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Receptacle Connector Functions at 20 Gbps per Lane

September 29, 2008 7:00 am | Comments

Meeting SFF-8470/8473 requirements, Meritec and Cinch Connectors' NX+ PCB SMT multilane receptacle connector maintains 20 Gbps per lane performance (80 Gbps for entire 4x connector). The IEEE-802.3ap KR-specified product shows backward compatibility with the Ethernet IEEE-802.3ak CX-4 specification, and SFF-8470 cable assemblies and its mechanical mating

Gearmotors Possess Fail-Safe Disc Brakes

September 29, 2008 6:12 am | Comments

Functioning on the power-“off” brake-“on” principle, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR08 and VWDIR88 fractional horsepower parallel shaft AC gearmotors work with fail-safe disc brakes. The instruments include gear ratios from 27:1 to 750:1, fixed output speeds from 2 rpm to 60 rpm, and output torques from 42 in./lbs. to 113 in./lbs. The motors offer

VCO Delivers 9 dBm Output Power

September 29, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

Operating from 75 MHz to 85 MHz with a control voltage from 0.5 V to ~4.5 V, Crystek’s CVCO55FL-0075-0085 VCO displays a typical output power of 9 dBm. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT-packaged oscillator has a typical phase noise of -123 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, input voltage of 5 V, and a maximum current consumption of 25 mA. Pulling and

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DC/DC Regulators Utilize ICs and MOSFETs

September 26, 2008 1:04 pm | International Rectifier | Comments

Coming in a 5 mm × 6 mm × 0.9 mm Power QFN package, International Rectifier’s SupIRBuck family point-of-load (POL) DC/DC voltage regulators integrates synchronous buck control ICs and benchmark HEXFET trench technology MOSFETs. The components exhibit 4 A, 7 A, or 12 A of output current load, input voltage range from 2.5 V to 21 V, and an output range from 0.6 V to 12 V. The regulators present a fixed switching frequency of

Wireless Data Loggers Record with Four Inputs

September 26, 2008 12:01 pm | Comments

Using the ZigBee wireless protocol, Fourier Systems’ DataNet wireless data loggers offer 4 recording inputs for direct measurement and recording of PT-100 thermocouple (J, K, and T), voltage, current, frequency, and pulse. The devices come with internal temperature sensors, a 4-channel RF logger, operating keypad, LCD display, and a monitoring

Transceiver Adds Wireless Networking Capability

September 26, 2008 11:02 am | Comments

Utilizing EmberZNEt2.2 meshing technology, Telegesis’ ETRX2 ZigBee Pro ISM band transceiver enables the engineer to add wireless networking capability to products. The 2.4 GHz module offers an AT-style command line interface to allow integration of

JTAG Technologies with new Hard- and Software at Electronica

September 26, 2008 9:10 am | Comments

JTAG Technologies is a market leader and technology innovator of boundary-scan software and hardware products and services.  The company was the first to bring to the market such important advances as automated test generation, automated fault coverage analysis, automated flash and PLD programming via boundary-scan, and visualized boundary-scan analysis.

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PFC Controller Offers 500 W Power Factor

September 26, 2008 9:02 am | Comments

Operating at a constant frequency in continuous and discontinuous conduction modes, Power Factor One’s PF8803 power factor correction (PFC) controller helps designers gain near unity power factor from 75 W to 500 W. The 8-lead SOIC- and DIP-packaged component exhibits a 0.99 typical power factor, <7% harmonic distortion, 88% typical

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Display Tester Supports Analog and Digital Interfaces

September 26, 2008 8:07 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Allowing for future firmware upgrades to new interfaces, Agilent Technologies’ U8101A display tester presents support for S-Video, YPbPr, CVBS, VGA, HDMI, and DVI interfaces. The device offers a 5.7” color LCD display, a Windows-based GUI, USB capability for

Ceramic Capacitors Offer Strain Relief

September 26, 2008 7:11 am | Comments

Intended for power supply and surge protection applications, the SMC Series of stacked multilayer ceramic capacitors from HolyStone International have strain relief provided by the lead frame design. Available with capacitance values of up to 27 uF in both NP0 and X7R dielectrics, the devices accept from 25 to 500 VDC, with an operating temperature range from –55º to +125ºC

Video Capture Board Compresses For 16 Inputs

September 26, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

The Picolo V16 H.264 from Euresys is a 1-lane video capture board with audio capability uses H.264 on-board compression to handle up to 16 video inputs. Each video input delivers simultaneously a raw and compressed video stream to allow simultaneous capture and preview Both streams are independently configurable for frame rate control, resolution control, overlay, and masking

Socket Endures 500,000 Insertions

September 26, 2008 6:40 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Having 16 g actuation force per ball, Ironwood Electronics’ SS-BGA225G-01 ASE 225 LTFBGA socket employs a spring pin (pogo) contactor demonstrating a cycle life of 500,000 insertions. The device shows self inductance of 1.30 nH, insertion losses of <0.25 dB at 4.50 GHz and <3 dB at 10 GHz, capacitance of 0.53 pF. Each contactor offers a current

Power Monitoring IC Exhibits 2.5 Percent Static Accuracy

September 26, 2008 5:27 am | International Rectifier | Comments

Using TruePower technology, International Rectifier’s IR3721 output power monitoring IC captures dynamic power information with 2.5% static accuracy at 65°C. The 10-pin lead-free DFN-packaged component works for DC/DC converters used in notebook computers, desktop computers, and energy-efficient server applications. The RoHS-compliant IC monitors

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Light-Cured Adhesives Accommodate Assembly Schedules

September 25, 2008 9:39 am | Comments

Operating in metals, glass, ceramics, plastics, polyethylene, and polypropylene panels, ITW Devcon’s Versatile Tru-Bond 18400 Series light-cured pressure-sensitive adhesives present the option to bond parts immediately or store them for later assembly. The liquid or gel products can be applied by hand or with automated dispensing equipment, such as

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Tool Suite Verifies Software Development Aspects

September 25, 2008 9:28 am | Comments

Covering the DO-178B certification in the avionics sector, LDRA Technology’s LDRA tool suite v7.7 uses the LDRA Testbed foundation to verify aspects of software development from requirements through run time. The program integrates TBvision to show how the source code performs against security vulnerabilities, fault detection, and adherence, and lets

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