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Folding a Solar Cell into an Airplane

January 6, 2011 7:38 am | Videos | Comments

MIT professor Karen K. Gleason explains how graduate student Miles Barr folds a solar cell into a paper airplane.

Applications Processors Scale From One to Four Cores

January 6, 2011 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor introduces the i.MX 6 series of quad-, dual- and single-core applications processors designed to deliver outstanding performance and scalability to manufacturers targeting the hottest selling smart mobile, automotive infotainment and embedded device categories. Integrating one, two or four ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at up to

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ioxus Hybrid Capacitor Technology

January 5, 2011 9:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk with Chad Hall of Ioxus about his company's new hybrid capacitor technology, which enables an energy density 115 percent higher than standard electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs).

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150 Watt Medical ATX Power Supply Comes in Convection-Cooled U-Frame Package

January 5, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announces the MPM-815H Series of ATX 12V.0 Compliant U-Frame Switchers featuring convection cooled operation for medical and patient-care equipment.

DIN-Rail Converters Offer Wide Input and Output Flexibility

January 5, 2011 8:03 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas introduced the DPX Series of DC-DC converters that can be easily mounted onto DIN rails with both 2:1 and 4:1 input voltage ranges from 9.5V to 75V, with 40 to 60W output ratings.

Cavium, D2 and DSP Group Debut New Gateway Design

January 5, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cavium Networks has paired its ECONA ARM-based processors running D2 Technologies' VoIP software with the DECT/CAT-iq Module from DSP Group to create a market-ready reference design for a multi-service gateway. This gateway design has advanced features such as HD voice, PBX functionality and address book synchronization. 

Embedded Motion-Control System Suits Next-Generation Connected TV Applications

January 5, 2011 7:22 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest Labs, a leader in motion-control technology and interactive television applications, announced a new low cost, embedded motion-control system for TV manufacturers.

IP Core Solutions for High Definition Video Deployed at CES

January 5, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

TranSwitch announced that it will be showcasing its patented HDP technology, the HDMI and DisplayPort integrated solution, at CES with live demonstrations of HD-PXL 1.4, the Company’s latest intellectual property (IP) core.

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Seagate Unveils Certified GoFlex Storage System for Third-Party Manufacturers

January 5, 2011 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seagate announced, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a new program to allow third-party companies to incorporate slots on their products to support removable GoFlex external hard drives. First introduced in May of 2010, the GoFlex family is the next evolution of consumer external hard drives providing

Printed Electronics - Predictions for 2011

January 5, 2011 5:01 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx (www.IDTechEx.com) | Blogs | Comments

To examine what to expect for 2011, we must understand the spectacular successes of the recent past as well as the failures. Printed electronics has often been an industry with poor business planning and marketing.

Patterned Transparent Conductors Enhance Touchscreen Device Performance

January 5, 2011 4:45 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 3M unveiled Patterned Transparent Conductors, used in consumer electronic devices for a variety of applications including projected capacitive touch sensing, that offer key advantages over existing ITO/PET designs.

Gigabit Communications Processor Enhances Home Gateway Performance

January 5, 2011 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

TranSwitch announced that its Atlanta 2000 processor family achieved a CaffeineMark score of 7,000, , a Java performance level reflecting an ability for more software applications to run simultaneously on home gateways, integrated access devices (IADs) and IP-PBXs.

Servo Motor Touts Fast Communication Speeds

January 4, 2011 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Animatics introduced its Class 5 SmartMotor integrated servo. With the optional feature of patent-pending Combitronic technology, more than 100 SmartMotor servos can be linked over CAN to create

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LED-based High Bright, Optically Bonded Display Suits Industrial Apps

January 4, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Display Solutions Inc. released the Clearview Series of high performance displays. The displays are both high bright, 1000+ nits based on LED edge lighting and optical bonding. Ranging from 8.4” to 22” wide screen, this series offers

Low-energy DECT Variant Aids Sensor Networks

January 4, 2011 7:49 am | by Steven Leussink, SiTel Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

Wireless sensor nodes need to run on batteries for many years. SiTel Semiconductor and RTX Telecom are proposing a new ultra-low-energy extension to the existing DECT standard especially for this kind of application.

Dual Output Synchronous Controller Integrates Tracking and Sequencing

January 4, 2011 7:35 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced the availability of the ADP1850 synchronous DC-to-DC switching controller high-current, high-efficiency applications. The controller provides a wide input voltage range of

Signal Analyzer Boasts Desirable Acquisition Bandwidth, Real-time Capabilities

January 4, 2011 7:07 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. expanded its spectrum and vector signal analysis offerings with the introduction of the RSA5000 Series Signal Analyzer. The series is appropriate for spectrum management, radar, electronic warfare, radio communications and EMI/EMC. Featuring advanced

Processor Targets Cost-Sensitive, Low-End VoIP Market

January 4, 2011 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiTel Semiconductor today announced that its new SC14461 Green VoIP processor is at the heart of LG-Ericsson’s recently-launched IP8802 low-end enterprise VoIP desktop phone.

LED driver IC Integrates MOSFET for Improved Accuracy

January 4, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced HV9967, an open loop, average-mode current control LED driver IC that includes a 60V, 0.8 ohm MOSFET that can be used as a stand-alone buck converter, or connected as a source driver output...

Qi-Certified Kit Reduces Development Time of Wireless Power Solutions

January 4, 2011 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first Qi-certified wireless power development kit, which enables design engineers to speed the integration of wireless power technology in consumer electronics, at CES.

Imation Announces Plans For Expanded RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage Portfolio

January 3, 2011 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imation Corp. today announced new cost-effective, easy-to-implement solutions based on the industry-standard RDX® storage platform designed to help small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) store...

GreenPeak launches three new chips for the RF4CE market

January 3, 2011 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies today announced the launch of three new chips, allowing the development of robust and low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote control applications for TV’s and set-top boxes, addressing an overall one billion unit annual market.

nPower Personal Energy Generator to Exhibit at CES Unveiled

January 3, 2011 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tremont Electric, second place winner of the Consumer Electronics Association’s i-stage competition, is exhibiting the nPower PEG at CES Unveiled and the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Lantiq Introduces Family of Chips Supporting Global ITU-T G.hn Standard

January 3, 2011 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantiq today introduced a chip family supporting the ITU-T G.hn global standard for next generation wired home networks. Lantiq XWAY HNX devices provide manufacturers of consumer, computing and smart home electronics...

Graphics card offers DX10.1 graphics and multi-screen HD video content

January 3, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies today announced the world's first graphics card designed specifically for the embedded market with the VIA eH1, a DX10.1 compliant, multi-display card that thrusts any system with a PCI Express slot into a new realm of graphics and video capability.

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