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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

DC/DC Converters Deliver up to 30 A

July 23, 2008 11:10 am | Comments

Delivering up to 30 A, the FPMR05T and FPLR05T DC/DC converters from FDK, are part of an addition of products expanding the Senpai Series of non-isolated point of load (POL) converters. The SIP converters operate from

SMT Fuse Provides High Operating Temperature

July 23, 2008 10:54 am | Comments

Providing protection at working temperatures from -55ºC up to 150ºC without nuisance tripping, the 437 Series from Littlefuse is a 1206-size surface-mount fuse that has the ablility to respond to overcurrents caused by

Oscillators Achieve High Accuracy

July 23, 2008 10:16 am | Comments

Offering accuracy at 99.910%, Linear Technology’s LTC6930 Series of precision silicon micropower oscillators operate in fixed frequencies from 32.768 kHz to 8.192 MHz with maximum frequency error of less than

6U SBC Operates at 2.16 GHz

July 23, 2008 7:56 am | Comments

Performing at 1.50 or 2.16 GHz, Dynatem’s CPD CompactPCI/PICMG 2.16 6U SBC comes with the Intel low-power L7400 or T7400 Core2 Duo processor with BGA-based components. The device uses the E7520 Memory Control Hub and 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub for 2- or 4-GB DDR2-400 memory and support for PCIe, ECC and PCI-X expansion. The computer utilizes 4 on-board Gb Ethernet ports, 2 from the front panel and 2 PICMG 2.16-compliant ports


Sensor ICs Offer Low Linearity

July 23, 2008 6:55 am | Comments

Exhibiting a typical nonlinearity of ±0.4% from -20°C to 80°C, Seiko Instruments’ S-58LM20A Series of temperature sensor ICs yield a typical linear output voltage of -11.77 mV/°C. The Pb-free devices offer ±2.50°C accuracy against temperature in the temperature range from -55°C to 130°C and consist of a temperature

Test Points Accommodate PCBs

July 22, 2008 1:10 pm | Comments

Targeting 0.062” thick mountable PCBs, Components Corporation’s TP-104, TP-105, and TP-106 Series of color-coded test points are made of phosphor #510 alloy and 100% matte tin over nickel underplate with a 15% glass-filled polyester collar. The loop-style TP-104 Series and oval-loop style TP-106 Series have 0.063” mounting holes, are precut to any of 30 positions, and offered on breakaway strips with 0.125” centers. The TP-105


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