We’re not talking about the seasoning, though I’d think more than just African economy would benefit if salt was still used as currency. SALT is an acronym for the South African Large Telescope--- not the most creative name, but very simple and direct. Advancements in the field of astronomy are being seen in several different countries on the vast continent in addition to South Africa’s large observatory, and scientists are taking notice.
Highly integrated semiconductor products are not only a trend in consumer products, but also in...
Leveraging advanced processor functionality to facilitate ease of design has been discussed...
When the vision of a smart grid first appeared over a decade ago, it was revolutionary and broadly recognized as being so. Yet even an informal assessment of the facility and technology development necessary to realize that vision made it clear that smart grids would require a lengthy evolution.
As applications become more complex, home-run sensor wiring approaches become more difficult and costly to implement. The cost of running sensor cable can often be the single largest line item for installing new data acquisition systems once labor and capital costs are included.
QD Vision announced the newest family of its award-winning Color IQ optical component compatible with LCD systems utilizing 3mm light guide plates. The new optic represents a 25% width reduction from QD Vision’s previous offerings, making it the thinnest and most cost-effective quantum dot....
NTE Electronics continues to expand its high-quality fuse line by offering new Automotive Blade Fuses with LED Indicators. This new line of illuminating blade fuses use LED technology to indicate that a fuse has blown. They are easy to see in fuse panels located under dark dashboards....
Failures have increasingly serious consequences as today’s electronics systems become smaller, more complex and more deeply embedded in our daily lives. System failures must be found and fixed before they can cause costly downtime, product recalls and reputational damage.
Micrel launched the PL6020xxx and PL6070xxx clock generators along with the SY7557xL clock distribution family that provides extremely low phase noise for the PCI-Express (PCIe) reference clock signals and industry leading output-to-output skew.
Bourns announced the introduction of new ChipGuard ESD protectors designed specifically to guard sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and are qualified to meet up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 standards.
I have fond memories of 2010 when our industry catapulted out of the recession. Distribution and component suppliers were in flat-out growth mode as all struggled to deal with rapidly rising demands that rapidly swamped capacity levels that had been hastily reduced the year before.
AVX Corporation has doubled the capacitance of its 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC) Series, extending the highest-rated capacitance value from 2.5pF to 5.1pF. Ideal for applications including RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter networks, and instrumentation, AVX’s 0603 MLO capacitors exhibit low ESR....
IXYS Corporation announced today the introduction of the DVRFD630 and DVRFD631 RF MOSFET Gate Driver Development Boards by its IXYS Colorado division. These general-purpose circuit boards are designed to demonstrate the performance of the IXRFD630 and IXRFD631 RF MOSFET gate drivers....
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC adds to its extensive portfolio of low noise block regulators (LNBRs) designed for satellite receivers in Set Top Boxes and LCD TVs. Allegro’s “Generation 5” A8300 and A8300-1 are fully integrated linear and switching voltage regulators that are specifically designed to provide the power and the interface signals to an LNB down-converter via coaxial cable.
The EXP-LED-F4W is an intrinsically safe 4 watt LED flashlight that has a very tight, well focused pencil beam of light. The light beam on this LED flashlight reaches 100 feet in distance. With its great runtime on three AA batteries, you won't have to worry about it going dead....
Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection LED for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumens. Thanks to their optimized design, they offer very high luminous flux from the available chip surface.
Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces four input/output (I/O) connectors that meet the standards and fulfill the demands of high-performance computing such as cloud computing, data centers, enterprise servers, the switch market, and consumer electronics.
SCHURTER has expanded its broad range of cord retaining systems to include a new retaining clip for IEC C8 inlets and mating cord sets. The new clip is a further addition to the already successful wide range of SCHURTER cord retaining systems.
Consumer expectations continue to create a relentless challenge for the electronics industry, demanding that each new generation of mobile devices delivers increased performance — more applications, faster speed, and longer battery life — all without sacrificing reliability.
Capacitive screens have become fairly ubiquitous in the world of electronics. You can find them in tablets, cell phones, medical devices, and pretty much anywhere else you look. But using capacitive displays in designs can still be challenging. We want to know what you (or your company or your fellow engineer) struggle with when it comes to designing with touchscreens.
Today’s electronic products must work under all types of conditions, not just ideal ones. That being the case, AC sources used in test applications must not only supply a stable source of AC, they must also simulate power-line disturbances and other non-ideal situations.
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8584, a monolithic flyback DC/DC converter designed to actively balance high voltage stacks of batteries. These battery stacks are commonly found in electric and hybrid vehicles as well as fail-safe power supplies and energy storage systems.
Analog Devices introduced two RF power detectors with wide dynamic range and best-in-class accuracy and temperature stability. Designed with ADI’s leading detector expertise, the ADL5903 RF detector is an optimal solution for a variety of high-frequency systems....
Murata today announced the MEF1 series of 1 Watt regulated DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Suitable for use in industrial, automation and instrumentation applications, these tightly regulated single output converters, rated to better than 1% of nominal output voltage, are packaged in a fully encapsulated single-in-line through-hole format....
The new DT Series 3-Wire Current Transducer from NK Technologies is specifically designed in a compact, space-saving case. The DT 3-Wire uses a common point for both power supply and output signal, and is factory calibrated for a single current range.
The new 78E Series Ex Encoder from Pepperl+Fuchs is especially designed for applications in hazardous areas. The 78E Series with its “flameproof enclosure” has ATEX and IEC Ex international approval in addition to third-party approval by TÜV. It is designed for the oil/gas, refineries, mining and material handling (agriculture, chemicals) industries.
CTS Electronic Components announces a dual CMOS/TTL to Differential PECL Translator, CTS100ELT22, to their current frequency control products offering. CTS’ line of integrated circuits includes buffers & dividers, capacitive tuning, cable driver and PECL/ECL logic that are complementary to their current Frequency Control portfolio.
Portable devices such as cell phones, MP3 players and tablets have become popular over the years. Most people own at least two of these devices. Each device requires a power adapter to charge and provide power for these portable electronics.
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