EMI filters integrate ESD protection Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment Vishay has launched six EMI filter arrays with integrated ESD protection diodes in ultra-small leadless, plastic packages. These devices provide both EMI filtering and ESD protection for data lines in space critical mobile applications.
EMI filters deliver low cost, high performance Product News 2/21/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has developed the CORCOM WG series of EMI filters for applications such as household appliances, motor controllers, and office equipment that require low-cost solutions to comply with conducted EMI/RFI emission requirements.
Welwyn power wirewound resistors are compact and flameproof Product News 2/17/2006 Post a comment TT electronics Welwyn Components has developed a range of compact flameproof power wirewound resistors in response to growing industry demands for smaller sizes for power rating. The WP-S series has been designed to give enhanced pulse handling capability and increased flameproof protection.
Camera module eases upgrade to 3 megapixels Product News 2/16/2006 Post a comment OmniVision Technologies rolls out its OV3630DZL stacked die CameraChip solution. Offering a drop-in solution, the device enables handset designers to upgrade camera phones from 2 to 3 megapixels without mechanical design changes.
MEMS sensors detect in combo of x/y/z axis Product News 2/14/2006 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has rolled out three highly-sensitive
MEMS sensors that extend the company's offering from 1.5 g to 10 g for low-cost consumer applications at this week's Embedded World 2006.
5-watt resistor housed in 2818 package Product News 2/10/2006 Post a comment Vishay claims its 5-watt Power Metal Strip resistor is the industry's first such device to offer a 5-watt capability in a 2818 package. This surface-mount resistor may be used in current sensing, voltage division and pulse applications.
What happened to the 42V auto? Automotive DesignLine Blog 2/10/2006 Post a comment Why didn't this prediction materialize? More puzzling, how have the dire problems, that were predicted if we stayed with 12V systems, been avoided?
Plus Opto high power white LED reaches 150 lumens Product News 2/10/2006 Post a comment Plus Opto has announced a range of high power LED’s designed for lighting applications. The high intensity BL3A3W can achieve 150 lumens at 350 mA drive current and is constructed in a robust 8-pin package with integral heatsink for efficient thermal management.
High-voltage resistor replaces multiple devices Product News 2/9/2006 Post a comment Offering two to three times greater voltage ratings than standard or pulse-rated leaded resistors, the MG series of high-voltage axial-leaded resistors from Stackpole allows designers to replace multiple parts or more expensive solutions with a single component.
Programmable SSXO embeds crystal Product News 2/7/2006 Post a comment Cypress offers a new package option for its CY25701 programmable Spread Spectrum Crystal Oscillator (SSXO) that also comes with an embedded high-accuracy reference crystal in a single LCC package. While the pre-matched crystal saves design time, the small package saves board space.
2 MP image sensor first to offer MIPI Product News 2/6/2006 Post a comment Micron claims its 1/4-inch, 2-megapixel image sensor not only enables mainstream camera phones to capture higher quality digital pictures, but it is also the first to incorporate the MIPI standards into an image sensor.
VCO delivers low phase noise Product News 2/6/2006 Post a comment Z-Communications targets mobile communications systems with its RoHS-compliant CLV1630A-LF voltage controlled oscillator with ultra-low phase noise, wide tuning range and extended temperature range.
Capacitors enhance audio performance Product News 2/1/2006 Post a comment AVX offers two series of capacitors that improve audio performance. The niobium oxide capacitors combine non-burn features and low-failure rates to enhance safety, reliability and performance in high-end audio applications , while the tantalum capacitors deliver high capacitance/voltage values in a small package for space-constrained applications.
Wirewound chip inductors shrink in size Product News 2/1/2006 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden claims the industry's smallest wirewound chip inductors for signal line filters. Packaged in a 0806 case size, the LBM2016 is 43 percent smaller by volume than equivalent-rated inductors typically used for these applications.
Clock oscillators boast low jitter Product News 2/1/2006 Post a comment Connor-Winfield said its clock oscillators offer the lowest jitter of less than 1 picosecond RMS in a 5 x 7-mm package. Operating at 2.5-volts, the surface-mount devices offer a frequency range up to 260 MHz.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...