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CCD Sensor Works at 50 Megapixels

September 30, 2008 5:41 am | Comments

Detecting a 1-ft² object in an aerial photo of a field 1.5 miles across, Eastman Kodak's KODAK KAF-50100 image sensor works at 50 megapixels. The device utilizes the company's KODAK TRUESENSE 6 micron full frame CCD technology

Power Supplies Function in Hazardous Environments

September 30, 2008 5:07 am | Comments

Coming in a Grade 304 stainless-steel NEMA-4X enclosure, Magna-Power Electronics’ water-cooled power supplies perform in hazardous environments with windblown dust and rain, splashing water, hose-directed water, and ice formation. The instruments offer

Vibration Sensor Demonstrates Tight Tolerance

September 29, 2008 12:05 pm | Comments

Having a frequency response of 3 dB, Wilcoxon Research’s 780A-IS 100 mV/g general-purpose vibration sensor exhibits ±5% tolerance from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. The tool’s 2-pin MIL-C-5015 connector presents compatibility with existing cabling infrastructure, and fits the same connector used on the majority of industrial accelerometers. The hermetically-sealed sensor meets Intristic Safety (IS) Class I Division 1 certification and KEMA Class 1 Zone 0


Film Performs in Medical Devices

September 29, 2008 11:03 am | Comments

Allowing for Z-axis conductivity, Adhesive Research’s ARcare 95000 4 mil (0.10 mm) electrically-conductive polymer film suits biosensors, defibrillators, medical monitoring devices, electrodes, and electrical interconnections. The self-supported product can be coated with pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) technologies, coatings or conductive inks, such as


Corelis Offers Free JTAG/Boundary-Scan Training

September 29, 2008 10:09 am | Comments

Lasting for 3 days, Corelis gives a free JTAG/boundary-scan training program for clients requiring an introduction and/or review of boundary-scan basics and hands-on experience generating and running tests. In addition to an introduction to boundary-scan, design for

Power Switches Protect USB Ports

September 29, 2008 8:01 am | Comments

Coming in SOT25, SOP-8L, and MSOP-8L-EP packages, Diodes Incorporated’s AP21XX Series USB high-side power switches exhibit over-current and over-temperature protection. The components offer current limiting options of 0.75 A, 1.50 A, and 2.1 A, a choice of active-high and active-low enable, and replacement for existing industry-standard

Receptacle Connector Functions at 20 Gbps per Lane

September 29, 2008 7:00 am | Comments

Meeting SFF-8470/8473 requirements, Meritec and Cinch Connectors' NX+ PCB SMT multilane receptacle connector maintains 20 Gbps per lane performance (80 Gbps for entire 4x connector). The IEEE-802.3ap KR-specified product shows backward compatibility with the Ethernet IEEE-802.3ak CX-4 specification, and SFF-8470 cable assemblies and its mechanical mating

Gearmotors Possess Fail-Safe Disc Brakes

September 29, 2008 6:12 am | Comments

Functioning on the power-“off” brake-“on” principle, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR08 and VWDIR88 fractional horsepower parallel shaft AC gearmotors work with fail-safe disc brakes. The instruments include gear ratios from 27:1 to 750:1, fixed output speeds from 2 rpm to 60 rpm, and output torques from 42 in./lbs. to 113 in./lbs. The motors offer


VCO Delivers 9 dBm Output Power

September 29, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

Operating from 75 MHz to 85 MHz with a control voltage from 0.5 V to ~4.5 V, Crystek’s CVCO55FL-0075-0085 VCO displays a typical output power of 9 dBm. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT-packaged oscillator has a typical phase noise of -123 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, input voltage of 5 V, and a maximum current consumption of 25 mA. Pulling and

DC/DC Regulators Utilize ICs and MOSFETs

September 26, 2008 1:04 pm | International Rectifier | Comments

Coming in a 5 mm × 6 mm × 0.9 mm Power QFN package, International Rectifier’s SupIRBuck family point-of-load (POL) DC/DC voltage regulators integrates synchronous buck control ICs and benchmark HEXFET trench technology MOSFETs. The components exhibit 4 A, 7 A, or 12 A of output current load, input voltage range from 2.5 V to 21 V, and an output range from 0.6 V to 12 V. The regulators present a fixed switching frequency of

Wireless Data Loggers Record with Four Inputs

September 26, 2008 12:01 pm | Comments

Using the ZigBee wireless protocol, Fourier Systems’ DataNet wireless data loggers offer 4 recording inputs for direct measurement and recording of PT-100 thermocouple (J, K, and T), voltage, current, frequency, and pulse. The devices come with internal temperature sensors, a 4-channel RF logger, operating keypad, LCD display, and a monitoring

Transceiver Adds Wireless Networking Capability

September 26, 2008 11:02 am | Comments

Utilizing EmberZNEt2.2 meshing technology, Telegesis’ ETRX2 ZigBee Pro ISM band transceiver enables the engineer to add wireless networking capability to products. The 2.4 GHz module offers an AT-style command line interface to allow integration of

JTAG Technologies with new Hard- and Software at Electronica

September 26, 2008 9:10 am | Comments

JTAG Technologies is a market leader and technology innovator of boundary-scan software and hardware products and services.  The company was the first to bring to the market such important advances as automated test generation, automated fault coverage analysis, automated flash and PLD programming via boundary-scan, and visualized boundary-scan analysis.


PFC Controller Offers 500 W Power Factor

September 26, 2008 9:02 am | Comments

Operating at a constant frequency in continuous and discontinuous conduction modes, Power Factor One’s PF8803 power factor correction (PFC) controller helps designers gain near unity power factor from 75 W to 500 W. The 8-lead SOIC- and DIP-packaged component exhibits a 0.99 typical power factor, <7% harmonic distortion, 88% typical

Display Tester Supports Analog and Digital Interfaces

September 26, 2008 8:07 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Allowing for future firmware upgrades to new interfaces, Agilent Technologies’ U8101A display tester presents support for S-Video, YPbPr, CVBS, VGA, HDMI, and DVI interfaces. The device offers a 5.7” color LCD display, a Windows-based GUI, USB capability for


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