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Micro-miniature Detect Switch Delivers 2 mm Overtravel

March 2, 2009 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a micro-miniature, side-actuated, right angle detect switch in a low profile package. Designated the SDS Series, the detect switch sits 2 mm off the PCB while delivering 2 mm overtravel and a low actuation force of 75 g max. In addition to medical and consumer electronics, these detect switches are appropriate for


Power System Includes Battery Management

March 2, 2009 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating two hot-swap redundant power modules, the ARS24-150 Energy System power shelf from DongAh Elecomm incorporates battery management and a DC distribution panel in a 3U rackmount enclosure. The Ethernet-enabled 24-V 150-A module includes features such as remote sense and enable, AC-OK, DC-OK and active current sharing

Reflective Memory PMC Provides Data Security, Extends Memory Capacity

February 27, 2009 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc., offers the P512 reflective memory PMC offering real-time redundant memory storage across multiple computers in a networked system. In addition to high transmission speeds and flexibility, the 32-bit/33 MHz P512 is said to offer increased data security as well as expanded memory capacity, since memory elements can be


Connectors Resistant to Vibration and Drop Shock

February 27, 2009 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Constructed in a pinched contact structure and with a fully-insulated bottom plate, the 5846 Series of low-profile board-to-board connectors from AVX protects the contacts from vibration, drop shock, and short circuits. The 5846 Series connectors are available in 20 to 80 positions with a positive mating contact with audible and tactile “click” feedback. Other specifications include: 0.3 A rated contact current, 50 V rated contact voltage, and an operating temperature range

Oscillators Include Frequency Stability Down to ± 0.5 ppm

February 27, 2009 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The JT22G and JT32G, from Jauch, are temperature-compensated oscillators with a frequency stability down to ±0.5 ppm. The oscillators have a standard operating temperature range from -20°C to 70°C and an extended operating temperature range from -30°C to 85°C. Other features include typical frequencies of

Two-Amp Switching Charger IC Serves Feature-Rich Mobile Devices

February 27, 2009 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. announced the AAT3620, a fully integrated single-cell Lithium-ion battery charger capable of supplying up to 2 A charge current in a 3 × 3 mm TDFN package. This dual mode produce provides a switching charger during Constant Current (CC) and Constant Voltage (CV)mode. To minimize EMI and RFI emission, the device

Converter Includes Power Range up to 10 kW

February 26, 2009 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Using planar transformers, a converter from Premo features a power range to 10 kW. This technology includes a high input voltage level (500 V to 1,000 V), and switching frequency can be defined between 70 kHz to 160 kHz. Other examples include: less than 35 W of losses at 100°C, and compliant with standards including IEC 61558 and

Nanocrystalline Cores Used as Common Mode Chokes

February 26, 2009 12:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Magnetec Cool Blue nanocrystalline cores from MH&W International are intended for use as common mode chokes. The cores provide a range of permeability of 25,000-90,000 at 10 KHz, and a saturation flux density of 1,200 mT. The smallest core for high power motor applications has an outside diameter of 63 mm and inside diameter of 50 mm. The largest core has a 500 mm OD and 450 mm ID


Solar Company to Build $1B Plant in Tenn.

February 26, 2009 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Wacker Chemie announced Thursday that it will build a $1 billion plant with 500 jobs in southeastern Tennessee to produce hyperpure polycrystalline silicon, a product used to make solar panels and semiconductors. Company executives, Gov. Phil Bredesen and economic development officials said the company has purchased a 550-acre site about 30 miles northeast of Chattanooga.

Researchers Demonstrate Quantum Buffering Scheme

February 26, 2009 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pushing the envelope of Albert Einstein's "spooky action at a distance," known as entanglement, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have demonstrated a "quantum buffer," a technique that could be used to control the data flow inside a quantum computer. Quantum computers could potentially speed up or expand

Software Speeds Image Processing

February 26, 2009 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended to enhance the workflow for digital line sensors such as the ADS80, Leica XPro line sensor workflow software by Leica Geosystems and North West Geomatics covers the process from data download to image generation. A Downloader Module performs a mass-memory captured-data overview with data extraction or data replication, and a viewer enables quick checking of downloaded images


Switcher IC Supports Energy Star EPS v2.0

February 26, 2009 11:12 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for applications with up to 3.1 W of output that require Energy Star EPS v2.0 compliance, the LinkSwitch-II LNK632DG switcher IC from Power Integrations enables the creation of power systems with a no-load power consumption of 30 mW or less. The ICs eliminate the need for optocouplers and all secondary-side CV/CC control circuitry, as well as all control-loop compensation and clamping circuitry.

Stereoscopic Display Targets General Apps

February 26, 2009 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting applications such as photogrammetry, computational chemistry, and virtual simulation, the StereoMirror SD1710 3-D/stereoscopic display from Planar Systems supports 1,280 × 1,024 resolution in stereo. Two LCD monitors separated at a 110° angle with a semitransparent mirror bisecting the space between the two monitors generates stereo separation when used with polarizing glasses. This creates a stereoscopic 3-D image that


Dual-Band MIMO Antennas Address 802.11n Systems

February 26, 2009 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in the 2.4-GHz-to-2.5-GHz and 5.1-GHz-to-5.9-GHz bands, Laird Technologies’ S245112PT directional and S24517PT sector dual-band external MIMO antennas are intended to enhance the latest generation of WLAN technology systems. The devices contain 3 MIMO antenna elements, each of which is connected to the WLAN access point via a low-loss, coax pigtail. The S245112PT targets point-to-point and

Transducers Combine Pressure and Temperature Sensing

February 26, 2009 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating bonded foil strain gage technology and RTD elements, Stellar Technology’s Series PT170 and PT17XX transducers integrate a pressure sensor and temperature sensor in one package. The devices measure dynamic and static pressures and temperatures, and exhibit shock and vibration protection. The Series PT170 provides


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