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Brushed DC Motor Controller Module Offers Control Options

December 12, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

Providing variable speed control for 12-V brushed DC motors at up to 40 A, Luminary Micro’s Jaguar MDL-BDC brushed DC motor controller module exhibits motor speed control via a R-C servo-type (PWM) interface or a CAN interface. The CAN communications interface delivers real-time monitoring of current, voltage, speed, and other parameters; configurability of module options, including tuning of motor control parameters; and

Light-to-Digital Sensor Exhibits High Power Efficiency

December 12, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Coming in a translucent, 6-lead ODFN package, Intersil Corporation’s ISL29020 light-to-digital sensor uses <65-mA max. operating current. The component offers 4 selectable ranges of light sensitivity from 0.015 lux to 64,000 lux in direct sunlight and low-light conditions. The unit has an I²C output and interface, with the digital output being

LEDs Deliver 145 lm

December 12, 2008 5:46 am | Comments

Targeting solid-state lighting applications, Avago Technologies’ ASMT-Mx20 cool-white and ASMT-Mx22 warm-white 3-W Moonstone LEDs exhibit a typical light output of 145 lm at 700-mA drive current. The Pb-free components offer a viewing angle of 120°, ESD resistance of 16 kV, heat- and UV-resistant silicone


Compact Converters Deliver 2 W

December 12, 2008 5:23 am | Comments

Designed to address applications such as data communication equipment, mobile battery driven equipment, and distributed power systems, 200VFI and 200WFRS Series DC/DC power converters deliver an output of 2W. The 200VFI family is available in 18 single- and dual-output versions, and the 200WFRS family comes in 13 single- and dual-output models.

Caseframes House Eurocard-based Products

December 12, 2008 5:14 am | Comments

Conforming to DIN41494 and IEC297, Verotec’s KM6 caseframes serve applications requiring the mounting and housing of Eurocard-based cards or modules needing a 19” rack mount or desktop enclosure. The devices offer optional EMC protection along with the integration of cooling fans and power supplies, as well as removable top and bottom

Microcontrollers Support USB

December 12, 2008 4:36 am | Comments

Adding to the JM family, Freescale Semiconductor’s MC9S08JM16 8-bit microcontrollers integrates on-chip USB 2.0 full-speed device support. The components offer a 48-MHz S08 core, a bus frequency of 24 MHz, up to 16-KB Flash memory, 1-KB SRAM, 256-B USB RAM, and an operating voltage range from 2.7 V to

VCO Operates from 2,269 to 2,580 MHz

December 11, 2008 11:14 am | Comments

With a typical phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz at 10-KHz offset, Crystek's CVCO55CC-2269-2580 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates from 2,269 MHz to 2,580 MHz using a control voltage from 0.5 V to ~16 V. The 0.5-in.² SMT device accepts 8 V at 35 mA and has an output power of +5.0 dBm (typ).

Mixed-Signal Microcontroller Consumes Low Power

December 11, 2008 9:58 am | Comments

Using a power-saving stop mode, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAXQ2010 16-bit mixed-signal microcontroller reduces power consumption to 370 nA and 6.5 mA max. at 85°C in battery-powered devices. The 100-pin, LQFP-packaged component performs at up to 10 MIPS at 10 MHz with a typical active-mode current of 3.1 mA at


OCXOs Exhibit Small Footprint

December 11, 2008 9:20 am | Comments

Coming in hermetically-sealed and SMT packaging, respectively, Vectron International’s OX-500 and OX-501 oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs) measure 9 mm × 14 mm. The OX-500 presents a temperature stability of better than ±25 ppb in military, wireline, wireless, and test and measurement applications. The OX-501 offers temperature stability better than ±30 ppb (SC-Cut version) and ±100 ppb (AT-Cut version) in

Connectors Transmit Data at 12.5 Gb/s

December 11, 2008 8:43 am | Comments

Coming in orthogonal and backpanel configurations, FCI’s ZipLine connectors demonstrate data transmission speeds of up to 12.5 Gb/s. The products exhibit density of up to 101 signal pairs per linear inch at a column pitch of 1.5 mm, press fit termination, and similar signal integrity to FCI’s AirMax VS products. The interconnects use hard

Application Kit Enables SMB Protocol

December 11, 2008 8:14 am | Comments

Using a Windows or Linux server as a networked file storage device to build and test an embedded system, Rabbit’s SMB (Server Message Block) network storage application kit allows a RabbitCore RCM4010 module to use the SMB protocol. The product includes the Dynamic C integrated development environment with debugger, linker,

Desktop Power Adapters Achieve CEC Compliance

December 11, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

Exhibiting output overvoltage, overload, and short-circuit protections, Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower’s TRM24 Series desktop power adapters comply with Class I and Class II medical standards and CEC efficiency level IV regulation. The 1.69” × 4.16” × 1.18” devices accept a universal input from 90 V to 264 V, have voltage


Spectrum Analyzers Feature Large-signal Immunity

December 11, 2008 6:32 am | Comments

Featuring a DANL of less than -148 dBm (1 Hz) at 13 GHz and less than -144 dBm (1 Hz) at 30 GHz, as well as a third order intercept of 15 dBm, two signal and spectrum analyzers (13.6 GHz and 30 GHz) from Rohde & Schwarz feature large-signal immunity. With a removable hard drive and USB interfaces


OLED Module Consumes Less Power than LCDs

December 11, 2008 6:26 am | Comments

With power consumption at typically 30%-50% less than similar sized TFT-LCD technology, the OSD0760WVGA-T from OSD Displays is a 7.6" diagonal 800xRGBx600 (SVGA) Active Matrix OLED module. Intended applications include industrial controls panels, medical monitors and, high-end consumer products, such as


Distribution Transformers Manage up to 75 kVA

December 11, 2008 6:01 am | Comments

Provided as an unshielded alternative to the ET series of shielded low-voltage dry-type distribution transformers, a family of general-purpose distribution transformers for commercial, institutional and industrial applications from SolaHD is available in versions rated from 15 kVA to 75 kVA. Features of the stainless-steel-enclosed devices include NEMA TP-1 compliance and optional weather shields to meet UL-3R requirements


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