Murata Power Solutions extended its HPQ range of high power quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters with the introduction of the HPQ-8.3, a 182.6W model with 8.3 V output, and a
Microchip Technology Inc. announced two digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. Complete documentation — including software, Gerber files, MATLAB® models, Webinars and application notes — can be downloaded for free from Microchip’s Web site. These new reference designs are
LPRS announces the introduction of the latest generation of its market leading low power wireless modules, easy-Radio Advanced. eRA continues to offer simple to use, out-of-the-box wireless communication as previous versions, but with a number of new, innovative, features...
Cellular networks use a surprisingly large amount of power: approximately 2% of UK energy - about the same as aviation. Yet while greenhouse emissions of flying are very public/controversial, the wireless energy use is less visible.
This has been a good year for the electronic design community, with advances in hardware, software, materials, and technology. Take a moment to nominate your favorites for the 2010 ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the EKI-6311GN, an IEEE 802.11n industrial wireless access point. It is said to deliver three times the throughput rates of a normal 802.11g. It is fully
Molex Incorporated announced that its next generation HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is available. The HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is a new miniaturized connector solution designed to
picoChip unveiled the PC333, a System-on-Chip (SoC) device specifically designed to extend the femtocell into the realm of public access infrastructure such as metro femto, rural femto and strand-mounted systems. The PC333 SoC is asserted to
It is fascinating how cellular usage varies around the world, its impact on emerging economies, and how that drives economic growth and improves lives.
Wireless systems are now fully mainstream in our lives, not only in the consumer world of cell phones, wifi enabled laptops and satellite television, but also in the mission and life critical world of aerospace and defense. Recent applications such as ADS-B (Automatic Dependant Surveillance - Broadcast) managed commercial airline flight...
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX98088 stereo audio codec that leverages the company’s Flexsound audio processor. This proprietary technology is said to improve loudspeaker performance by
CEVA, Inc. introduced the CEVA-X1643, a 1 GHz DSP core designed to boost overall chip performance for a broad range of applications including wireline and wireless communications, surveillance and portable multimedia. Features include
The OSD050T0714-29 features a high-resolution WVGA (800xRGBx480) format in a 5.0” diagonal size. This TFT-LCD display features a parallel 24-bit TTL interface with a high-quality 16.7M color palette. The module has
austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients). It features low power, high sensitivity (-100 dBm at 250 kbps, -92 dBm at 2 Mbps), data rates from
Although it is tempting to portray technology discussions as “battles” with a winner and loser, more often they will co-exist with technologies serving different needs at different times.
One thing I’ve learned over the years in the semiconductor industry is that I really don’t know anything. Or rather, what I think I know is always changing or isn’t quite what I thought it was.
This kit is an easy way for electronics designers to experiment with near field RF (Radio Frequency) charging of EnerChip CC rechargeable solid state energy storage devices.
Offered with a basic antenna included, the KDEC code-hopping receiver from Radiometrix provides the user with a complete ready to use receiver interface, enabling quick and easy deployment of a secure RF remote control system.
Since I last wrote about Net Neutrality, things have gone from unsettling to downright precarious. On August 9, when many Americans were on vacation, Verizon and Google announced “A joint policy proposal for an open internet,” which was breathtaking in its brazenness and frightening in scope.
For years, radio broadcasters and artists have duked it out over performance rights. Enter the highly-contentious Performance Rights Act, which would expand copyright law to include all public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. And it’s gotten even wilder: an amendment would mandate that all mobile phones contain FM radio chips.
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well.
The risks to users of wireless technology have increased as the popularity of wireless grows. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated so it's very important that wireless device manufacturers secure their devices properly.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5622/24/26 linear LED drivers tout a design that reduces overall component count by eliminating additional passive components used in charge pumps and series boost LED drivers. They feature an
Delivering a dynamic range of up to 40 dB, the PowerWise LMH2120 linear root-mean-square (RMS) RF power detector from National Semiconductor is presented as having the industry’s highest precision .
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the 33521A one-channel function/arbitrary waveform generator and the 33522A two-channel function/arbitrary waveform generator. They are said to provide the lowest