Intended for fine-grain control of vehicle engines and transmissions for improved performance and efficiency with low emissions, the SH72531 32-bit SuperH microcontroller (MCU) from Renesas can operate at temperatures as high as 125°C. The 90-nm process IC has 1.25 MB of flash memory and achieves 240 MIPS processing performance at 120 MHz. The 3.3-V/5-V chip consumes just 350 mW and comes in a 24-mm² LQFP package with
Measuring 3-mm (T1), Vishay Intertechnology’s VSLB3940 940-nm infrared emitter offers on-axis radiant intensity of 65 mW/sr and optical power of 40 mW at 100 mA. The component exhibits switching times of 15 ns, support for data rates up to 30 Mb/s, an angle of half intensity of ±22°, and a forward voltage of 1.35 V at 100 mA. The device is appropriate for infrared remote control units used with digital cameras, notebook PCs, and
Offering software and hardware compatibility with the Enhanced Mini-ACE Series, Data Device Corporation’s BU-64843T Total-ACE MIL-STD-1553 terminal integrates dual transceivers, dual transformers, a protocol engine, and 4K words of internal RAM. The PBGA-packaged unit is powered by 3.3 V, exhibits an industrial
Measuring inductance, capacitance, and resistance in series and in parallel with 500 test frequencies from 12 Hz to 100 KHz, Protek’s Model Z9218 LCR Meter provides component measurement rates of up to 12 times per second with a 0.02% basic accuracy.
Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2009 Sensors Expo & Conference. The event will be held Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Targeting rugged, communication-intensive applications found in transportation and other mobile environments, MEN Micro’s F302 3U CompactPCI Ethernet switch includes 8 Fast Ethernet channels on the front via RJ45, M12, or D-Sub connectors. An optional channel accessible through the rear J1 connector for communication within an embedded system is available. A service interface on the front provides options to configure the
Engineered for board-to-board or board-to-cable connections, Sullins Connector Solutions' SBH Series fully-shrouded male box headers and SFH Series female header mates perform in household appliances, HVAC equipment, gasoline pumps, vending machines, and industrial machinery. The dual-row headers offer 1.27-mm × 1.27-mm, 1.27-mm ×
A view of Linux from several perspectives will help embedded-system designers better understand how they can use this open-source operating system. Experts at Eurotech, Texas Instruments, and Rowebots share their approaches. "Contrary to what some engineers might think, Linux provides a mature operating system," said Arlen Nipper, president and CTO at Eurotech. "You can obtain best-in-class security, TCP/IP stacks, and support for wireless networking, for example. The associated code drops into Linux and works right away."
Typically, industries use standards to improve product quality and enable component sharing across projects. In practice, such standards achieve wide acceptance since the synergistic effects provide significant benefits to the user community. The hardware and software industry is full of such standards, but there is an exception
Designed for applications where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power, such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards, AVX’s PulseCap tantalum capacitors are rated to 2,200 µF/6.3 V. The components exhibit a max. case height of 2 mm, use an ‘undertab’ termination style, withstand a soldering profile of 3x reflow at 260°C, and operate from -55°C to 125°C. Other applications include wireless data cards, metering, and
Exhibiting 11 measurement and 8 math functions, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation’s Model 1201 7.5-digit benchtop multimeter presents 6.5-digit accuracy. The USBTMC-compliant instrument offers USB with 2,000 measurements and transfers per second, a 10-channel scan option, and temperature measurements for thermocouples and
Available in versions with viewing angles of 15, 23, and 30 degrees, Avago’s HLMP-ELxx/EGxx series of 5-mm through-hole LEDs contain ultra-violet-a/b inhibitors and are suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor signage. The untinted, T-1 ¾-packaged emitters have a forward voltage from 2.1 to 2.4 V and provide either 626-nm red or 590-nm amber. The Pb-free and RoHS-compliant parts are available with or without lead-standoff, and have a
Despite recent economic challenges facing the auto industry, many leaders are moving forward with new and innovative systems for in-vehicle entertainment, and sophisticated audio-video capabilities. Industry analysts such as iSuppli Corporation have cited significant consumer demand for audio-video connectivity and networking in the vehicle, noting that the industry is at a point where A/V connectivity clearly influences sales.
By the time you read this column, Barak Obama will be the President of the United States of America. Politics aside, I think that this is a positive thing for many reasons, the most predominant being that this is a President that understands technology. He was in High School when the first generation of computers arrived, and came of age...
Performing in affordably-priced, pocket-sized cameras, Ambarella’s A5 family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms enable hybrid camera functions, such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording, and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing. The family consists of three products: A530, A550 and A570. The A530 IC can capture 10 MP still pictures while generating and compressing