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DRAM Chip Is Densest Available

January 30, 2009 10:50 am | Comments

Using 50-nm process technology, the 4Gb DDR3 DRAM chip from Samsung is presented as having the highest density available. The chip can be produced in 16-GB registered DIMMs for servers, as well as 8-GB unbuffered DIMM, and 8-GB small outline DIMM.

Coax Cables Connect Digital Apps

January 30, 2009 8:20 am | Comments

The Banana Peel plenum DS-3 and DS-4 Series of coax cables from Belden are designed for digital signal interconnect and cross-connect applications. Available in 26 AWG (735A plenum-rated) and 20 AWG (734A plenum-rated) sizes in a 3- and 6-count configurations. Features include

Motion-Control Cards Operate in Multiple Modes

January 30, 2009 7:40 am | Comments

Accepting a control voltage from 5 VDC to 24 VDC, the VMC-3000 Series of single-axis plug-in motion controller modules from Varedan are DSP-based cards that configure in a variety of modes including position, torque, and a frequency-locked velocity mode. The controllers accept quadrature encoder feedback


Experimentation Kit Generates Thermoelectric Power

January 30, 2009 6:56 am | Comments

Suitable for demonstrating the Seebeck effect, Tellurex’s PG-1 thermoelectric power generation experimentation kit supplies a net output of ~0.75 W and an adjustable output voltage from 3 VDC to 14 VDC. The fully-assembled unit can be used to charge batteries, run fans, or power LEDs, music devices, and phones. The self-contained device works by attaching the removable legs and applying heat using a canned fuel source. The kit includes

Measurement Suite Supports Visual Studio 2008

January 30, 2009 6:09 am | Comments

Helping develop test, measurement, and automation applications, Measurement Computing’s Measurement Studio, version 8.6, Measurement Computing edition (part number: MSTUDIO MCC) integrated suite of classes and controls provides support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2005 and .NET 2003. The software offers Windows Forms, Web Forms, and ActiveX user interface components, and enables data

Pushbutton Presents High Power Rating

January 30, 2009 5:50 am | Comments

Offering single- and double-pole versions, Phaseda’s RL5 pushbutton switch exhibits a UL rating at 16 A at 125 VAC and ¾ hp at 250 VAC for high-power and motor applications. The RoHS-compliant device demonstrates a VDE rating of 16(4) A and 10(4) A at 250 VAC with over 50,000 loading cycles. The lighted model has

Vertical-Mount Wirewounds Use Bracket

January 30, 2009 5:29 am | Comments

Suiting power supplies in industrial power and control applications, Stackpole Electronics’ BVM Series vertical-mount wirewounds includes a bracket attached to the outside of the case, which also serves as one of the attachment leads. The RoHS-compliant devices offer sizes from 5 W to 25 W, standard tolerances of 1% and

Ultrasonic Range Sensor Kit Connects to PC

January 30, 2009 5:14 am | Comments

Combining all the standard functions of an ultrasonic ranging module plus the addition of a multi-channel USB based oscilloscope, the X1 Ranging Module Pro developers kit from SensComp facilitates and expedites the development process by providing live sensor data conveniently on a PC. The kit includes the X1 module, electrostatic


SSL Light Bulbs Receive UL/cUL Mark

January 30, 2009 4:24 am | Comments

Powering via Cree XLamp LED technologies, such as the 7090 XR-E, Infinilux’s P-series solid state lamp (SSL) light bulbs are approved per UL/cUL. The PAR4 incandescent replacement lamps exhibit white color temperatures of 3300K CCT warm white, 4500K CCT soft white, and European 6500K CCT cool white. The

Rugged SBC Demonstrates Low Power

January 30, 2009 4:05 am | Comments

Using Intel T7400 Merom Core 2 Duo dual core processors and Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT), Aitech Defense Systems’ 6U VME C160 SBC draws 25 W of power. The component incorporates a metal thermal management frame supporting integral stiffeners for resistance against shock and vibration in radar and

PCI Express Boards Incorporate Two PMC/XMC Modules

January 29, 2009 8:25 am | Comments

Coming in a single PCIe envelope, Pentek’s 7700 family of PCIe boards integrate up to 2 PMC/XMC modules. The Gen 2 PCIe x16 interface can be utilized for motherboard connections and XMC interfaces for gigabit links between modules and other boards. The products have IP development tools and a 4-pin disk drive power connector to ensure that the boards receive ample power from the host computer or server. The family consists of

Integrated PoE-PD Controllers Meet IEEE802.3at Standard

January 29, 2009 6:58 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

Supporting communications, industrial, and consumer applications, ON Semiconductor’s NCP1081 and NCP1083 integrated Power-over-Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD)/DC/DC converter controllers have been verified to meet the upcoming IEEE802.3at standard. The pin-compatible components provide power levels of up to

6-W DC/DC Converters Include Reinforced Insulation

January 29, 2009 6:41 am | Comments

Coming in a 24-pin DIP package, Tracopower’s THB-6 Series DC/DC converter modules present reinforced insulation while delivering 6 W of output power. The devices offer 4,000-VAC isolation, input voltage ranges from 9 VDC to 18 VDC, 18 VDC to 36 VDC, and 36 VDC to 75 VDC, and regulated output of 5 VDC, 12 VDC, ±12 VDC, and


Paperless Data Acquisition System Uses Touchscreen

January 29, 2009 6:12 am | Comments

Operating via a finger or the onboard stylus, Omega Engineering’s RD8300 networkable paperless data acquisition system utilizes 142-mm (5.6") color Active Matrix TFT LCD with a touchscreen. The CE-compliant instrument offers built-in OPC server and email client, 6 to 12 universal and relay outputs, multiple media drives, and locking media access door. The NEMA 4-rated product is appropriate for the automotive and

Rotary Encoders Offer Improved PROFINET IO Support

January 29, 2009 5:44 am | Comments

Ertec200-based OPTOCODE family of rotary encoders for PROFINET IO networks from FRABA support RT (real-time) and NRT (non-real-time) data transfer according to the PROFIDrive profile with cycle times as short as 10 ms. Allowing users to assign IP addresses via the control system during start-up, the units are parameterized via the control system with a GSDML device file for easy configuration


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