An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release Dates announced for National Electronics Week from National Electronics Week, which we summarised at the time by saying "NEW Events has announced that National Electronics Week 2011 is taking place from 12-13 April at the NEC Pavilion in Birmingham. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator from Linear Technology: "Linear Technology has announced a H-grade step-down switching regulator for load dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications as well as 24V industrial supplies.".
In December 2010, we covered the news from Altera - take a look at EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor which says: "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a safety-critical avionics system that includes a DO-254/ED-80-certifiable version of Altera's Nios II embedded processor.".
Take a look also at the news release from Texas Instruments, Power-management controller for standard MOSFETs, as well as SoC ICs for cable and terrestrial set-top boxes from ST Microelectronics, and Gain blocks for cellular bands GSM, CDMA and UMTS from Avago Technologies.
Valve connector simplifies manufacturing process (December 2010)
Molex has expanded its range of externally threaded Brad mPm DIN valve connectors with the addition of Form C and Form Micro housings for hydraulics and pneumatics systems.
VGA for wireless infrastructure transceivers (December 2010)
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2062, a fully programmable, multistate, dual-channel, analogue and digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier suitable for automatic gain control circuits.
System host board for energy and medical sectors (December 2010)
Kontron has introduced the PICMG 1.3 system host PCI-761, a slot-card-sized industrial server board equipped with the Intel Q57 Express chipset for asynchronous real-time applications.
Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments (December 2010)
Allegro Microsystems has launched the A1356, a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC with a pulse width modulated (PWM) output for automotive gear and clutch detection and position sensing.
PC socket contact with stamped and rolled clip (December 2010)
Radiall has introduced the Radiall NSX series Size 22 socket contact for pc boards, to help reduce the cost of ARINC 600 connectors and thus reduce costs of overall connectors and their manufacture.
PLDs for low-power consumer design applications (December 2010)
Avnet Memec is offering Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO2T programmable logic devices (PLDs), which offer low-density PLD designers low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.
SPEC Pak enables environmental connections (December 2010)
APP has released the SPEC Pak (Sealed Power For Environmental Connections) connector series for use wherever a rugged or waterproof high-power signal and ground interconnect solution is required.
TPS54618 for DSP- and FPGA-based communications (December 2010)
The TPS54618 provides 95-per-cent efficiency and operating current of 2.95-6V for point-of-load designs used in DSP- and FPGA-based communications, test and medical equipment.
- EASIC in-a-box kits make ASIC design accessible
EASIC has announced the availability of two ASIC-in-a-Box design kits that enable ASIC design to be widely accessible.
IP cores licensed for ASIC designs
The ARM926EJ processor is available immediately on ChipX Standard Cell ASICs and Embedded Arrays.
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