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Toshiba mosfet package improves cooling dynamics

Toshiba Electronics is now offering its ow-voltage mosfets in DSOP Advance packages which offer dual-sided cooling which it said will significantly improve heat dissipation. The DSOP Advance package shares the same 5mm x 6mm footprint as a SOP Advance device. In comparative tests operating temperatures – when used in…

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RFID antennas go dual-band

Huber+Suhner has a range of dual-band UHF RFID antennas designed for integrated RFID devices. The Sencity SPOT-L antennas support both European ETSI UHF (865 – 868MHz) and USA/Canadian FCC UHF (902 – 928MHz) RFID bands. The antennas have a low profile of 11.5 – 15mm, and as a…

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Reference design for single and three phase smart meters

Renesas Electronics has introduced a reference design for a smart meter, which incorporates metrology and calibration routines, required for a billing polyphase meter design. The hardware platform is based on the firm’s RX21A microcontroller with a metrology front end circuit and the application processor in a single chip. The…

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Microchip aims parallel flash at consumer gear

Microchip has introduced a general-purpose fast parallel flash memory chip. SST38VF6401B is a 4M x16 CMOS with a split-gate cell design and thick-oxide tunneling injector for better reliability and manufacturability. Operating is from 2.7 to 3.6V and the memory is partitioned into uniform 32kword and…

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Secret-until-lit switch hides as stainless steel

YB2 half-mirrored push button switches from NKK are intended to blend with stainless steel until they are lit, and are aimed at machinery, medical devices, kitchen equipment, measuring instruments, parking meters, and vending machines. “These aesthetically pleasing switches are a vapour-deposition-onto-plastic design, providing the appearance and…

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Swiss firm offers customisable ARM computer modules

An open-source design methodology for customised single-board computers has been developed by Swiss ARM-based embedded computing module supplier Toradex. Called Viola, the design platform is based on a carrier board which is paired with a module in the supplier’s pin-compatible Colibri family to create customised…

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Power connector locks onto plain PCB

Molex has released a power PCB connector that has a positive locking action on plain PCB – it requires no header. Called EdgeMate, it is a 3.96mm pitch system that supports power up to 7A with UL 94V-2 flammability rating. Available in 2-12 circuits, it is intended for…

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