Electronic Products News

Ku-Band MMIC from Cree

Cree has launched a Ku-Band MMIC covering the 13.5 – 14.75GHz commercial satcom band. The 30W GaN MMIC two-stage high power amplifier (HPA) will allow the satcom industry to achieve higher power, more efficient Ku-Band solutions than the TWT or GaAs solutions used today, the company…

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3D chip is "smallest" light sensor

A tiny ambient light sensor from ams uses through-silicon via (TSV) packaging to achieve a footprint of just 1.145 x 1.66mm and a height of 0.32mm. The TSV package does not need wire bonds and provides a direct connection from the device I/Os to a…

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Semtech chip protects USB 3.0 connections

  Semtech has a three-pin transient voltage suppression (TVS) array device designed for protecting high-speed differential pairs common in interfaces such as USB 3.0, MHL and HDMI 1.4. The RClamp0552T is housed in a 1.0 x 0.6mm package with a nominal height of only…

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Small Box PC for automation and signage

  IEC-3300 is a small-box computer based around Intel’s Bay Trail Celeron and Atom processors from Arbor Technology in Milton Keynes. Inside the 109 x 163mm enclosure, soldered-in processor options are: 1.58GHz dual-core N2807 Celeron (standard) 2GHz quad-core J1900 Celeron (option) 1.33GHz…

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IR transmitter simplifies sensor systems

A universal sensor transmitter for use in power grid and automotive has been developed by US-based firm Knick. Using an infrared interface, the PolyTrans P 32000 transmitter will recognise the signal outputs of any 2-, 3- and 4-wire temperature, force and strain sensors, resistors, potentiometers, resistive sensors, and…

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Crystek's 3500MHz VCO

Crystek has a VCO which operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V.

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EBG expands resistor production in Austria

Resistor manufacturer EBG is expanding its production facility in Austria. The 1200m sq. manufacturing facility should be completed towards the end of 2015. EBG said it will move its screen-printing production process to the new facility, which will free up space for new production equipment and for quality control…

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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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