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Module supports 16GFC Fibre Channel and 14GB FDR Infiniband communications standards

March 7, 2011 4:51 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. today announced a new optical sampling oscilloscope module for the Tektronix DSA8200 Digital Serial Analyzer Series that delivers the industry’s leading optical sensitivity, noise, and dynamic range performance for characterization and validation testing...

Lighting Science Group Pursues Prestigious L Prize with New LED Bulb

March 7, 2011 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lighting Science Group Corporation today notified the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that it has developed with Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC (LPI) a highly efficient, high output and low cost 60-watt replacement LED bulb...

MPR03x - Low-Power Proximity Sensors

March 7, 2011 4:23 am | Videos | Comments

This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and Freescale, introduces the MPR03x family of low-power proximity sensors and describes their features, benefits and applications. Also, capacitive sensing and development tools will be discussed.


CD-less Audio Design Kit Supports MP3, WMA, and AAC Formats

March 7, 2011 4:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America today introduced a new CD-less Audio Design Kit, a complete reference solution featuring decoding and playback of popular digital audio files such as MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Audio and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) formats.

DILAS’ Homogenized Areal Illumination High-Power Diode Lasers

March 4, 2011 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Continuing to expand its capabilities to serve the growing and diverse needs of its customers, DILAS announced today at Photonics West 2011, that it is now producing solutions for homogenized areal illumination.

Module provides scalable processing power

March 4, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology, Inc announces the Ampro by ADLINK ETX-PVR, its latest Extreme Rugged ETX Computer-on-Module (COM). The ETX-PVR module provides scalable processing power by offering a range of Intel Atom processors, from the power efficient single core N450 processor...

Return to Zero - Cooking Guide

March 4, 2011 3:46 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.

PoL converters feature input range of 19-40Vdc

March 3, 2011 9:19 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced the OKI-T/36W series of SMT point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters to its popular Okami range. Offered in the same DOSA standard SMT pinout as the company's OKY-T/3 and -T/5, the 24Vin OKI-T/36W series further extends Murata Power Solutions' point of load product offering.


Digital Radio Frequency V4 Test Solution Includes Simultaneous Stimulus and Analysis

March 3, 2011 7:20 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced what it asserts is the industry’s first digital radio frequency (DigRF) V4 test solution with dual-capture capability. This software enhancement gives engineers the ability to

Software Console Touts Reduced MCU Development Time

March 3, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro has released its first version of Simplicity Studio, a software console providing instant access to the tools, documentation, software and other resources needed to develop systems based on

N & P-Channel MOSFETs Features ESD Protection up to 2kV

March 3, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Central Semiconductor CMLDM3757 consists of complementary 20V, 540mA N-Channel and 20V, 430mA P-Channel MOSFETs. Packaged in the miniature SOT-563 surface mount case, this energy efficient device is an integrated solution designed for circuits requiring N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETs...

Monitor Brain Waves

March 3, 2011 4:44 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

Escaping the sub-zero weather in Wisconsin is enough to make the convention experience worthy of the time, effort, and expense. I arrived in Anaheim and walked off of the plane a sweaty mess covered in jackets, multiple layers, and gloves engineered for the Arctic.

8-bit CAN MCUs Feature 5.5-V Operation, Very Low Power

March 2, 2011 11:11 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the PIC18F “K80” 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring 1.8-V to 5.5-V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, for sleep current consumption of less than


LED family has filtered PWM and integrated current sink

March 2, 2011 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. today introduced the AAT14XX family of 31 mA step-up single-channel light-emitting diode (LED) drivers capable of driving up to 10 LEDs in a single string. The drivers’ small size and quiet operation make them ideal LED backlight solutions...

Tool & equipment manager based on bar code technology

March 2, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dynamic Systems, Inc. has announced the release of a low cost tool & equipment manager based on bar code technology.

Microcontrollers offer a Flash memory range from 32 up to 384 Kbytes

March 2, 2011 4:57 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics today announced the extension of its 32-bit STM32L series of microcontrollers. The expansion of the family now includes devices with memory densities of 256 and 384 Kbytes, thereby offering a Flash memory range from 32 up to 384 Kbytes for embedded application engineers.

LED Driver Reference Design Intended for Candelabra-Style Bulbs

March 2, 2011 4:44 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations today published a new reference design (RD-268) for candelabra-style replacement bulbs. The design is based on LNK454DG, a member of the company’s recently launched LinkSwitch-PL family of LED driver ICs...

An En-lightening Discussion on LEDs

March 2, 2011 4:29 am | Podcasts | Comments

Tim Lovatt, Director of the LED Lighting Summit, discusses LEDs with Paolo from the European Commission.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Top Tech Trends for 2011

March 2, 2011 3:53 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Sinclair Vass, senior director of marketing and business operations at JDSU, about the top tech trends for 2011.

Thumbs Up for Touch Sensors

March 1, 2011 11:47 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Many product designers have thought, "My product uses four push buttons, a rotary switch, and 7-segment displays. How do I take the first step with touch-control replacements?" Semiconductor manufacturers now supply a wide range of touch-control ICs...

Why USB 3.0?

March 1, 2011 10:59 am | by Eric Briant, Product Engineer, Tyco Electronics and Tyler Madden, Product Specialist, Tyco Electronics | Articles | Comments

According to the Universal Serial Bus-Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the standards body controlling the USB specification, the USB connector is the most popular form of interconnect in the consumer electronics marketplace today...

Why 0.9-V microcontrollers are needed in a low voltage system

March 1, 2011 10:45 am | by Jennifer Barry, Texas Instruments MSP430 product marketing engineer | Articles | Comments

It is common knowledge the trend in the industry is to have smaller, lighter products that run from a battery consuming as little power as possible. This trend started many years ago and the steady demand from consumers has not changed.

Reed Components Expertly Handle Automatic Seat Positioning and Reclining

March 1, 2011 10:23 am | by John Beigel, Consultant for MEDER electronic Holding, | Articles | Comments

The reed switch sensor and its sister component, the reed relay, continue to find increased use in applications taking advantage of their unique characteristics.

The Digital Audio Paradigm Shift and How it Affects Electronic Design

March 1, 2011 9:55 am | by Geir Kjosavik, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Atmel Corporation | Articles | Comments

The introduction of the Edison cylinder phonograph 130 years ago marked the beginning of the ability to distribute entertainment on physical media. Needless to say, this is coming to an end; and whereas networked, portable distribution and playback of music is becoming extremely convenient to consumers and content providers...

Pentek Enhances ReadyFlow Board Support Package

March 1, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek, Inc., today announced new features for its ReadyFlow board support package (BSP) to simplify embedded development for the popular Cobalt, Xilinx Virtex-6 based FPGA module family. Enhancements include a Command Line Interface that allows the hardware to run out-of-the-box...

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