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Small Modems Connect Medical Devices

January 22, 2009 7:53 am | Comments

Available in both Serial TTL and USB interfaces, a family of of external and embedded modems specifically designed to meet the requirements for the medical services industry and meet IEC60601-1/-2. Capable of operating under Windows, Linux, or Mac environments, the modems are CCITT and Bell compliant and are available in versions with specifications including 300 bps (V.21/Bell103), 1200/2400 bps (Bell212/V.22/V.22bis), 14.4 kbps (V.32bis), 33.6 kbps (V.34) and 56 kbps (V.90/V.92). The RoHS-compliant devices are


Digital Meters Measure Components

January 22, 2009 6:34 am | Comments

Handling SMT components and traditional components as small as 0.3 mm with wire leads too short to insert in test terminals, Aven’s two new battery-powered Quick-Test Tweezers incorporate a digital meter in a “tweezer” form factor for inspecting incoming circuit boards or loose components, as well as troubleshooting and production checks by electronic manufacturers. The instruments can perform AC or DC voltage measurements, check

Solid-State Contactors Present High Power Ratings

January 22, 2009 6:00 am | Comments

At 40-A or 50-A load ratings per phase at 65°C ambient temperature, Crydom's RHP line of hybrid solid-state contactors offer configurations with power ratings of 120 VAC, 240 VAC, 280 VAC, or 600 VAC. The devices demonstrate full-load life cycle ratings of >2M operations, control voltages of 24 VAC, 120 VAC, or 220 VAC, and logic-compatible, 5-VDC, 12-VDC or 24-VDC input control options. The units mount identically to a


Screw Assemblies Suit Miniature Applications

January 22, 2009 5:58 am | Comments

Comprised of small diameter, precision rolled, lead screws and nuts, Kerk Mini Series Lead Screw Assemblies from HaydonKerk Motion Solutions suit miniature applications such as data storage drives, miniature pumps and dispensing systems, micro-actuators, and laser/optical focusing mechanisms

Dual-processor Blade Features Memory Controller Hub

January 22, 2009 5:54 am | Comments

Featuring up to two Quad-Core Harpertown or Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors, the cPCI-6920 CompactPCI dual-processor blade from ADLINK also includes a server class Intel 5100 San Clemente chipset. With four SO-RDIMM sockets to handle up to 16 GB of DDR2-667 registered ECC memory and a 1066-MHz front side bus

VCO Operates from 2,745 to 2,860 MHz

January 22, 2009 5:36 am | Comments

Offering a control voltage range from 0.5 V to ~4.5 V, Crystek's CVCO55CC-2745-2860 VCO performs from 2,745 MHz to 2,860 MHz. The oscillator exhibits a typ. phase noise of -106 dBc/Hz at 10-KHz offset and typ. output power of 4 dBm. The 0.5" × 0.5" SMT-packaged device has an input voltage of 5 V with a max. current consumption of

Power Supply Delivers 2,800 W

January 22, 2009 5:26 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Demonstrating a power density of 27.7 W/in.³, Murata Power Solutions' D1U-H-2800-52-Hx power-factor-corrected AC/DC front-end power supply delivers 2,800 W (220 VAC). The 11.5" × 5.5" × 1.6" offers 91.6% efficiency at full load, 92% efficiency at 2-kW load, a main output of -52 V, a standby output of 12 V, and

Rectifiers Exhibit Low Forward Voltage Drop

January 22, 2009 4:42 am | Comments

Provided in an SOT-23F package, the CMPSH1-4L and CMPSH1-4LE Low-VF Schottky rectifiers from Central Semiconductor have a forward voltage drop of 270 mV at 100 mA and 390 mV at 1 A. The CMLPSH1-4LE version has leakage currents of 200 µA at 5 V and 900 µA at 40 V. These energy efficient devices are ideal for portable


iMEMS Accelerometer Exhibits Low Power

January 22, 2009 4:31 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Operating in portable consumer electronics, Analog Devices’ ADXL345 3-axis digital iMEMS accelerometer offers a power range from 25 µA to 130 µA. The motion sensor incorporates an on-chip ADC, an on-chip FIFO (first-in/first-out) memory block that stores up to 32 sample sets of X, Y, and Z data; and I²C and 3- and 4-wire

Microcontrollers Enable Industrial Connectivity

January 22, 2009 4:15 am | Comments

Shipping with the Freescale MQX RTOS, Freescale Semiconductor’s MCF5225x family of 32-bit ColdFire V2 microcontrollers offer on-chip USB device/host/on-the-go, Fast Ethernet, CAN, and encryption for connectivity in industrial networking


Load Cell Achieves High Accuracy

January 21, 2009 10:17 am | Comments

With accuracy of 0.05% BFSL, the Model PNC700 tension/compression load cell from Stellar Technology comes with 3 mV/V output. Able to handle ranges from 100 lbf to 100,000 lbf, the load cell has a temperature range from -65°F to 400°F. The Model PNC700 is barometrically compensated, and the standard compensated temperature range

Connector Combines Ethernet and MVB Cables

January 21, 2009 10:14 am | Comments

Joining Ethernet and MVB cable lines in a single interconnect package, the FRCIR connector from ITT Interconnect Solutions bring together four conductor wires and a braid of shielded cables with M12 contacts. The size 32, RoHS-compliant connectors have aluminum-alloy shells with a black epoxy urethane varnish. The M12 contacts are copper alloy, and the plastic inserts are UL94-VO approved and meet NF F 16-101/16-102 standards. The cables are qualified at frequencies of 1 MHz, 10 MHz, and 100 MHz, with Ethernet lines to

UPS Battery Charger Generates 500 W Output

January 21, 2009 10:10 am | Comments

Utilizing high frequency conversion topology to generate 500 W output power, the BCH 501 series, a compact DC output UPS system/battery charger from Absopulse, is comprised of two vertically stacked (‘piggy-backed’) chassis. The input accepts a jumper selectable 115 VAC or 230 VAC, a 95 VAC to 264 VAC universal input


ADCs Boast Improved Noise Performance

January 21, 2009 6:56 am | Comments

Operating in power-sensitive portable applications, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX19505, MAX19506, and MAX19507 dual-channel, 8-bit, 65/100/130-Msps ADCs demonstrate a SNR of 49.8 dBFS and a SFDR of 69 dBc at 70 MHz. The 7-mm × 7-mm, 48-pin TQFN-packaged components exhibit analog power consumption per


Key Switches Enhance Tactile Feedback

January 21, 2009 6:35 am | Comments

Using silver- or gold-plated dome inserts, C&K Components’ K5G and K5A2 snap-acting key switches are said to allow for enhanced user feel for tactile feedback. The 8.20-mm × 8-mm × 6-mm K5G exhibits mean operating force of 3.7 N for the first stroke and 6.5 N for the second stroke, and travel of 0.50 mm and 0.85 mm for


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