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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

Multimode Ferrules Demonstrate Low Insertion Loss

February 26, 2009 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting a typical distribution mode of 0.10 dB, US Conec’s MT Elite 12-fiber, thermoplastic, multimode ferrules offer a worst case mated pair insertion loss of 0.35 dB on 50/125 OM3 fiber at 850 nm. The devices perform with MTP-brand MPO connector components in array trunk cabling and breakout cassettes, and for existing and

Motion Controller/Driver Uses 64-bit Processor

February 26, 2009 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving and controlling up to 3 axes of motion using any combination of DC or 2-phase stepper motors up to 3 A per axis, Newport’s ESP301 3-axis motion controller and driver utilizes a 64-bit, floating point, DSP processor. The instrument includes a USB interface, a manual front panel interface, a digital PID-FF (feed-forward)

Low-Profile SCRs Target Tight Spaces

February 26, 2009 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

With overall package dimensions of 2.1 mm x 3.1 mm x 1.0 mm, the CTLS5064-M532 and CTLS5064R-M532 SCR devices come in an SMT TLM532 case. Key electrical characteristics include a 0.8-V gate threshold voltage, a 200-µA gate threshold current, and an on-state switching speed of 2.8 µs.

Crystalline Lattice May Revolutionize Memory

February 26, 2009 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Researchers say a newly tested method for producing super dense, defect-free, thin polymer films is the fastest, most efficient method ever achieved and it may dramatically improve microelectronic storage capabilities, such as those in computer memory sticks. In the February 20 issue of the journal Science, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and their colleagues at the University of California Berkeley report


PAR30-Style LED Spotlight Delivers 367 Lumens

February 26, 2009 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting an input from 85 VAC to 260 VAC, the 15-degree narrow-beam PAR30A LED bulb from LED is made up of five 3-W, high-power LEDs and replaces filament-based 75-W incandescent or halogen bulbs.

SSLDs Enable Next-Gen LED Designs

February 26, 2009 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing the higher currents needed by the next generation of high brightness LEDs, the RCD-24-1.0 and RCD-24-1.2 solid-state lighting drivers (SSLD) from Recom are available in versions delivering up to 1,200 mA. The 22 × 12.5 × 8.5-mm devices require no external components, reducing the circuit footprint by up to 50%. Features include short circuit protection and thermal shutdown as well as independent PWM and Analog linear dimming inputs


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