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Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

October 12, 2011 11:18 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact in both insertion directions. Two tabs are uniquely fitted on the receptacle to provide a secure grip around the blade upon insertion.

PMIC Devices Target Li-Ion Battery Based Mobile Products

October 10, 2011 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced two new members of its Power Management IC (PMIC) family. According to the company, these devices feature essential power management building blocks and flexibility to provide a complete power solution for the next generation of tablets, media players and portable gaming consoles.

Eight-bit Microcontrollers Integrate Configurable Logic

October 5, 2011 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions , announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) that feature configurable logic and a high level of peripheral integration in 6- to 20-pin packages.

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Collaboration to Provide Ultra-Low Power 802.11n Wi-Fi Capability for AVR and ARM-based Microcontrollers

September 30, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel , a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, and Redpine Signals announced that system engineers can easily implement 802.11n Wi-Fi to all Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) using Redpine Signals’ Connect-io-n and n-Link modules. System engineers for Atmel AVR XMEGA and AVR UC3 MCU families and Atmel SAM3 and SAM9 ARM-based MCU families can now integrate Wi-Fi capability for a variety of embedded systems in building automation, metering, digital audio and medical applications.

Power Converters Target Time-Sensitive Base Station and Telecom, Datacom Apps

September 20, 2011 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has introduced two sixteenth-brick format DC-DC converters that are asserted to provide designers with quick and reliable board-mounted power solutions, addressing increasing demands for shorter time-to-market. Designed to power 60-W to 65-W applications, the new PKU4619 and PKU4710 are primarily designed for telecom and datacom systems and equipment, but are also suitable for use in power industrial, process control, test and many other applications.

Unipower & Unipower Telecom Complete Line of OEM Power Supplies and Telecom

August 11, 2011 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the "NEW" Unipower & Unipower Telecom Products web page and shopping cart. Power Sources is pleased to announce new web pages and shopping cart for an exciting array of power solutions from this leading global supplier of energy conversion. Product solutions included are: AC Front Ends, Rectifiers, DC Input Front Ends, DC/DC Bus Converters, Chassis Mount AC/DC Supplies, DC Power Systems, Chassis Mount DC/DC Supplies, Inverters, Inverter/Charger, Inverter Systems, Medical Switchers, Power Distribution & Management, AC PDU's, Hot-Swap Single and Multi-Output Systems Components and Batteries.

Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells. Add to these smaller battery low discharge rates which deliver higher capacity.

Automotive-grade Ceramic SMD Crystals with Two New Compact Designs

August 9, 2011 6:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has expanded its line of RoHS-compliant ceramic SMD automotive-grade crystals to include two smaller package sizes. The new 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm FXA3225B series with a frequency range from 12 MHz to 52 MHz and the 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm FXA2520B series with a 16 MHz to 50 MHz frequency range are ideal for use in several automotive devices and systems.

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Compliance 5 EMC Test Software Adds DO-160 Module for Aerospace Applications

August 4, 2011 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq introduces a new aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module makes set-up and testing fast and easy. Preloaded, standard hardware configurations and limit lines enable users to quickly configure their hardware and select the required test.

Toroidal Surface Mount Power Inductor Aimed At Compact Consumer Electronics Devices

August 3, 2011 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced the 8300 series of toroidal surface mount power inductors. These miniature low profile devices, measuring only 7.8 x 5.20 x 1.8mm, suit a broad range of handheld consumer electronics designs where the available PCB footprint and height are restricted. The toroidal core of the 8300 series ensures that the magnetic flux is confined to the core.

EMC Test Software Adds DO-160 Module for Aerospace Applications

July 28, 2011 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq Inc. introduced an aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module is asserted to make set-up and testing fast and easy. Preloaded, standard hardware configurations and limit lines enable users to quickly configure their hardware and select the required test.

World's Smallest Real-Time Clock with Embedded Crystal Saves Space and Optimizes Battery Life

July 27, 2011 6:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

As miniaturization continues to be a key goal for designers of high-tech gadgets, STMicroelectronics has announced the world’s smallest combined crystal and real-time clock (RTC) IC for time, calendar and alarm functions. ST has combined the world’s smallest real-time clock die and a matched oscillator crystal in the same package size as the smallest crystal-only devices on the market today, to deliver the world’s smallest integrated RTC/crystal, measuring only 3.

Small, Flexible Power Management ICs Integrate Two Bucks Regulators and Two LDOs

July 20, 2011 10:29 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced its ADP5034 regulator/LDO, an integrated power management IC that combines two 3-MHz, high efficiency, 1.2-A step down regulators with two 300-mA LDO (low drop out) regulators in a small LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale) package. The company also introduced the ADP5024 regulator/LDO, which is identical to the ADP5034 but features a single 300-mA LDO regulator.

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IP65-rated Panel PC family Serves Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel Atom based single board computer (SBC) which offers a multitude of I/O connectivity options.

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets/multimedia internet devices (MID), and portable media players, are faced with the challenge of making the small speakers in their devices sound louder and better, while minimizing impact on battery life. To meet this challenge, Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem ...

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets/multimedia internet devices (MID), and portable media players, are faced with the challenge of making the small speakers in their devices sound louder and better, while minimizing impact on battery life. To meet this challenge, Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.

IP65-rated Panel PC Family by WinSystems Introduced for Demanding Industrial Applications

July 19, 2011 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four new industrial-grade Panel PCs were introduced today by WinSystems. Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of Panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ based single board computer (SBC) which offers a multitude of I/O connectivity options.

HEMT Transistors and MMIC Enhance S-Band Radar Applications

July 12, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree released a family of packaged GaN HEMT power transistors and high power amplifier (HPA) MMIC in the 2.7-3.5 GHz range (S-Band) with what is presented as the industry's best-known combination of power and efficiency, achieving typical power-added efficiencies (PAEs) of 60%. This results in a reduction in power consumption of up to 20% over existing solutions.

Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24 Microcontrollers Provide Enhanced Functionality

July 5, 2011 10:02 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions , today announced 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC ® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs) .     Based upon the next-generation dsPIC DSC/PIC24 MCU core, the 60 MIPS dsPIC33 and PIC24 “E” devices offer larger (536 KB) Flash memory, more RAM (52 KB), greater I/O capability with 144-pin packages, a USB 2.

Yokogawa Announces the North America Release of Field Wireless Devices Based on the ISA100.11a Industrial Communications Standard

June 23, 2011 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed the world’s first field wireless devices based on the ISA100.11a1 industrial wireless communications standard and was released in Foreign Markets in July 2010. These wireless products include an EJX-B series differential pressure and pressure transmitter, a YTA series temperature transmitter, and an integrated field wireless gateway2 for field sensor networks.

Honeywell Launches its Globally Available Industrial Wireless Receiver, Expanding its Limitless Platform

June 22, 2011 11:30 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell introduced its new Limitless WDRR Wireless Din-Rail Receiver for industrial, construction, machine, material handling, and heavy transportation applications, including agricultural equipment, cranes, lifts, conveyors, grain diverters, and door positions. The new WDRR is a din-rail or panel-mountable receiver designed to receive wireless signals from up to 14 different position-sensing switches and communicate the individual switch status to a programmable logic controller (PLC) or any controllers capable of receiving NPN/PNP inputs.

StarChip Introduces Its SCM Family of SIM Controllers Addressing the M2M Markets

June 22, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

StarChip announced the availability of its new SCM family of secure SIM controllers addressing M2M markets. The SCM controller family is based on Cortus APS3s 32-bit core enabling 20Mips@20MHz across an extended range of temperatures (-40°C to +105°C). A powerful combination of flexibility and extended performance with large data retention (>25years) and best-in-class endurance (up to 2 billion cycles) have been implemented to deliver a robust design suitable for harsh environments.

Compact 15-40 Watt Power Supplies Include PCB or Chassis Mount Options

June 22, 2011 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announces two additions to its range of ultra compact high power density AC-DC power supplies. New products include the introduction of the encapsulated single output ECE series, and multiple output models of the existing ECL family. The ECE20 are encapsulated PCB mount 20 Watt devices, measuring just 1.

Wireless Audio Reference Design Operates 40+ hours on one 1.2V AA NiMH Battery

June 21, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies, a provider of electronic and transducer solutions for audio and haptic touch, announces a wireless audio reference design and demonstration platform based on its ultra-efficient amplifier capable of delivering 13W burst power into 8 Ohms. At normal listening volume, 73dB sound press level at 1 metre, a single 1.

SCL Elements Launches Powerful Line of CAN2GO Wired and Wireless Controllers and Gateways

June 20, 2011 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

SCL Elements, which provides CAN2GO building automation solutions for comfort and energy efficiency in commercial buildings, announced its second generation of CAN2GO controllers and gateways. They offer unprecedented wireless range, multi-protocol support and processing power – enabling each unit to simultaneously control dozens of devices and handle multiple applications.

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