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  Development software workshop’s success promises more

Altreonic, a Belgian company specialising in creating unified methodologies for the development of embedded hardware and software, recently hosted a workshop in Johannesburg showcasing what it can offer ...

  10 Gbps achieved over copper phone lines
Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

It is difficult to argue against optical fibre as being the most practical solution for high-speed, fixed-line data transmission, now and into the foreseeable future, but one cannot help but be impressed ...

  Bluetooth smart module
Avnet Kopp, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Microchip has launched its first Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module – the RN4020. It carries worldwide regulatory certifications and is Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certified. An integrated ...

  Wireless sensors require specialised batteries
Arrow Altech Distribution (AAD), Power Electronics / Power Management

Wireless sensors are becoming increasingly essential to everyday life, with new applications emerging that offer enhanced system functionality such as periodic two-way communications and remote shut-off ...

  Power amplifiers for X-band
Accutronics, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

M/A-COM Technology Solutions has put two new high-power MMIC amplifiers on the market for X-band communication and radar applications. The MAAP-015030 is a two-stage GaAs device covering 8,5 GHz to ...

  High-current PMBus converters
Avnet Kopp, Power Electronics / Power Management

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first 18 V, 20 A and 30 A synchronous DC-DC buck converters with PMBus interface. The SWIFT TPS544B20 and TPS544C20 feature small QFN packages and integrated ...

  Driver reference designs for Cree LED bulbs
MB Silicon Systems, Design Automation

Power Integrations has joined forces with Cree to develop four reference designs describing drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs showcasing PI’s LYTSwitch-4 driver ICs and Cree’s MT-G2 ...

  High-power laser diode module for video projectors
OSRAM Opto Semiconductor SA, Opto-Electronics

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is strengthening its position in light sources for laser projectors with its blue PLPM4 450 multi-chip package. OSRAM developers have adapted the ‘butterfly’ package for projection ...

  Oscillator insensitive to G-forces
RF Design, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Vectron announced the release of a low G–sensitivity temperature controlled crystal oscillator (TCXO) for military, industrial and other applications in harsh environments. It was designed to address ...

  Chip capacitors for safety-certified electronics
TRX Electronics, Passive Components

Vishay’s new VJ series surface-mount MLCCs (multilayer ceramic chip capacitors) for safety-certified applications are offered with C0G (NP0) and X7R dielectrics, each offering X1 / Y2 and X2 safety classifications ...

  90° hybrid RF couplers
TRX Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

AVX has introduced two new wideband, 3 dB, 90° hybrid couplers: a 2100 MHz device for 1,5 – 2,1 GHz performance and a 2700 MHz device for 2,1 – 2,7 GHz. Based on AVX’s patented MLO technology, which ...

  M2M module supporting Wi-Fi Direct
MB Silicon Systems, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

The RS-WC-201 WiSeConnect module from Redpine Signals is a fully integrated 802.11 b/g/n module with advanced features for M2M, industrial, medical, enterprise and IoT (Internet of Things) systems. Powered ...

  50 Watt RF power limiters
RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

Peregrine Semiconductor announced the availability of UltraCMOS PE45140 and PE45450 RF power limiters. These monolithic solutions provide an alternative to discrete, PIN-diode limiters based on gallium ...

  Enhancements come to Altium’s ECAD platform
EDA Technologies, Design Automation

Altium announced the immediate release of a new generation of its Altium Vault enterprise data management and collaboration platform. By centralising, managing and formalising the component libraries, ...

  Industrial-grade comparators and op-amps
Avnet Kopp, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Diodes Incorporated has introduced the industry standard LM2901 quad and LM2903 dual comparators, and LM2902 quad and LM2904 dual op-amps in an extended temperature rating. Characterised for operation ...


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