Village Tronic launches new enhanced ViBook Plus USB display extender
Village Tronic, one of the pioneers of multi-display solutions, has launched a new member of its ViBook family of display extenders that provide computer users with a simple way to run several displays from a Windows or Mac computer or laptop. The ViBook Plus is one of the first devices to use DisplayLink's new DL195 chip enabling it to support higher resolution screens of up to 1920x1200 and up to 28" with faster graphics and improved video playback that includes HD video streams.
TI demonstrates world's first coin cell demo for Blutooth low energy applications
At the Bluetooth low energy technology conference in Munich, Germany, on October 20, Texas Instruments will demonstrate the world's first coin cell demo for the new Bluetooth low energy open standard based on TI's upcoming CC2540 single-mode system-on-chip.
E Ink and Freescale partner to develop integrated processors for the fast-growing eBook market
The industry's top provider of processors for eBooks has joined forces with the leading supplier of eBook electronic paper displays to develop highly integrated embedded solutions that lower costs and foster innovation for eBook manufacturers and their customers. Freescale Semiconductor and E Ink Corporation have agreed to jointly develop system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions that integrate Freescale's i.MX processor technology with E Ink's Vizplex® display controller. The partnership is designed to lower costs and expand the ecosystem of supporting electronics for the eBook market. The collaboration also is expected to spark innovation for emerging product categories such as eNewspapers, tablet PCs, laptop secondary displays, eNotebooks and eDictionaries.
Vishay Systems Web Tension Control Technology to Be Used in Coating Pilot Plant
Vishay Intertechnology has announced that it has provided a web tension measurement system to Western Michigan University (WMU) for use in its Coating Pilot Plant. WMU's Coating Pilot Plant, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a leading research center for papermaking, coating, printing, and recycling. Vishay is the major producer of strain gages and strain gage-based load cells, as well as systems based on strain gage technology. Vishay Systems Web Tension measurement system was upgraded in the spring of 2009, and performance trials have showed dramatic improvement in tension measurement stability with varying temperatures. The upgraded system precisely measures the sheet web tension between the coater backing rolls and the chill-roll S-wrap.
Wind River and PrismTech Announce COTS Software Defined Radio Solution
Wind River today announced that it has collaborated with PrismTech in the development of a high-performance software defined radio (SDR) solution for the military and public sectors. According to testing conducted by PrismTech, this combined SDR solution has demonstrated breakthrough performance on multiple processors from Freescale and Intel, including round trip times of less than 10 seconds to power up, initialize the platform, load waveform components, unload waveform components, and shut down the radio.
Barix Integrated and Standalone IP Security Solutions on Display at CPSE
Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, announces that partner SkyWare Communications of Hong Kong will exhibit a range of new and existing Barix Audio over IP products for professional security applications at the 2009 CPSE show (China Public Security Expo), taking place November 1-4 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China. (Stand 3-C058 and 3-C061).
Saft Sunica.plus batteries provide the ideal energy storage solution for hybrid power telecom installations
Saft has demonstrated at INTELEC 2009 – the International Telecoms Energy Conference – how its advanced Sunica.plus batteries can provide the ideal basis for hybrid power systems that deliver significant cost savings and environmental benefits for offgrid BTS (Base Transceiver Stations) installations in emerging world markets such as Africa and Asia. Hybrid systems - diesel generation in combination with a dedicated cycling battery Off-grid BTS installations are usually powered by two diesel generators operating alternately to ensure a reliable power source.
RS232 Bluetooth serial printer adapter features “Out of Paper” message.
LM Technologies Ltd Bluetooth serial adapter now uniquely features an "Out of Paper" message from the LM048SPA adapter used with printers in the EPOS/ general printer market. The LM048SPA is the world's smallest RS232 Bluetooth serial adapter and is already an industry winner as the preferred non protruding Bluetooth serial adapter solution. The LM048SPA is quickly and easily configured to any EPOS/POS system via the LM Technologies user friendly and intuitive software configuration utility.
NXP Wins Supply Contract for Chinese ePassport chips
NXP today announced that its SmartMX security chip has been chosen by the Chinese government to power the country's first ePassport scheme. Utilizing the latest developments in cryptography and security to protect the chip at both hardware and software level, NXP's portfolio of SmartMX products enables data to be securely stored on the passport, creating an even stronger link between the document and its owner. The Chinese government will start issuance of ePassports in 2010, and is planning to replace all paper-based passports. At present over 30 million passports are in circulation within China, therefore substantial roll-out volumes of ePassports are expected in the coming years.
Cochlear and NXP Semiconductors collaborate to enable Cochlear’s next generation Hearing Implant products
Cochlear Limited, Australian based leader in Implantable Hearing Solutions, and NXP Semiconductors, announced today that they have signed an agreement for the design and manufacturing of IC devices for Cochlear's future generation Implantable Hearing devices.
5MHz to 1.6GHz High Linearity Direct Quadrature Modulator Extends Dynamic Range Performance of Wireless Transmitters
A low frequency direct conversion quadrature modulator from Linear Technology Corporation offers superior linearity performance and low noise to enhance the dynamic range performance of basestation transmitters. The LTC5598 offers best-in-class +27.7 dBm OIP3 (Output 3rd Order Intercept) and +74 dBm OIP2 (Output 2nd Order Intercept) performance. In addition, the device has an exceptionally low noise floor of -160 dBm/Hz at a +5 dBm output level. Moreover, the LTC5598 provides -50.4 dBc image rejection and a carrier leakage of -55 dBm. It consumes 20% less power compared to its closest competitor. The combination of function and performance enables design of compact, high performance transmitters for wireless infrastructure equipment.
Xilinx And Arm Announce Development Collaboration
Xilinx, Inc and ARM today announced they are collaborating to enable ARM processor and interconnect technology on Xilinx FPGAs. Xilinx is adopting ARM Cortex processor IP, using performance-optimized ARM cell libraries and embedded memories for their future programmable platforms. In addition, ARM and Xilinx are working to define the next-generation ARM® AMBA® interconnect technology that is enhanced and optimized for FPGA architectures.
Ultra-Low Power Dataplane Processor Core for Deeply Embedded Control
Tensilica has introduced the Xtensa 8 customizable processor, the eighth generation of its low-power dataplane processor cores (DPUs). The Xtensa 8 processor core starts at a size of just 15,000 gates, consuming less than 0.05mm2 in 40nm process technology - making it one of the smallest licensable controller cores on the market. With power dissipation starting at just 12 µW/MHz, it's also one of the lowest power licensable 32-bit architectures.
Triple-skew-compensating Video Delay Line IC Features Best Colour Accuracy
Analog Devices has introduced what it says is the industry's lowest-power, triple-skew-compensating video delay line IC for transmitting clear, sharp images long distances over twisted-pair cable for digital signage, KVM (keyboard, video, mouse), video projection and high-definition surveillance applications.
ACW wins recognition for its strong management team
ACW Technology Ltd., the independent UK market leader in contract electronics manufacturing (CEM), was awarded RBS Management Team of the Year at the 2009 Hampshire Business Awards. This award category recognises the team of individuals whose commitment, insight and willingness to embrace change has effected positive change within its business.
Innovative Smart Home Designer Selects Wind River Linux for Home Automation Gateway
Wind River today announced that Belgium-based fifthplay has selected Wind River Linux to enable its new home automation gateway. The FG4000 Gateway platform allows sensors, lights, cameras and a wide range of home automation equipment to be seamlessly linked to and controlled by mobile phones or via a web interface. The platform also opens up new software applications such as the ability to send SMS text alerts or emails from home equipment to mobile phones. It is also easily upgradeable with new hardware and software technology to connect with a wide variety of systems in the home.
BASF and Dow Announce Support for New Patent Asset Index
BASF SE and The Dow Chemical Company, the world's two largest chemical companies, today jointly announced their support for the Patent Asset Index, a new methodology that measures research and development (R&D) effectiveness, innovation strength and how these factors lead to sustained competitive advantage. Findings based on 2008 results rank BASF first in the overall Patent Asset Index. Dow ranks first in a critical measurement of the Patent Asset Index – Competitive Impact™. These results show that BASF and Dow are among the most innovative companies in the global chemical industry.
Zuken Supports CATIA Community Exhibiting at COE Aerospace & Defense Industry Workshop 2009
Zuken is to participate at the COE Aerospace and Defense Industry Workshop in Fort Worth, TX on October 26-27, an event featuring two days of industry-focused education and hands-on training on the Dassault PLM solutions suite of products. This is another element of Zuken's ongoing strategy to support wider design disciplines for advanced electronics and electrical product design.
Zuken Continues Support for CATIA Community Exhibiting at ECF 2009
Zuken is to participate at Dassault Systemes European Customer Forum in Paris on 17-18 November. This is part of Zuken's ongoing strategy to support wider design disciplines for advanced electronics and electrical product design. By collaborating with Dassault Systemes, Zuken has made significant technology advancements to deliver solutions that bridge the gap between Zuken's design environments and the mechanical CAD world. Zuken will display their entire market offering and demonstrate how they can work with organizations to be a true partner for success, by delivering cutting-edge technology with leading consulting expertise.
Sharp starts operation at the world's first G10 LCD plant
Sharp Corporation started operations at its new LCD panel plant (Sharp Display Products Corporation) in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Construction on this state-of-the-art manufacturing complex for LCD pan-els and thin-film solar cells began 1 in November 2007.
Barix Audio over IP Solutions on Display for Latin American Radio Broadcasters at Caper 2009
Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, will bring its full range of Audio over IP products for broadcast radio and other professional audio applications to Caper 2009, taking place from October 28-30 at Costa Salguero Exhibition Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Booth F-18). Barix management and representatives for Latin America will be on-hand to discuss how radio broadcasters can use the IP environment and apply Barix products to save cost and improve performance at the same time.
AdaCore Introduces Enhanced Version of GNAT Programming Studio
AdaCore, a leading supplier of Ada tools and support services, today announced the release of GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) 4.4. This new version of AdaCore's graphical Ada-oriented Integrated Development Environment (IDE) offers an improved user interface, faster performance and greater integration with AdaCore's Project Coverage and SPARK Pro toolsets. GPS is provided with GNAT Pro on most platforms, for both native and embedded software development.
Cypress Offers Multiple Training and Information Resources on New PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 Platform
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has recently published several videos about the new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architectures. The videos, all of which are available at www.cypress.com, deliver a wide range of information about the new offerings, including details on the new PSoC 3 FirstTouch™ Starter Kit and on the new PSoC Creator™ integrated development environment (IDE).
GL Enhances ISDN, SS7, Frame Relay, and ATM Protocol Analyzers
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of its enhanced ISDN, SS7, Frame Relay, and ATM Protocol Analyzers. Addressing the press conference, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni CEO of the company said, "GL carries a wide array of Protocol Analyzers for TDM, Wireless, and Packet networks.
Oxford Instruments - 2009 British Engineering Excellence Awards
Oxford Instruments NanoScience Ultra Low Temperature engineering team achieved highly commended runners up place at the 2009 British Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Globe Theatre in London on Oct 1st, 2009. The award was made in the New Product of the Year (Mechanical) category for a Cryogen-free integrated dilution refrigerator TritonTM200 with magnet in recognition of the product design enhancements, cost reduction, first time pass rate and market growth achieved since the radical redesign project was implemented in July 2008.
Veolia Environmental Services Chooses Eaton’s Moeller Arcon For Switchgear Safety
Tasked with supplying a new switchboard for a critical application at the SELCHP energy recovery plant owned by Veolia Environmental Services, switchgear expert EMS Limited of Aylesbury decided that a design based on Eaton's Moeller MODAN modular switchboard system would ideally suit the application.
Trizo buys AOI System
Somerset-based contract electronics manufacturer (CEM), Trizo Limited has further enhanced its 'Total Quality' methodology with the acquisition of a new Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) system, which will be commissioned this month.
Amplicon is now a dotcom business!!
To reflect the global reach of Amplicon, the Brighton based Industrial computer manufacturer and distributor is changing its URL to Amplicon.com. Customers will be automatically redirected to the new site from the .co.uk URL and will not see any difference in performance or navigation when they arrive at the new .com site.
Audi drives forward in-car entertainment with NXP HD radio technology
NXP Semiconductors today announced that Audi of America will offer HD Radio, powered by NXP's leading SAF3560 single chip solution, as standard on a range of 2011 Audi models. With the new NXP technology-based Harman Becker HD Radio, drivers and passengers of Audi models available from late 2010 will be able to experience digital broadcast with unprecedented high-quality sound.
STMicroelectronics Expands MEMS Portfolio with Medium-G Accelerometers
STMicroelectronics has introduced a three-axis sensor with digital output that can detect accelerations up to 24g, or about 5x the force created by a Formula One car under heavy braking. The LIS331HH's market-unique combination of multiple full-scale ranges above 10g with small size, high resolution, low power consumption and smart embedded features enables high-precision motion sensing in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.
New manufacturing facilities for Tekdata supporting 20% annual business growth
Tekdata Interconnections Ltd, a leading wiring systems specialist with some of the world's largest companies as customers and partners, today announced it will be relocating nearby to its manufacturing facilities in Stoke-on-Trent and very close to its origins. This move will help the company serve its existing and new client base from both sides of the Atlantic, and provide a better working environment to its workforce which increased by over 25% during the year 2009. The move will be complete by October 19.
Philips Announces Breakthrough In Fully Digital Light Detection Technology
Royal Philips Electronics today announced that its scientists have developed a highly innovative digital silicon photomultiplier technology that will allow faster and more accurate photon (the basic quantum unit of light) counting in a wide range of applications where ultra-low light levels need to be measured.
NanoKTN Invited to Promote Innovation in Nanoscale Technologies at Innovate 09
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has been invited to support a seminar at this year's Innovate 09 which will see the launch of the Technology Strategy Board's UK Nanotechnology Strategy.
ON Semiconductor Introduces New 256-Tap Digital Potentiometers for Control of Up to 16 Devices on One Bus
ON Semiconductor has announced the availability of two new Digitally Programmable Potentiometer (DPP) ICs suitable for high accuracy and stability for variable resistance adjustment applications in a wide range of industrial and consumer products. The CAT5270 and CAT5271 are dual-channel digital potentiometers with 256 resistor taps for fine resolution adjustment and an I2C-compatible interface for maximum interoperability.
FireKeepers Casino Selects FutureLogic’s GEN2 Printers
FutureLogic, Inc. announced today that its GEN2 printers have been selected by FireKeepers Casino . The new $300 million gaming property, which opened in August in Battle Creek, Michigan, has installed the GEN2 printers on all of the casino's 2,680 TITO games. After previously deploying FutureLogic's GEN2 printers at other properties, FireKeepers credited the printers' features, flexibility and reliability provided as the basis of this exclusive agreement.
LEM sets new benchmark for accuracy in Rogowski coil sensors
LEM has announced the introduction of the first AC current sensors family of components based on patent-pending Perfect Loop Technology. After calibration, the new RT series achieves absolute accuracy of better than 0.65% - including the position error - making them the first split-core Rogowski coils to be suitable for use in Class 1 power devices.
MOST150 Series Adoption is happening
The MOST Cooperation - the organization through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized - announces that the newest Specification Rev. 3.0 is on its way to production. Various car makers have already started with first series projects implementing this latest MOST Technology. MOST150 enables the use of a higher bandwidth of 150 Mbps, an isochronous transport mechanism to support extensive video applications, and an embedded Ethernet channel for efficient transport of IP-based packet data.
NXP’s SmartMX Chip Powers Egyptian Welfare Scheme
NXP Semiconductors today announced that its SmartMX contact security chip has been chosen by the Egyptian government to power its Family Card – a welfare scheme which offers subsidies on goods such as food to low-income families. The joint project, which is run by the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Ministry of Administrative Development, is working with card manufacturer Misr Security Systems, to introduce smart card technology to deploy a system, which is easy to use, efficient and secure for card holders, merchants and governmental administration authorities.
NXP and Virage Logic Strategic Alliance Accelerates NXP’s Move to High Performance Mixed Signal Leadership and Further Establishes Virage Logic as an IP Power House
NXP Semiconductors and Virage Logic Corporation today announced a strategic agreement that accelerates NXP's move to high performance mixed signal leadership and further broadens Virage Logic's extensive semiconductor IP portfolio. The agreement calls for the transfer of a part of NXP's advanced CMOS intellectual property rights and certain engineering talent and equipment to Virage Logic.
STMicroelectronics Unveils Mobile-Phone 5M-pixel Camera Roadmap Utilizing Latest Innovations in CMOS Image-Sensor Technology
STMicroelectronics has unveiled details of its roadmap for new 5M-pixel CMOS image sensors in the standard quarter-inch optical format commonly used in camera-phone handsets. ST's latest leading-edge sensors offer a choice of features creating the richest choice of sensors at the 5-megapixel resolution.
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