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Power Supplies Target Rugged Environments

July 22, 2008 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meeting IEC 61373 Categories 1 A or B shock and vibration standards, EN 60950 and related standards, and EN 50155 Class B EMI standards, Absopulse Electronics’ HBC 5KC Series of fan-cooled AC/DC power supplies yield 5 kW of output power in heavy-duty industrial environments. The 291 × 57 × 457-mm devices have ratings for

Plug-In Cards Offer Broad Support For Switching

July 22, 2008 8:57 am | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Offering broader support for switching configurations the Model 3724 Dual 1X30 Solid State FET Relay Multiplexer Card and the Model 3750 Multifunction I/O card from Keithley Instruments, are the addition of plug-in cards for the Series 3700 System Switch/Multimeter and

Benchtop Controllers Are Small In Size

July 22, 2008 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed and Manufactured by Omega, the CSi32 Series is a series of miniature benchtop controllers and is the lastest to be built aroung the iSeries controllers. The controllers made witha metal enclosure feature a 4-digit display, full autotune heat-cool control, single ramp and soak capability, as well as

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DC-DC Converters Exhibit 3,000-VDC I/O Isolation

July 22, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yielding I/O isolation from 1,600 to 3,000 VDC, Aimtec’s AM3G-Z Series of single and dual output DC-DC converters have output ranges of 3.3, 5, 12, and 15 VDC and output power choices of 1, 2, or 3 W. The 22 × 9.5 × 12-mm SIP8-packaged devices have 2:1 input ranges from 9 to 18 VDC, 18 to 36 VDC, and 36 to 72 VDC with

EPA Creates Bedlam With Amendment for Residential Light Fixtures

July 22, 2008 5:17 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Ayn Rand, one of capitalism’s greatest proponents, once said, “I am an innovator. This is a term of distinction, a term of honor, rather than something to hide or apologize for. Anyone who has new or valuable ideas to offer stands outside the intellectual status quo.” Governmental interference in private enterprise is always disastrous. What’s worse is when innovation is stifled by bureaucratic finagling and pc notions of impartiality (or as some would say, preventing a “competitive disadvantage”). You can’t give a chimp a skateboard and call him Tony Hawk.

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Pocket-Sized USB Datalogger Tracks Temperatures

July 22, 2008 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing both a USB output for data readout and an onboard numeric LCD for real-time monitoring, the OM-Microlite portable data logger from Omega Engineering records temperature over time for applications such as the warehousing and transport of sensitive materials or employee exposure management in industrial environments.

MOSFET Chipset Otimized for High Frequency, High Efficiency DC/DC Applications

July 18, 2008 10:59 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a 25 V synchronous buck converter DirectFET MOSFET chipset for point-of-load (POL) converter designs, and server, high-end desktop and notebook computer applications. The chipset combines the company's latest generation HEXFET MOSFET silicon and benchmark DirectFET packaging technology to provide a high

Male Connectors Simulate Females

July 18, 2008 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using designs to simulate 0.062” (1.580-mm) thick daughtercards, Sullins Connector Solution’s male edgecard connector series come with phosphor bronze gold-plated contact fingers that are standardized with 10 or 30 µ” overall gold over 50µ” nickel. Tail options for the RoHS-compliant devices include 100 µ” pure tin or 5 µ” gold in lengths ranging from 0.100” (2.54 mm) to 0.560” (14.220 mm) with

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IP Core Watermark Technology Protects Chip Designs

July 18, 2008 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing the rapidly-growing international trade in stolen IP, counterfeit chips, and cloned designs, Algotronix has launched DesignTag, a novel concept in tagging using a small low-cost IP core that can be included into an FPGA design or built into a semiconductor. It allows ownership of the design to be positively established and helps in the fight against piracy and fraud. DesignTag is a digital core coded with a customer-specific "signature" that can be identified externally from a working device without needing to read the FPGA bitstream or decapsulate the chip.

LED Lighting Modules Seamlessly Integrate On Cameras

July 17, 2008 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Imaging Source announced a series of LED lighting modules that seamlessly integrate with The Imaging Source USB, FireWire and GigE camera. The modules' features include very bright LEDs; direct connection to the camera; all parameters can be set via the shipped software, IC Capture and IC; imaging control or by

AC/DC Supplies Have Small Footprint

July 17, 2008 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power’s ECL25 Series 25-W AC/DC power supplies are said to be the smallest in class with starting measurements of 3” × 1.4” × 1.1” (76.2 × 35.6 × 26.7 mm) in chassis, PCB and encapsulated PCB formats. The devices exhibits output voltages of 3.3, 5, 9, 12, 15, 24 or 48 VDC with a power density of 5.7 W/in3 and power efficiency at 82% in the 48-VDC model. The supplies operate at

Device Aids Flash ROM Programming

July 17, 2008 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) released its VPROG-1 programmer. Designed specifically to program the company's Vinculum host controller product range including VNC1L-1A and evaluation modules, the programmer allows quick and easy writing of data to the device’s Flash ROM. The programmer does not require

IDCs Target High Voltage Inverters

July 17, 2008 4:47 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting high voltage inverters in the lighting industry and other industrial equipment, AVX’s 9177 Series of insulated displacement connectors (IDCs) handle up to 15 A at a rating of up to 650 V. The end-stackable devices have availability as a single contact, two-way and three-way configurations with 14 to 20 AWG inserted into the contact slot using mass termination tools. The phosphor bronze contact

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Sudden Fault Fuse Resistor Eliminates Damage In Breakdowns

July 16, 2008 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Eliminating damage in gate driver circuit breakdowns, the SFFR from AMS Technologies and Caddock Electronics is a gate resistor in IGBT driver circuits that is available in up to 1100 V. In the resistor, the sudden application of the high voltage fault causes distributed

Adapters Utilize New Software Configuration

July 16, 2008 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Using RS-232, RS-222 or RS-485 software configuration, Sealevel Systems’ SeaLINK+4.SC and SeaLINK+8.SC USB to serial adapters offer 4 or 8 serial ports appearing as standard COM ports and local electrical interface settings. The devices support data rates up to 921.6 Kbps with USB bus power and compatibility with legacy software. The adapters include status LEDs, USB type-B

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