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Desktop Power Adapters Achieve CEC Compliance

December 11, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting output overvoltage, overload, and short-circuit protections, Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower’s TRM24 Series desktop power adapters comply with Class I and Class II medical standards and CEC efficiency level IV regulation. The 1.69” × 4.16” × 1.18” devices accept a universal input from 90 V to 264 V, have voltage

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Spectrum Analyzers Feature Large-signal Immunity

December 11, 2008 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a DANL of less than -148 dBm (1 Hz) at 13 GHz and less than -144 dBm (1 Hz) at 30 GHz, as well as a third order intercept of 15 dBm, two signal and spectrum analyzers (13.6 GHz and 30 GHz) from Rohde & Schwarz feature large-signal immunity. With a removable hard drive and USB interfaces

OLED Module Consumes Less Power than LCDs

December 11, 2008 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

With power consumption at typically 30%-50% less than similar sized TFT-LCD technology, the OSD0760WVGA-T from OSD Displays is a 7.6" diagonal 800xRGBx600 (SVGA) Active Matrix OLED module. Intended applications include industrial controls panels, medical monitors and, high-end consumer products, such as

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Distribution Transformers Manage up to 75 kVA

December 11, 2008 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided as an unshielded alternative to the ET series of shielded low-voltage dry-type distribution transformers, a family of general-purpose distribution transformers for commercial, institutional and industrial applications from SolaHD is available in versions rated from 15 kVA to 75 kVA. Features of the stainless-steel-enclosed devices include NEMA TP-1 compliance and optional weather shields to meet UL-3R requirements

Encoders Offer Resolution/Bore Diameter Options

December 11, 2008 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting DC motors, actuators, and motion control applications, CUI’s AME, BME, and LME Series modular incremental encoders demonstrate different resolution and bore diameter options, depending on model. The 2-channel AME Series exhibit resolutions from 100 ppr to 1024 ppr and bore diameters from 3 mm to 8 mm. The 3-channel BME Series includes an index pulse, resolutions from 100 to 1,024 ppr (2-channels and no index for 1,000-ppr and

Coaxial Multi-position Switches Work to 40 GHz

December 11, 2008 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including K-type connectors, Ducommun Technologies’ QK Series coaxial multi-position switches exhibit frequencies from DC to 40 GHz. The SP3T-SP6T devices present a nominal RF impedance of 50 Ohm and an operating life of >1,000,000 cycles over an ambient operating temperature range from -35°C to 85°C. The MIL-E-5400- and Mil-S-3928-compliant units demonstrate a max. switching time of 15 ms in a break-before-make switching

European Union to Phase Out Incandescent Bulbs by 2012

December 11, 2008 4:42 am | by by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

In a move sure to ignite debate on this side of the Atlantic, the European Union approved the phasing out of incandescent bulbs by 2012. Here in the US, we’re debating which technologies should be allowed to earn a label (Energy Star). Over in Europe, they’ve ended the discussion with multinational governmental action. By following the commission’s proposal, EU citizens will save close to 40 TWh per year, and emissions will go down by 15 million tons of CO2 (according to the European Commission). But there’s a larger issue at hand: should government have such control of industry?

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Design Kits Calibrate Optoelectronic Devices

December 10, 2008 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mounting optoelectronic devices directly or remotely via a connectorized configuration, OPTEK Technology’s OCB100 Series auto-calibration design kits enable engineers to calibrate optoelectronic devices. The systems regulate reflective, interruptive, and special opto sensors to produce a consistent output, and can set internal

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PCMA Benders Displace in Millimeter/Micrometer Range

December 10, 2008 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Containing buried internal electrodes in a monolithic ceramic housing, Morgan Electro Ceramics’ line of co-fired piezo ceramic multi-layer actuator benders (PCMA benders) provides controllable and repeatable displacement in the millimeter and micrometer range. The devices offer lengths from 10 mm to 30 mm, widths from 3 mm to 20 mm, thicknesses from

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USB Load Cell Handles up to 5,000 lbs

December 10, 2008 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with USB output and metric threads, the redesigned LCF400 Tension & Compression Load Cell from FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology is offered in versions capable of handling from 500 lbs to 5,000 lbs. The device provides a variety of voltage- or current-driven outputs to ease systems integration

Circular Connector Includes Secondary Locking Mechanism

December 10, 2008 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Capable of withstanding harsh and wet-area environments, an APD (Automotive Product DIN) circular connector from ITT Interconnect Solutions features a secondary locking mechanism. The connector has 19 contacts, with the option of increasing to 27 contacts. For applications requiring a larger load capacity

Illuminated Tact Switches Contain Independent LED Leads

December 10, 2008 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering multiple LED color options, E-Switch’s TL1240 Series illuminated tact switches have through-hole termination and independent LED leads. The units exhibit an electrical life of 100,000 cycles, an operating force of 160 ± 50 gf, max. contact resistance of 100 mOhm (initial, from 2 VDC to 4 VDC), min. insulation resistance of 100 MOhm, dielectric strength of 250 VAC, and an operating temperature from -20°C to 70°C. The devices’

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ESD Protection Diodes Possess 0.18-mm² Footprint

December 10, 2008 9:11 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Matching the 0201 outline, STMicroelectronics’ ESDALCxx-1U2 family of ESD protection diodes have a footprint of 0.3 mm × 0.6 mm. The ESDALC3V9-1U2, ESDALC6V1-1U2, and ESDALC14V2-1U2 units offer a breakdown voltage of 3.9 V, 6.1 V, and

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Real-Time Clock Modules Exhibit Small Dimensions

December 10, 2008 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a QMEMS crystal chip, Epson Toyocom’s RX-4571BD and RX-8571BD real-time clock modules come in a 3.400-mm × 1.700-mm × 1t-mm 10-pin SON package. The RX-4571BD supports a 3-wire serial interface and consumes a standby current of 0.320 µA at 3 V, while the I²C-Bus-compliant RX-8571BD has 128-bit user RAM and

Switching Power Supplies Deliver 600 W

December 10, 2008 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having primary output voltages from 12 V to ~48 V and a secondary output of 5 V at 4 A, PowerGate’s PowDec BSL600 Series switching power supplies offer 600 W of output power. The 9” × 3.7” × 1.6” instruments exhibit a universal AC input with active PFC; end-mount ball-bearing fans, remote sense, remote on/off control, power good signal, and

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