Modular Connector System Designed for Residential, Commercial Lighting Installations

January 14, 2013 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Heyco Products, Inc., has announced availability of their new Heyco Modular Connector System. The Modular Connector System can be used for residential and commercial lighting installations, provides installation flexibility, and helps keep down high labor costs when plugging light fixtures together, making end-to-end connections in coves or under cabinets, and end-to-side connections to make 90° turns.

LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors

GP690 ZigBee PRO Solution and the Open Smart Home Framework

January 8, 2013 5:02 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announces the GP690, adding ZigBee PRO to its product portfolio and offering full support for its Open Smart Home Framework, integrating all three ZigBee networking variants Green Power, RF4CE and PRO into a single overall architecture defining the “ second wireless network for the home”....

LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC | Power, Battery | Software, Other

Micropower Fuel Gauge from Reduces Quiescent Current and Size

January 2, 2013 5:55 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced that it is sampling the MAX17048, the industry’s simplest low-power fuel gauge for Lithium-ion (Li+) batteries. Operating at only 23µA, this battery fuel gauge uses 4x less power than competitive devices and even less in micropower hibernate mode, in which the fuel gauge continues to operate....

LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC | Power, Battery

Energy Harvesting RF Switch Allows for Wire- and Batteryless Designs

December 6, 2012 11:10 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Cherry is introducing a new energy harvesting wireless switch as a batteryless alternative for wired micro-switches. The energy harvesting switch offers many advantages in applications where a complex wire assembly would be disproportionate to the actual application. The required RF-energy is created by the mechanical actuation of the switch and the data is transmitted wireless via RF-technology....

LISTED UNDER: Receivers, Other | Switches, IC | Power, Battery

Door Interlock Switch Enables Frequent Manual Circuit Interruptions

December 5, 2012 6:28 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a rugged snap-mount interlock pushbutton switch for door interlock systems. The reliable DS Series interlock switch provides latching or momentary actions to deliver a variety of integration options, including typical applications as a detection switch or a circuit interrupt in harsh environments....


Cable Assembly Delivers up to 10Gb/s Data Rate

November 27, 2012 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI has developed the AirMax VS high-speed internal cable assembly that utilizes an innovative shield-less connector design to deliver excellent signal integrity (SI) performance and data rates of up to 10Gb/s. The advanced AirMax VS high-speed internal cable assembly design features an optimized air dielectric between adjacent conductors to simplify the grounding structure while reducing cost and weight.

LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Cables

New Multichannel, Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for UAV & Radar Apps

November 13, 2012 5:04 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has announced the newest member of its Onyx family of multichannel, high-speed software radio XMC FPGA modules: the Onyx Model 71720 3-channel, 200 MHz A/D, 2-channel 800 MHz D/A module based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA . Pentek is among the first board suppliers to leverage the high-performance, low-power Virtex-7 FPGA family, addressing the most challenging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), radar and communications applications.

LISTED UNDER: Radar | Switches, IC

Powerful Integrated Power Management IC

November 8, 2012 9:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Powerful Integrated Power Management IC Dialog Semiconductor plc (Germany) has announced the most powerful and most integrated configurable power management IC (PMIC) for ARM quad-core and dual-core application processors. Features inlclude: Up to 12A from six DC/DC converters.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Management | Receivers, Other | Switches, IC

CompactPCI Ethernet Switch Improves Network Connectivity

October 24, 2012 12:05 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc., a pioneer in true embedded and mission critical computing technologies for environmentally-demanding military, defense and aerospace applications, now offers the rugged C660, first in a new series of high-performance, single-slot Gigabit Ethernet switches .  The new 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.


Starline EX and Amphe-EX Connectors Meet Hazardous Area Classifications

October 19, 2012 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, has updated its third party approvals of the Starline EX and Amphe-EX series of connectors to meet hazardous area classifications and expands its support into new markets.  These harsh environment connectors are ideal for use in the mining industry.

LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors

Micro Mini Pendulum Switch for Consumer Electronics and Harsh Environments

October 17, 2012 5:23 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a surface mount micro miniature pendulum detect switch for consumer electronic and harsh environment industrial applications. A rugged combination of stainless steel base metal with silver-over-nickel plating and phosphor bronze-based contacts/terminals contributes to the robust SDP002 detect switch’s long lifespan and RoHS compliance.

LISTED UNDER: Consumer | Switches, IC

16V Step-down DC/DC Converter Includes Output Voltage from 1.2V to 5.6V

October 15, 2012 6:35 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Torex Semiconductor has developed a new 16V Step-down DC/DC converter with an internal driver Tr., the XC9246/XC9247 series. The XC9246/XC9247 series are 16V step-down DC/DC converters with an internal driver Tr. The output voltage can be set within the range 1.2V to 5.6V using the 1.0V (±1.5%) internal reference voltage and external resistors.


Bulgin Push-pull Coupling Buccaneer Connectors Launched

October 11, 2012 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bulgin, an Elektron Technology connectivity brand, has unveiled the latest addition to its rugged Buccaneer range of connectors, giving engineers and product design professionals even greater flexibility in systems design. The all new Buccaneer 6000 Series of waterproof power, signal and data connectors features a unique and easy to use, patent pending push-pull latching mechanism, combined with a unique 30° twist lock, that connects up to 10 times faster than a traditional screw thread mechanism.

LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors

Energy Harvesting Kit Includes Solar Cell and a Thermo-Generator

October 9, 2012 7:31 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro, Linear Technology and Würth Elektronik present the development platform Energy Harvesting Solution To Go. The Energy Harvesting Solution To Go-Kit provides a very easy access to energy harvesting technologies which helps developers to apply them in future battery less products. The kit has the following advantages: Developers receive a complete solution from harvesting of the energy, energy management and storage to the application.


M12 Gigabit Ethernet Connectors Support Data Rates up to 10 Gbps

October 8, 2012 6:07 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI Electronics has extended its portfolio of M12 connectors. The new Gigabit Ethernet PCB connectors support data rates of up to 10 Gbps. Due to the eight-pin design, the new M12 connectors are compatible with RJ45 network cabling. X-Code connectors are distinguishable by the way in which the eight wires in the Ethernet cable are segmented into four shielded pairs, and a high EMC is guaranteed by the 360° shielding, according to the company.

LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors | Transmission, Other


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