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High Density Switcher Supplies 160W in a 2” x 4” package

January 16, 2008 4:49 am | Comments

V-Infinity, a division of CUI Inc, introduced a series of high density, medically approved open frame switching power supplies. The VMS-160 series outputs 160W with 200 LFM forced air cooling or 100W under convection-cooled conditions. This translates to a power density of 18 W/in³ in a 1U, industry standard, 2” x 4” footprint. The power supplies are approved to both medical EN60601-1 and ITE EN60950-1 safety standards. This series delivers


Ultra-Low-Jitter Clock Generators Provide High-Frequency Timing

January 15, 2008 9:24 am | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX3624 and MAX3625 high-performance, quad/triple-output clock generators for network equipment. These devices use a low-noise VCO and PLL architecture to generate a high-frequency, ultra-low-jitter (0.36 psRMS) clock signal from a low-frequency crystal resonator or reference clock input. They help to reduce space requirements by only requiring an external

Trickle Charger Helps Reduce Parts Count

January 15, 2008 8:24 am | Comments

Ramtron International Corp.'s FM31x Processor Companion family now has a real-time clock requiring only a standard 12.5pF external watch crystal. Its has 4, 16, 64, or 256 Kb of nonvolatile F-RAM memory, a high-speed two-wire interface, and integrated support / peripheral functions for advanced systems. Other features are a programmable low-VDD reset


Power Amplifier Input Stages Help Reduce Design Time

January 15, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. extended its high-fidelity LME audio amplifier family with the introduction of a pair of 200V mono audio power amplifier input stages with low distortion. The LME49811 and LME49830 have scalable output power based on supply voltage and output device count. Designers can use the same base circuit design to create multiple power-level solutions up to

Multi-Chip Module has Wide Input Voltage Range

January 15, 2008 5:58 am | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) expanded its power multi-chip modules (MCM) with a single package, 35A, 30V synchronous step-down converter switching module for high-current, low-voltage applications such as servers, server point-of-load modules, desktop PCs, and game machines. The 56-pin TB7004FL is compatible with Intel’s DrMOS 1.0 specifications. The main components are MOSFET gate drivers and high-side and low-side MOSFETs

Rugged Miniature PC Provides Extensive I/O

January 15, 2008 5:42 am | Comments

The Rugged Mini UX is a solid-state, fanless, rugged x86 computer for harsh environments. It withstands shock, dust, vibration, humidity, extreme temperatures, and electromagnetic interference. The design includes a hard drive mounted on four gel shock absorbers, rated to 15G of shock

High Density Desktop Power Supply is Convection Cooled

January 15, 2008 5:28 am | Comments

NS Power Inc. (NSP) announced the NSP-LT6151 150W desktop switching power supplies. They feature convection cooling and are 6.5"L x 2.3"W x 1.5"H. Uses include LCD monitors, notebook computers, networking hardware, printers, and test equipment. Included are a universal A/C input with active power factor correction, outputs ranging from 12V DC to 48V DC, and

Metal Finishes Protect Air Filter Performance

January 14, 2008 8:31 am | Comments

Universal Air Filter's metal finish help increase air filter performance in harsh environments. These chrome-free, RoHS-compliant finishes are applied to the filter’s metallic components – frames, Uni-grid support, brackets, and honeycomb, to prevent corrosion as required by military and defense applications in MIL-C-5541 Class 1A and/or Class 3 compliance. Clear and yellow chemical conversion coatings are also important for EMI shielding


Industrial LCD Monitor in Resistive and Capacitive Configurations

January 14, 2008 8:18 am | Comments

Stealth Computer Corp. introduced their TuffTouch industrial grade LCD monitor. TuffTouch is a rugged and versatile touch-screen designed to survive in industrial and commercial environments. The 17-inch steel enclosure is rated for NEMA 4/IP 66 to withstand water, dust, and dirt. It supports resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 pixels with analog and digital inputs. Image quality is 250 nits of brightness, 8ms response time, and a 500:1 contrast ratio.

High-Voltage, Single- and Dual-Supply SPDT Analog Switches with Low 3.6-Ohm On-Resistance

January 14, 2008 7:32 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology released two high-voltage, single- and dual-supply single-pole double-throw (SPDT) analog switches. The DG469 and DG470 devices are identical, except the DG470 provides an enable pin, which puts all of the switches in a high-impedance state, maintaining a “safe state” at power up and preventing accidental signal or power shorts. The new switches are


PCS Duplexer Minimizes Power Consumption and Improves Receiver Sensitivity

January 14, 2008 6:51 am | Comments

Avago Technologies announced ts 4th generation PCS duplexer. The ACMD-7403 delivers an industry best 2.7 dB maximum Tx Band insertion loss which significantly lowers power consumption, according to the company. A 3.2 dB maximum Rx Band insertion loss achieves desirable receiver sensitivity. It enhances the sensitivity and dynamic range of CDMA and UMTS receivers by providing more than 52 dB attenuation of the transmitted

High Electrical Rating Slide Switches include Single and Double Pole Options

January 14, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

Phaseda introduced its power slide switch series. This XN-series slide switches have many function options, including single pole and double pole, 2 to 4 positions. Terminals are solder lug, PC through-hole type. The UL approved electrical rating is up to 16A 125V AC; and the whole series is fully compliant with European RoHS

Verification Tool for High Level Synthesis Output Applications

January 14, 2008 6:27 am | Comments

Calypto Design Systems announced the availability of SLEC System-HLS for verification of high-level synthesis (HLS) output. Enabling ESL, SLEC (for Sequential Logic Equivalence Checker) formally verifies equivalence between electronic system level (ESL) models and register transfer level (RTL) implementations.


Non Contact Thermometer Sensor offers Narrow Field Of View

January 11, 2008 4:58 am | Comments

Melexis introduced the MLX90614xAC with narrow 35° field of view (FOV). Design engineers can now measure smaller objects or increase the sensor-object distance with this thermometer. The 35° FOV is obtained by adding a viewing angle limiting metal tube to the standard TO-39 housing of the MLX90614. By performing the calibration of the thermometer after this tube has been attached

Evaluation Kit Validates Connector Compatibility

January 10, 2008 9:16 am | Comments

ERNI Electronics's development kit for analysing the signal integrity of the MicroSpeed connector family features a contact density in 1 mm pitch, enabling board-to-board applications suited for the bandwidth requirements of modern applications. The kit consists of two PCBs, each with four MicroSpeed connectors, a guide, and detaching aids. At the rear of the boards are 30 high-end miniature coaxial connectors


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