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posted in October 2007
Protection devices safeguard high-speed I/O on portables
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Semtech has expanded its RailClamp platform of protection products with the introduction of two low-voltage devices to safeguard high-speed I/O ports in portable systems.
Optoisolators provide electrical isolation in contaminated environments
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
OPTEK Technology has developed a series of optically coupled isolators that feature extended electrical isolation for medical, industrial and office equipment.
Optically coupled isolators deliver data rates up to 250 kBaud
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Leveraging its Photologic sensor technology, OPTEK Technology has developed a series of optically coupled isolators that provide a direct TTL/STTL interface with four output options and the capability to drive eight TTL loads without additional circuitry.
Ferrite core inductor operates at high switching frequencies
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies has developed a through-hole ferrite core inductor that provides increased efficiency in voltage regulator applications.
A mathematical approach to designing capacitor arrays for switching converters
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Understand how to size the capacitors in a switching power converter
Digital audio transformers work with sample rates to 192 kHz
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Digital audio transformers from MPS Industries feature a 1:1 turns ratio, Faraday shielding, and work with sample rates from 32 kHz to 192 kHz.
RFID Basics: Antenna Propagation
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10/30/2007   1 comment
While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers antenna propagation.
MEMS tunable digital capacitor samples for cellular applications
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
WiSpry has started to sample MEMS tunable digital capacitors that integrate low power CMOS control and voltage generation logic with an array of tunable RF-MEMS digital capacitors.
Gate drive optocoupler delivers 2.5-A output current
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Employing a new BiCMOS process, the PS9552 series of optocouplers from NEC delivers up to 2.5A output current with high common mode transient immunity (CMR) and fast switching speeds.
Image sensor expands capabilities for scientists
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Kodak has developed an image sensor with a low-noise design to improve the image quality in light-starved applications.
Lighting epiphany: Light sensors advance automotive applications - Part 2, choosing sensors and their applications
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
The use of ambient light sensors throughout the automotive cabin offers unique benefits. This feature details the basics of ambient light sensing and its advantages in automotive applications.
Converter transformers operate with ADI's high-speed transceivers
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
Murata Power Solutions has introduced a series of transformers that simplify implementation of isolated RS-485 and RS-422 interfaces based on ADI's chipsets by eliminating the need to select, compare and test alternative solutions
IR receiver modules deliver high sensitivity-to-size ratio
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released a series of surface-mount infrared receiver modules that offers the industry's highest sensitivity-to-size ratio, according to the company.
Programmable crystal oscillators support low voltages, high frequencies
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom has developed a series of low-voltage programmable crystal oscillators that are used as clocks in office equipment, PCs, mobile devices and other general consumer electronics.
Gyro sensor comes pre-tilted for automotive dashboards
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom Corp. has developed a pre-tilted gyro-sensor that can be installed in automotive navigation systems.
Lighting epiphany: Light sensors advance automotive applications - Part 1, basics and vital characteristics
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
The use of ambient light sensors throughout the automotive cabin offers unique benefits. This feature details the basics of ambient light sensing and its advantages in automotive applications.
Self-regulating thermistors eliminate thermostat, control circuitry
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
Vishay has announced a series of self-regulating positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistors for heating applications.
Varistors operate up to 150 deg C
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has released the ZVY and AVY series of multilayer low-voltage and automotive varistors that are now capable of operating at temperatures up to 150 degree C.
RF connector delivers small size for wireless apps
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Murata Electronics North America claims to introduce the industry's smallest surface-mount RF switch connector for wireless applications.
Printed silicon to challenge organic materials, study predicts
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Silicon nanocrystals and printed forms of silicon will have a strong impact on conventional electronic circuits as well as on organic electronics, predicts market researcher NanoMarkets LC. In a report, the company forecasts a market volume of $2.5 billion by 2015.
RFID Basics: Antenna Polarization
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10/23/2007   1 comment
While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers antenna polarization.
Voltage divider delivers ultra-high precision, stability
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced the DSMZ Z-Foil surface-mount voltage divider, which features ultra-high precision and ultra-high stability for instrumentation, medical and test equipment, and military/aerospace systems.
VCO operates over 800-1600 MHz frequency range
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
Crystek Corp. has released a VCO that operates from 800 MHz to 1600 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 19 V.
CMOS image sensor delivers high sensitivity, fast frame rate
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has started commercial sampling of a high-sensitivity, high-speed SXGA resolution CMOS image sensor, aimed at machine vision and motion analysis applications.
Maxim : Delay line achieves 3ns integral nonlinearity
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
The DS1124 5.0-V, 8-bit programmable delay line features a 3-wire serial interface to allow cascading of several devices for multiple programmable delays.
Clairvoyante to demo displays with PenTile backlight control technology
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
Clairvoyante will demonstrate the industry's first wVGA AMOLED display, and PenTile Mode Control technology along with a variety of PenTile Matrix-enabled mobile panels at the Flat Panel Display International 2007 conference.
Ultra-high-precision resistors deliver tight tolerance, TCR
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
Vishay's SMR1DZ and SMR3DZ ultra-high-precision Z-Foil surface-mount resistors offer a TCR of +/-0.05 ppm/deg C, PCR of +/-5 ppm at rated power and tight tolerance to +/-0.01%.
RFID Basics: Antenna Gain and Range
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10/16/2007   1 comment
While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers the effect of antenna gain on range.
Wolfson powers ahead with AudioPlus strategy
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10/15/2007   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has started sampling the first device in a planned family of power management products that are part of the Edinburgh, Scotland-based company's AudioPlus strategy.
Optocouplers operate over wider temperature range
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10/12/2007   Post a comment
Vishay has released its TCLT series of optocouplers in long-body, low-profile 4-pin and 5-pin surface-mount SOP-6 mini-flat packages with a new extended temperature range up to +110 degrees C.
ESD protection device delivers low capacitance, low clamping voltage
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10/12/2007   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's ESD9L ESD protection device for high-speed data lines in portable applications offers low 0.5 pF capacitance and a low clamping voltage in a SOD-923 package.
Metal element chip resistors offered in new sizes, values
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10/11/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole's CSNL series of SMD metal element chip resistors is now available in 1206 and 2010 sizes in addition to the initial 2512 package.
Distribution deal sealed for RF, microwave components
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10/11/2007   Post a comment
Castle Microwave is to distribute in European market the range of hybrid microelectronics chips and modules made by C-MAC MicroTechnology.
Discrete, network resistors tackle harsh environment apps
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10/9/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division offers a wide range of high-temperature resistive products that are rated up to 200 degrees C.
Distributor RS makes play for pre-production segment
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10/8/2007   Post a comment
Electronic and industrial components distributor RS Components has started putting extra focus on serving companies that specialize in prototype production and small volume manufacturing.
RFID chips to smoke out cigarette smugglers
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10/8/2007   Post a comment
The U.K Government is expected to reveal further details this week in its pre-budget financial review of a scheme to embed RFID tags in each pack of cigarette sold in the country in an effort to stop counterfeiting and tobacco smuggling.
RFID Basics: How to Determine the Link Budget
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10/8/2007   Post a comment
While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part reveals how to determine the link budget.
Power inductors deliver wider inductance ranges, more sizes
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10/3/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the inductance ranges of its shielded and unshielded power surface-mount inductors. Several package size options were also added.
TXCO offers 10-MHz to 500-MHz frequency range
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10/3/2007   Post a comment
Raltron delivers high-frequency TCXO with a frequency range from 10 MHz to 500 MHz.
The art and technology of digital music performance
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10/3/2007   Post a comment
The latest digital technologies are spurring exciting new developments and opportunities in music performance and recording.
Automotive image sensor delivers improved features, extended temp range
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10/3/2007   Post a comment
Micron has introduced a 1/3-inch, wide-VGA automotive CMOS image sensor that the delivers an improved dynamic range control, finer shutter control and an extended temperature range.
Image sensor delivers high dynamic range, anti-shake technology
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
OmniVision has launched the OV2650, its third generation 2-megapixel CameraChip sensor. This 1/5-inch format image sensor delivers low-light performance, ultra-low noise and anti-shake technology to camera phones.
Webcast: LC filter design for Class-D audio vs. switching supplies
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
A webcast by Texas Instruments and Avnet Electronics Marketing on Wednesday, October 10, will highlight how to maximize the performance of an L-C filter in power converter and Class-D amplifier designs.
MEMS motion sensors deliver embedded smart features, smaller package
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a new generation of 'nano' three-axis linear accelerometers with embedded smart features, housed in a small 3 x 3 x 0.9-mm package.
RFID Basics: Backscatter Radio Links and Link Budgets
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This Part covers backscatter radio links and introduces link budgets.
TDK : MLCC capacitors are 3-terminal, feed-through type
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10/1/2007   Post a comment
TDK has added a three-terminal 22 µF model to its CKD series of 3-terminal feed-through multilayer ceramic chip capacitors.


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