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Transmitter Measures Relative Humidity, Temperature

May 26, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s UWRH-2 wireless relative humidity transmitter measures both relative humidity and temperature with a stand-alone, compact, battery powered NEMA design that

Tact Switch Series Adds Low Profile, Double-Action Version

May 26, 2011 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components expanded its KMT Series of ultra-miniature tactile switches to include a double-action, double-tactile version. Featuring a low profile, the double-momentary action KMT 6 Series provides

Digital Voltage Regulators Tout Desirable Control, Energy Savings at up to 40-A Output

May 25, 2011 12:50 pm | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules' 3E Series BMR464 is a new addition to the company's second-generation, digital point-of-load (POL) regulators, that extends the maximum output current from such devices up to 40 A. With desirable functionality, the regulator enables


COTS Components Become Application-Specific, Total Data Acquisition Solutions

May 25, 2011 7:57 am | by Jeff Elliott, Technical Writer, KineticSystems | Articles | Comments

By definition, the off-the-shelf modular instruments (VME, PXI, VXI, CompactPCI, PCI, etc.) used to create automated test and measurement systems are designed to be general purpose, programmable, and flexible enough to handle a variety of input ranges and types...

Protected Common Mode Filters Suit High Speed Serial Interfaces

May 25, 2011 6:29 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new range of common mode filter (CMF) devices with integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection to suppress noise and provide strong signal integrity. The new

Display Series Adds High Brightness Enhancement Technology

May 25, 2011 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech introduced Day Vu high brightness display enhancement technology, a new development in its Enhanced Display Services (EDS). The Day Vu Display Series is a fully customizable product line that includes

Broadband Quadrature Modulators Support Cellular Infrastructure Market

May 25, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced three wideband quadrature modulators for cellular infrastructure and high performance radio link applications. Designed to support the world's leading 3G and 4G base station providers, the

LED Lamp Alternative Intended for Existing Incandescent Equipped Par46 Fixtures

May 25, 2011 5:59 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight has introduced a powerful LED alternative for upgrading or replacing standard incandescent bulbs in applications requiring Par46 lamps. The LED40W-PAR46 provides as much or more light as most standard 100 watt Par46 lamps yet consumes only a fraction as much power.


32-bit Microcontrollers Boast up to 1MB of Flash Memory

May 25, 2011 5:52 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics America Inc. today announced the availability of its eight new 32-bit V850 microcontrollers (MCUs) in the existing V850 J Series. These new V850ES/Jx3-L MCUs are an extension of the successful low-power V850ES/Jx3-L 32-bit MCUs...

Accurate, Cost-Effective High Brightness LED Testing Starts with Device Fundamentals

May 24, 2011 12:44 pm | by Mark Cejer, Keithley | Articles | Comments

High brightness light emitting diodes (HBLEDs) combine high output and high efficiency with long lifetimes. Manufacturers are developing devices that offer higher luminous flux, longer lifetimes, greater chromaticity, and more lumens per Watt.

Single Core or Multi Core: Debug Made Easy With Nexus

May 24, 2011 12:32 pm | by Neha Jain, Debjit Roy Choudhury, Freescale | Articles | Comments

With the advent of newer technologies, chip technology is getting more and more complex. Nowadays, a large number of features are getting integrated in the same IC. And with increase in complexities of design it becomes highly important to test and debug...

New Tools Expand Logic Analyzer Utility for DDR Memory Validation

May 24, 2011 12:18 pm | by Brad Frieden, Agilent Technologies, | Articles | Comments

The traditional role of logic analyzers in digital circuit and system debug and validation, including DDR memory systems, has been to find and fix problems, and the logic analyzer was often a tool of last resort. Previous generations of logic analyzers were considered difficult to use...

Intelligent Power Switch Includes Proprietary Control Feature

May 24, 2011 11:58 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIR3330S Intelligent Power Switch (IPS) with a proprietary active di/dt control feature that significantly reduces conducted EMI and switching losses to simplify design and reduce overall system cost in automotive motor drive applications.


MCU Family Feature up to 14 KB of On-chip Flash memory

May 24, 2011 11:51 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the latest additions to its Enhanced Mid-Range core 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) family—the peripheral-rich, low pin count PIC12F(LF)1840 and PIC16F(LF)1847. Featuring 7 KB and 14 KB of on-chip Flash memory...

Microsemi FPGAs Help Drive Smart Grid and Electric Vehicle Advances

May 24, 2011 11:44 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation today announced that it is working with Ariane Controls, a powerline communications developer, to provide FPGA technology for the industry's first development platform to support key emerging electric-vehicle charging and related Smart Grid standards.

The Perfect Divider

May 24, 2011 9:41 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

Voltage dividers that divide by 10, or 100, or 1,000 are tough with standard resistors. The numbers do not come out exactly with standard resistors. By adding one resistor to the divider it is possible to get the division ratio exact (not counting resistor tolerances).

8-inch SVGA Features a High Bright LED Backlight

May 24, 2011 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays offers a new 8.0” SVGA that features a high-bright LED backlight, up to 1300 nits (cd/m2) for industrial and medical applications (OSD080T0719-29). The 8.0” 800 x 600 color TFT features an LVDS interface and is

32-bit Microcontroller Development Platform is Compatible with Arduino Hardware and Software

May 24, 2011 8:27 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology and Digilent launched the first 32-bit-microcontroller-based, open-source development platform that is compatible with Arduino hardware and software.

Half-wave Dipole Antenna Delivers High Gain

May 24, 2011 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Factor introduced its OC Series 1/2-wave dipole antenna, which is asserted to deliver higher gain than a standard whip antenna, increasing the range and reliability of wireless links. Using loaded coil technology, the antenna

50-Ohm RF Switch Targets High-Precision Broadband Apps

May 24, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor announced availability of the RoHS-compliant PE42551 50-Ohm RF Switch for high-performance broadband RF applications such as automated test equipment (ATE), related test and measurement applications, and

Microchip Interview at ESC San Jose 2011

May 24, 2011 7:47 am | Videos | Comments

Alix Paultre interviews Microchip's John Haroian, Senior FAE, at ESC San Jose. The two discuss Microchip's TCP/IP Protocol Solutions.

USB WiFi Module Supports 802.11b-g-n Standards At Extreme Operating Temps

May 24, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research announced the release of its WiFiHU Series of USB WiFi modem modules. Using these modules, WiFi connectivity can be added to virtually any processor-based device. They support

Optical Bonding Process for LCD Enhancement Performs In Extreme Environments

May 24, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech, Inc. has developed IMO-bond, a proprietary process of applying rigid optical filters (e.g., contrast enhancing, EMI/RFI shielding, or Therma Klear transparent heaters) to electronic displays via a refractive index matched optical (IMO) bonding process. IMO-bond includes

LED Backlit LCDs Feature Wide Viewing Angles

May 24, 2011 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its small-format LED-backlit LCD product line. These TFT-LCDs include one 7.0-inch display and one 8.5-inch display. The displays deliver

Power Supply Family Targets Industrial and Communication Markets

May 24, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces the availability of its new i-PWER Low Profile Modular (LPM) AC-DC power supply family. This robust and flexible series offers up to 1500W of power in the form of a six-slot chassis (LPM615 model) or up to 900W of power in a four-slot chassis (LPM409 model).

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