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Compact, Low-Power HV Power Supply Targets Detector Apps

December 5, 2007 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMCO's model 10077 power supply, with up to 2,000V at less than 1W, is now available in compact design. The case is 1.253" and weighs less than 80 grams. Features include a low power consumption of < 300 mW, ripple < 2mV, high stability, up to 100 percent programmable output voltage, over voltage protection, and a voltage monitor. Options include a low out gassing epoxy and extended operating temperature range

TCXO/TCVCXO Series Boast Low Noise Phase

December 5, 2007 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

MtronPTI introduced a Stratum 3 precision TCXO/TCVCXO product family. The M610x Series is a fully Stratum 3 compliant product, and the M611x Series is a general purpose TCXO/TCVCXO, featuring ±0.3 ppm stability performance over the full industrial temperature range (-40°C to +85°C). Both product families are available in 3.0V, 3.3V and 5.0V versions in an industry standard 5 mm × 7 mm package.

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Gigabit Ethernet Chassis Doubles Number of I/O Slots

December 5, 2007 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

United Electronic Industries announced the DNR-12-1G (a.k.a. RACKtangle) Ethernet I/O chassis. Based upon the electronics in the company’s  “Cube” I/O chassis, the new rectangular form factor increases the number of I/O slots from six to twelve, in a compact and rugged 3U chassis. The chassis 12 I/O slots provide up to 300 analog inputs

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120W and 240W DIN Rail-Mount Power Supplies with Front Panel Potentiometer

December 5, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lambda extended its DPP family of DIN rail-mount power supplies with the addition of 120W and 240W models. The DPP120 series are available with a nominal output of 12V, 24V or 48V, while the DPP240 series are available with an output of either 24V or 48V. For special applications, both series have a front panel potentiometer for adjusting the output voltage. Up to three units can be paralleled for higher power applications.

Bright Single-Chip SMT LED with Low Heat Output

December 5, 2007 9:08 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' Diamond Dragon is an LED that can achieve 250 lumens and will be available in whites ranging from 2700K through 6500K, as well as all monochrome colors. The Dragon has low thermal resistance of Rth = 2.5 K/W, since its SMT package allows heat to be efficiently removed. The maximum junction temperature is 175°C is suitable for applications where LEDs cannot be easily cooled. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Typical (binning) current is 1.4A, with a maximum of

Grade 1 Automotive F-RAM Memory Devices

December 5, 2007 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corp. added a 4 Kb, 5V F-RAM memory device to its Grade 1 AEC-Q100-qualified automotive product line. The FM25040A-GA's serial peripheral interface (SPI) reads and writes at bus speeds up to 14 MHz and is specified to operate at 125°C and is guaranteed to retain data for 9,000 hours at that temperature. F-RAM enables rapid and frequent writes to prevent data loss and guarantee data integrity in noisy automotive environments

IC Combines Motion and Motor Control, CPU, Communications, Analog and System Functions

December 5, 2007 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The M3000 motion control IC from System Semiconductor provides a system for motion control, handling time-critical motion and motor tasks in silicon to control and position multi-phase step motors. The product uses an integrated, mixed signal system-on-a-chip architecture combining major motion and motor control building blocks while simultaneously

Kit Supports AVR UC3 Development Projects

December 5, 2007 7:54 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

The latest IAR KickStart Kit provides professional users of the Atmel AVR32 UC Core with the necessary tools to begin a development project. The kit comprises an EVK1100 development board from Atmel, a 32kB code-limited edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR32, and an optional JTAGICE MKII debug probe from Atmel.

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Tantalum Capacitors Offer Low ESR

December 5, 2007 7:31 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has developed a broad range of tantalum capacitors for embedded control systems. The TPS and TPM Series provide low ESR and improve the filtering capability and power rating within small dimensions and reduced height. Recently released new mirror-design multianode tantalum capacitors in the TPM D-case with 2.9 mm height are

Smithsonian Plans LED-Spangled Banner

December 5, 2007 6:36 am | Blogs | Comments

Energy News: The 40-ft. x 32-ft. American flag defended at Fort McHenry in 1814 was made just a few years after the dawn of the incandescent lamp, and now Smithsonian preservationists will protect it further with modern LED technology.

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Connectors with Electromagnetic Shielding

December 4, 2007 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI now has a cabling product series, called Sofix, designed for EMC protection. The cables are based on telecommunications technology from an unspecified partner company. Sofix connectors are RoHS-compliant, with 72-pins and a 2 mm spacing range. They have EMI shielding with rugged inner and outer ferules between the covers. The part number is 10074494-231LF

Brainstorm - Solid State Lighting

December 4, 2007 9:43 am | Articles | Comments

Solid state lighting offers greater energy efficiency, as well as what are now still long-term cost benefits. Here, industry experts comment on the biggest challenges in the design and manufacturing of LED illumination and what is needed to make the widespread adoption of LED illumination by design engineers a reality. Follow the links to read the complete commentary.

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Power-rated Illuminated Pushbuttons for Light Industrial Applications

December 4, 2007 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches’ LB, YB, UB and UB2 families of power-rated illuminated devices are suitable for industrial applications. The series is comprised of several comprehensive families of pushbutton switches ranging from 3A at125V/250V AC to 5A at 30V DC, these switches are offered in various shapes including round, square and rectangular, with multiple cap styles, illumination types and colors. Bi-color versions can also be specified.

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RoHS Approved Current Transformers with Varied Mounting Options

December 4, 2007 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

A line of RoHS compliant current transformers from Foster Transformer features compact construction and multiple mounting options to meet any design parameter. They are suitable for use in motor control applications, UPS systems, appliances, or any application where isolated current monitoring is desirable. Standard models feature a 1:500 turns ratio and handle rated currents from 0.1A to 30.0A. Custom designs for other current ranges or ratios are available with a 1,000 piece minimum order.

150W Medical Desktop Switcher Approved to EN60601-1 Standards

December 4, 2007 7:50 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

Protek Power announced the PMP150 Series of medically approved desktop AC/DC power supplies, which pack 150W of power into a compact 3.00” × 8.17” × 1.72” package. The series has active power factor correction, a 90V AC to 264V AC input, and offers single output models ranging from 12V DC to 48V DC. Input to output isolation is 4,000V AC and leakage current is specified at 90uA for the 115V AC input.

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