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Addressing the Future with Lime Microsystems

October 24, 2011 11:48 am | by Dale Wilson, Product marketing director, Lime Microsystems | Blogs | Comments

When joining Lime I saw an innovative company with an exciting product with a fantastic 'yes we can' attitude and an opportunity to be a key part of this, helping to implement and affect its plans for market capitalisation.

Configurable Modules Protect Batteries and Battery-Powered Equipment in Vehicles

October 24, 2011 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cole Hersee announced the availability of its new FlexMod LVD, a family of configurable electronic modules that protect batteries and battery powered equipment.

FTDI Expands Range of ‘Instant USB’ Solutions with USB Hi-Speed to Digital Level UART Cables

October 24, 2011 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has added two more cables to its USB to digital level serial interface product offering. The new products, which make up the company’s C232HD USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level UART cable series...


LED Lamp Replaces 895-Style Incandescents

October 24, 2011 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

DDP has developed a solid-state LED lamp to replace 895-style incandescent bulbs used as door status indicators in rail applications.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Gyan Tiwary of iWatt on LED Backlighting

October 24, 2011 10:26 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Gyan Tiwary of iWatt about driving solid-state lighting systems, especially LED-driven display backlights.

Wireless audio reference design kit intended for consumer gaming and home karaoke

October 24, 2011 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA and digital audio converter specialist AKM Semiconductor Inc., today announce the nRFready Microphone reference design kit that provides a complete two-microphone audio streaming solution...

ESC Boston: Microchip Smart Home demo

October 24, 2011 9:18 am | Videos | Comments

Sean Cappy of Microchip demoes their Smart Home technology at ESC Boston.

ESC Boston: Microchip interview on 32-bit microcontrollers

October 24, 2011 8:57 am | Videos | Comments

Editorial Director Alix Paultre chats with Dave Richkas about the 32-bit space.


Tiny Computer Module Provides Complete Platform for Java Applications

October 24, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the smallest and most cost efficient hardware module in Imsys’ SNAP family (Simple Network Application Platform), the SNAP Stamp builds on previous generations of the SNAP FX (small mezzanine) and SNAP Classic (SIMM72) modules.

ICs enable high efficiency in LED TVs

October 24, 2011 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced the release of the latest additions to the company’s comprehensive LED TV drivers and support IC portfolio. The new ICs include three LED drivers and a new LED power supply IC. These new devices plus other LED drivers will be demonstrated at the FPD International Exhibition & Convention...

Hot Swap I²C Bus Buffers Provide High Noise Margins, Level Shifting & Stuck Bus Recovery

October 24, 2011 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4313 and LTC4315 high noise margin buffers that provide capacitance buffering and bus extension capabilities to I²C/SMBus/PMBus systems.

Return to Zero - Speech Recognition

October 24, 2011 7:33 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. 

The Tinker's Toolbox - Eran Eshed of Altair on LTE Development

October 24, 2011 7:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Altair Semiconductor's Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development, Mr. Eran Eshed about LTE emerging as a standard for 4G technology.


element14 and Texas Instruments unveil the LM3S9D96 Stellaris development kit

October 24, 2011 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

element14, Premier Farnell’s global online eCommunity for electronic design engineers has today announced availability of the DK-LM3S9D96 development kit, a low cost, high performance platform for developing systems around the advanced capabilities of the 32-bit Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller.

Combine High Power SMUs to Extend Component Testing to 100 A

October 22, 2011 8:03 am | by Dave Wyban, Keithley Instruments, Inc., | Articles | Comments

The latest generation of high power SMUs is capable of sourcing up to 50 A pulsed and measuring down to picoamps or microvolts. For applications that require even higher power levels, two of these instruments can be combined to extend their operating range.

B+K Precision Refreshes DSO Line with 40 MHz Model

October 21, 2011 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision today replaces their model 2532 digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) with the 2532B 40 MHz DSO. This new compact DSO offers basic measurement features with a 500 MSa/s sampling rate, and improves upon the 2532 without compromising quality or cost.

Multi-Standard Radio measurement application intended for signal analyzers

October 21, 2011 10:31 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced the Multi-Standard Radio measurement application for its X-Series signal analyzers. Ideal for engineers manufacturing base stations and base-station components, the MSR measurement application enables one-button, standards-based testing per the RF requirements defined in the TR 37 series...

Agilent Technologies Adds Arbitrary Waveform Generation to InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series Oscilloscopes

October 21, 2011 10:22 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies added optional arbitrary waveform generation capability and five new analysis applications to its InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series oscilloscopes. AWG makes it easy for engineers to capture waveforms with their oscilloscopes and instantly convert them to stimulus files to simplify stimulus/response testing.

Agilent Technologies Announces Handheld Instruments for Industrial Applications

October 21, 2011 10:01 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies today announced five additions to its portfolio of handheld instruments. The U1273A handheld digital multimeter brings the clarity of an OLED display to the rugged and ergonomic U1270 Series.

2.5kW Mercury Rectifiers with up to 400V DC Output

October 21, 2011 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDI Power has recently introduced its 2.5kW Mercury Rectifier solution with up to 400V DC output.

Industry’s First Highly Integrated, Smart Meter Power Regulator Eases Design and Lowers Cost

October 21, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17497, a one-chip solution for all the power requirements on the communications and metrology boards in smart meters. A high level of integration eases design, adds flexibility, increases accuracy, improves reliability, and lowers the total solution cost and footprint.

Energy Management System Extends Battery Life in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

October 21, 2011 7:13 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the company is showcasing an advanced energy management system, Evaira, designed to dramatically extend battery life in electric vehicles at SEMA 2011 which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, November 1-4, 2011.

400AP Series of Open Platform Intelligent Cellular Terminals

October 21, 2011 7:10 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Janus Remote Communications, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of precision M2M solutions, adds Series 400AP Intelligent Terminals to their successful line of cost-effective Terminus platform products.

Power MOSFETs are Industry's First to Feature On-Resistance Ratings Down to 1.2 V

October 21, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced the industry's first p-channel power MOSFET in the industry's smallest 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm chipscale package, in addition to the first n- and p-channel devices to offer on-resistance ratings down to 1.2 V in this package size.

Ethernet Extender Series Includes PoE and Managed Models

October 21, 2011 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics expanded its family of industrial-grade Elinx Ethernet Extenders with models featuring built-in Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and network management (called managed) capabilities. Using existing copper wire infrastructure (Cat5 cable or

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