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Current-sense amplifiers cut offset to 30µV

November 30, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor today announced the TS1100 family of 1?A current-sense amplifiers that cut offset to 30µV, over 3X tighter than the closest competitor. The tight offset allows users to not have to increase power consumption in order to achieve improved accuracy.

ON-Delay Industrial Interval Timer with Instantaneous Relay and 12 Ranges in a Single Unit

November 30, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marsh Bellofram Corporation (www.marshbellofram.com) has announced the introduction of the 405AR series, an economical industrial timer family with on-delay instantaneous relay functionality, designed for a variety of daily-use OEM and control package timing applications.

Murata Power Solutions launches AC digital ammeter with built-in current transformers

November 30, 2011 7:39 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions today announced the ACM3P series of low profile 3-phase AC digital ammeters suitable for front panel mounting. Capable of high precision measurement to within 0.1 A and display of true-rms values of 2- or 3-phase mains current up to a maximum of 100 A per phase...

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LDRA streamlines regulatory burden with support for QNX Momentics

November 30, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has announced today that its LDRA tool suite now supports QNX Software System Limited’s QNX Momentics Tool Suite and QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS). This offers a best-in-class approach fine-tuned for development needs and compliance to industry standards.

Software Suite Complies with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 Standard

November 30, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elliptic Technologies has announced the release of its HDCP 2.1 SDK, presented as the first commercially available solution in the market that complies with the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 standard.

Class D Audio Amplifiers Overview

November 30, 2011 6:35 am | Videos | Comments

This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and NXP, will provide a brief introduction to Class D audio amplifiers, as well as NXP's product offering in the low, medium, and high power output Class D amplifier markets.

Hops and Pops in Timing aren't a Child's Game

November 30, 2011 6:31 am | by By Aaron Partridge, SiTime (www.sitime.com) | Blogs | Comments

Quartz resonators have many desirable properties, but they also show something called “hops and pops”. Unlike the fun subjects of Dr. Seuss' children's book, hops and pops in timing set a limit on how precise a frequency one can get from a quartz TCXO.

TFT LCDs feature 100K hour lifetimes

November 30, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optrex America has introduced three Super High Bright TFT LCDs, including a new 19” diagonal panel, with 1500 nits (cd/m2) brightness, low power consumption, wide operating temperature ranges, and white LED backlights with 100K hour lifetimes.

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XJTAG releases v2.6 boundary scan software

November 30, 2011 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

XJTAG today launches version 2.6 of its industry-leading boundary scan software. The XJTAG Development System now comes with a new library that can auto-suggest the correct file based on the Bill of Materials (BOM) and net list information, enabling even faster set-up times.

EMA Automates Symbol Generation With App for OrCAD Capture

November 30, 2011 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMA Design Automation announced the release of SymbolGen – an app that automates the extraction of complex PDF tables  cutting time down to a fraction and eliminating errors normally seen in a manual entry approach.

EAGLE offers new component libraries from Wurth Electronics Midcom

November 30, 2011 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

CadSoft Computer GmbH has paired with Wurth Electronics Midcom to release its EAGLE part library that includes drawings for their standard magnetics lines and also for all the Speedy and Standard package styles used in custom designs.

Return to Zero - Circuit Gremlins

November 29, 2011 12:29 pm | Articles | Comments

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. 

I-O Board Boasts Advanced 32-bit Counters

November 29, 2011 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray’s Model 826 PCI Express board features six encoder/timer/counter interfaces, 16 differential analog inputs (18-bit resolution, 100 ksps), 8 analog outputs (16-bit resolution), and 48 bi-directional digital I/Os with edge capture. Its

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Ashraf Elghamrawi of Analog Devices on RFICs

November 29, 2011 10:43 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Ashraf Elghamrawi, Product Marketing Manager at Analog Devices, about the RF landscape as it applies to smart devices and the challenges to the engineer.

COM Express Type 6 Module Features Intel Quad-Core Processor

November 29, 2011 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring the second generation of Intel Core processors, congatec's conga-TM67 also has Type 6 pin-out and digital display interfaces for improved display options and increased bandwidth with additional PCI Express Lanes available.

Development Tool Supports 16- and 32-bit PICR MCUs, 16-bit dsPICR DSCs

November 29, 2011 7:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a development tool supporting 3.3-V 16-bit and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs), as well as 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) in 28-pin SPDIP packages. The flexible Microstick II tool offers

Multilayer Capacitor Addresses DC Blocking Applications

November 29, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded on its miniature ultra-broadband capacitors, GX Series, to include the GX01 ultra-broadband capacitor that addresses DC blocking issues from 160kHz (-3dB roll-off) to 40GHz.

Power Integrity Advance Module Launches for CADSTAR 13.0

November 29, 2011 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zuken announced a new tool for ensuring correct behavior of power distribution systems embedded within CADSTAR design flow, called Power Integrity Advance. This tool conducts EMC analysis and AC and DC power integrity analysis to help

High Current LED Driver IC Family Touts Full AEC-Q100 Grade 0 Automotive Qualification

November 29, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces the release of a new family of automotive-grade, high-current LED driver ICs with extensive diagnostics and protection features. The A6265, A6266 and A6267 are DC-DC converter controllers, with the

Conduction-Cooled Keying System Targets Military and Ruggedized Systems

November 29, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentair Technical Products, Schroff is now offering the Calmark/Birtcher line of conduction-cooled keying system for applications that require a more robust solution than conventional front-panel assemblies, such as military and ruggedized systems.

Rechargeable LED Handheld Light is Explosion Proof

November 29, 2011 5:27 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com announced today the addition of the EXP-LED-RL-FX5R explosion proof rechargeable LED handheld light to its extensive line of portable explosion proof lighting solutions.

Connector and Cable Assemblies Optimize Signal Transmission in Harsh Environments

November 29, 2011 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated SC/APC indoor- and outdoor- rated cable assemblies and SC/APC 4.80-mm connectors help customers and system integrators meet datacom and telecom design challenges, including adherence to

Solid State Radio

November 29, 2011 5:16 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

I belong to a vast underground of secret parts lovers. To wit the 365 pF air variable capacitor. Singles and duals. With ball bearing shafts and vernier control dials. I get all jiggy thinking about them and the smell of newly machined phenolic.

PTFE Membrane Cartridge Filters Intended for Manufacture of High-Purity Chemicals

November 29, 2011 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is introducing a new generation of PTFE membranes in HDPE cartridge filters, for the manufacture of high-purity chemicals used in semiconductor and LCD / FPD fabrication at SEMICON Japan 2011...

15V, 300mA Synchronous Buck Converters with Only 1.8µA Quiescent Current

November 29, 2011 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTC3103 and the LTC3104, 15V, fixed frequency synchronous buck converters capable of delivering 300mA of continuous current to output voltages from 0.6V to 13.8V.

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