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Step-Up Converter for White LED Backlight Applications

September 21, 2007 1:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. announces its model SC4509 step-up converter for white LED backlight applications with an integrated Schottky diode in a 2 mm × 2 mm × 0.8 mm package. This converter can drive up to five white LEDs in series to provide a tiny system for small LCD displays. Its built-in Schottky diode saves board space while providing efficiencies of over 80 percent. To simplify control of the backlight, the device features a combination enable and PWM dimming pin

Expanded Optical Audio Line

September 21, 2007 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon adds the KFOX and KFO42X Series to its optical audio line to provide space-savings in end consumer products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes and DVD/Audio components. Both series, which comply with JEITA standards, offer a split-gate transmitter and receiver option. The KFO42X Series is available as a stacked optical with an RCA jack, stereo jack or mini-DIN option.

Enhanced Kitting for TFT LCDs

September 21, 2007 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Apollo Display Technologies offers a range of kitted TFT LCDs that include proprietary LCDs and industrial single board computers (SBCs) from IBASE Technology, USA. These systems consist of a display, adapted industrial single board computer and all the accessories that are completely tested and ready for use. Depending upon the applications, these systems can consist of as many as 10 coordinated components.


Family of Polarization Controllers

September 21, 2007 12:13 pm | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduces its N7781A compact high-speed polarization analyzer that provides comprehensive capabilities for analyzing polarization properties of optical signals. The N7782A PER analyzer is designed for high-speed and highly accurate testing of the polarization extinction ratio (PER) in PM fibers. The real-time measurement capability, in combination with automation interfaces, makes this unit suitable for integration in manufacturing systems like pigtailing stations for optical components.

Push-Wire Family of Terminals

September 21, 2007 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation announces its Luminaire Disconnects Series 873, the LUMI-NUTS, that are members of the WALL-NUTS push-wire family of terminals. They meet NEC 410.73(G), CEC 30-308(4) and the CSA/UL Standard 2459 for insulated multi-pole splicing wire connectors for those servicing non-residential linear fluorescent fixtures with ballasts. Features include the ability to daisy-chain power from one ballast to another, eliminating additional connectors.

Laser Diode Controller with Increased Power Specifications

September 21, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AMS Technologies announces VueMetrix Inc.’s Vue-MV-21 laser diode controller that has high-power, low-noise, and it offers 10A, 21V operation. Able to operate more diodes in series than with an earlier version, this laser diode system control allows the acceleration of product development by using the same platform for development and the final product. The platform includes user-settable power current and operating temperature limits.

Low Profile Solid State Drive

September 21, 2007 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. announces its new XceedLite product line of serial ATA (SATA) solid state drives (SSD) that are suitable for networking, telecommunications and data communications applications as well as tablet PCs. The line features a low-power consumption (0.55W read/0.65W write) alternative for rugged data storage applications, and it is well suited for hard disk drive (HDD) replacement in systems that require high-reliability storage


Compact High-Performance e-SATA Storage Array

September 21, 2007 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroNet Technology announces its compact high-performance SR-4 Blackbird SATA RAID array that combines multi-terabyte capacity and uses the full potential of SATA-2 data bandwidth to deliver RAID storage for SMB and SOHO users. Its four SATA drive bays have up to 4 TBs of capacity in a 12-pound device with a desktop footprint that is half the size of a sheet of notebook paper. Using eSATA-300 technology, it has a pure SATA-2 architecture that eliminates


Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC Board

September 21, 2007 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

One Stop Systems introduces its Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC (AMC) board with a native PCI Express (PCIe) design that offers four Gigabit Ethernet copper ports for use in a variety of wireless and storage networking equipment. The LAN AMC board is a single-width full height module, making it suitable for telecom equipment manufacturers to add multiple 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports to networking equipment that uses the AdvancedMC form factor.

High-Density Flash Memory Board

September 21, 2007 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Productive Product: Aitech Defense Systems, Inc. upgrades the memory capacity of its C212 high-capacity, non-volatile memory VMEbus board that uses NAND Flash memory supported by software drivers to provide full hard-disk emulation for up to 256 GB


Servo Drive for Military and Harsh Industry Environments

September 21, 2007 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Copley has extended the XENUS offline servo drive’s temperature, humidity, vibration and shock ranges to meet military COTS requirements, including Mil Standard #810. The Series R10, controls rotary and linear motors/actuators in extreme industrial environments. The hardened drives operate in stand alone and networked operating modes, and respond to a variety of input formats, including step-and-direction commands for upgrading from stepper motors to high torque servomotors.

PCI Express Board with 16 RS-232 Ports

September 21, 2007 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. introduces its 16-port RS-232 serial I/O adapter for the new PCI Express bus design. Each serial port provides a maximum data rate of 460.8K bps and the COMM+16.PCIe has an operating range from 0° to +70°C. Extended temperature versions operating from -40°C to +85°C are also available. The device is suitable for connecting to PLCs, bar code readers, scales and other data acquisition/control devices

High-Performance Embedded PC Modules

September 21, 2007 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ampro Computers, Inc. supports Intel’s “Santa Rosa” embedded launch with a pair of high-performance Core 2 Duo embedded PC modules. This product offers dual core processors with the Intel 965 chipset in the Type 2 pinout of the official PICMG COM.0 COM Express form factor up to Core 2 Duo L7500 CPU at 1.6 GHz, along with 4 MB of on-chip L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB (front side bus) and two SODIMM sockets for up to 4 GB of RAM.


High Density I/O Stations for IP 20 Applications

September 21, 2007 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Turck, Inc. expands its line of DeviceNet I/O stations with the addition of FDN20 high density I/O stations for IP 20 applications that are capable of supporting up to 32 inputs or 16 dedicated inputs and 16 input/outputs on a DeviceNet network. These devices separate the I/O into three isolated groups that can be powered by an external source or by the DeviceNet bus. The outputs are short circuit protected up to 0.5A on the 16 dedicated input and 16 input/output station. They use a glass-filled nylon housing with an integrated DIN-rail mount

Photo Interrupter for Handhelds and CE Portables

September 21, 2007 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics launches its GP1S296HCPSF a small photo interrupter with a housing volume measuring 2.5 mm × 1.8 mm × 1.9 mm. Due to this level of miniaturization, the registrable pitch is reduced from 0.3 mm to 0.2 mm. It can be used in slim product designs that require a low mounting height and limited mounting space at the same time. The unit is suitable for portable applications such as a sensor for controlling auto focus and zoom drives in digital pocket cameras.


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