The new MP600 series of mechanical sensors is designed to detect two positions within one single product.
The distance between the two positions can be customized to the user’s application between 0.3mm and 1.5mm. The fixed NC and NO contacts activate with no measurable hysteresis. Repeatability is better than 5 µm and depending on cable selection, the operational temperature can go from -40°C up to 130°C. The cable termination can be supplied with a M12 connector. http://bit.ly/2x74TAa
Kits Provide Easy Connection Between FPGAs and Fiber Optics
The 14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Module provides up to 140 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth over 10 channels from an FPGA to an industry-standard multi-mode fiber optic cable. Samtec’s 14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Development Kit supports Data Center, High Performance Computing and FPGA-to-FPGA protocols including Ethernet, InfiniBand™, Fibre Channel and Aurora. http://bit.ly/2vCZkcx
Art Pini Explains……….
Passive probes offer a good way of connecting an oscilloscope to the device or circuit under test. They are low cost, reliable, and offer reasonable signal integrity when used knowledgably. http://bit.ly/2vDjB1M
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, has been named 2016 e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for Europe by Vishay Intertechnology. This is the fifth consecutive year that Mouser has received this prestigious award. http://bit.ly/2vDhSth
Author/Expert John Mayer Explains –
High-performance motion tracking technologies have migrated from esoteric military, avionics, marine, and industrial applications into an expanding range of consumer applications. Still, bringing high-performance motion tracking to the consumer market often forces designers to reconcile conflicting goals, particularly with respect to cost, power consumption, and computational resources. http://bit.ly/2s7rN5e
New De-embedding Capabilities Allow for More Accurate High-frequency DUT Performance Validation
Anritsu Company introduces the Universal Fixture Extraction (UFX) option for its VectorStar® vector network analyzers (VNAs) to provide signal integrity and on-wafer engineers with an increased range of on-wafer and fixture calibration choices, even when a full set of calibration standards is not available. Developed to address the design challenges associated with the high-frequency, high data rate requirements of 4G and emerging 5G systems, as well as backhaul and data centers, UFX features unique analysis tools so engineers can more accurately and efficiently evaluate designs. http://bit.ly/2s72VKS
Mouser to Stock Micro Crystal’s RTC Modules and Eval Boards
Mouser is now stocking Micro Crystal’s Real-Time Clock modules, which combine a 32.768 kHz tuning fork crystal resonator with a CMOS-based oscillator and RTC integrated circuit, perfectly factory calibrated inside a miniature ceramic SMD package. Each module is designed to address the demand for high accuracy, temperature compensation, and ultra-low current consumption. The modules provide standard clock and calendar functions and are available in tolerances from 2ppm to 20ppm with options including I2C or SPI interface, alarm, interrupt, power management, RAM / EEPROM memory, extended operating temperature range up to 125 degrees Celsius, and AEC-Q200 automotive qualification. Mouser is also stocking evaluation boards, which include corresponding RTC modules for facilitated evaluation. http://bit.ly/2rnOpBk
Award Winning Technology Author Bill Schweber Writes:
Designers of handheld and portable wireless products such as smartphones and wearables rely on tiny chip, patch and trace antennas that can be placed within the device. While these miniature devices solve the problem of bringing multiband antenna arrays to small form factor systems, they also introduce issues related to reduced radiation efficiency, impedance matching, and interaction with nearby objects and bodies.
To address these problems, designers are being armed with new design and circuit techniques to make these antennas more than just a standalone component. Instead, they are becoming part of a dynamic antenna subsystem that mitigates many of these design challenges. This shift in design requires extensive simulation and analysis, which is being addressed by constantly improving field solver software. http://bit.ly/2s6ZqEw
Coilcraft has introduced its new 0201HL Series of chip inductors available in seven inductance values ranging from 22 to 51 nH, the highest currently offered in a wirewound 0201 package. This inductance range is fully optimized for impedance matching in 700 MHz LTE and 5G applications. http://bit.ly/2s74yIE