Murata Power Solutions introduced two small form-factor point-of-load (POL) DC/DC Converters for powering DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 memory, as well as general purpose ICs in multiple applications. The 60A-rated VCN60BADJTU-1C and 70A-rated VCN70BADJTU-1C provide high efficiency, high bandwidth solutions for applications such as
Emerson Network Power launched a high efficiency 78W model power adapter. The AD80 features a universal 90V to 264V AC input, enabling it to be used anywhere in the world. It produces a single, fully regulated 24V output capable of providing up to 3.25A continuously. AD80 freestanding AC/DC power adapters are suited for a variety of portable and desktop applications, including
VersaLogic released a RoHS-compliant version of its extended temperature Lynx single board computer for embedded applications. Featuring the same technical specifications as its non-RoHS counterpart, the Lynx EPM-4h is rated to operate in temperatures from -40°C to +85°C. It uses the AMD SC520 CPU for low power draw (less than 5W) and fanless operation. Features include soldered-on system RAM, four COM ports
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announced the arrival of the super-bright Diamond DRAGON LED. It achieves brightness of up to 250 lumens, and will be available in whites ranging from 2,700K through 6,500K as well as all monochromatic colors. With this technology, OSRAM will offer an LED that is appropriate for indoor
Texas Instruments introduced two battery fuel gauge devices with integrated low-dropout regulators (LDOs) for smart phones, mobile internet devices and media players with embedded or removable batteries. The system-side and battery pack-side fuel gauges build on the company's line of integrated circuits (ICs) that predict battery life with
Agilent Technologies introduced a pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which provides desirable signal quality combined with versatile waveforms. It is appropriate for general purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests. The Agilent 81150A is the stimulus for use in conjunction with Agilent's 5/6/80000 Infiniium real-time oscilloscope or DCA-J sampling oscilloscope for serial data testing. Its integration into one instrument minimizes cabling, space and test time.
SKF profile rail guides provide precise positioning, smooth operation, high load-carrying capacity, high stiffness, and unlimited stroke for linear motion system applications in including medical, factory automation, assembly, and electronics manufacturing and other markets. The expanded product line encompasses a variety of sizes featuring various slide configurations (normal, wide, long) and lengths to meet specific application requirements.
People measure temperature more than any other physical characteristic. As a result, semiconductor vendors offer a large variety of silicon-based temperature sensors that usually operate in a range from -40°C to 125°C, although vendors sometimes tailor sensor spans for specific applications. Sensors used in PCs and servers, for example, may measure in a narrower range — about 75°C to 110°C. Depending on your application and budget, you can purchase inexpensive sensors with an accuracy of ±1°C to ±2°C.
Lithium-ion batteries have taken the portable-electronics world by storm. Tony Armstrong, the power-products marketing manager at Linear Technology Corp. recently told me he bought his son a radio-controlled all-terrain vehicle. About half of the RC models and transmitters he examined came with lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries. Just two years ago, Armstrong found almost all models relied on nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal-hydride batteries.
The field of video surveillance has seen explosive growth in the last 3 years. The convergence of heightened security demand and innovative technology, in the acquisition, transport, analysis and storage of quality video has resulted in a massive deployment of cameras and systems in a number of venues. Major cities, transportation centers, highways, military installations, retail and business centers are all covered by the un-blinking gaze of millions of cameras. According to some reports, the UK alone has over 15 million security cameras.
According to Adobe Systems, over 300 million mobile devices have graphical user interfaces (GUIs) based on Adobe Flash technology – a number that may exceed a billion by 2010. Developers of in-car navigation and infotainment systems are also beginning to embrace Flash, for a simple reason: it can reduce the time to build a GUI by up to 50%. In the past, software teams had to translate their GUI prototypes into C, C++, or Java code, a labor-intensive process that can take many months. Now, teams can prototype their GUIs with high-level Flash tools and run those GUIs directly on embedded Flash players, without having to write graphics code.
Lambda introduced its KPSA-family of pc-mountable AC/DC power supplies. These single output supplies are available with output power ratings of 5W, 10W and 15W and output voltages including 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V, and 24V (custom voltages also available). They operate with a very wide input range of 85V AC to 264V AC and in temperatures ranging from 0°C to +70°C (convection cooled).
CIT RELAY & SWITCH offers the CH Series LED illuminated pushbutton switch with a new black anodized aluminum body and actuator. Functions include momentary or alternate action in SPDT or DPDT configurations. Illumination includes center dot or ring illumination feature red, yellow, green, blue, white and orange LED voltages, inclusive of 6V DC up to 220V AC. This vandal and water resistance switch offers panel cutout of 16 mm
Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the CFSH-4 Schottky Diode in the SOD-882L Tiny Leadless Package (TLP). The 40V, 200 mA device has a switching speed of 5ns. Designed for applications where ultra small size with reasonable power dissipation is a prime requirement, it is suitable for portable battery powered applications such as: DC/DC converters, switching circuits, and LCD backlighting.
Macro Sensors offers a metric version of its 24V DC LVDT position sensors. Constructed entirely of stainless steel, the HSE HSER 750 Series of 19.0 mm diameter DC operated LVDTs is hermetically sealed, making them impervious to dirt, water, steam and other corrosive elements. These CE-approved and rugged units are suitable for use in