Ohmite : Current sense resistors have 1 percent tolerance Product News 3/30/2009 Post a comment Using metal resistive elements made from Nickel-Chromium or Cupron (Manganin-Copper) the MCS Series of SMD flip chip resistors from Ohmite have a very low TCR of <50 ppm/°C over the range of current sense values which are popular in portable, battery operated equipment and power supplies.
Hush Puppies RFID Project News & Analysis 3/30/2009 Post a comment Indexport S.A., the manufacturer and distributer of Hush Puppies brand footwear, accurately and precisely manages its real-time stock in its Spanish distribution center in Castellon. Thanks to its accurate information, it efficiently fills customer orders and correctly restocks materials to avoid stock-outs. Here is the story.
Magma CEO upbeat on new products, analog push News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment Despite challenging times for his company and the industry as a whole, Magma Design Automation Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan was upbeat about new products and his company's inroads in analog EDA during an interview with EE Times this week.
Analyst: Nokia could cut $5B in outsourcing News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment In a reverse-outsourcing move, Nokia will stop using external companies to assemble its handsets, cutting a whopping $5 billion in contract manufacturing business, according to an analyst from market watcher iSuppli Corp.
Is DDR3 transition delayed? News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment Is the transition to DDR3 delayed--again? If so, that could be a blow for DRAM makers, which are looking for relief amid the memory downturn.
PC slide slows as Intel eyes embedded News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment It's not a recovery, but the PC market's slide seems to be slowing according to one financial analyst firm while Intel is positioning itself for growth in embedded markets beyond the PC, said an analyst at the firm.
Editors' Choice: Products of the Week Product News 3/27/2009 Post a comment Capping off a week of continued wafer fab closings, layoffs and restructuring moves by several electronics vendors, engineers can now turn to Editors' Choice to view our top product selections that offer a silver lining in a bleak market. Check out these key products, many of which emerged from the logic/interface sector.
Action urged to help Europe's semis sector News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment European governments and public authorities need to take coordinated, strong and urgent action to ensure the continent can remain competitive in the semiconductor and nanotechnologies sectors, Dirk Beernaert of the European Commission's Nanoelectronics division warned Friday (March 27).
Nextreme claims breakthrough cooling performance News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc. (Durham, North Carolina), a maker of thermal management products, has claimed that it's OptoCooler HV14 product has produced a 60 degree C temperature difference between its cold and hot sides.
SolarWorld to get big slice of Obama boom News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment German renewable energy giant SolarWorld could come out of the industry's crisis stronger than it was before, outshining its peers, as it becomes one of the big inners of the "Obama boom" in the United States.
Fastest yet 24bit delta-sigma ADC claimed Product News 3/27/2009 Post a comment With speeds of up to four mega samples per second (MS/s), Texas Instrument's latest 24bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is said to be 60 percent faster than its nearest competition.
MIT study exposes manufacturing inefficiencies News & Analysis 3/27/2009 Post a comment A detailed analysis has found that modern manufacturing processes
are 'alarmingly' inefficient, according to an MIT
news release. The team from MIT, led by Professor Timothy Gutowski, looked at 20 different major
manufacturing processes and actually showed that some of the more modern systems were the worst offenders.
Nvidia countersues Intel News & Analysis 3/26/2009 1 comment Graphics chip vendor Nvidia has filed a countersuit in Delaware against Intel claiming breach of contract, the company said.
Where is $3 trillion in global stimulus spending going? News & Analysis 3/26/2009 Post a comment Where is $3 trillion in global stimulus money is going? How will it impact and change the mega trends shaping the future of electronics industry? What are the fundamental technologies upon which the success of that industry will depend? Which technologies will lose out? Lisa Su, Freescale's CTO, believes she knows.
Toshiba introduces Mosfets Product News 3/26/2009 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. introduced a new series of MOSFETs for synchronous rectification in the secondary stage of switched mode power supplies (SMPS).
DoE debuts $3.2b in energy efficiency grants News & Analysis 3/26/2009 Post a comment The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new $3.2 billion grant program to promote efficient use of energy, a slice of the estimated $32.7 billion in tech stimulus dollars allocated to the department.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.