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Next-Generation iNEMO™ Engine Enables New Level of Motion-Sensing Applications on Smart Consumer Devices

March 24, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics today unveiled first details of its new iNEMO™ Engine. An industry first, the iNEMO’s new advanced filtering and predictive software engine integrates the outputs from a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer. Fusing these sensors’ data through sophisticated algorithms, the iNEMO delivers dramatically more accurate and reliable sensor performance – the kind of performance now in demand by makers of...

Miniature 0402 Schottky Diodes for Commercial and Industrial OEMs, ODMs and Contract Manufacturers

March 24, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks is pleased to introduce two new miniature 0402 Schottky diodes for handset, WLAN, CATV Satcom, land mobile radio, infrastructure and detector applications. These small form factor, low profile discrete solutions are available in plastic Surface Mount Technology packages and are ideal for general purpose detector, sampling and mixer circuits....

Microcontrollers Feature Low Cost, Low Power Consumption, and Self-Write Flash Program Memory

March 24, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. recently announced an expansion of its existing 28-/40-pin PIC16F72X microcontroller (MCU) family with two new 20-pin devices — the PIC16F(LF)720 and PIC16F(LF)721. The new MCUs feature low power consumption, making them suitable for various low-power and battery-powered applications.


Wideband LNAs Ideal for Military and Test Instrumentation Applications

March 23, 2011 10:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced two new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT / HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers which are ideal for microwave radio, military and space and test instrumentation applications from 6 to 26.5 GHz. The HMC962LC4 and HMC963LC4 are low noise amplifiers which are rated from 7....

Miniature, Board Mount 8W, AC/DC Power Supplies

March 14, 2011 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct has released the MPM-08MB series - a family of single and dual output 8W AC/DC power supplies. These high performance modules include a wide universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and a miniature PCB mount package. Eight standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 305 VAC, providing tightly regulated outputs of 3....

Ultra Compact Three-Phase DIN Rail Power Supplies Feature Exceptionally Slim Form Factor

March 14, 2011 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Two new ultra compact 24 Vdc output DIN rail mounting ac-dc power supplies, featuring direct operation from three-phase inputs, have been announced by Emerson Network Power. The new ADN-C series three-phase DIN rail mounting power supplies are ideal for a wide range of heavy duty industrial applications - especially those involving large inductive loads - including machine control, semiconductor fabrication, conveyor and material handling s...

USB 3.0 Host Controllers with Industry-Leading Transfer Speed and Low Power Consumption

March 10, 2011 7:21 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the availability of its two new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) xHCI host controllers (part numbers µPD720201 and µPD720202) for electronic devices such as PCs and digital TVs that feature faster, effective data transfer speeds and reduced power consumption in low-power mode....

Automotive Grade Programmable Bipolar Stepper Motor Driver ICs

March 10, 2011 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces two flexible microstepping motor drivers each with a built-in translator for easy operation. They both encompass a single-chip solution, designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, quarter- and sixteenth-step modes, at up to 28 V and ±750 mA....


Arbitrary Waveform Generator Delivers Bandwidth, Speed and Accuracy to Simulate Real-World Radar Test Scenarios

March 8, 2011 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has added a high-resolution, wide-bandwidth, 8- or 12-GSa/s modular instrument to its portfolio of arbitrary waveform generators. The new M8190A arbitrary waveform generator is able to deliver simultaneous high resolution and wide bandwidth along with industry-leading spurious-free dynamic range and very low harmonic distortion....

PSR/SSR Mixed PWM Controller Provides Ultra-Low Standby Power for Portable Device Chargers

March 7, 2011 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cell phone chargers typically sit plugged in and unused most of the time. Yet, they still draw power from the grid, wasting energy and the consumer’s money. The problem facing design engineers is clear – how can standby power be reduced in these devices, thereby saving energy, meeting government regulations and saving the consumer money? To help designers meet this challenge, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN302HL PWM controller...

Varistor Series Designed to Automotive Industry Standards

February 25, 2011 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its TransGuard® Series to include automotive specific varistors tested to Load Dump and Jump Start requirements. Designated the VCAS Series, the AEC Q200 qualified varistors are designed to automobile industry standards and feature excellent energy/current handling capability....

AVX Expands Automotive Approved Axial Leaded Capacitor Product Offering

February 23, 2011 8:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its AR Series of radial leaded capacitors to include AEC-Q200 qualified devices in the axial configuration. Designated the Spinguard® AA Series, these devices are the industry’s first axial leaded multi-layer ceramic capacitor to meet the latest electronic component qualification initiative for automotive applications....

Fully-Enclosed Conduction Cooled Power Supplies Deliver Full Useable Power at High Temperatures

February 22, 2011 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fully-enclosed 250 W fanless ac-dc power supplies featuring a 12 Vdc output and a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius are available from Emerson Network Power. Ideal for demanding sealed box and outdoor applications, the new LCC250 embedded power supply series includes conduction-cooled models providing full useable power at elevated temperatures, offering a very cost-effective alternative to conventional power su...


Scalable Easy-to-Use, Versatile Voltage Regulators for Energy-Efficient Computing and Consumer Applications

February 18, 2011 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® recently announced the expansion of its SupIRBuck™ family of integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new IR347x and IR386x devices for energy-efficient computing and consumer applications feature hysteretic constant on-time (COT) modulators with adaptive dead-time control to achieve superior light load and full load efficiency....

USB Bulk Cable Serves Military/Aerospace Applications

February 17, 2011 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

L-com, Inc. now sells bulk USB 2.0 cable with a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) jacket. The new product is identical to L-com’s standard PVC USB Bulk Cable, except that the jacket is black and, when burned, the LSZH jacket will not produce toxic smoke. The USB Bulk Cable can be used with L-com’s Type A and Type B USB connectors and hoods to manufacture custom USB cables if desired....

Bud Industries Announces Electronics Enclosures for Medical Applications

February 11, 2011 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries, Inc. announces customized and off-the-shelf solutions for OEMs and users of electronic medical equipment. Bud offers a complete range of electronics enclosures including cabinet racks, NEMA boxes, plastic enclosures, server racks, and other rack equipment to meet the special requirements of medical electronics applications....

Engineered PTFE Cables for Industrial, Aerospace and Semiconductor Markets

January 31, 2011 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) continues to enhance its engineered PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) technology for use in flat and round cables, making them the premier choice for demanding, extreme environments such as semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, and industrial applications. Gore’s customized materials and unique cable designs have resulted in products that minimize particulation and outgassing while maximizing longevity – a comb...

Rugged Automotive Qualified Planar MOSFETs

January 26, 2011 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® today introduced a family of automotive qualified planar MOSFETs for a variety of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), hybrid and full electric vehicle platforms. The family of new devices utilizing IR’s proven planar technology includes 55 V and 150 V standard gate drive N Channel MOSFETs, and -55 V and -100 V standard gate drive P channel MOSFETs suitable for high-side switch applications...

LDOs Double the Power Rejection of Competing Devices to Improve Portable and Battery-Powered Equipment Performance

January 25, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

NORWOOD, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced two low-quiescent-current LDOs (low-dropout linear regulators) that deliver outstanding supply-rejection performance to help battery-operated portable equipment run longer and more efficiently. The new ADP124 and ADP125 LDOs have excellent PSRR (power-supply-rejection ratio) performance of 60 dB at 100 kHz, which is twice that of the nearest competing LDOs, and ...

Eliminate Heatsinks and Achieve Less Than 60 mW No-Load in Power Supplies up to 65 W

January 19, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations today announced the availability of its industry-leading TOPSwitch™-JX power conversion IC in an innovative eSOP low-profile power package. This slender new surface-mount package is suited for applications without heatsinks up to 65 W in compact, open-frame installations such as slim LCD TV auxiliary power, set-top boxes, PC standby, and DVD players....

GE to Bring High-Efficiency Energy Solutions to Telecommunications and Datacenter Industries with Acquisition

January 18, 2011 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GE announced it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Lineage Power Holdings, Inc., from The Gores Group, LLC. Lineage Power is a leading global provider of high-efficiency power conversion infrastructure technology and services for the telecommunications and datacenter industries.

OCXO Designed for Telecom, Medical and Military Electronics Configured for Dense System Design

January 12, 2011 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies, Inc. has introduced a customizable Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO), the NV47AE, for high-precision telecommunications, medical and military electronics. Bliley's NV47AE OCXO is specifically configured for design engineers facing the challenge of designing densely packaged systems that demand tight stabilities....

New Comparators Target High Volume Medical, Industrial & ATE Applications

January 10, 2011 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has extended its high performance Comparator product line with the launch of three new products in compact, plastic SMT packages. The HMC674LP3E, HMC675LP3E and the HMC676LP3E provide lower power consumption compared with traditional comparator solution and are optimized for high performance, high volume applications....

TrueTouch™ Controllers Provide Industry-Leading 1-mm Resistive Stylus Replacement Support for Capacitive Touchscreens

January 10, 2011 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced two new families of its leading TrueTouch™ touchscreen controllers that are targeted at stylus-enabled capacitive touchscreen devices. The CY8CTMA340-XXX-03 and CY8CTMA340-XXX-11 families deliver the industry’s only solution for thin (as small as 1 mm) stylus use on capacitive touchscreens....

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Design Boosts Efficiency in Automotive Applications

January 5, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC offers a new design for EPCOS-brand aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which helps to boost energy efficiency in automotive electronics applications. These capacitors are distinguished by a particularly rugged mechanical design allowing them to withstand even harsh conditions in motor vehicles.

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