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ICs Manage Power Digitally

September 23, 2008 7:48 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Complying with Energy Star specifications, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FD2004, FD2004-01 and FD2006 digital power controllers and FD1505 digital power support driver use Fairchild-Zilker’s Digital-DC architecture to manage power digitally. The 5 mm² 32-lead or 6 mm² 36-lead QFN-packaged controllers offer an input voltage range from

Battery Monitoring IC Measures 12 Cells

September 23, 2008 6:45 am | Comments

Stacking in series without optocouplers or isolators, Linear Technology’s LTC6802 multicell battery monitoring IC has the capability to measure up to 12 individual Lithium-Ion battery cells within 13 ms. The 8 mm × 12 mm 44-lead SSOP-packaged device performs in stack voltages over 1,000 V with <0.25% max. measurement error from -40°C to 85°C and

Power Supplies Demonstrate High Efficiency

September 23, 2008 5:39 am | Comments

Possessing a power density of 11 W/in.³, Emerson Network Power’s LPS200-M Series 250 W AC/DC power supplies have a typical full load efficiency of 88%. The 3” × 5” × 1.5” devices offer a universal 90 VAC to 264 VAC input, operation from a 120 VDC to 300 VDC input and an 12 VDC or 24 VDC main output with 16 ms min. hold-up time with


Reference Design Enables 12 A Power Modules

September 22, 2008 11:50 am | Comments

Utilizing a LM3495 PWM buck regulator, Avnet Electronics Marketing’s and National Semiconductor’s PMRD-0012 power module reference design exhibits output current of up to 12 A. The component offers an input voltage range from 3.3 V to 15 V, an adjustable output voltage range from

Lens Works with VGA Image Sensors

September 22, 2008 10:42 am | Comments

Using wafer-level camera (WLC) technology, Tessera Technologies’ OptiML WL-VGA-1E single-element VGA lens for cell phone camera modules performs with 2.2 µm pixel VGA image sensors. The liquid crystal polymer device offers two optical surfaces, an integrated infrared filter, reflow compatibility and 2.1 mm optical track length. The Pb-free lens presents

Wireless Sensors Offer Web-based Monitoring

September 22, 2008 9:24 am | Comments

Transmitting over 1,000 meters outdoors without obstructions, Newport Electronics’ wiSeries wireless sensors deliver Web-based monitoring of temperature, humidity and barometric pressure over an Ethernet network. The devices include a coordinator/receiver that connecting directly into an Ethernet network and the Internet, and serves active Web pages to display and chart the data. The sensors use an IEEE 802.15.4-compliant transmitter operating at

Terminal Blocks Use Screwless Terminations

September 22, 2008 7:51 am | Comments

Delivering connectivity without tools, BlockMaster Electronics' DGSBID Series 4-way terminal blocks allows for the terminations of both insulated and stripped wires through its poke home screwless terminations. The ~0.625” devices utilize a poke home position for stripped wires, and push insulated wires between vertical V-shaped tangs that displace

Design Tool Supports Automotive Power Manager II Devices

September 22, 2008 5:39 am | Comments

Providing point-and-click design and verification support for Power Manager and ispClock mixed-signal devices, Lattice Semiconductor’s PAC-Designer version 4.99a software design tool suite offers support for AECQ100-qualified automotive Power Manager II (LA-ispPac-POWR1014/A) devices. The Windows-based program exhibits hot-swap control


Analyzer Tests Power Management

September 19, 2008 11:43 am | Comments

Operating in PCI Express applications, LeCroy’s Summit T2-16 protocol analyzer measures and optimizes power management. The device provides automatic detection of L0s and L1 low power states, a graphical LTSSM flow state view to track the ASPM protocol communications in a

Ethernet Connectors Perform at 10GIG

September 19, 2008 9:23 am | Comments

Terminating 4 to 8 wires, Weidmuller’s RJ45 Ethernet connectors offer a performance rating of 10GIG with full 8-wire termination of 22 to 26 AWG conductors, as well as having 10/100 and GigE performance ratings. The devices require no cable stripping or

Semiconductors Provide Real-time Power Information

September 19, 2008 7:42 am | Comments

Using integrated 10-bit A/D conversion, Summit Microelectronics’ SMM151/2/3 environmental monitoring semiconductors allow systems to obtain real-time input current and differential output voltage information, and adjust operating modes. The SMM151 and SMM152 offer output voltage margining from 0.3 V to VDD (up to 5 V), 1% accuracy and margining during development or production. The SMM152 and SMM153 integrate 4 general purpose

Power Relay Exhibits 1.5 mm Contact Gap

September 19, 2008 5:52 am | Comments

Suiting inverter applications in photovoltaic power generation systems and UPSes, Panasonic Electric Works’ LF-G power relay presents a 1.5 mm contact gap. The VDE0126-compliant device demonstrates 2.5 kV surge breakdown voltage between contacts, 1 Form A contact arrangement, capacity rating of 22 A, 250 VAC and coil holding voltage with

DC/DC Converter System Consists of Five Modules

September 18, 2008 11:54 am | Comments

Cooling via natural air convection, Absopulse Electronics’ BAP 419 DC/DC converter system comprises of 5 500 W DC/DC plug-in modules on a pre-wired 4U × 19” × 15” shelf. The 4U × 16 HP × 304 mm modules each deliver and accept 24 VDC, 48 VDC or


Sensors Include Capped Elbow Conduit

September 18, 2008 10:45 am | Comments

Meeting ATEX and CSA requirements for use in hazardous areas, IMI Sensors’ EX64xB7x Series 4 mA to 20 mA output sensors use a 1” NPT 90° capped elbow conduit. The devices operate from standard 24 V loop power for compatibility with existing PLCs, SCADA, DCS and Plant Information (PI) systems. The sensors come with acceleration or velocity

Laser Diode Offers 6 W

September 18, 2008 9:17 am | Comments

Providing power for pumping amplifiers in cable and FTTx networks, Bookham’s Telcordia GR-468-CORE un-cooled fiber-coupled multimode laser diode delivers up to 6 W of power in a 105 um multimode fiber with a 0.22 NA. The component allows service providers to


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