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New microswitch from Cyntech delivers greater precision

Cyntech Components, a specialist supplier of electro-mechanical components and power supplies, has unveiled a new microswitch, the MP500, which has only one-tenth of the hysteresis and one-third the dead zone passing of comparable V4 microswitches. These improvements will enable much greater precision in the operation of pressure and temperature switches used in process applications.

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Compact, low-cost and fast hyperspectral imaging solution

Imec has demonstrated a hyperspectral camera solution based on a system-on-chip image sensor with an integrated hyperspectral sensor at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. Hyperspectral cameras combine spectroscopy and imaging, and by doing this, can discriminate between different objects that cannot be accurately distinguished using traditional RGB (red-green-blue) imaging methods. The technology can be used in a variety of applications such as crop screening, food selection, skin cancer detection and target detection.

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New devices extend performance of Lattice’s ECP3 FPGA family

Lattice Semiconductor has announced the immediate availability of Low Power, High Speed, and Mini Package additions to the LatticeECP3 FPGA family. The new devices are suitable for power and space limited applications in professional cameras, surveillance cameras, medical imaging, video communication, and small-form-factor wireline and wireless appliances.

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Disposable silicon photonics biosensor chips unveiled

Imec and Genalyte have announced that they have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable silicon photonics biosensor chips that can be used in Genalyte diagnostic and molecular detection equipment. The chips combine imec’s standard silicon photonic waveguide devices with bio-compatible modifications jointly developed by imec and Genalyte and allow for high levels of multiplexed biosensing due to the high integration level of Si photonics.

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fleXPower series of configurable power supplies extended up to 2500 Watts

XP Power has announced the fleXPower X15 and XM15 series of multiple output configurable AC-DC power supplies designed for high power medical and IT/industrial applications. The X15 series complies with the EN/UL 60950 safety specification for IT and industrial applications. The series meets the demanding requirements of the latest 3rd edition medical safety standards, and having low leakage, the XM15 series suit applications in medical diagnostic appliances, CAT scan and MRI equipment.

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Solid State Supplies adds 100 more energy-friendly microcontrollers from Energy Micro

Solid State Supplies is making available a new family of ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers from Energy Micro. The EFM32 Gecko product range has been expanded to include 100 new low power devices. Memory configurations up to 1MB are available, package choice has been expanded and there are connectivity, display driving and energy saving options. Some devices also have 3 on-chip op-amps to reduce external component count.

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New DC/DC converters simplify design and reduce board real estate

ZMD AG (ZMDI), a supplier of analogue and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, and medical applications, has unveiled a new family of 1, 2, and 3A current-mode synchronous buck DC/DC converter integrated circuits (ICs) tailored for ease of design, quick product development, and low bill of materials (BOM) costs.

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Transonics extend range of Eon high security flash memory

The London based supplier of electronic components and logistics solutions, Transonics, are now able to offer their customers the latest high security flash memory devices from Eon Silicon Solution, a specialist in non-volatile semiconductor memory. Two versions of Eon’s high security FLASH devices are now available; the EN29GA series with a parallel interface or the EN25QA series with an SPI Serial interface.

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