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Multiple Output Controllers Feature 5V Fixed Input Voltage Capability

December 3, 2007 5:52 am | Comments

Intersil announced a pair of multiple-output standard buck ICs that integrate critical power management functions to suit a variety of point-of-load (POL) applicationssuch as 5V FPGA/CPLD and DSP power supplies, 12V telecom/datacom power supplies and 24V battery-powered handhelds. The ISL8501 and ISL8510 feature a 5V fixed input voltage capability and variable input voltage ranges up to 25V. The ISL8501 is a triple output controller

Industrial Four and Seven Port USB 2.0 Hubs Provide High Data Rate to Host

December 3, 2007 5:31 am | Comments

Sealevel Systems expanded their line of USB hubs to include both 4-port and 7-port versions that are USB 2.0 compliant, providing a full 480M bps data rate to the host, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 devices. Each includes a wall-mount AC adapter that supplies a full 500 mA to each attached USB peripheral. The HUB4P integrates SeaLATCH locking USB ports that are fully compatible with standard USB cables.

Integrated DC/DC Regulators Reduce Silicon Footprint

December 3, 2007 5:24 am | International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the SupIRBuck family of wide input, single output synchronous buck voltage regulators for high density, high performance data center applications. The family of point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators integrates the synchronous buck control ICs and HEXFET trench technology MOSFETs in a 5 mm × 6 mm Power QFN package.


PCI Express Card Family Includes 4-channel 50 MS/s 8-bit Digitizer/Oscilloscope

December 3, 2007 5:16 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Strategic Test Corp announced two 8-bit digitizer/oscilloscope PCI Express cards. The UF2e-2020 has two 50 MS/s channels, while the UF2e-2021 has four 50 MS/s. Each channel has its own 8-bit ADC for simultaneous sampling, seven programmable input voltage ranges from ±50 mV to ± 5V, offset adjustment to 400 percent and both 50? and 1 M? input impedances.

DC/DC Dimmer for LED Lighting Products Supports 5V DC to 40V DC, Up to 2A

November 30, 2007 8:58 am | Comments

LEDtronics announced the release of its DC/DC Dimmer for LED lighting products, supporting 5V DC to 40V DC applications up to 2A or 24W. LED-DIMMER-001 is suited for LED strip lights, LED bulbs and LED floodlights. Since LEDs draw less current than traditional incandescent bulbs, one had to buy a special high-end electronic dimmer to control the desired light levels for their LED lighting application.

Electronic Display Inlay for Integration Into Plastic Cards

November 30, 2007 8:51 am | Comments

Aveso, Inc. offers a commercially available Electronic Display Inlay for plastic card manufacturers. The inlay makes it possible to produce electronic display cards using industry standard hot lamination manufacturing processes and installed equipment. The inlay features the company’s Primero 6|7 flexible numeric display module, along with a battery and circuitry, embedded in a durable plastic structure

RFID with 64-bit Embedded Cryptographic Engine

November 30, 2007 6:48 am | Atmel Corporation | Comments

Atmel Corp. introduced 13.56 MHz RFID devices with a 64-bit cryptographic engine, dual authentication capability, and up to 64 Kb of memory, each with up to 16 individually configurable sectors. Atmel’s CryptoRF devices are suited for proximity applications that represent cash transactions, require a permanent record of the chain of ownership, or are prone to counterfeiting. CryptoRF devices have a 64-bit embedded

Switch-Mode Device Alternatives to Linear Regulators for Energy Star Products

November 30, 2007 6:30 am | Comments

Enpirion introduced a 2A buck-mode device with integrated inductor technology. The company calls its EN5322QI the “LDO Killer,” which it positions as a replacement for linear regulators to meet Energy Star requirements. The part integrates all converter functionality including MOSFET switches, control and compensation, and the inductor, in a 6 mm × 4 mm × 1.1 mm QFN package, while requiring only


Sixteen-bit Analog Input Module

November 30, 2007 6:19 am | Comments

MEN Micro introduced the M36N M-Module, an analog input mezzanine board that provides high resolution and precise data acquisition for analog signals found throughout automation, measuring and simulation applications. Available in 16- or 18-bit versions, the board can be used as an I/O extension for CompactPCI, PCI, PXI or VME embedded systems as well as on stand-alone single board computers (SBCs).

Tunable Tactile Switches Enable Additional Sound Effects In Applications

November 30, 2007 6:13 am | Comments

C&K Components has developed a series of sound tunable tactile switches, designated the KSC ST Series. The design of the switch enables the sound intensity to be 100 percent controlled, with the ability to match the sound level of applications with two sound intensity grades. The company is also able to ensure continuity of the sound when a printed circuit board is populated with a number of switches.


Eight-GB Mini-Registered DIMM

November 30, 2007 5:00 am | Comments

Smart Modular Technologies expanded its DDR2 family to include what is said to be the industry’s first 8GB PC2-5300 244-pin Mini-registered DIMM (RDIMM) designed using CoolFlex and dual die package (DDP) technologies. The new Mini-RDIMM is suited for high-density, space-constrained networking and storage applications. Configured as a 1Gx72, four-rank module using SMART-built 2Gb (512Mx4) DDPs

PCB Terminal Blocks for High Power Applications

November 29, 2007 3:59 am | Comments

OKW Electronics has launched the CTB77 series high power PCB terminal blocks from Camden Electronics. These have been designed for heavy duty applications such as energy management, industrial heating and ventilation, and machine controllers. The terminal blocks can handle high currents of up to 57A. They are molded in gray UL94 V-0 flame retardant PA66, and are available in 2 and 3 pole interlocking types

DC-Input Font-end Power Modules Meet Telecom-standard

November 28, 2007 9:00 am | Comments

Emerson Network Power launched four DC-input bulk front-end power modules for systems that use distributed power architectures. The modules add DC-input options to the company's DS series of power supplies. The DS450DC, 550DC, 650DC and 850DC modules all feature a very wide 40V DC to 72V DC input voltage range, which is suitable for telecom and central office applications operating from 48V battery plants.


High-voltage Full Bridge Inverter for Increased Energy Efficiency in LCD Backlight Applications

November 28, 2007 4:43 am | Comments

NXP announced its high-voltage, full bridge fluorescent backlight controller IC the UBA2074 and its low-voltage twin, the UBA2072. Together, they form a family of full-bridge fluorescent backlight controller ICs, designed specifically to address the trend toward growing display sizes and supporting the increased use of high-supply voltage backlight inverters in LCD-TV applications.

Interchangeable Blade Power Supplies meet RoHS, Energy Star and CEC Standards

November 27, 2007 5:46 am | Comments

GlobTek introduced the GT-41xxx series of blade power supplies. The series features the GT-41076 with power up to 6W, GT-41052 up to 15W and GTM41060 up to 25W with constant current option. The regulated outputs voltage range from 5V to 48V DC in 0.1V increments, with up to 25W of continuous output power. The 64 mm × 40.5 mm × 29 mm polycarbonate impact resistant non-vented cases



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