Design Applications

Radiation hardened ICs blast off on Orion's flight test

Intersil has announced that 16 of its radiation-hardened ICs were onboard the Dec. 5, 2014 maiden voyage of NASA's Orion spacecraft, also known as the uncrewed Exploration Flight Test 1. The Orion spacecraft is designed to go where no m

Intersil | 09-02-2015

Dimmable LED lighting design simplified across a wide range of dimmers

A highly-integrated LED controller solution for low-cost, and highly-reliable LED lighting solutions from 5W to 30W, the FL7734, a new phase-cut dimmable single-stage LED driver has been introduced by Fairchild The FL7734 enables designe

Fairchild | 06-02-2015

Hybrid multiferroics for improved data storage and new wireless applications

To exploit and control magnetism, technology often relies on electromagnets, which limit hardware configurations due to their size and energy consumption. As an alternative, scientists like those in the Nanomagnetism and Spintronics Group a

Aalto University | 04-02-2015

Three new Galileo-ready positioning modules feature embedded antenna

Telit Wireless Solutions has launched three new positioning modules with embedded smart antenna as part of its ongoing initiative to make adoption of IoT technology as simple as possible. The Jupiter SE868-A is the latest multi-constella

Tellit | 30-01-2015

Bluetooth Smart mesh network lighting platform claims to be 5x faster

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Finnish smart lighting specialist, Casambi Technologies Oy, is employing Nordic nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoCs) to provide the Bluetooth Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) wireless connecti

Nordic | 29-01-2015

Straight talking on torque - this article looks at the issues

Howard Venning, of Aspen Electronics, explores the topic of connector coupling or mating torque. Anyone who has worked in an electronics measurement lab and used coaxial connectors will know the importance of mating torque and will typ

Aspen Electronics | 23-01-2015

Custom Veroshield 19-inch rack case helps BBC improve codec performance

BBC Research and Development is at the forefront of the global broadcast industry’s mission to improve the quality of both video and audio programmes. Their recent research into further improvements in the performance of the widely-used

Verotec | 15-01-2015

Ultrasound system delivers new level of imaging and system performance

AMD has announced that its Embedded Radeon HD 7850 GPU is enabling cutting-edge application performance for the BK Ultrasound, powered by Analogic's, bk3000 ultrasound system. “The AMD Embedded Radeon HD 7850 GPU with OpenCL provides a

AMD | 12-01-2015

Multi-GNSS receiver module with sensor hub Function for wearable and IoT applications

Capable of communication with multiple satellite systems and tracking up to 28 satellites concurrently, a new stand-alone multi-GNSS receiver module in a compact 7mm x 7mm form factor, the Venus828F has been introduced by positioning tec

Skytraq | 12-01-2015

Powerful electrical CAD tool proves beneficial for electrical wiring and control systems

Piaggio Group, the Italian leader of the European powered two-wheeler vehicle market, has adopted Zuken’s E³.series to support increasing cabling complexity and volume and to enhance electrical design efficiency and quality. The E³.seri

Zuken Ltd | 08-01-2015

Embedded G-Series SoC accelerates new QNAP NAS system

AMD has announced that its Embedded G-Series system-on-chip (SoC) will be powering the new TVS-863+ and the TVS-x63 platform from QNAP, a leading provider of network attached storage (NAS) systems. The platform, designed for small to med

AMD | 06-01-2015

Test lab increases productivity replacing dial indicators with LVDT linear position sensors

A material testing laboratory is now operating more efficiently and with greater productivity by replacing multiple error-prone dial indicators with Macro Sensors' SE 750 Series linear variable differential transformers (LVDT) linear pos

Macro Sensors | 05-01-2015