Surface-mount MELF resistors suit pulse power apps Product News 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.
Sensor detects absolute pressure Product News 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.
Kemet buys Arcotronics for $23 million News & Analysis 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).
Vectron advances frequency converter line Product News 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.
VCO targets 3-GHz applications Product News 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.
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.
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.
Transmitters measure pressure up to 25 bar Product News 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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times