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Kodak CCD image sensors target machine vision and industrial applications
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
The new 2-megapixel KODAK KAI-02050 Image Sensor sets what Kodak calls "a new standard" for high-speed, high-resolution industrial image capture, providing 1600 x 1200 pixels at a readout speed of 60 frames per second.
SMD E5-type tunable inductor coils
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Total Frequency Control (TFC) has added to its SMTE5S series of adjustable coils with an smd version of its existing E5-type tunable inductor coil.
PTC thermistors: Injection-molded heating elements
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Epcos launched an innovative production technology which enables to produce injection-molded PTC thermistoprs in bnearly any shape.
New listing: 150-mm NXP fab in Northern France
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has hired a realtor to help sell its integrated passives device business and related 150-mm fab in Caen, France.
Toward a structured approach to wireless sensor network design
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Optimize your wireless sensor network design with this look at some practical approaches and tips and tricks that can help you shed many days from the overall design cycle.
3V pressure sensors meet power efficiency demands in battery-backed handheld comms devices
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a series of low-voltage pressure sensors designed to meet power efficiency demands in battery-backed handheld and mobile communication products.
ALPS : MEMS pressure sensor detects absolute pressure
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
ALPS Electric has developed the HSPP Series piezoresistive-type MEMS pressure sensor which detects absolute pressure using barometric and altitude sensors.
iC-Haus : Sensor interface iC has two independent channels
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
iC-GF is a monolithic interface iC with two independent switching channels. It enables digital sensors to drive peripheral elements, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC) and relays.
Cypress rolls 2.4-GHz RF solution for embedded apps
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor this week is rolling out CyFi, a low-power 2.4-GHz RF solution for the embedded market.
A new telehealth age dawns
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
It should come as no surprise that nearly half the U.S. population suffers from at least one chronic disease.
IPDs take charge in high-reliability applications
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
One of the biggest challenges integrated passive device (IPD) manufacturers still face is trying to sell the IPD concept of looking at total installed cost, not just cost of the part, when compared with discrete solutions.
Open protector provides switching shunt path when LED fails
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10/25/2008   Post a comment
Littelfuse's PLED 6 series open LED protector adds high-reliability to LED lighting, and is available in a DO-214 or QFN surface-mount package.
Tyco : EMC filters suit all single-phase applications
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
With the EMC filter series, Tyco Electronics extends its catalogue range to include a high-performance, universally applicable single-phase filter for current ratings of up to 30 A.
Video analytics architecture and intelligent IP cameras at the edge
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
Developing intelligent IP cameras for security and fire safety. Advantages of video analytics at the edge include massive bandwidth and storage cost savings, superior DSP-based processing using high-megapixel images, and easy expansion.
Smart sensor company continues recruitment drive
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Intelligent sensor developer, DeepStream Technologies Ltd., (Bangor, Wales) aims to hire an additional 70 engineers and support staff to take the number of people it employs to 150 within two years. The company had announced a plan to go from 72 staff to about 100 in March 2008.
Common mode chokes may cause unexpected transients
Design How-To  
10/22/2008   Post a comment
To choke or not to choke? When connecting ECUs via CAN Bus, a choke in the signal path often is the best way to eliminate noise. But circuit designers have several options.
Image sensor for automotive vision Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems from STMicroelectronics
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
An automotive CMOS image sensor for vision-based Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems. The role of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is to increase the driver's awareness of conditions around their vehicle, detecting dangers and providing support in hazardous situations.
PTC thermistor series enables overcurrent protection
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Murata's PRG21/18 series thermistors enable significant development process cost savings.
Austriamicrosystems : Magnetic encoder IC targets automotive applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder portfolio with the AS5145, a 12-bit encoder IC designed for automotive applications.
Hamamatsu Photonics : CCD image sensor has excellent long term stability
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
The S10420 is a high-performance, cost effective, back thinned CCD image sensors. Hamamatsu Photonic
IRC : Power resistors are suitable for high-voltage use
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC has raised the dielectric withstanding voltage of its high density power resistors to 4000 Vac.
Hall-effect rotary position sensor endures harsh conditions, enhances precision
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Honeywell's sensor features extended operating ranges, supply voltages and output configurations to simplify control system compatibility.
iNEMI forum: component reliability for medical electronics
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is planning a medical electronics forum to discuss requirements and recommendations to ensure the reliability of components used in medical products.
Thermal management sensor provides high accuracy for extended temperature environments
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a digital temperature sensor that monitors automotive system temperature up to 175 degrees C and delivers +/- 1 degree C accuracy between 130 degrees C and 160 degrees C.
Standards Related to RFID--Part IV
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this final segment of the book excerpt.
Hall-effect sensor is programmable for automotive and industrial use
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Performance compensates for system tolerances.
Digital temperature sensor provide +/-1C accuracy between 130 to 160C for auto applications
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor digital temperature sensor monitors automotive system temperatures up to 175C with +/-C accuracy between 130 and 160C. The device meets AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualification requirements.
Micronas : Hall-effect sensor delivers cost-efficient programmable performance
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Micronas has announced the HAL 880 programmable linear Hall-effect sensor.
Tecate : Ultra-capacitors have a very slim profile
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Tecate Industries has extended its PowerBurst series of ultracapacitors to include the ultra-low profile PBF Series of modules.
Tyco Electronics : Circuit protectors have a small form factor
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has announced a new line of PolySwitch circuit protection devices.
Pump and dump -- delivering more power than you thought possible!
Design How-To  
10/15/2008   1 comment
So what is a designer to do when asked to provide 50 or a 100 percent more output power beyond what is available from the input? This article discusses how this can be accomplished by charging a capacitor bank to store energy until needed (Pump), and discharge it into the load (Dump) in a controlled manner.
Groups partner for wireless sensor nets
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Nivis LLC, a leading developer and integrator of wireless network technologies, are to combine their respective technologies to provide wired-to-wireless platform for commercial and industrial sensor mesh networks.
TTi unveils high-performance USB based RF power measurement sensors
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
TTi has introduced the TTi Satori range of high-performance USB based RF power measurement sensors.
Green Revolution: RFID and the Rise of Convenient Sustainability--Part III
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Consider the possibilities of green loyalty. More and more at retail and in service businesses, brand mass marketing is supplanted by relationship marketing, where companies try to identify individual customers and meet their needs. Learn how to meet those needs with RFID, loyalty cards and near field communication.
Understanding noise optimization in sensor signal-conditioning circuits (Part 1b of 4 parts)
Design How-To  
10/13/2008   1 comment
It takes more than just low-noise components for a successful low-noise design; you have to understand the signal-chain flow and tradeoffs as well
IRC : Power chip resistor offers 3-W from a 1-W chip size
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
IRC has extended the resistance range and voltage rating of its highest power dissipation chip resistor.
Standards Related to RFID--Part III
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10/11/2008   Post a comment
How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this book excerpt.
IR says Vishay's board nominees defeated
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10/10/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier said shareholders re-elected three board members over candidates pushed by Vishay Intertechnology.
X2 EMI suppression film capacitors offer higher voltage rating
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released three X2 EMI suppression film capacitors with an increased maximum mains voltage of 310 Vac and a wide range of lead pitches and capacitance values.
Multi-tap attenuators save board space
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
State of the Art (SOTA), Inc. has added the MTA1225 multi-tap attenuators to its high-frequency product line.
Circuit protection device is 30% smaller than predecessor
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Tyco is offering a new PolySwitch line of circuit protection devices that is functionally equivalent to the company's existing RXEF overcurrent protection devices, but available in a significantly smaller form factor.
Oscillator uses MEMS silicon resonator technology
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
Ecliptek has expanded its EMO family of MEMS oscillator products to include MEMS spread spectrum low EMI output surface mount devices it is calling the EMS series.
Understanding noise optimization in sensor signal-conditioning circuits (Part 1a of 4 parts)
Design How-To  
10/8/2008   2 comments
It takes more than just low-noise components for a successful low-noise design; you have to understand the signal-chain flow and tradeoffs as well
Robotic hands of the past and future
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
Take a look at the development of robotic hands, past, present and future in a slideshow and a Wired interview with roboticist George Bekey.
Under the Hood: Esquire puts e-ink on the cover
Teardown  
10/7/2008   3 comments
For its 75th anniversary edition, Esquire magazine took a bold technology flyer, embedding a pair of E Ink electrophorectic displays in a limited edition of its cover.
Elmos integrates signal processing into pressure sensor
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
The new Pressure Sensor System (PSS 1) from Elmos AG (Dortmund, Germany) offers a highly universal and cost-effective solution for many industrial and automotive applications. The system consists of a MEMS sensor cell and a signal processor integrated into a special SOIC-20 package. The system will be supplied already calibrated, making it ready-to-use.
Pressure transmitter with Parylene coating for extreme environments
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
For the use with aggressive media, Baumer's product segment Process Instrumentation offers pressure transmitters with Parylene coating protecting against corrosion and increasing the life cycle of the measuring devices.
Canadian MRAM developer targeting sensor apps
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
MRAM developer Micromem Technologies has established a New York office for its U.S. subsidiary as part of a strategic plan to focus on magnetic sensor opportunities independent of the magnetic RAM market, the company said.
Power resistors offer wider resistance range, higher voltage rating
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
IRC has extended the resistance range and voltage rating of its highest power dissipation chip resistor.
TAOS claims smallest integrated RGB digital color light sensors
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
TAOS has claimed the industry's smallest RGB digital color sensors, housed in a six-lead chipscale package that also includes an internal infrared-blocking filter.
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