“Quad A” may soon become part of the common vernacular. Although the AAAA battery (or Quad A) has been commercially available since 1989, it’s mostly been a niche product, difficult to find on shelves. But with consumer electronics moving towards smaller, more lightweight devices, with decreasing power requirements, the battery industry is adapting. Quad A has long been an internal industry standard for 9 V batteries (6 Quad A’s linked together, each generating 1.5 V, equals 9 V), but it could soon displace the AAA as the battery of choice for portable electronics.
Offering a typical second harmonic of -14 dBc and no sub-harmonic, Crystek’s CVS575S-500 500-MHz voltage controlled surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillator (VCSO) generates a phase noise level of -135 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 5 × 6.5 × 2.5-mm Pb-free SMT-packaged device operates from a 3.3-V
Having electrical conductivity appropriate for personal communications devices, Adhesives Research’s ARclad 92262 and ARclad 92264 acrylic adhesives perform in applications such as mobile phones, computers, PDAs, disk drives, modems and automotive electronics. The 1.800-mil (0.045-mm) ARclad 92262
Integrating AltiVec.128-bit vector processing technology, Freescale Semiconductor’s MPC8640D PowerQUICC SOC IC exhibits dual e600 core functionality for CPU speeds from 1 to 1.25 GHz per core and typical power from 14 to 21 W. The device has L1 cache with 32 KB instruction and 32 KB data per core with
Offering a long life of 500,000 cycles, the P10L from Vishay Intertechnology is a panel potentiometer with a temperature coefficient down to ±150ppm/°C and small 9.6-mm size. Featuring a fully sealed IP67 package with pure Sn terminals, the potentiometer is intended for control panel, low-cost actuation proportional pedal, and
XP Power added the MTC15 and MTC30 dual output DC/DC converters to its MTC Series of fully encapsulated COTS 4 W to 35 W line. Suitable for military and avionic platforms with a nominal 28 VDC input, the 15 W and 30 W units are available with either ±12 VDC or ±15 VDC outputs. Offering a wide input range from
Offering a low profile, indoor/outdoor solution for voice or data device applications, the 3dBi from Astron Wireless Technologies is an omni directional dipole antenna that is suitable as a window or wall mount antenna. These antennas were initially developed for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) phone terminals as an alternative to
Offering independent, automatic direction control performing at 1.1 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FXL2SD106 4-bit dual-supply voltage translator eliminates the need to program a general purpose IO and reduces the number of pins required for control from 20 to 16. The 2.5 × 3.5-mm 16-pin DQFN-packaged device
Lumex announced a line of surface-mount LEDs that are positioned to combine surface-mount technology (SMT) with the features and capabilities of through-hole, leaded T-5 mm epoxy lens LEDs. OctoLEDs devices offer brightness levels of up to 7,000 mcd (dependent on color) when driven by the common If of 20 mA. OctoLEDs SML-H1505xxx-TR can be used in applications such as front panel, PCB multi-LED and industrial control or fault indicators.
Working on LynuxWorks LynxOS 4.2 and LynxOS 5.0 real-time operating systems, Aonix’s PERC Ultra 5.1 cross development and target support software sets the name of each LynxOS thread to match the corresponding Java thread name for thread-aware tools, such as LynuxWorks’ SpyKer Embedded System
Offering versatility in geotechnical applications, the DT80G and DT85G from CAS DataLogger, are two dataTaker GeoLoggers that work with a host of geotechnical sensors including extensometers, piezometers, inclinometers, strain gauges, pressure cells, crack meters, tilt meters and also support
Offering complete IP connectivity and security in a small form factor, the CO2144 from Connect One, is the latest addition to the iChipSEC family of machine-to-machine IP Controllers. This 10 x 10 mm chip supports wireless LAN and cellular standards making it suitable for
Operating with output voltages of 12 and 48 VDC, SolaHD’s SDN16-12-100P, SDN9-12-100P and SDN5-48-100P single-phase DIN Rail power supplies offer sag immunity, transient suppression and noise tolerance. The Power Factor Correction-designed devices are well suited for industrial process controls, machine tools and other equipment exposed to a harsh factory floor environment, including Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous
Using filter synthesis and analysis software from Nuhertz Technologies, AWR’s Microwave Office design suite directly integrates “delay equalization with off-axis quadruplet and real zeros”. According to the company, the program reduces required computation
Ticona Engineering Polymers announced a new grade of Fortron PPS that reduces the amount of chlorine contained in the formulation, thereby enabling electrical and electronic component original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers to design and make products that will comply with