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Modular Enclosure Now Offers Recessed EMC Mounting

December 7, 2010 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. has expanded its offering for their Type 15 StyleBox to include versions for recessed EMC mounting. The StyleBox now offers recessed front-card mounting which helps EMC by allowing a solid or perforated panel to fully enclose any plug-in boards.

POL regulators offer programmable soft-start

December 7, 2010 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. has expanded its point-of-load (POL) regulator platform to include a highly-integrated, 4A output current, synchronous buck regulator with programmable soft-start in a tiny 3 x 3 x 0.6mm package. The new SC185 joins Semtech’s existing platform of POL regulators...

Chip filters minimize the size of mobile phones

December 7, 2010 10:59 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...


Automotive step-down converters consume only 25microamps

December 7, 2010 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16903/MAX16904, automotive-grade, synchronous step-down converters that consume only 25microamps (no load) and deliver 1A and 600mA, respectively. These 2.1MHz step-down converters are optimized for operation over the 3.5V to 28V range.

Connectors support DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM for small size memory modules

December 7, 2010 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

New MM80 connectors from JAE support DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM for small size memory modules. The 204 position socket connectors are compatible with JEDEC standard MO-268C and are ideal for use in notebook PC memory modules and other handheld devices.

DC-DC converter series offers a 4:1 Input

December 7, 2010 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex, announces the “KMW” Series of DC/DC converters. The KMW Series offers up to 30 Watts of fully regulated output power with an industry standard 2 x 1.6” footprint. The series offers a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24VDC and 48VDC.

Oscilloscope Platform Touts Feature-rich Tools for Debugging Mixed Signal Designs

December 7, 2010 7:49 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix introduced a new mixed signal oscilloscope platform, the MSO/DPO5000 Series for complex component and system-level debug and validation tasks. The series incorporates many of the most popular features from the company’s highest performance oscilloscopes...

Compact LEDs set new performance standards for LCD Backlighting

December 7, 2010 7:40 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announces the new TOPLED Compact 5630 LED, an innovative addition to the world of LED lighting. By adapting its successful TOPLED packaging technology to the special needs of backlighting applications...


Orthogonal Backplane Connector Technology Offers Design Flexibility

December 7, 2010 6:31 am | by Kevin O’Connor, Molex Incorporated | Articles | Comments

High-speed backplane connectors continue to be in great demand in supporting next-generation product development in the telecommunication, data networking, data storage, medical diagnostics and other market sectors.

Wireless Sensing System Offers Unprecedented Network Sampling Capacity

December 7, 2010 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today, MicroStrain introduces the extended range, synchronous wireless sensing system, combining breakthrough precision wireless time synchronization and enhanced system scalability accommodating hundreds of wireless sensor nodes with extended range communication.

F-RAM devices boast high-performance for demanding auto applications

December 7, 2010 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation today added two new serial F-RAM devices to its V-Family product line that meet stringent AEC-Q100 Grade 3 automotive qualification standards. The FM24V01-G and FM25V01-G are 128-kilobit (Kb) high-performance nonvolatile F-RAM memories...

Multilayer Ferrite Chip Inductor intended for Small Hand Held devices

December 7, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mag Layers USA, Inc. is proud to announce its GMPI series. The GMPI series is a perfect fit to the ever increasing demand to save power and reduced high frequency loss in most mobile electronic devices. This product comes in a variety of sizes ranges from 3.2 x 2.2 mm to 1.0 x 0.8 mm with a low profile (h = 0.3 – 1.2mm).

Power supplies intended for use in distributed and redundant power systems

December 7, 2010 5:32 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has launched a new line 1600W front-end power supplies for use in distributed, hot-pluggable and redundant power systems. The HFE1600 series operate off a universal AC input of from 85 to 265VAC, with active PFC, and provides a well regulated DC output of 12V, 24V or 48V.


ESC Boston: Microchip Interview

December 7, 2010 5:16 am | Videos | Comments

ECN's Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, interviews Microchip's Alex Martinez about the company's Real-Time Clock/Calendar device family.

New 40 GHz Connectors Featured in Online Video

December 7, 2010 4:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron, Inc. has released “An introduction to San-tron S292 Connectors,” a video in which San-tron’s Director of Engineering, Fred Hull, talks about the company’s latest product release, the S292 40 GHz connector. The video is the first installment in a series of informative videos...

100% Capacity or N+1 Redundancy UPS Systems

December 6, 2010 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite has expanded its line of SmartOnline UPS Systems with nine new models from 12kVA to 20kVA power capacity. These new UPS Systems feature a unique design that integrates the electrical input, output and data connections of two UPS systems via a single, detachable, parallel PDU...

Skyworks Unveils 6 and 7 Bit Digital Attenuators

December 6, 2010 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks is pleased to introduce two digital attenuators with superior attenuation accuracy for base station, cellular-head end, repeater, test equipment and femtocell manufacturers. The 6 bit device has an 0.5 dB least significant bit (LSB) and the 7 bit device has a 0.25 dB LSB.

LED Array Sets New Benchmarks for Efficiency

December 6, 2010 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announces the industry's first lighting-class LED array. The XLamp CXA20 LED array is the first lighting-class array aimed at accelerating the LED lighting revolution and can enable a 60 watt A-lamp equivalent while consuming just 11 watts.

Tinker's Toolbox - Atmel's Touchscreen and Microcontroller Technology

December 6, 2010 8:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

This episode of the Tinker's Toolbox has an interview with Binay Bajaj of Atmel, who discusses their latest touchscreen and microcontroller technology. Right-click to download the podcast

ECN Interview with MicroChip at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

December 6, 2010 4:49 am | Videos | Comments

Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre interviews Fanie Duvenhage of Microchip Technology at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference.

Co-fired PZT bimorphs ideal for use in high temperature applications

December 6, 2010 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics’ ElectroCeramics business (MTC) announces that it designs and manufactures co-fired piezo (PZT) bimorph elements for use in aerospace, medical, automotive and general industrial sensor and actuator applications.

Hall-Effect Linear Current Sensor IC Includes Overcurrent Fault Output

December 3, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSytems, Inc. introduced a new Hall-effect IC for AC or DC current sensing in low-voltage audio, communications systems, white goods, and automotive applications. Typical applications include

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.

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