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Dual-Output DC-DC Converter Suits Railway and Other Mobile Environments

December 29, 2010 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ DCW 202R, a dual-output railway quality DC/DC converter, utilizes high efficiency power conversion technology to deliver 150 W output power depending on the required input/output configuration. Both outputs are

Distortion Analysis Software Helps Optimize Active RF Components

December 29, 2010 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S FS K130 distortion analysis software for optimizing active RF components such as power amplifiers and mixers. This software allows users to

True-rms AC-DC Clamp Meter has a Detachable Jaw

December 29, 2010 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke, a global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the latest member of its innovative family of clamp meters: the Fluke 365 Detachable Jaw True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meter.


Illuminated Pushbutton Switch has a 50 million Life-Cycle Expectancy

December 29, 2010 8:21 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announces the LP16 series long life, illuminated pushbutton switch. Its long life of 50,000,000 cycles is realized by the help of magnets.

Reference Design for 5-W LED Lamps Offers PFC and Flicker-Free TRIAC Dimming

December 29, 2010 7:33 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced the RDK-251 reference design for a 5-watt offline LED driver that includes flicker-free TRIAC dimming and single-stage power factor correction.

Module Socket Connector is Compatible with PCI-SIG Specifications

December 29, 2010 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

JAE has released the MM60-52B1-G1, a module socket connector compatible with PCI-SIG specifications that can be used for connection with PCI Express and modules for USB transmission.

1 GHz and 1.5 GHz Probes Include Active Circuitry

December 29, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Two new active-circuitry Tetris probes from Pico Technology offer high bandwidth in a compact and lightweight housing, and are ideal for testing densely-packed high-speed circuits.

PFC-PWM Controller Provides Higher Efficiency in Dual-Switch Flyback Topologies

December 29, 2010 6:21 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN6920MR is an integrated critical-mode PFC and quasi-resonant current mode PWM controller that meets regulatory requirements by providing >90 percent efficiency and <300mW at no load.


Code Generation Tool Includes Parallel Computing Support

December 29, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

MathWorks today announced a new capability that accelerates code generation build times for engineers working on designs that are componentized with model reference.

Rocker Switch Suits Limited-Space Applications

December 29, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RL3-10S rocker switch from Phaseda is made for limited space applications. It has UL rating at 10A 125VAC. And it’s fully compliant with RoHS requirements.

DC Jack Provides Rugged Connection

December 29, 2010 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

For applications that face particularly tight space restraints, SUYIN has developed the two-pin type 040068FR right-angle DC power jack connector (max. 6.3 V DC / 2.0 A DC).

Haptic Exciters Turn Touchscreens Into Speakers

December 29, 2010 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXT announces combined haptic touch and audio exciters for touch panels and screens in industrial, home automation, automotive and consumer electronic products.

USB technology delivers wireless multichannel HD audio

December 29, 2010 4:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Semiconductor today announced that it will demonstrate its Summit Connect USB technology at CES 2011. Summit Connect enables TV manufacturers to deliver wireless multichannel high definition (HD) audio with a USB Linux driver update.


Reference Designs Create Wireless HDMI Video Solutions

December 29, 2010 4:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alereon announced the addition of several new wireless HDMI reference designs: The AL5750 1080p Wireless UWB Audio/Video Adapter, the AL5810/11 Wireless HDMI Encoder/Decoder and the AL5820/21 Wireless HDMI Encoder/Decoder with 3D support.

Automotive-Qualified MOSFETs Include Logic-Level Gate-Drive Devices

December 29, 2010 4:02 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the expansion of the company’s offering of 40 V to 100 V automotive qualified MOSFETs including a family of logic level devices.

USB Controller Offers Simple Access

December 29, 2010 3:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has introduced IO-Warrior56, a universal USB Controller that allows easy access to input or output functions via a USB bus. Featuring 50 generic I/O lines, IO-Warrior56 is also an I2C/SPI master, allowing interface with a wide range of available ICs.

CraneBoard helps simplify design on TI's AM35x Sitara ARM MPU

December 29, 2010 3:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mistral Solutions announced CraneBoard, a new low-cost ARM-based development board, offers designers a fully open source printed circuit board (PCB) and design to reduce development costs.

DC motor line boasts industry’s highest power density

December 28, 2010 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Johnson Electric today announced the Compact DC motor product line which delivers the industry’s highest power density. This innovation is based on Johnson Electric’s proprietary Curve technology.

Green LED Addresses Projection Systems

December 28, 2010 10:12 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Since a greater proportion of green than red or blue is needed in a projector to produce white light, the increase in the brightness of the green LED has a significant effect on the overall system brightness.

Hall-Effect Sensor IC Offers Low Jitter and High Sensitivity

December 28, 2010 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC with pulse width modulated output.

The Emotional Computer

December 28, 2010 6:50 am | Videos | Comments

Can computers understand emotions? Can computers express emotions? Can they feel emotions? The latest video from the Univ. of Cambridge shows how emotions can be used to improve interaction between humans and computers.

LDOs Extend Battery Life

December 28, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Characterized by low dropout voltage and low quiescent current, the latest linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated suit low power handheld product design where extending battery life is a key design criteria.

Radio Modules Designed for European Applications

December 28, 2010 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

In order to meet operating demands and compliance requirements specific to the European market, the AIR line now includes ETSI-compliant models A1101R08A (embedded antenna) and A1101R08C (connectorized).

Driver amplifier covers frequency range of 250 to 3000 MHz

December 28, 2010 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech) introduced today the MAAM-009563, a two-stage HBT driver amplifier for cellular and WiMAX infrastructure applications. This driver amplifier covers a broad frequency range of 250 to 3000 MHz...

Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces Thermal Management Technology Breakthrough

December 28, 2010 4:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems has announced that recent testing of its new (patent pending) CoolWall technology for thermal management of rugged embedded computing enclosures has shown a greater than 2x improvement in payload power cooling...

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