How to design with capacitive digital isolators Design How-To 5/28/2009 Post a comment To ease the design of isolated systems, this article describes the basic functionality of a capacitive, digital isolator, explains its placement within the signal path, and provides important recommendations for a successful circuit board design.
Micronas rolls 3D hall sensor Product News 5/20/2009 Post a comment For applications requiring three-dimensional position measurements, Micronas has developed a 3D hall sensor. The device is implemented as a monolithic component, allowing for higher operational temperature range than competing products, the vendor claims.
MH.W : Thermal tape links components to heat sinks Product News 5/15/2009 Post a comment Keratherm KL 90, a highly thermally conductive, double-sided adhesive tape, provides 1.4 W/mK of thermal conductivity – nearly three times higher than other thermal tapes – for more effective heat transfer from hot components to heat sinks.
Distributors' association sees end to declines Product News 5/13/2009 Post a comment The pace of decline of electronic components distribution in Europe slowed during the first quarter of the year but, according to the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA), they still show every indication of bucking the historic annual billings trend of a strong Q1 followed by three declining quarters.
Syfer : MOV planar arrays protect against transients Product News 5/13/2009 Post a comment The latest range of metal oxide varistor (MOV) planar arrays from Syfer Technology are designed specifically to deliver comprehensive protection against lightning strikes and other transient events in military, aerospace and other safety critical applications.
Allegro : Hall-effect sensor adapts to target Product News 5/6/2009 Post a comment The ATS617 from Allegro MicroSystems is a three-wire differential Hall-effect sensor that combines enhanced EMC capability with a peak-detecting algorithm that provides design flexibility by offering the ability to sense a wide range of target geometries.
Get the Fundamentals Design How-To 5/5/2009 2 comments When I was a junior intern in the late 1970s, I once asked a senior mentor to tell me the secret of his great success as an engineer. After a brief moment of introspection, he replied, "Get the fundamentals."
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.