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Auto camera drive takes the flick out of the wrist
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Carving out a new niche in the mobile phone market, Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) has developed an unique device, designated as the auto camera drive (ACD), that rotates the camera on a mobile phone with the push of a button. Typically, users of camera phones have had to manually rotate the camera in order to change the screen from landscape to portrait; however, the new ACD promises to do the job automatically.
Submini switches are RoHS compliant
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
CIT RELAY & SWITCH now offers a family of subminiature sealed pushbutton, rocker and toggle switches that are compliant to the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. They withstand the higher soldering temperatures required by RoHS, lead-free material vapor flux, and infrared reflow techniques
Harsh environments call for rugged switches and relays
Design How-To  
5/24/2005   Post a comment
Switch and relay manufacturers are beefing up their component offerings with devices that meet demanding requirements in industrial and military applications. Devices designed for these harsh applications often have to meet the toughest environmental requirements such as protecting against water, heat, solvents, dust, dirt and other contaminants. In many cases, they also need to be resistant to shock and vibration, and offer long mechanical life.
Mouser Electronics releases new quarterly electronic components catalog
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5/19/2005   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced the release of its new quarterly catalog, No. 622, featuring 1,532 pages of the newest products and latest technologies from its 300+ electronic component suppliers.
Mini relay comes with UL/cUL recognition
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5/18/2005   Post a comment
CIT RELAY & SWITCH has introduced the WJ105E/J105E series of lightweight, miniature RoHS compliant relays with UL/cUL recognition. These devices may be used in air conditioners, refrigerators, microwave ovens, heaters and HVAC controls.
ATCA chassis available in 13U size
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5/16/2005   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. has developed a 13U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) chassis in a 23-inch size for European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) applications. The unit features a 16-slot full mesh backplane and higher cooling performance that has been optimized through thermal simulation.
Solid-state relay integrates current-limiting circuitry
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5/16/2005   Post a comment
Designed to replace electromechanical devices, a new current limiting, normally open, 1 Form A optically isolated solid-state relay (SSR) from Clare Inc., an IXYS company, saves board space while enhancing the performance of wireline-interface applications.
Tactile switches meet RoHS directive
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5/13/2005   Post a comment
NKK Switches has designed its Eco-friendly HP series of 6-mm tactile switches to meet the EU's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. This environmentally-friendly series of through-hole and surface-mount tactile devices features lead-free construction, and all packaging materials meet RoHS requirements.
Chipcon unveils 2.4 GHz reference design for wireless peripherals
News & Analysis  
5/9/2005   Post a comment
Aiming to ease the design-in of wireless peripherals, Chipcon AS has announced the availability of a reference design based on its CC2400 2.4 GHz RF transceiver.
AdvancedTCA backplane suits prototyping needs
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5/4/2005   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic Corp. has developed a new 2-slot AdvancedTCA (ATCA) backplane, featuring a point-to-point mesh topology that doesn't require switch cards for prototyping.
NEMA enclosures are designed for Wi-Fi products
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5/4/2005   Post a comment
TerraWave Solutions unveiled a comprehensive line of NEMA enclosures designed to protect wireless LAN radios from tampering and harsh environmental conditions. Touted as the company's value line, the new enclosures are available in a variety of indoor and outdoor versions at a low price point for 802.11 applications in every major vertical market where a substantial investment in RF equipment requires protection.


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