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LED Protector Features Electronic Shunt Path

November 6, 2008 9:35 am | Comments

Providing a switching electronic shunt path when a single LED in an LED array fails as an open circuit, the PLED 6 Series from Littelfuse is an open LED protector that features a current range of 300 mA to 1.0 A. With an on-state voltage of 1.5 V, the open LED protector uses a 4-layered thyristor structure that automatically resets if the LED heals itself or is replaced and also features

Luminaire Disconnect Suits Fluorescent Fixtures

November 6, 2008 9:22 am | Comments

Adding to the 873 LUMI-NUTS product line, WAGO’s 873-903 3-pole luminaire disconnect targets linear fluorescent fixtures that use a dimming circuit or the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol. The power input/line side accommodates AWG #18-12 solid and AWG #16-12 stranded conductors, and the ballast/load side accepts AWG #18 solid conductors. The component presents a current rating of 6 A at 600 V, a UL94V-0 flame-rated

Cameras Contain Gigabit Ethernet Interface

November 6, 2008 8:20 am | Comments

Targeting industrial inspection, general machine vision, and microscopy, Prosilica’s GS Series periscope-type CCD cameras present a gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE vision) to allow cable lengths of up to 100 m using conventional network cables and up to tens of km using fiber optics. Functions consist of snapshot/globalshutter, pixel binning, area of interest readout, external


Digital Delay Generator Exhibits 10 ns Edge Resolution

November 6, 2008 6:58 am | Comments

Having 8 timing channels with programmable logic, Berkeley Nucleonics’ Model 725 multi-trigger digital delay generator demonstrates edge resolution of 10 ns. Up to 8 trigger inputs can be logic signals, switches, transducers, interlocks, sensors, computer commands, and

Resistors Show Wide Resistance Range

November 6, 2008 6:18 am | Comments

Offering sizes from 0402 to 2512, Stackpole Electronics’ HGC Series thick-film chip resistors exhibit resistance values from 1 KOhm to 2 TOhm. The components present tolerances from 20% down to 0.25%, TCRs ranging from 200 ppm down to 25 ppm, and VCR characteristics of <1 ppm/V. Applications include voltage drivers for test instruments, meters, and

Step Motors Suit Multi-axis Apps

November 6, 2008 5:35 am | Comments

Based on the MotionChip DSP control technology, Technosoft’s IS23x-MA intelligent step motors adapt to distributed motion control applications with integrated intelligence. The 61 mm to 96 mm × 57 mm × 57 mm units embed a stepper motor, power electronics, a controller, and an interface with basic local digital and analog I/O signals, and PLC functionalities. The ready-to-run steppers offer permanent output torque from 1 Nm to 1.8 Nm, a single power supply from 12 V to 48 V, and high resolution

Controller ICs Target Capacitive Touch Apps

November 6, 2008 4:07 am | Comments

Adding to the PureTouch family, Leadis Technology’s LDS6003, LDS6005, LDS6023, LDS6025, and LDS6028 touch controller ICs perform in mobile and non-mobile capacitive touch applications. The 0.8 mm thick components operate at 1.8 V with power consumption of <200 µW, Strongest Touch Selection (STS) for inadvertent touch prevention; Threshold Individually Programmed (TIP), and Automatic Ambient Compression (AAC) for environmental response

LED Lighting Creates Beam Angles

November 5, 2008 11:17 am | Comments

Powering via a 24 VDC Class 2 power supply, DDP’s Emerge LED CoveWash customizable linear LED lighting utilizes a linear parabolic reflector and thin-film diffusers to create various beam angles. The Energy Star-compliant product consumes 3 W/ft while providing upwards of 145 lm/ft and efficacy of 40 lm/W when combined with DDP’s SSLD technology. The UL-certified lighting


Temperature Controllers Use Dual LED Display

November 5, 2008 10:47 am | Comments

Accepting a variety of thermocouple and RTD inputs, Omega Engineering’s CN740 Series 1/16 DIN temperature controllers show process value and set-point value simultaneously on a dual LED display. The CE-compliant products offer single output control, either simple ON/OFF or full PID, two alarm outputs, and indication of auto-tuning, engineering units (°F or °C), and alarm status on

Motherboard Utilizes Quad Processor

November 5, 2008 10:15 am | Comments

Possessing the Intel Q45 Express chipset with Intel I/O controller hub 10 DO, ITOX’s EL330-DR micro-ATX form factor motherboard supports the 45-nm Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q9400 with up to 6 MB of shared L2 cache and up to 1,333 MHz front side bus (FSB). The component protects against software-based attacks, and safeguards the confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created on an embedded system via Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) support. The device integrates

DC/DC Converter Delivers 3.3 VDC

November 5, 2008 9:33 am | Comments

Using 200 LFM airflow, Power-One’s SSQE48T25033 sixteenth-brick DC/DC converter supplies 3.3 VDC at 25 A with 100% of full-rated power available at 55°C and 22 A at 70°C. The 22.9 mm × 33 mm × 9.5 mm devices offer ±3% combined line, load, and temperature regulation; efficiencies of up to 93%, an input range from 36 VDC to 75 VDC, the capability to

Field-Replaceable SMAs Offer Improved VSWR

November 5, 2008 9:02 am | Comments

Rated for maximum dielectric withstanding voltage (DWV) of 1000 V RMS at 60 Hz and sea level, a line of field-replaceable SMAs from San-tron feature VSWR of 1.07:1 from DC to 18 GHz, and 1.25:1 or better through 26.5 GHz. The connector families include models for mating with 0.012-, 0.015-, 0.018-, and 0.020-in center pins. The 50-O SMAs feature passivated 303 stainless-steel bodies

BGS Sensors Exhibit Automatic Crosstalk Protection

November 5, 2008 8:26 am | Comments

Delivering a sensing range of up to 350 mm, Pepperl+Fuchs’ ML7 background suppression (BGS) sensors present automatic crosstalk protection, enabling multiple sensors to be mounted side-by-side without inter-unit interference. The 31 mm × 11 mm × 23 mm devices use LED indicators for provide power and output status, and diagnostic information. The instruments utilize the 4-in-1 output for detecting the connected load and sink or sources as needed. The units suit


Connection System Works in 22 A Apps

November 5, 2008 7:53 am | Comments

Based on the 1.5 mm width ISO blade-type terminal system, Molex’s MX150 cable-sealed 1-by-2 connection system supports low-level signal and power applications up to 22 A. The product offers sealing for SAE wire gauges from 14 AWG to 22 AWG and metric-sized wires, and

Servo Motor Controller Possesses CANopen

November 5, 2008 6:55 am | Comments

Configuring for peer-to-peer master or slave, QuickSilver Controls’ QCI-D2-IG-J1 OEM servo motor controller uses CANopen to share I/O and registers with other CANopen-enabled SilverDust controllers or third-party CANopen devices. The component supports CAN in Automation (CiA) CANopen drives and motion control profile 402 for allowing master devices to


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