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6-Gbs SATA-SAS RAID Controllers Include On-board DRAM Cache

July 11, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

PMC-Sierra, Inc. announced what are said to be the industry’s first true hardware 6Gb/s SATA/SAS RAID controllers with on-board DRAM cache for the entry-level market segment. The Adaptec by PMC family of Series 6E RAID controllers enable

Rack enclosures accommodate Cisco Nexus 7010 and 7018 switches

July 11, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Emerson Network Power introduced Knurr DCM rack enclosures that specifically accommodate Cisco Nexus 7010 and 7018 switches.

CAN in 30 minutes or less

July 11, 2011 8:13 am | by Hassane El-Khoury, Sr. Business Development Manager, Cypress Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

The Controller Area Network (CAN) was first introduced by Robert Bosch to address the growing complexity of vehicle functions and networks.

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Applications Test Solution Focused on Multi-mode LTE Devices

July 11, 2011 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu is proud to announce the planned introduction of the MD8475A Signaling Tester, with capability to test a wide range of applications on the latest high-speed, multi-mode LTE devices.

Spendvision’s New eMoney Module Enables Businesses to Track and Manage NFC Transactions

July 11, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spendvision announced the availability of its new eMoney module, which allows businesses to capture, manage and report on purchases made using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The module will enable eMoney transactions to be integrated with all other types of spend, making it easier for staff to record all expenses, irrespective of the payment method used, ultimately affording businesses greater insight into what employees are spending.

Read channel enables aerial densities of 500GB per platter

July 11, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

LSI Corporation today announced it is shipping in volume the TrueStore RC9700 read channel IP integrated into system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs for the hard disk drive (HDD) market. The TrueStore RC9700 is a second-generation 40nm read channel featuring a low-density parity check...

TI Develops First Module Platform Housing the WiLink™ 6.0

July 11, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated premiered its first module platform housing the WiLink™ 6.0 (WL1271) single-chip, wireless combo solution with TI’s open source, Linux-based OpenLink™ drivers. The OpenLink drivers are built on the community-validated mac80211 Wi-Fi driver and BlueZ Bluetooth® protocol stack.

Unfinished Symphonies in the World of High-Voltage Gate Drivers

July 11, 2011 6:37 am | by Don Alfano, Director of Applications, Isolation and Machine Interface Products, Silicon Labs | Blogs | Comments

Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, better known as the “Unfinished Symphony,” was started but never finished even though Schubert lived another six years. The completed portion of the Unfinished Symphony was extraordinarily compelling.

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New Octave Band Drop-in Circulator Covers a Bandwidth of 5.2 to 11 GHz

July 11, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renaissance has designed a new octave band drop-in circulator, 3G7BH, that covers a bandwidth of 5.2 to 11 GHz over -20° to +85° C. With insertion loss less than 0.95 dB over the entire band, the circulator is robust to handle 20 Watts of incident RF power.

Set-Top Box Reference Design Obtains 'Adobe AIR for TV' Certification

July 11, 2011 5:50 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has made a significant step forward in its advanced high-definition TV System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms at the forefront of technology development for the next generation of connected TVs that are enabled to run Adobe AIR-based games and other applications.

Breakthrough Direct RF-Sampling ADCs Revolutionize Radio Architectures

July 11, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced a family of analog-to-digital converters that are the industry’s first to directly sample RF signals beyond 2.7 GHz, with third-order intermodulation distortion up to -71 dBc and sampling at up to 3.6 Giga-samples per second.

Return to Zero - Bogey at 6 o’clock

July 11, 2011 5:29 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.

Brainstorm: Power

July 11, 2011 4:55 am | Articles | Comments

What business or developmental opportunities do you see in your space for the smart grid?

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Module Platform Merges WiLink 6.0 Solution with TI OpenLink Drivers

July 11, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments premiered its first module platform housing the WiLink 6.0 (WL1271) single-chip, wireless combo solution with TI’s open source, Linux-based OpenLink drivers.

IAR Systems Delivers Software Performance Analysis for Renesas RX

July 11, 2011 4:26 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced an upgrade to IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX with advanced software performance analysis functionality to help users understand how well an application performs on the microcontroller.

MEMS Accelerometers Tout Accuracy and Temperature Stability

July 9, 2011 8:36 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

InCheck Technologies’ low-power, lightweight MEMS accelerometers are based on Analog Devices’ ADXL001 chip and feature MEMS accuracy and temperature stability with no field calibration required. Two sensors in one, these accelerometers with

Microchip Unveils New 60 MIPS Enhanced Core dsPIC33 DSCs and PIC24 MCUs

July 9, 2011 8:07 am | Videos | Comments

Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology talks about the company’s new 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs).

Flywheel Systems Offer a Green Alternative to Power Protection

July 8, 2011 9:33 am | by by Dann McKeraghan, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Blogs | Comments

When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down.

Micro USB Connectors Offer Multiple Design Options

July 8, 2011 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Connector Technology offers a new range of µUSB connectors in A and A/B formats with a wide variety of PCB mounting styles.

U-Shaped Connectors Ideal for LED Lighting Applications

July 8, 2011 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Board to board connector specialists GradConn launch U-Shaped thru hole connectors for planar PCB mating. The new range offers 2.00mm pitch spacing with single and dual in line options, the headers may be used as a economical one piece solution...

Wireless Sensor Networks Go The Distance

July 8, 2011 8:27 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Whether you use a handful or thousands of sensors in a wireless network, communications can occur in many ways. But each approach requires a thoughtful analysis of distances between sensor nodes, node-power requirements, protocols, and network layouts, among other characteristics.

Starter Kit Features STMicro ARM Cortex-M3-based STM32 F-2 Series

July 8, 2011 8:10 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems today announced a complete starter kit for STMicroelectronics’ ARM Cortex-M3 based high performance STM32 F-2 series

Rugged 40 V to 75 V Automotive-qualified MOSFETs Provide Low On-State Resistance

July 8, 2011 8:02 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including heavy load applications used in

The World's Most Competitively Priced Quartz MINI SMD

July 8, 2011 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The internationally active quartz crystal and oscillator specialist PETERMANN-TECHNIK from the town of Kaufering (Germany) presents the world’s most competitively priced quartz crystal MINI SMD.

Ultra-low Dropout Regulators Help Reduce Power Consumption

July 8, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a low dropout voltage of 220 mV at 1.5 A, the AP7362 and AP7363 fixed and adjustable output linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated are positioned to help reduce power consumption and increase regulated voltage output stability. Their

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