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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


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

LCD Module Achieves High Luminance

October 23, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

Showing ultra-extended graphics array (UXGA) resolution, NEC LCD Technologies’ NL160120AC27-22B 21.3” (54 cm diagonal) amorphous-silicon TFT LCD module displays luminance of 900 cd/m². Proprietary UA-SFT technology and a direct backlight system reproduce the grayscale images required for medical diagnosis in applications such as radiograms and


Controller Hub Expands MicroTCA Capabilities

October 23, 2008 7:16 am | Comments

Providing system management and Ethernet switching for up to 12 AdvancedMC modules, The Kontron AM4901 Management Controller Hub (MCH) enables MicroTCA applications outside of telecommunications segment. With an unmanaged BCM5396 Ethernet switch, the MCH is a single PCB solution with one MCH tongue. It provides one GbE uplink on the front. On the edge connector, there are 12x GbE for AMCs

Dual-Core Processors Satisfy Extended Reliability Requirements

October 23, 2008 7:09 am | Comments

Two dual-core integrated processors from e2v, the PC8641D and the PC8572, are extended-reliability versions of the MPC8641D and MPC8572 from Freescale Semiconductor. The MPC8641D features two superscalar e600 cores running at up to 1250 MHz in a military temperature range of -55°C to +125°C. The e600 core has a 128-bit vector processing unit. With 1 MB of backside L2 cache for each core


NCCM Appliance Uses ChangeManager Software

October 23, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

Including an operating system and a hardware platform, Exaprotect’s Solsoft ChangeManager Appliance utilizes pre-installed, pre-tested ChangeManager software for network configuration change management (NCCM). The device enables the management of

Gearmotors Exhibit Right Angle Worm Gearing

October 23, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Functioning as Von Weise drop-in replacements for VW23 and VW33 gearmotors, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR23 fractional horsepower DC gearmotors present right angle worm gearing. The devices offer 90 VDC input, gear ratios from 37:1 to 525:1, corresponding fixed output speeds from 90 to 3 rpm, and output torque from 34 in./lbs to 250 in./lbs (3.8 N-m to 28.3 N-m). The units include 1/10 hp or 1/20 hp (75 W or 150 W) permanent magnet DC motors with replaceable

Circular Connectors Suit Industrial Apps

October 23, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

Performing in rough conditions, Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics’ eco|mate Series circular connectors target industrial applications. The grasping range of the screw locking parts show dirt resistance for a simple connection release. The cable housing includes a non-sensitive metric trapezoid thread. A clamping ring protects the sealing around the cable housing and delivers output forces of

DC/DC Converters Supply 20 W

October 22, 2008 1:03 pm | International Rectifier | Comments

Having availability as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), International Rectifier’s HTA Series DC/DC converters deliver up to 20 W of regulated output power from -35°C to 185°C. The devices offer an input voltage range from 150 V to 250 V, single and dual output configurations, galvanically-isolated

MLCCs Present Polymer Terminals

October 22, 2008 12:33 pm | Comments

Withstanding higher levels of mechanical stress, Vishay Intertechnology’s VJ0805, VJ1206, VJ1210, VJ1808 and VJ1812 HVArc Guard SMT X7R MLCCs include optional polymer terminals. The devices have optimization in applications including buck and boost DC/DC converters, voltage multipliers for flyback converters, and lighting ballast circuits. The capacitors exhibit


Connectors Interchange with MIL-DTL-83513 Products

October 22, 2008 12:01 pm | Comments

Testing in accordance with ESA specifications, C&K Components’ MDMA Series rectangular micro miniature connectors show interchangeability with ESA Micro D connectors and MIL-DTL-83513 products. The instruments suit flight equipment, payloads and harnesses, satellites and launchers, engineering models, ground equipment, and testing. Using twist pin contact

Image Sensor Delivers Low-Light Performance

October 22, 2008 11:25 am | Comments

Incorporating 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel technology and a TrueFocus ISP, OmniVision Technologies’ OV5462 5 megapixel SoC CMOS image sensor supplies >500 mV/Lux-sec. and all the functionality of a complete camera on a chip, including extended depth of field (EDoF). The component performs backside illumination, and increases the chief ray angle (CRA). The device employs a combination of advanced de-noise, gamma and color correction algorithms to reduce


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