CPCI part controls all four sources Product News 8/18/2003 Post a comment Linear Technology's I2C hot-swap controller, the LTC4240, controls all four CompactPCI sources using two external n-channel transistors for the 3.3- and 5-volt supplies, and two on-chip switches for regulating the plus/minus 12-V supplies.
130-W ac/dc does duty on desktop Product News 8/18/2003 Post a comment XPiQ's AEH130 series of 130-watt ac/dc desktop supplies comes with active power factor correction. Twelve single- and four dual-output models deliver 3.3 to 54 volts from a 90- to 264-Vac input.
Integrated passives go chip-scale Product News 8/18/2003 Post a comment Chips that combine better electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) filters with circuit-protection elements and line-termination componentry are squeezing more into less space for today's broad range of computing, mobile, wireless and general consumer devices.
Auto performance, features gain Product News 8/11/2003 Post a comment While a protracted economic slump has devastated much of the electronics industry, automotive executives have continued to march ahead on the microcontroller front, despite the fact that they've all felt the pinch of the sluggish economy.
LED engines sub for incandescents Product News 8/8/2003 Post a comment Lamina Ceramics Inc.'s family of LED light engines, based on either a seven-element or a 134-element LED array, is touted as an alternative to conventional incandescent bulbs for road signs, automobiles and industrial lighting.
Power-over-Ethernet hookup eased Product News 8/8/2003 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC4257 interface controller is the company's first power-over-Ethernet device made specifically to meet the powered device (PD) requirements of IEEE's 802.3af specification.
Bus switch chip families aim for mixed-signal apps Product News 8/8/2003 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. says it has designed its CB3T, CB3Q and CBT-C bus switch chip families to meet the needs of system designers who face the challenge of supporting mixed-mode signal operation and need bus interface devices that provide voltage translation.
Zener diode process advances EMI filtering in wireless handsets Product News 8/8/2003 Post a comment Targeting high-speed LCD data-line filtering applications in "clamshell" wireless handsets, California Micro Devices' CSPEMI608 electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter array combines low capacitance and high electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection thanks to the company's proprietary new Centurion zener diode process.
Digital camera forecast raised for 2003 Product News 8/4/2003 Post a comment The sizzling growth of the digital camera market has prompted one researcher to raise its forecast for the product segment this year. Shipments out of Japan could reach 40 million units this year, says WR Hambrecht.
Chip fuses feature low resistance Product News 8/1/2003 Post a comment Offering greater heat and shock tolerance than other glass-substrate surface-mount fuses, the WICKMANN FCD series of chip fuses feature a low internal DC resistance, which is critical in the protection of sensitive low voltage equipment. These new surface-mount fuses use low-cost metal film technology that exhibits stable and repeatable fusing characteristics.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole3 comments Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...