LED module suits battery-operated devices Product News 7/29/2005 Post a comment Para Light Corp. now offers an enhanced-power LED module as a light source for any battery-operated device or for use in flashlights. Available with yellow, green, red or blue LEDs, the new LS0615 series is also suitable for full-color signage as well as track-, task-, emergency-, security- and garden-lighting applications.
TCXO touts tight stability, small size Product News 7/28/2005 Post a comment Fordahl USA Inc. said it has introduced the industry's smallest wide temperature range Stratum III and Sonet temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO). The new lead-free/RoHS compliant TCXO offers a temperature stability of ±0.28 ppm over a temperature range of -40° to 85°C in a surface-mount 5 x 7-mm package.
IR emitter doubles radiant intensity Product News 7/27/2005 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has expanded its TSAL series of infrared (IR) emitters with the introduction of its new TSAL6100X01, an emitter certified under the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standard for Smoke Detectors for Fire-Protective Signaling Systems, or UL 268. The company said the device also provides a typical radiant intensity of 130 mW/sr at 100 mA, which is more than double that of standard emitters.
Free voltage divider sample kits available for prototyping Product News 7/26/2005 Post a comment Providing design engineers with a supply of precision resistive devices for prototyping and design work, TT Electronics BI Technologies Electronic Component Division has developed an engineering sample kit of its SOT-23 packaged precision voltage divider networks.
Audio alarms pump up the volume for noisy environments Product News 7/21/2005 Post a comment Transducers USA has introduced a new series of high sound output devices that incorporates the company's newly developed double-sided ceramic diaphragms in a variety of packages for maximum sound pressure levels (SPLs). This makes the new TRTP-4540P device suitable for noisy environments and for appliances where an audio alert alarm with a high output is required.
Smallest TVS protection device targets networking applications Product News 7/21/2005 Post a comment Semtech Corp. says it has introduced the new RClamp3304N, a 3.3-volt transient voltage suppression (TVS) protection device with a footprint that is 77% smaller than the industry standard, thanks to the company's new process and packaging innovations that resulted in low operating voltage levels and a small device size.
Wirewound inductor provides wide inductance range Product News 7/20/2005 Post a comment A new surface-mount, wirewound inductor with shielding from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers a wide inductance value range and enables easy surface-mounting in close proximity to other components on the assembly board. It's also 100% lead free and RoHS compliant.
Tricolor LED shrinks in size Product News 7/19/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. says it has introduced the industry's thinnest top-firing tricolor, surface-mount light-emitting diode (LED) for backlighting and status indicators in ultra-thin, feature-rich mobile phones and PDAs. The new top-firing LED, in addition to Agilent's recently announced side-firing LEDs, allow handset and PDA designers to mix separate red, green and blue light sources in any combination.
TC-OCXOs deliver high stability in a small package Product News 7/15/2005 Post a comment C-MAC MicroTechnology has introduced its first commercial products based on the company's proprietary temperature-compensated oven-controlled crystal oscillator (TC-OCXO) technology. Designed to combine the high stability of an OCXO with the comparatively low-power consumption, small size and light weight of a TCXO, the new CFPO-20 series offers stabilities to within ±0.025 ppm over the operating temperature with output frequencies between 5 to 20 MHz.
New resistor design eases visual inspection Product News 7/15/2005 Post a comment A new line of partial wrap termination resistors from International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) provides an exposed solder fillet that is designed to facilitate visual inspection of the flip-chip's termination joint.
MLCCs provide tin-lead terminations for mil apps Product News 7/8/2005 Post a comment AVX Corp. continues to meet the needs of its military and aerospace customers with the introduction of the LD Series of multi-layer ceramic capacitors. The LD capacitors offer tin-lead solder terminations with 5 percent lead minimum.
Line card protection modules protect up to 12 lines Product News 7/7/2005 Post a comment TT Electronics BI Technologies has developed a series of telecom line protection modules designed for T1/E1 line card circuits in central office (CO) and customer premises equipment (CPE) applications that protect up to 12 signal lines in a space-saving package.
EMI filters survive high temp solder processes Product News 7/7/2005 Post a comment Syfer Technology Ltd. offers a wide range of solder-mount feedthrough EMI filters that are fully compliant to the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and will withstand the higher soldering temperatures of lead-replacement materials.
Epson SAW resonator has minimal frequency shift over temperature Product News 7/7/2005 Post a comment The increased use of wireless applications demands crystals with high frequency accuracy and low phase noise for transmitters in order to secure reliable transmission and minimize interferences. With the NS-32R Epson offers a unique product, based on the NEW SAW technology, which helps to realize such systems.
MEMS on the Move News & Analysis 7/7/2005 Post a comment Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) has a reputation of being one of those technologies that is always on the verge of taking off but somehow sputters. The truth is somewhat more complicated: Success varies widely depending on market segment. In this feature article, Jack Shandles gives us an update on MEMS.
Power resistors operate in harsh environments Product News 7/6/2005 Post a comment For applications that require high-surge capability and must operate in harsh environments, TT electronics IRC Wirewound and Film Technologies Division offers a series of power wirewound resistors with lead-free vitreous enamel coating, which allows the resistors to withstand the harsh environments and high temperatures found in industrial applications.
ESD protection devices tout highest levels of protection Product News 7/1/2005 Post a comment California Micro Devices has expanded its PicoGuard family of ultra-low capacitance diode arrays for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection with the introduction of its CM1215 and CM1216 devices for digital consumer and computing applications. The company said the new devices are the industry's first low capacitance devices to offer ±15 kV of contact ESD protection, exceeding IEC61000-4-2 level 4 standards.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...