News 2008.12.14

Vishay Unveils Free Switching Loss Calculator for IHLP Inductors
An industry-first, free Web-based tool that computes the switching losses for IHLP® inductors is now available on the web site of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH). The simple-to-use switching loss calculator is customizable to individual applications, allowing designers to select the correct part for an optimized board design, while speeding time to market. The switching loss calculator is available for buck, boost, and buck/boost dc-to-dc converter topologies.

NEC EMMATM2TS SoC Tuner Enables Digital Broadcasts on Analog TV
NEC Electronics introduced the EMMATM2TS system-on-chip (SoC) for tuners that enable digital terrestrial broadcasts to be viewed on current analog televisions. The new product is compliant with the “simplified DTT tuner” specifications and guidelines published by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting (Dpa) in preparation for the full migration to digital terrestrial broadcasts in Japan.

Universal Powerline Association Announces UPA Technology Conference
The Universal Powerline Association (UPA), an International not-for-profit trade association providing a forum for the design and development of interoperable and open specifications and focused on promoting the successful international application of powerline technologies; announces its Inaugural Technology and Exhibition Conference on May 19-20, 2009 in San Diego, CA. USA.

Liquavista, Seymourpowell Showcase ColorBright Electronics Concepts
Liquavista and Seymourpowell launched a series of new product concepts built on the Liquavista ColorBright display platform. Applied to watches and mobile phone secondary displays, the concepts clearly show how Liquavista’s differentiated display technology can be used to create a more engaging user experience. The high impact concepts are showcased online, along with Liquavista’s own designs for cycle computers, shower displays etc.