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Meter Shows High Capacitance Accuracy

October 31, 2008 9:00 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Adding to the LCR family, Agilent Technologies’ E4981A capacitance meter performs repeatable 120-Hz, 1-kHz, and 1-MHz measurements with a basic capacitance accuracy of 0.07%. The instrument offers measurement speed of 2 ms at 1 MHz; SPCI-command compatibility with

Starter Kit Supports MCU Development

October 31, 2008 7:53 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

IAR Systems’ IAR KickStart Kit for STMicroelectronics' STM32F103ZE MCU includes a development board fitted with the MCU, a KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, evaluation editions of IAR PowerPac for ARM and IAR visualSTATE, and J-Link for ARM. The RoHS-compliant development board comes with peripherals, a status LED, a power supply

DC Motor Offers Thin Shaft

October 31, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

Turning in 2 sleeve bearings, Maxon Motor USA’s RE 8 DC motor includes a ceramic motor shaft with a diameter of 0.8 mm. The device has metal brushes to ensure constant contact resistance between brushes and the commutator, even after a prolonged standstill. The motor exhibits a diameter of 8 mm, a length of 16 mm, a weight of <4 g, no magnetic detent, and


Test Mobile Accelerates LTE Development

October 31, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

Designed to enable infrastructure equipment vendors to accelerate the pace of their LTE development projects, an LTE version of Aeroflex's TM500 multi-handset (multi-UE) test mobile provides the ability to operate multiple UEs on the same test platform using a single point of control. Up to 32 LTE handset UEs are provided in one multi-UE test mobile. All 3 GPP UE categories will be supported with maximum aggregate data rates

I/O Module Digitally Expands SBCs

October 31, 2008 6:07 am | Comments

Designed for expansion on Pico-ITXe SBCs, the PCO-UIO48-G from WinSystems is a 48-point digital I/O interface with interruptible event sense. The module can monitor 24 of the rising and falling digital edge transitions, latch them, and then signal the host processor that a change of input status has occurred. Each I/O line is programmable for input, output, or output

DC/DC Converters Present Wide Output Range

October 31, 2008 5:47 am | Comments

Operating over an input range from 4.500 V to 13.800 V, Bel Power’s Micro SIP Series non-isolated DC/DC converters demonstrate an output voltage trim range from 0.590 VDC to 5.100 VDC. The RoHS-compliant devices offer efficiencies of up to 91%, a fixed switching frequency of 500 kHz, and protections including differential remote on/off, under-voltage

Design Platform Creates Displays

October 31, 2008 5:12 am | Comments

Having a layer of colored oil operating as an optical shutter, Liquavista’s ColorBright Liquidizer electrowetting design platform makes displays by generating a transparent channel to give selectable views of reflector designs and effects. The tool exhibits defining of segment shapes within the colored oil active area, selective fill, and a “hidden until ON” function to have the display match the color of the product casing until activated. The segmented cells offer reflectance of 40%, a contrast ratio of

Chipsets Combine Transceiver and Beamforming

October 30, 2008 12:16 pm | Comments

Using vector mesh networking, Quantenna Communications’ QHS1000, QHS600, and QHS450 802.11n WLAN chipsets integrate a 4x4 MIMO radio/transceiver and Tx beamforming. The devices support real-time video transmission over the 5 GHz band and data over the 2.4 GHz band. The components integrate power amplifiers (PAs) with 18 dBm output power, a low-noise amplifier (LNA), video graphics array (VGA), switches, baluns, and diplexers. The QHS1000 offers up to


VHF-Band VCO Yields Low Phase Noise

October 30, 2008 11:43 am | Comments

Performing from 284 MHz to 294 MHz with a tuning voltage range from 0.30 VDC to 3 VDC, Z-Communications’ SMV0290A-LF VHF-band VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -118 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 0.30” × 0.30” × 0.08” SUB-L-packaged component delivers a typical output power of -1 dBm from a 3.30 VDC supply while drawing 17 mA (typ.) over

Vent Panel Prevents Fire from Spreading

October 30, 2008 11:12 am | Comments

Using a flame-retardant coating to expand and close honeycomb cells, Universal Air Filter’s PyroCide honeycomb vent panel keep fires that start within an electronics chassis from spreading any further. The component utilizes >95% open area for negligible resistance to air flow within an electronics cooling chassis in telecom and datacom equipment designed to meet

Frequency Inverter Employs Internal Disconnect Switch

October 30, 2008 10:37 am | Comments

Removing power to facilitate service and maintenance, Lenze-AC Tech’s SMVector NEMA 4X-enclosed frequency inverter utilizes an internal disconnect switch. The device presents a run/stop digital input, 3 programmable digital inputs (4 for 15 hp models or higher), a Form A relay, an open collector, an analog voltage input and output from 0 VDC to 10 VDC, and an analog current input from

Touchscreen Uses Projected Capacitive Touch

October 30, 2008 10:08 am | Ocular, Inc. | Comments

Showing no film deformations over time, Ocular’s Crystal Touch all-glass projected capacitive touchscreen works using a finger, styli, or a thin glove with the optical quality of a TFT or monochrome display. The scratch-resistant device exhibits auto calibration, a power input of 3 V, resolution of 3 million pixels max., operating temperature from -20°C to 75°C, storage temperature from

Connectors Fit in PCIe Architectures

October 30, 2008 9:37 am | Comments

Acting as point-to-point full duplex I/O bus connectors, ERNI Electronics’ X1, X4, X8, and X16 right-angled card edge connectors meet the requirements of PCIe architectures. The 1 mm centerline family provides board-to-board distances from 5.84 mm to 16.68 mm, compatibility with 1.6 mm to 2.4 mm thick motherboards and 1.6 mm thick daughter cards, and stack heights of


Switches Perform in Harsh Environments

October 30, 2008 9:02 am | Comments

Meeting IP67, IEC60529, UL94V-0, UL 1015, and CSA TEW 105 standards, NKK Switches’ WT, WR, and WB Series environmentally-sealed switches operate in refrigeration equipment, AC motor control, monitoring equipment, biomedical instrumentation, and boating applications. The single- and double-pole WT toggles exhibit current ratings of 10 A at 125 VAC or 30 VDC and 6 A at 250 VAC, min. mechanical life of 30,000 operations, min. electrical life of 15,000 operations, and


Servo Interface Includes 8 DAC Channels

October 30, 2008 7:25 am | Comments

Functioning in motion control applications, Mesa Electronics’ 7I65 8-axis analog servo interface works with 8 16-bit DAC channels. The component presents 8 TTL or differential encoder inputs, 8 12-bit + sign A-D inputs, 8 isolated motor enable outputs, and 4 isolated digital inputs. Analog outputs have software selectable ranges including -10 V to 10 V, -5 V to 5 V, 0 V to 5 V, and


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