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Class G and Class H Stereo Headphone Amplifiers Boast Low Power Consumption

August 16, 2010 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the 30-mW AS3560 and AS3561 Stereo Headphone Amplifiers, that continuously adjust the supply rails in response to the input signal, thus drastically minimizing power consumption.

Increase Driver Safety with Gesture-based Interfaces for Automotive Applications

August 16, 2010 7:39 am | by Hassane El-Khoury, Automotive business development manager, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. | Articles | Comments

As touchscreens with gesture-based interfaces have become nearly standard in the mobile phone segment, many people are waiting impatiently for the technology to make its way into the automotive market.

Israel approves purchase of F-35

August 16, 2010 7:27 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

As reported by Defense Talk, Israel has agreed to purchase 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in a deal worth an estimated 2.75 billion dollars. At $96 million a piece, this would be the most expensive weapons deal ever signed by Israel. As the Swiss Army Knife of fighter jets, and the bulwark of the free world for the next 40 years (not to sound hyperbolic)...

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Current Shunt Monitors

August 16, 2010 6:10 am | Videos | Comments

This presentation from Digi-Key and Texas Instruments provides a brief overview of current shunt monitors with the intent to give a basic understanding of current shunt monitors and their key parameters.

Sealed Plastic Ignition Switches Suit Multiple Applications

August 16, 2010 6:00 am | Videos | Comments

Cole Hersee, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical and electronic products for the vehicle industry, introduces its new fully-sealed plastic ignition switches.

Terminations Handle up to 10 kW Peak

August 16, 2010 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda, an L-3 Communications company, introduced rugged Model 368BNM and 369BNM high-power terminations that operate up to 18 GHz.

Crystals Offer Customization and Packaging Options

August 16, 2010 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies has introduced a new customizable, SC Cut (doubly-rotated) crystal series for telecommunications, SATCOM/space and defense applications.

Rehm Thermal Systems shows Solar Equipment for Metallization Lines

August 16, 2010 4:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rehm Thermal Systems presents an advanced new series of drying systems and firing systems for solar cell metallization at EU PVSEC in Valencia, September 6-9, 2010. These Systems offer a range of advanced process features and thermal control that enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield.

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Airmen enhance F-15E capabilities with helmet-mounted cueing system

August 13, 2010 9:11 am | by Tech. Sgt. Tammie Moore, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | Blogs | Comments

The concept is like something out of a movie -- the ability to find a target from a jet cockpit with the naked eye and lock onto it simply by fixing your gaze upon it. This science fiction concept has become a reality at the 336th Fighter Squadron.

Power Supplies Provide 30 W in a Small Package

August 13, 2010 7:56 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

The PMP31 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Protek Power provides 30 W of power in a 1.96” x 4.64” x 1.26” package. The series is approved to UL60601-1, CSA22.2 No. 601.1, and EN60601-1 medical standards and complies with

Phihong Develops Smallest Low-Cost European Charger

August 13, 2010 7:51 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest, low-cost 2.75W USB charger available. Measuring 42 x 43 x 21mm with a weight of 80 grams, the PSM03E is compliant with the new ENERGY STAR EPS version 2.0 as well as the European Union's Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC...

Picosecond Lasers Deliver up to 4 Watts

August 13, 2010 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for various cold micromachining needs, a family of air- cooled, picosecond lasers from RPMC provide up to 150?J of pulse energy.

Multiple Antennas Boost Cell-Phone Performance

August 13, 2010 5:26 am | by Tom Simonite, Technology Review | Blogs | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well.

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PWM controller delivers better than 90% efficiency

August 12, 2010 12:02 pm | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX5974, a high-frequency, current-mode PWM controller with an active-clamp architecture and spread-spectrum operation. The device's active-clamp topology delivers better than 90% efficiency...

Prototype program features a flat fee for 10 pieces

August 12, 2010 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new prototype program for custom product labels and other applied graphic products that features fast delivery and a flat fee for 10 pieces is being introduced by Nameplates for Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Online IGBT Selection Tool Optimizes Power Management Design

August 12, 2010 11:47 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the availability of a new online Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) selection tool that enables design optimization in a wide range of applications including motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), solar inverters, and welding.

PFC Inductors feature peak current of 6A at 120khz

August 12, 2010 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The demand for low profile, high efficiency, boost inductors, is driving the need for high performance planar inductors to be used in power converters for the flat screen industry.

Accelerometer modules available in eight g-ranges

August 12, 2010 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) (www.SiliconDesigns.com) has announced the global market launch of the SDI 2460 series, a new family of easy-to-use universal triaxial capacitive accelerometer modules. Available in eight different g-ranges...

Brainstorm: Alternate Energy

August 12, 2010 9:52 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What market segment would most benefit from a switch to alternative energy?

Low-loss RF Coaxial Cable Assembly Operates at up to 26.5 GHz

August 12, 2010 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced the 190 Series CCK26.5 and CCSMA26.5 cable assemblies, new additions to its line of low-loss RF coaxial cables. Designed to operate up to 26.5GHz, the 190 cable assemblies offer a minimum bend radius of 1.1 in. and

Common-mode chokes cover inductance values to 120mHy

August 12, 2010 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Prem Magnetics has recently introduced several series of common-mode chokes for reducing unwanted common-mode noise signals on a power line. Comprising a total of 128 parts utilizing 7 different mounting packages, the SPCM series covers inductance values ranging from 65.0uHy to 120mHy...

Getting Started with the TMS570 MDK

August 12, 2010 6:10 am | Videos | Comments

This video provides an overview of Texas Instruments' TMS570 Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK).

Pushbutton Switches Offer Push-Pull Functionality Rated up to 1HP

August 11, 2010 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announces the PP1 and PP2 series pushbutton switch, featuring push-pull functionality with momentary functions. This pushbutton switch has high power ratings and is rated to 1HP.There are various actuator and terminal options available with these switches. UL rated.

Supply Improves Picture Quality in AMOLED Displays

August 11, 2010 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 200-mA power supply designed to provide improved picture quality for active matrix OLED displays that require positive and negative supply rails.

Authentication IC provides copy protection and license-management security

August 11, 2010 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS28E10, a challenge-and-response secure authentication IC that includes user-programmable nonvolatile (NV) memory. Authentication is implemented with the industry-proven FIPS 180-3 secure hash algorithm (SHA-1)...

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