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Multi-Sensor Interface Delivers Low Power

March 7, 2008 10:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD America introduced its Multi-Sensor Interface Circuit (MUSic) family of semiconductors for microcontroller-based consumer, medical and industrial systems that require multiple sensor control. The product family is designed for a variety of markets and applications, especially those with multiple sensors where a microcontroller is the heart of the system.


All-Metal Encoder for Robust Applications

March 7, 2008 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic released an all-metal body version of its E27 series encoders. The metal encoder is designed for more robust applications than the standard version where bushing strength, panel nut tightening torque and side-impact resistance is of primary importance. It can be a drop-in replacement for users who want to upgrade their designs or replace other devices without customization.

Optocouplers Handle From -55°C to +100°C

March 7, 2008 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering flexibility and board-space savings in low-current DC control circuits and AC power loads up to 380V, the EL30XX family of 6-pin DIP random-phase and zero-cross triac driver optocouplers provide an operating temperature range from -55°C to +100°C. Available in 21 varieties with peak blocking voltages from 250V to 800V and low-trigger currents of 5 mA, 10 mA, and 15 mA, the zero-cross versions of the triac driver optocouplers provide


Gigabit Power Injector for Power-Over-Ethernet Applications

March 7, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

SL Power Electronics announced its single port power injector for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), Gigabit-compatible applications (10/100/1000 MbPS data rates). The Ault PW182 family provides power to devices through RJ45 jacks and high-speed data transfer over a single Ethernet cable. The product family has four models: PW182RA, PW182RB, PW182RC and PW182RD.

Mini DC/DC Converters Achieve Footprint Reduction

March 7, 2008 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced its JCA series of miniature, board-mounted low power DC/DC converters that measure 1" × 0.8" × 0.4". The device’s shielded metal package is 0.25" shorter than the 1.25" industry norm. Using the customary 24-pin DIP layout, the units occupy 20 percent less printed circuit board area than traditional products, allowing designers to reduce the size of new developments or add more features while maintaining the industry standard pin-out.

Industrial Power Supplies with Selective Fuse Breaking Technology

March 7, 2008 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact introduced its QUINT SFB family of industrial grade power supplies that feature selective fuse breaking (SFB), a technology that increases system reliability. This technology provides up to six times nominal current for 12 ms, and the short burst of current allows individual circuit breakers to react to overloads. Faulty current paths are shut down while the power supply continues to deliver power to the other loads.

Long-Life microATX Product Supports Intel Core2 Duo and Quad Processors

March 7, 2008 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITOX introduced two motherboards that support Intel Core2 Duo and Quad processors. The BL330-BR and BL330-B microATX form factor boards are designed for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform, with long-term availability. Using the Intel Q35 Express chipset, each product offers availability through December 2014. In addition, the


Low Ripple Noise Power Supplies for Noise-Sensitive Applications

March 7, 2008 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Daitron, Inc. announced its ultra-low noise power supply products for noise sensitive applications. The product line reduces ripple noise levels at 3 mV to 5 mV typical (HFS series). Features include high efficiency, low leakage current of 0.04 mA (HFS30), compact size and light weight, RoHS compliance, the meeting of UL/CSA/EN standards (UL60951-1, CSA-C22.1), low environmental impact, Halogen and vinyl chloride free, a wide input voltage range and availability in 30W up to 150W versions.


Power Rack for High Capacity Power Distribution

March 7, 2008 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Hewlitt-Packard Co. introduced its power distribution rack (PDR) that improves power management in the data center by moving power distribution to the row level. Housed in a single HP 10000 G2 42U rack, the PDR also saves floor space and allows the movement of heat-robbing transformers off the data center floor, improving cooling. Capable of delivering 400A redundantly, the PDR can power several high density racks with shorter cable runs than conventional site level power distribution systems.

Inlet Filter Series Offers 6 dB Attenuation

March 7, 2008 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaffner EMC introduced its FN9233 IEC inlet filter series that offers an attenuation of 6 dB. With high symmetrical and asymmetrical attenuation performance, this filter was developed for devices and switching power supply units that require a high level of interference suppression such as in electrical, test and measurement, office automation and datacom equipment applications. Based on inductors with high saturation resistance and optimal thermal behavior, the series offers a choice of output connections.

Bladed Devices Provide Resettable Circuit Protection

March 7, 2008 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced its line of Raychem circuit protection PolySwitch devices for the automotive market. Useful in helping to provide resettable over-current protection for passenger vehicle and heavy truck wire harnesses, the bladed contact device features a 2.8 mm form factor to facilitate one-to-one replacement of mini-sized fuses and type II bimetal circuit protection devices in 12V vehicle systems.

Rectifier Family Offers Power Density of 27W/in3

March 7, 2008 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

PowerGate LLC released its Cherokee CAR2500 family of +12V/+48V DC front ends and -54V DC rectifiers that offer 2.5 kW of power in a high density package with a power density of 27W/in3 and an efficiency of 92 percent. An onboard microcontroller allows accurate temperature, current and voltage sensing while supporting interfaces such as I2C, PMBus and Ethernet protocols.

Miniature DC/DC Converters Feature Wide Input Ranges

March 7, 2008 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announced over 80 models of its TMR Series wide input DC/DC converters that are available in an ultra compact, encapsulated SIP package. Both 2:1 and 4:1 input ranges are available, handling input voltages from 4.5V DC to 75V DC. Standard models feature single or dual outputs of 3.3V DC, 5V DC, 12V DC, 24V DC, ±5V DC, ±12V DC or ±15V DC.


Lithium Coin Cell Battery in Four Configurations

March 7, 2008 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic extended the configurations for its high capacity coin cell in its poly-carbonmonofluoride, high-temperature (BR) lithium battery product line. The BR2477A uses polymer materials and construction techniques to provide high temperature tolerance, making it suitable for applications requiring high capacity in harsh environments. The cells are available in four different tab configurations: 2-pin horizontal, 3-pin horizontal, vertical and flat mount.

0603 Metal Strip Resistor Achieves 0.2W Power Rating

March 7, 2008 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering up to twice the power of a standard WSL0603-type part, an 0603-sized SMT metal strip power resistor from Vishay Dale is presented as the first of its size to provide a 0.2W power rating. Features include a resistance range from 0.015O to 0.1O at tolerances of ±0.5 and ±1.0 percent with a TCR of ±75ppm/°C and a thermal EMF of less than 3 µV/°C.


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