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posted in February 2008
Multi-chip LED modules integrate eight RGB chips
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has released the SEPM series of RGB multi-chip LED modules that provide a range of high-powered ALGaInP red, and InGaN green and blue LEDs.
Power PLCC-4 LEDs offer more colors
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago has added four new colors -- cool white, warm white, blue and green -- to its family of super half-watt power PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs for automotive and electronic sign applications.
Zener diode micro-assemblies protect automotive infotainment peripherals
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has added two devices to its line of PolyZen precision Zener diode micro-assemblies that feature a higher hold current of 2.3 A.
Power resistor combines thin-film precision with thick-film power handling
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
IRC has developed a cylindrical surface-mount power resistor with enhanced precision specifications for high surge applications.
Yet more on decoupling, Part 2: Power supply excitation and ringing
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 looks at how a real-world power supply impedance - comprising decoupling capacitors, regulator output impedance, and PCB traces - responds to a small test current step, such as an IC might demand from the power rail.
Linear-actuated sensor receives FAA approval
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
BI Technologies' 400 Series linear-actuated sensor has received FAA approval, meeting and exceeding the Aerospace DO-160E environmental specifications.
Ceramic crystals offer several package sizes for consumer electronics
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies has launched its B-Series of SMD ceramic crystals in a wide range of package sizes for the consumer electronics market.
TCXO offered in smaller package
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Vectron International has launched its smallest TCXO in a 3.2 x 2.5-mm package without compromising phase noise performance or stability.
Yet more on decoupling, Part 1: The regulator's interaction with capacitors
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Extending the previous four-part series on power-supply decoupling and bypass capacitors, this multipart series attempts to quantify what's happening on the supply line of a representative analog amplifier circuit with regulated supply rails and decoupling capacitors.
Hall-effect sensor/ASIC integration shrinks current transducers (Part 2 of 2)
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Technology advances allow for flexibility in installation and use of these versatile current sensors
More about decoupling and bypass capacitors, power-supply rails, models, and their interactions (Part 5.1)
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
The final(?) word: Understand the subtleties of bypass-decoupling capacitors, power-supply rails, and models
2.7-inch LCD display delivers intelligent programmability, simple integration
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
Delivering simple integration, EarthLCD has introduced a 2.7-inch LCD display that incorporates intelligent programmability and quick connectivity.
Hall-effect sensor/ASIC integration shrinks current transducers (Part 1 of 2)
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2/18/2008   1 comment
Technology advances allow for flexibility in installation and use of these versatile current sensors
Antenna tuning switch offers industry leading specs
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor's PE42641 SP4T antenna tuning switch is optimized for industry-leading linearity, IMD performance and Class 3, 4000 V ESD. It is well suited for use in GSM/EDGE/WCDMA and CDMA applications.
Low-ESR MLCCs reduce power consumption in RF applications
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2/17/2008   Post a comment
Murata's GQM series of high-Q multilayer ceramic chip (MLCC) capacitors features low ESR and high Q at VHF, UHF and microwave frequencies.
VCO operates over 902 to 928 MHz with high linearity
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2/17/2008   Post a comment
Crystek's CVCO55CL-0902-0928 VCO operates from 902 MHz to 928 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. Typical applications include digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems, and base stations.
OmniVision claims smallest VGA CameraChip sensor
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies has launched the OV7690, a 1/13-inch VGA CameraChip sensor for slim camera phones and notebook computers.
NXP, Thomson combine tuner modules operations
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and Thomson are to combine their can tuner modules operations in a joint venture that the companies say would have the focus and scale to invest in the sector and thus expand.
Vishay : Miniature Z-foil resistors offer ultra-high-precision
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2/13/2008   Post a comment
Z202 series miniature, ultra-high-precision Z-Foil resistors provide a typical TCR of ±0.05 ppm/°C from 0 to +60 °C, PCR (DR due to self heating) of ±5 ppm at rated power, tolerances to ±0.01 percent, and load life stability of ±0.01 percent.
Rubidium oscillator delivers high frequency stability
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2/11/2008   Post a comment
Symmetricom has introduced the 8200 Rubidium oscillator that is designed for ground tactical, shipboard and airborne applications where high frequency stability under diverse environmental conditions is required.
ESD protection/EMI filtering devices housed in smallest packages
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2/8/2008   Post a comment
Delivering a small footprint for single- and dual-line applications, STMicro's EMIF01-1003M3 and EMIF02-1003M6 ESD protection/EMI filtering devices target smart phones, PDAs, portable computers, PC peripherals and M2M communication modules.
Tantalum multianode capacitor targets high-power apps
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2/8/2008   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has expanded its TPM series of tantalum multianode capacitors with a new high-capacitance 2200 uF at 2.5-V capacitor.
EMI filters save board space, prolong battery life
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2/7/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released six new four-, six-, and eight-channel EMI filters in ultra-compact LLPXX13 leadless packages with a low-profile of 0.6 mm.
Protection device tailored for Displayport interface
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2/7/2008   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has introduced the RClamp 0524J, a 5-V protection device for DisplayPort and other high-speed interface applications.
DesignCon 2008: product roundup
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2/7/2008   Post a comment
Missed DesignCon 2008? Get all the latest and greatest product announcements here.
Circuit board layout guidelines for Class-D amplifiers
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2/6/2008   3 comments
Optimize the performance and reliability of your Class-D amplifier design by following these basic pc-board layout practices.
Receivers minimize disturbance signals on IR remote-control systems
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2/5/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's five new series of high-sensitivity AGC3 IR receivers optimized for noisy environments and short burst codes offer a 2.5-V to 5.5-V supply voltage range and low power consumption of 0.35 mA in three industry-standard PIN configurations.
Analog IC incorporates adjustable resistor technology
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2/4/2008   Post a comment
Microbridge Technologies has introduced the industry's first active analog circuit to incorporate the company's passive, polysilicon adjustable resistor technology.
Kodak sets new pixel-size benchmark for 5-MP CMOS image sensors
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2/4/2008   Post a comment
By combining its recently introduced Hi ISO Clear Pixel technology with its new pMOS hole detector, Eastman Kodak said it's delivering the industry's most advanced 5-MP, 1/4-inch CMOS image sensor with high resolution and advanced digital still camera features for better pictures and video in camera phones.
MEMS enables electrically trimmable passive resistor
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2/4/2008   Post a comment
Microbridge describes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) rejustor chip that enables a Wheatstone bridge to be fine-tuned for operation with piezoelectric sensors.
Tyco : Resettable fuses protect automotive wire harnesses
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2/4/2008   Post a comment
A line of Raychem Circuit Protection PolySwitch devices for the automotive market helps to provide resettable overcurrent protection for passenger vehicle and heavy truck wire harnesses.
EMI filter array housed in tiny package
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2/1/2008   Post a comment
Kyocera Corp. has introduced the KVA16 quad EMI filter array with electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in a 1608-type package, measuring 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.5 mm.
Compact power line filters handle up to 20 amps
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2/1/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has introduced the RK series of power line filters that can handle up to 20 amps for industrial machinery and portable equipment.
Power panel potentiometer delivers 6-W rating at 50 deg C
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2/1/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology claims the industry's first power panel potentiometer with a cermet element to offer a 6-W power rating at 50 deg C.


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