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Schleuniger Inc.'s SemiRigid 1050 is a highly specialized machine for stripping aluminum or copper jacketed semi-rigid coaxial cable. It can process cables with outer diameters ranging from 0.86 mm (.034”) to 4.5 mm (.177”). The machine can be programmed to perform the following operations:
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, introduces the UltraCMOS PE42721 75-Ohm RF switch for designers of digital TV (DTV) tuner modules, cable TV (CATV) signal switching and distribution systems, multi-tuner digital video recorders (DVRs) and set-top boxes. The switch is ideal for geographic markets – such as China, Japan, Korea and Latin America – where broadband-TV devices must accommodate multiple RF inputs for cable, satellite and terrestrial reception while avoiding interference between these signals.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. an innovator of high performance analog semiconductor enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Isolink is shipping customized optical solutions to Varian Medical for radiation oncology applications. Varian is the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy.
NXP Semiconductors and Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd. have established a joint venture that is claimed to be the first true automotive semiconductor company in China.
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the functionality of its R&S FSV and R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzers to also support the IEEE 802.11p wireless standard. The new R&S FSV-K91p and R&S FSW-K91p measurement options are especially designed for IEEE 802.11p compliant signal analysis in V2V applications and ITS.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT3797, a triple output DC/DC controller designed to drive three independent channels of LEDs. Its fixed frequency, current-mode architecture delivers constant, accurately regulated LED current over a wide range of supply and output voltages.
Almost half of all cars sold in China fitted with OEM-supplied connected in-vehicle Telematics and infotainment systems by 2018
China is the world’s fastest growing automotive market and the high growth in vehicle sales in the country is driving the growth in connected in-vehicle telematics and infotainment systems fitted in cars. ABI Research forecasts that almost one in two cars sold in China by 2018 will be supplied with either an embedded, or hybrid OEM-fitted telematics and infotainment system.
Indium Corp.'s Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee, vice president of technology, and Dr. Ron Lasky, senior technologist, will present at the SMTA/iNEMI Medical Electronics Symposium November 13-14 in Milpitas, CA.
The face of traditional farming is rapidly changing to incorporate sophisticated technologies aimed at producing more food with less environmental impact. To support the influx of technology, product development firm Cambridge Consultants is using its expertise to design innovative, low-cost solutions for the farming industry. Its latest device draws on its background in advanced radar technology for a detection system to help agricultural vehicles avoid collisions.