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DC/DC Converters Supply 12 W

March 5, 2009 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 1.26" × 0.79" × 0.41" 24-pin DIP package, V-Infinity’s VAWQ12 Series DC/DC converters deliver 12 W of output power. The components exhibit 4:1 input ranges from 9 VDC to 36 VDC at a nominal input of 24 VDC or from 18 VDC to 75 VDC at a nominal input of 48 VDC. The units offer output voltages of

Burj Dubai Uses LED Products

March 5, 2009 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Focus announced today that the Burj Dubai will be illuminated with its Crescent brand LED lighting products. Crescent Lighting, a whole owned subsidiary of Energy Focus, headquartered in the UK, offers a line of LED based lighting solutions to international markets. The Burj Dubai is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete. At its current building state, the tower stands 2,684 ft tall and

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).

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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

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

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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

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

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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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