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Brainstorm: Holiday Wish List

November 29, 2010 4:32 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?

The ECN Roundtable - Power Predictions for 2011

November 24, 2010 5:03 am | Articles | Comments

This month's ECN Roundtable question is: “What technology or industry design trend do you feel will impact the power industry the most in the coming year?"

High Pass Filters designed for test equipment and general lab use

November 23, 2010 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a new line of High Pass Filters, the CHPFL Series. Encased in a rugged SMA housing, this filter line is designed for test equipment and general lab use. Five models, with frequency ranges from DC to 100 MHz through 1 GHz...

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Line driver intended for factory automation applications

November 23, 2010 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG today announced a cost-effective line driver and level shifter IC with a high-voltage I/O channel that meets the physical layer requirements of sensor and actuator systems used in factory automation applications.

MOSFET Packaging Enables High Power Density in DC-DC Designs

November 23, 2010 7:48 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

The Dual Cool package is a top-side cooling PQFN device that incorporates new packaging technology which enables additional power dissipation through the top of the package.

Benefits of Custom LED & LCD Technology

November 23, 2010 6:45 am | by Jeff Oliveros, Director OEM Products, Lumex | Articles | Comments

One of the most significant developments in the global optoelectronics and display markets over the past few years has been a complete revolution in the value proposition offered by custom technologies.

Maxim Smart-Grid Solutions at electronica 2010

November 23, 2010 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Maxim demonstrates their smart-grid energy metering system at electronica 2010.

Ensuring Reliability: A New Method for Measuring Pressure Distribution During Encapsulation

November 23, 2010 5:45 am | by Dr. Thomas Schreir-Alt, Fraunhofer IZM, www.izm.fraunhofer.de, and Jeffrey G. Stark, Sensor Products Inc.,www.sensorprod.com | Articles | Comments

The integration of sensors and actuators into encapsulated multi-chip modules creates formidable challenges to characterizing and controlling process pressure. However, a new measurement method developed by Fraunhofer IZM shows that pressure-indicating sensor film can fully characterize the area pressure distribution on the cavity and on substrate surfaces within a mold cavity during encapsulation.

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Micro-D connectors are MIL-PRF-83513 interface compliant

November 23, 2010 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

SOURIAU PA&E has brought High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (HTCC) technology to its popular line of Micro-D connectors, providing design engineers with a new connector option that delivers high levels of mechanical performance and superior wire bonding density.

Multiple Color Sensors for Accurate and Fast In-Line Color Measurement

November 23, 2010 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the principle of a multiple color sensor, MAZeT is pursuing a strategy that bridges the gap between the three-range sensors and spectral measurement devices for sensor applications. The new MMCS6 product family is based on the proven technologies...

ARM Cortex-M3 Flash MCU Targets General-Purpose Apps

November 23, 2010 5:09 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, announced the new Atmel SAM3N series to expand their ARM Cortex-M3 Flash Family.

ICs Provide Entire Automotive Radio Tuner Solution from Antenna in to Audio Out

November 23, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced what is presented as the most highly integrated car radio tuner IC family, incorporating the entire radio tuner solution from antenna input to audio output in a single CMOS IC.

Power Factor Correction IC Product Family has Integrated Controller-MOSFET

November 23, 2010 3:57 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations has launched the HiperPFS family of power factor correction (PFC) controllers with integrated high-voltage power MOSFETs.

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CMOS Oscillator Achieves High Accuracy

November 23, 2010 3:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated Device Technology presented the IDT3C02 all-silicon CMOS oscillator, which achieves an industry-leading 100ppm total frequency error across temperature, voltage and other factors.

A Cautionary Tale about Wi-Fi Direct

November 22, 2010 5:35 am | by by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Wi-Fi Direct is a mechanism to add a soft access point in one device so that two different products can form a direct point to point secure wireless connection. Supposedly it will be easy to set up and relatively fast.

Fairchild smartphone circuit solutions at electronica 2010

November 22, 2010 4:36 am | Videos | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor describes how their various smartphone component solutions benefit the engineer at electronica 2010.

AVX wire-to-board connectors at electronica 2010

November 22, 2010 3:50 am | Videos | Comments

AVX demonstrates the advantages of using their new wire-to-board connectors at electronica 2010.

Hall Effect Sensor IC’s offer bipolar or unipolar high speed detection

November 19, 2010 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seiko Instruments’ Hall Effect Sensor IC’s offer bipolar or unipolar high speed detection and high sensitivity. The output voltage changes when the Hall IC detects the intensity level of flux density and a change in polarity.

Akros Power System-on-Chip with PoE at electronica 2010

November 19, 2010 8:29 am | Videos | Comments

Akros Silicon shows off its Power System-on-Chip solution with Power-over Ethernet capability at electronica 2010.

IF mixers support frequencies up to 300MHz

November 19, 2010 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices today announced the expansion of the Company's RF component catalog to include two new high linearity differential IF mixers: the RFMX0015 and RFMX1015. Both new products are optimized for operation across a broad range of end markets...

NXP automotive LED Driver ICs at electronica 2010

November 19, 2010 5:25 am | Videos | Comments

NXP provides details their new automotive LED Driver ICs with advanced features at electronica 2010.

Software provides variety of enhanced support features

November 19, 2010 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

XKL announces the launch of DXMOS version 2.2, an upgraded Operating System for its DarkStar optical transport and in-line amplifier product lines. DXMOS v2.2 provides improvements for users including a variety of enhanced support features, including ease-of-use and upgrades.

Attain the Performance Benefits of a Buffered High-Speed ADC

November 18, 2010 11:10 am | by Philip Pratt, Product Marketing Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

One key to great performance in a high-speed ADC is the linearity and noise of the input sample/hold circuit, involving a capacitor, amplifier and high-speed switches. To drive performance and speed, the capacitor needs to be somewhat large and the switches fast.

LED Driver ICs Save Energy in Portable Devices

November 18, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD launched the second wave of its ZLED family of LED control solutions with two new low-voltage ICs designed for battery-powered handheld devices.

Industrial Applications Benefit From High Resolution ADCs

November 18, 2010 9:37 am | by Dave Kress, Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

In industrial, or data-acquisition projects, designers are likely to confront one or more of these issues...

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