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LED Bulb Shines in Edison-base PAR16 Fixtures

October 24, 2008 10:18 am | Comments

Consisting of three 1 W LEDs, LEDtronics’ PAR16 LED spotlight bulb acts as a direct drop-in replacement in standard E26 Edison-base PAR16 fixtures. The 3000K warm white-colored device produces up to 120 lm of vivid light while consuming 3.3 W of energy for up to 50,000 continuous hours. The component offers a 20° light-emitting viewing angle while running on

Sensor Film Measures and Maps Low Contact Pressures

October 24, 2008 9:37 am | Comments

Placed between contacting or mating surfaces, Sensor Products' Pressurex Zero tactile pressure-indicating sensor film characterizes contact surface pressures from 7.20 psi to 28 psi (0.50 kg/cm² to 1.97 kg/cm²). The product measures and maps pressure magnitude and distribution, and variations in contact surface pressure are visible by the impression made on the film. The film comes in 8 different

Test Cables Withstand Harsh Environments

October 24, 2008 9:01 am | Comments

Working over an operating temperature range from -55ºC to 165ºC, Pasternack’s PE315 and PE317 Series 26.5 GHz test cables endure in harsh environments for environmental test systems. The devices include passivated stainless steel connectors for secure matings over and over again, and external armoring for removing excessive bending radius. The PE315 Series are terminated with

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Circuit Protection Devices Exhibit High Current Ratings

October 24, 2008 8:30 am | Comments

Replacing the RXEF family of overcurrent protection devices, Tyco Electronics’ RKEF family of PolySwitch  circuit protection devices present hold-current ratings from 0.5 to 5 A and trip-current ratings from 1 A to 10 A. The RoHS- and ELV-compliant components demonstrate

Stepper Motors Enable Open Loop Control

October 24, 2008 7:41 am | Comments

Operating in industrial applications, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ MAE brand “Size 34” hybrid stepper motors allow open loop control for high-performance positioning applications. The EN 60034-1:1995-02-specificed devices withstand internal temperatures up to 130ºC via a top-to-bottom insulation system incorporating stator insulators and other

Converter Range Satisfies Wide Power Levels

October 24, 2008 7:06 am | Endicott Research Group | Comments

With output power levels from 0.25 W to 25 W, a range of DC-DC converters from Endicott Research Group come in 7 series. The output power determines the package series and size – E400, E500, E700, E800, E900, E1200, and E1600. The E712-5.06U is a 700 Series DC-DC converter that converts a 12 VDC input voltage to 500 VDC@6mA, unregulated. The converters are intended for applications

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Cordsets Are First to Meet Fieldbus Specs

October 24, 2008 6:59 am | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s 7/8-inch MINI SAC cordsets are the first connectorized cables to receive official compliance registration in accordance with the Fieldbus Foundation’s FF-844 requirements for H1 Type A cable. The H1 Cable Test Specification (Document FF-844) is designed for manufacturers developing cables for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 (31.25 kbit/s) installations

Verification System Tests SAS/SATA 6G Protocols

October 24, 2008 6:38 am | Comments

Using a native PHY implementation, LeCroy’s Sierra M6-4 verification system captures, displays, and analyzes SAS (SAS2) and SATA (SATA 6G) data traffic at rates of up to 6 Gb/s. The device performs protocol analysis, traffic generation, host and device emulation, and

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PMIC Targets Handheld Apps

October 24, 2008 5:08 am | Comments

Integrating a single-cell, lithium-ion (Li+)/lithium-polymer (Li-Poly) charger with proprietary Smart Power Selector circuitry, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX8819A power-management IC (PMIC) functions in portable media players, MP3 players, GPS devices, and other handheld applications. The 4 mm × 4 mm × 0.8 mm 28-pin QFN-packaged component uses 3 2 MHz step-down converters and a step-up converter with serial-step dimming control for powering from

Simulation Software Presents Cross-Platform Interface

October 23, 2008 11:32 am | Comments

Based on the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD), Remcom’s XFdtd Release 7.0 multi-purpose EM simulation software comes with a cross-platform user interface. The full-wave 3-D EM solver offers parameterization sweeps including a scripting capability, and meshing for complex objects. The software allows for editing of imported CAD files, modeling, and scripting that enables

DC/DC Converters Deliver 200 W

October 23, 2008 10:55 am | Comments

Meeting EN 50155 requirements for electronic equipment used on railway rolling stock, Absopulse Electronics’ RWR 212 Series fully-encapsulated DC/DC converters supply 200 W of power. The devices include a built-in voltage circuit limiter to ensure input voltage surge and transient withstand capability to meet RIA 12 (3.5 Vn for 20 ms). The instruments perform from

LEDs Cover Over 125% of NTSC Color Gamut

October 23, 2008 10:21 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Comments

Providing 15% more light for direct display backlighting than standard Advanced Power TOPLEDs, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ Advanced Power TOPLED Plus LEDs cover >125% of the NTSC color gamut in the usual combination of red (623 nm), green (527 nm), and blue (457 nm). At an operating current of 100 mA, the LEDs achieve 14 lm (red), 24 lm (green) and

RF Detector Offers RMS Measurement Capability

October 23, 2008 9:38 am | Comments

Regardless of waveforms that have high crest-factor modulated content, multi-carrier, or multitone, Linear Technology’s LT5581 broadband 6 GHz RF detector demonstrates an rms measurement capability for RF power readings to within ±0.2 dB. The 8-lead 3 mm × 2 mm DFN-packaged component outputs a DC voltage that is linearly proportional to the log input power for mV/dB scaling with linearity of >±1 dB across a 40 dB dynamic range. The device operates over a frequency range from

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Emulator Ensures Wireless Connectivity Quality

October 23, 2008 9:07 am | Comments

Exceeding the performance requirements for WiMAX, LTE and 4G testing, Elektrobit Corporation’s EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulator performs complete channel emulation for existing and future wireless systems. The product enables laboratory testing of wireless devices, applications, and networks under real air interface conditions with standardized and advanced radio channel

GPS Chip Antenna Exhibits Small Footprint

October 23, 2008 8:36 am | Comments

Having a ground clearance area of 4 mm × 4.250 mm, Pulse’s W3011 SMT ceramic GPS chip antenna measures 1.600 mm × 3.200 mm × 1.100 mm and weighs 0.033 g. The tape and reel-packaged component handles frequencies of 1,575.420 ±10 MHz with 80% efficiency over

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