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Curtiss-Wright Controls Launches Industry’s First Fermi architecture NVIDIA GPGPU 3U OpenVPX Engine

December 12, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has announced its first 3U OpenVPX general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU)- multi-core engine, the VPX3-491 GPU Application Accelerator. The small form factor VPX3-491 features an NVIDIA GPU based on the NVIDIA Fermi architecture with 240 CUDA cores.

Op Amps Add Precision and Save Space

December 12, 2011 5:47 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced two new families of low-power operational amplifiers with enhanced accuracy and reduced package size. ST’s TSV85x and LMV82x devices aim to upgrade the industry-standard (LMV321) in signal-conditioning applications across the Computer, Industrial and Medical fields.

Motor Control Kit Spins and Tunes Three-Phase Motors in Minutes

December 12, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to its growing portfolio of motor control solutions, Texas Instruments announced a new motor control kit for spinning three-phase brushless motors with a Stellaris Cortex-M3 microcontroller (MCU).


Film Capacitors Tout Low Insertion Height

December 12, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed a wide range of EPCOS MKP and MKT film capacitors with low insertion heights. The new capacitors with a lead spacing of 37.5 mm feature insertion heights of only 15 mm or 19 mm. These components are designed for

Energy Harvesting Enables Ultra-Low Power Applications

December 12, 2011 4:59 am | by Brian Lum-Shue-Chan and Karthik Kadirvel, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

There are a variety of systems and applications that could benefit from energy harvesting (EH). Energy harvesting refers to the technology by which ambient sources of energy such as light, thermal gradient, and vibration can be harvested and stored then applied later for doing useful work.

Good Politics

December 12, 2011 4:39 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

I don't normally do politics here but this is too good to pass up. And it is relevant to the work we all do. According to Wired Magazine and Senator Scott Brown himself, the Senator is sponsoring a bill to help little guys raise capital the same way the big boys do.

PCB Software Provides Professional Board Design

December 12, 2011 4:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

CadSoft Computer announced the launch of version 6 of its ‘EAGLE’ PCB software for professional board design, which focuses on flexibility and time-saving by optimizing and integrating new features such as BGA escape routing, differential pair routing, automatic meanders, and undo/redo logs.

VCO Operates From 3750 to 3800 MHz

December 10, 2011 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s CVCO55CC-3750-3800 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 3750 MHz to 3800 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to16 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has


Photoelectric Sensor Series Offers Fast Response Time, Multibeam Redundant Detection

December 10, 2011 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its family of ML4.2 Series Subminiature Photoelectric Sensors. A number of new models are available to help maximize machine productivity by delivering

14-bit Sample and Hold Amplifier Acquires in 35 ns to 0.003 Percent Accuracy

December 10, 2011 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

DATEL announced the availability of the SHM-14 14-bit ultra high speed linear sample-and-hold amplifier designed for extremely fast data acquisition applications. With a 70 MHz full power bandwidth, and a 250 MHz small signal bandwidth the amp achieves

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.

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