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PXI Products for Hybrid Test Systems in Production Applications

October 19, 2007 11:18 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. has introduced a new line of PXI products designed for high-speed automated production testing as part of a hybrid test system using precision instruments. The new KPXI product line consists of simultaneous data acquisition boards, multifunction analog I/O boards, high speed analog output boards, a 130 MS/sec digitizer module, digital I/O modules, PXI chassis, embedded PC controllers, MXI bridges

Spectrum Analyzer Has Optional WCDMA Measurements

October 19, 2007 11:07 am | Comments

Anritsu Company has introduced its MS2717A Economy Spectrum Analyzer that offers general purpose spectrum analysis over the 100 kHz to 7.1 GHz frequency range. In addition to its performance and capabilities in analyzing RF components used in the wireless, aerospace/defense and university markets, it also offers optional WCDMA/HSDPA RF test and WCDMA detailed demodulation

Piezo-Resistive Three-Axis Sensor is 1/5th the Size of Previous Generation

October 19, 2007 7:39 am | Comments

HDK-America has announced its piezo-resistive three-axis acceleration sensor that measures 3 mm × 3 mm × 1 mm. The HAAM-325B is 1/5th the size of the previous generation product, and it offers a fully comparable performance. Based on a silicon substrate and fabricated by means of a micro-machining MEMS technology


Scroll Ring Interface has the Feel of a Capacitive Touch Switch

October 19, 2007 7:32 am | Comments

The SimScroll interface from White Electronic Designs (WEDC) is a circular switch array using the company’s SimTouch switch technology. It is suitable for products requiring effective navigation of large menu lists. Typical applications include universal remote control, MP3 players and A/V media system control. Using WEDC’s conductive ink technology, designers can create user interfaces

Ambient Light Sensor Duplicates the Spectral Response Curve of the Human Eye

October 19, 2007 7:01 am | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics introduced an ambient light sensor that duplicates the spectral response of the human eye. This will allow for the accurate control of backlight devices by controlling the brightness in relation to the ambient light conditions. The sensor has a peak response of 55 nm compared to a typical industry standard response curve that peaks in the infrared closer to 900 nm, according to the company.

Silicone-Free Thermal Interface Material Serves as a Gap Pad

October 19, 2007 6:42 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has introduced its POLARCHIP SF3000 Silicone-Free Thermal Interface Material, a soft silicone-free thermal gap pad for silicone sensitive applications. This highly compressible, thermally conductive material is suited for filling the undesirable air gaps between heat generating devices on printed circuit boards and the heat sinks, heat spreaders and metal chassis that are used to dissipate the heat

Electromechanical Switches Operate Up to 26.5 GHz

October 19, 2007 6:29 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent’s L Series of economically priced, high-performance electromechanical switches operate up to 26.5 GHz with an operating life of 2 million cycles. The series is comprised of terminated and un-terminated SP4T and SP6T multiport switches, as well as a transfer switch. The series features guaranteed insertion loss repeatability of >0.03 dB throughout the 2-million-cycle operating life.

Right Angle Bi-Colored LED Pushbutton Switch

October 19, 2007 5:01 am | Comments

CIT RELAY & SWITCH announces the CL1200 Series of momentary lighted SPST pushbutton switches. This right angle version provides design engineers a versatile LED illuminated switch for use in a variety of applications. Offering three frame options – no frame and cap, square frame or round frame and cap, the pushbutton switch is available with numerous combinations of frame colors and cop colors in lighted or non-lighted configurations.


DDR2 SO-DIMM Densities for ATCA and Embedded Applications

October 18, 2007 4:57 am | Comments

White Electronic Designs Corporation expanded its high-performance memory module family with the release of three DDR2 2GB modules. These product configurations provide additional bits for error correction algorithms as well as address and command buffering. These features make the modules suitable for systems developed in accordance with the new Advanced Telecommunications Architecture (ATCA) standard as well as

32-Channel, 16-bit Analog Output Board

October 17, 2007 10:17 am | Comments

United Electronic Industries (UEI) released their DNA-AO-332 high density analog output board. The board provides 32 channels of 16-bit resolution analog output with a ±10V output range. It is capable of driving ±10 mA while per-channel digital offset and gain calibration limits gain/offset errors to ±450 µV and ±305 µV respectively.

High-Voltage ICs Integrate Protection Features

October 17, 2007 5:11 am | International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a set of next-generation 600V high-voltage integrated circuits (HVIC).  This IRS212x family of 600V single-channel gate drivers is suitable for motor control applications at low-, mid- and high-voltage levels and in a variety of circuit topologies including three-phase inverter, H-bridge, and other topologies utilizing MOS-gated power devices.

Edgecard Connector Series Features Parts with Temperature Ratings of From 125°C to 175°C

October 16, 2007 5:18 am | Comments

Sullins Electronics, Corp. expanded its portfolio of edgecard connectors to include a cantilever edgecard connector series engineered to provide high performance, low cost connections on 0.100” (2.54 mm) or 0.156” (3.96 mm) centerline boards.  Designed to mate with the plated fingers of a 0.062” ± 0.008” daughterboard, parts may be ordered rated to withstand +125°C, +150°C, or +175°C continual heat.  These double-row connectors are available with either 0.370” or 0.400” wide insulators


Programmable Multiple Output Power Supplies Meet Medical / ITE Applications

October 15, 2007 11:11 am | Comments

GlobTek's UF-400AX series of power supplies delivers up to 111W of continuous output power and has 5 regulated outputs of +5V DC at 10A, +5V DC at 1.5A, -5V DC at .75A, 130V DC at .15A (externally programmable) and +12V DC at 2.5A. This efficient series features an optional aluminum U-channel chassis with optional top cover, remote voltage sensing, and active PFC. The device accepts universal input of 90V AC to 264V AC.


Entirely Modularized LED Modules

October 15, 2007 4:58 am | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics Corporation announced its Brite-XLED modules that boast an efficient low power approach to SSL design. The system is entirely modularized, allowing system designers the ability to choose the appropriate number of LEDs per module or the total aggregate number of modules and their geometric layout to achieve desired luminaire output. The modules can be specified to include one to eight LEDs

ESD Protection Technology for High-speed Data Lines in Portable Applications

October 12, 2007 5:42 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced the first member of its ultra-low capacitance, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection family of devices. The ESD9L is a single line ESD protection device that offers 0.5 pF capacitance and low clamping voltage. Available in the industry’s smallest package for ESD protection, this part is suitable for safeguarding high speed data lines in portable applications such as cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs and digital cameras.


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