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…

Wearables to Drive Display Panel Growth

El Segundo, Calif. — Demand for wearable electronics, initially fueled by smartwatch computing, is forecast to drive rapid growth for display panels over the next several years. IHS Technology forecasts industry revenue will increase from a projected $300 million in 2014 to more than 80 percent annually for at least four more years as high resolution…

OmniVision Camera Chip Targets Portables

Santa Clara, Calif. — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has launched the OVM6211 CameraCubeChip, a complete global shutter camera solution in the industry’s smallest form factor. The OVM6211 enables a variety of applications in consumer devices, including key machine and computer vision capabilities such as gesture recognition, eye tracking and motion detection. The camera solution targets advanced applications…

KEMET Debuts New High Temp Capacitors

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corporation has introduced a new line of High Temperature Radial Molded Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors, which offer industry-leading performance in extreme environments and high temperature up to 200 degrees Celsius. These capacitors can withstand the severe shock and vibration conditions associated with deep-well and horizontal drilling activities, and are also well-suited for use in geophysical probes,…

M2M Redefines the Supply Chain and Transportation

Operational visibility – knowing where a shipment is and monitoring the environmental conditions in near real-time of cargo in-transit – is becoming an important tool for the supply chain and the transportation industries, according to a new survey of shippers and logistics providers conducted by eyefortransport (eft) in conjunction with AT&T. One way to gather…

AC/DC Power Supplies: Stable Pricing, Lead Times

Buyers can expect stable pricing for AC/DC power supplies heading into the fourth quarter of 2014. Although lead times are stable, deliveries range from six to 24 weeks, according to the latest Avnet Market & Technology Trends report.  As demand grows across several market segments, buyers can expect power supply manufacturers to focus on developing new…