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Active antennas invade next-gen smartphones
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
OEMs trying to span more spectrum bands and ultimately boost coverage, battery life and data rates.
Stackpole expands current sense chip resistor line
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4/25/2013   Post a comment
Stackpole has added 0402 and 0603 sizes to its CSRF Series of foil on ceramic carrier current sense chip resistors.
Acoustic adhesive vent protects openings in portable electronics
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
The GAW113 acoustic vent from W. L. Gore & Associates' Portable Electronic Vents group is designed to provide dust and splash protection for acoustic openings in portable electronic devices such as scanners, two-way radios, tablet and laptop PCs.
Ohm’s Law iPhone app helps back-solve electrical power calculations
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
Cressall Resistors is usually associated with heavy engineering but the company also has software engineering expertise in-house, the first fruit of which is an iPhone app for solving Ohm's Law.
AVX SMPS Series MLC capacitors feature expanded voltage, capacitance range
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4/3/2013   Post a comment
AVX has introduced a 25V rating and extended capacitance range to its MIL-PRF-49470 SMPS capacitor family.
Vishay WSL1020 Power Metal Strip resistor features wide side terminal construction
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
Vishay's new surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor features a wide side terminal construction that yields a high 2W power rating in the compact 1020 case size.
How M2M, small data will revolutionize the car industry
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3/25/2013   1 comment
Vodafone explains the potential applications for M2M and the opportunities its adoption presents to automotive software and hardware engineers.
Cheap mixed-signal ASIC as easy as FPGA
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3/25/2013   1 comment
How will you make that complex analog/digital circuit in volume?
Creating solutions for health through technology innovation
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3/20/2013   4 comments
The medical industry has a huge potential as a market for technology. TI shows how some of its technologies are serving the industry.
Economical chip resistors offer resistance values up to 10G Ohms
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3/12/2013   Post a comment
Stackpole uses special high resistance inks and volume production to achieve a chip resistor that is capable of extremely high resistance values without significant cost increase.
Toshiba recognition processor helps drivers
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3/5/2013   3 comments
Visconti 3 is the latest in Toshiba's series of image recognition processors aimed specifically at automotive applications.
IMEC working on remote cardiac monitoring
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2/27/2013   1 comment
IMEC has joined forces with two organizations to develop cardiac monitoring products integrating ultra-low power ICs.
Vishay integrates MEPIC resistor on a PCB substrate
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
Device offers joule or flash ignition for fast firing times down to 250 µs, and features firing energy down to 1.5 mJ.
Qualcomm integrates RF for world LTE phone
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2/22/2013   2 comments
Fabless giant aims to ease the job of creating a phone that can roam LTE’s 40 global spectrum bands.
Flexible termination capacitors rated for use at 150°C
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Kemet has extended the case size offerings as well as capacitance values in both the C0G and ultra-stable X8R dielectric platforms.
Medical monitoring gets personal, goes mobile
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2/14/2013   3 comments
The trend towards continuous monitoring of vital signs relies on low-power, high-performance sensors, analog and digital processing, and ease of connectivity.
How to meet driver assistance requirements
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
A flexible multi-channel approach to communications can meet the requirements of infotainment and driver assistance as they grow together and face higher bandwidth needs.
Wide terminal thin film chip resistors debut with ohmic values down to 1 O
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
In a compact 0406 package, Vishay claims its latest devices boast the lowest ohmic values in the industry.
How healthy is your heart?
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2/6/2013   Post a comment
Medical equipments have one thing in common and that is the presence of electronics. From the tiny gadget that checks the amount of sugar in blood to the bulky ECG machine which measures your heart operation. This paper gives a small-window view of the places where electronics is used and has been sitting silently in our lives over the years.
Metal film resistor tailored for high-voltage, high-humidity applications
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
The RNV14 from Stackpole is a ¼ watt high voltage metal film resistor that is able to withstand environments with high moisture.
Custom EQing headphones for your ears
Audio DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2013   4 comments
Finding out the perceived frequency response of your combined headphone/ear 'system' and compensating for it using parametric equalization can offer some eye-opening benefits. But finding an EQ solution isn't always easy.
TT Electronics WHS series wirewound resistors
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
TT Electronics’ latest wirewound resistor series offers a surge energy ratings range from 2W to 7W, 1 to 330O.
Electronics, photovoltaics pioneer Eric Lidow dies at 100
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1/22/2013   3 comments
A refugee from Nazi Germany, Lidow founded Selenium Corp. and International Rectifier.
Global Unichip offers passive integration service
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1/15/2013   1 comment
Silicon passives integration design service opens up options for RF integration, claims ASIC design service company.
DesignCon SMEs: Tough Path to 25G+ High-Speed Signals
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1/11/2013   5 comments
A hornet's nest of issues -- crosstalk, loss, and noise -- are challenges on the road to 40G and beyond.
Thin film chip resistor arrays offer tolerances as low as 0.1%
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1/11/2013   2 comments
The RAVN Series from Stackpole is a thin film based chip array designed for applications with tight tolerance or tight TCR requirements.
Five More Tough DesignCon Questions
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1/4/2013   2 comments
What happens when high speed meets low power design? What’s the outlook for 25G x 4 versions of 100G Ethernet?
Morgan Ceramics launches high power RF capacitor range
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1/4/2013   Post a comment
Morgan Technical Ceramics has extended the company's product portfolio with the launch of a series of high power radio frequency (RF) capacitors, which minimize the impact of temperature upon their performance.
DesignCon's 5 Toughest Tech Questions
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12/28/2012   11 comments
FPGA or ASIC? What are the issues for 3-D interconnects? Enquiring tech minds want to know.
AC safety capacitors optimized for use in AC/DC power supplies, RJ11 apps
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
Tecate Group has launched its extensive offering of AC safety capacitors for X and Y class applications.
AVX INTRODUCES THE NEW SUPER X7R SMM STACKED MLC CAPACITOR SERIES
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
The latest addition to its line of SM SMPS capacitors, AVX’s Super X7R SMM capacitors are well suited for a broad range of applications.
Enhancing the efficiency of photovoltaic systems
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11/15/2012   3 comments
The overall design of PV systems is addressed along with new semiconductor advances that provide designers with the best tools for developing PV inverters.
Electronica: Freescale auto push ranges from radar to MCU
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11/13/2012   2 comments
Freescale emphasized its automotive credentials at the Electronica exhibition by launching a series of automotive industry related products covering microcontrollers, radar and pressure sensors.
Aluminum capacitors target solar applications
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11/8/2012   Post a comment
Vishay is offering snap-in power aluminum capacitors for solar applications with 500 V rated voltage and ripple current to 2.52 A.
Silicon Valley Nation: Semiconductor industry's Windows 8 problem
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10/30/2012   7 comments
ICs enable almost everything and get almost no respect.
VPG FRST series of wraparound chip resistors
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
VPG releases new FRST wraparound chip resistors for high-temperature applications to +200°C featuring stability under load of 0.02% and 0.015% through 85% RH at 85°C.
London Calling: Fireworks at Electronica
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10/15/2012   Post a comment
The biannual Electronica exhibition in Munich, Germany, returns in November under a cloud of economic angst. Can the event help shake up the tech sector?
Glass passivated multilayer varistors qualified to AEC-Q200
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10/12/2012   Post a comment
TDK has extended its product range of EPCOS multilayer varistors with the E series, which is designed to assure protection from current surge pulses in automotive electronics.
Vishay expands low-profile, high-current inductor line
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
New device in the 2020 case size features ultra-low 1.2 mm profile.
Vishay L-NS series resistors
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9/21/2012   Post a comment
Vishay has expanded its L-NS series of surface-mount thin film chip resistors with devices in 0508, 0612, and 1225 case sizes.
Bourns transient current suppressors serve as alternative to xDSL, GbE port line drivers
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9/13/2012   Post a comment
Bourns' latest transient current suppressors limit dangerous currents, providing essential surge protection for sensitive circuits in telecom and industrial applications.
AVX expands inductor portfolio with LCMC Series
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
Passive component vendor adds multilayer chip inductors for high frequency applications.
High-performance gyros to reach $1.66B in 2017, says Yole
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
The market for high-performance gyroscopes will capture growth opportunities and increase at a 4.3-percent annual rate, to $1.66 billion in 2017, according to market research firm Yole Développement (Lyon, France).
Price, cost, risk, and selecting the best resistor technology for the application
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8/29/2012   Post a comment
The choice of components for every application involves tradeoffs.
MIL grade ceramic switch mode power supply capacitors support high frequencies
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8/24/2012   Post a comment
API Technologies has added high reliability MIL grade switch mode power supply (SMPS) ceramic capacitors to its Spectrum Control product line.
Wafer-scale CMOS X-ray imaging for medical apps
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8/10/2012   Post a comment
There is a growing interest in the use of solid-state based X-ray medical imaging and detection systems in the replacement of conventional diagnostic imaging techniques. One of these technologies is wafer-scale CMOS sensor-based imaging, which can bring advantages in terms of performance such as high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise capabilities.
Component prices plunging on economic uncertainty, says IHS
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8/3/2012   2 comments
Macro-economic uncertainty is spurring large price declines for a broad range of electronic parts, creating a near-term buying opportunity for buyers, according to market research firm IHS-iSuppli.
IC supplier, customer cooperation methodologies drive up electronics system quality
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7/13/2012   1 comment
Although IC manufacturers have been extremely successful in reducing defects, on the other hand a significant part of the quality drive for printed-circuit-board module makers is stemming from reducing electrical over-stress (EOS), electrostatic discharge (ESD), and cases of no-trouble-found (NTF). Solution of these problems requires the involvement of the PCB module maker and the automotive manufacturer as well.
IMS2012: Show in review
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7/3/2012   Post a comment
Here's a wrap-up of some of the things I saw at the IMS2012 in Montreal June 19-21st, 2012.
Advanced capacitors ensure long-term control-circuit stability
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7/2/2012   Post a comment
Tantalum and niobium-oxide technology meet industry needs for rugged capacitors that maintain high-performance standards under electrical and mechanical stresses. Technical improvements have been made that strengthen the structure of the capacitor and give it more robust performance in a variety of uses. And application guidelines aid design engineers.
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