Combining the main system power with the backlight inverter, the GreenPoint open reference design for LCD TV power supplies from On Semiconductor eliminates a complete power conversion stage, improving overall system efficiency, simplifying the design and reducing the bill of materials. The 180-W design meets IEC 61000-3-2 for harmonic content requirements, and exceeds global standby requirements with a typical standby power consumption of 400 mW with a 50-mW load.
Combining nanopatterning capabilities with AFM (atomic force microscopy) imaging, the DPN 5000 desktop nanofabrication system from NanoInk enables immediate characterization of the deposited patterns. Features include a scanner with closed-loop flexure technology and a low-coherence laser with a reduced laser spot size for lateral force imaging.
Built to be user-addressable, Microlens-based LED backlight assemblies from Global Lighting Technologies can control each LED’s color and intensity to enable independent management of the brightness and the color of individual zones within the backlight. This feature can be used to achieve color fading, pulsing, or steady state illumination, and can be utilized in a wide array of consumer electronics displays
Four- and five-Wire resistive touch screens from The Bergquist Company (available at Digi-Key) are rated for up to 35 million activations. The 4-wire screens are rated for 10 million single point activations, while the 5-wire is rated to 35 million. The 5-wire utilizes glass for both X- and Y-axis measurements
Featuring a flameproof surface mount design, the OARS-3 Series open-air current sense resistors from TT electronics IRC operate to power ratings of up to 4 watts. The resistors feature a resistance range from 2mW to 15mW, with tolerance to ±1% or ±5%. Inductance values are less than 10 nanohenries, with operating temperatures ranging from
Designed to provide aboveground housing for sectionalizing, tapping, or terminating underground distribution systems, Hoffman’s Utility Junction (UJ) sectionalizing enclosures have a self-engaging wind stop that holds the cover in the open position for access to aboveground terminations. The single- or 3-phase devices include
Targeting military, aerospace, and industrial applications, Martek Power’s MW400S 400-W AC/DC power module includes active AC PFC and a built-in EMI filter. The 6.5” × 8” × 1” converter accommodates a universal single phase input from 90 VAC to 265 VAC at from 47 Hz to 440 Hz. Line harmonics meet MIL-STD-1399 for
Intended to help designers get up to speed on the latest technologies and solutions, Newark introduces a library of TechCast product training modules that helps designers select which key solutions to include, and then either collaborates with its suppliers to develop the content or produces original material itself, based on application notes and datasheets.
Touting static accuracy of ±0.25% FS at 21ºC, Ashcroft’s T2 pressure transducer demonstrates digital temperature compensation to ensure a Total Error Band of >±1% between -20ºC and 85ºC. The device can be configured from a list of process connections, output signals, and electrical termination options. The instrument is available in
Using FTDI’s FT232RQ USB-to-asynchronous serial interface IC, FTDI’s USB-RS485-WE and USB-RS422-WE converter cables utilize a RS-485 and RS-422 transceiver, respectively. The far end of the 1.8-m cables are wire ended, and the complete USB protocol is managed within the FT232RQ. Royalty-free device drivers for
Presented as having the lowest (up to half) power consumption and price of any SERDES-capable FPGA device, the LatticeECP3 family is also presumed to be the only 65-nm mid-range products of their type. Features include multi-protocol 3.2G SERDES with XAUI jitter compliance, DDR3 memory interfaces, DSP capability, on-chip memory and up to 149K LUTS.
Held this year in Washington, DC, this year's APEC was very well attended, especially considering the economy. According to the event organizers, the attendance was down from 2008, but up from 2007, about 2,000 people. Here are some photo highlights from the exhibit floor.
Providing support for ARM’s Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS), IAR Systems’ IAR Embedded Workbench Version 5.30 for ARM supports source code compliance checking to the MISRA-C:2004 standard. The software introduces new debug capabilities for ARM Cortex-M3 processors that is said to be previously available only in dedicated devices and debug probes. A Data Log window logs accesses to up to
Targeting servers, storage equipment, and routers, Primarion’s PX4650 and PX4640 integrated power stages (iPSs) are presented as being the smallest available, measuring 4 mm × 6 mm. The 20-lead QFN-packaged chips combine low-RDS(ON) N-channel MOSFETs for high- and low-side FETs with high- and low-side MOSFET drivers. The RoHS-compliant units support an average output current of up to 50 A in