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CES, Prepare for Success

December 16, 2010 3:50 am | by Anonymous | Blogs | Comments

It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s time for the consumer electronics industry’s annual classic – CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Depending on how you approach them, events like CES can be a tremendous opportunity, a waste of time, a challenge, disaster, torture or the most profitable time you've spent all year.

Cloud-based software helps organizations address sustainability

December 15, 2010 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation today announced Epicor Carbon Connect, a software as a service (SaaS)-based carbon accounting solution to help organizations address sustainability and the ever increasing associated government regulations.

Industry's smallest 2-channel ADC saves space and power

December 15, 2010 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX11645, the industry's smallest 2-channel ADC. This 12-bit I2C ADC includes an internal reference in a tiny 1.9mm x 2.2mm wafer-level package (WLP). A 4 x 3 bump array with 0.5mm pitch facilitates layout on four-layer PCBs...

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Laminate Designed for High Frequency Applications

December 15, 2010 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers Corporation has introduced RT/duroid 6035HTC, a new high-thermal-conductivity (HTC) laminate material engineered for low loss in high-power circuits. The fluoropolymer composite material is ideal for RF and microwave applications in military and high-reliability (hi-rel) applications...

Magnalight Produces 25 Foot Light Mast Extendable Boom For Light Towers

December 15, 2010 10:39 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com previewed the release of the LM-25, a 25 foot tall steel two piece light mast. Equipped with a fold down winch and a winch to elevate the mast from 15 feet to 25 feet, each mast can be used to mount several high powered metal halide or LED lights.

How Semiconductors Are Enabling Consumer Medical Devices

December 15, 2010 10:28 am | by Paul Errico, Analog Devices, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare Segment Team | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor research and development in the late 20th century was driven by the computing and communications applications such as PCs, handsets and consumer applications. Today, it is increasingly influenced by the demand for ICs that make possible the next generation of medical devices...

What Gives at Dropout? Low dropout regulator performance near dropout

December 15, 2010 9:25 am | by William Stokes, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

This article explains how the performance of the PMOS low-dropout (LDO) regulator changes when the input-to-output voltage is decreased to approach the dropout voltage. Specifically, the effect on key electrical characteristics will be discussed: line and load regulation, power supply rejection ratio (PSRR)...

Pico-ITX board offers dual Mini-PCIe slots

December 15, 2010 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA EPIA-P830 Pico-ITX board for advanced portable and network connected embedded applications. The VIA EPIA-P830 features the VIA Nano E-Series processor and the latest VIA VX900 media system processor with additional support for dual Mini-PCIe modules...

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Seat mount adapter developed for making safe artificial head recordings in a vehicle

December 15, 2010 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The seat mount adapter HSM V was developed specifically for making safe and authentic artificial head recordings in a vehicle. Thanks to the quick-lock coupling, the artificial head can be attached to the seat mount adapter in seconds...

RF Power Detector Simultaneously Delivers rms and Envelope Outputs

December 15, 2010 4:20 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices today introduced a new highly integrated, high-performance RF detector for use in wireless, instrumentation, defense, and other broadband applications. ADI’s new ADL5511 TruPwr rms (root mean square) and envelope detector...

Rocker and toggle switches feature self-cleaning contacts

December 15, 2010 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches today announced the availability of the G Series process sealed, ultra-miniature rocker and toggle switches with self-cleaning contacts. The small size and durable construction of these devices make them ideal for handheld instruments.

Thermally Conductive Epoxy Delivers High Temperature Resistance

December 14, 2010 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond has developed a highly thermally conductive epoxy system that is specially designed to help mitigate the issues associated with tightly packed components and miniaturized electronic circuits. With a thermal conductivity over 22 BTU/in/ft²/hr/ºF and serviceability from -60 to 400°F...

Battery Compartment Enclosures Tout Versatility

December 14, 2010 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s ‘SHELL-TYPE’ range of plastic enclosures offers a desirable selection of sizes, styles and battery compartments. These enclosures have been designed to house many different types of small electronic devices including

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Fiber Optics Extender for 3G SDI Exceeds Distance Limitations

December 14, 2010 4:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new GefenPRO 3G SDI Fiber Optics Extender offers a long-range method of extending any 3G SDI source, far exceeding previous distance limitations. This sender/receiver system is packaged in a small dongle format, offering a rugged construction with a small footprint that can be installed anywhere in true plug and play fashion.

Service card provides industry's lowest latency 10G networking performance

December 14, 2010 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vello Systems announces the introduction and availability of its ultra-low latency, high-density, 10G CX50T service card. Designed for the company's CX FamilyTM of cloud infrastructure systems, the CX50T operates in either the 16-slot CX16000 system or the 5-slot CX4000 system...

''The Switch'' Podcast - LED Backlighting

December 13, 2010 11:24 am | Podcasts | Comments

Listen to or download Sharp's new Podcast, "The Switch." Episode One features LCD Marketing Manager Dave Hagan, who shares thoughts about the trend toward LED backlighting and what it means for designers, as well as Sharp’s commitment to a future “all-LED” display product line. Right-click to download the podcast

Anatomy Of An LCD

December 13, 2010 11:07 am | Videos | Comments

Todd Stonewall from Sharp Microelectronics discusses the anatomy of an LCD.

LED Backlights For LCDs

December 13, 2010 11:03 am | Videos | Comments

Noel Giamello and Todd Stonewall from Sharp Microelectronics discuss LED backlighting.

Tool Suite Extends Certification Support for x86 Assembly Code

December 13, 2010 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has developed a variant of the LDRA tool suite that supports x86 assembler syntax. Catering to a broad range of x86 assembler platforms, including ASM486/386/286/186, Pharlap, MASM and Borland Assembler, the LDRA implementation provides scalable support for any x86 assembler variant.

The “all-digital future”: Surrendering our property rights

December 13, 2010 7:46 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

We keep hearing about it—the “all-digital future”: easier, more convenient, no need to drive to the store. Download all the content you want instantly. Thus, iTunes, OnLive, Steam, and various other services were born. But this convenience bears a steep price. In our rush to embrace the all-digital future, we’ve sacrificed fundamental property rights.

IC enables 360° navigation in human-machine interfaces

December 13, 2010 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS5013, a contactless magnetic encoder IC that monitors the displacement of a magnet incorporated in a knob relative to its center position and provides x and y position information via an I²C interface.

Bi-Directional SMD Coupler Operates from 800 – 2500 MHz

December 13, 2010 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-8029, 20 dB, 150 Watt, Bi-Directional surface mount Coupler that operates from 800 – 2500 MHz. The IPP-8029 can be used to monitor either forward or reflected signal sampling.

LED Drivers Offer Drop-In Replacements for CCFL Inverters

December 13, 2010 4:25 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

Display power supply specialist Endicott Research Group (ERG) Inc. has announced new package configurations that offer footprint-compatibility with their existing CCFL inverter designs. ERG has used its 30+ years of experience in LCD backlight power supplies to create a series of LED driver boards that are designed in the same form factor as DC-AC inverters already in the field.

VCO features control voltage range of 0.5V-4.5V

December 13, 2010 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-1850-1850 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 1850 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -117 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +2.5 dBm.

SMA Connectors Provide Mode-free Performance to 27 GHz

December 11, 2010 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies offers an Enhanced Performance SMA connector series (EPSMA) that provides mode free performance to 27 GHz. These connectors are tuned to provide ultra low VSWR to 27 GHz (typically 1.15:1). This product offering consists of

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