Protecting data lines for applications such as HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) from ESD, Epcos’ 0603-sized ceramic multilayer CeraDiode exhibits a typical capacitance of 0.6 pF. The SOD-523-packaged component delivers data rates of up to 10 Gb/s, and is said to be able to replace semiconductor diodes 1:1 due to their identical fit, form, and function
Enabling an up to 20 percent reduction in battery power consumption through the use of an “intelligent” lighting-control, the single-chip ADP5520 lighting management system from Analog Devices automatically detects ambient light levels and adjusts backlight brightness according to changing lighting environments. The lighting system can also assume control of key-scan and general-purpose I/O
Designed for portable consumer electronics applications, a series of high-frequency, synchronous DC-DC converters from Diodes Incorporated offer switching frequencies that reduce circuit inductor and capacitor size, resulting in smaller PCBs. The converters feature typical efficiency of 94%, with a quiescent current of 150 µA. The AP6714 has an adjustable output voltage range
Coming with a processor running a TCP/IP stack, G2 Microsystems’ G2C547 IEEE 802.11b/g SoC handles Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, active RTLS, and wireless sensing capabilities. The 72-pin QFN-packaged component operates in a thin-client architecture for Internet-enabling MCU-based devices, or in a G2-hosted architecture that eliminates the external processor and runs on the G2 CPU. Other offerings include EPC Gen 2 capability for RFID/RTLS applications; a
Targeting the AMD Geode LX-based Cougar and Python SBCs, VersaLogic’s DEV-CD-L6 quick-start board support package (BSP) uses the Debian Linux 4.0 (etch/stable) product running Linux kernel 2.6.25-5. The bootable LiveCD installs and supports Ethernet, audio, video, USB, and serial communications. The package offers 3 stable images for meeting
Targeting personal electronics and mobile phones, Atmel’s AT42QT5320 and AT42QT5480 capacitive touchscreen controller ICs track and report 1 or 2 simultaneous touches as separate X and Y positions. The RoHS-compliant components implement common user-initiated gestures, including tap, double tap, flick, and drag, as well as two-touch gestures, such as
Software-defined instrumentation is the new face of automated test. Scientists and engineers performing leading-edge research and designing custom measurement and control systems have used software-defined instruments, also known as virtual instruments, for more than 20 years. Software-defined instruments were critical for these often one-of-a-kind applications due to their unique system requirements.
Measuring 3.2 mm × 2.5 mm, Fox Electronics' HCMOS XpressO oscillators function in frequencies from 0.75 MHz to 250 MHz. The 3.3 V components are suitable for microprocessor, DSP, FPGA, SONET, and Ethernet environments, as well as industrial controllers, test and measurement equipment, and storage area networks. The RoHS-compliant oscillators offer stabilities of
Performing in PCBs or small equipment housings, Camden Electronics’ CTB3000/4000 rising clamp terminal blocks allow for 45° inclined wire entry with a cable entry size of 12 AWG. The interconnects come in pitch sizes of 5 mm with a 17.50 A and 250 V rating, and 10 mm with a 17.50 A and 750 V rating. The products exhibit a dielectric strength of =1.25 kV at 60 s, height of 12 mm, working temperature range from -20°C to 125°C, and approvals per UL, cUL, VDE, and
Automating the test process, the TBrun stand-alone unit test tool from LDRA covers development, test, legacy, and large systems. It extracts details about the unit interface including parameters, template arguments, input and output globals, input and output members and return values. These variables are then presented to the user as a framework for generating a test case for the unit
Meeting the requirements of VG52934, the CA Bayonet Series connectors from ITT are intended for use in applications such as military vehicles, mining equipment, railway projects, and industrial automation. Featuring a positive bayonet locking mechanism, the connectors withstand temperatures up to 200°C. Plating options include
Offering epoxy and silicon-seal packaging, Ferroxcube’s Ferroxtag high-frequency RFID tags are designed for use in liquid or on metal surfaces and can be affixed onto the surface via screws, glues, or double-sided adhesive tapes. The 25 mm × 12.50 mm × 5 mm components support
Operating on the 1394 (Firewire) link layer and integrated physical layer, Texas Instruments’ TSB43EC42 and TSB43EA42 encrypted interfaces yields tru2way set top boxes and digital TVs to record in high definition. The IEC61883-1/2/4/7-compliant instruments integrate a 1394a 2-port PHY that functions at 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, or 400 Mbps with IEEE Std. 1394-1995 and 1394a-2000 compliance. The BGA-packaged components support MPEG2, MPEG4, DV, and
Managing, monitoring, and reporting power supply operating conditions, NXP’s TEA132X digital point-of-load voltage regulator complies with PMBus 1.1 with 96 standard commands including margining, protections, sequencing, monitoring, and user defaults store. The 32-pin HVQFN-packaged component provides
Somewhere in Africa, a traveling health worker arrives at a remote village and finds a patient who may have malaria. The nearest health clinic is hundreds of miles away, and it will take days to get there. Diagnosis requires a trained clinician to examine a blood sample under a microscope, but how can you make that happen? Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to create a digital microscope that will capture high magnification images, record additional medical information, and transmit the entire package of data wirelessly to the distant clinic.