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VPG's Bulk Metal Foil COTS Resistors In Demand For Control And Monitoring Applications
Vishay Precision Group announce that its VFR brand Bulk Metal Foil commercial off-the-shelf resistors are increasingly in demand to meet the needs for high reliability and long-term stability in control and monitoring applications. Including the surface-mount VSMP Series (0603-2512), hermetically sealed oil-filled VHP100, and leaded Z Series, VFR's comprehensive portfolio offers a variety of resistor configurations, case sizes, and ultra-high-precision specifications for optimized performance.
ASSET InterTech eBook: Functional Test On I2C And SPI System Monitors With JTAG
A new eBook from ASSET InterTech explains how the structural test methodology based on the IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan standard, known as JTAG, can apply functional tests to I2C and SPI system monitors during prototype board bring-up and later during production of the circuit board.
Sirona Cuts Development Costs Of Dental X-Ray Equipment With The Aid Of 3D EM Simulation
Sirona Dental Systems GmbH, manufacturers of treatment equipment, instrumentation, CAD/CAM systems and imaging systems for the dental industry, have simplified their design process with the implementation of CST simulation software. The use of CST EM STUDIO has been integrated into the development and manufacturing process of Sirona, assisting in reducing prototype cycles, development time as well as costs.
Microdul Gains Deeper Insight Into Finger Detection Sensors With CST EM STUDIO
Microdul, a company specializing in high quality microelectronics, realizes success with the help of CST. One of Microdul's leading technologies includes the proximity sensor chip, which together with remote sensing plates are implemented into devices such as mobile phones. In determining the sensor's electrostatic behaviour, CST EM STUDIO is used to address the challenge of distinguishing between intentional switching operation and environmental interference.
LSI Announces Axxia 4500 ARM Technology-based Communication Processors
LSI Corporation have today announced the introduction of its Axxia 4500 product family of communication processors designed to accelerate network performance while supporting increasing traffic loads throughout the enterprise. Axxia 4500 is LSI's first ARM technology-based communication processor family designed for enterprise and datacenter networking applications as well as evolving Software Defined Networks.
Precision Control Methods For High-Power Stepper Motors In CNC-Machine Applications
This paper looks at the trend in control electronics for high power stepper motors, used particularly in CNC machines, and describes a modern solution that delivers power, processing and cost efficiency, which should test if the high proportion of German Subcriptors is true. Germany is a strong industrial basis so we should have a high hit rate.
VISA Selects Infineon’s SOLID FLASH Security Controllers
Infineon Technologies was selected by Visa as a preferred supplier of security controllers for new GlobalPlatform compliant payment cards issued in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Infineon will supply its SOLID FLASH security controllers for both contact-based as well as Dual Interface debit and credit cards including VISA approved Visa Smart Debit Credit applets. Infineon supports the payment industry with the latest VSDC applets to provide scheme compatibility and to enable regional card manufacturers to better serve their markets.
Low-loss, High-saturation, Round-wire Coil SMT Power Inductors
Pulse Electronics expands its range of round-wire coil surface mount power inductors to deliver higher inductance/current capability. Mechanical sizes from 7.6 x 7.4 x 6.4mm up to 21.7 x 21.5 x 12.5mm are now available with an inductance range from 0.3uH to 50uH and with a current rating up to 70A. These inductors use a ferrite core material which yields a 90% core loss reduction and 30% increase in maximum operating temperature when compared to standard iron powder material used in flat-coil inductors.
TI présente le module SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000
Texas Instruments propose un nouveau module Wi-Fi qui offre la possibilité de piloter et programmer simplement et efficacement n'importe quel dispositif dépourvu de clavier ou d'écran depuis un Smartphone ou une tablette Wi-Fi.
DC-DC Transformer Platform Provides 25% More Power Handling Capability
Pulse Electronics Corporation unveils its new EP13 Plus platform that delivers 25% more power handling capability than the industry standard EP13 platform in the same PCB footprint. This catalog series of 12 isolation transformers is designed for multiple input voltage ranges (9-57v and 33-57v) and can provide six different output voltage combinations from 3.3v to 24v. The transformers are used in DC- DC power supplies for Power over Ethernet (PoE, PoE+), datacom, telecom, and industrial applications.
MCU-Based Battery Charging Reference Design From Zilog
Zilog announces its new Buck Converter Battery Charger Reference Design that employs Zilog's Z8F042A MCU to control a step-down DC-DC converter (also known as a buck converter) that functions as a regulated power source. This buck converter battery charger hardware is capable of regulating charger output in a number of modes such as constant voltage, or constant current with set current limits.
The Vital Role Of ICT In Ensuring A Smart City At Your Fingertips
"Over the course of the next ten years demand for electricity is going to far exceed the supply by three times." As the existing Electric Grid moves toward clean energy, a smart grid will become essential to controlling the flow of energy from power companies to the consumer.
Secure Access Solution With Integrated SIPRNet Smart Card Reader From Raritan
Raritan have unveiled the industry's first remote access-and-control KVM switch with an integrated SIPRNet token reader. The U.S. Government has mandated that SIPRNet hardware tokens be used to access systems on the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network by April 2013. Similar in appearance to a smart card or common access card, a SIPRNet token is cryptographically bound to the user's identity and contains individual public key infrastructure certificates used for network logon, Web site authentication and secure e-mail.
Shrinking a Power Supply and the Challenge to Maintain High Reliability
In the last few years, as the technology of power supplies has changed we have seen tremendous improvements in the power density of solutions being offered by many leading companies. This is in direct response to customer demands of smaller solutions, lower cost and increased reliability. However, as you reduce the size of your power supply you need to ensure that component temperatures are kept low, or run the risk of reduced reliability. This paper will look at the challenges facing a power supply designer and how we can achieve this.
ASSET-Intertech e-Book: Cache-as-RAM For Board Bring-up Of Non-Booting Circuit Boards
A new e-book from ASSET InterTech, Cache-as-RAM for board bring-up of non-booting circuit boards, takes a close look at how run-control tools can employ a processor's on-chip cache memory instead of on-board RAM memory to boot non-booting prototype circuit boards.
NXP Strengthens SmartMX2 Security Chips with PUF Anti-Cloning Technology
NXP Semiconductors today announced that it will be the first company to bring to market smartcard and embedded secure element chips that integrate Intrinsic-ID's industry-leading PUF (Physically Unclonable Function) technology.
PSG Launches High Availability Storage Solution With Instantaneous Failover And Recovery
Paragon Software Group launch its new product offering, Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS. Delivered in conjunction with Massachusetts-based technology partner, StarWind Software, this new software solution is a storage hypervisor that turns any industry-standard Windows server into a reliable, fault-tolerant, and unified SAN and NAS, while utilizing common off the shelf or existing storage devices and network infrastructure.
Emerson Network Power Publishes a White Paper on Selective Coordination
Emerson Network Power has announced the publication of a white paper titled "Effective Selective Coordination Design." The document, co-authored by Dan Caron, principle of Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, and Ron Schroeder, director of applications engineering and product management, for Emerson Network Power's ASCO Power business, shares current, unbiased perspectives of selective coordination.
Time To ReThink Network Security
Napatech have released the latest brief in its "Time to ReThink" series of insights into crucial issues facing OEM vendors. In "Time to ReThink Network Security," Napatech focuses on the security challenges facing businesses today and proposes a holistic solution based on analysis of a combination of network and security information.
Spirent Launch Axon Network And Application Testing Platform
Spirent Communications today announced the launch of Spirent Axon, an easy-to-use network and application testing platform that enables IT professionals and network engineers to validate the performance of applications, network devices and IT services. With Axon, enterprises can deploy new applications and services faster while avoiding costly downtime.
EMCO Reveal Reverse Polarity Protection Application Note
EMCO have recently released this new Application Note focusing on the protection of a power supply. This Application Note describes how to protect an EMCO high voltage supply from a negative input voltage. A negative input voltage may cause damage to the unit.
EMCO Release How to Connect and Test a Regulated Model Application Note
EMCO have recently released this new Application Note focusing on the connection and testing of regulated modules. This Application Note describes how to connect and test a regulated unit and applies to the EMCO C Series, CA Series and H Series.
EMCO Announce Proportional No Load Variation Application Note
EMCO have recently released this new Application Note focusing on proportional converters. EMCO High Voltage offers two types of converters: regulated and proportional. The output voltage for proportional converters is proportional to the input voltage range from about 15% to 100%.
EMCO Reveal How To Connect And Test A Proportional Model Application Note
EMCO have recently released this new Application Note focusing on the connection and testing of proportional modules. This Application Note details how to connect and test an EMCO proportional model to verify operation. This Application Note applies to these EMCO products:
EMCO Release Connecting Proportional Models For Positive Or Negative Outputs Application Note
EMCO have recently released this new Application Note focusing on the connection of proportional modules. This Application Note describes how to connect proportional models for either positive or negative output as applicable to these floating and isolated EMCO models:
EMCO Announce Input Bypass Capacitor Application Note
EMCO have recently released this new Application Note focusing on the use of an input bypass capacitor. This Application Note applies to all EMCO Product Series and describes the optional use of an input bypass capacitor for improved performance.
CUI Announce 'Efficiency Standards For External Power Supplies' Whitepaper
CUI Inc have today released a new White Paper entitled 'Efficiency Standards For External Power Supplies - A Dynamic Regulatory Environment', written by Jeff Schnabel, VP of Marketing at CUI. The global regulatory environment surrounding the legislation of external power supply efficiency and no-load power draw has rapidly evolved over the past decade since the California Energy Commission implemented the first mandatory standard in 2004.
Bourns Announce Transient Current Suppressors Delivering Ultra-Fast, Cost-Effective And Reliable Circuit Protection
Bourns have introduced a breakthrough line of transient current suppressor devices that provide ultra-fast and highly reliable circuit protection to very high data rate signal lines such as those used in xDSL and Gigabit Ethernet. Bourns used its extensive circuit protection expertise to innovatively design solutions that combine advanced surge protection with excellent system performance and cost-effectiveness. Designated the Bourns TCS DL-Series, these ultra-fast reacting devices negligibly affect the signal performance of high-speed communication ports unlike typical high capacitance protectors.
Next-Generation, Miniature High Voltage Power Modules From EMCO
The first generation of high voltage power modules changed the way designers could use high voltage, and the next-generation is pushing the envelope further. EMCO next-generation, miniature high voltage power modules provide designers and end-users ever-expanding choices for off-the-shelf, drop-in miniature solutions to meet their high voltage needs.
OPS Digital Signage Player Helps Accelerate Technology Rollout and Tap New Turf
The beauty of digital signage is the ability to deliver right message to the right audience. To realize this ambitious goal, digital signage needs new technologies and needs it fast. In this white paper, NEXCOM explains how Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) accelerates technology roll-out and simplifies digital signage deployment; how the 3rd generation Intel Core processors fulfill technology needs; and how Intel Active Management Technology facilitates post-implementation operation and maintenance of digital signage.
Emerson Network Power Outlines Importance of Rack Systems as Strategic Assets for System Uptime and Data Center Availability
Emerson Network Power today released a white paper discussing rack enclosure trends and best practices. As rack densities have increased along with overall facility power requirements, taller, wider and deeper racks are required to effectively accommodate these changes. The white paper, titled "Data Center Rack Systems Key to Business-Critical Continuity," takes a close look at the need for data center planners to be flexible and adaptable in rack selection.
Altera Ships Its First SoC Devices
Altera announce the first shipments of its 28 nm SoC devices, which combine a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor system with FPGA logic on a single device. Altera SoCs include several distinctive features that enable developers in the wireless communications, industrial, video surveillance, automotive and medical equipment markets to create custom SoC variants optimized for system power, board space, performance and cost requirements.
Microsemi Achieves QML Class V and Q Qualifications for RTAX-DSP FPGAs
Microsemi announce that it has achieved Qualified Manufacturers List Class V and QML Class Q qualifications for its RTAX-DSP field programmable gate arrays. Available now, customers can source Microsemi's highest quality and reliability FPGAs by referencing only the DLA standard military drawing part numbers. Its Class V devices reflect the same price points as Microsemi's EV devices.
Counterfeit And Substandard Semiconductors: The Solution To The Threats
Counterfeit semiconductors are entering the worldwide supply chain in unprecedented numbers, and those numbers are increasing at an exponential rate. Also entering the world supply chain are substandard components that were originally viable but have been damaged through improper handling, storage, and shipping methods employed by unauthorized distributors.
ASSET white paper explores solutions for diminishing test coverage from ICT systems
A new white paper from ASSET InterTech explains why test coverage from intrusive, probe-based in-circuit testers with their bed-of-nails fixtures is diminishing. The paper also describes software-based non-intrusive methodologies that test from the inside out and eliminate the need to physically probe chips and circuit boards during prototype board bring-up, volume manufacturing and troubleshooting in the field.
PLX and Kontron announce PCI Express Fabric breakthrough
PLX Technology and Kontron today announced an industry breakthrough in the deployment of PCI Express technology as a backplane interconnect. Built around PLX ExpressLane PCIe 3.0 switches, Kontron's VX3042 and VX3044 Intel Core i7-based single-board computers routinely achieve 5.6 gigabytes per second in data throughput between any boards in a VPX rack.
Silicon Labs Simplifies Audio Development With Class D ToolStick Board
Silicon Laboratories introduce a cost-effective USB-based evaluation kit that enables developers to add digital Class D audio capabilities to 32-bit embedded designs based on Silicon Labs' feature-rich SiM3U1xx Precision32 microcontrollers. The new Class D ToolStick kit demonstrates how easy and economical it is to upgrade basic "buzzer/beeper" alert sounds used in personal medical devices, fitness equipment, high-end toys, small appliances and other consumer electronics products to more sophisticated voice prompts, music, sound clips and even streaming audio.
Building A Smarter Smart Grid: Counteracting Cyber-Threats In Energy Distribution
Energy providers have arrived at a new frontier. Behind them lies the existing energy delivery infrastructure, some 70% of which is more than 30 years old, making it stress prone, labour intensive, and environmentally risky. Ahead lies the promise and potential of the smart grid, the path to more efficient, less costly, cleaner, and safer energy distribution.
DaVinci video processors bring true-to-life image quality to low-light surveillance conditions
Texas Instruments has announced its newest DaVinci video processors, the DaVinci DM385 and DM8107 video processors. The new DaVinci video processors offer customers quality video solutions through the use of exceptional low-light technology and high-efficiency compression. With TI's scalable DaVinci portfolio, developers can find an optimized solution to get to market quickly using one of the industry's highest performance video processor platforms for true-to-life image quality.
The Endless Piston Pump Technology For Precision Dispensing
Intertronics have today announced the release of a new whitepaper on the technology of high precision, high repeatability in the dispensing of fluids, pastes and 2 part mixes – even with abrasive fillers. The paper describes the concept and execution of such a system with notes on its use and application.