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FET Performs as Buffer Amplifier

August 5, 2008 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working in the X and Ku bands, California Eastern Laboratories’ NE3515S02 NEC hetero-junction FET operates as a buffer amplifier in applications including DBS LNBs and dynamic range front ends. The device delivers a P1dB of 14 dBm with linear gain of 14 dB and a typical noise figure of less than 0.5 dB from a

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Digital Potentiometers Enable Precision Calibration

August 3, 2008 7:10 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting less than 1% end-to-end resistor tolerance (RTol) error over a ±15-V supply range, Analog Devices' AD529x family of single-channel, 10-bit programmable digital potentiometers (digiPot) offer up to 20 times better performance than similar devices. Available in three versions, the parts offer improved system accuracy in demanding applications such as industrial control systems and medical instrumentation.

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VCSO Exhibits Low Phase Noise

July 31, 2008 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a typical second harmonic of -14 dBc and no sub-harmonic, Crystek’s CVS575S-500 500-MHz voltage controlled surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillator (VCSO) generates a phase noise level of -135 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 5 × 6.5 × 2.5-mm Pb-free SMT-packaged device operates from a 3.3-V

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Panel Potentiometer Offers A Long Life Cycle

July 30, 2008 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a long life of 500,000 cycles, the P10L from Vishay Intertechnology is a panel potentiometer with a temperature coefficient down to ±150ppm/°C and small 9.6-mm size. Featuring a fully sealed IP67 package with pure Sn terminals, the potentiometer is intended for control panel, low-cost actuation proportional pedal, and

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Antenna Can Be Mounted Indoors and Outdoors

July 30, 2008 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a low profile, indoor/outdoor solution for voice or data device applications, the 3dBi from Astron Wireless Technologies is an omni directional dipole antenna that is suitable as a window or wall mount antenna. These antennas were initially developed for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) phone terminals as an alternative to

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Voltage Translator Uses Automatic Direction Control

July 29, 2008 12:49 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Offering independent, automatic direction control performing at 1.1 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FXL2SD106 4-bit dual-supply voltage translator eliminates the need to program a general purpose IO and reduces the number of pins required for control from 20 to 16. The 2.5 × 3.5-mm 16-pin DQFN-packaged device

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Design Suite Employs Filter Software

July 28, 2008 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using filter synthesis and analysis software from Nuhertz Technologies, AWR’s Microwave Office design suite directly integrates “delay equalization with off-axis quadruplet and real zeros”. According to the company, the program reduces required computation

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Oscillators Achieve High Accuracy

July 23, 2008 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering accuracy at 99.910%, Linear Technology’s LTC6930 Series of precision silicon micropower oscillators operate in fixed frequencies from 32.768 kHz to 8.192 MHz with maximum frequency error of less than

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Sudden Fault Fuse Resistor Eliminates Damage In Breakdowns

July 16, 2008 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Eliminating damage in gate driver circuit breakdowns, the SFFR from AMS Technologies and Caddock Electronics is a gate resistor in IGBT driver circuits that is available in up to 1100 V. In the resistor, the sudden application of the high voltage fault causes distributed

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Resistors Boast High Degree of Precision

July 16, 2008 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using "Z- foil" technology to reduce sensitivity to ambient temperature variations and applied power changes, the VSA101 axial Bulk Metal resistor improves stability by up to an order of magnitude compared to other resistor technologies. Features include an absolute TCR of ±0.05 ppm/°C from 0°C to +60°C

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RFID Ferrite Coil for Hearing Aids Offers High Sensitivity

July 15, 2008 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering high sensitivity and a low frequency range, the TC0902 from PREMO RFID is the latest addition to the Telecoil hearing aid systems sector. The 9 × 1.5 × 2-mm ferrite-core device

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Panel Potentiometer Offers Low Temperature Coefficient

July 15, 2008 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a life of 500,000 cycles, the Sfernice P10L from Vishay Intertechnology is a miniature panel potentiometer with a temperature coefficient as low as ±150ppm/°C. Provided in a sealed IP67 package, the device can reduce the need for replacement parts.

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Splitters Target Set-Top Boxes

July 15, 2008 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aiming at CATV set-top boxes with multiple tuners, ANADIGICS’ APS3608, APS3611, and APS3623 active splitters operate in products with Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) functionality such as multiple-tuner TVs, TV tuner cards, and broadband

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Trimmer Provides Fixed Phase Shift

July 9, 2008 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing a fixed amount of phase shift for adjusting coaxial cable electrical length, Narda Microwave-East’s Model 4572B phase trimmer provides phase adjustment of ±2° between 3 and 18 GHz. The 19-g

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Capacitors Provide 60 mO Impedance

July 9, 2008 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering 60 mO impedance at 100 KHz, Vishay Intertechnology’s 150 CRZ Series SMT aluminum capacitors exhibit ripple current of 1,007 mA at 105°C and capacitance from 33 to 2200 µF over a voltage range from 6.3 to 63 V. The RoHS-compliant devices come in 5 case sizes ranging from 8 × 8 × 10 mm to

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