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Dual Output POL Regulator is Positioned as Alternative to LDOs

May 3, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s SC197 is a 500 mA, dual-output, point-of-load (POL) regulator, combining two PWM DC-DC regulators in a 2 mm x 3 mm x 0.6 mm package with an overall footprint of 80 mm2. According to the company, the small size and footprint

16-bit Low Power MCUs Feature Capacitive Sensing That Works in Sleep

May 3, 2011 5:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to

Digital Zero-Power AC-DC PWM IC Targets Offline Chargers, Adapters

May 3, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt announced the iW1700 Zero Power AC/DC Digital PWM Controller. The controller is designed to enable low-cost, energy-efficient 120V/230VAC offline adapters and chargers (up to 5 W) which consume

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Power Switch Device Technology Addresses Energy Star Requirements

May 3, 2011 5:23 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL1x6 Series of green-mode Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) devices. These integrated PWM controllers include proprietary green-mode functions that

LNAs Feature Bypass and Shutdown Functionality

May 3, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced four low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) to extend the RF performance and diversity of LNA portfolio. The modules feature high linearity that improves an application’s ability to

Wash-Aways provide consistent spacing between printed circuit boards and PCB components

May 2, 2011 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals Inc. introduces Wash-Away dissolvable spacers, designed to provide consistent spacing between printed circuit boards and PCB components. These organic polymer spacers locate PCB components during soldering operations.

RGB Portfolio

May 2, 2011 9:53 am | Videos | Comments

This module, provided by Digi-Key and Osram, will provide an overview of OSRAM's RGB product portfolio and discuss the features, benefits, and potential applications.

Wind River Turns 30: Looking Back and Moving Forward

May 2, 2011 9:46 am | by Tomas Evensen, Wind River | Blogs | Comments

2011 marks Wind River’s 30th anniversary. The big 3-0…it’s a major landmark moment in anyone’s book. This year, we’ll be taking time to honor this milestone with a retrospective of Wind River’s history and also a series of employee stories.

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Return to Zero - Cash Out

May 2, 2011 8:02 am | 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.

Precision Mixed-Signal Microcontroller Combines High Accuracy and Low Power Operation

May 2, 2011 7:13 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced the Q32M210, the first in a new family of mixed-signal microcontrollers for precision measurement and monitoring. Designed for use in portable sensing applications and built with the ARM Cortex-M3 processor...

PCIe Synchro-Resolver Output Card Designed for Test Applications

May 2, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces its exciting new Digital-to-Synchro/Resolver simulation PCIe card (SB-3623X), designed for test applications involving instrument grade angle position simulation of up to 6 channels at 30 arc seconds accuracy.

Test Leads Change Tip Length with a Single Twist

April 30, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation announced the availability of the its TL175 TwistGuard Test Leads with a manually adjustable test tip guard for use in different measurement environments. By twisting the test lead, the user can

Spring-Loaded Plunger Assemblies Enable Quick Repositioning of Equipment Without Tools

April 30, 2011 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Type PTL2 spring-loaded plunger assemblies allow users to quickly and easily move racks, slides, access panels, and similar equipment to new positions without requiring tools. If necessary, a unique lockout feature

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Optically Clear, Flexible Epoxy Cures at Room Temp, and Cryogenic Conditions

April 30, 2011 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond developed Polymer System EP37-3FLF. This optically clear, two component epoxy has resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it

Dual Central Office VDSL2 Splitter Module Touts Space Reduction

April 30, 2011 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced a dual central office VDSL2 splitter module. The B8891DVNL combines two central office (CO) splitter modules onto one platform. This configuration increases available printed circuit board space by 40 percent while

VCO Operates From 2850 MHz to 2950 MHz

April 30, 2011 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s CVCO55CC-2850-2950 operates from 2850 MHz to 2950 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has

Power MOSFET Chipset Targets DC-DC Apps Requiring High Power Density

April 30, 2011 9:06 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of an automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFET chipset optimized for DC-DC applications used in internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, hybrid and electric vehicles. The 40-V logic level gate drive

Geo-Magnetic MEMS Modules Tout Accurate Output for Mobile Compassing

April 30, 2011 8:58 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLHC geo-magnetic module. Housed inside a miniature 3 x 5 x 1 mm package with operating current consumption down to just 110 uA, this module meets

The Smart Grid and Beyond

April 29, 2011 11:54 am | by Robert Wilkins, President, Danfoss | Articles | Comments

The United States today faces basic questions on its energy and electricity infrastructure – how to meet the growing thirst for electrical power; whether and how to move from fossil fuels; how much to rely on renewables, nuclear or other options...

The Tinker's Toolbox - a Chat with Shaf Rahman of Akros on Board-Level DC Power Management

April 29, 2011 10:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Shaf Rahman of Akros about their new family of DC-DC Controllers with gate-drive signal shaping for reduced EMI and improved efficiency.

VCO features max current consumption of 25 mA

April 29, 2011 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2850-2950 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2850 MHz to 2950 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3V~4.7V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity.

Miniature Illuminated Rocker Switches Tout Snap-in Installation

April 29, 2011 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the CWS Series of full-face illuminated miniature rocker switches. The devices are appropriate for compact or crowded designs requiring illuminated switches. Available with red, green or amber illumination, these switches are also

Wide Band WiMax Filter Covers 5.2 GHz to 5.8 GHz

April 29, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sangshin Elecom introduced a fully customizable, wide band, ceramic filter for 5 GHz applications. Covering 5.2 GHz to 5.8 GHz, the MBP33RC5500S600A exhibits 1.0 dB of insertion loss across the BW and is housed in a

Silicon-Based Crystal Oscillator Clock Module Line Adds Dual Voltage Capabilities

April 29, 2011 7:54 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor extended its silicon based crystal oscillator (XO) clock module range. Six additions to the NBX Series provide a high accuracy reference clock solution with dual voltage capabilities and total frequency stability as low as

How to Set Up an Electronics Lab

April 29, 2011 5:29 am | Videos | Comments

This video by Dave of the EEVblog shows how to set up your own decent electronics lab, what you need, and how much it'll cost you.

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