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Quad-output Clock Generator Synthesizes from 1 to 200 MHz

October 5, 2009 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a 0-ppm frequency synthesis error for any combination of frequencies, the CMOS Si5355/56 Any-Rate Clock Generator from Silicon Labs can synthesize four unique non-integer related frequencies from 1–200 MHz.

Successful PCB Design, Engineering, and Production Considerations for Medical Electronic Assemblies

October 5, 2009 5:04 am | by Pratish Patel, President and CEO, Electronic Interconnect | Articles | Comments

Medical electronic assemblies have unique requirements that set them apart from other types of electronic devices, such as consumer electronic products. Often, thermal management issues must be anticipated in the design, and assemblers must conform to certain quality standards such as ISO 13485.

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Low-Energy Wireless: Just what the doctor ordered

October 2, 2009 12:40 pm | by Raman Sharma, Freescale Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

The medical market, while on the frontier of human sciences, has always been conservative and cautious when it comes to analyzing the market’s technology adoption rate. While the rest of the industrial and consumer markets were immersed in the potential of wireless connectivity, networking and the Internet, the medical market continued to build devices with tried and tested technology.

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Supplies Provide 24 V, 32 V and 48 V Bulk Power

October 2, 2009 11:23 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has introduced the RFE1000 Series; a 1 kW embedded 1 U high single output AC/DC power supply for stand alone and distributed power architecture (DPA) applications requiring reliable 24 V, 32 V and 48 V bulk power. Up to 20 percent output voltage adjustment is

60 W AC/DC Power Supplies are Convection Cooled

October 2, 2009 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the new TOP-60 Series open-frame, high-efficiency, AC/DC power supplies. Compliance with global safety and EMC standards, qualifies these power supplies for industrial and ITE applications. The series has a universal 90 V to 264 VAC input and features

HDMI 1.4 Transceiver for A/V Provides Fast Switching Technology

October 2, 2009 11:12 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices expanded its Advantiv advanced television portfolio with the introduction of the first HDMI 1.4 transceiver for home and pro audio/video (A/V) designs. The ADV7623 HDMI 1.4 transceiver incorporates Xpressview fast switching technology, which enables

Coaxial Connector operates in 3G-SDI broadcast environments

October 2, 2009 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its 8-mm pitch profile, the DIN 1.0/2.3 right-angle PCB-mounted female coaxial connector from Cambridge Connectors operates in 3G-SDI broadcast environments. A latching style purportedly creates securely locked connections.

Amazon Settles '1984' Kindle Lawsuit

October 2, 2009 11:06 am | by by Alexandria Sage and Andre Grenon | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc has settled for $150,000 a lawsuit brought by a high school student and another consumer who claimed the online retailer illegally deleted from their Kindle devices digital copies of George Orwell's "1984."

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IC limits in-rush current during start up

October 2, 2009 10:55 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a soft-start capacitor that increases duty cycle from zero to 50 percent for 5msec, the AUIR2085S half-bridge IC (from International Rectifier) purportedly limits in-rush current during start up. The self-oscillating 100 V driver IC maintains equal pulse widths for the high- and low-side MOSFETs throughout the start-up sequence.

Clowns in Space

October 2, 2009 10:50 am | by MANSUR MIROVALEV | News | Comments

A Canadian circus billionaire boarded the International Space Station on Friday after a smooth ride up from Earth, and promptly played the entertainer by donning a red clown nose for a camera. Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte became the seventh paying space tourist to travel to the station, where he plans to mix clownish fun with a serious message about the growing shortage of clean water on the planet 220 miles (355 kilometers) below.

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Power Rocker Switch has heavy duty ratings

October 2, 2009 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ST3 series power toggle switch from E-Switch-Lamb features a heavy duty rating with UL approvals. It also features tab, screw, and solder terminal options. Other features include: electrical life of 6,000 cycles, contact rating to 24A / 2HP, contact resistance of 50 milliohms max, insulation resistance of 800 Megaohms min at 500 VDC

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Brainstorm: Medical Electronics

October 2, 2009 10:17 am | Articles | Comments

What future technologies will reduce healthcare costs?

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Brainstorm: Optoelectronics

October 2, 2009 9:47 am | Articles | Comments

In 10 years, which display technology will dominate the TV marketplace?

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Half-bridge Driver IC is Self-oscillating

October 2, 2009 9:09 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for low-, mid-, and high-voltage automotive drive applications, the AUIR2085S driver IC from IR has a soft-start capacitor to increase the duty cycle from zero to 50 percent for 5 msec to limit in-rush current during start-up.

Isolated CAN Transceiver Assures Robust Fieldbus Design

October 2, 2009 8:08 am | by Thomas Kugelstadt, Senior Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

The controller area network (CAN) bus has gained popularity in applications such as process control, automation, medical, and manufacturing due to high immunity to EMI and its ability to find and repair data errors. Because a CAN bus often runs over long distance interconnecting multiple systems, isolation between the bus and the systems connected to it becomes crucial.

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