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Carrier Supports Four LXI Function Cards

February 2, 2009 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Running the Linux 2.6 kernel via a 300-MHz processor, Bustec's ProDAQ 6100 LXI function card carrier provides access for up to 4 Bustec ProDAQ function cards through a standard Gigabit LAN interface. The 1U 19” half-wide device offers an accuracy of 20 ns via synchronization of the data acquisition and Ethernet clocks to

Mini 3-A Converter Boasts Integrated Inductor

February 2, 2009 4:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering an output of 3 A in a 28-mm² package, the EN5337QI synchronous buck DC/DC converter from Enpirion has an integrated inductor for a power density of 149 W/in². The 5-MHz device accepts an input from 2.375 V to 5.5 V and operates at an efficiency as high as 92%.

Battery Charger IC Enhances Internal Protection

February 2, 2009 4:20 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in cell phone handsets, STMicroelectronics’ ESDA8V-1MX2 battery charger IC absorbs mains-borne surges containing peak pulse energy of up to 500 W. The 1-mm × 1.45-mm × 0.55-mm unit offers a 50% reduction in leakage current, which reduces drain on the battery for improved performance and longer recharge


The Dangers of Exporting E-waste

January 30, 2009 11:27 am | by by Ken Manchen, Newark & Premier Farnell | Blogs | Comments

As readers of ECN well know, Americans are purchasing new and improved electronic products faster than ever—and thereby creating a record amount of electronic waste. What you may not know is that 50% of the e-waste generated in the European Union and North America is now exported to developing countries such as India, China and Africa.


DRAM Chip Is Densest Available

January 30, 2009 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using 50-nm process technology, the 4Gb DDR3 DRAM chip from Samsung is presented as having the highest density available. The chip can be produced in 16-GB registered DIMMs for servers, as well as 8-GB unbuffered DIMM, and 8-GB small outline DIMM.

Coax Cables Connect Digital Apps

January 30, 2009 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Banana Peel plenum DS-3 and DS-4 Series of coax cables from Belden are designed for digital signal interconnect and cross-connect applications. Available in 26 AWG (735A plenum-rated) and 20 AWG (734A plenum-rated) sizes in a 3- and 6-count configurations. Features include

Motion-Control Cards Operate in Multiple Modes

January 30, 2009 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting a control voltage from 5 VDC to 24 VDC, the VMC-3000 Series of single-axis plug-in motion controller modules from Varedan are DSP-based cards that configure in a variety of modes including position, torque, and a frequency-locked velocity mode. The controllers accept quadrature encoder feedback

Experimentation Kit Generates Thermoelectric Power

January 30, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for demonstrating the Seebeck effect, Tellurex’s PG-1 thermoelectric power generation experimentation kit supplies a net output of ~0.75 W and an adjustable output voltage from 3 VDC to 14 VDC. The fully-assembled unit can be used to charge batteries, run fans, or power LEDs, music devices, and phones. The self-contained device works by attaching the removable legs and applying heat using a canned fuel source. The kit includes


Measurement Suite Supports Visual Studio 2008

January 30, 2009 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Helping develop test, measurement, and automation applications, Measurement Computing’s Measurement Studio, version 8.6, Measurement Computing edition (part number: MSTUDIO MCC) integrated suite of classes and controls provides support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2005 and .NET 2003. The software offers Windows Forms, Web Forms, and ActiveX user interface components, and enables data

Pushbutton Presents High Power Rating

January 30, 2009 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering single- and double-pole versions, Phaseda’s RL5 pushbutton switch exhibits a UL rating at 16 A at 125 VAC and ¾ hp at 250 VAC for high-power and motor applications. The RoHS-compliant device demonstrates a VDE rating of 16(4) A and 10(4) A at 250 VAC with over 50,000 loading cycles. The lighted model has

Vertical-Mount Wirewounds Use Bracket

January 30, 2009 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting power supplies in industrial power and control applications, Stackpole Electronics’ BVM Series vertical-mount wirewounds includes a bracket attached to the outside of the case, which also serves as one of the attachment leads. The RoHS-compliant devices offer sizes from 5 W to 25 W, standard tolerances of 1% and

Ultrasonic Range Sensor Kit Connects to PC

January 30, 2009 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining all the standard functions of an ultrasonic ranging module plus the addition of a multi-channel USB based oscilloscope, the X1 Ranging Module Pro developers kit from SensComp facilitates and expedites the development process by providing live sensor data conveniently on a PC. The kit includes the X1 module, electrostatic

SSL Light Bulbs Receive UL/cUL Mark

January 30, 2009 4:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powering via Cree XLamp LED technologies, such as the 7090 XR-E, Infinilux’s P-series solid state lamp (SSL) light bulbs are approved per UL/cUL. The PAR4 incandescent replacement lamps exhibit white color temperatures of 3300K CCT warm white, 4500K CCT soft white, and European 6500K CCT cool white. The


Rugged SBC Demonstrates Low Power

January 30, 2009 4:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using Intel T7400 Merom Core 2 Duo dual core processors and Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT), Aitech Defense Systems’ 6U VME C160 SBC draws 25 W of power. The component incorporates a metal thermal management frame supporting integral stiffeners for resistance against shock and vibration in radar and

PCI Express Boards Incorporate Two PMC/XMC Modules

January 29, 2009 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a single PCIe envelope, Pentek’s 7700 family of PCIe boards integrate up to 2 PMC/XMC modules. The Gen 2 PCIe x16 interface can be utilized for motherboard connections and XMC interfaces for gigabit links between modules and other boards. The products have IP development tools and a 4-pin disk drive power connector to ensure that the boards receive ample power from the host computer or server. The family consists of


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