Bourns Expands LAN Transformer Line

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc. has extended its family of LAN 10/100/1000 Base-T transformers with a model designed specifically for Ethernet-based applications with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality. The new model also delivers an extended operating temperature (-40 to +85 °C) making it suitable for harsh environment applications. Designated Model SM51589PEL, the new LAN transformer can be used as…

Cactus Semi Updates Medical Eval Board

Chandler, Ariz. — Cactus Semiconductor has updated its microprocessor evaluation board for its application-specific standard product (ASSP) medical chip to deliver better manufacturability and a lower profile. The update includes new microcontroller (MCU) unit packaging for easier manufacturability, and new inductors for a lower profile. The EB1CSI021 evaluation board targets battery-powered neurostimulation medical applications. The low-power, 8-bit…

Micrel Launches Mini DC/DC Power Modules

San Jose, Calif. — Micrel Inc. has introduced a new family of miniature, low-profile DC/DC power modules for space-constrained applications. The new devices include the MIC33163/MIC33164 (1A) and MIC33263/MIC33264 (2A) step-down power modules capable of 100-percent duty cycle. Available with an input voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V, these compact modules integrate a synchronous buck converter…

Cadence Delivers First MIPI Soundwire IP

San Jose, Calif. — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced the industry’s first MIPI® SoundWireSM Controller Intellectual Property (IP). SoundWire is a new digital audio interface specification from the MIPI Alliance that enables bi-directional digital communication with a focus on low complexity and low gate count, making it…

Digicom: How to Select an EMS Partner for Medical Device Mfg

Oakland, Calif. – Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality driven electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, announces that the white paper, What Medical Device Companies Need to Consider in Selecting an EMS Company, is now available on the Digicom Electronics website at www.digicom.org/selecting-ems-company.html. The article discusses the factors that contribute to a successful contract electronics manufacturing relationship and the…

Microsemi Delivers Ultra-Secure FPGAs

Aliso Viejo, Calif.– Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its new ultra secure SmartFusion2® SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2® FPGAs that have more advanced security features at the device, design and system levels than any other leading FPGA manufacturer. The new data…

Spansion, ISSI to Develop RAM Products

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, and Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSI), a leader in advanced memory solutions, today announced plans to develop HyperRAM™ products based on the Spansion HyperBus™ interface, which dramatically improves performance while reducing the number of pins. Both companies will have rights to sell…