This month's question, “What needs to be done for digital power technology to become more accessible to the industry, especially for smaller companies?”, was ansered by Mark Adams of CUI, Chris Young of Intersil, and Rick Zarr of National Semiconductor.
National Semiconductor announced a configurable I/O chip for serial digital interface (SDI) broadcast video equipment. This I/O chip allows manufacturers to program their BNC interface connectors as either inputs (equalizer) or outputs
Memory Protection Devices introduces part number BK-6089 for holding 6 AA batteries, featuring a wall-pcb-chassis mounting option. It offers 9 volts output with 6 AA alkaline batteries in series and 7.2 volts with rechargeable batteries.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced the introduction of the ML2730, a single-chip fully integrated Frequency Shift Keyed (FSK) transceiver with integrated power amplifier (PA) and low noise amplifier (LNA). The ML2730 expands RFMD's portfolio of ISM band single-chip transceivers, covering 900 MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz.
Bison Gear introduced its 100 mm AC motor line. The line is presented as offering 1/8 hp (93 W) in 30 percent less volume than previously available. The new 4" diameter single phase motors have now been mated to the company’s
Connor-Winfield released a GPS disciplined reference and synchronous clock generator. The FTS250 is a TCXO based module that offers desirable timing and frequency characteristics with low power consumption in a small, cost-effective design. The module is a
Here Frank Hammerschmidt of Microchip demonstrates their ZigBee RF4CE implementation.
The concept of system integrators makes it easier for end users to use pioneering LED technology for various lighting solutions. As the “one face to the customer,” system integrators are the interface between the customer and the application.
FRABA’s OPTIPACT motion sensors measure velocity by calculating the rate at which an image of a moving surface travels across an optical sensor. With no contact between the sensor and the moving object, dust or surface contaminates won’t cause problems. These sensors provide
WIN Enterprises introduced the PL-80120 a 1U rack-mounted hardware platform designed for network service applications. Built with Intel Embedded IA components with long term availability, the appliance supports the Intel Atom N450, D510, and D410 low-voltage processors with CPU-integrated Northbridge chipset. The device features
Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched two new low cost, highly flexible RMS Power Detectors for RF power measurement/control in Cellular/3G, LTE/WiMAX/4G, broadband, test equipment and military applications between DC and 5.8 GHz.
Digi-Key Corporation announced its availability of Micrel’s Zippy2 Ethernet Combo Board, the KSZ8851SNL-BBE-EVAL evaluation board for the KSZ8851SNL Ethernet controller. Jointly developed by Micrel and TinCanTools, the Zippy2 Ethernet Combo Board is a
To follow up on an earlier story, the US Navy has maintained the ban on flash media. Notwithstanding the official “lifting” of the ban, Navy officials consider flash media too risky. Sailors who violate the policy could have their account access terminated for 30 days.
Crystek's CVCO55CC-2620-2710 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2620 MHz to 2710 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity.
Kontron’s front-side IP65-protected Kontron Pico Client industrial panel PC with resistive 5.7-inch VGA TFT touch-screen (640x480) is designed for visualization and control tasks in machinery and equipment. Owing to its low-power design, it is also appropriate for
Presented as offering high performance bonding strength to both similar and dissimilar substrates, Master Bond’s Polymer Supreme 46HT-2 two-component adhesive features high-temperature resistance along with
International Rectifier introduced the IRF6706S2PbF and IRF6798MPbF DirectFET MOSFET chipset that offers efficiency for 12 V input synchronous buck applications including servers, desktops, and notebooks. The IRF6798MPbF Medium Can DirectFET provides
The solar-powered Impulse HB-SIA completed its maiden voyage on Wednesday. The 90-minute flight reached an altitude of 5,500 feet, over a mile above the Swiss countryside, with an average speed of 44 mph (70 kph). This is the first step towards an ambitious goal: travel around the world by 2012.
Pepperl+Fuchs introduced Segment Checker version 1.20 for validating the design of all Foundation fieldbus and Profibus PA segments, even in hazardous areas. Users drag and drop components into the project window, and edit the attributes to build a fieldbus segment. New to version 1.20 are the
Agilent Technologies announced the release of its V3500A Handheld RF Power Meter. The palm-sized meter includes a built-in display and integrated power sensor. The meter is appropriate for
Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) offers many advantages to LTE, notably the ability to deliver high data rates and perform well even in low quality channels. However, the technology does present some difficulties.
Now that the first LTE networks have gone live, the race is on to provide mobile broadband services on a large scale. However, have all the technical issues been addressed?
Fujipoly announced the availability of Sarcon GR-HF gap filler pads. These thermal interface materials are manufactured with a hardened top surface as well as a reinforced nylon mesh layer. The added reinforcement and less tacky surface treatments are said to
The multi-CAD capability of the online application ensures compatibility with all standard CAD systems: SolidWorks, Catia, Pro/Engineer, Inventor, Solid Edge, TopSolid, thinkdesign, Unigraphics, Alibre Design, Acis, STEP, IGES, DWG, DXF.
Thanks to microcomputer-based control electronics, consumer white goods and home appliances are easier and more convenient to use, work better and are more energy efficient. But what if something in the circuitry goes wrong?