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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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Five performance metrics for wireless device networking

September 6, 2011 5:48 am | by Sourav Dey, Systems Engineer, On-Ramp Wireless | Articles | Comments

There are many positive use cases for enabling wireless device connectivity, including the smart grid, gas and water distribution systems, building energy management, shipping container tracking, and more. Only recently has technology been developed to address the particular needs of this segment.

Acoustic test fixture meets ANSI-ASA S12.42 standard

September 6, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

G.R.A.S. Sound & Vibration (G.R.A.S.) has announced the North American market introduction of the G.R.A.S. 45CB Acoustic Test Fixture According to ANSI S12.42. Offering high-reliability performance over a wide dynamic range...

100MHz OCXO with Exceptional Phase Noise Performance

September 6, 2011 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies’ NV45G1480 Series 100MHz OCXO offers superior performance in one of the industries smallest OCXO packages.

Vertical Micro USB Connectors Rival Right Angle Configurations in Many Applications

September 2, 2011 9:09 am | by Laurence Hill, Global Connector Technology, www.globalconnectortechnology.com | Blogs | Comments

Customers who choose to use Micro USB connectors are faced with a multitude of connector options in horizontal PCB orientation. Horizontal orientation is perfect for handheld applications where the PCB runs parallel to the device (such as a cell phone)...

Poly-Form Flexible Pre-shaped Adhesives for Bonding Diverse Materials

September 2, 2011 8:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals has introduced an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals F05 Poly-forms are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, and glass.

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Return to Zero - Surplus MRI

September 2, 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. 

Know Your Choices for Mounting Heat Sinks to Hot Components

September 1, 2011 2:02 pm | by Dr. Kaveh Azar, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., www.qats.com Edited by Chris Warner | Articles | Comments

Because of the performance demands on ICs, the use of cooling heat sinks on top of ASICs, CPUs and other processors is a standard industry practice. As the available real estate on PCBs has become sparse, physically attaching heat sinks to such devices has become a challenge for most applications, specifically for high-density boards. Thus, an engineer starting the process of thermal management must

The Tinker's Toolbox - Andreas Koller of Energy Micro on Sensor Interfaces

September 1, 2011 12:11 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Andreas Koller, VP of WW Sales and Marketing at Energy Micro and their Low Energy Sensor Interface (LESENSE). 

1200-V IGBTs Offer Reduced Switching and Conduction Losses

September 1, 2011 12:10 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of a family of 1200-V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) for induction heating, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) solar and welding applications. The new family of 1200-V IGBTs uses thin wafer Field-Stop Trench technology that

IC Monitors Internal and Remote Voltage, Current and Temperature

September 1, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2991, an eight-channel I²C temperature, voltage and current monitor for 3-V and 5-V systems. This monitoring solution incorporates a 14-bit ADC, 10ppm/°C voltage reference and I²C digital interface to provide

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3:1 Hybrid Sensor Combines IR LED Emitter with Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors

September 1, 2011 7:44 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new “3 in 1” SFH 7773 digital sensor from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors makes it easier than ever to install both proximity and ambient light sensing in smart phones and similar devices by combining the functions of a digital ambient light sensor and a digital proximity sensor in a single compact unit.

Return to Zero - Slow Internet

September 1, 2011 7:23 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. 

Fraunhofer Launches MultimediaPlayer to Deliver Unprecedented Digital Radio Offerings

September 1, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fraunhofer IIS announced the availability of the Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer for digital radio standards Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM30/DRM+) and DAB (DAB Classic/DAB+).

The Tinker's Toolbox - David Horn of Switch on Solid-State Lighting

September 1, 2011 4:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to David Horn of Switch Lighting about solid-state lighting and how it is impacting the illumination market.

Voltage Regulators Feature Short-Circuit Current Foldback

August 31, 2011 1:09 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduced its MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical), and a maximum output current of 150 mA at +125 degrees Celsius junction temperature. Both LDOs offer

R & S RTO High-performance Family Introduces the 600 MHz Oscilloscope(2)

August 31, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fast detection of rare signal faults at an extremely high acquisition rate, excellent signal fidelity thanks to low-noise frontends, intuitive user interface for quick work: The R&S RTO for 1 GHz and 2 GHz bandwidth offers all this and much more.

Tektronix' New MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

August 31, 2011 12:01 pm | Videos | Comments

This mixed domain oscilloscope (MDO) from Tektronix delivers the functionality of an oscilloscope and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument. In this video, Gary Waldo of Tektronix shows off the new MDO.

Richardson RFPD Provides Design Support for MA-COM Wideband Amplifier

August 31, 2011 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announces it is now providing full design-in support and logistics for the XD1008-BD medium power, distributed wideband amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions.

1.00 MM Contact Centerline Parts to Fully Shrouded Box Header and Mate Portfolio

August 31, 2011 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Announced by Sullins Connector Solutions is the addition of the dual-row 1.00 mm (0.039") centerline SBH51 Series Fully Shrouded Male Box Headers and corresponding SFM210 Series Fully Shrouded Female Header Mates.

Audio Amplifier for Flat Panel TVs with Digital Power Limit and Selectable Gain

August 31, 2011 10:54 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced the NCS8353 stereo audio amplifier, a Class D device with high efficiency levels (>87%), that climates the need for the inclusion of a heatsink in the system design.

Platinum Tools Launches All-in-One Stripping Tool at 2011 CEDIA Expo

August 31, 2011 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Platinum Tools is proud to announce it will launch the All-in-One Stripping Tool (part # 15018C ) at the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 737.

Absolute Encoder Touts Accuracy, Modular Design

August 31, 2011 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced a high-resolution absolute optical encoder for high-performance servo and motor feedback applications. The AEAT-9000 ultra-precision absolute encoder provides desirable accuracy for

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