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ARM® Cortex™-M3-based Microcontrollers with Advanced Flash Memory Technology

January 5, 2011 11:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) introduces the initial offerings of the Fujitsu FM3 MCU family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU core. The High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 and Basic MB9AF100 Series are the first products from the Fujitsu FM3 family and are targeted at high-performance motor-control applications in industrial automation and consumer appliances.

VPX boards Offer Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs for Demanding Military and Avionics Applications

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

Pentek, Inc. today unveiled the first in a family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry's most advanced FPGA technology. Pentek's 53xxx Cobalt™ board family incorporates Xilinx's Virtex-6 FPGAs for on-board signal processing, delivering digital sampling rates to 1 GHz in a compact 3U VPX form factor....

VPX boards Offer Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGAs for Demanding Military and Avionics Applications

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

Pentek, Inc. today unveiled the first in a family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry's most advanced FPGA technology. Pentek's 53xxx Cobalt™ board family incorporates Xilinx's Virtex-6 FPGAs for on-board signal processing, delivering digital sampling rates to 1 GHz in a compact 3U VPX form factor.

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DMMs Offer User-Friendly Form Factor for Use in Category Four Industrial Environments

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

Agilent Technologies Inc. has released the U1270 Series handheld digital multimeters (DMMs), setting new levels of performance in industrial handheld DMMs. This series offers a wide range of measurement capabilities; including feature sets that are found only in higher end industrial handheld DMMs.

Logic Level Gate Drive Devices Now Included in Portfolio of Automotive Qualified MOSFETs

December 17, 2010 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® announced the expansion of the company’s offering of 40 V to 100 V automotive qualified MOSFETs including a family of logic level devices. The new MOSFETs are suitable for heavy load applications used in traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) platforms and micro and hybrid vehicle platforms....

12-Foot Transportable C-band Radar Antenna

December 16, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microstar’s twelve foot transportable C-band Radar Antenna incorporates design features which make it optimum for transportable applications. With the wings removed, the width of the antenna is 7 ft. 2 in., so that the antenna can be transported over highways in the "cup-up" configuration. The transport height of the antenna is 51 inches, allowing it to fit easily inside standard truck bodies or sea-going shipping containers....

2.1 MHz Automotive Step-Down Converters Consume Only 25mA

December 13, 2010 3:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16903/MAX16904, automotive-grade, synchronous step-down converters that consume only 25mA (no load) and deliver 1A and 600mA, respectively. These 2.1MHz step-down converters are optimized for operation over the 3.5V to 28V range. Designed to withstand the extreme battery-voltage conditions in automotive applications, the MAX16903/MAX16904 tolerate load-dump transients up to 42V and cold-crank excursions down to 3.

Industrial Storage Modules – Next Generation CF with SATA Interface and Powerful Security Features

December 10, 2010 8:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech announces the expansion of its SQFlash product line with a new CFast interface (CFA standard) flash card, the SQF-S10. With high reliability SLC NAND flash and security features specially designed for the embedded market, the SQF-S10 provides advanced management software as a total solution for all kinds of embedded applications....

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Ramtron Expands F-RAM V-Family with New Automotive-Grade Serial 128-kilobit Devices

December 7, 2010 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation has added two new serial F-RAM devices to its V-Family product line that meet stringent AEC-Q100 Grade 3 automotive qualification standards. The FM24V01-G and FM25V01-G are 128-kilobit (Kb) high-performance nonvolatile F-RAM memories that operate over a wide operating voltage range of 2....

Long-Time Provider of Signal Path, Power Management Semiconductor Solutions Expands Mobile IP Portfolio

November 22, 2010 8:47 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor is increasing its focus on the mobile handset market. The company is building on its success in the development of semiconductor solutions that deliver new levels of functionality to help differentiate mobile designs. Fairchild creates feature-specific semiconductor products that complement chip sets in mobile devices....

Single-Cell LED and Motor Timer-Controllers Simplify Design of AA/AAA Battery-Operated Electronic Appliances

November 19, 2010 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced the newest devices in its sub-1 V mixed-signal LED and motor timer-controller platform for easy, fast and cost-effective design of small, light weight, ultra-low power, battery-operated electronic appliances. The new SX8120 and SX8121 devices operate intrinsically at 0....

ARM® Cortex™-M3-based Microcontrollers with Advanced Flash Memory Technology

November 18, 2010 9:36 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) introduces the initial offerings of the Fujitsu FM3 MCU family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU core. The High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 and Basic MB9AF100 Series are the first products from the Fujitsu FM3 family and are targeted at high-performance motor-control applications in industrial automation and consumer appliances....

High Voltage Three-Phase Motor Driver Family Targeted at Variable Speed Motor Controllers

November 17, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology (variable speed control) in low power motor drivers. Allegro’s new SX68000M series is targeted at the white good appliance and industrial markets....

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Class D Amplifier Brings Affordable fidelity to Consumer Audio

November 16, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduces the industry's first 5 Watt stereo Class D amplifier that effectively mitigates electromagnetic interference (EMI), bringing affordable fidelity to consumer audio electronics. The Si270x amplifier is ideal for use in a wide range of price- and noise-sensitive consumer audio products including smart phone docking stations, tabletop radios, TV sound bars and monitors, boom boxes and battery-powered radios.

Enhanced HD Video Connectivity between Mobile Devices and HDTVs for Consumers

November 16, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Image announced the availability of its first products that include support for the new MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard – an MHL transmitter, an MHL-to-HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) bridge and an MHL-enabled HDTV port processor.  MHL is a new mobile HD interface standard optimized for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable devices to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and displays, while simultaneously providing power to charge mobile device batteries over a single cable.

Compact, Board Mount 4W, AC/DC Power Supplies

November 16, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-04 series is a family of single and dual output 4W AC/DC power supplies. These low cost, modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and miniature PCB mount packaging. Eleven standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC, providing tightly regulated outputs of 3.

Miniature 0402 Diodes for High Volume Commercial and Industrial OEMs

November 16, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced four miniature 0402 diodes for high volume commercial and industrial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) – all of which are offered in a low profile, plastic surface mount technology (SMT) package.

Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers with USB OTG

November 16, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ColdFire+ MCF51Jx portfolio, available from Freescale, is defined by two families that scale from 32 KB to 128 KB of flash with innovative FlexMemory, configurable embedded EEPROM. Featuring ultra-low-power capabilities and available in small 5 x 5mm footprint packages, the MCF51Jx family also offers a rich combination of additive peripherals including USB On-the-GO (OTG), a serial audio interface, high-accuracy analog, hardware encrypt...

PIN Diodes for Commercial, Industrial and Military Radio Communications Systems

November 16, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced two high-power (>20W) series or shunt PIN diodes for T/R switch applications. In addition, the low thermal resistance package makes these devices ideal for large signal switch and attenuator applications. These series or shunt devices combine very low insertion loss, good isolation, unprecedented series diode power handling and low distortion in a very small package, and are designed for high-volume commercial, industrial and military radio communications systems such as land mobile radios, tactical radios, avionics and infrastructure markets.

PQFN Power MOSFETs Deliver High Density Solution for Industrial Point-Of-Load Applications

November 16, 2010 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® announces the introduction of a family of 25 V and 30 V devices featuring IR’s latest HEXFET® MOSFET silicon in a new performance PQFN 3 x 3 package that delivers a high density, reliable and efficient solution for DC-DC converters in telecom, netcom, and high-end desktop and notebook computer applications....

USB-Compliant, Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger Shortens Charge Time and Reduces Heat

November 16, 2010 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

When charging a single-cell or parallel-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery through a USB port or AC/DC adaptor, designers need a solution that provides faster charge times and overcomes the thermal issues associated with the linear charger solutions in use today. To meet this need, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN5400 family of USB-compliant, Li-Ion switching chargers with USB On-The-Go (USB-OTG) capabilities....

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Design Boosts Efficiency in Automotive Applications

November 15, 2010 9:39 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....

Protect Power Components from Damage Caused by Thermal Events in Automotive and Industrial Applications.

November 12, 2010 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics introduces a breakthrough technology that allows manufacturers to include surface-mountable thermal protection in their standard RoHS-compliant reflow assembly process. Manufacturers can realize significant savings by moving from hand assembly to cost-efficient surface-mount device (SMD) processes....

High Density Discrete Solutions for Energy-Efficient DC-DC Automotive Applications

November 11, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IR® introduced the AUIRS2191S 600V driver IC and AUIRGP50B60PD1 600V non-punch-through (NPT) insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) for use in energy-efficient DC-DC automotive applications. The new devices feature fast switching speed and high power density making them well suited for use in high frequency DC-DC applications including high power DC-DC SMPS converters used in electric and hybrid electric vehic...

VPX boards Offer Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGAs for Demanding Military and Avionics Applications

November 2, 2010 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek, Inc. today unveiled the first in a family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizing the industry’s most advanced FPGA technology. Pentek’s 53xxx Cobalt™ board family incorporates Xilinx’s Virtex-6 FPGAs for on-board signal processing, delivering digital sampling rates to 1 GHz in a compact 3U VPX form factor....

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