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How to Use an Oscilloscope and Signal Generator as a Component Tester and Curve Tracer

February 14, 2011 3:58 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, BK Precision demonstrates how to measure component signatures using a digital storage oscilloscope, signal generator, and a solderless breadboard.

Return to Zero - PhD Required

February 11, 2011 10:12 am | Articles | Comments

Power Connectors Suit High Amperage, Multi-phase Motor Apps

February 11, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial offers a connector series designed to eliminate bulky and space-consuming cable glands on motors, AC/DC inverters and converters and other high amperage equipment. The IP67-rated ePower 400A connectors are


Fine Pitch Bump Adapters Allow for SMT Adaptation of TSSOP, QFP

February 11, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics offers a line of adapters which convert TSSOP, QFP and other fine pitch devices to any other fine-pitch bumped package or routing configuration down to 0.4mm pitch. These Fine Pitch Bump Adapters are

Stamped Spring Pin BGA Socket Addresses Burn-in Characterization

February 11, 2011 6:41 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a BGA socket addressing burn-in characterization requirements for BGA devices - CBT-BGA-6011. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19-gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.

Electronic Enclosures Target Medical Apps

February 11, 2011 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries announced customized and off-the-shelf solutions for OEMs and users of electronic medical equipment. The company’s range of electronics enclosures features cabinet racks, NEMA boxes, plastic enclosures, server racks, and other rack equipment to

Mini-SAS Cables Perform to 6Gb-s SAS Specs

February 11, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ Mini-Serial Attached SCSI (Mini-SAS) cable assemblies are intended for high-speed serial buses supporting 4X SAS architectures. The copper cables are designed to be fully compliant with 3Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SAS protocols.

Vertical Entry, Lithium Coin Cell Holders Suit Portable Medical Apps

February 11, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. has introduced a line of Vertical Entry, Lithium Coin Cell Holders for use with portable medical and other electronic devices. Designed to retain cells securely under shock and vibration, these holders feature


Universal Thermocouple Connector Accepts Signals from Nine Thermocouple Types

February 11, 2011 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s UTC-USB universal thermocouple connector accepts signals from nine thermocouple types (J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C and N). Through the USB port, the connector displays

PoL converters allow easy inspection of solder joints

February 11, 2011 6:14 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has added the OKL-T/1-W12 to its Okami series of point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters for embedded applications. The OKL-T/1-W12 is designed in an iLGA (inspectable land grid array) format, an innovative package design that allows easy access for testing and inspection of the solder joints.

Step-up transformer ideal for connecting solar farms to the electricity grid

February 11, 2011 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pacific Crest Transformers announces that it offers the SPSU photovoltaic (PV) solar converter step-up transformer, ideal for connecting solar farms to the electricity grid at large-scale solar power installations. Reliable and efficient, PCT’s step-up transformer is an engineered solution with the design flexibility needed for the solar market.

ST and bTendo to Develop the World's Smallest Focus-Free Embedded Pico-Projector

February 11, 2011 5:59 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and the world's leading supplier of MEMS sensors for consumer and portable applications(1), and bTendo Ltd. announced today that they have signed a development and license agreement to jointly develop the world's smallest Pico Projector for smart phones and other portable consumer-electronics devices. The solution is based on bTendo's innovative Scanning Laser Projection engine technology and ST's leading MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) expertise, video processing know-how and semiconductor process technology.

Multi-transcoder IC ideal for use in SDR and VoIP applications

February 11, 2011 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits ( has announced the launch of the world leading single chip G.711/G.729A/CVSD (speech compression) full duplex multi-transcoder device, the CMX7261. Ideally suited for use in software-defined radio (SDR), voice-over IP (VoIP) applications...


The weaponized Internet

February 11, 2011 5:46 am | Articles | Comments

One could say that the Internet is a weapon that got out of the control of its creators. When the ARPANET was created, its intent was to provide a secure, dynamic, robust, and flexible communications system for universities and laboratories that would be resilient and functional even in the face of wartime disruption. It was never intended for civilian use.

Resistors Tout Desirable Surge Handling and Failsafe Operation

February 10, 2011 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WWF Series from Stackpole is designed to withstand thousands of surges at 6 kV without failing, but will fuse without fire, explosion, or fragmentation under continuous 240 VAC overload. The company's fusing technology combines

Central Office Splitter Module Features SMT Configuration

February 10, 2011 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced what it asserts is the first surface mount (SMT) central office (CO) splitter module. The B89S59NL is used on a rack card in a digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) or within roadside cabinets to

Current Sense Resistor Features New Metal Foil Technology

February 10, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics announced the release of a new metal foil technology in chip type current sense resistors that improves corrosion resistance and its ability to withstand higher temperatures. The TLRH series resistor has a

Multicore DSP delivers increased density

February 10, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Responding to the growing need for increasing channel densities and higher quality media services in mobile networks, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is offering the industry's highest performance multimedia solution based on its TMS320C6678 digital signal processor (DSP).

The Tinker's Toolbox - QuickLink Hotspot Manager

February 10, 2011 9:03 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to David Sperling of Smith Micro about their new QuickLink Hotspot Manager powered by SODA 1.0.

Safety Monitor Sets New Standard for Wearable and Fixed-Area Electromagnetic Radiation Protection

February 10, 2011 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda Safety Test Solutions today introduced the Nardalert S3, the world’s most accurate, versatile non-ionizing radiation (NIR) monitor for wearable and fixed-area monitoring applications. The Nardalert S3 detects electromagnetic (EM) radiation levels from 100 kHz to 50 GHz...

MLCC Reduces Space Constraints, Provides Enhanced ESR Characteristics

February 10, 2011 7:15 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed what it claims is the industry's smallest multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC). Designated as the 0101 Series, the miniature MLCC was designed with well-established technologies to

Oscillators Address Fibre Channel Configurations

February 10, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics offers a new line of Application Specific XpressO oscillators optimized for Fibre Channel configurations. As with all models in the 3.3 V XpressO line, the Fibre Channel oscillators are off-the-shelf, pre-configured to precise application-specific requirements in

Dual Complementary MOSFETs Come In SOT-563 Package

February 10, 2011 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced its CMLDM7484 dual complementary N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs in the SOT-563 package. This device consists of two complementary isolated 30-V, 450-mA MOSFETs that offer desirable energy efficiency. The device

IR Detector Families Offer Desirable Sensitivity

February 10, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors launched families of lead salt infrared detectors as well as a new digital drive board. The new single channel detector (SCD) and multichannel detector (MCD) families tout sensitivity and quality for a variety of infrared sensing applications. The new digital drive board optimizes

TouchSystems Monitor Includes Multi-Touch Support for Windows 7

February 10, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Elo TouchSystems 2242L touchmonitor includes IntelliTouch Plus surface acoustic wave product technology. It provides OEMs and software developers a ruggedized, 22-inch open-frame touchmonitor built to reliably run multi-touch gaming, wayfinding, concierge services and other touch-powered self-service programs.

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