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Battery charger ICs provide a range of safety features

December 22, 2010 4:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The APM860x lithium battery charger ICs from Diodes Incorporated provide a range of safety features designed to protect small form factor portable products during the charging process. To ensure safe charging of products including mobile phones, media players and headsets...

Diodes single gate logic now in small DFN package

December 21, 2010 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated has released new versions of its 74LVC1GXX and 74LVCE1GXX CMOS logic families in DFN1410 packages measuring 1.4mm x 1.0mm x 0.4mm high. These tiny single gate devices complement the existing SOT25 and SOT353 versions...

Connector System Enables Sealing Performance in Extreme Environments

December 21, 2010 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduces its second generation sealed, hybrid, high-density and modular connector system. The CMX family uses a new CTX terminal system with a fully protected seal to deliver the ultimate in sealing performance.


Video conversion IC enables 3D experience for smartphones and tablet PCs

December 21, 2010 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor plc has announced the DA8223, the world's first real time 2D to 3D video conversion chip for portable devices including smartphones and tablet PCs. The device also integrates a parallax barrier screen driver that lets users view 3D content without the need for glasses.

Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes Improve Data Center Power Supply Designs

December 21, 2010 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting the latest data center power supply requirements, Cree, Inc. announces its new line of Z-Rec(TM) 650V Junction Barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes. The new JBS diodes provide blocking voltage to 650V to accommodate recent changes in data center power architecture...

Power resistors offer high power for applications with limited board space

December 21, 2010 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole's VM Series of vertical mount ceramic housed power resistors offer high power for applications with limited board space. The vertically mounted configuration is available in standard windings, welded windings for greater precision and reliability...

Electric Vehicle Charging Connectors Conforms to SAE J1772 Level II

December 21, 2010 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Express announces the immediate, in-stock availability of ITT Interconnect Solutions’ entire line of electric vehicle charging connectors (EVC). This entire EVC Series is in-stock.Based on head-end power (HEP) spring contact technology...

Switched-Bit 63-dB Attenuator Offers Performance From 2 to 6 GHz

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

Narda, an L-3 Communications company, today introduced the Model DA64-63B switched-bit attenuator, which offers the high level of performance required in electronic warfare and radar systems as well as precision automated test equipment.


Low-power module supports multiple types of optical fiber

December 21, 2010 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solarflare  announced today the extension of its family of SFN5000 10GbE server adapters with the launch of a new SFP+ 10GBASE-SR optical transceiver module. The Solarflare SFM10G-SR 850nm multi-mode SFP+ transceiver enhances Solarflare's SFP+ product family.

1 Watt DC-DC Converter Boasts Tighter Load Regulation

December 21, 2010 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

With one of the industry’s largest selections of 1 watt DC/DC converters, Aimtec Inc. broadens its product line further the addition of the AM1D-RZ series of 1 watt power supplies featuring 80 models with efficiency rates as high as 89% and load regulation of 6%.

RS232 Converters Include 2-Pin Euro Power Supplies

December 21, 2010 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston, RI, now offers Fiber 232 Models 4137EU & 4139EU with 2-pin European power supplies. These HP VersaLink Fiber to RS232 Converters are used to connect fiber optic linked terminals to a controller having an RS-232 interface port.

ADC-DSP platform is applicable in fiber optic telecommunications

December 21, 2010 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. today announced it is working with IBM Corp. and its innovative 3D through-silicon via (TSV) technology to develop a high-performance ADC/DSP platform that has applications in fiber optic telecommunications...

Cellular Gateway Connects Remote Devices in Harsh Environments

December 21, 2010 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International today introduced the ConnectPort X3 H, a rugged programmable cellular gateway for monitoring remote assets in harsh environments. Featuring advanced battery power features and a NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosure to protect the gateway from water, dust and dirt...


Paralan rolls out HVD SCSI Hard Drives

December 21, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Paralan, ( today announced the availability of two new 3.5 inch HVD SCSI hard drives. Both the 250 gigabyte SHD-250 and the 500 gigabyte SHD-500 can be factory configured to look like smaller capacity HVD SCSI drives for those systems that have a smaller maximum drive capacity.

LPRS transducers used in Energy Saving Lighting Solutions

December 21, 2010 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS has established itself as a major supplier of transducers used in energy saving lighting systems manufactured by Ex-Or Ltd. Ex-Or manufactures lighting controls for all applications including, presence detection, lighting management systems, architectural dimming and scene setting...

Automotive applications require fast analog video switching

December 21, 2010 7:54 am | by Fionn Hurley, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

Despite the move to digital video for home entertainment, analog video still has a significant presence in applications such as the automotive industry.

Streamlining development processes through an automotive architecture framework

December 21, 2010 5:39 am | by Meg Selfe, Vice President, Complex & Embedded Systems Executive, IBM | Articles | Comments

Vehicle complexity has increased dramatically over the past two decades. New “smarter” vehicles are evolving with intelligent, built-in safety and comfort functions; green technologies such as hybrid and fully electric engines...

Why Are Your Lights on All Day Long?

December 21, 2010 4:59 am | by Ron Flores, WECC ( | Blogs | Comments

Why do you turn on all your facility’s lights, at full brightness, every day?  Actually, why do you turn your lights off in the first place?

LED Driver IC Offers Reduced System Cost

December 21, 2010 4:05 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics America Inc.  today announced the availability of its R2A20134 LED driver IC that supports LED lighting applications with high efficiency and a high power factor at low cost. The market scale of the LED lighting field is expected to grow substantially...

Signal Injectors Tout Improved Regulator, Power Supply Testing Accuracy

December 20, 2010 1:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Picotest has released a family of signal injectors/adapters, which are said to improve voltage regulator, LDO, and power supply testing accuracy. Increased bandwidth and higher resolution measurements are enabled for PSRR, stability, reverse transfer, input impedance,

Modular PXI Voltage-Current Source Solution Reduces Test Time

December 20, 2010 1:29 pm | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced the M9186A PXI isolated single-channel voltage/current source for use in automotive electronics test applications. The modular PXI-based solution enables testers to

Scope Conducts BER Measurements and Eye Pattern Analysis from 125 Mbit-s to 12.5 Gbit-s

December 20, 2010 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced hardware options for its MP2100A BERTWave series that allow the instrument to support BER measurements and Eye Pattern signal analysis between 125 Mbit/s and 12.5 Gbit/s for measurements on optical modules, cables and

DAQ Modules Offer Open-Collector Outputs, Optically Isolated Inputs

December 20, 2010 12:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems announced two additions to the its SeaI/O family of modular I/O – the SeaI/O-530 and SeaI/O-540 digital I/O modules. Offering a selection of open-collector outputs and optically isolated inputs, the modules are designed to interface to

Portable Oscilloscopes Suit Harsh Industrial Environments

December 20, 2010 12:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation has introduced the ScopeMeter 190 Series II handheld portable oscilloscopes, said to be the first four-channel scopes that are safety rated for CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V environments. The four input channels are

High Speed LED Characterization Spectrometers Tout Accuracy, Reliability

December 20, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Labsphere has introduced the CDS-5400 and CDS-9800 High Speed LED Spectrometers. Both models are presented as offering reliability, speed and accuracy with a choice of

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