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Iron Phosphate Battery Presents as a Sealed Lead Acid Battery Replacement

January 25, 2011 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Power announced IronWorks, an Iron Phosphate battery solution, which serves as a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. This new standard U1 format battery intended for use with mobile equipment offers

Smoke Detector IC Offers Low-Voltage Operation, Programmable Calibration

January 24, 2011 12:38 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., announced the RE46C190 3V photo smoke-detector IC with horn driver and boost regulator. Said to be the world’s first smoke-detector IC to offer

Broadband Amplifier Exhibits Linearity of 42 dBm OIP3 Over a Greater Than 20 dB Dynamic Range

January 24, 2011 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced the MAAM-009560, an HBT driver amplifier for cellular and WiMAX infrastructure applications. This driver amplifier covers a broad frequency range of

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Wideband GaAs PHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier Covers Dc to 40 GHz

January 24, 2011 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has introduced a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier for test instrumentation, microwave radio, and military and space applications from DC to 40 GHz. The HMC930 is a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Distributed Power Amplifier die that

Kit Enables Rapid Development of USB-powered Consumer Audio Systems

January 24, 2011 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies’ DyadUSB Development Kit comprises two 12W RMS balanced mode radiator (BMR), full-range speaker drivers in tuned and sealed enclosures, plus a DyadUSB amplifier module featuring

3U SBCs Feature 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

January 24, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduced the XPedite7470, a conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC). Based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7, the SBC uses the processor's quad-core technology operating at 2.1 GHz to

HP Fiber to RS-232 Converters Include Two-pin Euro Power Supplies

January 24, 2011 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories offers Fiber 232 Models 4137EU and 4139EU with two-pin European power supplies. These HP VersaLink Fiber to RS232 Converters are used to connect fiber optic linked terminals to a controller having an RS-232 interface port. They are

Safety Control Unit Offers Flexibility of Parameter Selection

January 24, 2011 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eloFlex safety system from elobau has been designed for flexibility of parameter selection for logic control of sensor inputs and relay outputs. The type of sensor can be freely chosen for each of the four inputs on the control unit. The user can

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Service Patch for Firmware-Drivers of the Vinculum-II Toolchain

January 24, 2011 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

USB IC specialist FTDI continues to refine its development tools supporting the Vinculum-II (VNC2) programmable USB Host / Slave controller devices. Now available is a service patch for the Vinculum-II Toolchain.

STMicroelectronics Debuts Single-Chip Positioning Device for Multiple Global Navigation Systems

January 24, 2011 11:13 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced Teseo II, a new generation of single-chip stand-alone positioning receivers for Portable Navigation Devices, in-car navigation and telematics applications. These Systems-on-Chips are the industry’s first monolithic devices capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems...

LED solution enables drop-in replacements for halogen MR16 lamps

January 24, 2011 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16840, an LED driver that employs a proprietary architecture to ensure flicker-free, dimmable operation with electronic transformers and cut-angle dimmers. Maxim’s patent-pending approach enables the design of retrofit LED lamps...

Power supplies have a low profile of less than 1U

January 24, 2011 10:59 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has unveiled its latest addition to its line of AC-DC Medical, ITE (Information Technology Equipment), and Industrial power supplies. The new single-output CSS500 series are 360W to 500W supplies that accept a wide AC input range...

Managing Loops and Data Synchronization Are Keys to Successful Parallelization

January 24, 2011 9:34 am | by Bryon Moyer, Vector Fabrics, www.vectorfabrics.com | Articles | Comments

Parallelization of a program is simple in concept but can be more complex in actual implementation. It also depends on the application. Some applications lend themselves to parallelization more than others.

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Adapting OpenMP in Multicore Embedded Systems

January 24, 2011 8:46 am | by Dr. Eric Stotzer, Senior Member Technical Staff, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Multicore processors are changing application development in all areas of computing. Because they offer higher performance with lower energy consumption, multicore processors are being used in more embedded applications than ever and are enabling entirely new applications.

Traditional Versus Asymmetric Multicore Solutions

January 24, 2011 8:20 am | by Henri Tervonen, Sundar Vedantham, Ph.D., and Tareq Bustami, LSI Corporation, www.lsi.com | Articles | Comments

When considering a communications processor for a next-generation application such as an eNodeB base station, cost and determinism requirements factor heavily in the decision. In today’s communications processors, there are two competing multicore architectural approaches in the marketplace.

LED fixture features high output of 300 – 400 lumens per foot

January 24, 2011 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Traxon Technologies introduces its Cove Light AC. Powered directly with line voltage, Cove Light AC is suitable for a wide range of applications in architectural, hospitality, and residential environments for general lighting, wall washing, and alcove illumination.

Bus Port Protection Array Provides Low Typical Capacitance of 0.7 pF

January 24, 2011 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new ESD-protection array featuring low capacitance and leakage currents to protect USB-OTG ports against transient voltage signals. The new VBUS053CZ-HAF provides three lines of USB ESD protection at a 5.5 V working range...

STMicroelectronics Supports New Security Technologies in Latest Generation Set-Top Box Chips

January 24, 2011 7:52 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has announced it is the first to sample set-top-box (STB) decoder chips providing support for next-generation security and content protection technologies that include the NDS VideoGuard Security Kernel and DVB-CSA3 descrambler system.

AVX Multilayer Ceramic Transient Voltage Suppressors

January 24, 2011 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rutronik now offers the AVX TransGuard series of transient voltage suppressors. With unique high-energy multilayer construction this series represents state-of-the-art overvoltage circuit protection. Monolithic multilayer construction provides protection from voltage transients...

Safety Standards for Lithium-Ion Cells

January 24, 2011 7:07 am | by Mahmood Tabaddor, PhD, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. | Articles | Comments

Advances in portable energy sources, such as rechargeable cells (or batteries), are a major technological driver for the popularity of many electronic and electrical devices from consumer products to medical equipment to automotive systems to space applications.

A Biofuels Revolution

January 24, 2011 6:03 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Biotechnology firm Joule Unlimited may have come up with a game changer in the quest for economically viable biofuels. Joule Unlimited received a patent for “a proprietary organism” – a genetically engineered cyanobacterium that produces liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline.

PC15 Series offers 15 Watts of output power

January 21, 2011 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex Mfg., announces the “PC15” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The PC15 Series offers 15 Watts of output power in an encapsulated case, making it well suited for ruggedized backplane applications.

Greenliant Ships Industry's First Industrial-Grade 8 GB Embedded Solid-State Drive

January 20, 2011 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Greenliant Systems has started mass production of its industrial-grade 8 GB NANDrive with ATA/IDE interface. The addition of Greenliant's GLS85LP1008P solid-state drive (SSD) marks the widest range of capacities--512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB--of small form factor...

Unipolar Switches Provide High Voltage Transient Protection

January 20, 2011 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces a new line of two-wire, unipolar, Hall-effect switches to complement its existing family of devices used in seat belt buckle, seat position, and steering lock applications. These new devices are targeted to serve the automotive market...

GPUs Go Mainstream

January 20, 2011 9:10 am | by Jos Martin, Principal Architect for parallel computing tools at MathWorks | Articles | Comments

At the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in September this year several ISVs announced extensive support for GPU based functionality. A reasonable question that arises from these announcements is ‘why now’?  GPUs have already found favour in a number of computational disciplines...

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