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Light Sensor Controls Display Dimming

June 6, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

Suitable for display-dimming feedback in portable devices, notebooks, and automotive applications, the MLX75304 Light-to-Frequency SensorEyeC from Melexis has a dynamic range in excess of 100dB. Incorporating photodiode, transimpedance amplifier, and output stage onto one chip, the sensor provides a frequency output to increase precision under all lighting conditions while simultaneously simplifying the sensor interface.

Signal Conditioners Offer I/O Isolation

June 5, 2008 10:52 am | Comments

Intended for applications where ground-loop noise is a concern, a family of rack-mounted signal conditioners provide galvanic isolation for each input to output with a choice of Integrated circuit piezoelectric sensor (ICP), multiple charge input sensitivities (0.1, 1, 10 mV/pC)

ExpressCard-to-PXI Extension Kit Creates More PXI Slots

June 5, 2008 10:14 am | Comments

Consisting of the EC-8560 ExpressCard and PXI-8565 PXI card, the multi-slot ExpressCard-to-PXI extension system from ADLINK Technology provides additional PXI slots for a laptop via a shielded cable connection up to 23’ in length. PXI devices installed in the extension PXI do not


GaN HEMTs Target WiMAX Applications

June 5, 2008 8:48 am | Comments

Presented as the first such devices of their type, the 15- and 30-W CGH55015F and CGH55030F gallium nitride (GaN) HEMT transistors from Cree are intended for use in WiMAX applications covering the 4.9 to 5.8 GHz frequency band. Providing a four-fold increase in efficiency

Power Module Delivers up to 504 W

June 5, 2008 7:08 am | Comments

Featuring active current-share, remote on/off control and inverter-operation-good (IOG) functions, Lambda’s PFE500F AC/DC power module delivers up to 504 W. Available in versions providing 12, 24 or 48 V, the active PFC module accepts 85 to 265 V at 47 to 63 Hz with an input to output isolation of 3 kV and an input surge immunity level of up to 6 kV with application

International-use Switchmode Adapter has Interchangeable Plugs

June 5, 2008 6:57 am | Comments

Ventronics' Series FRM 024 12W-24W switchmode power adapter meets CEC Regulations, Efficiency Level IV and has UL/CSA/CE approvals. The single-output devices have slide-on, interchangeable AC plugs for USA, EU, UK, and Australia. There are eight models available accepting from 90 to 264 VAC with outputs from 0.9 to 2.5 A at 3 to 27 VDC with features that include overload and short-circuit protection.

Compact Power Supplies Provide Either AC or DC OK Signals

June 5, 2008 6:22 am | Comments

Providing both AC OK and DC OK signals to ease system integration, Power Sources Unlimited’s CFM200S Series 200 W AC/DC 2” x 4” x 1.5” power supplies deliver a single output from 3.3 to 48.0 VDC with a line and load regulation of 1% each. These RoHS-compliant devices include single wire current sharing, remote sensing and remote on/off. The operating

Radiation Hardened MOSFETs Are Driven Directly From CMOS/TTL Logic Circuitry

June 5, 2008 6:15 am | International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier expanded its portfolio of RAD-Hard Logic Level gate drive MOSFETs with the introduction of 60V, 100V and 250V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), satellite power distribution systems and resonant power converters in high-reliability applications. Compared to


Embedded 802.11 b/g Networking Module Lets Users Roam with Reliability

June 4, 2008 11:21 am | Comments

Lantronix announced the MatchPort b/g Pro 802.11 b/g secure embedded networking module for data sensitive, regulatory, and IT-driven applications requiring high security such as medical records, financial transactions, and government data. The module features the company’s SmartRoam technology that provides


Analog Input Board Eliminates Ground Loops

June 4, 2008 7:40 am | Comments

Microstar Laboratories added the MSXB to its family of isolated analog and digital signal-conditioning expansion boards. The part includes 16 differential analog inputs, with isolation from PC ground. Analog-to-digital conversion to 16-bit resolution takes place on the board itself, to

Floating Hot Deck Power Supply Subsystems Feature Isolation Up to 15 kV

June 4, 2008 7:14 am | Comments

UltraVolt announced an enhanced series of floating-hot-deck power supplies. “EFL” Series modules featuring isolation up to 15 kV, along with analog and digital I/O to create a completely integrated floating-hot-deck subsystem. Floating hot decks operate multiple bias supplies, pulse generators, and control systems in E-beam, I-beam, and mass-spectrometer systems.

Push-Pull Plug Connectors Provide Protection

June 3, 2008 11:51 am | Comments

The new VARIOSUB Push-Pull plug connector system from Phoenix Contact has a plug-and-play positive locking system to provide IP67 protection.  Designed for Industrial Ethernet and PROFINET applications, the connector family enables transmission of data and power signals directly to local devices. The Push-Pull is available in three versions

Power Transistor Line-up to manage radar applications

June 3, 2008 11:37 am | Comments

 Freescale Semiconductor has released a 50-volt LDMOS RF power transistor line-up for L-Band radar applications. The line-up is intended for a variety of high-power RF applications including air traffic management and long range weather radar. The RF product line includes


Sixteenth Bricks Provide Regulated Outputs at Efficiencies Exceeding 90 Percent

June 3, 2008 11:21 am | Comments

 Power-One, Inc. introduced sixteenth-brick DC-DC converters that provide outputs from 1.2V to 5VDC, rated up to 25A, with efficiencies exceeding 90 percent and a regulation of +/-3 percent. -Series converters provide

Signal Generators Target Production Environments

June 3, 2008 7:58 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Designed for production environments, Agilent Technologies’ N5161A and N5162A MXG ATE analog and vector RF signal generators support digital modulation types up to 6 GHz, deliver up to +23 dBm output power


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