Agilent Technologies introduced the first time-to-digital converter (TDC) from its Acqiris product line, featuring six independent stopwatches for precise timing measurements from a common start event to multiple stop events at a high resolution. The TC890 is appropriate for time measurement applications, including laser detection and ranging (LIDAR) for 3D mapping and navigation, fluorescence lifetime spectrometry, and ion counting in time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS). Many pulse-timing measurements, such as period, frequency and time interval analysis (TIA), are suitable for the TDC's precise measurement technology.
VIA Technologies announced the VIA EPIA NR Nano-ITX mainboard, powered by a fanless 1.0 GHz VIA C7 processor and VIA CX700 system media processor for compact, quiet and durable embedded systems. Measuring 12 cm x 12 cm, it is said to be the first Nano-ITX mainboard to natively support LVDS in two single or one dual-channel monitor configuration without the need for a daughterboard; this makes it appropriate for
Tundra Semiconductor introduced its Tsi352 PCI-to-PCI Bridge, fully compliant with PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.3. The bridge makes it possible to extend a system’s load capability limit beyond that of a single PCI bus by allowing motherboard designers to add more PCI devices or more PCI option card slots than a single PCI bus can support. The device has two identical PCI Interfaces that handle PCI transactions for its respective bus. This traffic isolation can
The newest PCB terminal blocks and plug connectors/headers from Phoenix Contact’s COMBICON Power line are appropriate for increased voltage in a power application. The GMSTB(A) 2.5 HC(V) is a high-voltage header and plug with screw connection for wire-to-board applications. It features a 7.62 mm pitch and voltage ratings (1,000 V IEC, 600V UL). Enlarged wire and screw entry funnels result in bigger clearance and creepage distances. Integrated double-steel covering springs provide
Maxim's MAX109 is an 8-bit, 2.2Gsps analog-to-digital converter with dynamic wideband performance optimized for capturing input frequencies in the second Nyquist zone. The MAX109 uses a high-performance track/hold (T/H) amplifier, a quantizer, and a 1:4 demultiplexer.
Tyco Electronics hand held Visual Fault Locator is a rugged and affordable solution for identifying breaks and bending in optical fibers and cabling. Its red 650nm laser glows at the location of faults, in either continuous or pulsed modes. An AA-size battery provides 30 hours of continuous use and a soft-side protective case with belt loop is included, along with a lanyard dust cover.
LEDtronics announced the R30 LED Reflector spotlight bulb series. These direct replacements for incandescent bulbs combine use standard 25mm Edison bases and are available in 15°, 20°, 30°, 40°, and 95° angles using 120V AC. Other voltages from 12V to 240V, AC or DC, are available for custom orders. Color choices are warm white (3000 Kelvin), pure white (5500 Kelvin), cool white (8000 Kelvin), 633nm red, 592nm yellow, 525nm aqua green, and 470nm blue.
ON Semiconductor introduced the NCP5623 – a high efficiency triple output LED driver with I2C interface and built-in gradual dimming. The device is specifically designed to drive tricolor RGB (red, green, blue) LEDs for fun lighting or enhanced LCD backlighting in portable applications such as cell phones and MP3 players. Offered in the compact LLGA-12 package, the device is said to be the smallest RGB LED charge pump driver housed in a non-bump plastic package. The driver performs autonomous operations upon the command of
RIA CONNECT, Inc. introduced the ASM01Y spring contact is a single pole, vibration resistant, SMD which allows for a solderless termination. The construction allows the connection of pinned components and individual solid wires ranging in size from 18 to 14 AWG, or stranded wires with ferrules. The device is suitable for SMT applications and is available in tape and reel. The device is THR compatible and can withstand soldering temperatures of 290°C for 90 seconds
The ZXCT1050 current monitor from Zetex Semiconductors ensures accurate current measurement, even if the load is short-circuited, while improving overall power efficiency. Able to operate on both high and low sides of the load, the monitor supports dynamic output current limitation circuits in a broad range of applications, from power supply bricks to motor control circuits. Efficient, at 50 µA the quiescent current is 10 times less than that of larger packaged alternatives
Phaseda LLC announced the HY52 pushbutton switch. This switch is rated IP54 and offers protection against dust and water without external PVC cap. It boasts high electrical rating up to 20A 125V AC with UL approval, suitable for many power applications, like power tools, battery powered toy cars and vacuum cleaners. This switch snaps into industrial standard panel cut-out size. The function includes DPST, SPST On/Off and
Anritsu Company introduced the S311D/S312D Site Master cable and antenna analyzers that combine a wide frequency of 2 MHz to 1600 MHz, ease of use, and high accuracy in a portable, rugged design that weighs less than 5 pounds. Developed to test the RF performance of P25 and TETRA systems in the VHF/UHF, 400 MHz, and 700 MHz to 800 MHz bands, the analyzer is suited for Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and Public Safety system technicians and engineers. The device’s high sensitivity allows them to identify poor connections, damaged cables, water penetration, and
Linear Technology announced the LTC6102, the most precise high side current sense amplifier available, according to the company. Maximum input offset voltage is 10 uV and it can accept differential sense voltages up to 2V. The resulting 106 dB of dynamic range allows it to resolve micro-amps from amps of current. The precision of the device is bolstered by a near zero guaranteed input offset drift of less than 50 nV/°C and a guaranteed input bias current of less than 3 nA
Spectrum Control, Inc. introduced a custom EMI filtered barrier strip terminal block with pre-bent leads to allow for easier installation on printed circuit boards (PCBs). These terminal blocks are appropriate for filtering power supplies in telecommunications equipment, metering, instrumentation, EDP equipment and industrial controls. The barrier strip filtered terminal block is designed to provide desirable EMI/RFI filtering of AC and DC power and control lines, and it is UL recognized and CSA approved for DC voltages, has a
PEM Tri-Dent self-clinching steel locknuts incorporate a unique locking feature to meet demanding locking performance requirements and promote reliability of locking threads for thin-metal component assemblies. Their TRI-DENT locking feature can achieve locking torque specifications ranging from (maximum torque) 5.75 in. lbs./0.67 N•m to 35 in. lbs./4 N•m and (minimum torque) 0.4 in. lbs./0.04 N•m to 3.75 in. lbs./0.30 N•m, depending on fastener thread size