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Data Acquisition Rules of the Road: Selecting High-Speed Differential ADC Drivers

September 15, 2009 6:14 am | by John Ardizzoni and Jonathan Pearson, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

As applications engineers, we are constantly bombarded with a variety of questions about driving high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with differential inputs. Indeed, selecting the right ADC driver and configuration can be challenging. To make the design of robust ADC circuits somewhat easier, we’ve compiled a set of common “road hazards” and solutions.


Nanotech safety: Smaller particles may be riskier

September 14, 2009 1:52 pm | by Julie Steenhuysen | News | Comments

In determining the safety of improbably small materials known as nanoparticles, special properties associated with some of the very smallest particles may be the key, scientists said on Sunday.


User-Configurable Planar Transformer Features Frequency Range of 50 kHz to 400 kHz

September 14, 2009 1:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced a planar transformer designed for switchmode power supply (SMPS) applications, including flyback, forward, push-pull, and half-bridge converters. The Sfernice PLAC 100 is user-configurable with software supplied by Vishay, which allows designers to


Dual ESD/EMI Audio Filter Integrates 10 Discrete Component Functions

September 14, 2009 1:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With 10 discrete component functions integrated on one chip, the EPCOS ESD/EMI audio filter (CA04F2FT5AAUD010G) reduces parasitic noise and increases audio quality in portable devices. The filter features low series resistance, comes in a 405, two-fold array package, a cut-off frequency of

Automotive-grade Crystals Cover frequency range to 150 MHz

September 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FXA series of ceramic SMD (surface mount device) automotive-grade crystals from Fox Electronics feature a frequency range from 6 MHz to 150 MHz. The crystals have standard frequency stabilities from ±50 ppm to ±100 ppm and operating temperatures from -40°C to 125°C.

Voltage Linear Regulator offers low noise operation

September 14, 2009 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LT3050 voltage linear regulator, from Linear Technology, offers low noise operation of 30µVRMS across a bandwidth range of 10 Hz to 100 kHz. The device delivers up to 100 mA output current with a 340 mV dropout voltage at full load. It features a 2 V to 45 V input voltage range, delivering adjustable output voltages from 0.6 V to 44.5 V.

Cyber Criminals targeting small Businesses

September 14, 2009 8:39 am | News | Comments

Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses that don't have the resources to keep updating their computer security, according to federal authorities. Many of the attacks are being waged by organized cyber groups that are based abroad, and they are able to steal not only credit card numbers, but personal information

Fan Trays cover Depths from 250-350 mm

September 14, 2009 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to provide localised cooling of 19" rack mounted or desktop equipment, the range of 19” 1U standard fan trays from Verotec consists of two depths--a 250 mm deep unit fitted with three fans and a 350 mm deep unit with six fans. The trays are populated with fans operating from 12 VDC, 24 VDC, or 48 VDC, or 115 VAC or 230 VAC


Microsoft Extends Olive Branch To Open-Source Groups

September 14, 2009 6:24 am | by Mark Long | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting its weight behind a new endeavor to which the software giant has agreed to contribute $1 million. Called the CodePlex Foundation, the nonprofit organization describes its mission as enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open-source communities.


Where's Broadband in the USA?

September 14, 2009 6:17 am | by PETER SVENSSON and JOELLE TESSLER | News | Comments

The national stimulus package passed by Congress in February may have been too enthusiastic about spending money on one particular project: figuring out where broadband Internet access is available and how fast it is.

Multifunction Power Meter Includes 100BaseT Ethernet

September 14, 2009 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

A 0.2% accuracy power and energy meter certified to meet IEC and ANSI class standards, the Shark100 from Electro Industries has 100BaseT Ethernet capability using Modbus TCP as its standard protocol.

NEC, Casio, Hitachi to Merge Handset Businesses

September 14, 2009 5:51 am | News | Comments

Japanese electronics makers NEC Corp., Casio Computer Co. and Hitachi said Monday they will combine their mobile phone handset-manufacturing operations by April next year in a bid to boost their competitiveness at home and abroad.


Motorola Shares Jump on Hopes for Google Phone

September 14, 2009 5:37 am | by by Ritsuko Ando, Dave Zimmerman, and Phil Berlowitz | News | Comments

Motorola Inc shares rose 6.5 percent on Friday on hopes the company could turn around its loss-making handset business with the new cellphone it developed with Google Inc.


Compact LEDs Serve in Daytime Running Lights

September 14, 2009 5:00 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in daytime running lights, 1-W OSLON MX ECE and0.5-W SX ECE LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provide from 70 to 95 lm and 40 to 60 lm respectively.

China breaks Ground on Space launch Center

September 14, 2009 4:58 am | News | Comments

China broke ground on its fourth space center Monday, highlighting the country's soaring space ambitions six years after it sent its first man into orbit. The space port on the southern island province of Hainan incorporates a launch site and mission control center for slinging the country's massive new rockets into space carrying satellites and components for a future space station and deep space exploration.



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