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

DC-DC Converters Deliver a Regulated 12V Output at 240 Watts

October 3, 2012 6:55 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced the RBE series of fully isolated DC-DC converters, designed for a broad range of applications including 12 VDC intermediate bus architectures or distributed power-based applications used in servers, wireless base-stations, data storage, telecom switches and networking equipment.


Switch provides linearity of 115 dBm IIP2

September 28, 2012 6:59 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announced the expansion of its high-linearity, low insertion loss RF switch family with the availability of the HaRP technology-enhanced SPDT PE42422 RF switch. The new switch provides linearity of 115 dBm IIP2, and 70 dBm IIP3; low insertion loss of 0.4 dB @ 3 GHz, and high isolation of 28 dB @ 3 GHz, enabling better overall system performance.


Family of High-Linearity, Low Insertion Loss SPDT RF Switches

September 26, 2012 1:06 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), today announced the expansion of its high-linearity, low insertion loss RF switch family with the availability of the HaRP™ technology-enhanced SPDT PE42422 RF switch.

LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC | Switches, IC

Ethernet, USB Connectors Designed for Harsh Environments

September 19, 2012 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

  J-Tech has expanded its offering of “ruggedized” Ethernet and USB connectors for use in harsh environments.  The new connectors allow use of industry standard RJ45 and USB cordsets in a MIL-DTL-38999 Series III metal shell without any special tool for cable termination. With a number of receptacle and plug shell types, the connectors terminate standard RJ45 or USB cordsets (Cat 5e, Cat 6, or USB-A).

LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors

Model 176X/Ku TWT Amplifier

September 17, 2012 6:23 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 176 TWT Amplifier has been designed specifically to operate pulsed traveling wave tubes in the 1 to 2kW peak power range at frequencies up to 18GHz.   Particular emphasis has been placed on the generation of the output RF pulse shape without the use of RF switches.   Pulse width control is with an external pulse.


Wire-to-board Connectors Ideal for Industrial and SSL Applications

September 14, 2012 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has further expanded its 9159 Series of SMT connectors with the addition of IDC wire-to-board plug and socket connectors.  The new 9159 Series IDC connectors facilitate the easy, reliable, and cost-effective termination of 22-24AWG discrete or cabled power and signal wires into standard 9159 Series two-piece connectors systems, maximizing their flexibility by providing them with wire-to-board capabilities.

LISTED UNDER: Industrial | Interconnect, Connectors

Signal Conditioners Feature Various Inputs for Standard Voltage, Current

September 11, 2012 5:11 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces KFU8-VCR-1 Transmitter Power Supply Signal Conditioners. Featuring various inputs for standard voltage and current inputs, these 1-channel signal conditioners offer maximum installation flexibility to suit a wide range of application needs. Input and output signal ranges are selected by switches located on the front of the device.


Breakthrough Performance in DisplayPort and HDMI Switches

September 4, 2012 12:38 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announced two high-performance switches supporting DisplayPort and HDMI architectures. The latest additions to NXP’s high-speed computing portfolio include the CBTL06DP213 , a bi-directional switch for DisplayPort 1.2 applications featuring industry-leading bandwidth over 11 GHz; and the CBTL06GP212 , the industry’s first switch to enable simultaneous support for both DisplayPort 1.

LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC | Switches, IC

GaN, High-Power Switches

September 4, 2012 11:08 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s high power RF switch family. Four models span frequencies up to 18GHz and power levels to 40W.  These SPDT switches offer switching speeds <50nS and insertion loss <1.5dB. Targeting applications in military and civilian radar, EW, communications and test instrumentation, these GaN on SiC switches are available from stock at RFMW, Ltd.

LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC | Switches, IC

QSFP+ Active Optical Cable Assemblies Pass Infiniband Compliance Testing

September 4, 2012 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI has developed a QSFP+ based (quad small form-factor pluggable) active optical cable assembly that meets Infiniband® Compliance Testing requirements. The XLerate™ High Speed I/O active optical cable assembly is fully compliant to the Infiniband FDR (Fourteen Data Rate - 14 Gb/s per channel) specification, and is now on the Infiniband Trade Association (IBTA) Integrator’s List.

LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Cables | Services, Calibration / Test

Hard-to-find Components for Enclosures and Plug-in Units

August 31, 2012 7:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Pixus Technologies offers components and hardware for electronics enclosures that can be challenging to locate. Pixus offers enclosure systems in Eurocard and commercial designs, as well as plug-in board components such as ejector handles, panels, and more. The company also individually sells subcomponents for these products.



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