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NASA successfully launches latest communications satellite

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next-generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. TDRS-M launched Friday at 8:29 a.m. EDT...

Integrate HSPA/GSM connectivity with Digi XBee 3G global embedded modems

Mouser Electronics Inc. announced it is now stocking the Digi XBee Cellular 3G global embedded modem. Designed to help OEMs avoid time-consuming and expensive FCC and PTCRB end-device certifications, the modem enables engineers to quickly and easily integrate 3G (HSPA/GSM) with 2G fallback connectivity...

Frost & Sullivan cites Copper Mountain Technologies for USB VNAs

Santa Clara, CA. Based on recent analysis of the universal serial bus (USB) vector network analyzer (VNA) industry, Frost & Sullivan has recognizes Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT) with a 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. The imminent move of many Internet...

Microchip unveils next-generation in-circuit debugger

Chandler, AZ. Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the MPLAB ICD 4, an in-circuit programming and debugging development tool for Microchip’s PIC microcontroller (MCU) and dsPIC digital signal controller portfolios. The MPLAB ICD 4 debugger includes all the features of the MPLAB ICD 3 tool...

120-W quarter-brick DC/DC converters have four package styles

TDK Corp. has announced the introduction of the GQA120 series of 120-W industrial grade DC/DC converters. Four package types allow product performance to be optimized for the application. The series can accept a 12-VDC or 24-VDC nominal input, making it suitable for ruggedized communication...

Richardson RFPD offers Peregrine 100-W RF SOI power limiter

Geneva, IL. Richardson RFPD Inc. has announced the availability of and full design support capabilities for a new power limiter from Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. The UltraCMOS PE45361 builds on Peregrine's 50-W UltraCMOS power limiters and adds higher pulsed power handling, a lower limiting threshold,...

Flexible hybrid electronics, sensors impact automotive industry

Milpitas, CA. FlexTech, a SEMI strategic association partner, will host a one-day flexible hybrid electronics and sensors automotive industry workshop in Detroit on September 13, 2017, to explore how flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) adds functionality, decreases weight, and impacts design. Automotive and electronics industry...

Powerbox releases DC/DC converters for microgrids and datacenters

Powerbox has announced a range of high-voltage input DC/DC converters for microgrid, datacenter, and industrial applications. Part of its industrial line, the new series of HVDC/DC converters operate with an input voltage range of 180 VDC to 425 VDC and deliver output power levels...

Allegro MicroSystems offers differential current-sensor IC

Worcester, MA. Allegro MicroSystems LLC has introduced a new high-accuracy Hall-effect-based current-sensor IC with multiple programmable fault levels intended for industrial and consumer applications with a focus on motor-control and power-inverter-stage applications. One of the key benefits of Allegro’s ACS720 is to provide high...

Boston Semi Equipment wins order for HVPD handler

Billerica, MA. Boston Semi Equipment (BSE), a global semiconductor test-handler company, announced that it has received a new order for its high-voltage partial-discharge (HVPD) solution on the Zeus gravity test handling system. The order, for a quad-site handler, comes from a top 20 semiconductor...