Peripheral modules enable rapid prototyping with FPGAs

July 2, 2012 5:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

  Maxim Integrated Products announced a collection of 15 peripheral modules which plug directly into any FPGA/CPU expansion port that follows the Digilent Pmod standard. Plug-in simplicity and easy software integration allow rapid prototyping and quick migration from concept to working design. The

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Three-Phase cylindrical capacitors feature high current capabilities for power electronics

July 2, 2012 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of three-phase cylindrical capacitors for power electronics featuring high current capabilities, nine standard voltage ratings from 400 VAC to 1650 VAC, and a wide range of capacitance values and packaging options.

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Ceramic capacitor offers high capacitance values

June 27, 2012 10:24 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Americas today introduced two new multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCCs) series that contain metal terminal.  The KCM line is automotive grade, meeting AEC-Q200 requirements, while the KRM series is designed for commercial use.  Both offer high capacitance values (4.7uF to 47uF) plus a unique terminal design providing high reliability for thermal and mechanical stress while reducing acoustic noise.

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Current sensing resistor features 5 watt size

June 25, 2012 2:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics Inc. announced the addition of a 5 watt size to its ultra-precision current sensing resistor series, the CSS/CSSH.

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Omnidirectional dimmable LED retrofits feature beam angle of over 270°

June 25, 2012 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS announces brand new series of omnidirectional dimmable LED A60 retrofits in 2012 LED Lighting Taiwan during 2012 Photonics Festival in Taiwan. With advanced three dimensional lighting design concepts, the beam angle can be over 270°.

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Direct methanol fuel cells intended for portable energy supplies

June 18, 2012 2:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic has unveiled its development of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. The cell generates electricity using methanol fuel and oxygen in the air. It is ideal for mobile product applications like medical diagnosis and computer carts as well as portable generators.

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Flat motor includes resolutions of up to 3200 impulses per turn

June 11, 2012 4:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The ultra-slim design of maxon’s EC 90 flat motor is now equipped with a MILE encoder. MILE (Maxon’s Inductive Little Encoder) is the world’s smallest inductive rotary encoder. Its operating principle is based on the detection of high-frequency inductivity which generates eddy current in an electrically conducting target.

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Low voltage protection switch prevents high transient voltages in Ethernet systems

June 4, 2012 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex, Inc. introduced FP0030, a 20-V current limiting protection device.  The FP0030 can be considered as a normally closed switch with a typical resistance of 4.5 Ohms. The IC starts to turn off when the voltage drop across its two terminals exceeds

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Oscilloscopes tout low price, powerful features

June 1, 2012 11:40 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced its 1000B Series oscilloscopes. The four new two-channel models, with bandwidths from 50 MHz to 150 MHz, offer powerful capabilities at an attractive price for engineers, technicians and educators, according to the company.  All models in the 1000B Series are

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High pressure pump touts advanced piezoelectric technology

May 30, 2012 10:32 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Americas launched what it asserts is the world's smallest microblower. Measuring 20 mm x 20 mm x 1.85 mm, Murata's MZB1001 microblower uses advanced piezoelectric technology to provide up to 0.8 L per minute of airflow and nearly 1.5 kPa of air pressure while

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IMU combines triaxial acceleration sensor and gyroscope in single package

May 24, 2012 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bosch Sensortec has integrated two triaxial MEMS sensors in a single package. This combination of an acceleration sensor and a gyroscope yields the BMI055, said to be the smallest Inertial Measurement Unit in the market. The IMU is designed to

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Compact modules reduce component count, shrink PCB size up to 70 percent

May 17, 2012 2:39 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the PowIRaudio family of integrated power modules for high performance home theater systems and car audio amplifiers. The new devices integrate a PWM controller and two digital audio power MOSFETs in a single package to offer a highly efficient, compact solution that reduces component count...

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RF transmitter improves performance while reducing system cost and extending battery lifetime

May 17, 2012 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation today expanded its RFIC platform with the new SX1243, a fully integrated, low cost FSK / OOK radio transmitter designed to replace a surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based resonator transmitters in garage door openers, remote keyless entry (RKE) and other consumer remote control systems.

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Electric vehicle connector delivers faster charge time and improved reliability

May 10, 2012 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed the 2nd Generation J1772 electric vehicle connector. The EVC Series provides fast and reliable charging for all electric and hybrid vehicles, and is ITT ICS’ second product offering for this growth market. The EVC Series connector follows substantial developmental investments in electric vehicle charging solutions...

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Laser bar series tout high efficiency at 200 Watts continuous optical output power

May 9, 2012 10:04 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new laser bars offer extremely high efficiency of up to 65 percent at 200 Watts optical output power and can simplify the design of laser systems and reduce their cost, according to the company. The SPL BKxx-40WFT produces

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