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Repeaters Assert Triple the Reach of PCI Express Gen-3 Standard

May 4, 2011 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced a family of PCI Express (PCIe) Gen-3 (8 Gbps) repeaters that offer desirable signal conditioning performance and low-power consumption for data center servers and storage systems. Powered by

Capacitors Provide High CV Rating in a Low Profile Package

May 4, 2011 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

AVX Corp., a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its wide range of SMD tantalum polymer capacitors to deliver industry's highest CV rating...

Smart Position Sensors Enable Highly Accurate Motion Control

May 4, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Honeywell today introduced two new configurations to its SMART Position Sensor SPS Series, the 100° and 180° Arc Configurations. The new configurations sense the position of a magnet...

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Horizontal SMT Spring Pin and Target Pin Mate

May 4, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Mill-Max’s 0967 is a low profile, horizontal, surface mount spring pin designed for edge board interface applications: board-to-board or device-to-board.

Miniature SMT, DC-DC, Constant Current LED Drivers

May 4, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the LDF24E series is a family of low cost, DC/DC LED drivers specifically designed to power/control high brightness LEDs.

Exploring Rio Tinto Eurobotically

May 4, 2011 6:59 am | News | Comments

No wonder it is called Red River: it looks like it could be on the red planet rather than in Spain. The landscape and terrain make it a perfect place for simulating a Mars sortie.

Power Amplifier Achieves Efficiency Over 50%

May 4, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

30-V, 2.4-A P-Channel MOSFET Comes in SOT-23F

May 4, 2011 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

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Codec Chip Can Encode Multitude of Audio Formats

May 4, 2011 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Dual Core Processors Target Advanced 64-bit x86 Embedded Apps

May 4, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Capacitive Touch Controllers Integrate Haptic Effects

May 4, 2011 5:22 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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

16-bit Low Power FRAM MCUs Tout Faster Write Times, Power Savings

May 3, 2011 1:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

High Reliability Passives Remain Vital in Medical Contact, Imaging, and Analysis

May 3, 2011 11:27 am | by Stephen Oxley, tt electronics Fixed Resistors Busines Unit | Articles | Comments

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.

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MEMS test solution responds to the lowest-cost products

May 3, 2011 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

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 U. parlays sun's saving grace into autoclave

May 3, 2011 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(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.

IC Combines Downconverter and Synthesizer for Next-gen Basestations

May 3, 2011 6:22 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

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

Dual Output POL Regulator is Positioned as Alternative to LDOs

May 3, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

16-bit Low Power MCUs Feature Capacitive Sensing That Works in Sleep

May 3, 2011 5:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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

Digital Zero-Power AC-DC PWM IC Targets Offline Chargers, Adapters

May 3, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Power Switch Device Technology Addresses Energy Star Requirements

May 3, 2011 5:23 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL1x6 Series of green-mode Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) devices. These integrated PWM controllers include proprietary green-mode functions that

LNAs Feature Bypass and Shutdown Functionality

May 3, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Medigus presents world?s smallest camera for medical endoscopy based on TSV Packaging

May 3, 2011 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

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...

Microfluidic chip for quick on-site diagnosis of infectious diseases

May 2, 2011 9:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

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.

New method to improve the electrical conductivity of polymeric composites

May 2, 2011 9:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Polymeric composites consist of two or more materials and are used for example to shield off electrostatics in airplanes.

Cities Across France Using Echelon based Smart Street Lighting Systems

May 2, 2011 2:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

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,...

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