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Jennifer Ernst of Thinfilm on Printed Electronics

November 28, 2011 10:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Jennifer Ernst, the VP of North America for Thin Film Electronics about the state of printed electronics today.

E Ink - A look at the Company Behind the E-Reader Screen

November 28, 2011 9:44 am | by Sriram K Peruvemba, E Ink | Blogs | Comments

First some definitions: E Ink is the name of the company. Electrophoretic is the name of the technology. Pearl is the brand name for the product. The product also has a generic name - ePaper or Electronic Paper.

Vibration Immunity in Analog Devices' MEMS Gyroscopes

November 28, 2011 7:54 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows a side-by-side demo of the Analog Devices MEMS gyroscope and a competitive gyro, comparing their responses when erroneous input stimuli are applied. ADI's new gyros exhibit high immunity to shock, vibration & linear acceleration.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - IAR Systems CEO Stefan Skarin on Embedded Design Tools

November 28, 2011 5:32 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to IAR Systems CEO Stefan Skarin about Embedded Design Tools and the state of the design industry as it applies to microcontrollers, software tools, and standardization issues in the marketplace.

Compact optical fiber dividers for loose tube cables

November 28, 2011 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a new range of optical fiber dividers tde – trans data elektronik completes their product portfolio in fiber optic technology. The optical fiber dividers are designed in an extremely compact way and support loose tube cables with up to 144 individual tails...

Inrush Current Limiters Extend Range

November 28, 2011 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has extended its range of EPCOS inrush current limiters (ICL). The P11 series (B57211P*) covers a resistance range from 4 to 25 ? (R25). These types are designed for currents from 2.5 to 5 A in the temperature range between 0 °C and 25 °C.

IAR Systems Eases Software Development for Renesas SH-based Embedded Systems

November 28, 2011 4:15 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

The new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for SH includes new optimizations and new powerful debugger functionality as well as integration with Subversion, one of the most popular version control systems on the market.

My View From the Line

November 28, 2011 3:53 am | by Ben Arnold, Director of Industry Analysis, NPD Group | Blogs | Comments

After doing much of the cooking for my family’s epic Thanksgiving dinner, I wrestled with the prospect of going out into the cold November night to meet up with 600 of my closest electronics buying friends.

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Black Friday Begins With a Bang

November 28, 2011 3:45 am | by Paul Gagnon, DisplaySearch | Blogs | Comments

With a relatively soft year so far in consumer electronics, especially for TVs, a lot of pressure has been placed on retailers to pull off a successful holiday selling season. Of course, Black Friday is the first big test of that effort and DisplaySearch is out observing the action.

Eight Tips for Alternate-Energy Users

November 23, 2011 9:57 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

When you evaluate alternate-energy sources look at your entire system to find ways to reduce power use.

SPDT Switches Target High Power Access Points and Routers

November 23, 2011 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a family of high power 50 Ohm terminated, single-pole, double throw switches. The small-package SKY13348-374LF and SKY13370-374LF are appropriate for high power access points and router applications

HSSI breakout box monitors all signals of the SCSI-2 interface

November 23, 2011 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 800 (HSSI) High Speed Serial Interface (SCSI-2) Breakout Box is lightweight, pocket-sized tool designed for use to monitor all signals of the SCSI-2 interface. SCSI is a hardware interface that allows for the connection of up to 15 peripheral devices to a single PCI board...

ARM-based MPUs Help Accelerate Industrial Designs

November 23, 2011 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Developers looking to ease and accelerate their industrial automation designs can now benefit from the industry’s first ARM® Cortex-A8 system solution with multiple integrated industrial communication protocols, offered by Texas Instruments. The Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors, launched last month, deliver

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Return to Zero - Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011 6:37 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. 

GPS module includes integrated patch antenna

November 23, 2011 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FGPMMOPA6C, from Alpha Micro, is a single-chip ultra-small GPS module with integrated patch antenna from GlobalTop Technology. Ideal for asset tracking and telematics applications, the PA6C single chip solution measures just 16mm x 16mm x 6.2mm...

Die-cast enclosures serve audio and industrial applications

November 23, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Responding to customer requests from several different sectors for die-cast enclosures to provide a strong and robust environmentally sealed housing with good EMC screening in a non-rectangular shape, Hammond Manufacturing has extended its popular 1590 family with the introduction of the 1590TRP and STP models.

Common Mode Absorption Device Ensures Reproducible Emissions Measurements

November 23, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a new line termination clamp as required by CISPR test methods. Reproducible emissions measurements require a defined line termination for the frequency range where connected lines provide a significant

Software Tool Takes Guesswork out of Battery Life Predictions

November 23, 2011 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has introduced a software tool enabling designers to accurately predict battery cell life expectancy in applications based on its low power EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Introduces IDEA Size 23 Programmable Linear Actuator

November 23, 2011 4:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA Size 23 Non-captive Linear Actuator. The IDEA Size 23 linear actuator combines high-output force, rotary to linear motion, stepper drive and programmable control in a single integrated package.

Compact Power Supplies Serve Multiple Applications

November 23, 2011 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meeting IT equipment safety specifications and stringent medical safety standards, the EMH series of single-output 250 Watt and 350 Watt AC-DC power supplies suit a broad range of IT, industrial, and medical applications.

Atollic Bundles SEGGER J-Link JTAG Probe with TrueSTUDIO Embedded Development IDE

November 23, 2011 3:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atollic announced the launch of a complete embedded development package comprising its award-winning Atollic TrueSTUDIO C/C++ development tool, and the J-Link JTAG debug probe from SEGGER Microcontroller.

Return to Zero - Matinee Movie

November 22, 2011 12:32 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. 

Plug-and-Play Junction Box Provides Versatility, Modularity

November 22, 2011 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial introduced the ModLink junction box. This modular plug-and-play system allows manufacturers, distributors, installers and owners/operators to insert 'smart' modules as needed at any time onto

Rotary Angle Sensors Are Touchless

November 22, 2011 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. introduced the Vert-X 90E Series of touchless rotary angle sensors. These sensors use a magnetic pick up that is secured to the rotating object, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore

Photoelectric Sensor Reliably Detects Clear Objects for Challenging High-Speed Applications

November 22, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Banner Engineering introduces the Q26 Series photoelectric sensor to its line of clear object detection sensors. Featuring a polarized retro coaxial design, the Q26 provides reliable detection of clear, translucent or opaque objects, including mirror-like surfaces.

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