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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 DevicesMarch 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 CentersFebruary 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OSD Displays features a series of displays focusing on the needs of cost-competitive products with longevity in the marketplace closer to the industrial market. OSD is proud to announce the OSD035T1143-35, our 3.5” TFT with QVGA 320xRGBx240 resolution from this series. This 3.5” TFT measures 76.9 x 63.
Chief Scientists of the Air Force usually spend their time trying to figure out how to make jets go insanely fast or build better satellites. Which makes Dr. Mark Maybury, todayâ€™s chief scientist, a bit of an outlier. Heâ€™d like to build a set of sensors that peer into peopleâ€™s souls â€” and forecast wars before they erupt....
Due to popular demand, Yokowo’s two piece battery connectors has expanded and now will include a compact version. Featuring two less blades than the original 6-blade type, the new 4 blade model is designed to also allow for flexibility for both horizontal and vertical blade insertion. The compact size has also resulted in a reduction in pitch (from 3mm to 2.
Texas Instruments introduced its latest ZigBee RF4CE remote control solution with support for the upcoming ZigBee Input Device (ZID) profile, which enables mouse-like pointing functionality, keyboard and gesture- and touch-based input controls for consumer electronics such as TVs, set-top boxes and game consoles.
Murata Electronics North America announced the expansion of its PKLCS Family with two new SMD piezoelectric sounders at 2.4 kHz for the portable, industrial, and automotive markets. The PKLCS1212E2400-R1 (consumer version) and PKLCS1212E24A1-R1 (automotive/industrial version) both have very low profile surface mount packages, a 5-dB increase in sound pressure level (verses Murata’s PKLCS sounder at 2 kHz), and are fully reflow solder compatible.
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers a 33 percent reduction in power consumption compared to TI's previous-generation CC2540 SoC when transmitting at 1 milliwatt output power, while maintaining robust RF performance.
Automotive EMI Shielding - Controlling Automotive Electronic Emissions and Susceptibility with Proper EMI Suppression MethodsDecember 7, 2011 6:14 am | by Gary Fenical, Colin Tong, and John Noto, Laird Technologies | Product Releases | Comments
As technology advances, the need to place larger numbers of electrical and electronic systems into automobiles has dramatically increased. To name a few, these systems include Control Area Networks (CAN), safety systems, communications, mobile media, infotainment systems including wireless headsets, DC motors and controllers....