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RF transceiver redefines lowest power consumption for industrial applications

April 18, 2012 2:42 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver for battery-operated wireless applications. The Atmel AT86RF233 transceiver is optimized for industrial and consumer products that comply with ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4, IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) and high data rate 2.4GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band applications.

LED lighting series features standard operating current of 350 mA

April 18, 2012 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding EVERLIGHT’s Lighting Series component portfolio, EVERLIGHT Electronics introduces a brand new high power, high brightness LED package, the “Shwo D” Series – a new powerful, bright and economic (superb $/lm) LED series in a compact ceramic package.

DC/DC controller ideal for driving high-brightness LEDs

April 17, 2012 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LT3796, a 100V, high-side current sense DC/DC controller designed to regulate a constant-current or constant-voltage that is ideal for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its 6V to 100V input voltage range supports a wide variety of applications...


High energy density DC link caps target larger inverter systems

April 17, 2012 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier announced the availability of its Type 947D high energy density DC link capacitors for larger inverter systems. The capacitor is suitable for DC link applications where high bus voltage, high capacitance, and high ripple current are required for

ODVA-compliant connectors designed for harsh environment applications

April 12, 2012 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has developed rugged ODVA-compliant connectors specifically for harsh environment applications, such as WiMax, Long Term Evolution (LTE), and Remote Radio Heads using Fiber To The Antenna (FTTA) connectivity, which require rugged connector and cable assemblies suitable for outdoor use.

36V nano current voltage monitor targets multicell applications

April 9, 2012 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2960, a 2.5V to 36V, two input voltage monitor that draws only 850nA of quiescent current, offering extended battery life in battery-powered applications. The LTC2960 provides two adjustable monitoring inputs...

Integrated stepper devices include EtherNet/IP

April 9, 2012 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products added the STM17R and STM23R drive+motors to its line of integrated steppers.  The STM17R integrates a NEMA 17 step motor and a microstepping drive into a single device, and the STM23R does the same with a NEMA 23 step motor and a microstepping drive.

Miniature Motion Controllers Can be Employed Anywhere

April 2, 2012 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solutions Cubed, LLC has introduced a new line of miniaturized motion controllers. The Synaptron Micro motion controller is packaged in a tiny 24 pin DIP module. It controls DC motors powered by 6-24VDC and can handle a current load of 1.5 A continuous (5 A peak). According to the company, users can now


Triaxial Connectors Are Weatherproof

April 2, 2012 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, has extended its range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors. Two new families of Triax connectors are now available; the TRB series bayonet connectors and the TRT series featuring a threaded coupling. These connectors are

1-GHz, Dual-Core Processors Tout Accelerated Vision Analytics, Low Power Consumption

March 29, 2012 10:42 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced a series of 1-GHz, dual-core, Blackfin processors. The ADSP-BF608 and ADSP-BF609 are optimized for embedded vision applications, featuring a high performance

Five Questions with Greg Brown of Microchip Technology

March 28, 2012 10:11 am | Podcasts | Comments

Greg Brown of Microchip Technology is my guest in this edition of Five Questions. Microchip has just introduced its PIC16F(LF)178X family of 8-bit enhanced mid-range core microcontrollers which include

LED Controller Provides Near-100 Percent TRIAC Dimmer Compatibility

March 28, 2012 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cirrus Logic Inc. announced a digital LED controller that directly addresses dimmer compatibility issues that have been a major barrier to consumer adoption of LED retrofit bulbs. Featuring the company’s

Less is More With Cobham Internet Protocol Mesh Radio

March 28, 2012 8:10 am | by Posted : Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Product Releases | Comments

Cobham has announced its latest developments in Internet Protocol (IP) Mesh radios, with smaller, more power-efficient models that will be ideal for even more environments and markets. 


EM Microelectronic Announces New UHF Battery-Assisted Passive

March 28, 2012 6:31 am | by Posted : Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Product Releases | Comments

EM Microelectronic has announced the EM4325, a versatile and multipurpose, battery-assisted passive (BAP) RFID chip with integrated temperature sensor. This facilitates the expansion of established UHF RFID applications by offering longer read range, increased communication robustness and more configuration options and interface capabilities for auxiliary functions.

WinSystems' SBC Integrates PCI Express with PC104

March 28, 2012 6:05 am | by Posted : Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems has announced its PXM-C388-S, a PC/104-compatible single board computer (SBC) powered by an Intel® 1.66 GHz Atom™ processor. This new SBC adds the SUMIT™ (Stackable Unified Modular Interconnect Technology) I/O expansion connector onto a PC/104 expandable SBC.

Smart LCD Provides Outdoor Readability

March 27, 2012 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments announced the immediate availability of its ezLCD-302 smart LCD module. The unit provides a desirable solution as a graphical user interface (GUI) for outdoor applications. Its all-in-one modular design unites

System on Module Is Presented as Industry’s Smallest Wireless Capabilities

March 27, 2012 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic PD introduced what it asserts is the industry’s smallest System on Module (SOM) with wireless capabilities. Logic PD’s DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM is said to enable customers to dramatically condense hardware space requirements and increase

Self-Clinching Through-Hole Unthreaded Standoffs Provide Exact Spacing Solutions for Multi-Panel Assemblies

March 27, 2012 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

PEM self-clinching thru-hole unthreaded standoff fasteners target applications where exact spacing is required between two panels in an assembly. These fasteners install permanently and securely in steel, stainless steel, or aluminum sheets as

8-bit MCUs Feature Advanced Analog and Integrated Communication Peripherals

March 27, 2012 5:39 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F(LF)178X enhanced Mid-range core microcontroller (MCU) family to include advanced analog and integrated communication peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), 8-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs), operational

High-Side, 1-uA Current Sense Amplifiers Are Bidirectional and Symmetrical

March 26, 2012 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor, Inc. announced the TS1101, a bidirectional, symmetrical, high-side current-sense amplifiers (CSA). The TS1101 consumes

Contoured Enclosures Employ Touch and Feel to Impart the Functionality of Electronics

March 26, 2012 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has created the “BLOB” Series of contoured enclosures with housings that employ touch and feel to impart the functionality of the electronics while accommodating a wide range of users with different hand sizes and grasping volumes. When grasped, the user’s

Current Sense Transformers Allow “Time of Use” and “Smart Meter” Monitoring for Electricity Usage

March 23, 2012 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics introduced its CST current transformers which allow "time of use" and "smart meter" monitoring of electricity usage. These methodologies allow utilities to monitor the time of use and invoice those customers that are driving the need for

Portable Enclosures Integrate Ergonomic Handle

March 23, 2012 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has launched the new ’CARRYTEC’ range of plastic enclosures for portable electronics equipment. These enclosures have a modern contoured design and feature an integrated handle which is ergonomically designed for

Bridge Rectifiers Offer Low Package Height for Small Space Designs

March 22, 2012 10:30 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductors’ MDBxS Series of 1-A MicroDIP Bridge Rectifiers is designed to meet the needs of space constrained systems such as mobile device battery chargers and power adapters, as well as

Turbine Ignition Transformers Operate in Temps to 275°F

March 22, 2012 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Transformer introduced new high voltage ignition transformers for use with stationary gas turbines. Designed to operate in ambient temperatures of up to 275°F, these models are suitable for new construction or retrofit applications for turbines

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