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LCD Modules Display High Contrast

October 31, 2008 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting industrial applications, Sharp Microelectronics’ LQ043T3DG01 and LQ043T3DG02 4.3” landscape-mode VGA LCD modules show a contrast ratio of 900:1. The 480 × 272 pixel displays exhibit a horizontal viewing angle of 160°, a vertical viewing angle of 140°, response time of 29 ms, and 262,144 6-bit colors. The devices have an LED backlight, an anti-glare polarizing

Power Monitor IC Employs Digital I²C Interface

October 31, 2008 10:45 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing TruePower technology, International Rectifier’s IR3720 output power monitor IC communicates output current or voltage to the system controller through a digital I²C interface. The 3 mm² 10-pin DFN-packaged product demonstrates current accuracy of 0.20%, voltage accuracy of ±0.75%, bias supply voltage of 3.30 V, and an operating temperature from

Connector Meets AMC.0 Rev2 Specification

October 31, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting data transmissions of up to 12.5 Gbps per channel, Cinch Connectors’ AMC compression-style mezzanine connector exceeds the AMC.0 Rev2 PICMG ATCA specification. The instrument comprises of one-piece stamped contacts, seamless carrier board to


SAW Oscillators Tolerate ±150 ppm

October 31, 2008 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in an output frequency range from 800 MHz to 2.5 GHz, Epson Toyocom’s EG-9000GC single-output and EV-9000GB voltage-controlled SAW oscillators show a frequency tolerance of ±150 ppm max. The sine wave components operate from a supply voltage of 3 V with a maximum current consumption of 38 mA over an operating temperature range from -20°C to

Meter Shows High Capacitance Accuracy

October 31, 2008 9:00 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the LCR family, Agilent Technologies’ E4981A capacitance meter performs repeatable 120-Hz, 1-kHz, and 1-MHz measurements with a basic capacitance accuracy of 0.07%. The instrument offers measurement speed of 2 ms at 1 MHz; SPCI-command compatibility with

Starter Kit Supports MCU Development

October 31, 2008 7:53 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems’ IAR KickStart Kit for STMicroelectronics' STM32F103ZE MCU includes a development board fitted with the MCU, a KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, evaluation editions of IAR PowerPac for ARM and IAR visualSTATE, and J-Link for ARM. The RoHS-compliant development board comes with peripherals, a status LED, a power supply

DC Motor Offers Thin Shaft

October 31, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Turning in 2 sleeve bearings, Maxon Motor USA’s RE 8 DC motor includes a ceramic motor shaft with a diameter of 0.8 mm. The device has metal brushes to ensure constant contact resistance between brushes and the commutator, even after a prolonged standstill. The motor exhibits a diameter of 8 mm, a length of 16 mm, a weight of <4 g, no magnetic detent, and

Test Mobile Accelerates LTE Development

October 31, 2008 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to enable infrastructure equipment vendors to accelerate the pace of their LTE development projects, an LTE version of Aeroflex's TM500 multi-handset (multi-UE) test mobile provides the ability to operate multiple UEs on the same test platform using a single point of control. Up to 32 LTE handset UEs are provided in one multi-UE test mobile. All 3 GPP UE categories will be supported with maximum aggregate data rates


I/O Module Digitally Expands SBCs

October 31, 2008 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for expansion on Pico-ITXe SBCs, the PCO-UIO48-G from WinSystems is a 48-point digital I/O interface with interruptible event sense. The module can monitor 24 of the rising and falling digital edge transitions, latch them, and then signal the host processor that a change of input status has occurred. Each I/O line is programmable for input, output, or output

DC/DC Converters Present Wide Output Range

October 31, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating over an input range from 4.500 V to 13.800 V, Bel Power’s Micro SIP Series non-isolated DC/DC converters demonstrate an output voltage trim range from 0.590 VDC to 5.100 VDC. The RoHS-compliant devices offer efficiencies of up to 91%, a fixed switching frequency of 500 kHz, and protections including differential remote on/off, under-voltage

Design Platform Creates Displays

October 31, 2008 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having a layer of colored oil operating as an optical shutter, Liquavista’s ColorBright Liquidizer electrowetting design platform makes displays by generating a transparent channel to give selectable views of reflector designs and effects. The tool exhibits defining of segment shapes within the colored oil active area, selective fill, and a “hidden until ON” function to have the display match the color of the product casing until activated. The segmented cells offer reflectance of 40%, a contrast ratio of

Chipsets Combine Transceiver and Beamforming

October 30, 2008 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Using vector mesh networking, Quantenna Communications’ QHS1000, QHS600, and QHS450 802.11n WLAN chipsets integrate a 4x4 MIMO radio/transceiver and Tx beamforming. The devices support real-time video transmission over the 5 GHz band and data over the 2.4 GHz band. The components integrate power amplifiers (PAs) with 18 dBm output power, a low-noise amplifier (LNA), video graphics array (VGA), switches, baluns, and diplexers. The QHS1000 offers up to

On the Lightside: SID Mobile Displays Conference

October 30, 2008 11:48 am | by Alfred Poor, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

If Mae West were to deliver one of her most famous lines today, she might ask if you’ve got a portable consumer electronic device in your pocket. (And for the record, the original inquiry was about a gun, not a pickle as is widely misquoted.) Between our mobile phones, MP3 players, PNDs (portable navigation devices), and other indispensible gadgets, it’s a wonder that we’re not seeing pinstripe suits with cargo pants.


VHF-Band VCO Yields Low Phase Noise

October 30, 2008 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing from 284 MHz to 294 MHz with a tuning voltage range from 0.30 VDC to 3 VDC, Z-Communications’ SMV0290A-LF VHF-band VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -118 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 0.30” × 0.30” × 0.08” SUB-L-packaged component delivers a typical output power of -1 dBm from a 3.30 VDC supply while drawing 17 mA (typ.) over

Vent Panel Prevents Fire from Spreading

October 30, 2008 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a flame-retardant coating to expand and close honeycomb cells, Universal Air Filter’s PyroCide honeycomb vent panel keep fires that start within an electronics chassis from spreading any further. The component utilizes >95% open area for negligible resistance to air flow within an electronics cooling chassis in telecom and datacom equipment designed to meet


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