DC/DC lays claim to world's smallest PC supply Product News 1/26/2006 Post a comment Mini-box.com (Ituner Networks) says its picoPSU-120 is the world’s tiniest PC power supply. Delivering up to 120 watts (140 watts peak) from a 12 volt input, the 5-output DC/DC supply measures just 31-by-45-by-20 mm.
Wideband RF development platform records and plays back Product News 1/26/2006 Post a comment Are you invoved with the design of software-defined radios or high-speed RF systems? Check out this product from board maker Pentek for realtime wideband data acquisition, signal processing, and recording. It packs four DAC channels and two up-converters for playback.
High-power IR LED touts SMT packaging Product News 1/26/2006 Post a comment OSRAM has unveiled the industry's first high-power IR LED in a surface-mount package. Targeting automotive and security applications, this Golden DRAGON IR LED is suited for CCD and CMOS camera applications in automotive night-vision and security illumination systems.
High-performance controllers boost the PoE connection Product News 1/26/2006 Post a comment PoE product recap - With power-over-Ethernet (PoE) the closest thing to “the next big app” in the largely mature power area, vendors are bringing new controller systems to market with higher levels of integration, higher power capability, and a lower cost per port.
SiRF chip integrates GPS, Bluetooth Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Chipset vendor SiRF Technology has launched SiRFLinkI, a single-chip solution integrating GPS and Bluetooth functions the company said reduces size, cost, and power requirements.
RF signal generator will be LXI-compliant Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Keithley Instruments is introducing a new LXI RF signal generator, and is pre-announcing some related RF test gear that will debut later this year. Coverage will span 400-MHz to 2.5-GHz.
RF interconnects offer choices Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Samtec has expanded its portfolio of MMCX, MCX, SMA, and MHF connectors with the addition of ganged RF board-to-board jacks, plugs, and cable assemblies.
Telairity Semiconductor NAB2006 preview Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment At NAB2006, Telairity will be highlighting their
TVM264 High Definition AVC Video Encoder Solution — the ClairityHD board — that enables broadcast
OEMs to accelerate time to market by using a complete, easy-to-use and cost-effective HD H.264 video encoding solution.
Auto relay cuts size, weight, costs Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Fujitsu Components America has released its fourth-generation, ultra-miniature automotive relay for motor applications. The FTR-G1 relay is 28 percent smaller than the previous version, and features a two-piece assembly process to reduce costs.
Rack-mounted unit tests Power-over-Ethernet devices Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Check out this compact rack-mounted unit for testing Ethernet switches and other devices that provide power-over-Ethernet as per the IEEE-802.3af standard. It contains 24 individually-programmable test ports that support full-powered device emulation, including programmable classification and variable power-loading.
New 8-bit MCUs will light up your life Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Targeting a wide range of lighting applications in the home, commercial buildings, industry and mobile backlighting, STMicroelectronics has just introduced a new series of 8 bit microcontrollers within the ST7Lite family.
Fingerprint sensor upgrades with advanced security Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Touted as the industry's first fingerprint sensor with the most advanced security features, AuthenTec has unveiled the EntrePad 1610 with advanced biometric security and a smaller footprint for portable applications including notebook and tablet PCs.
12-bit A/D converters tout low power Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Austriamicrosystems today launched a family of fully differential 12-bit, 8-channel, 400 ksamples/s, low power analog-to-digital (A/D) converters for battery-powered remote sensor and data-acquisition devices.
SWIFT DC/DCs power DVDs to DSPs Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Texas Instruments' wide-input TPS5430 SWIFT converter delivers 3 amps at greater than 90 percent efficiency for consumer electronics and industrial point-of-load power systems. A second converter, the company's low-input TPS5413 synchronous step-down device, provides similar output for 5- and 3.3-volt distributed power systems and broadband and networking infrastructure.
Taiwan to make 31% of LCD TVs in 2006, says report Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Taiwanese companies, working on their own behalf or for other companies, are expected to grow market share in LCD television manufacturing to 31.1 percent in 2006, up from 28.4 percent in 2005. This is according to a Taiwan government website which cited the Market Intelligence Center (MIC) of the Institute for Information Industry as its source.
MOSFET-driver chip boosts DC/DC efficiency Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Two new MOSFET-driver chips from Vishay Intertechnology, the SiC714CD10 and SiC711CD10, simplify the design of single and multiphase DC/DC converters and contribute to a significant increase in efficiency over discrete solutions.
433MHz radio modem delivers half-duplex link Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Radiometrix announced a 9600-baud radio modem module that is designed to simplify half-duplex links. The five-channel TDL2A effectively replaces a serial cable interface delivering a low power, 100m data link.
ASIC prototyping system based on Virtex-4 technology Product News 1/23/2006 Post a comment ProDesign Electronics released the latest version of its CHIPit Platinum ASIC prototyping system, featuring an enhanced system architecture based on the latest Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA technology, new debugging features and new software for system design implementation.
Audio amplifiers cut power consumption Product News 1/23/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. expanded its ceramic speaker driver family today with two Boomer audio power amplifiers in tiny packages that are said to provide high capacitive loads for portable applications like cell phones, smartphones, and notebook computers.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...