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TEM Cells Calibrate Field Strength Meters

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Link Microtek expands its line-up of TEM cells with a range of models designed for the testing or calibration of field strength meters, monitors or probes. Suitable for incorporating within an ATE system, the TEM cells feature an equipment support tray positioned at the correct height for measurement, a side access screened door to enable equipment to be placed inside the unit, and top and side ports to allow access for cables....

IP Core Supports IEEE 1588 Clock Synchronization

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces its industrial Ethernet intellectual property (IP) core that implements an IEEE standard that is used for many industrial Ethernet applications to ensure that the various nodes in a network have synchronized real time clocks. The small footprint systems are easy to port, and they allow flexible options within a family of products....

D-sub High Density Press-Fit Connector Series is Extended

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI has enlarged its high density Compact D series to 62-contact connectors in straight receptacle versions as a complement to its press-fit D-sub range in 78 contacts. Provided with press-fit terminations, these connectors also help to avoid the cost and time of an additional wave solder process....

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CCFL Backlight Inverter Drive ICs for LCD Backlight Systems

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces its FAN7316 and FAN7317 integrated CCFL backlight inverter drive ICs that provide space and cost savings, optimal system reliability and simplified design for N-N half-bridge, push-pull and P-N full-bridge LCD backlight inverter designs. The ICs feature a wide input voltage range, built-in open lamp protection and an open lamp regulation circuit that eliminates up to 30 external components in four lamp cir...

Audio Front End Offers Reduced Power Consumption

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems extends its audio front end portfolio with the AS3543 that achieves low power consumption at a high audio performance by featuring a sub 7 mW stereo DAC at over 100 dB SNR. The device combines in a single chip all system analog functions required around a digital System-on-Chip (SoC) for mobile entertainment products....

Single-Conversion Tuner for Mobile TV Achieves Low BOM

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX2165 highly integrated, single-conversion tuner for DVB-H, mobile TV applications. This tuner achieves a low external bill-of-materials (BOM) in a small package by integrating all of the tuning functions along with an RF-tracking filter; low-noise amplifier; transmit-reject notch filter; and programmable baseband, lowpass channel-selection filters into a small, 5 mm × 5 mm, 28-pin TQFN....

Pocket Reference Oscillator Integrates HCOS Oscillator

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek introduces its Pocket Reference Oscillator (PRO Series), a frequency control product that integrates a complete HCMOS crystal clock oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. Connecting the female SMA side to +3.3 VDC produces a clean, low-jitter signal from the male SMA side. In effect, each oscillator is a fixed frequency portable crystal generator....

Wireless Data Modem Offers GMSK Packet-Data Functionality

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits launches its CMX7143 with GMSK functionality. This highly integrated and adaptable multi-mode wireless data modem IC is built on proprietary FirmASIC component technology. Positioned to address global market requirements for multi-mode wireless data connectivity, the modem offers the ability to implement different wireless data schemes....

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High Power LED Driver for Mid-Size Panels

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. expands its line of high-power LED drivers with the CAT4139 boost converter that provides a switch current up to 750 mA. The boost converter drives LED strings up to 22V, making it suitable for digital photo frames and other backlighting applications where high LED counts (up to 40) are emerging....

Flash Data Memory is Added to Baseline Microcontrollers

March 11, 2008 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, Inc. announces its PIC12F519 and PIC16F526 Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages. With the availability of 64 bytes of data memory, combined with an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a device reset timer (DRT), up to three channels of 8-bit analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) and up to two comparators, users have a diverse feature set to select from when i...

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Custom Membrane Switches Feature Discrete Icon Lighting

March 11, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eastprint, Inc. announces its custom membrane switches with discrete icon and key ring back lighting in a package that is 0.081 inches thick, depending upon configuration. Engineered to OEM requirements, these thin-profile membrane switches are totally sealed, the back lights provide uniform brightness in any color without hot spots, and they can be positioned on 0....

ARM Development Suite Enhanced by Support for Atmel microcontroller

March 11, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crossware enhances its ARM development suite by adding support for the Atmel AT91SAM9263 ARM-based microcontroller. The enhancements allow developers to exploit the advanced features of this chip by providing a combination of wizards, simulation, debugging, compiler extensions and pre-configuration....

Instrumentation Amplifiers Eliminate Drift over Time and Temperature

March 11, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX4208/MAX4209H instrumentation amplifiers that feature proprietary current-feedback architecture, a spread-spectrum auto-zeroing technique. The auto-zeroing technology constantly measures and corrects the input offset voltage, thereby eliminating drift over time and temperature....

Starter Kit Simplifies SQUIGGLE Micro Motor Evaluation

March 11, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies announces an evaluation kit for its SQL Series SQUIGGLE linear micro motors. The starter kit simplifies evaluation of the piezoelectric motor technology for use in miniature OEM products such as medical devices, tiny optical systems and micro-robotic instruments. The kit includes a small SQL-1....

High Precision LED Driver Supports Block Dimming Technology

March 11, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces that it has co-developed its AS3693 high precision LED driver with LG. Philips LCD, a provider of LCD displays. Designed for LCD TV backlight applications, the driver allows dimming of multiple segments of the LCD TV backlight, enabling high contrast ratios and optimal picture quality....

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