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High performance 600W cPCI from Gresham Power offers vendor, inventory and cost reduction

February 2011 – Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based MIL and Commercial power conversion specialist, claim their 6U 600W cPCI power supply can cost effectively replace all other 6U products of equivalent and lower output power, thereby rationalising their customer’s inventory requirements and reducing costs.

Jake Moir, Managing Director of Gresham Power Electronics, explains; “Using our wealth of experience in power conversion design and manufacture we have developed a class leading 6U, 600W compactPCI power supply which … Read More → "High performance 600W cPCI from Gresham Power offers vendor, inventory and cost reduction"

Vector Fabrics eases heterogeneous multicore development

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, February 21, 2011 Vector Fabrics today announced the launch of their vfEmbedded cloud-based tool that allows embedded engineers to partition and map their software onto complex multicore platforms with ease. Following on the success of vfAnalyst, the partitioning tool that uses a platform independent symmetrical multicore processor (SMP) approach, vfEmbedded supports specific multicore architectures that have different cores and can assign partitions to specific cores. The ARM Cortex A9 and x86 architectures are the first to be supported with more target types to follow. Heterogeneous platforms having non-uniform resources such … Read More → "Vector Fabrics eases heterogeneous multicore development"

RFMD® Introduces Power Amplifiers With Breakthrough Peak Efficiency

Barcelona, Spain, February 14, 2011 — RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced availability of the Company’s RF724x family of HSPA+ power amplifiers. RFMD’s RF724x power amplifiers are ultra-high efficiency, single-mode 3G/4G components that reset the bar for performance in smartphones, tablets, and other high-performance data-centric connected devices.

RFMD’s RF724x power amplifiers support ultra-high peak efficiency … Read More → "RFMD® Introduces Power Amplifiers With Breakthrough Peak Efficiency"

Agilent Technologies’ Latest 3D EM Simulation Platform Provides Faster, More Accurate Modeling of RF, High-Speed Components

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced Electromagnetic Professional 2011.02, a new release of its 3-D electromagnetic modeling and simulation platform for creating 3-D models and analyzing the electrical performance of packages, connectors, antennas, and other RF components.

Known as EMPro, the platform is tightly integrated with Agilent’s Advanced Design System for the design of RF and high-speed circuits, modules and PC boards. The new release features significant improvements in both accuracy and speed for … Read More → "Agilent Technologies’ Latest 3D EM Simulation Platform Provides Faster, More Accurate Modeling of RF, High-Speed Components"

Step-Down Converter with Linear Bypass Powers Multimode PAs in Mobile Handsets

SUNNYVALE, CA—February 17, 2011—Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX8989, a step-down converter designed to power PA (power amplifier) modules in mobile phones. The first DC-DC converter in the industry to support power management for multiple communication protocols (e.g., LTE, WCDMA, GSM, and EDGE), the MAX8989 is ideal for converged (multimode) PAs. This solution is utilized in Infineon’s proven SMARTi(TM) UE2 RF engine platform, which delivers unparalleled flexibility and efficiency to multistandard cellular phone systems. 

The MAX8989 integrates a high-efficiency switching regulator with a parallel bypass LDO to guarantee … Read More → "Step-Down Converter with Linear Bypass Powers Multimode PAs in Mobile Handsets"

Tyco Electronics Provides High-Performance LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) And LCEDI Source Receptacle (SR)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Feb 15, 2011 – The rapidly developing tablet, notebook and netbook PC markets are creating demand for high-performance interconnects with sufficient throughput to drive the latest display technology. With these requirements in mind, Tyco Electronics (TE) introduced the next-generation LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) family of connectors, with which TE is able to provide a total solution for panel / main board interconnection. 

There are two distinct versions of LCEDI connectors: LCEDI and LCEDI SR. LCEDI connectors are mainly designed for notebook panels and tablet PCs, while LCEDI SR connectors are designed for … Read More → "Tyco Electronics Provides High-Performance LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) And LCEDI Source Receptacle (SR)"

Agilent Technologies’ Network Analyzer and Oscilloscope Approved for SATA Gen 3 Certification Testing

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) has approved Agilent’s 90000 X-Series oscilloscope and E5071C network analyzer with Option TDR (time-domain reflectometry) to provide SATA Gen 3 Interoperability Program Revision 1.4 product testing and certification. The instruments cover the transmitter, return loss and cable test sections of the SATA Interoperability Program.

Serial ATA is the primary storage I/O interface used in computing systems today. The SATA Interoperability Program aims to ensure compatibility between product implementations. Companies who participate in … Read More → "Agilent Technologies’ Network Analyzer and Oscilloscope Approved for SATA Gen 3 Certification Testing"

6WIND Extends Platform Support to Advantech’s x86 and NPU Hybrid System Product Range

Irvine, California, February 17, 2011 – Advantech, a global manufacturer of telecom computing blades and multicore network processor platforms, today announced they will be expanding the deployment of 6WINDGate packet processing software to a broader range of Advantech systems. The new solutions will include Advantech’s FWA Network Application Platform range based on multicore x86 processors in addition to the multicore MIPS-based Packetarium platforms already supported. The scalability of the 6WINDGate software across multiple processor architectures enabled Advantech to achieve a portfolio of products and services, differentiated in terms of performance, feature set, quality, delivery … Read More → "6WIND Extends Platform Support to Advantech’s x86 and NPU Hybrid System Product Range"

Saelig Announces First Serial Protocol Host Adapter Supporting Dual- and Quad-SPI Protocols

Pittsford, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. (Saelig) (www.saelig.com) has introducedSPI Storm – an advanced Serial Protocol Host Adapter from Belgian company Byte Paradigm – controlled from a PC through a USB interface. SPI Storm can access ASICs, SoCs, FPGAs and other digital embedded systems that use serial protocols at speeds of up to 100 MHz at the I/O lines. Various serial protocols … Read More → "Saelig Announces First Serial Protocol Host Adapter Supporting Dual- and Quad-SPI Protocols"

Linux Professional Institute Exam Labs with FOSSFA/ict@innovation in South Africa

Sacramento, CA, USA: February 17, 2011) – The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) with the Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA: http://www.fossfa.net/) at the Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Technopreneurship Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 5, 2011 at 10 a.m. This exam lab is part of a larger “train-the-trainers” … Read More → "Linux Professional Institute Exam Labs with FOSSFA/ict@innovation in South Africa"

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