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Buck Controllers Provide Input Voltage Range to 75 V

December 15, 2008 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

With input voltage range up to 75 V, four high-voltage, non-synchronous buck controllers from National Semiconductor feature 85 percent peak efficiency when powering low voltage loads from a high voltage supply. The controllers can regulate output voltages as low as 1.2 V at load currents in excess of 5 A

Frame Grabber Includes 16 Analog Camera Inputs

December 15, 2008 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering on-board JPEG compression hardware for 16 channels, the PC_EYE/JPG from American ELTEC includes an on-board scaling device and a fast PCI Express Bus interface with a bandwidth of 250 MB/s. Images can be recorded in real time and stored in the PC’s main memory

Rocker Switches Present High UL Ratings

December 15, 2008 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Receiving UL, cUL, and VDE approvals, Phaseda LLC’s RL3-1 Series single-pole rocker switches offer UL ratings of 16 A and 1/3 hp at 125 VAC for high-power and motor applications and 10 A at 125 VAC for small appliances and normal usage. The RoHS-compliant devices exhibit a VDE rating of 10 (4) A and 6 (2) A at

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MEMS Oscillator Exhibits ±10-ppm Frequency Stability

December 15, 2008 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting randon rms phase jitter of <1 ps, SiTime’s SiT9102 differential output MEMS oscillator demonstrates frequency stability of ±10 ppm. The component is programmable for LVPECL (2.25 V to 3.63 V), LVDS (2.25 V to 3.63 V) and CML (1.80 V; 2.25 V to 3.63 V) standards, as well as any frequency between 10 MHz and

Electronic Load Targets Portable Power Electronics

December 15, 2008 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering current ranges of 10 A, 1 A, 100 mA, and 10 mA, Test Specialists’ EL100 20-W electronic load tests portable power electronics, such as linear regulators, switching DC/DC converters, power supply modules, and

LCD Flat Panel Monitor Transmits Direct-VGA/DVI-D Signals

December 15, 2008 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting industrial applications, Advantech’s FPM-5171G 17” color TFT LCD flat panel monitor exhibits Direct-VGA and DVI-D signal transmission, which allows a VGA control card to be used within the system. The onscreen display function allows a user to adjust the images on the screen to the user’s setting. The device offers resolution up to

DC/AC EL Inverters Serve Lighting Apps

December 15, 2008 5:23 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

Acting as plug-and-play solutions, Endicott Research Group’s (ERG) JLA and LPS Series Smart Force DC/AC EL inverters power electroluminescent (EL) backlit LCDs in accent and decorative lighting. The vacuum-encapsulated instruments automatically adjust operating voltage and frequency as the lamp ages and changes. The devices

Thermal Circuit Protectors Employ Switch

December 15, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a 0.550” × 1.125” mounting hole and 0.250” tabs or solder lug terminations, Carling Technologies’ C1005B Series thermal circuit protectors combine a circuit protector, a curved rocker, and an angular bezel. The UL1077-, UL1363-, and IEC 60934-certified components exhibit current ratings from 7 A to 16 A at 125 VAC, 250 VAC, and up to 32 VDC. The UL-, cUL-, and TUV-approved devices have

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Programmable Clock Generators Offer Three Independent PLLs

December 12, 2008 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting frequency stabilities from ±25 ppm to ±50 ppm, SiTime’s SiT9103 and SiT9104 MEMS-based programmable clock generators present 3 independent PLLs that can offer 3 unrelated clock frequencies. The SiT9103 provides 3 differential clock outputs that can operate at up to 800 MHz in servers, routers, RAID controllers,

Automotive Relays Endure High Temperatures

December 12, 2008 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering solderability of 260°C for 5 seconds, CIT Relay & Switch’s A10 Series automotive relays withstand operating temperatures to 105°C. The immersion-cleanable devices offer SPST and SPDT contact arrangements and contact ratings of 25 A or 30 A at 14 VDC. The RoHS-compliant units offer contact resistance of <30 mOhms, max. switching power of 420 W, max. switching voltage of 28 VDC, max. switching current of

Capacitors Last 200K Hours

December 12, 2008 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing at up to 105°C, Epcos’ DC Link HD (B3277*) and DC Link HP (B3267*) Series MKP link circuit capacitors demonstrate a service life of up to 200,000 hours. The self-healing HD Series offers capacitance values from 1.5 µF and 110 µF, ESR down to 3 mOhm, ESL of 10 nH, and ripple current capability of up to 20 A at 70°C and 10 kHz in a voltage range from 450 VDC to 1,300 VDC in frequency converters up to

Half-Terabyte HDD Offers Reduced Noise and Improved Reliability

December 12, 2008 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in capacities from 120 GB to 500 GB, the MKxx55GSX Series of 2.5” hard disk drives (HDD) feature mechanical design improvements that minimize noise (less than 3 Bels) and increase operating shock tolerance (400G, 2ms) for better durability. The 5,400-RPM SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices also are available with a free-fall sensor (FFS) option to enable the HDD to respond to drop events. Features include a seek time of 12 ms and

CPU Board Integrates 1.86-GHz Processor

December 12, 2008 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for cost-sensitive industrial applications, Kontron’s Kontron CP6001-V 6U CompactPCI CPU board utilizes the 1.86-GHz Intel Celeron M processor 440. The 4HP product also uses the Intel 945GM chipset, up to 4-GB of 533-MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM, the ICH7-R I/O controller hub. The single-slot component includes a serial port, VGA

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Time-to-Digital Converter Exhibits 5-ps Timing Resolution

December 12, 2008 8:21 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring in communications, nuclear research and weapon physics applications, Agilent Technologies’ U1050A-002 Acqiris time-to-digital converter demonstrates timing resolution of 5 ps in a measurement range of up to 20 seconds. The CompactPCI module offers 13 identical hardware channels, 12 independent stop inputs and a common start, with an internal buffer allowing the recording of up to 128 stops, and inputs with

Brushed DC Motor Controller Module Offers Control Options

December 12, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing variable speed control for 12-V brushed DC motors at up to 40 A, Luminary Micro’s Jaguar MDL-BDC brushed DC motor controller module exhibits motor speed control via a R-C servo-type (PWM) interface or a CAN interface. The CAN communications interface delivers real-time monitoring of current, voltage, speed, and other parameters; configurability of module options, including tuning of motor control parameters; and

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