32-channel discrete-to-digital sensing IC includes built-in lightning protection

February 6, 2013 2:26 pm | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits today announced the introduction of HI-8435, a new 3.3V, 32-channel, discrete-to-digital sensing IC with SPI interface and built-in lightning protection. The sense input thresholds and hysteresis are programmable via the 20MHz SPI bus and all 32 sense output states may be read with a single SPI command.


Miniature DC/DC LED drivers designed to power/control high brightness LEDs

January 31, 2013 2:49 pm | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The LD48 series, now available now from MicroPower Direct, is a family of miniature, DC/DC LED drivers. Specifically designed to power/control high brightness LEDs, these units feature a constant current output up to 1A, PWM & analog dimming, and efficiency to 97 percent. 


LED driver addresses cost and lifetime issues in price-sensitive retrofit bulbs

January 30, 2013 10:57 am | Iwatt | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt Inc. launched a digital AC/DC solid state lighting (SSL) LED driver platform designed specifically to address the key issues of cost and lifetime in price-sensitive, non-dimmable, residential SSL bulb applications. The first device in this new platform is the iW3626, a single-stage driver with output power up to 10W for 60W-equivalent, non-dimmable LED bulbs.


PIEPS chooses Energy Micro Gecko MCU for use in market’s first GPS avalanche monitor

January 29, 2013 11:01 am | Energy Micro | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro confirmed that its EFM32 Gecko Cortex-M3 MCUs have been chosen by PIEPS GmbH for use in its top-of-the-range handheld avalanche transceiver, the PIEPS VECTOR. Frequent back-country travelers and professional mountain guides rely on avalanche transceivers in the event of an emergency.

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Clock generator family offers high performance for cloud computing and networking applications

January 28, 2013 1:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pericom Semiconductor introduced a new family of HiFlex Clock Generators offering multiple frequency outputs with very low jitter, high integration, and high flexibility - perfect for use in networking, cloud computing,  and other high performance platforms that require multiple frequencies and outputs.

LISTED UNDER: Clocks/Synthesizers

Low-power, low-voltage comparators intended for power-sensitive applications

January 25, 2013 3:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor announced the TS9002 dual and the TS9004 quad low power analog comparators plus 1.182-V reference integrated circuits. As an improved, pin-for-pin functional equivalent to the MAX923, the TS9002’s 3.2-µA supply current is 16% lower and its ±0.75% initial accuracy voltage reference is 25% lower....

LISTED UNDER: Comparators

Microprocessor design trainer utilizes an FPGA chip

January 25, 2013 3:23 pm | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Global Specialties today introduced The DL-030, Microprocessor Design Trainer. The DL-030 utilizes an FPGA chip allowing a user to implement a fully functioning microcontroller in minutes. The DL-030 is a complete and ruggedly packed trainer that will provide a solid learning platform for individuals and classroom students.

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IC simplifies design and reduces overall system cost

January 24, 2013 2:15 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier expanded its family of SmartRectifier ICs with the introduction of the IR1169 high speed synchronous rectifier (SR) controller for flyback, forward and half-bridge converters used in AC-DC adapter, PC, server and Telecom SMPS applications.

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Multicore microcontrollers can perform multiple simultaneous tasks

January 22, 2013 11:43 am | Xmos Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS announces a significant extension in its range of general-purpose multicore microcontrollers, the L Series. The company is adding 6-, 10- and 12-core variants, plus new memory size options, to the existing 8- and 16-core products in its xCORE family, which now includes over 50 devices, the world’s broadest range of multicore microcontrollers.


KVM extenders deliver audio, video, USB, microphone, and RS-232 over a local area network

January 21, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Streaming KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) signals over a Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure is the newest solution Gefen provides to improve computer accessibility anywhere in the building. Three new solutions: the HDMI KVM over IP; DVI KVM over IP, and VGA KVM over IP extenders...


Data bus solutions used in the test and integration of the Airbus A350/A380 and the Boeing 787 aircraft

January 16, 2013 2:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) and TechSAT combine their resources and expertise to offer robust AFDX/ARINC 664 data bus solutions. TechSAT’s field-proven and mature AFDX technology, which has been used in the test and integration of the Airbus A350/A380 and the Boeing 787 aircraft, is now offered by DDC in the DD-82101F AFDX/ARINC 664 PMC card.

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Flash microcontroller family includes advanced connectivity peripherals and floating point unit

January 14, 2013 2:34 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AtmelCorporation announced it has expanded its ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash family to include the SAM4E series, which features advanced connectivity peripherals, a floating point unit (FPU), advanced analog capabilities, and higher processing power.

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Comparators ideal for 3V or 5V single-supply applications

January 14, 2013 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor announced the TSM921-TSM924, TSM931-TSM934, TSM971-TSM973 and the TSM982/TSM984 series of low voltage, low-power analog comparators. Eleven of the 13 analog comparators feature an integrated 1.182V voltage reference with either ±1% (TSM92x/TSM97x) or ±2% (TSM93x/TSM98x) initial accuracy.

LISTED UNDER: Comparators

HGMM simplifies AC-DC power supply designs

January 11, 2013 11:47 am | Gaia Converters | Product Releases | Comments

Need an Avionic AC-DC power supply? Look no further, Gaia Converter the High Rel Power modules specialist, has extended its HGMM AC-DC Front-end module offering with the 150W ½ brick. For all power needs from 35 to 350W or more, Gaia Converter’s state of the art  35W, 150W & 350W PFC modules comply with with the latests standards DO-160E, ABD100, AMD-24, or MIL-STD-704F.


Wireless audio platform supports iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Mac

January 9, 2013 12:23 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., announced what it asserts is the first and only Wi-Fi audio connectivity platform — featuring the new JukeBlox 3.2 platform and software development kit — to support all of the major mobile and PC operating systems along with



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