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Breakthroughs In Capacitors: IPDiA Introduces What Is Surely The First 10 µF Silicon Capacitor Ever Commercialized

IPDiA, leading supplier of 3D silicon passive components, brings to the electronic market the first 10 µF Silicon capacitor with outstanding stability and reliability features, specifically designed for all demanding applications. IPDiA broadens its Silicon capacitor portfolio with the introduction of a new 10 µF capacitor built with its patented 3D Silicon technology, with an amazing low leakage current down to 12 nA to fill the needs for lower leakage current in battery-operated products. Laurent Dubos, IPDiA Marketing Director, stated “IPDiA 3D Silicon technology brings to capacitors impressive performance. In defibrillator applications for instance, such a low leakage current is equivalent to a hundred days increase in lifetime, compared with what can be obtained with Tantalum devices.” With its high stability in terms of voltage (<0.1 %/V) and aging, this capacitor exceeds the needs of the medical, aerospace, automotive, industrial markets, etc. IPDiA Silicon Capacitor offers

Advanced market chip-set solution for RF ISM range 868MHz & 915MHz

IPDiA, a leading supplier of Silicon passive components, today introduced a new generation of RF companion chip products, expanding its product portfolio in high-density Integrated Passive Devices. ASPICS320.604, 605& 606 Integrated Passive Devices (RF ISM range 868MHz & 915MHz) are specifically designed for use with the SX1211 transceiver from Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. The RF design is well known for its complexity and multi influence on many parameters, from proper choice of components, careful implementation and PCB design, through final test and validation for production volumes. In spite of efforts from active chip suppliers on additional integration of the RF functions, there is still a part of ‘magic’, individual know-how and very high expertise requested in this domain. Based on strong RF standards and breakthrough silicon technology for passives, IPDiA designers worked with the SX1211 from Semtech to optimize passives comp

Silicon Integrated Passive Device Technology for LED Applications

One general trend in electronics is the integration of components and functions in one single integrated circuit. Laurent Dubos, Market Segment Director for Lighting at IPDiA, shows that not only active components can be part of an IC, but also several passive components can be integrated. He demonstrates that besides space savings, quality issues are also a hot topic that need to be looked at and are a reason to use this technology. An LED driver is a power supply that matches the voltage and the current output to the electrical characteristics of an LED or array of LEDs. From an environmental point of view, some of the applications of these HB-LED modules are very demanding, with some specific constraints about the space requirements in the bulb replacement market.

Low Profile 3D Silicon Capacitors for Embedded Technology (100μm Thickness)

It is a well known fact that standard passive devices take 70% of board space, when, at the same time, the need for embedded technologies with miniature chips is growing significantly. Thanks to its unique high capacitance density (up to 250nF/mm²), IPDiA has launched a full range of Low Profile Silicon Capacitors (LPSC), with a thickness of 100μm, offering different sizes from the miniature 01005, 0201, 0402, 0603, 0805 and up to 1206. IPDiA LPSC range can offer for example a unique 01005 miniature capacitor, with an amazing 1,5nF value, or even a 100μm 1206 1μF. All these capacitors have NiAu terminaisons, which make them perfect for embedded construction. Copper terminaisons are also available on request. Advantages of the LPSC range in Embedded applications are detailed below:     Increased reliability compared to X7R MLCC thanks to a very high Mean Time To Failure ( see graph below);     Improvement of electrical parameters thanks to the ultra high stability of the silicon ca

Intersil's Backlight LED Drivers Improve Energy Efficiency and Increase Battery Life of Tablets, Mobile Devices

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL) today announced the newest family of backlight LED drivers that can operate from the low input voltage of a single cell Li-ion battery. The ISL9769x series features ultra-low quiescent current and high efficiency required to maximize battery life in the latest generation of smartphones, tablets and Ultrabook/notebook PCs. With a minimum input voltage of just 2.4V, and quiescent current of only 0.8mA, the new ISL97692/3/4A series of LED drivers makes the most of the limited capacity of Li-Ion batteries in portable devices. The ISL97692 incorporates four channels with up to 40mA each, while the ISL97693 and ISL97694A provide six channels with up to 30mA each. All the drivers feature output current phase shifting which maximizes efficiency during PWM dimming and increases the effective output current frequency to eliminate audible noise. Additionally, when operating from a single cell Li-Ion battery, the drivers do not require any input

MicroVision and Intersil Partner to Offer Highly Efficient PicoP® Display Solution Optimized for Mobility

MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display technology and Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors, today announced an agreement to partner on the development of advanced, integrated chipsets (ASICS) for MicroVision’s patented high definition (HD) PicoP® display technology.  This collaboration is expected to strengthen the technology and business roadmap for PicoP display technology by:     integrating advanced features such as virtual touch and proximity sensing     increasing brightness     reducing power consumption and component size     lowering the cost of the overall solution. The combination of increased brightness, low power consumption and small component size together with HD resolution produces a highly efficient projection solution that makes PicoP display technology an optimal choice for embedding in mob

Intersil Unveils New Rad-Hard Precision Quad Op Amp

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors, today expanded its family of radiation hardened op amps with a quad precision version featuring the industry's best combination of low noise, low power consumption, high precision and high DC accuracy. This product expands Intersil's radiation hardened op amp portfolio beyond the already released dual op amps, ISL70218SRH and ISL70227SRH, which have similar performance. Ideal for applications such as sensor signal processing that demand high DC accuracy and AC performance, the ISL70417SEH contains four high precision amplifiers that feature low offset voltage, low bias current and low temperature drift. The ISL70417SEH operates over a wide voltage range up to 40V, supporting most analog and split supply requirements. This op amp is pin-for-pin compatible with industry standard op amps and is available on a DLA approved SMD

IR Introduces Two Complete Ultrabook™ Vcore Solutions that Shrink Footprint by 40-50 Percent and Extend Battery Life

International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the introduction of the IR3588 CHiL® digital control IC and IR3552 and IR3548 single- and dual-phase PowIRstage™ devices, delivering the industry’s smallest solutions that meet Intel’s VR12.6 specifications for 15W and 25W Ultrabook™ laptop computers that significantly extend battery life. IR’s IR3588 and optimized single-phase and dual-phase IR3552 and IR3548 PowIRstage devices reduce footprint by more than 50 percent compared to leading monolithic solutions and offer a 40 percent smaller footprint compared to alternative reference designs. Additionally, the IR solutions extend battery life as a result of the IR3588’s low quiescent current while offering lower operating current and sleep state power of less than 1mW, which exceeds Intel’s VR12.6 Ultrabook power specifications. Battery life is further enhanced with IR’s Regenerative Braking technique which returns energy to the ba

IR’s New 600V IGBTs Deliver Higher Power Density and Increased Efficiency for Motor Drive Applications

International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced a family of 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) optimized for motor drive applications operating below 10kHz including compressors for refrigerators and air-conditioners. IR’s latest generation Gen7 F devices employ punch-through Trench technology to deliver higher power density and the ability to optimize conduction and switching losses for a specific frequency of operation. The new IGBTs achieve very low VCE(ON) to improve efficiency with zero temperature coefficient for high efficiency across the entire operating range. The devices also offer smoother switching to reduce EMI and overshoots, and are short-circuit rated for motor drive applications. “Featuring very low switching and conduction losses, IR’s new 600V Gen 7 F Trench IGBTs are optimized for motor drive applications operating below 10kHz to deliver best-in-class efficiency,” said Llewellyn Vaughan-Edmunds

IR Introduces Robust AUIRS20302S 3-Phase Gate Drive IC for Automotive Applications

International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the automotive-qualified AUIRS20302S three-phase gate driver IC for 12V, 24V and 48V vehicle applications including high-voltage air conditioner compressors, pumps, BLDC motor drives up to 600W and high-voltage motor drives. The AUIRS20302S targets 12V, 24V and 48V boardnet automotive platforms operating at voltages up to 200V maximum. The new device features an external pre-regulator to generate its own supply voltage to ensure that the gate drives do not exceed 17V even during load dump conditions. The pre-regulator VPR pin can also supply the surrounding system components if the total consumption does not exceed 100mA. “With its comprehensive set of protection features and a pre-regulator to sustain load dumps, the AUIRS20302S is a robust 3-phase gate driver tailored specifically for car and truck applications ranging from 12V to 48V,” said Davide Giacomini, Product Marketing

Interlink's VersaPad® Touchpad Integrated into Toughbook® 19

Interlink Electronics, Inc. (OTC: LINK) announced today that Panasonic has integrated Interlink’s VersaPad® touchpad technology into a second Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computer specifically designed for civilian and military use in the harshest outdoor environments – from oil field to battlefield. Interlink’s VersaPad® is now built into the latest Panasonic Toughbook 19 convertible tablet PC, a fully-rugged mobile computer which is MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certified by an independent third party test lab to survive extreme conditions, such as drops up to six feet, rain, pressure, dust and extraordinary swings in temperature. Last year, Interlink announced that Panasonic had chosen VersaPad® for its upgraded Panasonic Toughbook 31 rugged laptop. Both Toughbook computers are designed for use in mission-critical situations by first responders, military personnel and field workers in such industries as telecommunications, utilities and energy. VersaPad® is a resistive touchpad that us

Intematix Delivers ChromaLit Ellipse, Candle and Dome Remote Phosphor Products Enabling Innovative LED Light Bulb and Lighting Designs

Intematix, a leading innovator of patented phosphors and phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting, today announced the production availability of its ChromaLit™ Ellipse, Candle and Dome light sources for use by manufacturers of LED light bulbs, fixtures and other indoor and outdoor lighting applications. These new three-dimensional patented remote phosphor ChromaLit products provide designers with wide angle lighting distribution, improved light quality, and greater freedom in the design of brighter, more energy efficient lighting.  Intematix’s ChromaLit remote phosphor light sources are ideal for use in residential, commercial and hospitality applications such as LED retrofit light bulbs, downlights, wall sconces, pendants, portable lights, chandeliers, and other decorative lighting fixtures. Intematix’s ChromaLit light sources offer glare-free, omni-directional light distribution and up to 30 percent higher system efficacy over conventional LED lighting systems.  Each fami

Intematix Introduces ChromaLit XT Remote Phosphor for High-Intensity LED Lighting

Intematix, a leading innovator of patented phosphors and phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting, today announced the release of ChromaLit XT, the latest product in the award-winning ChromaLit™ line of remote phosphor technology. An exciting lighting design trend because it increases light quality and lowers systems costs, ChromaLit makes lighting better using a phosphor composite substrate separated from the blue LEDs.  Improving on the conventional approach where phosphor coats the blue LEDs directly, ChromaLit offers glare-free, diffuse light, high color rendering and consistent light quality.  By only using a blue LED engine instead of binned white LEDs, production is streamlined and inventories are reduced.  Furthermore, system efficacy is increased up to 30%, reducing lighting system material cost and power consumption. ChromaLit XT offers a powerful and elegant solution for new applications like spotlights and floods, extending ChromaLit technology’s light quality an

PRG Launches TruColor HS for Next-Gen Film and TV Lighting with Intematix ChromaLit Technology

Intematix Corporation, a leading innovator of patented phosphors and phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting, with Production Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG), the world’s leading entertainment lighting company, today announced the offering of a long sought after film and television lighting solution. Intematix’s ChromaLit™ remote phosphor creates precision spectral quality in PRG’s new TruColor™ HS, a digital soft source light fixture. TruColor HS utilizes ChromaLit to deliver a nearly continuous wavelength spectrum that eliminates the color-accuracy limitations inherent in many LED fixtures. PRG’s latest offering features Intematix ChromaLit Panels customized to meet the high standards for motion picture and broadcast lighting.  The interchangeable panels deliver 96 CRI at 3200K and 90 CRI at 5200K, allowing users to achieve both daylight and tungsten with a single fixture.  ChromaLit makes lighting better using a phosphor composite substrate separated from the blue LEDs. Th

Intematix ChromaLit Contour Enables LED Replacement of 100-Watt Incandescent Light Bulb

Intematix Corporation, a leading innovator of patented phosphors and phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting, today announced the availability of ChromaLit™ Contour.  Lighting manufacturers can implement ChromaLit Contour to produce 60, 75 and 100 watt-equivalent omni-directional light in an LED system.  Intematix also offers A Lamp reference designs for these systems. Intematix’s ChromaLit remote phosphor can reduce LED costs by 25% compared with conventional LED light bulb designs while offering precise color matching and exceptional light quality.  ChromaLit Contour exceeds Energy Star and China Quality Certification lighting requirements with:     Uniform, glare-free and diffuse light     330 degree lighting distribution     Standard color rendering options up to CRI 90     Choice of color temperature from 2700K to 5000K     Precise color matching “ChromaLit Contour‘s remote phosphor architecture makes available in production for the first time a high performanc

IDT Announces World’s First PCI Express Gen 3 NVMe NV-DRAM Controller

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the industry’s first NVM Express (NVMe) enterprise non-volatile DRAM (NV-DRAM) controller with native support for PCIe® Gen 3. The new NVMe NV-DRAM controller expands upon IDT’s previously announced NVMe flash controller family to provide standards-based, high-density, high-performance PCIe-attached NV-DRAM solutions built around a combination of DRAM and NAND flash devices. The IDT 89HF08P08AG3 NV-DRAM controller supports up to 32 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and 8 channels of NAND flash, with a PCIe x8 Gen 3 host interface. The controller is designed to fully comply with the NVMe standard – a standard that defines an optimized register interface, command set, and feature set for PCIe-based solid-state drives (SSDs). IDT’s new PCIe NV-DRAM controller enables unparalleled read and write random performance with extremely low latency a

IDT To Present on the Wireless Power Ecosystem and Exhibit Wireless Power Solutions at Wireless Power World 2012

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that it will present on wireless power ecosystem objectives as well as exhibit its latest wireless power solutions in Booth C3 at Wireless Power World 2012, held in Shanghai, China, September 12-13. Siamak Bastami, director of portable power in the Analog and Power Division at IDT, will present “Wireless Power Ecosystem Objectives.” The presentation will provide an overview of the wireless power ecosystem and discuss opportunities involved in designing successful products for this industry. Bastami will deliver IDT’s keynote speech from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 13. Alongside the world’s first single-chip wireless power transmitter IC (IDTP9030) and multi-mode receiver (IDTP9020) for magnetic inductance technology, IDT will demonstrate additional solutions for magnetic resonance technology. Visitors will get an

IDT Announces Volume Sample Availability of DDR4 Register and Thermal Sensor for Next-generation Server Memory Modules

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced a DDR4 register and temperature sensor that meet the industry’s stringent performance requirements. The new products are designed to facilitate the next generation of DRAM modules, including both registered dual inline memory modules (RDIMMs) and load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs), to enable advancements in server and storage sub-system performance, scalability and power efficiency. The IDT 4RCD0124 DDR4 register supports faster data rates and lower operating voltages, and it incorporates the major features required by DDR4 server-class memory modules. These key features include advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) capabilities and support for high-density DRAM technologies, including three-dimensional DRAM stacking (3DS). It also supports sideband control of additional data buffers which, together with t

IDT RapidIO® Gen2 Switches Provide Foundation for Prodrive’s Award-winning RapidIO ATCA System Software

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that its RapidIO® Gen 2 switches provide the interconnect protocol foundation for Prodrive’s award winning RapidIO ATCA system software. The features and performance of the IDT 80HCPS1848 and 80HCPS1616 enabled Prodrive to capture the ‘best of show’ award at the 2012 ATCA Summit. Serial RapidIO (S-RIO) is a high-throughput, low-latency interconnect protocol optimized for embedded systems. Unlike Ethernet protocols that are optimized for LAN and WAN applications, RapidIO minimizes overhead through packet header and payload size optimization, resulting in 95 percent protocol efficiency for 256 byte payloads common to embedded systems. RapidIO lane rates of 6.25 Gbaud deliver 20 Gbps of performance per four-lane link – more than twice the performance of 10 GbE solutions. In addition, IDT’s RapidIO Gen 2 switches offer key fe

ALPHA MICRO ADDS UNIVERSAL ENERGY-HARVESTING EVALUATION KIT FROM INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS TO ITS PORTFOLIO OF WIRELESS COMPONENTS

Alpha Micro has further extended its portfolio of wireless components that draw energy from the environment with the introduction of the IPS-EVAL-EH-01, a universal energy-harvesting evaluation kit for autonomous wireless sensors and other sub-100mW applications. Developed by Infinite Power Solutions, the kit features the company’s award-winning THINERGY® MEC201 solid-state, rechargeable, micro-energy cell (MEC) - a unique type of thin-film battery with industry-leading performance and the recently released MAX17710 from Maxim Integrated Products, the industry’s first complete power-management integrated circuit (PMIC) solution for energy harvesting and battery protection. Ideal for design engineers keen to develop and evaluate self-sustaining “green’' power supply solutions, displacing the use of conventional batteries and super capacitors that require frequent replacement, it can also be used to power popular third-party micro-controller and radio module development kits, enabl

INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES SELF-POWERED WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR EVALUATION KIT

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), an industry leader in solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film battery solutions today announced the availability of the IPS-EVAL-EH-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit. The new evaluation kit is a complete wireless sensor reference design that includes a microcontroller and radio module from Microchip Technology and multiple indoor environmental sensors. System power is provided by a paper-thin yet curiously powerful THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC), an eco-friendly, all-solid-state battery solution that is continuously recharged using ambient energy harvesting, allowing decades of autonomous, maintenance-free operation. THINERGY MECs enable low cost, hassle-free, permanent power solutions for a variety of low power, small form factor, industrial and consumer wireless sensor applications. This evaluation kit will help designers develop self-powered wireless sensors for smart home and building automation systems. The IP

INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS GRANTED KEY ENCAPSULATION PATENT

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), a U.S. clean-technology company and global leader in manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable batteries, today announced it has been granted a key battery encapsulation patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Pat. No. 8,236,443 entitled, “Metal Film Encapsulation,” represents an ultra-thin, flexible encapsulation with a hermetic seal for use in manufacturing long-lasting, solid-state, thin-film batteries (TFBs). This high performance metal film encapsulation provides a significant competitive advantage for the company and is already in use to produce its THINERGY® family of Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) products. IPS’ first battery encapsulation patent, U.S. Pat No. 6,916,579 granted in 2005, was for the initial invention of a metal foil encapsulation for thin-film batteries. This second patent expands on the first, in part, by including a vertical conducting element that eliminates the need for peripheral current collector

Infineon Introduces 5th Generation thinQ!™ SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes Delivering Market Leading Efficiency at Attractive Price-Performance Ratio

Infineon today announces the expansion of its SiC (Silicon Carbide) portfolio with the introduction of the 650V thinQ! ™ SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes Generation 5. Infineon’s proprietary diffusion soldering process, already introduced with Generation 3, is now combined with a new, more compact design as well as latest advancements in thin wafer technology bringing improved thermal characteristics and a Figure of Merit (Q c x V f) in the order of 30% lower with respect to the preceding Infineon SiC diode families. The result is a series of products delivering improved efficiency in PFC and Boost stages over all load conditions with respect to all previous thinQ! ™ generations. The Generation 5 products are targeted for use in high-end Server and Telecom SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply), PC Silverbox and Lighting applications, Solar Inverters and UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems. With the new generation, these applications not only benefit from improved efficiency, but also f

ARIZONA FIBER OPTICS FIRM EARNS ISO CERTIFICATION

Industrial Fiber Optics has achieved certification as an ISO 9001-2008 company for the design and manufacture of fiber optic patch cords, assemblies and sensor solutions. This certification means that Industrial Fiber Optics has met the stringent requirements of ISO 9001 with regard to product design processes, manufacturing procedures and customer service for all products and engineering services that we provide. Our adherence to these requirements ensures that we can provide the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction, understanding customer requirements and then meeting or exceeding them. Every member of Industrial Fiber Optics’ management, manufacturing and office staff teamed up to elevate our existing compliance with ISO 9001 into this certification. Their contributions to the effort instilled in them the confirmation that they are all active participants in our pursuit of highest quality and continual improvement. The quality objectives Industrial Fiber Optics has b

ILLUMRA Wireless Valve Actuator Reduces Heating Costs

A new, multi-function wireless valve actuator that can be integrated with building automation systems, through an existing building control gateway, will be available in the US and Canada on February 1, 2011, announced Jan Finlinson, President of ILLUMRA. The Wireless M3 Valve Actuator is designed for use on continuous closed-loop control systems and communicates based on EnOcean technology. ILLUMRA, the premier supplier of self-powered wireless lighting and HVAC controls in North America, is the exclusive distributor of the Wireless M3 Valve Actuator in the US and Canada. The new wireless valve actuator is produced by Kieback & Peter, the 84-year old German-based, family-owned company. Kieback & Peter is one of the leading providers of the European market’s building automation systems. “We are pleased to launch our wireless valve actuator in the US through ILLUMRA. Their proven track record of experience in energy efficiency systems integration and training makes them the id

ILLUMRA Announces Distribution Agreement with Probare

ILLUMRA, the leader in wireless battery-free controls, announced it has signed an exclusive agreement to sell the Probare P30 link analyzer in the United States and Canada. The new product allows specifiers and installers to plan, verify and maintain EnOcean based wireless networks. The hand-held analyzer is available in 315MHz and 868MHz versions. “We are happy to strengthen our relationship with ILLUMRA by offering the P30 through their professional organization,” said Thomas Rieder, managing director at Probare. “Their knowledge and experience with EnOcean products and technology compliment the features of the P30. The powerful tool allows planners and installers alike to save time and money while providing confidence about the reliability and quality of their installations.” “With a large backlit LCD display that is easy to read even under difficult lighting conditions,” said Jan Finlinson, director at ILLUMRA. “The P30 is a great tool for creating EnOcean based control networks.

ILLUMRA Releases New Light Pole Control Solution

ILLUMRA, the leader in innovative energy saving controls, announced the release of the CMR.The ILLUMRA CMR works with any Dawn/Dusk sensor to reduce energy consumption by 50% by shutting off lights during the second half of every night. One device is installed per pole or fixture to shut off lights not needed for maintaining safety lighting levels. The CMR automatically synchronizes to existing dawn/dusk sensors and adapts to changing seasons. The CMR limits peak demand inrush through sequenced start up. “The CMR gives building owners a powerful tool to control outdoor lighting costs,” said Jan Finlinson, director at ILLUMRA. “The easy-to-install low-cost solution will fill a niche that has been missing in the marketplace.” The CMR is a great solution for parking lots, parking garages, streetlights, landscape lighting, and lights controlled by dawn/dusk sensors.

ILLUMRA's Lighting and Temperature Controls Honored in New York City's Green Technology Initiative

ILLUMRA, a leader in lighting control and energy management systems, announced selection by New York City's Municipal Entrepreneurial Testing System (METS). The pilot program includes two of ILLUMRA's products, the self-powered wireless occupancy sensor, and the M3 wireless steam valve control. The wireless products save energy, time and money and are designed to install in as little as 20 minutes with minimal disruption to building operations. The systems will be installed in various city buildings, where cost savings will be monitored and evaluated for wider deployment within the city. "We're excited to be chosen by the METS program and look forward to the opportunity to show how our wireless control products can save New York City both time and money," said Jan Finlinson, ILLUMRA CEO. "Our unique green technology can be retrofitted economically and easily in any government or commercial building." METS is a NY city partnership of Speaker Christine C

Honeywell Technology to Convert Methanol to Petrochemicals Selected for China Facility

Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer) Co. Ltd. has selected Honeywell’s UOP Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) technology to convert methanol from coal into ethylene and propylene, building block materials used in the production of films, packaging, plastics and other petrochemicals.  Jiutai will produce 600,000 metric tons per year of ethylene and propylene at its facility in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Province, China using process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, specialty equipment, technical services and training from Honeywell’s UOP.  “UOP’s MTO process will allow Jiutai to use methanol derived from cheaper and abundant coal to maximize yields of high-value petrochemicals, reduce operating costs and expand its presence in China’s growing ethylene and propylene markets,” said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Process Technology & Equipment business unit. “This project is another milestone for MTO technology and another example of how this technology ca

Honeywell and Thales Partner to Bring Next-Generation Broadband Connectivity to Global Aviation Market

Honeywell is working together with in-flight entertainment and connectivity supplier Thales to bring next generation global broadband connectivity to the world aviation industry. The two aerospace companies are working to integrate the Honeywell-developed GX Aviation Ka band satcom avionics and antenna systems, operating over Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band satellite constellation, with Thales’ cabin network solutions. The combined offering will give commercial airline operators and their passengers four times the in-flight connectivity bandwidth.  This increased bandwidth will enable real-time TV channel viewing and social media connectivity, as well as virtual office functionality for video conferencing. “Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band satellite connectivity system is a game changer and continues our tradition of providing the commercial aerospace market with innovative, proven and reliable products,” said Jack Jacobs, Vice President of Marketing for Honeywell Aerospace. “We expect

Honeywell Introduces New “Cool” Film That Helps Solar Panels Beat The Heat

Honeywell has introduced a new black laminate film designed to help make black solar panels cooler and more efficient. PowerShield® Cool Black is a backsheet that helps reduce solar panel operating temperature by using an innovative and proprietary technology that reflects solar radiation. When panels operate at lower temperatures, their electrical components are able to operate more effectively and generate more power. Recently, all-black solar panels are increasingly being used on homes because they blend with rooftops. Independent industry and university laboratory tests have shown that, during periods of peak power demand, solar panels using PowerShield Cool Black are as much as 7 degrees Celsius (12.6 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler, which can increase their power output by 2 to 3 percent. In turn, this increased power output can reduce a panel’s cost-per-watt generated by 2 to 3 percent. “Heat reduction is a key factor in improving solar panel efficiency, and black panels are especi

Honeywell’s UOP And Malaysia’s PETRONAS To Collaborate On Natural Gas Processing Technology

Honeywell’s UOP will collaborate with Malaysia’s national oil and gas company, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), on natural gas processing technology. The joint development program is focused on technology to overcome challenges faced by producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as they seek to monetize natural gas more economically by moving gas processing from onshore facilities to ships that will moor closer to offshore gas fields. The program will center on advanced carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption technology to improve the reliability of equipment used to remove contaminants from natural gas before it is liquefied, while also reducing the weight and footprint of the equipment onboard ships. Technical improvements developed to better meet LNG specifications may also be deployed in the next generation of onshore and offshore gas processing equipment. Natural gas is the world’s fastest-growing fossil fuel, with annual consumption expected to reach 160 trillion cubic feet by 2035

Hittite Introduces Two New Clock Generators with 3.3V Operation

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched two exciting new SMT packaged clock generators, the HMC1033LP6GE and the HMC1035LP6GE. Ideal for a wide range of high performance Clock and Timing applications, these devices deliver best-in-class jitter and industry-leading phase noise floor. The HMC1033LP6GE and the HMC1035LP6GE expand the company's growing Clocks & Timing portfolio by offering programmable frequency synthesis from 25 MHz to 2.5 GHz in both integer and fractional relationships to their reference clocks. The HMC1033LP6GE is ideal for clocking DSP, FPGA and high performance processors as well as physical layer devices, and operates from 25 MHz to 550 MHz. The HMC1035LP6GE is designed to meet the stringent requirements of high speed data converters (ADC/DAC) with excellent phase noise floor performance of -162 dBc/Hz, and operates from 25 MHz to 2.5 GHz. Both devices r

Rugged Low Phase Noise Amplifier Modules Now Offer the Best Value!

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has recently reduced the list price of several of the GaAs HBT Ultra Low Phase Noise Amplifier modules. These rugged connectorized amplifiers are ideal for high performance applications in microwave radio, military & space, radar systems, test instrumentation and synthesizer applications from 1.5 to 12 GHz. The HMC-C072, HMC-C076, HMC-C077, and HMC-C079 are GaAs HBT Ultra-Low Phase Noise Amplifier modules which are rated from 6 to 12 GHz, 7 to 11 GHz, 1.5 to 5.0 GHz, and 3 to 8 GHz, respectively. These high performance amplifier modules exhibit a phase noise contribution as low as -180 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset, enabling superior modulation accuracy in high resolution radar and synthesizer applications. Across the product line, these high performance amplifier modules provide up to 14 dB of gain and up to +34 dBm output IP3, with noise figure as low as

2W & 5W Power Amplifiers with On Chip Power Detectors Cover 9 to14 GHz!

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched three new GaAs pHEMT MMIC power amplifiers which cover the 9 to 14 GHz frequency range and are ideal for microwave radio, military and space, SATCOM and test & measurement applications. The HMC952 and the HMC952LP5GE are four stage GaAs pHEMT MMIC 2 Watt Medium Power Amplifiers with temperature compensated on chip power detectors which operate between 9 and 14 GHz. These amplifiers provide 33 dB of gain, +35 dBm of saturated output power, and 27% PAE (Power Added Efficiency) from a +6V supply. With up to +43 dBm output IP3 the HMC952LP5GE is ideal for high linearity applications in military and space as well as high capacity point-to-point and point-to-multi-point radios. The HMC952 die may be easily incorporated into MCMs, while the HMC952LP5GE leadless QFN 5 x 5 mm surface mount packaged version is compatible with high volume assembly e

Low Noise and Power Amplifier Modules Now Offer the Best Value!

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has recently reduced the list price of several of our pHEMT Low Noise and Power Amplifier modules. These rugged connectorized amplifiers are ideal for high performance applications in microwave radio, military & space, radar systems, test instrumentation and synthesizer applications from 1 to 36 GHz. The HMC-C059 and the HMC-C027 are GaAs pHEMT Low Noise Amplifier modules which are rated from 1 to 12 GHz and 29 to 36 GHz, respectively. These high performance amplifier modules exhibit noise figures as low as 1.8 dB, with up to 20 dB of gain and up to +30 dBm output IP3. The HMC-C059 LNA module features integrated voltage regulators and consumes 60 mA from a +6V supply, while the HMC-C027 operates directly from a single +3V supply and consumes only 80 mA. The HMC-C020 and the HMC-C021 are GaAs pHEMT Power Amplifier modules which are rated from 17 to 24

Cold Modeling with Terokal 5010 TR Instead of Hot Soldering

Terokal 5010 TR, the two-component material being unveiled by Henkel at Automechanika, is an entirely new solution for the perfect repair of body damage – and far superior to hot soldering using tin. The product sold under the brandname Teroson was able to prove its practical performance capabilities during trials carried out in the “Allianz Zentrum fuer Technik”.  For workshops, the use of Terokal 5010 TR offers significant time and labour savings. In contrast to working with tin, no high temperatures are required and the vehicle components do not have to be dismantled and then fitted again following the repairs. Neither is there any impact on the plastic components close to the repair, as the application and curing temperatures are no higher than if the vehicle was standing in bright sunlight. In comparison to tin, Terokal 5010 TR furthermore boasts excellent processability and plasticity, even in areas of the body that are difficult to access. The product is applied at room temper

Henkel Presents New Flange Sealant Silicones

Sealing mechanical components is made even easier with Loctite new silicone products, Henkel has unveiled at this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt. The innovative premium silicones were developed to satisfy the highest demands in automotive repair shops. Henkel is completing and optimising its silicone sealant line with two new products Loctite SI 5660 and Loctite SI 5990 in addition to the well-known Loctite SI 5980 Quick Gasket. The silicones can be used for sealing a variety of components on the vehicle, for example in the engine compartment they are used on the oil pan, water pump and valve covers. All three products adhere to both metals and plastics. Henkel, the world’s largest manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and surface technologies, supplies the innovative products in a user-friendly ready-to-use cartridge developed especially for workshops. The sealant is applied from the pressurised cartridge through the integrated nozzle, without the need for an additional dispensing