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Hall-Effect Switch Accepts Input as low as 1.5 V

March 4, 2009 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for use in flip and slide detection in portable handsets, Melexis’ MLX90248 Micropower & Omnipolar Hall-Effect Switch requires an input of 3µA at 1.5 V, down from the previous version’s 2.5 V. Features include up to 8 kV of protection against ESD and the ability to detect magnetic fields below 6 MilliTeslas (60 Gauss).

Video Development Kit Uses the Spartan-3A DSP

March 4, 2009 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Created to prototype and develop designs for video processing and display, the Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP 1800A Video Kit and the NEC 6.5” LCD Panel Kit from Avnet enables users to get customized video designs running within a short period of time. The Video Kit is comprised of the LCD Panel Kit, the Avnet PS-Video EXP module, and the Spartan-3A DSP Starter Kit. Several FPGA-based reference designs are provided and highlight interface capabilities and the DDR2-based video frame buffer controller.

Pressure Sensor Integrates USB Interface

March 4, 2009 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for industrial pressure measurement applications, Validyne Engineering’s P58 digital differential pressure transmitter incorporates a USB interface for communication and power. The interface provides remote zero and span adjustment, as well as digital pressure readings in engineering units, and the USB drivers and

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Temperature-Process Controller Boasts High Accuracy

March 4, 2009 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 1/16 DIN 74-mm case with NEMA4X and IP66 waterproof and dustproof protection, RKC Instrument’s FB100 temperature/process controller touts an accuracy of 0.1%. The device offers selectable sampling times of 50 ms, 100 ms, or 250 ms; a start-up tuning feature calculating optimum PID values; and selectable PID control via autotuning, “advanced autotuning”, or Brilliant II autotuning. A multi-memory area function stores

Embedded Core Modules Offer Multilayered Architecture

March 4, 2009 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the Samsung S3C2443 ARM9 microprocessor and operating at up to 533 MHz, Digi International’s ConnectCore 9M 2443 (wired) and ConnectCore Wi-9M 2443 (802.11a/b/g) embedded core modules have a multilayered memory bus architecture that allows simultaneous data transfer between processor, memory, and

Marine-Grade Monitor Incorporates Resistive Touchscreen

March 4, 2009 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Receiving IEC-60945 and IACS-E10 approval for marine industry applications, Advantech’s FPM-8192V 19" SXGA TFT LCD with transflective display integrates a resistive touchscreen. The DNV-certified device accepts up to 4 common video inputs, including VGA, DVI, S-Video, and Video, as well as 3-stage PiP (picture in picture) with floating and resizable windows. The unit exhibits front OSD control with PiP, which can check

GPS-Grade TCXOs Exhibit Enable/Disable Function

March 4, 2009 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in wrist and pocket GPS devices; mobile phones and PDAs incorporating GPS functions; in-car navigation, vehicle tracking, and emergency road support systems, NDK’s NT2016SB Series temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) have an enable/disable function to allow the deactivation of the

Slides Handle Heavy Loads

March 4, 2009 4:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Demonstrating ¾ and full extension, respectively, Accuride’s AL4120 and AL4140 slides exhibit load ratings of up to 966 lbs per pair and 882 lbs per pair, respectively. The non-disconnect devices are tested to 10,000 cycles, and are appropriate for

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DC/DC Converters Feature 150-W Output Power

March 4, 2009 3:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

With 150 W output power, the TEP-150WI series of high performance dc-dc converter modules from Tracopower was designed for chassis mounting applications in industrial environments. The modules feasture input voltage range of 9 VDC- 36 VDC or 18 VDC- 75VDC and output voltages from 12 VDC to 48 VDC. With efficiency (up to =87%), the modules allows full load over a temperature range from -40°C to 50°C with

Adapters Comply With ENERGY STAR 2.0

March 4, 2009 3:12 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

The 9-V and 12-V models in the PSM11R Series 10-W adapters from Phihong meet the ENERGY STAR EPS 2.0 requirement. The maximum no-load power consumption for EPS 2.0 is 0.5 W or less for adapters with an output power from 50 W to 250 W and 0.3 W, or less for adapters with an output power of <50 W. The

Encoder Series Acts as Backup Power System

March 4, 2009 3:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the ‘Wiegand effect,’ the MAGNETOCODE encoder series (MCD) from FRABA generates a short burst of electric power whenever the shaft rotates. MCD encoders provide a maximum resolution of 12 bits per revolution and can register up to 8,192 revolutions (13 bits). Higher capacity models are available

DC-AC Inverter Backlights Two LCD Panels

March 4, 2009 2:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed specifically for use with 10" to 17" industrial-grade LCD panels, the LS6D-1012A-RH DC-to-AC inverter from Taiyo Yuden provides dual LCD panel capability. It features brightness/backlight on-off control. The RoHS-compliant

Portable OTDR Based on Scanning Photon Counting

March 3, 2009 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMS Technologies presents Luciol Instruments’ LOR-200 high-resolution portable OTDR that is based on Luciol’s proprietary scanning photon counting technology. The instrument distinguishes events with 20-cm separation and has a sub-m attenuation dead zone. The device’s contrast allows it to see high reflections and Rayleigh Back Scattering on

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Gel Targets Large-Scale LED Applications

March 3, 2009 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acting as an alternative to hermetically-sealed housings, HumiSeal’s UV40 gel has been formulated for large-scale LED applications, such as LED displays often found above stadiums during sporting events. The adhesive withstands UV exposure, lightning strikes, and moisture ingress from rain. The gel is applied in conjunction with standard UV40 product around sensitive areas of the circuit board to increase the thickness of covering to

AC Power Source Delivers 12 kVA

March 3, 2009 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing over a frequency range from 15 Hz to 1,200 Hz with voltages up to 600 V, Pacific Power Source’s 3120-ASX AC power source provides 12 kVA of power from a 9U chassis in single-, split-, and three-phase test, frequency conversion, lab and bench power applications. The instrument converts power by

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