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Issue 499: 16 December 2010

Newsletter circulation 19,000

In this issue...


Dave Wilson, editor, writes...

The chief engineer had spared no expense to provide his only son with a plethora of high-technology equipment for Christmas, knowing how delighted he would be when he discovered the grown-up boys toys in his stocking on Christmas morning.

Aside from a rather magnificent notepad computer, the chief engineer's son had also been blessed with a mobile phone with a built-in GPS system and camera, as well as a radio-controlled helicopter and a standalone rocket launcher.

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Our top new products selection

1. DC/DC uModule PoL regulator for RAID systems

Linear Technology 14 Dec 2010

DC/DC uModule PoL regulator for RAID systems

The LTM4611, a complete switch mode DC/DC uModule point-of-load regulator, is suited for applications in systems with only 3.3, 2.8 or 2.5V as the main power rail.

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2. Tool safeguards low-voltage portable electronics

Linear Technology 13 Dec 2010

Tool safeguards low-voltage portable electronics

The LTC4362 is a 2.5 to 5.5V overvoltage and overcurrent protector that safeguards low-voltage, portable electronics from damaging input voltage transients and current surges.

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3. Step-down converters suit automotive applications

Maxim Integrated Products 10 Dec 2010

Step-down converters suit automotive applications

The MAX16903 and MAX16904 automotive-grade synchronous step-down converters are designed to withstand extreme battery-voltage conditions in automotive applications.

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4. Linear regulator suits use in telecom applications

Linear Technology 09 Dec 2010

Linear regulator suits use in telecom applications

Linear Technology's MP-grade LT3008 20mA linear regulator features operation from -55 to 125C for a range of applications, including avionics, military, industrial, automotive, RF and telecom.

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5. Mini oscillators for battery-powered applications

Saelig 14 Dec 2010

Saelig has introduced four new ranges of low-voltage crystal oscillators in miniature surface-mount packages that are well suited for use in battery-powered applications.

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6. Vandal-resistant switches enable access control

Bulgin Components 10 Dec 2010

Bulgin's MPI range of illuminated vandal-resistant switches are said to be ideal for access-control and door-entry applications.

This includes lifts, panic buttons, car park barriers, emergency telephones, vending machines and food processing.

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7. Ambient-light sensor suited for tablet PCs

Maxim Integrated Products 13 Dec 2010

Ambient-light sensor suited for tablet PCs

The MAX9635 is ideally suited for tablet and notebook PCs, smartphones, TVs, digital lighting-management systems and light-intensity-monitoring applications.

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8. Hall-sensor IC for low power HMI applications

Austriamicrosystems 14 Dec 2010

The AS5013 contactless magnetic encoder IC monitors the displacement of a magnet incorporated in a knob relative to its centre position and provides X and Y position information via an IC interface.

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9. Bridge chip range for USB/(HID)-USB connectivity

Silicon Laboratories 14 Dec 2010

Silicon Laboratories' latest-generation bridge chip range provides a small-footprint solution for USB and human interface device (HID)-USB connectivity.

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10. Op amp allows data acquisition and process control

Intersil 13 Dec 2010

The ISL28218 40V single-supply, rail-to-rail output, precision, dual operational amplifier (op amp) is suited for applications including industrial, data acquisition and process control.

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