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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


Mini-Power Management Unit Maximizes Design Flexibility

November 27, 2007 3:47 am | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. announced the AAT2504, an adjustable 3-channel regulator that combines a step-down converter with two low dropout linear regulators (LDOs). Targeted at mobile devices with rapidly changing feature sets, it allows designers to extend system functionality and still benefit from power management integration. The step-down converter delivers up to 800 mA of output current and supports an input range of 2.7V to 5.5V

30W Universal Input Range AC/DC Power Modules

November 26, 2007 3:56 am | Comments

Minmax's AQF-30 is a 30W series of AC/DC power modules that have universal input range of 85V AC to 265V AC with single, dual and triple output voltages. The modules boast efficiencies up to 80 percent and are EMI Compliant with EN55022 Class B and FCC part 15, level B and EMC Compliant With EN61000 (-2, -3, -4). The series is suitable for a variety of applications

Micro-D Pi Filter Connector for Military, Avionics Applications

November 20, 2007 4:00 am | Comments

ITT Electronic Components developed a Micro-D connector with desirable attenuation. Designated the TMDMP filter, the connector utilizes an internal filter design, providing the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications. The TMDMP filter connector is suitable for integrated avionics and electronic warfare

High-Frequency Crystal Oscillators Provide Low-Jitter Performance for Communication Applications

November 19, 2007 10:35 am | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced the DS4-XO series of crystal oscillators that support frequency operation from 75 MHz to 622.08 MHz. These miniature crystal oscillators are available in a 5 mm x 3.2 mm package and provide jitter performance of less than 1 psRMS (12 kHz to 20 MHz) over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range. Manufactured using fundamental AT-cut crystal technology with no overtone,


VCO for Digital Radio Equipment

November 19, 2007 4:05 am | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2778-2945 VCO operates from 2778 MHz to 2945 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.1V to 16V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. It is packaged in the industry standard 0.5" × 0.5" SMD package. Input voltage is 8.0 V,  with a max current consumption of 40 mA. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 5.00 MHz and 2.00 MHz/V

Process Sealed Toggle and Pushbutton Switches

November 16, 2007 4:16 am | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch announces the BST and BSP Series toggle and pushbutton switch series, providing design engineers versatile, multiple function toggle and momentary pushbutton switches for use in a variety of applications. Both offer a wide variety of termination options. The BST toggle is available with numerous actuator lengths and optional gold contacts. The BSP pushbutton features a snap-in mounting option. Both series offer



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