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posted in September 2008
LEM : Voltage transducer meets IRIS requirements
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
LEM introduces the DV series voltage transducer for insulated voltage measurements from 1200 to 4200 Vrms.
KOA : Flat chip resistors use metal glaze thick film
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
KOA has developed flat chip resistors with very high resistivity against sulphurated environments, high humidity and high temperature.
Calex : Infra-red temperature sensor has remote adjustable emissivity setting
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Calex' PyroEpsilon series of non-contact temperature sensors measures the temperature of inaccessible or moving objects and materials.
Rotary position sensor delivers 1-million rotational cycles
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The Model 3382 12-mm rotary position sensor from Bourns Inc. provides 1-million rotational cycles and an IP40 seal rating for space-constrained applications that require high reliability.
Control/monitoring solutions reduce energy costs in older plants
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Envirosystems has introduced a family of control and monitoring solutions designed to help older buildings and manufacturing sites cut energy costs and boost productivity. These products upgrade pneumatic thermostats, manual steam trap monitoring and dial gauges in minutes, providing payback in less than one year.
Ultra-stable current sense resistors deliver high power ratings, tight tolerances
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Stackpole has introduced the CSS/CSSH series of ultra-stable, metal-element current sense resistors that deliver low resistance values, high power ratings, tight tolerances and low TCRs.
How to use FPGAs to develop an intelligent solar tracking system
Design How-To  
9/24/2008   1 comment
This article examines the design advantages of creating an intelligent solar tracking system using an embedded processor and an FPGA in a system-on-a-chip (SOC) architecture.
On yer bike!
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed Murata Girl, a unicycle-riding robot which uses gyro sensors, Bluetooth and ultra sound to stay upright and move around.
12-bit digital temperature sensor in ultra-thin UDFN package
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst has unveiled its first device, CAT6095, in a new line of temperature sensors for DDR3 applications.
MLCCs offer optional polymer terminations
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's VJ HVArc Guard X7R MLCCs are now available with optional polymer terminations to decrease capacitor failures related to mechanical cracking.
SiTime delivers ultra-thin MEMS-based programmable oscillator
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
SiTime claims the SiT8002XT is the industry's thinnest clock oscillator, measuring 3.5 x 3.0 mm with a typical height of 0.25 mm for portable electronics.
National unveils online design tool for sensor signal paths
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Claiming the industry's first sensor signal path design tool, National Semiconductor's WEBENCH Sensor Designer enables engineers to quickly move from concept to simulation to prototyping of common sensor solutions used in medical, industrial and high-end consumer products.
Sensor configuration made simple
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has extended its range of WEBENCH online design tools to include Sensor Designer, a tool that facilitates the configuration of sensor signal paths for medical, industrial and high-end consumer applications among others.
White LEDs deliver high optical power
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has claimed the industry's first high-intensity white power SMD LEDs in CLCC-6 ceramic packages to offer InGaN/TAG on sapphire technology for high optical power from 2240 mcd to 5600 mcd.
IQD : Crystal oscillators suit process control and portable applications
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
A range of "watch crystal" oscillators from IQD Frequency Products offer a four-fold improvement in stability over the company's previous-generation devices.
Ultra-high-precision resistor delivers instantaneous thermal stabilization time
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced the VPR221Z ultra-high-precision Z-Foil resistor that delivers a low absolute TCR, instantaneous thermal stabilization time, an excellent power coefficient, and tight tolerance.
IQD reborn for frequency control after 10-year gap
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
A well-known name in the frequency control business, IQD, is returning to the sector after a gap of 10 years.
Power inductors offer wide inductance range, low DC resistance
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9/17/2008   Post a comment
Murata Electronics North America has introduced the LQH55P series of compact power inductors that feature a wide inductance range and low DC resistance.
Group pushes Internet Protocol for sensor nets
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of Internet Protocol for sensors networks have formed the IP for Smart Objects Alliance which already has kicked off work on setting an interoperability standard for running IPv6 on nets based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.
Analog Devices : Analog front ends maximize image quality in medical ultrasound applications.
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices announces two new analog front ends for eight-channel (octal) ultrasound receivers.
Integrated Hall ICs tailored for linear, off axis rotary motion detection
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic sensor product portfolio to include the AS5304 and AS5306, two high performance linear Hall sensor ICs.
MEMS gyroscope offers analog and digital outputs
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9/12/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced the LY530AL MEMS gyroscope that provides a choice of analog or digital absolute angular-rate outputs, which enhances design flexibility, eases integration and saves external components.
USB-based power sensors cover power range of -60 dBm to +44 dBm
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has added five higher power devices to its U2000 series of USB-based power sensors.
Basics and implementation of capacitive proximity sensing (Part 2 of 2)
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
Understand the concept as well as the hardware and firmware of this increasingly popular switch technology
Premier Farnell profits up, outlook mixed
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
Electronic components distributor Premier Farnell (Leeds, England) posted a 15 percent increase in first-half profits and said its Internet-based focus on higher-margin markets would lead to progress in the second half.
austriamicrosystems launches process design kit, encoder ICs
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems AG announced it has launched an analog/mixed signal high performance process design kit for its 0.35 µm CMOS, high-voltage CMOS and SiGe-BiCMOS technologies. In parallel, the Austria-based company expanded its magnetic sensor product portfolio with two linear Hall sensor ICs.
Dual-axis accelerometers deliver improved sensitivity for ESC systems
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled its advanced low-g MMA6700/1EG accelerometers with XY-axis of sensitivity for electronic stability control (ESC) systems at the Freescale Technology Forum Japan.
Mouser outlines European expansion targets
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
As part of a major international expansion, catalogue components distributor Mouser Electronics Inc. (Mansfield, TX) has opened a European customer service centre in Munich, Germany.
Chip integrates a Hot Swap controller, power MOSFET and current sense resistor
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9/9/2008   Post a comment
Linear's LTC4217 is an integrated product for Hot Swap applications that allows a board to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane.
CCD image sensor delivers 1080p resolution at 60 fps
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9/9/2008   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak Company has developed a CCD image sensor, based on its latest Interline CCD technology, which enables HD image capture for industrial and broadcast video markets.
Maxim : Current-sense amplifier comes is a tiny UCSP package
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9/9/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX9938 high-side, current-sense amplifier is packaged in a 1 mm2 4-bump UCSP, and is 9x smaller than competitive SOT23 devices.
EMI filter arrays feature built-in ESD diode protection
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9/9/2008   Post a comment
OnChip has introduced a family of EMI low-pass RC Pi filter arrays with on-board diodes for ESD protection.
Overvoltage protectors feature active current limiting
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9/8/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's overvoltage protectors (OVPs) with active current limiting protect low-voltage systems against voltage faults up to 28V with 5.7V and 6.8V threshold options.
Incremental linear magnetic encoder ICs for motion control applications
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9/8/2008   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems AS5304 and AS5306 Hall sensors provide motion control developers with alternative solutions to optical encoders to meet reliability challenges associated with harsh environments.
Modeling and simulation of magnetoresistive sensor systems (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
9/7/2008   1 comment
Understand the interaction of the electrical, magnetic, and mechanical components of this widely used sensor system
ESD protection array delivers low capacitance, space savings for portable devices
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9/5/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released a compact 4-line ESD protection array, aimed at portable electronics applications.
VCSOs offer low jitter at 622.08 MHz
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9/5/2008   Post a comment
Raltron Electronics has introduced the VSO9900A series of VCSOs that offers very low jitter at high frequencies.
Precision metal foil resistor delivers military grade in a 0603 package
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9/5/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced its VSMP0603 ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal® Z-Foil (BMZF) wraparound surface-mount resistor.
VCO delivers extremely low phase noise
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9/5/2008   Post a comment
Ideal for low phase noise applications such as in satellite communication, the ZRO0743B2LF from Z-Communications is a coaxial resonator based VCO in the UHF-band, that is RoHS compliant.
Willi Bacher : SMD inductors are optimized for dc-dc converters
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9/4/2008   Post a comment
High current ratings and low losses combined with small size are the main characteristics of the Ancrona A-SQM1206 series surface mount power inductors .
VCO delivers ultra-low phase noise
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9/3/2008   Post a comment
Z-Communications has released a coaxial resonator-based VCO in the UHF-band.
Capacitive touch sensors - development tools that make the difference
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9/3/2008   Post a comment
Made popular by products like the Apple iPod adopting it, capacitive sensors have now become the popular choice as a replacement to mechanical buttons, switches and sliders.
Modeling and simulation of magnetoresistive sensor systems (Part 1 of 2)
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9/2/2008   Post a comment
Understand the interaction of the electrical, magnetic, and mechanical components of this widely used sensor system.
Maxim : Overvoltage protectors offer negative polarity protection
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9/1/2008   Post a comment
The MAX4970/-71/-72 family of 2 x 1.5 mm overvoltage protectors (OVPs) protect low-voltage systems against faults up to 28 V.


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