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F-RAM devices boast high-performance for demanding auto applications

December 7, 2010 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation today added two new serial F-RAM devices to its V-Family product line that meet stringent AEC-Q100 Grade 3 automotive qualification standards. The FM24V01-G and FM25V01-G are 128-kilobit (Kb) high-performance nonvolatile F-RAM memories...

Multilayer Ferrite Chip Inductor intended for Small Hand Held devices

December 7, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mag Layers USA, Inc. is proud to announce its GMPI series. The GMPI series is a perfect fit to the ever increasing demand to save power and reduced high frequency loss in most mobile electronic devices. This product comes in a variety of sizes ranges from 3.2 x 2.2 mm to 1.0 x 0.8 mm with a low profile (h = 0.3 – 1.2mm).

Power supplies intended for use in distributed and redundant power systems

December 7, 2010 5:32 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has launched a new line 1600W front-end power supplies for use in distributed, hot-pluggable and redundant power systems. The HFE1600 series operate off a universal AC input of from 85 to 265VAC, with active PFC, and provides a well regulated DC output of 12V, 24V or 48V.


ESC Boston: Microchip Interview

December 7, 2010 5:16 am | Videos | Comments

ECN's Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, interviews Microchip's Alex Martinez about the company's Real-Time Clock/Calendar device family.

New 40 GHz Connectors Featured in Online Video

December 7, 2010 4:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron, Inc. has released “An introduction to San-tron S292 Connectors,” a video in which San-tron’s Director of Engineering, Fred Hull, talks about the company’s latest product release, the S292 40 GHz connector. The video is the first installment in a series of informative videos...

100% Capacity or N+1 Redundancy UPS Systems

December 6, 2010 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite has expanded its line of SmartOnline UPS Systems with nine new models from 12kVA to 20kVA power capacity. These new UPS Systems feature a unique design that integrates the electrical input, output and data connections of two UPS systems via a single, detachable, parallel PDU...

Skyworks Unveils 6 and 7 Bit Digital Attenuators

December 6, 2010 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks is pleased to introduce two digital attenuators with superior attenuation accuracy for base station, cellular-head end, repeater, test equipment and femtocell manufacturers. The 6 bit device has an 0.5 dB least significant bit (LSB) and the 7 bit device has a 0.25 dB LSB.

LED Array Sets New Benchmarks for Efficiency

December 6, 2010 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announces the industry's first lighting-class LED array. The XLamp CXA20 LED array is the first lighting-class array aimed at accelerating the LED lighting revolution and can enable a 60 watt A-lamp equivalent while consuming just 11 watts.


Tinker's Toolbox - Atmel's Touchscreen and Microcontroller Technology

December 6, 2010 8:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

This episode of the Tinker's Toolbox has an interview with Binay Bajaj of Atmel, who discusses their latest touchscreen and microcontroller technology. Right-click to download the podcast

ECN Interview with MicroChip at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

December 6, 2010 4:49 am | Videos | Comments

Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre interviews Fanie Duvenhage of Microchip Technology at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference.

Co-fired PZT bimorphs ideal for use in high temperature applications

December 6, 2010 4:16 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics’ ElectroCeramics business (MTC) announces that it designs and manufactures co-fired piezo (PZT) bimorph elements for use in aerospace, medical, automotive and general industrial sensor and actuator applications.

Hall-Effect Linear Current Sensor IC Includes Overcurrent Fault Output

December 3, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSytems, Inc. introduced a new Hall-effect IC for AC or DC current sensing in low-voltage audio, communications systems, white goods, and automotive applications. Typical applications include

Medical Displays Respond to the Touch

December 3, 2010 6:51 am | by Ralph Polshak, Optrex America, Inc., | Articles | Comments

Medical devices present a special and challenging set of requirements for LCD displays. They need to provide high quality images with high contrast, high resolution images and data...


Speed Sensor Is Suitable for Harsh Environments

December 3, 2010 6:26 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Cherry’s GS102301 geartooth speed sensor is suitable for any application where rugged, dependable speed sensing is required. Tested to SAE J1455, this digital output Hall effect speed sensor is

Sub-audio signalling processor intended for use in professional PMR terminals

December 3, 2010 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits, (, has announced the addition of a new Audio Scrambler and Sub-audio Signalling Processor, the CMX148, to its family of analogue two way radio ICs.

VCO operates from 2542 MHz to 2662 MHz

December 3, 2010 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2542-2662 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2542 MHz to 2662 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V.

Load Cell Capacities Range from 44 lbs to 600,000 lbs

December 3, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available for compression or tension applications, and in capacities ranging from 44 lbs to 600,000 lbs, Hardy Instruments’ Advantage load points and sensors are made of stainless steel and feature a no-cost NPT conduit adapter, true hermetic sealing to

Designing an Automotive Instrument Cluster for Increased Sound Pressure Level

December 3, 2010 5:30 am | by Jon Levin, Star Micronics America, Inc. & Krunal Patel, Jaguar Land Rover | Articles | Comments

Nearly all vehicles have a chime or speaker on the dashboard instrument cluster for various alert functions. Increasingly, instrument cluster manufacturers are turning to speakers...

FPGA Integration Module is Based on Spartan-6

December 3, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Opal Kelly XEM6110 integration module is based on a Xilinx Spartan-6 (XC6SLX45) FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the module uses the blazing transfer rate of PCI Express for configuration downloads, enabling

Pressure sensor measures line pressures up to 2,000 PSI

December 3, 2010 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. now offers the AST5400 wet / wet differential pressure sensor (also termed differential pressure transducer or transmitter) to measure line pressures up to 2,000 PSI...

4G Routers Power M2M Solutions

December 3, 2010 4:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International today introduced the industry’s first commercial-grade integrated 4G routers - the Digi Connect WAN 4G and ConnectPort X4 4G.

ADC drivers boost bandwidth by eliminating parasitics

December 3, 2010 4:36 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9626-MAX9628, low-noise, low-distortion, 1.35GHz differential amplifiers for driving high-speed pipeline ADCs.

DC-DC regulators with integrated MOSFETs achieve 96% efficiency

December 1, 2010 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX15050/MAX15051, low-voltage (2.9V to 5.5V), 4A, synchronous DC-DC regulators in a 2mm x 2mm wafer-level package (WLP). These tiny step-down regulators integrate MOSFETs to simplify design, minimize EMI, and save board space.

Talkin’ LTE

December 1, 2010 9:59 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Blogs | Comments

UMTS Long Term Evolution, short LTE, is the technology of choice for the majority of network operators worldwide, providing mobile broadband data and high-speed internet access to their subscriber base. Due to the high commitment LTE is understood as the innovation platform for the wireless industry for the next decade.

Connectors Provide Quick and Reliable Termination

December 1, 2010 9:24 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced its new 9276 Series discrete wire-to-board ‘poke-home’ connector, simplifying installation and providing a quick and reliable termination in a sleek 2.5mm pitch SMT package. Suitable for a broad range of industrial and commercial markets...

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