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Infrared Switch Detects Non-Contact Object Sensing

August 6, 2008 5:39 am | Comments

Providing a transmissive sensing capability for design engineers, the OPB420 Series from OPTEK, is a slotted infrared optical switch for non-contact interruptive object sensing. The switch includes an infrared LED and phototransistor, allowing for an opaque object to block the light beam from


LED Lamps Offer Flexible Mounting Options

August 5, 2008 10:41 am | Comments

Available in versions accepting 12 or 24 V, Marktech LED Lighting Products’ ExtendLite 15- or 30-cm LED lights have a connect system with mounting options including magnetic strips, glass shelf clips, and wood mounting brackets.

Charge Management Controller Enables Simultaneous AC-DC Adapter or USB-Port Battery Charging

August 5, 2008 8:15 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology introduced its MCP73871 charge-management controller — a Li-Ion/Li-Polymer charger with an intelligent charge management feature that enables simultaneous AC-DC-adapter or USB-port charging and powering of devices. The single-chip charger features an integrated pass transistor, and numerous


DC/DC Converters with 4:1 Input Deliver 18 A/60 W Regulated 3.3V Output

August 5, 2008 7:49 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Murata Power Solutions introduced its UEI-series of isolated, wide-range DC/DC Converters that provide 50 W to 60 W of power output from a standard 40.6 mm × mm 50.8 mm × 10.16 mm (1.6" × 2" × 0.4") PCB mounted, open frame package; plastic cased versions are available upon request. This regulated series has an


Series Offers High Pulse Power Handling

August 5, 2008 6:51 am | Comments

Featuring high pulse power handling, the RPC Series from Stackpole, is a line of surge withstanding thick film chips that is offered in the usual industry sizes and resistance values from .27 ohms up to 22 Meg, and in tolerances as low as


Connector Series Designed For Correct Alignment

August 5, 2008 6:34 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

From AVX, The 6288 Series of secure lock zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors features a shaped cable construction for correct alignment.  The connector’s one-touch flip lock provides “click” feedback, eliminates production process failures, and prevents


Graphic Design Software Enhances Embedded System Development

August 5, 2008 6:07 am | Comments

Combining a graphical programming environment with COTS multicore and FPGA hardware, National Instruments’ LabVIEW 8.6 helps engineers rapidly prototype advanced control algorithms and embedded applications on flexible hardware such as CompactRIO and deploy their systems to board-level embedded hardware. Using optimized analysis functions that provide faster execution on multicore systems, engineers can evaluate the behavior of the complete system

FET Performs as Buffer Amplifier

August 5, 2008 5:39 am | Comments

Working in the X and Ku bands, California Eastern Laboratories’ NE3515S02 NEC hetero-junction FET operates as a buffer amplifier in applications including DBS LNBs and dynamic range front ends. The device delivers a P1dB of 14 dBm with linear gain of 14 dB and a typical noise figure of less than 0.5 dB from a


SSLDs Enable Dimming in LED Lamps

August 4, 2008 12:05 pm | Comments

Offering current outputs of 300, 350, 500, 600 and 700 mA, RECOM’s RCD-24-x.xx Series LED drivers employ an analog dim-function and a PWM dim-function, which operates in a frequency range from 20 to 200 Hz, with

LDOs Operate With Low Quiescent Current

August 4, 2008 9:13 am | Comments

Operating from a minimum input voltage of 1.7 V, Micrel’s MIC531x family of dual LDOs consume total quiescent current of 37 µA while supplying output current of up to 300 mA. The components offer current limit and thermal shutdown protection, PSSR, POR, and voltage scaling while operating in a temperature range from

TFT Integrates Touchscreen

August 4, 2008 8:02 am | Comments

Using a white LED backlight, OSD Displays’ OSD35GN827A 3.50” diagonal transmissive WVGA TFT includes an integrated resistive touchscreen. The device exhibits an initial typical brightness of 240 cd/m² and a 350:1 contrast ratio in a 78.20 × 65 × 4.35-mm package with an active area of 70.08 × 52.56 mm. The TFT has functions using chip-on-glass technology, which supports a 24-bit SYNC-mode TTL interface that offers

Supplies/Transformers Offer 20 W/VA Output

August 4, 2008 6:45 am | Comments

Meeting the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, GlobTek’s linear power supplies and transformers present DC or AC outputs up to 20 W/VA, an output voltage range from 3 to 48 VDC and load-specified output in 50 mA increments from 50 mA with ±5% tolerance. The UL94V-0-packaged devices offer thermal and


Digital Potentiometers Enable Precision Calibration

August 3, 2008 7:10 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Exhibiting less than 1% end-to-end resistor tolerance (RTol) error over a ±15-V supply range, Analog Devices' AD529x family of single-channel, 10-bit programmable digital potentiometers (digiPot) offer up to 20 times better performance than similar devices. Available in three versions, the parts offer improved system accuracy in demanding applications such as industrial control systems and medical instrumentation.


Transducer Contains No O-rings

August 1, 2008 8:21 am | Comments

Performing with Krystal Bond technology, American Sensor Technologies’ one-piece stainless steel AST20HA pressure transducer has no internal o-rings and exhibits 100-V/m EMI/RFI protection from electrical noise. The CE-approved device offers pressure ranges from 0 to 10,000 psi in compound ranges up to 2500 psi while


Ultra-small Code Reader Automatically Recognizes Major Linear and 2D Codes

August 1, 2008 7:26 am | Comments

Omron Electronics introduced an ultra-small, fixed mount multi-code reader, model V400-R, that automatically recognizes commonly used bar codes and 2D matrix codes. Measuring 58 mm × 46 mm × 24.2 mm, the palm-size metal body reader mounts almost anywhere, and the combination of flexible mounting orientation and front view or side view models gives the V400-R a


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