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Antenna Tuning Switch from Peregrine Drives Performance of New Vega LTE-Advanced Smartphone

September 5, 2013 3:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced that its new PE613010 antenna tuning switch has been selected by Pantech to drive performance in the new Vega LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphone.

New Littelfuse SIDACtor Protection Thyristor Provides 45 Percent Lower Capacitance

September 5, 2013 3:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced an ultra-low capacitance protection thyristor. The SDP Series SIDACtor Protection Thyristor in the SOT23-6 package provides robust overvoltage protection for broadband/xDSL telecommunications equipment with minimal effects on connection speed and reach.

New Balluff SteelFace Sensors with Weld Resistant Coating

September 5, 2013 2:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff SteelFace sensors are designed and built tough to survive longer in your most abusive applications. For applications that require something more compact than a tubular sensor, Balluff is pleased to offer the all new flatpack SteelFace sensor.

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New, Efficient LED Driver from Advanced Power Electronics

September 5, 2013 2:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has launched a new step-up converter capable of efficiently driving up to eight white LEDs in series for backlighting applications. The APE1612-3 uses current mode 1.2 MHz fixed frequency architecture to regulate the LED current.

Engineering Newswire 54: Semi-Automatic Needle Gun

September 5, 2013 12:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re working out with RoboSimian, exploring the deepest place on earth, saving brains, and we’re locked and loaded with a semi-automatic needle gun.

Industry’s First Power Circuits with MIPI RFFE Maximize Battery Life

September 4, 2013 4:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the industry’s first RF power converters to integrate the MIPI Alliance’s radio frequency front-end (RFFE) digital control interface, a specification that simplifies multi-band and multi-radio communications.

New Monochrome TFT LCDs Offer Higher Brightness, Resolution, and Contrast

September 4, 2013 4:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International (PDI) has introduced a family of TFT monochrome LCDs that provide a drop-in replacement for passive matrix monochrome displays with superior performance, including higher brightness, wider viewing angles, higher contrast ratios, and higher resolution.

Aeroflex Introduces the 3920B Digital Radio Test Set

September 4, 2013 1:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Incorporated has announced the introduction of the new 3920B Digital Radio Test Set for Analog AM and FM, Digital P25, P25 Phase II, DMR, NXDN, dPMR, TETRA, and TEDS technologies.

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Researchers Produce Nanostructures with Potential to Advance Energy Devices

September 4, 2013 11:11 am | by Joe Kullman, Arizona State University | News | Comments

Arizona State University researchers Karl Sieradzki and Qing Chen have been experimenting with dealloying lithium-tin alloys, and seeing the potential for the nanostructures they are producing to spark advances in lithium-ion batteries, as well as in expanding the range of methods for creating new nanoporous materials using the dealloying process.

Qantek Now Offering Microminiature SMD Crystal

September 4, 2013 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Qantek has introduced their new QC16 Series Surface Mount Crystal, their smallest crystal unit yet. The QC16, measuring a micro miniature 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.4 mm, is specially designed for high density circuit applications.

Harwin Adds New Datamate Options for Extra Design Flexibility

September 4, 2013 9:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Harwin has increased the flexibility of its industry-recognized 2 mm pitch Datamate hi-rel connector family with new versions. The company now offers its single-in-line, surface mount version in vertical configuration, while the recently-announced extra-small bore product is now available with jack screws for extra mating security.

RFMW to Support Broad Band Limiter/LNA from TriQuint Semiconductor

September 3, 2013 6:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s integrated limiter/LNA multi-chip module TGM2543-SM. The TriQuint TGM2543-SM is targeted at the Radar market where 4 to 20 GHz frequency coverage in a surface mount package offers cost and performance benefits.

New Economy Trimmers from NTE

September 3, 2013 6:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NTE has added a new series of Economy Trimmers to their Potentiometer & Trimmer line. The trimmers are 3/8" square single turn, cermet, and side adjustable.

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New Isolated Tab SCR's from NTE

September 3, 2013 5:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NTE has added three NEW 25 A, TO-220 Isolated Tab SCR's to their Semiconductor line: NTE5552-I (200 V), NTE5554-I (400 V), NTE5556-I (600 V).

HotSpot Episode 28: Google Glass Surgery

September 3, 2013 12:44 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, Samsung's 3D Vertical-NAND flash memory is fabricated using an innovative vertical interconnect process technology; a surgeon uses live, point-of-view video via Google Glass; a man wants to replace the knife with a scanner in autopsies; and the importance of successful vibration testing.

Getting a Grip on Inventory Management Using RF

September 3, 2013 11:38 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

More and more manufacturers are offering their products cooperatively through small retailers, as well as in web shops. Researchers have developed a new RF clip with which products can be labeled. It helps avoid duplicate sales.   

RFMW Launches GaN Power Doubler MMIC from TriQuint Semiconductor

August 29, 2013 3:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s TAT9988, an ultra-linear GaAs/GaN amplifier MMIC intended for output stage amplification in CATV infrastructure applications.

Engineering Newswire 53: New Keyboard Shocks Internet Abusers

August 29, 2013 12:43 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re catching asteroids, detecting dirty Fords, printing rocket engine components, and shocking Facebook users for deviant behavior.

Autonomous Vehicles Are Tomorrow: Here’s What Transportation Tech is Doing Today

August 29, 2013 8:37 am | by The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials | News | Comments

Just as patients communicate their symptoms to doctors – smart technology is allowing infrastructure to tell civil engineers when something is wrong. Sensors installed on bridges, in roadways, and on maintenance vehicles, are communicating real-time performance and weather data, allowing engineers to solve problems before they occur.

New Triaxial DC Accelerometer from Measurement Specialties Withstands High Shock

August 28, 2013 5:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has introduced a rugged, triaxial DC accelerometer for steady state, low-g vibration measurements and high-g transient shock measurements. The new piezo-resistive, MEMS-based Model 3803A provides accurate triaxial measurement under harsh operating conditions.

Pulse Electronics' Navigation Antenna Now Includes 5 GHz Wi-Fi

August 28, 2013 5:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced its new vehicular mount antenna for 3G, 4G long term evolution (LTE), WLAN, and GPS applications. The GPSDM700/5800SSS (black) and GPSDMW700/5800SSS (white) offer the best gain on the market over multiple frequency bands.

RFMW Supports 150 W Termination from EMC Technology

August 28, 2013 5:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a small profile, high power termination from EMC Technology. Employing an Aluminum Nitride substrate, the SMT252503ALN2F handles up to 150 W.

Vishay Intertechnology Announces New SMD MLCCs in 0505 and 1111

August 28, 2013 12:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) in the quad 0505 and 1111 case sizes. Designed for high-frequency RF applications in telecommunications, medical, military, and industrial equipment and instrumentation.

Phase Matrix Achieves 100 GHz Diplexed Broadband Downconversion

August 28, 2013 12:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Phase Matrix has participated in the demonstration of the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope. The demonstration is a broadband downconverter, which allows the successful acquisitioning and displaying of live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth.

New Surface Mount OCXO from Fox Electronics Holds Tight Stabilities Down to 5 ppb

August 28, 2013 12:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics now offers the FTM Series of surface mount OCXOs that is ideally suited as the timing reference for network synchronization. The new SMD OCXO offers specifications suitable for communication equipment.

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