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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

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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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Cree LMR4 LED Module Overview

March 30, 2011 5:25 am | Videos | Comments

This video from Digi-Key and Cree introduces Cree's new series of LED modules and explains the advantages of integrating the LMR4 module into LED luminaire designs as well as the unique benefits of Cree's TrueWhite Technology.

Latin America to lead TV market growth through 2015

March 29, 2011 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Global market research firm IMS Research has updated its Online TV Set Shipment Database with new information regarding TV shipments split by technology, iDTV demand, and TV households split by reception platform in 68 countries.

Printed Electronics is Now About Doing Business

March 29, 2011 6:03 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Printed electronics is a term that also encompasses the magic of printed electrics such as flexible and disposable lighting, batteries and solar cells.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking with Matt Williams of Tyco about Reflowable SMT Protection Devices

March 24, 2011 11:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.

Maingear Charges up Desktops with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590

March 24, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates their desktop configuration options with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics card that delivers high-end performance with style.

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Awesome Augmented-Reality Demo

March 22, 2011 4:55 am | Videos | Comments

This video is an excellent example of what can be done in a public space with Augmented Reality and only hints at future applications.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking with Sriram Peruvemba of E Ink

March 21, 2011 5:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to  Sriram Peruvemba of E Ink about their technology and how it stands in the marketplace. We discuss related bistable technologies as well as E Ink's endeavors in the LCD space.

The Teardown - Verizon's iPhone 4

March 15, 2011 7:41 am | Articles | Comments

Now available for Verizon's CDMA network, Apple's iPhone 4 continues to lead the industry as one of the most advanced smart phones available.

The Teardown - Microsoft Kinect

March 15, 2011 7:23 am | Articles | Comments

The Kinect is a horizontal bar of sensors connected to a small base with a motorized pivot, and is designed to be positioned lengthwise below the video display. The Kinect is not a handheld game controller like the Wiimote or the Playstation Move...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Advanced Bridgelux LED Arrays

March 14, 2011 8:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Jason Posselt of Bridgelux about their latest LED arrays, presented as having twice the output of currently available commerical devices...

Hall Effect Switches Suit Rugged and Harsh Environments

March 11, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM has introduced two Hall effect switches, designed to work in rugged and harsh environments. The new IH Series of switches are low maintenance, contact less, sealed pushbuttons that come in two versions

Mini-Blower is Multidirectional

March 11, 2011 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

JARO's new JRB2235 Series blower rotates at 8500 rpm and produces 1.2 cfm of super-cooled air (with a static pressure of .122" of H2O). Operating voltage is 4.0 V to 5.5 VDC. The availability of single or dual unit configurations provides

Detect Switches Offer A Postive, Snap-Acting Mechanism

March 11, 2011 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components expanded its snap-acting switch line to include subminiature versions that can be used as detect switches. Designated the ZMA Series, the detect switches feature a

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

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

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