News & Analysis
National Instruments host NIDays 2006 at Savoy Place, the home of the IET
During October, National Instruments UK & Ireland hosted NIDays 2006, its annual professional development conference and exhibition for engineers and scientists, in association with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology – Europe’s largest professional engineering society), at Savoy Place, their prestigious central London headquarters.
picoChip and Kineto team in UMA-enabled femtocell market
Kineto Wireless, Inc., the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, and picoChip today announced the companies are working to develop a UMA-enabled Femtocell reference design. The reference design, based on picoChip’s industry leading single-chip solutions and Kineto’s industry leading UMA client software will enable 3G femtocells to overcome network integration barriers to accelerate mass market adoption.
National Instruments Among First to Offer Engineers Compatibility with Windows Vista
National Instruments, a global leader in graphical system design, has announced that NI LabVIEW, the graphical design platform for test, control and embedded system development, as well as other NI application software and device drivers will be compatible with Windows Vista.
Synchronous Isolated Flyback Controller for 9 to 36V Inputs Needs No Optoisolator
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3837, a synchronous flyback DC/DC controller with precision regulation and high efficiency for 10W to 60W isolated power supplies. The controller IC has 9V to 36V input voltage operation and is ideal for industrial and instrumentation applications. The LT3837 is a current mode controller that regulates the output voltage based on sensing secondary voltage via transformer winding.
Tyco names Arrow Distributor of the Year for Denmark
Tyco Electronics has chosen Arrow as its Danish Distributor of the Year for 2006. The award recognises Arrow Denmark’s high level of sales and its investments in support of the Tyco product line, which includes connectors, passives and electromechanical products.
Dual full-bridge PWM motor driver IC
The new A3969 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a compact dual full-bridge pulse-width modulated (PWM) motor driver integrated circuit which is ideally suited to applications in portable equipment or where board space is limited.
Ultracapacitors set for wind turbines
Maxwell Technologies has announced that a leading European producer of wind energy systems has placed a purchase order for 3 million BOOSTCAP BCAP0350 E D cell ultracapacitors to provide backup power for wind turbine blade pitch systems.
UMLP-Packaged USB 2.0 Switch from Fairchild
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced a USB 2.0 switch that maximizes board real estate and downloading performance in today’s increasingly compact and sophisticated electronics. The FSUSB30 combines industry-leading bandwidth (>720MHz), low on-capacitance (6pF) and the highest available ESD protection (8kV) in a very small (1.4mm x 1.8mm x 0.55mm) UMLP device. These attributes result in rapid data transfer, diminished ESD effects and excellen...
NI Measurement Suite Simplifies Remote Monitoring and Control
National Instruments has announced the release of NI Measurement Studio 8.1, a comprehensive suite of class libraries and user interface controls for test, measurement and automation applications built using Microsoft Visual Studio. Measurement Studio 8.1 simplifies and accelerates remote monitoring and control with new network variables that help engineers communicate between Microsoft Windows or Web-based applications and remote test machines. ...
Designer's Guide to Instrumentation Amplifiers from Analog Devices
Analog Devices has introduced the third edition of its popular applications guide, A Designer’s Guide to Instrumentation Amplifiers. Used to amplify weak signals in the presence of strong interference and noise, instrumentation amplifiers (in-amps) are used in many applications: from motor control and automotive to medical instrumentation and data acquisition. With a large number of products to choose from, correctly identifying and matching t...