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Radio Test Set Meets 3GPP Standard

December 1, 2008 8:37 am | Comments

Designed to enable designers, developers and manufacturers to meet the requirements of the 3GPP Rel-8 E-UTRAN standard, the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set from Aeroflex simulates the network from the physical layer to the core network IP infrastructure. With a RF interface, baseband, and protocol stack, the Test Set features a base frequency range of up to 6 GHz. Optional features include

WQVGA TFT Uses FPC Flex Interconnect

December 1, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

Offering 480 × 272 resolution and 24-bit color, OSD Displays’ OSD43FNKD222 4.3” WQVGA TFT utilizes a single FPC flex interconnect for a touchscreen interface, LED backlight power supply, and data display. The white LED backlight is rated for a minimum service life of 20,000 hours with a typical power requirement of 317 mW. The initial brightness of the four-wire resistive touchscreen is typically 220 cd/m². The product offers an overall size of 105.50 mm ×

Angular-Tilt Inclinometer Offers Flexible Mounting

December 1, 2008 8:28 am | Comments

Intended for angular tilt detection in reference to gravity, a dual-axis inclinometer from TURCK can be mounted at ±10°, ±45°, ±60°, and ±85° angles for more flexible deployment. The product incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that


VCO Performs to 4,442 MHz

December 1, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

Presenting a control voltage range from 0.1 V to ~16 V, Crystek’s CVCO55CC-4267-4442 VCO operates from 4,267 MHz to 4,442 MHz with an input voltage of 8 V. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT oscillator exhibits a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz, typical output power of 5 dBm, and a maximum current consumption of 40 mA. The component

Multi-Loop Controller Fits on DIN Rail

December 1, 2008 6:42 am | Comments

Offering control-loop functionality in a DIN-rail mounted package, the EZ-ZONE RM configurable multi-loop temperature/process controller from Watlow can be used as a PID temperature/process controller, an over/under limit controller, or an integrated controller.

Cooling Engines Contain Matching Temperature Controllers

December 1, 2008 6:31 am | Comments

Targeting enclosures, Tellurex Corporation’s four new models of plug-and-play cooling engines include matching temperature controllers for thermal management applications. The lineup consists of two air-to-air engines for cooling/heating enclosure air, rated at 22 W and 45 W, and two cold-plate models for direct contact cooling, rated at 30 W and 60 W. The instruments

Enclosure Demonstrates High Airflow

December 1, 2008 6:04 am | Comments

Using a hot-swap switch, fan fail indicator, and handles, Elma Electronic’s 3U Microslim 19” rackmount enclosure utilizes cooling units in a push/pull airflow configuration exhibiting 42 ft³/min. of airflow each. The chassis offers 12 AdvancedMC (AMC), 2 MicroTCA

LED Light Tubes Exhibit High Brightness

December 1, 2008 5:21 am | Comments

Presenting input between 9.5 W and 24 W, GlacialLight’s LED-T8 LED light tubes demonstrate a brightness range from 480 lm at a flux of 60 lm/W to 2,560 lm at a flux of 80 lm/W. The products offer input voltages from 90 VAC to 240 VAC, power consumption from 9 W to 24 W, lengths from


Machine-Vision Camera Supports GigE Protocols

December 1, 2008 4:34 am | Comments

Comprised of five monochrome and four color models, GiantDragon Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) machine vision cameras from Toshiba Teli leverages the AIA GigE Vision open standard to deliver high-bandwidth streams of non-compressed data over CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables without specialized interface hardware or frame grabbers.


White OLED Illuminator Achieves Energy-Star Color Rating for Solid-State Lighting

November 29, 2008 7:04 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Comments

This achievement not only speeds us forward in the development of real-world solid-state lighting, it demonstrates that LED-based tech is not the only game in town.Delivering a light yield of over 60 lumens/watt, an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) white light emitter from BASF and Osram Opto Semiconductors also meets international Energy Star SSL Standard with regard to color requirements.


Module Allows Two Parallel-Running Operating Systems

November 26, 2008 8:26 am | Comments

Including Hypervisor Software 2.0 from Real-Time Systems, congatec AG’s conga-QA Qseven embedded PC module lets any two operating systems to be run in parallel independently from one another and with real-time capability. The component supports Intel hyper-threading and virtualization since it is based on the Intel Atom Z530 processor and the Intel System Controller Hub US15W. The individual CPUs, devices, memory, and I/O ports are directly

Designer Kit Contains ESD Protection Diodes

November 26, 2008 7:50 am | Comments

Working in high-speed I/O ports and systems requiring 30-kV contact discharge protection when tested to IEC61000 specifications, OnChip Devices’ OC-ESD-DK1 ESD protection diode designer kit comes with 12 different ESD protection diode products. The box consists of TVS devices, I/O port-specific products, 30-kV contact ESD protection diodes, and

Rotary Position Sensors Endure 10M Cycles

November 26, 2008 7:21 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Enhancing the company’s SV01 Series, Murata Electronics’ SV3H Series SMT rotary position sensors achieve a rotational life of 10 million cycles. The component is appropriate for automotive applications, such as angular detection (steering wheel, seat position, gear-shift, and pedal positioning, as well as adaptive front lighting systems), selector switches


Switches Operate in Heavy-Duty Apps

November 26, 2008 6:31 am | Comments

Functioning in severe operating conditions, C&K Components’ DTC family of switches suit industrial controls, farm machinery, and off-road vehicles. The ESM and DSM single- and double-switch modules are protected from dust, water, oil, and solvents via silicon rubber caps and sealing to IP65 when mounted. The RS bi-directional and QS quadrant switches offer tactile feedback and positive snap-point action in front panels and

Plug-in Features CERT C Coding Standard

November 26, 2008 5:57 am | Comments

Plugging into TBvision, a module within the LDRA tool suite, the TBsecure plug-in from LDRA includes the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) CERT C secure coding standard. Enabling developers to see how the source code performs against security vulnerabilities, fault-detection, and adherence


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