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ESMexpress Module Performs in Low Power, High Processing in Rugged Embedded Applications

May 21, 2008 11:03 am | Comments

MEN Micro offers the ESMexpress-based XM50 that is presented as providing COMs-style cost and time saving benefits for rugged, mobile and mission-critical embedded systems. ESMexpress is currently in the process of ANSI-VITA standardization (ANSI-VITA 59, RSE Rugged System-On-Module Express). With the PowerQUICC III MPC8548 processor operating at

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DAC Provides 16-bit Linearity

May 21, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

Offering six software-programmable output ranges, the LTC2755-16 quad 16-bit current output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) from Linear Technology provides 16-bit linearity (±1LSB (max) INL and DNL) over the industrial temperature range without any adjustment. Each DAC output can be individually programmed through a parallel interface or can be pin-strapped for operation within a single range.

Interconnect Family Features Contacts to Reduce Broadside Coupling and Crosstalk

May 21, 2008 8:16 am | Comments

Samtec expanded its Board-to-Board and Cable-to-Board line featuring a rugged Edge Rate contact. These systems are designed for applications where signal integrity and durability are critical. The specially designed contacts are asserted to offer impedance matching, reduced broadside coupling and crosstalk, and high cycle life. Board level systems include the

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Tricolor LEDs Perform in Displays and Signage

May 21, 2008 7:51 am | Comments

Designed to meet indoor and outdoor LED screen requirements for better screen resolution (greater than 12 mm pixel size), Avago’s ASMT-YTB0 LEDs have six leads to enable individual color control of each chip. Features of the PLCC-6-packaged silicone-encapsulated devices include a 115° viewing angle , an MSL 2a moisture sensitivity level

Ultra-Slim RGB Micro LED Device Delivers High Brightness for in-coupling Into Light Guides

May 20, 2008 7:56 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Comments

The RGB MicroSIDE LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors features an ultra-slim design and delivers high brightness for in-coupling into light guides designed for backlighting in space-sensitive applications. Featuring three individual color chips, the device is presented as having the highest

SSLD Boards for Industrial, Medical LCDs Tout Low Power Consumption

May 20, 2008 7:09 am | Endicott Research Group | Comments

Endicott Research Group (ERG) has released two Smart Force solid state lighting driver (SSLD) boards as standard products for industrial and medical LCDs. The SFDE (Economical) and SFDM (Mini) Series provide full function power supplies for high brightness as well as low power consumption, low cost and a compact size.

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6-Channel Encoder Handles Industrial Applications

May 19, 2008 9:02 pm | Comments

Designed to enable the reduction in overall motor sizes, Avago’s AEDT-9340 encoder module targets Brushless DC motors used in industrial and factory automation equipment. The device includes a lensed LED source and a detector IC enclosd in a small plastic package with a switching accuracy of ±1°

SSLD Drives 2.5-inch AMOLEDs

May 16, 2008 12:37 pm | Comments

Driving the next generation of handheld devices, the TPS65136 solid-state lighting driver (SSLD) from Texas Instruments manages power to AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) displays up to 2.5" with a buck-boost topology that allows the device to generate a positive voltage up to 4.6 V and adjustable negative output voltage down to -7 V.

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PoE Midspans Deliver Over 33 W Per Port

May 16, 2008 11:00 am | Phihong | Comments

In full compliance with power specifications released in draft 3.0 of the IEEE802.3at, a family of power-over-ethernet (PoE) midspan power injectors from Phihong can provide up to 33.6 W per port. Available in single-, 4-, 8- and 16-port models, the devices support demanding peripherals such as new IEEE802.11N broadband access points.

Handheld Meter Measures Magnetic Fields

May 15, 2008 11:38 am | Comments

Created to measure the electromagnetic fields of extremely low frequency (30 to 300Hz) devices such as electric transmission equipment, microwave ovens, air conditioners, computer monitors, and video/audio devices, the HHG191 Gauss meter from Omega Engineering represents allows measurements up to 2,000 mG to 200 micro-tesla with a basic accuracy of 2.5% + 6-digit.

Rackmount Rectifiers Boast High-Efficiency Operation

May 15, 2008 8:09 am | Comments

Presenting a power density of over 27 W/in.³, the FMP25.48 rectifier from Power-One accepts an input from 90 to 300 VAC and delivers an output of -48 VDC at efficiencies exceeding 92%. Powering applications such as wireless base stations, remote switches, and broadband access

Dimmable SSLD powers up to 10 White LEDs

May 15, 2008 6:02 am | Comments

Operating with an input from 2.7 to 5.5 V, the constant current LT3593 SSLD (solid-state lighting driver, or "sled") from Linear Technology is designed to drive up to 10 white LEDs from a single Li-Ion cell at efficiencies over 80%. With a 1-MHz constant switching frequency and a ±5% reference accuracy, the device includes features such as a single digital control pin

External Power Adaptor Addresses Efficiency Initiatives

May 14, 2008 10:12 am | Comments

Addressing efficiency initiatives for power devices such as the "80 Plus" program, the AD72 freestanding ac-dc power adapter from Emerson Network Power delivers a regulated output of 16 VDC at 4.5 A with a typical efficiency of 84 percent. The universal-input 72-W switch-mode device has fused a 2-pin (type C8) IEC320 ac input receptacle and the dc output

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LED Panel Indicators Offer Installation Diversity

May 14, 2008 5:51 am | Comments

A line of professional-grade panel LED Indicators from APEM Components are available in package sizes of 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 19 and 22 mm with prominent, recessed, or flush bezel styles and bright chrome, black chrome, or satin grey bexel finishes. Available colors include red, green, yellow, blue, and white as well as optional bicolor, tricolor, and flashing configurations. Input voltages accepted include 6, 12, 24, and 28 VDC as well as 110 and 230 VAC.

Rugged Three-Row Connectors Offer Low Insertion Force

May 14, 2008 5:02 am | Comments

Offering up to 96 contacts, the Datamate M83 three-row connector from Harwin incorporates specially designed female contacts that require a mating force of only 0.2 to 1 N. The devices conform with BS 9525-F0033 and can incorporate mixed contact technologies including signal, power, and coax. Targeted at applications such as industrial control systems, head-up displays

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