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Tektronix Announces Industry’s Fastest Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer

November 2, 2011 10:35 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix announced the OM4106D Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer – the first coherent test system with 33 GHz bandwidth support. This industry-fastest performance is achieved through tight integration with the DPO70000D Series oscilloscopes...

Alternate-Source Part Provides Drop-In Replacement for Maxim MAX6024A-B

November 2, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone  announced the immediate availability of two new, drop-in replacements in its Maxim alternate-source family, bringing the total number to nine analog ICs.

LVDT Linear Position Sensors Approved to Operate in Hazardous Locations

November 2, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors ( offers an upgraded series of intrinsically safe LVDT Linear Position Sensors for use in hostile environments such as gas/ steam turbine plants, chemical process plants and paper mills. Rated for operation to 212°F (100°C)...


LED Drivers Serve Lighting & Display Applications

November 2, 2011 8:37 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has introduced a new line AC-DC power supplies that are designed for LED lighting, signs and display applications with output ratings of 60, 80 and 100 watts. Both constant-voltage and constant-current models are available.

MEMS Accelerometers Advance Smart Sensing

November 2, 2011 8:36 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced the industry’s first three-axis high-resolution accelerometer with two embedded finite-state machines.

AIS-SART Processor IC Intended for Marine Search and Rescue

November 2, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits, ( has announced the launch of the new cutting-edge Marine AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter (SART) processor, the CMX7045. The CMX7045 is a highly integrated and flexible baseband processor fulfilling the needs of an AIS-SART and meeting IEC 61097-14 requirements.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mark Moran of Atollic on Software Development Tools

November 2, 2011 5:56 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Mark Moran, US General Manager of Atollic, about software development tools and the advantages they provide the engineer.

Build Your Discrete Workbench

November 2, 2011 5:06 am | Videos | Comments

This video from NXP about the workbench shows how you can optimize the efficiency of your design with an ideal balance of power, size and value.


The Fall of Solyndra was Expected and the DoD is Happy

November 1, 2011 3:14 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

A closer look at the facts reveals that the reality of Solyndra and the solar industry is far from the speculation, especially when viewed from a military perspective.

Euro-Style PFC Capacitors Target Three-Phase Applications

November 1, 2011 3:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aerovox announced it has extended its range of AeroPower power factor correction (PFC) capacitors to include round 3-phase designs with mounting studs.

Programmable DC Power Supplies Suit ATE applications

November 1, 2011 2:56 pm | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Z+ Series programmable DC power supplies from TDK-Lambda are designed to meet the demands of a wide variety of ATE and OEM applications, such as Test & Measurement, Semiconductor Burn-in, Component Test, Laser Diode, Heater Supplies, RF Amplifiers and Electromagnets.

Five Megapixel Camera Transfers 12-Bit Images Over USB

November 1, 2011 2:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IDS, a global leader in machine vision technology, has unveiled the UI-2280SE, an all-round camera with USB 2.0 interface and Sony ICX655 CCD sensor providing a 5-Megapixel resolution (2448x2050 pixels).

M12 Receptacles Offer Adjustable Angular Positions

November 1, 2011 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA announced new receptacles with adjustable angular positions as part of the Series 713, 763, 715 and 766 automation product ranges. The panel-mounted receptacles can be rotated during installation to allow a right-angle cordset to connect in a desired angular position. These M12 A- and B-coded connectors are


Mini8 IC Reduces Component Count and Simplifies Design

November 1, 2011 11:54 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the IRS2526DS ‘Mini8’ compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) ballast control IC that offers full programmability, and a high degree of accuracy and control for all lamp types.

9W GaN Wideband Power Amplifier

November 1, 2011 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

RFMD’s new RF3826 is a wideband Power Amplifier designed for continuous wave and pulsed applications such as wireless infrastructure, RADAR, two-way radios, and general purpose amplification.

Analyzers Tout Patented Algorithm to Measure Energy Waste and Quantify Its Cost

November 1, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduced the Fluke 430 Series II three-phase power quality analyzers, which are said to be the first tools to use a patented algorithm to measure energy waste and quantify its cost. The series helps facilities reduce electrical power consumption and improve

Ballast Control IC Reduces Component Count, Simplifies Circuit Design

November 1, 2011 10:50 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the IRS2526DS ‘Mini8’ compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) ballast control IC that offers full programmability, and a high degree of accuracy and control for all lamp types. Available in an 8-pin SO-8 package...

Cnlight unveils what is purportedly the world's thinnest LED fixture

November 1, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Guangdong Cnlight Optoelectronics Technology (Cnlight) announced its new planar illumination products during 2011 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. The Cnlight high-end ultra-slim LED table lamp features a 3.73mm ultra-slim illuminator and high performance...

Variable Field Module for Magnetic Atomic Force Microscopy Applications

November 1, 2011 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Asylum Research introduces the new Variable Field Module2 (VFM2) for the MFP-3D Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM).

Membrane Keypad Access Controller Brings Flexibility to Industrial Equipment

November 1, 2011 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Southco Membrane Keypad Access Controller enhances usability by providing keypad access for enclosures with up to 120 user codes. It eliminates the need for mechanical keys and delivers enhanced security, customization and styling.

Miniature Electronic Keeper Delivers Enclosure Security and Enhanced Efficiency in a Compact Unit

November 1, 2011 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Southco Miniature Electronic Keeper System provides convenient, affordable electronic access security to a wide variety of enclosure applications.

Wireless Controller Amps Up Security for Specialty and Off-Highway Vehicles

November 1, 2011 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Southco EA-R01 series RF wireless controller offers simple, one-touch remote locking of multiple access points. It is specifically designed to deliver enhanced security and durability via a palm-sized transmitter and a compact potted receiver...

Wurth Electronics Midcom offers miniaturized central office splitter for xDSL applications

November 1, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wurth Electronics Midcom introduces a splitter module for xDSL central office DSLAM products. The innovative xDSL splitter module combines next generation miniaturization for an ultra compact design.

ICCNexergy Introduces the Industry's Most Powerful External Power Supply

November 1, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

ICCNexergy today announced the launch of its new 220 watt (220W) desktop power supply line at COMPAMED, Hall / Stand 08B N15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.The new 220 watt power supply meets EISA, EuP level V efficiency standards and delivers a full 220W...

FRAMOS Launches new Visiosens VFU Camera Platform

November 1, 2011 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Image processing specialist FRAMOS, announces the launch of the new Visiosens VFU Camera Platform. The new VF camera series is much more than just a range of cameras...

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