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WHDI 2nd Gen Wireless 1080p Chipset from AMIMON
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
AMIMON Inc. announced the immediate availability of its second generation baseband chipset. The second generation transmitter and receiver chips (AMN 2120/2220) are designed for the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard.
2.5-V VCXOs in low-cost miniature 5-mm by 3.2-mm package
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Fox Electronics has expanded its XpressO oscillator series to include a 2.5-V LVDS VCXO version, designated FVXO-LC52, with a frequency range of 0.75 MHz through 1.0 GHz in a miniature 5 mm x 3.2 mm package at the same price point as the larger 7 mm x 5 mm package.
University of Cambridge spawns new sensor spin-out
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Gas sensing technology start-up, Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCMOS), has secured initial funding from Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds to begin commercialising CMOS-compatible gas sensors.
Schaffner : EMC-EMI filters optimize PV solar inverters
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Schaffner, is raising the performance bar with its new range of EMC/EMI filters for use with photvoltaic (PV) solar energy inverters.
Diotec : Controlled avalanche rectifiers replace BYD37 series
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Diotec Semiconductor introduces its first controlled avalanche rectifiers rated at 20 mJ, called the RAL1 series. They are fast recovery rectifiers in a MiniMelf package.
MSC : VCXO allows high density packaging
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
MSC distributes the DSV211AR voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) from KDS Daishinku.
Meister : Flow monitors are designed for dirty fluids
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
Meister Stroemungstechnik introduces flow monitors designed to monitor dirty fluids. The RMU series’ hexagonal float is less sensitive to particles compared to cylindrical floats, which creates a small and constant circular orifice with the housing of the flowmeter.
Wet tantalum capacitors housed in surface-mountable, molded package
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
Vishay's M34 and M35 devices offer a wide capacitance range of 1.7 µF at 125 V to 220 µF at 6 V, ±20 % standard capacitance tolerance, and operate up to +125°C with voltage derating.
Position sensing at submicron resolutions
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
Useful for position feedback of micro-actuators, austriamicrosystems AS5311 is a hall-effect sensor based linear magnetic encoder that the company says is the first such part to achieve submicron resolution.
Vishay : Foil resistors feature a TCR down to 0.2 ppm per degree C
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has announced four conformally coated, cost-effective, high-precision Bulk Metal foil and Z-foil resistors that provide extremely high accuracy and a rise time of 1 ns, effectively without ringing.
Vishay : High-current inductor fits board cut-out
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology claims the industry’s first winged low-profile, high-current inductor in the 4040 case size.
Broadband surface mount bias tee saves space in external biasing applications
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
A broadband surface mount bias tee with inputs from 10 MHz to 30 GHz is now available in the UK through exclusive, specialist distributor, Admiral Microwaves.
Notch filter for TV broadcast applications features a high level of signal rejection
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
Anatech Electronics has introduced the Model S2065 notch filter for use in the television broadcast band (Channels 62 to 68) that reduces the level of undesired signal by providing an extremely high level of signal rejection.
Sofradir : Infrared detector amplifies very low input signals
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
Sofradir has announced the MCT avalanche photodiode (APD) mid-TV format IR detector for amplifying low input signals.
Allegro : Linear Hall-effect sensor provides a PWM output
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4/10/2009   Post a comment
The A1354 from Allegro MicroSystems is a high-precision, programmable two-wire Hall-effect linear sensor that provides a pulse width modulated (PWM) output with a duty cycle proportional to an applied magnetic field.
Researchers see improved silver niobate based devices for wireless apps
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4/9/2009   Post a comment
A group of researchers claim they have settled a long-standing debate over the source of the unusual electronic properties of silver niobate that potentially has great importance for wireless communications.
Filtered attenuator offers variable cut-off frequency between 5.5 and 8.5 GHz
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4/9/2009   Post a comment
State of the Art (SOTA) has announced the addition of the Filtenator® to its high frequency product line, a clean attenuator that uses an integrated filter to eliminate high frequency signals.
AVX to shift production from U.K. to Czech Republic
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4/6/2009   1 comment
Passive and interconnect devices specialst AVX is cutting 130 jobs at its facility in Paignton, England and shifting production to a plant in the Czech Republic where labour costs are cheaper.
From math to reality: the story of memristors
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4/3/2009   Post a comment
Being able to see and resolve the nature of things through a kaleidoscope of mathematical equations is a gift that few of us have. Sure, most engineers have a 'knack' for math. Many of us even enjoy it and spend many hours noodling over arcane matrices, integrals and differentials. But how many truly view the world as a set of math equations?
Fischer Elektronik : Heatsinks dissipate the heat from SMD components
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
Fischer Elektronik introduces various aluminium heatsinks, designed to dissipate the heat from SMD components.
Schurter : Robust switches are point and ring illuminated
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
The vandal-proof latching action switch MSM LA from Schurter has been redesigned and is now available with point illumination.
Toshiba expands image sensor and camera module product portfolio
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba released information on two new image sensors, one an 8 megapixel CMOS for high resolution image capturing, and the other a 2 megapixel CSCM for video conferencing.

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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