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Thermostat Wars to End, Wristify Lends a Hand

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Caitlin Johnson, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

This winter, I’ve engaged in a thermostat war with my roommate. One night, in a shivering, desperate attempt to find a way to stay warm, I turned to Google for a solution that didn’t involve wearing half of my wardrobe. What I found continues to excite me...

Semtech Announces Ultra-High Speed ADC and DAC for Advanced Communication Systems

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech has announced that 64GSPS ADC and DAC preliminary cores are available utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI technology for integration in high performance System on Chip (SoC) solutions...

connectBlue Presents a Bluetooth Dual-Mode System-on-Module

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by connectBlue | News | Comments

With the Bluetooth Dual-mode System-on-Module OBP421, it is possible to get full control of all system resources in one compact solution. Since the OBP421 is Bluetooth Smart Ready, it will become possible to create, compile and link real C code embedded applications with the ability to access any connected Bluetooth Smart sensor using the Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)...

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IBM Named a Worldwide Leader in IDC MarketScape for Mobile Consulting and Technology Services

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced that IDC has named IBM a leader in the new MarketScape Worldwide Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management, and Infrastructure (mADTMI) Services 2014 Vendor Assessment. Following an evaluation of 14 companies against 117 criteria, IBM was recognized in the “leaders” category in part for its “training and knowledge sharing, range of service capabilities, innovation/research and development pace...

2 S-Band Power Amplifiers from TriQuint

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for two S-band power amplifiers from TriQuint designed for Radar applications...

eConais Wireless Smart Home Modules Now Available at DigiKey

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais. Launched in August of 2010 by a team of veteran engineers with substantial experience in all aspects of Wi-Fi product development, eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits...

New Load Switch with Controlled Turn On

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has launched a small load switch with controlled turn on and very low on-resistance. The APE8937-HF-3 load switch contains one N-channel MOSFET...

Visionary or Looney? Zuckerberg on Spending Spree

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than five weeks after inking a deal to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion...

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Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) Overlay to Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Software Stack

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Allison Yrungaray & Giuliana Vidoni, Eurotech | News | Comments

Eurotech has announced it has completed validation of the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) for the Intel Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT). Eurotech’s ESF creates a Java-based IoT software stack for enterprises choosing that development environment...

Microchip’s 8-Bit PIC Microcontroller Family

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced that their family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which combine a set of intelligent analog and core independent peripherals, along with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology...

Vishay Intertechnology Announces HML, New Miniature Axial-Leaded Thick Film Resistor

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new miniature axial-leaded thick film resistor designed for hearing aids and high-frequency probe tips for testing in industrial applications. Encapsulated in a robust plastic housing, the Vishay Techno HML combines an ultra-compact 1.85 mm by 0.91 mm case size with high-temperature performance...

DCS Solutions’ Mobile Wireless N-Router to Use Telit 3G Cellular Technology

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that DCS is to employ Telit’s DE910-DUAL PCIe CDMA|EV-DO cellular data card for mobile data communications in its DCS-559 Wireless N-Router. With the new router...

Microchip's Low-Power Projected-Capacitive Touch Controllers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new family of projected-capacitive touch controllers — the MTCH6102 with low-power performance. These turnkey projected-capacitive...

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Sensor Platforms & ARM Introduce Open Source Software

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sensor Platforms & ARM | News | Comments

Sensor Platforms and ARM have announced the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications. The software, called Open Sensor Platform (OSP), will simplify the integration of sensors across multiple applications, and provide a flexible framework for more sophisticated interpretation and analysis of sensor data...

Vishay Intertechnology's Silicone Cemented, Fusible Wirewound Safety Resistor

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

introduced a 5 W axial silicone cemented, fusible wirewound safety resistor for electric appliances, energy meters, and power supplies designed to ensure safe and silent fusing operation during overload conditions while offering surge voltage withstanding capability up to 6 kV (1.2 / 50 µs). Additional features of the Vishay Draloric AC05 include...

Pasternack Launches Redesigned RF and Microwave Website

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Shaun Gameroz, Pasternack Enterprises | News | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has launched its new website which boasts best-in-class site search functionality, one-page checkout, and an updated user-friendly interface.The new 2014 Pasternack website is the first major redesign since the Company’s previous 2012 website overhaul.  Most noticeable to the average user is the sites simplified...

Pulse Electronics' Power Splinters for PIMinator DAS Antennas

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics has introduced a new line of power splitters for its PIMinator low passive intermodulation (PIM) indoor distributed antenna system (iDAS) family...

New Freescale Power Amplifier Delivers Unmatched Frequency Range, Gain, & Power

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the first 2W integrated power amplifier operating with a 5V supply and delivering more than 40 dB of gain to cover all frequency bands between 1500 and 2700 MHz. The component supports any cellular standard operating at this frequency including GSM, 3G, 4G, and LTE...

Murata Launches New Visual Identity

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Murata | News | Comments

Murata has launched a new visual identity that includes changes to the corporate logo and other key visual identity elements. The objective of this initiative is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise.The world of electronics keeps changing, and Murata is expanding to new applications..

Sunrise Micro Devices Partners with Wicentric

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has partnered with Wicentric to develop powerful and efficient protocol stack software optimized for CORDIO BT4 radio core, SMD’s first radio core offering from the CORDIO family of sub-volt wireless products. This solution provides...

Balluff Offers New Industrial Ethernet Cables

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial Ethernet has expanded its line of industrial Ethernet cables. While Cat5E is the base requirement for industrial Ethernet, when working with a specific network like EtherNet/IP or PROFINET, higher requirements are a must with the components in the network..

Advanced Power Electronics New Current Mode Step-Up Converter

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has introduced a new current mode step up converter for small, low power applications. The input voltage of the APE1913-3 converter can range from 2.6 to 5.5 V...

IDTechEx Forecasts a Multi-Billion Dollar Future for E-Textiles

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | News | Comments

The brand new IDTechEx Research report E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024 has a particular focus on the narrow definition of those entirely reliant on e-fibers for electronic, electro-optic, and electrical functionality. Today, only conductive weavable fibers are widely available commercially. Include in that embroidery and other interleaving technologies using ribbon or fiber...

Advantech 1U Server Extends Carrier Grade Product Line

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has rolled out a new addition to its carrier-grade, NEBS-compliant server line in a flexible and compact 1U package with a depth of just 20”. The CGS-3000 is optimized for the needs of network equipment...

RacoWireless, B&B Electronics Team Up to Offer Pre-Packaged Connectivity

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics and RacoWireless have announced that they have teamed up to offer a Spectre cellular router with a prepaid wireless data plan. The B&B Electronics Spectre 3G cellular router, together with RacoWireless network services, provides everything customers need to connect, develop, deploy, and use M2M applications on the secure USA T-Mobile 3G cellular data network...

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