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Medical Displays Respond to the Touch

December 3, 2010 6:51 am | by Ralph Polshak, Optrex America, Inc., | Articles | Comments

Medical devices present a special and challenging set of requirements for LCD displays. They need to provide high quality images with high contrast, high resolution images and data...

Speed Sensor Is Suitable for Harsh Environments

December 3, 2010 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cherry’s GS102301 geartooth speed sensor is suitable for any application where rugged, dependable speed sensing is required. Tested to SAE J1455, this digital output Hall effect speed sensor is

Sub-audio signalling processor intended for use in professional PMR terminals

December 3, 2010 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits, (, has announced the addition of a new Audio Scrambler and Sub-audio Signalling Processor, the CMX148, to its family of analogue two way radio ICs.


VCO operates from 2542 MHz to 2662 MHz

December 3, 2010 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2542-2662 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2542 MHz to 2662 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V.

Load Cell Capacities Range from 44 lbs to 600,000 lbs

December 3, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available for compression or tension applications, and in capacities ranging from 44 lbs to 600,000 lbs, Hardy Instruments’ Advantage load points and sensors are made of stainless steel and feature a no-cost NPT conduit adapter, true hermetic sealing to

Designing an Automotive Instrument Cluster for Increased Sound Pressure Level

December 3, 2010 5:30 am | by Jon Levin, Star Micronics America, Inc. & Krunal Patel, Jaguar Land Rover | Articles | Comments

Nearly all vehicles have a chime or speaker on the dashboard instrument cluster for various alert functions. Increasingly, instrument cluster manufacturers are turning to speakers...

FPGA Integration Module is Based on Spartan-6

December 3, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Opal Kelly XEM6110 integration module is based on a Xilinx Spartan-6 (XC6SLX45) FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the module uses the blazing transfer rate of PCI Express for configuration downloads, enabling

Pressure sensor measures line pressures up to 2,000 PSI

December 3, 2010 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. now offers the AST5400 wet / wet differential pressure sensor (also termed differential pressure transducer or transmitter) to measure line pressures up to 2,000 PSI...


4G Routers Power M2M Solutions

December 3, 2010 4:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International today introduced the industry’s first commercial-grade integrated 4G routers - the Digi Connect WAN 4G and ConnectPort X4 4G.

ADC drivers boost bandwidth by eliminating parasitics

December 3, 2010 4:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9626-MAX9628, low-noise, low-distortion, 1.35GHz differential amplifiers for driving high-speed pipeline ADCs.

DC-DC regulators with integrated MOSFETs achieve 96% efficiency

December 1, 2010 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX15050/MAX15051, low-voltage (2.9V to 5.5V), 4A, synchronous DC-DC regulators in a 2mm x 2mm wafer-level package (WLP). These tiny step-down regulators integrate MOSFETs to simplify design, minimize EMI, and save board space.

Talkin’ LTE

December 1, 2010 9:59 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Blogs | Comments

UMTS Long Term Evolution, short LTE, is the technology of choice for the majority of network operators worldwide, providing mobile broadband data and high-speed internet access to their subscriber base. Due to the high commitment LTE is understood as the innovation platform for the wireless industry for the next decade.

Connectors Provide Quick and Reliable Termination

December 1, 2010 9:24 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced its new 9276 Series discrete wire-to-board ‘poke-home’ connector, simplifying installation and providing a quick and reliable termination in a sleek 2.5mm pitch SMT package. Suitable for a broad range of industrial and commercial markets...


Film Capacitor Designed for DC Filtering

December 1, 2010 9:19 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a power film capacitor series specifically for DC filtering applications. Designated the FFLI Series, the advanced power film capacitor has a life expectancy of 100,000 hours, and unlike aluminum electrolytic devices...

Capacitor series features a low ESR of 55m?

December 1, 2010 9:17 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its industry-proven low profile, high capacitance PulseCap tantalum capacitor series to include a 3300µF/ 4V rated device with a low ESR of 55m?. The PulseCap Series is designed for applications such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards...

Multilayer Varistors designed for mixed signal environments

December 1, 2010 9:02 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed the Controlled Capacitance Multilayer Varistor (MLV) Series specifically for mixed signal environments. Designed to satisfy the unique challenges of the automotive market, the Controlled Capacitance MLV delivers targeted signal filtering across a 20db range.

Electronics cooler is only 0.6mm high

December 1, 2010 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions today introduces the eTEC HV56 module, the next product in its high-voltage (HV) line of thin-film thermoelectric coolers (TECs) designed to address electronics cooling applications with larger heat pumping requirements.

Thermoelectric power generator operates at temperature differentials as low at 10K

December 1, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions today announced the availability of the new eTEG HV56 thermoelectric power generator, the next entry in the high-voltage (HV) series of clean energy generators based on thin-film thermoelectrics, that operates at temperature differentials as low at 10K.

Gifts for geeks

December 1, 2010 7:25 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about Jolly ‘Ol Saint Nick, mistletoe, or trees with stars on top. ‘Tis the season for giving, but also for spoiling ourselves with the latest gadgets, gizmos, toys, and entertainment. We’re never too old to experience the joy of opening presents!

Circular Connectors Optimize Data Transmission in C4I Military Equipment

December 1, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has expanded its circular connector product offering to include a lightweight, small form-factor version that offers significant space savings for handheld devices. Designated the Nemesis Series, the miniature circular connectors provide full 360 degree EMI shielding...

Connector Provides UL-Rated Level II 75 Amp Charging Solution

December 1, 2010 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has achieved an electric vehicle industry first with its new high efficiency, high reliability J1772 connector. Based on HEP spring contact technology, the new EVC Series connectors represent the industry’s first UL-rated, J1772 Level II 75 amp four hour or less full charging solution.

Module speeds the integration of dual redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553

December 1, 2010 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) has announced the availability of the XMC-603, its new rugged quad-channel MIL-STD-1553 XMC interface module. The XMC-603 mezzanine module speeds and simplifies the integration of dual redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553...

Current Sensor IC Includes Overcurrent Fault Output

December 1, 2010 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSytems, Inc. introduces a new Hall-effect linear current sensor IC that provides economical and precise solutions for AC or DC current sensing in low-voltage audio, communications systems, white goods, and automotive applications.

Crystal Oscillator operates at 250 MHz in a miniature connectorized package

December 1, 2010 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PLXO-250 Phase-Locked Crystal Oscillator from EM Research operates at 250 MHz in a miniature connectorized package (1.5” sq x 0.6”). Featuring low spurs (-70 dBc), extremely-low harmonics (-50 dBc) and sub-harmonics (-70 dBc)...

Network security facing dual challenge

December 1, 2010 4:57 am | by Dan Joe Barry, Napatech | Articles | Comments

Network security systems are under pressure. You might not be experiencing it yet, but you will soon. The dual challenge of dealing with more attacks at higher speeds threatens to undermine the stability of the most important commercial platforms of the 21st century; namely the Internet.

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