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IDT kits commoditise wireless charging

IDT has launched transmitter and receiver reference kits that add wireless charging to products for a BOM cost of $30 and $40. The Qi-compliant kits, P9038-R-EVK and P9025-R-EVK,  “enable engineers to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into their designs in a matter of hours”, says IDT…

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Direct Insight plug and play camera module

Direct Insight and e-con Systems are offering a plug and play camera module for TRITON PXA270 and PXA320 development systems and production ready modules. TRITON-CAM, based on camera module technology from e-con Systems India will run image and video capture for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and…

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Addressing system offset of a load-cell-based balance

Edited by Charles H Small and Fran Granville It’s a challenge to interface a resistive bridge sensor with an ADC receiving its power from a 5V single-supply power source. Some applications require output-voltage swings from 0V to a full-scale voltage, such as 4.096V, with excellent…

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Fairchild Semiconductor launches Global Power Resources Centre

Fairchild Semiconductor has expanded its Global Power ResourceSM Centre with the addition of a facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This new centre – near the heart of the North American automotive market – responds to the burgeoning need for functional power solutions, including multi-die modules, for automotive power applications.  The centre…

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AVX low profile OxiCap capacitors

AVX Corporation has improved maximum cap values of its low profile NOJ series range of OxiCap™ Niobium Oxide solid electrolyte capacitors. The standard Y case (7.3 x 4.3 x 2mm; length x width x height) now features 150uF rated at 6.3V, with the W case size (6…

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Four new Pickering Interfaces RF switching modules

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI RF switching cards with four RF switching modules which support frequencies to 3GHz. The 40-870 provides up to 6 off SPDT switches in a single width 3U PXI module. The 40-872 provides up to 4 off 4 way MUX’s…

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Linear downconverting mixer improves performance for 3G, WiMax

The LT5557, a new high linearity, 3.3V, downconverting active RF mixer from Linear Technology elevates receiver dynamic range performance while extending bandwidth capability to cover 3G and WiMAX basestation frequencies to 3.8 GHz. The LT5557 offers 24.7 dBm IIP3, noise figure of 11.7 dB, and 2…

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