Electronic Products News

L up and R down in 0402 inductors

The 0402DF series of chip inductors offers higher inductance and significantly lower resistance compared with previous 0402-sized inductors, claims maker Coilcraft. There are 25 values from 20nH to 3.3µH (+/- 5%). As an example of resistance, the 220nH value is 240mΩ – 55% lower than the same value in…

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Zynq UltraScale+ gets Micrium RTOS for all processors

Xilinx’s All Programmable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC has been supported by a commercial real-time operating system (RTOS) from Micrium. The Zynq UltraScale+’s quad-core ARM Cortex A53 and dual-core Cortex R5 CPUs will run the Micrium µC/OS-II, µC/OS-III kernels and full suite of…

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Semefab sees improving margins

Semefab, the Glenrothes CMOS sensor specialist, has said it expects margins to recover this year after making a loss of £582,930 in 2014 on sales that increased 15% to £9.06 million. In 2013 it made a profit of £127,065. Semefab attributed the losses to circumstances outside its…

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NIWeek: PXI brings fast parallel test to 4G

NI is aiming to make wireless manufacturing test more cost-effective as system move to volume production. The key is to run test in parallel to improve throughput. To do this the company has introduced at NIWeek in Austin, Texas today, a multi-standard, multi- DUT and multi-port test…

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Encoder offers 5,000 counts per revolution

Avago AEDT-981x is a family of industrial grade optical encoders offering from 2,000 to 5,000 counts per revolution (CPR) using a code wheel of 11mm optical radius. The devices are three channel incremental encoders – two quadrature plus one index channel – and are rated from -40 to 115…

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Microsemi launches sensor interface ICs

Microsemi is launching the first device in a family of sensor interface ICs based upon inductive sensing technology. The LX3301A, the first inductive sensor IC in the market using linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) architecture implementations on printed circuit boards (PCB), is designed for applications in the automotive and industrial…

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PMBus digital power chip drives 30A for sub-micron processors

Texas Instruments has introduced its first PMBus synchronous DC-DC buck converters with 20A and 30A current ratings. The TPS544B25/C25 converters are designed for accurate voltage rail setting in designs with sub-micron processors. The converters have a 0.5% reference-voltage accuracy and full differential remote-voltage sensing…

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Lattice superMHL chipset supports 4K video on USB Type -C

Lattice Semiconductor is targeting the upgraded version of the USB connector, known as Type-C, with a transceiver which will support 4K video with concurrent USB 3.1 Gen 1 or Gen 2 data. The transmitter and receiver pair conform to the new superMHL video interface standard that can deliver…

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