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Kemet debuts MLCC with enhanced flex mitigation
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
Kemet Corp. has expanded its X7R multilayer ceramic capacitor flex mitigation portfolio with the introduction of the FF-CAP that uses two existing Kemet technologies.
Loudspeakers: Effects of amplifiers and cables - Part 2
Design How-To  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
Part 2 of this series on the effects of amplifiers and cables on loudspeakers discusses non-linear distortions and amplifier classes and modes of operation.
Thick-film copper substrates address power issues
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
The TFC series of solderable thick-film copper substrates from IRC Advanced Film targets high-current and power module applications.
Surface mount 1-2 GHz VCO delivers high linearity
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Crystek has launched a 1-2 GHz VCO for use in applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems, and base stations.
Mini surface-mount encoder delivers 180 LPI resolution
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies says it has introduced the industry's first reflective encoder with an analog output.
Sealed panel potentiometer delivers 1 million rotations
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies Electronic Components Division has developed a 12.7-mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations.
VCO operates between 1 to 2 GHz
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Crystek has introduced a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 1 GHz to 2 GHz with a control voltage range of 1 V to 20 V.
Surface-mount power LEDs come in CLCC6 ceramic package
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
Vishay's VMLx61 series of SMD power LEDs in a CLCC6 ceramic package offers high efficiency and high luminous intensity from 2800 to 9000 mcd for thermal-sensitive applications.
Ambient light sensors meet AEC Q101 requirements
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
Vishay says it has introduced the industry's first ambient light sensing photodiodes qualified to the automotive AEC Q101 standard.
Precision voltage dividers offer two resistive technology options
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
IRC offers its precision chip voltage dividers with either Tantalum Nitride (TaNFilm) technology for precision performance or Tantalum Ultride for ultra-precision and high-stability circuits.
Hall-effect sensor offers 360-degrees infinite rotation
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Designed using Duncan Electronics' second-generation Hall-effect chip technology, the 9360 sensor features 360-degrees rotation capabilities compared with 120-degrees of rotation in its previous-generation device.
Syfer expands high-voltage capacitor offering
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Syfer Technology has expanded its high-voltage, high-capacitance chip capacitor portfolio with several additions, aimed at telecommunications, power supply and DC/DC converter markets.
Fuse holder fits standard and low-profile fuses
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Keystone Electronics Corp. has introduced a compact PC automotive blade fuse holder that accepts both standard and low-profile mini-size fuses.
Low-jitter oscillator generates any frequency from 10 MHz to 1.4 GHz
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories says its Si570/1 family is the industry's first user-programmable crystal oscillators and VCXOs that support any-rate frequency synthesis.
Dual-axis gyroscope targets motion-enabled consumer electronics
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
The IDG-300 dual-axis gyroscope from InvenSense integrates dual-axis sensing, 500 degree-per-second full scale range, high-level output signal conditioning and 10,000 G-shock resistance.
Low-frequency filter leverages analog signal processor technology
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8/19/2007   Post a comment
Anadigm's AnadigmFilter1 is the first in a family of chipsets that consists of a dynamically programmable analog signal processor and state machine that provides frequency options from DC to 600 kHz using a 6th order filter.
Design tools quiet automotive noise: Part 2 - an electric motor application
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
New data acquisition technologies and test methodologies are making it easier, and more effective, to identify noise sources.
Surface-mount MELF resistors suit pulse power apps
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole introduces the MLF series of surface-mount MELF resistors with a thin-film nichrome resistive element that delivers excellent electrical characteristics along with low noise, high precision, and high environmental stability.
Design tools quiet automotive noise: Part 1 - sources and analysis methods
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
New data acquisition technologies and test methodologies are making it easier, and more effective, to identify noise sources.
Automotive sensors integrate night vision capability
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies has enhanced its portfolio of single-chip automotive CMOS image sensors with near infrared (NIR) capability.
Mobile hydraulic sensor offered with CANbus interface
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has developed a mobile hydraulic sensor with a CANbus interface.
COTS EMI filters meet QPL requirements
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
Spectrum Control offers commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) single-line feed-thru EMI filters that are the commercial equivalent to M15733-PRF/72, M15733-PRF/73, and M15733-PRF/74 specs.
Kitted TFT-LCD systems include IBASE industrial SBCs
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
Apollo Display Technologies offers a range of kitted TFT-LCD systems that include Apollo LCDs and industrial single board computers (SBCs) from IBASE Technology.
EPCOS expands EMI suppression capacitor line
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
EPCOS has developed compact Y2 EMI suppression capacitors for power supplies and household appliance applications.
Sensor detects absolute pressure
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
Alps Electric has developed a capacitance-type pressure sensor in a 4.8 x 4.8 x 1.8-mm footprint to detect absolute pressure in tire pressure monitoring systems, and other air and blood pressure monitors.
Re-adjustable resistors deliver increased temperature compensation accuracy
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
Microbridge Technologies claims the industry's first passive electronic temperature compensation (eTC) divider, which is suitable for managing temperature in precise analog circuits, optical systems, sensors, and power supply compensation and calibration.
Kemet buys Arcotronics for $23 million
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
Kemet Corp. has agreed to acquire Arcotronics Italia S.p.A., a manufacturer of plastic film and metallized plastic film capacitors and wet tantalum capacitors, for 17.5 million euros (about $23.8 million).
Under the Hood: A/V receiver nails cost/performance trade-off
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
The designers of the Pioneer VSX-1016-TXV receiver used advanced design techniques and heavy optimization at every stage to realize a mid-range audio/video receiver's quality at the cost of an entry-level system. Find out how.
WiMAX antenna operates in 3.3- to 3.7-GHz frequency band
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8/12/2007   Post a comment
Laird Technologies has introduced an adjustable beam width four-sector WiMAX base station antenna, which operates across the 3.3- to 3.7-GHz frequency band.
Thermal interface material provides high tensile strength
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8/10/2007   Post a comment
MH&W International now supplies Keratherm 86/82, a high tensile strength, thermal interface material that improves heat transfer from ICs and other components to heat sinks.
Vectron advances frequency converter line
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
Vectron International has expanded its C3430 frequency controlled crystal oscillator (FCXO) family for use in wireline infrastructure, test and measurement, military applications and wireless infrastructure such as GSM, CDMA and W-CDMA base stations and point-to-point radio.
Automotive torque sensor features dual-phased outputs
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies has developed a non-contacting torque sensor, based on its Magnetorque technology, for electric power steering systems.
Wire bondable chip resistors offered in tiny packages
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has introduced the RNCW series of thin-film wire bondable chip resistors for high-speed and portable communications applications.
VCO targets 3-GHz applications
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
Crystek has introduced a 3-GHz voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications system, and base station applications.
Epcos expands capacitor production in China
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
Component vendor Epcos AG expands its joint venture with Chinese capacitor manufacturer Xiamen Xindeco Co. The move enables the joint venture to significantly widen its product spectrum.
Audio alerts deliver 100-dBA sound level in small package
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Transducers USA has updated its TRIP80 series of audio alerts with devices that produce a sound pressure level of 100 dBA in a case that measures 26mm X 22mm.
Tantalum capacitors deliver extended capacitance/voltage values
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Vishay extends the capacitance/voltage (C/V) values for its 298D series of MicroTan solid tantalum chip capacitors in two small molded package sizes.
Enabling digital microphones
Design How-To  
8/8/2007   1 comment
Next-generation microphones capable of increased performance are required to address the needs of mobile phones. This article gives an overview of the issues, and describes a microphone preamplifier that enables the design of a digital-output microphone for the mobile microphone market.
Microphone measures to 20 kHz in small spaces
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
A prepolarized, 1/2-in. pressure-response-type microphone operates from ICP sensor power and offers an extended frequency capability of 4 to 20 kHz.
Thin-film resistor networks offer increased resistance value range
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Delivering four times the resistance values previously offered, BI Technologies Electronic Components Division has increased its thin-film resistor networks classification to EIA e96 standard decade resistance values.
Audio amp design: Do you tube?
Audio DesignLine Blog  
8/7/2007   Post a comment
Vacuum tubes had been relegated to the history books by the time I studied engineering. Had it not been for my interest in audio - and high-end audio in particular - I might never have experienced the fascinating world of tube audio design.
OCXOs offer Stratum III stability, low jitter
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies has introduced the NV45Q OCXO series with Stratum III stability, low jitter and low-profile packaging for telecommunications network applications.
FCI launches power solutions microsite
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
FCI has launched a dedicated Power Solutions microsite at www.fciconnect.com/powersolutions to provide customers with easy access to the company's line of power products.
LVDT position transmitters operate in harsh environments
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
Macro Sensors offers the HSI/R 750 series of hermetically-sealed, loop-powered 4-20 mA position transmitters for a wide range of position monitoring and feedback applications.
Transmitters measure pressure up to 25 bar
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
Aktiv Sensor, an EPCOS subsidiary, has developed a new series of precision pressure transmitters that is designed for measuring absolute and relative pressure in the range between 100 mbar and 25 bar.
Measure angles on rotating systems with high resolution
Design How-To  
8/2/2007   Post a comment
Multiple Hall sensors-on-chip and magnetic-pole wheels provide an accurate and economical solution.
NbO solid electrolyte capacitors have improved ratings
Product News  
8/1/2007   Post a comment
AVX has improved maximum capacitance values of its low profile NOJ series range of OxiCap Niobium Oxide solid electrolyte capacitors.
Epcos maintains positive trend
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8/1/2007   Post a comment
In the third quarter of its financial year, component vendor Epcos AG could improve sales and earnings figures. Order entry was stable.


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