With a mission to create control ICs both for conventional and solid-state light sources, a joint development center for next-generation energy-efficient lighting technology from Dialog Semiconductor and TridonicAtco will be based in Graz and Dornbirn, Austria.
Micropelt’s MPC-D40x Series of thermoelectric coolers (TECs) can pump over 600 mW with a drive current of 200 milliamps as required for thermal management of low power edge emitting lasers or VCSELs. The company’s micro-structuring technology enables
KEMET has announced an expansion of its CWR 09, 11, 19, and 29 Series of tantalum capacitors to fully meet the requirements of MIL-PRF-55365 T-level testing. KEMET’S CWR Series is designed for use by military/aerospace customers in high reliability applications.
Crystek's CPLL66-2416-2553 PLL/Synthesizer operates from 2416 MHz to 2553 MHz with a typical Step Size of 100 kHz. It is housed in a 0.6-in. x 0.6-in. x 0.15-in. SMD package. According to the company, its PLL/synthesizer construction
Enabling configuration data to load automatically on start up, the digital to analog converter (DAC) from Microchip Technology is presented as the first 12-bit Quad DAC to include non-volatile EEPROM. With features that include an internal voltage reference, the device accepts input codes, configuration bits, and I²C address bits using I²C serial-interface commands.
GE announced today that by 2015 it is developing a turn-key product portfolio that will empower consumers to build — both new home builders and existing homeowners — to efficiently consume, manage and generate electricity to enable an overall net zero annual energy.
A family of 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) from Microchip features nanoWatt XLP technology, enabling a sleep current of 34 nA. The IC18F13K22, PIC18LF13K22, PIC18F14K22 and PIC18LF14K22 (PIC18F1XK22) MCUs are available in 20-pin packages and provide 1.8 V to 5.5 V operation, with up to 16 Kbytes Flash program memory
Rated IP54, a pushbutton switch from Phaseda provides protection against dust & water without an external PVC cap. The HY52 features an electrical rating of up to 20A 125VAC with UL approval. This switch has loading life of up to 50,000 cycles with European approval. The function includes DPST, SPST On.Off and DPDT, SPDT On.On
Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) is a measurement of the impedance of a transmission line using the reflected energy of a pulse sent down that transmission line. As a pulse is sent down a transmission line, it travels at the speed of light for the media it is in (typically, 60% to 80% of the speed of light in free space). As the pulse arrives at an impedance, mismatch energy is reflected back to the pulse source and arrives at a time
A team of Yale University researchers has discovered a "repulsive" light force that can be used to manipulate components on silicon microchips, meaning future nanodevices could be controlled by light rather than electricity.
Eliminating the need for RF component matching, the NEC UPG2253T6S Front End IC combines a power amplifier, low pass filter, and two SPDT switches into a single chip. Well-suited for Bluetooth and ZigBee applications, the device’s 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.7 mm package size enables product designs with tiny footprints
Technology developments that reduce complexity and enhance usability are always a welcome addition to rugged applications, since fewer parts means improved reliability. This truth is especially evidenced by the increasing availability of stand-alone rugged boxes. The development of stand-alone rugged boxes has provided a singular computing solution for rugged applications where reliable high performance computing is a must. Previously, rugged computing devices were dispersed among several different computing units
Targeting high-channel-count, cart-based, and portable ultrasound medical imaging applications, the MAX2078 octal ultrasound front-end receiver IC from Maxim Integrated Products combines an active-input-termination LNA, VGA, anti-alias filter, and I/Q mixer CWD beam former in one device.
Palm Pre users who enjoy syncing music and video with iTunes are in trouble—version 8.2.1 of the software locks out the Pre. Previously, Pre users were able to use rival software on their Palm smartphone, a most unusual arrangement. It’s not that archrivals don’t ever do business together. After all, this is much cross-pollination between Microsoft and Apple products. But arguably, the iPod’s greatest asset is its intuitive iTunes software. The hardware itself is somewhat ubiquitous.