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Vishay's WSLP0805 power metal strip resistor
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Check out Vishay’s surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that it claims is the industry's first 0.5-W current sensing resistor in the compact 0805 package size.
Developing a comprehensive approach to infotainment connectivity
Design How-To  
9/23/2010   25 comments
As cars become more connected within and with the outside world, their internal connectivity landscape begins to change. Where once the MOST bus was a dominate means of infotainment networking, additional features and functions now call for a broader range of communication technologies.
RFID security - Part 4: Management of RFID security
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9/23/2010   Post a comment
Part 4 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Security: Know it All" covers risk and vulnerability assessment, as well as how to manage risks and threats.
Vishay's 146 CTI aluminum capacitors
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Vishay’s latest surface-mount aluminum capacitors combine low impedance down to 0.035 O with high ripple current to 1.75 A while meeting IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 soldering standard.
Audio amplifier power supply design - Part 3: Power-supply rail rejection
Design How-To  
9/21/2010   5 comments
Part 3 of an excerpt from the "Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook", 5th Edition, examines how supply-rail disturbances insinuate themselves into an amplifier output, and the ways in which this rail injection can be effectively eliminated.
Kemet capacitors T110 T140 T493
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
Kemet Corp., (Greenville, South Carolina) announced that three of its tantalum capacitors have received the CECC certification for European military and aerospace applications.
AVX's TWM Series wet electrolytic tantalum module
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
AVX has developed a wet electrolytic tantalum module that provides high capacitance values while saving board space.
SiTime Corp.'s SiT8503 kHz frequency silicon MEMS oscillator
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9/17/2010   Post a comment
SiTime has introduced the SiT8503, a kHz frequency silicon MEMS oscillator for audio, microcontroller and high reliability industrial applications.
Do-it-yourself: is this the best of times, the worst of times--or maybe both?
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9/16/2010   24 comments
Today's technology is a mixed-bag for home-based experimenters and hobbyists
2010 TI Engibous student competition proves the kids are (still) alright
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9/14/2010   2 comments
The university-level analog-centric contest shows that there's innovation and hard work being done by these aspiring engineers.
Stackpole's ESD and ESA series ESD suppressioini devices
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9/14/2010   Post a comment
Stackpole has released two series of suppression devices that provide ESD protection of high-speed communications ports, including USB 2.0.
AVX's TCM series polymer multi-anode capacitors
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9/14/2010   Post a comment
AVX’s latest tantalum capacitor series has what it claims is the industry’s lowest ESR, making the parts well-suited for high-performance power circuit, telecom and wireless data transfer applications.
Researchers develop image sensor for rough environments
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9/10/2010   Post a comment
For automotive applications requiring very low and very high ambient temperatures, scientists from the Fraunhofer institute for microelectronic systems (Duisburg, Germany) has developed a CMOS image sensor capable of working at an extended temperature range from -40 through 115 degrees Celsius.
Littelfuse's SP3011 series low capacitance diode arrays
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9/9/2010   Post a comment
Check out Littelfuse’s latest low capacitance diode arrays that provide ESD protection for all six channels of USB 3.0 in several applications, including set top boxes, LCD/PDP TVs, external hard disk drives, notebooks, desktops, and smart phones.
Vishay Intertechnology's RCL0612 e3 and RCL1218 e3 thick film chip resistors
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9/9/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology's long side termination thick film chip resistors feature power dissipation to 1.0 W and high temperature cycle withstand ability.
RFID Security - Part 2: RFID data communications
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9/2/2010   Post a comment
Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Security: Know it All" looks at RFID tag data, how some of the more popular protocols communicate data to the reader, and physical formats.


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