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Video Processors Enable Three Simultaneous 1080p60 fps Streams

March 1, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its DaVinci digital media processor platform by introducing the TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 video processors. The high-performance DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor offers

ERG updates its online cross-reference guides

March 1, 2011 5:42 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

Endicott Research Group, Inc. (ERG) has updated its online cross-reference guides to make finding the best inverter/driver solution for backlit LCDs even easier. These new tools at allow a design engineer or purchasing agent...

Tools Integrate IEC 61508 Compliance across the Software Lifecycle

March 1, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA launches support for the IEC 61508 and IEC 61508:2010 standards, functional safety standards for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic (E/E/PE) systems, from requirements through design, code, analysis and certification.


Advanced Design System 2011 EDA Platform to Debut via YouTube and Webcast

March 1, 2011 5:17 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the latest version of its flagship RF and microwave design and simulation platform, Advanced Design System 2011. The new platform will debut on YouTube and in an “Innovations in EDA” webcast with Microwave Journal, scheduled for March 1.

USB Input Tool facilitates connection of hand measurement instruments to PCs

March 1, 2011 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the availability of a new USB input device that streamlines the interfacing of Mitutoyo Digimatic hand measurement tools with PCs. The new USB Input Tool Direct: USB-ITN includes seven models...

Designing Rugged Electromechanical Solutions for Harsh Environment Industrial Applications

February 28, 2011 10:34 am | by Owen Camden, C&K Components, | Articles | Comments

Whether designing electromechanical solutions for industrial instrumentation, automation or high-end testing equipment, OEMs are requesting switch designs that combine increased precision, versatility and functionality with ruggedness and reliability.

One Box Tester Includes TD-LTE RF Measurements with Call Processing

February 28, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced TD-LTE measurement software for its MT8820C One-Box Tester. The addition of TD-LTE support to the analyzer provides designers and manufacturers of mobile handsets with a single-instrument, solution for

Embedded Software Test Tool Provides Open Source, Integrated Lightweight Target Emulation

February 28, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

AdaCore’s GNATemulator is presented as an efficient and flexible emulator solution for testing embedded software applications. Based on the QEMU technology, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer, the new GNATemulator tool allows


Base Station Analyzer Measures 4G Standards and Installed 2G-3G Networks

February 28, 2011 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company’s MT8222B BTS Master handheld base station analyzer supports 4G standards now being deployed, as well as installed 2G/3G networks. It provides field engineers and technicians with a lightweight, handheld analyzer that can

RF Test System Offers Fast Characterization of Radar Modules

February 28, 2011 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new R&S TS6710 test system from Rohde & Schwarz is a flexible, turnkey standard solution for manufacturers of AESA radar equipment. Its modular architecture allows it to be configured for product development

20 GHz RF Signal Generator Features 200-microsecond Frequency Switching Time

February 28, 2011 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig introduced the APSIN20G low-noise, fast-switching microwave signal generator covering a frequency range from 10 MHz up to 20 GHz. It provides micro-Hz frequency resolution, a wide and accurately-flat output power range to 30 dBm, and low spurious levels.

Line Leakage Tester Addresses Medical Device Compliance

February 28, 2011 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Associated Research added enhanced features to its LINECHEK II model 620L Line Leakage tester for compliance testing for medical device manufacturers. The 620L is able to perform the most commonly required Line Leakage tests as called out in such specifications as UL2601, UL60601-1, IEC601-1, IEC60601-1, and EN60601-1 among others. It also has

Linear Motor Actuator Features Maximum Continuous Force Output up to 270.7 N

February 28, 2011 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ACT is a high performance, cost-effective linear-servomotor-driven actuator that is faster and more accurate than a ball screw or belt-drive without the costly, time-consuming maintenance ball screw or belt-drives require.


SiA444DJT purportedly features the industry's lowest profile for an n-channel MOSFET

February 28, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced new 30 V n-channel and 20 V p-channel TrenchFET power MOSFETs in the thermally enhanced Thin PowerPAK SC-70 package with an ultra-low 0.6 mm profile. The new SiA444DJT features the industry's lowest profile for an n-channel MOSFET...

Switching regulators provide up to 1A of output current

February 28, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the SRM7810 series is a family of ultra-miniature, point of load switching regulators that provide up to 1A of output current. These converters are specifically designed to replace inefficient linear regulators (LM78xx type)...

Laser Beam Analysis Software Adds Support for High Speed GigE Cameras

February 28, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ophir Photonics announced that its BeamGage laser beam analysis software, now supports GigE cameras for high-speed applications. GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) cameras provide high speed, up to 1 Gigabit/s transmission rates, in a

Test Tools Operate in High-hazard Environments

February 28, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke has introduced a new family of Fluke clamp meters and a new four-channel hand-held oscilloscope — engineered to give electricians and maintenance technicians new ways to work safely and reduce their exposure to electrical shock. Fluke 381, 376, 375 and 374 current clamps and iFlex current probes are rated for

LTE-Advanced Signal Generation, Analysis Solutions Touted as Industry’s First

February 28, 2011 7:12 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. Introduced its dedicated LTE-Advanced signal generation and signal analysis solutions. The company’s new Signal Studio and 89600B Vector Signal Analysis software for LTE-Advanced support the generation and analysis of FDD and TDD signals compliant with the 3GPP Release 10 standard. Using these solutions, design engineers can

Brainstorm: Unmanned Systems

February 28, 2011 6:48 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What is the next big advancement in unmanned weapons systems?

Low MOSFET Gate Resistance – A Key requirement for Improving Efficiency of DC-DC Converters

February 28, 2011 6:00 am | by Omar Hassen and Vijay Viswanathan, International Rectifier, | Articles | Comments

Improvements in Si MOSFET technology, particularly in the last decade, have enabled significant reduction in power consumption of servers...

WLCSP socket operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz

February 28, 2011 5:37 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance WLCSP socket for 0.5mm pitch 40 ball WLCSP and 0.4mm pitch 30 ball WLCSP accommodated in the same socket. The SG-BGA-7203 socket is designed for two different WLCSPs to be tested...

LED designed for quarter-watt operation

February 28, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announces the commercial availability of the XLamp ML-B LED. Designed for quarter-watt operation, the XLamp ML-B LED brings lighting-class performance to distributed lighting applications where the light source is visible...

Thunderbolt Sideswipes USB3.0 – or does it?

February 28, 2011 5:03 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon ( | Blogs | Comments

The big question is – will Thunderbolt kill USB3.0 before it has even begun to become popular? The simple answer is no.

Return to Zero - Deep Freeze

February 28, 2011 3:50 am | Articles | Comments

Return-to-zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Agilent Easter Egg

February 28, 2011 3:32 am | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the EEVBlog, Dave finds an Easter Egg in the new Agilent 2000/3000 series Scopes.

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