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600W Power Converter Features Multiple Voltage Range Choices

January 8, 2008 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. introduced the C/B 2700 Series of 3U DC/ DC and AC/DC converter modules and battery chargers. The topology delivers up to 600W at any DC input from 18V DC to 380V DC, with six input range choices. AC input options are single-phase 115V AC or 230V AC, as well as a three-phase input of 3 x 200V AC. Battery charging models are also available. Units feature single outputs in nine standard ranges from 8V DC to 290V DC. All outputs are adjustable and tightly regulated to 0.2 percent or better (load)

Electronic Display Cards Use Hot Lamination

January 8, 2008 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aveso, Inc. announced its electronic display inlay for plastic card manufacturers, making it possible to produce electronic display cards using industry standard hot lamination manufacturing processes and installed equipment. The electronic display inlay features a Primero 6/7 flexible numeric display module, along with a battery and circuitry, embedded in

Green XLamp XR-E LEDs Perform in RGB Applications

January 8, 2008 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced its green XLamp XR-E LEDs that are 70 percent brighter than the company’s previous green power LEDs. This green XR-E produces maximum luminous flux of 87.5 lumens at 350 mA


LED Driver ICs Deliver High Voltage

January 8, 2008 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex, Inc. introduced its models CL320, CL325 and CL330 LED driver ICs, each consisting of three channels of constant current output, designed to drive three LED strings at currents of 20 mA, 25 mA and 30 mA each, respectively. Each part comes in an 8-lead SOIC (with heat slug) package. The only external component required is a single ceramic bypass capacitor, making the PCB designs simple

Snap-in LED Panel Mount Indicators Feature Daylight Viewing

January 8, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight Corp. introduced its 559 Series of snap-in LED panel mount indicators that feature high-brightness and daylight-viewable versions. Also offered are 5V and 12V indicators with integral resistors, low-current, high-efficiency indicators, and two- and three-leaded bicolor indicators. According to the company, the RoHS-compliant, shock- and vibration-resistant indicators typically provide 100,000 hours of service

Laser Diode Driver Comes in a Small OEM Package

January 8, 2008 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMS Technologies announced the expansion of the PLD Series of laser diode drivers with the model PLD10K-CH 10A from Wavelength Electronics. It does not incorporate a heat sink, so it is available in a smaller OEM package. This PLD includes user adjustments, status indicators and cabling. It drives any laser diode configuration in constant power or constant current mode. With an option to use


Single-Chip Real-Time MCUs Offer 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with CAN Connectivity

January 7, 2008 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Luminary Micro introduced 34 Stellaris microcontrollers (MCUs) that bring networking and expanded control capabilities for real-time applications in motion control, fire and security, remote sensing, HVAC and building controls, power and energy monitoring and conversion, network appliances and switches, factory automation, electronic point-of-sale machines, test and measurement equipment


Embedded Automation Computer Supports Windows XP Embedded OS

January 7, 2008 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced its UNO-2176 Intel Pentium M 1.4 GHz/Celeron M 1.0 GHz embedded automation computer that supports a pre-configured Windows XP Embedded OS and Windows CE 5.0 images with optimized onboard device drivers. It seamlessly integrates applications into Windows XP Embedded, and it speeds up system development with an application-ready platform that can provide a networking interface to fulfill diverse requirements.


Networking Software Supports ZigBee PRO Feature Set

January 7, 2008 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ember Corp. announced its EmberZNet PRO 3.1 ZigBee networking software to support the ZigBee PRO feature set. The stack combines scalability, security and resilience with compatible proprietary features for denser networks, “sleepy” (power saving) nodes and mobile nodes. These features make PRO 3.1 appropriate for applications in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), home automation and monitoring, and building automation systems.

Embedded Antennas Enhance Driver Risk Management

January 7, 2008 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ethertronics, Inc. announced its high-performance embedded antennas that are mounted on a car’s windshield behind the rearview mirror to capture sights and sounds from both inside and outside the vehicle, including hard braking, swerving and collision. Measuring less than 0.18 cu. in., this compact main quad-band antenna covers the GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS and PCS bands, while a miniature diversity antenna operates independently on the GPS and CDMA bands

TCP/IP Stack Module Works on ARM-Powered Systems

January 7, 2008 11:20 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems launched its TCP/IP stack that works with proprietary PowerPac RTOS and file system to offer the benefits of a TCP/IP interface to developers using the Embedded Workbench for ARM. It is suitable for use in portable devices that need a convenient connection to a computer network such as the Internet. With the TCP/IP stack module, the PowerPac includes the components necessary to add a fully working TCP/IP interface to an ARM device.

Illuminated Surface Mount Tactile Switch for Reset Applications

January 7, 2008 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components introduced its K5AT Series of compact top-actuated illuminated tactile switches. The surface mount switches feature an integrated LED as part of their overall robust design. Measuring 8.0 mm × 8.4 mm × 6.1 mm, the series is suitable for applications such as telecom and network infrastructure, server and storage reset buttons, as well as medical monitoring equipment and other industrial electronic panels.


Two-Phase Microstepping Motor and Driver Package Reduces Noise

January 7, 2008 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oriental Motor USA Corp. introduced its CMK Series two-phase step motor and microstepping driver packages. This RoHS compliant series combines a compact, lightweight microstep driver (0.11 pounds) with either a 0.9 degree-per-step or a 1.8 degree-per-step two-phase hybrid step motor. The 24V DC board level driver is able to divide the two-phase motor’s basic step angle of 1.8 degree-per-step


Brainstorm - MEMS

January 7, 2008 10:58 am | Articles | Comments

What do you perceive as the biggest hurdle for adoption on MEMS by engineers?(a) Lack of familiarity with MEMS-design tools; (b) Need for customization of MEMS devices;(c) Lack of design tools for electronic application of MEMS; (d) Few simulation models forMEMS devices; (e) Little understanding of MEMS capabilities and characteristics


Stepper Drives with Q Programming Language

January 7, 2008 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products announced its expanded family of OEM-friendly stepper drive systems with the model ST10-Q which provides eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two analog inputs, with 24V DC to 80V DC input and output current to 10.0A peak in a compact package. The stepper drive is easily programmed with Q, a comprehensive programming language used to create and edit stand-along programs


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