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Networks Packaged in One of the Industry’s Smallest PCB Footprints per Lead Count

May 14, 2009 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing design engineers with a significant amount of PC board space savings, TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a new series of thin film resistor networks. Designated the SFN Series, the networks are housed in surface mount SON (Small Outline, No Lead) packages, and are available in custom, isolated, bussed and voltage divider circuit configurations....

WiMAX Wave2-Based 2.3 GHz Pico Base Station

May 13, 2009 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZTE Corporation now offers a Wave2-based 2.3 GHz Pico base station 9200. This product is expected to further enhance and expand the WiMAX equipment supply chain for the industry. The E9200 base station has a compact size of 260 mm × 200 mm × 65 mm, the same size as an ordinary telephone, which makes installation much easier....

Framework for Rapid High-Bandwidth Application Development

May 13, 2009 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

AdvancedIO Systems announces the availability of expressXG , an FPGA framework that accelerates customers' ability to tackle challenging system communication problems. The framework gives customers the tools to embed their own applications directly into AdvancedIO's 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) interfaces....


High-Voltage Power MOSFETs Combine Higher Voltage Capability and Lower Losses

May 13, 2009 8:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduces a family of power MOSFETs combining higher voltage capability, greater ruggedness, and lower losses than previous devices, which are well suited for use in high-efficiency power supplies for products such as LCD monitors, televisions and energy-saving lamp ballasts. The STx7N95K3 family introduces a 950 V breakdown-voltage class for power MOSFETs....

Semiconductor Opportunities Abound in the Automotive Aftermarket

May 13, 2009 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

AWR Corp. has issued a challenge to designers using electromagnetic simulators: If AXIEM EM analysis software isn’t faster than the commercial 3D planar EM tool they are currently using, AWR will buy lunch for their entire design team. AWR is confident that AXIEM’s performance cannot be surpassed, because based on independent comparisons, the EM simulator is not only one of the most accurate solvers in its class, but can solve large problem...


Mobile I/O Expander and QWERTY Keypad Controller Enables up to 50 Percent Longer Battery Life for Portable Electronics

May 13, 2009 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduces the ADP5588 mobile I/O expander and QWERTY keypad controller with ambient light sensing for smart portable devices that require a large keypad matrix and expanded I/O lines. The ADP5588 integrates keypad scanning, de-bouncing and interrupt generation, resulting in reduced processor I/Os and loading....


IEEE Officially Announces the Inaugural Global Engineering the Future Day

May 13, 2009 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

PISCATAWAY, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, today announced Global Engineering the Future Day in commemoration of its 125th anniversary this year. IEEE Engineering the Future Day on May 13, 2009, IEEE's official anniversary date, recognizes the contributions and impact that IEEE, its members and the world's engineering and technology professionals have made for the benefit of humanity and is d...


Google Helps User Make More "Informed Clicks"

May 13, 2009 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Inc. is about to add more features to its already dominant Internet search engine — and some of the changes could give Web surfers less reason to click through to other sites. That scenario might upset the creators of the material highlighted in Google's results....


Dell Bans E-Waste Export to Developing Countries

May 13, 2009 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer SEATTLE (AP) --PC maker Dell Inc. on Tuesday formally banned the export of broken computers, monitors and parts to developing countries amid complaints that lax enforcement of environmental and worker-safety regulations have allowed an informal and often hazardous electronic-waste recycling industry to emerge....

Expanded Board Strengthens HomePlug’s Drive for Industry Unification

May 12, 2009 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edited by the staff PORTLAND, Ore. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, the world’s leading trade association for powerline communications and key promoter of global unification for powerline technologies, today announced the addition of Gigle Semiconductor, Intellon Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation and SPiDCOM Technologies to the organization’s Board of Directors....

FAA Virtualizes Critical International Communication Application with Stratus

May 12, 2009 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edited by staff MAYNARD, Mass., /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City is building a virtual computing environment for its operations-critical international message switching system, and is purchasing the virtualization software, fault-tolerant hardware platform, professional services, and 5-year customer support contract from Stratus Tech...

Tech Firms Could See Fallout from Antitrust Shift

May 12, 2009 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- If the Obama administration is serious about more aggressively responding to antitrust complaints, some of technology's biggest companies could have to rethink their business strategies or expansion plans. The administration said Monday it has abandoned Bush-era policies that it criticized as too friendly to companies that dominate their markets....

More Americans Turning to Home Theaters over Expensive Outside Entertainment

May 11, 2009 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ -- While not many people are in the market for a new home these days due to the sliding economy, the ones who are want quality, and to some, that includes a home theater. In addition to all the bedrooms and bathrooms necessary to house everyone, media rooms have become a hit....

Kindle Store Seamlessly Integrates with “Kindle for iPhone”

May 11, 2009 8:47 am | by Edited staff | Product Releases | Comments

SEATTLE,(BUSINESS WIRE) --, Inc. has launched a Kindle Store optimized for the Safari Web browser on iPhone. Now when users of the a Kindle for iPhone app click on "Get Books," the new Kindle Store tailored for the size and shape of the iPhone and iPod touch screens automatically opens in Safari....

Asking a Machine to Spot Threats Human Eyes Miss

May 11, 2009 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Andrew Vanacore, AP Business Writer Cambridge, Mass. (AP) -- The surveillance cameras at Big Y, a Massachusetts grocery chain, are not just passively recording customers and staff. They're studying checkout lines for signs of "sweethearting." That's when cashiers use subtle tricks to pass free goods to friends: obscuring the bar code, slipping an item behind the scanner, passing two items at a time but charging for one....


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