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.
E3 2010: the mecca for gamers. Nintendo officially unveils the 3DS, and gamers everywhere swoon in fits of ecstasy. I finally try out Nintendo’s miracle handheld, and my impressions are…underwhelming. The mainstream gaming press was a bit less, shall we say, nuanced...
Murata Electronics North America today announced the release of the world's lowest profile RF micro coaxial connector series. The new JSC series has a maximum profile of just 1.0mm, making it ideal for high-tech wireless products...
The latest addition to Verotec’s family of 19 inch rack cases is the Veroshield 19” EMC screened version, which combines the ability to easily mount a wide range of electronic, electric and electro-mechanical equipment in a standard 19” enclosure with good EMC performance.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced today the industry’s lowest-noise, zero-drift operational amplifier. The ADA4528 zero-drift op amp is designed for instrumentation and medical applications that require precision over time and temperature without system calibration.
State of the Art, Inc. (SOTA) announces the offering of their Z termination line of miniature, high reliability chip resistors. Thin single surface and wrap around designs. The resistors range in size form 0402 (.040" X .020") to 2512 (.025" X .025")...
Holt Integrated Circuits today announced compliance of its 5V ARINC 429 line driver, HI-8592, with the EMI/EMC requirements of RTCA/DO-160G, Section 21, Category P. This specification provides a standardized test methodology...
Seen as a whole, SIMOTION in Version 4.2 is packed with many new features, which support the programmer so that he can create error-free, stable motion control applications in an even more user-friendly fashion, faster and more efficiently.
Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the introduction of its CMLDM3757 dual, complementary N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETs packaged in the miniature SOT-563 surface mount case. Both devices have a maximum rated drain-source voltage of 20 V, and a
Taiyo Yuden’s BRHL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.5 mm) wire-wound chip power inductors are presented as helping to realize a more compact DC/DC converter, and to enhance power conversion efficiency. Compared to
Crystek's CVCO55CC-3830-3830 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3830 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the latest addition to its solder-in filter product line, .400" diameter mounting with high temperature construction able to withstand 300°C installation. This new filter offers
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. has announced that it is shipping its latest range of vertical trench JFETs – including a normally-off family of devices to handle up to 50 kW – in commercial volume quantities. The company asserts
TDK-EPC has developed a TDK multilayer ferrite coil (MLZ2012-H Series) in case size EIA 2012 with a rated current that is 2.5 times higher than existing products, according to the company. With a current capability of up to 700 mA at 1.0 µH and dimensions of
Murata Power Solutions has introduced a new cost effective Regulated Bus Converter (RBC) that delivers up to 210W output power, with a Vin range of 36-75V, ultra-high efficiency (92.5% @ full load) with Vout regulation (±1.5%) in a quarter brick open frame package.
TDK-Lambda has launched its second generation ALD6 series of multi-output dc-dc backlight LED drivers. The ALD6 was specifically designed for LCD displays that are increasingly migrating from cold cathode florescent (CCFL) backlighting to LEDs...
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products offers DC link power film capacitors with voltage ratings up to 1300 VDC. These power capacitors use segmented, self-healing metallized polypropylene, internally fused using a
PLXO Series Phase-Locked Crystal Oscillators from EM Research are designed to operate at select custom frequencies from 5 MHz to 500 MHz as reference clocks in military and commercial rf/microwave systems. Locked to an
With an operating current of 3 µA, the ZXCT11xx Series of low power high-side current monitors from Diodes Incorporated provides accurate, high efficiency measurement of load current in motor drive, overload
AVX has expanded the capabilities of its SpiTanIII software to enable designers to view all basic characteristics and parameters for tantalum and Oxicap (niobium oxide) capacitors. The company has
AVX Corporation offers the ability to clamp transients and filter EMI at a significantly higher voltage with the expansion of its Transguard multilayer varistor series. Designed for
A New Preheating System for plastic sheet molding compound (SMC) that uses Radio Frequency Heating Technology is being introduced by Radio Frequency Co., Inc. of Millis, Massachusetts. This new system is reported to enhance the distribution of reinforcement fibers...
This month's Roundtable question is “How important do you feel regulation and standards are to the electronics industry? Do you feel they help development, or hinder it?” Our answers come from engineers at Fraunhofer, Microsemi, GreenPeak, and Texas Instruments.
Cree, Inc. announces the Cree LED LMH6 module, a high-lumen LED module designed to further simplify lighting design, reduce overall cost and accelerate time-to-market for Cree customers in Europe and Asia. Featuring Cree TrueWhite Technology...
TI achieves industry’s first SuperSpeed USB four-port extensible host controller with USB-IF certificationApril 11, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced that it is the first semiconductor company to receive certification from the USB Implementer’s Forum (USB-IF) for its SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) four-port extensible host controller (xHCI).