I hand-solder. I hand-solder surface-mount devices. So far, my standard practice is to use parts no smaller than 0603s (inch), and for ICs I get them with pitches no smaller than 0.65 mm. This causes problems when I need a component that is too small for me to solder on a board with techniques I have been comfortable with up to now.
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation kit for a 5W GaN MMIC power amplifier from Nitronex. The NPA1003QA-EVK evaluation kit includes a test fixture tuned for
Lead-acid battery, battery management, gas gauge integrated circuit, gas gauge IC, capacity measurement, power management, battery packs, impedance track
maxon precision announced a new DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a four-quadrant pulse width modulated (PWM) servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC motors) and Brushless DC servo
ConTech announced the “TMF” Series of DC/DC converters. The series offers up to 40 W of fully regulated output power with an industry standard 2” x 1” footprint, and a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24 VDC and 48 VDC. Single outputs are
Bridgelux announced the commercial availability of the Vero LED array, a solid state light source that is positioned as making quality lighting easy. All form factors of the LED arrays are now commercially available and shipping to customers and distribution partners worldwide. The
Slide-in housing includes collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boardsApril 19, 2013 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments
Intermas announces the development of a 1 HU slide-in housing with collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boards. Currently, the usage of a foldaway-hinge can be very challenging when designing a 19-inch slide-in housing with only one height unit (1 HU = 44,45 mm)....
The new V600ME31-LF operates from 2700 to 5400 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0-24 Vdc. This octave tuning VCO features a typical phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and an average tuning sensitivity of 140 MHz/V.
The XC9401 series are off-line controllers for LED lighting. Operation within the range 85VAC - 270VAC and by DC input is possible by optimizing external components. Using selected components to match the circuit configuration, a wide variety of specifications can be realized.
The words “mega” and “phone” should never be combined when it comes to cellphones, but that didn’t stop Samsung from making the most ridiculous phone yet. The company has blown away the competition when it comes to screen size with their new 6.3 inch (diagonally) and 5.8 inch Galaxy Mega phones. For the sake of comparison, the Apple iPhone 5 is 4 inches.
Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new Daisy Chain HD System, which creates a large infrastructure for wiring displays using CAT-5 cable. The system includes sender, splitter and receiver units—all interconnected in a daisy chain concept.
NIC Components is pleased to announce the addition of UL listed (US and Canada; UL 1449 rev3) radial leaded metal oxide varistors (MOVs) to its circuit protection products offering. The newly released NVR series has large disc MOV construction for fast acting absorption of transient energy (joules) on 50 or 60 Hz power circuits....
JKL Components Corporation has announced the availability of an LED Signage & Display Kit — Part Number SK14. It includes a full selection of LED technologies appropriate for use in the signage, display, gaming and architectural industries. These kits are excellent for product development of backlit signs....
BEI Sensors announces expanded input/output electrical options and a new IP69K rating on the highly configurable 9960 series. With the new electrical options, the 9960 can communicate with a wider range of controllers and is now capable of accepting a wide range of input voltages.
As a culture, we’re obsessed with cool gadgets, and we’ve come a long way from the household coffeemaker. Now we’re creating motion-sense devices that can control others from afar with just a flick of the wrist. Enter the Myo armband, which shows how dependent on technology we’ve become. We want to do everything with one fancy gizmo.
Krytar, Inc., announced a new two-way power divider offering desirable performance over the broadband frequency range of 1.0 GHz to 40.0 GHz in a compact package with 14 dB Isolation and ±0.60 dB amplitude tracking. The Model 6010400 two-way divider exhibits
Phihong USA has introduced a new series of waterproof LED drivers for use in a broad range of residential and commercial applications. Designated the PDA040 series, the LED power supplies are available in constant-current outputs of 700, 1050 and 1400mA at a nominal input voltage rating of 120-277VAC.
AVX Corporation has added several new varistors to its trusted TransGuard and TransGuard Automotive Series. Based on AVX’s reliable zinc-oxide varistor technology, the extended TransGuard series provide customers with a much broader range of voltage and energy rating options....
Intelligent network interface controller features a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiverApril 18, 2013 3:10 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments
Microchip Technology announced the OS81118, the first MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiver. The MOST150 technology was successfully deployed in the first car models in 2012.
Autosplice has introduced a new series of compact surface mount contacts for antenna applications in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The new single-piece contact designs are ideally suited for Near Field Communications (NFC) Antenna requirements....
MORNSUN’s brand new WRB_MT-3W series is designed with features of compact SMD package of 19.2*12.9*8.75mm, efficiency up to 83%, low power consumption, short circuit protection and so on.
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BlueLevel Technologies, Inc, has announced a flexible extended length version of the Model AP/APX RF admittance point level sensor using a rugged ⅛” diameter stainless steel cable. To aid in the shedding of material from the cable a Teflon coating has been added, which has an extremely low coefficient of friction.
NTE Electronics is now offering a full line of high quality multi-conductor cable. Providing safe, reliable, high performance data transmission, this type of cable is widely used in many different applications such as computer peripherals, robotics, PA systems, intercom systems, remote control circuits and many more.
The new GAW113 acoustic vent from W. L. Gore & Associates’ Portable Electronic Vents group is designed to provide dust and splash protection for acoustic openings in portable electronic devices such as scanners, two-way radios, tablet and laptop PCs, and other devices where reliable performance is essential.