Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology talks about the company’s new 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs).
When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down.
Global Connector Technology offers a new range of µUSB connectors in A and A/B formats with a wide variety of PCB mounting styles.
Board to board connector specialists GradConn launch U-Shaped thru hole connectors for planar PCB mating. The new range offers 2.00mm pitch spacing with single and dual in line options, the headers may be used as a economical one piece solution...
Whether you use a handful or thousands of sensors in a wireless network, communications can occur in many ways. But each approach requires a thoughtful analysis of distances between sensor nodes, node-power requirements, protocols, and network layouts, among other characteristics.
IAR Systems today announced a complete starter kit for STMicroelectronics’ ARM Cortex-M3 based high performance STM32 F-2 series
International Rectifier introduced a family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including heavy load applications used in
The internationally active quartz crystal and oscillator specialist PETERMANN-TECHNIK from the town of Kaufering (Germany) presents the world’s most competitively priced quartz crystal MINI SMD.
With a low dropout voltage of 220 mV at 1.5 A, the AP7362 and AP7363 fixed and adjustable output linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated are positioned to help reduce power consumption and increase regulated voltage output stability. Their
LEDtronics announces its new line of ETL-listed LED Tube Light Fixtures specifically designed for energy-efficient, environment-conscious and high-output T8 LED tube lights that help commercial, governmental and industrial facilities reduce their power consumption and maintenance costs as well as minimize their ecological footprint.
Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.
Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology discusses the company's latest offering of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general-purpose and motor-control designs.
Akros Silicon Inc. announced the Energy$ense family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Technology features include real-time power measurements and
After Atlantis’ two-week mission, NASA will retire the Space Shuttle. Between the Shuttle’s retirement and the completion of the International Space Station in 2020, the U.S. faces a nine-year gap during which we’ll lack the ability to independently ferry astronauts into space. The Space Shuttle fit the textbook definition of government mismanagement. Envisioned as “routine and economical”, the finished product was neither.
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has upgraded its line of laser-powered star probes with a new electric field probe, that replaces the previous model FL7018.
Omega’s new infrared sensor with wireless transmitter features remote IR sensor and radio wireless transmitter in a NEMA enclosure.
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a MIL-DTL 38999 Series III style connecter capable of desirable performance in low-pressure applications. The new KJAYA Series Connector uses lightweight aluminum shells that provide a
Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for photovoltaic applications, introduced the DB-1541-S3 Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesive for use in thin-film, organic and thinned silicon solar modules. This material formulation has
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a new unipolar two-phase constant-current mode motor driver IC which is manufactured and developed by Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. in Japan. The SI-7321M features an efficient unipolar driver design for full- and half-step operation, and 1/4 , 1/8 , and 1/16 microstepping.
Conexant Systems announced the CX20708, presented as the world’s first super wideband (SWB) voice input processor SoC, targeting home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next generation Smart TV and video game console applications.
Micron Technology announced that early engineering samples are available for its third-generation reduced latency DRAM (RLDRAM 3) high-bandwidth memory technology that enables a more efficient transfer of information across the network.
Murata Power Solutions today announced the UEE series of fully isolated, open frame DC/DC converters. Designed specifically for high volume cost sensitive telecom, networking, and instrumentation applications, these highly efficient modules, typically up to 90% efficient...
In this episode, we talk to Simon Hambly and David Harold of Imagination Technologies, creators of communications semiconductor IP cores for highly complex System-on-Chip (SoC) devices.
Advantech announces the new PICMG 1.0 full-sized single board computer—PCA-6011, designed with the Intel G41 and the ICH7R chipset for industrial applications. PCA-6011 is a high performance quad core SBC with strong I/O capability.
When a diffusion furnace team at a 200 mm fab experienced defect problems in specific stocker locations of its high volume semiconductor process, CyberOptics WaferSense Auto Vibration Sensors (AVS) helped test a theory that excessive vibrations created by stocker fans effected die yield.