NTE Electronics, Inc. announced additions to its line of resistors. Round Silicone wirewound ceramic resistors in 1W, 3W, 5W, and 10W Versions feature a high temperature silicone coating with complete welded construction, and provide stability in operation and exhibit a high power to size ratio. Fixed vitreous wirewound types in
National Semiconductor Corporation introduced what is said to be the industry’s highest-precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA). The LMP8100A delivers guaranteed 0.03 percent gain accuracy using a software adjustable gain (in 1V/V increments) from 1V/V to 16V/V over the full industrial temperature range of -40°C to 125°C. The company also offers the LMP8100 semi-precision grade PGA, which provides guaranteed 0.075 percent gain accuracy over the -40°C to
Asis North America announced its Effective Series AdvancedTCA chassis, available in AC or DC versions and two-, five- and 14-slot configurations. Effective Series 2 and 5-slot versions are available with removable top cover making them an ideal development platform. Its cooling system implements a pressurized-only cooling method and uses the latest fan and airflow technologies. The system has been verified to meet more than the 200W per slot requirement, while
Catalyst Semiconductor introduced a buck converter in a TSOT-23 package for driving high-brightness, 350 mA LEDs at up 94 percent efficiency. The CAT4201 incorporates the company's patent-pending switching control algorithm. This new architecture is said to reduce system complexity, improve efficiency and allow an external RSET control resistor to preset a regulated LED current up to 350 mA from supplies as high as 24V for inductor control and to eliminate the need for a dedicated heat sink.
Linear Technology's LTM4600HVMPV is a complete and encapsulated 10A switching DC/DC regulator system and the first device in a new family of uModule (micromodule) DC/DC regulators for rugged military and avionics applications. The device is fully tested over the temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, and it is offered in a 15 mm x 15 mm x 2.8 mm Military Plastic LGA (Land Grid Array) package. Comprised entirely of Linear Technology silicon and supported by the company's in-house testing, the LTM4600HVMPV is
Pepperl+Fuchs added the WCS3B Read Head to its PosiTrack™ Position Tracking System. Designed to provide simplified installation and improved operational performance, this read head provides a 32 mm slot width, compared with the 25mm slot width available from the existing WCS3A model. The result is increased reader/code rail misalignment tolerances of 20 percent on the horizontal axis and 40 percent on vertical axis. Increased read head slot width allows for a
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