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Power Supplies Deliver 1,500 W Loads

August 28, 2008 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Operating with full load convection cooling from 0°C to ~45°C, DongAh Elecomm’s PSU-750 Series of 750 W switching power supplies demonstrates 1,500 W peak load capability for up to 5 minutes. The 13.38” × 4.570” × 1.970” open frame components include universal AC input with active power factor correction

Transceiver ICs Integrate Microprocessor

August 28, 2008 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories’ ZIC2410 Series of ZigBee transceiver ICs combine a ZigBee-compliant RF transceiver with an 8051-based 8-bit microprocessor. The QN48- or VFBGA72-packaged devices offer a receiver sensitivity of -98 dBm, link budget of 106 dB and maximum output power of 8 dBm. The system-on-chip

SSLD Functions at 25 V

August 28, 2008 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working as a low dropout driver (LDD), Catalyst Semiconductor’s CAT4101 linear-based constant-current SSLD operates with a LED pin compatible up to 25 V. The 5-lead TO-263-packaged component drives strings of up to 10 LEDs adjustable to 1 A. The driver offers current sink of 1 A via an external resistor, dropout voltage of

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Servo Drives Supply 7 A

August 28, 2008 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 5” × 3” × 1.75”, Applied Motion Products’ SV Series servo drives deliver up to 7 A rms continuous or 14 A rms peak output current from a 24 VDC to 80 VDC power supply. The devices provide 8 digital inputs, 4 digit outputs, 2 analog inputs and a RS232 or RS485 communication interface. The drives use a digital PID loop with

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Capacitors Operate at 200°C

August 28, 2008 7:03 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Handling harsh and rugged operating environments, AVX’s SMX and CHX Series stacked ceramic capacitors perform in temperatures up to 200°C. The devices offer a maximum capacitance of 340 microfarads at 25 V and a maximum voltage rating of 500 V. The switch mode power supply capacitors are suitable for high transient

Pitch Connector Performs in Wide Height Range

August 28, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the SMC 1.270 mm (0.500”) pitch connector line, ERNI Electronics’ SMC Board-to-Board-Adapter presents connectivity in board-to-board heights from 20 mm to 40 mm in 2 mm increments. The device has male contacts on both component ends and availability in 12, 26 and 50 pins to lock into a standard SMT

TVS Diode Demonstrates ESD Protection

August 28, 2008 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in ±5 V environments, OnChip Devices’ ESD0402-01FR single-channel TVS diode dissipates ESD strikes of ±8 kV contact discharge, in accordance to the IEC 6100-4-2 standard. The 0402-sized or 1 mm × 0.6 mm × 0.5 mm SMT DFN-2-packaged component

SBC Uses 512 MB of RAM

August 27, 2008 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the Hercules II EBX SBC family, Diamond Systems’ HRC800-5N512 SBC offers 512 MB of RAM on an 800 MHz VIA Mark CoreFusion processor while operating over a temperature range from -20°C to 70°C. The 5.75” × 8” (146 mm × 203 mm) component integrates a Pentium III-level CPU with or without data acquisition, and a DC/DC power supply. The computer

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We’re from the government, we’re here to help you

August 27, 2008 11:22 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

On June 2, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (last seen as the supervillains in “The Simpsons” movie) released a “technical amendment,” version 4.2, to the Energy Star residential light fixture specification. Remember when Nintendo introduced the ubiquitous “Seal of Quality?” The great crash of 1983 was caused by a number of factors, not the least of which was lousy software...

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PROFIBUS Analyzer Integrates Oscilloscope

August 27, 2008 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Translating PROFIBUS to USB and vice versa, Grid Connect’s ProfiTrace 2 PROFIBUS analyzer incorporates a digital oscilloscope to capture bus signals running at 12 Mbps, display them using the Bit Interpretation Engine, indicate a problem’s distance, and the option to show one device’s signals. The DP-V0/DP-V1 class 1 and 2 master uses the Live List statistics matrix to list all available devices and information including retry messages

Design Talk: The Shrinking Design Cycle

August 27, 2008 9:39 am | Articles | Comments

The recent cries over shoddy manufacturing performance have put electronic product designers in a tough spot – and frankly, left them baffled. Time after time, their design concepts that had the makings of a sure bet evolved into a product with deficiencies reported from thousands of customers – leaving many unanswered questions.

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Encoder/Decoder Shapes RS-232 Data Signals

August 27, 2008 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting data ranges from 1.20 kb/s to 115.20 kb/s, Vishay Intertechnology’s TOIM5232 encoder/decoder presents proper pulse shaping of RS-232 data signals for serial infrared (SIR) IrDA transceivers. The device shortens RS-232 output signals to IrDA-compatible electrical pulses to drive an infrared transmitter in transmit mode, and

Rotary Actuators Offer 15 Arc-Seconds Accuracy

August 27, 2008 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating a cross-roller bearing structure, Oriental Motor’s DG 200 Series hollow rotary actuators shows a repetitive position accuracy of 15 arc-seconds and a total backlash of 2 arc-minutes. With a frame size of 7.87” (200 mm) and an internal hollow diameter of 3.94” (100 mm), the RoHS-compliant components develop

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Analyzer Tests Electro-Optical Components

August 27, 2008 6:24 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Having single or dual wavelength options at 1,310 nm or 1,550 nm, Agilent Technologies’ N4374B lightwave component analyzer (LCA) offers traceable electro-optical S-parameter testing for transmitters and receivers in CATV and Radio over Fiber applications. The device exhibits internationally-specified relative and

Cover Story: High-Performance Motion Control

August 27, 2008 5:31 am | Articles | Comments

Networks Take High Performance Motion Control to the Next Level Networks simplify software development, axis coordination, code updates, and system characteristics.

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