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Rutronik stocking IGBT drive optocoupler from Renesas

Rutronik is now able to offer the first intelligent IGBT (integrated insulated gate bipolar transistor) drive optocoupler with integrated IGBT protection functions from Renesas. The PS9402 comprises a gallium-aluminum-arsenide (GaAlAs) LED as the light emitting element and a light receiving IC. It is designed to drive IGBTs used in inverter devices for purposes such as motor control or solar power conversion.

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First FPGA device, using 80 GTH serial transceivers, breaks the 2 Tbps bandwidth barrier

Xilinx has announced shipments of the Virtex-7 X690T FPGA offering reliable high-speed serial transceivers and the highest system bandwidth. The device is the first of a set in the 7 series to address advanced high-performance Wired Communication applications that require low power, single-chip solutions. 

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iPhone and iPad spur demand in touch screen chip market

Spurred on, in no small part, by the runaway success of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, shipments of touch screen displays in devices like smartphones and media tablets are booming. According to new research the market for touch controller integrated circuits (ICs) is set to almost triple in size during a five year span. Shipments of touch controller ICs are set to reach 2.4 billion units in 2015, up from 865 million in 2010, according to an IHS iSuppli.

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New single port midspan from Phihong powers security cameras in harsh environments

Phihong USA has redesigned its IEEE802.3at-compliant single-port power injector for outdoor applications including access points and security cameras with pan/tilt/zoom. The full waterproof POE33U-1AT midspan has been designed to be fully functional in harsh environments and the 33.6W output is suitable for users wanting to expand their security or wireless networks.

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New bioplastic resin connector addresses increasing demand for environmental solutions

Molex Incorporated has announced that the Stac64-e connector for automotive applications has received third party Environmental Claims Validation (ECV). The UL Environment ECV certification confirms that the Stac64-e connector contains 71 percent bio-based content in accordance with ASTM D6866-11.

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Digi International and Wind River create new class of cloud-connected M2M solutions

Digi International and Wind River are collaborating to deliver a new family of cloud-connected wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. The M2M Solution Builder kits will include a combination of hardware, software, cloud connectivity and access to tailored M2M development services for performance- and connectivity-driven applications. Both companies are hoping this will simplify the creation of M2M solutions.

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Microchip brings cost-effective advanced analogue and digital integration to 8-bit PIC MCUs

Microchip is expanding its 8-bit PIC16F(LF)178X enhanced mid-range core microcontroller (MCU) family to include advanced analogue and integrated communication peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit Analogue-to-Digital Converters (ADCs); 8-bit Digital-to-Analogue Converters (DACs); operational amplifiers; and high-speed comparators; and a EUSART which includes support for LIN; as well as SPI and I2C interface peripherals. 

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ON Semiconductor supports high-speed interfaces with new switching ICs

ON Semiconductor has introduced two new multiple-channel differential switching ICs in single pole, double throw (SPDT) switch configurations for high frequency signals such as PCI Express 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 I/O signals. The company said that target applications could include notebook computers, desktop computers, servers and network storage equipment.

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Solid State stocking RF direct conversion receiver from CML Microcircuits

Solid State Supplies has announced availability of a new direct conversion receiver (DCRx) integrated circuit (IC) from CML Microcircuits. The CMX994 targets the next generation of multi-mode software defined radios (SDR) for wireless data and two-way radio applications. Its design provides the optimum route for on-board integration, allowing a small RF receiver to be developed with a minimum of external components in both zero IF and low IF systems.

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Priority change relay from Finder ensures even wear of alternating loads

Finder has introduced a flexible multi-function priority change relay that has been designed to provide convenient control of main and secondary systems.  Suitable, for example, for pumping or refrigeration applications, the 72.42 relay has been designed to alternate the duty of two sets of equipment to ensure even wear over time.

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