Latest Voltage Stories

2011-03-16 05:00:00

GENEVA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leader in monitoring and protection ICs, has perfected a new generation of innovative voltage detectors with extra features that enhance system safety and reliability for a wide variety of applications. The STM1831 voltage detector will be used in equipment such as autonomous systems and safety-related devices,...

2011-01-20 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, today introduced several enhancements to its line of S530 Parametric Test Systems, the most cost-effective fully automatic production parametric test solutions available to the semiconductor industry. These enhancements include the addition of Keithley's new high throughput switch mainframe for high integrity signal switching, full Kelvin measurements at...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE Amex: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that it will be featuring its High Voltage Polymer T521 Series and CECC Qualified parts this week at Electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany. These parts are suitable for a wide range of applications including those found in the European military and aerospace markets. "KEMET's acclaimed...

2010-08-11 08:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced a new 200-mA dual output power supply designed to provide improved picture quality for active matrix OLED (AMOLED) displays that require positive and negative supply rails. The TPS65137 uses a low dropout (LDO) post regulator for line and load transient response with minimum output voltage ripples to provide stable picture quality. With its wide input range of 2.3 V to 5.5 V and small solution...

2009-09-08 15:02:33

You've heard about flower power. What about tree power? It turns out that it's there, in small but measurable quantities. There's enough power in trees for University of Washington researchers to run an electronic circuit, according to results to be published in an upcoming issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Transactions on Nanotechnology. "As far as we know this is the first peer-reviewed paper of someone powering something entirely by sticking electrodes into a...

2009-03-12 15:09:02

U.S. and Japanese physicists say they have demonstrated proof of principle of the existence of a 'spin battery' that's about the diameter of a human hair. Researchers at the University of Miami and the Universities of Tokyo and Tohoku in Japan said the battery is charged by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic tunnel junction. They said the new technology is a step toward creation of computer hard drives with no moving parts and might be developed to...

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