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Electrically Conductive Film for Use in Medical Devices

November 10, 2008 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adhesives Research releases its ARcare 95000 electrically conductive film for use in medical devices that require low resistance and reliable Z-axis conductivity. It is a 4 mil (0.10 mm), non-tacky, self-supported, electrically-conductive polymer film with low Z-axis resistance, a feature that is critical for accurate readings in sensitive medical biosensor and device applications....

MEMS Accelerometer Qualifies for Automotive Applications

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics' AIS326DQ three-axis MEMS accelerometer meets AEC-Q100 specifications for automotive applications. The 28-pin QFPN-packaged component presents user-selectable full-scale range of ±2 or ±6 g in all three axes, temperature range from -40°C to 105°C, and 10,000 g shock survivability....

Controllers Support 40 W Power Ranges

October 10, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP1081 and NCP1081 Power over Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD) and DC/DC converter controllers support power ranges up to 40 W of regulated power delivered to the application load in a 2-pair configuration. The 4.4 × 6.5 mm TSSOP-EP20-packaged devices perform in VoIP phones, wireless access points, industrial Ethernet devices, Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) and dome IP cameras, RFID base stations and WiMax modems....


Power Supplies Demonstrate ITE Approval

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power launches its LPS200-M series of high efficiency 250 W AC/DC power supplies that feature both ITE and non-patient contact and non-patient critical medical safety approvals. The 3? × 5? × 1.5? open-frame power supplies have a typical full load efficiency of 88% and a power density in excess of 11 W per cubic inch....

USB PHY Cores Perform in Consumer Applications

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

MIPS Technologies, Inc. introduces its 40 nm USB PHY IP core and USB-certified 1.8 V 45 nm USB PHY IP core, enabling developers to integrate USB functionality into their advanced SoCs for a large number of consumer applications. These cores represent a new generation of USB physical layer architectures using 1....

Bluetooth Solution Improves Battery Life by Up to 30 Minutes

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR has collaborated with Intel Corporation to redesign how its integrated Bluetooth chips interacts with a laptop PC. Laptops employing the new technology from CSR and Intel will save up to 1W, providing Intel-based laptops with up to an extra 30 minutes of battery life. Bluetooth Advanced Power Management (APM) can now be designed into Intel mobile processor-based laptops....

Power Supplies Offer High Power Density

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions’ CF200 and CF3500 Series AC/DC switching supplies have a power density of 8 W/in.³ and 9 W/in.³, respectively. The 200 W CF200-A12C presents a 12 V output and 80% efficiency in a 127 × 84 × 39.6 mm U-channel package. The 350 W CF-350-A12C/A24C/A48C offer 80% efficiency in a 173 × 84 × 36....

Power Supplies Provide 90 W

September 23, 2008 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Protek Power's PMP90 Series medical desktop power supplies deliver 90 W of power in a 3" × 5.12" × 1.72" package. The RoHS-compliant devices offer input from 90 to 264 V AC, output from 5 to 48 V DC, withstand voltage specified at 4,000 V AC and input-to-output and leakage current specified at 90 µA....


Low-Power ICs Support Per-Channel Enable Controls

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announces six devices in a series of clock-distribution ICs that provide per-channel output-enable controls for precision clock management in embedded and handheld applications. The two-channel STCD1020, three-channel STCD1030 and four-channel STCD1040 save component count, board complexity and materials costs in multi-mode devices such as cellular handsets and M2M (machine-to-machine) communications....

16-Bit Microcontrollers Feature Low Power Consumption

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

NEC Electronics America, Inc. introduces 22 16-bit all-Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for compact, low-power, battery-operated and sensor-enabled systems. Based on a proprietary high-performance 16-bit 78K0R CPU core, the 78K0R/Kx3-L MCUs offer low power consumption to extend battery life and more on-chip integration to help reduce the size and cost of battery-driven and sensor-enabled systems such as fire and security alarms, meters, indust...

Coaxial RF Connector and Cable Assemblies for Military Applications

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions introduces its coaxial RF connector along with 12 phase-matched RF cable assemblies. The connector system features a press fit contact suitable for operation to 250°C for a lifespan of 25 years. For operation up to 250°C, a cable assembly with a silicone dioxide dielectric is specified, while those applications with a temperature range to 200°C can use the cable assembly with PTFE dielectric....

Power Supplies Exhibit High Efficiency

September 11, 2008 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions’ D1U4-W Series of AC/DC front end power supplies exhibit an efficiency of up to 90.9% with a power density of 17.9 W/in.³. The 335.6 × 101.6 × 41 mm (14” × 4” × 1.6”) 1U components deliver output power of 1,600 W at 220 V AC or 1,200 W at 110 V AC and main output voltages of 12 V....

Automotive Device Family Provides System-on-Chip Functionality

September 8, 2008 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporaton has announced automotive versions of its non-volatile, 90 nm Flash-based LatticeXP2™ FPGAs, which are qualified to meet the certification requirements of the AEC-Q100 standard. The FPGA family includes three members, with capacities from 5K to 17K 4-input Look Up Tables (LUTs)....


Medical Monitors: On the Path of Mobility & Versatility

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The right mix of processing, display, human interface (TSC), data interface, and power management technologies is key to the enablement of portable medical monitoring systems. By Jonathan Bearfield, Texas Instruments Figure 1. Examples of portable medical monitoring applications Originally, a patient monitor was someone who stood beside a patient watching his breathing and checking his...

Bluetooth IC Ready for Automotive Production

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announces the enhancement of its BlueCore4-ROM Plug-n-Go automotive Bluetooth silicon with Bluetooth v.2.1 functionality. BlueCore4-ROM Plug-n-Go is a Bluetooth chip that adheres to both the AEC-Q100 automotive stress test qualification and Bluetooth v.2.1, enabling OEMs to easily create feature-rich, in-car multimedia systems....

Transistors Target Avionic and Radar Apps

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ MAPRST0912-50, MAPRST0912-350 and MAPR-000912-500S00 bipolar transistors perform in pulsed avionics and radar applications including air traffic control (ATC) systems, distance measurement equipment (DME) and identification friend or foe (IFF) systems. The 50 W peak MAPRST0912-50 offers a minimum gain of 9 dB and 40% minimum collector efficiency on a 50 V DC supply in driver stages in pulse power amplifier applications....

Enclosure Targets Industrial Wireless Installations

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s RAD-SYS-NEMA4X-900 radio-ready NEMA 4X enclosure helps with the installation of industrial wireless radio modems and RTU devices. The fiberglass device includes a 24-VDC power supply, a UPS system, a surge arrestor, an antenna adapter and a dual-latching lockable lid. The enclosure’s pre-wired power rail has space for either a Trusted Wireless or GSM/GPRS radio modem and other components for remote data collection....

Compact Power Supplies Deliver Peak Power of 600 W

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Power Partners introduces its PPR250 Series of power supplies that deliver 250 W of power with 600 W of peak power in a compact 5" x 3.2" x 1.5" package. The series is suitable for price-sensitive, size-sensitive or low profile applications in the telecom, datacom, industrial and process control industries....

Microcontrollers and General Purpose DSCs in Small Packages

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Real-Time Clock and Calendar Two On-Chip Comparators Small Packages Measure 6࡬ mm Microchip Technology, Inc. announces its 10 PIC24H family of 40 MIPS 16-bit microcontrollers, its 10 dsPIC33 family of general purpose DSCs and its 10 dsPIC33 motor control and power conversion family DSCs....

Mobile Marketing Platform Clicks with Consumers

May 8, 2008 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Savvy marketers in China and throughout Asia are employing a revolutionary new technology from MyClick that allows consumers to access exciting promotional opportunities and discounts simply by taking aim and shooting with their mobile device cameras. MyClick’s new mobile device marketing platform, which is based on image recognition technology, is already being used by major brands like Pizza Hut to reach consumers with cutting-edge promot...

Dual-Channel LDO Regulator Suits Battery-Powered Applications

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel’s MIC5331/32/33 dual channel micro-power LDO regulator suits today’s power-hungry, battery-powered electronics, including mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras, and handheld instruments. The device consumes a maximum of 40μA with both outputs enabled. The 2 mm 2 MLF-packaged device integrates two low-quiescent-current 300 mA LDOs and up to two power-on reset circuits with very small ceramic output capacitors to reduc...

Switching Power Supplies Offer Reduced Case Sizes

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing high-density SMT construction, the multi-package PMK225 line of switching power supplies offers case sizes up to 30 % smaller than products with similar output power. Presenting power densities of up to 4 W/in 3 , the device is available in U-Channel, enclosed, or DIN-Rail mount configurations....

Polymer Micro-Assemblies Protect Automotive Infotainment Peripherals

April 11, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces the addition of two devices to its line of PolyZen polymer enhanced, precision Zener diode micro-assemblies. These devices feature a high hold current (2.3 A), and they help protect circuits in global positioning systems (GPS), smart phones, game consoles, portable media players (PMPs) and other video-based peripherals that can be charged in the car....

Low Voltage MCUs Doubles Battery Life for Battery-powered Products

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. has released a family of microcontrollers (MCUs) capable of operating down to 0.9 V, enabling portable devices to derive power from a single-cell battery for the first time. The C8051F9xx family’s 8-bit architecture with an integrated high-efficiency DC/DC boost converter, which can supply up to 65 mW of power for both internal MCU use and to drive other components, creates a true single-cell battery system solutio...

Computer Power Supplies for Server Applications

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lambda launches its ZWX-series open frame AC/DC industrial low-profile ATX computer power supplies for server and industrial computer applications. They provide the five voltages needed for high-end industrial computers including +3.3 V, +5 V, +12 V, -12 V and +5 V (standby), and they are 1U rack/enclosure mountable....

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