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Current-Sense Chip Resistors Suit General Applications

April 28, 2009 5:58 am | Comments

Designed to offer a low cost solution for low resistance value requirements where high temperature operation and low TCR are less important, the CSR / CSRN Series of thick film current sense chip resistors from Stackpole provides a TCR that is 200 ppm or better for most sizes and still is able to supply 1% tolerances as standard.

Rackmount 2U Programmable Supplies Rated at up to 6 kW

April 28, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

Presented as having the highest power density of any device of its type, the XR Series of 2U programmable DC power supplies from Magna-Power can deliver voltages of up to 1000 Vdc and currents of up to 375 A.

Flat-to-Flat Adapters Rated for 8 A

April 27, 2009 9:30 am | Comments

The VAZ-2FK-B3 AS-Interface Flat-to-Flat adapters from Pepperl+Fuchs are rated for 8A operating current. These adapters facilitate the connection of two AS-Interface cables or two 24-VDC auxiliary power cables. They feature IP67/IP68/IP69k protection and 19-mm x 26-mm x 40-mm housing. According to their press release


Tactile Switch Offers Right-angle, Thru Hole Termination

April 27, 2009 9:24 am | Comments

The TL1250 illuminated tactile switch from E-Switch – Lamb Industries Offers right-angle, thru hole termination. Blue, red, green, and yellow single LED options are available. Features include: Force of 120 +/- 60gf; 180 +/- 60gf; or 280 +/- 70gf, Mechanical Life of 50,000 cycles min., travel of 0.2mm +/- 0.1mm

Instrumentation Amp Is Smallest Available

April 27, 2009 9:20 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Smaller than the tip of a pencil, the AD8235 instrumentation amplifier from Analog Devices is also presented as having up to 50% less power consumption than similar products. The 1.6 mm x 2.0 mm device operates with an input from 1.8 V to 5.5 V and draws 40 microamps (max) of current with a 6-nA shutdown current and a 40-pA bias current.

Cat5 Switch Handles Four Devices

April 27, 2009 6:59 am | Comments

Providing the user with board-mounted pushbutton control or remote control via ASCII RS-232 Serial Data sent through its remote port, the Pathway Model 7423 RJ45 Cat5 A/B/C/D Switch from Electro Standards Laboratories allows users to share a single RJ45 interface connected to the Common port among four other devices.

Power Distribution System Reduces Install Time by 30 Percent

April 24, 2009 9:25 am | Comments

Using quick disconnects, the new Altech Power Distribution (APD) System purportedly saves up to 30 percent in installation time. The system allows for multiple connections per phase and up to 83 disconnects per meter. The system houses two conductors in plastic insulation suitable for voltages up to 600VAC

Circuit Breakers Protect Against Shorts and Overloads

April 24, 2009 9:12 am | Comments

Combining active electronic current limiting for short-circuit conditions and overload shutdown, EC-E electronic circuit breakers from Phoenix Contact protect load circuits connected to a 24 V DC power supply. The circuit breakers have a current limitation of 1.3 to 1.8 times the rated current of the circuit protector


PoE Gigabit Injector Handles 40 W

April 24, 2009 7:50 am | Comments

Accepting an input from 100 to 250 VAC, the Ault PENT1040A/B/C/D family of Gigabit injectors for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) from SL Power has a non-vented desktop configuration and complies with EMI/RFI regulations and is CE compliant.

Four-Channel Driver IC Saves Board Space

April 24, 2009 7:41 am | International Rectifier | Comments

Based upon a half bridge topology, the IRS2093 from International Rectifier integrates four channels of Class D audio amplifier drivers with PWM modulators in a single IC. Features of the MLPQ48-packaged 200-V device include an error amplifier, PWM comparator, gate driver, an analog PWM modulator with frequency up to 800 kHz

Solid-State Voltage Regulator Serves Sensitive Applications

April 24, 2009 7:25 am | Comments

Designed to eliminate power disturbances that affect sensitive devices such as laboratory instrumentation, Falcon Electric's SVR Pro 1.5-kVA, 2.2-kVA and 3- kVA active solid-state voltage regulators protect against problematic generator frequency shifts, surges, sags, and extended brownouts.

MCU Family Sleeps at Currents as low as 20 nA

April 23, 2009 8:54 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

With features such as the integration of EEPROM, oscillators, USB, and capacitive-touch sensing peripherals, MicroChip's microcontroller (MCU) families using nanoWatt XLP eXtreme low-power technology can achieve sleep currents as low as 20 nA.

Modular Connectors Use 2-mm Pitch

April 23, 2009 8:31 am | Comments

Available in four- and five-row versions, the 2-mm Modular CBC 20 from ITT Interconnect Solutions is a two-part modular plug and receptacle connector system that provides the interconnect headroom necessary to expand as design requirements change.


Illuminated Pushbuttons Suit Avionics Displays

April 23, 2009 8:16 am | Comments

Designed specifically for avionics applications, the PBA Series of miniature pushbutton switches from C&K Components has a robust design that includes gold plated contacts, IP64 sealing, and extended life cycles to 1,000,000 rotations.

Embedded Systems 2009

April 23, 2009 7:23 am | Comments

Here are a few pictures we took ont he floor of the 2009 Embedded Systems Confernce. Recognize anyone?



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