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01005 Chip Resistor Exhibits 1% Tolerance

October 11, 2010 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc. introduces a new smaller sized, precision surface mount resistor with 1% tolerance designed to meet the continuing demand for miniature components for portable devices

Berkeley Bionics: Introducing eLEGS

October 11, 2010 6:11 am | Videos | Comments

Berkeley Bionics has unveiled eLEGS, an exoskeleton for wheel­chair users who are committed to living life to its fullest. It powers you up to get you standing and walking.

iPad Unit Conversion App Serves Scientists, Engineers, Technicians, and Students

October 11, 2010 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

AppoTize announced the release of the iPad application Convert2 – TechPro for iPad, a professional unit conversion program for scientists, engineers, technicians and students


Pseudo SRAMs Target Embedded Apps

October 11, 2010 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting embedded applications in areas such as wireless, industrial, and automotive, Integrated Silicon Solution, a leader in advanced memory solutions, added 64Mb and 32Mb densities to their line of Pseudo SRAMs.

Device Controller IP Core Certified for SuperSpeed USB 3.0

October 11, 2010 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The silicon intellectual property (IP) provider Evatronix announced its high performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Device Controller IP core has been officially certified by USB Implementers Forum

Power Film Capacitors Enable Advancements in Hybrid Vehicles

October 8, 2010 8:02 am | by Chris Reynolds, Technical Marketing Manager, AVX Corporation | Articles | Comments

Within the last few years, designers have established a solid powertrain foundation for hybrid vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). All major auto manufactures see the hybrid and electric vehicle market as one continuing to enjoy steady growth.

Accelerating mobile health systems through technology

October 8, 2010 7:04 am | by Sid Shaw, Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Several factors are enabling the mobile health initiative ranging from aging populations, the rise in healthcare costs, the need to provide remote healthcare, as well as the increased awareness and demand for living healthy and staying fit...

Multi-Seals offers halogen-free poly-form flexible adhesive preforms

October 8, 2010 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals Inc. has introduced a flexible preform adhesive that meets the International Electrochemical Commission's halogen-free requirements (IEC 61249-2-21). The F08 Poly-form supports electronics manufacturing efforts to reduce chlorine and bromine levels in component assemblies...


Multi Measuring Interface Addresses Grid Parameters in a PFC System

October 7, 2010 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC introduced an EPCOS brand Multi Measuring Interface. The MMI7000 is a universal measuring device to measure and control the most important grid parameters in a PFC system. Harmful conditions in the grid (such as

Datatronic Modem Transformer Receives Approval As Reference Design

October 7, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teridian Semiconductor Corporation has approved the new Model PT79546 V.22bis Modem Transformer from Datatronic Distribution, Inc., for use with its reference designs that include the Teridian IC Models 73M901CE and 73M1903.

Shielded Interconnect Technology Keeps Pace with Medical Device Community

October 7, 2010 11:21 am | by Tom Kannally, Hypertronics Medical industry Manager | Articles | Comments

As medical devices are required to transmit more and more critical data, a higher degree of protective shielding is now being called for by the medical industry. The good news is found in the fact that connector vendors are hearing and indeed responding to this call with a collective sense of urgency...

The current state of digital power

October 7, 2010 11:13 am | by Deepak Savadatti, International Rectifier | Articles | Comments

Digital power today is a small fraction of overall power industry revenue but is commanding a large share of industry attention and discussion. Traction for digital power solutions is evident based on a slew of product announcements from a multitude of suppliers, all playing to their strengths.

Color PMOLED Suits Mobile Hand Held Applications

October 7, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD’s 0.95” Full Color PMOLED is suitable for mobile hand held applications. It features a 96 x 64 resolution and is approximately 2 mm thick. Additional features include a high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and 65K colors. This compact display has


Metal Pushbutton Switch Adds Color Housing

October 7, 2010 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter announced the addition of a color anodized aluminium housing to its line metal pushbutton switches. The red and green housings can be used to distinguish the start/stop switching functions. The robust vandal proof switch has

Fixed Output Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator Provides Desirable Transient Response

October 7, 2010 7:57 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with

Nine-Channel LED Drivers Offer 93 Percent Efficiency

October 7, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated announced two, nine-channel LED drivers with internal charge-pumps for backlighting small-LCD screens, keypads and LED lights. Working from 2.7 V to 5.5 V and driving

Voltage regulators maximize efficiency in space applications

October 7, 2010 6:59 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the SBB Series of non-isolated, radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) Point-of-Load (POL) voltage regulators. The new devices are designed to maximize efficiency in space applications including satellites requiring long mission life up to 15 years or 100Krads of total ionizing dose (TID).

VNA Features Four-Port 110 GHz Single-Sweep Solution for Millimeter-Wave Measurements

October 7, 2010 6:20 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. Introduced a 67 GHz PNA-X Series vector network analyzer (VNA). The new N5247A 67 GHz PNA-X allows engineers, working up to 67 GHz, to work with the company’s single-connection, multiple-measurement, PNA-X platform. This makes

The 'indestructible' box from Rose+Bopla - Another Geek Moment

October 7, 2010 6:14 am | Videos | Comments

This video with Jamie Pederson & co. shows the destructive force required to damage both a polycarbonate and aluminum box manufactured by Rose+Bopla. It's more than you would expect.

Tinker’s Toolbox - Standards and Regulations Redux

October 7, 2010 6:10 am | Podcasts | Comments

This month's Tinker's Toolbox podcast revisits our discussion on standards and regulations and their impact on the design engineer. Topics include: when standards may or may not be needed, the role of industry and government in creating them, time and cost issues...

DC Filter limits noise generated on the DC side of the Inverter

October 7, 2010 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter adds a new standard DC filter series FMER SOL designed for use on the DC side of the inverter in photovoltaic systems and other DC systems. MPP (maximum power point) trackers generate disturbances into both the grid’s AC power line...

DC-DC Converter includes 4:1 Input and Remote On-Off

October 7, 2010 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex, announces the “SMW” Series of DC/DC converters. The SMW Series offers 5 Watts of fully regulated output power with an industry standard SMT footprint. Total board space required for this package is 1.31 x 1.01x .40 “.

Transceiver platform touts world’s highest bit rate

October 7, 2010 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. today announced the SX1233, a programmable ISM-band transceiver that combines the world’s highest bit rate (600 kbps) with a world-class link budget (137 dB), ultra-low power consumption, excellent ACR (adjacent channel rejection) and blocking immunity.

Op amps minimize drift in portable instrumentation

October 6, 2010 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9613/MAX9615, low-power, precision operational amplifiers with rail-to-rail I/O. These op amps have a unique self-calibration feature that allows offset correction or nulling at any time or temperature.

Terminal blocks offer a high connection capacity

October 6, 2010 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sauro presents the MPS and MPP series that offer a high connection capacity. The MPS series can accept a wire section up to 16 mm² (6 AWG), and consequently has a UL certified current of 60°. The MPP series can accept a wire section up to 35 mm² (2 AWG), and consequently has a UL certified current of 108A.

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