RLC Electronics Inc. has announced the expansion of the Terminated Single Pole Double Throw switch (STR-2 series) with a new 50 GHz version using 2.4 mm connectors. This model is optimized for excellent RF performance and features VSWR 2:1 and an isolation of 50 dB.LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | IC | Power, Other
Redpine Signals, Inc. has announced the release of its RS9113 M2MCombo chip, the first of its kind in the industry. It integrates dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and dual-mode BT 4.0 wireless connectivity, making it the ideal device for universal M2M communications applications.LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Multifunction | Chipsets, Other | Digital Hardware, Other
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re 3D printing our own Pez dispensers, transforming sitting chairs into rowing machines, and sending messages that will self-destruct.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers | Antennas | Automotive
"Watson," no, not Sherlock's sidekick, but the famous supercomputer who beat the world's best human at Jeopardy, is going back to school. IBM is sending the Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, so it can improve its "thinking" skills.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers | Antennas | Automotive
Designed for today’s demanding Mobile Video-Conference & Telepresence Robot applications, Cicoil's ultra-flexible flat silicone cables are halogen-free, flame retardant, and perform exceptionally well in confined area environments. In addition, Cicoil’s unique designs provide premium current carrying capacity.LISTED UNDER: IC | Interconnect, Cables
Our second newscast for Electronic Component News is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this episode of Engineering Update, we're discussing new research into larger, safer lithium ion batteries.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers | Antennas | Automotive
New from Electronic Component News is the very first episode of our Engineering Update newscast, brought to you by Mouser Electronics. In this episode, we talk about smart TVs and unmanned cars from CES; and a pill-sized device for imaging the esophagus.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers | Antennas | ICS
Touchstone Semiconductor announced two new members of its 1?A current-sense amplifier portfolio – the unidirectional TS1102 and the bidirectional TS1103 . Starting at $0.61 each in 1,000-piece quantities, these new current-sense amplifiers combine a very low 1?A supply current, a 200-µV (max) V OS , and very low (0.LISTED UNDER: IC
Based on CMOS technology, Seiko Instruments’ S-13A1 Series is a positive voltage regulator with a low dropout voltage, high output voltage accuracy and low current consumption. Developed with a 2.2-uF small ceramic capacitor, the regulator uses a load current protection circuit preventing the output current from exceeding the current capacitance of the output transistor and a thermal shutdown circuit preventing damage due to overheating.LISTED UNDER: IC
Two new RFID reader chips from austriamicrosystems combine low-power operation, small size and low cost to offer an attractive route to RFID implementation in embedded, portable and consumer devices. The AS3993 is an EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID reader IC which implements all the relevant protocols, including ISO 18000-6C, the ISO 29143 air-interface protocol for mobile RFID interrogators, and ISO 18000-6A/B (for operation in direct mode).LISTED UNDER: Consumer | IC
International Rectifier has introduced the compact IRS2334SPbF and IRS2334MPbF three-phase 600V ICs for inverterized motor drives used in energy efficient appliance and industrial applications. The IRS2334SPbF is offered in an SOIC20WB package while the IRS2334MPbF is available in a QFN5X5 package featuring a footprint of just 25mm 2 and designed with the appropriate creepage and clearance requirements to enable rugged and reliable designs at voltages up to 600V.LISTED UNDER: IC
By Suresh Ram, National Semiconductor Corporation There is a rising demand for accessible medical care. The world population is rapidly growing and aging, increasing the cost of healthcare. Medical practitioners need small energy efficient and cost effective diagnostic devices. Portable diagnostic equipment that improve quality of healthcare in a cost effective manner are highly desirable.
By Chris Keeser, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The other day I was driving to the local dump to drop off a load of trash carefully stacked into the back of the family minivan. Suddenly I noticed that the “trunk open” light came on. I quickly pulled over just as the rear hatch popped all the way open and the van began to empty my garbage bags all over the road.
Third- and fourth-generation wireless base stations that use today’s most-common interface standards, such as WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, LTE, TD-LTE and Wimax, require a large amount of signal processing to keep up with the uplink and downlink bandwidth requirements.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has entered in an exclusive agreement with IBM for the development and manufacture of future generations of Peregrine’s patented UltraCMOS™ silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) process technology, the industry’s highest-performance radio frequency complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (RF CMOS) process.