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TXC Launched High Speed Current Steering Logic (HCSL) Crystal Oscillator (Named BX , CX Series)

TXC launched new High Speed Current Steering Logic (HCSL) Crystal Oscillator in 7.0x5.0mm (named BX-series) and 5.0x3.2mm (named CX-series) ceramic package. It combines an AT-cut crystal with 3rd overtone design, support supply voltage 2.5V and 3.3V to achieve low phase jitter and low phase noise (0.2pS Typ., from 12KHz~20MHz) for PCI Express (PCIe) and other high-speed interface applications.

The World's Smallest& Thinnest Class SMD Type Quartz Crystal (Size: 1.2x1.0x0.3 mm Type)

TXC launched new smallest Crystal in 1.2x1.0x0.3mm (named 8J-series) ceramic package. It designed for all kind electronic products that needed smaller crystal unit. ex. Smart phone , medical applications. This 8J product is now available and 2 million pcs and more monthly production capacity has been allocated to customer immediate demand ramp-up. Energy saving and carbon reduction is all electronic product’s mission. TXC 1210 crystal is the best choice to make environmental protection. In the past, crystal’s performance was restricted by smaller process. So TXC all new developed 1210 crystal can match all smaller electronic product request. Typical reference synthesizing frequency:36MHz,37.4MHz,38.4MHz,40MHz,48MHz and 54MHz.

Industrial Expands With Australian TUV Approval of Starline EX and Amphe-EX

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has expanded its worldwide reach earning Australian TUV approval for its Starline EX and Amphe-EX series of connectors. These connectors are the first multi-pin power/signal products within the connector market that have earned this designation. This approval allows for both connector series to be used in the Australian mining and gas markets. Designed for hazardous ATEX and IECEx applications, these rugged connectors feature exceptional mating properties and are available in high grade 316 stainless steel. These series of connectors offer a higher level of corrosion resistance for use in the harshest environments including mining, land drilling and offshore drilling.

TowerJazz and Triune Systems Announce nanoSmart® Products Ramping to Mass Production, More Energy Saving Products to be Launched in 2012

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Triune Systems LLC, an IC design and test development provider, today announced that Triune has developed a proprietary analog/power management technology using the TowerJazz TS35PM process on its state of the art 0.18um based power management platform. Triune has trademarked this energy saving green technology, called nanoSmart®, and is releasing two products currently ramping to volume production showcasing this technology, the TS14001 and TS12001. Triune’s TS14001 is an ultra-low-power LDO regulator which provides regulated output with best-in-class ultra-low quiescent current losses of 20nA under no-load conditions which helps reduce energy and heat. The TS12001 is an ultra-low-power under voltage load protect switch that utilizes off-active™ technology. Off-active™ provides active control of turning off, and then on, the control of the load with only 200pA losses, increasing efficiencies and resulting in less power wasted. In a

Thermo Fisher Scientific Features Intelligent Process Analyzer at ACHEMA 2012

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is featuring its Thermo Scientific AquaPro Multi-Input Intelligent Process Analyzer during ACHEMA 2012. The new AquaPro analyzer features a large full-color display, a plug-and-play architecture, a front panel USB port, up to four channels in one instrument and multiple digital communication options. The AquaPro analyzer is being showcased within Thermo Scientific booth B7, hall 4.2 during ACHEMA 2012, being held from June 18-22 in Frankfurt. The AquaPro is a sophisticated and highly flexible analysis platform for a wide range of process applications. Its unique plug-and-play architecture makes it easy to add new features and parameters; all a user needs to do is open the analyzer, slide and click. This simple multi-channel configuration offers the ability to add a simple analog parameter and/or advanced DataStick™ digital sensors to add host communications such as MODBUS, CANopen, Profibus, Ethernet and others. All

Thermo Fisher Scientific Extends Industry-Leading FT-IR Platform with Launch of New-Generation Spectrometer at ACHEMA 2012

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving science, extended its leading FT-IR spectrometry platform by introducing the first research-grade FT-IR system designed for simple one-touch operation. The new Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR spectrometer is one of several innovative products being introduced at ACHEMA to help customers increase laboratory efficiency in markets ranging from pharma and biotech, to chemical and petrochemical, to industrial and applied. These new offerings, along with the company’s comprehensive portfolio of chromatography, mass spectrometry, and environmental analysis technologies, are being showcased within Thermo Scientific booth B7, hall 4.2 at ACHEMA 2012, being held from June 18 - 22 in Frankfurt. “In today’s economic environment, our customers need analytical tools that help them work much more efficiently, while improving the accuracy of their results,” said Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer of Thermo

New Integrated VSAT and PtP Solutions Reduce BOMs & Improve Performance

TriQuint is announcing two new linear, highly efficient solutions for point-to-point (PtP) and VSAT applications at IMS MTT-S in Montreal (June 17-22). TriQuint's new 1W TGA2527-SM (12.4-15.4 GHz) is ideal for PtP and other mmWave systems, delivering 24dB gain with 30dBm P1dB and 31dBm (Psat). It provides a linear solution with exceptional efficiency – 20% better than other products. TriQuint delivers a cost-effective, packaged VSAT solution with its new 1W, TGA4539-SM for Ka-band (28-30 GHz), providing 30.5dBm (Psat) and small signal gain of 20dB. Samples and evaluation boards are available for both of these integrated solutions that deliver cost-effective high performance. Contact product marketing or TriQuint sales for details.

TriQuint's New LNAs Offer Top Performance

TriQuint is announcing two new low noise amplifiers (LNAs) that simplify the RF design process and achieve highly linear, best-in-class noise performance. The TQP3M9036 and TQP3M9037 are surface-mount, integrated GaAs pHEMT devices that deliver assembly convenience while meeting the stringent linearity and noise figure requirements of 3G / 4G base station designs. TQP3M9036 covers 400-1500 MHz with a noise figure of 0.45dB, 19dB of gain at 900 MHz, and high linearity (+35 dBm OIP3). The TQP3M9037 operates from 1.5-2.7 GHz with a noise figure of 0.4dB and 20dB of gain at 1900 MHz, and an OIP3 of +36dBm. Both products are currently sampling and will be available in September 2012. Contact product marketing or TriQuint sales for details.

TriQuint's DSA Sets New Performance Standard

TriQuint supports constant innovation as shown in the finer gradation of its newly-released TQP4M9083 7-bit digital step attenuator (DSA). Providing up to 31.75dB of attenuation in 0.25dB steps and operating from 0.4-3.5 GHz, the TQP4M9083 achieves low insertion loss, high speed, linearity and upgraded resolution. These characteristics ideally meet public safety and commercial wireless base station design requirements while supporting test equipment and many other similar applications with more system gain control choices. Contact product marketing or TriQuint sales for innovative DSAs and other RF design solutions.

TriQuint GaN, mmWave & BTS Shine at IMS 2012

TriQuint met with many colleagues, partners and industry leaders at IMS MTT-S 2012 in Montreal, discussing our new range of GaN and GaAs solutions. TriQuint showcased newly-released GaN products including TGA2572-FL, TGA2579-FL and TGA2593-GSG (available August 1st), while sharing its RF design expertise in many special sessions. TriQuint’s innovative new GaN packaged transistor, T1G6003028-FS offers 3dB more gain than competing devices, which can cut the number of stages in amplifier designs by 50%. TriQuint also released VSAT and PtP / mmWave innovations that integrate functions for smaller BOMs; the new TGA2527-cuts power consumption 20%. New TriQuint BTS LNAs offer the lowest noise figure of any packaged, integrated solution (as low as 0.4dB). Contact product marketing or visit our sales webpage for details.

Row-Based AC Unit for Rack Installations From Tripp Lite

Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has introduced a new energy-saving, row-based air conditioning unit. The SRCOOL33K has a 42U rack form factor and delivers up to 33,000 BTU of efficient cooling for high-density rack installations in data centers, server rooms and network closets. The AC unit has several advanced features that allow it to cool more effectively than other units on the market. Key Features and Benefits: •     Improves efficiency and lowers operating costs •     DC (direct current)-inverter-driven compressor and microprocessor-controlled electronic expansion valve allow continuous operation at precise cooling levels •     Prevents line noise, voltage disruptions and potential circuit overloads by limiting inrush current •     Close-coupled cooling maximizes hot-aisle/cold-aisle efficiency and cooling predictability •     Built-in local and optional remote monitoring and control of temperature, humidity, fan speed,

Epson Develops New Low-Power-Consumption Real-Time Clock Modules

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson," TSE: 6724) today announced development of the RX-4035SA/LC and RX-8035SA/LC real-time clock modules(*1) - units designed to be compatible with primary batteries, secondary batteries, capacitors (one type of storage cell) and various other power sources. The company plans to begin accepting orders for these new products from the end of July. Volume production is slated to commence for the RX-8035SA from August, and for the RX-4035SA/LC and RX-8035LC from October. Alongside growing public awareness of the need to conserve energy, manufacturers have made rapid moves to ensure lower power consumption in electronic devices. This trend has sparked increased use of real-time clocks for retaining the current time in electronic devices in place of microcontrollers (which effectively internalize clock function), due to the ability of such clocks to retain the current time with extremely low power consumption. Conventional real-time clocks use an

Epson Begins Sales of High-Throughput IC Test Handler

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson," TSE: 6724) today announced that it has developed and begun sales of the NX1032XS IC test handler capable of transferring, inspecting and sorting semiconductors with one of the world's highest throughput levels.*1 By installing this product, customers will be able to greatly reduce inspection costs in the downstream processes of semiconductor manufacturing. An IC test handler is a system that transfers finished semiconductors to inspection equipment for electrical, visual and other final performance tests and then sorts them into multiple categories, such as good and defective. In response to robust demand for smartphones, tablets and automotive devices in recent years, semiconductor manufacturers have expressed a growing interest in the use of high-speed and high-precision IC test handlers to boost production of high-performance semiconductors (logic ICs*2). "Our customers demanded a high-speed test handler and we created the N

Epson Enters Healthcare Business with Wristwatch-Type Pulse Monitor

A man walking down the street checks a device attached to his wrist. The device is an Epson-made monitor that measures his pulse rate, but whose only contact point is his wrist. The face on the LCD screen tells him how much exercise is required to burn fat, and is designed to encourage him to do the correct amount of exercise. This article discusses the development story behind the wristwatch-type pulse monitor that contains Epson’s sensing technology, and Epson’s plans to grow its healthcare business. Conventional pulse monitors – including those previously manufactured on an OEM basis by Epson – involve a band wrapped around the finger, which contains a lot of blood vessels. However, finger bands are easily noticed and make it difficult for patients to perform manual work. Epson developed its new product to answer patients’ demands for a pulse monitor that did not require a finger band. To create this product, Epson drew on its 20 years of experience in pulse sensing technology wit

£11.2m Raised to Accelerate Connectivity Chip Development and Exploit New Industry Standard

Toumaz Limited (AIM: TMZ, 'Toumaz', or 'the Group'), a pioneer in low cost, ultra low power wireless communications and broadcast technology, has raised £11.2m through a placing ('Placing') of 128,000,001 new ordinary shares of 0.25p ('Ordinary Shares') with institutional investors each at a price of 8.75p per share ('Placing Price'). The proceeds will mainly be used to invest further in Toumaz Microsystems. Toumaz Microsystems was recently established as a new fabless subsidiary by Toumaz with investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG, 'Imagination') to design, develop and sell wireless semiconductor chips and embedded solutions for the growing area of internet and cloud-connected applications. The potential uses for this technology span across many markets from healthcare, home automation and wireless multimedia to enterprise solutions, monitoring devices and toys. Geographically, Toumaz is seeing growing

GE to Acquire Majority Interest in Advanced Systek of India

GE ­(NYSE: GE) today announced it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the Vadodara-based Advanced Systek Private Limited, one of India’s leading suppliers of terminal automation systems and flow metering solutions. The transaction will enhance GE’s ability to offer solutions to customers in regions such as South Asia and the Middle East. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Oil and gas asset automation applications require specialized skills to ensure the safe transportation and accurate measurement of natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products. Advanced Systek offers its midstream and upstream oil and gas industry customers total terminal management and flow metering solutions including design, engineering, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance. By combining Advanced Systek’s capabilities with GE technology and world-class product suite of flow meters, control valves, UPS, controllers and instrumentation, this transaction enables the GE Oil & Gas b

THAT Corporation Expands Analog Engine® Series

THAT Corporation has announced that the 4320 series of Analog Engine dynamics processor ICs now includes a space saving 5 x 5 mm QFN package. This tiny QFN package saves over 55% on board space. The THAT 4320 is intended for use in companding noise reduction systems and can be configured for use in multi-band companders, limiters, AGCs and de-essers. The THAT 4320 includes a high-performance voltage controlled amplifier, 4 op amps, a true-rms level detector and a proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) voltage reference used to generate thermally compensated control voltages for threshold and gain settings. This single-chip Analog Engine operates from a single supply, from 16 V down to +4.5 V, and draws only 3.5 mA, making it well suited for both line powered and battery powered applications. “Offering the THAT 4320 in a QFN package is in direct response to our customers that are designing wireless microphones, wireless instruments and in-ear monitors where space is at a premium,

THAT Corporation Engages Infinity Sales to Grow Pro Audio IC Business

THAT Corporation, a leading provider of high-quality audio IC technologies, today announced it has entered into a business relationship with Infinity Sales, a leading manufacturers' representative in Southern California for semiconductors and other electronic devices. As part of the agreement, Infinity Sales will execute product selling strategies for THAT’s high-performance audio ICs, including low-noise preamplifiers, dynamics processors, balanced line drivers/receivers, and transistor arrays. In addition to developing intimacy with THAT’s existing pro audio customers, Infinity will look to secure new, long-term strategic customer engagements that will ultimately extend THAT Corporation’s visibility to markets outside the pro audio arena, including industrial, medical and communications, etc. “We have a foundry in Milpitas, so we were well aware of Infinity’s solid reputation in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. We were also impressed wi

THAT Corporation Introduces Low-Noise Digital Gain Controller for High-Quality Audio Performance

THAT Corporation, a leading provider of high-quality audio IC technologies, today announced the latest addition to its best-in-class IC product line -- the THAT5173 digital gain controller, a cost-effective, high-quality solution for digitally-controlled audio preamplifier applications. Accepting full pro-audio signal levels up to +27.5dBu without an input pad, the 5173 maintains exceptional performance over a wide range of gains and signal levels. Thanks to its advanced design and integrated DC servo amplifier, the 5173 provides click-less digital gain control for differential analog current-feedback preamplifiers. The small 5mm x 5mm 5173 controls gain from 0dB to 60dB in 3dB steps, with low noise and distortion. The 5173 is designed to operate seamlessly with the THAT1570 high performance current-feedback amplifier, THAT's state-of-the-art analog differential microphone preamp. In combination with the 1570, the 5173 operates with supplies from ±5V to ±17V. Its differential out

Texas Instruments and AirHop Communications Announce Advanced SON Software Optimized for TI's KeyStone-Based Small Cell Solutions

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) and AirHop Communications, the leading provider of advanced radio access network (RAN) intelligence solutions for heterogeneous networks (HetNet), today announced their collaboration to integrate AirHop's eSON™ advanced self-organizing network (SON) software on TI's KeyStone-based small cell System-on-Chips (SoCs). With this integrated solution, developers using TI's TMS320TCI6612, TMS320TCI6614 and TMS320TCI6636 SoCs will be able to design small cell base stations that will facilitate operators' ability to deploy heterogeneous networks. To meet escalating demand for mobile data, network operators are turning to small cell base stations to increase capacity and complement existing macrocell networks. The resulting HetNet requires SON technology specifically designed for small cell networks to actively optimize system capacity and manage inter-cell interference. The combined TI and AirHop solution helps base station ven

Complete Energy Measurement SoC Provides More Management and Control of AC/DC Power Supplies

Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) announces the launch of a new Teridian/Maxim energy-measurement system on chip (SoC), the 78M6613. The 78M6613 is the industry’s first SoC energy-measurement solution for AC/DC power supplies that brings a higher level of management and control to servers and other equipment in data centers.   The new Teridian/Maxim chip comes as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/ENERGY STAR® mandates toward greater efficiency and accurate energy measurement in data centers begin to bear down on enterprises around the globe. The 78M6613 enables the capture and reporting of real-time energy data, which provides data center managers with the ability to quantify where energy is needed, being used, and more importantly, being stranded. Visibility into this critical data is an absolute requirement in order to manage and control energy usage in power-starved data centers that cannot keep up with growing demands placed upon them. “Power capping, load shedding and

TELEFUNKEN Expands to Scandinavia and Finland

TELEFUNKEN, the German traditional brand in the field of consumer electronics, is expanding its presence in Scandinavia. Starting in August 2011 TELEFUNKENS Partner TF Nordic AB offers with a first range of innovative high-class products. The market entry starts with a TELEFUNKEN television system with integrated HD and the PerfektAudio series, which has obtained a „very good“ rating by different hi-fi magazines in Germany. It contains of two component systems and a smaller compact system for the audiophile northern customers. Until the end of this year TF Nordic AB plans to launch external storage media, small electrical appliances as well as a series of white goods. TF Nordic AB is the first organization within the TELEFUNKEN family to launch a collection of 3D glasses for the consumer electronics market. These 3D glasses have been produced together with eyewear manufacturer Polaroid and the products are expected to be available in stores by the end of this summer. TF Nordic AB, is

IFA 2011: SOUND.MOBILE by TELEFUNKEN is Already a Major Export

At this year's IFA TELEFUNKEN presented to visitors from national and international visitors two new segments that have a crucial influence on the future product strategy of the brand. In the area of energy management and home control the joint venture TELEFUNKEN Smart Building GmbH (i. Gr.) was announced. The second segment concerns the solar-powered consumer electronics products that can be loaded and operated with integrated solar cells. Due to popular demand, the new devices are offered even faster than expected in international markets. A further expansion of distribution channels is taking place in Russia, South America and Australia. The highlight of the show was SOUND.MOBILE. The solar-speaker has an excellent sound and is perfectly suitable for indoor and outdoor use. MP3 players, game consoles, computers and mobile phones are easily connected via Bluetooth. The eye-catcher convinced experts and business partners alike. An enlargement of the product line is already being

New Industrial Company TELEFUNKEN Licht AG Founded

The historic company TELEFUNKEN has entered the worldwide market for lighting by founding TELEFUNKEN Licht AG in May 2012. Based in Dreieich near Frankfurt am Main, TELEFUNKEN Licht AG develops, produces and sells eco-friendly lighting solutions worldwide based on leading-edge sustainable LED technology, with the aim of positioning itself as a fixture in the lighting segment and advancing the spread of the emerging technology LED. “Light has always played an important role in TELEFUNKEN’s history,” says Sergio Klaus-Peter Voigt, CEO of TELEFUNKEN SE and a member of the TELEFUNKEN Licht AG executive board. “Given the ongoing switch to alternative energies and quest for ways to cut CO2 emissions, the time has come to refocus on this area of the business.” TELEFUNKEN Licht AG will focus on four product lines – Illumination, Modules, Objects and Media / Entertainment (LED screens) – covering a broad spectrum of products for private, industrial, commercial and municipal users as well as t

Teledyne to Develop Space-Based Digital Imaging Capability

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a Cooperative Agreement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to foster the commercial utilization of the International Space Station. Under the agreement, Teledyne Brown will develop the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), an Earth imaging platform, as part of the company’s new commercial space-based digital imaging business. MUSES is designed to host earth-looking instruments, such as high-resolution digital cameras, and provide precision pointing and other accommodations. It can host up to four instruments simultaneously and offers the ability to change, upgrade, and robotically service those instruments. Teledyne expects to provide the first commercial imaging system on board the facility. MUSES will help expand the research capability of the space station and provide other commercial companies with a

Tektronix Further Strengthens Support for Automated MIPI® M-PHY Testing

Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced a series of enhancements to its automated MIPI Alliance M-PHY test solutions, offering new multi-lane transmitter test setup enablement and the widest test coverage - automation of approximately 1,000 tests - for this rapidly emerging mobile device standard. To showcase this comprehensive test coverage, Tektronix and ST-Ericsson are providing hands-on demonstrations during the MIPI Alliance All Member Meeting this week in Berlin. The demo setup features a Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO70000 series oscilloscope connected to an ST-Ericsson device under test (DUT) to show how this solution can be used to evaluate M-PHY Tx and Rx physical layers along with MIPI DigRFv4 protocol analysis. "We have been using Tektronix M-PHY test bench for over a year for M-PHY electrical characterization and analysis and to significantly speed up compliance testing," said Ahmed Bouaiss, High-Speed Project Lead Test De

Tektronix Debuts Fully Automated Thunderbolt Transmitter Compliance Testing

Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced the availability of a fully automated transmitter (Tx) compliance testing solution for Thunderbolt technology that provides the industry's fastest test execution and time to answer. Tektronix also announced availability of setups to speed up Thunderbolt receiver (Rx) testing tasks. Thunderbolt is a transformational I/O technology that provides a leap in performance and flexibility over current I/O technologies. It provides two 10 Gbps bi-directional, channels on a single cable and simplifies the end-user experience with support for PCI Express and DisplayPort protocols. For engineers facing time pressure to finalize Thunderbolt-enabled designs and deliver products to consumers, Tektronix delivers the testing tools they need to minimize test setup and runtimes while also offering deep insight into design issues. The new automated Thunderbolt Tx test solution for Tektronix DSA70000 Series oscill

Littelfuse Receives 2011 Technical Support Award From Huawei

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS), the global leader in circuit protection, today announced it has been awarded the 2011 Technical Support Award by Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. The annual award recognizes suppliers that provide superior advanced technology support for Huawei’s passive components and discrete devices. “The Technical Support Award recognizes the hard work and dedication of Littelfuse associates across the company in providing value to Huawei and continuously contributing to their success,” said Deepak Nayar, Vice President and General Manager of the Littelfuse Electronics Business Unit. “We are committed to meeting customer expectations and providing quality products and services. We are proud that our high level of customer support stands out among Huawei’s more than 200 suppliers. This excellent recognition from an established leader in the telecom industry highlights the value of our advanced technologi

TDK has Developed an Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter Platform

TDK Corporation (President: Takehiro Kamigama, Head Office: Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo) announces that it has developed an isolated DC-DC converter platform that converts electrical power bidirectionally TDK-Lambda Corporation (President: Yoshiaki Hirota, Head Office: Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo) will use this platform as the basis for it’s new EZA series of dc-dc converters. As we progress toward realization of a low carbon society, various efforts are being made on a global scale to develop effective energy management systems based on renewable energy such as electricity generated by solar power and wind force. Such standalone systems cannot store energy to cater for peaks and troughs in generation. TDK’s compact, light weight and highly efficient bidirectional DC-DC converter platform will enable charging and discharging of storage batteries. Charging and discharging of a rechargeable battery from / to DC voltage bus needs upward and downward power conversion. Previously, it was nece

Development of the HWS-L/BAT Series of Power Supply Units for Charging Secondary Batteries.

TDK Corporation (President: Takehiro Kamigama, Head Office: Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo) announces that it has developed the HWS-L/BAT series of power supply units for charging secondary batteries available as an option for TDK-Lambda's HWS series of standard power supplies for industrial equipment. The new series is available in 600W and 1000W types (4 models in total). It has been marketed by TDK-Lambda Corporation (President: Yoshiaki Hirota, Head Office: Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo). Orders can be placed from July 1, 2012. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, there have been increasing concerns over power loss at the time of disasters such as mega earthquakes or shortage of electricity supply during the summer season. It is vital for all industries to secure electricity in emergency situations And, consequently, there is an increasing need for power backup systems using secondary batteries. Responding to such requirements, TDK has developed the “HWS-L/BAT series” of constant cu

Taoglas Launches a LTE SMT Antenna with 70% Efficiency in a Small Form Factor

Taoglas Limited, the leading provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, today launched the PA.700.A “Viking” antenna, a LTE, septa-band, surface mount antenna (SMT).  It delivers efficiency of over 70% in a design that is significantly smaller than current market wide-band antennas. This multi-band cellular antenna covers all worldwide cellular bands from 700 MHz to 960 MHz and 1710 MHz to 2170 MHz for GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, DCS, PCS, UMTS, HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE and LTE. The PA.700.A Viking is an off-the-shelf LTE antenna that is ideal for any M2M product manufacturer that wants high performance 4G/3G/2G capabilities for small devices. The PA.700.A Viking has many advantages over existing products in the market: The antenna is delivered on tape and reel and can be surface mounted saving on assembly costs and delivering greater performance consistency. With no customization required, development times are dramatically reduced.  Within one week, customers can match the antenna by simpl

Taoglas Leads the Market with Full Range of GLONASS and GPS Enabled Antennas for M2M Devices

Taoglas USA, Inc, a provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, announced that it is leading the market with a full range of GPS and GLONASS-enabled antennas for M2M devices. Taoglas is launching the AA.16X Dominator series of antennas, which have a wider bandwidth to cover the GLONASS operating frequencies up to 1610 MHz, a good axial ratio and a double resonance design for optimum reception at the centre frequencies.   Taoglas will showcase these antennas at CTIA Hall D, booth # 3653 from May 8th -10th 2012. The AA.161 Dominator is a magnetic mount GPS-GLONASS IP67, external antenna incorporating a 35mm ceramic patch. It is a wide-band active patch antenna product with a large integral ground that delivers a gain up to 35dB.  With the Dominator antenna series, Taoglas is the first company to have a comprehensive range of GPS-GLONASS active embedded antennas (AGGP series) and passive embedded (CGGP) antennas. They are the choice for automotive first tier TS16949 and after-marke

Pantheon Supports LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, 802.11ac and GPS

Taoglas USA, Inc., a provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, today launched the MA.750 Pantheon 5-in-1 Antenna, which is optimized for next-generation transport applications and supports LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, emerging 802.11ac and GPS. A high-efficiency, high-gain MIMO antenna that is also rugged and durable, the MA.750 is aimed at wireless applications for vehicles such as new fleet management and video location solutions that perform real-time video uplinks and downlinks. The new MA.750 combines five high-efficiency, high-gain antennas in a robust, IP67 direct-mount package and offers excellent isolation (20dB+). The MA.750 has its own ground plane and can radiate on any mounting environment such as metal or plastic without any impact on performance. Its cables are low loss, allowing for lengths of up to 10 meters, which is critical for applications involving buses, trains and other commercial transport vehicles. "The demand for new wireless communications services in t

“Peel and Stick” NFC Antenna and Tag Available Off-the-Shelf for M2M Devices

Taoglas USA, Inc, a provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, announced a new market innovation Near Field Communications (NFC) antenna and tag solutions for M2M devices.  The FXT.01 NFC tag antenna and FXR.01 NFC reader antenna operate at 13.56MHz and provide a well-matched solution (50ohms) for NFC readers. Taoglas will showcase these antennas at CTIA Hall D, booth # 3653 from May 8th -10th 2012. The FXR.01 is a unique off-the-shelf NFC antenna product, which measures 54x37x0.1mm and provides an average NFC tag read distance of 5cm.  It is a flexible polymer antenna, with a coaxial cable, which connects easily to the chipset solution. It is also delivered with 3m adhesive and tape for ease of assembly to a plastic (non-metal) enclosure by a simple “peel-and-stick” method. “In 2012, it is expected that 1.4 billion cellphones will ship and up to 40% will have a NFC tag. This means that M2M devices can now become NFC readers to cellphones by simply drawing on the NFC techno


Ideal for use in mobile devices, the BRHL2518 (2.5 x 1.8mm, with a maximum height of 1.5mm) wire-wound chip power inductors help to realize a more compact DC-DC converter, and to enhance power conversion efficiency. Compared to Taiyo Yuden’s CBC3225T2R2M Series (3.2mm x 2.5mm x 2.5mm), the BRHL2518 reduces volume by approximately 65% and enhances DC-DC converter efficiency by about 5%. The BR Series’ efficiency is achieved through the use of single-sided electrode terminals, optimum core design and the prevention of increased DC resistance through a reduced size. The incorporation of alternative materials in the BRHL2518 has also improved its high frequency characteristics. The BRHL2518 features low DCR ranges from 0.055 - 0.245 Ohms. Saturation current is 1,500 mA, and inductance is 2.2 µH. Operating temperature is specified at a range of -25ºC to 105ºC. Taiyo Yuden’s BRHL2518 meets today’s demands for a reduction in size and an improvement in energy efficiency of many digital devic

Taiyo Yuden Announces the Commercial Release of Power Inductors that Achieve Industry-Leading DC Bias Characteristics

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. has announced details of the commercial release of three new 4mm square wire-wound power inductors, the NRS4010 (4.0x4.0x1.0mm), the NRS4012 (4.0x4.0x1.2mm) and the NRS4018 (4.0x.4.0x1.8mm), each representing a maximum thickness. At an inductance value of 2.2µH, the NRS4018T2R2M achieves a saturation current of 3.0A, boasting one of the industry’s highest-ranked DC bias characteristics. Compared with Taiyo Yuden’s existing NR4018T2R2M, DC resistance has been lowered by 30% and saturation current improved by approximately 11%. These products are ideally suited for use in choke coil and filter circuit for DC-DC converters in various kinds of digital equipment including laptop computers, tablet devices, LCD TVs and digital cameras. With the release of these new 4mm square products, Taiyo Yuden has gone one step beyond the conventional 5mm square size to answer customers’ needs for more compact power inductors and higher current needs without sacrificing space, the

Taiyo Yuden Achieves an Industry-Leading Thinness of 0.7 mm through Its EIA 0603 Size Wire-Wound Power Inductor

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. has announced details of the commercial release of two new products expanding its lineup of BR Series power inductors. The new wire-wound power inductor products are the BRL1608, measuring 1.6 mm x 0.8 mm with a maximum height of 0.7 mm, and the BRC2012, measuring 2.0 mm x 1.2 mm with a maximum height of 1.4 mm, for DC-DC converter applications in smartphones, cell phones, digital still cameras and other compact mobile devices. With the BRL1608 wire-wound chip power inductor, Taiyo Yuden has achieved an industry-leading thinness of 0.7 mm. Compared with the existing BRC1608, measuring 1.6 mm x 0.8 mm with a maximum height of 1.0 mm, the BRL1608 realizes a reduction in height by 30%. On the other hand, when placed against the existing BRC2016, measuring 2.0 mm x 1.6 mm with a maximum height of 1.8 mm, the BRL2012 delivers an approximate 42% reduction in volume ratio size. Complementing this cutback in size and height, the BRL1608, with 0.13O at an inductance of

Taiyo Yuden Offers Low Profile Polyacene Capacitors (Supercap)for LED Flash Used in Compact Mobile Devices

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. introduces the Polyacene Capacitors (Supercap) PAS2126FR2R5504, measuring 26 mm x 20 mm with a maximum height of 0.9 mm. At a remarkable 0.9 mm thin, the Polyacene Capacitor realizes a high capacitance of 0.5F. This product is ideally suited for pulse current discharge of LED flash, which enables clear photographic images at low light conditions, used in mobile phones, smartphones, digital still cameras and digital camcorders, where demand centers on more compact and thinner devices. In addition, the Polyacene Capacitor can be used for pulse current discharge required by portable printers and scanners as well as SSD’s uninterruptible power supply applications. Production began in August 2010 through subsidiary company TAIYO YUDEN ENERGY DEVICE CO., LTD. (Kikuji Fukai, president and representative director; Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture) at an output pace of 1 million units per month. The sample price is $3.9 per unit.

A Range of MLCCs Suitable for Operation at 115Vac 400Hz

Selecting multilayer ceramic capacitors for use in onboard aircraft systems has just become much easier, with the announcement from Syfer Technology of a new range of devices designed specifically for these applications. Rated for operation at 115Vac 400Hz, these MLCCs can be supplied in a range of package sizes and capacitance tolerances to suit a number of avionics system requirements. Syfer's Marketing Manager, Chris Noade, commented: “This range is aimed squarely at applications in aircraft, where much of the equipment is powered by lines running at 115Vac 400Hz.”  The devices are designed to take into account associated voltage and frequency transients as specified in MIL-STD-704, Noade explained. Multilayer chip capacitors are typically supplied with a dc rating only, such that the designer has to apply whatever he considers an appropriate de-rating.  There are a number of factors to consider including reliability, the rms vs peak voltage trade-off and operating frequency.

Feedthrough EMI Chip Capacitors are Now Available in 0603 Size

Syfer has announced that its E01 and E07 ranges of feedthrough 3 terminal ‘C’ chip filters are now available in smaller packages, as small as 0603. These devices are designed primarily for general signal filtering in circuits incorporating high speed digital circuitry, particularly in automotive and communications industries. In operation, the filtered signal passes through the chip’s internal electrodes and the noise is filtered to the grounded side contacts, resulting in reduced length noise transmission paths. This helps ensure reduced inductance, compared to conventional multilayer chip capacitors (MLCCs), when used in signal line filtering. When used to help provide electromagnetic compatibility, the filters effectively block electromagnetic interference (EMI) emanating from high speed circuitry, and prevent the propagation of high frequency noise along power lines. Devices in the range are available in C0G/NP0 and X7R dielectrics, with voltage ratings ranging from 25Vdc to 200V

When size is important and stability matters

Selecting the best multilayer chip capacitor (MLCC) for the application can involve difficult trade offs involving stability, capacitance and cost. European passive component manufacturer, Syfer Technology, has introduced a range of devices that increases the choice and reduces compromise. For applications that require maximum stability, then chip capacitors based on the C0G/NP0 dielectric are the obvious choice as capacitance does not vary with applied voltage. But what if you want higher capacitance values than the few nF maximum typically available in C0G? X7R capacitors deliver higher capacitance, as they have a dielectric constant in the region of 2000-4000. With more capacitance per unit volume, they are generally smaller for the comparable capacitance values, and are typically much lower cost than C0G. However, their capacitance variation with temperature can be as much as ±15% over the temperature range from -55°C to +125°C with no voltage applied. In fact no limit at a

High Capacitance, Low Profile, Panel Mount Capacitors for EMI Filtering

Leading UK passive component manufacturer, Syfer, has announced the availability of a number of important extensions to its already wide range of solder-in panel mount EMI filters. Advanced in-house research and development has resulted in the introduction of a series of discoidal capacitor versions, which offer the advantage of high capacitance values, up to several microfarads, in a compact and robust package. Ideal as low-profile, panel mount filters, the SFSS devices are constructed with a discoidal capacitor soldered to a feedthrough pin. They are offered with a choice of C0G/NP0 or X7R ceramic dielectrics. Available in 5 different diameters (2.3mm, 2.8mm, 3mm, 5mm and 8.75mm), capacitance values range from 10pF to an impressive 2.2µF. Working voltages range from 50V to 3kV and operating temperature range is -55 to 125oC. These devices are able to withstand a solder-in temperature of 250°C. Syfer maintains its global reputation for performance, offering the highest voltage

SunBriteTV Introduces Marquee Series Direct Sunlight-Readable All-Weather Digital Signage Displays at InfoComm 2012

With an introduction that provides systems integrators and their clients with direct sunlight-readable digital signage displays that are completely weatherized and optimized for outdoor use to enable a broader base of businesses to deploy, SunBriteTV today debuted the new Marquee Series All Weather Digital Signage Displays at InfoComm 2012. Employing SunbriteTV’s proprietary Enhanced Solar Tolerance (EST) technologies and standard weatherproof features, the Marquee Series offers the best performing, most durable, affordable, and easiest outdoor digital signage solutions in the industry. At InfoComm 2012, SunBriteTV, the innovator and global leader in outdoor TV technology, is showcasing the company’s groundbreaking digital signage products with screen sizes ranging from 47- to 55- inches. “There has long been a need for true all-weather digital signage displays that can perform in intense direct sun-light,” said Tom Dixon, Vice President of Marketing for SunBriteTV. “With the introdu

NFC Solutions from STMicroelectronics Enable Wasion Group’s Power Meters

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Wasion Group, China’s leading supplier of advanced energy-metering products and solutions, announced the availability of NFC-enabled post-pay power meters for deployment in the municipal grid of ChongQing, China. Wasion’s new meters rely on ST’s Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology enabling convenient mobile payments of electricity bills with uncompromised data security. ST’s NFC system-in-package solution uses the international-standard 13.56MHZ RF interface adopted for NFC mobile phones worldwide. With Wasion’s post-pay NFC power meters, consumers can use their NFC mobile phones to read smart meters via a contactless RF interface and send the encrypted data over the 2G/3G mobile network to the banking back-end to complete the electricity-fee transaction. The system-in-package contains an NFC contactless interface (ST21NFCA) and a Secure Element (