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Remote Control Development Kit Lasts Over 500 Days

November 25, 2008 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in automotive navigation systems, multimedia devices, and mp3 players, CSR’s BlueCore TouchLite Bluetooth remote control development kit supports Bluetooth v2.1 to allow 2 single batteries to last >500 days. The product offers multiple button presses, range up to 30 meters, support for several target devices, and no line of sight requirement. The kit exhibits

Coatings Enable EMI Sheilding and Light Filtering

November 25, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Containing a cap layer over a dielectric stack, Deposition Sciences’ (DSI) newest member of the Transparent Conductive Optical Coatings family allows a single element or material to perform the dual functions of EMI shielding and light filtering. The product can be applied to flat sheet stock or precision optics, and exhibit transmission between 450 nm and

Power Device Analyzer Includes Curve-Tracer Functionality

November 25, 2008 7:27 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Able to replace curve tracers used in failure analysis, as well as in circuit design or power module development, the B1505A Power Device Analyzer/Curve Tracer from Agilent Technologies allows users to export and store data with high-voltage and high-current source and measurement capabilities. Features include PC-based EasyEXPERT software and the ability to

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Touchscreen Panel PC Supports Dual Displays

November 25, 2008 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suited for human-machine interface industrial applications such as factory automation and control, the VIA VIPRO VP7710 touch screen panel PC from VIA Technologies supports the addition of a second independently-configured screen for dual-display applications. Powered by either a 1.6GHz VIA Eden or 1.0GHz C7 processor

ADCs Consume Low Power

November 25, 2008 6:30 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Providing 18-bits of resolution, Microchip Technology’s MCP3422, MCP3423, and MCP3424 delta-sigma ADCs exhibit power consumption of 135 µA at 3-V continuous conversion. The 2 mm × 3 mm DFN-packaged components integrate a voltage reference, a programmable gain amplifier, and an on-board oscillator. The multi-channel devices are appropriate for

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PoE Splitter Powers Heaters or Illuminators

November 25, 2008 5:43 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Providing 12 V at 1.75 A for powering heaters or illuminators, the POE21-120F Power-over-Ethernet splitter from Phihong can forward IEEE802.3at/af power and data to video surveillance cameras. The 12-VDC out Gigabit-compatible splitter works with any Ultra PoE midspan with the same detection and overload features specified in IEEE 802.3af standards

Carrier Cards Handle PCI Bus Signals

November 25, 2008 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acting as an adapter to route PCI bus signals to and from the PMC module through the CompactPCI card slot edge connector, AcPC4620 Carrier Cards from Acromag include support for 3.3-V and 5-V DC signaling. A PLX Technology PCI6540 bridge device provides a transparent 32-bit 33/66-MHz PCI/PCI bridge for data transactions from

Linear Slides Utilize Step Motor

November 25, 2008 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including a ball screw and table, Oriental Motor’s EZ Limo EZSII Series motorized linear slides use the aStep step motor for achieving positioning response without missteps. The instruments offer 3 sizes, the EZS3, EZS4, and EZS6, ranging from 1.97” to 27.56” stroke in 1.97” increments (up to 33.46” in 1.97” increments in the EZS6). The devices reach maximum slide speeds of 31.50” per second with a 0.50” screw lead, and can move a 16.50-lb load over

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Brochure Covers Sensors for Home Appliances

November 25, 2008 4:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming with technical data and dimensional drawings, Epcos’ “Sensors for Home Appliances” brochure gives detailed information on Epcos' range of sensors for applications in the home appliance industry. Small household appliances that the sensors perform in consist of water boilers, coffee machines, and electric irons. Large household appliances include washers, driers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and ovens. The literature also shows offerings in

SoC Integrates 2.4 GHz Transceiver Core

November 24, 2008 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including the Enhanced ShockBurst hardware link layer, Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF24LE1 SoC uses the nRF24L01+ 2.4-GHz transceiver core in wireless applications running on coin cell batteries. The component utilizes an 8051 mixed signal MCU core offering performance via one or two clock cycles, 16 KB of on-chip Flash memory, and 1-KB of SRAM. The unit presents a 32-kHz oscillator for synchronous protocols, a 16-MHz RC oscillator for

Connectors Suit Electric Vehicles

November 24, 2008 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Protecting against the possibility of surface damage caused by arcing via surface platings, FCI’s Apex 950 and RCS-800 families of connectors target electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The Apex 950 interconnects reach a current carrying capacity up to 150 A, and the RCS-800 terminals contain an 8-mm round-pin design that is said to

PCI Card Offers Multiple I/Os and Channels

November 24, 2008 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting an IRIG-B time synchronization input, Data Device Corporation’s BU-65590I multi-I/O PCI card provides up to 4 dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels, 16 ARINC 429 receive channels, 4 ARINC 429 transmit channels, 6 user-programmable digital discrete I/Os, 2 RS-232 serial I/O channels, and 2 RS-422/485 serial I/O channels. The component includes a combined RT/Monitor mode to monitor all 1553 communications on the bus, including

Brainstorm: New Year Tech

November 24, 2008 9:34 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What technology will have the biggest impact in 2009?

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Toolkit Generates and Analyzes SISO and MIMO Signals

November 24, 2008 8:59 am | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating into the 2800 and 2900 Series, Keithley Instruments’ SignalMeister 3.0 RF communications toolkit provides RF signal generation and RF signal analysis of single-input single-output (SISO) and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) signals. The program contains built-in libraries for mobile communications protocols (3GPP and 3GPP2 standards), including WCDMA, HSPDA, HSUPA, cdmaOne, cdma2000, and 1xEV-DV. The software also has

LEDs Offer Wide Viewing Angle

November 24, 2008 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the PLCC-4 Series, Avago Technologies’ ASMT-QxBB Series 0.5-W SMT LEDs display a viewing angle of 120° in automotive and electronic sign applications. The RoHS-compliant components exhibit mid-power intensity brightness with optimum flux performance using InGaN chip technology, as well as optical efficiencies of 48 lm/W (cool white) and 43 lm/W (warm white). The Pb-free devices demonstrate a junction temperature of 125°C, thermal resistance of

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