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SID 2011: Cypress' True Single Layer Sensor

May 23, 2011 12:03 pm | Videos | Comments

John Carey from Cypress Semiconductor discusses the company's true single layer sensor, which can do both self-cap sensing and mutual cap sensing.

SID 2011: Ocular's 15.6 Inch True Touch Cap Panel

May 23, 2011 11:58 am | Videos | Comments

Ocular CEO Phil Spivey discusses their 15.6 inch p-touch true touch capacitive panel. This device allows for 16 simultaneous recognitions.

SID 2011: ERG's Drop-in Replacement LED Drivers

May 23, 2011 11:53 am | Videos | Comments

Bill Abbott from Endicott Research Group (ERG) discusses their drop-in replacement LED drivers.

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SID 2011: Dontech's "Day Vu" Line of Displays

May 23, 2011 11:48 am | Videos | Comments

Jeff Blake from Dontech details their "Day Vu" line of displays.

BSV-nano FPGA POL Converter

May 23, 2011 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

To meet the high-speed, low voltage, high current requirements of the latest FPGA designs Bellnix has developed the BSV-1.8S4R0NA POL converter demonstrating unprecedented levels of performance including...

SID 2011: Stantum's IVSM Multi-touch Technology

May 23, 2011 10:57 am | Videos | Comments

Gauthier Chastan with Stantum explains the benefits of Stantum's Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) Multi-touch Technology, which enables 10 touches with stylus input.

SID 2011: E Ink Color e-ink Displays

May 23, 2011 10:53 am | Videos | Comments

Sri Peruvemba with Eink discusses the varied uses of e-paper and their line of color e-ink displays.

SID 2011: SouthWest NanoTechnologies' Printable Inks

May 23, 2011 10:49 am | Videos | Comments

David Arthur, CEO of SouthWest Nano (SWeNT), discusses their printable inks which contain their carbon nanotube materials.

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Dual-Axis Accelerometer Touts High Temperature Operation Up To +175°C

May 23, 2011 9:10 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices released for general availability the ADXL206 high precision, low power, dual-axis iMEMS accelerometer with signal conditioned analog voltage outputs. The single-chip ADXL206 measures

RF Predistortion Linearizers Target Heterogeneous Network Deployments

May 23, 2011 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Scintera Networks announced the availability of the SC1869 and SC1889 second generation system-on-chip (SoC) adaptive RF Power Amplifier Linearizers (RFPAL) to address 3G and 4G heterogeneous network deployments. The SC1869/89 are said to

SMT Hybrid Coupler Is Designed for Broad Bandwidth Apps

May 23, 2011 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The W3H0830F hybrid coupler is designed for broad bandwidth applications from 800 to 3000MHz. This LTCC coupler is surface mountable and handles up to 100W of RF power yet has a

Driving a Brushed DC or Bipolar Stepper Motor Just Got Easier!

May 23, 2011 8:44 am | by Jose Quinones, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

Famous for their ability to accurately control speed and position, while commutating under open loop conditions, the stepper motor simply is unequalled when it comes to the simplicity of the electronics drive. It also has an inherent ability to maintain a commanded position...

New Generation of Hexapods Deliver Sub-Micron Resolution for Ultra-Precision Applications

May 23, 2011 8:25 am | by Jim McMahon, Physik Instrumente | Articles | Comments

Hexapods were initially introduced to public attention in the late 1800s and first employed in an industrial application in the late 1940s, used on a tire testing machine. Six-axes parallel kinematic positioning systems (hexapods) used in robotics assembly cells debuted in 1954.

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Designing for Low-Power, High-Performance Industrial Applications

May 23, 2011 7:24 am | by David Otten and Joel Mach, Microchip Technology Inc., www.microchip.com | Articles | Comments

Portable applications in the industrial market segment require low power, reliability and high performance. Example industrial applications include barcode readers, shipment data loggers, highway tracking, noise-cancelling headphones...

Kits for Kids

May 23, 2011 7:07 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Summer vacation arrives soon and parents will have to come up with activities and projects to keep kids busy. Why not consider some electronic kits, boards, tools, and books?

Addressing Product Miniaturization Challenges for Medical Electronics

May 23, 2011 6:19 am | by Vern Solberg, Tessera Technologies | Articles | Comments

With the rapid deployment of new products from an ever growing number of competing companies, time-to-market can be the difference between leading and following. For that reason, many manufacturers will rely heavily on more innovative package solutions...

Designing more efficient white goods

May 23, 2011 5:21 am | by Pushek Madaan and Prakhar Goyal, Cypress Semiconductor, www.cypress.com | Articles | Comments

White goods have become an integral part of our lives, from controlling ambient temperature and lighting to cooking our food and a host of other day-to-day activities. Although white goods may be used for a variety of applications...

Miniature Snap Action Switch Has Small Footprint

May 23, 2011 4:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RL6-2 miniature snap action switch from Phaseda has a footprint 0.780 x 0.400 inch, a UL-approved rating of 10A at 125VAC and 1/4HP, and a VDE rating at 10A 250V.

Creative Use of TV Whitespace Addresses Community Broadband Needs

May 20, 2011 6:28 am | Articles | Comments

Many have asked the question, “How can we fill the need for rural broadband Internet access in our rural community?” But few have actually ventured beyond the question to attempt to make it happen.

Return to Zero - Jamming Jumpsuits

May 20, 2011 6:00 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.

Collaborative Innovation Drives Economic Growth

May 19, 2011 7:58 am | by Tom Waechter, President and CEO of JDSU | Blogs | Comments

In my role as the CEO of a global technology company, I’m often asked to reveal the secret to market growth. When I think of what drives our brand and our interaction with customers two words come to mind: collaborative innovation.

Return to Zero - Tight Fit

May 19, 2011 7:32 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.

12W LED Driver Targets Display Lighting

May 19, 2011 5:31 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed a series of 350mA constant-current 12W drivers for indoor LED lighting has an output voltage range of 10~43VDC and is ideal for applications such as display lighting and strings of a few high-intensity bulbs.

Phase Noise Synthesizer Suits High-Density Signal Constellation Applications

May 19, 2011 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave announces the release of a new ultra-low phase noise synthesizer IC. The HMC704LP4E has been designed for best phase noise and lowest spurious content possible in an integrated synthesizer.

Network Analysis Device Delivers Wider Dynamic Range and Short Measurement Times

May 19, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The R&S ZNB and R&S ZNC from Rohde & Schwarz inaugurate a new generation of vector network analyzers, with a dynamic range up to 140 dB and a sweep time of 4 ms with 401 points and excellent stability.

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