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Three-phase Brushless Motor Touts Board Space Savings

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

Texas Instruments introduced the first in a new line of integrated three-phase brushless motor pre-drivers. The DRV8301 is said to reduce board space as much as 60 percent compared to the next closest integrated solution. It can drive

GaAs Integrated Digital Attenuator Features Low Insertion Loss

September 9, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a 1-Bit digital attenuator for CATV and set-top box (STB) front end applications.

Energy Data Concentrators Include Wide Variety of Interfaces

September 9, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech launched its BEMG-4110, 4220, 4221, and 4222 fanless energy data concentrators. To manage the energy consumption from a large number energy meters on a campus or group of buildings, these energy data concentrators, with their wide variety of interfaces, include

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Switchable Antenna Targets LTE-enabled Tablets

September 9, 2011 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced a high-performance, low profile antenna for LTE-enabled tablets. This switchable antenna for mobile connected PCs is only 1mm high

ICs Bring Phase-Shifted LED Backlight Drives to Panel for Ultra-Thin Notebooks

September 8, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s SC5010 eight-channel white LED driver with PWM phase-shift dimming control uses very low-profile inductors, allowing LED drivers to be built directly into the LCD panel in Ultrabook PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) for displays as thin as 4 mm. It also enables

Full-bridge Motor Driver ICs Include Internal Fixed Off-time PWM

September 8, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced the release of two devices that complement the next generation family of fully-integrated single, full-bridge motor driver ICs. Allegro’s A4952 and A4953 are designed for use in brush DC motor drive applications and are

600-V Rectifiers Have Greater Than 10-A Forward Current in TO-252AA

September 8, 2011 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology launched 18 new 200-V and 600-V FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers in the TO-252AA (D-PAK) power plastic SMD package with forward currents from 4 A to 15 A. The devices combine

The Tinker's Toolbox - Joachim Hallwachs of DesignArt Networks on Small-Cell Wireless Networks

September 8, 2011 9:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Joachim Hallwachs, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at DesignArt Networks about small cell issues in wireless networks. 

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Next-generation motion sensing remotes integrate Texas Instruments’ ZigBee RF4CE solutions

September 8, 2011 9:20 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest Labs today announced an integrated motion sensing remote control solution – which includes radio frequency (RF) technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) – designed for manufacturers of motion sensing RF remote controls...

TFT-LCD features wide format and high resolution

September 8, 2011 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optrex America has introduced a family of TFT-LCDs called the Value Line. This product line includes three displays: 10.1-inch, 11.6-inch and 14.0-inch diagonal.

Higher Wireless Capacity Without Towers

September 8, 2011 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

A new technology that allows wireless devices to "talk" and "listen" on the same frequency could pave the way for 4.5G and 5G networks and could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their networks without adding a single cell tower.

Return to Zero - Wiring Harness

September 8, 2011 6:36 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. 

LIN Transceivers Offer Smaller Packaging, Wettable Flanks

September 7, 2011 2:15 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced the availability of two stand-alone LIN (local interconnect network) transceiver ICs in DFN packages. The DFN14 package for the ATA6670 measures 3 mm x 4.5 mm, while the DFN8 package for the ATA6663 measures 3 mm x 3 mm. The ICs are

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Multi-Line ESD Protection Diode Array Meets IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 Immunity

September 7, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Comchip Technology has developed a 3.3-V unidirectional four-line electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diode array that meets the immunity requirements of IEC 61000-4-2 level 4 (±20 kV air, ±15k V contact discharge)

12-V Switcher in a 3 x 5 U-Frame Package Delivers 400 W

September 7, 2011 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tectrol introduced the TIP400, which increases the industry-standard 3.3 x 5” footprint up to 400 Watts. The supply features >90 percent efficiency with forced air cooling. The supply is designed for

EMI Shielding: Connector and Passive Component Technology Impacts

September 7, 2011 12:36 pm | by Ron Demcko, AVX Fellow | Articles | Comments

It is hard to recall of the time where EMI shield coatings and seal gaskets were not available, but those times existed not so long ago. EMI shielding has evolved in many respects through the years and will likely have an increased and expanding role in future of high performance electronics.

Torque measurement system includes digital telemetry technology

September 7, 2011 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell has introduced the new TMS 9250 Torque Measurement System. Utilizing non-contact digital telemetry technology, the system is built to deliver unprecedented precision and performance. The TMS 9250 is designed to meet evolving industry needs for wireless torque measurement systems...

Return to Zero - Memory Lapse

September 7, 2011 8:33 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. 

Embedded Software - the Revolution Continues

September 7, 2011 8:30 am | by Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi (www.cambashi.com) | Blogs | Comments

I'll admit to having been a software engineer in the late 1970s and early 1980, coding for 4,8 and 16 bit processors respectively.Thirty years on, and the embedded software revolution has transformed design engineering.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Eric Siegel of TI on Haptics Feedback in Touch-Enabled Devices

September 7, 2011 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Eric Siegel, product marketing engineer for touchscreen controllers and haptics at Texas Instruments about haptics feedback in touch-enabled consumer electronics devices.

Simulation Enhances Embedded Systems

September 7, 2011 7:20 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

You might wonder whether engineers who design embedded systems can benefit from using simulation software. "If you plan to control something like a nuclear reactor or a large piece of machinery, where you'd pay a high price for creating a bad controller...

Pipeline FFT Cores on FPGA Acheive 52 Giga Samples per Second

September 7, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HyperSpeed Plus cores have been proven to process complex data streams in continuous real-time at data rates in excess of 52 Giga samples per second for a 2048 point FFT implemented on a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA device.

MEMS gyroscope provides shock and vibration immunity for automotive applications

September 6, 2011 7:31 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

For automotive electronic stability control, rollover detection, and pitch detection applications, Analog Devices, Inc (ADI) today introduced the ADXRS800 iMEMS gyroscope, featuring a patented differential quad-beam architecture designed to minimize the influence of linear shock and vibration.

Return to Zero - Whiteboard Wall

September 6, 2011 6:26 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.

Tektronix MDO4000 Oscilloscope Review and Teardown

September 6, 2011 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

This video from Dave at the EEVBlog is the first review of the Tektronix's new Mixed Domain Oscilloscope, the MDO4000 series. Does it live up to the hype of changing the oscilloscope landscape and creating a new oscilloscope category?

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