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Multi-functional Connector System Suits LED Applications

June 1, 2011 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has developed a 2-mm pitch, multi-functional connector system that provides wire-to-board, board-to-board joint and short-circuit sockets in a single connector design.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jim Vanover of Wurth on Dual-Coil Chokes for LED Applications

June 1, 2011 11:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jim Vanover of Wurth about their latest series of dual-coil common mode chokes with high dual-impedance capabilities.

Return to Zero - Breakfast is Served

June 1, 2011 10:57 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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IQ Modulators Integrate Fractional-N synthesizers and VCOs

June 1, 2011 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced it has extended its portfolio of broadband components to include two new low power IQ Modulators featuring integrated fractional-N synthesizers and voltage controlled oscillators (VCO).

Molex Versatile Light Module demo at Lightfair 2011

June 1, 2011 8:37 am | Videos | Comments

Victor Zaderej, manager of advanced solid state lighting development at Molex Incorporated, demonstrates the company's "Versatile Light Module." 

Electric Potential Technology Creates New Sensors

June 1, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it will be demonstrating its Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensor technology at Sensors Expo (Chicago, USA June 6-8 2011). The EPIC sensor is a completely new area of sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic fiel

Energy Harvesting Reference Design Enables Power-Efficient Wireless Sensor Node Apps

June 1, 2011 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source. The new turnkey energy harvesting reference design enables developers to implement

Smart Antenna Increases Mobile Device Flexibility

June 1, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduces a new adaptive antenna concept that can be adapted for integration into devices that use an expanding spectrum of operating frequencies to enable faster data transmission rates

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USB Type B Coupler-Cable Products Are Offered in New Styles

June 1, 2011 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

L-com, Inc. has expanded its line of USB 2.0 type B panel-mount assemblies with two new styles of coupler cables. They are the ECF504-xxBBS products (a female panel-mount connector to a male type B connector) and the

Front-end Module Enables WiMAX-Coexistence Operation on Same Device

June 1, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago announced a complete RF front-end module (FEM) for WiMAX radios in mobile handset or portable PC applications. The AFEM-S257 module is designed for coexistence operation of WiMAX with other cellular and WiFi radios in the same device. The module features

FCC-Certified Economy Amplifier Kit Targets 2.4 GHz Applications

June 1, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

L-com has introduced new economy WLAN amplifier kits to the market for 2.4 GHz frequency applications such as 802.11b/g networks.

Wire-to-board Connectors Eliminate Dark Spots in LED Fixtures

June 1, 2011 5:46 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a discrete wire-to-board ‘poke-home’ connector specifically for LED applications. Designated the 9276 Series, the connectors provide quick and reliable termination in a sleek 2.5-mm pitch SMT package. Featuring

GPS Module also Supports GLONASS Navigation

June 1, 2011 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GPS system developer u-blox released an enhanced LEA-6H GPS module that also supports Russian GLONASS navigation.

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Fan Tray Features Three Fans for 19-inch Racks

May 31, 2011 2:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Orion Fans’ OA300ST Series fan tray features three high-performance, sealed ball-bearing fans and can be installed in any standard 19" rack. The tray is appropriate for a variety of racks and enclosure applications including

2.4 GHz Antenna Provides Nearly Invisible Ceiling Mounting

May 31, 2011 2:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

L-com has developed a compact, 2.4 GHz multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) ceiling antenna designed to operate with many manufacturers' enterprise-class 802.11n MIMO access points (APs). This antenna features

Step-down Transformers Tout Energy Savings for LED, Linear Fluorescent and HID Lighting

May 31, 2011 1:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products has introduced three compact, economical ATX Stepdown Auto Transformers. They are asserted to reduce voltage for indoor/outdoor lighting applications, and to facilitate the use of LED drivers, ballasts or other controls at

Wire-to-board IDC Connectors Suit Harsh Environments

May 31, 2011 11:18 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its 9176 Series wire-to-board connector family for harsh environment applications. Providing a gas-tight wire-to-board termination that meets stringent automotive environment requirements, the new

New Solution Identifies How Applications Affect Networks

May 31, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mu Dynamics announced the introduction of Mu Studio 6, presented as the only testing solution capable of immediately and accurately recreating multiple types of applications to determine how they impact networks.

Is ARM Coming to Play in Games Consoles?

May 31, 2011 9:23 am | by Colin Barnden, Semicast Research | Blogs | Comments

When the specifications for Sony’s new handheld PSP console were made public in January, they showed that ARM had replaced MIPS as the architecture for the main processor.

Data Converters and IF Diversity Receivers Enhance Base Station Performance

May 31, 2011 9:06 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced four high-speed data converter products that support signal sampling rates necessary to accommodate multi-carrier radio platform requirements for today’s 3G and 4G cellular infrastructure communication standards

Non-Contact Triaxis Sensors Deliver Linear, Rotary and 3D Position Information

May 31, 2011 8:16 am | Articles | Comments

The second generation of Triaxis sensors from Melexis addresses a variety of position sensing requirements in advanced device and subsystem control as well as in human/machine interfaces.

Getting Ready for the Finals

May 31, 2011 7:42 am | by John Kruckenberg | Blogs | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is making last tuning and aesthetic changes before the final EcoCAR competition, to be held June 6-16 at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan and in Washington, D.C. After March emissions testing and tuning at the EPA, the main concerns for finishing the vehicle relate to

EnSilica and Evatronix collaborate on USB connectivity for eSi-RISC processors

May 31, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnSilica has announced a collaboration with silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, to offer fully featured eSi-RISC processor SoC solutions incorporating USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity.

Return to Zero - Defying Gravity

May 31, 2011 7:06 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.

Ballast Series Features Boasts High-Lumen, Multi-Voltage and Energy Efficiency Models

May 31, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Ballast has developed a series of high lumen, multi-voltage and energy–efficient ballasts. The High Ballast Factor (HBF) ballast line is asserted to provide energy costs savings in a wide range of applications including

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