Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor failure. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction...LISTED UNDER: Consumer | IC | Circuits, Comparators
Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the PICO 259-UL913 Series Intrinsically Safe Fuse, the first and only Fuse to be certified under the latest revision of the UL913 Safety Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations.LISTED UNDER: IC | Telecommunications
HARTING has expanded its har-port line of service interfaces with RJ45 couplers with patch cables already fitted. Users no longer need a separate socket or patch cables with their RJ45 coupler. These compact and robust, fully shielded interfaces.LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | IC | Switches, IC
CTS Electronic Components, Incorporated [NYSE: CTS] has announced a full line of heat sink products that are convenient and easy to use, while maintaining an exceptional thermal performance. Features include applicability for BGA, PGA, PLCC, QFP, and other IC packages.LISTED UNDER: IC
Roke Manor Research Ltd (Roke), a Chemring Group company, has proven 3GPP ANDSF and OMA-DM compliance with its SmartSwitch subscriber engagement and connection management app. SmartSwitch provides a world-first capability in the measurement and management of user experience with a breakthrough combination of 3GPP network policy.LISTED UNDER: IC | Test and Measurement, Other | Power, Battery
Components Corporation has reintroduced the FJ Series of printed circuit board Jumpers developed specifically for SMT applications in additional package sizes. The FJ-Series is a surface mount technology jumper, developed s for SMT applications.LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Development Kits / Platforms | Chipsets, Other
As our smart phones, tablets, and other wireless devices get smaller and smaller, this creates more challenges for the electronic designer. And as we depend more on these devices, and give up our paper calendars, note pads, and other old fashioned ways of keeping track of our lives.LISTED UNDER: IC | Telecommunications
RLC Electronics Inc. has announced the expansion of the Terminated Single Pole Double Throw switch (STR-2 series) with a new 50 GHz version using 2.4 mm connectors. This model is optimized for excellent RF performance and features VSWR 2:1 and an isolation of 50 dB.LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | IC | Power, Other
Designed for today’s demanding Mobile Video-Conference & Telepresence Robot applications, Cicoil's ultra-flexible flat silicone cables are halogen-free, flame retardant, and perform exceptionally well in confined area environments. In addition, Cicoil’s unique designs provide premium current carrying capacity.LISTED UNDER: IC | Interconnect, Cables
Touchstone Semiconductor announced two new members of its 1?A current-sense amplifier portfolio – the unidirectional TS1102 and the bidirectional TS1103 . Starting at $0.61 each in 1,000-piece quantities, these new current-sense amplifiers combine a very low 1?A supply current, a 200-µV (max) V OS , and very low (0.LISTED UNDER: IC | Amplifiers, Other
Based on CMOS technology, Seiko Instruments’ S-13A1 Series is a positive voltage regulator with a low dropout voltage, high output voltage accuracy and low current consumption. Developed with a 2.2-uF small ceramic capacitor, the regulator uses a load current protection circuit preventing the output current from exceeding the current capacitance of the output transistor and a thermal shutdown circuit preventing damage due to overheating.LISTED UNDER: IC
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).LISTED UNDER: Consumer | IC | Transmission, Other
International Rectifier has introduced the compact IRS2334SPbF and IRS2334MPbF three-phase 600V ICs for inverterized motor drives used in energy efficient appliance and industrial applications. The IRS2334SPbF is offered in an SOIC20WB package while the IRS2334MPbF is available in a QFN5X5 package featuring a footprint of just 25mm 2 and designed with the appropriate creepage and clearance requirements to enable rugged and reliable designs at voltages up to 600V.LISTED UNDER: IC
By Suresh Ram, National Semiconductor Corporation There is a rising demand for accessible medical care. The world population is rapidly growing and aging, increasing the cost of healthcare. Medical practitioners need small energy efficient and cost effective diagnostic devices. Portable diagnostic equipment that improve quality of healthcare in a cost effective manner are highly desirable.
By Chris Keeser, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The other day I was driving to the local dump to drop off a load of trash carefully stacked into the back of the family minivan. Suddenly I noticed that the “trunk open” light came on. I quickly pulled over just as the rear hatch popped all the way open and the van began to empty my garbage bags all over the road.