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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...

World’s Most Compact Drive with an Integrated Motion Controller

March 1, 2011 9:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MICROMO is pleased to announce a new 22mm innovation that extends the portfolio of the BX4 range of four pole brushless DC servomotors from FAULHABER. The series 2232 / 2250…BX4 CSD/CCD is the world’s most compact drive with an integrated motion controller.

Wideband Digital Module Enables Real-time Processing in Radar Applications

March 1, 2011 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the SPR870A 3U VPX Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter Module. Building on GE’s legacy of industry-leading digital receiver families and extending still further the growing ecosystem of GE 3U VPX solutions...

Automotive Infotainment Applications Require Fast Analog Video Switching

March 1, 2011 8:50 am | by Fionn Hurley, Senior Applications Engineer, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

Despite the move to digital video for home entertainment, analog video still has a significant presence in applications such as the automotive industry.


Eval Kit Uses All Methods of Harnessing Ambient Energy

March 1, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cymbet Corporation announced the availability of its EnerChip EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit. The EVAL-09 is said to be the first kit to support all types of ambient energy harvesting from light and vibration, to thermal gradients and flow/motion. The kit features the EnerChip Energy Processor (EP) CBC915-ACA, a universal energy harvesting power management unit for ultra-low power energy systems.

Designing the Flat Data Center Network

March 1, 2011 6:49 am | by Gary Lee, Fulcrum Microsystems | Articles | Comments

There has been a lot of discussion recently about flat data center networks, which is a major shift from the deployment of traditional multi-layer enterprise network architectures that are no longer viewed as an efficient solution for large data centers due to their high latencies and complex software.

Connectors ideal for medical applications

March 1, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has enhanced its I/O connectors for use in areas with high magnetic fields by ensuring the connectors' own non-magnetic properties by replacing the usual steel shells and hardware with tin-plated brass and making the brackets of diecast zinc.

Dual Coil combines high common and differential mode impedance for LED lamps

March 1, 2011 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saving space and reducing bill of material components are always on the minds of design engineers, especially in LED retrofit lamp market. Wurth Electronics Midcom created the Dual Coil series of common mode chokes with high dual impedance capabilities...

Video Processors Enable Three Simultaneous 1080p60 fps Streams

March 1, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its DaVinci digital media processor platform by introducing the TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 video processors. The high-performance DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor offers


ERG updates its online cross-reference guides

March 1, 2011 5:42 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

Endicott Research Group, Inc. (ERG) has updated its online cross-reference guides to make finding the best inverter/driver solution for backlit LCDs even easier. These new tools at allow a design engineer or purchasing agent...

Tools Integrate IEC 61508 Compliance across the Software Lifecycle

March 1, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA launches support for the IEC 61508 and IEC 61508:2010 standards, functional safety standards for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic (E/E/PE) systems, from requirements through design, code, analysis and certification.

Advanced Design System 2011 EDA Platform to Debut via YouTube and Webcast

March 1, 2011 5:17 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the latest version of its flagship RF and microwave design and simulation platform, Advanced Design System 2011. The new platform will debut on YouTube and in an “Innovations in EDA” webcast with Microwave Journal, scheduled for March 1.

USB Input Tool facilitates connection of hand measurement instruments to PCs

March 1, 2011 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the availability of a new USB input device that streamlines the interfacing of Mitutoyo Digimatic hand measurement tools with PCs. The new USB Input Tool Direct: USB-ITN includes seven models...

Designing Rugged Electromechanical Solutions for Harsh Environment Industrial Applications

February 28, 2011 10:34 am | by Owen Camden, C&K Components, | Articles | Comments

Whether designing electromechanical solutions for industrial instrumentation, automation or high-end testing equipment, OEMs are requesting switch designs that combine increased precision, versatility and functionality with ruggedness and reliability.

One Box Tester Includes TD-LTE RF Measurements with Call Processing

February 28, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced TD-LTE measurement software for its MT8820C One-Box Tester. The addition of TD-LTE support to the analyzer provides designers and manufacturers of mobile handsets with a single-instrument, solution for

Embedded Software Test Tool Provides Open Source, Integrated Lightweight Target Emulation

February 28, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

AdaCore’s GNATemulator is presented as an efficient and flexible emulator solution for testing embedded software applications. Based on the QEMU technology, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer, the new GNATemulator tool allows

Base Station Analyzer Measures 4G Standards and Installed 2G-3G Networks

February 28, 2011 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company’s MT8222B BTS Master handheld base station analyzer supports 4G standards now being deployed, as well as installed 2G/3G networks. It provides field engineers and technicians with a lightweight, handheld analyzer that can

RF Test System Offers Fast Characterization of Radar Modules

February 28, 2011 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new R&S TS6710 test system from Rohde & Schwarz is a flexible, turnkey standard solution for manufacturers of AESA radar equipment. Its modular architecture allows it to be configured for product development

20 GHz RF Signal Generator Features 200-microsecond Frequency Switching Time

February 28, 2011 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig introduced the APSIN20G low-noise, fast-switching microwave signal generator covering a frequency range from 10 MHz up to 20 GHz. It provides micro-Hz frequency resolution, a wide and accurately-flat output power range to 30 dBm, and low spurious levels.

Line Leakage Tester Addresses Medical Device Compliance

February 28, 2011 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Associated Research added enhanced features to its LINECHEK II model 620L Line Leakage tester for compliance testing for medical device manufacturers. The 620L is able to perform the most commonly required Line Leakage tests as called out in such specifications as UL2601, UL60601-1, IEC601-1, IEC60601-1, and EN60601-1 among others. It also has

Linear Motor Actuator Features Maximum Continuous Force Output up to 270.7 N

February 28, 2011 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ACT is a high performance, cost-effective linear-servomotor-driven actuator that is faster and more accurate than a ball screw or belt-drive without the costly, time-consuming maintenance ball screw or belt-drives require.

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