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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.

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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.

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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.

Space-saving 500V Shielded, High-voltage Connector Series

June 27, 2011 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a new high-voltage connector series that features a robust and shielded metal housing that is fully RoHS compliant.

Microchip Brings Advanced Control to Cost-Sensitive Designs With New PIC MCUs & dsPIC DSCs

June 27, 2011 11:33 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a new series of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general-purpose and motor-control designs.

AVX Expands Robust, Commercial-Grade SMD Tantalum Capacitor Series for Long-Life Applications

June 27, 2011 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded its TRM and TRJ 'Professional' Series of SMD tantalum capacitors.

MobileNationHQ Serves an Ace With New Pocket Wimbledon App

June 27, 2011 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new mobile app was launched in time for Wimbledon. Called Pocket Wimbledon the new app created using the MobileNationHQ platform will allow tennis fans to check schedules of play and live scores, as well as locate their nearest tennis club based on their current location.

Evatronix Releases USB 2.0 High Speed PHY to Complement its USB Offering

June 27, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Evatronix SA, announced today the introduction of a USB High Speed PHY IP that will complement the long-existing suite of USB 2.0 Device and Host controllers. Evatronix USB 2.0 PHY has already been silicon proven and guarantees compliance with all relevant layers of USB specification for High, Full and Low Speeds.

Spectrum's New Extruded Ceramic Tubular Capacitors Enhance Design Flexibility

June 27, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products has added an extrusion process to their current manufacturing methods of ceramic tubular capacitors. The addition of this process enhances Spectrum's design flexibility with an increased custom product offering.

STMicroelectronics Boosts Accessibility and Value of Space-Grade Power Electronics

June 27, 2011 8:38 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced the first member of a family of power transistors that are fully qualified for use in electronic subsystems on board satellites and launchers. According to the Satellite Industry Association, the global satellite industry is growing steadily and currently generates more than $160 billion in annual revenues 1.

Ethertronics' Ether 1.3.1 Antenna Technology Significantly Enhances Design Flexibility

June 27, 2011 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ethertronics launched Ether 1.3.1, an Adaptive Antenna solution.

MEN Micro Ethernet Board Enables High-speed Data Transfer over Long Distances

June 27, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers the G211F, a rugged 3U CompactPCI Serial Ethernet Interface board that accommodates four fiber optic Ethernet transceiver channels (1000Base-SX) for high-speed connections over extended distances up to 1,800 feet (550 m). Connected to the backplane via a PCI Express x4 link and managed by a single IEEE 802.3x-compliant Ethernet controller, the board's four channels provide data transfers of up to 1,000 Mbit/s when used simultaneously.

Haydon Kerk Introduces Programmable Linear Actuator Suitable for Industrial Applications

June 27, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has broadened its IDEA line of programmable linear actuators with a RoHS compliant, easy-to-use electronic drive and fully programmable control unit integrated with a linear actuator. The compact, versatile unit is ideally suited for equipment or systems that require a small footprint.

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