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36-V Automotive Op Amp is Available in the SOT-553 Micro Package

September 21, 2011 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced an automotive-qualified 36-V, single-supply, low-noise op amp that can operate on supplies ranging from +2.7 V to +36 V. In addition to industry-standard packaging, the OPA171-Q1 is available for

Connecting iOS to the Real World with Dr. Alasdair Allan

September 21, 2011 12:16 pm | Videos | Comments

In today's video we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York with Dr. Alasdair Allan, of Babilim Light Industries, who shows us how to connect iOS to the real world.

Inrush Current Limiter Protects Avionics and Military Power Systems

September 21, 2011 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT Inc., a HEICO company announced a new power protection module, the DVCL Inrush Current Limiter. The module controls potentially damaging inrush current drawn by DC-DC converters, EMI filters, and discrete capacitors during startup. With a


ARM Cortex-M4 core-based MCU Touts Signal-processing Capabilities and Faster Operations

September 21, 2011 11:05 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the introduction of its new STM32 F4 Series of microcontrollers (MCUs). This extension to the STM32 platform is based on the latest ARM Cortex-M4 core, which adds signal-processing capabilities and faster

Bandwidth socket operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz

September 21, 2011 9:21 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance elastomer socket for 0.5mm pitch 10 pin Optical DFN package. The SG-MLF-7059 socket is designed for an 3.5mmx2.1mmx0.65mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

Linear Technology Teams with AEi Systems to Offer WCCA and SPICE Modeling

September 21, 2011 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology has signed and implemented a multiyear cooperation agreement and program with AEi Systems, the world leader in worst case circuit analysis (WCCA) and SPICE modeling.

Application development kits conform to MIL-STD-1553

September 21, 2011 9:11 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems today announced its collaboration with HOLT Integrated Circuits for their MIL-STD-1553 application development kit, HI-6130. HOLT Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military data bus and display applications.

Serving the International Wireless Marketplace

September 21, 2011 7:53 am | by Donn Wilkins, VP Channel Management, Interop Technologies ( | Blogs | Comments

We at Interop Technologies see almost endless opportunities in the international wireless market on both a product and a region basis.


Return to Zero - Stuck Connector

September 21, 2011 6:13 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. 

New Trends in Learning Reflect a Changing Workforce

September 21, 2011 4:55 am | by Laurie Keyser Brunner, Senior Vice President of Global Client Services, ESI International,; Reprinted with permission of ESI International. Copyright 2011 | Blogs | Comments

People are now the primary investment within organizations. As such, professional development initiatives must keep pace. Learning programs need to be more agile, adaptive and occur as quickly as possible to maximize the productivity of employees and adjust to a tech-savvy, global workforce with different learning styles. 

The Future of Concentrator PV

September 20, 2011 2:23 pm | Blogs | Comments

Some of you may know the spectacular sight of solar farms in desert areas with hundreds of specialized PV panels that turn to the sun just like sunflowers do. These are concentrator PV panels: high-efficiency solar panels consisting of

Electro-Mechanical Surface Mount Transducers

September 20, 2011 12:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The parts may be small but they offer a typical sound output of 80dBA @ 10cm, which is comparable to parts three times the size.

The Tinker's Toolbox - CEO of Vector Fabrics Mike Beunder on Multicore Parallelization

September 20, 2011 11:58 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Mike Beunder, CEO of Vector Fabrics on  optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core processors.


World Maker Faire New York - OpenROV Founder Eric Stackpole on Telerobotic Submarine

September 20, 2011 11:54 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York where we talk to Eric Stackpole, founder of OpenROV, about the Telerobotic Submarine.

Signal Analyzer Includes 160 MHz Bandwidth Option

September 20, 2011 10:46 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced two solutions for analysis and generation of wide bandwidth signals. The solutions include what is believed to be the industry’s first 160-MHz analysis bandwidth option for the high-performance PXA signal analyzer and

Fanless Box Computer Features VIA Nano-Eden CPU

September 20, 2011 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIN Enterprises announces thePL-80320, a fanless box computer for embedded applications powered by VIA Nano/Eden processors.

FPGA-controlled test inserts and operates a board-tester-in-a-chip

September 20, 2011 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

With new tools for the ASSET ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments engineers can simply select instruments they need, set their parameters and insert them into a field programmable gate array (FPGA) to function as a circuit board tester.

Solar Combiner Boxes Certified to Meet UL1741

September 20, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cooper Crouse-Hinds continues has expanded its offering of Solar Combiner Boxes. They now meet UL1741 for use in grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Power Converters Target Time-Sensitive Base Station and Telecom, Datacom Apps

September 20, 2011 8:30 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has introduced two sixteenth-brick format DC-DC converters that are asserted to provide designers with quick and reliable board-mounted power solutions, addressing increasing demands for shorter time-to-market. Designed to

Brainstorm: Test & Measurement

September 20, 2011 8:16 am | Articles | Comments

Discuss the importance of test and measurement, especially as it relates to the development of advanced design software.

Pushbutton Switch Offers Industrial Design, Safety Protection

September 20, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced the KJD17 Series pushbutton switch. This heavy duty switch offers an industrial design and a PVC cap for dust and water protection, equivalent to an IP54 rating. The pushbutton switch has

Return to Zero - Thermal Imaging

September 20, 2011 7:15 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. 

A Five-Step Guide to Creating a Great Tech Web Video

September 20, 2011 6:12 am | by Ian Snead, | Blogs | Comments

What do you need to know to shoot, produce and share online videos that successfully promote your technology and products?

GOEPEL electronic enables graphical JTAG-Boundary Scan Project Development

September 20, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

At International Test Conference (ITC) 2011 in Anaheim, CA, GOEPEL electronic introduces a new graphical user interface (GUI) for the company’s JTAG/Boundary Scan software platform SYSTEM CASCON.

Honeywell MICRO SWITCH Technology

September 20, 2011 4:04 am | by Posted Alix Paultre | Videos | Comments

In this video from, Dr. Larry of Honeywell explains how basic switch mechanisms work and what to look for when choosing a basic switch for your design.

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