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Data Logger Uses USB Interface

September 12, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

Working with the MICROLAB-LITE software, Omega Engineering’s OM-MICROLITE pocket-sized data logger monitors and records temperature using a USB interface. The CE-marked device displays information on a numeric

Communication Software Provides Onscreen CAD/CAM Tutorials

September 12, 2008 6:46 am | Comments

Training users in CAD/CAM, VX Corporation’s Show-n-Tell communication software presents video tutorials showing onscreen step-by-step lessons and automating design review and markup as a 3-D Markup tool. The program offers 3-D models that can be rotated and zoomed, and QuickTips instructions for common questions and

Triacs Demonstrate High Current Levels

September 12, 2008 5:35 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

Presenting on-state current ratings of 16 A rms, ON Semiconductor’s BTAxxx Series silicon TO220-packaged triacs offer gate trigger current (lgt) levels of 35 mA and 50 mA in 3 and 4 quadrants. The snubberless devices exhibiting power ratings of 8 A, 12 A and 16 A, blocking voltage to 800 V and immunity to dV/dt of up to 2,000 V/µs. The Pb-free

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Test Instruments Operate on RF MIMO Platform

September 11, 2008 11:46 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Keithley Instruments’ Model 2820 RF vector signal analyzers and Model 2920 RF vector signal generators and Model 2895 MIMO synchronization unit provide support for MIMO research applications ranging from 2 to 8 channels. The devices exhibit phase and amplitude control of the RF carrier, <±1 ns signal sampler synchronization, <1 ns peak-to-peak signal sampler jitter and <1° of peak-to-peak RF-carrier phase jitter. The analyzers

Nano-ITX Board Employs Media System Processor

September 11, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Utilizing a 1.5 GHz VIA C7 or 500 MHz VIA Eden processor, VIA Technologies’ VIA EPIA N700 Nano-ITX board uses the 33 mm² VIA VX800 media system processor for industrial PC and embedded automation devices. The component offers 2 S-ATA ports, a Gigabit LAN port, a COM port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, an integrated

Serial Flash Chip Shows Sub-90 nm Device Compatibility

September 11, 2008 9:24 am | Atmel Corporation | Comments

Exhibiting an operating voltage range from 1.65 V to 1.95 V, Atmel’s AT25DF081 8 Mb Serial Flash chip operates in the same voltage range as sub-90 nm ASICs and processors/controllers, yielding a single supply voltage for all system components. The device stores program code and data in battery-powered portable consumer products including personal media players and smartphones while operating at 66 MHz. The component enables

Software Performs Motion Control Design

September 11, 2008 7:53 am | Comments

Configuring motion architectures for testing, Performance Motion Devices’ Pro-Motion motion control set-up software delivers auto-tuning for current loop and position loop of servo motors. The program offers multiple and simultaneous connection capabilities to various controllers, a multi-drop over serial and CAN networks, and scope tracing of

Network Analyzers Include Multiport Test Set

September 11, 2008 5:16 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Performing vector network analysis from 300 kHz to 20 GHz, Agilent Technologies’ E5071C ENA Series network analyzers use the E5092A multiport test set to evaluate the third harmonics of passive components in WLAN, WiMAX, UWB or

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Daughter Cards Plug into Development Boards

September 10, 2008 11:25 am | Comments

Enabling broadcast video applications, National Semiconductor’s SDALTEVK and SDXILEVK daughter cards perform with Altera’s Cyclone III development board via HSMC and Xilinx’s Spartan-3A development board via Avnet’s

DC Servo Motors Exhibit Inertia Matching

September 10, 2008 9:55 am | Comments

Coming in NEMA 23 and NEMA 34 frame sizes, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ ID Series brush-commutated DC servo motors provide motor-to-load inertia matching for medium to high reflected load inertias. The IP42-constructed devices generate continuous torque from 0.212 Nm (1.880 lb/in.) to 1.590 Nm (14 lb/in.), rated

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Phototriac Eliminates Need for Separate Power TRIAC

September 10, 2008 8:15 am | Comments

Outputting currents up to 1 A to drive resistive and inductive loads, Vishay Intertechnology’s VO3526 phototriac consists of a GaAs infrared LED optically coupled to a monolithic photosensitive non-zero-crossing TRIAC detector chip. The 16-pin DIP-packaged device provides isolation between DC and AC voltages on

SerDes Transceiver Offers 30 ps Jitter Performance

September 10, 2008 5:28 am | Comments

Meeting SMPTE 424M jitter specifications, National Semiconductor’s LMH4345 SerDes transceiver exhibits output alignment jitter performance of 30 ps and a minimum input jitter tolerance of 0.6 units interval (UI) in multi-channel broadcast video equipment. The 14 mm² 100-pin TQFP-packaged component includes 4 integrated

Optocouplers Demonstrate Fault Protection

September 9, 2008 10:50 am | Comments

Exhibiting fault protection, Avago Technologies’ ACPL-333J and ACPL-330J Series IGBT optocouplers integrate Vce desaturation detection, under voltage lockout protection, soft shut down, isolated fault feedback and automatic fault reset. The SO-16-packaged devices offer Active Miller clamping to eliminate the need for a

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Protocol Analyzer Targets USB 3.0 Standard

September 9, 2008 7:48 am | Comments

Using PCI-Express platform circuitry, LeCroy’s Voyager protocol analyzer exerciser system tests devices, systems and software under the USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) standard. The device provides simultaneous protocol

Demo Board Offers Capacitive Touch

September 9, 2008 5:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Needing no external components, Microchip Technology’s PICDEM Touch Sense 2 demo board (Part # DM164128) includes the mTouch Sensing Solution software development kit (SDK) for capacitive touch. The component comes with a 16-bit PIC24FJ256GB110 MCU that integrates a charge time measurement unit (CTMU) and

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