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December 2012
Digia launches Qt 5 cross-platform application development and UI framework
Digia has announced the launch of Qt 5.0, a major new version of the popular cross-platform application and user interface development framework for desktop, embedded and mobile applications. Qt 5
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12/27/2012
Analog Devices Inc introduces AD9142
Analog Devices Inc, a global lead in high-performance signal processing technology and a data converter market share lead has introduced the AD9142 dual-channel, 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS D/A converter, which
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12/27/2012
ON Semiconductor introduces high-efficiency stepper motor driver IC

Energy efficient LV8702V designed for office automation

The LV8702V, introduced by On Semiconductor is optimised to reduce motor noise, vibration and heat generation, and deliver no-load power consumption savings of up to 80% driving innovation in energy
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12/21/2012

Toyota 2013 Avalon to offer world first use of Qi wireless in-car charging

Toyota Avalon cockpit

The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited will be the first vehicle available in the world that offers in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi-enabled mobile phones and devices as part of a Technology Package,
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12/20/2012
Plessey demonstrates imPact  Contactless Gesture Recognition

Plessey's Epic underlies imPact

Plessey will be demonstrating their new, low cost, CGR (Contactless Gesture Recognition) technology imPact at CES 2013 in January. Designed to fit around computer monitors, portable laptop computers,
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12/20/2012
Rurotronik includes new CPU module from emtrion in it programme

Based on the Cortex-A8 AM335x SoC family

The new processor module from emtrion is based on the Cortex-A8 AM335x SoC family from Texas Instruments. The new DIMM AM335x is electrically and mechanically compatible with the already existing
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12/19/2012
Plessey's MAGIC HBLED wins solid state light application at Elektra Awards

Plesey's Award winning MAGIC HBLED

Plessey's new innovative MAGIC (MAnufactured on GaN ICs) HBLED (High Brightness LED) products have won the Solid-State Lighting Application Category of the 2012 Elektra Awards. Barry Dennington,
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12/19/2012
IR introduces IR3230SPbF three-phase gate drive IC for eBike inverters

Providing efficient electric mobility, the IR3230SPbF three-phase gate drive IC for eBike inverters.

International Rectifier's IR3230SPbF is a highly integrated three-phase gate drive IC designed specifically to meet the needs of eBike inverters. The new device offers input range up to 60V, enabling
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12/19/2012
Toshiba launches high performance Compact Flash memory cards

Exceria Pro for the DSLR camera market

Toshiba Corp and TEE (Toshiba Electronics Europe) announce they will launch a new line of high performance CompactFlash memory cards for the DSLR camera market. Under the brand name, Exceria Pro,
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12/19/2012
IQD launches new ultra-high-stability OCXO at Embedded World 2013

Click image to enlarge: Operating at a frequency of 10 MHz, the IQOV-70 series OCXO achieves a frequency stability of 3 ppb over the operating temperature range of ?10 to +70 °C.

IQD's new IQOV-70 series OCXO, which is launching at Embedded World 2013, is for use in next-generation multimode base-station platforms. Operating at a frequency of 10 MHz, the new model achieves
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12/19/2012
TDK brochure features EPCOS components for mobile applications and DSL appliances

Click image to enlarge: Electronic Components for Mobile Applications and DSL Appliances

TDK has published a new application guide spanning the EPCOS product range for mobile communications equipment and infrastructure components such as DSL equipment and base stations. Customers can
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12/19/2012
Wolfson provides outstanding h-ifi audio for iriver's new digital music player

Ak 100 Portable Audio System

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced that its WM8740 high performance digital to analogue converter (DAC) and its WM8804 S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) audio transceiver provide
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12/18/2012
Efficient electronic insect trap and monitor

Tom Puterbaugh, Spensa Technologies VP of products, and Spensa CEO Johnny Park about to install Z-Traps in an apple orchard.

The Z-Trap is an electronic agricultural insect trapping device that automatically detects the number of target insects captured by the trap and sends the data wirelessly to the grower's mobile phone
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12/17/2012
ZMDI semiconductors help save 4.2 billion gallons of fuel

Adaptable and rugged

December's TV program Environmental Report explored the ways that Dresden based semiconductor design and manufacturer ZMDI has been central in the development of energy-efficient technologies and
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12/16/2012
DC-DC converter from Diodes Incorporated boosts light-load efficiency

Click image to enlarge: The AP65200 provides an input-voltage range from 4.75 to 18 V so a single device can operate in either 5- or 12-V bus systems.

Designed to help meet energy-efficiency standards under light load and standby conditions, the AP65200 synchronous DC-DC buck converter from Diodes Incorporated achieves efficiency as high as 96%
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12/15/2012
GE's patented DCJ: breakthrough in cooling systems for electronics

Click image to enlarge: GE's DCJ behave as micro-fluidic bellows that provide high-velocity jets of air to cool electronic components.

Adapted from technology that GE researchers originally developed for commercial jet engines, GE has announced a major technology breakthrough, called DCJ (dual piezoelectric cooling jets), which adapts
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12/15/2012
Copper and fiber delivered by Siemon new Z-MAX surface mount boxes to difficult mounting locations

MX surface mount boxes FUTp

Siemon, a lead network infrastructure specialist, has announce its new line of Z-MAX Surface Mount boxes designed to support Siemon's innovative Z-MAX category 6A shielded and UTP, category 6 UTP
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12/14/2012
AVX offers new single-piece, bottom entry, card-edge connector

AVV 7009 through board connector

HAVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect devices has developed a new high-performance, bottom entry, board-to-board, card edge connector system designed for
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12/14/2012
Toshiba starts White LED package sales

GaN-on-Si LED

Toshiba Corporation has announced that the company will start sales of white LED (light-emitting diode) packages that offer makers of general purpose and industrial LED lighting a cost-competitive
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12/14/2012
Diodes Inc boosts light load efficiency with DC/DC converter

Diodes Inc AP65200 synchronous Dc-DC buck converter

Designed to help meet energy efficiency standards under light load and standby conditions, the AP65200 synchronous DC-DC buck converter from Diodes Incorporated achieves efficiency as high as 96%
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12/13/2012
Cree introduces bright high-performing single-die LEDs

Click image to enlarge: Cree's XM-L2 LED delivers 1198 lumens at 3 A and 25 °C with 116 lumens-per-watt efficacy.

Cree once again sets an LED-performance milestone with the commercial availability of XLamp XM-L2 LEDs. The new XM-L2 LED delivers up to 186 lumens-per-watt at 350 mA and 25 °C—a level of performance
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12/13/2012
PowerPath prioritizer eases power-system design with multiple disparate input sources

Click image to enlarge: PowerPath controller selects highest priority valid input and protects against reversed inputs

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4417, a triple-supply prioritized PowerPath controller for 2.5 to 36 V systems. The controller selects the highest priority valid supply among three inputs
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12/13/2012
IDT expands wireless-power portfolio with transmitters for WPC Tx-A5, Tx-A6, and Tx-A11 configurations

Click image to enlarge: IDT' optimized the IDTP9035 for a single-coil configuration with a standard 5-V supply input. The IDTP9036 supports a three-coil configuration and accepts a 12-V supply.

IDT (Integrated Device Technology) has announced highly integrated wireless-power transmitters optimized for the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) Tx-A5, Tx-A6, and Tx-A11 configurations. The new products
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12/13/2012
Richardson RFPD introduces pair of GaAs hybrid amplifiers from Anadigics

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Richardson RFPD has announces availability and full design support capabilities for two new GaAs hybrid amplifiers from Anadigics. The ACA2786 and ACA2788 each consist of two pairs of parallel amplifiers
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12/13/2012
Anritsu introduces high-power, battery-operated portable PIM test analyzer

Click image to enlarge: The Anritsu MW82119A PIM test analyzer

Anritsu is expanding its line of PIM (Passive Intermodulation) test equipment with the introduction of the MW82119A high-power battery-operated portable PIM test analyzer. One quarter the size and
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12/13/2012
Ruggedized IP68 cables added to L-com's Ethernet cabling lineup

Click image to enlarge: L-com's new Ethernet cable-assembly lines feature IP68 rated waterproof ruggedized RJ45 plugs and jacks.

L-com has added eight new Ethernet cable assembly lines with various orientations of IP68 waterproof ruggedized RJ45 plugs and jacks. The new cable assemblies are all Category 5e rated, come in standard
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12/13/2012
Toshiba launches high-current output chipset for free positioning wireless charging

Click image to enlarge: Toshiba's new Qi-compliant wireless-charging chipset includes the TB6865FG power transmitter and TB6860WBG receiver and features a two-coil control architecture.

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a free-positioning wireless charging chipset consisting of a high-efficiency power transmitter and receiver for charging smartphones and other mobile products
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12/13/2012
New ams IC provides innovative automotive-battery sensing

Click image to enlarge: AS8415 block diagram

Ams has introduced the AS8515 SiP (system-in-package), which enables implementation of a complete automotive-battery measurement system when interfaced via SPI to any microcontroller. The device is
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12/13/2012
Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitors power London cable car systems

Gondola's and transport powered by capacitors

Maxwell Technologies is supplying ultracapacitors for a high-efficiency energy management system that powers multimedia entertainment, lighting and air ventilation systems in the Emirates Air Line,
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12/12/2012
For space applications IR introduces DLA-certified, RAD-hard Ultra-Low-Dropout DC-DC voltage regulators

IR's RAD-Hard, ULD hybrid linear voltage regulators

International Rectifier has introduced a series of high current, ULDO (ultra-low dropout )(ULDO) RAD-Hard hybrid linear voltage regulators available in Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMD) for space
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12/12/2012
IR PowerPath Prioritizer eases power system design

LTC4417 - Prioritized PowerPath Controller application

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4417, a triple-supply prioritized PowerPath controller for 2.5V to 36V systems. The controller selects the highest priority valid supply among three
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12/12/2012
Intel Atom S1200 and 22nm RF SoC and CMOS

Intel Atom processor S1200

Intel at IEDM has delivered its paper on 22nm trigate RF SoC and RF CMOS that in essence concludes Moore's Law as alive and well for RF CMOS, enabled by the innovations in transistors architectures
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12/12/2012
Microsemi delivers power amplifier for nextgen Wi-Fi applications

Microsemi logo

Microsemi Corporation, a lead provider of semiconductors differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has introduced a 5 GHz (gigahertz) LX5509 PA (power amplifier) for IEEE 802.11ac—also
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12/12/2012
Toshiba launches high current output chipset for free positioning wireless charging

Toshiba's TB6865FG power transmitter & TB6860WBG receiver

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a free positioning wireless charging chipset consisting of a high-efficiency power transmitter and receiver for charging smartphones and other mobile products
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12/12/2012
Reflex CES introduces first Aurora-like IP core

Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core schematic

Targeting embedded, military and telecommunications/networking applications, Reflex CES, a provider of custom embedded and complex systems, announces industry's first release of Reflex CES Aurora-like
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12/12/2012
Industry's smallest bipolar, Beyond-the-Rails ADCs from Maxim Integrated

The MAX11166 & MAX11167, industry's smallest bipolar 5V, 16-bit ADCs graphic layout

Maxim Integrated Products has announced it is now shipping the MAX11166 & MAX11167, industry's smallest bipolar 5V, 16-bit ADCs (analog-to-digital converters). Available in a tiny 9mm2 package,
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12/12/2012
ULP Bluetooth weight scale lets user smartphones track weight and BMI

Nordic μBlue nRF8001 Connectivity chip works with Wahoo Fitness Smart scale and Smart bike computer

ULP (Ultra low power) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces that the world's most prolific Bluetooth low energy health and fitness product developer - Wahoo Fitness - has launched a Bluetooth
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12/10/2012
EFM32 Gecko MCU for energy efficient remote medical system

Demo platform based on USB versions of EFM32 Leopard and Giant Gecko ranges of Cortex-M3 MCUs,
also be applicable to forthcoming Cortex-M4 floating-point Wonder Gecko.

Energy Micro, microcontroller and radio company, announces a partnership with Lamprey Networks Inc (LNI) to provide energy friendly, secure and certified remote monitoring medical electronic systems.
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12/10/2012
IR Introduces StrongIRFET™ Power MOSFET Family for Industrial Applications Requiring Ultra-Low On-State Resistance

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International Rectifier has announced the introduction of a family of StrongIRFET™ power MOSFETs featuring ultra-low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) for a wide variety of industrial applications including
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12/06/2012
ON Semiconductor expands constant-current regulator offering for solid-state lighting systems

Click image to enlarge: ON Semiconductor's NSIC2020BT3G, NSIC2030BT3G, and NSIC2050BT3G provide steady-state current, IRegSS, capabilities of 20 mA, 30 mA, and 50 mA, respectively.

ON Semiconductor has introduced the new NSIC20xx series of linear CCRs (constant current regulators) for solid-state lighting systems. The new NSIC20XX series of CCRs offer a maximum voltage rating
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12/06/2012
LTC 60-V LED controller integrates PWM generator for boost, buck, or buck-boost high-current LED applications

Click image to enlarge: 60-V LED controller with internal PWM generator

Linear Technology has announced the LT3761, a 60-V DC-DC controller designed to operate as a constant-current source and constant-voltage regulator. Its internal PWM dimming generator makes it well
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12/06/2012
Wieland develops intelligent SNO 4083KM universal safety relay with reduced footprint

Click image to enlarge: The SNO 4083KM series safety relay

Wieland Electric has expanded its offering of universal safety relays to include a small 22.5mm wide version. The SNO 4083KM series relay is the smallest in its class, making it attractive for most
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12/06/2012
EPC publishes Simplified-Chinese edition of GaN-Transistor Textbook

Click image to enlarge: The Simplified-Chinese edition of GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion

EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) has announced the publication of a Simplified-Chinese edition of its GaN transistor textbook, GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion. The textbook provides
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12/06/2012
New Avago industrial fiber receivers support 50-MBaud links for power systems, smart grid, and industrial automation

Click image to enlarge: The AFBR-24x9xZ family saves more than 75% of components and dissipates less than 20% of the total power when comparing to existing receivers in the market for 10Base-FL applications.

Avago Technologies has announced the availability of production volumes of a family of 50-MBd 820-nm integrated fiber optic receivers for communication and control networks within power-substation,
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12/06/2012
C&K's door-interlock switch enables frequent manual circuit interruptions with 100,000-cycle lifespan

Click image to enlarge: The dielectric strength of the DS switch is measured at 1.5 kV and insulated at 100 M? (min) with initial contact resistance rated at 30 m?.

C&K Components has developed a rugged snap-mount interlock pushbutton switch for door-interlock systems. The reliable DS Series interlock switch provides latching or momentary actions to deliver a
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12/06/2012
CUI's encapsulated 50- and 100-W DC-DC converters improve reliability in demanding environments

Click image to enlarge: CUI's 50-W VQE series and the 100-W VHE series reach efficiencies up to 93% and accommodate input ranges of 9 to 36 V DC or 18 to 75 V DC.

CUI has introduced a new family of board-mount DC-DC converters housed in a rugged aluminum package. The internally potted and encapsulated design provides increased system reliability through added
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12/05/2012
APP releases new catalog for Powerpole and Multipole connectors with higher UL ratings

Click image to enlarge: Anderson Power Products' new catalog covers Powerpole and Multipole (SB, SBX, SBE, SBO, SBS) connectors. APP has retested the largest wire size of all Powerpole and SB connectors to the current UL testing parameters, resulting in substantial changes in UL ampere ratings.

Anderson Power Products has released a new catalog that covers the Powerpole and Multipole (SB, SBX, SBE, SBO, SBS) connectors. The updated catalog is focused on ease of use: Product selection guides
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12/05/2012
ERNI'S MicroSpeed connector systems enable 10-Gbps speed, blind mating and design flexibility

Click image to enlarge: ERNI rates the MicroSpeed connector for 10-Gbps lines and 500 mating cycles. The blind-mating connector affords a longitudinal-misalignment tolerance of 0.7 mm and angular-misalignment tolerance of up to 4°.

ERNI has developed the MicroSpeed high-speed board-to-board connector system with a 1.0-mm pitch. The MicroSpeed connector system is capable of speeds up to 10 Gbps and is available in mezzanine,
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12/05/2012
Power Integrations provides high power density in LED-driver reference design for T8-tube replacement

Click image to enlarge: Power Integrations' two new reference designs describe high-efficiency, non-isolated, high-power-factor drivers for LED-based T8 tube replacements. The designs feature low component counts and leverage simple magnetics and single-sided boards yielding power densities of 14.2 W/in3.

Power Integrations has announced two new reference designs describing high-efficiency, non-isolated, high-power-factor drivers for LED-based T8 tube replacements. The designs feature low component
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12/05/2012
Datatronic's new flat-wire inductors excel at high temperatures

Click image to enlarge: The compact flat-wire design of the new DR79892 and DR79893 inductors provides for better thermal management, which results in superior performance and reliability.

Featuring a flat wire design that is coiled and mounted directly to the circuit board to allow efficient heat dissipation, the new DR79892 and DR79893 flat-wire inductors from Datatronic Distribution
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12/05/2012
Intersil offers first 30A fully-encapsulated ?power module

ISL8225M Pinout circuit

Targeted at "saving on implementation costs, and improving time to revenue" for computing, networking and telecom infrastructure equipment, industrial, medical equipment and general purpose POL (point-of-load)
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Date:
12/05/2012

 



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