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TVS Array Withstands 100 A Surges

November 13, 2008 7:16 am | Comments

Protecting sub-micron transceivers against GR-1089 level lightning pulses on high-speed data lines, Semtech’s TClamp2502N transient voltage suppressor (TVS) array endures surges of 100 A. The 2.6 mm × 2.6 mm × 0.5 mm SLP-packaged component is rated to 2.5 V, and guards against electrostatic discharge (ESD), cable discharge events (CDE), and electrical fast

Vibration Motors Suit Silent Alert Apps

November 13, 2008 6:25 am | Comments

Coming in a coin-type form factor, Nidec Copal’s LBV10B-001 and LBV10C-001 brushless DC vibration motors target silent alert applications. The 10 mm (0.394”) OD × 3 mm (0.118”) thick LBV10B-001 model develops a vibration signal of 1.580 g with an input of 3 VDC and 80 mA, and demonstrates a stall current value of 93 mA. The 10 mm (0.394”) OD ×

Optic Temperature Sensor Accommodates up to 1,000°C

November 13, 2008 5:38 am | Comments

With sensitivity of 0.01-nm/°C (nominal), a fiber optic temperature sensor from Chiral Photonics covers a temperature range up to 1,000°C. The sensor was designed for applications ranging from weld monitoring and control, to turbine engine service and design. The sensing element is a monolithic glass fiber. It is not reliant on any moving parts or coatings and the sensor packaging can be tailored


Dual-channel DACs Designed for High-performance Apps

November 13, 2008 5:21 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Integrating two DACs on a single device, eight TxDAC transmit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) from Analog Devices are designed for communications, industrial, instrumentation and other demanding high-performance applications. Dissipating 220-mW at their maximum sample rate, the AD911x series feature 2-mA full-scale output current. Each TxDAC integrates two 14-, 12-, 10- or 8-bit digital-to-analog converters

Controller Performs in Test Chambers

November 13, 2008 4:55 am | Comments

Utilizing Microsoft Windows CE .NET, Tidal Engineering’s Synergy Nano environmental test chamber controller fits in ¼ DIN controller-equipped test chambers and ovens. The 3.78” (W) × 3.78” (H) × 3.94” (D) unit works in environmental applications such as temperature, humidity, vibration, altitude, highly accelerated life testing (HALT)/highly accelerated stress screening (HASS), thermal shock, and thermal vacuum testing processes. The 1-lb instrument’s logic automatically selects

Flash Memory Targets Embedded Apps

November 12, 2008 11:04 am | Comments

Suiting set-top boxes and telecom equipment, Numonyx’s Numonyx Axcell M29EW 65-nm NOR Flash memory meets the code and data reliability needs of the embedded market. The 14 mm × 20 mm TSOP56- or 11 mm × 13 mm FBGA64-packaged product family offers densities from 4 Mb to 128 Mb and from 256 Mb to 2 Gb;  access time from 90 ns to 100 ns asynchronous, and

MCUs Integrate Flash Memory

November 12, 2008 10:31 am | Renesas | Comments

Performing in automotive body and chassis control applications, Renesas Technology’s M16C/5L and M16C/56 16-bit MCU groups offer 96 KB, 128 KB, or 256 KB Flash memory in the 80-pin package, and 64 KB, 96 KB, 128 KB, or 256 KB Flash memory in the 64-pin package. The components exhibit 16 KB of independent user Flash memory for storing programs for

Emergency Stop Switches Exhibit Small Panel Depth

November 12, 2008 9:50 am | Comments

Offering illuminated or non-illuminated mushroom cap diameters of 25 mm, 30 mm, and 40 mm, Johnson Electric's TH-Contact TE1 emergency stop switches present panel cut outs of 16.2 mm panel or 22.5 mm with an adapter option. The units provide 1 NO (normally open) and 1 NC (normally closed), or 2 NC, switching functions, as well as a rotary reset mechanism and


Connector System Carries 4 A

November 12, 2008 8:44 am | Comments

Coming in 10- and 12-pin designs, ERNI Electronics’ MiniBridge cable-to-board connector system exhibits a current carrying capacity of 4 A per contact (at 20°C, depending on the cable). The tape-on-reel-packaged male interconnects have SMT terminals with SMT mechanical board anchors, and suitable for assembly in Pb-free relow soldering processes via a LCP plastic

Devices Provide Overcurrent Protection

November 12, 2008 8:04 am | Comments

Targeting the automotive market, Tyco Electronics’ AHEF family PolySwitch circuit protection devices help deliver resettable overcurrent protection for bus and truck wire harnesses using 24-V electrical systems. The components exhibit hold-current ratings from 0.5 A to 10 A, maximum fault-current rating of 100 A, maximum operating voltage rating of 32 V, and a maximum operating temperature of 125C. The RoHS- and ELV-compliant are tested to the the AECQ200 standard, have

Bluetooth Modules Function in Embedded Designs

November 12, 2008 6:57 am | Comments

Incorporating Bluetooth stacks, Laird Technologies’ BTM410, BTM420, BTM510, and BTM520 Bluetooth modules are pre-approved to minimize the design effort in implementing short range wireless. The BTM410 for data applications is a Bluetooth data-oriented module based on Cambridge Silicon Radio’s BC04 chipset. Targeted at systems running an embedded operating system with

Reed Switch Gives ¾” Magnetic Gap

November 12, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Offering a Form A or Form B configuration, Hasco Components’ REED-PILL reed switch and matching magnet delivers a magnetic gap of ¾”. The product exhibits a switching voltage of 12 V, life expectancy of >100,000 cycles, and technologies that protect the reed blades in an inert gas. Each set comes with 3M adhesive and 18” 26 AWG wire, with

PCB Supplies Meet Class B EMI

November 12, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

With an industry standard footprint of 2" by 4" by 1.07", the single-output ZPSA40 and ZPSA60 series of compact pcb-mountable AC-DC power supplies from Lambda meets conducted and radiated EMC requirements of EN55022-B and FCC Class B (without additional filtering or components). The power supplies are available with output voltages from 3.3 V to 48 VDC


DIN Power Supplies Feature Active PFC Function

November 12, 2008 4:51 am | Comments

With an active PFC function to satisfy industrial, IT, and data network applications, the PS-S10 and PS-S100 Series miniature DIN rail switching power supplies from Altech can be installed on DIN rail TS-35/7.5 or 15, and can be cooled by free air convection (up to 60º C or 140º F). These 10W-100W single-output power supplies install with universal AC input (88-264 VAC)

PoE PD Controller Powers LCD Display

November 12, 2008 4:50 am | Comments

Akros Semiconductor, Hall A4 Booth 242 at electronica, demonstrates its AS1135 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) controller implemented into a communication board driving the PoE-powered 22-W LCD display above it (see photo). The component implements the 2-Event Physical Layer


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