Expanded LED Panel Mount Indicator Offering

August 1, 2007 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight Corporation expanded its line of LED panel mount indicators with its 612 and 616 Series for easy front panel mounting in 12 mm (0.492") and 16 mm (0.642") holes and panel thicknesses of up to 6.3 mm (0.236"). The RoHS-compliant indicators are designed for a variety of applications including main/remote power indication, status indication, maintenance/warning indication and instrumentation.

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Dual Output SMT DC/DC Converters

July 31, 2007 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct announces its LF200D series of ultra-miniature 2W DC/DC converters. Packaged in an SMT case, these converters provide a combination of power, performance and miniature size. Seven models operate from 5V DC, 12V DC and 24V DC inputs, providing dual outputs of ±5V DC, ±12V DC or ±15V DC. Standard features include efficiency as high as 82 percent, an input/output isolation of 1,000V DC and low noise operation.

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High Brightness LED Controllers

July 31, 2007 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduces its EZ-Color family of high-brightness (HB) LED controllers for intelligent lighting systems. The controllers are supported by PSoC Express, an embedded visual design tool that delivers a complete design system for applications such as architectural lighting, general signage, rechargeable flashlights, entertainment lighting and emergency vehicle lighting.

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Visual Display Options

July 31, 2007 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Syscon-PlantStar announces two visual display options for workplace settings. The first is by integrating LED display boards. Three color or full color display boards can be placed in the factory. Display areas can range from 57.6" x 9.5" to 202" x 56.7". The PC based control allows OPC, ODBC and DDE data transfers. The second option is implementation of slim depth LED engine wide screen DLP HDTV that includes a PC mode feature.

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Red Chip for Projection and Automotive Applications

July 31, 2007 10:50 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announces its red 1 mm2 chip, featuring thin-film technology, with brightness values of more than 300 lm. It will be used in the company’s DRAGON and OSTAR LEDs, and it is targeted for applications in the projection and automotive sectors. The red chip has a power consumption of 6W, achieves 52 lm/W, and it features a wavelength of 615 nm from an operating current of 2A.

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Line Scan Camera with Scan Sensor Technology

July 31, 2007 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

DALSA Corp. announces its Spyder 3 CL line scan camera with camera link interface. Its responsivity addresses low lighting situations. At its core is dual line scan sensor technology that achieves responsivity and throughput of 80 Mega pixels per second. Dual line scan technology offers a clear performance benefit. This camera can be used for applications including glass edge inspection, general purpose web inspection, postal sorting, industrial metrology, pick-and-place applications, and medical and scientific imaging.

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Graphics Display Controller for Automotive TFT LCD Panels

July 31, 2007 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announces its TX4964FG system-on-chip (SoC) targeted at instrument-cluster applications ranging from back-up camera displays to full-size, reconfigurable instrument clusters. It drives and manages the small-size thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD panels increasingly found in instrument clusters in medium- to high-end automobiles. The device integrates the CPU, hardware-graphics engine, TFT LCD panel controller, digital-camera interface and frame-buffer memory in a compact 176-pin QFP package.

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VGA and XGA resolution TFT LCDs

July 31, 2007 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apollo Display Technologies has announced that it can furnish VGA and XGA resolution TFT LCDs backlit by LED rails that are addressable via the company’s standard PRISMA II industrial controller board to switch back and forth between day and night modes. These LCDs can be used in the full range of night vision imaging systems (NVIS) applications including displays in military aircraft cockpits, tanks, trucks, ground mobile applications, communications equipment and electronics.

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Bright Sunlight Visible RGB LEDs

July 31, 2007 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics introduces the RGB-1007-001, a low profile, four legs through-hole LED that offers full-spectrum red, green and blue LEDs (RGB LED). These discrete LEDs provide high performance and visibility in a compact size of 4.90 mm x 6.5 mm +0.15. The red, green and blue diodes emit high-intensity light in a viewing angle of 120°. The red diode's wavelength is 635 nm, the wavelength of the green diode is 520 nm and the blue operates at 470 nm.

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Eye-Safe Diode Lasers

July 31, 2007 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intense Ltd. announces its HPD Series 2400 1550 nm eye-safe laser diodes that are high peak power, 1550 nm pulsed lasers for use in distance measurement applications that require eye-safe laser sources. The lasers are available in source sizes of 150 µm and 380 µm, and they are designed to operate at pulse widths of less than 200 ns, duty cycles to 0.1 percent.

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Force-Based Touchscreen Surface Selection

July 31, 2007 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

QSI Corp. introduces InfiniTouch, a patent-pending Force Panel Technology that enables any semi-rigid material (metal, glass, wood, stone, ceramic, plastic, or any combination of these materials) to sense touch. It also solves the problems of how to handle the non-orthogonal nature of touches, how to adjust for the force variations during touch duration, and it provides a touch surface with the durability and reliability to meet the needs of diverse industries.

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100-Lumen LEDs Available in Volume Quantities

July 31, 2007 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announces commercial availability of XLamp LEDs with minimum luminous flux of 100 lumens at 350 mA. They are said to be the first LEDs to be available in volume with this level of performance. They can deliver either 25 percent greater brightness with improved efficacy, or they can deliver up to 55 percent greater brightness at the same efficacy when compared to the previous generation of XLamp LEDs.

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High Speed Photocoupler

July 31, 2007 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., introduces its 5V, 50 MegaBaud1 (MBd) TLP117 IC photocoupler for high speed digital transmission applications. It specifically addresses applications with isolation and switching speed requirements such as system I/O interfaces and factory automation networks. The device is an optically coupled isolator consisting of a gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) light-emitting diode and an integrated high-gain, high- speed photo detector.

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Ceramic-Substrate SMT LEDs with Heat-Dissipating Capabilities and Wide Angles of Light Emission

July 31, 2007 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex introduced KoolBrite SMT LEDs. They use the company’s ceramic substrate material, a unique epoxy lens, and a manufacturing process that can cast the lense directly onto the ceramic substrate. The LEDs are capable of withstanding wave soldering, while providing a useable operating life of 50,000 hours with no loss in light output levels. They virtually eliminate failures due to thermal junction deterioration. These LEDs are appropriate for applications including illumination or indication on PCBs, annunciator and control panels, telecom switches and central office equipment, and medical equipment.

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Multi-lamp Controller for CCFL Displays

July 31, 2007 9:33 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi announced a high performance multi-lamp controller designed with features optimized for lighting the cold cathode fluorescent lamps used in large screen LCD TV applications. The LX6501 controller minimizes external components by fully integrating on-chip gate drivers having the capacity to drive N channel power MOSFETs on both the low and high sides of full bridge inverters. Input voltages can be as high as 27V. An on-chip regulator generates internal driver operating voltages that supply the output gate drive circuit.

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