AutomationDirect adds BRX Analog I/O Expansion Modules

The versatile BRX PLC system from AutomationDirect combines powerful features in a compact, stand-alone footprint. One of the unique features of the BRX platform is its ability to expand its capability to fit the application. New analog I/O expansion modules are available in high-resolution current/voltage and temperature models.  Starting at $187.00, two 8-channel analog current

Hardy’s HI 1734-WS POINT I/O Weight Processing Modules Breathe New Life Into An Aging Machine

Hardy HI 1734-WS POINT I/O weight processing modules were recently deployed to economically replace older analog strain gage conditioners used to measure force on a pipe extrusion machine. Immediately, the HI 1734-WS modules dramatically reduced calibration and set-up time versus the older analog strain gage conditioners. With 96 channels of strain-gage inputs per machine, each

Avnet introduces Industrial IoT Starter Kit to streamline smart device and cloud development

Avnet, a global technology distributor, introduced the Avnet MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit, an out-of-the-box system, backed by industry solutions from IBM, Wind River and Xilinx, designed to simplify customers’ prototype and development efforts, while providing an easy and quick transition to production. The MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit builds on Avnet’s commitment to support

4Gbaud quad-channel linear modulator driver

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), has announced the MAOM-006428, the industry’s first 64Gbaud quad-channel linear Mach Zehnder modulator driver. This device will support data rates of 400 Gbps…

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36-V op amps target industrial uses

The TSB572 and TSB611 single op amps are the first devices produced using ST’s new 40V-ready BiCMOS semiconductor process. This technology delivers superior GBW/Icc efficiency resulting in about…

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EE analysis software integrates signal, power integrity, 3D-electromagnetic solving, and fast rule checking

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced its newest HyperLynx release which integrates signal and power integrity analysis, 3D-electromagnetic solving, and fast rule checking into a single unified…

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Winners: Engineers get free trip to upcoming Hanover Fair

Enclosure manufacturer Rittal Corp. has announced the winners of its recently concluded “Win a Trip to Hanover Fair with Rittal!” contest: Andrew Neeld, Automation Engineer of Sedro Woolley,…

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Documentation-to-workflow package for PCB design tool

Altium is scheduled to release a new documentation workflow available exclusively in their flagship PCB design platform, Altium Designer 16.1. Draftsman provides PCB designers with a unified documentation…

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X-Band front end IC includes dual Rx outputs

Anokiwave, Inc. has announced it has extended its X-band IC product line with the addition of the AWMF-0106 Front End IC. This product release completes the family of…

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Wireless Network Design Platforms account for building structures, floorplans, and terrain elevations

EDX Wireless and Remcom announce the integration of SignalPro with Wireless InSite X3D ray-tracing beginning with the release of SignalPro version 8.3. The X3D model from Remcom uses…

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Power inductors sport low loss over 2 to 5+ MHz range

Coilcraft is introducing its new XEL40xx Series of low-loss power inductors today at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC 2016) in Long Beach, CA. XEL40xx SeriesThe XEL40xx Series…

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Spice program handles 7 nm FinFETs

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) has announced further enhancements and optimizations to the Calibre platform and Analog FastSPICE (AFS) platform by completing TSMC 10nm FinFET V1.0 certification. In…

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CMOS RF switch boasts cable-compatible linearity

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has announced the UltraCMOS PE42723, an RF switch that boasts the highest linearity specifications on the market today. An upgraded version of the successful PE42722,…

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Chip capacitors span 1 to 33 nF with 1 kV ratings

TDK Corporation has expanded its CGA lineup of high-voltage MLCCs for automotive applications. The new CGA6 and CGA9 series of MLCCs, which have a rated voltage of 1000…

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Low profile SMT disc shaped terminal

Mill-Max is excited to announce a new addition to its family of spring pin mating products. This low profile SMT disc shaped terminal is perfect for applications where…

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Wet Tantalum capacitors can handle 200°C

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its TWA-Y Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors with the addition of new, high CV 470µF/100V…

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VNA Test Cables handle 50 and 67 GHz millimeter waves

Pasternack debuts a new line of flexible precision VNA test cables rated to 50 and 67 GHz depending on the series. Designed for use as VNA test port…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – February

High current ferrite beads –  I have a linear regulator that is being supplied by a switching converter and as such I want to use 1 ferrite bead…

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New series of conductive polymer chip capacitors for demanding automotive applications

AVX Corporation has introduced the robust new TCQ Series automotive conductive polymer chip capacitors. Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 specification for passive components, the TCQ Series…

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Ultra Long Life SMT Tact Switches sport custom haptics, resistance, and durability

C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has expanded its KSC Series sealed SMT tact switches with the…

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Multilayer 0402 inductors feature world’s highest Q in a small package

TDK Corporation announces the new MHQ0402PSA series of multilayer inductors in case size IEC 0402. Measuring in with reduced dimensions of just 0.4 mm x 0.2 mm x…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – January

Rechargeable 30 LED burns up on AC – I have some emergency rechargeable lights. As soon as I connect them to a 220V AC outlet 220v they burn…

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Antenna & RF design center for M2M and IoT opens in San Diego

In the midst of explosive wireless device growth in the Internet of Things market, innovative antenna leader Taoglas USA, Inc. has announced it has opened a unique facility…

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MMSM PIN diode for high-power RF switching

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) has announced a new high power monolithic microwave surface mount (MMSM) series-shunt SP2T PIN diode reflective switch, the MPS2R10-606. The device is optimized for…

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How much math do you need to know to design electronics?

Education for electronics design tends to have a fair amount of math in it but how much is really required nowadays in order to design electronics? You certainly…

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