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Programmable analog sensor signal conditioning
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has added to its range of digitally calibrated sensor signal conditioning ICs with a single-supply, auto-zero bridge sensor amplifier.
Swiss group buys Wilbrecht's LEDCO division
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Custom microswitches specialist Microprecision Electronics (Vouvry, Switzerland) has acquired , for an undisclosed sum, Wilbrecht Electronics Inc's LEDCO Division, which makes a wide range of precision, U.S.-made LED assemblies, metal foil resistors, microswitches and sealed position switches.
Vets groups use radar, GPS to locate WWII remains
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Researchers said they used ground-penetrating radar and GPS technologies to locate the remains of 139 missing U.S. Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943.
Coaxial resonator oscillator raises performance and efficiency
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11/23/2008   Post a comment
The CVCO55CXT-6250-6250 coaxial resonator oscillator (CRO) from Crystek employs frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology to reach new performance levels of lower phase noise and much lower harmonics over the competition, while achieving lower current consumption in the process.
ST joins MIT industry consortium
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Geneva-based chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV announced it is the first European company to join the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG) industry consortium at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, an interdepartmental laboratory supporting research and education in micro- and nanosystems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Microchip : Inductive touch sensing works through metal and gloves
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Microchip announces the mTouch inductive touch-sensing technology, as an addition to its capacitive touch-sensing solutions.
Analog Devices : Inertial motion sensors are cost-effective and easy-to-implement
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11/18/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices is expanding its iSensor intelligent sensor product family with two new inertial sensors that make it simple and affordable to implement sophisticated motion and navigation control in a broader range of applications, including medical instrumentation.
Murata isolator claims smallest size
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11/18/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at multi-band mobile phones, the CEG23 series only measures 2.0mm x 2.0mm x 1.0mm, representing a 56 percent reduction in size from current Murata isolators.
PTCs as charging resistors for fail-safe charging
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11/18/2008   Post a comment
Self-protecting charging resistors based on PTC ceramic are suitable for smoothing capacitors in power supplies. In the event of a short circuit, they limit the currents to safe levels.
EMI filter plate features potting and pin protector
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11/18/2008   Post a comment
Spectrum Control introduces an EMI filter plate with special epoxy potting and a rubber pin protector for applications where rough handling or challenging environmental conditions are typical.
Little things mean a lot
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11/17/2008   Post a comment
Modest economy and emissions gains, when spread out, can become significant.
Featured Product: Microchip rolls inductive touch sensing
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11/14/2008   Post a comment
Inductive touch sensing allows users with gloves, and on surfaces that contain liquids, to activate electronic functions on panels made of plastic, stainless steel, or aluminum.
Inertial sensors simplify, lower cost of motion sensing for instrumentation
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11/13/2008   Post a comment
The ADIS16405 and ADIS16300 inertial measurement units from Analog Devices claim to make it simple and affordable to implement sophisticated motion and navigation control in a broader range of applications.
System architecture for energy-autonomous sensors and wireless sensor networks
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11/12/2008   Post a comment
EnOcean launched its Dolphin system architecture at electronica 2008. It enables energy-autonomous actuators, bidirectional communication of sensors and innovative routing concepts.
High frequency stability TCXO targets GPS applications
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11/10/2008   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom's latest temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) is small enough, and boasts a frequency stability high enough, to meet the needs of GPS applications in mobile terminals.
Epcos strengthens China presence
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11/10/2008   Post a comment
Passive component manufacturer Epcos AG (Munich, Germany) has signed an agreement with Anhui Feida Industry Ltd to launch a joint venture for developing and producing power capacitors for AC applications.
Design without limits: bringing electronic and mechanical disciplines closer together
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11/10/2008   Post a comment
Today’s designers simply want to design superior products that beat the competition.
Good vibrations for energy harvesting
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11/10/2008   3 comments
The combination of high-power-density piezoelectric element design with a high-efficiency converter takes energy-harvesting out of the lab to address the problem of powering remote and embedded devices.
Vishay : SMD aluminum caps operate at high temperatures
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
The ECL series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors introduced by Vishay Intertechnology offers high-temperature operation to +105 °C, low impedance values, and high capacitances and ripple currents.
Analyst: EMS/ODM sectors set to ride out recession storm
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
The global electronics contract manufacturing business is likely to fare better than other sectors of the industry in the downturn and is expected to show modest growth this year and next, according to market research group iSuppli.
Rohm's European boss sees green future
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
Rohm (Kyoto, Japan) is a global supplier of both active and passive electronic components but it is focused in terms of the applications it wishes to serve. It has set ambitious targets for growth in Europe Christian André, president of Rohm Europe explained how the company is targeting the environment as a source of organic growth in Europe and where he sees the company going in the next few years.
Freescale : RF power transistor is aimed at commercial aerospace
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11/5/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has reinforced its commitment to the commercial aerospace market with the introduction of a high-performance laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) RF power transistor.
Phase locked oscillator achieves stability of within 1 ppm
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11/4/2008   Post a comment
Featuring internal TCXO references, the APL-04 series phase locked oscillator (PLO) from AtlanTecRF provides high frequency stability without the need for an external system reference.
Toward a structured approach to wireless sensor network design (Part 2)
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11/4/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 of an article on wireless sensor network design tips and tricks continues with a look at battery lifetimes, peripherals, security, and commissioning.
NIST researchers claim their electronic nose knows
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology claim its electronic nose can identify hundreds of different chemical compounds using pattern-recognition algorithms that mimic the way animals recognize odors.
Ferrite chip beads save 40% in mounting space over 0402 products
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
These ferrite chip beads from Laird Technologies are designed with a smaller footprint for portable, handheld electronic applications.
Spread spectrum clock oscillators housed in tiny 2.5 X 2.0-mm package
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
These high-performance timing products from SiTime reduce EMI while deliver what it claims is the widest frequency range and lowest jitter.
Europe drives smart sensor adoption
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11/3/2008   Post a comment
Europe represents the largest and fastest growing smart sensors market and is projected to be worth $2.1 billion by 2010, according to Global Industry Analysts' latest report.


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