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Altium to Relocate its Global Headquarters to Shanghai, China

SYDNEY, Australia – 5 April 2011 – Electronics design software group Altium (ASX:ALU) has announced it intends to relocate its global headquarters, including its core software development activities, corporate office and executive management team, to its existing office in Shanghai, China.

Earlier this year, Altium launched the latest release of its electronics design solution Altium Designer, which added the foundation for electronics design data management; and AltiumLive, built using Morfik technology, as Altium’s own embryonic web-based ecosystem.

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Oscium’s New iMSO-104 Oscilloscope Powered By Cypress’s PSoC® 3 Device Turns iPod touch, iPhone and iPad into Easy-to-Use Mixed Signal Scopes

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Oscium has selected the PSoC® 3 programmable system-on-chip for its revolutionary new iMSO-104 mixed signal oscilloscope for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The PSoC 3 device in the iMSO-104 seamlessly manages the two-way communication between the oscilloscope and any iOS device via Apple’s proprietary dock connector, and also processes the incoming analog and digital signals.

The iMSO-104 from Oscium is the first mixed-signal … Read More → "Oscium’s New iMSO-104 Oscilloscope Powered By Cypress’s PSoC® 3 Device Turns iPod touch, iPhone and iPad into Easy-to-Use Mixed Signal Scopes"

Tektronix Simplifies DDR2 Testing with New Solution for TLA6000 Series Logic Analyzers

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 5, 2011 – Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced availability of a complete DDR2 protocol debug and validation solution for the award-winning TLA6000 Series Logic Analyzers. The new options for the TLA6000 Series consist of everything embedded engineers – even those who are not DDR2 experts – need to validate and debug the operation of memory sub-systems in their designs.

DDR2 memory systems are used in many of today’s embedded designs – commonly … Read More → "Tektronix Simplifies DDR2 Testing with New Solution for TLA6000 Series Logic Analyzers"

Xilinx to Showcase Programmable Platforms for Next Wave of 3DTV and HDTV Broadcast Designs at NAB 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr. 6, 2011 – Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced its participation at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas, from April 11-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #N3722. During the conference, Xilinx will exhibit the next wave of programmable platforms and solutions to help illustrate to broadcast designers how to accelerate development of state-of-the-art broadcast equipment while supporting higher bandwidth required for HDTV and 3DTV. In-booth demonstrations will highlight solutions for 10 Gbps Video over IP, SD/HD/3G-SDI connectivity and real-time video processing, to name a few.

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TI adds on-chip respiration measurement to ECG/EEG analog front end family to simplify design of portable patient monitoring systems

DALLAS (April 6, 2011) – Building on its award-winning ADS1298 analog-front-end (AFE) family, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry’s first fully-integrated AFEs with on-chip respiration impedance measurement in full production. The 24-bit ADS1298R devices simplify the implementation of respiration detection in portable electrocardiogram (ECG) equipment by integrating more than 40 discrete components, reducing component count as much as 97 percent. They are also extremely power efficient, using up to 95 percent less power than discrete implementations. ADS1298R devices are available in eight-, six-, and four-channel versions. For information or to order samples, visit Read More → "TI adds on-chip respiration measurement to ECG/EEG analog front end family to simplify design of portable patient monitoring systems"

NEW:UK 2011 – the UKs key trade event for the embedded and electronics industry opens its doors next week.

April 6th 2011 – Alongside The Gadget Show Live in 2011, National Electronics Week 2011 (12th – 13th April, NEC, Birmingham) will highlight the connection between today’s most wanted consumer electronics and the UK’s electronics industry, innovation, R&D and the supply-chain behind the best tech on display.

Commenting on the upcoming NEW:UK event, Claire Saunders – Event Director said “Over the last few months when speaking to our customers you can tell that there is a more upbeat, … Read More → "NEW:UK 2011 – the UKs key trade event for the embedded and electronics industry opens its doors next week."

85 – 250 Watt medical and IT external power supplies reach 92% efficiency

April 2011,  XP Power announced today the launch of their AHM series of highly efficient external AC-DC power supplies aimed at a broad range of medical and IT applications. The series comprises 5 single-output ranges of 85, 100, 150, 180 or 250 Watt output, and provides the popular nominal outputs from +12 to + 48 VDC. All units are convection cooled removing the need for any internal forced air flow. Not only does this make the units more reliable, but maintains their quiet operation. This being especially important for healthcare equipment sited close to a patient.

These Energy Efficiency Level V rated units are highly efficient, … Read More → "85 – 250 Watt medical and IT external power supplies reach 92% efficiency"

austriamicrosystems’ AS3992 UHF RFID reader IC featured in Thinkify’s new Gen 2 TR-200 RFID reader/writer

Unterpremstaetten, Austria & Orlando, Florida (April 6, 2011)  – austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has announced thataustriamicrosystems’ AS3992 UHF RFID reader IC is featured in Thinkify’s new Gen 2 TR-200 RFID reader/programmer. The TR-200 is easy-to-use and is designed specifically for office applications. It offers small size and a powerful software interface for simple and flexible operation, and can be powered by either a USB connection or an external supply. Visit austriamicrosystems at booth #324 at RFID Journal Live! in … Read More → "austriamicrosystems’ AS3992 UHF RFID reader IC featured in Thinkify’s new Gen 2 TR-200 RFID reader/writer"

No RSENSE 60V Boost Controller Operates over a -40°C to 150°C Junction Temperature Range

MILPITAS, CA – April 6, 2011 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the H-grade version of the LTC3872, a small footprint 550kHz fixed frequency step-up DC/DC controller that is specified over a -40°C to150°C junction temperature range. The LTC3872 accepts a 2.5V to 9.8V input voltage range and can produce an output voltage as high as 60V … Read More → "No RSENSE 60V Boost Controller Operates over a -40°C to 150°C Junction Temperature Range"

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