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Airflow/Air Temp Measuring Instrument Includes a Micro Head

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Degree Controls, Inc. announces its Cambridge AccuSense PointFlow micro head airflow/air temperature measurement instrument. It has a 0.5 mm omni-directional sensor head remotely located on a two meter cable, a digital display showing airflow in either feet/minute or meters/second, and the ability to download readings through either serial or analog output....

IR RECEIVERS

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

IR RECEIVERS Eliminating or reducing the interference causesd by lights typically found in the average household can improve the overall performance of remote control applications. By Thomas Mistele and Jim Toal, Vishay Semiconductors Until recently, most light bulbs used for domestic lighting in the United States were incandescent....

Test Platform Effectively Characterizes the Interference Sensitivity of an Amplifier

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The proliferation of wireless transceivers in portable applications has created a need for increased attention to an electronic circuit's ability to operate in the vicinity of high frequency radio transmitters. By Donald Lafontaine, Intersil The proliferation of wireless transceivers in portable applications has created a need for increased attention to an electronic circuit's ability to operate in the vicinity of high frequency radio tra...

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Demo Kit Offers Energy Harvesting

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

AdaptivEnergy has developed a demonstration kit using Joule-Thief™ technology to harvest energy and power Texas Instruments’ MSP430 MCU and RF technology to collect data, control the operation of a system or send sensed data to central collection sites. AdaptivEnergy’s Ruggedized Laminated Piezo (RLP®) technology enables compact energy harvesting modules to power applications, such as wireless sensors, to gather ambient intelligence to dete...

Cases and Sleeves Help Laptops Go Through Airport Checkpoints

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

SOLO’s FlyThru™ laptop cases will allow airport screeners to X-ray laptops while they are still inside. The products follow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines and have been approved by Travel Sentry standards. A Tech Collection mesh mesh-covered removable laptop sleeve for 15....

iPhone Integrates VoIP

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global IP Solutions’(GIPS) VoiceEngine™ Mobile enables VoIP in Apple, Inc.’s iPhone for consumers to use iPhone games, applications and social networking experiences. GIPS’ Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) iLBC codec standard, a narrowband speech algorithm designed to optimize calls made over the Internet....

Bluetooth Solution Improves Battery Life by Up to 30 Minutes

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR has collaborated with Intel Corporation to redesign how its integrated Bluetooth chips interacts with a laptop PC. Laptops employing the new technology from CSR and Intel will save up to 1W, providing Intel-based laptops with up to an extra 30 minutes of battery life. Bluetooth Advanced Power Management (APM) can now be designed into Intel mobile processor-based laptops....

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Running for Coverage: A Review of Femtocells

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Peter Thornycroft, Aruba Networks The scale of femtocell deployments (should they become successful) will introduce several orders of magnitude more transmitters than today’s network of cell towers, transforming an already difficult RF management task into something significantly more challenging Femtocells can be described as short-range radios used to extend the cellular network into homes and office buildings....

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The Peripheral Value of Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology Part 1 of 2

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The simplified Bluetooth low energy wireless technology protocol stack features a lightweight Link Layer (LL) providing ultra-low power idle mode operation, simple device discovery and reliable point-to-multipoint data transfer with advanced power-save and encryption functionalities. By Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Nordic Semiconductor click to enlarge Figure 1....

What are the critical technical challenges of 3-D ICs? And how will this technology impact the semiconductor food chain?

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Welcome to Brainstorm! Kathy Cook, 3-D Business Development, SUSS Microtec Semiconductor ICs face constant pressure for increased performance while still decreasing their size. At the same time, their packages must be able to accommodate to new functionalities. 3-D IC is the most ‘integrated’ packaging approach....

Optimizing Wireless Systems with Electromagnetic Simulation

October 3, 2008 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Remcom, Inc. Electromagnetic simulation has dramatically improved the design of a wide range of wireless systems by making it possible for engineers to simulate their operation and predict their performance without the need for building and testing of prototypes. Electromagnetic simulation has dramatically improved the design of a wide range of wireless systems by making it possible for engineers to simulate their operation and ...

Power Supply Acts as Simulator

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments’ Model 2308 portable device battery/charger simulator is a dual-channel battery- and charger-simulating power supply. The device maintains a stable output voltage in response to pulse loads with a transient voltage drop of www....

Power Supplies Offer High Power Density

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions’ CF200 and CF3500 Series AC/DC switching supplies have a power density of 8 W/in.³ and 9 W/in.³, respectively. The 200 W CF200-A12C presents a 12 V output and 80% efficiency in a 127 × 84 × 39.6 mm U-channel package. The 350 W CF-350-A12C/A24C/A48C offer 80% efficiency in a 173 × 84 × 36....

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Controller Performs in Half-Bridge Converters

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics’ L6591 PWM controller demonstrates optimization for zero-voltage switching asymmetrical half-bridge converters. The device enables efficiencies of 85% min. at 500 kHz, implements pulse skipping under light-load and no-load conditions, and has a quiescent current of www....

MLCCs Come with Polymer Terminals

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology’s VJ0805, VJ1206, VJ1210, VJ1808 and VJ1812 HVArc Guard® SMT X7R MLCCs include optional polymer terminals. The devices have optimization in applications including buck and boost DC/DC converters, voltage multipliers for flyback converters, and lighting ballast circuits....

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