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Medical cable assemblies feature color-coded connectors
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CDM Electronics Inc. offers custom cable assemblies that feature color-coded WPI/Viking Thorkom circular connectors for medical applications. Designed to withstand autoclaving and irradiated sterilization, which are key requirements for medical instrumentation, the cables are 100% electrical tested and meet all stringent industry and governmental regulatory requirements.
SiO2 coaxial cable brochure packs more configurations
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Times Microwave Systems, a Smiths Group plc company, has released its updated SiO2 (silicon dioxide) coaxial cable assembly brochure that contains application-specific product variations including a highly flexible copper jacket for high-power and high-stress installations as well as stainless steel and Inconel high-temperature inner conductors.
Wirewound resistor features low TCR and inductance
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Ohmite Manufacturing Company has expanded its 10 Series with the introduction of a new four-terminal wirewound resistor. These axial-leaded precision wirewound resistors are specifically designed for low-resistance applications that require high accuracy and high temperature stability.
Ultra-mini crystal fits portable products
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Fox Electronics says it has introduced a new ultra-miniature, ceramic surface-mount crystal that is smaller than other crystals on the market with the same level of functionality. Measuring 2.5 x 2.0 mm with a low profile of 0.6 mm, the new FX252B is designed for use in portable and space-constrained devices including laptop computers, PDAs, cell phones, PCMCIA cards, Bluetooth, small rack-mounted equipment and portable test equipment.
Transient tolerant resistors maintain precision, stability under severe conditions
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Caddock Electronics Inc. has introduced a series of Type VMR transient tolerant voltage monitoring resistors for industrial and commercial power quality and power metering applications. The non-inductive devices are said to maintain excellent precision and stability when exposed to severe electrical transient abuse (overloads and impulses) and extreme environmental conditions.
Planar power resistors pack power ratings up to 50 W
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With power electronics design engineers in mind, TT electronics BI Technologies SMT Division has developed two series of non-inductive planar power resistors with power ratings from 3 W to 50 W at 70°C.
Digital potentiometers are priced like mechanical counterparts
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A new family of digitally-controlled potentiometers from Microchip Technology Inc. are said to be cost and size competitive with current mechanical potentiometer devices.
LED controller cuts complexity
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Supertex touts its patent-pending hysteretic current-mode control in the company's HV9930 buck-boost LED driver IC as central to fast transient response without the need for complex loop compensation and external components. Working from an 8-200 volt input, this variable-frequency PWM chip, which controls the LED's driver stage, is suited to automotives, AC/DC low-voltage applications, and general RGB backlighting.
Three-line device eliminates ground-induced transients
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The new era of surge suppression with complete 3-line protection successfully eliminates ground-induced transients and electronic noise from reeking havoc on sensitive microprocessor-based systems.
CompactPCI Pentium board uses FPGA-configurable I/O
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Check out this board-level product that makes use of the easy reconfigurability of an FPGA. Slated for embedded industrial applications, MEN Micro's new 3U-sized single-board computer plugs into CompactPCI bus systems, and uses an FPGA to impart reconfigurable I/O. No extra cards or mezzanine carriers are needed.
IEEE-802.11 mini-PCI wireless cards span longer distances
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Here's news of a pair of IEEE-802.11 wireless mini-PCI cards that run higher power to span longer distances.
Averant unveils protocol checker for ARM bus protocol
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Register transfer level verification provider Averant released a new protocol checker, SolidPC, for ARM's AMBA 3 AXI bus protocol.

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Mil converters pay attention to the smallest details
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VPT's new DVCH series of DC/DC converters deliver 1.5 watts from what's claimed to be the best small-size package available today for use in critical-reliability applications. "Usually noise and efficiency are sacrificed for small size, wide input voltage range, and full military operating range," explained Michael Bosmann, senior vice president of sales and marketing for VPT. "Our patented technology enables us to deliver a converter that provides a higher power conversion efficiency and carrie
Speicherkarten-Gruppe sucht Zusammenarbeit mit Taiwan
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Die MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) will sich mit einer taiwanesischen Speicherkarten-Allianz zusammenschließen, um gemeinsame Spezifikationen für die kommende Karten-Generation zu erarbeiten. Diese soll künftig IP-Blöcke aus Taiwan an Bord haben und 50-mal schneller als bisherige Karten sein.
5Gbps duplex NPU features 10xGbE ports, traffic manager
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LanOptics' subsidiary, EZchip Technologies has entered the 2.5-Gigabit network processor (NPU) market with the NP-2/5, a scaled down version of the NP-2/10 10-Gigabit NPU.
Digital oscilloscopes attain 100GHz bandwidth
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LeCroy introduces the WaveExpert 9000 sampling oscilloscope mainframe and SDA 100G serial data analyser, claiming the highest performance digital oscilloscopes available today, that feature 100 GHz bandwidth and an exclusive coherent interleaved sampling mode that enables the capture and display of very long serial data waveforms without the need for an external pattern trigger.
Zarlink entwickelt Timing-Verteilung über Paketnetze
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Für die Übertragung zeitkritischer Daten über paketorientierte Netze hat der kanadische Chiphersteller Zarlink Semiconductor eine Technologie entwickelt: Timing-over-Packet (ToP) fängt da an, wo Quality of Service (QoS) aufhört.
Macroblock high-power LED driver allows dimming from 100% to 0%
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Targeting the emerging lighting market of high power LEDs, Macroblock is releasing the MBI1802 dual-channel high-power LED driver which offers an output current of up to 360mA.
AVX Ceramic Capacitors cope with temperature of -55 to +150C
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AVX's new series of X8R ceramic capacitors delivers high efficiency in elevated temperature applications, its dielectric material offering a capacitance variation of 15% between -55 C and +150 C.
piezosystem jena introduces a digital piezo-nano-controller for fast positioning control
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piezosystem jena has expanded its line of digital piezo amplifier d-Drive with the OEM amplifier module 30DV50. The digital piezo-nano-controller combines the highest positioning accuracy with a unique handling comfort.
Epson's RTC module includes a 32kHz crystal
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Demand for smaller and less-power-consuming electronic devices is expected to grow as consumer electronic equipment becomes smaller. Epson's RX-8564LC (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.2mm) meets this challenge, successfully achieving miniaturization and micro fabrication of ICs without sacrificing quality and reliability.
Knitter-Switch's microminiature rotary switches are washable and lead-free solderable
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New to knitter-switch's range of rotary switch products is the SMR 1-30 surface-mount microminiature switch. With a body size of just 5 x 5 x 3mm high, it is one of the smallest rotary switches available and will suit those applications where size and reliability are important.
High-voltage, high-current diode caters to heavy-duty industrial apps
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International Rectifier offers the a 400V, 105A diode in a plastic package for heavy duty, industrial applications such as arc welders and storage battery chargers.
Actel adds new core to PCI product family
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Actel introduced CorePCIF, a field-programmable gate array PCI core that incorporates netlist and register transfer level versions with 33 and 66 MHz speeds, 32- and 64-bit bus widths, as well as target, master and target/master configurations.
PWM controller saves power at every turn
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National Semiconductor's LM5021 PWM controller combines all the best power-saving features needed by designers to build energy-efficient single-ended flyback and forward AC/DC converters for telecom, networking, and industrial and consumer power supplies.
$1 Billion in Energy Savings -- How Big Is Your Share?
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Power Integrations estimates that each of its EcoSmart ICs used in place of a linear transformer saves consumers between $3 and $6 on their energy bills over the life of an average product. How 'bout you?
Tri-color LEDs target mobile devices
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Featuring one of the industry's smallest package sizes, Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced two side-firing, tri-color, surface-mount LEDs housed in a miniature 2.5 x 1.0 x 1.0-mm package. Designed primarily for backlighting and as status indicators in handheld devices such as mobile phones and PDAs, these new devices allow handset and PDA designers to mix separate red, green and blue light sources in any combination.
Microtune, DiBcom to develop portable TV reference designs
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Radio frequency solutions provider Microtune has teamed with television chipset provider DiBcom to create a series of reference designs for emerging mobile digital TV markets
PCI, PXI plug-ins pack eighty high-resolution A/D channels
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Data acquisition board maker National Instruments is rolling out two new members of its existing M Series data- acq board family. These new members extend available I/O to eighty 16-bit analog-input channels opertaing at sampling rates to 250-ksamples/s.
Touch panels improve brightness and contrast of low-power LCDs
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Enhancing image contrast and clarity in high-ambient light applications for transmissive LCDs, Fujitsu Components America, Inc. has added several new high-transparency touch panels to its standard 4- and 7-wire resistive offering.
SID showcases tiny to large displays, new technologies
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Display and component suppliers unveiled their latest wares at the recent Society for Information Display (SID) symposium in Boston, Mass. New devices ranged from tiny 4.3-inch landscape TFT LCDs for next-generation mobile devices to 65-inch panels for LCD TVs.
Backlights use one LED to illuminate LCDs
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Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. offers a range of custom LED backlights that use only one white LED to backlight color and monochrome LCD modules for a variety of applications. These single-LED backlights can be custom-designed in sizes from 0.25 to 4.7-in. diagonal.
Industrial TFT LCD comes with extended operating temp range
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Optrex America, Inc., has expanded the operating temperature range of its standard industrial TFT-LCD product line to -20° to 70°C. This wide operating temperature range is being implemented now and throughout the third quarter 2005 for its high performance active-matrix digital TFT LCDs in sizes from 6.5 to 15.0-in. diagonal in VGA, SVGA and XGA formats.
Extensible modular data-acq system records to Secure Digital memory cards
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If you're working with industrial instrumentation, data acquisition equipment supplier DATAQ Instruments has some nifty new modular data-acquisition instruments that will interest you. Depending on model, Dataq's latest 14-bit eight-channel instruments either stream data to your PC, or collect data as standalone data loggers, using solid-state memory cards for storage.
8-bit MCU packs USB-to-serial bridge interface
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Running at 48 MHz, Atmel's newest 8-bit AVR microcontroller IC provides a full-speed USB slave interface, compliant to USB 2.0 specification.
Tiny receiver features -110 dBm sensitivity for high-volume, low-cost applications
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Targeted at car-alarm key fob, RF module, security, remote control, and remote sensor applications, a new FSK receiver from Maxim has been optimized for industry-leading sensitivity.
DC/DC reference design comes in handy
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HIPAC Semiconductor's Cougar-4 reference design, based on the company's HPW7095/HPW7095A multi-channel PWM, is a 4-channel DC/DC module suited to one-cell lithium-ion powered barcode readers and similar "handy terminal" applications.
Maxim's new dual linear regulator provides scalable current design
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Maxim introduces the MAX8737, a dual, high-power, linear-regulator controller used with external n-channel MOSFETs to generate two independent low-voltage supplies for notebook computers.
AnalogicTech introduces a tri-mode charge pump for high volume cell phone market
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Meeting the demanding cost/performance standards of today's mass market consumer cell phones, AnalogicTech has introduced a high efficiency, low noise, constant frequency charge pump for white LED applications.
Meter measures UMTS RF field strength
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With increasing public concern over the proliferation of 3G mobile phone towers, this UMTS software upgrade for the Narda SRM-3000 selective radiation meter enables it to measure field strength from individual UMTS cells at a shared antenna site.
Elesta extends switching capacity of safety relay by 50%
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The Elesta SGR 282 Z safety relay with 2 forcibly guided change-over contacts according to EN 50205 and has been further improved. Sensitive coils up to 110 V DC with a coil power consumption of approx. 700 mW are now available.
Dresdner Nano-Zentrum verzahnt Forschung und Fertigung
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AMD, Infineon und die Fraunhofer Gesellschaft haben ihr neues 'Center Nanoelektronische Technologien' (CNT) eröffnet. Dort werden Wissenschaftler der drei Beteiligten neue Prozessschritte für künftige Halbleitergenerationen erforschen und erproben.
Manhattan Routing offers hierarchical timing closure
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Manhattan Routing has extended the capability of its Physical Window/Optimization Cockpit timing closure tool to include optimization of hierarchical integrated circuit designs.
Upgraded FPGA design tool boosts logic performance by 15%
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The PlanAhead design and analysis tool that supports Virtex-4 platform and Spartan-3 FPGA families has been upgraded with several new features that enable engineers to find and fix problems even earlier in the design process than previous versions. The PlanAhead 7.1 tool's enhancements include metric maps, gate-level floor planning, an intuitive user interface, and improved accuracy of timing analysis.
Wireless transceiver links devices implanted in humans
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Zarlink introduces the world's first wireless chip designed specifically for in-body communication systems
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