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32-bit Microcontrollers Boast up to 1MB of Flash Memory

May 25, 2011 5:52 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics America Inc. today announced the availability of its eight new 32-bit V850 microcontrollers (MCUs) in the existing V850 J Series. These new V850ES/Jx3-L MCUs are an extension of the successful low-power V850ES/Jx3-L 32-bit MCUs...

Accurate, Cost-Effective High Brightness LED Testing Starts with Device Fundamentals

May 24, 2011 12:44 pm | by Mark Cejer, Keithley | Articles | Comments

High brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs) combine high output and high efficiency with long lifetimes. Manufacturers are developing devices that offer higher luminous flux, longer lifetimes, greater chromaticity, and more lumens per Watt.

Single Core or Multi Core: Debug Made Easy With Nexus

May 24, 2011 12:32 pm | by Neha Jain, Debjit Roy Choudhury, Freescale | Articles | Comments

With the advent of newer technologies, chip technology is getting more and more complex. Nowadays, a large number of features are getting integrated in the same IC. And with increase in complexities of design it becomes highly important to test and debug...

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New Tools Expand Logic Analyzer Utility for DDR Memory Validation

May 24, 2011 12:18 pm | by Brad Frieden, Agilent Technologies, www.agilent.com | Articles | Comments

The traditional role of logic analyzers in digital circuit and system debug and validation, including DDR memory systems, has been to find and fix problems, and the logic analyzer was often a tool of last resort. Previous generations of logic analyzers were considered difficult to use...

Intelligent Power Switch Includes Proprietary Control Feature

May 24, 2011 11:58 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIR3330S Intelligent Power Switch (IPS) with a proprietary active di/dt control feature that significantly reduces conducted EMI and switching losses to simplify design and reduce overall system cost in automotive motor drive applications.

MCU Family Feature up to 14 KB of On-chip Flash memory

May 24, 2011 11:51 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the latest additions to its Enhanced Mid-Range core 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) family—the peripheral-rich, low pin count PIC12F(LF)1840 and PIC16F(LF)1847. Featuring 7 KB and 14 KB of on-chip Flash memory...

Microsemi FPGAs Help Drive Smart Grid and Electric Vehicle Advances

May 24, 2011 11:44 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation today announced that it is working with Ariane Controls, a powerline communications developer, to provide FPGA technology for the industry's first development platform to support key emerging electric-vehicle charging and related Smart Grid standards.

The Perfect Divider

May 24, 2011 9:41 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Voltage dividers that divide by 10, or 100, or 1,000 are tough with standard resistors. The numbers do not come out exactly with standard resistors. By adding one resistor to the divider it is possible to get the division ratio exact (not counting resistor tolerances).

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8-inch SVGA Features a High Bright LED Backlight

May 24, 2011 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays offers a new 8.0” SVGA that features a high-bright LED backlight, up to 1300 nits (cd/m2) for industrial and medical applications (OSD080T0719-29). The 8.0” 800 x 600 color TFT features an LVDS interface and is

32-bit Microcontroller Development Platform is Compatible with Arduino Hardware and Software

May 24, 2011 8:27 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology and Digilent launched the first 32-bit-microcontroller-based, open-source development platform that is compatible with Arduino hardware and software.

Half-wave Dipole Antenna Delivers High Gain

May 24, 2011 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Factor introduced its OC Series 1/2-wave dipole antenna, which is asserted to deliver higher gain than a standard whip antenna, increasing the range and reliability of wireless links. Using loaded coil technology, the antenna

50-Ohm RF Switch Targets High-Precision Broadband Apps

May 24, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor announced availability of the RoHS-compliant PE42551 50-Ohm RF Switch for high-performance broadband RF applications such as automated test equipment (ATE), related test and measurement applications, and

Microchip Interview at ESC San Jose 2011

May 24, 2011 7:47 am | Videos | Comments

Alix Paultre interviews Microchip's John Haroian, Senior FAE, at ESC San Jose. The two discuss Microchip's TCP/IP Protocol Solutions.

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USB WiFi Module Supports 802.11b-g-n Standards At Extreme Operating Temps

May 24, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research announced the release of its WiFiHU Series of USB WiFi modem modules. Using these modules, WiFi connectivity can be added to virtually any processor-based device. They support

Optical Bonding Process for LCD Enhancement Performs In Extreme Environments

May 24, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech, Inc. has developed IMO-bond, a proprietary process of applying rigid optical filters (e.g., contrast enhancing, EMI/RFI shielding, or Therma Klear transparent heaters) to electronic displays via a refractive index matched optical (IMO) bonding process. IMO-bond includes

LED Backlit LCDs Feature Wide Viewing Angles

May 24, 2011 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its small-format LED-backlit LCD product line. These TFT-LCDs include one 7.0-inch display and one 8.5-inch display. The displays deliver

Power Supply Family Targets Industrial and Communication Markets

May 24, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces the availability of its new i-PWER Low Profile Modular (LPM) AC-DC power supply family. This robust and flexible series offers up to 1500W of power in the form of a six-slot chassis (LPM615 model) or up to 900W of power in a four-slot chassis (LPM409 model).

15.6-inch True Multi-touch Panel Creates New Application Opportunities

May 24, 2011 6:31 am | Ocular, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ocular announced its largest projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel offering to the market. This larger-size PCAP will bring the kind of engaging user interface made popular on smart phones to a much wider range of applications, including

LED Driver Package Configurations Provide Footprint Compatibility with Existing CCFL Inverters

May 24, 2011 6:27 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

Endicott Research Group (ERG) Inc. has introduced a family of LED driver package configurations that provide footprint-compatibility with existing CCFL inverters. The DR Series of LED driver modules are designed

What Size Fan Do I Need?

May 23, 2011 12:48 pm | by Mel Berman, TDK Lambda Americas, www.us.tdk-lambda.com | Articles | Comments

There are many AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters with output power ratings that can vary dependant upon the type of air cooling provided. “Convection air cooling” usually refers to situations where a power supply or converter is cooled by the prevailing ambient air temperature...

SID 2011: Cypress' True Single Layer Sensor

May 23, 2011 12:03 pm | Videos | Comments

John Carey from Cypress Semiconductor discusses the company's true single layer sensor, which can do both self-cap sensing and mutual cap sensing.

SID 2011: Ocular's 15.6 Inch True Touch Cap Panel

May 23, 2011 11:58 am | Videos | Comments

Ocular CEO Phil Spivey discusses their 15.6 inch p-touch true touch capacitive panel. This device allows for 16 simultaneous recognitions.

SID 2011: ERG's Drop-in Replacement LED Drivers

May 23, 2011 11:53 am | Videos | Comments

Bill Abbott from Endicott Research Group (ERG) discusses their drop-in replacement LED drivers.

SID 2011: Dontech's "Day Vu" Line of Displays

May 23, 2011 11:48 am | Videos | Comments

Jeff Blake from Dontech details their "Day Vu" line of displays.

BSV-nano FPGA POL Converter

May 23, 2011 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

To meet the high-speed, low voltage, high current requirements of the latest FPGA designs Bellnix has developed the BSV-1.8S4R0NA POL converter demonstrating unprecedented levels of performance including...

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