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White SSLD Handles 150 mA

November 17, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting current-mode buck/boost DC/DC control, ROHM Electronics’ BD8113EFV-E2 dual-channel white SSLD drives up to 150 mA of constant current per channel. The Pb-free HTSSOP-B24-packaged component offers a maximum input voltage of 36 V, a supply voltage range from 5 V to 30 V, and an operating temperature range from -40°C to 105°C. The driver presents

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Cameras Employ CCD Sensors

November 14, 2008 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming with a C-mount lens mount with adjustable back focus, Prosilica’s GE1910 and GE1660 HD resolution cameras use Kodak KAI-02150 2/3” optical-format progressive scan CCD sensors. The GE1910 runs at 30 fps at 1920 × 1080 resolution, while the GE1660 function at 34 fps at full resolution. The devices have a GigE Vision-compliant GigE interface that enables them to virtually

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Engineering Kit Assists in LED Lighting

November 13, 2008 8:25 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Including an OSTAR LED and components from LED Light for You (LLFY) partners, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LED Engineering Kit helps users gain practical knowledge of LED lighting. The product also consists of 2 reflectors from Fraen with medium and narrow beam angles, and 3 lenses from Ledil (a wide-angle lens, a spot lens, and a cat’s eye for side deflection). The kit contains

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PoE PD Controller Powers LCD Display

November 12, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akros Semiconductor, Hall A4 Booth 242 at electronica, demonstrates its AS1135 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) controller implemented into a communication board driving the PoE-powered 22-W LCD display above it (see photo). The component implements the 2-Event Physical Layer

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LCD Monitors and Touchscreens Come in White

November 12, 2008 4:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering sizes of 15”, 17” and 19”, Planar Systems’ PL flat-panel LCD monitors and PT touchscreens are now available in white. The devices exhibit white color compatibility with Apple Mac computer systems, and are appropriate for use in healthcare, point-of-sale, education, and hospitality applications. The PT line presents a five-wire resistive touchscreen and a dual serial/USB touch interface in standard 4:3 sizes. The PL line specifically targets

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Negative Mode LCDs Fit 1/8 DIN Designs

November 11, 2008 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting rackmount, instrumentation, medical equipment, industrial indoor meters, and control applications, Denistron’s LMR5429 Series negative mode LCDs can fit into the 96 mm × 48 mm form factor of 1/8 DIN panel meter applications. The devices offer a 240 × 64 display format, viewing area of 82 mm (W) x 24 mm (H), dot size of 0.29 mm², viewing angle of

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SSLDs Offer Wide Output Current Range

November 10, 2008 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Regulating the current source through an external resistor, Toshiba America Electronic Components’ TB62777FNG and TB62778FNG 8-channel constant current SSLDs exhibit an output current range from 5 mA to 40 mA. The components display an output voltage range from 0.4 V to 4 V, current accuracy between channels of ±3%, current accuracy between ICs of ±6%, thermal shutdown, output open detection, and output short detection. The 5.5 mm × 4.4 mm SSOP16-packaged drivers

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Four-String SSLD Employs I²C Interface

November 7, 2008 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting white, RGB, and RGB-plus-amber configurations, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX16826 programmable 4-string SSLD uses an I²C interface for programming the output voltage. The 5 mm² 32-pin TQFN-packaged component presents a 4-channel linear current-source driver, an ADC, and the ability to detect and react to LED open-and short-circuit faults by

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Cameras Contain Gigabit Ethernet Interface

November 6, 2008 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting industrial inspection, general machine vision, and microscopy, Prosilica’s GS Series periscope-type CCD cameras present a gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE vision) to allow cable lengths of up to 100 m using conventional network cables and up to tens of km using fiber optics. Functions consist of snapshot/globalshutter, pixel binning, area of interest readout, external

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LED Lighting Creates Beam Angles

November 5, 2008 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powering via a 24 VDC Class 2 power supply, DDP’s Emerge LED CoveWash customizable linear LED lighting utilizes a linear parabolic reflector and thin-film diffusers to create various beam angles. The Energy Star-compliant product consumes 3 W/ft while providing upwards of 145 lm/ft and efficacy of 40 lm/W when combined with DDP’s SSLD technology. The UL-certified lighting

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AMOLED Module Delivers 16M Colors

November 4, 2008 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing a 24-bit parallel RGB interface, OSD Displays’ OSD0430WQLC-T 4.3” diagonal WVGA active matrix organic LED (AMOLED) module supports up to 16 million colors. The 102.40 mm × 65.60 mm × 1.60 mm device exhibits typical luminance of 200 cd/m², contrast ratio of 10,000:1, and an active area of 95.04 mm × 53.85 mm with 480 × 272 resolution. The display

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Lighting System Touts 20 Percent Battery Consumption Reduction

November 4, 2008 6:30 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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

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LCD Modules Display High Contrast

October 31, 2008 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting industrial applications, Sharp Microelectronics’ LQ043T3DG01 and LQ043T3DG02 4.3” landscape-mode VGA LCD modules show a contrast ratio of 900:1. The 480 × 272 pixel displays exhibit a horizontal viewing angle of 160°, a vertical viewing angle of 140°, response time of 29 ms, and 262,144 6-bit colors. The devices have an LED backlight, an anti-glare polarizing

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Design Platform Creates Displays

October 31, 2008 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having a layer of colored oil operating as an optical shutter, Liquavista’s ColorBright Liquidizer electrowetting design platform makes displays by generating a transparent channel to give selectable views of reflector designs and effects. The tool exhibits defining of segment shapes within the colored oil active area, selective fill, and a “hidden until ON” function to have the display match the color of the product casing until activated. The segmented cells offer reflectance of 40%, a contrast ratio of

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Touchscreen Uses Projected Capacitive Touch

October 30, 2008 10:08 am | Ocular, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Showing no film deformations over time, Ocular’s Crystal Touch all-glass projected capacitive touchscreen works using a finger, styli, or a thin glove with the optical quality of a TFT or monochrome display. The scratch-resistant device exhibits auto calibration, a power input of 3 V, resolution of 3 million pixels max., operating temperature from -20°C to 75°C, storage temperature from

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