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SoC Reduces ICs in Amplification Circuits

October 21, 2008 6:00 am | Comments

Using multibit Delta-Sigma audio converter technology, the CS47048 audio system-on-a-chip (SOC) from Cirrus Logic can reduce the number of ICs required to implement an automotive amplifier by as many as 10. Featuring a 4-channel ADC and a 32-bit audio DSP, the SOC has a 105 dB dynamic range and a -98 dB THD+N. The device uses integrated converters to simplify the management

Buck Controllers Deliver up to 12 A

October 21, 2008 5:44 am | Comments

Accepting and input from 6 to 42 V, the Simple Switcher family of synchronous buck controllers from National Semiconductor has an output current capability of up to 12 A. The LM3150 features an adjustable switching frequency and output voltage, and the LM3151, LM3152 and LM3153 deliver a fixed 3.3-V output voltage at 250, 500, and 750 kHz

Circuit Protectors Reset Remotely

October 21, 2008 5:37 am | Comments

Isolating circuit failures for design, control, and systems integration applications, Weidmuller’s ESX10-T Series circuit protectors demonstrate remote reset capabilities that operating via the use of an electronic signal. The instruments combine electronic trip characteristics and active current limitation to allow selective disconnection of loads that are connected to 24 VDC power supplies. Selective load protection prevents complete shutdown of the system by disconnecting


IDCs Accept Small Wires

October 21, 2008 5:04 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

Designed to accept 26 AWG to 28 AWG stranded or solid wires, AVX’s 9176 and 9177 Series wire-to-board insulation displacement connectors (IDCs) hold 18 AWG to 24 AWG and 14 AWG to 20 AWG wires, respectively. The 2- and 3-position devices exhibit current ratings of 10 A and 15 A, respectively, voltage rating of 125 V, minimum insulation resistance of

Processor Board Uses 45-nm Core 2 Duo Chip

October 21, 2008 4:33 am | Comments

Including dual 10-Gbps Ethernet interfaces for high-bandwidth embedded communication applications, the PRM-100 processor AdvancedMC board from JumpGen Systems is based on the latest 45nm Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor SL9380, coupled with the Intel® 3100 chipset.

Resistor Demonstrates Industrial-Grade Absolute TCR

October 17, 2008 12:32 pm | Comments

Having a 25°C ref., Vishay Intertechnology’s VPR221Z Z-Foil resistor provides an industrial-grade absolute TCR of ±0.050 ppm/°C from 0°C to 60°C and ±0.200 ppm/°C from -55°C to 125°C. The component exhibits a power rating up to 8 W at 25°C per MIL-PRF-39009 (1.500 W in free air), a typical power coefficient ("DeltaR due to self heating") of ±4 ppm/W, and a tolerance of ±0.010%. The unit presents a 1 ns rise time without ringing, a load-life stability of ±0.005% (50 ppm) for 2,000 hours at


Eye Pattern Analyzer Supports Multiple Systems

October 17, 2008 12:02 pm | Comments

Conducting measurements at data rates from 0.1 Gbps to 12.5 Gbps, Anritsu’s Bit Master MP1026 eye pattern analyzer demonstrates support for OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH, 10G Fibre Channel, and 10G Ethernet systems at the physical layer. The 315 mm × 211 mm × 78 mm 4 kg device verifies the performance of high-speed circuits, transceivers, transponders, and

Bonding System Attaches Multiple Parts

October 17, 2008 11:19 am | Comments

Offering a motorized X-axis table, Y-axis table, or XY axis table, Miyachi Unitek’s Unitek Eapro DT-500-PH desktop hot bar bonding system connects multiple parts in an array at one time, multiple flexes onto a PCB, or one flex to a PCB and a LCD. The tool uses a Uniflow2 power supply for selective hot bar soldering, heat sealing, and conductive adhesive applications. The instrument delivers


UPS Supplies 6 kVA

October 17, 2008 10:12 am | Comments

Meeting the needs of mission-critical computer networks and facilities’ digital operations, Eaton Corporation’s 9135 UPS delivers up to 6 kVA of clean double-conversion power. The device offers up to 97% efficiency in high efficiency mode, up to 91% accuracy in double conversion mode, and battery runtime of over an hour during an outage. The system includes 4 output receptacles, rear panel communications options for remove connectivity, and

Chip Resistors Exhibit High Power Dissipation

October 17, 2008 9:16 am | Comments

Coming in a 1225 chip size, TT electronics IRC’s SC-3 Series chip resistors function in a resistance range from 1 Ohm to 100 KOhm with power dissipation of 3 W at 70°C. The components offer a maximum voltage rating increase from 50 V to 100 V, absolute tolerances to ±1% with TCRs of ±100 ppm/°C, and operating temperatures from -55°C to 150°C. Applications include

Wall Plug-ins Operate Worldwide

October 17, 2008 8:07 am | Comments

Having double-enforced insulation mechanical configurations, GlobTek’s GT-81085 Series fixed blade wall plug-ins comply with North America/Japan, Europe, U.K., Korea and Australia/NZ re Class II and IEC 60950 requirements, EMI/RFI regulations, EMC directives/CE, and FCC Class B for ITE applications. The instruments offer regulated output voltages from

Production System Creates Wax Patterns

October 17, 2008 7:10 am | Comments

Designed for high-volume production, 3D Systems’ ProJet CPX 3000 3-D production system makes 100% RealWax patterns from digital data for direct investment casting applications using standard investment materials and casting procedures. The printer uses Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM) technology combined with VisiJet CPX200 wax build material and VisiJet S200 dissolvable wax support material. The device offers a HD build mode and a XHD build mode, which


Processor PMC Targets LpDAS Apps

October 17, 2008 6:12 am | Comments

Offering a MPC5200B CPU at 396 MHz, AcQ Inducom’s PrPMC520 conduction-cooled processor PC works in low power data acquisition systems (LpDAS). The component stores 256 MB SDRAM max and 32 MB Flash memory max., and has 64 Kb


Rocker Switches Display High Current Ratings

October 17, 2008 5:07 am | Comments

Using silver alloy contacts, Cherry Electrical Products’ KC and KD Series round water-resistant rocker switches achieve current ratings of 20 A at 14 VDC and 16 A at 125 VAC. The IP56-standardized devices include a silicone rubber actuator, lighted and non-lighted designs, and snap-fit mounting to fit an industry-standard panel cut-out of 20.2 mm diameter. The UL-approved (on AC loads) units come with 4.8 mm quick-connect tabs, and suit outdoor power equipment, commercial


Analog Switch Exhibits Negative Signal Capability

October 16, 2008 12:23 pm | Comments

Operating in audio applications, austriamicrosystems’ AS1747 dual SPDT analog signal switch presents a negative signal capability to allow designs without AC coupling capacitance. The IC shows on-resistance of 0.40 Ohm, channel-to-channel matching of <0.03 Ohm, on-resistance flatness of 0.25 Ohm, and total harmonic distortion (THD+N) of 0.01%. The 10-pin 3 mm² TDFN-packaged


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