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Voltage Translator Uses Automatic Direction Control

July 29, 2008 12:49 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Offering independent, automatic direction control performing at 1.1 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FXL2SD106 4-bit dual-supply voltage translator eliminates the need to program a general purpose IO and reduces the number of pins required for control from 20 to 16. The 2.5 × 3.5-mm 16-pin DQFN-packaged device

LEDs Combine SMT with Through-hole Features and Capabilities

July 29, 2008 10:12 am | Comments

Lumex announced a line of surface-mount LEDs that are positioned to combine surface-mount technology (SMT) with the features and capabilities of through-hole, leaded T-5 mm epoxy lens LEDs. OctoLEDs devices offer brightness levels of up to 7,000 mcd (dependent on color) when driven by the common If of 20 mA. OctoLEDs SML-H1505xxx-TR can be used in applications such as front panel, PCB multi-LED and industrial control or fault indicators.

Software Operates on LynuxWorks

July 29, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Working on LynuxWorks LynxOS 4.2 and LynxOS 5.0 real-time operating systems, Aonix’s PERC Ultra 5.1 cross development and target support software sets the name of each LynxOS thread to match the corresponding Java thread name for thread-aware tools, such as LynuxWorks’ SpyKer Embedded System


Data Logger Offers Versatility in Geotechnical Applications

July 29, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Offering versatility in geotechnical applications, the DT80G and DT85G from CAS DataLogger, are two dataTaker GeoLoggers that work with a host of geotechnical sensors including extensometers, piezometers, inclinometers, strain gauges, pressure cells, crack meters, tilt meters and also support

Miniature Controller Delivers Complete IP Connectivity

July 29, 2008 5:53 am | Comments

Offering complete IP connectivity and security in a small form factor, the CO2144 from Connect One, is the latest addition to the iChipSEC family of machine-to-machine IP Controllers. This 10 x 10 mm chip supports wireless LAN and cellular standards making it suitable for


Supplies Perform at 48 VDC Output

July 28, 2008 12:02 pm | Comments

Operating with output voltages of 12 and 48 VDC, SolaHD’s SDN16-12-100P, SDN9-12-100P and SDN5-48-100P single-phase DIN Rail power supplies offer sag immunity, transient suppression and noise tolerance. The Power Factor Correction-designed devices are well suited for industrial process controls, machine tools and other equipment exposed to a harsh factory floor environment, including Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous

Design Suite Employs Filter Software

July 28, 2008 10:40 am | Comments

Using filter synthesis and analysis software from Nuhertz Technologies, AWR’s Microwave Office design suite directly integrates “delay equalization with off-axis quadruplet and real zeros”. According to the company, the program reduces required computation

Low-Chlorine Content Resin Targets Halogen-free Products

July 28, 2008 10:33 am | Comments

Ticona Engineering Polymers announced a new grade of Fortron PPS that reduces the amount of chlorine contained in the formulation, thereby enabling electrical and electronic component original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers to design and make products that will comply with


OMAP3530-Based Development Board Features Cortex-A8 Graphics

July 28, 2008 7:45 am | Comments

Integrating an ARM Cortex-A8 graphics engine and high-performance TMS320C64x+ DSP core, the Beagle Board development platform (part number 296-23428-ND) from Digi-Key provides developers an environment with the same peripherals and usage mode for flexible USB and standard PC expansion. The 3 x 3-inch board’s 600-MHz superscalar graphics chip has branch prediction and multiple instruction pipelines

Transceiver Integrates DC-DC Converter

July 25, 2008 8:36 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Incorporating a DC-DC converter to supply isolated power, Analog Devices’ ADM3251E RS-232 transceiver includes a serial communications interface for use in harsh HVAC, industrial and medical applications. The Pb-free 13 × 10.56-mm 20-lead SMT-packaged device integrates a line driver, line receiver, oscillator, rectifier, regulator, voltage doubler, voltage inverter and transformers into a single-chip


Enclosures Target Handheld Electronics

July 25, 2008 8:11 am | Comments

Having designs dedicated to desktop and handheld electronics, TEKO Enclosures’ TEKBOX range of keypad enclosures are appropriate for applications such as data entry keypad devices for point-of-sale, test and measurement, medical and computer equipment. The 3.70" × 6.30” × 1.43” TEKBOX-SLANT and 6.30” × 3.70” × 1.43” TEKBOX-SLOPE include sloping front keypads, contacts for


MOSFETs Yield 1.5 A Output Current

July 25, 2008 7:26 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Generating a peak output current of 1.5 A, Microchip Technology’s MCP1415 and MCP1416 single-output MOSFET drivers operate over a voltage range from 4.5 to 18 V. The inverting MCP1415 and non-inverting MCP1416 come in a 5-pin SOT-23 package and have excellent latch-up immunity. The devices are well suited in consumer


Switches Offer LED Options

July 25, 2008 5:41 am | Comments

Offering single and bi-colored LED options, CIT Relay & Switch’s SH Series of illuminated and non-illuminated switches have over 25 cap and actuator options with pre-engraved symbols and a 3.3-mm square post. The devices exhibit an electrical life of 100,000 cycles and an electrical rating of 50 mA at 35 VDC over an operating and storage temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The switches have a minimum dielectric strength


AC/DC Supplies Possess High Efficiency

July 24, 2008 12:06 pm | Comments

Offering a typical efficiency of over 90%, ROAL Electronics’ SFA160 Series of AC/DC power supplies deliver 160 W of regulated DC power with standard output variants of 5, 12, 24 and 48 V. The 2” × 4” × 1” devices use an auxiliary fan output of 12 V for system stand-by control voltage or to supply voltage for

Connector System Uses a Microsite

July 24, 2008 10:15 am | Comments

Utilizing a dedicated microsite, FCI’s HCI Power Distribution Connector System has contacts that accommodate over 82 A based on a 30°C temperature rise with zero airflow. The modularly-tooled design contains a molded-in guidance


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