OEM Color Sensing
MAZeT GmbH has added to its JENCOLOR family for spectral analysis at the SENSOR+TEST 2007 trade fair. MAZeT also offers customized OEM Color Sensing, in the field of color analysis and spectral sensor systems, to its customers. In addition to the development and distribution of the JENCOLOR sensors, our design team is now developing tailored color analysis modules, including optical connection, especially for customers or applications, said Frank Krumbein, Division Manager of Optoelectronics at MAZeT. With this enhancement of our portfolio, we are reacting to the increasing demand for customer-specific ideal solutions. JENCOLOR stands for reliability, quality and cost control in the whole chain - sensors, optics, electronics, production and support.
Green TEC Laser Module to be unveiled at Laser 2007
Photonic Products is introducing a new 532nm DPSS green laser module with integral thermo electric control at LASER 2007 in Munich (June 18 on). Integral thermo electric control enables the laser module to be operated at a stable temperature level which provides the constant optical performance and wavelength precision necessary for demanding industrial and laboratory applications such as alignment, bio-analysis and flow cytometry.
Texas Instruments and Network Physics Collaborate to Deliver Optimized End-User Experience for IP-Based Services
Texas Instruments and Network Physics have announced a far-reaching development initiative centered on delivering optimized end-user experiences for VoIP and IPTV services. Designed around TI's PIQUAT quality management system, the partnership will further help service providers and enterprise IT managers deliver important real-time visibility into performance related problems and provide automated corrective actions that can be deployed to mitigate some of the challenges with delivering IP-based services.
Two Korean Universities Licence Tensilica’s Xtensa Configurable Processor
Tensilica has announced that two Korean universities have licensed its Xtensa configurable processor. The CoSoC (Center of System on Chip design technology) of Seoul National University is using the Xtensa processor in the classroom and has announced their third annual SOC (system-on-chip) design contest, which will, for the first time, accept designs that use Xtensa processors. The KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) has licensed the Xtensa configurable processor to develop multimedia SOC designs.
Core 2 Duo Products for the embedded and industrial market
Arcom's new 5.25in form-factor SBC, brings Intel's latest Core 2 Duo technology to the embedded and industrial market. The GEMINI has all the requirements for enterprise and residential network applications as well as the processing power to handle today's demanding software, such as graphics-intensive applications or serious number-crunching programs.
Software-Defined Test Reaches the Tipping Point in Military and Aerospace Applications
At the 3rd annual National Instruments Military & Aerospace Solutions Conference held at the Systems Engineering Innovation Centre at Loughborough University, keynote speakers Ian Bell and Darcy Dement introduced conference delegates from across the military and aerospace industry in the UK & Ireland to the "Tipping Point". The concept was first introduced by Malcolm Gladwell in his book of the same name published in 2000. To quote the author: "The name given to that one dramatic moment in an epidemic when everything can change all at once is the Tipping Point".
Dual-channel SLIC and codec in a single chip
Silicon Laboratories has announced an extension of the ProSLIC programmable subscriber line interface (SLIC) family, the Si3226 Dual ProSLIC, a fully-integrated dual-channel SLIC and codec in a single chip. The Si3226 ProSLIC leverages Silicon Labs' patented digital SLIC architecture to achieve a globally-compliant, carrier-grade SLIC complete with extensive remote diagnostic capabilities, low power consumption and the industry's clearest voice reproduction in its class. The Si3226 is optimized for enterprise and consumer equipment, such as voice-enabled cable and DSL modems, fiber to the premise (FTTP) optical networking units and PBXs.
TestWorks Grows its Custom Solutions Business through Partnership with NI
TestWorks has recently announced the launch of a specific initiative focusing on the bespoke manufacturing test solutions market. Key to the success of this venture is a growing relationship between TestWorks and National Instruments, a leader in computer-based measurement and automation. In 2006, TestWorks joined the National Instruments Alliance Partner program, a worldwide network of more than 600 consultants, system integrators, developers, channel partners and industry experts who partner with NI to provide complete, high-quality measurement and automation solutions to customers.
Floating Point Digital Signal Controllers From TI Enable Greener Industrial Applications
Texas Instruments has announced what it says is the industry's first floating point digital signal controllers. The new TMS320F2833x devices provide 300 million floating point instructions per second (MFLOPS) performance at 150 MHz while providing the lower costs typically associated with fixed point processors. Simplified software development common to floating-point processors and the performance boost allows solar power inverters to more efficiently convert energy from photovoltaic (PV) panels, offers better power efficiency and performance to variable speed alternating current (AC) drives and provides greater performance for automotive radar applications.
10-bit video digitizer from Intersil
Intersil Corporation has introduced the ISL51002, the industry's most sophisticated 10-bit video digitizer. This device combines ease-of-use and high-resolution video performance to create the ideal choice for digitizing analogue YPbPr video from HDTV tuners, set-top boxes, SD and HD DVDs, as well as RGB graphics signals from personal computers and workstations.
picoChip wins three awards at Best of WiMAX World Europe Awards
picoChip has won the Chip Design, Industry Innovation and Industry Choice Awards at the Best of WiMAX World Awards 2007, taking home 50% of the awards available. The awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies.
TOUGH NEW BOX PC FROM DATASOUND LABORATORIES HAS 1.7 GHz OF PROCESSING POWER
Designed to withstand the rigours of tough environments whether used in a shopping mall kiosk or for running demanding process control applications, the ACS-2630 Box PC system from Datasound Laboratories provides up to 1.7GHz of processing power housed in a rugged, self contained, fanless case.
YUASA BATTERY WEBSITE UPDATED TO PROVIDE RICH RESOURCE ON INDUSTRIAL AND AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES
Yuasa Battery has completely updated its website at www.yuasa-battery.co.uk to provide detailed information on the company's wide range of products including lead acid batteries for industrial, security and telecom applications; batteries for automotive and leisure applications; Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium cells; battery chargers and test equipment. Yuasa is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries with global manufacturing plants and an extensive marketing and distribution network throughout the UK and Europe.
SiGe Semiconductor Announces Expansion Round of Financing
SiGe Semiconductor, a leading supplier of RF front-end solutions for wireless systems, today announced it has raised US $20 million in an expansion round of financing. Samsung Ventures, the US-based venture capital investment arm for Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), joins as a strategic investor participating in this round. The capital will fund expansion of SiGe Semiconductor's product lines supporting the Wi-Fi®, WiMAX and GPS markets.
TT WELWYN INVESTMENT PROVES THAT THIN IS IN
Electronic components manufacturer, TT electronics Welwyn Components has invested £700k in thin film technology and equipment as part of its growth strategy.
Texas Instruments and Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Present Live Webcast on Improved Procedures for Selecting an ADC
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will present a live Analog eLab™ Webcast for designers entitled "Improved Procedures for Selecting an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)" on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). The Webcast will highlight the pitfalls encountered when evaluating an ADC for a design, and the importance of selecting the proper tools. TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E., and panelists Rick Downs of TI and Val Rhodes of Avnet will discuss and demonstrate an efficient, cost-effective new evaluation tool that can save time and resources. Engineers are invited to register for the one-hour session at www.ti.com/analogelab.
Green Hills Software Expands Platform for Secure Networking with Support for NextHop Advanced Control Plane Routing
Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), and NextHop Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in layer 3 control plane software protocols, have announced the availability of Green Hills Software's Platform for Secure Networking (PSN) support of NextHop Technologies' GateD® advanced layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6 routing software.
FutureLogic Printers Win Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards 2006
FutureLogic, Inc., the leading manufacturer of thermal ticket printers for cashless gaming, announced today that its GEN2 Universal™ printer with the ProMatrix™ coupon solution has received one of Casino Journal's Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products 2006 awards.
Tundra Semiconductor Announces Restructuring to Improve Organizational Alignment and Cost Structure
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), a leader in System Interconnect, announced today that the Company is implementing a plan to control costs and continue to align the global organization more closely with the Company's long-term growth strategy.
Triple balanced microwave mixers
Just announced by Admiral Microwave is a substantial range of triple balanced microwave mixers, manufactured by Marki Microwave, the world-class microwave component manufacturer based in Silicon Valley. Marki's M2 Series of triple balanced mixers utilise a dual-quad, AC-coupled IF topology. This is eminently suitable for wide RF/LO/IF bandwidth applications. In particular, the M2 topology provides for high IF frequencies and for significant frequency overlap in the RF/LO/IF bands. The use of two quads facilitates the high drive levels required for high dynamic range applications.
Tundra Semiconductor's Tsi148 Interconnect Bridge for New VME Solutions Selected by GE Fanuc Embedded Systems
Tundra Semiconductor has announced that GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, a leading provider of embedded military and commercial solutions, has selected the Tundra Tsi148 PCI/X-to-VME Interconnect Bridge. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems recently launched the V7865 Intel® Dual Core Processor Single Board Computer (SBC) which uses the Tsi148 as its data interconnection to the VME backplane.
Mobile Knowledge selects Zytronic’s ZYPOS touch sensor technology
Mobile Knowledge has selected Zytronic's projected capacitive technology (PCT)-based ZYPOS touch sensors as the primary input interface for its ruggedized, in-vehicle kiosk, the Windows CE based Passenger Information Monitor (PIM). The company, which specializes in dispatch technologies for the For Hire industry, will market the new ZYPOS-based PIM to taxi companies across North America and around the world.
FRAM-enhanced Processor family with high-speed serial interface
Ramtron International has introduced the FM33x product family – a new line of FRAM-Enhanced Processor Companions with a high-speed serial peripheral interface (SPI). The FM33x family combines, in one small package, all the benefits of a non-volatile RAM with a comprehensive set of highly-integrated support and peripheral functions for processor-based designs.
Isolated surface-mount current transducer family
LEM has extended its range of current transducer families designed to operate from a single +5V power supply with the introduction of the HMS model. The new unit measures only 16 (L) x 13.5 (W) x 12 (H) mm and integrates a primary conductor. It is directly surface-mounted onto a printed circuit board, reducing manufacturing costs.
Leadframe ChipLEDs for Automotive, Electronic Sign and Industrial Applications is thinnest says Avago
Avago Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry's thinnest chip light emitting diodes (ChipLEDs) in the smallest industry-standard package. With an ultra small form factor of 1.65 mm length by 0.8 mm width by 0.45 mm height, Avago's new ASMT-Rx45 series of low-power, high-brightness leadframe ChipLEDs have been specifically designed to operate in the extreme conditions found in automotive, electronic sign and signals and industrial applications.
PCI Express switching solutions meet PCIe Gen2 spec
IDT has announced what it says is the industry's first PCI Express switching solutions that meet the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) PCI Express Base 2.0 specification, commonly referred to as PCIe Gen2. Optimized to solve system I/O connectivity challenges, the two new IDT switches set a new standard for performance-per-watt in PCI Express switches and offer customers a critical upgrade path and protection of infrastructure investment for next generation servers and storage systems.
Capacitative touch control IC family has new 16-channel version
Omron Electronic Components Business Europe (OCB-EU) has extended its capacitative Touch Control IC family with a new 16-channel version. Omron's B6TS touch sensors allow a non-conducting surface of any shape to be used as a control giving a new dimension to the styling of consumer brown and white goods and AV equipment, as well as vending machines, lift controls and security access.
Global Display Solutions acquires to expand capability
Global Display Solutions (GDS) Ltd has announced that it has increased capabilities following a recent series of acquisitions. The procurement of Clearview Displays LLC in January 2007 and of CPG International Spa & Finmek Automation Srl in February 2007 has enabled GDS to provide custom solutions to its clients supported by increased Electronic, Mechanical and Design capabilities.
Texas Instruments Boosts Voice Quality with TelinnovationT Echo Canceller Solution for Carrier Infrastructure
Ratcheting voice quality one notch higher, Texas Instruments has deployed its TelinnovationT echo canceller software across several digital signal processor (DSP) platforms including the carrier infrastructure optimized TNETV3020, as well as TMS320C64xT- and TMS320C64x+T -based devices. As the most widely-deployed echo canceller solution in the industry, delivering over 1 billion calls per day, the Telinnovation echo canceller has been improving voice quality in the most challenging voice environments for over 20 years.
Quantum Research opens design centre in Drogheda, Ireland
Quantum Research Group Ltd. (Ire) has announced the opening of a new design, support, and technology licensing business unit at Millmount, Drogheda. The company will work with Quantum Research Group UK to develop touch-sensing controls for products such as domestic appliances, mobile phones and personal media players, and will focus especially on touch screen solutions. It will also engage in technology transfer work, technical support, and deal with the contract administration of the Group's expanding IP portfolio.
M8 inductive sensor is only 16mm long
New from Contrinex is said to be the world's smallest packaged M8 inductive sensor. One of the Contrinex 620 range of Swiss made, high performance inductive sensors, this M8 device, complete with an in-built amplifier, is packaged into a housing only 16mm long.
NI LabWindows/CVI and Measurement Studio Now Compatible with Windows Vista
National Instruments has announced the release of the newest versions of LabWindows/CVI, the proven ANSI C integrated development environment, and Measurement Studio, a comprehensive suite of libraries and user interface controls for applications built using Microsoft Visual Studio. LabWindows/CVI 8.1.1 and Measurement Studio 8.1.1 provide support for Windows Vista to help engineers easily transition to the newest version of the Microsoft operating system. As scheduled maintenance releases, LabWindows/CVI 8.1.1 and Measurement Studio 8.1.1 also include bug fixes for improved performance and reliability.
Omron extends air/gas flow sensor range
Omron has added a more compact and lower cost version to its range of air and gas flow sensors, designed to detect clogged air intake filters and air velocity flows in office automation equipment, domestic air purifiers and coolers, and HVAC applications. The new sensors offer a monitoring solution at below the cost of a Pitot tube.
NI's DIAdem 10.2 Offers Engineers Windows Vista Compatibility
National Instruments has announced the release of DIAdem 10.2, the latest version of its interactive data management, analysis and reporting software that now offers support for Windows Vista. National Instruments also released NI DataFinder Server Edition 1.1, an updated version of the data mining solution that works with DIAdem 10.2 to simplify data sharing and mining across entire groups or departments.
SAES Getters and STMicroelectronics to integrate their Technologies for Multi-Axis MEMS Gyroscopes
The SAES Getters Group, world leader in getter technology for high vacuum applications, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in the manufacture and sale of MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices, have signed a co-operation agreement that will support development and production of next-generation MEMS gyroscopes. STMicroelectronics' gyroscopes will integrate SAES' PageWafer®, the most advanced getter thin-film solution for high vacuum maintenance in wafer-level packaged MEMS, to deliver higher device sensitivity and stability.
Clever solution from QuickLogic enables mobile products to boot from managed NAND memory devices
QuickLogic has announced what it says is a revolutionary solution that enables the application processors in mobile products to boot directly from managed NAND devices and memory cards, eliminating the need for NOR flash and thus reducing BOM cost and PCB area.
First Automotive SAW Sensor and Controller Enhances Fuel Efficiency and Safety
As automotive tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) mandates come into effect and torque sensing applications like electronic power steering (EPS) become standard on even low- to mid-range cars, Texas Instruments has announced that Transense Technologies plc is using its TMS320F28x digital signal controllers as a key component in the automotive industry's first targeted piezo-electric surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor based systems. Operating in environmentally harsh or remote automotive and industrial applications, the Transense sensor units operate wirelessly, require no power source and are typically 11mm by 3mm and less than 2 grams in weight.
Rogers Corp Celebrates 175th Anniversary by Ringing The Closing Bell at The NYSE
Rogers Corporation's president and CEO Robert Wachob rang The Closing Bell at The New York Stock Exchange Friday, May 11 in celebration of the company's 175th anniversary. Rogers is a global technology leader providing solutions for a number of markets, including portable communication infrastructure, consumer products, computer and office equipment, ground transportation, and aerospace and defense. "We are honored to commemorate Rogers' 175th anniversary by ringing The Closing Bell at The NYSE," said Wachob. "We look forward to the future as we continue to build on a strong tradition of innovation with ongoing expansion into new geographies, products and markets."
Dissolved Ozone Monitor Improves Drinking Water Quality at Bristol Water
Analytical Technology, Inc. (ATi) announces that Bristol Water has chosen its innovative Q45H/64 Dissolved Ozone Analyser for the on-line monitoring and control of ozone levels in drinking water. Bristol Water uses dissolved ozone for the disinfection of potable water. Offering ultimate flexibility, ease of use and accuracy, ATi's analyser has reduced the amount of energy required for the ozone disinfection process, thus minimising the associated costs while also improving the quality of Bristol Water's drinking water, which currently ranks among the best in the world.
Non-volatile DCPs with +125 degree C operating temperature capability
Intersil has introduced two new families of 128-tap, non-volatile single, dual, and quad digitally controlled potentiometers (DCPs). These families of DCPs with SPI and I2C interfaces provide precision measurement and a wide operating temperature range for applications designed to function from -40 to +125 degrees C.
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