Components

Faster optical communications coming down the line

04 July, 2006

Monash University researchers have won the $100,000 Peter Doherty Prize for Innovation, at the Commercialisation Expo 2006, for their work in faster optical communications.


Bipolar transistors

04 July, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.ampec.com.au/

Combining complementary NPN and PNP transistors in the SOT236 package, the ZXTC2045E6 from Zetex Semiconductors produces the drive requirement needed to switch high power MOSFETs and IGBTs in power supply designs.


Growth of GaN high-electron mobility transistors on 150 mm silicon demonstrated

20 June, 2006

Growing low sheet resistivity transistors on 150 mm silicon wafers has been achieved by a European research group and presented at the 13th International Conference on Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy in Japan.


Metal strip resistor

01 June, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.adilam.com.au/

Vishay has announced a power metal strip resistor that offers 5 W capability in the small 2818 package.


Plug-and-play fibre

01 June, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.molex.com/

Molex has released the redesigned ModLink system - the end-to-end, factory terminated, plug and play solution.


Platform for emergency optical networking applications

12 May, 2006

The Centre for Integrated Photonics (CIP) has announced a hybrid assembly technique that offers a very simple yet highly reliable method of integrating optical devices.


Move toward vehicles that morph

10 May, 2006

MIT engineers report they may have found a way for structures – and materials – to move like a bird, adjusting its wings to catch every current of air, essentially morphing from one shape into another.


Light source invented

08 May, 2006

Scientists in the US have devised a new flexible material that could revolutionise the way we light our homes and offices.


Integrated MOSFET

02 May, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.irf.com/

International Rectifier has introduced the IRF4000, a 100 V-rated device integrating four HEXFET MOSFETs into a single power MLP package for power-over-ethernet applications.


Single-chip microcontroller

02 May, 2006 | Supplied by: Renesas Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd

Renesas Technology America, Inc. today announced the SH7211F single-chip microcontroller (MCU) with on-chip flash memory, which features a fast SH-2A CPU core with good real-time control capability, an operating speed of 160MHz, and a processing capability of up to almost 320 MIPS.


DECV 50/5 motor controller

01 May, 2006 | Supplied by: M Rutty & Co Pty Ltd

Maxon Motor's DECV 50/5 is a compact, digital four-quadrant speed controller for brushless DC motors of up to 250 W.


Electronic function built into optical fibre

01 May, 2006

A joint team from the University of Southampton in Britain and Penn State University in the US has combined the technologies of optical fibre and silicon/germanium to make devices inside microstructured fibres.


Basics of MOSFETs Part 2

05 April, 2006 by Vrej Barkhordarian, International Rectifier, El Segundo, Ca. | Supplied by: International Rectifier

Discrete power MOSFETs employ semiconductor processing techniques that are similar to those of today's VLSI circuits, although the device geometry, voltage and current levels are significantly different from the design used in VLSI devices


ZRL low noise very high IP3 amplifiers

03 April, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.clarke.com.au/

Mini-Circuit's Blue Cell technology allows the use of its 90-degree splitters to enhance the performance of a family of medium power amplifiers.


Mass production of memory technology

27 March, 2006

Samsung Electronics, a manufacturer of advanced memory technology, has claimed it is the first manufacturer in the industry to begin mass producing DDR2 DRAM - 512 Megabit (Mb) - on an 80 nanometer (nm) scale.


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