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Power Adapters Offer Class I and Class II Insulation

October 22, 2008 6:42 am | Comments

Including a 4-pin power DIN plug, Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower’s TMP150 Series medical-grade AC/DC desktop power adapters exhibit Class I and Class II insulation. The Class I units present an IEC 320/C14 AC inlet with a ground pin, and earth leakage current of 90 µA at 115 VAC or 150 µA at 230 VAC. The Class II instruments have an IEC 320/C18 AC inlet with

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Voltage Regulators Allow Large Transient Range

October 22, 2008 5:55 am | Comments

With an input voltage range from 4.5 V to 42 V, SIMPLE SWITCHER step-down voltage regulators from National Semiconductor allow for voltage transients from 12 V and 24 V input rails. The regulators feature internal compensation and low pin-count packages. The 11 SIMPLE SWITCHER step-down voltage regulators support load currents from 0.5 A to 5 A. Each provides a fixed switching frequency

Audio Receiver Features Converter Technology

October 22, 2008 5:30 am | Comments

Giving designers of consumer and professional audio applications a solution for receiving incoming digital audio sources, the CS8422 24-bit, 192 kHz digital audio receiver from Cirrus Logic features a low jitter PLL and integrated asynchronous sample rate converter. The audio receiver integrates an input multiplexer that supports up to four S/PDIF or two differential AES3 audio inputs

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Connector Targets IFE Systems

October 22, 2008 5:06 am | Comments

Meeting technical specifications for use in commercial aircrafts, ITT Interconnect Solutions’ custom ARINC 600 connector is designed specifically for in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. The device uses Quadrax contacts for gigabit Ethernet channels, as well as a custom-size two shell designed to reduce EMI/RFI emissions. The connector utilizes custom insert arrangements and pre-loaded inserts with tail contacts to eliminate unused positions and for PC board

Light Sensors Display 16-bit Resolution

October 21, 2008 9:58 am | Comments

Managing LED and cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) display backlighting, TAOS’ TCS3404 and TCS3414 digital color light sensors use RGB filters to derive the color chromaticity and illuminance of ambient light with 16 bits of resolution. The 2.095 mm × 1.875 mm × 0.685 mm components automatically eliminate signal fluctuation resulting from AC lighting flicker without

Radiometer Performs Multiple Detector Measurements

October 21, 2008 9:12 am | Comments

Utilizing 4-channel multiplexed technology, Gigahertz-Optik’s X1-1 handheld multi-spectralband filter radiometer simultaneously operates and displays multiple detector measurements of the XD-450X 3-cell detector series. The device exhibits autoranging from 0.1 pA to 200 uA or manual range selection, dose mode, selectable integration time from 20 ms to 1 second, USB interface, backlit LCD, and compatibility with up to 4 single- and multi-sensor light detector

VCO Demonstrates Low Phase Noise

October 21, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

Operating in a frequency range from 5,340 MHz to 5,390 MHZ, Crystek’s CVCO55CXT-5340-5390 VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT component presents typical output power of 3 dBm, a control voltage range from 0.5 V to ~4.5 V, input voltage of 5 V, and maximum current consumption of 25 mA. The oscillator shows pulling and

Turnkey Devices Incorporate SLED Technology

October 21, 2008 7:35 am | Comments

Performing in laboratory applications, Exalos’ EBS4000-0000 and EBS8000-0000 turnkey devices with touchscreens enable the use of superluminescent light emitting diode (SLED) technology. The EBS4000-0000 can utilize up to 4 different SLEDs, and the EBS8000-0000 can utilize up to 8 ones with availability as

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Photos From the Renesas Developers' Conference

October 21, 2008 7:17 am | Iar Systems Software | Comments

Addressing the needs of engineers and managers using microcomputers to develop embedded systems, the Renesas Developers’ Conference (held from October 13 to 15 in San Diego) presented tutorials, technology updates, hands-on technical labs, panel discussions, and ‘meet the experts’ sessions.

Mechanical Hygrostats Control Relative Air Humidity

October 21, 2008 6:53 am | Comments

Connecting to an enclosure heater (dehumidifier), Omega Engineering’s MFR012 Series mechanical hygrostats are designed to control the relative air humidity inside of enclosures. The CE-compliant units activate the heater at the set humidity level in order to raise the dew point to help prevent damage and malfunction of electronic components caused by condensation and

SoC Reduces ICs in Amplification Circuits

October 21, 2008 6:00 am | Comments

Using multibit Delta-Sigma audio converter technology, the CS47048 audio system-on-a-chip (SOC) from Cirrus Logic can reduce the number of ICs required to implement an automotive amplifier by as many as 10. Featuring a 4-channel ADC and a 32-bit audio DSP, the SOC has a 105 dB dynamic range and a -98 dB THD+N. The device uses integrated converters to simplify the management

Buck Controllers Deliver up to 12 A

October 21, 2008 5:44 am | Comments

Accepting and input from 6 to 42 V, the Simple Switcher family of synchronous buck controllers from National Semiconductor has an output current capability of up to 12 A. The LM3150 features an adjustable switching frequency and output voltage, and the LM3151, LM3152 and LM3153 deliver a fixed 3.3-V output voltage at 250, 500, and 750 kHz

Circuit Protectors Reset Remotely

October 21, 2008 5:37 am | Comments

Isolating circuit failures for design, control, and systems integration applications, Weidmuller’s ESX10-T Series circuit protectors demonstrate remote reset capabilities that operating via the use of an electronic signal. The instruments combine electronic trip characteristics and active current limitation to allow selective disconnection of loads that are connected to 24 VDC power supplies. Selective load protection prevents complete shutdown of the system by disconnecting

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IDCs Accept Small Wires

October 21, 2008 5:04 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

Designed to accept 26 AWG to 28 AWG stranded or solid wires, AVX’s 9176 and 9177 Series wire-to-board insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) hold 18 AWG to 24 AWG and 14 AWG to 20 AWG wires, respectively. The 2- and 3-position devices exhibit current ratings of 10 A and 15 A, respectively, voltage rating of 125 V, minimum insulation resistance of

Processor Board Uses 45-nm Core 2 Duo Chip

October 21, 2008 4:33 am | Comments

Including dual 10-Gbps Ethernet interfaces for high-bandwidth embedded communication applications, the PRM-100 processor AdvancedMC board from JumpGen Systems is based on the latest 45nm Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor SL9380, coupled with the Intel® 3100 chipset.

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