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Transceiver Enables ZigBee in Personal Computers

October 1, 2008 7:20 am | Comments

Coming in a USB stick form factor, Telegesis’ ETRX2USB 2.4 GHz ISM band transceiver enables ZigBee into personal computers via the Telegesis AT Style Command line interface. The Ember EM250 SoC-based module comprises of a LED, plug on the side for

AC-DC Supplies Satisfy Low and Medium Applications

October 1, 2008 7:14 am | Comments

The Mean Well GS series of miniature external 18 w to 90 w AC-DC power supplies from PowerGate is designed for low and medium power applications with 18 w, 25 w, 40 w, 60 w, and 90 w platforms. Consisting of 57 single-output models with outputs ranging from 3.3 Vdc to 48Vdc, the GS Series delivers high power density with sizes ranging from 18 W in 3.66" x 2.1" x 1.42" through 90 W in 5.71" x 2.36" x 1.26"

RF Analyzer Targets Base Station I & M

October 1, 2008 6:42 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Making return-loss and distance-to-fault measurements simultaneously, Agilent Technologies’ FieldFox handheld RF analyzer performs in base station wireless network installation and maintenance (I&M). The instrument measures cable and antenna test from 2 MHz to 4/6 GHz, spectrum analysis from 100 kHz to 4/6 GHz, vector network analysis, and true average power measurements. The analyzer offers integrated QuickCal, calibration with CalReady, a task-driven user interface, and fault location with


OCXOs Suit Microwave Signal Sources

October 1, 2008 6:09 am | Comments

Covering output frequencies from 30 MHz to 130 MHz, Bliley Technologies’ NV26AJ Series oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs) are appropriate for radar, communications, and test system applications. The components demonstrate output up to 15 dBm, typical power consumption of 1 W at 25°C, and noise performance from -167 dBc/Hz to -130 dBc/Hz at

AMC Card Supplies MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 Channels

September 30, 2008 12:22 pm | Comments

Uniting multiple protocols onto 1 card, Data Device Corporation’s BU-65590A multi-I/O AMC card provides up to 4 dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels operating in BC,RT, MT or RT/MT modes; 8 ARINC 429 receive channels; and 4 ARINC 429 transmit channels. The component maintains 6 user-programmable digital discrete I/Os, 2 RS-232/422/485 serial I/O

LCD Modules Utilize LED Backlight System

September 30, 2008 11:26 am | Comments

Having VGA resolution, NEC LCD Technologies’ NL6448BC18-01 and NL6448BC18-01F 5.7” amorphous-silicon TFT LCD modules contain a face-mounted white LED backlight system. The system reduces power consumption to 1.8 W at 400 cd/m² brightness and 3.3 W at 800 cd/m² brightness, respectively. The components exhibit density of

Temperature Data Logger Contains LCD Display

September 30, 2008 10:02 am | Comments

Powering via a battery or optional AC adapter, Omega Engineering’s OM-CP-TCTEMP2000 thermocouple temperature data logger offers a backlit LCD display. The wall-mountable device includes an internal temperature sensor and an external output for thermocouple types J, K, T, E, R, S, B, and N. The real-time operated logger retains recorded data if

VCSO Offers Low Jitter

September 30, 2008 8:34 am | Comments

The VSO9900A voltage controlled SAW device based oscillator (VCSO) from Raltron Electronics offers jitter at high frequencies such as 622.08 MHz. The family has been designed for a frequency range from 400 MHz to 1 GHz. Offered in a 5 mm x 7 mm x 2.5 mm package, the VCSO family produces jitter as low as 0.100 ps-rms within a bandwidth of 12 KHz to 20 MHz


Ultra Low Voltage SBC Fits Many Applications

September 30, 2008 8:27 am | Comments

A fanless version of VersaLogic's Cheetah PC/104-Plus embedded single board computer (SBC) is targeted at applications such as medical, avionics, navigation/tracking, system monitoring, and security/homeland defense. The SBC uses 8 w. The PC/104-Plus interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules. It is designed to work with embedded operating systems, including


Actuators Offer Wide Resolution Range

September 30, 2008 8:08 am | Comments

Having availability in captive, non-captive, and external linear versions, Haydon Switch & Instrument’s 28000 Series double-stack hybrid linear actuators exhibit resolutions ranging from 0.000125” (0.003175 mm) per step to 0.002000” (0.050800 mm) per step. The Size 11 components deliver thrust of up to 30 lbs. (133 N) and occupy


Floating-Point Processors Enable Connectivity

September 30, 2008 7:12 am | Comments

Running in audio, medical, and industrial end products, Texas Instruments’ TMS320C6745/C6747 DSPs, and OMAP-L137 floating-point-DSP-plus-ARM applications processor include USB 2.0/1.1, 10/100 Ethernet, and multimedia/secure digital peripherals. The C6745 works at up to 300 MHz with a set of serial ports and multichannel audio serial ports with up to 16 serializers and FIFO buffers; an asynchronous and SDRAM external 8-bit


Lithium-Ion Cell Discharges 40 A

September 30, 2008 6:25 am | Comments

Using a nickel manganese-based cathode material, Panasonic’s CGR26650A lithium-ion cell exhibits a discharge rate capability of up to 40 A. The component exhibits a typical capacity of 2,650 mAH with a recharge rate to have most capacity recovered within 20 minutes. The cell is suitable for multi-cell applications including portable power tools, medical equipment


Desktop Power Supplies Deliver 30 W

September 30, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Coming in a 4.13” × 1.91” × 1.39” package, Power Partners’ KSAFF Series desktop AC/DC power supplies provide up to 30 W of power. The RoHS-compliant devices operate in an input range from 90 VAC to 264 VAC and a single output range from 3 VDC to 48 VDC with <0.50 W power standby power consumption. The supplies exhibit


Brushless DC Motor Operates at 120 W

September 30, 2008 6:03 am | Comments

Combining with 32 mm planetary gearheads, Maxon Motor’s EC-powermax 22 brushless DC motor operates between 90 W and 120 W. The existing rotor comprising 2 pole pairs is fitted with magnetic material. For electronic commutation, the magnetic field is sensed through Hall sensors and the rotor position detected. The tool has no detent because


Power Supplies Target Ethernet/IP and DeviceNet Apps

September 30, 2008 5:59 am | Comments

Adding to the SCP-X Series, SolaHD’s SCP100S24X-CP and SCP100S24X-DVN stand alone power supplies perform in the physical layer of Ethernet/IP and DeviceNet applications, respectively. The metal case-sealed devices include mini-change connectors for distributed I/O devices on industrial machinery, and a 24 VDC output meeting Class 2


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