Elma Electronic Inc. announced an open frame chassis for test/debugging. The unit does not have side or back walls around the card cage area, leaving it open for easy access. The E-frame was designed with the high (and flexible) power and cooling requirements for VPX (VITA 46/48) systems, any 3U or 6U backplanes can be used. This includes VME/64x, VXS, CompactPCI, and other backplane architectures. The Type 39E Portable Tower has a convenient carrying handle
International Rectifier introduced the IR3514 and IR3507 XPhase chipset for AMD parallel and serial VID (PVID and SVID) processors. The IR3514 control IC enables designers to migrate from AMD processors requiring a parallel VID to SVID processors without the need to change the motherboard. Combined with the IR3507 phase IC, the IR3514 provides Power Saving Interface (PSI) capability to
Linear Technology Corporation announced the LTC3537, a 2.2 MHz, current mode synchronous boost DC/DC converter with integrated output disconnects plus an LDO. The devices's boost converter's internal 600 mA switches can deliver output voltages as high as 5.25V from an input voltage range of 0.68V at start-up (0.5V when running) to 5V, making it suitable for Li-Ion/Polymer or single/multicell alkaline/NiMH applications.
WAGO Corporation announced the 750-493 3-Phase Power Measurement Module that integrates comprehensive monitoring of a power supply network with the connectivity of an I/O system. At just 12 mm wide, the high-density, 6-channel 750-493 represents a cost- and space-effective solution to power system supply management. It is compatible with 16 different fieldbus networks (including Ethernet, Profibus, Modbus, and DeviceNet) and the 300+ digital, analog, and special function modules
The ZXLD132X Inductive DC/DC Converter Series from Zetex drives single or multiple LEDs with currents from 700 mA to 1.5A, in buck, boost and buck/boost configurations. The driver’s 3 mm × 4 mm DFN package is said to reduce the circuit footprint of existing designs by up to 50 percent. A variable “on/off” time-control scheme, with an adjustable peak switch current limit, makes chips simple to control. Both LED current and peak inductor current can be set accurately and independently.
SICK STEGMANN’s DFS 60 Incremental Encoders are available in blind hollow shaft versions. These blind hollow shaft encoders are designed to reduce the potential for contamination, making them suitable for use in dirty or dusty environments with water washdown cleansing. DFS60 blind hollow shaft encoders deliver from 1 to 65,536 ppr with reliable operation
MtronPTI introduced the XO5120 Series OCXO, an industry standard 1” x 1.4” single OCXO that offers desired phase noise combined with stability over a wide range of operating temperatures. The series offers phase noise capabilities at -155 dBc and performance at 10 kHz offset at 10 MHz nominal frequency. This series also provides +/- 2 ppb stability performance over commercial temperatures and +/- 3 ppb over industrial temperatures
Phoenix Contact introduced the FKCN 2.5 spring-cage plug connectors and compatible CCDN 2.5 base headers. The innovative push-in spring-cage technology allows rigid and flexible wires with ferrule to be connected quickly without any tools. The connector has a large wire entry so that it can safely support flexible wire ferrules. Wires can be disconnected easily using the orange actuation levers
CIT Relay & Switch introduced its J860 Series monostable, high dielectric relay with 2.5 kV surge strength that conforms to FCC Part 68. The J860 is DPDT with coil voltage choices of 3V, 4.5V, 12V and 24V DC. This relay measures in at 15.0 mm × 7.5mm × 9.5 mm. The relay is UL/CUL recognized and RoHS compliant, featuring cadmium-free contacts.
Aitech Defense Systems offers a high-performance, single-slot single board computer (SBC) that allows the user to initiate different power-saving options, depending on application requirements. Designed for mission-critical space environments, the 3U CompactPCI radiation-tolerant S950 uses as little as 13.5W in full operation, less than 8W in nap mode and less than 10W with limited performance for less intense processing requirements
ROAL Electronics announced their MultiLINQ DC Power Splitter, designed to address service life of the LED lighting system. The device eliminates the need for multiple Class 2 power supplies within the sign, and relocates the power to an easily accessible location. It is a non-dissipative device with no wear-out mechanism
Powerex has added four products to its line of fast diode modules. The devices feature a blocking voltage of 3300V, a recovery time of 1.2 µs max and an isolation voltage of 6000V. Options include a choice of the standard dual or common cathode configuration and a choice between Aluminum Nitride or Alumina isolation materials, offering low thermal impedance.
We asked industry leaders what key technologies will enhance thermal management in military/aerospace equipment in the next three years?
If you’re like most people living in the “digital home,” you have a plethora of those bulky, brick-like power adapters — wall warts as they’re commonly known — connected to a wall and one of perhaps a dozen or more electronic devices, each with its own unique DC power requirement. Whether to power a laptop, cell phone, computer and peripherals, games or power tools...
Audience Semiconductor announced a voice processor based on the intelligence of the human hearing system and began sampling these chips to mobile handset manufacturers. By understanding the entire audio pathway - from the cochlea to the brainstem to the thalamus and cortex - the company can offer a