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SFP Cage Delivers EMI Shielding

February 19, 2009 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in blade servers, switches, routers, and add/drop multiplexers, Pulse's SFP032-L 2x8 SFP cage connects transceivers and shields them from EMI. The 25.50-mm H × 63.25-mm D × 114.25-mm W product has a 2-piece structure to prevent deforming during press fitting; handles speeds up to 5 Gb, and withstands

Automotive Power Inductors Operate at 180°C

February 19, 2009 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting automotive underhood environments, BI Technologies’ HA55 Series power inductors exhibit an operating temperature range from -40°C to 180°C. The units offer rated current from 40 A to 60 A, typ. rated current inductance values from 7 µH to 20 µH, and saturation current from 43 A to 50 A. The devices have a recommended

Dimmable Mains LED Driver Powers Green Designs

February 19, 2009 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving lighting systems with variable power requirements, NXP Semiconductors’ SSL2101 integrated dimmable mains LED driver (SSLD) operates in LED retro-fit lamps, LED modules, LED spots, down-lights, and LED strings for retail displays. The component can perform directly from a rectified mains power supply in combination with


POL Converters Meet DOSA Standards

February 19, 2009 4:40 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering respective output currents of 3 A and 5 A, Murata Power Solutions’ OKY-T/3-D12P-C, OKY-T/3-D12N-C, and OKY-T/5-D12N-C Okami POL DC/DC converters can act as drop-in replacements for other DOSA-compliant

HDR Camera Features 2-CCD Design

February 18, 2009 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The AD-081CL high dynamic range (HDR) camera from JAI features a 2-CCD design with two standard ICX204AL 1/3” monochrome progressive scan sensors. The prism-based design enables the camera to simultaneously capture two channels of 30 fps video, with each channel having 1024 x 768 resolution

Amplifiers Integrate Directional Coupler

February 18, 2009 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating the directional coupler, a family of single and dual-band WCDMA power amplifiers (PA) from Skyworks Solutions is purported to reduce the phone board footprint and bill-of-material costs. The amplifiers are offered in 10 bands, and range from 824 MHz to 1980 MHz

Electric Vehicles on Cell Phone Contracts

February 18, 2009 11:15 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Shai Agassi, CEO of Better Place, wants to make electric cars viable. His solution? Spread battery-swapping stations throughout the world, using a fee structure similar to cell-phone contracts. According to Better Place’s site, “The batteries of a zero-emission vehicle need three things in place for optimum functionality: charging spots, battery switching stations, and software that automates the experience.” Their solution is a network of stations where depleted batteries can be swapped out for fresh ones.


Mini-ITX Motherboard Integrates Atom N270 Processor

February 18, 2009 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consuming 2.5 W of power, BVM’s LV-67D mini-ITX motherboard uses the Intel 945GSE chipset and incorporates the 45-nm Intel Atom N270 processor. The device performs in embedded applications, such as digital signage, kiosks, point of sale terminals, thin clients, digital security, residential gateways, and commercial and


Human Machine Interface Software Serves Controllers

February 18, 2009 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a data logging and report generator to automating data collection, Watlow’s SpecView human machine interface (HMI) software offers built-in support and auto-detect for Watlow controllers. The product uses customizable screens to automate tasks with user-defined buttons, and for monitoring and adjusting controller

Bi-lobe Connector Exhibits Contamination Protection

February 18, 2009 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offered with overmolded cables or incorporated into equipment housings, Omnetics Connector’s 0.025" pitch latching Bi-Lobe connector is protected against contamination in medical applications. The device passes the shock and vibration requirements of MIL-DTL-32139, and assembles by pushing the connector halves together. A


Power Inductors Meet MIL-PRF-27

February 18, 2009 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting power applications in military, aerospace and defense communities, Gowanda Electronics’ MLP5025, MLP1812, and MLP8527 power inductors comply with MIL-PRF-27/367A, MIL-PRF-27/368A, and MIL-PRF-27/370A, respectively. The MLP5025 components exhibit inductance from 0.220 µH to 22,000 µH, a current rating from

Multi-Chip Package Targets Mobile Phones

February 18, 2009 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leveraging Micron’s 32-Gb, 34-nm MLC NAND technology, Micron Technology’s all-in-one, NAND-based multi-chip package (MCP) performs in high-end mobile phones. The product stacks 8 die to deliver 16 GB of available on-board storage, which is said to enable board-space savings of up to 40%. The unit consists of

GUI Serves Digitally Controlled Power Products

February 18, 2009 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, and Vista, Emerson Network Power's universal PMBus GUI operates in Emerson’s digitally controlled power conversion products. The software package communicates with PMBus-enabled products via a USB-to-I²C adapter, and presents real-time voltage, current, and temperature


UV LEDs Come in TO-46 Packaging

February 18, 2009 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in medical and industrial applications in the UV-A spectrum, OPTEK Technology’s OUE8A Series UV LEDs function in hermetic TO-46 metal can packages. The RoHS-compliant devices offer peak wavelength ranges between 375 nm to 380 nm and 420 nm to 425 nm, and optical power output ranges between 1.8 mW to 8.1 mW and 7.3 mW to 15.4 mW. The ESD-protected components exhibit an 18º typical


Oscilloscopes Use Fast-Throughput Architecture

February 18, 2009 4:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing from 400 MHz to 2 GHz, LeCroy’s WaveRunner Xi-A Series oscilloscopes incorporates the X-Stream II hardware architecture using variable waveform segment lengths to increase acquisition and display speed, according to the company. The instruments utilize TriggerScan rare event capture technology to


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