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Connectors Target Removable Storage Applications

July 2, 2008 9:44 am | Comments

Working well in removable storage applications, FCI’s iVDR (information versatile disk for removable usage) connector contributes to standardizing data platforms in media cartridges, internal port terminations, and auto-loading mechanisms in host applications. The hard-disk or solid-state device provides a single row of 26

Oscilloscope Operates With 6 GHz of Bandwidth

July 2, 2008 7:37 am | Comments

Equipped with a 15.3 in, 16:9 display and a touch screen, the WavePro7 from Lecroy Corporation, is the first product series in the Zi Family of oscilloscopes. Operating with up to 6 GHz of bandwidth, the device can also be

Five Megapixel Camera Equipped With a Camera Link Interface

July 2, 2008 7:08 am | Comments

Offering thermal management and pre-processing for sensor operation, Sony's BM-599CL and BB-500CL, are two versions of a five megapixel camera that are equipped with a Camera Link interface. Both models are built around the Sony ICX625 2/3" CCD sensor (2448 x 2050 pixels - QSXGA) and are mid-range cameras. Potential applications for the cameras include:

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Multi-Chip White LED Delivers up to 790 Lumens

July 2, 2008 5:39 am | Comments

With the same 7 x 9-mm footprint as its single-emitter predecessor, the multi-chip XLamp MC-E LED integrates four emitters to provide up to 790 lumens at 6,000K and up to 605 lumens at 3,000K with an input power of 9.8 W. The devices are available in color temperature ranges of 2,600K to 3,700K, 3,700K to 5,000K, or 5,000K to 10,000K.

Switching Supplies Meet EMC Requirements

July 1, 2008 11:32 am | Comments

Meeting EMC noise performance requirements, Astrodyne’s ECA30 Series encapsulated switching power supplies accepts universal input from 90 to 264 VAC and provides output power of 30 W with single, dual, and triple outputs from 5 to 48 VDC. The RoHS 2002/95/EC-compliant devices operate over an ambient temperature range from -10°C to 50°C. The UL/EN60950-1-specified

DSP Builder features Second-Generation Model-Based Synthesis Technology

July 1, 2008 10:34 am | Comments

Featuring second-generation model-based synthesis technology, the DSP Builder Version 8.0 fro Altera, increases productivity for DSP designs by an order of magnitude. This technology allows DSP designers to  generate timing-optimized RTL code based on Simulink design descriptions. With this Builder feature, designers can acquire

Dual-SMBus Microcontroller Supports 400 Kbps per Side

July 1, 2008 8:50 am | Comments

With two system management buses (SMBus), Silicon Storage Technology’s SST89C58RC FlashFlex 8-bit microcontroller family supports up to 400 Kbps data throughput in each bus. The 6-mm2 QFN-packaged devices yield operating voltages from 2.7 to 5.5 V and 1 KB on-chip RAM. The microcontrollers

MOSFET Driver Delivers 5A for DC/DC converters

July 1, 2008 8:23 am | Comments

 Designed to drive upper and lower power N-Channel MOSFETs in a synchronous converter, the LTC4447 from Linear Technology, can deliver 5A for buck or boost DC/DC converters. This driver, combined with power MOSFETs and one of Linear Technology's DC/DC controllers, forms a complete synchronous regulator that can be used as a step-down or step-up DC/DC converter. The device drives both

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Power Supplies Offer Constant Current or Voltage

July 1, 2008 5:44 am | Comments

Housed in 1U-high aluminum cases and providing up to 450 W, the WL7 Series of switchmode power supplies from Acopian have a constant voltage/constant current crossover, and both voltage and current can be programmed with 0- to 10-V control voltages.

Connector Supports Hard Disk Drives

June 30, 2008 12:49 pm | Comments

Supporting 1.8” form factor drives, FCI’s Micro serial ATA (SATA) plug connector have compatibility with applications such as notebook PCs, set-top boxes, game consoles, audio/video, and portable storage. The SATA-IO-standardized device meets SFF 2.6 specification with 16 positions (7 with a pitch for signal of 1.27 mm and 7+2 positions with a pitch for power of 1.27 mm). The RoHS-compliant

FPGAs Provide System-On-Chip Functionality

June 30, 2008 11:54 am | Comments

Using flexiFLASH architecture, Lattice Semiconductor’s LatticeXP2 family of non-volatile automotive FPGAs provides look up tables from 5 to 17 K, 276 Kb on-chip embedded FlashBAK RAM in 18 Kb dual-port blocks, and from 0.6 to 2.2 Kb of Serial TAG memory. The 90-nm devices support DDR2 memory interfaces at 400 Mbps, ADC/DACs at up to 750 Mbps and 7:1 LVDS display interfaces at above 600 Mbps. The AEC-Q100-standardized FPGAs support up to 5 sysDSP

Reference Design Creates SFP Optical Modules

June 30, 2008 9:58 am | Comments

Incorporating the recently PHY1040 laser transceiver and limiting amplifier IC and an off-the shelf 8-bit microcontroller with embedded flash, a hardware and software reference design from Phyworks can create Small Form-factor Pluggable 125 Mbps to 1.25 Gbps optical modules with digital configuration and monitoring capability. The system architecture allows users to configure the PHY1040 in software to meet specific optics and network requirements and

Power MOSFETs Offer High Current Density

June 28, 2008 4:34 am | International Rectifier | Comments

With a footprint 40% smaller than a standard SO-8 and a height of 0.7 mm, a family of 30-V DirectFET MOSFETs enable a smaller footprint and higher power density in synchronous buck converter designs. The IRF6724M, IRF6725M, IRF6726M, and IRF6727M have a common MT and MX footprint as previous generation devices

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Online Database Provides LED Ray Data

June 27, 2008 9:32 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Comments

Including information such as emission patterns, the coordinates of the emission point, as well as the direction, intensity, and wavelength, an online database at www.osram-os.com/ray-files from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provides ray data files for its entire LED portfolio. Engineers can immediately view and download all the ray data and a custom CAD model for board design

IC Eliminates Data Control Cables

June 27, 2008 9:17 am | Comments

Ridding the need of data control cables, Intersil Corporation’s ISL34340 SERDES IC transports 27 bits of video data and bi-directional I2C into a single LVDS cable measuring up to 10 meters long. The 64-lead EPTQFP-packaged device has a DC balanced 8b/10b code and video flow that allows 24 RGB bits and three video control bits into a single LVDS pair. The IC includes embedded termination

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