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Three-Phase Filters Fit onto DIN Rail

November 21, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

Exhibiting plastic housing and a lack of internal resins, Premo EMC’s DRTF family of three-phase filters are available to assembly on a DIN rail. The UL1283- and EN60939-approved devices perform without neutral for currents of 20 A, 30 A, and 50 A. The products are appropriate for automation machinery, electro-medical equipment, frequency inverters, servo


EMI Shielding Gasket Available in Strip Form

November 21, 2008 5:32 am | Comments

Utilizing multi-planar, Z-axis conductive foam technology, the SOFT-SHIELD 4850 EMI shielding gasket from Chomerics Europe is available in strip form. The 4850 uses electrically conductive silver plated fibres (no nickel material is used). The shielding is effective in the range of 70-db to 80-dB. The material is UL 94 V-0 certified

MultiLEDs Target Hi-res Video Displays

November 21, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

With a typical luminance of 2,000-cd/m² and a pixel spacing of 5-mm to 7-mm, two MultiLEDs for LED video displays from OSRAM Opto are targeted at high resolution video display applications that require high brightness and high color fidelity from all viewing angles. The white point for the new MultiLED in the white package is at 2,000-mcd


Switch Offers Five Functions in SPDT and DPDT

November 21, 2008 4:48 am | Comments

Offering up to five switch functions in SPDT and DPDT, the BST Series switch product from CIT Relay & Switch offers five choices of actuator style, including two plastic, anti-static styles. Electrical rating is 3-A @ 120-VAC and 28-VDC, 1.5-A @ 250-VAC; gold contact material: 0.4-VA maximum @ 20-VAC or DC

PMC Module Achieves High Signal-to-noise Ratio

November 21, 2008 4:38 am | Comments

Exhibiting a signal-to-noise ratio of 75-dBFS and a spurious-free dynamic range of 87-dBc at a 70-MHz input frequency, the Model 7153 digital down converter (DDC) from Pentek is a four-channel, high-speed digitizer PMC module designed for processing baseband RF or IF signals from a communications receiver. The Model 7153 offers two modes of operation

Thin-Film Batteries Integrate Battery Management

November 20, 2008 9:58 am | Comments

Acting as a drop-in power solution, Cymbet Corporation’s 12-µAH CBC3112 and 50-µAH CBC3150 EnerChip CC thin-film batteries incorporate battery control logic for battery management. The 7 mm² or 9 mm² DFN SMT-packaged products combine a DC/DC converter, a supply supervisor, and a low-ripple charger. The instruments demonstrate configurable switchover to battery when input power fails, supply voltage status signals, and operate from


SSLDs Offer Current Control Options

November 20, 2008 8:53 am | Comments

Designed for larger LCD screens in reduced feature set cell phones and portable systems, AnalogicTech’s AAT3104 and AAT3195 four-channel charge pump-based SSLDs exhibit 16-step, 32-step, or PWM current control. The components drive up to 4 LEDs at up to 30 mA each with LED output current accuracy of ±10% and LED output current matching of

Power Center Supplies 3 kVA

November 20, 2008 7:52 am | Comments

Working in facilities of ~2,500 square feet or less,  POWERVAR’s Local Area Power Center (LAPC) 3.0 delivers 3 kVA of power (24 A at 120 VAC). The product combines a 3- kVA on-line sine wave UPS with a wall-mounted power interface panel, and powers from a single 30-A circuit. Up to four branch circuits, each with individual 15-A breakers, distribute clean uninterruptible power throughout the facility to individual peripherals, such as POS terminals, telephone


Transistors Demonstrate Low VCE(SAT)

November 20, 2008 6:02 am | Comments

Coming in a SMT SOT-883L TLP leadless package, Central Semiconductor’s CET3904E (NPN) and CET3906E (PNP) 40-V general-purpose transistors exhibit VCE(SAT) values of 0.100 V (max.) and 0.057 V (typ.) at 10 mA, and 0.2 V (max.) and 0.100 V (typ.) at 50 mA. The 1.050 mm × 0.650 mm × 0.400 mm components have a max. collector current of

Epoxy Bonds Continuously at 400°F

November 20, 2008 5:22 am | Comments

Bonding dissimilar substrates, Contronics Corporation’s Duralco 125 “stress free” epoxy forms an electrically-conductive bond for continuous use to 400°F. The adhesive is appropriate for manufacturing and repairing flexible circuits, solder replacement, bonding semiconductors, EMI shielding, thermistors, wire tacking, and heating elements. The handheld applicator dispenses

Isolation Amplifier Targets Hybrid Vehicles

November 20, 2008 4:36 am | Comments

Qualifying to AEC-Q100 automotive stress test requirements, Avago Technologies’ ACPL-782T automotive-grade isolation amplifier operates in Hybrid electric vehicles. The 8-pin DIP-packaged component offers common mode noise rejection of 15 kV/µs at a typical common-mode voltage of 1 kV, an input offset voltage of 0.3 mV, ±2% gain tolerance, and gain drift versus

Buck Regulator Includes Programmable LDO

November 19, 2008 11:31 am | Comments

Providing the 5 V needed for the gate drive bias, Semtech’s SC417 point-of-load (POL) synchronous buck regulator uses an adjustable 150-mA LDO for operation from a single rail. The RoHS-compliant unit offers an input voltage range from 3 V to 28 V, internal crossover circuitry, pseudo fixed frequency adaptive on-time control, SmartDrive technology, and

Cameras Present 20 µm Row Spacing

November 19, 2008 11:09 am | Comments

Targeting the color line scan camera market, e2v’s 4S and 3V 4,096-pixel EliiXA monochrome cameras exhibit row spacing of 20 µm center-to-center. The 18-kHz 4S device offers a sensor with 4 sensitive lines, with a “one-line-blind-spot” between each, and an overall scene area that is 7 lines in height. The 3V model grabs scenes running at 54 kHz with the multi-line sensor operating


Sensor Appliance Works from Any Web Browser

November 19, 2008 10:37 am | Comments

Filling the gap between building control systems and basic thermostats, MAMAC Systems’ Maverick IP sensor appliance enables monitoring and control to be done from any device using a Web browser. The device can be utilized to send instant alarms to users upon deviations from preset building conditions to a computer, PDA, or cell phone. The product incorporates

Capacitors Cover Wide Capacitance Range

November 19, 2008 9:57 am | Comments

Designed for voltages from 4 VDC to 100 VDC, Epcos’ SMD family aluminum electrolytic capacitors operate over a capacitance range from 0.1 µF to 15 µF. The components offer sizes from 4 mm D × 5.4 mm L to 10 mm D × 10 mm L, as well as temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C and from -40°C to 105°C. The RoHS-compliant B41142 Series within the family


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