Slim connector provides dual capability Product News 3/2/2006 Post a comment Designed for panel applications, Tyco's Slim I/O cable connector provides power and/or signal I/O capability for short and long-reach cable. Optional passive equalization of signals is available.
Mobile TV comes home, literally Product News 3/2/2006 Post a comment Speakers at the DVB World conference found themselves explaining the surprising phenomenon of “mobile home TV,” but it had nothing to do with television viewing in trailer parks.
Supervisor ICs provide comprehensive, critical monitoring Product News 3/2/2006 Post a comment Intersil’s ISL88011-ISL88015 voltage supervisor ICs provide both fixed and/or adjustable voltage-monitoring for critical applications, including embedded control systems and portable equipment. A second family, the ISL88705-ISL88813, is particularly suited to microprocessor applications.
ESD protection comes in a tiny package for USB 2.0 Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Designed to protect the two data lines and the power rail of a USB 2.0 high-speed interface, STMicroelectronics offers a low capacitance electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device in a tiny SOT-666 package as well as a larger SOT-23 package.
First color sensor to support two-wire serial interface Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Avago said it has introduced the industry's first CMOS digital color sensor that can be directly interfaced to a microcontroller without the need for additional components. It also offers a small package size and low power consumption for portable devices.
Plug-in digitizers get on-board peak detection Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Digitizer maker Gage Applied Technologies is releasing on-board peak detection for its existing PC-hosted digitizer boards. Gage's eXpert Peak Detection adjunct now permits detection of peaks within a set of digitized waveform data.
Air velocity transmitter uses hot-film sensor Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment An air velocity transmitter from E+E Elektronik is designed for accurate measurement of air speed and gas flow at rates between 0 and 40-m. Its hot-film sensor element is based on state-of-the-art thin-film technology, guaranteeing high sensitivity even at very low mass flows.
Plug-in module accurately measures timing Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Check out this CompactPCI timing module. It offers the ability to measure events spaced as far apart as 20-seconds, with 50-ps timing resolution. The module can operate in either single-start or multi-start acquisition modes, with timing information on all independent channels encoded relative to a common channel.
Boost regulators extend battery packs Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology’s SiP12502/3 boost converter ICs are designed to maximize the power available from single- and dual-cell NiMH or alkaline battery packs. Working from an input down to 0.85 volt and delivering up to 500 mA, they provide up to 85 percent DC/DC conversion efficiency for cordless phones to medical diagnostic tools.
Crosspoint switch routes video signals Product News 3/1/2006 Post a comment Intersil Corp.'s video crosspoint switch is said to be the first of its kind integrating four separate 16 x 16 crosspoint switches to create a 32 x 32 matrix (or two 32 x 16 switches).
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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