PointChips has included the Cortus APS3 32 bit processor in their touch screen controller chip. The APS3 provides the processing power to translate the signals received from the sensors on a touch sensitive surface into information that can be used by a smart phone or tablet. The APS3 processor, running custom software written by experts at PointChips, enhances the user experience of smart phone and tablet users with sophisticated features such as advanced gesture recognition and enhanced precision to ensure easy and reliable operation.
Power Sources Unlimited announces the Eltek Valere Flatpack2 HE Series of high efficiency rectifiers. The combination of innovative design, efficiency and reliability makes the Flatpack2 HE rectifier a key component in your network. With conversion efficiency up to 96.5%, the amount of wasted energy has been reduced by 50% compared to the current industry standard.
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and STMicroelectronics have announced Team McGill as the winners of the iNEMO Design Contest. Each project in the competition contained an iNEMO Inertial Measurement Unit and was judged on the number of degrees of freedom (DoF) used from the 10 degrees of freedom available in total, the quality of its hardware and firmware/software, the design's novelty, its use of daughter boards, and the final project's ease of use and appeal of its user interface.
Although GPS is a widespread technology, GPS positioning is not always possible, particularly in shielded environments such as indoors and enclosed park houses, or when a GPS jamming signal is present. The situation can be improved by augmenting GPS receiver data with mobile network cell attributes to provide a level of redundancy that can benefit numerous applications.
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of UBM Electronics' EE Times, a premier electronics industry news outlet, as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community.
Smartphone users are spoiled when it comes to on-the-move information. Lost in the city? Just access Google Maps and you’ll know exactly where you are. Need a bar? Look up a few in the area and choose which one you want according to the reviews. Now Cathay Pacific Airways and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, in conjunction with McCann Erickson and XS2Theworld, has created an app that does all of this in one place, and a lot more besides.
What: “The Story” AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high frequency EDA, has awarded the top three winning teams of the 2011 International Microwave Symposium High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Contest with fully-functional, one-year, personal-use licenses for its popular Microwave Office® and Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) software suites – inclusive of AXIEM™ 3D planar EM software.
According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, telecoms and pay TV operators will increasingly need to add new services such as Spotify and YouView to their bundles to keep existing subscribers and attract new ones. Although the simple packaging of telecoms and media products at a discounted rate might not seem like the most innovative strategy, it has proved to be the most powerful one as customers place more value on price, simplicity and convenience.
Tektronix, Inc., announced the acquisition of Veridae Systems, Inc. The details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2009 to commercialize research from the University of British Columbia, Veridae delivers three leading products for ASIC/FPGA prototyping debug, ASIC post silicon validation and FPGA-based system product validation into leading semiconductor and system product companies.
Following reductions in feed-in-tariffs across Europe, the rapid rise in the photovoltaic project pipeline in the US market now represents one of the most compelling PV market growth opportunities anywhere in the world. According to the July 2011 edition of the United States Deal Tracker database released by Solarbuzz today, the US non-residential photovoltaic (PV) pipeline now exceeds 17 gigawatts (GW).
Energy Micro has announced the appointment of two new distributors for Taiwan. Maxtek Technology and Retronix Technology will support Energy Micro's complete portfolio of energy friendly ARM Cortex based EFM32 Gecko MCUs and EFR4 Draco RF transceivers for ultra low power applications. Located in Taipei, Maxtek has operated as a dedicated distributor of electronic components since 1992.
Analog Devices’ Technical Webcast ‘Powering Your Circuit’ Focuses on Power Supply Design ConsiderationsJuly 6, 2011 5:13 am | Comments
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) will broadcast its “Powering Your Circuit” webcast on July 13, 2011, at 2:00 pm EDT. This 60-minute webcast is the first dealing with the important – but often overlooked subject – of power supply design. About The ‘Powering Your Circuit’ Webcast The webcast will explore power supply operation, including the different types of power supplies, various conversion methods, how power supplies affect the signal chain and how to select the best regulator for your circuit.
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced the addition of UBM Electronics' EE Times, a premier electronics industry news outlet, as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community. EE Times is an electronics industry resource for design and development engineers.
Enspert has selected u-blox as its GPS technology provider for its 2011 IDENTITY product line featuring a series of affordable Android-based multimedia tablets. The IDENTITY tab is an innovative media and productivity device for education and entertainment, delivering color LCD e-book reader capabilities along with HDquality video playback and Web browsing.
STMicroelectronics is enhancing its powerline communication (PLC) capabilities with the completion of its acquisition of the semiconductor assets and intellectual property of Arkados. Arkados has been a leading player in the new industry initiative HomePlug, focused on accelerating the development and deployment of Convergent Digital Home Networking, and ST has been working closely with Arkados since late 2008 to develop best-in-class HomePlug wideband PLC solutions.