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Filters Cut Cellular Noise in Music Phones

January 13, 2009 4:45 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Occupying 0.89 mm × 1.26 mm of handset PC-board space, STMicroelectronics’ EMIF02-SPK02F2 audo EMI filters target the built-in speaker or stereo headset output found in music phones. A single component can be connected to the microphone input to isolate the handset from external sources of noise, such as other cell phones. The devices use a double-clamping structure to clamp an ESD spike to 12 V for meeting

Anemometers Show Air Velocity and Temperature Simultaneously

January 13, 2009 4:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a LCD display with digital readability, Omega Engineering’s Series HHF42 portable hot-wire anemometers read air velocity and temperature simultaneously. The CE-compliant instruments record minimum and maximum reading with recall. The devices are appropriate for conveyors, flow hoods, balancing, fans/motors/blowers, furnace velocities, refrigeration cases, paint spray booths, and environmental testing. A heavy-duty

S-Beam Load Cell Presents USB Output Option

January 13, 2009 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a USB digital interface, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology’s LSB350 S-beam load cell offers “Plug & Play” with software for system integration via a USB output with 16-bit resolution. The instrument exhibits overload protection, nonlinearity of ±0.05%, deflection of 0.003” nominal, and an operating temperature range from


Machine Vision Camera Captures at 22 fps

January 13, 2009 4:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based upon a 1.3-megapixel CMOS progressive scan sensor, Toshiba Teli’s CSB1100CL-10 machine vision camera offers 1240 × 1024 resolution and 22-frame-per-second capture of moving subjects. The device performs in applications in factory automation, OCR/DCR reading, inspection, and quality control with a signal-to-noise ratio of

Dynamometers Test Small Rotary Devices

January 12, 2009 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Capable of testing small rotary devices such as motors, pumps, generators, and compressors, the MicroDyne series of small motoring dynamometers from SAKOR Technologies is a four-quadrant dynamometer ranging in sizes from 100 W to 5 KW. The dynamometer system is compatible with larger rotary components as well as

TFT-LCD Supports up to 18-bit Colors

January 12, 2009 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting up to 18-bit (262 k) colors, the OSD057GPEGB-A0 from OSD is a 5.7" diagonal 640xRGBx480 (VGA) TFT-LCD intended for the industrial control & mobile computing market. It allows image rotation via digital user inputs. The built-in timing controller supports both Sync mode and DE mode operation. Backlight brightness is 220 cd/m2 typical with a contrast ratio of 300:1

Low-Profile Inductor Operates up to 1 MHz

January 12, 2009 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in versions with an inductance range from 0.10 µH to 22 µH, the IHLP family of inductors from Vishay Intertechnology can operate at a maximum frequency of up to 1 MHz. additional features include a saturation current range from 1.7 A to 25 A, a typical DCR from 2.6 mOhm to 250 mOhm, and a maximum DCR from 2.9 mOhm to 260.0 mOhm.

Pressure Sensors Target Medical Air Apps

January 12, 2009 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 21.29 mm × 16.71 mm SMT package, Kavlico’s P6060 pressure sensors are suitable for air pressure measurements in oxygen concentrators, respirators, and ventilators. The 1.30-g (max.) components uses a 5-V input for a 0.5-VDC to 4.5-VDC linear analog amplified output proportional to the pressure with the option to


Bulkhead BNC Jack Shielded to 1 GHz

January 12, 2009 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a nickel-plated zinc-alloy metal housing, the LTI-7BSF54HNPM-F 75-Ohm BNC jack connector from Lighthorse Technologies is shielded to 1 GHz. Press-fit forks for wave-solder termination and a rear-mount configuration allows for

SMT DC/DC Converter Modules Supply 1 W

January 12, 2009 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Appropriate for ground loop elimination and voltage isolation in digital interface applications, Tracopower’s TES-1 Series SMT DC/DC converter modules deliver 1 W of output power. The 18 models exhibit input voltages of 5 VDC, 12 VDC, or 24 VDC and single or dual outputs from 5 VDC to ~15 VDC. The isolated devices demonstrate

RAID Storage Controller Exhibits 8-Gb Host Connectivity

January 12, 2009 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sitting between workstations or a SAN and low-cost JBOD disk storage, ATTO Technology’s FastStream SC 8500 RAID storage controller provides 8-Gb fibre channel host connectivity to multiple tiers of low-cost, off-the-shelf SAS/SATA disk storage enclosures. The device supplies

M16 Connectors Include PG11 Cable Outlet

January 12, 2009 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a 4-mm to 6-mm and a 6-mm to 8-mm option, Binder-USA’s Series 423 M16 field-attachable DIN connectors have a PG11 cable outlet for cable diameters from 8 mm to 10 mm. The products consist of 7 to 24 gold-plated contacts and an internal shielding ring that protects against EMI. When properly mated, the mated pair is

CES 2009 Day 3 + Recap

January 10, 2009 3:02 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

I closed out International CES 2009 by visiting L-com and Luminous Devices, and by taking a quick stroll through the North, Central, and South Halls again ("quick" being a relative term). Overall, CES 2009 didn't exhibit much innovation, at least anything groundbreaking. Sixense has some potential. I'll have to keep my eye on that. Energizer's Zinc Air Prismatic Battery could make a big splash in the small electronics market. As previously mentioned, I'll be covering the "ZAP Battery" in a future Efficiency Zone column. A number of companies were showing off advanced 3D technology, and in this humble editor's opinion, the tech may finally have matured.


Voltage Regulator Rated to 40 A

January 10, 2009 9:25 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a high current density of 7.900 A/cm³ (129 A/in.³), the BMR451 voltage regulator from Ericsson Power is a digitally controlled, non-isolated voltage regulator rated to 40 A. The voltage regulator measures 30.850 × 20 × 8.200 mm (1.215" × 0.787" × 0.323"), offers a 4.5-V to 14-V input voltage range, a 0.6-V to 3.6-V output voltage range and an MTBF figure of 2.600 million hours. The BMR451 is priced at $22.50.

Power Supplies Achieve up to 1,200 W

January 10, 2009 9:19 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in the 1U form factor, the C1U-W-1200-12-Tx and C1U-W-12-48-Tx AC/DC front end power supplies from Murata Power Solutions provide 1,200 W (110/220 VAC) of high density power. The supplies require 9.2 W/in.³ power density minimises space. The C1U-W-1200-12-Tx has a main output of 12 V and standby outputs of


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