Having single or dual wavelength options at 1,310 nm or 1,550 nm, Agilent Technologies’ N4374B lightwave component analyzer (LCA) offers traceable electro-optical S-parameter testing for transmitters and receivers in CATV and Radio over Fiber applications. The device exhibits internationally-specified relative and
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Allowing DSP or processor aggregation, Tundra Semiconductor’s Tsi620 multi-standard RapidIO switch evaluation platform enables prototyping using Texas Instruments’ TMS320TCI6487 multi-core 3 GHz DSP with extendable cluster and an Altera Stratix III FPGA. The component offers communication with PCI-enabled microprocessors through a PMC connector, hardware bridging and leverage over XGMII. The platform includes
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Phoenix Contact’s STEP Series of general-purpose power supplies utilize a voltage versus current characteristic output suitable for starting lamp loads or capacitive loads. The devices offer a DIN rail clip for mounting onto a rail or in a panel. The supplies are appropriate for small load applications in the building automation industry. Some models include
Designed as Von Weise drop-in replacements, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR line of fractional horsepower gearmotors deliver from 1/30 to ½ horsepower in commercial and industrial light applications. The parallel shaft and right angle devices offer output torques from 12 in./lbs to 800 in./lbs in over 75 models. DC models
Performing at 2.5 V, Fox Electronics’ F540 Series HCMOS oscillators exhibit stabilities of 15 ppm (F547), 10 ppm (F549) and 8 ppm (F54S) with phase noise of -140 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and a jitter period of 3 ps rms. The 5 mm × 3.2 mm RoHS-compliant components presents an input current of 7 mA, output current of 4 mA and
Targeting the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market, ADTRAN’s NetVanta 1234 PoE, NetVanta 1238 PoE and NetVanta 1534 PoE networking switches support Gigabit PoE while offering LLDP/LLDP MED, cable diagnostics and
On August 14th, 2008, The Mathworks held the kick-off to “EcoCAR,” a collegiate advanced technology vehicle competition (ATVC). EcoCAR’s subtitle (“The NeXt Challenge”) says it all- this is the spiritual successor to “Challenge X,” a similarly-themed ATVC contest that, last year, ended with Mississippi State University taking home the gold. In speaking with personnel from the DOE, The Mathworks, and GM (all event sponsors), I concluded that the biggest obstacle to ATV’s greater viability is a lack of young, qualified engineers.
Lasting for a lifespan of 25 years, ITT Interconnect Solutions’ SMA-Hi Temp RF connector system, consisting of a coaxial RF connector and 12 RF cable assemblies, uses a cable assembly with a silicone dioxide dielectric suitable for continuous operation at 250°C. The semi-rigid cable assemblies offer phase-matching to ±2° at 3 GHz and an option to be
Operating over a frequency range from 20 to 80 MHz, Raltron Electronics’ R2016 Series SMT crystal oscillators exhibit a standard frequency tolerance of ±50 ppm with ±10, ±20 and ±30 ppm versions available. The 2 mm × 1.6 mm × 0.5 mm components come in a 1,000 piece per 178 mm diameter reel, and operate over a
Covering output voltages including 3.3, 5, 12, 15, 24 and 36 V, Lambda’s LS50, LS75, LS100 and LS150 Series of AC/DC single-output power supplies deliver 50, 75, 100 and 150 W, respectively. The CE-marked, UL/EN/IEC60950-1-specified devices offer a withstand voltage of up to 1.5 kVAC input to ground, 3 kVAC input to
Measuring the performance of wireless broadband components and devices, Anritsu’s MS271xB Series of microwave spectrum analyzers offer a phase noise of -110 dBC/Hz at 10 kHz offset (800 MHz typical). The devices include a GPIB interface and an option with a suite of measurements to measure the RF of TD-SCDMA signals and
Sitting 3.3 mm off the PC board, C&K Components’ SDT Series of surface mount detect switches use pendulum style construction to allow actuation from the top or the side. The RoHS-compliant devices exhibit a maximum actuation force of 30 g, contact rating of 1 mA at 5 VDC and a maximum contact resistance of 1 mO. The pick-and
Coming in a NEMA 4X enclosure, Omega Engineering’s UWTC-2-NEMA & UWRTD-2-NEMA wireless thermocouple and RTD transmitters exhibit weather resistance in industrial applications. The CE-compliant devices endure in weather conditions including falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water and hose-directed water. Each thermocouple model can be programmed to work as a type J, K, T, E, R