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September 2012
HP introduces its newest 12-outlet iPDU

Click image to enlarge: Intelligent Power Distribution Unit

The iPDUs automatically track and monitor rack-installed devices including blade and non-blade servers, storage, and even third-party devices for precise, local and remote, power management of high-density,
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09/30/2012
ITAC's announces IP65 back-lit metal keyboards for kiosk or industrial applications

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ITAC Systems, a manufacturer of rugged HMIs (human-machine interfaces), has announced a new family of rugged back-lit metal keyboards for kiosk and demanding industrial applications. The keyboards
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09/28/2012
New oxidation-reduction-potential sensor available for eCow Rumen pH bolus analyser

Right: The e-Bolus which is programmed and sends reading to a handheld reader. Left: an e-Bolus kit.

eCow, founded by Dr Toby Mottram to make high quality instrumentation for dairy-cow monitoring, has two main product lines: A Rumen pH bolus analyser and an eCollar developed in 2011 to monitor andlog
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09/26/2012

Murata eighth-brick 240-W DC-DC converter achieves 94.5% efficiency

Click image to enlarge: Murata model RBE-12/20-D48

Murata has anounced the RBE series of isolated DC-DC converters. These converters are designed for a broad range of applications including 12 V DC IBA (intermediate bus architecture) or distributed
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09/26/2012
Infineon Introduces 5th Generation SiC Schottky barrier diodes

Click image to enlarge: Infineon SiC Schottky barrier diodes generation 5

Infineon's proprietary diffusion soldering process, introduced with Generation 3, is now combined with a new, more compact design and advancements in TWT (thin-wafer technology) bringing improved
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09/26/2012
Silicon Labs CMOS-based Si87xx isolators offer longer device life and reliability

Click image to enlarge: Silicon Labs Si87xx isolators

Silicon Laboratories has introduced drop-in replacement for optocouplers. Based on mainstream CMOS technology and incorporating an innovative LED emulator input, the new Si87xx digital isolators offer
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09/26/2012
Acal BFI offers Lantronix PermierWave XC hybrid GSM/GPRS serial-device server

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Acal BFI is offering first samples of the Lantronix PremierWave XC hybrid GSM/GPRS and Ethernet dual-port serial device server which enables remote management and control of virtually any serial device
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09/26/2012
Maxim offer digital Class D speaker amplifiers  with matchless audio performance

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Maxim Integrated has introduced two digital-input Class-D power amplifiers that simplify designs, eliminate complicated programming, reduce noise, and hasten time to market. The MAX98355 (PCM) and
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09/26/2012
Tektronix expands BERTScope bit-error-rate tester series with BSA256C

Click image to enlarge: Tektronix BERTScope BSA286C

Tektronix has significantly expanded of its BERTScope BER (bit-error-rate) tester series to meet growing 100G testing requirements. With the introduction of the new Tektronix BSA286C BERTScope, the
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09/25/2012
MSC offers three new Renesas Electronics 600-V super-junction MOSFETs

Click image to enlarge: New Renesas Electronics super-junction MOSFETs available from MSC

MSC now offers three new Renesas Electronics 600-V super-junction MOSFETs featuring a on-state resistance of only 150 m? and a low gate charge of 20 nC. The three new devices have built-in fast body
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09/25/2012
f | solar GmbH presents its innovative glass-glass PV module

Click image to enlarge: f | solar's glass-glass PV module manufacture

f | solar has presented its innovative glass-glass PV Module at the Hamburg European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition and demonstrated how losses may be reduced by more than 5%.
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09/25/2012
New amplifiers from Milmega used for wireless testing

Click image to enlarge: Milmega AS0728 amplifier

Milmega offers a new amplifier product family designed to meet test requirements within wireless-testing frequency bands.The AS0728 family of amplifiers covers a frequency range of 700 MHz to 2.8
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09/25/2012
Atmel Cortex-M4 MCUs consume 66% less power

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Atmel set new low-power and efficiency standards for ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs with the launch of its new SAM4L family of devices, based on industry-recognized benchmarks. Incorporating proprietary
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09/24/2012
On Semiconductor introduces BelaSigna R262 SoC

Click image to enlarge: On Semiconductor's BelaSigna R262 SoC

ON Semiconductor has introduced the BelaSigna R262, a new SoC that provides wideband single- or dual-microphone noise reduction in a diverse range of voice capture devices such as mobile phones, webcams,
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09/24/2012
Cree introduces brighter, more efficient XP-E2 LEDs

Click image to enlarge: The XP-E2 LEDs deliver up to 128 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85 °C or 143 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 25 °C in cool white (6000 K).

Cree has introduced the new XP-E2 LED, delivering higher lumens per Watt and lumens-per-dollar to lower system costs for existing XP-E and XP-G designs. The new XP-E2 LEDs can increase the lumen output
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09/21/2012
IR's New 600V IGBTs Deliver Higher Power Density and Increased Efficiency for Motor Drive Applications
International Rectifier has introduced a family of 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) optimized for motor drive applications operating below 10kHz including compressors for refrigerators
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09/20/2012
TI introduces wide-input-voltage, high-power LED driver with multiple dimming-control modes

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Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a six-channel LED driver with dynamic headroom control for high-power applications, which accurately and efficiently drives up to six strings of LEDs.
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09/20/2012
Emerson Network Power configurable AC-DC power supplies meet third edition IEC 60601 medical-safety standard

Click image to enlarge: iMP series power supplies from Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power has announced that all versions of its configurable AC-DC power supplies featuring medical safety approvals are now compliant with the third edition of the ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005
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09/20/2012
N2Power's 330 W AC-DC power supply achieves 15 W/in<sup>3</sup> power density and up to 90% efficiency

Click image to enlarge: N2Power's XL330-54 open-frame power supply

N2Power has announced a new 1.35-in high 330-W open-frame AC-DC power supply. The XL330-54 has a 3 x 5.3-in. (76 x 135 mm) footprint to deliver a power density of 15 W/in3 with only 13
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09/20/2012
Murata isolated 1-W DC-DC converter offers tight load regulation and improved efficiency

Click image to enlarge: Murata's new MEE1 isolated DC-DC converter

Murata today announced the MEE1 series, a 1-Watt single output PCB mounted DC-DC converter designed for a broad range of industrial, automation, and instrumentation applications that require an isolated
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09/18/2012
Eaton introduces W-VAC/MB medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker

The 17.5 kV W-VACiMB circuit breaker

Eaton has announced the W-VACiMB medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker designed for efficient energy use in mining applications. The new circuit breaker is engineered to provide reliable and robust
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09/17/2012
Cyntech offers new enclosure and cable kit for Raspberry Pi

Click image to enlarge: Cyntech's Raspberry Pi computer enclosure provides ports for all connectors including an exit slot for a GPIO ribbon cable

Cyntech Components, a specialist supplier of electro-mechanical components and power supplies, now has stock of custom designed enclosure for the Raspberry Pi computer. Cyntech is also offering the
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09/17/2012
STMicroelectronics bypass devices unlock extra solar energy

Click image to enlarge: SPV1512 cool bypass

STMicroelectronics has introduced its latest-generation high-efficiency cool bypass-switch family for photovoltaic modules, enabling an even higher percentage of harvested energy to reach end users
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09/17/2012
Chomerics introduces two new spray-on EMI shield materials

Click image to enlarge: Chomerics' new silver-filled epoxy shield coating achieves an especially strong bond with plastic-packaged electronic components.

Chomerics Europe has introduced two innovative new coatings that provide shielding for semiconductor packages and other board- and package-level electronic components that require protection from
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09/16/2012
Linear Technology announces new synchronous step-down DC-DC controller

Click image to enlarge: Linear Technology LTC3883.

Linear Technology's new LTC3883/-1, synchronous step-down DC-DC controller comes with an I2C-based PMBus interface for managing digital power systems. The device combines current-mode switching-regulator
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09/16/2012
Nordic Semiconductors and ANT Wireless announce joint development

Nordic and ANT Wireless are developing an nRF51 Series ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy combo chip

Nordic and ANT Wireless are developing an nRF51 Series ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy combo chip. The new IC will join Nordic Semiconductor's recently released nRF51 Series and complement the company's
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09/16/2012
Power One introduces AURORA micro inverters

Click link to enlarge: AURORA Micro-03

Power-One has announced the availability of its new MPPT (maximum power-point tracking) panel-level micro-inverters, the AURORA MICRO-0.3-I and AURORA MICRO-0.25-I. These inverters, which boast efficiency
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09/16/2012
XP Power offers ultra-small, efficient, 5- and 10-W AC-DC power supplies

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XP Power's ECE05 and ECE10 series single-output power supplies offer no-load dissipation < 300 mW and provide 5 and 10 W, respectively, at common output voltages between 3.3 and 48 V DC from 85 to 264 V AC.

XP Power has announced ultra-small, efficient, 5- and 10-W single-output AC-DC power supplies. Measuring just 1 x 1 x 0.6 in. (25.4 x 25.4 x 15.24 mm), the miniature 5-W ECE05 series of encapsulated
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09/15/2012
Diodes Inc miniature logic extends portable battery life

Click image to enlarge: Logic extends portable battery life

Diodes Inc has introduced a family of single-gate logic devices designed to save power and space in a broad range of portable consumer-electronic products including cell phones, e-readers, and tablet
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09/14/2012
New arc-fault circuit-protection device goes on show

Click image to enlarge: Ultrafast Arc Fault Circuit Protection device

Power-technology provider, ABB, and Shoals Technologies are demonstrating a new Arc Fault Circuit-Protection device at the Solar Power International conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
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09/14/2012
TDK announces stack component combining EPCOS surge arresters

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TDK EPCOS developed the LN8-A1400DC-5 to protect power supplies in telecommunication equipment. Its rated DC operating voltage is 48 VDC plus 20 percent according to IEC 61643-11.

TDK has announced a new EPCOS gas-filled surge arrester consisting of a stack of five individual arresters. Developed to protect power supplies in telecommunication equipment, its rated DC operating
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09/13/2012
Compact linear LED driver from Diodes Incorporated suits low-current lighting systems

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The AL5812 drives up to 16 low-power LEDs.

Delivering a constant current of up to 150 mA, the AL5812 60-V linear LED driver from Diodes Incorporated provides designers of low-current illumination and signage applications with a simplified
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09/13/2012
Mitsubishi develops GaN HEMT Ku-band amplifier for satellite earth stations

Click image to enlarge: The MGFK47G3745

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a GaN HEMT (high-electron mobility transistor) Ku-band (12 to 18 GHz) amplifier for satellite earth stations. The MGFK47G3745, features output power of 50 W, linear
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09/12/2012
TI's power-management and protection IC delivers accurate monitoring for Intel-Node-Manager-capable platforms

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Texas Instruments has introduced a new server monitoring, protection, and control IC with on-chip PMBus support. The LM25066IA is fully compliant to Intel Node Manager 2.0 and provides server designers
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09/12/2012
CUI offers 2<sup>nd</sup>-generation digital POL Modules

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The NDM2P series digital point-of-load converters operate with an input range of 4.5 to 14 VDC and a programmable output range of 0.6 to 3.3 VDC. They offer efficiencies above 93% at half load.

CUI has announced the release of its second-generation digital point-of-load DC-DC modules for distributed-power-architecture applications. The NDM2P series is the latest addition to CUI's Novum Advanced
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09/12/2012
Toshiba offers 1800 V RC-IGBT with monolithic integrated diode

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The GT40WR21 1800-V N-channel RC-IGBT is rated for 40 A and features a saturation voltage of only 2.9 V.

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced an IGBT with an integrated reverse recovery diode that offers a voltage rating of 1800 V. The GT40WR21 is well suited for induction heating and induction cooking
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09/12/2012
ACT expands performance of VME / VPX cards with high-conductivity heat spreaders

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HiK aluminum plates use copper-water heat pipes and are frequently used in military and commercial electronics cooling systems.

Advanced Cooling Technologies announces key developments in their embedded-computing cooling products. For several years, ACT has provided mission-critical thermal products for VME, VPX, ATR, and
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09/12/2012
CamSemi offers a new PSS flyback controller

CamSemi C2183 PSS controller

CamSemis new PSS (primary-side sensing) flyback controller offers a reduction in system cost and component count for higher power applications, as well as excellent light load and standby efficiency
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09/11/2012
Swissbit to present industrial DRAM and flash storage at Electronica

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Swissbit memory dram

Swissbit will present its industrial DRAM and flash storage products in all common technologies and formats at the Electronica Fair in Hall A6, stand 121. One of the highlights will be its new X-500
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09/10/2012
Nordics nRF51 series evaluation kit to test wireless sensors

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nRF51 Series evaluation kit

ULP (Ultra low power) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor has launched a low cost, battery-powered evaluation kit for its latest nRF51 Series 2.4GHz ULP ICs that supports real-world environmental testing
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09/10/2012
LTC announces dual 13-A or single 26-A DC-DC step-down regulator

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The LTM4620 DC-DC μModule step-down regulator with integrated heat sink sources up to 26 A

Linear Technology has announced the LTM4620, a dual 13-A or single 26-A DC-DC step-down regulator that delivers up to 100 A when four devices current share. The LTM4620 is a complete DC-DC ?Module
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09/10/2012
Green Hills Software has optimised tools for Applied Micro's PacketPro2 processors

Packet Pro 2

Green Hills Software is collaborating with Applied Micro in the development of an approach for Applied Micro's PacketPro family of single and multicore secure processors for enterprise networking,
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09/09/2012
IR Introduces Robust AUIRS20302S 3-Phase Gate Drive IC for Automotive Applications

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International Rectifier has introduced the automotive-qualified AUIRS20302S three-phase gate driver IC for 12V, 24V and 48V vehicle applications including high-voltage air conditioner compressors,
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09/07/2012
TDK-Lambda introduces ZWS-BP 150 and 240 W single-output power supplies

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TDK-Lambda's new ZWS150BP and ZWS240BP power supplies deliver 150 and 240 W, respectively, over an operating temperature of -10 to 50 °C at 100% load with efficiencies up to 91%.

TDK Corporation has announced the new TDK-Lambda ZWS-BP series of single-output, PCB-type AC-DC power supplies. Based on the popular ZWS series, the ZWS-BP is 30% smaller than its predecessor, thus
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09/06/2012
Avago Technologies announces enhancements to plastic-optical-fiber product family

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The new Versatile Link POF interface devices from Avago are compatible with 3.3 and 5 V TTL signal levels. A 2.3 V analog version is also available.

Avago Technologies has announced their latest product enhancements to the popular Versatile Link POF (plastic-optical-fiber) product family. This product platform has become widely adopted for industrial
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09/06/2012
STMicroelectronics enables precision 3D location sensing

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ST's new pressure sensor can accurately measure air pressure from 260 millibars (about 10 km elevation) to 1,260 millibars (about 1800 m below sea level).

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new pressure sensor that allows mobile phones and other portable devices to calculate their vertical elevation relative to sea level with very high accuracy. This
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09/06/2012
Analog Devices' ADC with internal reference delivers high accuracy with low power in small packages

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The AD7091R core draws 349 ?A (typ) at 3 V when operating at 1 MSPS.

Analog Devices has introduced the first product in a series of ultra-low-power, 12-bit, 1-MSPS SAR (successive approximation register) ADCs with internal 2.5-V reference. The new ADC is designed for
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09/06/2012
APEM Introduces its IH Hall Effect Pushbutton

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Both IHL and IHS pushbuttons offer a long life of 5 million operations.

APEM Components has introduced its IH Hall-Effect pushbutton. This pushbutton switch features a 12mm diameter bushing with a low behind-panel depth. APEM's IH series offers one-of-a-kind Hall-Effect
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09/06/2012
Narrow profile hi-rel Datamate connector from Harwin fits into small spaces

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Datamate L-Tek SIL male crimp-contact connectors feature gold-plated contacts capable of carrying 3 A per contact.

Harwin has expanded its range of Datamate high-reliability connectors with the new L-Tek SIL (single-in-line) male crimp-contact connector. The SIL design provides a narrow profile, which enables
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09/06/2012
New Advanced Power Electronics high-speed 600-V discrete IGBTs feature low saturation voltage

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AP20GT60 family IGBTs feature a VCE rating of 600 V, a peak VGE of 20 V, and low saturation voltages.

Advanced Power Electronics has released a new family of high speed 600-V discrete IGBTs for use in AC and DC motor control, home appliances (such as air conditioning, refrigerators, microwave ovens),
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09/06/2012
TI strengthens current-shunt monitor portfolio

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Four new current-shunt monitors deliver high accuracy and a broad range of features.

Texas Instruments has expanded its portfolio of current-shunt monitors with four new devices. The ICs monitor power-supply current, voltage, and power values with features that reduce board space
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09/06/2012
Energy Micro's EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers deliver high performance with low energy consumption

Click image to enlarge: The EFM32 Tiny Gecko Starter Kit provides energy monitoring; real-time energy and power profiling; light, LC, and touch sensors; an 8 x 20 LCD, SEGGER J-link debugger, free evaluation compiler, and gains Simplicity Studio support.

Benchmark tests using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM version 6.40 confirms the low-energy performance of Energy Micro's EFM32 Gecko microcontroller—even beating Cortex-M0+ Core rivals. The EFMTG840F32
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09/02/2012
Toshiba expands Exceria memory-card line

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Exceria Micro SD of Type HD series

Exceria offers cards compliant with the UHS-I memory-card standard. The minimum recording speed is compliant with UHS speed class 1 (maximum bus transfer rate from 25 to 104 MBps) and SD speed class
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09/01/2012
Microsemi launches RF transistor for aviation radar

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GaN on SiC device

Microsemi has announced its 1011GN-700ELM, the first in a family of RF transistors for high-power ATC (air traffic control) and SSR (secondary surveillance radio) applications used to send messages
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09/01/2012

 



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