrosystems announces industry’s first demonstration for standalone NFC MicroSD

November 15, 2011 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems today announced the first demonstration that enables NFC (near field communication) data transfer on removable secure elements using a micro-antenna design.

Magma’s SystemNav Speeds Board-Level Failure Analysis

November 15, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magma Design Automation announced SystemNav, a next-generation tool that extends CAD navigation and circuit debug from integrated circuits (ICs) to stacked die, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and multichip modules (MCMs).

PCB Demonstrates Advanced JTAG-boundary-scan Testing and Device Programming Capabilities

November 15, 2011 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

JTAG Technologies announces a quantum step in training and demonstration equipment for real-world boundary-scan testing, device programming and related activities.

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IP Core Approved for Dolby MS11 Multistream Decoder

November 15, 2011 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEVA announced that the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP has become the industry’s first IP core approved by Dolby for the MS11 Multistream Decoder - the latest Dolby audio technology for enabling multi-format world-wide broadcast in home entertainment products.

Five Questions with Hiren Joshi of Aeroflex

November 15, 2011 5:32 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this edition of Five Questions, I am joined by Hiren Joshi of Aeroflex Ltd. The company recently added two new S-Series digital signal generators — the SGD in both 3 GHz and 6 GHz models...

Robotic Parking Systems Simplifies the Traffic Jams Associated with City Parking

November 15, 2011 5:10 am | by Mary Lou DeWynGaert, Chief Administrative Officer, Robotic Parking Systems | Blogs | Comments

Finding a parking spot in the city is a hassle, plain and simple. That’s why my company, Robotic Parking Systems, set out to change the way the world parks. Our company creates automated and high-speed parking systems.

Power SoC Combines Increased Power Density, Reliability and Fast Time-to-Market for SSD Apps

November 15, 2011 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enpirion announced a new member of its power IC portfolio targeted at solid-state drives (SSDs) as well as industrial embedded applications. The EN5339 3A PowerSoC integrates the controller, power MOSFETs,

RF Instrument Family Adds Digital Signal Generators and Vector Signal Analyzers

November 15, 2011 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced it is adding two new S-Series digital signal generators — the SGD in both 3 GHz and 6 GHz models — and is also launching two new vector signal analyzers—the SVA, available in a 6 GHz and a 13 GHz model. The S-Series uses the company’s

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Android Accessory Development with chipKIT MAX32

November 15, 2011 3:37 am | Videos | Comments

This video demonstrates a working application example from Microchip's Accessory Framework for Android running on the chipKIT Development Platform.

Cloud to Service Endpoints - The Missing Link

November 15, 2011 3:30 am | by Paul Anderson, Wind River (www.windriver.com) | Blogs | Comments

I remember as a kid I was fascinated with phones. The idea that you could pick up the phone, dial it, and talk to someone on the other end was pretty neat.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mark Thirman of Illume on the User Interface

November 14, 2011 10:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Mark Thirman of Illume software about smart devices and the user interface.

Oscillators Tout Tight Frequency Stability and Operate Over Wide Temperature Range

November 14, 2011 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics offers its XpressO XO oscillators with a tight frequency stability to ±25 ppm over the operating temperature range of -20°C to +70°C in a miniature 3.2-mm x 2.5-mm package. The new HCMOS 3.3 V FXO-HC336 is appropriate for use in

Spatial array IC simplifies audio soundstage design for multi-speaker portable products

November 14, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments today introduced an integrated circuit (IC) that simplifies the design and programming of spatially-enhanced audio systems for multi-speaker portable products, including laptops, tablets, sound bars and sound docking stations.

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LTE Deployment and Timing Considerations

November 14, 2011 9:37 am | by Deepak Kataria, IPJunction (www.ip-junction.com) | Blogs | Comments

When considering the deployment and timing considerations for LTE and LTE Advanced, a well thought out migration strategy needs to be in place.

Dual Output Synchronous Step-Down Controller Produces 1.5VOUT From Up To 24VIN at 2MH

November 14, 2011 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3838, a high frequency controlled on-time dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with differential output voltage sensing and clock synchronization.

USB mixed signal oscilloscope features 25 MHz analog bandwidth

November 14, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new PicoScope 2205 MSO is a 2 channel oscilloscope with 25 MHz analog bandwidth. It includes a 16 channel logic analyser, all in one compact, portable USB instrument. So, now you can viewanalog waveforms and digital data on the same screen...

Wind River Introduces Smart Gateway Platform Enabling New Class of IP Services

November 14, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River has introduced Wind River Platform for Gateways, a software platform for the development of smart gateways. Initially targeting the residential gateway market, Wind River Platform for Gateways is the first in a series of smart gateway solutions...

Resistors Answer Design Challenges for Harsh Environments

November 14, 2011 6:18 am | by Kory Schroeder, Stackpole Electronics Inc., www.seielect.com | Articles | Comments

Many engineers are surprised to learn that commodity thick film chips, the most commonly specified resistor today, perform well in high moisture environments, but have some long-term reliability concerns in high-sulfur environments. In addition, certain SMD and thru-hole metal film resistors are susceptible to corrosion due to moisture. Fortunately, there are answers to both of these design challenges.

Ethernet-Based Parking Assistance System Delivers 360-Degree Surround View

November 14, 2011 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, and OmniVision Technologies announced a jointly developed 360-degree surround view parking assistance system – presented as the world’s first Ethernet-based parking assistance solution.

TT electronics Shows New Multi-Puck Position Sensor

November 14, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics will be showing IndiSense - its new high performance position sensing technology - at Compamed in Germany this week. The product platform has been developed by AB Elektronik, the sensor division of TT electronics.

PCB design software enables Eurocircuits PCB prototyping service

November 14, 2011 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Farnell has today announced that the upcoming version 6.0 of its award winning CadSoft EAGLE PCB design software will integrate functionality that provides a direct connection between board layout and the Eurocircuits PCB prototyping service.

Power supplies deliver the smallest 600 watt switchers in the industry

November 14, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Digital Power Open Frame Series switching power supplies incorporate advanced component and circuit technologies to deliver the smallest 600 watt switchers in the industry. Designed to meet 1U height considerations, the devices’ U-Frame packages measure only 6.80 x 3.86 x 1.50”.

LCD Market Trends - Smartphones vs. TVs

November 14, 2011 5:11 am | by Gyan Tiwary, SVP and General Manager DC/DC Business, iWatt (www.iwatt.com) | Blogs | Comments

This past summer, for the first time in the history of LCDTVs, the average selling price (ASP) of a 42” LCDTV dropped below that of a Smartphone.

Smart Grid Security?

November 14, 2011 3:57 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Can some one please tell me the point of making our electrical grid more hackable than it already is? And please. Don't tell me about "security". Security is only a delaying tactic. Some one who wants to can figure out how to defeat it.

Return to Zero - Flaming Forum

November 12, 2011 8:36 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. 

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