The International Consumer Electronics Show 2009 didn’t exhibit a great deal of innovation. There were product announcements aplenty, as always at CES. But everything, from the keynotes to the exhibition floor, seemed very low-key (another victim of our lousy economy). Nonetheless, with 2,700 exhibitors catering to over 130,000 attendees, some products and/or technologies are bound to distinguish themselves.
Delivering an output of up to 300 W, the active-PFC TMPC-300-1U fan-cooled supply from Tumbler Technologies and TRUMPower is approved to UL 60601-1, EN 60601-1, and IEC 60601-1 medical standards. CE-marked and RoHS-compliant, the 7.48” x 3.94” x 1.59” unit also meets EPS 1U 2.0 standards.
Demonstrating 512 Mpts of analysis and >15-GHz edge triggering, LeCroy’s WaveMaster 8 Zi Series digital oscilloscopes provide support for bandwidths from 4 GHz to 30 GHz. The instruments exhibit standard sample rates of 80 GS/s for 20-GHz-to-30-GHz bandwidths and 40 GS/s for 4-GHz-to-16-GHz bandwidths. The devices offer
Designed for the production environment, SMH Technologies’ FlashRunner standalone in-system programmer extends data protection functions in more than 2,500 different devices. The unit supports microcontrollers and serial memories from silicon manufacturers, including Atmel, Catalyst, Cypress, Freescale, Fujitsu, Infinenon, Microchip,
Exhibiting immunity to EMI, lightning, and atmospheric static, Micronor’s MR316 ZapFREE fiber optic rotary encoder operates in ATEX Type Group I/II hazardous locations. The device allows remote encoder link up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft), and offers 90-mm encoder housing, 12-mm Æ shaft, and resolution from 100 ppr to 360 ppr. The product covers temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C with an extended temperature option covering
Suitable for local distributed power applications, Mornsun America’s WRA_YMD and WRB_YMD Series 6-W DC/DC converters operate in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The 1” × 1” units perform from 2:1 inputs ranging from 4.5 VDC to 72 VDC and provide regulated single and dual output voltages of 3.3 VDC,
Optimizing the LED drive current for best luminosity-over-temperature performance, the LDS8160 solid-state lighting driver (SSLD) includes a novel temperature compensation engine and current regulator. The former monitors the in-situ temperature on each LED and independently optimizes the LED current for best luminosity vs. temperature performance. The latter ensures a low drop out voltage on each LED channel of typically 25 mV across the full operating current range.
Coming in a 2-mm × 1.6-mm, 20-bump ECSP package, Texas Instruments’ TXS0206 Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card (SD/MMC) voltage translator bridges the gap between two disparate voltage nodes while maintaining digital switching compatibility. The level shifter is said to eliminate the need to program a General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) on a processor for direction control. The unit exhibits clock frequencies up to
Performing in mp3 players, docking speaker systems, cell phones, portable DVD players, and sound cards, Intersil Corporation’s ISL54406 stereo audio switch is said to eliminate unwanted clicks and pops typically caused by powering up and down, muting on and off, and switching between audio sources. The component delivers total harmonic distortion (THD) of 0.015% at 1 mW into a 32-Ohm load. The THD switching path can be
Performing in natural convection environments, Cool Innovations’ new line of flared-pin fin heat sinks are designed for emerging green applications, such as solar cells and LED lighting. The products offer a sparsely-configured staggered pin array and an omnidirectional pin configuration. The heat sinks are forged from thermally-conductive
Producing an eye pattern with electronic eye-crossing control from 40% to 70%, Narda Microwave-East’s FO-MDA-40-25G-1 lithium niobate modulator driver serves 300-pin MSA transponders employed in DPSK long-reach 40-Gb/s lightwave communication systems. The 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.34” device demonstrates a 3-dB bandwidth from 85 kHz to 40 GHz, gain of 29 dB, input and output return loss of 12 dB, rms
Designed for Hi-Rel applications such as military, industrial, and railway, COTS Compact PCI power supplies from Digital Power meet MIL-STD-810 and can operate at temperatures from -5°C to 55°C. Available inputs include 100 VAC to 240 VAC at 60 Hz or 400 Hz, as well as 18 VDC to 72 VDC (48-V & 24-V models). The cPCI COTS family requires no minimum load
Using a card edge interface and a vertical or right angle insertion, respectively, Molex’s EdgeLine family of edge card and coplanar connectors maintain high-speed signal transmissions. The MicroTCA-compliant card units offer differential performance of up to 12.5 Gbps, a 0.800-mm terminal pitch, accommodation for 1.57-mm and
Providing 1 MCH and 5 AMC slots, the EcoBox MicroTCA system platform from Elma Electronic uses an active 3.3 V backplane management system with features such as inrush current control and overcurrent protection. The platform uses a standard 300-W ATX power supply, with direct SATA connections