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Chip Inductors Feature Highest Current in 1210 Form Factor

January 19, 2009 6:30 am | Comments

Measuring 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm x 1.7 mm, the BRL3225 Series of wire-wound chip inductors from Taiyo Yuden is said to feature the highest rated current in the EIA 1210 form factor. The BRL3225T-1R0M, for example, is rated at 2.4 A at 1.0 µH inductance, while providing 0.043 Ohms RDC. Devices are available

Pushbutton Switches Offer Multiple Caps and Colors

January 19, 2009 6:26 am | Comments

With electrical life of 200,000 cycles the LP11 Series of illuminated pushbutton switches from E-Switch, offer options such as tactile feel, multiple cap types, and LED color options. Requiring an operating force of 250 +/- 100 gf, switch travel is 4.50 +/- 0.2 mm. Other specs include

Optocouplers Offer High CMR

January 19, 2009 6:15 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Driving output currents of 2.5 A and 1 A, respectively, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FOD3120 and FOD3150 optocouplers demonstrate common mode rejection (CMR) of 35 kV/µs and 20 kV/µs, respectively. The devices can drive 1,200-V/20-A IGBTs and MOSFETs, exhibit pulse width distortion of 100 ns, and deliver a peak working voltage of 1,414 V. The components utilize Pb-free terminals and have been characterized for


GMR Current Sensor Presents Wide Input Range

January 19, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

Combining a GMR bridge sensor element with an on-chip current strap, NVE Corporation’s AAV003-10E giant magnetoresistive (GMR) current sensor offers a bipolar bridge output voltage proportional to the current through the strap over an input range from -80 mA to 80 mA. The device exhibits a typ. sensitivity of 1 mV/mA with a

Oscilloscope and DSA Trigger Rapidly

January 19, 2009 4:42 am | Tektronix | Comments

Providing support on all channels simultaneously for bandwidth, memory, sample rate, and waveform capture rate, the DPO70000B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope (DPO) and DSA70000B Digital Serial Analyzer (DSA) Series from Tektronix are presented as having the fastest available hardware-based pattern triggering for advanced serial data bus speeds at rates up to 5 Gb/s.

Small-Form PCs Target Industrial Applications

January 19, 2009 4:38 am | Comments

Using Intel Core 2 Duo processors with 64-bit EMT64 technology,’s LPC-650 Series LittlePC industrial PCs measure 6.5” × 6” × <2”. The devices include a Gigabit LAN, a Wi-Fi 802.11g, 4 USB 2.0, Serial, 2 VGA Video, Audio, and HDMI ports. The units support up to 4 GB in memory and have a built-in, 2.5” high-shock hard drive with up to 500 GB of storage space for archived data. The systems are compatible with

Chipset Serves Data Projectors

January 19, 2009 4:19 am | Comments

Comprised of a red, green, and blue LED, Luminus Devices’ PhlatLight LED PT-121 chipset is designed for next-generation, lamp-free data projectors using micro-displays ranging from 0.65”to 1”. The unit offers instant start up with no warm up and cool down period, and a color gamut exceeding NTSC standards and surpassing

Varistor Features Thermal Protection

January 16, 2009 11:49 am | Comments

Consisting of a 34-mm square-format varistor element (MOV) with an integrated thermally active element, a two-leaded version of the TMOV34S Series from Littelfuse is designed to open and safely disconnect the device in the event of overheating. The device will enable compliance


Network Appliance Supports Large Range of Applications

January 16, 2009 11:46 am | Comments

Designed for networking and network security applications, the PL-10560 1U rackmount network appliance from WIN supports applications including IDS/IPS, firewall, VPN gateway, load balancing, and UTM. It offers a choice of Pentium M or Celeron M ULV processors. It features

Best of CES 2009(2)

January 16, 2009 9:50 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

The International Consumer Electronics Show 2009 didn’t exhibit a great deal of innovation. There were product announcements aplenty, as always at CES. But everything, from the keynotes to the exhibition floor, seemed very low-key (another victim of our lousy economy). Nonetheless, with 2,700 exhibitors catering to over 130,000 attendees, some products and/or technologies are bound to distinguish themselves.

Fan-cooled 1U Supply Suits Medical Applications

January 16, 2009 8:59 am | Comments

Delivering an output of up to 300 W, the active-PFC TMPC-300-1U fan-cooled supply from Tumbler Technologies and TRUMPower is approved to UL 60601-1, EN 60601-1, and IEC 60601-1 medical standards. CE-marked and RoHS-compliant, the 7.48” x 3.94” x 1.59” unit also meets EPS 1U 2.0 standards.


Digital Oscilloscopes Support up to 30 GHz

January 16, 2009 7:25 am | Comments

Demonstrating 512 Mpts of analysis and >15-GHz edge triggering, LeCroy’s WaveMaster 8 Zi Series digital oscilloscopes provide support for bandwidths from 4 GHz to 30 GHz. The instruments exhibit standard sample rates of 80 GS/s for 20-GHz-to-30-GHz bandwidths and 40 GS/s for 4-GHz-to-16-GHz bandwidths. The devices offer

In-System Programmer Extends Data Protection Functions

January 16, 2009 6:49 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Designed for the production environment, SMH Technologies’ FlashRunner standalone in-system programmer extends data protection functions in more than 2,500 different devices. The unit supports microcontrollers and serial memories from silicon manufacturers, including Atmel, Catalyst, Cypress, Freescale, Fujitsu, Infinenon, Microchip,


Fiber Optic Encoder Performs in ATEX Environments

January 16, 2009 5:49 am | Comments

Exhibiting immunity to EMI, lightning, and atmospheric static, Micronor’s MR316 ZapFREE fiber optic rotary encoder operates in ATEX Type Group I/II hazardous locations. The device allows remote encoder link up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft), and offers 90-mm encoder housing, 12-mm Æ shaft, and resolution from 100 ppr to 360 ppr. The product covers temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C with an extended temperature option covering

6-W DC/DC Converters Offer Wide Temperature Range

January 16, 2009 5:25 am | Comments

Suitable for local distributed power applications, Mornsun America’s WRA_YMD and WRB_YMD Series 6-W DC/DC converters operate in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The 1” × 1” units perform from 2:1 inputs ranging from 4.5 VDC to 72 VDC and provide regulated single and dual output voltages of 3.3 VDC,


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