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Synchronous Buck Regulator Puts 6 Amps into MLP footprint

March 20, 2009 12:02 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Offering over 40 percent space savings compared to a discrete implementation, the TinyBuck FAN21SV06 6A synchronous Buck Regulator from Fairchild Semiconductor incorporates a controller, driver and optimized power MOSFETs in a compact 5mm x 6mm MLP footprint.

Microsoft adds Shortcuts, Security to New Browser

March 20, 2009 7:00 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp. released a new version of Internet Explorer Thursday, adding features meant to speed up common Web surfing tasks and bringing the browser's security measures in line with those of major competitors.


Open-Frame Supplies Yield 150 W

March 20, 2009 6:48 am | Comments

Consisting of 3 standard models providing outputs of 12, 24, or 48 VDC, the ARFS-150 Series of 150-W open-frame switching power supplies from Aras Power Technologies is provided in a package measuring 3.0” x 5.0” x 1.08”. The universal-input supplies include active PFC and ORing diodes for 1+1 redundant operation.


NEMA 34 Motor Delivers Over 1 Horsepower

March 19, 2009 11:48 am | Comments

Using an 8-pole segmented-stator design for increased energy density and efficiency, the SmartMotorsT SM3416DT-PLS2 integrated servo motor from Animatics packs greater than 900 Watts of peak power, over 1 HP, into the cube-shaped NEMA Size 34 package.

Resistor Card Uses PCI Form Factor

March 19, 2009 9:17 am | Comments

Available in configurations with resistance ranges from 1 O to 230 O, 2 O to 13.5 kO, and 3 O to 1.5M O with 18, 9 and 6 channels respectively, the PCI-based Model 50-297 Precision Resistor card has software interfaces for all popular programming environments based on simple resistance calls for each channel.

Sony E-Book Reader to Gain 500,000 Public-Domain Titles

March 19, 2009 6:57 am | Comments

Google Inc. is making half a million books, unprotected by copyright, available for free on Sony Corp.'s electronic book-reading device, the companies were set to announce Thursday. It's the first time Google has made its vast trove of scanned public-domain books available to an e-book device, and vaults the Sony Reader past Inc.'s Kindle as the device with the largest available library, at about 600,000 books.

Double-layer Capacitors Tout Values up to 3000 F

March 19, 2009 6:34 am | Comments

Double Layer Capacitors with capacitances up to 3000 F developed by WIMA are suitable for energy storage where charge or discharge of high loads at a short time is needed. They are available as WIMA SuperCap C with cylindrical case or as WIMA SuperCap R with rectangular case. These capacitors are cascaded to

Insulation Tester Provides Dual-Scale Output

March 19, 2009 5:39 am | Comments

The DA2005 dual-scale insulation tester from Protek provides 0 to 100,000 MO insulation resistance measurements at 2,500 V on a dual-range analog scale plus output HV monitoring on a built-in 3½ digit LCD. Complete with built-in high-voltage probe, the device measures 1000 MO to 100, 000 MO resistances on the green analog scale and 0 to 2,000 MO on the red analog scale.


Tricolor 3-W LED Fills Lighting Apps

March 18, 2009 10:12 am | Comments

Well-suited for solid-state architectural and commercial lighting applications, the 3-W ASMT-MT00 Moonstone LED from Avago Technologies delivers 108 lumens and can be independently controlled to enable color-changing and mixing as well as white output.

USB to Serial Converters Offer Secure Connections

March 18, 2009 9:01 am | Comments

USB v1.1 and v2.0 compliant, Advantech’s USB-4604B and USB-4604BM USB to 4-port RS-232 and USB to 4-port RS-232/422/485 converters provide a novel type-B USB connector with thumbscrews to ensure connection despite vibration or inadvertent tugging on the cable.

Large-size TFT-LCD Panel Shipments are Up

March 18, 2009 6:07 am | Comments

Under the current global economic recession, February 2009 large-size TFT-LCD Panel Shipments was up after 5 month. Displaybank, a market research company focused in Display industry ( announced that 2009 February large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments increased 26.3% M/M at 30.1 million pieces.

Fiber-Optic Switch Uses Mirrors

March 18, 2009 5:10 am | Comments

Employing mirror technology, the QuickSwitch Model 6259 16-Channel Fiber Optic ST Simplex A/B/Off-Line Switch from Electro Standards Laboratories enables devices connected to the Common port of each channel to access the A or B port of each channel. The 2U rackmount unit goes offline on power loss and will stop passing data.

Digital Humidity Sensor Addresses Space-Sensitive Apps

March 17, 2009 6:51 am | Comments

With a 3 x 3-mm footprint and a height of 1.1 mm, the SHT21 digital humidity sensor from Sensirion also supports additional communication modes, including analog modes.


N-Channel MOSFETs Withstand 2kV ESD

March 17, 2009 6:27 am | Comments

Incorporating two isolated 50-V, 280-mA MOSFETs, the CMLDM7003 from Central Semiconductor has built-in 2-kV ESD protection. Additional features of the SOT-563-packaged device include transient voltage suppressors across the source and gate of each device as an added protection against high voltage transients.

USB-IF Announces Plan to Receive UWB Specifications

March 17, 2009 6:09 am | Comments

As announced by the WiMedia Alliance today, the organization will transfer its UWB specifications to Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and Wireless USB Promoter Group as they apply to each entity’s expertise for standardization and certification or both.


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