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Load Board Designed for Conduction Cooled Chassis

December 17, 2010 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has announced a new 6U VPX Load Board in a conduction-cooled format. The board is designed per the IEEE standard 1101.2 mechanical format.

Analog + digital VGA reduces solution footprint by 31%

December 16, 2010 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX2062, the industry's only fully programmable, multistate, dual-channel, analog + digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier (VGA). This easy-to-control device delivers an unparalleled combination of VGA performance...

Linear Hall-Effect Sensor IC Features High Sensing Accuracy

December 16, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces a new user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC with pulse width modulated output. The A1356 complements Allegro’s existing line of linear devices with PWM outputs by offering a device with significantly higher carrier frequency of 2 kHz.


Chip Filters Intended for Cellular Band Applications

December 16, 2010 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s latest lines of chip filters optimize the performance, while minimizing the size, of mobile phones. The exceptionally compact EIA 0603 size multilayer dual low pass filter is designed for use with multi-band smartphones, while two new optimized EIA 0805 size multilayer diplexers were developed for use with mobile phones.

MOSFETs suitable for heavy load applications

December 16, 2010 7:10 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the expansion of the company’s offering of 40 V to 100 V automotive qualified MOSFETs including a family of logic level devices. The new MOSFETs are suitable for heavy load applications used in traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) platforms...

Industry’s Smallest Isolated DC-to-DC Converter

December 16, 2010 7:05 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. is expanding its extensive portfolio of digital isolation products with the industry’s smallest isolated dc-to-dc converter. Offering a 5-kV rms (root-mean square) isolation rating in a 10-mm × 10-mm package...

Software for Offline Examination of Beamforming Recordings

December 16, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

With HEAD VISOR core, HEAD acoustics now offers a software product for offline processing of HEAD VISOR recordings. HEAD VISOR is an innovation from HEAD acoustics in the area of microphone array technology, which allows real-time localization of sound sources.

CES Survival Guide

December 16, 2010 6:58 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Every year, there’s one convention that unites geeks, technophiles, engineers, and techies of all stripes—the Consumer Electronics Show. Quite simply, it’s the geek mecca. Each year, over 100,000 attendees make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for 3-6 days of flashy lights, spiffy new tech, and booth babes. Yet for the newbie, CES can be overwhelming...


CES, Prepare for Success

December 16, 2010 3:50 am | by Anonymous | Blogs | Comments

It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s time for the consumer electronics industry’s annual classic – CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Depending on how you approach them, events like CES can be a tremendous opportunity, a waste of time, a challenge, disaster, torture or the most profitable time you've spent all year.

Cloud-based software helps organizations address sustainability

December 15, 2010 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation today announced Epicor Carbon Connect, a software as a service (SaaS)-based carbon accounting solution to help organizations address sustainability and the ever increasing associated government regulations.

Industry's smallest 2-channel ADC saves space and power

December 15, 2010 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX11645, the industry's smallest 2-channel ADC. This 12-bit I2C ADC includes an internal reference in a tiny 1.9mm x 2.2mm wafer-level package (WLP). A 4 x 3 bump array with 0.5mm pitch facilitates layout on four-layer PCBs...

Laminate Designed for High Frequency Applications

December 15, 2010 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers Corporation has introduced RT/duroid 6035HTC, a new high-thermal-conductivity (HTC) laminate material engineered for low loss in high-power circuits. The fluoropolymer composite material is ideal for RF and microwave applications in military and high-reliability (hi-rel) applications...

Magnalight Produces 25 Foot Light Mast Extendable Boom For Light Towers

December 15, 2010 10:39 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ previewed the release of the LM-25, a 25 foot tall steel two piece light mast. Equipped with a fold down winch and a winch to elevate the mast from 15 feet to 25 feet, each mast can be used to mount several high powered metal halide or LED lights.


How Semiconductors Are Enabling Consumer Medical Devices

December 15, 2010 10:28 am | by Paul Errico, Analog Devices, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare Segment Team | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor research and development in the late 20th century was driven by the computing and communications applications such as PCs, handsets and consumer applications. Today, it is increasingly influenced by the demand for ICs that make possible the next generation of medical devices...

What Gives at Dropout? Low dropout regulator performance near dropout

December 15, 2010 9:25 am | by William Stokes, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

This article explains how the performance of the PMOS low-dropout (LDO) regulator changes when the input-to-output voltage is decreased to approach the dropout voltage. Specifically, the effect on key electrical characteristics will be discussed: line and load regulation, power supply rejection ratio (PSRR)...

Pico-ITX board offers dual Mini-PCIe slots

December 15, 2010 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA EPIA-P830 Pico-ITX board for advanced portable and network connected embedded applications. The VIA EPIA-P830 features the VIA Nano E-Series processor and the latest VIA VX900 media system processor with additional support for dual Mini-PCIe modules...

Seat mount adapter developed for making safe artificial head recordings in a vehicle

December 15, 2010 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The seat mount adapter HSM V was developed specifically for making safe and authentic artificial head recordings in a vehicle. Thanks to the quick-lock coupling, the artificial head can be attached to the seat mount adapter in seconds...

RF Power Detector Simultaneously Delivers rms and Envelope Outputs

December 15, 2010 4:20 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices today introduced a new highly integrated, high-performance RF detector for use in wireless, instrumentation, defense, and other broadband applications. ADI’s new ADL5511 TruPwr rms (root mean square) and envelope detector...

Rocker and toggle switches feature self-cleaning contacts

December 15, 2010 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches today announced the availability of the G Series process sealed, ultra-miniature rocker and toggle switches with self-cleaning contacts. The small size and durable construction of these devices make them ideal for handheld instruments.

Thermally Conductive Epoxy Delivers High Temperature Resistance

December 14, 2010 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond has developed a highly thermally conductive epoxy system that is specially designed to help mitigate the issues associated with tightly packed components and miniaturized electronic circuits. With a thermal conductivity over 22 BTU/in/ft²/hr/ºF and serviceability from -60 to 400°F...

Battery Compartment Enclosures Tout Versatility

December 14, 2010 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s ‘SHELL-TYPE’ range of plastic enclosures offers a desirable selection of sizes, styles and battery compartments. These enclosures have been designed to house many different types of small electronic devices including

Fiber Optics Extender for 3G SDI Exceeds Distance Limitations

December 14, 2010 4:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new GefenPRO 3G SDI Fiber Optics Extender offers a long-range method of extending any 3G SDI source, far exceeding previous distance limitations. This sender/receiver system is packaged in a small dongle format, offering a rugged construction with a small footprint that can be installed anywhere in true plug and play fashion.

Service card provides industry's lowest latency 10G networking performance

December 14, 2010 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vello Systems announces the introduction and availability of its ultra-low latency, high-density, 10G CX50T service card. Designed for the company's CX FamilyTM of cloud infrastructure systems, the CX50T operates in either the 16-slot CX16000 system or the 5-slot CX4000 system...

''The Switch'' Podcast - LED Backlighting

December 13, 2010 11:24 am | Podcasts | Comments

Listen to or download Sharp's new Podcast, "The Switch." Episode One features LCD Marketing Manager Dave Hagan, who shares thoughts about the trend toward LED backlighting and what it means for designers, as well as Sharp’s commitment to a future “all-LED” display product line. Right-click to download the podcast

Anatomy Of An LCD

December 13, 2010 11:07 am | Videos | Comments

Todd Stonewall from Sharp Microelectronics discusses the anatomy of an LCD.

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