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Embedded LAN Module Connects to 10/100BaseT LANs

December 23, 2008 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the CO2144 chip, Connect One's Nano LANReach embedded LAN module connects embedded devices to 10/100BaseT LANs via a built-in RJ45 connector. The 2.5-cm × 3.5-cm product offers plug-and-play Serial-to-LAN functionality, enabling transparent bridging of serial data over LAN using a UART while supporting

CPLDs Serve Handheld Designs

December 23, 2008 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on ispMACH 4000 CPLD architecture, Lattice Semiconductor’s ispMACH 4064ZE and ispMACH 4128ZE CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices) target high-volume, handheld designs. The 6-mm × 6-mm devices exhibit typ. standby current of 10 µA, a nominal 1.8-V power supply with operation down to 1.6 V, Power Guard dynamic power reduction, and per pin pull-up, pull-down, or bus keeper control; an on-chip user oscillator and

Industry Focus: Planning for End-of-Life in Mil-Aero Markets

December 23, 2008 6:06 am | by George Karalias, Rochester Electronics, LLC | Articles | Comments

Although the ramifications of end of life (EOL) announcements have long been an issue for OEMs in the mil/aero marketplace, many still fail to put a workable plan in place to face this reality. As a result of the increase in end-product programs for these industries, long-term support requirements can sometimes extend for decades, leaving customers in a difficult position as they source components for ongoing production, maintenance and repair.

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FPGAs Offer More Flexible, Affordable Embedded System Solutions

December 23, 2008 5:51 am | by Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Potential solutions for providing application-specific functionality in embedded systems typically come with trade-offs in terms of cost and time to market. With few projects having the lead-time, budget or high-volume payback potential to tool-up for custom chip or hardware production runs, the best answers often revolve around "modular" solutions.

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Digital Voltmeters Perform in Harsh Environments

December 23, 2008 5:46 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting readability in daylight via a 3.5-digit red LED display, Murata Power Solutions’ DMU-30ACV and DMU-30DCV Series of panel-mount digital voltmeters operate in inverters and generators, battery chargers, power distribution units, and power supplies in the industrial, test and measurement, alternative energy/back-up power, and marine markets. The 85-VAC to 264-VAC mains or 110-VDC to 300-VDC battery-powered

Programmable Power Supplies Deliver 4,920 W

December 23, 2008 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in for industrial, military and medical instrumentation applications, Emerson Network Power's Intelligent VS (iVS) fully-programmable AC/DC power supplies deliver up to 4,920 W of 12-W/in³ output power. The devices utilize digitally-configurable single- and dual-output power supply modules available in six power ratings from 210 W to 1,500 W. The instruments support 24 different outputs from 2 V to 60 V, and are

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Pushbuttons Show Tamper Resistance

December 23, 2008 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having combined solder lug and 0.11” quick connect terminations, NKK Switches’ YB2 Series 22-mm pushbutton switches possess tamper resistance in medical equipment and industrial and commercial control panels. The UL94V0-rated devices exhibit a dust-tight and splash-proof panel seal design to protect against low-pressure water jets from all directions and meet IP65 of IEC60529 standards. The cULus-recognized

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Semiconductor Highlight: ZigBee Radios and ICs Gain Momentum in Industrial Control Applications

December 23, 2008 4:52 am | by Rich Howell, California Eastern Laboratories | Articles | Comments

Riding an elevator is typically a mundane exercise - you push a button, you wait, you get off at your floor. Few give any thought to the workings outside the metal box you’re riding. But behind the scenes a lot of technical communication takes place between the elevator car, the controller at the top of the elevator shaft, and the call button you’re patiently pushing in the lobby. Today that communication is typically conducted over high-grade RS-485 twisted pair serial cable.

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Industrial Cam Latches Come in Different Designs

December 23, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in electrical enclosures, transportation equipment, recreational vehicles, office furniture, HVAC, and vending applications, Southco’s E5 Series industrial cam latches offer integrated L-handle, T-handle, and flush wing knob designs. The modular E5 latch format includes multiple interchangeable cams to satisfy grip dimension requirements from 4 mm to 42 mm. The L-handle and T-handle designs present single-hole installation secured by

TCXO Demonstrates Tight Stability

December 23, 2008 4:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Functioning over a frequency range from 50 MHz to 120 MHz, Tellurian Technologies’ TT2200 TCXO exhibits an overall frequency stability of ±4.6 ppm and stability of ±0.5 ppm over an operating temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The 20-mm × 13-mm × 5.7-mm component presents a CMOS output waveform, an input

SSLDs Exhibit Double Dimming Function

December 23, 2008 4:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powering LCD backlights, ROHM Electronics’ BD6095GUL Series SSLDs use an I/F-compatible backlight dimmer with a double dimming function, analog output sensors, and an integrated I²C bus interface. The double dimming function adjusts brightness based on image content and ambient conditions. The units possess a gain control function with a built-in light measurement range; a backlight adjustment function linked with

Design Talk: Batteries

December 22, 2008 11:34 am | Articles | Comments

Portable electronics are evolving so quickly that one can barely keep up with the new devices available to end-users. Regardless of the system, consumers expect more functionality in a smaller device that operates for a longer period of time between charges.

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Brainstorm: Advanced Technology Vehicles

December 22, 2008 9:08 am | Articles | Comments

How can Advanced Technology Vehicles penetrate the mainstream automotive market?

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Counterfeit IC Detector Covers Multiple Package Types

December 22, 2008 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a desktop case with separate interchangeable PCBs for accepting the ICs under test, ABI Electronics’ SENTRY counterfeit IC detector tests integrated circuits in DIL, SOIC, PLCC, QFP, and BGA packaging. The device uses PinPrint test analysis that takes place in the background, and shows a “Good Device”, “Blank Device”, or

Matrix Routing Switcher Offers Remote Capability

December 22, 2008 8:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting front panel operation, Sensoray’s 2444 HD SDI matrix routing switcher allows for remote capability while remaining operating system independent via a built-in, customizable Web page. The instrument is capable of switching SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M from any of the four inputs to any of its four outputs. An automatic reclocking and

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