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Chip Filters Suit Cellular Band Apps

January 19, 2011 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden announced its latest lines of chip filters. The compact EIA 0603 size multilayer dual low pass filter is designed for use with multi-band smartphones, while two new optimized EIA 0805 size multilayer diplexers were developed for

EMI Filter Modules Meet MIL-STD-461 Requirements

January 19, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gaia Converter announced the availability of three EMI filter modules providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection for avionic and military power systems. Those modules offer

OCXO Features Tight Stabilities

January 19, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies, Inc. introduced a customizable oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO), the NV47AE, for high-precision telecommunications, medical and military electronics. The OCXO is positioned as specifically configured for


The Tinker's Toolbox - the first commercially-available Chip-Scale Atomic Clock

January 19, 2011 7:02 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Steve Fossi of Symmetricom about their new chipscale atomic clock (CSAC), the first commercial device of its kind. Right-click to download the podcast

Connector incorporates broadband fiber optic transceivers

January 19, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Reynolds Inc. announces the launch of the Hyperion Series of connectors which incorporate broadband fiber optic transceivers in their design. Since the Hyperion connectors are designed to transmit fiber optic signals through standard, 16 AWG, MIL-PRF-29504/4 and /5 compliant termini...

Energy 112: Ethanol

January 19, 2011 4:09 am | by Ken Johnson | Blogs | Comments

No discussion about energy sources would be complete these days without saying something about the alcohol based fuels. The bulk of these come in two general forms: ‘methanol’ . . . also known as “wood” alcohol, and ‘ethanol’ . . . also called “grain” alcohol.

Analog Devices Introduces Industry’s First I2S Digital MEMS Microphone

January 19, 2011 3:57 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced today the ADMP441 iMEMS microphone, the industry’s first high-performance MEMS microphone with an I2S (Inter-IC Sound) digital output. The ADMP441 also features an extended frequency response from 100 Hz to 15 kHz...

Brainstorm: Optoelectronics

January 18, 2011 10:40 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Will this be the year of solid state lighting?


Shrinking Design Cycles

January 18, 2011 10:21 am | by Shrikrishna Mehetre, Open-Silicon | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor industry sales started with $1B in 1962 and have now reached over $225B. The initial ASIC products were mainly processors, but today the ASIC design industry has evolved to cater to every market segment, from things such as networking and imaging, to tiny biomedical devices.

Structural Adhesive Cures at Room Temperature

January 18, 2011 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80°F to +425°F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact. This toughened, two-component epoxy offers high structural bond strength to a wide variety of substrates...

COTS Rugged Systems Reduce Time-To-Market

January 18, 2011 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced a new family of rugged, off-the-shelf systems designed to reduce the cost and time-to-market of developing solutions for a range of military vehicle platforms including UAVs, manned and unmanned ground vehicles and launch vehicles.

EAO Switch Offers Customization for Boat Builders

January 18, 2011 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announces a complete range of specialized switches and innovative control systems for marine applications. This range of products includes illuminated pushbuttons and indicators, keylocks, selector switches, joysticks, membrane controls, and emergency-stops.

The Changing Nature of Development Cycles for Portable Devices

January 18, 2011 6:07 am | by Anders Holmberg, Product Manager, IAR Systems | Articles | Comments

Not so long ago I worked for a mobile handset company as a software developer. A team of 40 worked across several different sites and countries on a major 2 year project to design a new handset. It was not uncommon for us to work on a subset of code and never see the whole application.


Company Announces Stainless Steel Computer Terminal

January 18, 2011 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Glacier Computer announced today the release of the Everest S9000 stainless steel rugged computer terminal. The Everest S9000 is designed for customers who require a stainless steel, IP65/NEMA 4 sealed unit to meet the hygienic standards in food processing...

Femtocell testing solution ensures scalability and security

January 18, 2011 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ixia announced the availability of a comprehensive, end-to-end femtocell test solution that fully validates the entire femtocell ecosystem, including access points and gateways. Ixia’s innovate, powerful, and comprehensive femtocell test solution assesses all network aspects and femtocell devices...

JTAG Technologies announces eleven enhancements to its ProVision boundary-scan tool

January 18, 2011 4:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

JTAG Technologies has once again boosted the performance of its industry-leading ProVision suite of boundary-scan development tools with the addition of 11 enhancements. The first of these is the addition of all instructions handling...

Rocker switch serves compact space applications

January 17, 2011 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-8 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 6A 125VAC, and VDE rating at 3A 250VAC T125. And it’s fully compliant with RoHS requirement.

Bi-Directional Logic Gate Optocoupler Provides Reliable Optical Isolation

January 17, 2011 7:47 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Design engineers working with industrial communication designs need to transmit high speed data over the communication fieldbus without the risk of damaging sensitive controllers, ADCs or sensors. The current solution uses two single-channel optocouplers or other technology...

Extender boards enable active boards to be brought out from the subrack

January 17, 2011 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vero Technologies manufactures a wide range of double sided and multilayer Eurocard extender boards that enable active boards to be brought out from the subrack for testing and debugging while retaining the interconnect with the backplane.

CES 2011: SanDisk's New Flash Drive Selection

January 17, 2011 4:35 am | Videos | Comments

Kent Perry with SanDisk discusses three new flash drives, including the 128 gb compact flash drive. purportedly the biggest card in the industry.

Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs Replace Silicon Devices in High Voltage Power Electronics

January 17, 2011 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a move that heralds a performance revolution in energy-efficient power electronics, Cree, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has introduced the industry’s first fully-qualified commercial silicon carbide power MOSFET.

CES 2011: Contour Energy Systems' New 3 V Battery System

January 17, 2011 4:32 am | Videos | Comments

Eric Lind with Contour Energy Systems discusses their new 3 V battery system at CES 2011.

An Introduction to Solid State Lighting

January 17, 2011 4:28 am | by Rob Rix, VP, Tyco Electronics Lighting | Articles | Comments

Unlike the incandescent / fluorescent lamp world of today’s electrical lighting fixtures, solid-state lighting is in the realm of electronics. The purpose of this series of articlesis to provide an informative summary of the elements that comprise these new electronic systems...

NXP Announces Industry’s First Integrated CAN Transceiver Microcontroller Solution

January 17, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announced the LPC11C22 and LPC11C24 – the industry’s first integrated high-speed CAN Physical Layer transceiver and microcontroller with on-chip CANopen drivers.

Let's Select a DC-DC Boost Converter

January 17, 2011 3:25 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog is on the search for a single AA cell to 500mA 5V DC DC boost converter chip. Is it possible?, what will he find?,

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