Huawei Introduces GigaSite Solution to Meet Gigabit Traffic Demand
Huawei, introduced its GigaSite solution at the Global MBB Forum 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Making the announcement, David Wang, President of Wireless Network, Huawei, said "GigaSite is the first of three key mobile solutions that will be announced in the context of what Huawei sees as a Giga World." The GigaSite solution has been specifically designed to enable operators to improve network capacity and meet the challenges of growing in a mobile industry where traffic is now measured in gigabytes.
Wolfson technology selected by Armadeus Systems
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced that Armadeus Systems, which develops and produces low-cost embedded Linux systems, has selected Wolfson's WM8311 integrated power management subsystem to support its latest processor board, the APF51.
MindTree’s IEEE-11073 Stack for Connected Health Applications Achieves Continua® Health Alliance Certification
MindTree has announced that it has attained Continua Health Alliance's certification for its EtherMindTM IEEE-11073 Stack (Certification IDs 38 and 39) for connected health applications. The Continua-certified EtherMind IEEE-11073 stack is now available for licensing, enabling a quick and low-cost path for medical tablet and sensor device OEMs to build standards-based, and interoperable health systems over Personal Area Networks (PAN) or Local Area Networks (LAN).
Fujitsu Standardizes on Cadence DFM Technologies for 28nm ASIC and Mixed-Signal Designs
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited has adopted Cadence signoff design-for-manufacturing technologies for its complex 28-nanometer ASIC and system-on-chip mixed-signal designs. Deploying the Cadence DFM offerings helps Fujitsu Semiconductor engineers ensure high yield, predictability, and a faster path to Silicon Realization for next-generation chips that will serve as the brains of the company's advanced consumer electronics. The Cadence end-to-end digital and analog flows for Silicon Realization deliver DFM in-design technology within the Virtuoso custom/analog and Encounter digital flows.
JAOtech introduces 32” model of Inix Smart Healthcare TV
JAOtech has announced the launch of a 32" version of its Inix Smart Healthcare PC TV. The new Smart TV complements the existing 40" Inix and is suited to hospitals and clinics with smaller private rooms and wards. Pioneering technology has been adopted in the design of the Inix range with a full High Definition LED display and built-in embedded computer powered by an Intel® Atom D525 processor.
M.E. Baker Brings SmartAutoTM to Your iPhone, iPod or iPad
M.E. Baker announces a new advanced technology that brings SmartAutoTM to your Apple device. By combining the ProSoft i-View app from iTunes with the customized configuration files and Wi-Fi access supplied with your control system, these devices can be transformed into mobile human machine interfaces (HMI), enabling live monitoring of process control data for engineers and plant floor operators.
Atmel and Arduino Collaborate on AVR and ARM-based Development Platforms
Atmel Corporation announced they are collaborating on several development boards using Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontroller products. The new easy-to-use Arduino boards use several Atmel products including the Cortex-M3-based SAM3U MCU, ATmega32U4 and AVR UC3 MCUs.
PB Swiss Tools SwissGrip Screwdrivers Tested for Quality
Count On Tools Inc, announces that the SwissGrip Screwdriver from PB Swiss Tools recently was evaluated by the Fraunhofer Institute, Europe's largest organization for research in the field of applied science.
Kontron's Embedded Platforms provide Thales GateSync System
Kontron announced its partnership with Thales, a leader in In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems, to design and manufacture the Enhanced Terminal Wireless LAN Unit for the company's GateSync system. The Thales GateSync system is a high-performance wireless ground connectivity solution for airports and airlines. The eTWLU, a critical element of the systems onboard networking, is a small sealed ARINC-763 compliant wireless transceiver that supports multiple high speed wireless protocols allowing the GateSync system to be deployed at airports throughout the world. The system enables airlines to wirelessly load and offload content and data while an aircraft is on the ground. The GateSync system will be on display in the Kontron booth #1222 and in the Thales booth #1401 at the APEX EXPO, September 12 - 15, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.
Aqueous Technologies Releases Two New Videos
Aqueous Technologies Corp., announces that Aqueous University recently released two new videos. The first video, titled "Introduction to Trident," provides a quick, five-minute look into the workings of the Trident. Aqueous Technologies' President Michael Konrad explains the motivation behind the design of the Trident, the industry's most popular automatic defluxing and cleanliness testing system.
Mentor Graphics and TSMC Address Advanced Node Fill Requirements Using Calibre SmartFill
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced a collaboration with TSMC to support SmartFill functionality in the Calibre® YieldEnhancer product for TSMC's manufacturing processes starting at 65nm. The analysis and automatic filling capabilities of the SmartFill solution allow designers to achieve IC fill constraints with minimal impact on circuit performance in a single pass without manual customization or modification.
Renesas Electronics Europe Releases Free-of-Charge VDE Certified Self-Test MCU Software for IEC60730/60335 Safety Compliance
Renesas Electronics Europe, announced that it has received VDE (the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) certification for its IEC60335-compliant self-test software for the RX600 and RL78 microcontroller families. The latest self-test CPU software routines developed for the RX600 and RL78 families are fully compliant with IEC60730-1 regulations and have now been certified by VDE. VDE is widely recognized for its efforts on safety standards and approvals.
TDK-Lambda extends its digitally-controlled EFE series power supplies warranty to 5 years
TDK-Lambda UK has extended the warranty period for all its digitally-controlled 300-400W EFE-M and EFE series power supplies, which comply with medical and/or industrial safety specifications, from 3 to 5 years.
NI Announces Measurement Studio 2010 Upgrade for Increased Stability in Test, Measurement and Control Applications
National Instruments have announced the NI Measurement Studio 2010 Service Pack software upgrade for increased dependability. The release, which addresses 15 improvements to Measurement Studio 2010, is an exclusive update for members of the NI Standard Service and Volume License
Thien eDrives Cuts Electric Motor Controller Development Time in Half with Model-Based Design
MathWorks announced that Thien eDrives (formerly ATB Technologies) used MATLAB and Simulink to model, simulate, and implement an electric motor control system on TI's C2000 microcontroller unit (MCU). By applying Model-Based Design, Thien eDrives moved rapidly from the first prototype to the final series, reducing development time by 50%.
Coax cables from Quadrant meet the latest demands of the broadcast industry
Quadrant is distributing the Berkenhoff & Drebes (Bedea) range of high quality coaxial cables designed to provide a cost-effective solution for the high signal densities and increased reception quality required from the increasingly diverse sources of regional, national, and international TV and radio channels.
Geotest Expands User Programmable PXI FPGA Product Line
Geotest has announced the release of new, high performance PXI and PXI Express FPGA modules. The GX3700 and GX3700e FlexDIOs use the Altera Stratix III FPGA, which can support SerDes data rates to 1.25GHz/sec and I/O data rates to 700MHz. Additionally, both cards include 256K x 32 of SSRAM as well as integrated DMA capability. For applications that require high data throughput, the GX3700e offers the ability to stream data to and from the host controller via the PXI express' X4 interface at rates in excess of 800MB/s.
Agilent Technologies' LC/MS Manufacturing Achieves ISO 13485 Certification
Agilent Technologies Inc., have announced that its liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry systems, including 6100 Series single quadrupole and 6400 Series triple quadrupole systems, are now manufactured under ISO 13485 certification. This is an internationally recognized standard of quality management for the design and manufacture of medical devices.
Skyworth Selects NXP for High-Performance Silicon Tuner-Powered STB Solution in China
NXP Semiconductors N.V., have announced that Skyworth Digital Technology Co. has selected the NXP TDA18250 silicon tuner solution for its cable-TV set-top-box designs.
u-blox scores dual GPS/GSM win at Daviscomms for Personal Tracker
u-blox has been chosen for global positioning and GSM wireless technologies by Daviscomms. The EaziTRAC 2000 personal tracker integrates u-blox' LEON GSM and AMY GPS modules
PREMO Current Transducers HCT´s families receives UL Certification
Premo announced that its HCT-xxDS5, HCT-xxDSR5, HCT-xxPT5, HCT-xxPTR5, HCT-xxA05 and HCT-xxSY, devices received UL component certification. These devices are open type, current transducer that senses an alternating and a direct current in a feed-through wire set up at the through-hole, by a Hall Effect principle through the closed loop magnetic field in the core provided to, and the Hall Effect device generates a signal proportional to it.
Remote Solution Selects Movea to Motion-Enable Korean Cable Operator New Remote Control
Remote Solution of Korea announced a strategic partnership with Movea to license the company's patented SmartMotion Technology and deploy components of the company's new MoveTV™ solution for Interactive TV. Remote Solution will showcase MoveTV solution capabilities in a remote control device undertaken for a leading Korean Cable Operator, C&M Media, at IBC in Stand # 3.A54.
T5 Rated Fixture Joins Growing Portfolio of LED Lighting Products for Hazardous Location Applications, Delivers 79 Lumens per Watt to Replace up to 250W HID
Dialight today announced its SafeSite® LED Area Light has achieved Class I Div 2 certification for use in hazardous locations where gas and vapors may be present, including applications in oil and gas, power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical, mining, water and sewage.
Trident Microsystems selects Cryptography Research for pay TV security
Cryptography Research, Inc has announced that Trident Microsystems, Inc has integrated CRI's CryptoFirewall TM security technology into Trident's new TSC100 family of STB System on Chip. The advanced security measures provide a hardware foundation for conditional access and rights management systems in set top boxes using the Trident TSC100 family of STB SoCs
Kontron makes a strategic entry into ARM architecture addressing customer needs in power nsumption, performance per watt
Kontron announced its strategic entry into ARM architecture, enabling a new breed of embedded scalable building blocks for application-ready platforms with low-power consumption. The first products planned for 2011 will be in the module and board form factors. Under development at Kontron is a new module format, optimized for usage with ARM System-On-Chip processor types. The modules will enable ARM processors, single, dual and quad core, to be used in most vertical market applications. Following the initial release, Kontron then plans to expand its SBC family, as well as tablet and box PCs and HMIs. All Kontron ARM-based products will be available as standard solutions or as customer-specific designs as required.
Mirics partners with VERTEX3D to bring HD/SD quality TV to your PC
Mirics™ has teamed up with VERTEX3D to launch VTX3D HD6670/6570 Digital Streamer Edition, enabling graphics card users to watch free digital TV on their PCs.
Growth for Vacuum Pumps is in High-Tech Applications, According to Frost & Sullivan
The European market will expand from €405.2 million in 2010 to €750.1 million in 2017 – Dry and Energy-Efficient Vacuums Set for Strongest Gains. The European vacuum pumps market is anticipated to witness growth, fuelled by high-tech applications for vacuum technologies and the rising awareness of the benefits of using vacuum systems
Innovative organic solar cell architecture sets new performance level
Belgian research centre imec, together with Plextronics and Solvay, present this week at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC) in Hamburg an organic polymer-based single junction solar cell with 6.9% performance in an innovative inverted device stack. Combining imec's scalable inverted device architecture and Plextronics' polymers, new levels of cell efficiency were achieved. The polymer was also integrated into a module resulting in excellent module level efficiencies of 5% for an aperture area of 25cm².
Picochip offers widest small cell portfolio, including full TD portfolio for China market, announces new Chinese customers
At China Femtocell Symposium 2011, Picochip announces that it now has a total of seven TD-SCDMA customers and now offers a complete TD-portfolio for the China 'small cell' market. Picochip is the leader in 'small cell' and femtocell technology, supporting products from low-cost residential femtocells to high-performing 'carrier class' technology for picocells, metro-femto and rural femtocells. Picochip supports WCDMA and LTE FDD as well as both TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE.
Turkcell and Huawei select NXP technology to launch first NFC-enabled smartphone in Turkey
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced that Turkcell the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, has selected the PN544 near field communication (NFC) radio chip for Turkcell's recently launched T20 smartphone. The T20 handset, manufactured by Huawei, is one of the world's first commercially available low-cost Android NFC-enabled smartphones. This NFC-enabled mobile phone will allow consumers to perform a variety of secure contactless transactions from convenient payments, data sharing, public transport, event ticketing and access control, while providing a secure, flexible and interoperable canvass to create the next experience in mobile-on-the-go.
Murata improves acoustic characteristics of world’s thinnest piezoelectric speaker
Murata has announced it has enhanced the audio characteristics of its ultra thin piezoelectric speaker. Measuring just 0.5 mm in thickness, the VSLBP2115E1100 series is believed to be the world's smallest piezoelectric speaker. By optimizing the product's structure and the use of new materials it has been possible to reduce distortion and increase sound pressure level without any change in the speaker's size. Distortion has been reduced by 50 % in the voice frequency region of 2 to 4 kHz. Sound pressure improvements have been made in the low frequency regions of 1 kHz and below.
TI - 10 new Bluetooth low energy profiles for rapid design of consumer medical, fitness, alert applications and more
Texas Instruments Incorporated, the industry leader in highly integrated wireless connectivity solutions, today launched ten Bluetooth® low energy technology (Bluetooth v4.0) profiles with associated sample applications to boost market development of Bluetooth low energy-compliant sensor devices. The Bluetooth low energy application software is a part of TI's BLE-Stack, and is available royalty-free to all using TI's CC2540 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC). TI's BLE-Stack is available today at www.ti.com/ble-pr-eu, and a corresponding CC2540DK-MINI development kit is available on TI's e-store. An enhanced, new CC2540DK development kit will also be available in mid September, providing a flexible platform for software development, extensive RF performance assessment and packet-sniffing testing.
Dialog Semiconductor's DA6011 Power Management IC - Ideal Companion For INTEL ATOM Processor E6XX-Based Designs
Dialog Semiconductor has announced its companion IC for the Intel Atom processor E6xx series, DA6011, has been adopted by Taiwan based ADLINK Technology for its mini size COM Express type 10 module, nanoX-TC. Measuring just 84x55 mm the nanoX-TC is among the smallest computer-on-modules available.
GOEPEL electronic - New Test and Programming Strategies for Texas Instruments DaVinci Media Processors
GOEPEL electronic, world-class JTAG/Boundary Scan vendor, has developed special VarioTAP® IP's for TI's DaVinci Digital Media Systems-on-Chip (DMSoC) for the TMS320DM3xx series. The solution enables the utilisation of dynamic processor emulation tests for detection and diagnosis of faults on board and at system level, supporting an ultra-fast programming of connected memory media. The user benefits are a significant increase in fault coverage and savings in additional investments for other test and programming equipment. The preconfigured IPs covers all DMSoC interfaces up to real-time tests of the communication interfaces.
Microchip - Utility-band Power-Line Soft-Modem development kit
Microchip announces the Power-Line Modem PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit (AC164145) for the utility frequency band. The kit supports the development of products which communicate using the same wiring that provides power, allowing instant networks to be created at low system and deployment costs. The kit provides communication over power lines using a Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) modulation scheme, with the on-board modem using the CELENEC A utility frequency baseband of 72 kHz, for communication at a rate of 6 kilobits per second (kbps). In addition, the modem hardware is compatible with the universal power-line, and can operate on 110V or 220V electrical systems. The soft modem is based on the scalable dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controller architecture and interfaces with Microchip's Explorer 16 Development Board. It is supported with royalty-free schematics, demo code and software in source-code format.
IAR Systems delivers hardware debug integration for TMS570 family
IAR Systems today announced XDS100v2 emulator debug support for Texas Instruments' TMS570 microcontroller family in IAR Embedded Workbench. The XDS100v2 integration enables software applications to be debugged on hardware in real-time using the IAR C-SPY debugger.
Fujitsu - Single-Chip Solution for Automotive Hybrid Instrument Clusters
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe announced the expansion of its scalable line-up for instrument clusters, covering the range from MCUs for traditional clusters up to 3D graphic SoCs with the capability of driving virtual or free programmable clusters.
Silicon Labs Targets Next-Generation TV Tuner IC For Massive China TV Market
Silicon Laboratories today introduced a silicon TV tuner solution designed to provide an optimal balance of affordable cost and high performance for TV makers in China and Taiwan. The new Si2155 TV tuner IC extends Silicon Labs' field-proven and industry-leading silicon TV tuner architecture into high-growth emerging markets for digital TVs and set-top box (STB) products.
GALEP-5 Universal Device Programmer from Conitec
GALEP-5 is a new, diminutive, palm-sized programmer with a 60,000 device output. Its high speed allows it to double as a fast production programmer in ganged arrays, while its JTAG debugging capabilities enable GALEP-5 to be used for microcontroller development.
TI - Bipolar, 12-bit, 1-MSPS, 4- and 8-channel SAR ADCs for industrial process control, data acquisition
Texas Instruments introduced two new bipolar, 12-bit, 1-MSPS successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for programmable logic control (PLC) and data acquisition. The 4-channel ADS8634 and 8-channel ADS8638 provide the widest temperature range available for demanding industrial measurement applications up to 125 degrees and are fully characterized over the extended industrial temperature range. They also allow an input range of ±12 V, an improvement of 20 percent over the competition, when used with an external reference. For more information and to order samples, visit www.ti.com/ads8634-preu.