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Cordsets serve International Products

April 20, 2009 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in various lengths, cable types, conductor gauge, termination, and jacket color, GlobTek's 2-3 Conductor IEC International Detachable Power Cordsets are approved to international safety agency requirements.

Design Kit Creates Efficient Audio Amp Supply

April 17, 2009 6:30 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the PeakSwitch PKS607YN, the RDK-203 reference design kit from Power Integrations can create a dual-rail home theater audio amplifier power system with an audio power rating of up to 650 W. Providing a response time of 40 microseconds, the design can handle high-crest-factor, high-frequency audio signals.

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Linear Hall Encoder Features Submicron Resolution

April 16, 2009 1:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The AS5311, from austriamicrosystems, is billed as the first Hall-effect sensor based linear magnetic encoder to offer submicron resolution. For linear motion sensing, a multi-pole magnetic strip is used and for rotary motion sensing the magnetic strip is replaced by a multi-pole magnetic ring

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E-Paper Readable From Any Angle

April 16, 2009 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic Paper (E-Paper) Displays from AZ Displays have a 180 degree viewing cone, making them readable from any angle. Available in five (ED050SC3), six (ED060SC4) and 9.7 inch (ED097OC1) diameters, the EPaper displays work by charging colored particles with different polarizations. Other features include

Obama: Better trains foster energy independence (AP)

April 16, 2009 10:52 am | Blogs | Comments

President Barack Obama is calling for the country to move swiftly to a system of high-speed rail travel, saying it will relieve congestion, help clean the air and save on energy. Appearing with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday, Obama said the country cannot afford not to invest in a major upgrade to rail travel. He said he understands it necessarily will be "a long-term project" but said the time to start is now

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A Visit to the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference

April 16, 2009 6:55 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

With over 8,000 attendees, this year’s Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) was a pleasant surprise to an industry expecting a low turnout. Held in San Jose from March 30 to April 2, the show demonstrated that while the economy may be depressed, the design engineering community isn’t.

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Moving Towards an All-Optical IC

April 15, 2009 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

All-optical signal processing is particularly of interest in telecommunications applications, where speed, power and cost are crucial. A key element to enable all-optical processing is optical waveguides with highly nonlinear and ultra-fast performance.

Waveform Digitizer delivers up to 1.4 GB/s Throughput

April 15, 2009 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

With features such as an S/N greater than 40 dB per channel, the ATS9870 GigaSample waveform digitizer from AlazarTech offers two simultaneous analog inputs that can each be sampled at rates up to 1 GS/s (one 8 bit 1 GSPS ADC per channel) and can achieve sustained rates as high as 1.4 GB/s.

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Clock Oscillator Features Stability of +/- 10 ppm

April 15, 2009 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The T5000 clock oscillator from Tellurian Technologies is offered with stability of +/- 10 ppm. Voltages are 1.8 V to 3.3 V for this 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm part. The T5000 has a frequency range of 1 MHz up to 50 MHz and comes in a CMOS Output. The typical current consumption is less than 6 mA. Phase jitter is typically 1 psec max

Optocouplers Intended for Aerospace and Military Apps

April 15, 2009 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ACPL-570xL/573xL/177xL series hermetically sealed 3.3-volt optocouplers from Avago Technologies are intended for use in aerospace, industrial and military applications. The series includes single, dual, and quad channel hermetically sealed optocouplers that are capable of operation at temperatures ranging from -55°C to 125°C

Part Contains Dual N-Channel MOSFETs

April 15, 2009 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in the 0.5-mm-high SOT-963 package, the CMRDM3590 from Central Semiconductor contains dual N-Channel Enhancement-mode MOSFETs.

Supplies Target General Apps

April 15, 2009 5:20 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Available in versions providing most popular output voltages including 3.3 VDC, 5 VDC, 12 VDC, 15 VDC, 24 VDC, 36 VDC and 48 VDC, the 25-W LS25 and 35-W LS35 families of enclosed single-output AC/DC power supplies operate with an input from 88 to 264 VAC at 47 to 63 Hz.

Monitor/Controller Includes Four Limit Switches

April 14, 2009 1:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The MAP 4000 Series monitor/controller from Novotechnik includes up to four limit switches. It can perform up to 40 measurements/sec. The Series’ limit switches are programmable and operate via relays. The inputs are also programmable for potentiometers, DC voltage, current/voltage, resistance, and temperature sensors

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Digitizers Feature up to 4 GS/s Sampling

April 14, 2009 1:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The CobraMax family of ultra high-speed 8-bit digitizers from GaGe features up to 4 GS/s sampling and 4 GSamples of on-board memory. The digitizers are available with 1 or 2 digitizing channels and up to 1.5 GHz of input bandwidth. Other features include: Reference Clock In and Clock Out

Chevy Volt Not the Answer, Says Obama Administration

April 14, 2009 12:48 pm | by by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

There’re strange brewings in the auto industry. President Obama once remarked that “unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe.” Fresh off its government bailout, General Motors has devoted “significant resources” to the Chevy Volt, an "Extended Range Electric Vehicle" set for release in 2011. Obama’s response?

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