XP Power added the MTC15 and MTC30 dual output DC/DC converters to its MTC Series of fully encapsulated COTS 4 W to 35 W line. Suitable for military and avionic platforms with a nominal 28 VDC input, the 15 W and 30 W units are available with either ±12 VDC or ±15 VDC outputs. Offering a wide input range from
Offering a low profile, indoor/outdoor solution for voice or data device applications, the 3dBi from Astron Wireless Technologies is an omni directional dipole antenna that is suitable as a window or wall mount antenna. These antennas were initially developed for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) phone terminals as an alternative to
Offering independent, automatic direction control performing at 1.1 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FXL2SD106 4-bit dual-supply voltage translator eliminates the need to program a general purpose IO and reduces the number of pins required for control from 20 to 16. The 2.5 × 3.5-mm 16-pin DQFN-packaged device
Lumex announced a line of surface-mount LEDs that are positioned to combine surface-mount technology (SMT) with the features and capabilities of through-hole, leaded T-5 mm epoxy lens LEDs. OctoLEDs devices offer brightness levels of up to 7,000 mcd (dependent on color) when driven by the common If of 20 mA. OctoLEDs SML-H1505xxx-TR can be used in applications such as front panel, PCB multi-LED and industrial control or fault indicators.
Working on LynuxWorks LynxOS 4.2 and LynxOS 5.0 real-time operating systems, Aonix’s PERC Ultra 5.1 cross development and target support software sets the name of each LynxOS thread to match the corresponding Java thread name for thread-aware tools, such as LynuxWorks’ SpyKer Embedded System
Offering versatility in geotechnical applications, the DT80G and DT85G from CAS DataLogger, are two dataTaker GeoLoggers that work with a host of geotechnical sensors including extensometers, piezometers, inclinometers, strain gauges, pressure cells, crack meters, tilt meters and also support
Offering complete IP connectivity and security in a small form factor, the CO2144 from Connect One, is the latest addition to the iChipSEC family of machine-to-machine IP Controllers. This 10 x 10 mm chip supports wireless LAN and cellular standards making it suitable for
Operating with output voltages of 12 and 48 VDC, SolaHD’s SDN16-12-100P, SDN9-12-100P and SDN5-48-100P single-phase DIN Rail power supplies offer sag immunity, transient suppression and noise tolerance. The Power Factor Correction-designed devices are well suited for industrial process controls, machine tools and other equipment exposed to a harsh factory floor environment, including Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous
Using filter synthesis and analysis software from Nuhertz Technologies, AWR’s Microwave Office design suite directly integrates “delay equalization with off-axis quadruplet and real zeros”. According to the company, the program reduces required computation
Ticona Engineering Polymers announced a new grade of Fortron PPS that reduces the amount of chlorine contained in the formulation, thereby enabling electrical and electronic component original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers to design and make products that will comply with
Traditionally, precision full wave rectifiers1 used in a range of instrumentation applications have employed between 7 and 9 discrete circuit components. These are typically 2 op-amps, 2 diodes and 3 to 5 resistors. This article will show that an alternative approach, using a standard current monitor IC, reduces the component count to just five and greatly simplifies circuit configuration and produces a more elegant overall solution.
The electronics distributor plays an important role in the electronic components industry, selling engineers the components and subsystems they need to use in their designs. A growing number of distributors also provide value-added services such as design support to their customers. With the combined pressure of the shrinking design cycle and expanded technology availability, it’s important for engineers to be able to talk to someone who can help them throughout the design process. We recently cold-called a number of major distributors without identifying ourselves as press and simply asked what design services they perform.
Integrating an ARM Cortex-A8 graphics engine and high-performance TMS320C64x+ DSP core, the Beagle Board development platform (part number 296-23428-ND) from Digi-Key provides developers an environment with the same peripherals and usage mode for flexible USB and standard PC expansion. The 3 x 3-inch board’s 600-MHz superscalar graphics chip has branch prediction and multiple instruction pipelines
Change is a key word in our industry. Technology has progressed so far so fast it is amazing to see how far we have come in such a relatively short time. We are swept downstream in the relentless river of development, buffeted by currents from so many quarters the pattern seems random. Disruptive technologies shove us in one direction as convergence tips us in another...
Failures of semiconductor ICs are typically due to overvoltage or overcurrent for a given junction temperature. This overvoltage can be caused by an external factor or an uncontrolled switching inductance. The overcurrent failure can be caused by excess junction temperature due to excessive power losses and a poor thermal path or an abnormal load current. It is typical for a failure report to state Electrical Over Stress(EOS).