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Selco expands value-added services
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Selco Products has expanded its value-added services department to meet OEM demand for fully assembled, ready-to-install customized thermal components in a variety of configurations.
Making a Hi-Fi loudspeaker from a foam plate
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/31/2007   1 comment
This do-it-yourself project is so wild and wacky that I just have to try to build one myself.
Electrically conductive latex coating suits rigid and flexible substrates
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Master Bond Inc. has introduced the LTX-117G electrically conductive, water-based adhesive, sealant and coating for rigid and flexible substrates.
Flanged terminators, attenuators feature low VSWRs at high frequencies
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12/29/2007   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has developed a high-power attenuator and surface-mount transmission line terminator.
TCXOs/TCVCXOs deliver low phase noise, wide frequency range
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
MtronPTI has introduced a Stratum 3 precision TCXO/TCVCXO product family, targeted at a broad range of applications.
Clock oscillator packaged in SMA housing
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Crystek claims the industry's first frequency control product to integrate a complete HCMOS crystal clock oscillator in a rugged SMA housing.
The top-rated Planet Analog articles of 2007
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
See what the Planet Analog audience--your fellow designers--looked at the most in 2007
Adjustable resistors provide integrated calibration compensation for analog circuits
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Targeting wireless, military, aerospace and satellite applications, Microbridge's low-power adjustable resistors provide integrated calibration compensation systems for analog circuit designs.
Kemet expands ceramic capacitor portfolio
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Kemet Corp. has announced a major expansion of its ceramic through-hole product portfolio with extended capacitance values and additional voltage offerings.
Tantalum caps find hi-rel niches
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
While the bulk of demand for tantalum capacitors comes from the handheld and gaming markets, as designers cram greater functionality into these ever-shrinking devices, there has also been quite a bit of activity in high-reliability markets--including military, automotive and medical--that require higher-performance components.
Efficiency will be component buzzword for 2008
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Boosting performance in smaller packages was one of the biggest component design issues in 2007, but energy efficiency is set to be the big thing in 2008.
Film chip capacitors deliver high stability
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
NIC Components has introduced two new ranges of stacked film chip capacitors that deliver very stable performance.
Crystek releases 1-GHz VCO
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Crystek's CVCO55CX-1000-1000 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) operates at 1000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0 V to 5 V.
Hall-effect linear current sensors are automotive-grade
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Allegro has developed two current sensors engineered to provide economical and precise sensing products for AC and DC currents in automotive applications.
Specialty chip resistor targets pyrotechnic apps
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Vishay's electro-pyrotechnic initiator chip resistor (EPIC) offers joule effect ignition for fast firing times down to 50 microseconds, and a no fire/all fire ratio up to 70 percent.
NXP leads ABI's RFID transponder IC ranking
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Two European suppliers, NXP Semiconductors and EM Microelectronic, are in the top three of market research group ABI's ranking of global vendors of RFID transponder ICs.
PLL VCO operates from 500 MHz to 3.5 GHz
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Raltron Electronics Corp. has released its PCC-A1-3100 PLL family of VCOs that cover a frequency range from 500 MHz and 3.5 GHz.
Double-layer capacitors provide memory back-up
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
NIC Components has introduced the NEXC series of SMT double-layer capacitors that provide memory back-up under power failure conditions.
USB, Kleer plug into digital TVs
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
USB Implementers Forum is developing a variant of its technology to link mobile devices and TVs, and startup Kleer Corp. is announcing it has characterized its proprietary wireless link for standard definition video.
Resistor networks deliver ultra-high precision
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division has developed a family of precision resistor networks using its ultra-precision, high-stability Tantalum Ultride technology.
Varistors prevent fires from overvoltage, excessive leakage current
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Varistors prevent fires from overvoltage, excessive leakage current
Chip LED claims thinnest, brightest
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Seoul Semiconductor claims to offer the industry's thinnest chip LED, which is also capable of producing more than two times the brightness of existing chip LEDs.
3-channel LED drivers offer independent channel dimming
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Maxim's 3-channel, high-brightness (HB) LED drivers are capable of delivering up to 150 mA to three separate strings of HB LEDs.
Accelerometer features MPU-based temperature compensation
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Endevco has introduced model 7290D, a variable capacitance accelerometer with onboard, microprocessor-based temperature compensation.
High-frequency chip terminators target hi-reliability apps
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division offers a high-frequency chip resistor terminator series screened in accordance with MIL-PRF-55342.
LC EMI filters protect high bandwidth wireless data interfaces
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has introduced its CM1692 LC EMI filter family based on its new Praetorian II architecture that enables mobile handset designers to address many higher bandwidth data interfaces that cannot be met by RC-based filters.
L-band coaxial resonator oscillators deliver low phase noise for satellite communications
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
Z-Communications has introduced the CRO series of lead free, RoHS compliant, single frequency coaxial resonator oscillators in L band covering the frequency range from 1210 to 1450 MHz.
BACK TO BASICS & FUTURE TRENDS: Automotive networking
Design How-To  
12/7/2007   2 comments
Networking puts cars on the fast track for safety, comfort, and a better environment.
60-A filter reduces differential mode noise, transients
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12/6/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has expanded its S Series family of Corcom filters with its smallest, multi-stage package for a 60-A filter designed for high-noise industrial environments.
Power train systems drive automotive sensor market
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12/6/2007   Post a comment
The global market for automotive sensors is forecast to grow from $8 billion in 2007 to $13.5 billion by 2012, with a CAGR of 10.8%, according to BCC Research.
Low ESR tantalum capacitors suit embedded systems
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12/5/2007   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed a range of tantalum capacitors for embedded control systems.
ESD protection devices target advanced mobile handsets
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12/5/2007   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has expanded its product portfolio for mobile handsets with the addition of two ESD protection product families that address the needs of high-speed data interfaces.
Compensating Rogowski coils for current measurement
Design How-To  
12/5/2007   1 comment
Use a "Rejustor" to calibrate this useful current-measurement transducer
Coaxial resonator oscillators deliver ultra-low phase noise
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
Z-Communications has introduced a series of L-band (1210 to 1450 MHz) single-frequency coaxial resonator oscillators with ultra-low phase noise for satellite communications applications.
Chip resistor arrays offer dual resistance values
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has introduced the MAC series of concave surface-mount chip resistor arrays with dual-value capability on a single chip.
LED lamps deliver high brightness in small packages
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12/3/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced the ASMT-Bx20 series of high-brightness red, green, blue and amber subminiature LED lamps for use in a variety of industrial and consumer applications.


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