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LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT from NI
National Instruments has announced the NI LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. With the new toolkit, LabVIEW users can create and download VIs to operate and control the MINDSTORMS NXT robotics platform. Third-party software and hardware developers also can use the toolkit to create native blocks for MINDSTORMS NXT software. MINDSTORMS NXT, the next generation of the popular LEGO robotics invention system, became available earlier this month...
Really Tiny FM Tuners for Mobile Phones and Portable Audio Devices
Silicon Laboratories has announced the expansion of its proven FM tuner product family with the introduction of the Si4702 and the Si4703, the industry’s smallest, most integrated FM radio tuners. The Si4702/03 devices leverage Silicon Laboratories’ patented low-IF digital architecture, offering superior performance, integration, size and cost.
Focus EDL continues to expand product offering with wide range of discretes
Focus EDL has announced that it has been appointed by EIC, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of discrete semiconductor devices. The agreement, which covers the UK and Ireland, has immediate effect.
ADI's HDMI transmitters, receivers and multiplexers enable the delivery of high-definition video and audio content
Analog Devices is extending its line of High-Definition Multimedia Interface HDMI ICs to offer what is said to be the industry's broadest portfolio of HDMI transmitters, receivers and multiplexers. These highly integrated display interface ICs are designed to deliver optimal performance, the highest resolution video, and easy connectivity to next-generation televisions that support the HDMI standard.
Vicor sgns Craftec for the UK
Vicor is enlarging its pan-European distribution network. As part of this activity it has appointed Craftec UK to handle its products across the UK. The expanded distribution network of Acal, UR and Craftec provides a complementary mix of served markets, skills and associated products, which Vicor believes will help widen its customer base and increase its market share in the region. Craftec already represents Vicor successfully in the Nordic r...
Energy Management Software Saves Money
Carlo Gavazzi has introduced energy management network software to improve efficiency and reduce costs by providing complete energy management programmes for industrial, commercial and public buildings.
Gate Drive Optocouplers for AC and DC Brushless Motors
Avago Technologies has announced two new gate drive optocouplers in Stretched Small Outline (SSO) packages for AC and DC brushless motors used in home appliances and industrial applications. Avago's ACPL-W302 and ACPL-W314 gate drive optocouplers are an ideal solution for controlling variable-speed brushless motors in energy-efficient home appliances such as air conditioners and washing machines. Other applications include small- to medium-sized ...
Simple-to-use waterproof remote controls provide robust solution for outdoor applications
RF Solutions has addressed the growing number of outdoor applications that require wireless remote control with the introduction of its EMOD Series. Available as either a single or four-channel unit, the new waterproof radio remote controls are ideal for use in garden lighting, floodlighting and access control applications.
All Standard Transformer & Inductor Products Meet RoHS Lead-Free Solder Requirements
As a global leader in the design and manufacture of high reliability industrial and commercial magnetic components, Datatronic Distribution, Inc., is committed to preserving our environment and acting responsibly to meet the European Union’s 20002/95/EC – WEEE directives on the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) prior to July 1, 2006.
New 1 MM Surface Mount Wirewound Chip Inductors Ideal For High-Frequency Applications
Designed for high frequency applications in a wide range of consumer, commercial and industrial devices, the new DR354-1-2-3-4 Series Surface Mount Wirewound Chip Inductors from Datatronic Distribution, Inc., combine performance, miniature packaging and economy.