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10 GHz Socket Technology for 0.4 mm Pitch BGA

October 5, 2007 6:32 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduced their high performance BGA ZIF socket for 0.4 mm pitch BGA. The SG-BGA-7096 socket is designed for a Shinko 12 mm package size; operate at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate up to several watts without extra heat sinking and can handle up to 100W with custom heat sink. The contact resistance is typically 23 m? per pin.

Accelerometer Alarm Transmitter for Monitoring Unbalance and Misalignment on Rotating Equipment

October 4, 2007 10:00 am | Comments

The Model 682A08 Vibration Transmitter from the IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB) is an ICP accelerometer signal conditioner, complete with dual semiconductor relay alarms and 4 mA to 20 mA signal transmission, for continuous monitoring of critical machinery. The device is suitable for monitoring unbalance and misalignment on motors, pump sets and other rotating equipment. This module provides excitation power for industry standard accelerometers

High Capacity Relay with Mirror Contacts

October 4, 2007 6:36 am | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC introduced the G7Z power relay that provides up to 40A switching capacity per pole on the N.O. Contact. The resistive load rating is 40A @ 440V AC for N.O. contact and 25A @ 440V AC for N.C. contact. It has an inductive load rating of 22A @ 440V AC on the N.O. contact (Power factor = 0.3). The relay comes in 2-FormA+2-FormB, 3-FormA+1-FormB, and 4-FormA pole configurations. The 4-FormA version has a maximum current carrying capacity of 160A when each N.O. Contact is wired in parallel.


Code Compatible 900 MHz DSP

October 3, 2007 6:44 am | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the availability of its TMS320C6452 digital signal processor (DSP) for process intensive multi-channel infrastructure and medical imaging systems. Simultaneously, the company announced that the TMS320C6455 DSP at 1.2 GHz is the world’s fastest single core DSP. The code compatible 900 MHz C6452 DSP allows designers to


XMC Card Speeds Integration of Embedded Custom FPGA Computing

October 3, 2007 5:26 am | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced the XMC-442, its first Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA-based XMC module (VITA 42) compute engine. The device is designed for demanding, high-performance signal and image processing applications including radar, sonar, and signal intelligence. It is designed to operate in rugged environments

Frequency Standard Features 20 MHz Synthesizer

October 2, 2007 11:24 am | Comments

Novatech Instruments, Inc. introduced the Model 2975AX Disciplined Quartz Frequency Standard. This bench-top instrument provides a cost-effective means to generate precise frequency reference signals for laboratory instruments, communication systems or other test and measurement equipment. Containing an ovenized quartz crystal time-base, the device has a stability of ±5 × 10-11 per day when disciplined to a 1 pps source

100-Lumen LEDs

October 2, 2007 10:25 am | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced its XLamp LEDs with minimum luminous flux of 100 lumens at 350 mA. They can deliver either 25 percent greater brightness with improved efficacy, or they can deliver up to 55 percent greater brightness at the same efficacy when compared to the previous generation. This version retains the same footprint as previous models

White LED Backlight with 5,000-Hour Life

October 2, 2007 10:23 am | Comments

OSD announced its model OSD057VG01CW 5.7¨ diagonal 640 × RGB × 480 (VGA) TFT-LCD that includes a 5,000-hour lifetime white LED backlight. The module has applications in the industrial control and mobile computing markets. It will support up to 18-bit (262k) colors, and it allows simple image rotation via digital user inputs. The display also features an onboard white LED backlight driver


Super-Flux LEDs Meet Automotive Color Requirements

October 2, 2007 10:18 am | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics introduced its BLF series of super-flux LEDs that meet the existing and future requirements of the automotive, signaling and sign industries. The industry standard footprint is available in a range of SAE/ECE and JIS approved colors to accommodate signaling and marker light applications, including a white for interior lighting applications.

SMD Blue LEDs with High Luminous Intensity

October 2, 2007 9:57 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released its VLMB41XX series of sapphire-based, high-intensity blue SMD LEDs that offer efficient InGaN technology. The six SMD LEDs in the series provide illumination for applications including backlighting in automotive dashboards and switches, indicators and backlighting in telecommunications systems, audio and video equipment, office equipment and flat backlighting for LCDs, switches and symbols in general use.

Compact High Brightness White LEDs

October 2, 2007 9:54 am | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced its model TLWK1100B compact high-efficiency white LED. This LED offers luminous intensity levels of 1,500 mcd from a drive current of 20 mA (typical value). The robust design makes it suitable for automotive lighting designs, LCD backlighting, panel indicators and the replacement of incandescent bulbs in certain lighting applications.

Short-Neck LED Bulbs Replace Incandescents

October 2, 2007 9:49 am | Comments

LEDtronics announced its PAR20 LED short-neck light bulbs that are direct incandescent replacement bulbs which combine advanced LED technologies, standard 25 mm Edison screw bases and light-optimizing designs to produce vivid light. These bulbs are available in three light emitting angles (15°, 20° and 22°) and in 120V AC with other voltages available. The bulbs measure 3.50¨ long and 2.53¨ diameter, making them suitable for small spotlighting tasks

LED Light Guides Provide Backlighting

October 2, 2007 9:44 am | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) introduced its MicroLens edge-lighting modules that provide white LED backlighting for LCDs in a multitude of functions for a variety of display applications. In addition to bright, clean, uniform white LED backlighting from an ultra-thin, low-power package, these light guides can provide discrete area backlighting for different parts of the display


LED Driver with Current Regulating Switch

October 2, 2007 9:27 am | Comments

Supertex introduced its HV9980 three channel, high voltage, LED driver IC that is well suited for LCD and DLP television applications. It features three channels of peak current mode control that include a switch for regulating the LED current, enabling 95 percent efficiency in DLP television applications. Each channel features an integrated, 160V, 25? MOSFET, individual PWM and linear dimming inputs.

Sub-miniature 0402 LED Compatible with Industry Standard Automatic Assembly Equipment

October 2, 2007 4:55 am | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics announced the BL-Hxxx7A-TRB series of small, low current surface mount LED in 0402 (1.0 mm × 0.5 mm × 0.4 mm) package size. The LED is compatible with infrared and vapor phase reflow solder processes and provides compatibility with industry standard automatic placement equipment. The series is RoHS compliant and compatible with industry accepted lead free processes.


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