Promising to extend the battery lifetime and reduce circuit complexity and component count in advanced portable devices, the CM3612 from Capella Microsystems combines proximity and ambient light sensor functions in a single chip. The proximity detector in the chip is topped with a microscopic 830- to 880-nm IR filter and the ambient light sensor diode has a filter that passes
Helping accelerate the deployment of touch-based control in industrial applications, Freescale’s ColdFire MCF5227x Series LCD processors have an integrated touch-screen controller. Featuring a V2 ColdFire core delivering up to 153 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS at 160 MHz, the devices have a 128k SRAM block with an external bus and a serial boot flash capability
Astro-Med’s Test & Measurement Product Group introduced the Dash 20HF high frequency data recorder family. . The unit supports recording up to 20 analog channels to an internal hard drive at sample rates of up to 500 kHz and a bandwidth of 100 kHz per channel. The system is built into a 16” × 12.125” × 6.628” case and equipped with a 15” diagonal monitor for intuitive touch-screen control and real-time data viewing and analysis.
Intended for use in applications such as handheld devices and automotive power adapters, the LM34917A and LM34919 step-down switching regulators from National Semiconductor is presented as the smallest devices of their type currently available. Features of the non-synchronous devices include a peak efficiency equal to or greater than 90 percent, a programmable switching frequency of up to 2 MHz
Based on the PetaLogix Petalinux and LynuxWork’s BlueCAT Linux distribution and tool chains, the MicroBlaze Processor SpeedWay Design Workshop from Avnet includes the Linux for MicroBlaze Processor DVD, the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (Spartan™-3A DSP MicroBlaze Processor Edition), and attendance at an Avnet Linux for MicroBlaze Processor Workshop.
Presented as industry’s first four-channel CODEC optimized for short-loop VoIP applications, the W684386 from Winbond Electronics Corp. is a highly integrated solution to support four FXS telephone line interfaces on a single low-power CMOS device. Optimized for short-loop applications, the device targets the VoIP equipment market, including products such as high-density VoIP gateways
While LEDs offer mainstream lighting applications benefits such as long life, durability and high efficiency, the lifetime of an LED product may be significantly shortened without proper thermal management safeguards in your design.
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Providing a load capability of up to 200 kg, a continuous force as high as 1978 N (5933 N peak), a velocity of up to 25 m/sec, and acceleration of up to 9 G’s, the dual-profile rail linear motor-driven linear positioning stage from H2W Technologies has a resolution as fine as 1 µm. Well-suited for use as the base or “X” axis in stacked multi-stage applications such as inspection, pick-and-place
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The Mean Well RS-15 Series Industrial Switcher from PowerGate offers 15W of single output power in 2.44” x 2.00” x 1.10" caged enclosure. The power supply operates on both Universal AC Input (85V AC to 264V AC) and 120V DC to 370V DC Input voltages. It uses 105°C long-life capacitors for improved reliability with an MTBF in excess of 1.6 million hours (MIL-HDBL-2175 / 25°C).
Industrial intellectual property (IP) offers a powerful tool to communicate and reinforce expectations associated with product quality, consistency, and performance. In all forms (whether brand names, patents, trademarks, design markings, or others), IP additionally can help point the way to reputable “tried-and-true” product solutions and draw clear distinctions in an increasingly complex global marketplace.