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DC Motor Controller Serves Mobile Robots

January 20, 2009 4:17 am | Comments

Directly driving up to 120 A on each channel at up to 60 V, Roboteq’s AX2860 dual-channel DC motor controller functions in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV), Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and mobile robots for exploration, hazardous material handling, and military and surveillance applications. The 9” × 5.5” × 1.6” device accepts

Connector Seals to IP67

January 19, 2009 6:57 am | Comments

Targeting rugged or waterproof high power, signal, and ground interconnect applications, the SPEC (Sealed Power For Environmental Connections) Pak from Anderson Power Products has an environmentally-sealed IP67 shell to protect contacts and housings. The connectors are populated with a selection of touch-safe, color-coded Powerpole housings able to handle up to 45 amps

ENERGY STAR Adapter Operates Worldwide

January 19, 2009 6:57 am | Phihong | Comments

Complying with ENERGY STAR EPS 2.0 requirements, Phihong’s PSA18R-120P 18-W adapter includes four interchangeable AC plugs, making it compatible with virtually every power outlet worldwide. The Class II, double-insulated unit exhibits no-load power consumption of <0.3 W, operating temperature from 0°C to 40°C, and short-circuit protection with an auto restart function in OEM applications. The Class B EMI-compliant device bears

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UPS Units Protect in Small Areas

January 19, 2009 6:39 am | Comments

Complying with RoHS standards, Emerson Network Power’s Liebert PSA and Liebert PSI-XR UPS units are designed to provide power protection for home offices and small data centers or IT rooms. The rack-mount or tower Liebert PSI-XR provides more than five minutes of battery backup at full load with optional external battery cabinets; offers remote monitoring and power management; and can be configured at 110 VAC, 120 VAC, or

Chip Inductors Feature Highest Current in 1210 Form Factor

January 19, 2009 6:30 am | Comments

Measuring 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm x 1.7 mm, the BRL3225 Series of wire-wound chip inductors from Taiyo Yuden is said to feature the highest rated current in the EIA 1210 form factor. The BRL3225T-1R0M, for example, is rated at 2.4 A at 1.0 µH inductance, while providing 0.043 Ohms RDC. Devices are available

Pushbutton Switches Offer Multiple Caps and Colors

January 19, 2009 6:26 am | Comments

With electrical life of 200,000 cycles the LP11 Series of illuminated pushbutton switches from E-Switch, offer options such as tactile feel, multiple cap types, and LED color options. Requiring an operating force of 250 +/- 100 gf, switch travel is 4.50 +/- 0.2 mm. Other specs include

Optocouplers Offer High CMR

January 19, 2009 6:15 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Driving output currents of 2.5 A and 1 A, respectively, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FOD3120 and FOD3150 optocouplers demonstrate common mode rejection (CMR) of 35 kV/µs and 20 kV/µs, respectively. The devices can drive 1,200-V/20-A IGBTs and MOSFETs, exhibit pulse width distortion of 100 ns, and deliver a peak working voltage of 1,414 V. The components utilize Pb-free terminals and have been characterized for

GMR Current Sensor Presents Wide Input Range

January 19, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

Combining a GMR bridge sensor element with an on-chip current strap, NVE Corporation’s AAV003-10E giant magnetoresistive (GMR) current sensor offers a bipolar bridge output voltage proportional to the current through the strap over an input range from -80 mA to 80 mA. The device exhibits a typ. sensitivity of 1 mV/mA with a

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Oscilloscope and DSA Trigger Rapidly

January 19, 2009 4:42 am | Tektronix | Comments

Providing support on all channels simultaneously for bandwidth, memory, sample rate, and waveform capture rate, the DPO70000B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope (DPO) and DSA70000B Digital Serial Analyzer (DSA) Series from Tektronix are presented as having the fastest available hardware-based pattern triggering for advanced serial data bus speeds at rates up to 5 Gb/s.

Small-Form PCs Target Industrial Applications

January 19, 2009 4:38 am | Comments

Using Intel Core 2 Duo processors with 64-bit EMT64 technology, Stealth.com’s LPC-650 Series LittlePC industrial PCs measure 6.5” × 6” × <2”. The devices include a Gigabit LAN, a Wi-Fi 802.11g, 4 USB 2.0, Serial, 2 VGA Video, Audio, and HDMI ports. The units support up to 4 GB in memory and have a built-in, 2.5” high-shock hard drive with up to 500 GB of storage space for archived data. The systems are compatible with

Chipset Serves Data Projectors

January 19, 2009 4:19 am | Comments

Comprised of a red, green, and blue LED, Luminus Devices’ PhlatLight LED PT-121 chipset is designed for next-generation, lamp-free data projectors using micro-displays ranging from 0.65”to 1”. The unit offers instant start up with no warm up and cool down period, and a color gamut exceeding NTSC standards and surpassing

Varistor Features Thermal Protection

January 16, 2009 11:49 am | Comments

Consisting of a 34-mm square-format varistor element (MOV) with an integrated thermally active element, a two-leaded version of the TMOV34S Series from Littelfuse is designed to open and safely disconnect the device in the event of overheating. The device will enable compliance

Network Appliance Supports Large Range of Applications

January 16, 2009 11:46 am | Comments

Designed for networking and network security applications, the PL-10560 1U rackmount network appliance from WIN supports applications including IDS/IPS, firewall, VPN gateway, load balancing, and UTM. It offers a choice of Pentium M or Celeron M ULV processors. It features

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Best of CES 2009(2)

January 16, 2009 9:50 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

The International Consumer Electronics Show 2009 didn’t exhibit a great deal of innovation. There were product announcements aplenty, as always at CES. But everything, from the keynotes to the exhibition floor, seemed very low-key (another victim of our lousy economy). Nonetheless, with 2,700 exhibitors catering to over 130,000 attendees, some products and/or technologies are bound to distinguish themselves.

Fan-cooled 1U Supply Suits Medical Applications

January 16, 2009 8:59 am | Comments

Delivering an output of up to 300 W, the active-PFC TMPC-300-1U fan-cooled supply from Tumbler Technologies and TRUMPower is approved to UL 60601-1, EN 60601-1, and IEC 60601-1 medical standards. CE-marked and RoHS-compliant, the 7.48” x 3.94” x 1.59” unit also meets EPS 1U 2.0 standards.

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