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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.

World's Smallest 300mA Buck-Boost Regulator from Semtech Enables Smaller, Easier to Design Power Management Solutions

June 17, 2011 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp announced the newest devices in its popular charge pump platform. The new 3.3V, SC630A and 5V, SC632A are the world’s smallest 300mA and 275mA (respectively) buck-boost regulators in a tiny, 2 x 2 x 0.6mm package and are designed to be used with ultra-small, 2.2µF capacitors, making them far smaller and easier to use than conventional, inductor-based buck-boost regulators.


Vibrant LED Pilot Lights Add Long Life to Industrial Control Status Indicators

June 14, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Continuing to expand its offerings of based LEDs for industrial controls and retrofit panel mount applications, LEDtronics introduces 22mm and 30mm direct incandescent-replacement RPLH Series Panel LED Pilot Lamps and Holders. Comprising an integrated modular system, the RPLH Series are complete assemblies that incorporate the lens, lamp and lamp holder.

Dialog Semiconductor Adds Arm Multicore Support in Next Generation of System Level Power Management ICs

June 14, 2011 8:02 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor has launched two third generation advanced system level power management ICs (PMICs) for tablet PCs, smartphones, embedded computers and multimedia players. Delivering class-leading energy efficiency and power-up flexibility the new DA9053 and DA9021 devices support major mobile graphics and application processor families.

Skyworks High-Power, Ceramic-Based Filters Serve Military and Homeland Security Markets

June 13, 2011 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced connectorized, high power filters for military, homeland security, airborne and high-end commercial transceiver applications. These smaller, lighter and more portable solutions offer customers significant design benefits and flexibility when compared to the more traditional and much larger metallic-cavity filters.

Wireless Headset Reference Design Delivers Extended Battery Operation

June 10, 2011 5:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments, an industry leader in highly integrated wireless connectivity solutions, introduced the second device in the family of PurePath Wireless audio products for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications. The 2.4 GHz CC8530 radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip transmits uncompressed wireless audio over a robust RF link, and supports digital streaming for up to four audio channels.

Battery Charging IC Improves Device Efficiency

June 6, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The small strips of solar cells seen in the front panels of today’s small portable consumer, healthcare and security devices are set to become a more valuable source of free energy with help from a new battery charging IC from STMicroelectronics, a global leader serving a spectrum of electronics applications.


System Offers a New Level of Realism in Testing and Evaluation of Advanced Radar and EW Systems

June 2, 2011 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced a range of cutting-edge capabilities that enable economical testing and evaluation of advanced radar and electronic-warfare (EW) systems. Spanning signal-creation software, signal generators, measurement applications and signal analyzers, the additions enable test solutions that provide greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness than typical single-purpose EW threat simulators.

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Enable Back-Office Integration

May 31, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration. Epyon’s Terra charge stations are the first DC chargers to offer compatibility with OCPP, a widely-adopted, free-to-use standard.

RF Power MOSFETs Enable Longer-Lasting Broadcast and Medical-Imaging Equipment

May 18, 2011 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

High-power radio-frequency devices such as medical scanners and plasma generators will offer improved uptime for owners, as well as increased performance and lower costs, by using the latest generation of high-frequency power transistors introduced today by STMicroelectronics, a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a world leader in power semiconductors.

Micro PMIC Targets Li-Ion battery apps

May 10, 2011 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has introduced the AS3605, a highly integrated power management integrated circuit (PMIC) designed specifically for portable devices powered by a single-cell Li-Ion battery. The device integrates seven low dropout regulators (LDOs), a DC/DC converter, a complete battery charger, LED backlight driver and an audio power amplifier on one die.

Apple Became the Second-Largest Buyer of Consumer MEMS Sensors in 2010

May 2, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apple in 2010 rose one rank to become the world’s second largest buyer of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors for consumer electronics products and cell phones, as it snapped up parts for products including the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, new IHS iSuppli research indicates. The company’s purchases of consumer/cell phone MEMS sensors rose by 116....


5.7” Touch Screen Graphic OIT Panel PC for Building, Machine, and Industrial Automation Applications

April 26, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS) introduces a 5.7” Touch Screen Human Machine Interface Terminal featuring ultra-low power consumption, shock, vibration and temperature resistance, Microsoft Windows CE, and a compact small form factor. The graphic OIT is an open, non-proprietary system, perfect for automation applications in factories, buildings, and machines; where reliability and durability a...

High Channel Count Software Radio Module Targets Toughest Radar, UAV and Communication Apps

April 25, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

     Pentek, Inc. today announced its latest addition to the popular Cobalt® family of Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA boards, the Model 71662 four channel, 200 MHz, 16-bit data acquisition board with built-in digital down converters (DDCs). With an input bandwidth from 300 kHz to 700 MHz, the board is suitable for direct connection to IF or RF ports of communications, unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) and radar systems for real...

16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers

April 25, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch™ capacitive sensing, and the capability to run from a 5V supply. Featuring extremely low sleep currents down to 20 nA, for which all XLP PIC MCUs are known, the PIC24F32KA304 MCUs provide designers with the most versatile low-power products available tod...

16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® Microcontrollers

April 25, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC® MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch™ capacitive sensing, and the capability to run from a 5V supply. Featuring extremely low sleep currents down to 20 nA, for which all XLP PIC MCUs are known, the PIC24F32KA304 MCUs provide designers with the most versatile low-power products available ...

Geo-Magnetic Modules Extend Battery Life and Boost Accuracy in Mobile Compassing Applications

April 19, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new generation of geo-magnetic modules. The ultra-low-power device addresses advanced navigation and location-based services in portable consumer applications by integrating high-resolution three-axis sensing of linear and magnetic motion in a 5 x 5 x 1mm package....

Power Supplies Feature Medical and IT Equipment Safety Approvals

April 18, 2011 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power today announced the latest additions to its portfolio of NPS6x-M series 60 W convection cooled open-frame ac-dc power supplies. The new NPS62-M has a 5 Vdc output and can deliver up to 11 A, while the NPS65-M has a 24 Vdc output and can deliver up to 2.5 A. The output voltage of each power supply can be adjusted by plus or minus 20 percent....

Modular Functional Test System Offers Unsurpassed Coverage, Speed for Automotive Electronics

April 15, 2011 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces the Agilent TS-8900 Automotive Functional Test System - an off-the-shelf, standardized PXI-based solution that offers unsurpassed test coverage and speed for use in automotive electronics test applications. It is especially suited for testing medium- to high-pin-count electronic control units....

LI-ION Battery Holders with Wire Leads for “18650” Batteries

April 11, 2011 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduces two new battery holders which accept 3.7 volt Lithium Ion 18650 rechargeable batteries with PCM. The holder also accepts two CR2/3A lithium batteries in series connection for 6 volts output. The model numbers for the holders are BH-18650-W and BH-18650-PC. These are designed for use in consumer, industrial and communication products where durability is of paramount importance....

Family of Automotive-qualified MOSFETs Offers Rugged, Compact System Solution

April 8, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® introduces a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms. Utilizing IR’s proven planar technology, the new MOSFET devices are available in an SO-8 package. Comprising both single and dual N and P channel devices, in addition to N and P channel devices integrated into a single package, the new family offers a r...

Power Factor Correction Controllers Designed for Harsh Environments

April 4, 2011 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC, a Group company of the TDK Corporation, has extended its range of power factor controllers with a heavy duty version of the EPCOS BR6000 controller. The new EPCOS BR6000-HD is particularly well suited for applications that place high demands on EMC (electromagnetic compatibility). The new controller can also be used in a significantly extended temperature range from -40° to +80°C....

Battery-Free Wireless Sensor System Monitors Busbars and Busways

March 30, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

FREIBURG, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- qNODE is a wireless condition monitoring sensor and Micropelt’s solution to increasing both operating safety and power availability in 24/7 production environments. The Freiburg, Germany, based leader in thermal energy harvesting has co-developed the self-powered temperature monitoring sensor with Schneider Electric, the French leader in medium and low voltage electrical power distribution....

8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers With eXtreme Low Power Technology and Integrated LCD Control

March 28, 2011 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced an expansion of its 8-bit segmented LCD microcontroller (MCU) family with five new devices—the PIC16LF1902/3/4/6/7 (PIC16LF190X) MCUs. The PIC16LF190X family supports many general-purpose applications and enables the implementation of LCD into low-power and cost-sensitive designs, such as security tokens, smart cards, medical devices, home appliances, key fobs or any application involving a segmente...

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