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Tower UPSs Offer High Power Ratings

January 21, 2009 5:49 am | Comments

Designed for small-to-medium businesses, remote offices, and retail environments, Hewlett Packard’s T750 G2, T1000 G3, and T1500 G3 tower UPS units exhibit power ratings of 750 VA, 1,000 VA, and 1,400 VA. The devices present a line-interactive design with buck and boost voltage regulation; an intuitive front panel display, Enhanced Battery Management (EBM), and prioritized shut-down of attached devices during

Signal Tester is First LTE Base-Station Simulator

January 21, 2009 5:46 am | Comments

Designed with 4 RF units that enable 2x2 MIMO system handover tests (in a simulated network environment), the MD8430A Signaling Tester from Anritsu is presented as the industry’s first LTE base-station simulator. The simulator can conduct end-to-end testing at downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to

Power Supplies Address Medical Applications

January 21, 2009 5:41 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Comments

With a 4 kVAC I/O isolation and an output-to-ground isolation of 1,500 VAC, digitally controlled 300-W power supplies from TDK-Lambda meet the IEC 60601-1 for medical equipment. Regulated DC outputs of 12 V or 24 VDC are standard, and features include an integrated transformer and 8-bit microcontroller. The supply delivers


TCXOs Perform from 650 Hz to 1.25 MHz

January 21, 2009 5:34 am | Comments

Coming in a SMT package, Greenray Industries' T124 Series TCXOs come in versions from 650 Hz to 1.25 MHz. The components offer temperature stability to ±0.30 ppm over a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The devices exhibit an input voltage of 3.3 V input voltage with optional electrical freqency control (EFC) to adjust for

MCU Enables Fine Powertrain Control

January 21, 2009 4:57 am | Renesas | Comments

Intended for fine-grain control of vehicle engines and transmissions for improved performance and efficiency with low emissions, the SH72531 32-bit SuperH microcontroller (MCU) from Renesas can operate at temperatures as high as 125°C. The 90-nm process IC has 1.25 MB of flash memory and achieves 240 MIPS processing performance at 120 MHz. The 3.3-V/5-V chip consumes just 350 mW and comes in a 24-mm² LQFP package with

Emitter Presents High Radiant Intensity and Optical Power

January 21, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

Measuring 3-mm (T1), Vishay Intertechnology’s VSLB3940 940-nm infrared emitter offers on-axis radiant intensity of 65 mW/sr and optical power of 40 mW at 100 mA. The component exhibits switching times of 15 ns, support for data rates up to 30 Mb/s, an angle of half intensity of ±22°, and a forward voltage of 1.35 V at 100 mA. The device is appropriate for infrared remote control units used with digital cameras, notebook PCs, and

Terminal Combines MIL-STD-1553 Components

January 21, 2009 4:35 am | Comments

Offering software and hardware compatibility with the Enhanced Mini-ACE Series, Data Device Corporation’s BU-64843T Total-ACE MIL-STD-1553 terminal integrates dual transceivers, dual transformers, a protocol engine, and 4K words of internal RAM. The PBGA-packaged unit is powered by 3.3 V, exhibits an industrial

LCR Meter Boasts High Accuracy

January 20, 2009 8:53 am | Comments

Measuring inductance, capacitance, and resistance in series and in parallel with 500 test frequencies from 12 Hz to 100 KHz, Protek’s Model Z9218 LCR Meter provides component measurement rates of up to 12 times per second with a 0.02% basic accuracy.


Sensors Expo 2009

January 20, 2009 8:29 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2009 Sensors Expo & Conference. The event will be held Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Ethernet Switch Offers Eight Channels

January 20, 2009 6:48 am | Comments

Targeting rugged, communication-intensive applications found in transportation and other mobile environments, MEN Micro’s F302 3U CompactPCI Ethernet switch includes 8 Fast Ethernet channels on the front via RJ45, M12, or D-Sub connectors. An optional channel accessible through the rear J1 connector for communication within an embedded system is available. A service interface on the front provides options to configure the

Headers and Mates Connect Boards

January 20, 2009 6:28 am | Comments

Engineered for board-to-board or board-to-cable connections, Sullins Connector Solutions' SBH Series fully-shrouded male box headers and SFH Series female header mates perform in household appliances, HVAC equipment, gasoline pumps, vending machines, and industrial machinery. The dual-row headers offer 1.27-mm × 1.27-mm, 1.27-mm ×

Tantalum Capacitors Rated to 2,200 µF

January 20, 2009 5:49 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

Designed for applications where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power, such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards, AVX’s PulseCap tantalum capacitors are rated to 2,200 µF/6.3 V. The components exhibit a max. case height of 2 mm, use an ‘undertab’ termination style, withstand a soldering profile of 3x reflow at 260°C, and operate from -55°C to 125°C. Other applications include wireless data cards, metering, and

Benchtop Multimeter Demonstrates 6.5-digit Accuracy

January 20, 2009 5:25 am | Comments

Exhibiting 11 measurement and 8 math functions, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation’s Model 1201 7.5-digit benchtop multimeter presents 6.5-digit accuracy. The USBTMC-compliant instrument offers USB with 2,000 measurements and transfers per second, a 10-channel scan option, and temperature measurements for thermocouples and


Red and Amber LEDs Shine in Signage Applications

January 20, 2009 5:17 am | Comments

Available in versions with viewing angles of 15, 23, and 30 degrees, Avago’s HLMP-ELxx/EGxx series of 5-mm through-hole LEDs contain ultra-violet-a/b inhibitors and are suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor signage. The untinted, T-1 ¾-packaged emitters have a forward voltage from 2.1 to 2.4 V and provide either 626-nm red or 590-nm amber. The Pb-free and RoHS-compliant parts are available with or without lead-standoff, and have a

Hybrid Camera Platforms Put Photos, Video on a Chip

January 20, 2009 4:31 am | Comments

Performing in affordably-priced, pocket-sized cameras, Ambarella’s A5 family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms enable hybrid camera functions, such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording, and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing. The family consists of three products: A530, A550 and A570. The A530 IC can capture 10 MP still pictures while generating and compressing


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