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Isolated 2W Single Output DC/DC Converter Increases Efficiency and Load Regulation

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NMK isolated 2W single output DC/DC converter provides a small footprint, pin compatible, industry standard SIP package that allows easy drop-in replacement of other devices. Offering designers a choice of 5 and 12 V inputs and 5-, 9-, 12- or 15 V outputs, the converter has an efficiency of 89% typical (at 15 V output) and an output voltage set point accuracy of 7%, and 2....

Demo Board Simplifies Implementation of Capacitive Touch-Sensing Interfaces

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc.'s PICDEM Touch Sense 1 DM164125 demo board is designed for capacitive touch-sensing applications. It comes with a PICkit™ serial analyzer and the royalty-free mTouch™ sensing solution SDK to provide a complete platform for implementing capacitive touch-sensing interfaces using integrated, 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers....

2.3 A Devices Help Protect Automotive Infotainment Peripherals

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics' 2.3 A PolyZen devices feature a higher hold current designed to help protect circuits in GPS, smart phones, game consoles, PMPs, and other video-based peripherals that can be charged in the car. The devices incorporate a stable Zener diode for precise voltage clamping and a resistively non-linear, PPTC layer that responds to either diode heating or overcurrent events by transitioning from a low to high resistance state....

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GPS Module for Use in Synchronization and Timing Applications

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connor-Winfield’s TiMax TI125 is a small OEM surface- mount GPS module that has been specifically designed for use in synchronization and timing applications. The TI125 has an on-board programmable NCO oscillator that outputs a synthesized frequency up to 30 MHz that is steered by the GPS receiver....

Driver and Power Amplifier Pair Offers Linear Performance

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a highly linear driver and power amplifier pair covering 12 GHz to 16 GHz offered in RoHs compliant, 3 mm × 3 mm and 4 mm × 4 mm QFN plastic packaging. The XP1042-QT driver amplifier provides +38 dBm OIP3, +25 dBm P1dB and 21 dB gain, while the XP1043-QH amplifier achieves +41 dBm OIp3, +32 dBm Psat and 20 dB gain....

Video Surveillance: A Market Poised for $46 Billion of Explosive Growth

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

ABI Research believes that the video surveillance market is poised for explosive growth, which the firm forecasts to expand from revenue of about $13.5 billion in 2006 to a remarkable $46 billion in 2013. Those figures include cameras, computers and storage, professional services, and hardware infrastructure — everything that goes into an end-to-end security system....

ON Semiconductor Corporation Completes Merger of AMIS Holdings, Inc.

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of AMIS Holdings, Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger. Under the terms of the merger agreement, holders of AMIS will generally receive 1.15 shares of ON Semiconductor common stock for each share of AMIS common stock they own as of the close of business today....

Music Phones - The Dominant Portable Music Device

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

MultiMedia Intelligence (http://www.MultiMediaIntelligence.com) reports the worldwide unit shipments of music phones exceeded billion units in 2007, outnumbering shipments of personal media players like the iPod by almost 300 million units. In 2011, over half of all mobile phones can be considered music phones with 941 million units shipped....

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Spybusters, LLC Selects Tektronix to Aid in Fight Against Corporate Espionage

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix Inc. announces that Murray Associates, registered as Spybusters, LLC has selected a Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTSA) with DPX™ live RF display technology to help the security consultancy identify wireless eavesdropping devices that may be located in clients’ facilities including boardrooms and security trading floors....

WiFi Phones up 60%, Wireless LAN Equipment up 20% in 2007

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Worldwide sales of wireless LAN equipment, including independent and dependent access points and WLAN switches and controllers, hit $1.9 billion in 2007, up 20% from 2006, driven by the increased rollout of enterprise wireless LANs and accelerating upgrading to 802.11n, according to Infonetics Research's latest Wireless LAN Equipment and Phones quarterly report....

Golf.com and Action Engine "Tee Off" with Launch of Mobile Golf Course Finder Application

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Golf.com now joins AOL, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Barron's, MSNBC, and Sports Illustrated as the latest company to launch a subscription-free (ad-subsidized), downloadable mobile application powered by Action Engine, The On-Device Portal Company™. Headlines continue to be saturated with mobile advertising market forecasts and intangibles, but these big brand names recognize that the free, ad-subsidized, mobile business model...

Mobile Search Start-Up Wins Nokia's Best Technology Innovation

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

kannuu, the global leader in lookup technology, recently announced that it has received a prestigious Technology Innovation Award for Best Mobile Multimedia experience. Selected by a panel of world-renowned industry leading technology judges in Nokia’s annual Mobile Rules! 08 competition, further extends kannuu’s critical role, as essential innovators in the mobile environment....

MOST Cooperation Specifies Next-Generation Infotainment Backbone

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MOST Cooperation, the organization through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized, has created MOST Specification Rev. 3.0 for the next-generation infotainment backbone. It is a complete overhaul of the specification structure offering several new features....

MEMS Test Equipment Market Responds to Need for End-User Education

March 27, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

If the micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) test equipment market is to match the pace of the overall MEMS market, it has to develop cost-effective, standardized solutions. This is especially pertinent in a market where expensive customized products vastly outnumber off-the-shelf products. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www....

Reference Designs Quickly Create ULP ISM-band Wireless Links

March 18, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces that designers without specialist RF knowledge can now build an Ultra-Low Power (ULP) ISM-band wireless link into a product or application within hours by using pre-approved modules developed by US RF specialist, RF Digital. Because all the RF development work has been done, the modules only require a digital In/Out, power (+V) and ground (GND) connection....

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