Product brochure covers medical capabilities Product News 12/30/2005 Post a comment ITT Electronic Components offers a product brochure that details the company's connector, switch and interface products for medical equipment. These products are designed to meet or exceed crosstalk, RFI/EMI, capacitance/impedance and IEC safety requirements for these applications.
Motor driver IC keeps an eye on the camera Product News 12/30/2005 Post a comment Designed for portable electronics products with a basic digital camera, Freescale Semiconductor's MPC17C724 is a dual-channel motor driver IC that delivers 400 mA per channel for controlling the camera lens and shutter.
Video codec startup claims iPod first Product News 12/30/2005 Post a comment Claiming an industry first, low-power codec IC provider Mobilygen said that its MG1264 chip supports real-time, high-quality H.264/ACC video capture compatible with Apple Computer's video iPod.
Piezo motor targets portable products Product News 12/29/2005 Post a comment New Scale Technologies, Inc. has developed a tiny SQL series SQUIGGLE piezo motor to replace its larger SQ-306s motor for portable electronic products. The device features precise linear motion at low power and can withstand greater mechanical shock than previous models.
1-watt DC/DCs extend design options Product News 12/28/2005 Post a comment Offering OEM designers a wide range of voltage and packaging options, V-Infinity's Miniature DC/DC Converter family delivers 1 watt in approximately 85 basic single- and dual-output models for low-power mixed-signal circuits, datacom, and test and measurement.
TCXOs tout tight stability Product News 12/28/2005 Post a comment MtronPTI offers a family of low voltage, surface-mount temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) and VCTCXOs (voltage controlled TCXOs) with tight stability and excellent aging characteristics for network and wireless engineers.
2-Gbit DDR2 SDRAM samples for server applications Product News 12/28/2005 Post a comment Manufactured using 80-nm process technology, 2-Gbit DDR2 SDRAMs from Elpida have begun sampling to server manufacturers. The 2-Gbit DDR2 SDRAM devices are available in three different data-rate speeds, including 533-Mbits/s, 667-Mbits/s, or 800-Mbits/s.
Terminal blocks integrate permanent safety covers Product News 12/27/2005 Post a comment Series C34/C44 terminal blocks from BlockMaster Electronics provide electrical safety with permanently attached snap-on safety covers. These covered blocks provide additional finger tip safety in high-power applications, and eliminate the loss or misplacement of covers.
Switches offer low capacitance Product News 12/27/2005 Post a comment Analog Devices, Inc.'s ADG1233 and ADG1234 single-pole double-throw (spdt) switches operate with 12-V or 15-V supplies to deliver low capacitance and charge injection.
Rugged switches target industrial apps Product News 12/22/2005 Post a comment EAO's Series 84 pushbutton and emergency-stop switches and indicators deliver rugged performance for industrial and commercial applications. With maximum ratings of 42 V/100 mA, these low-profile switches are ideal for PLC level signals.
Inductors ship in three weeks Product News 12/22/2005 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has added high-frequency, surface-mount inductors to its quick delivery SEI FAST program. This program guarantees three-week deliveries for the AL and WL series inductors for quantities up to 25,000.
VXS multi-computer uses RapidIO to reach 42-Gbyte/s throughput Product News 12/22/2005 Post a comment Here's a multi-computer 6U-sized VME crate based on the Serial RapidIO interconnect fabric. Compliant with the VXS VITA 41.2 form-factor, it will crank 761-GFLOPS with 42-Gbyte/s sustained fabric throughput. With A/D conversion it can serve software-defined radio applications. Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Toggle switches deliver design options Product News 12/22/2005 Post a comment NKK Switches has announced the availability of medium/high capacity toggle switches. These standard size S series switches are available in a variety of circuit configurations and options.
VGA port chip replaces 22 discrete devices Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment California Micro Devices claims its highly-integrated interface solution, the CM2006, is the industry's first complete VGA and DVI-I port companion circuit for digital TV and LCD monitors. The VGA port device replaces 22 analog and passive components and integrates electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, level shifting and buffering and backdrive protection in a single chip.
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.