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Miniature Servo Drive Integrates High Power Density

April 21, 2008 11:59 am | Comments

Elmo Motion Control added the Solo Whistle to its family of servo drives. This ready-to-use integrated device is designed to connect the company's Whistle Servo Drive directly to the application. The solution consists of the Whistle plus a connection interface which either eliminates or reduces

Small Wire-Wound Power Inductors

April 21, 2008 10:18 am | Comments

Packaged in an EIA 0603 case, Taiyo Yuden’s BRC1608 series of high-current, wire-wound power inductors are touted as the smallest available, measuring 1.6 mm × 0.8 mm × 0.8 mm. In addition to small size, the eight models offer a DC resistance of 0.06? to 0.55?, inductance of 0.2 µH to 2.2 µH and current; ratings of 0.98A to 0.28A. The footprint of the series facilitates compact DC/DC converters and thinner-profile products

Controller IC Supports Electronic Paper Displays

April 21, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

Created to support E Ink's Vizplex-enabled electronic paper displays, the Epson S1D13521B is a jointly-developed display controller IC will bring greater functionality with user interface features such as navigation, drop down/popup menus, responsive cursors, and real-time keyboard entry. The device can perform regional updates and enables the display to perform up to 16 tasks in parallel with support for pen input devices.


1 GHz SAW Clock Oscillator Provides Low Noise and Low Jitter Performance

April 21, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

Crystek’s CCSO-914X3-1000 1GHz SAW Clock Oscillator (CCSO) is delivered in a 9 mm × 14 mm SMT package. Featuring -142 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 KHz offset, the device uses FR5 PCB and SAW (surface acoustic wave) crystal technology. It uses a +3.3V supply and generates a true-sinewave with +5 dBm min. output power.

SBC Form Factor Spec Advances Embedded Development

April 21, 2008 6:01 am | Comments

Intended to appeal to designers of embedded systems that require fanless operation, the Qseven single-board computer (SBC) specification created by a consortium including congatec AG and SECO and endorsed by the Small Form-Factor SIG has a maximum power consumption of around 12 W and a novel thermal cooling interface to aid in heat transfer. The specification provides for a 70-mm² footprint and offers two different connector heights, 5.5mm and 7.8mm.

High-Temperature Supercapacitor for Portable And Wireless Devices

April 18, 2008 10:49 am | Comments

The RoHS-compliant HS and HW, single- and dual-cell supercapacitors from Tecate Industries boast what is presented as the industry’s highest voltages for low ESR pulse supercapacitors. The high temperature electrolyte extends both the operating voltage (from 4.5V to 5.5V), and the operating and storage temperature (from 75°C to 85°C). This higher temperature specification enables them to operate reliably in portable and

Evaluation Kit Serves Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGA Development

April 18, 2008 9:54 am | Spansion | Comments

Based on the 400,000-gate and 8,000-logic-cell 3S400A FPGA from Xilinx, a development kit from Avnet provides a platform for experimenting and prototyping applications based on the Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGA family. Suitable for exploring general logic designs as well as DSP and MicroBlaze-based embedded processing applications

Power Semiconductor Package Provides Thermal Enhancement

April 18, 2008 8:30 am | Comments

Targeting amplifiers, discrete transistors, and diodes where more than 0.5W is consumed, StratEdge's new family of small outline thermally enhanced molded ceramic packages for power semiconductors can be used for silicon, silicon carbide, gallium nitride, and other compound semiconductors in power applications.


Single Chip Synchronous Clock Solution for SETS

April 18, 2008 7:51 am | Comments

The STC5270 from Connor-Winfield is an integrated single chip solution for the synchronous clock in SDH, SONET, and synchronous Ethernet network elements. The device is fully compliant with ITU-G.813 and Telcordia GR1244 and GR253. The STC5270 accepts 2 reference inputs and generates 2 independent synchronized output clocks. Reference input frequencies are automatically detected. All reference switches are hitless.

32-bit Microcontroller Serves USB On-the-Go Applications

April 18, 2008 7:47 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Providing USB 2.0 on-the-go (OTG) functionality to enabled devices, the PIC32MX420F032H-40I/PT USB On-The-Go PIC32 Microcontroller from Microchip provides designers with the flexibility to add all three modes of USB operation to their products. USB OTB functionality also includes the ability to auto-negotiate

Tiny Detect Switch Serves Mezzanine-Card Applications

April 17, 2008 8:52 am | Comments

Designed for side- and top-actuation with a board height of 3.5 mm, the HDT Series detect switch is suitable for use in Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) applications. Features include an operational life of 100,000 cycles with a maximum actuation force of 35 gm, a pre-travel of 0.30 mm, and an over-travel of 0.75 mm.

ADC Saves I/O Lines in FPGAs

April 17, 2008 8:34 am | Comments

Streamlining the digital communication between high speed ADCs and FPGAs, the Linear Technology LTC2274 16-bit, 105Msps ADC reduces the number of data I/O lines required between the ADC and the FPGA from 16 CMOS or 32 LVDS parallel data lines to a single, self-clocking, differential pair communicating at 2.1Gbps. Consuming 1.3W from a 3.3V analog supply, the 6mm² QFN-40-packaged device includes

5V MIL-STD-1553 Transformer With Smaller Footprint

April 17, 2008 7:56 am | Comments

Beta Transformer Technology Corporation introduced the MLP-2205 compact 0.4” × 0.4” footprint, 0.185” maximum height single channel transformer. A pair of MLP-2205 transformers can be used for dual channel applications yielding an overall footprint that is smaller than industry-available dual transformers.


Hi-Frequency Line Resistors for RF and Microwave Applications

April 16, 2008 12:19 pm | Comments

Available in standard case sizes 0402 through 3838 State of the Art has expanded its line of high frequency chip resistors. The devices are optimized for 50 ohm characteristic impedance using special manufacturing techniques to reduce VSWR. Power ratings for the resistors range from 50 mW up to 200W and a low return loss, up to 20 GHz.

Shielded Category 6 Connectors and Snagless Boots Ensure the Integrity Of High-Speed Connections

April 16, 2008 7:38 am | Comments

Bomar’s shielded connector, the EZ-RJ45, exceeds the CAT 6 performance requirements per TIA/EIA-568-B when used in conjunction with a standard strain relief boot, or the new snagless boot. It is therefore suitable for a wide range of high-speed residential, telecommunications, and broadband communications applications where


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