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Fingerprint sensor delivers improved imaging, durability and ESD protection
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
AuthenTec has added the high-performance AES2550 fingerprint sensor to its product portfolio for notebook computers, PCs and PC peripherals.
Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
Modeling and Simulating Magnetoresistive Sensors in Automobiles
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Electronics and in particular, sensor technology, have made a decisive contribution to advances in the automobile as a means of accessing vehicles and interacting with its surroundings. The Magnetoresistive Effect supports a variety of sensor applications in automobiles. Since their first use in thin-film technology 30 years ago, MR-sensors have constantly captured new fields of application in magnetic field measurement.
MESA Systemtechnik : Signal transmitter uses inductive principle
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The INPUD-T contactless transmission system from MESA Systemtechnik is designed to transmit signals from temperature sensors, like PT100 transducers from rotating parts to a stationary device.
Has auto electronics gone too far?
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6/29/2008   2 comments
While electronics systems proliferate, there are some that should have never been invented.
Current sense resistor beefs up load-life stability
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has introduced a new high-precision Bulk Metal surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that features an improved load-life stability.
Ultra-high-precision resistor targets high-reliability apps
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at high-reliability applications, Vishay has introduced the oil-filled, hermetically-sealed VHP203 ultra-high-precision Z-Foil resistor.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part II
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Here is Part II of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers shrink in size
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest non-volatile pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers, Intersil's ISL22511 and ISL22512 DCPs are housed in 2.1 x 1.6-mm micro-QFN packages.
Power resistors deliver wide resistance range in TO-263 package
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released a 35-W thickfilm power resistor featuring a compact TO-263 package (D2PAK) and a wide range of resistance values.
High-voltage chip resistors deliver ratings up to 3 KV
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
IRC has introduced the HVC series of chip resistors with resistance values up to 100 Mohms and voltage ratings up to 3 KV.
Ceramic caps are qualified per MIL-PRF-123
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
KEMET claims four new first-to-market surface-mount (SMD) MIL-PRF-123 space-level ceramic capacitors.
Low capacitance devices provide high ESD protection
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has added the ESD7L5.0D and the NUP4212a to its high performance off-chip ESD protection portfolio.
Diode networks
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Design engineers seeking enhanced space saving, circuit efficiencies and cost-effective solutions across a wide range of applications can now benefit from a range of new diode networks from BI Technologies.
Vibratory switches for liquid media
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
The Sitrans LVL100 and LVL200 vibratory switches from the Siemens Industry Automation Division are suitable for signalling when the level of liquid media is sufficiently high, liquid media is required or needs to be refilled, and for protecting pumps.
Position sensors for hydraulic cylinders
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Macro Sensors introduces a series of ¾" (19 mm) diameter hermetically sealed position sensors that offer an infinite cycle life to serve as long-life replacements for failing potentiometers in a wide range of industrial position measurement applications such as machine tool positioning, hydraulic cylinder positioning, valve position sensing and automatic assembly equipment.
150mA supercapacitor charger features auto cell balancing
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Designed to address high peak power and battery backup needs in portable applications, Linear Technology's inductorless programmable supercapacitor charger includes a automatic cell balancing feature that maintains equal voltages on both cells (2.4V/2.65V selectable) without requiring balancing resistors
Temperature monitors offer high accuracy
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced a pair of ±1°C accurate, 5-/7-channel temperature sensors, one of which accurately measures its own temperature and the temperature of up to four external locations—such as CPUs, memory, GPUs, and other heat-sensitive components.
Power SMD LEDs double light output in PLCC-4 package
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released the VLMx32.. series of surface-mount power LEDs that are said to deliver a significant advance in heat dissipation and brightness, offering low thermal resistance down to 290 K/W and power dissipation up to 200 mW.
Integrated sensors and actuators
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Increased effectiveness during configuration and commissioning are enabled by the IO-Link system which integrates sensors and actuators making their intelligence and functionality available system-wide.
KEMET adds large case sizes to HiCV C0G MLCC line
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
KEMET has expanded its HiCV C0G MLCC surface-mount product portfolio to offer industry-leading capacitance values at 50 V and 100 V in large 1812 and 2220 case sizes.
Hard changes don't sink Latvian chipmaker
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
Latvia's Alfa has survived a barrage of challenges since its days as a huge vertically-integrated chipmaker and continues to make a living producing trailing-edge ICs.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part I
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6/20/2008   1 comment
Here is Part I of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
Spread-spectrum oscillator delivers XO stability, limits EMI
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Vectron has launched the VSS4 spread-spectrum oscillator that meets FCC's EMI regulations for a range of communications system and consumer electronics applications.
High-stability OCXO housed in small package
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Vectron International has unveiled the EX-620, which it touts as the industry's smallest high-stability OCXO.
VCXOs deliver ultra-low jitter, tight stability
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies' V-Series VCXOs are designed to meet the low jitter and tight stability requirements of PLL and Sonet/SDH systems.
Buck-boost converters handle cold cranking in automotive electronics
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
From cold crank to load dump, buck-boost converters provide stable, steady supply voltages within the auto battery voltage range.
Schaffner completes European manufacturing reorganization
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
EMC components specialist Schaffner has started production at its newly built production facility in Kecskemet, Hungary, part of a major restructuring of its production strategy in Europe in an attempt to boost profitability.
VCXO operates up to 200 deg C
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Vectron International has expanded its high-temperature frequency control product portfolio with the launch of its VX-400 VCXO for harsh environment applications.
Piezoelectrics market could flirt with $7B by 2012
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
The emergence of wireless communications and the increased need for wireline-based data transmissions have swelled demand for piezoelectric devices, market watcher iRAP says in a new study.
Econo-MEMS has no moving parts
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
MEMSIC has lowered the cost of microelectromechanical systems with a no-moving-parts design that uses standard CMOS fabrication to sense hot air moving over the surface of an accelerometer sensor.
Braking resistors features enhanced versatility
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Welwyn's range of thick-film planar braking resistors on steel offers the ability to withstand high pulses and provide a compact footprint and a low profile. Due to their versatility they can be easily and economically adapted to demanding applications, particularly in industrial markets.
Analog Devices : MEMS-based inertial sensor reduces complexity of motion control designs
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
A six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DoF) inertial sensor, the ADIS16365 IMU (inertial measurement unit) combines high-performance, simplicity, and an improved data interface that delivers faster response times and lowers power consumption relative to other IMUs in its class.
Integrating RFID and Sensor Technologies to Advance Systems: Part 2
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Creating an intelligent, converged system is much easier and more affordable than one might think. The first step is to understand the challenges in advancing convergence initiatives, and the limitations of the current business practices. Patrick Esposito II, president and COO at Augusta Systems, tells us how in Part 2 of this two-part series.
RF inductor is QPL-qualified per MIL-PRF-83446
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6/16/2008   Post a comment
Gowanda Electronics has introduced a military-approved RF inductor series that is now on the Qualified Product List per MIL-PRF-83446.
Murata delivers 1-uF cap array in 0302 package
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6/16/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile phone, PC and AV equipment markets, Murata claims the industry's first 1 uF capacitor array in a 0302 package.
Power inductors deliver low DCR, low AC winding losses
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6/13/2008   Post a comment
West Coast Magnetic has introduced the 307 series of power inductors that can handle very high DC currents and high AC ripple currents from 60 Hz to 500 kHz.
RFID for Dummies, or Nine Steps to an RFID Business Case--Part III
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6/12/2008   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 the final segment, Part III.
AVX delivers sub-1 pF multilayer varistor
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6/12/2008   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has expanded its AntennaGuard series of low capacitance multilayer varistors (MLVs) with the introduction of a sub-1 pF version in n 0402 package.
MEMS sensor combines 3D orientation with mouse-click detection
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6/12/2008   1 comment
STMicroelectronics has unveiled a 3D orientation sensor, the company's initial offering in a new family of MEMS functional sensors that integrates multiple conventional sensor functions in a surface-mount package.
EMC filters for long motor leads
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6/11/2008   Post a comment
Epcos has extended its 3-line EMC filters by a high-performance series B84143D*R127 for frequency converters. It is distinguished by outstanding attenuation properties that offer decisive advantages especially with long motor leads.
Temperature measurement on rotating parts
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6/11/2008   Post a comment
By using the INPUD-T contactless transmission system from MESA Systemtechnik the disadvantages of mechanical or mercury slip rings for data transmission in temperature measurement systems in industrial processes can be avoided.
BAW filters enable WiMAX, WLAN co-existence
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6/10/2008   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions Inc. has introduced bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters for customer premise equipment (CPE) to allow co-existence between wireless local area networks (WLAN) in the home and enterprise, and WiMAX networks, which cover wider areas including neighborhoods and cities.
Integrating RFID and Sensor Technologies to Advance Systems
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6/10/2008   Post a comment
Are you experiencing data overload, security concerns, or integration hiccups in your RFID system? Creating an intelligent, converged system is much easier and more affordable than one might think. In the first part of this two-part series, find out how to smooth unexpected wrinkles through four goals.
Inertial sensor delivers faster response times, lower power consumption
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6/9/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices delivers a six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DoF) inertial sensor, which reduces cost and complexity of industrial motion control designs.
10-bit magnetic rotary encoder targets automotive apps
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6/9/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at high-performance automotive applications, the AS5243 10-bit magnetic rotary encoder IC from austriamicrosystems combines integrated Hall elements, an analog front-end and digital signal processing in a thin QFN package.
Skyworks' BAW filters enable WiMAX, WLAN co-existence
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6/6/2008   Post a comment
The SKY33107 is a Wi-Fi reject/WiMAX pass, and the SKY33108 is a Wi-Fi pass/WiMAX reject, BAW filter.
Coaxial resonator oscillator housed in 0.380 x 0.380-inch package
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6/6/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest, Crytek's model CVCO38CC-3660-3700 VCO is housed in a 0.380-in. x 0.380 x 0.220-in. SMD package.
RFID for Dummies, or Nine Steps to an RFID Business Case--Part II
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6/5/2008   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 II.
Unique component contest sparks engineering creative flow
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6/5/2008   Post a comment
Use of Rejustor from Microbridge Technologies sparks innovative solutions to diverse circuit and system problems
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