OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' Diamond Dragon is an LED that can achieve 250 lumens and will be available in whites ranging from 2700K through 6500K, as well as all monochrome colors. The Dragon has low thermal resistance of Rth = 2.5 K/W, since its SMT package allows heat to be efficiently removed. The maximum junction temperature is 175°C is suitable for applications where LEDs cannot be easily cooled. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Typical (binning) current is 1.4A, with a maximum of
Ramtron International Corp. added a 4 Kb, 5V F-RAM memory device to its Grade 1 AEC-Q100-qualified automotive product line. The FM25040A-GA's serial peripheral interface (SPI) reads and writes at bus speeds up to 14 MHz and is specified to operate at 125°C and is guaranteed to retain data for 9,000 hours at that temperature. F-RAM enables rapid and frequent writes to prevent data loss and guarantee data integrity in noisy automotive environments
The M3000 motion control IC from System Semiconductor provides a system for motion control, handling time-critical motion and motor tasks in silicon to control and position multi-phase step motors. The product uses an integrated, mixed signal system-on-a-chip architecture combining major motion and motor control building blocks while simultaneously
The latest IAR KickStart Kit provides professional users of the Atmel AVR32 UC Core with the necessary tools to begin a development project. The kit comprises an EVK1100 development board from Atmel, a 32kB code-limited edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR32, and an optional JTAGICE MKII debug probe from Atmel.
AVX has developed a broad range of tantalum capacitors for embedded control systems. The TPS and TPM Series provide low ESR and improve the filtering capability and power rating within small dimensions and reduced height. Recently released new mirror-design multianode tantalum capacitors in the TPM D-case with 2.9 mm height are
Energy News: The 40-ft. x 32-ft. American flag defended at Fort McHenry in 1814 was made just a few years after the dawn of the incandescent lamp, and now Smithsonian preservationists will protect it further with modern LED technology.
FCI now has a cabling product series, called Sofix, designed for EMC protection. The cables are based on telecommunications technology from an unspecified partner company. Sofix connectors are RoHS-compliant, with 72-pins and a 2 mm spacing range. They have EMI shielding with rugged inner and outer ferules between the covers. The part number is 10074494-231LF
Solid state lighting offers greater energy efficiency, as well as what are now still long-term cost benefits. Here, industry experts comment on the biggest challenges in the design and manufacturing of LED illumination and what is needed to make the widespread adoption of LED illumination by design engineers a reality. Follow the links to read the complete commentary.
NKK Switches’ LB, YB, UB and UB2 families of power-rated illuminated devices are suitable for industrial applications. The series is comprised of several comprehensive families of pushbutton switches ranging from 3A at125V/250V AC to 5A at 30V DC, these switches are offered in various shapes including round, square and rectangular, with multiple cap styles, illumination types and colors. Bi-color versions can also be specified.
A line of RoHS compliant current transformers from Foster Transformer features compact construction and multiple mounting options to meet any design parameter. They are suitable for use in motor control applications, UPS systems, appliances, or any application where isolated current monitoring is desirable. Standard models feature a 1:500 turns ratio and handle rated currents from 0.1A to 30.0A. Custom designs for other current ranges or ratios are available with a 1,000 piece minimum order.
Protek Power announced the PMP150 Series of medically approved desktop AC/DC power supplies, which pack 150W of power into a compact 3.00” × 8.17” × 1.72” package. The series has active power factor correction, a 90V AC to 264V AC input, and offers single output models ranging from 12V DC to 48V DC. Input to output isolation is 4,000V AC and leakage current is specified at 90uA for the 115V AC input.
SMP blind-mate connectors that can handle frequencies up to 40 GHz are now available from Emerson Network Power's Johnson subsidiary. These precision connection interfaces use a miniature, slide-on/snap-on system ideal for high-density packaging. They correct axial and radial misalignment and are compatible with all SMP and GPO. Several configurations are
The IM3220-BA10 MCU and the single board reference module from Imsys helps enable telecom, ITU G.8261, compliance. Designed and optimized for embedded applications, the IM3220 combines the features of traditional CISC architectures and efficient use of resources with FPGA flexibility for a predefined application – time synchronization.
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Linear Technology's LT5570 provides RMS (Root-Mean-Squared) power measurement of a 40 MHz to 2.7 GHz AC signal over 60 dB dynamic range, even with a modulation crest-factor of up to 12 dB. It offers measurement accuracy of ±0.5 dB over its full dynamic range and over a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The device offers a full-scale rise time of