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Arrow acquires Aussie components distributor
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Establishing a larger footprint in the electronics market down under, Arrow Electronics Inc.'s Asia Pac subsidiary is acquiring the components distribution business of Adilam Pty. Ltd.
Power LEDs tout small size, high brightness
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Philips Lumileds offers the LUXEON Rebel power LEDs with a new packaging technology that significantly reduces the size of the LED and enables new approaches to solid-state lighting design.
Smart junction blocks ease the automotive wiring squeeze: Part 2 - Enablers and advantages
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Clever connector design and intelligent MOSFETs, with a proper PCB layout and thermal design, come together for a smart, fuse-and-relay-free junction block.
MEMS flow sensors measure air/gas flow speed in medical applications
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components LLC announces the availability of the D6F series of MEMS flow sensors which have the ability to measure flow speed from 1 mm/s to 40 m/s. The flow sensor uses a thermopile element which converts thermal energy into electrical energy.
ESD protection array fits into a small space
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Vishay says it has released the industry's first ESD protection array to integrate eight diodes in the small, leadless LLP1713 package with a low profile of 0.55 mm.
Fake components delay designs in Israel
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Fake components are delaying several design projects in Israel. According to sources who spoke with EETimes Europe , the fake components, mostly from China, will lead to lost sales at several companies due to the delays.
OCXO strengthens performance in WiMAX base station applications
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Fox Electronics developed a HCMOS, 14-pin DIP oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) designed for use in base stations. The OCXO meets the IEEE 802.16-2004 specification that dictates the OCXO have a frequency stability better than 8 ppm for 10 years.
Smart junction blocks ease the automotive wiring squeeze: Part 1 - The electronic distribution system problem and the MOSFET/IP solution
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Applying technology and IP, junction block developers target both functionality and cost for a reliable design without any fuses or relays.
Parker acquires French EMI shields maker
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Parker Hannifin Corp., which owns Chomerics in Europe, has bought, for an undisclosed sum, French electromagnetic interference shielding and thermal management device specialist Acofab SAS and its majority shareholder Adecem SARL.
DiBcom, SkyCross to offer integrated mobile TV solutions
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
The integration will optimize reception quality while speeding design time for system manufacturers.
Microbridge Tech looks to a global Future
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Future Electronics was selected to be the first global distributor and engineering support arm for Rejustor calibration products from Microbridge Technologies.
LED is ultra-thin for mobile phone keypads
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
ROHM develops an ultra-compact LED in a 0.04 x 0.02-inch footprint for devices that require ultra-compact components such as mobile phone keypads, small dot-matrix units, and compact seven-segment display devices.
Miniature linear actuator delivers millions of dependable cycles
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Copley Controls has broadened its line of direct drive ServoTube linear actuators with Model STA11, an ultra-slim actuator that maintains ServoTube's force, acceleration and bandwidth.
Ultra-thin EMI filters double level of ESD protection
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
NXP claims a breakthrough in integrated ESD protection - +-30 kV contact discharge - for its EMI filters in an ultra-thin leadless package (UTLP) with a height of 0.5 mm and pad pitch of 0.4 mm.
Low-frequency, low-current oscillator extends battery life
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Micro Crystal's OV-7604-C7 low-frequency oscillator has an operating voltage of 5.5 V down to 1.2 V and a maximum current consumption of 0.5µA at 3 V. The oscillator combines the company's 32,768-Hz timing crystal with a CMOS oscillator circuit and measures 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.0-mm in a ceramic SMD package.
Digital controllers provide control for on-off temperature, time/temperature applications
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Zytron Control Products launched the Series 1900 of digital controllers which provide control for on-off temperature, time/temperature and timing control applications.
Power chip resistors extend resistance range, voltage ratings
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
IRC's SC-3 series of high power chip resistors offers an extended resistance value range up to 100 Kohms with voltage ratings up to 100 volts.
Transducers measure from 50 to 600 A off a single 5-V supply
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
LEM S.A. added the HASS series to its current transducer families designed to operate from a single 5-V power supply. The seven units offer current measurements from 50 to 600 ARMS, and share the same mechanical design, measuring 1.6 x 1.2 x 1.3 in with a 0.8 x 0.4 in aperture for the primary conductor.
Radial leaded capacitor offers extended temperature range
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
AVX says it has developed the industry's first automotive-grade, conformally-coated ceramic radial leaded capacitor thanks to the addition of the X8R dielectric which enables an extended temperature range up to 150 degrees C.
Encoder provides 360° angular detection solution for industrial applications
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies developed a series of RoHS-compliant, non-contact magnetic encoders for use in industrial applications that operate in harsh conditions. The AEAT-60xx series of magnetic encoders provide designers with an integrated solution for angular detection within 360°.
OPTEK, IRC deliver LED design kit
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
OPTEK and IRC have developed a LED design kit for solid-state lighting designers. The kit features IRC's Anotherm aluminum substrates and OPTEK's 1-watt energy-efficient LEDs. Kits include lighting modules, assemblies, components and accessories.
390-volt ultracap module suits heavy-duty apps
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies has expanded its BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor line with a 390-volt module that offers up to 2.8 times greater energy storage and higher integration than earlier products for hybrid and electric vehicles and heavy-duty industrial applications.
Coupler delivers higher directivity, tighter tolerance
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3/16/2007   Post a comment
AVX has developed an integrated thin-film, high directivity coupler that provides a directivity of 20 to 27 dB and an ultra-tight +- 0.5 dB coupling factor tolerance.
Rotary pot delivers 1 million cycles
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3/16/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies Electronic Components Division has developed a 27-mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations aimed at heavy-duty and industrial applications.
Wideband VCO modules cover 3 to 15-GHz frequencies
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3/15/2007   Post a comment
Phase Matrix has introduced four wideband voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) modules for test and measurement, microwave communications, military and industrial applications covering 3 to 15 GHz.
Multilayer chip baluns aimed at WiMAX apps
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3/15/2007   Post a comment
FDK has developed four multilayer chip baluns for WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX applications that measure 1.6x0.8x0.6 mm with low insertion loss of 0.6-dB.
Flexible circuit cools components on curved surfaces
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3/15/2007   Post a comment
MH&W International has introduced its Keratherm 86/77 flexible thermal circuit for mounting LEDs and other components on curved surfaces where FR4, MCPCBs and other rigid materials cannot be used. It also replaces thicker, heavier PCBs where size and weight are restricted such as in portable electronics.
Wirewound resistors offer more power
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3/13/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole beefs up its KAL series of aluminum-housed wirewound power resistors with 100- and 250-watt offerings.
Audio transducer features right angle terminals
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
Transducers USA launched Model TRIP-1424SR, an audio alert device designed with right angle terminals for mounting and sideport sound output.
Conductive foam gaskets have x, y, z axis conductivity for maximum shielding
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3/9/2007   Post a comment
Available as standard gaskets, custom designs or sheet stock, the 2700 series of conductive foam from Tech-Etch has X, Y and Z axis conductivity for maximum EMI shielding attenuation.
HD sensors improve picture quality in digital cameras
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3/9/2007   Post a comment
Micron Technology has unveiled two CMOS image sensors for mainstream digital cameras and camcorders that are designed to bring exceptional picture quality and ultra-fast burst modes to point-and-shoot digital cameras, features typically found only in high-end digital, single-lens-reflex (D-SLR) cameras.
Stand-alone LIN 2.0 transceiver IC exceeds 6 kV ESD protection
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
Atmel's ATA6662 stand-alone LIN bus transceiver IC provides ESD protection exceeding 6 kV, and is targeted at electronic units for the harsh automotive environment including door modules, power seat controls, intelligent sensors, and other body electronic applications.
Transformers require no external fusing
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
Foster Transformer now offers a wide capacity range of inherently limited Class 2 transformers with the introduction of its 100 VA model.
Vision system highlights new BMW electronics
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
New and upgraded automotive electronics, particularly lane departure warning, are key features of the new BMW 5 Series.
FO light source provides adjustable illumination
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3/2/2007   Post a comment
Available in a special package with either a ringlight or dual goosenecks, BEA Fiber Optics' Model BEA-150 fiber-optic illuminator features adjustable illumination for the laboratory or inspection environment.
Power inductors shrink by 50%
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3/2/2007   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden's BRL2518 wirewound power inductors offer a 50% smaller footprint with the same 1.2-mm height as the previous model. Measuring 2.5 x 1.8 mm, the BRL2518 series also maintains a high-rated current and low DC resistance.
Fundamentals of ISM-Band and short range device antennas, Part 4
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3/2/2007   Post a comment
This is the final part of a popular series from TI on antenna fundamentals. It covers example antennas and performance measurments.
Power LED emitter provides high brightness, high moisture sensitivity
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has released a low-profile, 3-watt high-power white LED emitter for a variety of solid-state lighting applications.


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