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Audio connectors shrink in size
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7/31/2008   1 comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a miniature audio connector series, aimed at higher quality compact audio applications in video, broadcast and recording.
UHF FM transmitter module housed in compact package
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Tailored for the 433.92MHz (UK) or 434.42MHz (European) radio bands, Radiometrix's PCB-mounting UHF radio transmitter is contained within a compact package, measuring 20x10x2 mm.
RF subsystem tailored for femtocell base stations
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Check out Skyworks' highly integrated RF subsystem that supports femtocell base station and cellular repeaters in GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 frequency bands.
8th International Congress MID 2008
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
On 24th and 25th of September, the 8th International Congress MID 2008 takes place at the congress center of Fuerth. This worldwide leading event about MID technology presents an international accepted forum that enables intensive exchange of experiences in the field of molded interconnect devices.
Boost converters maximize battery run time, minimize external circuitry
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3495 and LT3495-1 low-noise boost converters with integrated power switches, Schottky diodes and output disconnect circuitry.
Small USB dongle modem works with all major operating systems
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Radicom Research has introduced a compact USB dongle modem dubbed V92HU-E2 that processes data using its own hardware and does not utilize any processing power of the host computer.
M8 connector targets space-constrained industrial applications
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Binder-USA has introduced a shielded M8 right-angle connector for industrial applications where space is limited.
Mixed layout D-Sub PCB connectors with universal mounting clip
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Provertha announced new D-Sub connectors for simple PCB board mounting including snap-in fixing, and reliable and efficient grounding via solid universal mounting clips.
Yamaichi : RJ45 cable connector handles gigabit data and power
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The Y-ConPlug-51 is an RJ45 cable connector that supports gigabit data and provides additional power contacts.
RJ45 connector enables Gigabit data transmission and 2.1A power
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The Yamaichi Y-ConPlug-51 is an RJ45 cable connector with features that are not yet available on the market in this combination: the ability of gigabit data transmission as well as additional power contacts.
Report: DisplayPort wins in PCs, HDMI gets TVs
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
DisplayPort will supplant VGA and the emerging High Definition Multimedia Interface in PCs after 2010, but HDMI will retain the lion's share of external links on digitial TVs and other consumer gear, according to a new report from market watcher iSuppli.
Right angled female DIN connectors with reduced press-in-force
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Erni Electronics has redesigned its right angle female DIN connectors for daughter card applications. The fresh design approach delivers a number of key benefits relating to reliability and efficient assembly.
Isolated single-chip RS-232 transceiver for harsh environments
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices is expanding its family of interface products with the fully isolated single-package surface mount RS-232 transceiver ADM3251E with integrated dc-to-dc converter to supply isolated power.
Consumer giants rally around Wi-Fi variant
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Startup Amimon has rallied five consumer giants behind its variation of an 802.11n home network for high def video, and the resulting Wireless Home Digital Interface special interest group will define by the end of the year an ad hoc standard based on an update of the Amimon technology.
Efficient speed control for pumps and fans
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The new Beckhoff KL2791 Bus Terminal enables direct connection of single-phase AC motors up to 100W. In this way, the speed of capacitor, universal and shaded-pole motors can be reduced.
Oxford rolls controllers for home storage boxes
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
: Oxford Semiconductor is rolling out four new controllers for consumer storage systems in its effort to expand into a growing field beyond its core competency in more mature 1394 and USB silicon with controllers that aim to raise performance while keeping costs low for digital home storage devices.
PCI Express goes everywhere
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
What's next in ATE shakeout?
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
The shakeout in the automatic test equipment (ATE) business is over.
PCB manufacturer Ruwel spins off special tech branch
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Ruwel GmbH (Geldern, Germany) has spun off its special technology PCB plant in a management buyout. The move is part of a comprehensive reorganization aiming at improving the company's flexibility.
Massively parallel processing arrays (MPPAs) for embedded HD video and imaging (Part 2)
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7/18/2008   1 comment
A JPEG image compression application using MPPA architecture requires less programming effort than with other processor architectures, and embedded video application development is similarly speeded.
60-GHz group pushes back on Gbit Wi-Fi plan
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
An effort to create a standards group to define a Gbit/second version of Wi-Fi is getting significant push back from a separate group that sees conflict with its work in the 60 GHz space at an Ethernet standards meeting in Denver this week.
IDC connectors simplify mass assembly
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed a series of 9177 insulated displacement connectors (IDCs) that can handle up to 15 A and are rated for use at up to 650 V.
Programmable SerDes chipset reduces EMI, saves cost
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' latest members of its high-speed LVDS SerDes family communicate over a single, DC-balanced twisted-pair or differential line, simplifying design and reducing system cost.
Solar thermal technology heats up
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7/15/2008   3 comments
Solar thermal technology that attempts to harness the efficient phase change from water to steam is emerging as the preferred alternative energy technology in the race to replace fossil fuels with sustainable energy sources, experts agree.
RS232 radio interface board enables a 9600-baud wireless data link
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
The TDi2 from Radiometrix is a RS232 interface board that combines a TDL2A 433-9 OEM multi-channel wireless modem module (operating at a half-duplex serial data rate of 9600bits/s ), an RS232 driver, a 9 way DB9F connector, helical SMA aerial and power connectors, and a local 5V voltage regulator.
Apple shuns leading chip makers in 3G iPhone
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7/15/2008   2 comments
Following the trend it set with its original iPhone, Apple has shunned top-tier chip makers such as Texas Instruments and Qualcomm for many of the major sockets its latest model released July 11, choosing instead Infineon, Samsung and TriQuint.
IDC sees uptick in 10G Ethernet
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
The market for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet is just starting to ramp and remains an open field for established companies and startups alike, according to a new report on the technology from International Data Corp. (Framingham, Mass.). which breaks out 10GE sales figures for the first time.
Under the Hood - Update: Apple iPhone 3G exposed
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7/12/2008   7 comments
A close analysis of iPhone 3G's insides shows major wins for Infineon and TriQuint, though it's clear that much of the emphasis this time around less on reinventing the wheel and more on user experience and applications development.
Which IC maker is buying equipment?
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Fab-tool capital spending is down, but not out. So, which chip maker will buy IC-equipment in the near future--and who will slam the door on vendors' faces?
3-D chip stacks standardized
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
The Intimate Memory Interconnect Standard being promoted by the 3D-IC Alliance recently released its official specification for 3-D stacking memory chips.
Control System Grounding - Part 1: Single-Point Ground Techniques
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7/8/2008   1 comment
Achieve increased control system reliability with the single-point ground techniques described in this excerpt from the book "Control System Power and Grounding Better Practice."
Automotive-grade 3-phase MOSFET pre-driver IC
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7/8/2008   Post a comment
The new A4935 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is an automotive-grade 3-phase MOSFET pre-driver IC targeted at automotive and industrial applications.
Intelligent HDMI switches feature auto-adaptive equalizers
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7/8/2008   Post a comment
NXP TDA9996 HDMI1.3a smart switches can support over 20 meters AWG26 cable on a 12-bit Deep Color 1080p stream in a typical application environment.
Power Tip #1: Picking the right operating frequency for your power supply
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7/7/2008   1 comment
Low-frequency designs tend to be the most efficient, but are the largest and most costly. Moving higher in frequency improves size and cost at the expense of circuit losses.
"InstaPort" HDMI from SI speeds switching of A/V sources
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7/3/2008   Post a comment
The SiI9251 and SiI9261 input processors incorporate InstaPort technology, a new innovation that enables high speed switching between HDMI input ports by adding intelligence to the inputs. By minimizing switching lag between HDMI technology enabled source devices, consumers can more quickly access and enjoy the content found on the ever increasing number of new mobile and broadband entertainment devices connected to the DTV.
Reducing system complexity by using a single-supply logic-level shifter
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7/1/2008   Post a comment
Topology shows an innovative approach to solving a common problem in IC design
Elonics seeks RF designers, backend engineers
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7/1/2008   Post a comment
CMOS RF tuner startup Elonics Ltd. (Livingston, Scotland) is panning to expand its backend activities including application engineering, production test development and production planning.


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