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Improved Test Bench Generation for Multi-Chip Modules and 3D Chips

November 4, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

GOEPEL electronic announces the availability of additional features in its EDA software TAPChecker for the generation of BSDL test benches. The newly developed options extend the software’s flexibility in terms of handling pin groups and complex port declarations....

BGA socket operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz

November 4, 2011 4:56 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a high performance BGA socket for 0.5mm pitch, 14x18mm eMMC. The SG-BGA-7219 socket is designed for testing eMMC BGA device and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

Power Inductors Tout Low Height and DCR Values

November 4, 2011 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Total Frequency Control has released a family of high-current SMT power inductors (type UPI A 1004) presented as having the lowest height (4.2mm) and minimum DCR values in this package footprint (11.8 x 10.5 mm).


Can Solar Survive the Solyndra Aftermath?

November 3, 2011 1:17 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The recent collapse of a few high-profile solar energy companies, like Solyndra and Beacon Power, has caused even the most ardent fans of alternative energy to ask, "Can this industry survive?" The answer  all depends on what government does.

High speed current sensor serves hybrid and electric vehicles

November 3, 2011 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The drive for green power and mobility demands next generation current sensor technology. Melexis’ introduction of its MLX91207 high speed custom programmable Hall-Sensor delivers that next generation sensor.

Booster Module Enables Practical Energy Capture from Low-Power Sources

November 3, 2011 11:17 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Linear Devices, an innovation leader in cutting-edge analog semiconductor design, announces the release of a new family of MicroPower Step-up Low-Voltage Booster Modules. 

Brainstorm: Medical Electronics

November 3, 2011 9:00 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

How could solid state lighting benefit the medical device sector?

Great Expectations

November 3, 2011 8:41 am | by Rich Begen, VP of Distribution, Vicor ( | Blogs | Comments

I have heard customers and suppliers express frustration about what they get or do not get from the distributors with whom they do business.


Surface Mountable Accelerometers Supports High-g Shock Measurement Requirements

November 3, 2011 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has introduced the Endevco model 71M series, a family of rugged, undamped subminiature surface mountable piezoresistive accelerometers, designed to support a variety of high-g shock measurement requirements.

CEITEC Announces Volume Production of the Chip do Boi Device

November 3, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEITEC, a Brazilian company that develops and produces ASICs, announced that it has reached volume production for the first semiconductor device designed in-house.

element14 and Atmel Launch the SAM9 Development Kit

November 3, 2011 7:09 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

element14 has announced availability of the SAM9 development kit, a full-featured evaluation board centred on Atmel’s ARM based AT91SAM9G45 processor.

Compact Computer Designed for Rugged Environments

November 3, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s Relio R1420 is a small, rugged embedded computer that operates without fans or other moving parts for the most reliable operation possible.

World’s first Voice over LTE test solution for audio quality measurements

November 3, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has developed the world’s first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) test solution for audio quality measurements. By combining the R&S CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester emulating an LTE network, and the R&S UPV Audio Analyzer...


Dual 500-MSPS DACs for Wideband Transmit Systems Are Presented as Industry’s Smallest, Lowest-Power in Class

November 2, 2011 2:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced dual, 500-MSPS digital-to-analog converters (DACs). The 12-bit DAC3162 and 10-bit DAC3152 are asserted to be the smallest, least-expensive and lowest-power devices in their class and

LED T4 Tube Bulb Replaces 15-Watt Filament Bulbs

November 2, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announces another of its energy-saving LED light bulbs: the LED15T4 -SIW-120A T4 tube bulb with an E12 candelabra base and 120A input voltage.

High Power Density DC-DC Converter Modules

November 2, 2011 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the Traco Power TEP 150WI series with input filter module.

Addressing the Expanding Renewable Energy Marketplace

November 2, 2011 11:08 am | by Art Salyer, President and CEO, Palladium Energy | Blogs | Comments

According to a recent report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network, renewable energy now accounts for 20 percent of global electricity. 

Deep Packet Inspection Sub-System Addresses Telecom Applications

November 2, 2011 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adax and Qosmos announced a collaboration resulting in a high performance, quick-to-market Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)sub-system ideal for telecom applications.

Tektronix Announces Industry’s Fastest Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer

November 2, 2011 10:35 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix announced the OM4106D Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer – the first coherent test system with 33 GHz bandwidth support. This industry-fastest performance is achieved through tight integration with the DPO70000D Series oscilloscopes...

Alternate-Source Part Provides Drop-In Replacement for Maxim MAX6024A-B

November 2, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone  announced the immediate availability of two new, drop-in replacements in its Maxim alternate-source family, bringing the total number to nine analog ICs.

LVDT Linear Position Sensors Approved to Operate in Hazardous Locations

November 2, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors ( offers an upgraded series of intrinsically safe LVDT Linear Position Sensors for use in hostile environments such as gas/ steam turbine plants, chemical process plants and paper mills. Rated for operation to 212°F (100°C)...

LED Drivers Serve Lighting & Display Applications

November 2, 2011 8:37 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has introduced a new line AC-DC power supplies that are designed for LED lighting, signs and display applications with output ratings of 60, 80 and 100 watts. Both constant-voltage and constant-current models are available.

MEMS Accelerometers Advance Smart Sensing

November 2, 2011 8:36 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced the industry’s first three-axis high-resolution accelerometer with two embedded finite-state machines.

AIS-SART Processor IC Intended for Marine Search and Rescue

November 2, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits, ( has announced the launch of the new cutting-edge Marine AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter (SART) processor, the CMX7045. The CMX7045 is a highly integrated and flexible baseband processor fulfilling the needs of an AIS-SART and meeting IEC 61097-14 requirements.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mark Moran of Atollic on Software Development Tools

November 2, 2011 5:56 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Mark Moran, US General Manager of Atollic, about software development tools and the advantages they provide the engineer.

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