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LED-Backlit LCDs Address Multiple Applications

April 18, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new 5” diagonal LED-backlit 800×480 resolution TFT-LCD from Optrex has Super Wide View (SWV) technology with viewing angles of 85/85/85/85 and true outdoor readabity.

Lithium Ion Battery Targets High-Rate Applications

April 18, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic has introduced a new high rate lithium ion cell, the CGR18650CH. The cell’s Nickel Manganese-based cathode material delivers higher discharge rates and better energy density and voltage than comparative cells.

MeeGo sees interest from others after Nokia shift

April 15, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

Mobile handset makers like LG Electronics are moving toward adopting Linux-based MeeGo operating systems after Nokia abandoned it and opened the way for rivals, one of the project's leaders said.

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Researchers Discover a New Class of Light-Emitting Material

April 15, 2011 4:32 am | News | Comments

Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, among other applications.

Hall-effect Switch Saves Power, Touted as World’s Smallest

April 14, 2011 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated has released what it asserts is the world’s smallest dual output omnipolar Hall effect switch IC, designed for open/close detection in portable, battery-powered products including cell phones and notebook PCs. The dual output AH1891 is

Logic Packages are Positioned as World’s Smallest for Handheld Mobility

April 14, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where

Proximity Capacitive Touch Sensor Platform is Optimized for TV Apps

April 14, 2011 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech announced a new platform of capacitive sensing ICs optimized for the next-generation of energy-efficient, touch button television applications. The eight-channel SX8660/61 touch sensor platform features

Three-axis Analog Gyroscope Touted as World’s Smallest

April 14, 2011 8:46 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has announced what are said to be the market’s smallest three-axis analog-output gyroscope. Housed inside a small 4 mm x 4 mm x 1 mm3 package, the L3G462A gyroscope provides

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Single and Dual Digital Rotary Encoders Tout Compact Design

April 14, 2011 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a line of single-and dual-digital rotary encoders. Designated the EN08 Series, the RoHS-compliant rotary encoders feature an 8-mm design with options of a

Digital Microphone Includes Fully Integrated 0.70 mm2 MEMS Device

April 14, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akustica, Inc. announced a new single-chip digital MEMS microphone for high-quality voice applications in laptops, tablets and netbook PCs. The AKU230 leverages Akustica’s patented

James Cameron promotes 3D for the tube

April 13, 2011 11:57 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

James Cameron is bestowing 3D upon us, whether we want it or not. Cameron has partnered with “Avatar” cameraman Vince Pace to form a venture aimed at “driving the widespread adoption of 3D technology in episodic television, sports and advertising.”

Motor-run Caps Said to Offer 44 Percent Volume Reduction Over Conventional Caps

April 12, 2011 2:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The EPCOS MotorCap DM (direct mold) Series of motor run capacitors is implemented in a new housing technology in which the capacitor windings are directly molded in plastic, allowing

Thin Antenna Includes GPS and 3G Functionality

April 12, 2011 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced a thin, active global positioning system (GPS) antenna with Global 3G functionality including GPRS, GSM, UMTS, and WCDMA. The W4150GG5000 antenna can be installed with either side facing up so

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Oscillators Offer Low Current Consumption, Small Footprint

April 12, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, now offers a new series of small footprint, low current consumption oscillators for small and portable devices. The F100 HCMOS oscillator family is

SMD Antennas Suit Near Field Communications

April 12, 2011 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

PREMO’s SDTR1103-HF Series SMD antenna is suitable for signal´s reception at 2 MHz and/or 13,56 MHz Tx/Rx for NFC applications. The antenna has a high surface resistance NiZn ferrite core material (>10 Mohm/mm) and low initial permeability to work at high frequency. This provides

N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETS Come in Miniature SOT-563 Package

April 11, 2011 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the introduction of its CMLDM3757 dual, complementary N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETs packaged in the miniature SOT-563 surface mount case. Both devices have a maximum rated drain-source voltage of 20 V, and a

Power Inductors Assert Enhanced Power Conversion Efficiency

April 11, 2011 1:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRHL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.5 mm) wire-wound chip power inductors are presented as helping to realize a more compact DC/DC converter, and to enhance power conversion efficiency. Compared to

Multilayer Ferrite Coils Are Asserted to Have the Industry’s Highest Rated Current

April 11, 2011 12:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed a TDK multilayer ferrite coil (MLZ2012-H Series) in case size EIA 2012 with a rated current that is 2.5 times higher than existing products, according to the company. With a current capability of up to 700 mA at 1.0 µH and dimensions of

Low Power Current Monitors Assert Accurate Current Measurement

April 11, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

With an operating current of 3 µA, the ZXCT11xx Series of low power high-side current monitors from Diodes Incorporated provides accurate, high efficiency measurement of load current in motor drive, overload

Multilayer Varistor Series Includes 16-V Rating

April 11, 2011 8:15 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation offers the ability to clamp transients and filter EMI at a significantly higher voltage with the expansion of its Transguard multilayer varistor series. Designed for

Today's Broadband ICs Address European Power Efficiency Requirements

April 6, 2011 10:55 am | by Scott Broughton, Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Blogs | Comments

Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to

AP Interview: Catching up with Twitter's Biz Stone

April 1, 2011 8:35 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Twitter turned five years old on March 21, co-founder Isaac "Biz" Stone was on the road celebrating with some of the popular short messaging service's famous users. In the past two weeks, he has appeared on the shows of Conan O'Brien, Howard Stern and Martha Stewart among others.

LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface Suit Notebook Panels, Tablet PCs

April 1, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity offers the next-generation LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) family of connectors for panel/main board interconnection. There are two distinct versions of these connectors: LCEDI connectors are

Subminiature Connector Features Secure Locking Device

April 1, 2011 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

JST Corporation’s ZPD Series wire-to-board, double row, crimp style connectors are designed with a secure locking device to ensure mating. These SMT and through-hole connectors are polarized and have

Low Profile PCB Holders Suit 18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries

March 31, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of low profile, SMT and THM Lithium-Ion holders for 18650 batteries has been released by Keystone Electronics Corp. These holders feature low profile, heat resistant Nylon housings and

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