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Freescale introduces small integrated tire pressure monitoring system

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the FXTH87, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) family, which is the smallest integrated package TPMS solution currently available with a weight of just 0.3 grams. The family of devices is 50 percent smaller than competing products, helping designers reduce overall bill of materials costs. Freescale’s newest TPMS system-in-package solution provides low power consumption combined with high levels of functional integration in one package, featuring a dual-axis accelerometer architecture, pressure and temperature sensor, integrated MCU, RF transmitter and low frequency receiver.

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Renesas Electronics and port GmbH unveil range of multi-protocol connectivity solutions
Renesas Electronics Europe and its Alliance Partner port GmbH have announced efficient multi-protocol connectivity solutions for PROFINET (CCA / CCB RT1), Ethernet/IP and CANopen stacks, as well as the associated design tools for the RX64M. The RX64M is Renesas’ 32-bit high-performance microcontroller group. Working with port GmbH, Renesas has ported the widely adopted PROFINET, Ethernet/IP and CANopen software stack to its latest RX controller.

Exar's DX2040 doubles Hadoop performance
Exar Corporation has expanded its portfolio of compression and security solutions with the shipment of the DX2040 compression and security acceleration card. Targeting data analytics, storage, and cloud security markets, this low-profile, half-length eight lane PCI-Express 3.0 card accelerates Hadoop applications by a factor of 2 while simultaneously reducing storage costs.


40V, 400mA(IOUT), 2.2MHz step-down regulator comes with dual tracking LDOs
Linear Technology has launched the LT3668, a 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual tracking LDO outputs packaged in an MSOP-16E. The LT3668 offers a complete, robust power solution for applications that require the power supply of a sensor to tightly track the power supply of a measurement ASIC.



MIDEST puts focus on value of subcontract sector
According to new research, the subcontract manufacturing sector in the European Union has an annual turnover of nearly half a trillion Euros. The research was carried out by MIDEST, the industrial subcontracting show, which takes place this year from 4 to 7 November at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Wireless & Communications

Radiometrix launches frequency programmable Narrow Band Transmitter
RF module designer and manufacturer Radiometrix Ltd, has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers true Narrow Band FM performance and is available on user/factory programmable custom frequencies between 425MHz and 470MHz.


Space saving antenna connector from Hirose Electric
Hirose has released the GT21 Series automotive antenna connector, which features a coaxial termination system that allows crimping of the centre and outer conductors in one easy step. The cable assembly is finished without touching the centre conductor, which provides precise centre conductor positioning and produces consistent, repeatable cable assemblies. Hirose's one-step termination process delivers a precision assembly in significantly less time.

Circuit Components

Screw-terminal power aluminum capacitors provide long life at high temperatures
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of screw-terminal power aluminum capacitors designed for traction and heavy-duty applications. Devices in the Vishay BCcomponents 110 PHT-ST series offer a long useful life of 10,000 hours at +85 °C and high ripple current to 19.76 A at +85 °C in large 76 mm by 146 mm and 76 mm by 220 mm case sizes.

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