The GCM5C5DHO (SKU 3114) is a 2110-2170 MHz, 47 dBm, GaN, multi-function, microprocessor controlled amplifier. This amplifier is small (2” x 6”) and lightweight (<0.5 pounds) providing 50 watts over the entire -40C to +85C temperature range.
Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced the CMPDM302PH 30V, 2.4A P-Channel MOSFET in the industry standard SOT-23F package. It features a desirable continuous drain current rating of 2.4 A, a combination of an exceptional
VLSI Solution announced the VS1063 audio codec chip. According to the company, this IC can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM. The proprietary
VIA Technologies’ Nano X2 E-Series processors feature an optimized, power-efficient dual-core architecture most demanding 86-bit x86 embedded system design applications. Available in two models running at speeds of 1.2+ GHz and 1.6+ GHz, these processors
Atmel Corporation has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with
Texas Instruments announced what it asserts are the industry’s first ultra-low-power ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) 16-bit microcontrollers. The MSP430FR57xx FRAM Series ensures data can be
The great advances of recent years in medical diagnostic and therapeutic capability owe as much to electronic engineering as they do to medical science. Furthermore, medical devices are leaving the confines of hospitals and serving the growing community-based and home-based healthcare markets.
OpenATE Inc. has developed a PXI-based test system using Queued Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI) modular instruments and National Instruments Chassis for a variety of (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) MEMS tests to validate performance.
(Rice University) Rice University senior engineering students are using the sun to power an autoclave that sterilizes medical instruments and help solve a long-standing health issue for developing countries.
STMicroelectronics has announced an integrated device targeting next-generation mobile network basestations. The STW82100B Series will also target RF instrumentation and general wireless-infrastructure applications. The ICs integrate
Semtech’s SC197 is a 500 mA, dual-output, point-of-load (POL) regulator, combining two PWM DC-DC regulators in a 2 mm x 3 mm x 0.6 mm package with an overall footprint of 80 mm2. According to the company, the small size and footprint
Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to
iWatt announced the iW1700 Zero Power AC/DC Digital PWM Controller. The controller is designed to enable low-cost, energy-efficient 120V/230VAC offline adapters and chargers (up to 5 W) which consume
Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL1x6 Series of green-mode Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) devices. These integrated PWM controllers include proprietary green-mode functions that
Avago Technologies announced four low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) to extend the RF performance and diversity of LNA portfolio. The modules feature high linearity that improves an application’s ability to
Based on advanced CMOS image sensor and Through-Silicon-Vias (TSV) packaging assembly, the camera breaches 1 mm diameter threshold, lowers cost and enables a variety of medical procedures. Medigus targets fast growing market for disposable endoscopy cameras, estimated at over half a...
The control of infectious diseases such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza hinges on handy analytical tools that can rapidly and accurately identify infected patients at the doctor's office or at an airport.
Polymeric composites consist of two or more materials and are used for example to shield off electrostatics in airplanes.
Echelon Corp. announced that its energy control technology for smart, networked street lighting systems is continuing to experience rapid adoption. Similar to its success in China, the market in Europe, and in particular France,...
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a comprehensive analysis of energy storage applications and technology options that also assesses the potential benefits and markets for energy storage in the United States. The analysis...
Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenues were $44.5 million, a decrease from $47.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and $50.3 million in...
For over a month, Detroit has been reeling from new census numbers that showed the city lost more population in the last 10 years than anyone realized — 230,000 or about 25 percent. City officials are trying to get the estimate increased, arguing that thousands of residents went uncounted.More...
The Heise DXD digital pressure transducer delivers the unique benefits of digital communication at a bargain price. This versatile instrument is now available with a LabVIEW driver and...
ON Semiconductor has introduced the Q32M210, the first in a new family of mixed-signal microcontrollers for precision measurement and monitoring. Designed for use in portable sensing applications and built with the ARM Cortex-M3 processor...
This issue of ECN focuses on the military & aerospace sector, including floating-point FPGAs, OpenVPX, managed switch technology, and power quality. Jon Titus presents another installment in his popular “Kits for Kids” column, while the Brainstorm collaborative Q&A section discusses trends in wireless electronics and how they relate to test & measurement.