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ICs Target Next-Gen Set-Top Boxes

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

STMicroelectronics unveiled two System-on-Chip ICs that allow standard- or high-definition equipment to share the same printed-circuit-board (PCB) design and leverage software developed for earlier product generations.

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Arrays Improve System Performance

December 27, 2010 6:12 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, has developed advanced capacitor arrays designed to shrink the circuit foot print, enhance EMI performance and improve overall manufacturing speed. AVX's wide range of multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) arrays...

20 GHz Connectors Featured in Online Video

December 23, 2010 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron, Inc. has released “An Introduction to eSMA Connectors and Cable Assemblies,” a video in which San-tron’s Director of Engineering, Fred Hull, talks about the company’s revolutionary technology used in their eSMA connectors and cable assemblies.

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Ultra-Miniature SMT Synthesizer for SWaP-C Applications

December 23, 2010 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SLX-1350 from EM Research, which operates over the frequency range 675-1350 MHz in 1 MHz steps, features low spurs (<-60 dBc), low harmonics (<-15 dBc), 0 dBm nominal output power, and low phase noise (<-85 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz (Fout @ 675 MHz)).

Next-Generation Power MOSFETs For Next-Generation Vehicles

December 23, 2010 6:14 am | by Benjamin Jackson, Product Manager, International Rectifier | Articles | Comments

Performance, power density and efficiency are goals not normally associated with electrical systems on automobiles. That was yesterday, now the pistons, valves and fuel pumps of the last 150 years have transformed into the electric motors, inverters and batteries of today.

Navy launches first aircraft using electromagnetic system

December 23, 2010 5:57 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Navy made history on December 18 when it launched its first rollercoaster, er, aircraft, using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) technology. The F/A-18 Super Hornet, piloted by Lt. Daniel Radocaj, was launched from Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst, N.J.

Guided Assembly for Cable and Wire Harnesses

December 23, 2010 4:11 am | Videos | Comments

This videoclip from CAMI Research shows its computer-assisted technique for assembly of circular connectors used in aerospace and other high-reliability applications.

Grandma Learns How to Clean Up a CFL

December 22, 2010 11:35 am | Videos | Comments

In Cree's lighthearted skit, they have grandma and grandson follow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for cleaning up a CFL. Since fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, special steps should be taken to clean them up if they break.

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Gesture Recognition: Getting Rid of the Remote

December 22, 2010 10:06 am | by Sinclair Vass, JDSU (www.jdsu.tv) | Blogs | Comments

Gesture recognition is exciting new technology that lets a person control applications by using gestures or body movements instead of using a controller, remote or other device...

GPS LNAs offer an industry-low 0.65dB noise figure

December 22, 2010 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announces the MAX2667/MAX2669, the newest additions to its GPS/GNSS low-noise amplifier (LNA) family. Designed using Maxim's advanced SiGe processes, these fully integrated LNAs feature an exceptionally low noise figure of 0.65dB.

Linear actuator combines mechanical drive, guidance, and control

December 22, 2010 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the Programmable Motorized SplineRail Linear Actuator. The Programmable SplineRail combines mechanical drive, guidance, and control in a single, compact component. The system uses a Size 17 single stack or double stack stepper motor...

Door Opening Pushbuttons Meet TSI-PRM Standards

December 22, 2010 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announces a new addition to their internationally recognized Series 56 door opening pushbutton – raised and illuminated open/close symbols. The switch, along with the Series 56 switch series, meets European Technical Specifications of Interoperability for Persons with Reduced Mobility...

Heavy Duty Drive Solution for Extremely Harsh Operating Conditions

December 22, 2010 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor launches its EC22 HD (Heavy Duty) motor, a 22mm-diameter brushless motor that outperforms any other commercial electric drive on shock, vibration and temperature tolerances. This motor was developed for the exceptionally high requirements in deep drilling technology...

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Why Terminal Blocks Can Be Your Best Design Solution

December 22, 2010 4:41 am | by Koos Steding, Global Product Marketing Manager, FCI (www.fci.com) | Blogs | Comments

Terminal blocks  are popular alternatives with system designers, and therefore continue to evolve based on users’ current application needs.

MOSFETs raise protection levels for inductive loads

December 22, 2010 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated has announced further additions to its IntelliFET range of self-protected MOSFETs. The 60V, 75m? (typical) rated single N-channel ZXMS6006DG/SG and dual N-channel ZXMS6006DT8 provide thermal shutdown, short circuit, over voltage...

Outdoor Thermoelectric Coolers offer Bi-Polar Thermostatic Control

December 22, 2010 4:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced the release of its new Outdoor Thermoelectric Cooler Series with Bi-Polar Thermostatic Control.

PoE Midspans are IEEE 802.3at Compliant

December 22, 2010 4:14 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi announced two multi-port additions to its 60W PoE midspan family, the industry's first fully IEEE 802.3at standards-compliant high-power PoE solutions to include four-pair powering and gigabit switching support.

Battery charger ICs provide a range of safety features

December 22, 2010 4:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The APM860x lithium battery charger ICs from Diodes Incorporated provide a range of safety features designed to protect small form factor portable products during the charging process. To ensure safe charging of products including mobile phones, media players and headsets...

Diodes single gate logic now in small DFN package

December 21, 2010 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated has released new versions of its 74LVC1GXX and 74LVCE1GXX CMOS logic families in DFN1410 packages measuring 1.4mm x 1.0mm x 0.4mm high. These tiny single gate devices complement the existing SOT25 and SOT353 versions...

Connector System Enables Sealing Performance in Extreme Environments

December 21, 2010 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduces its second generation sealed, hybrid, high-density and modular connector system. The CMX family uses a new CTX terminal system with a fully protected seal to deliver the ultimate in sealing performance.

Video conversion IC enables 3D experience for smartphones and tablet PCs

December 21, 2010 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor plc has announced the DA8223, the world's first real time 2D to 3D video conversion chip for portable devices including smartphones and tablet PCs. The device also integrates a parallax barrier screen driver that lets users view 3D content without the need for glasses.

Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes Improve Data Center Power Supply Designs

December 21, 2010 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting the latest data center power supply requirements, Cree, Inc. announces its new line of Z-Rec(TM) 650V Junction Barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes. The new JBS diodes provide blocking voltage to 650V to accommodate recent changes in data center power architecture...

Power resistors offer high power for applications with limited board space

December 21, 2010 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole's VM Series of vertical mount ceramic housed power resistors offer high power for applications with limited board space. The vertically mounted configuration is available in standard windings, welded windings for greater precision and reliability...

Electric Vehicle Charging Connectors Conforms to SAE J1772 Level II

December 21, 2010 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Express announces the immediate, in-stock availability of ITT Interconnect Solutions’ entire line of electric vehicle charging connectors (EVC). This entire EVC Series is in-stock.Based on head-end power (HEP) spring contact technology...

Switched-Bit 63-dB Attenuator Offers Performance From 2 to 6 GHz

December 21, 2010 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda, an L-3 Communications company, today introduced the Model DA64-63B switched-bit attenuator, which offers the high level of performance required in electronic warfare and radar systems as well as precision automated test equipment.

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