Richardson RFPD Adds Three ATC Capacitors

LaFox, Ill.- Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for three new ultra-broadband capacitors from American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC). ATC’s ultra-broadband capacitors are manufactured with high quality materials to provide reliable and repeatable, ultra-broadband performance. They feature low insertion loss and are ideal for DC blocking, coupling, bypassing and feedback applications requiring…

Molex Improves DDR4 DIMM Sockets

Lisle, Ill. – Molex Incorporated has updated its DDR4 DIMM sockets with multiple improvements in both aerodynamic and standard versions, giving design engineers more options and improved performance. The aerodynamic socket features a through-hole termination style and streamlined latch and housing feature for better airflow and space-savings. The standard version features three termination styles: press-fit for solderless processes, surface…

ADI Converter Module Doubles Channel Count, Reduces Cost

Norwood, Mass.- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has developed a current-to-digital converter module that reduces the cost and complexity of computed tomography (CT) scanner system design.  Touted as the industry’s first 256-channel, 24-bit current-to-digital converter module for CT scanners, the ADAS1131 is available in a 15-mm² BGA package with a 0.8-mm pitch. The device uses approximately 33 percent less PCB area…

Vishay Combines Proximity, Ambient Light Sensing

Malvern, Pa. — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers a new AEC-Q101-qualified, fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor with an industry-high operating temperature range to +105 °C. The VCNL4020X01 combines an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, an ambient light detector, a signal processing IC, and a 16-bit ADC in one small 4.8…

Linear Tech Offers Integrated IO-Link Transceiver

Milpitas, Calif. – Linear Technology has introduced its LT3669 IO-Link PHY compatible (COM1/COM2/COM3) industrial transceiver that integrates a high efficiency step-down regulator and a low dropout linear regulator. The device offers cable interface protection to ±60V. Other key features of the IO-Link transceiver include wake-up detect functionality and a programmable power-on reset timer for system reliability. The…

TI Delivers Integrated Thunderbolt DC/DC Power

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded its Thunderbolt portfolio with the TPS65980 DC/DC switching regulator. Touted as the first fully integrated power solution for bus-powered Thunderbolt applications, the TPS65980 is the centerpiece of TI’s certified Thunderbolt single port peripheral reference design, simplifying the power chain and speeding the design of bus-powered applications, such as hard…

ARM Acquires Duolog

ARM has concluded its acquisition of Duolog Technologies, a leader in design configuration and integration technology for the semiconductor industry. The acquisition strengthens ARM’s IP configuration and integration capability, helping ARM partners design and deploy system IP and manage increasing SoC integration complexity. About ARM ARM is at the heart of the world’s most advanced…

ISM: Manufacturing Grew in July

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management®(ISM®)Manufacturing…

Atmel Closes Newport Media Buy

Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Newport Media, Inc. (“NMI”), a leading provider of advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions. “We are pleased to have the talented team of Newport Media join Atmel,” said Steve Laub Atmel’s President and CEO. “This…