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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.

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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. 

When Do Test and Measurement Apps Need More than USB?

November 12, 2011 8:09 am | by Chuck Cimino, Keithley Instruments, Inc., www.keithley.com | Articles | Comments

USB is a convenient and low cost data communications interface for many test and measurement applications, but you need to be aware of limitations and choose carefully between USB and other alternatives.

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Servo Drive Adds Ethernet-IP

November 12, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products announced the availability of an EtherNet/IP connectivity option for its SV7 servo drive. The 24-V to 80-VDC sine servo drive is available with specially matched 50-W to 300-W V Series NEMA mount servo motors as well as

Film Capacitors Suit DC Link and Other High-Performance Apps

November 12, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPP Series film capacitors from Illinois Capacitor are available in a range of capacitance values from 4.7 mF to 35mF with voltage ratings of 500 to 1,500 WVDC. Packaged in a robust, flame-retardant hard-plastic case, each is suited for high-reliability power

A'Swiss Army Knife for the Blind' using Freescale Kinetis MCUs

November 11, 2011 10:28 am | Videos | Comments

The Swiss Army Knife is a portable product for blind people, integrating: Notepad, Portable Scan to Braille, and Twitter Communication.

Relay Eliminates External PCB Traces in Loop-Back Test Applications

November 11, 2011 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the first device of its type, the Teledyne Relays hermetically sealed LoopBack relay combines the technology of two Teledyne RF300 Series relays and eliminates the need for external PCB traces in loop-back test applications.

Programmable Stepper Motor Drive is Capable of 75 VDC Input

November 11, 2011 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM7539X IDEA programmable stepper motor drive capable of a 75 VDC input voltage and a max output current of 3.85 A rms. This unit is designed to control

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Software Enables Single-Instrument WLAN Measurement Solutions

November 11, 2011 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces software for its MS269xA and MS2830A series Signal Analyzers, as well as its MG3700A Vector Signal Generator to create single-instrument solutions that support the IEEE802.11n/p/a/b/g/j wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.

16 GHz Digital Frequency Discriminator Includes Phase Modulation on Pulse Detection

November 11, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems’ FM021814 digital frequency discriminator (DFD) blends the ability to generate phase and frequency information data streams, providing highly reliable and accurate information instantaneously for critical defense applications. The new FM021814 monitors

Mini-ITX Mainboard Targets Digital Home Media Enthusiasts

November 11, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc. announced the VIA VE-900 Mini-ITX Mainboard, a platform for DIY enthusiasts to custom build stylish home desktop and media center PCs. Featuring a high-performance 1.4 GHz VIA Nano X2 dual core processor and the VIA VX900 unified all-in-one

Design Considerations for a Harsh Industrial Environment

November 11, 2011 5:43 am | by Robert Gee, Business Manager, Maxim Integrated Products & Shasta Thomas, Strategic Applications Engineer, Maxim Integrated Products | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor (IC) robustness—what is the operating temperature range? How is high electrical noise handled? What about ESD and fault protection? These issues are not necessarily the first things that a design engineer thinks about when selecting an IC.

Evaluation board speeds up display development

November 11, 2011 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Starter packs for graphics display designers are available from Electronic Assembly, a company, which specializes in industrial displays. The packs contain an extensive development toolkit for users of displays supplied by this manufacturer...

HiWave’s BMRs and Audium amplifier IC drive audio in Revo K2

November 11, 2011 4:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies today announced that Revo has adopted its BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) speaker technology and ultra efficient Audium amplifier ICs in its new K2 digital radios, which begin shipping worldwide today.

Power Distribution Units Play a Vital Role for Mission-Critical and OEM Platforms

November 11, 2011 4:35 am | by Dave Proli, Engineering Manager, Marway Power Solutions (www.marway.com) | Blogs | Comments

Long gone are the days of thinking that a power distribution unit (PDU) is nothing more than a surge strip on steroids. Today’s PDU’s offer an array of important power options for industrial environments, control systems and IT/data centers as well as a wide variety of mission-critical military aerospace platforms and applications.

Return to Zero - Circuit Fairy

November 10, 2011 1:30 pm | 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. 

Inductors Target Space Flight and Down Hole Drilling Apps

November 10, 2011 1:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Delevan introduced what it asserts are some of the world’s smallest space level SMD inductors that are rigorously tested to Mil-STD-981 for high reliability applications. The company combined its

ELD Connectors Suit Modern Avionics

November 10, 2011 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Since the introduction of the “glass cockpit”, commercial and military aircraft manufacturers have experienced significant demand for next-generation technology. In place of mechanical, analog and digital gauges, pilots now enjoy a fully integrated

600-V IGBTs Suit UPS, Solar, Industrial Motor and Welding Apps

November 10, 2011 12:47 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the expansion of its portfolio of 600-V Trench Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of the IRGP4067DPbF and IRGP4066DPbF devices for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, industrial motor and

ECN’s Tale of Two Veterans

November 10, 2011 12:27 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The military deserves our eternal gratitude, and this Veterans Day, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for their immeasurable sacrifices...for their blood, sweat, and tears shed in defense of this great nation of ours. You may not know this, but Electronic Component News has two veterans in its midst. Your humble author, formerly 2nd Lieutenant Lomberg, served three years in the Army Reserve.

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