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Stainless steel switches address harsh environments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Broadcom announces world's first Gigabit Ethernet IP phone chip
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The chip integrates a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) switch and two Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) transceivers, allowing for the development of traditional Fast Ethernet IP phone designs without the additional cost of adding external transceivers.
RF power amplifiers target wireless applications up to 3GHz
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ParkerVision has announced a new line of vector power amplifiers and digital power amplifiers.
Linear sensors feature performance improvements
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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
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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
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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.
TI's e-trim technology improves offset voltage performance of new op amp
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Compared to traditional laser trimming methods, Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) e-trim technology greatly improves accuracy as evidenced by this high-speed operational amplifier.
Embedded-Systeme im Fokus der DATE
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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.
PIC MCU targets intelligent power conversion designs
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Microchip Technology's PIC16F785 flash microcontroller touts a complete set of integrated peripherals to address power- conversion topologies and parameters in applications such as Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and battery chargers.
Flash microcontroler targets low power, battery operated and cost-sensitive applications
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The EM6580 Flash microcontroller from EM Microelectronic features a high level of integration and is ideal for low current applications such as those found in battery operated devices.
Gigabit Ethernet cards serve MIL designs
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GigExtreme ET-71000 Gigabit Ethernet cards from Data Device Corp. are designed to meet demanding flight-critical military applications and harsh military environment applications.
ADI targets IP-enabled set tops with Blackfin DSP
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Analog Devices Inc. is launching a new line of BlackFin DSP-based processors that also encompass automotive and medical and remote monitoring applications.
Digital control of complex power made easy
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Microchip Technology makes the complex, easy by integrating it's microcontroller with analog building blocks for intelligent power conversion designs
Radioscape will Digitalradio ankurbeln
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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
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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
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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
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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
Omron's architecture shrinks optical coarse wave multiplexers/demultiplexers
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components expects to make inroads into a new market for the company with its P1X4 (4-channel) and P1X8 (8- channel) coarse wave division multiplexers (CWDM), which it claims utilize a simplification in architecture to achieve the world's smallest size.
Low voltage trench MOSFETs improve power circuit efficiency
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ON Semiconductor today introduced eight new N-channel and P-channel, low voltage Trench MOSFETs. These devices reduce resistance between drain and source to improve overall power circuit efficiency by 30 percent in portable products.
40 MHz microcontrollers
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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.
PWM controllers enable low standby power in SMPS for notebooks, battery chargers
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's NCP1230 and NCP1231 families PWM controllers feature industry's only Power Factor Correction stage turn-off in light or no-load conditions.
UPS hails "triple-play" performance
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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
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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.
Vout D/A converter features I2C interface in a 3mm x 3mm-package
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. said this 16-bit I2C serial interface digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter) in a 3mm x 3mm DFN package can significantly reduce the size of portable products.
Anritsu's RF synthesizers span "DC to daylight"
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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.
ADI targets industrial apps with zero-drift instrumentation amp
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Analog Devices Inc. today introduced what it claims is the industry's first 16-V, zero-drift precision instrumentation amplifier (in-amp).
Flash microcontroller exceptional for controlling tasks in battery-powered devices
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EM Microelectronics introduces a low voltage and low power consumption flash microcontroller to control tasks in battery-powered devices household appliances and body-care products.
Soft radio transceiver
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The model 7140 software radio PMC combine both transmit and receive capabilities on a Virtex-II Pro FPGA.
SMT test sockets designed for QFN/MLF package
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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
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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.
Miniature DC-DC Converters provide 95 Percent Efficiency
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National Semi introduces a miniature, 2MHz, 600mA DC-DC converter maximizing batter life in portables.
Ethertouch delivers next-generation capacitance sensing chip
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Imagine a time when the wave of your finger could replace traditional tactile input devices like the computer mouse, touch screens and key pads. Ethertouch Ltd. plans to make this dream a reality via its Ethertouch ASIC sensing chip.
Panasonic adds optical stabilizer to under-$1,000 3-chip camcorder
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Panasonic again upped the value for pro-quality video imaging in under-$1,000 digital camcorder models by incorporating optical -- not digital -- image stabilization into the new PV-GS250, introduced at CES 2005 earlier this month.
Molex reference backplane demos a 1 meter, 10 Gbit/s channel
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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
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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.
PCI graphics card supports Apple Cinema HD Display under Windows
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Board maker Matrox Graphics is rolling out a new graphics card that supports very high-resolution dual-link monitors under Windows 2000 and Win XP. Display drivers are available for Linux and Sun Solaris x86 operating systems.
Siemens: Weichenstellung für Handy-Sparte erwartet
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
A serial RadidIO intellectual property (IP) core has been unleashed for communication processor designs.
Microchip offers acoustic echo cancellation and noise suppression libraries
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Echo cancellation offers improved performance for speaker- and microphone-based products that have no cancellation today. Noise Suppression Library goes beyond standard filtering techniques.
8-pin Flash MCUs target battery-operated apps
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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
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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.
Board runs DSP apps at 48GFLOPs
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
CHAMP-AV IV is high-performance quad processor DSP VMEbus board with quad 1.5GHz FreeScale MPC7448 PowerPC processors.
GaAs transimpedance amplifier for CATV distribution systems offers extremely low noise and distortion
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
The TGA2803 GaAs transimpedance amplifier for CATV distribution systems from Link Microsystems (the exclusive representative for TriQuint Semiconductor in the UK and Ireland) offers extremely low noise and distortion.
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