An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator from Linear Technology, which we summarised at the time by saying "Linear Technology has announced a H-grade step-down switching regulator for load dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications as well as 24V industrial supplies.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release RS Components launches power supply microsite from RS Components: "RS Components is boosting its support for designers of power applications with the introduction of 960 power supply products brought together on a dedicated microsite. ".
In December 2010, we covered the news from International Rectifier - take a look at International Rectifier offers automotive MOSFETs which says: "International Rectifier has expanded its offering of 40 to 100V automotive-qualified MOSFETs, including a range of logic level devices. ".
Take a look also at the news release from Altera, EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor, as well as Self-protected MOSFETs for automotive applications from Diodes Incorporated, and SoC ICs for cable and terrestrial set-top boxes from ST Microelectronics.
Ocean Blue offers USB video recorder software (December 2010)
Ocean Blue Software has launched its Sunrise USB video recorder software, developed to enable manufacturers to offer an affordable digital replacement for the VCR/PVR.
Single-chip LED with green phosphor converter (December 2010)
Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a pre-production green LED based on the Ostar platform that is twice as bright as its predecessors, for use in data projectors in office or education markets.
Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments (December 2010)
Allegro Microsystems has launched the A1356, a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC with a pulse width modulated (PWM) output for automotive gear and clutch detection and position sensing.
Tyco announces JEDEC-based memory module (December 2010)
Tyco Electronics has introduced a very low-profile (VLP) double-data-rate 3 (DDR3) dual in-line memory module (DIMM) socket designed around JEDEC industry standards.
LED suitable for TV and LCD monitor backlighting (December 2010)
The Topled Compact 5630 LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors is designed for backlighting applications such as monitors and television screens.
Development board for HMI/automotive applications (December 2010)
Mistral Solutions has announced Craneboard, a low-cost ARM-based development board that offers designers a fully open-source printed circuit board (PCB) and design to reduce development costs.
EEPROM blocks for program and firmware storage (December 2010)
Austriamicrosystems' Full Service Foundry business unit has announced a further expansion of its non-volatile memory portfolio for its 0.35um process range.
Connector system for engine control units and more (December 2010)
Molex has introduced its CMX sealed, hybrid, high-density and modular connector system, which utilises the CTX terminal system and is suitable for transportation powertrain applications.
MCU is made for automotive manufacturers
Microcontroller incorporates powerful peripheral functions and features that support a wide range of automotive and industrial applications.
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