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MOSFET chip set boosts supplies by 15%
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4/30/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology says its RJK0305DPB/RJK0301DPB high-side/low-side chip set achieves an efficiency of 90 percent, the highest in the industry, for small DC/DC converters (20 amps at 1.3 volts from a 12-volt input). In such applications, this increase in efficiency corresponds to an increase in output current of about 15 percent as compared to converters built with the company's previous generation MOSFETs.
Current sense resistor handles 3 watts
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics Inc. has introduced a new current sense chip resistor capable of handling 3 watts of power at 70°C in a 1225 case size.
Optical connector system combines high performance with environmental protection
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
A new Optical Industrial LC Duplex connector system from Molex Inc. combines the high performance of a fiber optic connection with a rugged industrial connector to allow for easy installations and terminations in harsh industrial environments.
Power cable assemblies supply many options
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Samtec Inc. offers a variety of standard and semi-custom power cable assemblies in a wide selection of lengths, pin counts and termination choices along with a full range of assembly tools.
I-Temp PCI bridge links to legacy devices asynchronously
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Targeting a wide range of factory automation applications, PLX Technology Inc. has just released its PLX FastLane PCI 6466, a 64-bit, 66MHz PCI bridge specified to operate over the full industrial temperature (I-Temp) rating range.
7200-rpm, 100-Gbyte drive available in 2.5-in. platter for notebooks
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Seagate Technology has added to its Momentus family of hard disk drive products a 7200-rpm, 100-Gigabyte drive, the highest capacity available for notebooks. And it has ramped up the areal densities on its 5400 and 4200 drives to 120-Gbytes from 100-Gbytes. With the latest additions, Seagate now offers a complete line of 2.5-in notebook drives covering all spin speeds, capacity points and interfaces.
16-bit digital signal controller targets cost-sensitive apps
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor says its new 56F8000 series of 16-bit digital signal controllers break the price/performance barrier for many industrial and appliance applications.
Application processor aims at multimedia apps
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology America's SH-MobileJ3 application processor offers system designers an interface to 4-megapixel camera modules, on-chip image-processing hardware accelerators.
Yamaichi offers a test & burn-in socket with ultra fine pitch for BGA/CSP
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
The continuous miniaturization of mobile applications and the resulting shrinking of module sizes requires ever smaller pitches. This miniaturization also presents a challenge to the socket manufacturers, as not only the reliability, but also the processing capability of the contact systems for Test & Burn-In applications must be ensured.
APEM pick & place tact switch has horizontal actuation
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
The latest addition to APEM's range of tact switches is a model with horizontal actuation, called D162-01, specifically designed for pick and place assembly.
SMA's 3U CompactPCI Module provides Ethernet for industrial applications
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
The CLAN7 from SMA is a ruggedized 3U CompactPCI module that combines industrial standards with a low price. Based on the LAN Controller 82551ER specifically developed by Intel for the embedded sector, this module provides an Ethernet/Fast Ethernet interface according to IEEE 802.3.
TTI's linear bench power supplies offer higher power and higher current
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
TTi (Thurlby Thandar Instruments) has extended its EL Series of low-cost and compact linear bench power supplies with two new models that offer both higher power and higher current levels. The EL155 provides 0-15 V at 0-5 A (75 W maximum), while the EL303 provides 0-30 V at 0-3 A (90 W maximum).
Tools tailored for XAP 32-bit RISC core
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants has forged a set of development tools for its XAP3 royalty-free RISC processor core for ASICs and FPGAs. The tool set comprises the Gnu Compiler Collection (GCC) C/C++ compiler and the uCLinux and Micrium (C/OS-II real-time operating systems. In particular, the Gnu Compiler Collection imparts an industry standard C programming environment and support for C++ and Java.
BMW peilt fahrzeugübergreifende Kommunikation an
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Mit der Entwicklung einer neuen Generation von Fahrer-Assistenzsystemen will die Industrie Problemfelder wie Sicherheit und Verkehrsfluss ansprechen. Manche der neuen Systeme erfordern eine Integrationsebene über das individuelle Fahrzeug hinaus.
Multi-radio mesh solution suits real-time apps
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
The Access/One Network outdoor wireless system (OWS) is the highest capacity multi-radio, multi-channel, and multi-RF mesh solution deployed today.
Zilog offers free ZLP MCU remote control tool suite
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Calculating that the many next generation consumer electronics entertainment systems will still need lots of remote controls with 8-bit brains, Zilog Corp. has an offer embedded designers using its ZLP MCUs can't refuse.
Bringing new Enerjy to Java coding, debugging, migration
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
In a major revision of its modular Java tool suite, Enerjy Software in the new Edition 7 has included enhancements that considerably simplify and speed up Java coding, debugging, profiling and migration
Keil releases ARTX-ARM RTOS with TCP/IP Networking
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Keil Software has made available its ARTX-ARM Real-Time Operating System with TCP/IP Networking and Flash file system support for ARM-based microcontrollers.
Analyst sees new products gaining traction in LCD and handheld markets
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Following yesterday's yesterday's report on March quarter revenues, American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman is upgrading his assessment of Intersil Corp. Though it's given up market share in the PC power components market, the company has overcome some of the bumbs from its merger with Xicor and is growing its business in the display arena. Here are the analyst's notes and projections from that earnings report.
PCI combo card generates spectrally pure mixed-signals
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
With two 16-bit output channels running at 400-Msamples/s, here's a PCI plug-in card that works as a spectrally pure mixed-signal waveform generator. It's just the ticket for video, or IF strip testing.
Family of rugged RS-232 transceivers operate down to +1.8VDC and up to 1Mbits/s
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Well suited for applications ranging from board-level diagnostics to portable instruments, this family of transceivers from Linear Technology offer 1μA shutdown current and a 15 μA receiver-active current.
Ceramic caps reduce short-circuit risk in auto apps
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
EPCOS AG has developed a new type of ceramic capacitor, designated as a multi-layer serial ceramic capacitor (MLSC), to minimize the risk of short circuits if the capacitor is damaged, particularly for applications where the capacitor is permanently connected to a power source or voltage source such as in automotive electronic circuits.
Nomadic fiber-optics tester supplants multiple instruments
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Here's a new line of metro-area optical time-domain reflectometers that combine measurement and analysis functions with optical power meters, light sources, and Internet Protocol testing. These battery-powered nomadic instruments combine the functions of multiple instruments, giving you an all-in-one handheld that can be used to confirm optical access service connections as well as IP network transmission performance.
Tyco power relay has contact ratings of up to 500 A dc
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
The Kilovac EV200 from Tyco Electronics is a small, low-price and hermetically sealed relay with contact ratings of up to 500 A dc. Developed for explosive and harsh environments, the relay is intrinsically safe with no oxidation or contamination of coils or contacts, providing stable contact resistance over years of use, including long periods of non-operation.
CO2 transmitter/sensor installs in ventilation channels
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
A sensor is designed for accurate measurement of CO2 levels in heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications. It's available for measuring in ranges of 2000-ppm and 5000-ppm.
Radiometrix FM multi-channel transceiver has a usable range of over one kilometre
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Radiometrix's TR2M UHF narrow band FM multi-channel transceiver is perfect for bi-directional data links where range is a problem. The compact device offers a reliable data link in an industry-standard pin out and footprint, making it ideal for low power applications where existing Wide Band FM modules don't have enough range or where multi-channel operation is required.
Eighth-brick claims best thermal performance
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Power-One's 30-amp SQE series of eighth-brick converters emphasizes its superior thermal performance: Better, says the company, than traditional 30-amp quarter-bricks, which the new converters are designed to replace. The SQE's 1.8-volt output model, for example, delivers 29 amps at up to +70°C with only 200 lfm cooling, as compared to its full-rated output of 30 amps for 300 lfm cooling. Operating efficiency is as high as 91 percent at full load (3.3-volt model). No heatsink is required.
High-speed oscillator improves reliability
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Improved reliability at higher operating frequencies in a crystal clock oscillator is the result of a joint effort between Pericom Semiconductor and SaRonix.
Renesas releases SH-MobileJ3 CPU for nextgen mobiles
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. is preparing for the next wave of embedded multimedia consumer mobile devices with the release of its SH-MobileJ3 (SH7326) featuring 4-megapixel camera support and on-chip image processing hardware accelerators.
Silicon Laboratories promotes Dan Rabinovitsj to vice president
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Dan Rabinovitsj has been promoted to vice president of Silicon Laboratories' wireless products group.
International Rectifier high reliability facilities achieve AS9100/ISO9001 certification
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier achieved a multi-site AS9100/ISO9001 certification for its high-reliability (HiRel) manufacturing and design facilities
COTS chassis available in 7U height
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. has expanded its 12R1 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chassis series with a new low-weight, rugged 7U version. Offering excellent shielding capability, the new chassis weighs 20% to 25% less than the company's previous models.
High-voltage MLCCs offer more options
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Cal-Chip Electronics Inc. has expanded its CHV series of high voltage multi-layer ceramic chip (MLCC) capacitors with voltages of up to 10 kV. These devices are typically specified for surge suppression and temperature compensation in high-voltage applications where PC-board space is limited. Applications include wireless and portable products such as notebook computers, cellular phones, PDAs, camcorders, VCRs, telecommunications and test equipment.
Electronic circuit breaker eliminates need for sense resistor, reduces power loss
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology's new LTC4213 electronic circuit breaker senses load currents with an external MOSFET, which eliminates the need for a sense resistor. The company says this new method reduces voltage and power loss in the switch path, as well lowers cost and simplifies design.
128 x 64-pixel PLED comes with LCD interface
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
One Stop Displays (OSD) has introduced a 128 x 64-pixel graphic PLED with a standard LCD interface. The OSD2401-4 has the same 8-bit interface as many popular 128 x 64 LCDs that use S6B0107 and S6B0108 driver ICs.
Wideband FPGA-equipped signal processor plays in Windows PCs
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a PC-based 12-bit digitizer and oscilloscope card that can reach sampling speeds of up to 400-Msamples/s. As a PCI plug-in, it touts a depp on-board memory of up to 4-Gbytes to store 2-Gsamples.
Duracell will 'prismatische' Batterien etablieren
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Der Batteriehersteller Duracell will mit prismatischen Energieträgern eine flache Alternative zur verbeiteten AA-Bauform schaffen. Die Flachmänner haben mehr zu bieten als nur einen anderen Formfaktor. Nur sind sie (noch) zu teuer für den Massenmarkt.
Atmel's GPS baseband IC offers 3 meter accuracy
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Atmel has expanded its global positioning systems (GPS) offering with a 14-channel, GPS baseband IC that carries a $5 price tag and three-meter accuracy. The Baldur chip is priced about 45% lower than any other comparably featured GPS baseband IC.
Transtector introduces lightning protection for Gigabit Ethernet data networks
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
The ALPU Series of lightning protectors from Trantector now includes units that are suitable for protecting Gigabit Ethernet systems using fast-acting silicon avalanche suppression diodes and reduced capacitance protection circuitry that permits high signal bandwidth.
HyperX DDR2 PC2-6000 memory modules make their debut
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Kingston Technology is shipping in limited quantities HyperX DDR2 modules tested to run at PC2-6000 or 750-MHz. The company is offering the unbuffered dual in-line memory modules (DIMM) in capacities up to 1-Gigabyte (Gbyte) and dual-channel memory kits up to 2-Gbytes. The KHX6000D PC2-6000 DIMMs are the latest in a series of module products based on HyperX DDR2 memory.
Samples of 90-nm, 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs slated for June
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Samples of 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs manufactured using advanced 90-nm process technology will be available in June. The advanced process will yield 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAM devices with a small chip size of 69.9-mm2, allowing more devices per wafer for increased unit output.
1U switchers optimize telecom fit
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden bills its AAD-130SD, the latest addition to the company's line of ultracompact switching supplies, as one of the industry's smallest for its high-current capabilities in datacom and telecom. The family delivers 130 watts nominal (144 watts maximum for 15 CFM cooling) in sixteen models. Measuring approximately 5-by-3.14-by-1.25 inches and thus suited to 1U-high applications, the AAD-130SD is offered in single- and dual-output versions.
Intel's WiMAX basestation designs include fixed, mobile boards
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. demonstrated a WiMAX basestation platform at the International Basestation Conference and revealed it is developing a board for both the fixed and mobile versions of the high-speed access technology.
Siemens setzt seine Handy-Sparte an die frische Luft
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Vor dem Hintergrund hoher Verluste will Siemens seine Handy-Sparte rechtlich ausgliedern. Der Beschluss betrifft nicht nur die Mobiltelefone, sondern sämtliche Endgeräte.
Fast video muxes support UXGA resolutions
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s highly-integrated triple multiplexing amplifiers for switching high-resolution RGB or HDTV signals are said to easily support UXGA resolutions.
Embedded PXI Controllers deliver faster Gigabit Ethernet
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
National Instruments has two new PXI controllers, the NI PXI-8195 and NI PXI-8196, which it claims are the industry's first embedded GbE controllers to use the Mobile Intel 915GM Express Chipset.
MOSFETs stay true to temperature
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Siliconix says the ten new devices in its portfolio of n-channel MOSFETs are the industry's first with high threshold voltage yet low on-resistance (3.4 volts, and as low as 2.7 milliohms, respectively). The new devices are designed to minimize the variation in threshold despite large increases in operating temperature, which when high enough will shift the traditional MOSFET's threshold voltage to near zero and initiate a spontaneous turn-on.
Kopin hedges bets on mobile video
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Kopin Corp. is banking on growth in the burgeoning mobile video market for future success after an arduous 20-year history that saw the company in many fields.
Fan-free Pentium-M boards run Windows CE 5.0
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
If you're designing a low power embedded application based on the ubiquitous PC architecture, you'll be interested in this line of boards from Ampro Computers. It now offers four single-board computers based on the Windows CE 5.0 operating system. Best of all, none of these board-level PCs requires a cooling fan.
PIC flash MCUs deliver 40 MHz at 3 Volts
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has launched the first ten members of its high-pincount, high-density memory PIC18F87J10 flash microcontroller family that delivers up to 10 MIPS at 3V.
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