Inductors target high-frequency apps Product News 1/30/2006 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics has introduced three high-frequency inductor lines that target a broad range of consumer, RF and communications applications such as cell phones, GPS devices, Bluetooth products, cordless phones, PDAs and base stations.
EPCOS SAW filters target digital satellite radio Product News 1/23/2006 Post a comment EPCOS has developed a series of SAW filters for digital satellite radio systems and receivers for home, vehicle and portable use. Digital satellite radio is one of the most dynamic consumer electronics markets. Compared to other multimedia applications such as TV sets, digital satellite radio receivers and equipment require several different IF SAW filters due to the diverse terrestrial and satellite paths.
MLCCs target hi-rel apps Product News 1/20/2006 Post a comment AVX has developed an Automotive Plus Series (APS) of ceramic capacitors that are qualified to the Automotive AEC-Q200 standard. These MLCCs are also manufactured and quality assurance-tested for high-reliability requirements of the military/aerospace industry.
Precision resistors available in flip-chip design Product News 1/20/2006 Post a comment Vishay has released its VFCP series of ultra-high-precision, surface-mount Bulk Metal Z Foil (BMZF) resistors in a flip-chip configuration that is said to provide an excellent power to size ratio. This series also touts high power ratings, tight stability and low TCR.
Resistors boast performance for high-precision apps Product News 1/17/2006 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology said the VSMP series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z Foil resistors are the industry's first devices to combine high power ratings with tight stability and low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) values.
EMI filter protects camera modules Product News 1/17/2006 Post a comment California Micro Devices has expanded its Praetorian ASIP EMI inductor-based filter array family with the CM1470 EMI filter for camera module interfaces in wireless handsets.
LGA coupler provides high directivity Product News 1/13/2006 Post a comment AVX Corp. has developed a family of high directivity LGA termination couplers that delivers high-frequency performance in a small 0402 package. Based on integrated thin-film technology, the CP0402 LGA couplers target mobile communications, satellite TV receivers, GPS, vehicle location systems, and wireless LANs.
Chip resistors operate at high voltages Product News 1/13/2006 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. said its CDHV chip resistor divider with a small size profile achieves outstanding ratio stability under high voltages up to 3 kV. The surface-mount resistor divider is designed for use in high-voltage power supplies, power switching equipment, and inverter controls.
MLCCs boast high capacitance in small packages Product News 1/13/2006 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden has announced high-volume availability of two AMK series high-capacitance multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). The company said these devices are the industry's first 100 uF MLCC in a 1206 case size and 47 uF MLCC in a 0805 package.
1-GHz VCSO delivers low noise, low jitter Product News 1/12/2006 Post a comment Crystek Crystals Corp. has introduced a 1-GHz voltage controlled saw oscillator (VCSO) that is said to deliver low noise, low jitter and a true sinewave output for a variety of applications including PLL frequency translation, avionics, telecommunications and test and measurement.
High-frequency chip coils shrink in size Product News 1/10/2006 Post a comment Murata Electronics North America rolls out miniature wirewound chip coils for high-frequency circuits used in mobile devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The LQW04A series is housed in a 03015 (0.8 x 0.4-mm) EIA-sized package.
Resistors combine high precision, tight stability Product News 1/6/2006 Post a comment For applications that require high precision, tight stability and high reliability, Vishay Intertechnology offers a line of ultra-high precision chip resistors that touts an exceptional power-to-size ratio. The VSM series of Bulk Metal foil wrap-around devices can deliver up to 400 milliwatts (mW) in a small surface-mount package.
Zetex appoints Rohrer as CEO Product News 1/3/2006 Post a comment The former head of National Semiconductor in Europe, Hans Rohrer, is to take over early next month as chief executive officer of British discrete component and power management device specialist Zetex.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.