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Oscilloscope Market Yields Trends

Oscilloscope Market Yields Trends It's all about test efficiency. In a white paper posted on the EETimes-Taiwan Internet Web site, Robert Lashlee, learning products engineer, says manufacturers are keeping up with rapidly changing technology by designing oscilloscopes and software for specific customer needs. In particular, the article explores five new design trends that have surfaced in the oscilloscope market. These trends include the progression from parallel to serial measurements, the mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO), and the development of more powerful portable oscilloscopes and customization of general purpose oscilloscopes. Recent trends also include, oscilloscopes used as an automated verification tool rather than a debug tool, and better displays.

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Industrial Control Transformers by Signal
Signal Transformer

Industrial Control Transformers by Signal The ICT series by Signal is designed to support isolation and buck boost severe duty applications. Constructed with epoxy encapsulation in a Nema 3R compliant steel case. Incorporating Class H UL 1446 insulation systems with top or side mounting for easy access. Also available with optional Nema cord set and outlet. Learn more...

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National's Audio Solutions Available from Digi-Key
Digi-Key Corporation

New Pressure Sensor Solution Starting at €97 National's high-performance series brings dramatically improved sound quality to high-fidelity consumer and professional audio equipment. National manufactures Class AB and Class D amplifiers and audio subsystems for speakers, headphones, and ceramic and piezoelectric speakers. National makes it easier to design better, richer-sounding systems with our acclaimed Boomer® and Overture® lines. With the capability to process an order, from order entry to shipping, in as little as 15 mins., Digi-Key processes more than 99% of its orders the same day.

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Mentor Debuts Debug Platform

Windowing Key to ADC Data At its booth at DAC 2011 in San Diego, Mentor Graphics unveiled a new unified embedded software debugging platform. The product integrates the functions of the company‚Äôs Embedded Sourcery™ CodeBench, Vista™ Virtual Prototyping and Veloce® hardware emulator. According to Mentor, with the extension of CodeBench to its prototyping and emulation platforms, developers can debug at any stage of development, from pre-silicon to final product.

New Team for LTE Development

Differential Driver Design Tips Rohde &: Schwarz and Synopsys have announced a collaborative effort to accelerate LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless system design and verification. Synopsys is contributing its algorithm design and verification tools, including standards-compliant reference libraries. Rohde & Schwarz is contributing its signal generators, against which the Synopsys' LTE and LTE-Advanced libraries have been verified to increase designer confidence in achieving standards compliance when evaluating prototypes and samples.

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From Quad Core to Kilo Core...
 

From Quad Core to Kilo Core? Intel researchers have fabricated an experimental multi-core chip that supports the feasibility of developing future processors that contain as many as 1000 cores. The 48-core single chip cloud computer relies on an architecture that could easily be scaled up, thereby providing an alternative to the approach of trying to boost the sheer speed of individual CPUs.

Integrate DSP into a Signal-conditioning IC
 

Integrate DSP into a Signal-conditioning IC Addressing linearization and calibration associated with temperature offset, drift, and nonlinearity, a newly introduced sensor signal-conditioning integrated circuit (IC) combines a precision analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with digital signal-processing (DSP) circuitry. The IC will find use in applications such as nonlinear resistive sensor bridges in global positioning system (GPS) receivers and altimeters.

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Automotive Gate Drive Optocoupler Samples Available
Avago Technologies Limited

Automotive Gate Drive Optocoupler Samples Available Avago's automotive optocoupler (ACPL-312T) is ideally suited for driving power IGBTs and MOSFETs used in automotive motor control inverter and DC-DC converters applications. The high operating voltage range of the output stage provides the drive voltages required by gate controlled devices.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Power Supply!
 

Honey, I Shrunk the Power Supply! Using space-saving packaging techniques has enabled Texas Instruments engineers to shrink the footprint of a newly introduced set of integrated power supplies. The first IC, a synchronous buck converter, incorporates an innovative lead frame packaging to achieve high power density with high efficiency, while the second one, an integrated plug-in power IC, combines all eternal components in a MicroSiP™ package.

DC-DC Converter IC Targets Energy
Harvesting Applications

DC-DC Converter IC Targets Energy Harvesting Applications A newly introduced efficient DC-DC boost converter integrated circuit (IC) eliminates the need for an AC power line-based recharging circuit in photovoltaic energy harvesting applications. Capable of operating with low-voltage input, the chip can trickle charge an external battery that supplies system power, making it ideal for remote applications.

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Plastic Package Targets Portable Consumer
Electronics

Plastic Package Targets Portable Consumer Electronics A newly introduced packaging design promises to shrink package size for logic chips. The compact and leadless plastic package reduces printed circuit board (PCB) size while improving mechanical adherence to the PCB, making it ideal for use in portable handheld consumer electronics devices such as smartphones, tablets, and secure digital (SD) cards.

Substrate Material Cools Better Than Copper

Substrate Material Cools Better Than Copper Industry-based scientists recently developed a thermal material substrate that promises to conduct heat better than copper. Relying on the concept of phase-change-based heat transfer, the prototype substrate has at least twice the thermal conductivity of copper at only one-fourth of its weight, and will pave the way to faster computing and higher performing electronic systems.

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PYROID® HT Spreaders Lower Temperatures Like Magic
MINTEQ® International Inc, Pyrogenics Group

PYROID® HT Spreaders Lower Temperatures Like Magic 'Poof' just like magic! The results from a recent laser diode application indicate as much as a 70 degree junction temperature improvement.

PYROID® HT Pyrolytic Graphite thermal spreader and heat sink material offers exceptionally high thermal conduction that won't bust your budget. Match diamond thermal performance (1700 W/mK) without the diamond price.

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Robotics Science & Systems Conference

Robotics Science & Systems Conference If you delve into the world of robotics, plan to attend the 2009 Robotics Science & Systems (RSS) conference, held June 28 to July 01, 2009, at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. This year's conference will focus on the cutting edge areas of robotics including micro- and nano-bots, humanoid robots, grasping, planning, design, pursuit evasion, networked robotics, medical robotics, kinematics, and dynamics. Presentations also will discuss interactive, internet-linked sensor-robotic networks that are considered the next-generation approach to enabling long-term 24/7/365 surveillance of major, remote, or dangerous processes

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