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High-output supplies focus on ion beams
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4/30/2004   Post a comment
HiTek Power's OL20K and OL30K series extend the maximum output of the company's high-power, high-voltage supply families to 20 and 30 kilowatts, respectively, at voltages up to 200 kV. Thus they are suited for use in a wide range of electron- and ion-beam systems, including ion implantation, ion vapor deposition, electron-beam welding, and particle acceleration.
Motorola updates PowerQuicc families
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4/30/2004   Post a comment
Motorola Inc.'s Freescale Semiconductor entity announced updates of its PowerQuicc II Pro and PowerQuicc III families at the Smart Network Developers Forum Tuesday (April 27). The two architectures, based on the e300 and e500 PowerPC cores, respectively, each added encryption blocks, and Motorola said it plans announcements soon on e700 cores as well.
SlimStack connector offers ultra-low profile
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4/30/2004   Post a comment
A new range of 0.95-mm height SlimStack connectors from Molex Inc. offers ultra-low profile stacking for space-constrained applications such as cell phones, PDAs, digital consumer equipment and other handheld systems. These new 0.40-mm pitch SMT connectors come in single- and dual-row versions in circuit sizes from 7 to 80.
Miniature pushbuttons offer hundreds of options
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4/30/2004   Post a comment
NKK Switches offers a new series of miniature snap-acting pushbutton switches that offer hundreds of combinations. The MB2400 series momentary action pushbuttons feature a snap-acting mechanism that provides a smooth actuation, a short stroke, light touch and audible feedback.
6.5 GHz sockets support dense BGA devices
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4/30/2004   Post a comment
Users can socket their 0.8-mm pitch, 189 ball BGA/CSP devices without performance loss with Ironwood Electronics' new high performance 6.5 GHz bandwidth sockets.
Flash lamp module integrates lamp, power supply and socket
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
New compact xenon flash lamp modules from Hamamatsu Corp. integrate a 5-watt xenon flash lamp with a power supply and trigger socket. Featuring high stability and long operating life, the L9455/L9456 modules are suitable for water quality and atmospheric analyzers for both scientific and homeland security applications.
Connor-Winfield earns ISO9001:2000 certification
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Connor-Winfield Corp. has announced that it has received certification to the new ISO 9001:2000 quality standard through an assessment process by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Connor-Winfield, along with its Custom Manufacturing Division (CMS), received this new certification in January 2004.
Vishay miniaturizes SI RF capacitor
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Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has expanded its line of silicon-based RF capacitors with the introduction of the HPC0201A devices that are packaged in a small 0201 case size. The company said the small package size will help designers improve the performance and reduce the size of next-generation wireless products.
Ohmite beefs up resistor offering
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Ohmite Manufacturing Company has recently announced the introduction of its new RW1S0CK Series of SMD current sense resistors and 30 Series of high-energy wirewound resistors.
Piezo alarms combine a small package with high sound output
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Transducers USA's new TRIP-80 series of piezo alarms fits the bill for industrial control, automation, and a variety of alarm applications where small size and sound output are key concerns.
Protection devices target color LCDs in handsets
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has developed a new protection device that is specifically designed to protect high-resolution color LCD screens in cell phones from damage by electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio-frequency interference (RFI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD). The EClamp2340C not only offers ESD/RFI/EMI protection; it replaces 40 discrete components in a typical cell phone design.
TVS devices offer multiple options
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has launched two new families of transient voltage suppressors (TVSs), including, claims the company, the industry's first 800-W bidirectional TVS in a SMB package. The new surface-mount TransZorb products are offered with 500-W, 800-W, and 1000-W peak pulse power ratings (10/1000 μs waveform).
Terminal block offers more power handling
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
EHM Technology Inc.'s new ETB Tri-Barrier series terminal blocks feature current carrying capacities of up to 30 amps at 300 volts.
RFID chip is first to support EPCglobal coding
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics announced the availability of the industry's first RFID chip compliant to worldwide regulations supporting the EPCglobal standardization activity for UHF.
Synthesizer is industry's first to enable DDS agility to 2.7 GHz
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices introduced the industry's first low-cost, low-power, monolithic solution to integrate both direct digital synthesis and phased locked loop circuitry.
DOCSIS 2.0-based silicon addresses performance demands of data, voice and gateway modems
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Broadcom introduced an advanced DOCSIS 2.0-based cable modem chip that addresses the increased performance and reliability demands of high-speed data, voice and gateway modem designs.
TTL-I/O PXI plug-in maxes memory
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Strategic Test Corp. has a 125-MHz 1-channel to 16-channel digital I/O card for PXI systems. All of the on-board memory can be used when recording or replaying with 16, 8, 4, 2 or 1 channels.
Monolithic RF CMOS Digital step attenuators impress with IP3 spec
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor introduced a new family of Digital Step Attenuators (DSAs) that demonstrate new levels of broadband linearity, attenuation accuracy, and programming flexibility.
Focus on precision timing challenges
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Electronic clock devices are not your grandfather's chime clock; no, the clocks used in today's electronics are much more precise and versatile. Electronic clocks are the quarterback of the PCB team that determine the rhythm and accuracy of the signals getting passed around and off the board.
Focus-On: Standards for test coverage reports
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Industry efforts are under way to develop a standard method for reporting test coverage, with the goal of having a reporting standard for stuck-at faults ready in time for next year's International Test Conference.
Elma offers wide selection of AdvancedTCA products
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a wide selection of AdvancedTCA products that include four chassis models, three backplane designs, shelf managers, and accessories.
Rugged integrated connectors are cost competitive
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Designed for SOHO, LAN-on-motherboard, hub and switch applications, Pulse, a Technitrol Company, introduces the J0C-0003/4/5/6 series of 10/100Base-TX surface mount RJ45 single port (1-by-1) tab-down connectors with integrated magnetics. The J0C connector series can withstand the mechanical and thermal stresses of reflow soldering, yet are priced competitively with through-hole connectors, said the company.
VHDM stacker system offers high density, faster speed
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
Achieving high density and increased speeds up to 2.5 Gbit/s of bandwidth per signal pair in mezzanine board-to-board applications, the new VHDM 8-row stacker system from Molex Inc. is designed for both single-ended and differential signaling. The system may be used in telecommunication equipment, test systems, high-end servers, memory storage systems, and cellular base stations.
Terminal block system provides flexibility, innovation and low assembly costs
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
Weidmuller has launched a new generation of terminal blocks that the company claims to provide innovative wiring concepts and low assembly costs. Dubbed the Weidmuller Connection System (WeiCoS), it combines both terminal block and plug-in connection technology that results in a modular, functionally flexible, and manufacturer-independent wiring system.
Waytek expands terminal block line
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
Waytek has expanded its line of double row terminal blocks with the introduction of its general purpose 10- and 12-position devices available in 20- and 30-amp ratings, up to 600 volts.
Mini BNC joins RF connector family
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Bomar Interconnect Products Inc. has added a miniature BNC connector to the company's proprietary line of V-Bite RF edgeboard connectors that are designed to provide "unparalleled" signal integrity in RF applications. The V-Series line includes a F-Type, a threaded through-panel BNC, twin BNC, standard BNC, and TNC version, along with the new miniature BNC.
Samtec offers full line catalog
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
Samtec Inc. has released its newly expanded F-204 Full Line Catalog. This updated catalog provides more than 360 pages of applications, specifications, and ordering information. It is organized into functional subsections including high speed, high density, micro & one-piece, board-to-board, micro card, micro-rugged & power, I/O interfaces, cable assemblies, and sockets.
Precision pins for power converters
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Mill-Max said its new application specific multi-faceted and vented precision-machined pins for converters provide a secure interface between the power converter and the circuit board to benefit both power converter manufacturers and users.
Terminal blocks packed with options
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
Phoenix Contact has added three new series of double level, SMT compatible PC-board terminal block headers to its product portfolio. These high temperature terminal blocks allow parts to be easily integrated into surface-mount production processes, eliminating hand soldering and providing cost and time savings.
Desktop safety tester checks insulation-resistance, leakage
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
A new electrical safety tester meets the requirements of design, engineering, production line or type-testing applications. The digital instrument can perform a suite of standard electrical safety tests, with traceability of test results and records.
Fujitsu rolls out first copper XENPAK module for networking apps
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
eeProductCenter exclusive Enabling copper connections for 10 Gbit Ethernet links using InfiniBand 24 AWG cable and connectors, Fujitsu Components America, Inc., claims it has launched the industry's first copper XENPAK module (xMGC) that is compliant to the new 10GBASE-CX4 specification also known as IEEE 802.03ak/D4.2 for low-cost copper 10-Gigabit Ethernet. The company touts that the new electrical transceiver module reduces the cost per port in short reach rack-to-rack connections in d
Ericsson's DSP shift rekindles basestation debate
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Ericsson has shifted to a DSP-only, software-defined approach to basestation design in response to the cost, processing and flexibility requirements of third-generation wireless infrastructure. In doing so, the company -- the leading basestation manufacturer -- has rekindled the debate over the optimum mix of ASICs, FPGAs, DSPs and reconfigurable processors for advanced wireless systems.
2.4-kW ETSI-spec'd power system saves space
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4/28/2004   Post a comment
XPiQ's low-profile AC/DC power shelf, with 1.8, 2.1 and 2.4 kW capacity (depending on output voltage), fits into a 1U-high 19-inch rack and, at 11.56 inches deep meets European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) requirements. The ZCA-1U3R-R system, comprising three of the company's ZC8 800-watt rectifiers and the rack, is designed to allow more space for system electronics in telecom, networking, storage and wireless base-station applications. It can be applied in bulk power situation
Motorola adds StarCore-based VoIP processors
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Eying the VoIP market, Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its solutions for VoIP system designs based on StarCore DSP technology.
PMC-Sierra, Vativ Technologies collaborate on interoperable DS3 line cards
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Broadband equipment supplier PMC-Sierra, and fab-less semiconductor maker Vativ Technologies announce a collaborative plan to deliver interoperable framer/mapper and line interface units for next-gen voice and data communications. A planned high density, multi-channel DS3 equipment line-card will be the industry's lowest power and highest performance framer/mapper and LIU.
Smallest D/A converter resolves space, performance challenge
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices introduced the first members of its new nanoDAC family of digital-to-analog converters that provide breakthrough performance in smaller packages. The compact size and low power consumption of these new converters provide significant advantages in space-constrained applications.
Module conditions bridge sensors
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Here's news of a signal-conditioning module for bridge-type sensors. It's designed to power and signal-condition most strain gauge or piezoresistive sensors, configured as single-, half-, or full-bridge types.
High-speed data-storage tester meets industry conformance specs
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Network and data-storage test house I-TECH is rolling out a test suite that's recognized under the Fibre Channel Industry Association's SANmark Qualified Program.
Li+ charger chip won't overheat
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4059A is a fully integrated linear battery charger in a 2-by-2 mm DFN package that can charge a single-cell Li-Ion battery at 900 mA without danger of overheating itself or surrounding components. A patented thermal regulation scheme prevents the junction temperature of the IC from exceeding 115°C by reducing charge current during high-power or high-ambient-temperature operation. The charger, suited to digital still cameras, cell phones, PDAs and USB-equipped handheld d
Telecom PCI mezzanine card targets high-density connectivity apps
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Check out this single-site PCI bus mezzanine card for full-DUX channelized DS3 connectivity. It's designed for data applications requiring high-density connectivity using up to 28 T1 lines, and up to 672 DSOs in clear channel, fractional, and channelized DS3 applications.
Production tester addresses high-speed serial chip tests
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Here's news of what may be the semiconductor test industry's first high-speed production tester for identifying the maximum number of product defects at the lowest cost. This system enables signal-integrity testing of high-speed serial links operating as fast as 6.4-Gbits/s, using a loopback/built-in self-test approach. The system promises to deliver cost savings in excess of 50% over conventional at-speed production approaches.
IrDA protocol stack offered with ZiLOG's eZ80Acclaim! MCUs
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
ZiLOG, Inc. claims to have the embedded industry's first 8-bit flash-based solution for wireless IrDA connectivity. The new solution called ZirDA, is an embedded software product that will be offered with the company's eZ80Acclaim! microcontrollers.
StarCore-based DSPs target VoIP apps
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4/27/2004   Post a comment
Eying the voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) market, Freescale Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Inc., has expanded its solutions for VoIP system designs based on StarCore DSP technology.
Ballast ICs bring transformerless dimming
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
International Rectifier's 600-volt IR21592 and IR21593 dimming ballast ICs, each with a phase control loop and half-bridge driver for fluorescent lamps, eliminate the need for a current-sensing transformer. IR says these new devices offer the most comprehensive set of sense and control features available, including ignition detection and full-scale dimming, as well as brownout- and over-temperature protection. A microcontroller interface is included for maximum flexibility in programming such pa
Two stretch configurable-CPU arena with new entries
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
The ranks of configurable CPUs " processors designed to be augmented by customer-specified execution units " will expand significantly today with independent announcements by Faraday Technology Corp. and startup Stretch Inc. The two architectures, both derived from CPU designs, bring new dimensions to the market.
Distributors are ready for a recovery in 2004
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
An economic recovery in the electronics industry, the transition of U.S. manufacturing to China, demand creation, and the lead-free initiative will highlight the discussions between distributors and components suppliers as they meet for their annual Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) this week in Las Vegas.
Japanese joint venture to develop super capacitors
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Four companies have agreed to form a joint venture company to promote an electric double-layer capacitor system. Also know as super, or ultra, capacitors, the next-generation electric charge capacitor could eventually replace nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries in certain areas.
RTOS from Green Hills is available for Freescale's processors
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Green Hills Software, Inc.'s INTEGRITY real-time operating system is now available for the PowerQUICC III MPC8560 and MPC8540 integrated communications processors from Freescale Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Inc.
CompactPCI plug-in serves LEON processor developers
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Here's news from a Swiss company offering an FPGA development platform. The Compact PCI development board also supports the early development and fast prototyping of LEON 32-bit microprocessor designs.
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