Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Philips - Tech Innovator and Inventor

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and technology, delivering products, services and solutions through the brand promise of "sense and simplicity..

Philips - Tech Innovator and Inventor

The company was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips, a maternal cousin of Karl Marx, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Its first products were light bulbs 'and other electrotechnical equipment'. Its first factory remains as a museum.

60W Replacement Competition

Philips Lighting North America won the first L Prize, and the race to be first across the finish line inspired a global R&D team and a new technology platform.

60W Replacement Competition Philips L Prize

What is a LED? How does it work? Learn about the LED basics Discover everything you need to know about the LED phenomenon.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Avtech Electrosystems - Nanosecond Waveform Generators

Avtech manufactures over 500 standard models, ranging from basic general-purpose ±5V pulse generators, to exotic 500 Amp ultra-high-current laser diode drivers, and including ultra-high-speed pulse generators with rise times as low as 40 ps!

Avtech Electrosystems - Nanosecond Waveform Generators

Some Test Equipment they make
  • Frequency Dividers
  • Pulse Converters & Stretchers
  • Broadband bias tees
  • 1 to 10 Ohm Transmission Lines

Avtech Pulsers

IEEE 488.2 GPIB, RS-232 Option for Pulsers

"Avtech instruments with the -B suffix include a complete computer control interface. The -B suffix allows Avtech instruments to be remotely controlled by a computer via the General-Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB) or via a RS-232 serial port. The GPIB interface is IEEE 488.1 and IEEE 488.2 compliant. The instrument command set is based on the easy-to-understand industry-standard Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments - SCPI"

Avtech Electrosystems Ltd.
PO Box 265, Ogdensburg, NY, 13669-0265 USA

Friday, July 20, 2012

RF Micro Devices - RFMD Semiconductors

RF Micro Devices - RFMD Semiconductors



Manufacturer of RF integrated circuits. Product line includes quadrature modulators, quadrature demodulators, LNA/mixers, IF amplifiers, attenuators, etc.

Products for


  • Amplifiers (Broadband, General Purpose)

  • Low Noise Amplifiers and Discretes

  • High Power Amplifiers and Discretes

  • Integrated PLL/Mixers

  • Signal Sources (VCOs and PLLs) 


ZigBee HAN SmartEnergy AMI




ZigBee HAN SmartEnergy AMI

"The joint reference design allows RFMD and Freescale to leverage each other's products into the Smart Energy marketplace. This allows us both to offer our customers a proven high-performance, highly integrated solution that reduces design cycle time and time to market."


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Grundig AG - Consumer Electronics

Grundig AG is a German manufacturer of consumer electronics for home entertainment. Max Grundig established the company in Nuremberg in 1945, shortly after World War II.

Grundig AG - Consumer Electronics

The history of the company began in 1930 with the establishment of a store named Fuerth, Grundig & Wurzer (RVF), which sold radios. After World War II Max Grundig recognized the need in Germany for radios and in 1947 produced a kit, while a factory and administration centre were under construction at F├╝rth.

Grundig Tonbandkoffer TK 42 - 1962

Grundig Tonbandkoffer TK 42 - 1962

Grundig History

"1952: On the 25th of December, the first television channel starts up in Germany. This means that television receivers also have to be produced. After intensive research, Grundig launches the FS 080 onto the market.

In the same year the first portable tape recorder Reporter 500 L is created. Technical data: speed 19 cm/sec, frequency conversion 50 Hz to 10 kHz, built-in amplifier and speaker."

Grundig AG - Wikipedia 

The Satellit 750’s line-in socket allows you to connect an MP3 player for even more listening options, while the line-out socket allows you to transfer broadcasts to another device. The LCD display also offers a clock and two alarm timers.

Grundig Satellit 750—Setting the Shortwave Standard

Grundig Satellit 750—Setting the Shortwave Standard

Eton Corporation  designs and creates solar powered iPhone and iPod speakers and sound systems. Specializes in making AM/FM Shortwave, Emergency Hand-Crank, Solar-powered and Satellite radios under the Eton, Grundig and American Red Cross names.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Coilcraft - Power Magnetics and RF Inductors

Founded in 1945 Coilcraft  is a standard and custom coil manufacturer. They produce inductors for Industrial Segments like telecommunications, instrumentation and computers.



Coilcraft - Power Magnetics and RF Inductors







The types of products include Surface mount inductors,  xDSL magnetics,  Tunable and fixed RF inductors, and High frequency power magnetics.



Others are


  • Power Magnetics


  • EMI / RFI Filters


  • Broadband Magnetics


  • Surface mount power inductor


Coilcraft, Inc. - 1102 Silver Lake Road, Cary IL 60013, USA