Copper shielding gaskets offer shorter lead times Product News 6/22/2007 Post a comment Laird Technologies shortens the delivery time for 31 of its most popular fingerstock shielding gaskets made from Recyclable Clean Copper (RCC). Available in two days or less, the copper-based devices offer beryllium-free EMI shielding.
High-speed CMOS image sensors Design How-To 6/22/2007 Post a comment High speed image sensors are designed for applications like scientific research, crash tests, high-speed scanning, machine vision and military research. The sensors have resolutions from VGA up to 10Mpixels and some can run at 10,000 full frames per second. The outputs operate at speeds up to 50Msamples/s each, thus realizing a 5.5Gpix/sec pixel throughput -- the highest to date -- and with 10bit depth, the data throughput can be 55Gbit/sec.
Clock generators achieve low jitter up to 2 GHz Product News 6/14/2007 Post a comment VMETRO has introduced a high-frequency clock generator PMC/XMC module. The XCLK1 module provides up to five phase matched, low jitter, sample clocks for high-speed analog-to-digital converters at rates of up to 2 GHz per channel.
SMD blue LEDs backlight all types of equipment Product News 6/13/2007 Post a comment Vishay says its series of sapphire-based, high-intensity blue SMD LEDs offers highly efficient InGaN technology at a lower cost than standard InGaN blue LEDs. The VLMB41XX LEDs feature a high luminous intensity of 45 to 112 mcd.
Power film resistors now offer 30 W and 50 W products Product News 6/12/2007 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics added 30 W and 50 W offerings to their TR series of TO-220 style, power film resistors. The TR series was previously offered in 20W and 35W configurations. This style of resistor is normally mounted along with various other power ICs to a heat sink maintained at 25°C.
Oxygen sensor is RoHS compliant Product News 6/11/2007 Post a comment e2v has extended its line of gas sensors with the EC410 RoHS compliant oxygen sensor. The company says the EC410 is the only RoHS compliant, lead-free oxygen sensor available in the market.
3-axis accelerometer shrinks by 77 percent Product News 6/11/2007 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's thinnest 3-axis accelerometer for motion-based user interfaces. The MMA7450L is housed in a small 3 x 5 x 0.8-mm LGA package for portable devices.
Coupled inductors for power supplies: advantages and compromises Design How-To 6/10/2007 Post a comment The higher integration of chips requires more power to operate a chip. The transistors work at higher frequencies and have push more dynamic load on the power supply. The output voltage can be decreased to avoid overheating the silicon, but the lower operating voltage tightens the voltage-regulation requirements. Here's what you can do to optimize your design using inductor for switching converters, and a solution that uses coupled inductors.
Seismic accelerometer offers low noise, light weight Product News 6/8/2007 Post a comment Endevco says it has introduced the industry's lowest noise compact seismic accelerometer that is 70 percent lighter than traditional IEPE accelerometers. The model 87 is designed specifically for measuring ultra-low-level seismic events and low-frequency vibration on structures and objects.
Nu Horizons continues European expansion News & Analysis 6/7/2007 Post a comment Electronic component distributor Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. has bought, for $2.7 million in cash, Dacom-Süd Electronic Vertriebs GmbH, a franchised electronic component distributor, based in Munich, Germany.
Diode arrays give CAN networks ESD protection up to 30 kV Product News 6/6/2007 Post a comment Infineon Technologies developed a family of TVS (transient voltage suppressor) diode arrays intended to protect CAN (controller area network) automotive control networks and industrial bus systems from voltage spikes as high as 30 kV. The dual-channel, bi-directional and uni-directional ESD24V diode arrays are available in the industry-standard SOT23 package.
Thin mouse sensors equipped with integrated LED bundle, trim lens Product News 6/5/2007 Post a comment Avago Technologies introduced a series of small-form-factor (SFF) optical-mouse sensors with an integrated chip-on-board (COB) LED-illuminated optical navigation system. The ADNB-3532/52 optical sensor bundle with trim lens is a complete mouse-tracking system which can be used with surface mount technology (SMT) processes.
Discrete emitters focus on industrial, consumer applications Product News 6/5/2007 Post a comment Avago Technologies released a line of infrared discrete emitters. The RoHS-compliant products provide designers with a line of IR emitters which are designed for a range of industrial and consumer applications, including home appliances, notebook, gaming devices, parking meters and smoke detectors.
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