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Application Understanding Impacts Cost of Interconnect Solutions

August 15, 2011 1:08 pm | by Michael Giesler, Application Specialist, 3M | Articles | Comments

Every day, consumers embrace multiple levels of interconnecting in our activities without thinking about it. Whether it is waking up to an alarm clock, turning on the lights, placing a call on your cell phone, operating your automobile, accessing data on your computer from the cloud...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Tim Colleran of Qualcomm Atheros on the Smart Grid and the 'Internet of Things'

August 15, 2011 11:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Tim Colleran, Director Internet of Things, Qualcomm Atheros. The 'Internet of Things' is the idea that everyday objects can be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable, and controllable via the Internet.

Bus converter supports an input range of 36-60 V

August 15, 2011 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI introduced the engineering release and initial customer sampling of the NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter brick based on their patented Solus Power Topology. As part of CUI’s Novum Advanced Power portfolio, the 720 W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V...

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Optimizing RF Systems

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | by Pushkar Nandkar and Balasatish Gurlinka, Applications Engineers, Cypress Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

Wireless technology, with its ability to increase system flexibility and mobility, has become an integral part of many embedded and consumer applications. Even a simple RF system, however, introduces many critical design issues with a fair number of tradeoffs.

Inductive Charging

August 15, 2011 7:08 am | Videos | Comments

Electric vehicles can be charged contact-free via inductive energy flow. It is safe and no cables are needed.

Connected Devices: A New Era of Electronics Design

August 15, 2011 6:58 am | by Bob Potock, Director, Americas Marketing, Altium | Articles | Comments

According to IDC Research, 15 billion devices will be connected to the internet by the year 2015. That is a big jump from the estimated 3 billion today. When we talk about “connected devices” our minds immediately go to mobile devices.

GUI-Building Software Enables Easy User Interface Creation

August 15, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller has developed a new tool to help the engineer shorten the time to create their application by replacing the tedious task of creating user interfaces in hand written code with a simple straight forward drag-and-drop interface.

Flash Controller IP Core Enables Faster Data Transfer

August 15, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Posedge, a leading supplier of Wired/Wireless Secure Networking Semiconductor Intellectual Property solutions has expanded its IP portfolio by announcing the availability of ONFI-3.0 compliant Universal Flash Controller (UFC).

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DIN-mount Power Supplies Suit Restricted Installation Depths

August 12, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Five COMPACT units have joined WAGO Corporation’s DIN-rail mount EPSITRON Power Supply line. Suitable for restricted installation depths, the offering complies with DIN 43880, specifying equipment dimensions for distribution and meter panels. Ranging between

Understanding Overload and Short Circuit Protection of DC-DC Power Converters

August 12, 2011 8:12 am | Videos | Comments

VPT, Inc. produced a new instructional video on overload and short circuit protections of DC-DC converters. Topics include how DC-DC converters respond to overload and short circuit conditions, a demonstration of

The Tinker's Toolbox - Parviz Ghaffaripour of Akros Silicon on Power Electronics

August 12, 2011 8:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Akros Silicon's President and CEO, Parviz Ghaffaripour about power electronics today and the challenges to the design engineer.

Return to Zero - Augmented Reality

August 12, 2011 7:24 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. 

Novel Dessicant Bag Rescues Wet Gadgets

August 12, 2011 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bheestie Bags are the ultimate gift for any tech lover, as it actually dries out small electronic devices when they get wet.

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Compact COM-Express Module Targets Low-Power Applications

August 12, 2011 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the release of  the SOM-6763 B1 – COM-Express compact module powered by the Intel Atom Processors 400 and 500 Series.

Mobilizing Business Desktop Software

August 12, 2011 4:19 am | by Frank Kettenstock, VP of Marketing, Foxit (www.foxitsoftware.com) | Blogs | Comments

Gartner Group estimates that by 2015 over 294 million tablets and over 1 billion smartphones will be in use - making mobile devices one of the hottest platforms for software developers to migrate to.

L-com Debuts Right-Angle, PCB-Mount D-Subminiature Connectors

August 11, 2011 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

L-com announced that it will begin carrying right-angle, PCB-mount D-Sub connectors. Right-angle PCB connectors are popular for many I/O applications.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Cees Links of GreenPeak on Wireless Networks

August 11, 2011 12:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Cees Links, the Founder and CEO of GreenPeak, a fabless semiconductor company with a strong focus on wireless for sense and control networks in combination with battery-less technology.

Nordson MARCH and Science College of Donghua University Create R & D Lab for Plasma Apps in Manufacturing

August 11, 2011 12:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson MARCH and Science College of Donghua University, Shanghai, China have launched a new joint laboratory devoted to the advancement of plasma research and furthering education in plasma technology. The partnership includes

6250 MHz Coaxial Resonator Oscillator

August 11, 2011 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s new CVCO55CXT-6250-6250 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler.

Single and Dual Comparators Enable Different Audio Jacks to be Used in Same Device

August 11, 2011 10:55 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild’s FAN156 and FAN256 low power comparators typically consume less than 10 µA of supply current. They operate at a low voltage of 1.6 V and are fully operational up to

Injection Molding Sensor Combines Pressure and Temperature Cavity Measurement

August 11, 2011 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kistler introduced the Type 6190 high-precision transducer designed to offer combined measurements of both cavity pressure and contact temperature during industrial thermoplastic and elastomeric injection molding operations. It is said to be the only sensor of its kind offering

Smallest Dual Element Mulitlayer Varistor With Exceptionally High ESD Value

August 11, 2011 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded its rugged automotive portfolio to include a miniature, dual element AC multilayer varistor designed for use in automotive low power AC circuits.

Instrument Enclosures Feature All-Aluminum Construction

August 11, 2011 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE has developed an all new range of instrument enclosures – the UNIMET-PLUS series. These housings have been designed for desktop and portable OEM electronics equipment. Typical applications will include

MaxLinear Low-Power Tuners Chosen for InfiniTV

August 11, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

MaxLinear announced that Ceton has chosen its MxL241SF cable TV tuners for its InfiniTV multi-tuner digital cable TV product line for the PC.

MIL-STD-1553 Multi-terminal ICs Replace Multi-chip Modules

August 11, 2011 7:33 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus ICs for the avionics and military markets, proudly announces their next-generation MIL-STD-1553 bus terminal products, the HI-6130 and HI-6131.

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