Analog Devices’ 16-Channel, 12/16-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converters Target Telecom Optical-Module Control

NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Analog Devices, Inc. announced today a pair of highly integrated 16-channel digital-to-analog (D/A) converters that significantly reduce the system footprint for wired telecommunications systems, yet without any performance compromise. The 12-bit AD5767 and 16-bit AD5766 are fully integrated devices with all the required bias ranges for coherent optical systems of medium- to long-haul, fiber-based telecommunication deployments. Both ICs integrate a wide array of discrete components to provide the required voltage ranges and additional system functionality in a very small area. These D/A converters are well-suited for optical modules and electro-optical functions such as bias control, including Mach-Zehnder modulator-bias control.

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Microchip Extends eXtreme Low Power PIC32MM Microcontroller Family

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 14, 2017 — New PIC32MM “GPM” microcontrollers (MCUs) are now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The eXtreme Low Power (XLP) devices feature large memory in small packages, providing ample battery life for space-constrained applications. With the inclusion of several connectivity options, Core Independent Peripherals and feature-rich development boards, the “GPM” MCUs are well suited for digital audio applications, gaming/entertainment devices, IoT sensor nodes and portable medical devices.

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Bourns Marks 70 Years of Innovation

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 13, 2017 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, is marking 70 years of electronic components innovation. Bourns was founded on July 7, 1947 by Marlan and Rosemary Bourns. The pioneering couple invented a product to accurately determine an aircraft's pitch attitude solving a crucial problem that helped make aeronautics safer. Setting a strong technological foundation for growth in 1952, Bourns introduced the first Trimpot® trimming potentiometer, which remains the industry standard used to perform accurate circuit adjustments in a wide range of electronic equipment.

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Stackpole's Precision Chip Resistors Achieve High Resistance

RALEIGH, NC (June 13, 2017) -- The HGC Series from Stackpole utilizes high resistance materials and special patterning to achieve high resistance values with the capability of providing tight tolerances and low TCR. The HGC offers resistance values from 10K ohm up to 50G ohm.

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Vishay Intertechnology IR Receivers in TVCastSMD Package Offer High Remote Control Performance for Flat-Panel TVs and Monitors

MALVERN, Pa. — June 12, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new series of miniature infrared (IR) receiver modules for IR remote control applications in flat-panel TVs and monitors. For front mounting in the tight 3 mm frames of these products, Vishay Semiconductors' TSOP39xxxTR1 and TSOP59xxxTR1 series devices are the industry's first to be offered in the TVCastSMD side-view, winged, surface-mount package with an ultra low height of 2.6 mm.

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Pulse Electronics Releases 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T Video

Pulse electronics worked closely with PHY suppliers and the IEEE standards committee to develop the new IEEE 802.3bz standard for 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T Ethernet to support the 802.11ac WiFi standard that allows for data transfer speed up to 6.93Gbps through existing twisted pair, copper cabling. This video summarizes our efforts and highlights the Pulse products that support 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T applications.

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TE Connectivity Releases Standard Board Level Shielding Portfolio

HARRISBURG, Pa. – June 7, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced today its new standard portfolio of board level shielding (BLS), providing customers with shorter time to market, weight savings, and improved thermal conductivity. In addition to TE’s custom-designed BLS solutions, these BLS products are ideal for 2-in-1 notebooks, game consoles, routers, point of sale (POS) equipment, wireless meters, wearable devices, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, servers, and other applications where weight, thermal performance, and electromagnetic shielding are crucial.

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Analog Devices Lays Foundation for 4G to 5G Migration with Expanded RadioVerse™ Wireless Technology and Design Ecosystem

NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the latest update to its award-winning RadioVerse™ technology and design ecosystem, which simplifies and accelerates radio development for wireless carriers and telecommunications equipment manufacturers as they transition their cellular base stations from 4G to 5G networks. ADI’s expanded RadioVerse portfolio features new radio transceiver hardware, software tools, and a robust design environment that enables the smaller, lower power radios necessary in next generation networks. The new offering allows customers to quickly evaluate and develop radio designs for 4G small cell and Pre-5G massive MIMO systems, key building blocks in the transition to 5G, enabling faster data rates while improving connectivity and data throughput in densely populated, high-traffic areas such as office buildings, sport stadiums and public transit systems.

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