Matched RF WLAN front-end module

  Microchip has announced its latest 2,4 GHz, 50 Ω matched RF WLAN front-end module (FEM), the SST12LF09, for Bluetooth connectivity, as well as 802.11b/g/n and 256-QAM Wi-Fi applications. The SST12LF09 integrates a transmitter power amplifier, a receiver low-noise amplifier, and a low-loss, single-pole three-throw antenna switch for Bluetooth connectivity into a single, compact 2,5 […]

Efficient machine activation and pick-to-light operations

  Banner Engineering has introduced the EZ-Light K30 Touch, a smaller version of the company’s industry-recognised K50 Touch. Featuring a compact, rugged design, this single-point device is designed for efficient machine activation and pick-to-light operations. It provides simple, precise performance, easily changing from green to red with the touch of a finger, hand or whole […]

National Electronics Week/ADEC Expo 11 – 12 March 2014 – exhibitor profiles

National Electronics Week/ADEC Expo will be held from 11 – 12 March 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.  This event is dedicated to the electronics production, components, systems and applications sector, and covers the entire electronics value chain.   To view the exhibitor profiles click on title to download pdf. Contact Claire Jeffreys, New Events, Please […]

Fitness monitor tracks temperature in addition to movement and heart-rate

  Nordic Semiconductor has announced that U.S. startup Hothead Technologies has specified Nordic’s nRF8001 Connectivity chip to provide Bluetooth low energy wireless comms in the world’s first fitness monitor. The head-worn Spree Fitness monitor tracks body temperature in addition to conventional movement (time, speed, and distance) and heart-rate. Various studies have shown that hyperthermia (body […]

Range of RFID antennae extended

  Product tracking has never been a bigger issue for manufacturers, logisticians and retailers, so the introduction of the new variant of the DTE800 series UHF RFID system from Ifm Electronic is said to be well received. Marked out by the use of the 865-870 MHz band this new system offers flexibility on a standard […]

Convection-cooled, low cost DIN rail power supplies

  TDK Corporation announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda DRB series of DIN rail power supplies for low power applications that require basic functionality. Designed to support the growing trend for simple and economic DIN power solutions in industrial, building automation and process control applications, the DRB series combines low cost and extremely compact dimensions […]

New compatible power supplies with higher efficiency

  TDK Corporation announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda HWS-A series of AC-DC power supplies, which comprises five models rated from 15-150 W to meet a wide range of customer requirements. A significant upgrade of the series which was originally introduced in 2005, typical industrial applications include equipment used for factory automation, process control, LED […]

Compact, multi-purpose combined arresters

  The Blitzductor XT from Dehn are compact, multi-purpose combined arresters. Their base part andprotection modules perfectly complement each other forDIN rail mounting. The universal base part minimises storage requirements and eases prewiring and maintenance operationsand can double up as a terminal block.They ensure maximum system availabilitysince the modules can be replaced without signal interruption, […]

Bigger, faster images with new CMOS camera

  Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced an addition to its ORCA-Flash 4.0 family, the ORCA-Flash4.0 LT Gen II scientific CMOS camera. This camera is said to make it easy to be brilliant – delivering excellent image quality and high reliability. It delivers 2x the speed, 3x the field of view and up to 5x the signal-to-noise […]

Increase efficiency in mobile computing devices

  Vishay Intertechnology has extended its offering of TrenchFET p-channel Gen III power MOSFETs with a new device that is said to offer the lowest on-resistance for a p-channel MOSFET. Designed to increase efficiency in mobile computing devices, the -20 V Vishay Siliconix Si7157DP offers on-resistance of 0,0016 Ω and 0,0020 Ω at -10 V […]