At the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley 2009, Microsoft Corp. announced Doug Conn as the winner of the Microsoft Windows Embedded SPARKs Will Fly developer contest, a global competition designed to foster creativity and innovation among the embedded hobbyist and academic communities.
With a typical power envelope of only 10 to 12 watts, the bCOM2-L8000 COM Express module from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms feature the 1.6 GHz version of the Intel Atom processor.
Enpirion announced the availability of its 1500 mA (1.5 A) synchronous buck DC/DC converter with an integrated inductor. The EP53F8QI offers a small footprint and high efficiency. This switch-mode converter delivers up to 1,500 mA of continuous output current and up to 5.5 W of output power. The device is housed in a 3 mm x 3 mm x 1.1 mm QFN package, including the
Intended for general illumination lighting products, the Z1 Series of white LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor includes the NZ10150 (warm white color version) and the WZ10150 (pure or cool white color version) with a typical luminous flux of up to 80 lm and 105 lm, respectively.
Using four TI CDC7005 clock synchronizers each controlling a quad-frequency VCXO, Pentek's 7190 Multifrequency Clock Synthesizer provides up to eight output clocks that are phase-locked to an external frequency reference, typically 5 or 10 MHz. The device can be programmed to select any one of its four VCXO frequencies, providing a total of sixteen different VCXO frequencies for the board.
Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) devices from Bourns are designed for applications including models for industrial, test, security and process control equipment. Designated Bourns C650, C850 and P40 product families, the TBU models are resettable to provide secure protection for a varying range of power surge threats
With rated voltage at up to 360 VAC, radial leaded varistors (Metal Oxide Varistors) from Schurter features energy absorption up to 875 J. The varistors include three types; the AVTP for primary protection, rated voltage at 120 - 360 VAC, peak current 800 – 13kA, energy absorption 8-440 J and disc size 5-25mm
FCI has become a certified second source for HARTING'S Outdoor PushPull I/O connector family. The outdoor I/O product family is said to be the industry's highest-density, field-installable IP 67 solution for fiber, power and copper signal connections. The outdoor I/O design will eliminate the need to inventory cable assemblies.
Lamb Industries announced the PV8 anti-vandal switch. This new anti-vandal switch features a metal body and actuator with a 25 mm diameter panel cutout. Multiple functions are available with the PV8. It is available with or without illumination. The illuminated option includes the choice of a dot or a ring lens style.
Linear Technology announced the H-grade version of its LT3509, a dual channel, current mode PWM step-down DC/DC converter with two internal 36V, 1A power switches in an MSOP-16E package. The H-grade version is tested and guaranteed to a maximum junction temperature of +150°C.
Netflix is rapidly changing its movie rental business from sending polycarbonate discs through the mail to streaming bits across the Internet. Skype typically has about 15 million people making voice and video calls over the Internet at any given time. And more than 5 million people watch more than 5 million hours of free online video coverage
Billed as one of the largest passive OLED displays on the market, a 5.5” diagonal 256 x 64-pixel passive matrix monochrome grayscale Green OLED from OSD Displays supports up to 16 levels of grayscale. The display features the Solomon Systech driver IC that supports 8-bit 6800/8080 Parallel
The PTC-CH Series Temperature Controller from Wavelength Electronics offers control in a chassis mount package that can be paralleled to drive up to 20-A current. Designed to operate with the PLD-CH Series Laser Diode Drivers, their controls, connections, and status indicators are compatible
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Summit Microelectronics has added to its family of programmable battery charger integrated circuits (IC) for single-cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer powered systems. The SMB239 enables industrial designs for portable consumer electronics, and its battery charging parameters are fully programmable via the Summit Microelectronics I²C interface and non-volatile memory, all