Components

Quadrature demodulator

15 March, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.soanar.com/

A monolithic IF quadrature demodulator from Linear Technology operates with a single supply voltage down to 1.8.


MOSFET driver

15 March, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.powertech.co.nz/

Maxim has introduced the MAX8552 single-phase MOSFET driver IC optimised to complement the MAX8524/MAX8525 CPU core-supply controllers.


Low profile capacitors

15 March, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.adilam.com.au/

Vishay has added to its 592D family of low-profile tantalum capacitors with 2200 µF devices in 2 mm case height and 3300 µF in 2.5 mm case height.


Memory device may archive data

12 February, 2004

Engineers at Princeton University and Hewlett-Packard have invented a combination of materials that could lead to cheap and super-compact electronic memory devices for archiving digital images or other data.


Short-wavelength LEDs at high-power output

10 February, 2004

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories developing ultraviolet light-emitting diodes recently demonstrated two deep UV semiconductor optical devices that set records for wavelength/power output.


Embedded processor

09 February, 2004 | Supplied by: Kontron Australia Pty Ltd

Kontron has introduced the ETX-PM CPU module claimed to be the most compact board to date to host a Pentium M processor and the first Computer-On-Module to be based on it.


Developments in RFID and smart cards

29 January, 2004

Philips and IBM are to jointly develop customer systems for radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart card applications. They plan to address the growing need for advanced high-security smart cards and RFID technology in day-to-day business processes, operations and consumer lifestyles.


Multichannel, serial I/O ADCs

16 January, 2004 | Supplied by: Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

Maxim has introduced the MAX1167/MAX1168 200 kSps, 16 bit multichannel ADCs.


Using DNA to create nano-transistor

18 December, 2003

Proving it is possible to use biology to create electronics, scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have harnessed the power of DNA to create a self-assembling nanoscale transistor, the building block of electronics.


Segment blue LEDs

17 December, 2003 | Supplied by: Fairmont Marketing

Rohm has available a series of blue LEDs for applications such as industrial equipment, test and measuring machines and ticket and vending machines to name a few.


Palm-size SBC

17 December, 2003 | Supplied by: http://www.advantech.net.au/

Advantech's PCM-5820 is a 3.5" HDD-size SBC with an onboard, embedded Pentium-class Cyrix GXM-233 processor.


Control switches

28 November, 2003 | Supplied by: Switches Plus Components Pty Ltd

Rafi has available a range of control switches in three sizes with the possibility of offering up to six normally-open or six normally-closed contacts.


Development breakthrough for UV LEDs

21 November, 2003

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories developing ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) recently demonstrated two deep UV semiconductor optical devices that set records for wavelength/power output. One emits at a wavelength of 290 nm and produces 1.3 milliwatts of output power, and the other emits at a wavelength of 275 nm and produces 0.4 milliwatts of power.


Smaller, simpler way to archive data

17 November, 2003

Engineers at Princeton University and Hewlett-Packard have invented a combination of materials that could lead to inexpensive, compact electronic memory devices for archiving digital images or other data.


Why silicon crystals lose their 'edge'

05 November, 2003

Physicists have discovered a mechanism that forces sharp edges on the surface of a silicon crystal to become rounded, and have described this rounding in detail for the first time


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