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Metal Dome Switches Handle High Actuation Force

April 9, 2009 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using an improved 4-leg design, GX-Series metal dome switches from Snaptron can handle over 400 g of force in a 6-mm diameter at up to 5 million life cycles.

Elastomer-based Socket System Operates Up to 10 GHz

April 8, 2009 1:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Emulation Technology, Inc. (ET) has launched an elastomer-based ET 3300 socket system that operates at up to 10 GHz bandwidth with –1dB of insertion loss, allowing the user to test or debug BGA, QFN or other custom packages covering lead pitches down to 0.1 mm. Applications include

Attenuator Integrates Filter to Eliminate High Frequency

April 8, 2009 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

State of the Art (SOTA), Inc. has added the Filtenator  to its high frequency product line. This  clean attenuator uses an integrated filter to eliminate high frequency signals. The cut-off frequency can be varied between 5.5 GHz and 8.5 GHz. Standard attenuation values are 1 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, and 10 dB. VSWR for all four values is


Radial-Leaded PTC Fuses Handle up to 3.75 A

April 8, 2009 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Able to hold currents from 0.10 A to 3.75 A, the radial-leaded 0ZRM resettable PTC Fuse Series from Bel Fuse is intended to protect products and systems during overcurrent surges and overtemperature faults. Materials meet UL-94V-0 requirements.

PCB-mount Terminal Block Features Lever-Actuated Design

April 8, 2009 12:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 2716 Series high-current PCB-mount terminal block from WAGO features the industry’s only lever-actuated termination design for tool-free termination of conductors 24–6 AWG. There are no screw torque requirements, and the terminations are resistant to vibration and temperature cycling. Series configurations include

Microsoft Windows Embedded Announces Winner of SPARKS Will Fly Contest

April 8, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

COM Express Module Uses Intel Atom Processor

April 8, 2009 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

DC/DC Converter Offers Small Footprint, Integrated Inductor

April 8, 2009 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

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


High-Output LEDs Target General Lighting

April 8, 2009 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Multifrequency Clock Provides up to 8 Outputs

April 8, 2009 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

TBU Devices Designed for Broad Range of Applications

April 7, 2009 1:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

Radial Leaded Varistors Rated up to 360 VAC

April 7, 2009 1:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

Push-Pull I/O Connector Suits Outdoor Environments

April 7, 2009 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.


Switch Is Vandal Resistant

April 7, 2009 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Dual 36V, 2.2MHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 0.7A per Channel

April 7, 2009 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.


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