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Switches Allow Greater Application Possibilities

September 15, 2008 7:24 am | Comments

Suitable for a wide spectrum of applications, the PSE family is a group of Piezo switches from Schurter, that have been tested through the use of a high-pressure vapor stream at 90 Bar and temperature of 80°C. The device features a lifetime of over 20 million switching cycles, contains no moving parts and are manufactured with

Touch Sensitive Switch Mounts Without Drilling Holes

September 15, 2008 7:06 am | Comments

Designed to suit new generation public transportation, the Series 58 touch-sensitive switch from EAO, mounts directly by adhesive without the need to drill holes. It will even operate through double-glazing of up to 16 mm thick. The device is fitted with an electronic switching element and contains no moving parts. Two LED’s enable the switch to change from

Processor Targets Battery-Operated Applications

September 15, 2008 6:57 am | Comments

Targeting portable battery-operated applications, the Atom Processor from Intel, is a low-power processor that is being supported by ASSET InterTech's microMaster CPU emulation test and diagnostic system. The diagnostic system provides boundary-scan


Routing Platform Applies Step-by-Step Process

September 15, 2008 6:54 am | Comments

The Dragon Routing Platform from Zuken comes in the form of the Routing Strategy Environment (RSE) that applies the knowledge required for high-speed boards with a guided step-by-step process. The RSE uses a Routing Consultant to guide users through

Fuses Rate up to 25 A

September 15, 2008 5:20 am | Comments

Complying with characteristics according to UL 248-14 complements, Schurter’s UST 1206 Series 1206 chip fuses exhibit current ratings from 7 A to 25 A. The cURus-approved components offer voltage ratings of up to 63 VDC and

Light Meters Measure Relative Intensity

September 12, 2008 10:36 am | Comments

Performing radiometric analysis, Ocean Optics’ Jaz stackable, modular and autonomous light meters show relative intensity measurements of LEDs, OLEDs, flat panel displays and UV curing and fluorescent lamps. The devices capture, process and store full spectra, and can transfer the spectra to a laptop or desktop PC for calculating color

DC/DC Controller Drives N-channel Power MOSFET Stages

September 12, 2008 10:32 am | Comments

Offering coincident or ratiometric tracking, Linear Technology’s LTC3851 synchronous step-down DC/DC switching regulator controller include on-board MOSFET gate drivers to drive all N-channel power MOSFET stages. The 3 mm² QFN-16- or SSOP-16-packaged component exhibits an input voltage range from 4 V to 38 V, output voltage

Board Exhibits Signal Isolation

September 12, 2008 9:16 am | Comments

Providing 16 isolated analog inputs and 2 isolated analog outputs, Microstar Laboratories’ MSXB 085 isolated analog expansion and termination board demonstrates signal isolation. The component offers 16-bit data conversion, signal input


Data Logger Uses USB Interface

September 12, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

Working with the MICROLAB-LITE software, Omega Engineering’s OM-MICROLITE pocket-sized data logger monitors and records temperature using a USB interface. The CE-marked device displays information on a numeric

Communication Software Provides Onscreen CAD/CAM Tutorials

September 12, 2008 6:46 am | Comments

Training users in CAD/CAM, VX Corporation’s Show-n-Tell communication software presents video tutorials showing onscreen step-by-step lessons and automating design review and markup as a 3-D Markup tool. The program offers 3-D models that can be rotated and zoomed, and QuickTips instructions for common questions and

Triacs Demonstrate High Current Levels

September 12, 2008 5:35 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

Presenting on-state current ratings of 16 A rms, ON Semiconductor’s BTAxxx Series silicon TO220-packaged triacs offer gate trigger current (lgt) levels of 35 mA and 50 mA in 3 and 4 quadrants. The snubberless devices exhibiting power ratings of 8 A, 12 A and 16 A, blocking voltage to 800 V and immunity to dV/dt of up to 2,000 V/µs. The Pb-free

Test Instruments Operate on RF MIMO Platform

September 11, 2008 11:46 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Keithley Instruments’ Model 2820 RF vector signal analyzers and Model 2920 RF vector signal generators and Model 2895 MIMO synchronization unit provide support for MIMO research applications ranging from 2 to 8 channels. The devices exhibit phase and amplitude control of the RF carrier, <±1 ns signal sampler synchronization, <1 ns peak-to-peak signal sampler jitter and <1° of peak-to-peak RF-carrier phase jitter. The analyzers

Nano-ITX Board Employs Media System Processor

September 11, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Utilizing a 1.5 GHz VIA C7 or 500 MHz VIA Eden processor, VIA Technologies’ VIA EPIA N700 Nano-ITX board uses the 33 mm² VIA VX800 media system processor for industrial PC and embedded automation devices. The component offers 2 S-ATA ports, a Gigabit LAN port, a COM port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, an integrated


Serial Flash Chip Shows Sub-90 nm Device Compatibility

September 11, 2008 9:24 am | Atmel Corporation | Comments

Exhibiting an operating voltage range from 1.65 V to 1.95 V, Atmel’s AT25DF081 8 Mb Serial Flash chip operates in the same voltage range as sub-90 nm ASICs and processors/controllers, yielding a single supply voltage for all system components. The device stores program code and data in battery-powered portable consumer products including personal media players and smartphones while operating at 66 MHz. The component enables

Software Performs Motion Control Design

September 11, 2008 7:53 am | Comments

Configuring motion architectures for testing, Performance Motion Devices’ Pro-Motion motion control set-up software delivers auto-tuning for current loop and position loop of servo motors. The program offers multiple and simultaneous connection capabilities to various controllers, a multi-drop over serial and CAN networks, and scope tracing of


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