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Production System Creates Wax Patterns

October 17, 2008 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for high-volume production, 3D Systems’ ProJet CPX 3000 3-D production system makes 100% RealWax patterns from digital data for direct investment casting applications using standard investment materials and casting procedures. The printer uses Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM) technology combined with VisiJet CPX200 wax build material and VisiJet S200 dissolvable wax support material. The device offers a HD build mode and a XHD build mode, which


Processor PMC Targets LpDAS Apps

October 17, 2008 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a MPC5200B CPU at 396 MHz, AcQ Inducom’s PrPMC520 conduction-cooled processor PC works in low power data acquisition systems (LpDAS). The component stores 256 MB SDRAM max and 32 MB Flash memory max., and has 64 Kb

Rocker Switches Display High Current Ratings

October 17, 2008 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using silver alloy contacts, Cherry Electrical Products’ KC and KD Series round water-resistant rocker switches achieve current ratings of 20 A at 14 VDC and 16 A at 125 VAC. The IP56-standardized devices include a silicone rubber actuator, lighted and non-lighted designs, and snap-fit mounting to fit an industry-standard panel cut-out of 20.2 mm diameter. The UL-approved (on AC loads) units come with 4.8 mm quick-connect tabs, and suit outdoor power equipment, commercial


Analog Switch Exhibits Negative Signal Capability

October 16, 2008 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in audio applications, austriamicrosystems’ AS1747 dual SPDT analog signal switch presents a negative signal capability to allow designs without AC coupling capacitance. The IC shows on-resistance of 0.40 Ohm, channel-to-channel matching of <0.03 Ohm, on-resistance flatness of 0.25 Ohm, and total harmonic distortion (THD+N) of 0.01%. The 10-pin 3 mm² TDFN-packaged

Gate Drive Transformer Offers High Pulse Rating

October 16, 2008 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing pulse control in gate drive circuits used in MOSFETs and IGBTs for electronic equipment such as switch mode power supplies, Datatronic Distribution’s SM580 SMT gate drive transformer exhibits a typical pulse rating of 21 V/µs. The 6.60 mm × 8.38 mm × 4.31 mm (0.26” × 0.33” × 0.17”) unit offers hi-pot rating of up to 1,500 VDC, a DCR of 2.8 O, a flat top, and

Design Talk: The New Face of Test

October 16, 2008 11:18 am | Articles | Comments

Internet mobility is growing today and is the way of the future.  The challenge we are seeing with the current generation of Wireless Internet devices is revealed in the battle between Internet upload performance and battery life. End (cell phone) users’ expectations are rising to match the high upload speeds like those of the wired Internet -- without the burden of constantly recharging their batteries.


Displays Connect to Four Load Cells

October 16, 2008 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating display and controller functions in one instrument, Loadstar Sensor’s DS-3000 family 4-channel displays accept input from up to 4 iLoad Series load cells. The devices automatically sum loads from all connected cells, and show individual cell readings. The LED display shows 0.56” digits in resolutions from 0.01 to 999.90 in kilogram, pound, or

SIM Card Connector Series Has Low Profile

October 16, 2008 10:15 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Reducing the overall installed height of the SIM card to less than 1.70 mm, three additions to the 9162 family of SIM card connectors from AVX Corporation give a profile from the PCB to the underside of the card of just 0.70 mm. Providing the user with the ability to locate, align and lock the SIM card in place, the lockable 9162 Connector


VCO Features Wide Voltage Range

October 16, 2008 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating from 3366 MHz to 3597 MHz, with a control voltage range of 0.1 V to 16 V, the CVCO55CC-3366-3597 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) from Crystek features a typical phase noise of -106 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset. Output power is typically +5.0 dBm. Input voltage is 8 V, with a max current consumption of 40 mA. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 3.00 MHz and 0.50 MHz/V

Connectors and Headers Perform in Multiple Apps

October 16, 2008 9:17 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting high-volume applications, 3M’s 95x Series board-to-board stacking connectors and box headers function in industrial control units, home appliances, handheld test and measurement devices, and computing market segments. The 10 µ” gold devices comply with requirements for IEC Performance Class 3 items and RoHS regulations from the EU and

Development Kit Creates CAN Networks

October 16, 2008 8:00 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing Renesas’ High-performance Embedded Workshop (HEW), Arrow Electronics’ RCDK8C CAN development kit builds and monitors CAN networks. The product consists of 2 RSK-R8C boards, a multi-plug DC power supply, 2 2-line LCDs, Sys Tec CAN Sniffer bus analyzer, 6 ft mini-USB and USB cables, E8 on-chip debugger, and a CD-ROM quick start guide. The kit presents

Filter Fans Keep Out Dust and Water

October 16, 2008 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using the design of the intake and exhaust fan hoods, Omega Engineering’s Series FF018 filter fans prevent direct infiltration of falling dust and water. The CE-compliant instrument provides an axial fan, a self-adhesive seal on the mounting frame, and air channeling for quiet operation. The filter material shows temperature resistance to 100°C and moisture resistance to

Analyzer Detects Chemicals

October 16, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Containing an oven-less gas chromatographic separation module and a microDMx sensor, Sionex’s microAnalyzer trace chemical detector system detects, identifies, and measures minute quantities of chemicals in the air or vaporized liquids at the point of collection. The 9.50” × 5.25” × 3.50” device includes a touchscreen display showing target compounds, concentrations, and alarm notification with a separate


Digital Temperature Sensor Achieves High Accuracy

October 16, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Monitoring automotive system temperature from -40°C to 175°C, National Semiconductor’s LM95172Q digital temperature sensor delivers ±1°C accuracy between 130°C and 160°C. The AEC-Q100 Grade 0-qualified component uses a serial peripheral interface (SPI), a MICROWIRE bus interface, and a 16-bit sigma-delta ADC. The thermal management sensor presents

Schottky Diode Comes in SOD-923 Packaging

October 15, 2008 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 0.026” × 0.043” × 0.016” (0.650 mm × 1.100 mm × 0.410 mm), Central Semiconductor’s CMAD6263 70 V 15 mA Schottky diode performs in a SOD-923 package. The integrated circuit demonstrates a maximum VF of 410 mV at 1 mA (395 mV typ.), typical reverse leakage current of 98 nA at 50 V (200 nA max.), and power dissipation of


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