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Microtips introduces CPU Based 3.5” QVGA Color TFT Display

October 5, 2010 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is proud to show its low-cost CPU based 3.5” QVGA color TFT display. You can use a microprocessor and interface with it by standard parallel input.

Power Supply Exceeds Platinum Efficiency Levels

October 5, 2010 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces the availability of its PFE1100 1100W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12VDC output with 5V or 3.3V pin-selectable standby. Exceeding CSCI Platinum targets, the new PFE1100 product line has the world’s lowest power dissipation.

Securing Information in your Microcontroller Core

October 5, 2010 9:34 am | by Oyvind Strom, Director, AVR Products, Atmel Corporation | Articles | Comments

For years, system designers have been trying to find a way to improve the microcontroller—the heart of their system designs. Improvements can range from increasing performance, lowering power consumption, increasing clock speeds and much more.


Northwire introduces industry’s first UL 62-approved HFFR power cord

October 5, 2010 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Northwire Technical Cable has introduced EcoPower, an environmentally friendly power cord that is halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) (PVC free) and UL listed. It is the industry’s first HFFR power cord that is UL 62 approved.

Ceramic Disc Capacitors Aimed at Smart Grid Market

October 4, 2010 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meritek’s MCH Series of high voltage (500 VAC) Ceramic disc capacitors is aimed directly at the smart grid market where advanced electronics are being coupled with new metering and monitoring features. With

MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules

October 4, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform

Breathe Safely – Embedded Electronics Helps Save Lives

October 4, 2010 11:59 am | by Christian Schuster, Head of Software Development MEN Mikro Elektronik, Urs Reidt, Head of Development HAMILTON MEDICAL, Switzerland | Articles | Comments

In the United States alone, error in medical treatments causes 98,000 deaths a year. For this reason, the American Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) founded the “100,000 Lives Campaign”, an initiative to improve patient care and prevent unnecessary deaths.

Inverter Reference Design Lowers Cost and Improves Efficiency in Solar Power Systems

October 4, 2010 11:45 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a fully digitally controlled Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter Reference Designwith an advanced, high-efficiency topology.


VME Multifunction Boards Deliver 48 Lines in a 6U VME Slot

October 4, 2010 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms announced the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms.

Tiny Modem Module Supports Worldwide 3G Standards

October 4, 2010 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announces LISA, a new family of small, ultra-fast wireless modems that support a wide range of high-bandwidth applications such as mobile computing, car infotainment, telematics systems and hand-held terminals.

Step-Down Regulator Accepts Low Input Voltage

October 4, 2010 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor expands its synchronous EZBuck portfolio with the introduction of its new low-input voltage DC-DC step-down regulator

The Roundtable - The Recovery

October 4, 2010 9:10 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question is  "How will the jobless recovery impact the way semiconductors are designed, developed, and created?" The question is answered this month by Colin Baldwin of Open-Silicon.

Motorized Linear and Rotary Actuators Tout Ease of Use

October 4, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oriental Motor USA is introducing four motorized linear actuators designed for greater ease of use and high performance in positioning applications. The company’s motorized linear actuators feature the Alpha-Step stepping motor with


High-sensitivity Telecoil is Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) With Mobile Phones

October 4, 2010 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

PREMO’s Series ZTC0602 high-sensitivity coil for application in hearing aids was developed according to ISO/TS16949:02, ISO9001:2000. It is specially Z-axis-designed for

Spinning Clinch Bolts Have Self-retracting Feature

October 4, 2010 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Patented PEM spinning clinch bolts for thin metal panels have been introduced with a self-retracting feature enabling the fastener’s captive screw to remain retracted when disengaged. During fastener installation, controlled clinching action permanently

RG coaxial cable intended for aircraft systems

October 4, 2010 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has introduced a new, lighter-weight RG coaxial cable for aircraft communication and navigation systems, providing significant weight savings without compromising performance. When compared to standard RG coaxial cables, these new cables reduce operating costs...

Slide Switch Suits Space-Constrained Apps

October 4, 2010 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a new surface-mount option for the JS Slide series of low-profile, cost-effective miniature slide switches.

Right Angle LVDT Linear Position Sensors Offer Shortened Unit Length, Resistance to Debris

October 4, 2010 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers right angle configurations of its spring-loaded and through bore LVDT position sensors that offer a shortened unit length, and stop debris from accumulating inside the sensor body. LVDTS designed with a radially-mounted electrical connector are

Internet-Based Service Enables Professionals to View and Control Enabled Devices Online

October 4, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix launched AccessMyDevice, a new enterprise-grade, Internet-based service enabling business and technology professionals to easily view, manage, control and service virtually any device from a web browser.

UPS Systems Provide up to 8400W in just 8U

October 4, 2010 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SU12000RT4U and SU12000RT4UHW UPS Systems from Tripp Lite provide up to 8400W of capacity in just 8U of rack space (4U power module plus 4U battery module).

Protecting FPGAs from Power Analysis

October 4, 2010 5:34 am | by Pankaj Rohatgi, Cryptography Research | Articles | Comments

The advantages of FPGAs include reduced time-to-market, field-reconfigurability, and lower up-front costs. These benefits, together with recent gains in size and performance, make FPGAs ideally suited for many commercial and government applications.

The Video Surveillance Problem

October 1, 2010 10:07 am | by Sean Gardner, Business Development Mgr, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Video surveillance is everywhere today, and the rise in camera deployments is making a big financial impact on the public and private sector’s IT departments’ operating expenditures. Storage costs are the main culprit and can add up to 50 percent of the cost of a new surveillance installation.

CMOS Isolators: A Critical Safety Measure for Medical Electronics

October 1, 2010 7:13 am | by Don Alfano, Silicon Labs | Articles | Comments

Safety standards for AC line-powered medical electronic systems require galvanic isolation to protect patients and operators from electrically induced trauma. The direct connection between machine and patient together with the presence of conductive body fluids and gels...

Design Considerations for Amplifiers Used in Electrocardiograms

October 1, 2010 6:45 am | by Kevin Tretter, Microchip Technology | Articles | Comments

The use of Electrocardiograms (ECGs) has increased dramatically over the years, and technological advances continue to make the results from such devices more and more useful. When designing an ECG, several considerations must be taken into account...

Closed Loop Control Matches Improvements in CT Technology

October 1, 2010 5:57 am | by Lee Stephens, Kollmorgen, | Articles | Comments

Significant advancements in imaging capabilities have occurred recently in CT (Computed Tomography) scan technology. Improved image resolution, larger image process receivers...

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