Stainless steel switches address harsh environments Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment EAO Switch Corp. now offers a wide range of stainless steel switches, keypads and keyboards for industrial applications in harsh environments. These devices offer IP67 protection against water, heat, shock, vibration and vandalism, and require minimal maintenance.
6 GHz ultra-mini coax connector cancels weak signals Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Taiwan Aliner Industries Inc. has developed a new 6 GHz ultra-miniature coaxial connector line for wireless mobile devices that can be used to enhance the quality of radio transmissions. These MCII connectors can work as an internal data connector, or as an external antenna connector where the RF signal is weak.
Microlens arrays offer custom configs, precision coupling Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Omron Electronics has developed a new series of mass-produced, injection-molded microlens arrays (MLAs), which is said to set a new industry standard for cost-effective parallel lenses for both multi-mode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF) configurations.
HM connector module reduces cost Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment HARTING Electronics has expanded its range of hard metric (HM) connectors in accordance to IEC 61076-4-101 with the new har-bus HM combined module. The new module allows for the integration of several HM female connectors including A, B, AB and C types in one single unit in any combination up to a length of 6U.
HARTING beefs up RJ45 industrial portfolio Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Strengthening its position in the industrial communication market, HARTING Electronics has extended its RJ45 industrial product family to include an over-molded version of its IP 20 system cable portfolio.
Linear sensors feature performance improvements Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has made two key improvements to its popular line of continuous-time linear sensors with the introduction of its new A1301 and A1302 devices. These enhancements include a quiescent output voltage that is 50% of the supply voltage, and output sensitivity options of 1.3 mV per gauss (G) and 2.5 mV/G. This makes the new devices suitable for use in linear and rotary position sensing systems over the extended temperature range of -40°C and 125°C. Target applications i
Aliner claims to launch first 6 GHz switch connector Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Aliner Industries Inc. says it has launched the industry's first 6 GHz antenna switch connector with a MMCX interface for wireless mobile electronics applications. The new MMCX switch connector, designated as 25-501A, provides the same features of a standard MMCX interface in a 10.8 (length) x 4.40 (width) x 1.60-mm (height) footprint, and can replace RF coax connectors at a lower cost, said the company.
RF sniffer is a recording spectrum analyzer Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment With renewed interest in the possible deleterious effects of non-ionizing RF radiation on the human body, particularly at cellphone microwave frequencies, Narda Safety Test Solutions's new handheld instrument is a timely product. Especially so now that the FCC and OSHA are in the RF safety exposure game. eeProductCenter's Alex Mendelsohn checks it out.
Embedded-Systeme im Fokus der DATE Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Die europäische Halbleiter-Designmesse DATE verschiebt ihren Fokus zunehmend in Richtung auf die Entwicklung von Plattformen für Embedded-Systeme. Dabei gewinnt das Thema Software unverkennbar an Bedeutung.
Radioscape will Digitalradio ankurbeln Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Einen neuen Anlauf zur Belebung des Markts für digitale Rundfunkempfänger starten die britische Radioscape Ltd und Texas Instruments. Die beiden Unternehmen versuchen damit, einen Milliardenmarkt anzuschieben.
Patented precision signal sources boost clock recovery module's performance Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies is debuting a multi-rate optical/electrical clock-recovery module for its 86100C Infiniium digital communications analyzer. The new plug-in module performs clock extraction for waveform analysis with continuous, unbanded tuning from 50-Mbis/s out to 13.5-Gbits, with ultra-low residual jitter plus golden PLL operation. After chatting with Agilent, eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn shares his impressions.
Load switch provides a slew of advantages Product News 1/29/2005 Post a comment Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT4280A family of p-channel MOSFET devices features flexible turn-on and turn-off characteristics—from very fast to slew-rate limited—for high-side load-switching in portable device applications. "As portable system processors and chipsets continue to push operating voltages lower with each new generation, they need load switches capable of supporting lower voltages," said Kin Shum, director of Strategic Marketing. "By integrating slew-rate control, sup
POLs pack power punch Product News 1/28/2005 Post a comment Artesyn Technologies' ultracompact SIL30E and SMT30E point-of-load (POL) converter modules deliver up to 30 amps at 0.8 to 3.63 volts for densely packed ASICs, network processor and DSP applications. That's 75 percent more current than provided by comparably sized products, according to the company. The two-phase, 2-MHz synchronous buck converters, for use in distributed power architectures with an 8-14 volt intermediate bus, are fully compatible with similar products from members of the Point-O
40 MHz microcontrollers Product News 1/28/2005 Post a comment The PIC18F family of microcotrollers deliver 96 or 128 kbytes of flash memory, up to 10 MIPS performance, a 2- to 5.5-V operating voltages range.
UPS hails "triple-play" performance Product News 1/27/2005 Post a comment Eaton Corporation bills its Powerware 9155 as a breakthrough, (on-line) double-conversion uninterruptible power system (UPS) that provides 8 to 15 kVA in four models for mission-critical applications. It's touted as a "triple play" step-advance in technology, user-friendly design and cost-effectiveness that resets industry standards in customer value and product performance.
Neuer Prozessor-Core von ARM lässt Experten rätseln Product News 1/27/2005 Post a comment Der Prozessor-Lizenzgeber ARM Holdings aus dem englischen Cambridge arbeitet an einem neuen Prozessor-Core namens 'Serval-E'. Der Core basiert auf der gleichen Befehlssatz-Architektur wie das geplante Top-of-the-Line-Modell 'Tiger', das derzeit entwickelt wird.
Anritsu's RF synthesizers span "DC to daylight" Product News 1/27/2005 Post a comment Anritsu's new IEEE-488-compatible RF synthesizers are billed as the highest power synthesizers available, with +17-dBm available power at 20 GHz standard, and +23 dBm as an option. Six models, and gobs of options, cover 0.1-Hz to 67-GHz.
SMT test sockets designed for QFN/MLF package Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment Emulation Technology, Inc. has announced the availability of the industry's only surface-mount QFN/MLF Quick Lock sockets, which give designers quicker and easier access to a device during design or test. The sockets are also available in through-hole and compression fit mounting styles.
Tiny chip resistor touts wide resistance range Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has expanded its family of thin-film flat chip resistors with the introduction of the high-stability MCS0402 ultra-small, thin-film precision resistors in 0402 package sizes. Available with resistance values from 100 ohms(Ω) to 221 kΩ, the new Vishay Beyschlag devices offer the industry's widest resistance range for CECC-certified precision resistors at this size.
Molex reference backplane demos a 1 meter, 10 Gbit/s channel Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment The new GbX FR408 Reference Backplane Demonstrator from Molex Inc. has achieved a significant milestone in real system performance by demonstrating a true 1.0 meter, 10 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s) NRZ channel with the Molex GbX press-fit backplane connector and Xilinx's Virtex-II Pro X FPGA over Isola's FR408 material. This new reference backplane will help designers develop and manufacture low-cost backplane systems that scale from 2.5 to 10 Gbit/s.
Teradyne launches new connector platform for tight spaces Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment Optimized for tight packaging applications without impeding air flow, Teradyne Inc. Connection Systems Division (TCS) has launched its new Aptera connector platform that offers a low-profile solution for server, storage, and networking applications, as well as scalability for future system design requirements. The new solution offers a mix of high speed, low speed, and power daughtercard and backplane modules.
Siemens: Weichenstellung für Handy-Sparte erwartet Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment Am Donnerstag dieser Woche wird Siemens voraussichtlich bekanntgeben, welche Zukunft seiner Handy-Sparte bevorsteht. Drei Optionen hat der neue Vorstandschef Klaus Kleinfeld nach eigener Einschätzung: Probleme abstellen, verkaufen oder den Bereich schließen.
AU Optronics readying Gen6 LCD plant Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment AU Optronics Corp. has announced it has successfully produced a 32 in. liquid crystal display TV panel on its new Generation 6 fab that is on target to begin mass production in March.
Tek pushes scope performance envelope to 15 GHz Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment Keeping pace with the explosion of high-speed serial communications and RF designs, scope maker Tektronix announces the industry's fastest realtime digital oscilloscope, along with a new probing system to match. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at Tek's 15-GHz scope.
Load-switch MOSFETs cut RDS by 60 percent Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment Eight new n- and p-channel, low-voltage MOSFETs from ON Semiconductor for portable applications, in 1.6-by-1.6 mm low profile packages, cut on-resistance (RDS) by 60 percent versus comparably packaged MOSFETs, thus improving overall power circuit efficiency by 30 percent.
Serial RIO core Product News 1/25/2005 Post a comment A serial RadidIO intellectual property (IP) core has been unleashed for communication processor designs.
8-pin Flash MCUs target battery-operated apps Product News 1/25/2005 Post a comment EM Microelectronic's newest 4-bit flash microcontroller in an 8-pin package called the EM6580, combines such features as true low current operation with no external components, A/D converter or 12-level voltage level detector and on-chip flash memory to create a multi-functional MCU.
Liquid cooling sub-system dissipates board-level heat Product News 1/25/2005 Post a comment Here's news of a cooling sub-system that uses liquid cooling to efficiently and cost-effectively dissipate heat from embedded systems. The ruggedized unit---suitable for MIL/aero applications---combines a pump, heat exchanger, and control systems in a single enclosure. It's capable of dissipating a kilowatt.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.