Operating at a constant frequency in continuous and discontinuous conduction modes, Power Factor One’s PF8803 power factor correction (PFC) controller helps designers gain near unity power factor from 75 W to 500 W. The 8-lead SOIC- and DIP-packaged component exhibits a 0.99 typical power factor, <7% harmonic distortion, 88% typical
Allowing for future firmware upgrades to new interfaces, Agilent Technologies’ U8101A display tester presents support for S-Video, YPbPr, CVBS, VGA, HDMI, and DVI interfaces. The device offers a 5.7” color LCD display, a Windows-based GUI, USB capability for
Intended for power supply and surge protection applications, the SMC Series of stacked multilayer ceramic capacitors from HolyStone International have strain relief provided by the lead frame design. Available with capacitance values of up to 27 uF in both NP0 and X7R dielectrics, the devices accept from 25 to 500 VDC, with an operating temperature range from –55º to +125ºC
The Picolo V16 H.264 from Euresys is a 1-lane video capture board with audio capability uses H.264 on-board compression to handle up to 16 video inputs. Each video input delivers simultaneously a raw and compressed video stream to allow simultaneous capture and preview Both streams are independently configurable for frame rate control, resolution control, overlay, and masking
Having 16 g actuation force per ball, Ironwood Electronics’ SS-BGA225G-01 ASE 225 LTFBGA socket employs a spring pin (pogo) contactor demonstrating a cycle life of 500,000 insertions. The device shows self inductance of 1.30 nH, insertion losses of <0.25 dB at 4.50 GHz and <3 dB at 10 GHz, capacitance of 0.53 pF. Each contactor offers a current
While researching for this month’s Industry Focus on Automotive Electronics, I encountered an issue pertaining to infotainment I never considered: government regulation. It arose as the I was asking questions about head-up display (HUD) technology. Industry trends are showing that caller ID, lights for speed, gas and warnings, radio station name...
When consumers shop for a new vehicle, they look at price and gas mileage as key factors in their purchasing decision. Technology, now more portable than ever, is also on the mind of the American consumer. Cell phones, GPS navigation devices, mp3 players, and other video applications are becoming both a necessity and a convenience for drivers.
Using TruePower technology, International Rectifier’s IR3721 output power monitoring IC captures dynamic power information with 2.5% static accuracy at 65°C. The 10-pin lead-free DFN-packaged component works for DC/DC converters used in notebook computers, desktop computers, and energy-efficient server applications. The RoHS-compliant IC monitors
In this paper we present two unique NVM solutions which can close two significant gaps in the embedded memory IC world. Today’s designers have a large choice of embedded non-volatile memories (NVM) verified in different production technologies. These memories can be divided into three groups
Protecting Ethernet interfaces from cable discharges can create a challenge for engineers because good protection must meet two criteria. First, and most important, a protective device must effectively clamp a transient to a safe voltage. Second, the device must present an acceptable capacitive load on high-speed differential transmission lines. Good planning and careful selection of transient voltage-suppression devices can adequately protect Ethernet interfaces from electrostatic discharges (ESDs) and cable discharge events.
When engineers start to evaluate a precision digital multimeter (DMM) they first think about resolution and accuracy. "They may start with requirements for a high and low measurement limit and a tolerance," said Chuck Cimino, a marketing director at Keithley. "Then they figure out how many digits they need without going into a lot of the DMM's detailed specs."
Operating in metals, glass, ceramics, plastics, polyethylene, and polypropylene panels, ITW Devcon’s Versatile Tru-Bond 18400 Series light-cured pressure-sensitive adhesives present the option to bond parts immediately or store them for later assembly. The liquid or gel products can be applied by hand or with automated dispensing equipment, such as
Covering the DO-178B certification in the avionics sector, LDRA Technology’s LDRA tool suite v7.7 uses the LDRA Testbed foundation to verify aspects of software development from requirements through run time. The program integrates TBvision to show how the source code performs against security vulnerabilities, fault detection, and adherence, and lets
Measuring 1.46” × 0.91” × 0.59”, V-Infinity’s VSK-S3 line of 3 W AC/DC power modules yield a universal input voltage in a range from 85 VAC to 264 VAC or 110 VDC to 370 VDC. The UL60950-approved devices come in 6 models with output voltages ranging from 3.3 V to 24 V with efficiency up to 78% in the 24 V model. The modules have an isolation voltage
Having output voltages from 3.3 V to 48 V in 0.1 V increments, GlobTek’s GT(M)9110P Series medical and ITE open-frame power supplies provide up to 240 W of continuous output power with 20 CFM of airflow and 150 W while convection cooled. The 3" × 5" × 1.7" PBC mount-style devices accepts universal input from 90 VAC to 264 VAC in frequency