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Wireless LAN: The Missing Piece for Building Automation

June 30, 2011 11:07 am | by Cory Vanderpool, Business Development Director for North America, EnOcean Aliance | Articles | Comments

Building automation uses a control system to monitor and command the mechanical, lighting, security control, or fire alarm systems in a commercial building. The intelligent network functions to keep building temperature within a specified range...

2700-3500 MHz, 90 Degree SMD Coupler

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

Innovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-7075, a 200 watt Surface Mount 90 Degree Hybrid Coupler that operates from 2700 – 3500 MHz.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Maury Wood of NXP on High-Speed Data Converters

June 30, 2011 9:05 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Maury Wood, Senior Director at NXP Semiconductors, about high-speed data converters.

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Multi-String LED Drivers Minimize Power Consumption

June 30, 2011 8:14 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced a new family of intelligent multi-string LED drivers for the backlighting and solid state lighting markets.

Low Noise Amplifiers for RF and Microwave Applications

June 30, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a new family of Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) for Cellular Infrastructure applications.

Return to Zero - Another Day in Paradise

June 30, 2011 5:50 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.

Microchip Technology Demonstrates Its Expanded MiWi Wireless DE at ESC Chicago

June 29, 2011 12:08 pm | Videos | Comments

Tyler Smith of Microchip Technology talks with ECN about the company's expanded MiWi Wireless Development Environment for IEEE 802.15.4 2.4 GHz and Unlicensed sub-GHz networks.

STMicroelectronics Unveils Fast-Write Memory for Low-Cost Black-Box Recorders

June 29, 2011 11:22 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new memory with a unique ultra-fast recording feature for storing important data during unexpected events. Its uses will include recovering system data when a sudden power failure occurs, and ‘black-box’ recorders that help identify the causes of equipment failures or accidents.

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New Measurement Solution For Optical Transmitter Compliance Testing Offers the Highest Bandwidth Optical Waveform Analysis and Increased Accuracy

June 29, 2011 11:12 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a new measurement solution for optical transmitter compliance testing on the Agilent 86100D digital communications analyzer . The solution offers the industry’s highest bandwidth optical waveform analysis and increased accuracy. 

Power Inductor Series Suits Height-constrained Applications

June 29, 2011 10:48 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced the 2700 and 2700T series of surface mount ultra-low profile power inductors aimed at a broad range of consumer electronic devices. The series has been designed specifically for use in applications where a low component height is crucial such as in handheld equipment and notebook computers. 

LD14 Miniatue Linear Vibration Actuator Uses New Voice Coil Technology

June 29, 2011 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nidec Copal’s new LD14 miniature linear vibration actuator uses a new voice coil technology to develop an acceleration output of 1G at 150 Hz operated by square wave output. The actuator is a compact 0.552” (14mm) long by 0.433” (11mm) wide by 0.10” (2.5mm) high. Only 2 volts and 77 milliamps are required to excite the LD14 actuator.

Direct Drive Motors Suitable for Various Requirements

June 29, 2011 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion introduces custom direct drive motor systems with precision encoders and bearings in unique packages. For years OEM’s have routinely designed Applimotion ULT, UTH, UTS, and UTO frameless motor kits into direct drive systems unique to an application. Applimotion is now offering custom design engineering to incorporate its widely popular frameless motor kits into application specific direct drive motors as a service to customers.

Return to Zero - Never Forget

June 29, 2011 7:59 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.

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Narda Power Combiner Serves 900 MHz Wireless Systems

June 28, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda, an L-3 Communications introduced the Model 30402 two-way RF power combiner that operates from 820 to 915 MHz, making it an excellent choice for use in wireless base stations.

SM Series From Stackpole Offers High Power Handling Without Compromising Solder Joint Integrity

June 28, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

High power SMD ceramic based chip resistors are susceptible to solder joint failure, cracking, and pulling the solder lands off the PCB. This is due to the difference in the coefficient of thermal expansion between standard PCB materials, such as FR4 and ceramic. Stackpole’s SM Series surface mount molded wirewounds have compliant terminations that expand and contract with the PCB eliminating those concerns.

2400 MHz DRO Replacement Features Exceptionally-Low Phase Noise

June 28, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ESP-2400 Phase-Locked Oscillator from EM Research operates at 2400 MHz and features exceptionally-low phase noise (<-116 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz), and low power consumption. The unit is supplied with an internal frequency reference, and offers +15 dBm output power and low spurs (<-70 dBc).

CISSOID Introduces a High-Temperature 80V Dual Series Small-Signal Diode

June 28, 2011 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

CISSOID releases CHT-GANYMEDE, a high-temperature 80V dual series small-signal diode in a small hermetically sealed metal can TO-18 package. This new device includes two diodes connected in series that can sustain a reverse voltage of 80V, have a maximum forward current of 300mA at 225°C and are suitable for operation from -55°C up to +225°C. This dual diode is a general purpose discrete component which and can be used in a variety of applications, including clamping, low-current rectification and sensing, among others.

TE Connectivity Offers Scalable Spring Fingers Providing Better Internal Connections

June 28, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the demand for electronic devices continues to increase, so does the need for internal connections within these devices. In response to this growing trend, TE Connectivity (TE), formerly Tyco Electronics, offers scalable spring fingers as well as a complete family of spring fingers to serve this surging need across all industries.

Anritsu Introduces High-Frequency Sampling Oscilloscope Probe

June 28, 2011 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the J1512A Passive Probe for its BERTWave MP2100A BERT and EYE/Pulse Scope solution. Also compatible with GHz-band sampling oscilloscopes, the J1512A simplifies monitoring and confirming the signal levels and waveforms of mounted electronic devices without on-board coaxial connectors, such as SMA connectors, which allow engineers to more efficiently verify the designs of their high-speed digital communications equipment and devices.

National Semiconductor Introduces Industry’s First High-voltage PMBus System Power Management and Protection ICs

June 28, 2011 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. introduced two new high-voltage system power management and protection integrated circuits (ICs) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support. The 48V input voltage LM5066 and -48V input voltage LM5064 integrate high-performance system protection and management blocks that precisely measure, control and manage the electrical operating conditions in systems such as routers, switches and base stations.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mike Stout of Falcon on UPS Technology

June 28, 2011 5:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Mike Stout of Falcon Electric about Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and the various ways they can benefit the engineer. It isn't always just about backup power.

Nordic nRF2460 Audio Streamer IC Delivers Power Optimization for Mono Wireless Audio App at Low Cost

June 28, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces the immediate availability of the new Nordic nRF2460 audio streamer IC that offers unique, class-leading power optimization and performance specifically for cost-sensitive battery-powered mono wireless audio applications such as microphones, subwoofers, musical instruments, and gaming.

Addressing the Challenges of Mixed-Signal Circuit Design

June 28, 2011 4:17 am | by Larry Spaziani, Executive Director, EPBU Business Development, International Rectifier | Blogs | Comments

ChiL Semiconductor, now part of IR’s Enterprise Business unit team, applies our mixed signal expertise to digital power management products  and faces a plethora of challenges, but process choice and the need for digitally assisted analog precision stand out.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Tom Cross of IBM's X-Force on Information Threat Analysis

June 27, 2011 1:24 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Tom Cross, X-Force Researcher at IBM Internet Security Systems, on software, systems, and device security.

TT Electronics' Self-Calibrating Fluid Sensors Enable Engineers to Easily Correct for System Variations

June 27, 2011 12:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics Optoelectronics Business Unit has developed a self-calibration system for its OPB350 Series optoelectronic fluid sensors that is designed to save engineers set-up time as well as maintain the sensors’ optimum accuracy over years of operation.

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