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NXP launches 2-mm x 2-mm MOSFETs with tin-plated solderable side pads

NXP Semiconductors has introduced what it believes to be the industry’s first MOSFETs in a 2-mm x 2-mm low-profile DFN (discrete flat no-leads) package with tin-plated, solderable side pads. These side pads enable optical soldering inspection, as well as a better quality of solder connection compared to conventional leadless packages.

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Nujira launches software tool for PA characterisation and visualisation

Nujira Ltd, a leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has launched ET Surface Explorer, an advanced measurement and data visualisation tool for characterising RF power amplifiers (PAs) in ET mode. ET Surface Explorer is a software upgrade to the company’s existing NCT-T9102 RF PA characterization system. It accelerates PA characterization and gives PA and product designers greater insight and understanding of the performance of ET PAs, enabling them to maximise the linearity, efficiency and output power benefits of operating PAs in ET mode.

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Rutronik becomes European-wide distribution partner for emtrion

Rutronik is now able to offer the comprehensive portfolio of RISC-based CPU modules, developer kits and single-board computers from software and development specialist emtrion. In addition to HMI and multimedia applications, the target application is industrial data processing. 

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Fujitsu expands line of 8FX 8-bit MCUs for DC motor control

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) has epanded its “New 8FX” family of high-performance 8-bit microcontrollers to include nine new products from the 48-pin MB95690 series, featuring brushless DC motor control functionality, and six products from the 64-pin MB95810 series, featuring analogue comparator technology.

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STMicroelectronics offers digital display interfaces for seamless connectivity

STMicroelectronics has introduced the “Mystique” family of products, high-speed active-protocol bi-directional converters for managing audio and video signals between DisplayPort and HDMI, the two most common digital-display interface technologies used in computer and consumer electronics.

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TRaC gains approval as Continua Certified Test Laboratory

TRaC Global, a UK-based testing compliance consultancy, has announced it has been approved as a Certified Test Laboratory by the Continua Health Alliance – the first in the United Kingdom to achieve that recognition. The announcement, made at the opening plenary of Continua Health Alliance’s Summit currently being in Berlin, means that TRaC is now the only test house in the world to have been approved by the Continua Health Alliance as well as the ZigBee Alliance and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group – the industry bodies promoting the two wireless technologies used by the Continua Health Alliance.

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Next generation sealed rectangular connector (SRC) system from Molex

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Sealed Rectangular Connector (SRC) System, a next generation SRC system which offers a rugged, sealed wire-to-panel and wire-to-wire hybrid connection system. SRC is designed for high-circuit-count applications in harsh environments such as those found in agricultural machinery, construction and mining equipment.

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Cyntech launches new web site offering key supplier information

Specialist supplier of electro-mechanical components and power supplies, Cyntech Components, has launched a new web site at www.cyntech.co.uk. As well as providing regular news updates it also offers dedicated pages on each of the company"s suppliers. The supplier pages provide concise summaries of the products on offer and direct links to the component manufacturers" own web sites so that visitors can quickly access data sheets and other technical resources.

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CISSOID launches VOLGA Rail-to-Rail Comparator

CISSOID has launched VOLGA, the first high-speed comparator guaranteed for operation from -55°C up to +225°C.VOLGA is a comparator available in a tiny TDFP (thin dual flat pack) surface mount hermetically sealed ceramic package, with footprint of only 5 x 5.5mm.

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