Breakthrough tuning for microelectronics

17 June, 2003

The ability to make atomic-level changes in the functional components of semiconductor switches, demonstrated by a team of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, North Carolina State University and University of Tennessee physicists, could lead to changes in the semiconductor industry.

Recovery diodes

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: International Rectifier

International Rectifier has introduced a family of standard-recovery diodes in a stud-mount DO-5 plastic-cap case.

PC-based controller

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

ICP Electronics Australia has released the DIN-310, a fan-less Transmeta Crusoe PC-based controller, designed to mount on a DIN rail or be use in wall-mount applications.

COTS graphics

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by:

SBS Technologies has introduced the Sentiris S4110-CD00-AR COTS graphics subsystem offering good performance and image quality in a conduction cooled PMC format.

DC/DC controller

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by:

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3730, a three-phase synchronous step-down switching controller with integrated MOSFET drivers dedicated to power the Pentium 4 IMVP-III mobile processors.

Low power processor

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Wincomm's Micro PC, WPC-650, is especially developed for embedded applications. The WPC-650 features compact size, high performance and fan-less low power operation with the VIA Eden platform.

Programmable relays

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: Baldor Australia Pty Ltd

The KBMS series of programmable relays is designed for machine automation and process control. Several models are offered which provide a choice of input power (AC or DC), number of input/outputs (10, 12 and 20), and input type (digital DC or AC and 0-10 VDC analog).

Tiny solid-state light emitter

03 June, 2003

A tiny solid-state light emitter produced by Phaedon Avouris and his colleagues at IBM, consists of a single-walled carbon nanotube (NT) strung between two electrodes and controlled by a third.

Higher electronic storage capacities

03 June, 2003

Texas Instruments has announced that it is working with Cornice Inc on a 1.5 GB storage element (SE). The SE, a 2.54 cm, high-capacity, embedded storage device, is designed to bring low cost storage solutions to portable consumer electronics devices such as MP3 players, PDAs, digital video recorders and players and handheld gaming devices.

Vibration absorber

13 May, 2003 | Supplied by: Switches Plus Components Pty Ltd

The Volcano sheet is used underneath or between subject loads to limit vibration and not act as a damper.

2 channel 24 bit ADC

13 May, 2003 | Supplied by:

Linear Technology's LTC2412 is a 24 bit no latency delta sigma ADC that offers two fully differential input channels and a differential reference input.

VSX75 series DC/DC converter

13 May, 2003 | Supplied by: Adilam Technologies

The VSX75 series of DC-DC converters is 75 W, compact, high-efficiency, high-density dual output devices with 36-75 V input 3.3 and 5.0 VDC outputs.

MOSFET for isolated DC-DC converters

13 May, 2003 | Supplied by: Soanar Plus

International Rectifier's IRF1312 HEXFET power MOSFET is rated at 80 V and can be used as both a primary- and a secondary-side MOSFET in an isolated DC-DC converter for netcom and datacom systems.

Research centre for photonics

05 May, 2003

Many items in everyday use - such as mobile phones and laptop computers - exist because of research carried out in photonics. At the UKs University of Cambridge, several academic groups have joined with industrial partners to investigate the different aspects of photonics, applications and materials in a new Centre for Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics (CMMPE).

Fibre-delivery laser

15 April, 2003 | Supplied by:

Agilent says it has released what it claims is the first laser with fibre optic delivery suitable for the demands of next-generation lithography motion control.

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