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BLDC Motor Drivers Serve Automotive Applications

May 8, 2012 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis announces today the next-generation IC Family for sensor-less and sensor based BLDC motor control for automotive applications. The new IC family follows the very successful MLX81200 core integration concept. This newest family of driver ICs combines voltage regulator, LIN -Transceiver, MCU, EEPROM, Flash, RAM, Power FET Pre-Driver and several dedicated circuit blocks for highly efficient BLDC motor control from a single IC.

Automotive Qualified AUIRS2334S 600V IC Boasts Advanced Input Filter

May 3, 2012 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the automotive qualified AUIRS2334S 600V IC for 3-phase inverterized motor drive applications such as high-voltage compressors (HVAC) and fans. The AUIRS2334S features an advanced input filter to improve the input/output pulse symmetry of the signals processed by the device.

Piccolo Microcontrollers Improve Real-Time-Control System Performance by 5x

April 26, 2012 5:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

New C compiler, motor control software library and system examples easily expand access to integrated floating-point CLA co-processor for innovative, custom motor control designs Upgrading designs, improving performance and simplifying development of digital real-time-control systems, Piccolo™ microcontrollers from Texas Instruments are bringing new efficiencies and innovations to motor control applications.


TVS Diode Modules for Auto, Wireless, Ethernet and Industrial Systems

April 23, 2012 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices announced the general availability of two new surface mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode modules ideal for automotive, wireless base stations, Ethernet, industrial and other applications. The SM3KWxxA™ and the SM5KWxxA™ series of modules are surface mount technology (SMT) TVS diodes in a low profile two lead DFN package.

Isansys Lifecare Achieves CE Mark for World’s First Cloud-Ready Medical Device

April 18, 2012 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Isansys Lifecare Limited , the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, has announces that it has achieved CE certification for its LifeTouch Patient Surveillance System, comprising the LifeTouch HRV011 intelligent body-worn wireless sensor and associated Patient Gateway.

Rugged, Six-way Secure Virtual Machine Server for Military Applications Achieves Unheard-of Performance

April 16, 2012 6:35 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

General Micro Systems has Introduced the “Zeus” (SCZ91X), a “super-server” that revolutionizes client-server architecture products available for military systems. The Zeus represents an eight-fold performance improvement over any current products and the unprecedented security of data and operations through a “Trusted Computing Platform.

TI Quiets the Noise with Innovative 1-A Power Converter

April 3, 2012 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today’s noise-sensitive medical, industrial and telecom designs need smooth, quiet power sources to operate at peak performance. Texas Instruments introduced a new class of voltage regulators designed to deliver the industry’s lowest-noise 1-A switching power supply without sacrificing efficiency and power performance.

RFID Reader ICs Fit Power, Size and Cost Constraints of Embedded and Consumer Applications

April 3, 2012 6:56 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

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).


EM Microelectronic Announces New UHF Battery-Assisted Passive

March 28, 2012 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EM4325 is ideal for real-time monitoring of perishables or as an EPC™ Gen2 RFID interface or modem for embedded applications EM Microelectronic has announced the EM4325, a versatile and multipurpose, battery-assisted passive (BAP) RFID chip with integrated temperature sensor. This facilitates the expansion of established UHF RFID applications by offering longer read range, increased communication robustness and more configuration options and interface capabilities for auxiliary functions.

Easy-to-Use, Rugged, Industrial Cellular CDMA 1xRTT Modems

March 13, 2012 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a family of easy-to-use, rugged cellular CDMA 1xRTT modems for M2M applications from Maestro Wireless Solutions (Maestro Wireless). The M100CDMA has been certified by regulatory bodies as well as Tier 1 network operators, including Verizon and Sprint, eliminating the need for additional costly and lengthy carrier approvals.

Industrial Ethernet M12 Connectors

March 12, 2012 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

RIA Connect offers four pin D-Coded M12 cable assemblies and PCB receptacles for use in Industrial Ethernet applications. We also offer the new CAT6A compliant, eight pin X-Type M12, which supports 10Gbps as per the IEEE 802.3an standard. This enhanced design M12 field plug features an integrated IDC system which allows for multiple field terminations, while still providing a very respectable IP68 rating.

High Performance DIN-RAIL Power Supplies for Process Control and Industrial Applications

March 8, 2012 6:06 am | by Posted Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced the ultimate TSP Series DIN Rail power supply. Output power from 90 to 600 watts, ATEX and IECEx certifications, UL508, NEC Class 2, SEMI F47, Class 1, Zone 2 Control equipment for hazardous locations. Options include wall mounting, redundancy module, buffer module for power back up, battery control module and battery packs.

TT Delivers High-Voltage Optoisolator for Industrial, Transportation and Medical Applications

March 7, 2012 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optoisolator carries the UL, VDE, ATEX and IP certifications for harsh environments TT electronics' Optoelectronics Business Unit has announced that the OPI1268S has become the industry’s only high-voltage optoisolator to carry all four of the UL, VDE, ATEX/IECex and IP65 certifications for operation in harsh and potentially hazardous environments.


Nordic 2.4GHz Technology Enables Miniature Hearing Aid to Stream Audio from TVs and Other Consumer Devices

March 7, 2012 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leading hearing solutions company – GN ReSound – is using the Nordic nRF24L01+ in its award-winning ReSound Alera™ hearing aid to stream audio direct from TVs and other consumer devices such as computers and home cinema systems. Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor has announces that its proprietary 2.

Waterproof and Standard RF Connectors for Medical Applications

March 1, 2012 4:49 am | by For more information, please visit .  Posted Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern March 1, 2012  | Product Releases | Comments

Designed and manufactured in the USA, fast turnaround standard and custom designs Intelliconnect now offers their fast turnaround custom design service for non-standard medical connectors used in specialized medical products. Typical turnaround time is 7-8 weeks. Intelliconnect does not charge NRE and has low minimum order quantities.

High Efficiency 500W DC/DC Converter for Rail and Industrial Applications

February 29, 2012 6:02 am | by Posted Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern February 29, 2012  | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer announces the PRC-500 Series of DC/DC converters that provide 500W of power in a compact, chassis mount package. The PRP-500 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or rail (EN50155) standards. Standard nominal input voltages are 24VDC, 48VDC, 72VDC, and 110VDC. The PRC-500 Series provides highly efficient (up to 92%) conversion to adjustable 24VDC and 48VDC outputs that are tightly regulated to 0.

VME Module for Industrial and Aerospace Application

February 24, 2012 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Highland Technology is proud to announce the release of its latest VME module for industrial and aerospace application: The V230 64-channel VME analog input module. The V230 provides high channel-count data acquisition for dense monitoring applications. Data is presented in real-time as a simple array of 64 values with no handshakes, interrupts, or driver calls required.

One-Piece Automotive Bulb Socket

February 15, 2012 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

S8 bulb socket features unique one-piece design to reduce inventory stocking and component costs. Molex has introduced the first-to-market one-piece S8 Automotive Bulb Socket. This wedge-style bulb socket simplifies assembly and reduces inventory and component costs, while providing users with the same high-quality performance and robust design found in all Molex automotive sockets.

SoC Enables Measurement and Diagnostics for High-Power Monitoring in Industrial Applications and Data Centers

February 9, 2012 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim’s Teridian power measurement and monitoring SoC provides a fully self-contained energy measurement solution for 3-phase point-of-load (POL) applications. Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the 78M6631, a Teridian 3-phase power measurement system-on-chip (SoC) that embeds power monitoring into high-load applications.

TrueTouch Touchscreen Controllers Deliver Windows 8 Support for Tablets, PCs and Notebooks

February 9, 2012 10:45 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that its single-chip Gen4 TrueTouch controllers support the new Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft Corp. Windows 8 is designed to provide a rich, touch-centric experience for users of tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. The TrueTouch Controllers offer the industry’s best noise immunity, fastest refresh rate, lowest power and highest accuracy.

CHiL Digital PWM Controllers Delivers Smallest Footprint

February 9, 2012 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

New devices meet Intel VR12 and VR12.5, and AMD SVI1 and SVI2 specifications, and support multiphase designs from 1 to 8 phases. International Rectifier has introduced its highly versatile family of CHiL digital PWM controllers that dramatically shrinks footprint and improves efficiency in a variety of mid-range to high-end and extreme server, desktop, and computing applications.

STMicroelectronics Unveils World's First 3-Axis Gyroscope for Automotive Applications

February 8, 2012 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

 The robust sensor aims to increase accuracy in car navigation and telematics systems STMicroelectronics has introduced the market’s first 3-axis digital-output gyroscope that meets the industry-standard qualification for automotive integrated circuits (AEC-Q100). ST’s newest angular-rate sensor aims to add positioning accuracy and stability to a wide range of automotive applications, including in-dash navigation, telematics and vehicle tolling systems.

CoinPower Family of Rechargeable Li-Ion Cells Boast High Energy Density and Extended Battery Life

February 2, 2012 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery GmbH has announced a new line of rechargeable Lithium ion batteries. The new CoinPower family of cells deliver 3.7V with available capacities ranging from 40mAh to 80mAh at 1C rate. The smallest cell measures only 12mm in diameter, 5mm in height and weighs in at a mere 1.4 grams.

Hi-Speed USB Protectors Deliver Automotive-Grade Protection for Mobile Connectivity

February 1, 2012 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16919/MAX16969, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors with iPod/iPhone fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB gadgets. The protectors’ fast-charge detection supports both Hi-Speed USB (480Mbps) and full-speed USB (12Mbps) operation, which conveniently lets consumers recharge their USB devices while driving.

Genius DX-Eco Battery-less Mouse Charges in Three Minutes

January 24, 2012 11:11 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Genius DX-Eco is a wireless mouse that doesn't use batteries and can recharge in just three minutes. Removing the need for planet-killing disposable batteries or time-wasting rechargeables, the Genius DX-Eco uses a built-in gold capacitor instead. Genius claims that this gold capacitor will hold enough charge for "a full day's use" and just takes three minutes for a complete recharge.

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