With package dimensions of 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.5 mm, the R2016 Series of SMT crystal oscillators from Raltron Electronics are presented as the smallest devices of their type. Targeting small wireless and portable-device applications, the crystal is available in a fundamental frequency range from 20.000 to 80.000 MHz
Measuring 6 × 3.5 mm in actuator lengths of 4.3 or 5 mm, CIT Relay & Switch’s CL1101 Series of SMT tactile switches have availability on a tape and reel in 1,500 pieces. The devices exhibit a tested electrical life of 100,000 cycles with an electrical rating of 50 mA at 48 VDC and dielectric strength of 1000 Vrms minimum
Coming in heights of 1U, 2U or 3U and depths of 203, 330 and 457 mm, Hammond Electronics’ RM family of aluminum rack cases operate while mounted in a 19” rack or as a desktop enclosure. The units consist of an extruded
Using a data interface system for the PCI Express bus, Conduant’s StreamStor Amazon Express storage controller exhibits more than 7 hours of sustained recording and playback performance at 600 MB/s. The full-sized PCI Express card installs into any PC with open PCI Express slots and supports up to 16 SerialATA disk
Having a convection-cooled operating temperature range from -25°C to ~50°C, PowerGate’s TRACOPOWER TOP-100 Series of open-frame power supplies deliver 100 W of power in industrial, consumer market and
Operating with ThreadX RTOS, Express Logic’s TraceX V3.1 embedded development analysis tool collects a database of system and application “events” on the target system including thread context switches, preemptions, suspensions, terminations and system interrupts. Events are logged in the database by ThreadX
Targeting Mil/Aero and other hi-rel applications, Vishay's Tantamount Hi-Rel COTS T97 Series of solid tantalum chip capacitors are presented as the first of their kind with a 63-V rating and a capacitance of 22µF in the "F" case size. The part addresses the long-standing issue of derating, allowing designers to incorporate solid surface-mount tantalum capacitors into their hi-rel +28-V power supply designs.
Having a UL- and cUL-rating of 20 A at 125 VAC, Phaseda’s HY29 Series power toggle switches present a horse power rating of 2 with availability in single-pole and double-pole versions. The TUV-approved component offers functions including ON-OFF, ON-ON, ON-OFF-ON and (ON)-OFF in industrial control applications. The RoHS-compliant switches offer terminals with a 0.25 quick connect or solder lug as well as a
Performing over an output frequency of 26 MHz, Valpey Fisher’s VFTX312 temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) includes a voltage control option from 0 to 3.3 V that is suitable for femtocell (3GPP) reference timing. The device offers a temperature stability of 0.1 ppm while operating over a temperature range
According to Doug Ramsey of UC San Diego, “The information technology industry consumes as much energy and has roughly the same ‘carbon footprint’ as the airline industry.” This is because of the unparalleled growth in high-speed electronic equipment, and the corresponding electricity requirements. Not only is energy necessary for the systems themselves, but as IT equipment blossoms, so does their cooling requirements. It’s an implacable scenario that currently plagues the IT industry. Similar to hipster environmentalist celebrities who globe-trot on private jets, how do you conduct scientific research into efficiency issues when your investigative process gobbles up energy?
Coming in 36 different models, Renesas Technology’s 80-pin R8C/38E, 64-pin R8C/36E and 48-pin R8C/34E 16-bit MCUs uses on-chip Flash memory with various ROM and RAM (32 KB/2.5 KB, 48 KB/4 KB and 64 KB/6 KB) and optional on-chip data flash of 4 KB with a background-operation function. The devices come
Enabling the connection of additional wires without cutting the main conductor, OKW Electronics’ CISB Series isolated connection strips and blocks offer cable capacities from 14 to 10 AWG in the smallest blocks and from 3/0 AWG to 300 MCM in the largest size. The four smallest sizes (up to 2 AWG) come in 12-pole strips and the five largest
Using built-in Ethernet MAC and a PHY interface, WIZnet’s W5300 10/100 Ethernet controller IC offers speeds up to 50 Mbps while supporting 8 simultaneous sockets with a 8- or 16-bit data bus. The device’s has compatibility with TCP, UDP, ICMP, IPv4, ARP, IGMP, PPPoE and hybrid TCP/IP stacks on a 150-MHz internal core with 128-KB Tx/Rx
“Can you stand another ZigBee presentation?” was the greeting I received from one of the many exhibitors I met at the 2008 Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL. Indeed, wireless industrial networking devices were in abundance at this year’s show, along with what seemed like an increasing amount of companies presenting MEMS-based devices.
Many designs require a small amount of high-speed, instant-on programmable logic. These designs drive the thriving market for Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). This article examines the definition of CPLDs, their applications, design methodologies and which factors to consider when selecting a CPLD.