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Bulkhead Fittings

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

A series of bulkhead fittings made of Delrin plastic are now available Industrial Specialties. These sturdy bulkheads include a mounting nut and are available in 32, 1/4-28, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 and 3/8 female threads. Standard bulkheads are white or black Delrin. Optional materials are available as are optional colors in both the bulkhead and the mounting nuts....

Programming Platform

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MathWorks announces the availability of MATLAB® 7. This release of the company's platform enhances programmer productivity with tools that enable rapid, iterative program creation. In addition, MATLAB 7 offers built-in support for integer and single-precision floating-point math, as well as language features for managing and analyzing larger data sets....

MOSFET Technology

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild announces its PowerTrench® MOSFET process technology that yields low values for Miller Charge (Qgd), RDS(on), total gate charge (Qg), and improves gate-drain charge to gate-source charge (Qgd:Qgs) ratio. Two 30 V MOSFETs from Fairchild, the FDS6294 and FDS7288N3, exhibit the benefits of this improved fast-switching technology, especially when applied, respectively, to notebook computers and POL (Point of Load) converter designs...


Design for Embedded Components in PCB Structures

August 3, 2004 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Even as PCBs become denser with additional components, traces and vias, pressure is still on to place more and more components, even after the PCB is saturated. Welcome to embedded components. By Dean Wiltshire Most electronic products start with the definition of the physical package. This is turned into mechanical diagrams with physical space designated for electronic circuitry....

Designing for SDIO

July 15, 2004 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Leonard Ott, Chief Technical Officer Socket Communications Today's system designers are faced with many possible I/O functions that can be included in their design. These range from wireless options such as WLAN, Bluetooth or wideband technologies, to data collection options such as Barcode scanning or RFID readers....

DC/DC Regulator

July 2, 2004 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson introduces its non-isolated DC/DC regulator. The PMC4000 offers a programmable output voltage of 0.75 to 3.63 V and is able to handle an input range of 3 to 5.5 V. The output voltage is adjusted by a voltage signal, alternatively by a resistor trim. The PMC4000 family comprises two parts; the PMC 4318 WS with 10 A output capability, and the 16 A rated PMC 4518T WS....

Modeling Tool

July 2, 2004 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coventor announces MEMulator 2004, a software tool for fabrication process emulation and visualization. The tool creates realistic 3D models by adding cross-sectioning, animation, and usability enhancements. The cross-section feature enables users to interactively create and control cross-section views of 3D models....

Emulator for Evaluating Satcom Performance

July 2, 2004 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

dBm, LLC, has introduced the SLE700 satellite link emulator, an instrument that allows the performance of Earth terminals and satellite payloads to be evaluated both during design and before equipment deployment. Typically used within a large closed-loop test set-up, the SLE700 creates a communications link that simulates the conditions present from the uplink Earth station, through the transponders of one or more satellites, to the downlin...


16-Channel ADC

July 2, 2004 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC2449, an 8 kHz, 16-Channel delta-sigma ADC provides high resolution systems designers with an improvement in accuracy, precision, and drift. The LTC2449's multiplexer architecture allows external signal chain components to be included within the calibration loop of the ADC....

Analog and RFIC Design Software

July 2, 2004 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR() announces Analog Office 2004 software for next-generation analog and radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) designs. The Analog Office 2004 toolset spans the entire IC design flow, from system-level to circuit-level design and verification, for complete top-to-bottom and front-to-back high-frequency design....

BCD Process

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

PolarFab introduces a BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process that permits designers to fabricate analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits operating up to 60 V. The robust PBC3 process offers a solution for a range of power management and smart-power applications for consumer, automotive, and industrial markets such as motor drivers, power interface drivers, and power regulations circuits....

RF Detector

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces the AD8318, a highly integrated wide dynamic range SiGe logarithmic amplifier. The device provides a temperature compensated output voltage for input frequencies from 1 MHz up to 8 GHz. This device has been specified for use at the cellular 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2.2 GHz frequencies, and at 3....

DC/DC Converter ICs

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XC9110/9111 series is a group of PFM controlled step-up DC/DC converter/controller ICs designed to generate low supply voltage by the combination of PFM control and CMOS structure. The series is suitable for applications where a longer battery life is needed such as in portable communication equipment....

Ceramic Resonator Oscillator

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

ILSI's new ceramic resonator oscillator (CRO), series I1040, is an alternative to SAW oscillators for use in wireless applications. This tunable oscillator covers a frequency range of 600 to 6000 MHz in bands. The device offers improved phase-noise performance compared to SAW oscillators. The product comes in a SMD package, 0....

Multiline TVS Devices

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek introduces the MSMF and MSMFxxC series, a multilead TVS array in the SOT-553 and SOT-563 packages. This series protects multiple lines while using 1.7 ࡧ.7 mm of board space. The devices are suitable for use in portable electronics such as cellular phones and PDAs, as well as data channel applications....


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