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Switching Power Supplies Serve Industrial/Medical Applications

February 5, 2009 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering 450 W with active PFC, Astrodyne’s PMK450 and PMMK450 Series switching AC/DC power supplies are designed to perform in I.T.E systems, pumps, motors, and instrumentation applications, as well as medically-approved AC/DC power supply applications (PMMK450). The UL/EN 60950-approved


Brainstorm: Technology Obsolescence

February 5, 2009 3:28 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | Articles | Comments

What technology will become obsolete in the near future?


Signal Analyzer Includes Temperature and Voltage Input Channels

February 4, 2009 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The USB-based 655u, a Dynamic Signal Analyzer from IOtech, offers both temperature and voltage input channels. The Analyzer features five temperature inputs, along with ten voltage or direct integrated electronic piezoelectric (IEPE) input channels. Other features include


Z-Foil Resistors Achieve Thermal Stabilization in <1 Second

February 4, 2009 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SMR1DZ and SMR3DZ Z-Foil molded surface-mount resistors from Vishay include thermal stabilization time of less than one second. The devices provide a low typical TCR of ±0.05 ppm/°C from 0°C to 60°C, 25°C Ref, and ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to 125°C, 25°C Ref., tolerances to ±0.01%, load-life stability of 0.005%

Crimp Connectors Provide Secure Positive Locking

February 4, 2009 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing stable contact performance under unexpected external forces, the PUD Series of disconnectable 2.0-mm pitch, double-row crimp-style connectors from JST have a leaf-spring structure and offer secure positive locking.

Compact Converters Exhibit High Isolation

February 4, 2009 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting board-level power applications, the A500RHI family of 5-W single- and dual-output DC?DC converters from MicroPower Direct includes feathers such as an I/O isolation of 5,600 VDC, an operating efficiency to 80%, and a leakage current of 2 µA max. Twelve models operate from wide 2:1 inputs of 9 to 18, 18 to 36, and 36 to 75 VDC, providing outputs of 5, 12, ±12, or ±15 VDC.

Frameless Motors Integrate Rotor Ring to Outside Hub

February 4, 2009 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting a rotor external to the stator, Applimotion’s ULT-O frameless motors enable the integration of the rotor ring into an outside rotating hub. The devices are optimized to run at low speeds in position applications or at high speeds for scanning systems, according to the company. The instruments operate from traditional

POL Converters Deliver 20 Amps

February 4, 2009 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting an input from 2.40 V to 5.50 V or 4.50 V to 14 V, respectively, Lineage Power’s APTH020A0X3-SRZ and APTS020A0X3-SRZ TLynx open-frame DC/DC converters units provide up to 20 A of output current in a regulated output voltage range from 0.60 VDC to 5.50 VDC. Delivering an output from 0.60 VDC to


MicroTCA ATR Chassis Supports Mobile Applications

February 4, 2009 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Compatible with water and water-glycol fluids up to 150 psi, Hybricon’s new 3/4 Tall Long Liquid Cooled MicroTCA ATR is designed to support applications for rugged environments in airborne and ground mobile technology. The architecture holds an 11-slot MicroTCA backplane and a military power supply for MIL-STD-704F aircraft and MIL-STD-1275 vehicle use. The enclosure allows deployment of 0°C-to-55°C temperature range payload

Dual-Core SoC Has Onboard Image Recognition

February 4, 2009 5:13 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating two SH-4A 32-bit CPU cores on a single chip, the SH7776 (SH-Navi3) system-on-chip (SoC) from Renesas also incorporates on-chip graphics functions and image-recognition processing as well as a 2-D and 3-D graphics processor for improved map rendering and operation screens. Suitable for applications such as next-generation high-performance car information terminals, the device performs at 1,920 MIPS at 533 MHz and can execute multiple external environment recognition programs

Super Flux LEDs Target Automotive PCBs

February 4, 2009 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Replacing the MAKO product family, Bivar’s ORCA Series super flux LEDs are designed for use on standard printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the automotive industry. The 7.6-mm² devices offer dome, oval, and flat lens geometries to provide viewing angles of 30°, 45°, 80°, and 160°. The components shine in red, green, blue, yellow, and

Current-to-Digital Converter Enables Image Capturing in CT Systems

February 4, 2009 4:36 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Offering 128 data conversion channels, Analog Devices’ ADAS1128 24-bit current-to-digital converter allows high-slice-count CT systems to capture real-time moving images, such as a beating heart. The 10-mm × 10-mm mini BGA-packaged unit exhibits sample rates of up to 20 ksps (50-µs integration time), simultaneous sampling, noise down to 0.4 fC, and power dissipation of 4.5 mW/channel at full speed. All converted

Enclosure Serves Military Airborne Applications

February 3, 2009 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 19” H × 25” D × 17” W and weighing 56 lbs, One Stop Systems’ OSS-ENCL-11U-1866 11U ruggedized system enclosure targets military and airborne applications. The solid seam-welded aluminum unit contains a 3U 15-slot


Diffuse Mode Sensors Evaluate Welding Caps

February 3, 2009 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Detecting faults including inclusion, faulty dressing, or burrs, Pepperl+Fuchs’ WTS10 diffuse mode sensors provide non-contact evaluation of the quality of welding cap fronts. The devices check upper and lower welding caps simultaneously and present pre-fault (near the limit) indication for proactive maintenance. The units offer a scratch-resistant mineral glass lens, position tolerance of ±2 mm, tilt angle tolerance of ±1.5°, coaxial optics with

LED Drivers Supply High Output Current

February 3, 2009 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Boasting output current accuracy of up to ±2%, Aimtec's AMLD-IZ and AMLDL-Z Series step-down DC/DC LED drivers (SSLDs) offer standard output currents of 300 mA, 350 mA, 500 mA, 600 mA, and 700 mA. The DIP24- or DIP14-packaged units present input ranges from 5 VDC to 36 VDC and 7 VDC to 30 VDC, a remote


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