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RoHS-Compliant Connector Features Extended Life Cycle

January 8, 2008 6:59 am | Comments

C&K Components enhanced its CCM01 and CCM02 smart card connectors with increased protection against PIN number theft. While fully complying with VISA PCI PED requirements, the additional protection eliminates the capability for a hacker to insert a bug on the connector and extract the PIN details. Used in point-of-sale (PoS or transaction) applications, these connectors are housed in compact

Pi Filter Connector for Military/Avionics Applications

January 8, 2008 6:54 am | Comments

ITT Electronic Components announced its TMDMP filter, a Micro-D connector with desirable attenuation. Its internal filter design provides the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications. Compatible with MIL-DTL-83513, the filter connector is suitable for integrated avionics and electronic warfare, satellites and space systems, radar and sensors

ESD Protection Chips Feature Sub-1 pF Line-Capacitance

January 8, 2008 6:46 am | Comments

OnChip Devices introduced its models ESD2100-02 and ESD2100-04 low capacitance ESD protection devices for single and dual USB ports. They protect the two data lines and the power rail of the USB 2.0 high speed interface. The low sub-1pF line-capacitance of the devices ensures minimal distortion of the 480-Mbit/s USB 2.0 signal. They offer optimum trade-off between low line-to-ground capacitance


RF System-on-Chip for Home Control Applications

January 8, 2008 6:38 am | Comments

Zensys announced ZW0401, a fourth-generation home control chip in the Z-Wave series. It is useful as an RF control platform for A/V and home automation devices. Specifications include USB 2.0, 30 general purpose I/Os, a third-generation Triac controller, integrated IR support for universal remotes, and support for sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands

Low-Power 4 GB DDR3 Registered DIMM for Server Applications

January 8, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

SMART Modular Technologies Inc. introduced a low-power 4 GB DDR3 registered DIMM. The module has 8-bit DRAMs which can help reduce power consumption. It also has a quad-rank architecture an a single-register design for reduced memory bus loading. The data rate is 667 Mhz / 1333 MHz and the module is RoHS-compliant. Pricing is $400 in OEM quantities.

600W Power Converter Features Multiple Voltage Range Choices

January 8, 2008 5:56 am | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. introduced the C/B 2700 Series of 3U DC/ DC and AC/DC converter modules and battery chargers. The topology delivers up to 600W at any DC input from 18V DC to 380V DC, with six input range choices. AC input options are single-phase 115V AC or 230V AC, as well as a three-phase input of 3 x 200V AC. Battery charging models are also available. Units feature single outputs in nine standard ranges from 8V DC to 290V DC. All outputs are adjustable and tightly regulated to 0.2 percent or better (load)

Electronic Display Cards Use Hot Lamination

January 8, 2008 5:36 am | Comments

Aveso, Inc. announced its electronic display inlay for plastic card manufacturers, making it possible to produce electronic display cards using industry standard hot lamination manufacturing processes and installed equipment. The electronic display inlay features a Primero 6/7 flexible numeric display module, along with a battery and circuitry, embedded in

Green XLamp XR-E LEDs Perform in RGB Applications

January 8, 2008 5:32 am | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced its green XLamp XR-E LEDs that are 70 percent brighter than the company’s previous green power LEDs. This green XR-E produces maximum luminous flux of 87.5 lumens at 350 mA


LED Driver ICs Deliver High Voltage

January 8, 2008 5:29 am | Comments

Supertex, Inc. introduced its models CL320, CL325 and CL330 LED driver ICs, each consisting of three channels of constant current output, designed to drive three LED strings at currents of 20 mA, 25 mA and 30 mA each, respectively. Each part comes in an 8-lead SOIC (with heat slug) package. The only external component required is a single ceramic bypass capacitor, making the PCB designs simple

Snap-in LED Panel Mount Indicators Feature Daylight Viewing

January 8, 2008 5:17 am | Comments

Dialight Corp. introduced its 559 Series of snap-in LED panel mount indicators that feature high-brightness and daylight-viewable versions. Also offered are 5V and 12V indicators with integral resistors, low-current, high-efficiency indicators, and two- and three-leaded bicolor indicators. According to the company, the RoHS-compliant, shock- and vibration-resistant indicators typically provide 100,000 hours of service

Laser Diode Driver Comes in a Small OEM Package

January 8, 2008 5:06 am | Comments

AMS Technologies announced the expansion of the PLD Series of laser diode drivers with the model PLD10K-CH 10A from Wavelength Electronics. It does not incorporate a heat sink, so it is available in a smaller OEM package. This PLD includes user adjustments, status indicators and cabling. It drives any laser diode configuration in constant power or constant current mode. With an option to use


Single-Chip Real-Time MCUs Offer 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with CAN Connectivity

January 7, 2008 11:49 am | Comments

Luminary Micro introduced 34 Stellaris microcontrollers (MCUs) that bring networking and expanded control capabilities for real-time applications in motion control, fire and security, remote sensing, HVAC and building controls, power and energy monitoring and conversion, network appliances and switches, factory automation, electronic point-of-sale machines, test and measurement equipment


Embedded Automation Computer Supports Windows XP Embedded OS

January 7, 2008 11:37 am | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced its UNO-2176 Intel Pentium M 1.4 GHz/Celeron M 1.0 GHz embedded automation computer that supports a pre-configured Windows XP Embedded OS and Windows CE 5.0 images with optimized onboard device drivers. It seamlessly integrates applications into Windows XP Embedded, and it speeds up system development with an application-ready platform that can provide a networking interface to fulfill diverse requirements.


Networking Software Supports ZigBee PRO Feature Set

January 7, 2008 11:31 am | Comments

Ember Corp. announced its EmberZNet PRO 3.1 ZigBee networking software to support the ZigBee PRO feature set. The stack combines scalability, security and resilience with compatible proprietary features for denser networks, “sleepy” (power saving) nodes and mobile nodes. These features make PRO 3.1 appropriate for applications in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), home automation and monitoring, and building automation systems.

Embedded Antennas Enhance Driver Risk Management

January 7, 2008 11:27 am | Comments

Ethertronics, Inc. announced its high-performance embedded antennas that are mounted on a car’s windshield behind the rearview mirror to capture sights and sounds from both inside and outside the vehicle, including hard braking, swerving and collision. Measuring less than 0.18 cu. in., this compact main quad-band antenna covers the GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS and PCS bands, while a miniature diversity antenna operates independently on the GPS and CDMA bands


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