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How to design with capacitive digital isolators
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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.
Computer Solutions : High-speed debugger supports ARM Cortex devices
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
Development support for microprocessor devices based on the ARM Cortex architecture is now available on the Abatron BDI3000 high-speed debugger from Computer Solutions.
MSC-Gleichmann signs pan EU distribution agreement with Vectron
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
The MSC-Gleichmann Group has signed a pan-European agreement to distribute Vectron International's high-precision frequency control, sensor and hybrid products.
Band reject filter handles up to 100 W
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5/24/2009   Post a comment
Model 18BRX-1350/X700-NM/N from Lorch Microwave is a band reject filter with specifications of 70 dB from 1200 MHz to 1570 MHz.
Micronas rolls 3D hall sensor
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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.
Littelfuse to close German plant as part of global restucturing
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
Litttelfuse Inc., the Chicago headquartered provider of circuit-protection products, is closing its manufacturing plant in Duensen, Germany, and shifting production to Mexico as part of a number of measures being taken to reduce costs.
What you need to know about Microsoft's BlueTrack mouse
Teardown  
5/18/2009   1 comment
With Microsoft's recent release of the BlueTrack family of mice, new approaches to lighting and image processing are brought to bear.
MH.W : Thermal tape links components to heat sinks
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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.
Schaffner : Line filter compensates perturbations
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5/15/2009   Post a comment
Schaffner has increased its range of power quality solutions for industrial power systems with ECOsine Active, a adigital solution for the efficient reduction of system perturbations.
Distributors' association sees end to declines
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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.
Sub-miniature, surface-mount crystals target space-constrained applications
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5/13/2009   Post a comment
The ACT2016SMX-4 and ACT2205SMX-4 sub-miniature surface-mount crystals, available from ACAL Technology and manufactured by Advanced Crystal Technology, support the growing demand for stable and accurate RF clocking in portable or handheld wireless and other space-constrained applications.
Syfer : MOV planar arrays protect against transients
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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.
Schurter : Appliance inlet has resettable overcurrent protection
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5/12/2009   Post a comment
The power entry module 6136 from Schurter combines an appliance inlet and circuit breaker into one component.
CC'd but not copied
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5/12/2009   Post a comment
This has to be the most stylish (and stealthy) VW ever.
Power MOSFETs for automotive motion control combine high current capability with low on resistance
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5/12/2009   Post a comment
A new range of power MOSFETs that is optimized for motors used in fans, pumps and other automotive motion control applications has been launched by Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE).
Holystone : Multilayer capacitors withstand high temperature
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5/11/2009   Post a comment
Holystone has announced the SMC series of multilayer ceramic chip capacitors and the HSC series with higher temperature ratings of 150, 200, and 250 °C.
Quartz crystals resist cracking in engine controls
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5/6/2009   Post a comment
A series of quartz crystals from Nihon Dempa Koygo Ltd. are touted as being designed for high resistance to solder cracking when used with lead-free solder.
CMOS USB 2.0 oscillator delivers fast start-up time, low stand-by current
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5/6/2009   Post a comment
Mobius Microsystems Inc. announced the production release of its MM8201 oscillator for USB 2.0 applications, enabling smaller and thinner USB devices.
Allegro : Hall-effect sensor adapts to target
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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.
Johanson : Matched balun filter supports Atmel transceivers
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5/6/2009   Post a comment
Johanson Technologys announces the 2450FB15L0001 matched Balun filter.
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."
A Fully Integrated, Robust Solution for Interfacing with Hall-Effect Sensors
Design How-To  
5/4/2009   Post a comment
This technical paper provides an overview of Hall-effect sensors, particularly the use of two-wire, Hall-effect digital switches in automotive and industrial applications.
SensorDynamics takes on ADI, Bosch in MEMS business
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5/4/2009   Post a comment
With multiple inertial sensors combined in one package, automotive MEMS startup SensorDynamics (Graz, Austria) plans to compete against industry heavyweights such as Analog Devices and Bosch group.
Euroquartz: TCXOs offer very low consumption
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5/4/2009   Post a comment
Euroquartz has strengthened its range of temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) with CMOS output devices offering very low power consumption.


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