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posted in January 2008
High-voltage chip resistors deliver resistance values up to 10 Gigohms
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded its HVC series of high-voltage chip resistors with resistance values up to 10 Gigohms.
Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Radial-leaded inductors target high-current circuit apps
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1/30/2008   1 comment
The DR371-1 and DR371-2 series of radial-leaded, molded inductors from Datatronic Distribution, Inc. are designed for high-current circuit applications.
HD 1.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor pushes SNR to higher level
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
MagnaChip Semiconductor HD-ready 1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor delivers a Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) that it claims is over 15 dB better than the performance available for typical sensors in the market today.
International Rectifier : 600V three-phase gate driver IC has ground fault protection
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the IRS26302D protected 600V three-phase gate driver IC with ground fault protection.
Fiber-coupled laser modules pack punch
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
While operating a low-current levels, Intense's Power Pack 630 high-power, fiber-coupled laser modules offer up to 2.5-W at 630-nm from a 600 µm fiber with 0.22 numerical aperture.
Mini laser navigation sensors deliver high-speed motion detection
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has launched two high-precision, small-form-factor laser navigation sensors for corded and cordless PC mice.
World's darkest material comes to light
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1/28/2008   1 comment
What's claimed to be the world's darkest material is composed of vertical arrays of carbon nanotubes, aiming to boost the sensitivity/efficiency of solar panels, infrared sensors and astronomical observatories.
High-current inductors provide EMI protection
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1/25/2008   Post a comment
Datatronic Distribution has developed the DR370-1, -2 and -3 series radial-leaded inductors provide EMI protection for electronic equipment -- used in lightning prone, and other high-voltage areas and/or high-reliability environments.
Synaptics delivers buttonless remote control for the digital home
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1/25/2008   Post a comment
Synaptics has introduced "Boomerang", a buttonless and keyless universal remote control concept for all home digital entertainment devices.
Quad ESD protection arrays housed in tiny packages
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released two low-capacitance, quad ESD diode protection arrays in the tiny new LLP1010-5L package using environmentally friendly "green" molding compound.
Vishay Intertechnology : Panel potentiometer has Cermet resistive element
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
The Vishay Sfernice P30L is a long-life, compact panel potentiometer with a high 2-W power rating, low temperature coefficient, and high operating torque.
Panel potentiometer delivers long life, high power rating
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's P30L panel potentiometer delivers 1 million cycles and low temperature coefficient in a fully-sealed IP67 package for industrial control applications.
Amplifier considerations for driving ceramic (piezoelectric) speakers (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
1/18/2008   1 comment
Driving the increasingly common piezoelectric speaker is very different than a dynamic speaker; Class G amplifiers may be the key
Amplifier considerations for driving ceramic (piezoelectric) speakers (Part 1 of 2)
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Driving the increasingly common piezoelectric speaker is very different than a dynamic speaker; Class G amplifiers may be the key
VGA sensor targets embedded notebook camera apps
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies has announced its high sensitivity OV7725 VGA CameraChip sensor for embedded notebook cameras is now shipping in large volumes.
Digital optocouplers operate over wide temperature range for industrial apps
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has delivered three high-temperature, high-speed digital optocouplers, which are said to be the first in the industry for use in industrial applications.
A Practical Guide to Selecting and Applying RFID Tags
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1/16/2008   2 comments
Followers of the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui attest to its effects on health, wealth and personal relationships. Practitioners of RFID are equally well served by following the guidelines of "Tag Feng Shui" to place and arrange RFID tags to achieve optimal read performance.
Researchers claim cloak can render subs invisible to sonar
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Duke University engineers will reveal details of an acoustic cloak fabricated from metamaterials that they claim can render objects invisible to sonar.
Smart fabric specialist bought from administrator
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Peratech Limited (Richmond, Yorkshire, England) has bought, for an undisclosed sum, the assets of Eleksen from Deloittes, the accountancy group that was appointed administrator of the developer of electrically conductive sensor fabrics in October 2007.
SVGA OLED microdisplay delivers small pixel pitch
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Touting the industry's smallest pixel pitch for mobile virtual imaging products, the SVGA 3DS OLED-XL from eMagin offers both analog and digital signal processing in a compact 0.44-inch display with high power efficiency.
OmniVision delivers true HD video sensor for mobile devices
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies claims the first true high-definition video sensor for mobile handsets and notebook computers with the launch of its OV9710 HD video CameraChip sensor.
Understanding output filters for Class-D amplifiers
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1/9/2008   1 comment
Improve your understanding of the functions performed by the various components in a Class-D audio amplifier filter and how to calculate the proper values.
Famous photonics names set to disappear
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Some famous global names in the optoelectronics and photonics sectors are set to disappear later this month when Gooch & Housego plc (Ilminster, England) celebrates its 60th anniversary with a major integration of its various component operating companies.
Kopin claims smallest color SVGA display
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
Kopin Corp. claims the smallest color SVGA display (800 x 600 resolution) in the LCD industry with a full-color pixel size of 11.25-um square.
CMD delivers new ESD protection architecture
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has unveiled XtremeESD, a family of protection devices developed with a new architecture designed to meet the industry's most challenging ESD requirements.
Small tunable RF filters provide low loss, broad coverage
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Paratek Microwave is now shipping low loss, high performance tunable band pass filter evaluation kits based on Paratek's tunable RF technology.
Filter signal conditioner features individual input ground isolation
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Endevco has introduced model 4999, a low-pass filter signal conditioner with individual input ground isolation to eliminate ground loops often encountered with multiple channel measurements.
Sensor design gets systematic
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1/4/2008   Post a comment
EEs invent a unified framework for designing new nanoscale sensors using nanotubes, nanowires, nanocomposites and nanonets, with surprising results.
AlSiC base plates target IGBT modules
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
CPS Technologies has introduced base plates, based on its AlSiC metal matrix composite material, for IGBT modules used in high-power traction, power control, hybrid electric vehicle power systems, and fly-by-wire applications.
Avnet acquires YEL Electronics Hong Kong
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Avnet solidifies its position as the largest distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) products in Asia with the acquisition of YEL Electronics Hong Kong.
Low frequency sound buzzers withstand high temperatures
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Transducers USA has expanded its TRIE family of low frequency buzzers with rugged versions that support temperatures from -40° to +80°C.


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