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Cocoon GRID-IT! Used in NASA Experiment

August 18, 2011 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cocoon Innovations is excited to announce its GRID-IT! organization system was recently used in an experiment conducted as part of Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program aboard NASA’s “Weightless Wonder” aircraft.

Ethernet device server enables serial-to-Ethernet conversion

August 18, 2011 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix announced that Quadlogic has selected Lantronix’ UDS1100 Ethernet device server to enable serial-to-Ethernet conversion in its metering systems. As a result, Quadlogic can now offer remote access, monitoring and control of its energy metering technology over Ethernet...

CMOS Oscillator Provides -168 dBc-Hz Noise Floor

August 18, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corporation has launched the CCHD-575 , a new Ultra-Low Phase Noise CMOS Oscillator providing a -168 dBc/Hz noise floor.

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SMD Offline Transformer Targets LED Lighting Market

August 18, 2011 7:44 am | Articles | Comments

Wurth Electronics Midcom announced a new series of surface mount transformers, created for LED lighting and offline power supply markets. This marks the series as one of the only SMD transformers for

Return to Zero - RF Expert

August 18, 2011 6:27 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. 

NXP Demonstrates Intelligent Networking for Vehicles

August 18, 2011 5:59 am | Videos | Comments

CAN Partial Networking provides design engineers with precision control over a vehicle's bus communication network.

Creating a New Natural User-Interface Paradigm

August 18, 2011 5:49 am | by Guillaume Largillier, Co-Founder and CSO, Stantum (www.stantum.com) | Blogs | Comments

Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.

Let's Create More Efficient Electronic Systems Together

August 18, 2011 5:17 am | by Eric Persson, Executive Director FAE, International Rectifier (www.irf.com) | Blogs | Comments

IR was founded on the principles of energy efficiency back in 1947, and our founder’s 1912 Baker electric car (which IR modified to become the world’s first solar-powered car in 1958) is still on display at our Temecula wafer Fab.

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SMT LED Displays Go Ultrathin

August 17, 2011 2:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Opto Plus LED Corp is producing ultrathin LED Displays that are 1 mm or less in reflector thickness. This technology allows compact product design and utilization of LED displays in products that failed to have sufficient room in the past, according to the company. This capability also allows

Digital Voltage Regulator Minimizes Space, Energy Usage

August 17, 2011 2:08 pm | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson added a new vertical-mount variant to its recently announced 40-A output BMR464 Series of 3E second-generation digital point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new BMR464-SIP (BMR4642002) uses single in-line packaging (SIP) to provide

Industrial Grade AC-DC Switching Power Supply with PFC-Input Delivers 750 W

August 17, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ PFC 65F-125FT industrial grade AC/DC power supply with power factor corrected input delivers up to 750 W output power. It employs field proven design topology to convert

RMS-to-DC Converter Ensures Accuracy and Best-in-Class Dynamic Range

August 17, 2011 12:08 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices (ADI) unveiled today an integrated true RMS-to-DC converter that offers a best-in-class 100 µV to 3 V of usable dynamic range and the ability to measure extremely low signal levels with high accuracy and no drop in settling time. 

Advantech Launches a 15” Touch Panel Computer with Intel Atom Processor

August 17, 2011 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech announces the release of its new 15” touch panel computer with Intel Atom processor designed to operate in very low and very high temperatures. The Energy Star compliant TPC-1551H has been designed to work in temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F)...

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LED driver provides 100W of constant voltage output power

August 17, 2011 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The E100W24V-D is part of ERG Lighting’s eDriver product family of LED drivers designed specifically for SSL applications with efficient power, size, cost, and support in mind. The E100W24V-D features up to 100W of constant voltage output power...

Portable Test Instrument for Electrical and Maintenance Applications

August 17, 2011 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Corporation of America is pleased to announce the release of another high quality and well engineered product, the CW10 Clamp-On Power Meter.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Brett Fox of Touchstone Semi on Analog Circuit Design

August 17, 2011 8:17 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Brett Fox, CEO of Touchstone Semiconductors on analog circuits and the challenges to today's designers.

u-blox' LISA Approved for AT & T Network

August 17, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, announces the official AT&T approval of LISA, the world’s smallest surface-mount 3G module for use on AT&T’s mobile broadband network.

The Parts Make the Whole: Aircraft Systems Components

August 17, 2011 7:30 am | by Ken Smith, Product Manager, Meldin, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics | Articles | Comments

According to the Air Transport Association’s 2010 economic report “When America Flies it Works,” operating revenues for U.S. airlines fell by approximately 17 percent in the wake of the 2009 global recession – considered the worst since the 1930s.

Return to Zero - EMC Testing

August 17, 2011 6:42 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

Shrinking Electromechanical Components

August 17, 2011 6:34 am | by Jerome Smolinski, Senior Product Manager, C&K Components | Articles | Comments

Intuitively, in order to have a more compact device, the components in the device must all become smaller. However, the aesthetics and functionality of electromechanical components must also be preserved or enhanced in order to meet application requirements.

Google Buys Motorola Mobility – Is this the Gee-Phone deal?

August 17, 2011 5:50 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of speculation in the industry as to what is behind the Google purchase of Motorola Mobility and likewise a plethora of speculation on the future of Motorola Mobility now that they are part of Google.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jonathan Chien of Conexant on Audio Systems in Smart Devices

August 17, 2011 5:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jonathan Chien, Audio Marketing Director of Conexant about audio management in home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next-generation Smart TV and video game consoles.

Anatomy of a Digital Isolator

August 16, 2011 2:25 pm | by David Krakauer, Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

For years, designers of industrial, medical and other isolated systems had limited options when implementing safety isolation: the only reasonable choice was the optocoupler. Today, digital isolators offer advantages in performance, size, cost, power efficiency and integration. Understanding the nature and interdependence of three key elements of a digital isolator is important in choosing the right digital isolator.

Power Factor Correction Techniques in LED Lighting

August 16, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High power LED based light fixtures are replacing fluorescent and HID light sources in many general lighting applications. Since LED lighting represents a green technology, the issue of power factor is very important. Power factor is defined as

Hybrid Aluminum-Polymer Capacitors Feature Low ESR, Wide Temp Range

August 16, 2011 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tecate Group announced the release of the MXCPB and MXCPT Series of aluminum-polymer hybrid construction capacitors. The new SMD series combines the low ESR of polymer capacitors with the low

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