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MicroTCA Carrier Hub/Switch Offers Configuration Options

January 26, 2009 6:01 am | Comments

Performing in telecom and industrial control applications, Mercury Computer Systems’ MCH2020 MicroTCA carrier hub and switch presents options to include a clock module and a RapidIO switch module. The RapidIO interfaces demonstrate 1x or 4x connections, AMC connectivity for up to 12 high-speed ports, and data rate support of

Fuses Demonstrate High Interrupting Capacity

January 26, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

Offering a 5-mm × 20-mm ceramic body, Littelfuse's 215 Series time-lag cartridge fuses can interrupt currents as high as 500 A at 250 VAC. The UL- and CSA-recognized components offer current ratings of 15 A, 16 A, 20 A, and 25 A at up to 250 VAC. The RoHS-compliant, Pb-free devices are appropriate for AC applications, such as

Motor Driver Integrates Hall Commutation

January 26, 2009 5:01 am | Comments

Designed to power low-voltage brushless DC motors, Allegro MicroSystems’ A1448 motor driver uses a CMOS semiconductor process to incorporate a Hall sensor, the motor control circuitry, and the full output bridge. A single input control pin allows for direct input PWM for speed control, initiating the active braking function, and


Edison-Based LED Lamp Delivers 160 Lumens

January 26, 2009 4:54 am | Comments

Available in white-light 2,800K, 5,200K, and 6,000K color temperature versions, the EnergyLED E26 LED light bulb from Marktech LED Lighting uses 4.6 W to generate 160 lumens of light. Engineered to last 50,000 hours, the bulb is lead free and

Thermal Imaging Array Measures 256 Elements

January 26, 2009 4:46 am | Comments

Including an integrated electronics system with a ROIC chip, Cal Sensors’ LIRA5S lead-selenide (PbSe) thermal imaging array senses up to 256 elements in the wavelength region from 1 µm to 5.5 µm. The 28-pin-packaged device exhibits

Prox Sensors Suit Mobile Machinery

January 23, 2009 7:52 am | Comments

Intended for mobile equipment applications such as position detection of doors, ladders, outriggers, and booms, a family of inductive proximity sensors from TURCK are rated to IP 68 and IP 69k and can operate over a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. Available in M12, M18, and M30 barrel

Compact Potentiometers Exhibit High Dielectric Strength

January 23, 2009 7:45 am | Comments

Using cermet and conductive-plastic elements, Sfernice P11P and P11D compact panel potentiometers from Vishay Intertechnology have a dielectric strength of 5,000 VRMS. Available in seven module configurations, two shaft lengths, and 29 terminal styles, the customizable devices also offer insulated plastic shafts

Electronic Loads Perform Timing Measurement

January 23, 2009 7:39 am | Comments

Designed for testing UPS, battery, inverter, or other power systems, Chroma's 63800 Series of AC electronic loads allow users to measure critical timing parameters such as battery discharge time, the trip time for fuse and breaker testing, and UPS transfer time. Available in ratings of 1,800 W and 4,500 W


LED Strip Light Lasts Over 50,000 Hours

January 23, 2009 7:06 am | Comments

Offering colors of cool white and warm white, CML Innovative Technologies’ Light-Line RoHS-compliant LED strip light exhibits a life of over 50,000 hours. Using CML’s Connect and

Desktop Power Supplies Meet LPS/EISA Requirements

January 23, 2009 6:49 am | Comments

Demonstrating an output voltage from 12 VDC to 30 VDC, GlobTek’s GT-41069 family of 90-W desktop power supplies comply with Low Voltage Power Source (LPS) and EISA requirements. The Class II and FE devices accept a universal input from 90 VAC to 264 VAC, exhibit thermal conductive cooling, have a regulated output, and offer overcurrent, short-circuit, overvoltage, and thermal protection. The supplies come in a

Enclosures Target Remote-Control Devices

January 23, 2009 6:06 am | Comments

Combining gray ABS with black ‘soft-touch’ rubberized TPE, TEKO Enclosures’ TEKO ‘OV-IP’ enclosures are designed for small RF or infrared remote control devices fitted on a key ring. The 2.236” × 1.732” × 0.570” cases consist of a IP 65/NEMA 4 single molding, which is folded over at the key ring end and secured by 2 self-tapping screws; from 1 to 4 pushbuttons; and a location bar at one end. The inside offers room for

IEPE Accelerometer Makes Underwater Vibration Measurements

January 23, 2009 5:46 am | Comments

Exhibiting sensitivity of 100 mV/g, Dytran Instruments’ Model 3217A general-purpose accelerometer is designed for underwater vibration measurements in submersible applications with a factory-molded urethane boot and urethane cable. The 5-g component consists of shear-design, ceramic-seismic elements and an on-board IC amplifier for voltage signal conversion from the crystal. The IEPE accelerometer offers a

Relays Offer 50-A Option

January 23, 2009 5:27 am | Comments

Using a longer yoke and armature, as well as a stronger spring structure than the 40-A standard model, Hasco Components' HAT Series relays have a 50-A current option. The SPST version had a 3-mm contact gap for arc suppression. Switch coil voltages will be available for both DC and AC current. A SPDT version is


Dimmable SSL Driver Handles up to 40 White LEDs

January 23, 2009 4:52 am | Comments

Accepting an input from 3.1 V to 30 V, the LT3599 DC/DC boost-mode converter from Linear Technology is designed to operate as a constant current solid-state lighting driver (SSLD) for up to 40 white LEDs. From a 12-V input, the device can drive up to four strings of LEDs, each with up to ten 120-mA white LEDs in series at efficiencies as high as 90%.

Video Co-Development Kit Converts Software to Xilinx FPGAs

January 23, 2009 4:33 am | Comments

Using a Xilinx XtremeDSP video starter kit and Impulse CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA tools, Impulse Accelerated Technologies’ CSWIN-XIVID-KIT-300 video processing developer’s kit enables users to develop complex object recognition, video format conversion, and HD video filtering algorithms. The Impulse CoDeveloper tool flow includes


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