Anritsu Company has introduced its MS2717A Economy Spectrum Analyzer that offers general purpose spectrum analysis over the 100 kHz to 7.1 GHz frequency range. In addition to its performance and capabilities in analyzing RF components used in the wireless, aerospace/defense and university markets, it also offers optional WCDMA/HSDPA RF test and WCDMA detailed demodulation
HDK-America has announced its piezo-resistive three-axis acceleration sensor that measures 3 mm × 3 mm × 1 mm. The HAAM-325B is 1/5th the size of the previous generation product, and it offers a fully comparable performance. Based on a silicon substrate and fabricated by means of a micro-machining MEMS technology
The SimScroll interface from White Electronic Designs (WEDC) is a circular switch array using the company’s SimTouch switch technology. It is suitable for products requiring effective navigation of large menu lists. Typical applications include universal remote control, MP3 players and A/V media system control. Using WEDC’s conductive ink technology, designers can create user interfaces
American Bright Optoelectronics introduced an ambient light sensor that duplicates the spectral response of the human eye. This will allow for the accurate control of backlight devices by controlling the brightness in relation to the ambient light conditions. The sensor has a peak response of 55 nm compared to a typical industry standard response curve that peaks in the infrared closer to 900 nm, according to the company.
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has introduced its POLARCHIP SF3000 Silicone-Free Thermal Interface Material, a soft silicone-free thermal gap pad for silicone sensitive applications. This highly compressible, thermally conductive material is suited for filling the undesirable air gaps between heat generating devices on printed circuit boards and the heat sinks, heat spreaders and metal chassis that are used to dissipate the heat
Agilent’s L Series of economically priced, high-performance electromechanical switches operate up to 26.5 GHz with an operating life of 2 million cycles. The series is comprised of terminated and un-terminated SP4T and SP6T multiport switches, as well as a transfer switch. The series features guaranteed insertion loss repeatability of >0.03 dB throughout the 2-million-cycle operating life.
CIT RELAY & SWITCH announces the CL1200 Series of momentary lighted SPST pushbutton switches. This right angle version provides design engineers a versatile LED illuminated switch for use in a variety of applications. Offering three frame options – no frame and cap, square frame or round frame and cap, the pushbutton switch is available with numerous combinations of frame colors and cop colors in lighted or non-lighted configurations.
White Electronic Designs Corporation expanded its high-performance memory module family with the release of three DDR2 2GB modules. These product configurations provide additional bits for error correction algorithms as well as address and command buffering. These features make the modules suitable for systems developed in accordance with the new Advanced Telecommunications Architecture (ATCA) standard as well as
Energy News: City officials in Ann Arbor, Michigan announced a two year plan to convert all 1,046 of its 120W incandescent downtown streetlights to efficient 56W LEDs. They say the $630,000 installation project will save the city $100,000 per year and will reduce
United Electronic Industries (UEI) released their DNA-AO-332 high density analog output board. The board provides 32 channels of 16-bit resolution analog output with a ±10V output range. It is capable of driving ±10 mA while per-channel digital offset and gain calibration limits gain/offset errors to ±450 µV and ±305 µV respectively.
International Rectifier introduced a set of next-generation 600V high-voltage integrated circuits (HVIC). This IRS212x family of 600V single-channel gate drivers is suitable for motor control applications at low-, mid- and high-voltage levels and in a variety of circuit topologies including three-phase inverter, H-bridge, and other topologies utilizing MOS-gated power devices.
Put simply, to create a succesful interface for any complex product, you have to go beyond skin deep. You must be concerned not only with the layer that the user sees, hears, or touches, but also with the underlying software that ensures the interface is constantly available and quick to respond. Because, after all, nobody likes wimpy response times.
Sullins Electronics, Corp. expanded its portfolio of edgecard connectors to include a cantilever edgecard connector series engineered to provide high performance, low cost connections on 0.100” (2.54 mm) or 0.156” (3.96 mm) centerline boards. Designed to mate with the plated fingers of a 0.062” ± 0.008” daughterboard, parts may be ordered rated to withstand +125°C, +150°C, or +175°C continual heat. These double-row connectors are available with either 0.370” or 0.400” wide insulators
Productive Product: No, that's not a misspelling: Energizer markets its lithium (not li-ion) backup system for portable gadgets with the "Energi To Go" moniker. Basically this is a battery holder fitting one or two AA cells, a power charging and management chip from Techtium, and your connector
GlobTek's UF-400AX series of power supplies delivers up to 111W of continuous output power and has 5 regulated outputs of +5V DC at 10A, +5V DC at 1.5A, -5V DC at .75A, 130V DC at .15A (externally programmable) and +12V DC at 2.5A. This efficient series features an optional aluminum U-channel chassis with optional top cover, remote voltage sensing, and active PFC. The device accepts universal input of 90V AC to 264V AC.