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Programmable Clock Generators Offer Three Independent PLLs

December 12, 2008 11:59 am | Comments

Exhibiting frequency stabilities from ±25 ppm to ±50 ppm, SiTime’s SiT9103 and SiT9104 MEMS-based programmable clock generators present 3 independent PLLs that can offer 3 unrelated clock frequencies. The SiT9103 provides 3 differential clock outputs that can operate at up to 800 MHz in servers, routers, RAID controllers,

Automotive Relays Endure High Temperatures

December 12, 2008 10:17 am | Comments

Offering solderability of 260°C for 5 seconds, CIT Relay & Switch’s A10 Series automotive relays withstand operating temperatures to 105°C. The immersion-cleanable devices offer SPST and SPDT contact arrangements and contact ratings of 25 A or 30 A at 14 VDC. The RoHS-compliant units offer contact resistance of <30 mOhms, max. switching power of 420 W, max. switching voltage of 28 VDC, max. switching current of

Capacitors Last 200K Hours

December 12, 2008 9:46 am | Comments

Performing at up to 105°C, Epcos’ DC Link HD (B3277*) and DC Link HP (B3267*) Series MKP link circuit capacitors demonstrate a service life of up to 200,000 hours. The self-healing HD Series offers capacitance values from 1.5 µF and 110 µF, ESR down to 3 mOhm, ESL of 10 nH, and ripple current capability of up to 20 A at 70°C and 10 kHz in a voltage range from 450 VDC to 1,300 VDC in frequency converters up to


Half-Terabyte HDD Offers Reduced Noise and Improved Reliability

December 12, 2008 9:01 am | Comments

Available in capacities from 120 GB to 500 GB, the MKxx55GSX Series of 2.5” hard disk drives (HDD) feature mechanical design improvements that minimize noise (less than 3 Bels) and increase operating shock tolerance (400G, 2ms) for better durability. The 5,400-RPM SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices also are available with a free-fall sensor (FFS) option to enable the HDD to respond to drop events. Features include a seek time of 12 ms and

CPU Board Integrates 1.86-GHz Processor

December 12, 2008 8:55 am | Comments

Designed for cost-sensitive industrial applications, Kontron’s Kontron CP6001-V 6U CompactPCI CPU board utilizes the 1.86-GHz Intel Celeron M processor 440. The 4HP product also uses the Intel 945GM chipset, up to 4-GB of 533-MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM, the ICH7-R I/O controller hub. The single-slot component includes a serial port, VGA

Time-to-Digital Converter Exhibits 5-ps Timing Resolution

December 12, 2008 8:21 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Measuring in communications, nuclear research and weapon physics applications, Agilent Technologies’ U1050A-002 Acqiris time-to-digital converter demonstrates timing resolution of 5 ps in a measurement range of up to 20 seconds. The CompactPCI module offers 13 identical hardware channels, 12 independent stop inputs and a common start, with an internal buffer allowing the recording of up to 128 stops, and inputs with

Brushed DC Motor Controller Module Offers Control Options

December 12, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

Providing variable speed control for 12-V brushed DC motors at up to 40 A, Luminary Micro’s Jaguar MDL-BDC brushed DC motor controller module exhibits motor speed control via a R-C servo-type (PWM) interface or a CAN interface. The CAN communications interface delivers real-time monitoring of current, voltage, speed, and other parameters; configurability of module options, including tuning of motor control parameters; and

Light-to-Digital Sensor Exhibits High Power Efficiency

December 12, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Coming in a translucent, 6-lead ODFN package, Intersil Corporation’s ISL29020 light-to-digital sensor uses <65-mA max. operating current. The component offers 4 selectable ranges of light sensitivity from 0.015 lux to 64,000 lux in direct sunlight and low-light conditions. The unit has an I²C output and interface, with the digital output being


LEDs Deliver 145 lm

December 12, 2008 5:46 am | Comments

Targeting solid-state lighting applications, Avago Technologies’ ASMT-Mx20 cool-white and ASMT-Mx22 warm-white 3-W Moonstone LEDs exhibit a typical light output of 145 lm at 700-mA drive current. The Pb-free components offer a viewing angle of 120°, ESD resistance of 16 kV, heat- and UV-resistant silicone

Compact Converters Deliver 2 W

December 12, 2008 5:23 am | Comments

Designed to address applications such as data communication equipment, mobile battery driven equipment, and distributed power systems, 200VFI and 200WFRS Series DC/DC power converters deliver an output of 2W. The 200VFI family is available in 18 single- and dual-output versions, and the 200WFRS family comes in 13 single- and dual-output models.

Caseframes House Eurocard-based Products

December 12, 2008 5:14 am | Comments

Conforming to DIN41494 and IEC297, Verotec’s KM6 caseframes serve applications requiring the mounting and housing of Eurocard-based cards or modules needing a 19” rack mount or desktop enclosure. The devices offer optional EMC protection along with the integration of cooling fans and power supplies, as well as removable top and bottom

Microcontrollers Support USB

December 12, 2008 4:36 am | Comments

Adding to the JM family, Freescale Semiconductor’s MC9S08JM16 8-bit microcontrollers integrates on-chip USB 2.0 full-speed device support. The components offer a 48-MHz S08 core, a bus frequency of 24 MHz, up to 16-KB Flash memory, 1-KB SRAM, 256-B USB RAM, and an operating voltage range from 2.7 V to

VCO Operates from 2,269 to 2,580 MHz

December 11, 2008 11:14 am | Comments

With a typical phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz at 10-KHz offset, Crystek's CVCO55CC-2269-2580 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates from 2,269 MHz to 2,580 MHz using a control voltage from 0.5 V to ~16 V. The 0.5-in.² SMT device accepts 8 V at 35 mA and has an output power of +5.0 dBm (typ).


Mixed-Signal Microcontroller Consumes Low Power

December 11, 2008 9:58 am | Comments

Using a power-saving stop mode, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAXQ2010 16-bit mixed-signal microcontroller reduces power consumption to 370 nA and 6.5 mA max. at 85°C in battery-powered devices. The 100-pin, LQFP-packaged component performs at up to 10 MIPS at 10 MHz with a typical active-mode current of 3.1 mA at

OCXOs Exhibit Small Footprint

December 11, 2008 9:20 am | Comments

Coming in hermetically-sealed and SMT packaging, respectively, Vectron International’s OX-500 and OX-501 oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs) measure 9 mm × 14 mm. The OX-500 presents a temperature stability of better than ±25 ppb in military, wireline, wireless, and test and measurement applications. The OX-501 offers temperature stability better than ±30 ppb (SC-Cut version) and ±100 ppb (AT-Cut version) in


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