Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module, the FMC-XCLK2. The quad channel clock generator card features low jitter and phase matched outputs. It is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, and is said to
Long term evolution (LTE) is firmly on course to be the dominant wireless communications standard in the next decade. There is overwhelming operator commitment to adopting the LTE standard and capitalising on the unquestionable benefits it will bring to their subscribers, even more so than was demonstrated for its 3G predecessors.
Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc said on Monday that its Nook electronic reader would be available in most of its physical stores as of Wednesday, ahead of Valentine's Day, ending weeks of delays. The Nook e-reader, which Barnes & Noble launched in October and competes with devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle, had previously only been available for order on the retailer's website or at in-store kiosks as the No. 1 U.S. bookstore chain struggled to meet what it said in late 2009 was strong demand for the e-reader.
After a weeklong absence, new copies of Andrew Young's "The Politician," Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and other books published by Macmillan are available for purchase on Amazon.com. Since last Friday, Amazon had limited the availability of Macmillan releases in a dispute over e-books, with Macmillan calling for a new pricing system that would end the $9.99 rate Amazon had been setting for best-sellers on its Kindle e-reader. Macmillan and other publishers believe $9.99 is too low and threatens the value of books overall.
Vincotech has launched modules based on the latest SiRFstarIV technology. The A2100 GPS receiver module is built around the new GSD4e chip with sophisticated firmware. The special SiRFawareTM technology is said to allow the module to be in a state of readiness at all times thereby enabling
Today, switch manufacturers are no longer developing just the switch. Original equipment manufacturers are frequently requesting that switch manufacturers develop the complete module, which may include an electro-mechanical switch or sensor, complementary electronics, a source of illumination, and a means of connection.
L-com Global Connectivity, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, today announced the availability of a field-terminable version of a USB Type A Female connector. The new connector comes with screw flanges for
Agilent Technologies’ N9923A FieldFox RF Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) is presented as the world's most accurate handheld VNA. The FieldFox RF VNA provides 0.01 dB/degree Celsius measurement stability to minimize drift errors, and it offers
NXP Semiconductors today announced the availability of a low-cost, web-enabled development tool platform, LPCXpresso, for the LPC ARM processor family of microcontrollers. The LPCXpresso features an easy-to-use interface and supports the complete product design cycle, providing an end-to-end development solution. NXP is also announcing today the launch of the industry’s first Cortex-M0 design competition, the “LPC1100 Cortex-M0 Design Challenge,” providing free LPCXpresso tools to qualified contestants.
Aeroflex 3250 Series spectrum analyzers include an optional 8 GHz tracking generator. Suitable for any kind of bench or lab environment, the new 3250 Series tracking generator has a frequency range of 100 kHz to 8 GHz and a level range from 0 dB down to -20 dB.
With the launch of the iPad last week it is clear what was the number one news item in the gadget industry... Cellular networks are already buckling under the strain of mobile data.
ANADIGICS, Inc., a leading provider of innovative RF solutions for broadband wireless and wireline communications, today announced that Novatel Wireless has selected its WCDMA/HSPA and EDGE power amplifiers (PAs) for two new wireless HSPA+ Mobile Broadband USB modems. HSPA+ is the next evolution of high-speed packet access (HSPA) wireless broadband technology, offering greater capacity for data throughput compared to current 3G networks.
A gun owner’s worst nightmare is his own weapon being turned against him. The Armatix “Smartgun” concept presents a novel solution—fingerprint identification, combined with biometric authentication (paired with a wristwatch) makes the weapon useless in the wrong hands.
Anatech Electronics introduced the AM1880-1960D268 surface-mount monoblock ceramic duplexer. It is suitable for use in base station transceivers serving wireless communication applications. The duplexer’s center frequency is
Apple will sell its newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499. The iPad resembles an iPhone, but larger. Apple will sell some iPad models with data plans from AT&T, with no contract required.
VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications had several of its specifications reach ANSI recognition in the past year. A total of eight specifications completed the process and reached full recognition under the guidance of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).
Wireless transceiver technology is truly established in the automotive industry with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) now a standard feature of even basic specification vehicles. Following on its heels has been Passive Keyless Entry (PKE), dual transceiver devices that combine remote entry and remote starting, and systems that enable features such as tyre pressure monitoring and car-to-home communications.
Aeroflex/Metelics has announced the release of a family of surface mount GaAs and Silicon Schottky mixer/detector diodes for high volume pick and place applications. These control devices are delivered in a plastic SMT package with
Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications (AIM: TCM), announced today that the world’s smallest cellular M2M (machine-to-machine) module, Telit’s GE865-QUAD, is now certified for use on the AT&T wireless network. The GE865-QUAD boasts an extremely compact form factor and optimized power consumption making it ideal for small, body-worn tracking and tracing applications.
Essensium N.V., an innovative developer of Real Time Location System products, today announced that the European Patent Office published a key patent granted to Essensium regarding the ranging method which enables Essensium´s unique and industry-leading combination of high accuracy and long range in their wireless RTLS products.
China's population of Internet users, already the world's largest, soared nearly 30 percent last year to 384 million as the number of people surfing the Web by mobile phone more than doubled, a research group reported Friday.
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced it has acquired ZeroG Wireless, Inc. (http://www.microchip.com/get/9B6V), an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi® solutions based in Sunnyvale, Calif. ZeroG is a privately held fabless semiconductor developer of Wi-Fi-certified transceivers and FCC-certified modules, which further strengthen Microchip’s wireless offerings by enabling embedded designers to easily connect to this ubiquitous networking protocol with any 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC® microcontroller. The terms of the deal are confidential.
National Instruments announced LabVIEW Robotics 2009, a new version of its graphical system design software that provides a standard development platform for designing robotic and autonomous control systems.
One of the questions that often gets asked around femtocells is “What about the backhaul issues?” Indeed, some people have suggested that DSL will need to be upgraded to some carrier-grade Ethernet or xPON service to solve this issue.
LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 3 mobile phone maker, aims to increase handset sales by 20 percent this year and is pinning its hopes on Google's Android operating system to beef up its smartphone range.