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PWM Controllers Enable Energy-Efficient Designs

November 7, 2008 9:31 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

Complying with Intel’s VR11.1 requirements, ON Semiconductor’s ADP4000 and ADP4100 6-phase PWM controllers allow for energy-efficient motherboard and graphics card designs for servers and desktop computers. The LFCSP-48-packaged components conserve power during light-loading, and exhibit VID transitions to adjust the processor voltage and processor frequency to switch between power/performance states. The RoHS-compliant devices offer

Capacitors Exhibit High Voltage Rating

November 7, 2008 9:03 am | Comments

Offering a lead pitch range from 7.5 mm to 27.5 mm, Vishay Intertechnology’s MKP 339 X2, MKP 338 2 X2, and MKP 336 2 X2 EMI suppression film capacitors demonstrate a maximum mains voltage rating of 310 VAC. The EN 60068-1-tested devices show capacitance values from 1 nF to 4.7 µF, capacitance tolerances from ±5% to ±20%, and a permissible DC voltage of

Four-String SSLD Employs I²C Interface

November 7, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

Suiting white, RGB, and RGB-plus-amber configurations, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX16826 programmable 4-string SSLD uses an I²C interface for programming the output voltage. The 5 mm² 32-pin TQFN-packaged component presents a 4-channel linear current-source driver, an ADC, and the ability to detect and react to LED open-and short-circuit faults by

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Program Uses Real-Time Garbage Collector

November 7, 2008 8:05 am | Comments

Coupling with Java language, Aonix’s PERC Ultra SMP program exploits the capacity of multicore processors without rewriting code while decreasing the interference of garbage collection on application threads via a real-time garbage collector. The collector utilizes idle processors to carry out the garbage collection, working in tandem, so that one processor can

Gearmotors Deliver High Continuous Output Torque

November 7, 2008 7:34 am | Comments

Working with most globally-available AC power sources, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR14 AC parallel shaft gearmotors presents continuous output torque ratings of up to 50 in./lbs (5.65 N-m). The Von Weise drop-in replacements exhibit gear ratios from 10:1 to 494:1, corresponding output speeds from 181 to 4 rpm, and compliance with UL, CSA, and CE standards. The tools utilize 1/20 hp (37.30 W) totally-enclosed non-ventilated (TENV) permanent split capacitor (PSC)

Enclosure Accepts AAA Batteries

November 7, 2008 7:00 am | Comments

Having soft ribbed-rounded sides, Bud Industries’ Grabber Style K ABS plastic enclosure offers an optional integral battery compartment that can hold 2 or 4 AAA batteries. The UL94V-0-rated device blends a T- and rectangular-shaped enclosure consisting of a top cover, bottom cover, battery door, and assembly hardware. The recessed top is suitable for

Potentiometer Displays 50° Electrical Angle

November 7, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

Including 45” side-located 24 AWG lead wires, Spectrum Sensors and Controls’ 1.650" diameter flange mount motorized rotary potentiometer shows an electrical angle of 50° ± 2°. The instrument exhibits independent linearity of ±0.250%, bow-tie tolerance, maximum output smoothness of 0.100%, and contact phasing. The device has an electro-less nickel-plated

Crimp-Style Connectors Suit Underwater Applications

November 7, 2008 5:24 am | Comments

Designed for both extreme moisture and non-submersion applications, the WPJ Series wire-to-wire and wire-to-board crimp-style connectors  from JST Corporation are intended for automotive, appliance, underwater cameras, or non-water resistance applications. The connectors have a 5 mm (0.197”) pitch and are available in 2 & 3 circuits. Wire sizes AWG #22 to AWG #18 with either standard

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DC/DC Controller Used in Step Up/Down Inverting

November 7, 2008 4:41 am | Comments

Operating over a temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, the LT3724 from Linear Technology is a 60V (65 V max.) low quiescent current (100 µA) switching regulator DC/DC controller used in step-down, step-up, inverting, and SEPIC topologies. A power supply incorporating the DC/DC controller can convert a 4 V to 60 V input supply to a regulated output

Load Cell Includes USB Output

November 6, 2008 10:04 am | Comments

Featuring a USB Digital Interface with 16 bits resolution, the LSB200 S-Beam Jr. load cell from FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology is available with USB output option. Available in both aluminum or stainless Steel, the load cell has built-in overload protection. The load cell has weight of 0.3 oz (aluminum) / 0.9 oz (steel)

LED Protector Features Electronic Shunt Path

November 6, 2008 9:35 am | Comments

Providing a switching electronic shunt path when a single LED in an LED array fails as an open circuit, the PLED 6 Series from Littelfuse is an open LED protector that features a current range of 300 mA to 1.0 A. With an on-state voltage of 1.5 V, the open LED protector uses a 4-layered thyristor structure that automatically resets if the LED heals itself or is replaced and also features

Luminaire Disconnect Suits Fluorescent Fixtures

November 6, 2008 9:22 am | Comments

Adding to the 873 LUMI-NUTS product line, WAGO’s 873-903 3-pole luminaire disconnect targets linear fluorescent fixtures that use a dimming circuit or the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol. The power input/line side accommodates AWG #18-12 solid and AWG #16-12 stranded conductors, and the ballast/load side accepts AWG #18 solid conductors. The component presents a current rating of 6 A at 600 V, a UL94V-0 flame-rated

Cameras Contain Gigabit Ethernet Interface

November 6, 2008 8:20 am | Comments

Targeting industrial inspection, general machine vision, and microscopy, Prosilica’s GS Series periscope-type CCD cameras present a gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE vision) to allow cable lengths of up to 100 m using conventional network cables and up to tens of km using fiber optics. Functions consist of snapshot/globalshutter, pixel binning, area of interest readout, external

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Digital Delay Generator Exhibits 10 ns Edge Resolution

November 6, 2008 6:58 am | Comments

Having 8 timing channels with programmable logic, Berkeley Nucleonics’ Model 725 multi-trigger digital delay generator demonstrates edge resolution of 10 ns. Up to 8 trigger inputs can be logic signals, switches, transducers, interlocks, sensors, computer commands, and

Resistors Show Wide Resistance Range

November 6, 2008 6:18 am | Comments

Offering sizes from 0402 to 2512, Stackpole Electronics’ HGC Series thick-film chip resistors exhibit resistance values from 1 KOhm to 2 TOhm. The components present tolerances from 20% down to 0.25%, TCRs ranging from 200 ppm down to 25 ppm, and VCR characteristics of <1 ppm/V. Applications include voltage drivers for test instruments, meters, and

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