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Seven-bit Digital Step Attenuator Includes SPI Interface

December 10, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor’s TQP4M9083, 7-bit, digital step attenuator (DSA) offers up to 31.75 dB of attenuation in 0.25 dB increments. A serial periphery interface (SPI) controls attenuation changes. A wide

Dedicated Signal Conditioners Support Focused Applications

December 9, 2011 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation has added six Dedicated Signal Conditioners to its JUMPFLEX 857 Series Signal Conditioner and Relay family. DSCs support focused applications requiring

25 Watt AC-DC Power Supply Comes In a Chassis Mount Case

December 9, 2011 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech introduced the “CM25” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The supplies offer 25 Watts of fully regulated output power in a chassis mount case. The easily accessible terminal block and output voltage adjustment potentiometer give it the


Looking behind, leaping ahead

December 9, 2011 10:52 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor in Chief | Articles | Comments

Electronic Component News has served the electronic design engineering community with tireless dedication through times of disruptive market and technology change since 1956, providing the electronic design engineer with the latest news in technology, devices, subsystems, software, and components to help them with their design efforts.

Power Efficiency Is Key Factor in Device Miniaturization

December 9, 2011 7:52 am | by Stephen J. Swift, Sr. Vice President/General Manager, Microsemi Corporation, Communications and Medical Products Group | Articles | Comments

Reducing the size of electronic products has become an increasingly important system design objective, especially in applications such as medical implantable devices that are used for a variety of new and emerging therapies and diagnostics.

MMIC Band Pass Filter Chip Tunes from 19 to 38 GHz

December 9, 2011 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced a new Tunable MMIC Band Pass Filter which is ideal for hybrid and microwave integrated circuit (MIC) applications...

Honeywell and Tezzaron to Build Rad Hard 3D-ICs

December 9, 2011 7:34 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell Microelectronics and Tezzaron Semiconductor are working together to produce a new range of radiation-hardened (rad hard) integrated circuits. Honeywell’s sturdy, well-qualified S150 process will use Tezzaron’s 3D stacking to greatly increase circuit density without migrating to a smaller node.

Integrated PLC and Advanced Motion Controller Provides 30% to 50% Reduction in Development Time

December 9, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is completely integrated with Aerotech’s A3200 motion controller to increase programming efficiency, decrease development time and to increase quality.


Digital 3-Axis Gyroscope Touts Tininess

December 9, 2011 6:31 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

The L3G3200D from STMicroelectronics enables advanced motion sensing in ever-shrinking form factors by reducing the package size by almost half over current-generation sensors.

Compact Data Logger Records Air Temperature

December 9, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic Assembly offers a data logger for monitoring and recording ambient temperature. The EA SYLOG-USB-1 is especially well suited to applications in the pharmaceutical, food, transportation, and logistics industries.

Fiber Optic Cables – High Density MTP

December 9, 2011 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cables Unlimited offers Corning fiber assemblies using Multi-fiber Termination Push-on (referred to as MTP) connectors designed by USConec. This compact design allows high-density connections between network equipment.

An Oscilloscope That Fits In Your Watch Pocket

December 9, 2011 4:39 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

The oscilloscope kit that Gabriel of Gabotronics sent me would fit in your watch pocket if you don't mind the pins. Or if you keep it in its electrostatic protective foam. The point is that it is a really small oscilloscope (1" X 1.6") suitable for embedding in your next project.

Miniature WITEK Enclosures Include Color-Coding Rings

December 8, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The popular 'WITEK' enclosures range, from TEKO, is now available with color-coding rings in seven different colors. As a result, different versions of the electronics can be color-coded for easy identification, or the colored rings can be used to match existing brand colours.


ACS Stepper Drive-Controller with Ethernet simplifies actuator solutions

December 8, 2011 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The addition of Ethernet connectivity to Tolomatic’s ACS Stepper Drive/Controller brings greater flexibility and economy to electric actuator applications. The ACS with Ethernet supports both Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP...

Meggitt Sensing Systems Expands Endevco Piezoresistive Pressure Transducer Offerings

December 8, 2011 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the expansion of its Guaranteed InStock program to now include 19 Endevco high-sensitivity piezoresistive pressure transducer models, with more than 400 units available for immediate shipment.

2.5A CurrentPath Charger IC Enables Safe, Ultrafast Charging in Smartphones and Tablets

December 8, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics has expanded its fourth-generation family of programmable Li-Ion battery charger integrated circuits (ICs) with the introduction of two new products. The SMB346 and SMB347 deliver up to 2.5A charge/system current...

CIT Relay & Switch Offers AH Series Panel Mount, Splash & Vandal Proof, Illuminated Pushbutton Switch

December 8, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT RELAY & SWITCH offers the AH Series 19mm Pushbutton Switch. This panel mount switch is momentary with SPST NO plus SPST NC. The AH Series is both splash and vandal proof, with flush actuator styles offering non-illuminated, bi-color ring illumination or dot illumination.

Silicon Carbide Power Devices Now Available in Chip Form

December 8, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has released its fully-qualified SiC MOSFET power devices in “bare die” or chip form for use in power electronics modules.

Express Logic ThreadX Supports Xilinx Zynq-7000

December 8, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic announced that its ThreadX RTOS now supports Xilinx’s Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform.

Medical power supplies feature output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 8, 2011 4:44 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda introduces its next generation of digitally controlled, AC-DC medical power supplies – the single output CFE400M, which is available in convection and fan cooled versions. Combining a 4kVac reinforced input-to-output isolation with dual fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac...

Sharp Expands Its LCD Line-Up

December 8, 2011 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp is starting the new year with three new models from its range of Memory LCDs to include 13 different types with diagonals of 1.17" (2.97 cm) to 6.02" (15.3 cm).

AC-DC power supplies include universal AC input

December 8, 2011 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-60PB series is a family of compact encapsulated 60W AC/DC power supplies. These high performance modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and high reliability.

The Apple TV won't be AppleTV

December 8, 2011 4:14 am | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The growing relationship between Sharp and Apple that was revealed last week put to bed conjecture whether Apple's next leap might be into television.  It is.  And that leaves an open question:Has Apple gone mad?

P-FET Reverse Voltage Polarity Protection Tutorial

December 8, 2011 3:54 am | Videos | Comments

This video from afrotechmods shows different ways you can protect your circuit from backwards power connections using Diodes, schottky diodes, and P channel MOSFETs.

SchmartBoard Adds DFN Boards to ''EZ'' Solder SMT to DIP Lineup

December 7, 2011 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SchmartBoard has expanded its product offering with a new family of products that support the use of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) components with breadboards. Schmartboard has released two new SMT to DIP adapters that use the patented "ez" technology...

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