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posted in May 2008
Metal element resistors deliver power ratings up to 5 watts
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
IRC has introduced the OARS-XP series of metal element resistors with power ratings up to 5 watts in a unique flameproof open-air, surface-mount package.
BI Technologies expands molded inductor family
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
BI Technologies expands its HM72A series of molded inductors with miniature and custom devices, aimed at distributed power architecture applications.
Inductors deliver low inductance, low DCR
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has launched a toroidal, high-current, high-temperature inductor that touts the industry's highest rated saturation current, and the industry's lowest inductance and direct current of resistance (DCR).
Jitter attenuators offer ultra-low jitter of 0.25 ps RMS
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
Valpey Fisher Corp. has introduced two jitter attenuators for synchronous Ethernet applications.
Double-diode ESD protection array saves board space in portable electronics
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released a compact double-diode ESD protection array designed to protect dual high-speed USB ports or up to two other high-frequency signal lines against transient voltage signals.
LED assemblies available in a full range of colors
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
OPTEK Technology has developed a complete series of 1-W single-LED assemblies on metal-core printed circuit boards that deliver exceptional thermal performance.
RFID for Dummies, or Nine Steps to an RFID Business Case--Part I
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
According to RFID For Dummies--Chapter 15, Making the Business Case, even if you're IT challenged and skipped physics class, you'll discover how RFID works and how to set up and deploy your network. This chapter provides nine steps to the business case. Here's part I
Self-diagnosing sensor modules boost automotive networking efficiency
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Detecting sensor defects directly at the sensor element, along with soft-error filtering, provide reliable data for system ECUs to make corrective decisions.
Clock generator boasts ultra low jitter
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
An ultra low jitter, dual-output clock generator, suited to Ethernet switches/routers and other networking applications, has been introduced by Maxim Integrated Products.
All-in-one multi-touch development kit
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
The new SMK 15.4 development kit comes with everything needed for a high-performance, one-stop multi-touch system, including a wide-screen TFT LCD display.
Demos, prototypes showcase new display technologies at SID 2008
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Several display product vendors including E Ink, eMagin, Qualcomm, Toshiba and Universal Display are showcasing their latest technologies and prototypes at this week's Society for Information Display (SID) Conference and Exhibition.
TI-DEC delivers lower COTS pricing for optically bonding touch screens
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Touch International Display Enhancement Corp. (TI-DEC) has announced at SID 2008 an expanded product portfolio and a considerably lower commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) pricing structure.
SID 2008 showcases technology innovations ranging from tiny displays to LCD TV panels
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Get up-to-date information on the latest and greatest display technologies and products unveiled at SID 2008 here.
Austriamicrosystems : Angle position sensor offers high performance in automotive applications
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
The AS5134 rotary encoder IC is fully qualified to AEC-Q100 and specifically designed for brushless dc sensing in automotive applications in an ambient temperature range up to 150 °C.
Vishay : Toroidal high-temperature inductor offers inductance down to 0.39 mH
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
With an operating temperature rating to +200 °C and a toroidal design to reduce EMI, the TJ3-HT inductor is optimized for switching power supplies, EMI/RFI filtering, and output chokes in automotive, and deep well drilling products.
California Micro Devices showcases display solutions at SID 2008
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
California Micro Devices is showcasing several display electronics solutions including display controllers for MIDDI and MIPI high-speed serial interfaces and XtremeESD protection devices at SID 2008.
Thermal management in digital and RF designs
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Increased power density, higher wattage components, and the upward spiral in switching frequencies have become the primary drivers in the search for more efficient and cost effective thermal management. In this article, we shall address some of the industry issues and solutions related to thermal management in digital and RF designs.
Low ESR tantalum capacitors target portable electronics
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5/16/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released the TR8 series of molded MicroTan tantalum chip capacitors that provide ultra-low ESR values in 0805 and 0603 case sizes.
IC Audio Power Amplifiers and Zobel Networks: One Size Does Not Fit All
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5/14/2008   3 comments
Here's how to properly select an impedance modifying circuit (Zobel network) for your IC audio power amplifier design.
Trimmable chip resistors offer more package sizes
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the FCR series of trimmable chip resistors with the addition of 0402 and 2512 case sizes.
Vishay releases ultra-high-precision Z-Foil surface-mount, flip-chip voltage divider
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's VFCD1505 ultra-high-precision Z-Foil surface-mount, flip-chip voltage divider offers low absolute TCR and tight tolerance matching.
Sensors surprise with complexity
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
Over decades, sensors were high-precision devices but their function was simple and one-dimensional. And they were analog. Nowadays, the world no longer is that simple " sensors get digital and their properties are defined by their algorithms. This creates a new complexity that calls for methods to handle.
Melexis : Integrated light sensor exceeds 15 years of lifetime
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
The MLX75305 is the second member of Melexis' SensorEyeC series of optical sensors specifically designed for high volume automotive, industrial and consumer applications.
Triple-axis accelerometers tailored for consumer electronics apps
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its low-g triple-axis analog accelerometer product family with four new devices aimed at consumer electronics requirements that call for low-power consumption, advanced motion sensing and small form factor.
Hall-effect sensors sport PWM, SENT interfaces
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Micronas has added two members to its varioHAL family of fully-integrated Hall-effect sensors that feature digital interfaces, enabling robust and reliable data transfer in harsh automotive environments.
IRC : Planar braking resistor provides superior thermal transfer
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
WDBR series thick-film dynamic braking resistors on insulated stainless steel substrates enable motion control systems designers to replace bulky wirewound devices with a low-inductance, flameproof, intrinsically safe planar device rated for ultra-high temperatures.
Silver ink particles contribute to highly accurate sensors
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Applied Materials Research IFAM in Bremen, Germany, are working on a new printing technique for creating conductor paths in sensors.
Swiss study explores role of peizoelectric materials
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Researchers led by Paul Muralt of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have carried out a review of the field of ceramic materials, exploring the critical role that piezoelectric materials play in advancing technology.
Adjustable resistors operate up to 230 degrees C
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5/12/2008   Post a comment
Microbridge Technologies has expanded its Rejustor family of adjustable resistors with the introduction of three high-temperature devices, aimed at military/aerospace and energy exploration markets.
Timing, signal conditioners target PCIeG2 requirements
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5/12/2008   Post a comment
Pericom has introduced two new product families that address the timing and signal integrity requirements of the high-speed serial PCIeG2 (5 Gbits/s) specification.
Watching the magnetics, an eternal story
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5/10/2008   2 comments
Inductors are important to electronic design, but a mystery to many engineers. . . .Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Precision resistor networks offered on silicon and ceramic substrates
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5/9/2008   Post a comment
BI Technologies is offering its thin-film resistor networks on both silicon and ceramic substrates.
Chip resistor exhibits high stability in harsh environments
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5/9/2008   Post a comment
IRC has developed a tantalum nitride 0402 chip resistor based on the company's ultra-stable TaNFilm thin-film resistive element that delivers long life and high stability in harsh environments.
Automotive chip resistor array offers 1000-V ESD stability
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5/9/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released the ACAS 0612 AT automotive precision thin-film chip resistor array, which is tested according to AEC-Q200 and offers a 1000-V ESD stability rating.
"Naked" Z-foil audio resistor reduces distortion, noise in signal processing
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5/7/2008   Post a comment
An ultra-high-precision Z-Foil audio resistor from Vishay Intertechnology features a "naked Z-foil resistor" design that is claimed to lower distortion in precision and audio signal processing applications.
Point of resistance
Power DesignLine Blog  
5/6/2008   Post a comment
How often is the derivative of a variable, versus a variable itself, the major driver for the class of equations we deal with on a day-to-day basis; moreover, what does HP's invention of the "fourth passive element," the memristor, hold for power electronics?
ON Semi enters frequency control market with PLL-based clock modules
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5/6/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its high-performance clock and data management portfolio with the introduction of nine PureEdge PLL-based clock modules for crystal oscillator (XO) replacement.
ESD protection device offers reduced capacitance, smaller footprint
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5/6/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced the USBULC6-2M6, an ESD protection device that meets the complete protection requirements for high-speed USB including Vbus in an ultra-miniature QFN-6 package.
Slow start in '08 for European component distribution
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5/6/2008   Post a comment
European components distribution made a poor start to 2008, with a 7.9 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, and the Euro to the dollar exchange rate having a major impact on the figures.
Micronas : Hall-effect sensors are reliable in harsh automotive environments
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5/6/2008   Post a comment
Micronas has added two members to its varioHAL family of fully-integrated Hall-effect sensors with digital interfaces enabling robust and reliable data transfer in harsh automotive environments.
High-frequency crystal oscillators provide frequency-margining control
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS4M-XO series of crystal oscillators, which supports frequency operation from 100 MHz to 300 MHz and provides frequency margining in a 5.0 x 3.2-mm package.
Industrial MEMS vibration sensor mitigates risk of system failure at a lower cost
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5/5/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a low-cost, high-bandwidth MEMS vibration sensor to enable better monitoring of industrial equipment performance and to reduce downtime due to unforeseen system failures. The ADXL001 is said to deliver high-performance and high-reliability vibration monitoring in a small 5 x 5-mm ceramic package at nearly half the cost of current solutions.
Single-chip synchronous clock targets SETS
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5/2/2008   Post a comment
Connor-Winfield Corp. has introduced the STC5270, an integrated single-chip solution for the synchronous clock in SDH, SONET, and synchronous Ethernet network elements.
OnChip delivers tiny silicon capacitor
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5/1/2008   Post a comment
OnChip Devices has released a wire-bondable miniature silicon chip capacitor that the company claims is the industry's smallest and thinnest, measuring 10 x 10 mils sq. (0.25 x 0.25 mm) with thicknesses as thin as 4 mils (0.1 mm).
Capella unveils single-chip proximity and ambient light sensor
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5/1/2008   Post a comment
Capella Microsystems, Inc. has unveiled the CM3612 device, which it claims is the industry's first proximity and ambient light sensor in a single chip. This chip extends battery life in portable products.


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