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Processor Pumps up Performance in Automotive Infotainment and Portable Navigation Systems

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics' Cartesio+ is a new application processor with embedded GPS for next-generation in-car and portable navigation systems. Combining impressive processing power and positioning accuracy with a rich set of integrated peripherals, the Cartesio+ enables cost- and space-efficient navigation and infotainment applications with enhanced user experience.

Signal Generator Simplifies EMC and Radar Test Set-Up

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

An internal pulse generator option has been added to Aeroflex's 2023A Series signal generator. This new option greatly facilitates testing in EMC and radar applications by providing an integrated solution that removes the need for an external pulse generator and simplifies test procedures. In addition, the company has enhanced the instrument's internal modulation oscillator to extend its stimulus capabilities.

High Linearity Switch for Demanding Test & Measurement, Fiber Optics, Military & Space Applications

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite's new GaAs pHEMT MMIC SP4T switch module is designed for use in microwave radio, VSAT, military & space, fiber optic and broadband test applications from DC to 20 GHz. The HMC-C071 is a general purpose, broadband, non-reflective GaAs pHEMT SP4T switch which is rated for operation from DC to 20 GHz.

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Adapter Modules for Digitally Configurable AC/DC Switching Power Supplies

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power announces the addition of three case adapter modules for its iMP and iVS Series of digitally configurable AC/DC switching power supplies. The adapters — which enable both USB and Controller Area Network (CAN)/RS485bus connectivity — provide a complete interface between the host device and the I2C bus with a simple command set, enabling the highest levels of configuration flexibility....

20 V P-Channel MOSFET Enables Longer Battery Life in Portable Applications

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers of cell phones, medical, portable and consumer applications one of the industry's lowest RDS(ON) (75m at -4.5V) 20V P-Channel MOSFET in a 1 mm x 1 mm WL-CSP package. The FDZ371PZ is designed with Fairchild's proprietary PowerTrench® process technology.

X-Band Amplifier Module Targets High Resolution Radar & X-Band Synthesizers

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces a GaAs HBT ultra low phase-noise amplifier module which is appropriate for high performance applications in microwave radio, military & space, radar systems, test instrumentation and synthesizers from 6 to 12 GHz. The HMC-C072 is a GaAs HBT low phase noise amplifier module which provides a phase noise contribution of -167 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset, enabling superior modulation accuracy in high resolution radar and X-band synthesizer applications.

Rugged Inductors Suitable for Automotives

October 8, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a base plate with injection-molded termination clips, rugged SMT power inductors from EPCOS increase mechanical stability and improve temperature distribution during the solder process for automotives. With dimensions ranging between 7.3 mm x 7.3 mm x 4.5 mm and 12.5 mm x 12.5 mm x 8.5 mm, the inductors offer inductances from 0.

Must-Have Device for Consumers Seeking the Deepest Gaming and Entertainment Experience

October 5, 2009 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

FOSTER CITY, Calif.,/PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced that PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) go system (PSP-N1000) is now available in North America for $249.99 (MSRP). An evolution of the PSP platform, the PSPgo system is specifically suited to the lifestyle of today's consumers who prefer digital entertainment....

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First eCycling Station to Provide Only Automated Solution for Mobile Phone and Consumer Electronics Trade-ins

October 5, 2009 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAN DIEGO, /PRNewswire/ -- ecoATM™ announced this week that it has installed its first Automated eCycling Station for eWaste recycling take-back programs and trade-in promotions. The installation at Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha on September 21, 2009, has proven to be an immediate success, both in the number of recycled devices and the resulting trade-up purchases....

Consumers Will Save More Money and Energy with New EPA Requirements

September 30, 2009 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

WASHINGTON – EPA has revised the qualifications for televisions to achieve the Energy Star label, requiring TVs to be 40 percent more energy efficient than conventional models. These requirements will help consumers save even more energy and money and fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while allowing them to continue to enjoy the features, performance and quality they expect....

Development in Progress for New Lightweight Battery for Electric Cars

September 14, 2009 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

VAN BUREN TWP., Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo, Inc., the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc, has announced that the award of $2.1 million (GBP1.3m) of funding has been made by the UK Technology Strategy Board to a consortium led by advanced battery manufacturer Axeon and including Ricardo, which will develop a new lightweight battery for use in electric small city cars, improving their performance, functionality and range....

EnerSys Chosen for Quality Leadership 100 for Excellence in Battery Manufacturing Quality

August 26, 2009 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Landing 29th on the list, the EnerSys® battery manufacturing facility in Hays, KS was recognized among the “2009 Quality Leadership 100” for its focus on quality manufacturing by Quality Magazine™. This year, there were more than 800 companies that applied. "We work rigorously on building quality into our processes to produce batteries specialized for Reserve Power applications....

Supervisory Circuits Extend Battery Life in Portable Electronics

August 26, 2009 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX16056-MAX16059, ultra-low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that monitor a single system supply voltage. These devices consume an industry-low 125nA supply current to extend battery life in power-sensitive applications. Additionally, the devices feature capacitor-adjustable watchdog (MAX16056/MAX16058) and reset timeouts to maximize design flexibility....

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True 1080p High Definition Video Solution Affordable for Mainstream Consumer Products

August 25, 2009 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OmniVision Technologies has launched the OV2710, a native 1080p high definition (HD) CMOS image sensor designed to deliver high-end video conferencing and recording for camcorders, notebooks, netbooks, and other mobile applications. The OV2710 addresses the rapidly growing demand for affordable, HD-quality digital video cameras for video conferencing and video sharing, a trend boosted by online...

Embedded Technologies Offer Military OEMs Greater Speed and Throughput for Mission-Critical Situations

August 10, 2009 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies, a manufacturer of some of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data applications announced it has expanded its family of MM2 radios with the addition of two high-speed versions: the MM2-HS-T (TTL interface) and MM2-HS-P (Ethernet interface)....

Automotive-grade Ceramic SMD Crystals Withstand Higher Levels of Shock and Vibration

August 3, 2009 11:43 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics recently introduced two new series of ceramic SMD (surface mount device) automotive-grade crystals built to operate at extended temperature ranges and engineered to withstand higher levels of shock and vibration. The FXA5032B and FXA7050B crystals are used in a variety of automotive timing applications, including GPS navigation, high-end audio and video systems, wireless phones, collision warning systems, Antilock Brake System controller, RADAR and onboard computer systems.

Sub-GHz Transceiver Radio Provides Easy Integration with PIC® Microcontrollers

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its RF Products Division wireless portfolio with the new MRF49XA Sub-GHz transceiver radio. The MRF49XA covers the 434/868/915 MHz unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Radio Frequency (RF) band, which is ideal for low data-rate, low-power embedded wireless applications.

Boeing Relying on Exports for Military Planes

June 15, 2009 6:32 am | by Slobodan Lekic, AP Writer | Product Releases | Comments

PARIS (AP) -- Boeing's defense business plans to compensate for an expected weakening of U.S. military sales through a sharp rise in international exports, the company's president said Sunday. "We're seeing a flattening of the (U.S.) defense budget, but we see a lot of opportunities for us internationally," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)....

Entertainment- and Connectivity-Related Technologies Bring Consumers into the Dealerships

June 4, 2009 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Among consumers who plan to purchase a vehicle in the near future, select entertainment- and connectivity-related features are among the most desired technologies for their consideration, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study(SM) released this week....

New Initiative Embeds WiMAX, HSPA and LTE Data Cards into Consumer Electronics

June 3, 2009 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola Inc. recently introduced a new initiative that integrates its high-performance mobile broadband technologies into networked consumer products. Manufacturers looking to take advantage of the increased speeds offered by 3G and 4G mobile broadband technologies such as WiMAX, HSPA and LTE can add Motorola WiMAX, HSPA and LTE data card solutions into their notebooks, netbooks, portable gaming devices and other networked consumer electro...

Radio Chip Designed for Medical and Sensor Applications

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. introduces a radio chip that delivers the unique combination of ultra-low peak power and very high efficiency to enable continuous monitoring in a broad range of medical and sensor applications. Customers are evaluating the ZL™70250 radio chip for use in on-body devices such as electrocardiograms (ECGs) that record heart activity, oximetry systems that measure oxygen levels in the blood (SpO2), continuous glucose monitors (CGM) for diabetes patients, and sound and voice communication systems.

RF Chips Extend Battery Life up to 25%

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA is previewing its next generation ANT wireless single chip solutions - the nRF24AP2 family - including the first two products that will form part of the new range. The single-channel nRF24AP2 (nRF24AP2-1CH) will be a cost optimized product suitable for a wide range of simple wireless sensor applications from bike cadence up to heart rate and blood glucose monitoring.

System-in-Package Solution for Automotive LIN Networking Applications

May 21, 2009 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces the availability of a new System-in-Package (SiP) solution for LIN automotive networking applications. The ATA6616, featuring maximum integration, is the second member of Atmel's new LIN SiP family. It combines Atmel's LIN System Basis Chip (SBC) ATA6624 - including LIN transceiver, voltage regulator, watchdog - and a member of Atmel's AVR®microcontroller family - the ATtiny87 with 8k Flash memory - in a s...

Walmart’s Consumer Electronics Department Gets a Face Lift

May 19, 2009 11:40 am | by Edited the www.wirelessdesignmag.com staff | Product Releases | Comments

BENTONVILLE, Ark.,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Walmart announced today its plans to add more new products and features to its consumer electronics area across its 3,500 stores. This week, market electronics managers and associates are preparing aisles, adding new signage and bringing out displays for new technologies to help keep customers staying connected, more mobile and enjoying new home entertainment experiences....

Industry Leaders Developing Software for Safety, Gateway and Instrument Cluster Controllers

May 18, 2009 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Hills Software, Inc. announces the successful launch of optimized software products that support automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) jointly developed with Freescale Semiconductor based on the Power Architecture® technology. Leading automotive carmakers and tier 1 suppliers in North America and Europe now use Green Hills Software’s MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers and high-speed hardware...

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