Said to draw <1/10 of the power of a typical PC being used as a home server, Marvell Semiconductor’s SheevaPlug development kit is small enough to plug directly into a wall socket. The platform uses a Kirkwood embedded processor based on an embedded 1.2-GHz Sheeva CPU equipped with 512-MB Flash and
Optomec announced today that its Aerosol Jet system has been used to fully print Carbon NanoTube (CNT) based Thin Film Transistors (TFT) with operating frequencies over 5 GHz. The work was conducted in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts and Brewer Science. The results were recently published in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (93, 243301 2008) with a paper titled “All [aerosol] jet-printed carbon nanotube thin-film transistor on a polyimide substrate with an ultrahigh operating frequency of over 5 GHz.”
Certess today announced Certitude-C, the next generation of its functional qualification software product for companies developing SoCs or integrating intellectual property (IP) blocks using C. Certitude-C adds support for ANSI C to the capabilities of the original product, allowing functional qualification of both reference models and high-level representations of designs written in C.
With a 1.5 V rating for both Read and Write operations, a series of I2C EEPROM devices from Microchip is purported to have the lowest operating voltage available on the market. Operating current is below 400 microamperes. The devices feature an operating frequency of 100 kHz at 1.5 V, and are available in densities of
With an extended life to one million actuations, the KSC741 and KSC721 tactile switches from C&K Components are intended for high reliability applications. Current rating for the momentary action, SPST, normally open devices ranges from 1 mA to 50 mA for silver plating and 1 mA to 10 mA for the gold plating
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