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Power Architect Accelerates Design of Multi-Output DC-DC Power Supplies

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation has expanded its WEBENCH® Designer tools with the introduction of WEBENCH Power Architect — a design tool that allows engineers to rapidly create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC-DC power supplies for an entire system. With WEBENCH Power Architect, system designers can instantly optimize multiple power supplies across several performance parameters including topology, intermediate voltage rails, footprint, efficiency, component count and bill of materials (BOM) cost.

Power Converter Offers Reliable Power Conversion for Remote Locations

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. announces the C4500HV Series of high output voltage power converters. The C4500HV Series can accept high input voltages of up to 3000 VDC. The converter provides high output voltages and is suited for applications that require reliable power for remote locations. The series' robust design, using industrial grade components, yields a highly efficient, space-saving 6U solution for even the most extreme environments.

Single Output, 20W Compact "Power Brick" AC/DC Power Supplies

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-20PB series is a family of single output, 20W switching power supplies. These compact modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and miniature packaging. Five standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC (120 to 370 VDC); providing tightly regulated single outputs of 3.

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DC-DC Controller Offers a Rugged Solution for Industrial Equipment

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX15046, a 40V-input DC-DC controller that integrates rugged protection features to ensure reliable operation in even the harshest operating environments. This robust device is well suited for industrial power supplies, PLCs (programmable logic controllers), CNC (computer numerical control) systems, industrial computers, and base stations.

Complete Packed Switch Solutions for Automotive, Medical and Consumer Electronics

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components is now providing OEM customers with complete packaged switch solutions. For applications in the automotive, consumer electronics, medical, marine and other industries, the company is supplying the complete module including the switch, fully-decorated face surface with painted and laser-etched buttons and company graphics, as well as wire harnessing.

Battery Holders that Take a Battering

February 8, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced battery-operated wireless devices require cost-effective power management systems that are miniaturized, robust and reliable. By Tom Blaha, Memory Protection Devices Figure 1. Glider-style holders. These low profile, nickel-plated phosphor bronze retainers secure a wide range of coin cells from ML-414 (4 mm) to larger CR-2430 (24 mm)....

ZigBee® RF4CE Compliant Platform for Consumer Electronics

February 8, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has achieved certification for its ZigBee® RF4CE Compliant Platform, which enables the next generation of RF remote controls and consumer electronics. The platform consists of Microchip's nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low Power PIC® microcontrollers, the MRF24J40 IEEE 802.

ZigBee RF4CE Compliant Platform for Consumer Electronics

February 8, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has achieved certification for its ZigBee® RF4CE Compliant Platform, which enables the next generation of RF remote controls and consumer electronics. The platform consists of Microchip's nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low Power PIC® microcontrollers, the MRF24J40 IEEE 802....

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Directional Antennas Suited for Military and Commercial Antenna Applications

February 4, 2010 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Directional antennas from Hascall-Denke provide maximum gain with minimal interference. Designed to be exceptionally durable, a Hascall-Denke directional antenna is reliable and fit for a variety of purposes. Made in the USA these directional antennas are suitable for both military and commercial antenna applications....

External Power Supply Series for Medical, IT and Telecommunications Applications

January 26, 2010 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power has expanded its portfolio of AC/DC power supplies with the introduction of the DP40 external switching power supply series. The DP40 series is the first external adapter family from the Embedded Power business of Emerson Network Power to feature both Information Technology Equipment (ITE) and medical-grade (non-patient contact and non-patient critical) safety approvals, making them well suited for low-power medical, t...

Automotive DirectFET® Power MOSFETs Deliver Impressive Power Density

January 22, 2010 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduces the AUIRF7739L2 and AUIRF7665S2 automotive DirectFET®2 power MOSFETs that deliver impressive power density, dual-sided cooling and low parasitic inductance and resistance in a robust, reliable and AEC-Q101 qualified package for automotive applications. These first automotive DirectFET2 devices from IR are entirely lead-free and offer overall system level size and cost reductions along with good performance...

Device Transforms How Consumers View, Share and Enjoy Digital Content on the Big Screen TV

January 11, 2010 4:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

LAS VEGAS, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. announced the launch of NETGEAR Push2TV™ (PTV1000), a small device that enables consumers to display their entire laptop computer screens on their big screen HDTVs — wirelessly, effortlessly and intuitively. Compatible with select laptops featuring Intel® Wireless Display and powered by the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ Processor Family, Push2TV (http://www....

Light-Cure Adhesives for Medical Engineering

December 22, 2009 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Currently adhesives are as vital to medical engineering as they are to virtually every other branch of industry. The use of this still relatively young joining technology is also likely to further increase in the future. Under the Loctite brand, Henkel offers a wide range of specialty adhesives specifically developed for the production of medical equipment....

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Medically Approved Modem Module Provides the First Low-Cost, Compliant Modem Module

December 22, 2009 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

MILPITAS, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Cermetek Microelectronics, Inc. today announced the CH24606 modem module. The CH24606, a V.22bis modem module (2400 bits per second), is the first Cermetek modem designed to comply with UL 60601-1 requirements for medical equipment safety. Cermetek has targeted the CH24606 as a low-cost communications solution for medical monitoring equipment....

Circular Plastic Medical Connectors

December 22, 2009 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco’s Circular Plastic Connectors (CPC) medical connectors feature a grip area with push-pull action, gold-plated contacts for a reliable connection, MEDLOC II enhanced latch release and a black or grey lightweight housing which is resistant to shock, drop and chemically induced cracking. Sterilization is possible by Autoclave and EtO and by STERRAD and CIDEX+ disinfectants....

Thin-Film Piezoelectric Film Technology in Medical Device Applications

December 22, 2009 5:51 am | by Jon Dent, Product Manager, Digi-Key Corporation & Pete Smith, Senior Application Specialist, Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A growing need for sensors within the medical device market has illustrated renewed OEM focus on design efficiencies, patient comfort and enhanced quality of life. The application environment itself is uniquely stringent, with regulatory compliance standards, such as FDA approvals on Class III implantable medical devices, that can require up to four years of biocompatibility and performance testing before prototype implementation and approv...

Highly Integrated, Multi-Use VCO for Military, Satcom, and Industrial Markets

December 18, 2009 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc.’s RFVC1800 is a broadband voltage control oscillator (VCO) targeting multiple radio frequency (RF) markets. The RFVC1800 is a single-placement integrated circuit (IC) with integrated resonator and buffer amplifier; it is first in a family of broadband IC VCOs to be introduced by RFMD....

High-Reliability 28V DC/DC Converters for Military Applications Offer Extended Input Range

December 18, 2009 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

SynQor has added the MQFL-28V product family to its portfolio of Hi-Rel dc/dc converters. Incorporating SynQor’s field proven high-efficiency synchronous rectifier technology, this advancement results in the only wide range input dc/dc converters developed specifically for the Military/Aerospace industry....

Signal Integrity – Performance and Reliability for Next-Generation Military Rugged Embedded Computing Applications

December 18, 2009 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Bob Sullivan, Vice President of Technology, Hybricon and Michael Rose, Principal Engineer, Hybricon Corporation Historically, many military rugged embedded computing applications have utilized multi-drop parallel bus architectures, notably VME™, VME64x™, and CompactPCI™. These multi-drop parallel bus architectures operate at relatively slow clock and data rates ≤≤ 66 MHz....

8-bit MCUs Significantly Reduce System Cost in Automotive Electronics

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc.'s new line of highly C8051F5xx automotive-qualified microcontrollers (MCUs) enable a dramatic reduction in system cost and footprint in body electronics applications. The highly integrated C8051F5xx family eliminates the need for discrete analog components and offers industry-leading throughput, reducing code size and further lowering system cost.

An In-Depth Look at Trends in Automotive Telematics

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

As telematics becomes more widely implemented, one of the issues the automotive industry faces is the cost of post-deployment field maintenance of wireless solutions. Olivier Beaujard, Vice President Market Development, Sierra Wireless (formerly Wavecom) The rapidly growing M2M (machine-to-machine) market is already a $50 billion business with projected growth to over $250 billion by the end of 2012....

Lithium Battery Gliders for 10 mm to 24 mm Cells

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices (MPD) has released a whole new category of battery holders for lithium coin cell batteries. "Gliders" are a hybrid type combining the low cost of retainers with higher reliability than regular coin cell battery holders. They are particularly suitable for hand-held consumer and medical products, electronic cards, electronic toll tags, single-use devices, alarm systems, main boards, PND's and RFID.

PCBs for Medical Device Electronic Assemblies

October 8, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic Interconnect (EI) announces the availability of specialized PCBs for medical device electronic assemblies and engineering and design services to help customers plan and develop medical electronic circuit assemblies. Testing for medical electronics and circuit board products involves subjecting fully functional sub-system circuit boards to different temperature cycles to ensure a full simulation, as though the product were fully operational in a medical facility.

Low Power Cryptographic Battery Authentication IC with SHA-256

October 8, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation introduces its AT88SA100S ultra low-cost, cryptographic battery authentication IC for mobile-phones, cameras, portable power tools, and other battery-powered applications. The AT88SA100S CrytpoAuthentication™ IC is believed to be the only battery authentication IC that uses a SHA-256 cryptographic engine and a 256-bit key that cannot be cracked using brute force methods.

Processor Pumps up Performance in Automotive Infotainment and Portable Navigation Systems

October 8, 2009 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics' Cartesio+ is a new application processor with embedded GPS for next-generation in-car and portable navigation systems. Combining impressive processing power and positioning accuracy with a rich set of integrated peripherals, the Cartesio+ enables cost- and space-efficient navigation and infotainment applications with enhanced user experience.

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