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PFC Controller Offers 500 W Power Factor

September 26, 2008 9:02 am | Comments

Operating at a constant frequency in continuous and discontinuous conduction modes, Power Factor One’s PF8803 power factor correction (PFC) controller helps designers gain near unity power factor from 75 W to 500 W. The 8-lead SOIC- and DIP-packaged component exhibits a 0.99 typical power factor, <7% harmonic distortion, 88% typical

Display Tester Supports Analog and Digital Interfaces

September 26, 2008 8:07 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Allowing for future firmware upgrades to new interfaces, Agilent Technologies’ U8101A display tester presents support for S-Video, YPbPr, CVBS, VGA, HDMI, and DVI interfaces. The device offers a 5.7” color LCD display, a Windows-based GUI, USB capability for

Ceramic Capacitors Offer Strain Relief

September 26, 2008 7:11 am | Comments

Intended for power supply and surge protection applications, the SMC Series of stacked multilayer ceramic capacitors from HolyStone International have strain relief provided by the lead frame design. Available with capacitance values of up to 27 uF in both NP0 and X7R dielectrics, the devices accept from 25 to 500 VDC, with an operating temperature range from –55º to +125ºC

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Video Capture Board Compresses For 16 Inputs

September 26, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

The Picolo V16 H.264 from Euresys is a 1-lane video capture board with audio capability uses H.264 on-board compression to handle up to 16 video inputs. Each video input delivers simultaneously a raw and compressed video stream to allow simultaneous capture and preview Both streams are independently configurable for frame rate control, resolution control, overlay, and masking

Socket Endures 500,000 Insertions

September 26, 2008 6:40 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Having 16 g actuation force per ball, Ironwood Electronics’ SS-BGA225G-01 ASE 225 LTFBGA socket employs a spring pin (pogo) contactor demonstrating a cycle life of 500,000 insertions. The device shows self inductance of 1.30 nH, insertion losses of <0.25 dB at 4.50 GHz and <3 dB at 10 GHz, capacitance of 0.53 pF. Each contactor offers a current

Power Monitoring IC Exhibits 2.5 Percent Static Accuracy

September 26, 2008 5:27 am | International Rectifier | Comments

Using TruePower technology, International Rectifier’s IR3721 output power monitoring IC captures dynamic power information with 2.5% static accuracy at 65°C. The 10-pin lead-free DFN-packaged component works for DC/DC converters used in notebook computers, desktop computers, and energy-efficient server applications. The RoHS-compliant IC monitors

Light-Cured Adhesives Accommodate Assembly Schedules

September 25, 2008 9:39 am | Comments

Operating in metals, glass, ceramics, plastics, polyethylene, and polypropylene panels, ITW Devcon’s Versatile Tru-Bond 18400 Series light-cured pressure-sensitive adhesives present the option to bond parts immediately or store them for later assembly. The liquid or gel products can be applied by hand or with automated dispensing equipment, such as

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Tool Suite Verifies Software Development Aspects

September 25, 2008 9:28 am | Comments

Covering the DO-178B certification in the avionics sector, LDRA Technology’s LDRA tool suite v7.7 uses the LDRA Testbed foundation to verify aspects of software development from requirements through run time. The program integrates TBvision to show how the source code performs against security vulnerabilities, fault detection, and adherence, and lets

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AC/DC Power Modules Accept Universal Input Voltage

September 25, 2008 9:21 am | Comments

Measuring 1.46” × 0.91” × 0.59”, V-Infinity’s VSK-S3 line of 3 W AC/DC power modules yield a universal input voltage in a range from 85 VAC to 264 VAC or 110 VDC to 370 VDC. The UL60950-approved devices come in 6 models with output voltages ranging from 3.3 V to 24 V with efficiency up to 78% in the 24 V model. The modules have an isolation voltage

Power Supplies Deliver 240 W Continuously

September 25, 2008 9:16 am | Comments

Having output voltages from 3.3 V to 48 V in 0.1 V increments, GlobTek’s GT(M)9110P Series medical and ITE open-frame power supplies provide up to 240 W of continuous output power with 20 CFM of airflow and 150 W while convection cooled. The 3" × 5" × 1.7" PBC mount-style devices accepts universal input from 90 VAC to 264 VAC in frequency

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Pressure Switches Implement Magnetic Sensing

September 25, 2008 8:35 am | Comments

The CSS Series and CSC Series of current pressure switches from Setra Systems utilize magnetic current sensing technology. They are intended for HVAC/R, industrial, and lighting applications that use electric motors to drive fans, pumps, and blowers, and for sensing the status of heating coils and lighting. These solid-state switches are offered with industry standard 135 Amp or 200 Amp output

Smaller SSDs Replace Traditional Drives

September 25, 2008 7:16 am | Comments

Available in densities of 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB, Low-density solid state drives (SSDs) from Samsung are 30 percent smaller than 2.5-inch SSDs and use the same SATA II controller technology as that being used on Samsung’s just-introduced MLC-based 128 GB SSD. The SSD at 32GB capacity will read data (sequentially) at 90 MB/s and write it (sequentially) at 70 MB/s. The 16 GB reads

Yagi Antennas Operate at 2,500 MHz

September 25, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

Fulfilling moderate to high gain directional requirements at 2.4 GHz, Astron Wireless Technologies’ P2400 Series yagi antennas demonstrate a frequency range from 2,375 MHz to 2,500 MHz. The devices include 4 levels of gain, a wideband design for coverage without

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IEPE Accelerometer Offers 10 mV/g Sensitivity

September 25, 2008 5:34 am | Comments

Weighing in at 0.2 grams, Dytran Instruments’ 3224A1 IEPE accelerometer presents a sensitivity of 10 mV/g. The “teardrop”-designed component operates at temperatures up to 300°F with integrated electronics, an adhesive mount, and a planar shear ceramic design. The accelerometer is suitable for environmental stress screening, PC board vibration

Front End Power Supplies Exhibit High Efficiency

September 24, 2008 11:48 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Possessing a power density up to 17.9 W/in.³, Murata Power Solutions’ D1U4-W Series AC/DC front end power supplies deliver power with efficiency of up to 90.9%. The 355.6 mm × 101.6 mm × 41 mm 1U-housed devices offer output power of 1,600 W (220 VAC) or 1,200 W (110 VAC), main output voltages of 12 V, and standby output of

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