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Submini Board Connectors Enable Tight Spacing

March 11, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

Based on a patented hermaphroditic design where the connector and counter-connecter are identical, ERNI Electronics' MicroStac 9- and 14-pin SMT connectors have a 0.8mm grid and enable a board-to-board spacing as close as 3 mm. Features include a coplanarity of less than 0.1mm, suction attach areas for pick-and-place handling, and a permissible longitudinal center offset of ±0.7mm and a permissible angular offset of ±4 degrees.

Radial Lead Tactile Switches Offer Many Actuation Force Choices

March 10, 2008 12:30 pm | Comments

The CIT Relay & Switch CR1102H and CR1102V Series tactile switches are packaged on radial lead ammo packs. Both styles offer numerous actuation force choices; the CR1102H offers 100, 130, 160, and 260 ± 50 gF. The CR1102V right angle tactile switch offers 100, 160 and 260 ± 50 gF. The CR1102H is available with many choices of actuator lengths from 4.3 mm to 9.5 mm. The actuator length of the CR1102V is 4.75 mm.

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IGBTs Boast Improved Thermal Performance

March 10, 2008 12:22 pm | Comments

Using a novel building block package design with AlN ceramic and high elastic Sn-Ag-Cu solder for improved heat transfer, the NX Series of IGBT modules from Powerex is presented as having a tenfold improvement in thermal cycle lifetime over previous solutions. A common base plate and case shell with interchangeable screw- and pin-termination create single, dual, seven-pack and converter-inverter-brake circuit configurations

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VCO Operates from 2,425 MHz to 2,440 MHz with Desirable Linearity

March 10, 2008 8:06 am | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2425-2440 VCO operates from 2,425 MHz to 2,440 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3V to 4.7V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -113 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has desirable linearity. The model CVCO55CC-2425-2440 comes in the industry-standard 0.5-in. × 0.5-in. SMD package. The input voltage is 5.0V, with a maximum

PWM Buck Regulators Feature Unique Auto-Tracking and Sequencing Capabilities

March 10, 2008 7:42 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced the NCP312x family of dual output pulse width modulation (PWM) buck regulators that offer auto-tracking and sequencing capabilities. Featuring integrated MOSFETs that provide 2A (NCP3120, NCP3122) or 3A (NCP3121, NCP3123) output current with switching frequency up to 2.2 MHz, the devices are appropriate for a

Digital Infrared Temperature Sensor Reduces Outer Dimensions and Power Consumption

March 10, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

HL-Planartechnik, part of Measurement Specialties Inc., introduced the TSEV01P digital infrared temperature sensor. The benefit of this OEM module is integration leading to a reduction of the outer dimensions of the sensor combined with a reduction of the power consumption. The sensor, housed in a TO metal can, provides an electronic voltage depending on the incoming infrared radiation. Additional electronics are applied for analogue and digital signal processing in order to compute the surface temperature of the object of interest.

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Hybrid Module Integrates Power and Control

March 10, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Integrating signal and power management in a single device, the control and power handling hybrid module from BI Technologies combines thermally-conductive ceramic substrates with discrete components or bare die through the use of vacuum low-flow die attach to provide a smaller and more efficient solution than comparable products. Intended for applications such as motor drives, power amplifiers, and power conversion

PC/104 Analog Output Module adds I/O Functionality

March 10, 2008 5:49 am | Comments

VersaLogic announced the VCM-DAS-3 PC/104 module for adding I/O functionality in single board embedded computing applications. The PC/104 module features 16-channels of 12-bit analog output and 24 digital I/O lines. It is designed and tested for an extended temperature operation of -40° to +85°C and is fully RoHS-compliant. The module features include independently software programmable output ranges, software calibration, the ability to reset to zero scale on power-up

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Temperature Measurement Instrument Gives Instantaneous Results

March 7, 2008 11:26 am | Comments

Data Translation announces its the DT9872, the RTD version of the TEMPpoint Temperature Measurement Instrument product line that is a PC-based instrument for high accuracy and industrial robustness. It allows direct RTD measurements with a PC, and it features virtually no warm-up time, allowing eco-friendly applications for WIMAX, semiconductor testing and bio-analytical products.

Test and Measurement Product Guide

March 7, 2008 11:21 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. released its 2008 Test and Measurement Product Guide that offers details and specifications on proprietary general-purpose and sensitive sourcing and measurement products, DC switching, RF switching and measurement, data acquisition solutions, semiconductor test systems and optoelectronics test hardware.

Meter Features Two-Button English Programming

March 7, 2008 11:15 am | Comments

Transducers Direct announced its TDRO-10 programmable meter for analog sensors/transducers with integrated diagnostics for both input and output. It features two-button English programming and a fast 67 msec. update rate. Measuring 3.78" × 1.89" ×1.0", it fits into a standard 1/8 DIN cutout. This meter provides a six-digit LED display with large ½" numbers and a 6 msec refresh rate. English prompts step the user through programming sequences.

Multi-Sheet Workbook Facilitates Data Management

March 7, 2008 11:09 am | Comments

OriginLab Corp. released its Origin 8 Windows-based analysis and graphing software which offers a workbook that forms the centerpiece of the Origin workspace. With the multi-sheet workbook, users can organize and manage data, analysis reports, graphs and images using an intuitive and flexible interface. To provide full control over workbook content, sheets can be moved, added, inserted or deleted.

16-Bit Data Acquisition Cards for PCI Express

March 7, 2008 11:05 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Strategic Test Corp. announced two 250 kHz 16-bit data acquisition cards for PCI Express. The UF2e-4721 has 16 analog inputs and the UF2e-4020 has eight channels. Features include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize up to 4,336 channels. Drivers and programming examples for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP64, XP and Linux (RedHat, Fedora, SuSe, Sarge) are supplied with the card, as well as the SBench 5.3 oscilloscope program

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Uniform Source Systems Provide Flexible Calibration

March 7, 2008 10:59 am | Comments

Labsphere, Inc. announced its USS-800 series uniform source systems for calibration of cameras, displays, remote sensing devices, telespectroradiometers and imaging radiometers. Providing application flexibility and upgrade potential, the systems are available in continuous (USS-800C) or stepped (USS-800S) output models for responsivity characterization in research, quality control and process engineering settings.

Motion Sensors for Railway Applications

March 7, 2008 10:55 am | Comments

Colibrys introduced its inertial, vibration and tilt sensors that have been certified for safety-critical railway applications. The CENELEC (European center for electronic and electro-technique normalization) EN 50128 railway application standard has assessed their software common mode failure conformity.

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