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UHF-Band VCO Yields Low Phase Noise

October 3, 2008 11:42 am | Comments

Operating from 902 MHz to 928 MHz, Z-Communications’ ZRO0915C2LF UHF-band VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -128 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, -100 dBc/Hz at 1 KHz offset, and -148 dBc/Hz at 100 KHz offset. The 0.75” × 0.75” × 0.22” ZMX-14-SM-packaged component shows a linear tuning voltage range from 0 VDC to

Management System Enables GUI Development

October 3, 2008 10:51 am | Comments

Building in 64-bit systems running Linux, Solaris, and HPUX, Aonix’s TeleUSE 4.0 user interface management system allows cross-platform Motif GUI application development. The object-oriented program supports WYSIWYG graphical editing, widget design editing, and font, color and pixmap picture editing. The environment exhibits support for interactive

SSLD Delivers High LED Current

October 3, 2008 10:03 am | Comments

Powering from a single or dual battery cell supply, PREMA Semiconductor’s PR4404 SSLD dispenses up to 150 mA of LED current at 1.2 or 1.5 V (single) and up to 300 mA LED current at 2.4 V or 3 V (dual). A hold input allows brightness control via a PWM signal or MCU with switching frequencies from 300 kHz to 700 kHz. The driver demonstrates


Chip Capacitor Includes Flexiterm Termination

October 3, 2008 9:20 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

Presenting compatibility with standard SMT reflow processes, AVX’s tip and ring chip capacitor uses a standard nickel barrier solder plate Flexiterm termination. The MLC unit demonstrates a X7R dielectric rating from -55°C to 125°C with a capacitance value of up to 1.2 micofarads, TELCO rating of 250 VDC, and dielectric withstand voltage of

Epoxy Adhesive Cures at Room Temperature(2)

October 3, 2008 8:27 am | Comments

Able to cure at room temperature, the EP30 two component epoxy adhesive from Master Bond can also be accelerated by moderate heat. The adhesive will bond to such substrates as metal, ceramic, glass, and many plastics. The lap shear strength exceeds 3,000 psi for aluminum to aluminum bonds. The EP30 is particularly marketed for assemblies where only very thin bond lines are dictated


Resistor Ink Replaces Cermet Material

October 3, 2008 7:37 am | Comments

Obtaining intermediate wear resistance values by blending with adjacent members, LORD Corporation’s 8600 Series polymer resistor ink can be utilized as an alternative at Cermet materials for potentiometer applications. The RoHS-compliant cured film screen-prints onto printer circuit boards, ceramics, glass, phenolic, and flexible substrates that are

DC/DC Converters Feature Open-Frame Construction

October 3, 2008 6:42 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Two series (HPH and UCH) of single output, half-brick, isolated DC/DC Converters from Murata Power Solutions are isolated to 2250 VDC with an open-frame construction and are designed for PCB mounting. The HPH series delivers up to 360 W of power and 70 A output current. The UCH series comprises modules that deliver between 50 W and 150 W of output power, and a maximum output current of 40 A

Stepper Motor/Driver/Controller Offers USB Interface

October 3, 2008 6:01 am | Comments

Coming in a NEMA 17 package, Arcus Technology’s DMX-J-SA stepper motor/driver/controller integrates a built-in USB 2.0 interface for communication and programming tasks. The single-axis solution exhibits a current rating of 2 A max at 24 V, and supports 16 micro-step operation. The USB interface eliminates the need for serial bus drivers or TCP/IP programming, and automatically detects the device. To operate in standalone mode, a BASIC-like


Rotary Position Sensor Lasts 1M Cycles

October 3, 2008 4:41 am | Comments

Adding to the Trimpot product line, Bourns’ Model 3382 12 mm dustproof rotary position sensor endures 1 million rotational cycles with an IP40 seal rating. The shaftless SMT instrument exhibits ±2% independent linearity in an operating temperature range from -40°C to 120°C. The sensor suits applications requiring frequent adjustment where

Power Inductors Show Tight Tolerance

October 2, 2008 11:42 am | Comments

Being magnetically shielded and epoxy molded, API Delevan’s SP1812, SP1210, and SP1008 Series SMT power inductors exhibit tolerances down to 2%. The SP1008 Series displays inductance from 0.270 µH to 100 µH and max. current ratings from 1.070 ADC to 0.102 ADC. The SP1210 Series possesses an inductance range from 0.470 µH to 390 µH and


Switching Regulator Draws Low Quiescent Current

October 2, 2008 11:35 am | Comments

Protecting against overvoltage lockout transients up to 62 V, Linear Technology’s LT3972 3.5 A step-down switching regulator keeps quiescent current under 75 µA. The 3 mm² DFN-10- or MSOP-10E-packaged DC/DC converter provides an input voltage range from 3.6 V to 33 V and an output voltage range from 0.79 V to 30 V. The regulator utilizes a 4.6 A 95 mO switch with the necessary boost diode, oscillator, and control and logic circuitry while having a user-programmable switching frequency from 200 kHz to 2.4 MHz. The component offers

Tact Switches Endure 100,000 Cycles

October 2, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Achieving an electrical rating of 50 mA at 48 VDC, CIT Relay & Switch’s CS1110 Series SPST tact switches works for an electrical life of 100,000 cycles. The 6.2 mm² devices offer an optional grounding tab, J lead or gull wing termination, and board-to-top actuator lengths of 2 mm, 2.3 mm, 2.5 mm, and 3.1 mm with a positive tactile feed. The RoHS-compliant


Frame Grabber Supports Gigabit Ethernet Vision

October 2, 2008 9:33 am | Comments

Performing alignment, measurement, and identification in vision applications, ADLINK Technology’s PCIe-GIE62 PCI Express frame grabber demonstrates support for Gigabit Ethernet Vision. The card uses the bandwidth of a PCI Express x4 lane for up to 1,000 Mbps image acquisition rates and 2 independent Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect to multiple


Pressure Sensor Delivers 4.5 VDC Output

October 2, 2008 8:05 am | Comments

Requiring a 5 VDC power supply, Kavlico’s P6050 PCB mount pressure sensor dispenses a standard analog linear amplified output from 0.5 VDC to 4.5 VDC proportional to pressure. The piezo-resistive sensing technology-incorporating unit allows for the selection of a standard voltage output device or alternative digital SPI output with an embedded


Test Instrument Combines DSO/DMM and Data Logging

October 2, 2008 7:10 am | Comments

Storing data logging memory to 17,000 points, Protek Test and Measurement’s Model S2505 integrates a battery-operated dual-channel 5 MHz bandwidth DSO providing 50 Ms/s sampling rate and a 10,000-count true rms DMM. The DSO section performs with ±3% vertical accuracy, 512 B record length in single shot/glitch capture mode (256 B in other modes), sweep rate from 1 µs to 5 sec, 16 waveforms and setups memory storage, and


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