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Start with the news release International Rectifier offers automotive MOSFETs from International Rectifier, which we summarised at the time by saying "International Rectifier has expanded its offering of 40 to 100V automotive-qualified MOSFETs, including a range of logic level devices. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor from Altera: "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.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from Ocean Blue - take a look at Ocean Blue SoCs suited for connected TV products which says: "Ocean Blue Software has ported its Sunrise HD DVB stack and Voyager HD MHEG-5 stack onto set-top box (STB) chipsets from Renesas and Trident.".

Take a look also at the news release from Globtek, Globtek offers desktop-style power supplies, as well as LED suitable for TV and LCD monitor backlighting from Osram Opto Semiconductors, and DC/DC converters suited for critical applications from MSC Vertriebs.

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YDS jacks target Gigabit Ethernet applications (December 2010)

MSC Vertriebs has announced the availability of the 10/100/1000 Base-T jacks of the 56F series from YDS for applications in industrial computers, network equipment and industrial controls.

AC/DC power supplies suit harsh environments (December 2010)

XP Power has unveiled the ECC100 series 100W single-output, baseplate-cooled AC/DC power supplies targeted at outdoor applications such as wireless communications, lighting and information displays.

Foremost offers Emobility charging connectors (December 2010)

Foremost Electronics has announced the UK introduction of the Emobility range of electric-vehicle charging connectors manufactured by FCT Electronic.

Chip filters optimise performance of mobile phones (December 2010)

Taiyo Yuden's latest lines of chip filters are designed to optimise the performance, while minimising the size, of mobile phones.

CPLDs suited for portable wireline applications (December 2010)

Altera's Max V device range is suited for general-purpose and portable designs in wireline, wireless, industrial, consumer, computer/storage, automotive, broadcast and military applications.

LED driver offers good phase-dimmed performance (December 2010)

National Semiconductor has introduced the LM3450 LED driver, which is claimed to feature the industry's best phase-dimmed performance for high-brightness light-emitting diode (LED) applications.

LEDs for fault indication in harsh environments (December 2010)

Aerco has announced the availability in the UK of ruggedised, full colour spectrum LEDs from L3 Electrodynamics for use in the defence, aerospace, industrial and avionics industries.

Silicone coating protects electronic circuitry (November 2010)

Electrolube has launched DCA-HT, a modified silicone conformal coating that has been designed for the protection of electronic circuitry.

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Further reading
  • Power connectors meet military safety standards

    Lane Electronics has launched a range of power connectors manufactured by Souriau and Weald Electronics for applications in the military and aerospace sectors.
  • Comms cables meet top safety standards

    Belden CDT Electronics Division has expanded its line of New Generation Safe-T-Line cables, which now includes circuit integrity (CI), CI-PLTC and circuit integrity in conduit (CIC) cables.
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