Electronic Products News

Detonators go surface-mount

Vishay has introduced the ‘massive electro-pyrotechnic initiator chip’ (MEPIC)  - a 0805 SMD resistor for what is sometimes known as electronic detonation or digital blasting. “It has very predictable, reproducible and reliable behaviour and meets USCAR and AKLV16,” said Farnell, which is stocking the device. “MEPIC can be adapted for…

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Step-down regulator has integrated 4A switch

Micrel has a family of pin-compatible high voltage synchronous step-down switching regulators with integrated power switches capable of providing up to 4A (MIC28513) output current and a wide input supply range from 4.6V to 70V (MIC28512). The devices are available with both Hyper Speed Control and HyperLight…

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Ageless inductors are high current, low resistance

Coilcraft’s MLC75xx series of shielded, high-current power inductors offer I(sat) ratings up to 59.2A and DC resistance down to 1.2mohms. With soft saturation characteristics the inductors feature RoHS compliant tin-silver (96.5/3.5) over copper terminations and offer a maximum reflow temperature of…

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Imagination announces IoT radios

Imagination Technologies has announced the first of its Whisper Series5 radio baseband processors, which it calls radio processing units (RPUs). Available as intellectual property for integration into SoCs, there are versions for 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart, or both. The cores are designed for low power consumption, and applications…

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Video stabiliser plugs in-line

Isle of Wight DSP firm RFEL has announced an off-the-shelf real-time HD video stabiliser. Called StableEyesHD, it removes unwanted camera shake and picture rotation to increase the effectiveness of surveillance, security or situational awareness systems. It is installed by plugging it into the existing video cable connections…

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Rochester offers long-term supply of Altera FPGAs

Rochester Electronics is now offering a number of Altera’s mature FPGAs and CPLDs to provide long-term supply of devices for applications with extended lifespans. Rochester will market the products with the manufacturer’s full support. Devices covered by the agreement include select MAX 7000 CPLDs and FLEX, APEX…

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