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Small SVGA Display Exhibits Sharp Color Images

March 5, 2008 7:28 am | Comments

Kopin Corp. announced its fingernail-size, color CyberDisplay SVGA LVS microdisplay that measures 0.44" diagonal. This display shrinks the full-color pixel size to 11.25µm square, and it exhibits optimally sharp color images. It is a transmissive LCD display with the same architecture as LCD flat panel TVs, but with ultra-high pixel densities.

Blue and Violet Laser Diodes Increase Options

March 5, 2008 7:23 am | Comments

Power Technology, Inc. introduced its high power blue and violet laser diodes for use with its PM laser module, 405 nm at 60 mW, allowing additional selection variety. These diodes can be useful in most applications that use Argon-Ion, Helium Cadmium and blue Nd:YAG lasers such as fluorescence, confocal microscopy, high-resolution printing, flow cytometry and Raman spectroscopy.

Small Transceivers Increase Networking Port Density

March 5, 2008 7:18 am | Comments

Avago Technologies announced its 850 nm VCSEL-based 10 Gb/s AFBR-700SDZ SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable) optical transceiver with digital monitoring interface (DMI) for communications, industrial and consumer applications. It supports the SFF-8431 specification for enhanced 10 Gb SFP+ as well as the SFF-8472 specification for DMI in optical transceivers.

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High-Brightness Devices Offer Low Thermal Resistance

March 5, 2008 7:12 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released its family of yellow, amber, warm white and white 1W power SMD LEDs. The Little Star VLMK71, VLMY71, VLMW71 and VLMW711 series offer a low thermal resistance and high luminous intensity for a range of applications. Featuring an SMD power package with a compact 6.0 mm × 6.0 mm footprint and a low profile of 1.5 mm, these LEDs are robust and light-efficient.

LED Driver Features Dimmer and Blinker Control Functions

March 5, 2008 7:00 am | Comments

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. expanded its line of bus products with the CAT9532, a 16-bit LED driver with dimmer and blinker control functions that can also be used as a general purpose I/O expander. A drop-in replacement for the PCA9532, the device can drive 16 LEDs directly in parallel, and it provides LED dimming in 256 brightness steps for backlighting and RGB color mixing.

Surface Mount Tactile Switches Offer Gull Wing or J-lead Termination

March 5, 2008 6:56 am | Comments

The CIT Relay & Switch CS3304 Series is a momentary surface mount tactile switch. Offering gull wing or J-lead termination, this 6.2 mm2 tactile switch has two actuator lengths 2.6 mm and 3.4 mm. The device has a tested electrical life of 100,000 cycles with electrical rating of 50 mA at 48V DC. Contact resistance is

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Surface Mount Indicators Feature the Latest LED Technology

March 5, 2008 6:55 am | Comments

Dialight Corp. introduced its 593 series of round-lens Tri-Level Prism devices that improve indication without taking up more space, and they help eliminate mixed technology PC board processing. The series comprises 10 offerings that include single-, bi- and tri-color combinations that are suitable for datacom, telecom and medical equipment applications. Custom color combinations are also available.

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WVGA TFT for Commercial and Industrial Uses

March 5, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

One Stop Displays introduced its model OSD-804805-6UFLWB 7.0" TFT that offers a stable supply and lifecycle in a mid-sized TFT. This color AMLCD a-Si TFT is capable of full video, offering digital TTL 18-bit parallel interface and a form factor common in the market. The display has competitive 65/65/55/65 viewing angles, and it features a 30-chip LED backlight with 280 nit backlight (visible after touch panel).

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Single-Chip Front End Advances Low-Power Residential Gateways

March 5, 2008 6:39 am | Comments

Enabling the creation of improved low-power multi-mode VDSL2/ADSL2+ triple play residential gateways, the Ikanos Communications FXS60IF1single-chip Integrated Front End (IFE) integrates the xDSL line driver to reduce external components and power consumption compared to existing solutions. The device provides VDSL2 performance while meeting the DSL Forum’s stringent ADSL2+ and ADSL performance specifications (TR-100 and TR-067 respectively).

16-Channel LED Driver ICs for Display Applications

March 5, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced its models A6282 and A6285 LED driver ICs for use in displays, signs and control panels. They have 16 constant-current output channels along with serial data inputs and outputs which can be cascaded to create large, megapixel text or video displays. They can also be used in smaller applications such as LCD backlighting or controlling LEDs in an instrument or control panel.

LED Flashlight Bulb Delivers 1,200 Foot-Candles

March 5, 2008 6:07 am | Comments

LEDtronics announced its 3W LED PR-style flashlight bulb with a T3¼ (9 mm) flange base that fits virtually any two- or three-cell flashlight. With up to 1,200 foot-candles of light, this LED PR bulb provides common flashlights with a bright, solid-state, durable and weather-resistant lamp with no gases to heat, filaments to break, or glass globes to shatter.

Fully Software Selectable USB Analog Input Modules

March 5, 2008 5:11 am | Comments

ACCES I/O Products announced a series of USB analog input modules – the USB-AI Series. The USB-AI16-16A high-speed USB 2.0, 16-bit multifunction analog input board is suitable for precision measurement, analysis, monitoring, and control in countless embedded applications. It can sample inputs at speeds up to 500 kHz for the board’s 16 single-ended or 8 differential analog input channels. Standard features in the USB-AI Series include 16 digital I/O lines and a 16-bit counter/timer

Power Rocker Switch for Industrial and Commercial Applications

March 5, 2008 5:05 am | Comments

Tyco Electronics Corp. introduced its PRC series of power rocker switches for snap-in panel mounting. The series is IP66 rated for protection against dust and liquids. PRC power rocker switches are suitable for applications in industrial machinery, vacuum cleaners, HVAC equipment, power tools, power supplies, audio equipment and fitness equipment. They are rated for 20A/125V AC or 10A/250V AC.

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PTC High Power Heaters Offer Compact Heating

March 5, 2008 4:58 am | Comments

Spectrum Sensors and Controls introduced its high power, compact heater that uses ceramic PTC technology to act as the heating element. The PTC thermistors in this heater are self-regulating elements that can operate at a nearly constant temperature over a range of voltage and environmental conditions. The heaters offer high power density in a compact design that can accommodate an array of PTC thermistor elements.

Digital Power Controller Configures On The Fly

March 5, 2008 4:56 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Intended for use in ac/dc and isolated dc/dc power circuits serving high-reliability apps such as server, storage, and telecomm systems, the ADP1043 digital PWM power control and management device allows engineers to monitor and configure system parameters using a graphic interface for power functions such as frequency, timing, voltage setting, and protection limits. Communicating in real time via I2C bus,

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