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Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Low Energy Chips Communicate with Oregon Scientific

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

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that IDT Technology - developer and owner of Oregon Scientific - has specified Nordic μBlueTM nRF8001 Connectivity chips to provide the Bluetooth...

Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

NetHero App Enables Remote Management of Home Internet & Connected Devices

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

Consumers now have access to a free home network and device management app, NetHero, on iOS and Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs. Created by the developer of cloud-based software for network and device management, Pie Digital, NetHero is the first free app to let consumers manage and optimize their home network and device...

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Saelig's 3D Magnetometer Sensor

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

Saelig has announced the IST8301C - a single-chip 3-axis digital magnetometer sensor, housed in an extremely small form factor (2.5 x 2.5 x 1.0mm) 12-pin BGA package. The IST8301C is an integrated chip containing...

Loctronix's New ASR Workbench

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

Loctronix has announced the availability of the ASR Workbench, a development toolset for the company’s recently released ASR-2300 software-defined radio (SDR) module.  The ASR-2300 is a function-rich SDR for high-performance positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), and communication applications...

AVX Expands the Capacitance Range for Its X7R & NP0 (C0G)

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

AVX  has expanded the capacitance range for its High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Chip Capacitor Series. Available in both X7R and NP0 (C0G) options, the High Voltage MLC Chip Series exhibits capacitance values, low ESR at high frequencies, and performance across all voltages. The series can be used...

Microchip Introduces Power Monitoring IC with High-Accuracy Signal Acquisition and Power Calculations

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

Microchip Technology  has announced a new power monitoring IC, the MCP39F501.  This device is a highly integrated, single-phase power-monitoring IC designed for real-time measurement of AC power.  The device enables high-performance, cost-effective designs in the commercial...

TE Connectivity’s Expanded Line of Mezalok Connectors

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

TE Connectivity (TE) has launched new extensions to its rugged, high-speed Mezalok mezzanine connector family. The new extensions include a stack height of 15mm and a new 320...

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Molex Power Connectors Fill a Critical Power Gap

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

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Mega-Fit power connector. This wire-to-board, mid-range product line fills a significant power void in today’s interconnect marketplace by delivering...

The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

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

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

FCI Introduces its Latest Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cables

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

FCI has introduced its mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (MSHD AOC) assembly, the latest addition to its portfolio of optical and electrical cabling solutions. The MSHD AOC solution is a four-channel cable that features...

Parker’s New Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors

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

Parker Hannifin has introduced a low energy wireless sensor platform for monitoring pressure, temperature, and humidity in liquid and gas applications. Parker’s SensoNODE Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors and SensoNODE mobile iOS application puts data in the palms of users’ hands...

Transphorm Adds to Its 600 V GaN-on-Silicon Family

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

Transphorm has announced at APEC 2014 the industry’s first 600V GaN (Gallium Nitride)-based, low-profile PQFN products and the expansion of its product portfolio in the industry-standard TO220 packages...

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Nex-Tech Wireless Selects TrueCall RAN Geoanalytics Platform for New LTE Network

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Newfield Wireless & Nex-Tech Wireless | News | Comments

Newfield Wireless has announced Nex-Tech Wireless has deployed its TrueCall platform to support the operator’s LTE network. Nex-Tech is the 10th deployment of Newfield Wireless’ TrueCall LTE covering a combined total of more than 100 million subscribers...

ON Semiconductor Introduces Efficient Battery Monitors

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

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) ‘battery fuel gauge’ integrated circuits that provide accurate measurements of the remaining power...

RFS Introduces New Plenum-Rated Omni-Directional Antennas

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

Radio Frequency Systems has released the I-ATO3-698/2700 Series of plenum-rated, PIM-certified omni-directional antennas designed for broadband in-building distribution of modern wireless communication systems such as LTE, GSM, CDMA, PCS, 3G, WiFi, WLAN services...                

ACCES I/O Products Releases RS-232 Serial Adapter for Android Devices

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

ACCES I/O Products has released a new USB serial interface board—the ANDROID-232. Users can now control legacy RS-232 devices directly from modern Android devices. The ANDROID-232 uses the Android Open Accessory protocol to convince an Android device that its onboard USB port is an RS-232 port...

Network Problems? Never Fear…TotalTechHero is Here!

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

The demand for network and cloud-based applications, entertainment, and services is growing. It is estimated that by the year 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Customers who count on dependable network and device performance encounter technical problems instead...

Sequans Wins Two Designs for LTE Devices in the Bid for China Telecom’s Commercial Launch

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sequans Communications & Datang Mobile | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications has announced that two of its device manufacturing partners in China, Datang Mobile and DareGlobal, have been awarded contracts to provide Sequans-powered TD-LTE end user devices to China Telecom for the operator’s commercial launch of TD-LTE service beginning in Q2...

Nordson ASYMTEK Wins Awards for Its Spectrum II Dispensing System

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

Nordson ASYMTEK has announced that it received both the Service Excellence Award (SEA) and the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award at IPC APEX 2014. This is the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Service Excellence Awards that Nordson ASYMTEK has won. The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new Spectrum II dispensing system...

B&K Precision Launches Major pwrApp Update

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by James Schada, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision has relaunched its iOS application, ‘pwrApp’, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding to the app's value-offering of local wireless control for XLN-GL series power supplies, B&K Precision’s pwrApp now adds support for 9170/9180 series power supplies with LAN interface cards...

Cypress’s TrueTouch Touchscreen Controllers Support Touch Sensors from Cima NanoTech

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Felicia Chia, Cima Nanotech | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced its TrueTouch capacitive touchscreen controllers support designs with SANTE silver nanoparticle touch sensors from Cima NanoTech. Cima NanoTech’s SANTE FS200 Touch Films is the first silver nanoparticle-based touch sensor compatible with Cypress’s TrueTouch controllers. The companies are collaborating to leverage the unique strengths of SANTE...

Cypress’s New Hub Controller Achieves USB-IF Certification

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

Cypress Semiconductor has announced a new USB 3.0 hub controller certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for the SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps standard. The EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0...

AVX Introduces Ultra Broadband Capacitator Series

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

AVX has introduced a new series of ultra broadband capacitors designed to address DC blocking from ~16 KHz to 40 GHz.  Exhibiting ultra broadband performance, extremely low insertion...

Avago Technologies' New Generation of 100 G Optical Transceivers

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

Avago Technologies has introduced its new generation of 100G optical transceiver module solutions, the Avago 100GbE GQSFP28 SR4 and 100G CFP4 LR4, designed for modern datacenter and enterprise...

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