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Heating Tapes with Built-In Adjustable Thermostat

April 16, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

The HTWAT series of silicone rubber heating tapes from Omega Engineering feature an adjustable thermostat control up to 218°C (425°F) and are designed for process temperature control, freeze protection, and supplemental heat. The heating tapes are moisture and chemical resistant, suitable for electrically conductive surfaces, and heat up at a very quick rate. Recommended applications include valves, pipe lines, bearings, filter housings

New Interface Specification Empowers Next-Generation SBCs

April 15, 2008 8:48 am | Comments

Created by the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG), a collaboration of board, I/O suppliers, and component manufacturers led by WinSystems, VIA Technologies, VersaLogic, Octagon, and Ampro, the SUMIT interface specification is intended to improve I/O issues in next generation SBCs.

Resistors Target Military Electronics

April 15, 2008 8:24 am | Comments

With voltage ratings from 750V to 20,000V and a resistance range from 330kO to 1GO, IRC's CMH Series of thick film resistors are qualified to MIL-PRF-49462. Suitable for high reliability applications including military communications, radar equipment, high-voltage power supplies and medical electronics


Heat-Shrinkable Wraparound Repair Sleeves

April 15, 2008 7:23 am | Comments

QSW (Quick Shrink Wrap) heat-shrinkable wraparound repair sleeves from Tyco Electronics are available in flat sheets with widths of 60 or 100 mm and lengths of 100 mm, 200 mm, 300 mm and 400 mm. The black, adhesive-backed polyolefin wraparound sleeves permit fast, permanent repairs of minor damage to cable insulation without requiring the connector to be removed from the cable prior to repair.

Event Data Recorder with Integrated F-RAM Memory

April 15, 2008 6:24 am | Comments

Presented as the semiconductor industry’s first F-RAM-based Event Data Recorder (EDR) the FM6124 from Ramtron International continuously monitors state changes, stores them in the F-RAM, and alerts the system to the changes. Like a programmable logic controller (PLC), the device features simple device settings and data retrieval for easy system integration and a shorter design-in cycle. The device is designed for use


Signal Conditioner with Automatic Zero Adjustment Eliminates Sensor’s Inherent DC Offset Voltage

April 14, 2008 11:38 am | Comments

PCB Piezotronics introduced Model 478A30, a three-channel DC sensor signal conditioner with selectable gain. This model is designed to be compatible with new Series 3991/3993 high amplitude 20,000g MEMS DC response shock accelerometers, and providing the end user with

Power Supply Delivers up to 1000W in Rugged Environments

April 14, 2008 11:18 am | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ HBL 1K Series is a heavy-duty power supply designed for industrial and other harsh-environments. This AC/DC unit utilizes field-proven full-bridge topology to deliver up to 1000W output power from a compact 210 mm × 66 mm × 351 mm chassis. This unit provides standard outputs of 24V, 28V, 48V, or 56V and accepts inputs of 115V AC or 230V AC, with voltage selection

Multi-Rate Clock Generator Simplifies Video Equipment Design

April 14, 2008 10:19 am | Comments

Presented in a 5 mm × 5 MM package the LMH1982 multi-rate video clock generator with genlock from National Semiconductor Corp. delivers high-definition (HD) clock output jitter as low as 40 ps peak-to-peak. The device provides reference clocks for video analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) transceivers.


Current-Sense Transformers Perform in DC/DC Converters

April 14, 2008 8:12 am | Comments

Provided with the primary winding already integrated, the EPCOS EE4.2 and EE5 Series of current sense transformers are suitable for use in compact DC/DC converters because of their SMT design. With the EE4.2 series, the primary winding DC resistance is 2.5 milliohms for all types at a rated current of 7 A and a test voltage of 360VAC, while the EE5 series

White SMT LED Delivers up to 95 Lumens

April 14, 2008 7:55 am | Comments

Suitable for use in direct illumination applications such as street lamps, portable, and task lighting as well as backlighting and decorative use, Avago’s ASMT-MW09 LED delivers an output of up to 95 lm with a 350 mA drive current. Available in color temperatures from 4,000K to 10,000K, the emitter is encapsulated in a heat- and UV-resistant silicone compound

Switches Target Appliance, Medical Device, Security and Instrumentation

April 14, 2008 7:23 am | Comments

Suitable for use in applications such as security and detection, medical device, appliance, instrumentation, and power tools, the TS series of sub-miniature snap action switches from E-Switch have a contact rating of 0.3A at 6V DC, an insulation resistance of 100 M?, (min) at 100V DC, and a dielectric strength of 250V AC. The switches have a typical lifetime of 50,000 cycles and an operating temperature range from –25°C to + 85°C.


SSLD Delivers 92% Efficiency

April 14, 2008 7:19 am | Comments

Designed to withstand harsh automotive environments, the ISL78100 high power integrated solid-state-ligthing driver (SSLD) can drive from 1 to 8 HB (high brightness) LEDs. Capable of operating in boost, buck, or SEPIC configurations, the 4 mm × 4 mm × 0.9 mm QFN-packaged device operates at up to 92 percent efficiency.

MEMS-based, High Amplitude 20,000g Shock Accelerometers Among the Industry's Smallest

April 11, 2008 12:31 pm | Comments

The Aerospace & Defense division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB) introduced its Series 3991 & 3993, a family of MEMS-based, miniature high amplitude 20,000 g shock accelerometers, which are among the industry’s smallest. These accelerometers are available in both single axis and triaxial configurations and are capable of


Power MOSFET Delivers Smallest Size and On-Resistance for Type

April 11, 2008 10:07 am | Comments

Provided in a MICRO FOOT chipscale package with a 0.59 mm profile and a footprint of 1.5 mm × 1 mm, the Vishay Siliconix Si8441DB 20V p-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET is presented as having the industry’s lowest profile for this device type. It is also presented as having the lowest on-resistance for such devices with a range from 0.600O at 1.2V VGS to 0.080O at 4.5V VGS with a maximum gate-source voltage of +/- 5V.

DC-DC Converters Target Industrial Applications

April 11, 2008 9:28 am | Comments

Developed to meet the needs of industrial equipment markets such as factory automation systems, computers and communications devices, TDK-Lamba CC-P-E Series isolated DC-DC converters are rated at 15W or 30W. A proprietary low-loss ferrite core material ensures high efficiency of operation and the devices’ power efficiency has been improved by two percent, while mounting space requirements are about 6 percent less for the 15W models and as much as 32 percent less for the 30W parts (including DIP types, SMD types and high isolation voltage types without cover).


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