Bravo Electro Components introduced its XUP Series of Modular/Configurable Power Supplies. The low noise/ripple of less than 10 mV(typical) and operating temperature of -40°C to +75°C make them suitable for sensitive equipment in harsh environments. The SEMI F47 compliant power supply family consists of four power chassis that are 2.5" tall and 7.3" deep. The 2UP chassis' width is 4.13" with space for
Emerson Network Power announced a version of the 6kVA Liebert GXT2 UPS that is designed specifically for 208V applications. The UPS delivers on-line double-conversion UPS protection for up to 4,200W of equipment in 5U of rack space. It is designed to automatically detect input frequency of 60 or 50 Hz, and features user-replaceable, internal batteries that provide approximately seven minutes of runtime
HP’s Parallel 3-Phase Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS RP36000/3) provides the high level power protection and dissipates less heat into a data center. It enables attached servers to save all work in progress and initiate a shutdown in the event of power loss, and restores it with Thermal Logic power policies to ensure business picks up where it left off. This pre-racked uninterruptible power systems provides 36 KW
Bliley Technologies, Inc. introduced its RoHS compliant, TV105A Temperature Compensated Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator (TCVCXO). Designed primarily for cellular infrastructure, GPS and telecommunication system applications, the 3 mm × 5 mm series offers a miniature package coupled with very good phase noise performance, as well as a wide range of options in temperature stability, operating frequency range and electronic frequency adjustment.
Nichicon Corporation released the F11 series of molded conductive polymer capacitors. The layered aluminum design provides the ultra low ESR and ESL over a wide frequency range needed in today’s high performance LSI. The series uses layered aluminum construction, conductive polymer electrolyte, and a three terminal design all in a molded package
The DVS-1600 high-integration OEM interface controller from Digital View provides a range of inputs and LCD panel support. Inputs include DVI, VGA, S-Video, composite video, and numerous modes. The board is pre-programmed for many panel models and resolutions
SMART Modular Technologies announced its XceedLite parallel ATA (PATA) solid state drive (SSD). Operating from +3.3V DC to +5V DC, the drive typically draws 80 mA current in read, 70 mA in write, and 9 mA in passive mode. It is suited for use in growth markets such as tablet PCs, ruggedized notebooks, embedded computing, industrial applications, and medical equipment in which battery life, durability and reliability
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. their electro-pyrotechnic initiator chip resistor (EPIC), said to be the industry’s first such device to offer Joule effect ignition for very fast firing times down to 50 µs, and a no fire/all fire ratio up to 70 percent. EPIC resistors, also known as bridge resistors, are resistive elements that convert electrical energy into heat energy in a precise electro-thermal profile for the purpose of initiating a series of pyrotechnic events in a controlled energetic reaction.
Emerson Network Power’s KSI8560 is an advanced mezzanine card for telecommunications applications. It combines a PowerQUICC III MPC8560 controller with up to eight channelized E1/T1 spans in order to process protocols, packets, signaling, and WAN access for
PEM self-clinching cable tie mounts and hooks provide secure attachment points for mounting wires and cables to electronic chassis or enclosures. Model TD cable tie mounts and model TDO hooks can be installed quickly and permanently without screws or adhesives. Their locations and positions are set during the design process to provide optimal layout for wires and cables during final assembly. Both types are RoHS compliant and are available in several sizes for installation in metal sheets from .040"/1.02 mm to .125"/3.18 mm.
New power regulations are redefining the meaning of efficiency in power supply design. Driven by increasing demand for electrical power worldwide, government agencies and industry groups are adopting new environmental standards that are designed to reduce power consumption by improving power efficiency. In the U.S. for example, the Department of Energy (DoE) and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program grants certification to electronics devices that meet a range of standards for power consumption. More recently, the State of California through the California Energy Commission (CEC) has implemented a mandatory program to implement more stringent power efficiency standards for external power supplies and consumer audio and video equipment sold in California.
Like many inexpensive desktop PCs, my Dell Dimension C521 lacks a serial port. But, don't write off serial communications which will continue to play important roles in industrial controls, point-of-sale terminals and other equipment. USB and Ethernet have a place, but simple serial I/O still solves a lot of problems.
For simple static-DC source-and-measure tests, familiar instruments such as power supplies, scopes, voltmeters and function generators work well. Dynamic DC-bias tests, though, involve sequencing and sourcing voltage and current, as well as making measurements. These bias tests require complex interactions among traditional instruments, and they can create setup and configuration challenges.
STS Inc. announced the availability of its fourth-generation chip (DARR81) for digital wireless audio platforms in the connected home or office. The chip enables simultaneous audio connections of consumer electronics (CE) devices, such as headphones, speakers, home theater systems, flat panel TVs, game consoles, iPod and portable media player docking stations, and PCs for uninterrupted streaming of HD uncompressed wireless audio.
Crystek introduced the Pocket Reference Oscillator (PRO Series), said to be the industry’s first frequency control product to integrate a complete HCMOS crystal clock oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. The oscillator offers frequency stability of ±25 ppm over 0°C to 70°C (operating temperature range rated at -40°C to 85°C; storage -45°C to 90°C). They are available off-the-shelf in frequencies from 4 MHz to 125 MHz