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Company achieves 135 lumens per watt with Silicon-based LED

March 9, 2011 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bridgelux Inc. announced today that it has achieved a major breakthrough with the demonstration of 135 Lumens per Watt GaN-on-Silicon based LED Technology. This represents the industry’s first commercial grade performance for a Silicon-based LED.

Japan announces domestic stealth fighter

March 8, 2011 12:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Responding to regional threats and the United States’ refusal to share F-22 technology, Japan is developing its own stealth fighter. The “land of the rising sun” intends to fly its first stealth fighter prototype by 2014. Japan and Israel have both expressed interest in the “air supremacy weapon”, the F-22 Raptor.

Rectifiers Feature Wide Range of Current Ratings

March 8, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its portfolio of TMBS rectifiers using Trench MOS Barrier Schottky technology. Twenty new 45-V devices in four power package types were added, featuring

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Power MOSFETs Combine Low On-resistance with a Low Gate Charge

March 8, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) introduced two power MOSFETS. The new low-voltage devices are optimized for use on the secondary side of high efficiency DC/DC converters. By combining

Analog ICs Support Enterprise Access Points

March 8, 2011 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions is ramping production of various precision analog ICs in support of several customers launching fiber to the curb (FTTC), fiber to the home (FTTH), cable set-top boxes and wireless video systems. Cisco and Motorola, among others, are leveraging Skyworks’ industry-leading power amplifiers...

60 A Driver IC Achieves High Current in Small Form Factor

March 8, 2011 9:31 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier’s IR3550 integrated PowIRstage synchronous buck gate driver IC with co-packed control and synchronous MOSFETs and Schottky diode is optimized internally for PCB layout, heat transfer and driver/MOSFET timing. The 60-A rated device is positioned to

Premier Farnell and Embest bring EAGLE CAD software to China

March 8, 2011 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Farnell plc announces CadSoft GmbH, a trading division of Premier Farnell, has partnered with Embest to jointly launch CadSoft’s EAGLE, the award winning software and the best selling Computer-aided Design (CAD) tool of its kind now available for use in the Chinese market.

Chemically Resistant Epoxy Withstands a Year in Sulfuric & Hydrochloric Acid

March 8, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments...

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Embedded computers designed for intelligent transportation and home security applications

March 8, 2011 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology announced the release of the MXE-1200, an industrial and rich I/O fanless embedded computer with enhanced RF functions and LVDS and VGA dual display geared specifically for versatile applications such as intelligent transportation, factory automation...

Managed Switch Technology Primed for Military Applications

March 8, 2011 4:27 am | by Mike Southworth, Director of Marketing, Parvus Corporation | Articles | Comments

The success of net-centric warfare is dependent on fast, secure communications technology – specifically Ethernet. To meet the military's demands for Ethernet-enabled vehicles, there is an increased focus on developing a variety of Ethernet switches and routers...

PoL Converters Power FPGAs and Microprocessors

March 7, 2011 11:21 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced the OKI-T/36W Series of SMT point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters to its Okami range. Offered in the same DOSA standard SMT pinout as the company's OKY-T/3 and -T/5, the 24 Vin OKI-T/36W Series is said to achieve

Peripheral Controllers Bridge USB 3.0 to PCIe 2.0

March 7, 2011 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology introduced SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) general-purpose peripheral controllers that bridge USB 3.0 to PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0, thus matching the high-performance 5 Gbps bus speed . This controller family

PWM Controllers Target AC-DC Adapter Apps

March 7, 2011 9:48 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor expanded its portfolio of AC-DC power solutions for home electronics with the introduction of the NCP1234 and NCP1236 family of fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) current mode controllers. These solutions are

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PWM Controller Provides Low Standby Power Under 10 mW for Portable Device Chargers

March 7, 2011 7:42 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN302HL PWM controller for low standby power charger applications incorporates the company’s mWSaver technology to minimize standby input power consumption to <10 mW at 230 VAC to meet

DC-DC converters designed to be a ''Drop In'' upgrade for older DCP01 type converters

March 7, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the LCP100E series is a family of ultra-miniature 1W DC/DC converters. Packaged in a miniature, low profile, SMT case; these units are specifically designed to be a "Drop In" upgrade for older DCP01 type converters.

Fully Encapsulated Digital Power Module Uses PMBus for Real Time Monitoring

March 7, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduced its ZL9101M fully encapsulated digital DC/DC power module for PoL power management in servers, telecommunications, networking, and storage equipment. This variable output step-down PMBus-compliant digital power supply includes

SoC Provides Power Management, Control for Datacom Equipment

March 7, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products launched a new Teridian/Maxim energy-measurement system on chip (SoC), the 78M6613. This energy-measurement solution for AC/DC power supplies brings a high level of management and control to servers and other equipment in data centers. The SoC enables

High Flex Silicone Cables for Medical Automation

March 7, 2011 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil now offers standard “off-the-shelf” and custom made cables for high performance medical automation, diagnostics and pharmaceutical processing applications.

Module supports 16GFC Fibre Channel and 14GB FDR Infiniband communications standards

March 7, 2011 4:51 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. today announced a new optical sampling oscilloscope module for the Tektronix DSA8200 Digital Serial Analyzer Series that delivers the industry’s leading optical sensitivity, noise, and dynamic range performance for characterization and validation testing...

Lighting Science Group Pursues Prestigious L Prize with New LED Bulb

March 7, 2011 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lighting Science Group Corporation today notified the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that it has developed with Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC (LPI) a highly efficient, high output and low cost 60-watt replacement LED bulb...

MPR03x - Low-Power Proximity Sensors

March 7, 2011 4:23 am | Videos | Comments

This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and Freescale, introduces the MPR03x family of low-power proximity sensors and describes their features, benefits and applications. Also, capacitive sensing and development tools will be discussed.

CD-less Audio Design Kit Supports MP3, WMA, and AAC Formats

March 7, 2011 4:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America today introduced a new CD-less Audio Design Kit, a complete reference solution featuring decoding and playback of popular digital audio files such as MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Audio and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) formats.

DILAS’ Homogenized Areal Illumination High-Power Diode Lasers

March 4, 2011 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Continuing to expand its capabilities to serve the growing and diverse needs of its customers, DILAS announced today at Photonics West 2011, that it is now producing solutions for homogenized areal illumination.

Module provides scalable processing power

March 4, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology, Inc announces the Ampro by ADLINK ETX-PVR, its latest Extreme Rugged ETX Computer-on-Module (COM). The ETX-PVR module provides scalable processing power by offering a range of Intel Atom processors, from the power efficient single core N450 processor...

Return to Zero - Cooking Guide

March 4, 2011 3:46 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

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