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Ultracapacitors Target RAID Back-up, Smart Grid, Portable and Handheld Electronics

November 5, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tecate Group announced the newest members of the PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series is 100 percent RoHS compliant, and offers extended operating temperature up to 85°C. Capacitance values range from

Technology Uses Brain Electricity

November 5, 2010 8:18 am | Videos | Comments

A paralyzed patient may someday be able to "think" a foot into flexing or a leg into moving, using technology that harnesses the power of electricity in the brain...

Picoammeter Touts Continuous Ranging Technology for Real-time Low Current Measurement

November 5, 2010 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on technology by Ix Innovations, the PocketPico picoammeter streamlines the measurement of very-low electrical current in electronics and materials. The device employs SafeRanging, a continuous ranging feature that is asserted to enable


Solid Body D-sub Connector is IP67-rated

November 4, 2010 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has advanced its water-resistant D-sub series of connectors a new, rugged one-piece, solid-body version. This robust design performs better against mechanical impacts during installation and operation and has

Current Probes Handle Large Conductors, Tight Spaces

November 4, 2010 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation has introduced new iFlex flexible current probes which expand the measurement range of select Fluke meters to 2500 A AC and give technicians exceptional measurement flexibility. The large coil allows

Visible Color LEDs Suit High-Reliability Military and Harsh-Environment Industrial Apps

November 4, 2010 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a series of high-reliability, high-sensitivity color LEDs processed to MIL-PRF-19500-level TX and TXV specifications. Designated the OVM4x Series, the visible LEDs feature hermetically sealed TO-46 package with

PosiBand Contact System Gains Goddard Approval

November 4, 2010 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

D-subminiatures are a popular connector choice for space flight applications. High performance D-subminiature connectors utilize closed entry contacts to enhance performance. Closed entry contacts have an unbroken ring of solid material at the face of the contact.

Test system extends capabilities of the ASL platform

November 4, 2010 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

LTX-Credence Corporation today announced the introduction of the ASLx, a new test system extending the capabilities of the ASL platform, the most successful low cost analog and mixed signal test platform in the market.


Tilt Switch Has a 1,000,000 Life Cycle Expectancy

November 4, 2010 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announces the TM1000 series tilt switch. With an 1,000,000 life cycle expectancy, the switch is environmentally friendly and contains no mercury. This tilt switch is triggered when it is tilted 45 degrees of the horizontal.

Analog Timer controls I-Os down to 0.6V

November 4, 2010 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech today announced a sub-1 V analog timer platform that revolutionizes the conventional 555 timer for low-voltage, battery-operated small appliances. The new SX8122 analog timer offers the best-in-class battery life via its intrinsic 0.9 V operation...

XMOS Introduces Real-Time Platform for Energy-Efficient Motor Control

November 4, 2010 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS today unveiled a new motor control platform, enabling developers to deliver innovative and highly efficient motor control designs. The XMOS motor control platform is comprised of...

Tektronix Announces Industry’s First PHY Layer DiiVA Compliance Test Solution

November 3, 2010 10:40 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix announced the industry's first physical layer compliance test solution for the Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio (DiiVA) standard, offering a complete test bench that allows engineers to optimize and validate the performance of their DiiVA-compliant designs.

Voltage Regulators Shrink PCB Size

November 3, 2010 10:30 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced a new family of SupIRBuck integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators in a compact 4 x 5 mm package. The devices, tailored for energy-efficient server, storage, telecom, netcom and set-top box applications...


Audio Drivers Intended for High-Power Digital Designs

November 3, 2010 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories today introduced a family of isolated gate drivers designed for high-power Class D audio systems with output power ranging from 30 Watts to 1,000 Watts. The new Si824x Class D audio driver family provides exceptional high-fidelity performance...

100 GS-s Real-time Oscilloscope Offers Desirable Margin Performance for High-speed Designs

November 3, 2010 7:50 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc., announced the DPO/DSA/MSO70000C Series of digital and mixed signal oscilloscopes that now deliver 100 GS/s sampling rate performance; enabling low noiser along with increased data points on

DC:DC Converters Offer Ultra Wide 7:1 Input Range

November 3, 2010 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAÏA Converter, the specialist high reliability power converter manufacturer, will introduce at Electronica 2010 a state of the art 200 watt output D:DC converter family featuring ‘Heat Path on Side’ cooling, redefining power converter heat dissipation.

GLT Features Range of LED-Based Edge-Lit Illumination Solutions at electronica

November 3, 2010 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. is demonstrating the world’s most efficient LED-based edge lighting illumination technology for backlights that are thinner than ever to meet consumer demand for smaller, slimmer size with outstanding performance and more efficient light extraction.

A PV Technician on Your Roof Day and Night

November 3, 2010 6:03 am | by Philip Pieters, PhD, business development director Energy, imec. ( | Blogs | Comments

“A chain is no stronger than its weakest link,” the saying says. And that also applies to solar panels today. One bad working cell can bring down the panels electricity production significantly. The reason is that the solar cells are connected in series, making a malfunctioning cell a huge resistive link in the chain.

Data Converters Enable Hands-free, ''Eyes Only'' User Control Technology

November 3, 2010 6:00 am | Ocular, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices announced today that National Instruments, a leading global supplier of hardware and software for engineers, used ADI’s data converters in a breakthrough user interface technology that allows users to control a system by merely moving their eyes.

Power-Off Protection Switches Prevent Damage to Data and Communications Systems

November 3, 2010 5:45 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices today introduced two power-off protection switches that guarantee an off-state in the absence of a power supply. Unlike standard switches, which can be either open or closed when no power supply is present, ADI’s ADG4612 and ADG4613 power-off protection switches ensure an off-state...

Remote Control Infrared Receivers

November 3, 2010 5:36 am | Videos | Comments

This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and Vishay, will introduce remote control infrared receiver (IR) technology and provide an overview of key performance parameters.

EDA Software improves Testbench Quality for BSDL Verification

November 3, 2010 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

At the 2010 International Test Conference (ITC), GOEPEL electronic, a global leader in JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions, introduces TAP Checker a new generation EDA software tool for verification of BSDL (Boundary Scan Description Language) files and validation of JTAG implementations in integrated circuits.

Digitaltest and JTAG Technologies Combine to Provide Comprehensive PCB Test Capability

November 3, 2010 4:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digitaltest GmbH and JTAG Technologies today announced the integration of their test methods within the Digitaltest MTS series of in-circuit test systems. As a result, electronics designers and manufacturers will benefit from even greater test coverage and programmability of complex PCBs...

The ECN Roundtable - Test and Design

November 2, 2010 10:12 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

The answers to our November Roundtable question: “What facets of testing are most often overlooked by design professionals?” underscore not only the importance of test in design, but also how many ways test can help the engineer.

2010 Reader's Choice Tech Awards - WINNERS

November 2, 2010 10:08 am | Articles | Comments

ECN proudly presents the winners of the 2010 Reader's Choice Tech Awards! Congratulations to the winners and to all who were nominated!

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