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Vincotech Releases The flowPIM Power Module Family With Press-fit Pins

Unterhaching (Germany), February 16, 2011 – Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, has released Press-fit versions of its flowPIM power modules. Enabling very easy and reliable mounting of power modules on PCBs, the Press-fit modules have the same footprint as Vincotech’s standard solder pin versions. Soldering is no longer necessary, since the power modules with press-fit technology are mechanically pressed in.

Vincotech’s standard flowPIM 0, flowPIM 1 and flowPIM 2 power modules feature a 3-phase input rectifier, 3-phase output inverter, brake chopper and … Read More → "Vincotech Releases The flowPIM Power Module Family With Press-fit Pins"

Maxim’s digital ambient-light sensors cut power consumption by over 100x

BARCELONA, SPAIN—February 16, 2011— At Mobile World Congress 2011, Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) is introducing the MAX44007/MAX44009, digital ambient-light sensor (ALS) ICs with a unique adaptive-gain block. Designed using the Company’s proprietary BiCMOS technology, these ICs integrate two optical sensors, an ADC, and digital functionality into a tiny 2mm x 2mm x 0.6mm package. This integration saves valuable board space while delivering the industry’s highest performance.

The MAX44007/MAX44009 consume 100x less power than the nearest competitive product, significantly extending battery life. They offer a unique interrupt function that constantly measures … Read More → "Maxim’s digital ambient-light sensors cut power consumption by over 100x"

ZMDI introduces new member of its cost-effective high-voltage line driver family for factory automation with IO-Link functionality

Dresden, Germany, February 16, 2011 – ZMD AG, a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, and medical applications, today announced a new member of its cost-effective line driver and level shifter IC family.  The ZIOL2201 is a high-voltage I/O channel that meets the physical layer requirements of sensor and actuator systems used in factory automation. An integrated DC/DC converter allows power supply of external sensor and actuators with up to 15V, saves board space and design costs. The ZIOL2201 is function- and pin-compatible with the ZIOL2401 and ZIOL2211, ZMDI’s first members … Read More → "ZMDI introduces new member of its cost-effective high-voltage line driver family for factory automation with IO-Link functionality"

Actions Semiconductor Adopts S2C’s 4th Generation Rapid SoC/ASIC Prototyping System

Shanghai, China – February 16, 2011 – S2C Inc., a leading rapid SoC/ASIC prototyping solutions provider, announced that Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a leading fabless design company that provides mixed-signal and multimedia SoC solutions for portable consumer electronics, purchased S2C’s 4th generation Stratix IV FPGA based S4 TAI Logic Modules.

Actions Semiconductor has been successfully using S2C’s rapid SoC/ASIC prototyping system since 2009. Based on this success, after a careful … Read More → "Actions Semiconductor Adopts S2C’s 4th Generation Rapid SoC/ASIC Prototyping System"

48th Design Automation Conference Creates “Cool WIP” Initiative

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – Feb. 16, 2011 – The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to design and design automation of electronic systems (EDA), has created a Work-in-Progress (WIP) interactive track at DAC 2011 to allow participants an opportunity to present and discuss current work and early results. Accepted WIP submissions will be presented at an interactive poster session open to the DAC community. The 48th DAC will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from June 5-10, 2011.

A WIP … Read More → "48th Design Automation Conference Creates “Cool WIP” Initiative"

Agilent Technologies Introduces Oscilloscopes with Breakthrough Technology to Deliver Advanced Capabilities for Engineers, Technicians with Limited Budgets

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today expanded its mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscope portfolio with 26 new models that comprise its next-generation InfiniiVision 2000 and 3000 X-Series. The new scopes incorporate breakthrough technology that allows advanced capabilities to be included in affordable instruments.

The new Agilent InfiniiVision 2000 X- Series offers bandwidths from 70 MHz to 200 MHz and boasts the fastest waveform update rate in its class for superior viewing of signal detail and capture of infrequent events. First-in-class optional 8-channel mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) capability … Read More → "Agilent Technologies Introduces Oscilloscopes with Breakthrough Technology to Deliver Advanced Capabilities for Engineers, Technicians with Limited Budgets"

Empress Unveils Android SDK for Database Application Development

Beltsville, MD, February 15, 2011 – Empress Software, developers of the robust, agile Empress Embedded Database, unveils Empress SDK for Android, a new software development kit for the development of advanced database applications running on Android.  As applications for mobile devices are increasingly sophisticated, so are the data demands.  Empress SDK for Android addresses the ever-growing need for more powerful, reliable and efficient database Android applications.

Developers building application programs for Android, Google’s popular mobile device operating system, develop primarily in Java.  App developers write Java code via Google-developed Java libraries through a Dalvik Virtual Machine. & … Read More → "Empress Unveils Android SDK for Database Application Development"

MIPS Technologies Processor Cores to Power Devices for Mobile TV in Handsets and Other Mobile Products

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona – February 15, 2011 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, today announced that MaxRise Inc., a Macronix International Co., Ltd. Group Company, has licensed its MIPS32® M4K® processor core to develop mobile TV solutions.

According to a November 2010 report from market research firm In-Stat, free-to-air analog mobile video is booming, and digital mobile TV services are ramping up throughout Asia. In-Stat expects that the worldwide market value of mobile TV tuners will … Read More → "MIPS Technologies Processor Cores to Power Devices for Mobile TV in Handsets and Other Mobile Products"

Advantech Accelerates Network Platform Evolution with Multi-core Solution Innovations for Security Applications at RSA 2011

Irvine, California, February 15, 2011 – Advantech a global manufacturer of telecom computing blades and multi-core network processor platforms, will showcase several new products at the RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco.  Advantech will demonstrate multi-core solutions that are available in a range of form factors, including fanless entry-level x86 systems through to cost-optimized Packetarium and high-end ATCA-based platforms.

“Our solutions are ideal for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and other security application OEMs that are facing scalability and throughput challenges … Read More → "Advantech Accelerates Network Platform Evolution with Multi-core Solution Innovations for Security Applications at RSA 2011"

Renesas Electronics Introduces R-Car M1 Series of Integrated SoCs Developed for Mid-Range Automotive Infotainment Systems

Dusseldorf, 16 February 2011 – Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation, today announced the first release of the R-Car series of systems-on-chip (SoCs), the R-Car M1 series, offering low power consumption for next-generation dashboard-mounted car navigation systems and supporting advanced human machine interfaces (HMI).

The new R-Car M1 series of SoCs are the first members of Renesas Electronics’ R-Car series, which represent the integration of the company’s SH-Navi series (see Note 1) and … Read More → "Renesas Electronics Introduces R-Car M1 Series of Integrated SoCs Developed for Mid-Range Automotive Infotainment Systems"

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