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Temperature Sensor Works in DDR3 Apps

October 10, 2008 11:31 am | Comments

Complying with JEDEC specification JC42.4, Catalyst Semiconductor’s CAT6095 12-bit digital output temperature sensor targets DDR3 memory module applications in high-speed PCs and laptops, environmental control systems and industrial process control equipment. The unit demonstrates ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from 75°C to 95°C and ±3°C accuracy from -20°C to 125°C in a supply voltage range from 3 V to

Mezzanine Card Utilizes FPGA-based Core

October 10, 2008 10:31 am | Comments

Offering an obsolescence-proof design, Quantum3D’s Sentiris AVI PCI Express mezzanine card (XMC) leverages Xilinx’s Virtex 5 FPGA video- and graphics-processing core. The DO-178B- and DO-254-certified component includes 512 MB of ECC-protected

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Battery Test System Targets Hybrid Vehicles

October 10, 2008 9:30 am | Comments

Powering via a DynoLAB EM controller, SAKOR Technologies’ Hybrid Vehicle Battery Test System functions in complex profiles and road load simulations. The instrument employs a line-regenerative DC power source, and absorbed power regenerates

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Flyback Transformers Offer Small Package

October 10, 2008 8:59 am | Comments

Functioning in high-power high-voltage device applications, Datatronics Romoland’s  4260-2757 Series SMT flyback transformers measure 33 mm × 25.400 mm × 3.680 mm (1.300” × 1” × 0.145”). The components exhibit 0.3 KV performance

UPS Drives Systems Under Any Condition

October 10, 2008 8:28 am | Comments

Designed to deliver continuous power no matter the state of the incoming utility power, the 5130 uninterruptible power system (UPS) from Eaton is designed to protect servers, routers, switches, and workstations. The 1250 VA to 3000 VA line-interactive models operate at up to 94 percent efficiency with a 0.9 power factor, and are available in 2U (3.50 inches) and 3U (5.25 inches)

Ferrite Beads Come in EIA-0201 Size

October 10, 2008 8:20 am | Comments

Designed to reduce power circuit noise, Taiyo Yuden’s BKP0603 Series multilayer ferrite chip beads come in an EIA-0201 size (0.6 mm × 0.3 mm × 0.3 mm). The components presents impedances of 22 O and 33 O at 1 A. The beads perform in the DC/DC converters and power supply circuits in cell phones and portable battery-powered

Process Monitor is a Single-Chip Solution

October 10, 2008 6:53 am | Comments

Designed to watch the voltage, processor operation, and temperature in a computing system , the 9WDV3501 system monitoring IC from Integrated Device Technology is a single-chip solution to monitor multiple computing processes. Preventing systems from operating in error or unsafe modes, the pin-programmable device has a power-on reset function that holds the reset pins

Buck Converter Consolidates Power Management Functions

October 10, 2008 6:17 am | Comments

Integrating a 1.7 A buck converter and an 800 mA buck converter, AnalogicTech’s AAT2789 dual buck converter combines power management functions for portable systems powered from a single-cell Lithium-ion battery. The 2-channel synchronous step-down component exhibits an input range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V, externally-adjustable output voltage, a low

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Socket Targets QFN-Packaged ICs

October 10, 2008 5:08 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Working at bandwidths up to 40 GHz, Ironwood Electronics DG-QFN24C-01 QFN socket performs in 0.5 mm pitch 24-pin ICs. The 4 mm² instrument socket exhibits insertion loss of <1 dB, dissipation up to several watts without extra heat sinking, and handling of up to 100 watts with custom heat sink. The socket offers typical contact resistance of 3 mO per pin, connecting of

Oscilloscope Integrates Analyzer and Generator

October 9, 2008 12:38 pm | Comments

Triggering on I²C and SPI data streams, Link Instruments’ MSO-19 USB-powered mixed signal oscilloscope combines a 2 GSa/s RIS DSO, a, 8-channel 200 MSa/s logic analyzer, and a 100 Mpt/s digital pattern generator. The PC-Based multi-tool makes time domain reflectometry (TDR) measurements, outputs both parallel and serial digital patterns, and adds

LED Controller Delivers 70 W

October 9, 2008 12:33 pm | Comments

Using an external N-channel MOSFET, Linear Technology’s LT3756 high-side current sense LED controller drives up to 20 1 A white LEDs from a nominal 12 V input, delivering up to 70 W. The DC/DC converter operates in an input voltage range from 6 V to 100 V in automotive, industrial, and architectural lighting applications in boost, buck, buck-boost, or

RF Switch Contains Four TX Paths

October 9, 2008 12:14 pm | Comments

Using UltraCMOS process technology, Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE42641 HaRP-enhanced SP4T RF switch presents 4 identical WEDGE- and CDMA-compliant TX paths while operating from DC to 3,000 MHz. The 3 mm × 3 mm × 0.75 mm QFN-packaged unit exhibits insertion loss of 0.45 dB at 1,000 MHz and 0.60 dB at 2,000 MHz, and isolation of

Coupling Chip Antenna Geared to Micro Communication Products

October 9, 2008 12:00 pm | Comments

Featuring sensitivity to environmental interference, the 5320 Coupling Chip Antenna from Yageo Corporation is intended for micro communication products, including Bluetooth headsets, smart phones, and others. Requiring 3 mm to 5 mm in clearance on motherboards, the antenna supports bandwidths of 2.4 GHz to 2.484 GHz, Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 bgn applications

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Module Series Acts as Controlling Microprocessor

October 9, 2008 11:34 am | Comments

Providing Wi-Fi/802.11b/g functionality, the RCM5400W module series from RabbitCore mounts directly onto a user-designed motherboard and acts as the controlling microprocessor for the system. Measuring 1.84" × 2.85" × 0.55" (47 mm × 72 mm × 14 mm), the series features hardware DMA and six serial ports. With up to 39 general-purpose I/O lines configurable, the series sports

Microcontrollers Employ a Hardware Control Law Accelerator to Assist the CPU

October 9, 2008 10:31 am | Comments

Offloading high-speed control algorithms from the main TMS320C28x CPU, Texas Instruments’ Piccolo Series MCUs frees the CPU to handle I/O and feedback loop metrics via its control law accelerator (CLA) design. The units provide 32-bit real-time control in solar power micro-inverters, LED lighting, white good appliances and hybrid automotive

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