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Keypads Perform in Harsh Environments

March 6, 2009 5:58 am | Comments

Sealed per IP67 standards, EAO Switch’s S.series Zamac keypads are appropriate for security and access control applications within harsh environments. The RoHS-compliant devices offer 12 or 16 keys, telephone or hexadecimal II configurations, a library of >20 different illuminated key characters, and a lifetime of up to

Supplies Tout High Power Density

March 6, 2009 5:58 am | Comments

Available in 3 models offering 3 kilowatts of output power, the Mean Well RSP-3000 Series of switching power supplies has a power density of 15.6 W per cubic inch. The active-PFC units accept from 180 to 264 VAC with primary output voltages of 12, 24, or 48 VDC and an auxiliary 12 V (at 100 mA) output. Features include an operating efficiencies from 86 to 90 percent with external control voltage trim from 20~110% of the rated output.

Tyco Shares Could Continue to Slide

March 6, 2009 5:05 am | Comments

Tyco Electronics shares could continue its steep slide because of its exposure to the troubled auto industry, an analyst said Friday. Analyst Brian J. White of Collins Stewart said in a note to investors he believes Tyco Electronics, which makes electronic components, undersea telecommunications systems, and wireless equipment, could slide another


Marvell Shares Climb

March 6, 2009 4:56 am | Comments

Shares of chip maker Marvell Technology Group advanced Friday morning after the company's fiscal first-quarter outlook topped forecasts, a sign that semiconductor demand may be stabilizing. Marvell also said it will be eliminating 850 jobs, or about 15 percent of its work force, to save on costs. The Santa Clara, CA company posted a loss for

Photocouplers Demonstrate High Isolation Voltage

March 5, 2009 8:45 am | Comments

Coming in a 4.55-mm × 3.70-mm × 2.10-mm SO6 package, Toshiba America Electronic Components’ TLP109 and TLP116A SMT photocouplers exhibit a min. isolation voltage of 3,750 Vrms. The 30-V (max.), 1-Mbps, open-collector output TLP109 has max. propagation delay of 0.8 µs, typ. common-mode transient immunity of ±10 kV/us, and operating temperatures from -55°C to 100°C. The 6-V (max.), 20-Mbps, totem-pole output

EMI Filters Target Multimedia Wireless Handsets

March 5, 2009 7:56 am | Comments

Based on Praetorian III LC-based filtering technology, California Micro Devices’ CM1693 family of EMI filters address handset designs based upon 4G LTE-based processors. The units exhibit typ. roll off frequencies at 300 MHz, broad stop band starting in the 700-MHz band up to 6 GHz; ESD protection up to ±18 kV contact discharge, rise/fall times of

GUI Color Starter Kit Creates Interactive Displays

March 5, 2009 6:51 am | Comments

Providing everything needed to create and drive a color GUI display, the Color Starter Kit from Amulet Technologies includes a 480 x 272 TFT display, an integrated touch panel and controller board, downloadable compiler software, a 5 VDC power supply, stylus, and USB PC interface cable.

Board Form Factor Serves Next-Gen Embedded Systems

March 5, 2009 6:01 am | Comments

With a footprint 30% more compact than a Mini-ITX board yet with 200% more I/O capability, the 12 cm x 17 cm Em-ITX form factor from VIA Technologies includes dual I/O coastlines and an Em-IO expansion bus. The Em-IO expansion bus integrates the majority of popular bus signal technologies, including USB 2.0, GPIO, LPC, PCIe, IDE, IEEE 1394, S-ATA, PCI, DVI, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and Card Bus signals.


Rockers Snap into Panel Cut-Out Hole

March 5, 2009 6:01 am | Comments

Offering single- and double-pole versions with UL, cUL, VDE, and RoHS approvals, Phaseda’s RL3-2 Series rocker switches fit into a standard panel cut-out hole. The devices have UL ratings of 16 A and 1/3 hp at 125 VAC for high-power and motor applications, and 10 A at 125 VAC for small appliances and test equipment usage. The rockers demonstrate a VDE rating of 10(4) A and 6(2) A at 250 VAC, and can be

Oscilloscopes Have Largest Display in Class

March 5, 2009 5:54 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Equipped with a 12.1” displays for close to a 40 percent increase in display area over other scopes in their class, the InfiniiVision 7000 Series of mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscopes now offers bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz with a deep-memory waveform update rate of up to 100,000 waveforms per second. Available applications include serial decode and trigger for I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, mask/waveform limit testing, RS-232, and other UART testing.

DC/DC Converters Supply 12 W

March 5, 2009 5:42 am | Comments

Coming in a 1.26" × 0.79" × 0.41" 24-pin DIP package, V-Infinity’s VAWQ12 Series DC/DC converters deliver 12 W of output power. The components exhibit 4:1 input ranges from 9 VDC to 36 VDC at a nominal input of 24 VDC or from 18 VDC to 75 VDC at a nominal input of 48 VDC. The units offer output voltages of

Burj Dubai Uses LED Products

March 5, 2009 5:25 am | Comments

Energy Focus announced today that the Burj Dubai will be illuminated with its Crescent brand LED lighting products. Crescent Lighting, a whole owned subsidiary of Energy Focus, headquartered in the UK, offers a line of LED based lighting solutions to international markets. The Burj Dubai is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete. At its current building state, the tower stands 2,684 ft tall and

Hall-Effect Switch Accepts Input as low as 1.5 V

March 4, 2009 9:58 am | Comments

Suitable for use in flip and slide detection in portable handsets, Melexis’ MLX90248 Micropower & Omnipolar Hall-Effect Switch requires an input of 3µA at 1.5 V, down from the previous version’s 2.5 V. Features include up to 8 kV of protection against ESD and the ability to detect magnetic fields below 6 MilliTeslas (60 Gauss).


Video Development Kit Uses the Spartan-3A DSP

March 4, 2009 9:33 am | Comments

Created to prototype and develop designs for video processing and display, the Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP 1800A Video Kit and the NEC 6.5” LCD Panel Kit from Avnet enables users to get customized video designs running within a short period of time. The Video Kit is comprised of the LCD Panel Kit, the Avnet PS-Video EXP module, and the Spartan-3A DSP Starter Kit. Several FPGA-based reference designs are provided and highlight interface capabilities and the DDR2-based video frame buffer controller.

Pressure Sensor Integrates USB Interface

March 4, 2009 8:28 am | Comments

Designed for industrial pressure measurement applications, Validyne Engineering’s P58 digital differential pressure transmitter incorporates a USB interface for communication and power. The interface provides remote zero and span adjustment, as well as digital pressure readings in engineering units, and the USB drivers and


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