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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

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


Spread Spectrum Oscillator Reduces Electromagnetic Emissions

March 3, 2009 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Said to typically consume one-third the power of comparable quartz-based solutions, SiTime’s SiT9003 spread spectrum oscillator reduces electromagnetic emissions by up to 12 dB. The 2.5-mm × 2-mm unit can be programmed for frequencies between 1 MHz and 110 MHz; operating voltages of 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 2.8 V, or

Speed Control Attaches to PMDC Motors

March 3, 2009 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting a 20:1 speed range with maximum output of 90 V, Bison Gear & Engineering’s TightDrive speed control can be field mounted on Bison permanent magnet DC (PMDC) gearmotors up to 1/6 hp (124 W) in 90° increments. Speed is controlled via a combination on/off switch and speed potentiometer, and 3 adjustable potentiometers provide

LEDs Deliver up to 90 lumens/W

March 3, 2009 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consisting of 21 different types of white light LEDs and 11 different types of monochrome and RGB LEDs, a family of devices from Sharp can provide an output of up to 90 lumens per watt, depending on the model. With a footprint of 1.6 x 0.8 mm, white-light LEDs have color temperatures from 2,200K to 11,500K with a CRI as high as 90 with radiation angles of 120° and 130°

Computer-on-Module Uses 45-nm Intel Core2 Duo Processor

March 3, 2009 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the smallest COM Express Type-2-Pinout compatible Computer-on-Module, the Kontron microETXexpress-PC incorporates the 45-nm Intel Core2 Duo processor. The 95 mm x 95 mm device packs up to 4 GB of DDR3 SO-DIMM with a FSB of up to 1066 MHz and 6MB of L2 cache. Additional features include system security via the Intel Trusted Execution Technology and an integrated a trusted platform module – TPM 1.2 – for software and data protection as wall as the Intel GMA X4500 graphics media accelerator.

Design Software Works on Web or Desktop

March 3, 2009 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Giving engineers the choice of how to work, Texas Instruments’ free SwitcherPro Design Software for DC/DC controller and converter power supply designs is now available as both a Web-based tool and as a desktop application. Engineers can download the SwitcherPro DT application to their desktop, save their work on their own system and work completely offline with all of the features of the online tool.


Hundreds rally for legislation on climate change

March 2, 2009 11:08 am | Blogs | Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators are urging Congress to pass legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, and they're using the Capitol power plant as a symbol of the problem. Despite attempts by lawmakers to clean up the power plant in southeast Washington, it still burns coal and accounts for a third of the legislative branch's greenhouse gas emissions. Monday's rally on Capitol Hill was being followed by a march to the power plant, where some demonstrators planned to block entrances and get arrested.


Self-Programming Hybrid Memristor/Transistor Circuit Could Continue Moore's Law

March 2, 2009 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a recent study, a team of researchers from Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California, have fabricated and demonstrated a hybrid memristor/transistor circuit for the first time. The team demonstrated conditional programming of a nanomemristor by the hybrid circuit, showing that the same elements in a circuit can be configured to act as logic, signal routing, and memory.

One-Volt Oscillators Provide Low Current Consumption Across Full Frequency Range

March 2, 2009 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics' 1-V F200 Series oscillators come in a 2.5 mm × 2.0 mm package and feature a standby function that reduces the oscillator's current consumption to 5 µA for efficient power use. The F200's low current draw of 2.5 mA across the 1.8 MHz to 32 MHz frequency range and 3.5 mA from 32.1 MHz to 50.0 MHz makes the oscillator series appropriate for

3D@Home Consortium Reaches Membership Milestone

March 2, 2009 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 3D@Home Consortium celebrates that its membership now totals 40 companies as it continues to increase its activity in all phases of 3D content creation, distribution, marketing, education and products. Newest members to the consortium include General Display Technologies, NXP Semiconductor and Micronas. A full list of members is available on the consortium website at

Micro-miniature Detect Switch Delivers 2 mm Overtravel

March 2, 2009 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a micro-miniature, side-actuated, right angle detect switch in a low profile package. Designated the SDS Series, the detect switch sits 2 mm off the PCB while delivering 2 mm overtravel and a low actuation force of 75 g max. In addition to medical and consumer electronics, these detect switches are appropriate for


Power System Includes Battery Management

March 2, 2009 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating two hot-swap redundant power modules, the ARS24-150 Energy System power shelf from DongAh Elecomm incorporates battery management and a DC distribution panel in a 3U rackmount enclosure. The Ethernet-enabled 24-V 150-A module includes features such as remote sense and enable, AC-OK, DC-OK and active current sharing

Reflective Memory PMC Provides Data Security, Extends Memory Capacity

February 27, 2009 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc., offers the P512 reflective memory PMC offering real-time redundant memory storage across multiple computers in a networked system. In addition to high transmission speeds and flexibility, the 32-bit/33 MHz P512 is said to offer increased data security as well as expanded memory capacity, since memory elements can be



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