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Energy Micro Vibration Harvesting at electronica 2010

November 18, 2010 5:37 am | Videos | Comments

Energy Micro demonstrates a vibration-harvesting energy-generation system at electronica 2010.

MCU Family Achieves 70uA-MHz and Delivers 41 DMIPS at 32MHz

November 18, 2010 5:33 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the introduction of the new RL78 family of extremely low power microcontrollers (MCUs). The RL78 integrates advanced features from both the R8C and the 78K (78K0, 78K0R) families to deliver lower power...

DC-DC converters designed for industrial and COTS military applications

November 18, 2010 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord, California announces the availability of the HE triple output DC/DC converters. These 75 Watt converters are housed in a half brick package measuring 2.28" x 2.4" x 0.55"H. Designed for industrial and COTS military applications...


XMOS motor control at electronica 2010

November 18, 2010 5:06 am | Videos | Comments

XMOS demonstrates their latest motor-control chip and its flexibility of I/O and control capabilities at the 2010 electronica conference.

Timing from Silicon Labs at electronica 2010

November 18, 2010 4:43 am | Videos | Comments

Silicon Labs shows off the latest in their timing device portfolio at electronica 2010.

Motor Timer-Controllers offer 15 sec, 30 sec or 10 min timeout options

November 18, 2010 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. today announced the newest devices in its sub-1 V mixed-signal LED and motor timer-controller platform for easy, fast and cost-effective design of small, light weight, ultra-low power, battery-operated electronic appliances.

SPR relay available in single or double pole

November 18, 2010 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hasco’s small size SPR relay is available in either single or double pole. Switching current is 8A to 16A with coil voltages ranging from DC5 to DC110. The SPR has a dielectric strength of 5,000V AC between contact and coil with a maximum switching voltage of 440VAC.

Powercast Debuts RF Energy Harvesting Kit for Wireless Battery Charging

November 18, 2010 4:24 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Powercast Corporation, a leader in RF-based wireless power and energy harvesting technology, today announced its Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Battery Charging. The kit features near-loss-less energy storage and efficient charging via the THINERGY Micro-Energy Cell (MEC)...


Dual-supply Supervisory ICs Monitor Microprocessors And FPGAs

November 17, 2010 8:58 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. is introducing the ADM6305 and ADM6306 dual-voltage supervisors that provide high-voltage threshold accuracy of 1.2 percent for monitoring low voltage core rails. These new supervisory ICs are designed to monitor two supplies...

Power Generator Serves Self-powered Distributed Sensors and Sensor Networks

November 17, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions announced the availability of the new eTEG(TM) HV37 thermoelectric power generator, the next entry in the high-voltage (HV) series of clean energy generators based on thin-film thermoelectrics.

Innovative neural probe senses and stimulates individual brain cells

November 17, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imec, together with its partners within the European FP6 Program NeuroProbes, has created a new neural probe enabling electrical and chemical recording and stimulation of single neurons in the brain. Applications of the new technology are vast...

Primary lithium cells aimed at demanding professional electronics apps

November 17, 2010 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saft launched the latest additions to its comprehensive range of primary lithium batteries in the form of two new D-size cells designed specifically for high drain electronic applications. They are: the new generation LSH20 cell that now offers world-leading performance...

International Rectifier GaN Transistors at electronica 2010

November 17, 2010 4:56 am | Videos | Comments

International Rectifier demonstrates their new Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors and how they can shrink the size and parts count of an audio power amp design.


Memory LCDs Allow for More Content on a Small Display

November 17, 2010 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced additions to its Memory LCD product line. These include a 2.94-inch display, a 6.0-inch display, and a new 2.7-inch Transflective display (1.35-inch Memory LCDs are also available; see for details).

Motor Driver Family Targeted at Variable Speed Motor Controllers

November 17, 2010 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a new high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology (variable speed control) in low power motor drivers.

Haydon Kerk Offers Complete Line of Linear Actuator Products

November 16, 2010 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions IDEA Drive technology is now available across the line of linear actuator products including the Size 17 stepper motor linear actuators, LRS and RGS linear rail systems, and ScrewRail linear actuators.

Two Part Epoxy Adhesive-Sealant Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

November 16, 2010 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond's EP21TDCHT-LO two part epoxy adhesive/sealant is specially formulated for demanding applications where factors like temperature cycling, high vibration, and mechanical shock are an issue. It withstands cryogenic temperatures and meets NASA low outgassing specifications.

Putting the “Touch” in Multi-Touch

November 16, 2010 8:39 am | by Gary L. Barrett, Chief Technical Officer, Touch International | Articles | Comments

Multi-touch touch screens are fast becoming the standard for touch interface systems. This white paper examines what the term “multi-touch” means, what it does, and how it is used.

Isolated AC-DC Converter with PFC Enables Lowest-profile Power Systems

November 16, 2010 6:31 am | Vicor Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Vicor Corporation introduced the PFM VI BRICK module, an isolated AC-DC converter with Power Factor Correction (PFC). With its Adaptive Cell architecture enabling consistently high efficiency over

The Avnet Power Forum

November 16, 2010 6:19 am | by Chris Cooper, Avnet Electronics ( | Blogs | Comments

Last month, Avnet Electronics Marketing wrapped up our first ever Power Forum. This two-day, virtual conference was hosted by our in-house subject matter experts along with 15 of today’s leading power technology suppliers.

Interview with Pat Scott of STI Electronics

November 16, 2010 6:13 am | Blogs | Comments

Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full-service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products.

Vectron International Announces Industry’s Lowest Jitter LVPECL XO

November 16, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announced the industry’s lowest phase noise LVPECL crystal oscillator (XO). The new VC-708 is the market’s only LVPECL crystal oscillator currently available in a 5x7mm footprint achieving 50fsec of RMS jitter over an integrated bandwidth.

Low G-Sensitivity Oscillators suit Military and Harsh Environment Applications

November 16, 2010 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announced its new 508-series of small, low G-sensitivity clocks and oscillators. All 508 series products include a rugged 4-point mount crystal, ideal for low G-sensitivity military, industrial and other harsh environment applications.

Vectron International Introduces Ruggedized Ultra Low Noise VCXO

November 16, 2010 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announced the VX-990 Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator (VCXO). Designed and manufactured in Germany, the ITAR-free VX-990 offers industry-leading, ultra low phase noise performance in a standard, ruggedized enclosure...

Oscillator Family Optimized for Precision Packet Timing

November 16, 2010 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announced its new family of 1588 oscillators. The OX-402, OX-222 and OX-202 are specifically designed and tested to support 1588-based timing applications. These products were showcased in Hall B5, Booth 237 at electronica 2010, from November 9-12.

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