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Wireless and PXI Express DAQ Modules Serve Sound and Vibration Apps

December 5, 2008 6:16 am | Comments

Compatible with the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite, a collection of analysis and signal processing tools, a wireless data acquisition module and two PXI Express modules from National Instruments offer improved performance over previous devices of this type.

Controller Supports Synchronous and Non-synchronous Designs

December 5, 2008 6:03 am | Comments

Supporting both synchronous and non-synchronous designs, a single output, step-down controller from Advanced Analogic Technologies is capable of providing power conversion for lower-cost 12-V adapters. Offering both high and low-side pins, the controller supports a 6-V to 24-V input range

Motherboards Based on 45-nm Quad-core Processor

December 5, 2008 5:56 am | Comments

Based on the 45-nm Intel Core 2 Quad processor, the Kontron KTG41/ATX ATX basic motherboard and the Kontron KTG41/ATXU Micro-ATX basic motherboard offer 3 years long-term availability. The processor's specs include a 3.0 GHz, 12-MB L2 cache and an FSB of up to 1,333 MHz


Contact Inserts Attach Wires Without Tools

December 5, 2008 5:46 am | Comments

Made for the Heavycon Series plug connectors, Phoenix Contact’s Series B push-in contact inserts can connect flexible wires with ferrules or rigid wires without tools. To key the contact, the user inserts plastic pins into the contact coding slot without removing the fastening screws. The product come in 6, 10, 16, and 24 positions for 500-V/16-A with

Switching Power Supplies Deliver High Power Density

December 5, 2008 4:54 am | Comments

Supplying up to 365 W, Digital Power’s HD365 Series AC/DC switching power supplies present a power density of 18 W/in.³. The 3” × 5” devices offer output voltages of 5 V, 12 V, 24 V, and 48 V; universal AC input from 85 V to 264 V, standby voltage of 5 V, and isolated 12-V auxiliary outputs. The open-frame switchers exhibit active power factor


Op Amps Exhibit Low Input Noise

December 4, 2008 11:05 am | Comments

Included in the WEBENCH Sensor Designer Tool, National Semiconductor’s LMP2021 (single) and LMP2022 (dual) zero-drift operational amplifiers present an input voltage noise of 11 nV/sqrt Hz at a gain of 1,000 V/V. The components use EMI suppression filters, demonstrate an EMI rejection ratio (EMIRR) of 79 dB, support 24-bit data acquisition systems, and optimally drive the ADC161S626 16-bit ADCs. The products offer input offset

Reference Platform Incorporates Linux and Windows

December 4, 2008 10:13 am | Comments

Designed for the Freescale i.MX27 processor, Strategic Test’s Development Kit-5 hardware reference platform integrates Linux 2.6 and Microsoft Embedded Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0. The core of the kit is the TX27 SODIMM module, which contains the i.MX27, 64-MB mobile DDR-SDRAM (with a 128-MB option), 128-MB NAND Flash

Industrial LCD Module Lasts 50K Hours

December 4, 2008 9:08 am | Comments

Using LED backlighting technology, Sharp Microelectronics’ LQ150X1LG82 15” industrial LCD module endures for up to 50,000 hours over a temperature range from 0°C to 60°C. The transmissive XGA landscape-mode panel offers a response time of 8 ms, a contrast ratio of 550:1, 3H hard coating, horizontal viewing angles of 120°, and vertical viewing


RS-232-to-USB Converters Exhibit Fast Transfer Rate

December 4, 2008 8:09 am | Comments

Coming with driver software, Omega Engineering’s OM-CONV-USB Series RS-232-to-USB interface converters demonstrate a data transfer rate of >1 Mbps. The product is powered from the USB cable with no external power required, and works by installing the driver software into the PC and connecting the converter into the USB port. The device is

SMT Aluminum Capacitors Handle High Temperatures

December 4, 2008 7:32 am | Comments

Using a features a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte as well as a heat-resistant pad and molded baseplate, the ECL series of polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Vishay Intertechnology can operate at temperatures as high as 105°C. Available in capacitance values from 10 µF to 1500 µF over a voltage range from 6.3 V to 100 V, the capacitors’ features include an impedance Z down to 90 mO at 100 kHz and a ripple current of 670 mA (at

MMIC Chip Accepts Parallel Data Input

December 4, 2008 7:07 am | Comments

Featuring parallel data input and compensated on-chip gate bias, an 8.5 to 11-GHz gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) core chip from Mimix Asia delivers 21 dB of RX gain. The transmit amplifier also has a typical Small-signal gain of 19 dB. Mimix performs on-wafer RF, DC, and output power testing on the XZ1002-BD

VHF Modules Combine Driver and Output Stage

December 4, 2008 6:59 am | Comments

Consisting of a driver and an output stage, a pair (10 watt and 40 watt) of wide-band VHF power amplifier modules from M/A-COM simplifies design in mobile, portable, and base station systems for microwave and RF applications. The 10-W MAPM-020512-010C00 is a dual-stage module with over 20 dB of gain

PoE Switch Extends Ethernet’s Reach

December 4, 2008 6:49 am | Phihong | Comments

Powering four IP cameras from a single Cat5 cable, Phihong’s POE60S-4AF 10/100basteT PoE switch expands the capability of Ethernet and PoE from a current limit 100-meter reach to reach up to 200 meters. The UNH-tested instrument operates


Buck Regulator Achieves High Efficiency

December 4, 2008 6:08 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Exhibiting an input voltage range from 3 V to 24 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN2108 8-A TinyBuck DC/DC buck regulator delivers 92% efficiency at 3.3-V output and 87% efficiency at 1.8-V output with 12-V input and 8-A load current, and peak efficiency of 95% at 5-V input and 3.3-V output. The 5-mm × 6-mm MLP-packaged component integrates

802.11a/b/g Module Offers Networking Options

December 4, 2008 5:01 am | Comments

Built on the Digi NET+ARM NS9215 processor, Digi International’s ConnectCore Wi-9P 9215 802.11a/b/g embedded core module presents wireless networking and integrated application processing on the 802.11b/g 2.4-GHz band or the 802.11a 5-GHz band. The component has security offerings include WEP, WPA, WPA2/ 802.11i, and on-chip AES acceleration, and suits busy environments and information transmission applications. The product


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