Semtech RClamp 0554S TVS diode array Product News 1/25/2011 1 comment Semtech has expanded its RailClamp platform with a 5V array that doubles protection levels in high-speed data lines to safeguard new advanced networking transceivers from overvoltage caused by ESD, EFT and lightning.
National Semi's new SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules drive loads up to 3A, output voltage 6V-24V Product News 1/19/2011 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. has introduced three new SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules, the first to drive high output voltage applications in a variety of markets including industrial, communications infrastructure and military. The LMZ14201H, LMZ14202H and LMZ14203H power modules provide the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator, eliminating the external inductor and complex layout placement challenges typical of switching regulator designs.
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