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Embedded Workbench Provides Debug Tools

October 15, 2008 9:30 am | Iar Systems Software | Comments

With support to handle trace packets sent over the SWO channel, version 5.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is an integrated development environment (IDE) for building and debugging embedded applications. The user can configure the types of packets that should be displayed by IAR C-SPY debugger. A multi-file compilation feature allows the compiler to treat several files as one compilation unit

Development Board Features Programmable Chip

October 15, 2008 9:17 am | Comments

Powered from the host workstation’s USB port, the XC-1 development board from XMOS features the XS1-G4 programmable chip. The chip incorporates four 32-bit, XCore event-driven processors and can execute up to 32 simultaneous real-time tasks and managing up to 400 million events per second. Features include 1600 MIPS performance, 256 Kbytes of RAM, and 32 Kbytes of ROM

SSLDs Exhibit Adjustable Output Current

October 15, 2008 9:12 am | Comments

Having a nominal output current set by a resistor, Diodes Incorporated’s ZXLD-1352, ZXLD-1356, and ZXLD-1366 continuous mode SSLDs deliver adjustable output currents of 350 mA, 550 mA, and 1 A, respectively, by applying a PWM or DC voltage control signal. The 3 mm² ZXLD1356/1366 present typical output current accuracy of better than


Gearmotors Supply High Continuous Torque

October 15, 2008 8:06 am | Comments

Exhibiting gear ratios of 19:1. 28:1, and 56:1, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR40 parallel shaft AC gearmotors show continuous torque output ratings of 287 in./lbs, 400 in./lbs, and 800 in./lbs. (32.4 N-m, 45.2 N-m, and 90.4 N-m), respectively. The UL- and CSA-recognized instruments run at corresponding output speeds of 92 rpm, 62 rpm, and 31 rpm, respectively. The 373 W

Connector System Passes MFG Testing

October 15, 2008 7:11 am | Comments

Delivering power to a tunable laser, Advanced Interconnections’ Mezza-pede 1 mm SMT connector system passes mixed flowing gas (MFG) testing for use in 1 mm pitch micro board-to-board and flex cable-to-board applications. The RoHS-compliant device presents a mated height of 4 mm, a pin and lead frame design, and screw-machined terminals with multi-finger contacts having a

Inductors Suit LAN Applications

October 15, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

Isolating and suppressing common-mode and differential-mode interference, Epcos’ AS249, AS247, and AS066 magnetic inductor modules perform in LAN applications, such as 10/100 Base-T, 1000 Base-T, and PoE. The components demonstrate insertion loss of -1 dB, return loss of -16 dB, crosstalk of -40 dB, and electrical isolation withstanding a breakdown voltage of

DC/DC Converters Offer 2:1 Input Voltages

October 15, 2008 5:10 am | Comments

Covering the nominal application voltages of 12 VDC, 24 VDC, and 48 VDC, XP Power’s JCJ08, JCJ10, and JCG12 DIP-24-packaged DC/DC converters exhibit input voltages from 9 VDC to 18 VDC, 18 VDC to 36 VDC, and 36 VDC to 75 VDC. The 1.25” × 0.80” × 0.40” units come in single output models with voltages of 2.50 VDC, 3.30 VDC, 5 VDC, 12 VDC, or

PCI Digitizers Hold 256 MSamples

October 14, 2008 12:17 pm | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Consuming <15 W of power, Agilent Technologies’ U1071A line of Acqiris 2-channel PCI digitizers maintains a memory capacity of up to 256 MSamples. The 170 mm × 107 mm × 16 mm components provide up to 1 GS/s simultaneous sampling rates on each input or up to 2 GS/s on either channel through channel interleaving. The PCI card-formatted devices offer analog bandwidths of 1 GHz, 500 MHz, and 200 MHz, and commutable 50 O or 1 MO input impedances on


Touch Panel Computer Stores 512 MB

October 14, 2008 11:16 am | Comments

Presenting spindle-free storage and a fast-access HDD module, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech’s TPC-177H Celeron M 1 GHz touch panel computer offers 512 MB of DDR2 SDRAM. The fanless system offers a 17” HD SXGA TFT LCD, 2 Gigabit LAN ports, 4 USB ports, and support for 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista and WinXPe. The product includes

Inductor Ranges Include Thru-hole Radial Lead

October 14, 2008 10:15 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

With thru-hole radial lead and low-profile surface-mount toroidal parts, surface mount & radial leaded inductor ranges from Murata Power Solutions include inductors for filtering noise in high current designs. The 1500 series is available with current ratings up to 16.2A IDC and inductance values that range from 1.0 µH to 1.0 mH

Switches Feature Push-And-Lock Mechanism

October 14, 2008 9:41 am | Comments

Featuring a push-and-lock mechanism, which indicates to the user when the switch position has been changed, the CKM Series of high security keylock switches from NKK Switches is intended for industrial control equipment, computer peripherals, and instrumentation and sensor equipment. With a vertically rotating switching mechanism and self-cleaning sliding contacts

Base Station Antenna Targets WiMAX

October 14, 2008 8:44 am | Comments

Operating across the 3.4 GHz to 3.7 GHz frequency band, Laird Technologies’ J34114V01-120N 3.5 GHz vertically-polarized 120° sector base station antenna complies with ETSI pattern specifications for WiMAX applications. The instrument’s maximum null fill below the horizon ensures

LED Displays High Light Output

October 14, 2008 7:54 am | Comments

Performing at 9.8 W, Cree’s XLamp MC-E multi-chip LED exhibits up to 790 lumens at 6,000K and up to 605 lumens at 3,000 K with color options of cool white, warm white, and neutral white. The 7 mm × 9 mm component offers thermal resistance of 3°C/W, an electrically neutral thermal path, 110° typical viewing angle, and an LED junction temperature of


Combiners Measure Current in 20 Strings

October 14, 2008 6:40 am | Comments

Suiting Aurora commercial inverters, Power-One’s Aurora string combiners support paralleling and integrated current measurement for up to 20 photovoltaic strings. The devices exhibit an input voltage range from 200 VDC to 850 VDC, fuse protection for positive and negative connections, overvoltage protection with a replaceable varistor cartridge, and relative-humidity

LDO Regulators Consume Low Current

October 14, 2008 5:19 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Coming in a 5-lead TSOT package, Analog Devices’ ADP120, ADP121 and ADP130 linear LDO regulators exhibit supply currents of <350 mA to mixed-signal ICs while consuming from 11 µA to 24 µA of quiescent current. The components operate at output voltages as low as 1.2 V with a 1 µF ceramic output capacitor. The ADP120 and ADP121 offer 60 dB PSR at


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