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Consumers Can Now Get Easy Access to Local Hands-Free Laws

June 2, 2010 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

During June, National Safe Driving Month, Motorola is hitting the open road to educate drivers on ways to Get Smarter™ behind the wheel by launching a hands-free awareness campaign that educates consumers on ways to stay responsible and legal while communicating on the road. A mobile Android™ application, developed by Motorola, helps consumers get smart on local hands-free legislation....

Mobile Social Entertainment Service Delivers New Mobile and Web Access to Consumers and New Markets

June 2, 2010 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Already the world's largest mobile community, mig33 today announced another milestone in its march toward becoming the world's top mobile social entertainment service, expanding its umbrella to embrace millions of potential users who access online services in an increasing variety of ways. New mig33 platforms means that its chat, instant message, gifting, games and other services are now available to a much wider audience across the mo...

Consumer Watchdog Says FTC's Google-AdMob Decision Will Hurt Consumers

May 22, 2010 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission's decision allowing the $750 million deal for Google to buy mobile advertising company AdMob is anticompetitive and bad for consumers, Consumer Watchdog said today. "The FTC is allowing the two dominant companies in mobile advertising to combine in a monopolistic juggernaut against the third-place company, owned by Apple," said John M....

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Thermoharvester Provides Infinite Life for Industrial Sensor Apps

May 6, 2010 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micropelt launched a commercial energy harvester for wireless applications. The TE-Power PROBE can is suited for use with modern WirelessHART, ISA100 and similar transmitters, according to the company. Mounting the device to a hot side of 20°C above ambient is believed to result in a milliwatt net output, equal to about 3 AA cells per year....

Bluetooth® Solution now Enables New Product Designs on Microcontrollers

April 29, 2010 11:03 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Furthering its efforts to enable wireless connectivity technologies in portable designs, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced it has coupled its seventh-generation Bluetooth® offering, the CC2560, with an embedded Bluetooth stack running on TI’s ultra-low power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU). Two development kits, the EZ430-RF2560 development tool and PAN1315 evaluation module (EMK), are immediately available to new and existing customers fo...

Nokia’s TD-SCDMA Devices Provide Consumers with a Power Entertainment Experience

April 26, 2010 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

BEIJING, China, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia has added two new devices to its TD-SCDMA portfolio: The Nokia X5 and the Nokia C5. Customized for China Mobile, these two new TD-SCDMA devices which include the first joint mobile application store, the Mobile Market-Ovi Store, are another demonstration of Nokia's continued commitment to TD-SCDMA as a major standard in China....

Service Provider Offers Green Tips to Consumers on Wireless Products

April 22, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Many people will be looking for ways to go green on Earth Day, but most aren’t aware of options for going green with their wireless products. PlatinumTel, a nationwide prepaid provider that operates on a 3G Network that reaches 280 million people, is doing its part to reduce waste with refurbished phones and products, local sourcing, online manuals and more.

Handheld UHF Gen 2 RFID Reader/Writer Ideal for Use in Industrial Applications

April 15, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAO RFID Inc. has launched its high performance contactless UHF Gen 2 RFID reader/writer, compliant with ISO18000-6B and ISO18000-6C standards. Manufactured with an IP56 protection rating, this Gen 2 RFID reader/writer is suitable for use in harsh environments, as well, the reader functions stably even in extremely high or low temperature environments....

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Three-Axis Digital Gyro Embeds Power-Management Capabilities for Consumer Applications

April 13, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics’ new high-performance 3-axis digital-output gyroscope embeds a FIFO (first-in first-out) memory block for smarter power management. The L3G4200DH gyroscope integrates an on-chip FIFO memory block that stores up to 96 levels, split in 32 sample sets of x-, y-, and z-axis data....

Single-Chip RFID Data Logger with Sensor Helps Reduce Medical, Healthcare and Environmental Safety Concerns

April 13, 2010 7:41 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

IDS Microchip has started shipping development kits to early adopters for a first-of-its-kind RFID sensor and data logging chip, the IDS-SL900A. Based on the popular EPC Gen2 standard for supply chain applications, this new single-chip solution enables a vast new array of medical, food, healthcare and environmental-supervision applications that ensure quality and/or freshness....

Low Power Wireless MCU Addresses Battery-Operated Home Automation Systems

April 8, 2010 1:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduces the industry's lowest power single-chip wireless microcontrollers (MCUs). The Si10xx wireless MCU family addresses the power and RF requirements of battery-operated home automation systems, smart meters, in-home utility monitors and security systems. The Si10xx wireless MCUs combine a 25 MHz 8051 core, EZRadioPRO® sub-GHz RF transceiver, up to 64 kB of flash and up to 12-bit ADC — all in a compact 5 mm x 7 mm package.

PMBus System Power Management and Protection IC Reduces Data Center Operating Expenses

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation has released the industry's first system monitoring, protection and control integrated circuit (IC) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support. The LM25066 provides designers of blade servers, storage networking systems, routers/switches and modular subsystems with a solution that improves system reliability and reduces operating expenses in data centers....

MTM-E™ Enables Small, High-Performance Handsets with Longer Battery Life

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rayspan® Corporation announces the availability of RAYSPAN® MTM-E™ solutions for long-term evolution (LTE). MTM-E™ is the only antenna solution that can support six or more bands operating from 698 MHz to 960 MHz in the low band and 1710 to 2170 MHz as well as 2.6 GHz in the high band without requiring any switching elements or matching circuits.

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3W Switching Power Supplies Designed for Space Critical Applications

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPS-03S series is a family of single output, 3W switching power supplies. Specifically designed for space critical applications, these low cost modules are fabricated in an ultra-miniature single-in-line (SIP) package. Six standard models operate from a universal input of 85 to 264 VAC; providing tightly regulated single outputs of 3.

Wireless Communications and Control System on Chip for Industrial Automation Applications

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rabbit, a Digi International brand, introduces the Rabbit 6000, the industry's first embedded wireless communications and control System on Chip (SoC) suited for industrial automation applications. The Rabbit 6000 combines wireless communications and an industrial control feature set on a single chip to reduce the time to market of network-enabled industrial devices.

8+2 Gigabit Combo Port Managed PoE Ethernet Switch for Industrial Applications

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the EKI-7659CPI, an Industrial Managed PoE Ethernet Switch. This PoE switch not only features eight PoE ports, but also provides two Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing high speed communications for many different industrial applications. Furthermore, the EKI-7659CPI supports IP-based monitoring and control, allowing users to access up to eight devices connecting through a standard web browser to check power status, shutdown, restart, and more.

Fifth Generation Pluggable 2.4 GHz FHSS Radio Modules Set the Standard for Industrial RF Communication

April 2, 2010 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc. announces the introduction of its enhanced LT2510 Proprietary 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Module product family. The product series includes Model Numbers PRM110, PRM111, PRM112, PRM113, PRM120, PRM121, PRM122, and PRM123. Based on proprietary technology, this module exceeds most application and performance requirements, supporting unrivaled flexibility in industrial wireless applications....

Robust Automotive-Qualified MOSFETs Optimized to Deliver Low On-State Resistance

April 2, 2010 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR announces the company?s first dedicated family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)), including Electric Power Steering (EPS), Integrated Starter Alternator (ISA) pump and motor control, DC-DC conversion, battery switch, and other heavy loads on Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms....

Spectrum Policy Changes Addresses Consumer Demand for Wireless Services

March 18, 2010 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C.,/CSRwire/ -- The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program has released its newest report titled, “Rethinking Spectrum Policy: A Fiber Intensive Wireless Architecture.” The report includes a number of innovative ways that changes in spectrum policy can help address the consequences of increased consumer demand for wireless communications services....

Virtual 3-D Mission and Training Applications now Available to Military and Security Forces

March 17, 2010 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

MCKINNEY, Texas,/PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company and Motion Reality Inc. have entered into an exclusive value-added reseller agreement to offer virtual 3-D mission and training applications to military, law enforcement and security forces. The agreement pairs Raytheon's leading defense and government systems expertise with MRI's pioneering motion-capture technology, VIRTSIM, a widely recognized standard-setter in immersive virtual simula...

Nintendo Surpasses Samsung as Top Consumer and Wireless MEMS Buyer

March 8, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

El Segundo, Calif., -- Culminating a neck-and-neck race, Nintendo in 2009 surpassed Samsung to become the world’s top purchaser of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) used in consumer electronics products and cell phones, according to iSuppli Corporation. Despite deep cuts in consumer spending on electronic products, the market for MEMS used in consumer electronics and cell phones in 2009 grew a respectable 7....

Micro Power Awarded Patent for Battery Charger Technology

March 3, 2010 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Beaverton, Ore., -- Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, announced that the U.S. Patent Office awarded it a patent covering a battery charger configuration to reduce thermal conduction. The newly issued U.S. Patent No. 7,576,513 describes a method for separating a housing containing circuit charging components from a housing containing battery charging contacts and a...

Ultra-low VF Power Schottky Diodes Suited for High-frequency Switched-mode Power Supplies

March 1, 2010 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the increase of environmental awareness, efficiency is now one of the main selling points for power supply and computer manufacturers. Following this trend, ST is releasing a new family of high-performance power Schottky rectifiers. The STPS50U100C is the first member of this new family. It is a dual 50 A, 100 V power Schottky rectifier, suited for high-frequency switched-mode power supplies....

MOSFETs Deliver Fast Turn-on and Reduce Dynamic Power Losses for High-voltage Power Consumer and Industrial Applications

February 24, 2010 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Feb. 11, 2010 - ON Semiconductor has expanded its market leading power switching product offering with the introduction of a high-voltage power MOSFET portfolio including 500V and 600V devices. These new solutions are designed for the robust needs of high voltage, energy conversion applications such as Power Factor Correction (PFC) and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) stages, where faster turn-on and reduced dynamic power losses are crucial.

Power Architect Accelerates Design of Multi-Output DC-DC Power Supplies

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation has expanded its WEBENCH® Designer tools with the introduction of WEBENCH Power Architect — a design tool that allows engineers to rapidly create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC-DC power supplies for an entire system. With WEBENCH Power Architect, system designers can instantly optimize multiple power supplies across several performance parameters including topology, intermediate voltage rails, footprint, efficiency, component count and bill of materials (BOM) cost.

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