Industry mulls distributor consolidation Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment In the wake of the distribution industry's grandest acquisition to date-one that will see the third-largest player carved up by its nearest rivals-customers, suppliers and competitors are left to ponder the ramifications of putting half of the distribution total available market (DTAM) in the hands of just two entities, up from approximately 45 percent today.
Tyco trims distributors gained in mergers Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Trying to manage the number of assets it has acquired in the past 18 months, Tyco Electronics Corp. has turned its attention to the tangle of distributors trailing along behind its growing list of acquisitions.
Regulators pack 900-V Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Ixys' 900-V current regulators, the IXCY-10M90S (TO-252) and IXCP-10M90S (TO-220), are suitable for sensitive loads, in-rush current limiters, soft-start applications and adjustable regulators.
Amp-motor pair eases robotics design Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment The pre-engineered drive package from Copley Controls, the Model 5224AC servoamp and a factory-matched NEMA size 23 servomotor, reduces engineering time-to-market for robotics applications.
Battery-guard IC fits 4-mm Li-ion solutions Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. touts its highly integrated IC for single-cell lithium-ion batteries, the UCC3952A, as the first battery protector of its kind to meet the size requirements for emerging 4-mm cell phone batteries.
Piezo siren exceeds 110 dB Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment The BPS4228L-12-CS-DA piezoelectric siren/sounder from Intervox (ICC) delivers a sound-pressure level of more than 110 dB at 3 feet for telecom, instrumentation, medical, automotive, consumer electronics and home-security alerts.
Bridge rectifiers ship in DIPs Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment International Rectifier has launched a line of 1-amp, single-phase, full-wave bridge rectifiers in four-pin D-70 (pin-through) and D-71 (surface-mount) dual-in-line packages.
15-W switchers fit global apps Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment The 15-watt, single-output switching power supplies in Phihong's PSA-15LN series come in two versions: a two-wire ac input type and a three-wire version for countries that offer a ground connection as part of the wall outlet power distribution system.
Chips tout high-Mohm resistance Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment RCD Components Inc. has intro-duced a specialty line of high-resistance chip resistors, the HR Series, for precision high-megohm requirements where space is at a premium.
High-Q inductors trim EMI Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. says its HK Series high-Q-value multilayer chip inductors reduce electromagnetic interference and increase battery life in cell phones, pagers, notebook PCs and other products using high-frequency circuits.
Quartz crystals address package shortage Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Raltron Electronics Corp. has introduced a family of surface-mount metal-can quartz crystal units, the AS-XXD, positioned as available alternatives to similar units normally delivered in plastic and ceramic packages.
Cables flex for industrial applications Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Alpha Wire Co. has expanded its line of flexible cables with the introduction of the High-Flex Mini Diameter Data Cable and High-Flex Torsion Robotic Cable for industrial-automation applications.
A/D does direct IF sampling Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. has a 12-bit, 65 Msample/second analog-to-digital converter for direct IF-sampling architectures in next-generation cellular basestation and software radio applications.
Delta-sigma A/D shrinks Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. has unwrapped a 24-bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with differential inputs and reference in a 10-pin MSOP package that's less than half the size of an SO-8.
Interface chips serve DDR SDRAM memory modules Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor International's Interface and Logic Group and its Analog and Mixed Signal Products Group are offering a double-data-rate dual-in-line memory module support solution for 184-pin, 2.5-volt, 72-bit-wide PC200 and PC266 registered DDR synchronous DRAM memory modules.
IDT boosts x36 FIFOs to 133 MHz Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Integrated Device Technology Inc. has added 133-MHz devices to its SuperSync II line of x36 first-in/first-out (FIFO) memories, enabling higher bandwidth and data throughput for Gigabit Ethernet switches, terabit routers and the like.
3.3-V bit error rate tester can handle telecom gear Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Dallas Semiconductor has introduced a 3.3-volt version of its 5-V single-chip bit error rate tester (Bert), which checks the integrity of signal transmissions in multiplexers, routers, bridges, channel switching units, data service units, customer-premises equipment, D/A converters and other telecom equipment.
Telephony processors suit ISM band Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment National Semiconductor is marketing its first single-chip digital cordless-telephony baseband processors for the 900-MHz and 2.4-GHz ISM band, the SC14404 (handset) and SC14425 (basestation).
Op amp line optimizes A/Ds in DSP apps Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. has launched a line of fully differential operational amplifiers that are intended to optimize the performance of high-speed analog-to-digital converters in digital signal processing applications.
Net-based distribution set to take off Product News 8/29/2000 Post a comment Distributors of electronics components have invested huge amounts of time, effort and development money in the Internet in the past 18 months, racing to capitalize on the huge earnings potential of electronic commerce.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times