Advanced technology vehicles are the wave of the future, but they aren’t the elegant solutions advocates posit them as. The conservation of one resource inevitably comes at the expense of another resource. A report by Carey W. King and Michael E. Webber of the University of Texas suggests that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will place a strain on the nation’s freshwater resources. The research compares miles driven with a conventional internal combustion engine vs. a PHEV.
Providing a fixed amount of phase shift for adjusting coaxial cable electrical length, Narda Microwave-East’s Model 4572B phase trimmer provides phase adjustment of ±2° between 3 and 18 GHz. The 19-g
Delivering high pull strength, the B12 and B13 from Wilcoxon Research, are two magnet bases for developed for accelerometers. The B12 Model is a two-pole magnet base with a 7/8" (22 mm) diameter and 20 lbs. of force. The B13 Model is a two-pole magnet base with a 1" (25 mm)
Suitable for Japanese domestic white goods applications, the 388 Series of METI B-complaint fuses from Littlefuse, supports OEMs with a fuse package solution in both primary and secondary protection. These RoHS-compliant/lead-free fuses are also intended for, air conditioners,
Offering 60 mO impedance at 100 KHz, Vishay Intertechnology’s 150 CRZ Series SMT aluminum capacitors exhibit ripple current of 1,007 mA at 105°C and capacitance from 33 to 2200 µF over a voltage range from 6.3 to 63 V. The RoHS-compliant devices come in 5 case sizes ranging from 8 × 8 × 10 mm to
Yielding a typical flux of 90 lumens (113 lm max) at 250 mA, Toshiba America Electronic Components’ TL12W02-D white LED has a typical chromaticity of 0.32 (Cx) and 0.31 (Cy). The 10.50 × 5 × 2.10-mm SMT-packaged device has a forward current of 300 mA max and a forward voltage of 6.8 V
Offering seven frequency ranges, the Heptaband External Wireless Antenna from Laird Technologies, exhibits radio transmissions while supporting seven bands in one profile. The antenna bands operate simultaneously, providing operation across
Illuminated single pole rocker switches, developed by C&K Components, feature a snap-in round body along with a variety of actuator styles. The rocker switches are available in black, white and red opaque color combinations. Electrical functionality is SPDT/On-On or SPST/On-Off. The Series fit a
Having a minimum common mode noise rejection rating of 20 kV/µs, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FOD07xx Series logic gate optocouplers provide bandwidth yielding 25 Mbps. The J-STD-020- and UL1577-standardized devices consist of a high-speed AiGaAs LED driven by a CMOS IC and utilize lead-free (Pb-free) terminals. The RoHS-compliant optocouplers have
Targeting space-constrained systems in networking, industrial, and other applications, the RP-30 Series of 30-W DC/DC converters from RECOM have a 2" × 1" footprint and a power density of 2.28 W/cm³. The shielded and potted devices are available in versions with 2:1 inputs of 9 to 18 V, 18 to 36 V and 36 to 75 V as well as 4:1 input ranges from
NEC Electronics introduced 22 new 16-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for compact, low-power, battery-operated and sensor-enabled systems. Based on the company’s 16-bit 78K0R CPU core, the 78K0R/Kx3-L MCUs offer low power consumption to extend battery life, and additional on-chip integration to help reduce the size and cost of battery-driven and sensor-enabled systems. The lineup also offers
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Master Bond’s Supreme 11AOHT two-component room temperature curing epoxy adhesive offer high thermal conductivity and desirable electrical insulation properties. The paste can be applied without sagging or dripping even on vertical surfaces, and it has a mixing ratio of 1 to 1 by weight or volume. Supreme 11AOHT has a service
Combining touch key and touch slider functions, Atmel’s AT42QT2160 touch controller controls up to 16 individual touch keys with a slider comprising between 2 and 8 of the touch key channels. The device controls up to 11 LEDs through a PWM output function and has 3 GPIOs with 8 shared output ports through a 2-wire interface (I2C compatible). The 28-pin 4-mm2 QFN-packaged controller uses
Having a 70 mV typical dropout voltage (3 V output with IOUT at 200 mA), Seiko Instruments’ S-1155 Series CMOS voltage regulators have an output voltage range from 1 to 5 V selectable in 0.05 V step with ±1% accuracy and an input voltage ranging from 1.50 to 5.50 V. The lead-free SOT-89-5-packaged devices yield