Configuring up to 64 channels in a single system, GaGe’s Octopus CompuScope 84XX 16-bit digitizers offer 2, 4, or 8 digitizing channels in a single PCI card. The products present up to 4 GB of on-board acquisition memory, base memory of 128 MS with up to 2 GS optionally available, and 10 MS/s or 25 MS/s sampling per channel. The devices support timestamping, clock in/clock out, trig in/trig out, and a 10-MHz reference clock. Optional
This podcast is a discussion of MEMS and nanotechnology in the international marketplace, and is part of a series on disruptive technology done in conjunction with Hannover Fairs, and is intended to be a snapshot of the MEMS Nanotech facet.
Distributed power means different things to engineers. Some think of it only as the distribution of different DC voltages on a circuit board or in a rack of equipment. But good power-distribution engineering starts at the power company's connection to a building's wiring and goes all the way down to IC power inputs.
Using a buck topology, Supertex’s HV9919 SSLD uses a hysteretic control function to maintain its output current between a fixed minimum and maximum level at all times. The PWM controller performs in solid-state lighting applications, such as industrial, architectural, signage, or decorative lighting; indicator or emergency lighting; and as a general-purpose, constant-current source. The component offers programmable dimming frequency via
Able to deliver from 50 W to 150 W, the CS060 Series heater from Omega Engineering has a double-insulated plastic case for touch-safe operation. The clip-mounted device is intended for use with water, automotive, and food-processing applications. The CE-compliant heater is designed for permanent operation and is compatible with the company’s
Based on optical insulation technology and sigma-delta modulation, Avago Technologies' ACPL-785J Series isolation amplifiers integrate short circuit and overload detection. The 10.3-mm × 10.2-mm × 3.5-mm SO-16-packaged components allow direct measurement of motor phase currents in power inverters. The devices demonstrate 1-µV/°C offset change vs. temperature, CMR of 25 kV/µs at 1,000-V VCM, and a min. bandwidth of
Providing a PECL or LVPECL output with a frequency range from 200 MHz to 1 GHz (245.76-MHz STD), Valpey Fisher’s VFVX100 VCXO targets universal edge QAM. The 9-mm × 14-mm SMT component exhibits <0.20-ps jitter and phase noise of -142 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset for 622.08 MHz. The RoHS 6/6-compliant device offers
Combining visible-light capability with IR imaging, the FLIR i-Series thermal-imaging IR camera from Extech Instruments can provide a scalable and independently-adjustable picture-in-picture “fusion” image of the target showing both the visible target outline and the IR focus spot in the same frame. The pistol-grip device has a 3.5” LCD and comes in versions with image-capture resolutions of 120 × 120, 140 × 140, or
Operating with a 4:1 input ratio, a family of single- and dual-output DC/DC converters from TDK-Lambda have six-sided shielded metal cases to meet EN55022 Level A specifications. Available in version accepting either 9 V to 36 V or 18 V to 75 V, the converters are available with single-output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, or
Coming in a 1.2-mm x 1.0-mm x 0.5-mm 6-pin leadless RoHS-compliant package, the UPA828TD Twin Transistor from NEC also includes Built-in oscillator and buffer amplifier functionality. With a noise Figure of 1.3 dB and an insertion gain of 7.5 dB, the module has an operating frequency of 9 GHz. Each transistor in the module is independently mounted
Receiving UL/cUL recognition, CIT Relay & Switch’s J151 Series relays exhibit ratings of up to 20 A at 277 VAC and 28 VDC and ½ hp at 125 VAC. The RoHS-compliant devices offer coil voltage options ranging from 6 VDC to 220 VDC and 6 VAC to 240 VAC and contact arrangements from SPST to 4PDT. The components demonstrate an electrical life of 100k cycles, mechanical life from 10m to 20m cycles. and min. dielectric strength of
Designed to comply with the 5.25" Miniboard mechanical standard, BVM Limited’s LS-573 embedded motherboard is based on an Intel 45-nm Core 2 Duo Pentryn or Extreme processor conforming to the Socket P configuration and a FSB up to 1,066 MHz. The product supports up to 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, 6 GigaLAN ports, 4 SATA interfaces, 8 USB 2.0 ports, and embedded HD audio. The device serves network servers running
Enabling CD-quality playback, Texas Instruments’ TLV320AIC3107 stereo audio codec integrates a stereo headphone amplifier and mono Class-D speaker amplifier capable of driving 1 W into an 8-Ohm load. The 5-mm × 5-mm QFN-40-packaged unit uses a stereo 8-ksps to 96-ksps DAC with 97-dB SNR and an 8-ksps to 96-ksps ADC with 92-dB SNR. The component exhibits power consumption of 15 mW at 48 kHz with a
Offering sizes of 3.760” × 2.008” × 0.681” and 4.890” × 2.610” × 0.906”, TEKO Enclosures’ ‘OVO’ pocket-sized enclosures are designed for handheld electronics, such as RF and infrared remote control units and controller devices connected via a cable. The units have recessed top for mounting a membrane keypad, and are assembled
Occupying 0.89 mm × 1.26 mm of handset PC-board space, STMicroelectronics’ EMIF02-SPK02F2 audo EMI filters target the built-in speaker or stereo headset output found in music phones. A single component can be connected to the microphone input to isolate the handset from external sources of noise, such as other cell phones. The devices use a double-clamping structure to clamp an ESD spike to 12 V for meeting