Design engineers working with industrial communication designs need to transmit high speed data over the communication fieldbus without the risk of damaging sensitive controllers, ADCs or sensors. The current solution uses two single-channel optocouplers or other technology...
Vero Technologies manufactures a wide range of double sided and multilayer Eurocard extender boards that enable active boards to be brought out from the subrack for testing and debugging while retaining the interconnect with the backplane.
Kent Perry with SanDisk discusses three new flash drives, including the 128 gb compact flash drive. purportedly the biggest card in the industry.
In a move that heralds a performance revolution in energy-efficient power electronics, Cree, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has introduced the industry’s first fully-qualified commercial silicon carbide power MOSFET.
Eric Lind with Contour Energy Systems discusses their new 3 V battery system at CES 2011.
Unlike the incandescent / fluorescent lamp world of today’s electrical lighting fixtures, solid-state lighting is in the realm of electronics. The purpose of this series of articlesis to provide an informative summary of the elements that comprise these new electronic systems...
NXP Semiconductors announced the LPC11C22 and LPC11C24 – the industry’s first integrated high-speed CAN Physical Layer transceiver and microcontroller with on-chip CANopen drivers.
Dave of the EEVblog is on the search for a single AA cell to 500mA 5V DC DC boost converter chip. Is it possible?, what will he find?,
Analog Bits announced availability of a full design kit for their PLL IP products, supporting the 28nm Common Platform process of IBM, Samsung and Global Foundries.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. today announced it has achieved a major performance milestone related to its PowerSmart power platforms. RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms are a new product category reshaping the future of multimode, multi-band cellular RF architectures.
High-growth economies such as Brazil, Indonesia, India and China have an emerging middle class and rapidly growing automotive markets. The vehicle retail price in these markets must be relatively low, putting cost pressure on components in these vehicles.
The EcoCAR Challenge is an opportunity for university students to apply cutting edge technology and experiment with solutions to the problems of the future. The goal of the three-year student competition is to design practical vehicles that improve efficiency, emissions, and performance while remaining functional.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Piyush Sevalia of SiTime about their SiT1052, the first MEMS resonator for real time clock and time-keeping applications.
Advances in lithium-ion battery technology have created new opportunities for the development of portable devices. Contemporary lithium-ion cells offer energy densities that are significantly higher than legacy battery chemistries such as nickel cadmium (NiCd), nickel metal hydride (NiMh) and lead acid (LA).
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX12005, the industry’s first 8 x 4 satellite IF switch IC that is expandable to allow up to 16 satellite signals. Highly integrated, the MAX12005 is flexible and adaptable for a wide range of space-constrained, satellite IF distribution and multiswitch applications.
The ilumisys MK2 light-emitting diode (LED) tube, an energy-efficient, mercury-free replacement for traditional fluorescent light tubes, achieves excellent light transmission and light diffusion qualities with Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon 6717 polycarbonate.
Innoquest, Inc. recently unveiled the SpotCheck Reel Estimator, a revolutionary handheld digital meter for determining tape and reel part counts. Using patent pending technology, the new Reel Estimator quickly and accurately determines part counts to within 5 percent for any surface mount part supplied on tape and reel...
To paraphrase David Farragut, damn the sales figures; full speed ahead! If CES 2011 signaled anything, it was the industry’s intent on shoving 3D down our throats. The most vocal proponent, Sony, claims they’ll “lead the industry’s charge for 3D.” Yet for the industry, it’s more like a holy crusade.
CEVA, Inc. announced the latest addition to its CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP architecture. The CEVA-TL3211 is an advanced DSP targeting the growing needs of low cost smartphones and high-definition (HD) audio features within digital televisions (DTV), set-top-boxes (STB), and Blu-ray Disc players.
Antenna Factor is pleased to announce the exciting OM-DW Series antennas. Capable of covering all popular frequency bands from 860MHz through 5.88GHz, the OM-DW Series eliminates the need to stock multiple antenna frequencies.
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the availability of a new high-voltage N-channel po w er metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor (MOSFET), the RJK60S5DPK, for power supply units that delivers high efficiency.
Semtech Corp. has expanded its efficient, high-performance EcoSpeed regulator platform to include a 3A output current device with a wide input voltage range from 5.5 to 24V. The new SC410 joins Semtech’s existing platform of EcoSpeed converters...
Ethernet is the most pervasive interface technology used in Local Area Networking (LAN). There are several variations of Ethernet; the most common types are the 10BaseT at 10 Mbps data rate, Fast Ethernet at 100 Mbps and a growing trend toward Gigabit Ethernet (GbE).
Positronic announced its Wondersun power connector. These single pole or multi-pole power connectors are for use in applications such as back up power and UPS systems; telecom, datacom, and server power distribution; test equipment; transportation; and industrial and process controls.
As electronic systems continue the trend toward lower voltages and higher currents and as the speed of contemporary loads ? such as state-of-the-art processors and memory ? continues to increase, the power systems designer is challenged...