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Rectifiers Feature Wide Range of Current Ratings

March 8, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its portfolio of TMBS rectifiers using Trench MOS Barrier Schottky technology. Twenty new 45-V devices in four power package types were added, featuring

Power MOSFETs Combine Low On-resistance with a Low Gate Charge

March 8, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) introduced two power MOSFETS. The new low-voltage devices are optimized for use on the secondary side of high efficiency DC/DC converters. By combining

60 A Driver IC Achieves High Current in Small Form Factor

March 8, 2011 9:31 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier’s IR3550 integrated PowIRstage synchronous buck gate driver IC with co-packed control and synchronous MOSFETs and Schottky diode is optimized internally for PCB layout, heat transfer and driver/MOSFET timing. The 60-A rated device is positioned to

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PoL Converters Power FPGAs and Microprocessors

March 7, 2011 11:21 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced the OKI-T/36W Series of SMT point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters to its Okami range. Offered in the same DOSA standard SMT pinout as the company's OKY-T/3 and -T/5, the 24 Vin OKI-T/36W Series is said to achieve

Peripheral Controllers Bridge USB 3.0 to PCIe 2.0

March 7, 2011 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology introduced SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) general-purpose peripheral controllers that bridge USB 3.0 to PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0, thus matching the high-performance 5 Gbps bus speed . This controller family

PWM Controllers Target AC-DC Adapter Apps

March 7, 2011 9:48 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor expanded its portfolio of AC-DC power solutions for home electronics with the introduction of the NCP1234 and NCP1236 family of fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) current mode controllers. These solutions are

PWM Controller Provides Low Standby Power Under 10 mW for Portable Device Chargers

March 7, 2011 7:42 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN302HL PWM controller for low standby power charger applications incorporates the company’s mWSaver technology to minimize standby input power consumption to <10 mW at 230 VAC to meet

Fully Encapsulated Digital Power Module Uses PMBus for Real Time Monitoring

March 7, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduced its ZL9101M fully encapsulated digital DC/DC power module for PoL power management in servers, telecommunications, networking, and storage equipment. This variable output step-down PMBus-compliant digital power supply includes

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SoC Provides Power Management, Control for Datacom Equipment

March 7, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products launched a new Teridian/Maxim energy-measurement system on chip (SoC), the 78M6613. This energy-measurement solution for AC/DC power supplies brings a high level of management and control to servers and other equipment in data centers. The SoC enables

Software Console Touts Reduced MCU Development Time

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

Energy Micro has released its first version of Simplicity Studio, a software console providing instant access to the tools, documentation, software and other resources needed to develop systems based on

IBM Delivers New Software to Advance Industry Transformation

March 2, 2011 4:49 am | News | Comments

IBM today introduced software to help bring a new level of intelligence to the world's physical infrastructure. The software aims to advance smarter cities and industry transformation across water, energy, transportation and healthcare industries by monitoring and analyzing new streams of data.

Video Processors Enable Three Simultaneous 1080p60 fps Streams

March 1, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its DaVinci digital media processor platform by introducing the TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 video processors. The high-performance DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor offers

Base Station Analyzer Measures 4G Standards and Installed 2G-3G Networks

February 28, 2011 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company’s MT8222B BTS Master handheld base station analyzer supports 4G standards now being deployed, as well as installed 2G/3G networks. It provides field engineers and technicians with a lightweight, handheld analyzer that can

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Thunderbolt Sideswipes USB3.0 – or does it?

February 28, 2011 5:03 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

The big question is – will Thunderbolt kill USB3.0 before it has even begun to become popular? The simple answer is no.

Archive of WWII codebreaker Alan Turing preserved

February 25, 2011 8:53 am | News | Comments

Papers relating to codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing will go to a British museum after the National Heritage Memorial Fund stepped in to help buy them for the nation. The government-backed fund said Friday it had donated more than 200,000 pounds ($320,000)...

Stereo Analog Subsystem Includes Class G Headphone Amp for Extended Playback

February 24, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor announced what it asserts is the industry’s first stereo analog subsystem with integrated Class G headphone amplifier and automatic level control (ALC) for smartphones and feature phones. The PowerWise LM49251’s Class G headphone amp dynamically

GE Intelligent Platforms Signs National Instruments to Distribute Reflective Memory Module

February 24, 2011 3:47 am | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that it has signed an agreement that will see National Instruments (NI) distribute the GE cPCI-5565PIO Reflective Memory PMC and PMC Carrier Card for 3U CompactPCI systems.

New Technologies Usher in the Millimeter-scale Computing Era

February 22, 2011 5:39 am | News | Comments

A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system. 

Vector Fabrics Eases Heterogeneous Multicore Development

February 22, 2011 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vector Fabrics today announced the launch of their vfEmbedded cloud-based tool that allows embedded engineers to partition and map their software onto complex multicore platforms with ease.

The end of the beginning for ubiquitous computing

February 18, 2011 11:36 am | Articles | Comments

People have been predicting the coming of the ubiquitous computer-everywhere environment (UCEE, or “you-see”) for years now, and we have finally come to the point where we can finally say that we have reached the end of the beginning of its development.

Point-of-load voltage regulators serve computing and consumer applications

February 17, 2011 9:57 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its SupIRBuck family of integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new IR347x and IR386x devices for energy-efficient computing and consumer applications feature hysteretic constant on-time (COT) modulators...

Profibus RS-485 Transceiver Integrates Driver for High Eficiency and Low EMI

February 16, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced an isolated half-duplex differential line transceiver with integrated transformer driver. The ISO1176T provides the primary voltage for an isolation transformer and

Online CAD Solutions Improve Engineering Productivity, Reduce Errors

February 15, 2011 4:37 am | by Peter Mooney, Product Director, Thomas Industrial Network | Articles | Comments

As engineers and their supplier partners are challenged to work faster and to reduce mistakes, it’s no wonder that the market for CAD software is booming, topping $5 billion*. Manufacturers of electronic components, and the engineers who work with them...

Mini-SAS Cables Perform to 6Gb-s SAS Specs

February 11, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ Mini-Serial Attached SCSI (Mini-SAS) cable assemblies are intended for high-speed serial buses supporting 4X SAS architectures. The copper cables are designed to be fully compliant with 3Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SAS protocols.

ST and bTendo to Develop the World's Smallest Focus-Free Embedded Pico-Projector

February 11, 2011 5:59 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and the world's leading supplier of MEMS sensors for consumer and portable applications(1), and bTendo Ltd. announced today that they have signed a development and license agreement to jointly develop the world's smallest Pico Projector for smart phones and other portable consumer-electronics devices. The solution is based on bTendo's innovative Scanning Laser Projection engine technology and ST's leading MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) expertise, video processing know-how and semiconductor process technology.

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