California Eastern Laboratories’ ZIC2410 Series of ZigBee transceiver ICs combine a ZigBee-compliant RF transceiver with an 8051-based 8-bit microprocessor. The QN48- or VFBGA72-packaged devices offer a receiver sensitivity of -98 dBm, link budget of 106 dB and maximum output power of 8 dBm. The system-on-chip
Working as a low dropout driver (LDD), Catalyst Semiconductor’s CAT4101 linear-based constant-current SSLD operates with a LED pin compatible up to 25 V. The 5-lead TO-263-packaged component drives strings of up to 10 LEDs adjustable to 1 A. The driver offers current sink of 1 A via an external resistor, dropout voltage of
Measuring 5” × 3” × 1.75”, Applied Motion Products’ SV Series servo drives deliver up to 7 A rms continuous or 14 A rms peak output current from a 24 VDC to 80 VDC power supply. The devices provide 8 digital inputs, 4 digit outputs, 2 analog inputs and a RS232 or RS485 communication interface. The drives use a digital PID loop with
Handling harsh and rugged operating environments, AVX’s SMX and CHX Series stacked ceramic capacitors perform in temperatures up to 200°C. The devices offer a maximum capacitance of 340 microfarads at 25 V and a maximum voltage rating of 500 V. The switch mode power supply capacitors are suitable for high transient
Adding to the SMC 1.270 mm (0.500”) pitch connector line, ERNI Electronics’ SMC Board-to-Board-Adapter presents connectivity in board-to-board heights from 20 mm to 40 mm in 2 mm increments. The device has male contacts on both component ends and availability in 12, 26 and 50 pins to lock into a standard SMT
Operating in ±5 V environments, OnChip Devices’ ESD0402-01FR single-channel TVS diode dissipates ESD strikes of ±8 kV contact discharge, in accordance to the IEC 6100-4-2 standard. The 0402-sized or 1 mm × 0.6 mm × 0.5 mm SMT DFN-2-packaged component
Adding to the Hercules II EBX SBC family, Diamond Systems’ HRC800-5N512 SBC offers 512 MB of RAM on an 800 MHz VIA Mark CoreFusion processor while operating over a temperature range from -20°C to 70°C. The 5.75” × 8” (146 mm × 203 mm) component integrates a Pentium III-level CPU with or without data acquisition, and a DC/DC power supply. The computer
On June 2, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (last seen as the supervillains in “The Simpsons” movie) released a “technical amendment,” version 4.2, to the Energy Star residential light fixture specification. Remember when Nintendo introduced the ubiquitous “Seal of Quality?” The great crash of 1983 was caused by a number of factors, not the least of which was lousy software...
Translating PROFIBUS to USB and vice versa, Grid Connect’s ProfiTrace 2 PROFIBUS analyzer incorporates a digital oscilloscope to capture bus signals running at 12 Mbps, display them using the Bit Interpretation Engine, indicate a problem’s distance, and the option to show one device’s signals. The DP-V0/DP-V1 class 1 and 2 master uses the Live List statistics matrix to list all available devices and information including retry messages
The recent cries over shoddy manufacturing performance have put electronic product designers in a tough spot – and frankly, left them baffled. Time after time, their design concepts that had the makings of a sure bet evolved into a product with deficiencies reported from thousands of customers – leaving many unanswered questions.
Supporting data ranges from 1.20 kb/s to 115.20 kb/s, Vishay Intertechnology’s TOIM5232 encoder/decoder presents proper pulse shaping of RS-232 data signals for serial infrared (SIR) IrDA transceivers. The device shortens RS-232 output signals to IrDA-compatible electrical pulses to drive an infrared transmitter in transmit mode, and
Integrating a cross-roller bearing structure, Oriental Motor’s DG 200 Series hollow rotary actuators shows a repetitive position accuracy of 15 arc-seconds and a total backlash of 2 arc-minutes. With a frame size of 7.87” (200 mm) and an internal hollow diameter of 3.94” (100 mm), the RoHS-compliant components develop
Having single or dual wavelength options at 1,310 nm or 1,550 nm, Agilent Technologies’ N4374B lightwave component analyzer (LCA) offers traceable electro-optical S-parameter testing for transmitters and receivers in CATV and Radio over Fiber applications. The device exhibits internationally-specified relative and
Networks Take High Performance Motion Control to the Next Level Networks simplify software development, axis coordination, code updates, and system characteristics.
Allowing DSP or processor aggregation, Tundra Semiconductor’s Tsi620 multi-standard RapidIO switch evaluation platform enables prototyping using Texas Instruments’ TMS320TCI6487 multi-core 3 GHz DSP with extendable cluster and an Altera Stratix III FPGA. The component offers communication with PCI-enabled microprocessors through a PMC connector, hardware bridging and leverage over XGMII. The platform includes