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6-W LED Power Supply is Halogen-Free

May 27, 2011 6:48 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong announced the release of a 6-W LED driver for indoor lighting applications. The compact and lightweight driver is appropriate for powering one or two LEDs located in a dry environment. Designated the PDA006A (for AC input of 220 V to 240 VAC) and

Next-Generation Building Blocks Tout Radar Subsystem Improvements

May 27, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems announced improved radar subsystem performance through a general purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) product based on the NVIDIA “Fermi” architecture, and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) standards-based real time sensor interface module. These products enable

7.2-inch 3D Display Targets Industrial Apps

May 27, 2011 6:39 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

NEC LCD Technologies (NLT) and Renesas Electronics Americas introduced two 7.2-inch 3D color thin film transistor (TFT) LCD modules for industrial display applications, the NL8060BH18-01 and NL8060BH18-02. The modules incorporate


Renesas Electronics Introduces LED Driver IC for LED Backlit LCD Televisions

May 27, 2011 5:25 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announced the availability of its new LED driver IC, the R2A50106FT, for LED backlights (Note 1) in LCD TVs with 20 percent reduced power consumption. The new R2A50106FT device is a driver IC that powers the white LEDs used in the backlight systems.

30-V Buck Switching Regulator Features 600 mA Output

May 26, 2011 2:21 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP16301 — it’s first 30-V-input, buck switching regulator with 600 mA output capability. The MCP16301 features a wide input voltage range, from 4 V to 30 V, an output voltage range from 2 V to 15 V and provides

Mid-to-Large Size TFT LCD Modules Suit Industrial Applications

May 26, 2011 2:03 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

NEC LCD Technologies (NLT) and Renesas Electronics Americas introduced two transflective color TFT LCD modules for industrial applications and applications requiring indoor and outdoor viewability. The display modules

Smart Antenna is Adaptable

May 26, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced its new adaptive antenna concept. This smart antenna can be adapted for integration into devices that use an expanding spectrum of operating frequencies and enables

Micro Flow Switch Measures Ultra Low Flow Rates and Detects Bubbles

May 26, 2011 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensirion AG is launching the LG01 micro flow switch for ultra-low liquid flow rates and bubble detection. The sensor makes fluidic systems more reliable by enabling the detection of liquid flow within the range of a few ml/min and less. For such measurements, the sensor offers


Data Converters and IF Diversity Receivers Maximize Receiver Sensitivity, Dynamic Range

May 26, 2011 8:43 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) introduced four high-speed data converter products that support signal sampling rates necessary to accommodate multi-carrier radio platform requirements

Stamped spring pin socket features self inductance of 0.88 nH

May 26, 2011 8:23 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing Amkor's 24 lead QFN - CBT-QFN-7005. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 26 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.

Get More Value from Your Data

May 26, 2011 7:29 am | by Derrick Snyder, National Instruments, | Articles | Comments

The complexity of today’s products requires measurements throughout the complete design and development process. Engineers face the challenge of testing increasingly complicated designs with ever-shrinking timelines and budgets...

Module Provides 4 Individual 24-Bit A-D Channels

May 26, 2011 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Translation, Inc. today announced the release of the DT9837C dynamic signal acquisition module for USB. The DT9837C features high-performance, 24-bit resolution and is specifically designed for audio testing, acoustic measurement, and vibration analysis applications.

Profitably Ramping Up New Part Production

May 26, 2011 5:32 am | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Blogs | Comments

When a manufacturer launches a new product or enters a new market, it often finds itself between a rock and a hard place, production-wise. On one hand, it must keep manufacturing costs as low as possible upfront, since market demand can be uncertain and volatile...


Embedded Bluetooth and Wireless Stereo Audio Modules Feature New Firmware

May 26, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced for the release of its enhanced Bluetooth BTM510/511and BTM520/521 wireless stereo audio modules with a new firmware update. The new firmware comes already loaded on all new modules. It includes

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...

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