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What is a switch?
A switch is a device for changing the course or flow of a circuit. The switch is referred to as a "gate" when abstracted to mathematical form.
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2008-08-27 PCIe 2 switch supports Radeon graphics designs
PLX Technology Inc. announced its PEX 8647 PCIe Gen 2 switch has been chosen to provide high-performance, peer-to-peer fan-out operation on AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Dual-GPU graphics card.
2009-06-05 PCB layout guidelines for MPC5674x switch mode power supply (SMPS)
The MPC5674F device provides an internal SMPS regulator that may be used to provide the VDD voltage, eliminating the external VDD supply. To ensure that the switched regulator operates as designed, the designer should select the appropriate components and design the PCB following some simple rules.
2007-11-09 Overvoltage protection switch guards portable apps
Advanced Analogic Technologies is offering the first in a family of overvoltage protection devices for portable applications.
2007-08-06 Overvoltage protection IC integrates nFET switch
Maxim Integrated Products's MAX4943-MAX4946/MAX4949 overvoltage-protection (OVP) controllers with an integrated nFET are claimed to provide OVP up to 28V.
2005-09-05 Overvoltage protection circuits operate as a switch controller
Maxim Integrated Products unveiled overvoltage protection circuits that operate as a switch controller to either disconnect or limit the output voltage to a load during an overvoltage condition.
2009-05-06 Output current sensing for the MC35XS3400 eXtreme switch device
This application note relates to the output current sensing of 3rd generation Quad 35 m device. This application note presents the current sensing accuracy and the practical implementation of a calibration procedure to improve it.
2014-07-10 Output current sensing for eXtreme switch devices
Read about the current sense performance of eXtreme switches, and the enhanced current sense mode dedicated for low current loads, such as light emitting diodes.
2014-04-28 Output current sensing for extreme switch devices
Read about the current sense performance of Generation 4 of eXtreme switches.
2006-07-21 Optocoupler targets Ethernet switch boxes
Avago Technologies targets developers of Ethernet switch boxes used in industrial and office networks with its high-speed, low-power digital optocoupler.
2006-01-02 Optimizing video crosspoint switch design
Recognize bandwidth trade-offs and other considerations in choosing the right crosspoint switch for best video quality.
2002-06-27 Optical switch supplier Tellium cuts 200 workers
Optical switch supplier Tellium Inc. has announced cutbacks, including plans to lay off 200 of its 534 employees by the end of June.
2007-08-29 Optical switch links up to 16 ports in ATE systems
The Yokogawa AQ2200-412 is a 1 x 16 low insertion loss optical switch for use in ATE systems.
2003-04-28 Optical switch exhibits 0.9dB insertion loss
Optiwork (Shanghai) Telecommunication Devices Co. Ltd has released a 1x8 optical switch that exhibits a typical insertion loss of 0.9dB.
2010-05-12 Optical switch enables multiple output configurations
Optek Technology has developed a Photologic slotted optical switch in a right angle package to providing design engineers a flexible optical device with multiple output configurations.
2008-07-14 Optical switch does non-contact object sensing
Providing design engineers with a transmissive sensing device for office and automation applications, TT electronics Optek Technology has developed a slotted IR optical switch for non-contact interruptive object sensing.
2004-04-01 Optical switch benefits from off-chip drive
As more electrostatic MEMS-based optical-switch products penetrate the market, scalability, reliability and tilt precision take on increased significance.
2010-02-05 Optical network IC packs six-port GbE switch
Marvell launches a family of passive optical networks chips that integrate six-port Gbit Ethernet switch that supports Audio-Video Bridging, IP multicasting and a draft Energy-Efficient Ethernet standard.
2002-03-06 Operations cease at switch fabric provider Power X
Switch fabric chip vendor Power X Networks effectively shut its doors Friday (March 1).
2006-07-27 On/off switch targets visually impaired
EAO has added a black-and-white double on/off switch to its series of RoHS-compliant Series 44 industrial controls to meet new regulations for visually-impaired users.
2004-03-08 ON Semi regulators have power switch, start-up circuit
With ON Semiconductor's switching regulators, emerging applications can have lower external component count and reduced system costs.
2003-10-17 ON Semi crosspoint switch suits networking apps
ON Semiconductor has introduced the NBSG72A SiGe-based high bandwidth, fully differential crosspoint switch with output level select capabilities.
2003-10-13 ON Semi analog switch has 5V over-voltage tolerance
ON Semiconductor has introduced its NLAS2066 analog switch which it claims deliver the industry's first over-voltage tolerant switch.
2002-08-14 ON Semi analog switch has 2-by-2.1mm footprint
The NLASB3157 2:1 MUX/DEMUX analog switch from ON Semiconductor is offered in an SC88/SC70 6-pin surface-mount package with a 2-by2.1mm footprint
2003-08-29 Omron tactile switch reduces production lead-time
Omron has developed a solderless ultra-low profile tactile switch that reduces production lead-time for operating parts of portable devices.
2004-03-10 Omron switch offers stable contact/insulation
Omron has introduced its B3F tactile switch with gold plating, providing stable contact and insulation properties over long-term application.
2002-12-05 Omron lever switch offers tactile feedback
The B6J surface-mount lever switch from Omron Corp. is touted to be the first in the industry to offer tactile feedback in all three directions.
2009-07-29 Octal switch allows design flexibility in handsets
Intersil Corp. has developed the ISL54230 octal switch that is suited for high-end cellphone applications.
2005-07-07 O2Micro receives power switch device U.K. patent
O2Micro Int. Ltd was granted 19 claims under GB (Great Britain) patent number 2,398,403 for its power switch device for PC cards.
2002-03-27 O-Net optical switch features 8ms switching time
O-Net Communications' optical switch offers channel selection between input fibers and a pair of output pairs, and provides a switching time between 8ms to 10ms.
2013-09-20 NXP, TTTech to co-develop automotive Ethernet switch chip
The jointly developed switch chip will enable applications with unshielded twisted pair cabling with BroadR-Reach PHY technology and will also come with three incorporated traffic classes.
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