Operating with an input from 2.7 to 5.5 V, the constant current LT3593 SSLD (solid-state lighting driver, or "sled") from Linear Technology is designed to drive up to 10 white LEDs from a single Li-Ion cell at efficiencies over 80%. With a 1-MHz constant switching frequency and a ±5% reference accuracy, the device includes features such as a single digital control pin
Addressing efficiency initiatives for power devices such as the "80 Plus" program, the AD72 freestanding ac-dc power adapter from Emerson Network Power delivers a regulated output of 16 VDC at 4.5 A with a typical efficiency of 84 percent. The universal-input 72-W switch-mode device has fused a 2-pin (type C8) IEC320 ac input receptacle and the dc output
A line of professional-grade panel LED Indicators from APEM Components are available in package sizes of 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 19 and 22 mm with prominent, recessed, or flush bezel styles and bright chrome, black chrome, or satin grey bexel finishes. Available colors include red, green, yellow, blue, and white as well as optional bicolor, tricolor, and flashing configurations. Input voltages accepted include 6, 12, 24, and 28 VDC as well as 110 and 230 VAC.
Offering up to 96 contacts, the Datamate M83 three-row connector from Harwin incorporates specially designed female contacts that require a mating force of only 0.2 to 1 N. The devices conform with BS 9525-F0033 and can incorporate mixed contact technologies including signal, power, and coax. Targeted at applications such as industrial control systems, head-up displays
Newark launched a innovative peel packaging solution designed to protect fragile integrated circuits (ICs) during shipping, storing, and handling. Currently, it is available for ICs with case sizes measuring 12 mm × 12 mm and 14 mm × 14 mm. The ICs are placed within protective recyclable plastic cells, which are then
Presented as the only commercially available chip of its kind, the IDS-SL13A smart active label chip from IDS Microchip can automatically track, monitor, time-stamp, and record information about any tagged goods in any supply chain or cold chain transport. By tracking unseen changes such as extreme temperatures
Intended to replace wire-wrap posts and turret terminals, a family of test points are available in 10 colors for use on 0.062 and 0.093 PCBs. Made of phosphor bronze with silver plating, the points are designed to keep onboard terminals perpendicular to the PCB and are available in 0.010" diameter miniature versions and 0.015" compact and multi-purpose versions.
Optically clear with a mixed viscosity of 400 cps, the EP29LPSP epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications from Master Bond can withstand temperatures as low as 4K as well as cryogenic shocks (i.e. room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute time period). With a mix ratio of 100 to 65 by weight, the epoxy cures at room temperatures
Providing a high contact density in a rugged metal shell, the KPTC backshell connector from ITT Interconnect Solutions has an IP67 sealing rating and gold plated contacts to allow the connector to withstand harsh environments. The bayonet-mount connector is available with a shielded endbell and comes in configurations with size 16 or 20 contacts with a lifetime of at least 500 mating cycles.
With the cost of energy approaching the insane, new and improved methods of creating better and more easily deployable solar power cells are very welcome. This advance in manufacture by Konarka Technologies promises to deliver cheaper power cells in large quantities. I hope they can commercialize the technology to the point we can use solar as a tricke-charge backup in every powered application exposed to the sun.
Designed for stepper and servo motors with shaft sizes from 2 to 5 mm in packaging machines and other industrial and factory automation applications, the AEDx-8xxx encoder series of three-channel optical incremental encoders includes a codewheel, LED light source, and detector IC.
Optimized to meet new automotive industry requirements for temperature and humidity, the Vishay Beyschlag ACAS 0612 AT resistor array offers defined tolerance matching down to 0.1% (equivalent to ±0.05%) and TCR tracking down to 10 ppm/K (equivalent to ±5ppm/K), making it well-suited for
Addressing the high level of interest in solid-state lighting, TPS62260LED LED develoipment board from Texas Inatruments enables lighting designers to develop and evaluate a variable-color RGB-LED lighting system using an RF lighting control for management of lighting intensity and color. The board combines three OSRAM high-brightness LEDs (red, green and blue) with an MSP430F2131 microcontroller
International Rectifier expanded its portfolio of 60V, 75V and 100V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and industrial applications such as power tools, forklifts and other high power DC drives. These new N-channel MOSFETs feature
Allegro MicroSystems introduced an ultra sensitive, Hall-effect switch with latched digital outputs and omnipolar magnetic actuation. It features operation at low supply currents and voltages, making it appropriate for battery operated electronics. The low operating supply voltage, 1.65V to 3.5V, and unique