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RDS(ON) P-Channel MOSFET is Purportedly Industry's Lowest

August 21, 2009 12:47 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

At 75 mO @ -4.5 V, the FDZ371PZ from Fairchild Semiconductor is purportedly the industry’s lowest RDS(ON) 20 V P-Channel MOSFET. It provides ESD protection of 4.4 kV and the WL-CSP package utilizes 4 µm x 250 µm lead-free solder balls. Package height, when mounted, is 0.4 mm.

Step-down Converter Provides up to 1-A Input

August 21, 2009 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

At 92 percent efficiency, the TPS62750 2.25-MHz DC/DC step-down converter from Texas Instruments provides up to 1-A typical input current. The device supports an input voltage from 2.9 V to 6 V, with +/-10 percent current accuracy. It also features hot plug, load disconnect, and short circuit (Vin/Vout) protection

PCI Express Card Equiped With Eight RS-232 Ports

August 21, 2009 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a low profile (MD1) form factor, the PCIe-COM232-8 PCI Express card from ACCES I/O Products features eight RS-232 ports. Each port is capable of supporting data rates up to 921.6 kbps. The card features a x1 lane PCI Express connector which can be used in any available x1, x2, x4, x8, x12, or x16 PCI Express expansion slot.


How to Identify a Counterfeit and Genuine UL Mark on Electrical Products

August 21, 2009 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

For over 100 years, Underwriters Laboratories’ ever-recognizable UL Mark has been a beacon of safety and peace of mind, guiding consumers to reputable electrical products that have been rigorously tested and approved for safe use. To this day, the mere presence – or lack of – the trusted UL Mark is enough to make or break the purchases of millions of consumers worldwide.

Microminiature Connector Solutions for Wireless Handheld Devices

August 21, 2009 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microminiature connector solutions offer compact size, low cost, high performance and flexibility – making them a perfect fit for wireless handheld devices. Below is a review of three key microminiature solutions for typical 40-circuit signal applications including relative performance, features and benefits, size attributes and rank by total cost of system solution.

Survival of the Fittest

August 21, 2009 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

When English naturalist Charles Darwin penned his landmark book “On the Origin of Species” he could have just as easily been referring to the evolution of battery holders. Much as he theorized that traits evolved to fill ecological niches, different styles of battery holders have evolved to fill the many engineering niches and market needs that developed over the years.


Large-Area OLEDs Fulfill International Lighting Specs

August 21, 2009 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Novaled developed a 15 cm x15 cm white OLED device with a thickness of less than 2 mm. The Novaled OLED stack allows for a natural and warm white light performing a very high color rendering index (CRI) of 90. The perception of this light is similar to

Maximizing EMI and Surge Protection in Medical and Aerospace Electronic Systems

August 21, 2009 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the aircraft industry strives for robust protection from lightning induced transients, EMI, ESD and voltage surge for its sophisticated state of the art electronic systems and medical equipment manufacturers look to eliminate the effects of EMI in imaging and diagnostic equipment, the role of interconnect device capabilities at providing this protection to internal systems becomes imperative.


30-V MOSFETs Target Industrial Apps

August 21, 2009 7:27 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting demanding applications such as in UPS inverters, low-voltage power tools, and ORing, a series of 30-V power HEXFET TO-220 MOSFETs from International Rectifier are qualified to industrial grade and MSL1.

Signal Integrity in High-Speed Connectors

August 21, 2009 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The need for speed is everywhere.  The Internet Protocol has become tremendously important for combining data, voice and video in the same data stream.  Different networks like IMS (Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem), VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol), Mobile VoIP, and others use the same protocol for these data packages – referred to as converging networks.

Interface Standard Saves Space in Factory Floor Machinery

August 21, 2009 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

In Japan, space is a precious commodity. In the manufacturing setting, companies strive to make the most of every square inch. To that end, the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) led the development of the Power over Camera Link (PoCL) Interface Standard for digital cameras and frame grabbers used in Machine Vision systems.

Selecting the Right Rapid Prototyping System

August 21, 2009 6:01 am | by Scot Thompson, Solid Concepts, | Articles | Comments

When I started in the rapid prototyping industry with 3D Systems in March of 1989 it was just months after the very first SLA system, the SLA-1, was introduced at the Autofact Show in Detroit in 1988. This first rapid prototyping system was invented by Chuck Hull, an engineer trained in photosensitive polymers.


U.S. wants to define broadband, opens wireless inquiry

August 21, 2009 5:52 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

U.S. telecommunications regulators on Thursday sought public comment on how to define "broadband," a step that could impact how the industry delivers Internet services to consumers.


Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon to Fight Google Book Deal

August 21, 2009 5:32 am | News | Comments

The fight against a legal settlement that would give Google Inc. the digital rights to millions of copyrighted books is starting to resemble a heavyweight brawl in the library. Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and Inc. are joining a coalition that hopes to rally opposition to Google's digital book ambitions and ultimately persuade a federal judge to block or revise the Internet search leader's plans.

Now Twitter Wants to Know Where You Live

August 21, 2009 5:29 am | Blogs | Comments

Burgeoning micro blogging and social networking tool Twitter has announced plans to add location based service to its platform. To date, Twitter’s API (Application Programming Interface) has only allowed developers to roll out location based services based on the information in the ‘location’ field of a user’s account, which really could say anything.


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