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Quarter Brick DC/DC Converters Feature 4-to-1 Input Voltage Range

February 6, 2008 4:13 am | Comments

The Bel Power division of Bel Fuse Inc. announced the 0RQB-C0U Series of open-frame isolated DC/DC converters. Housed in the industry standard ¼ brick package, the low-cost series provides up to 100W of output power from a nominal 48V input. It features a 4-to-1 input voltage range to accommodate both a 24V and 48V standard input voltage in the same module, it is engineered with built-in input and output filtering to further minimize part counts

USB Power Meters with a Dynamic Range to 26.5 GHZ

February 5, 2008 5:08 am | Comments

Satori Technology announced the ST265 extending dynamic range USB power meters up to 26.5 GHz. The ST series are complete miniature RF and Microwave power meters. All measurement data and settings are sent via a USB interface to and from a PC or laptop. This gives the concept of using a computer as the user interface in classic microwave power measurement.

High Speed, High Density Backplane Connector System Offers Two Compliant Pin Design Options

February 4, 2008 6:52 am | Comments

Molex Incorporated’s Impact backplane connector system is designed to meet the next generation requirements of telecommunications and data networking equipment. They provide up to 80 differential pairs per linear inch in less than 2 mm total width. The system offers two compliant pin design options so customers can balance their electrical and mechanical application needs. Additional features include; broad-edge coupled, hybrid shielding design, providing low cross-talk


Capacitive Touch Sensing ICs Cut Product Development Time

February 4, 2008 6:32 am | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announced an addition to its B6TS application-ready touch sensing IC family; 8-channel and 16-channel LF versions are now available. This family of products measures floating capacitance through most insulating touch panel materials. Therefore, they are suitable for use in appliance, medical, commercial, fitness, consumer, and other products that must be able to withstand long life, cleaning, and be easily operated by personnel wearing thin polymer surgical or food service gloves.


USB Interconnects Accommodate Accelerated Wideband Applications for Electronic Devices

February 4, 2008 6:08 am | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. announced a series of advanced, miniaturized, high speed USB plug and socket interconnects which accommodate accelerated wideband applications for computer and electronic devices. With data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps, these universal serial bus connectors interface with peripherals at 3 to 5 times the speed of parallel types plus 20 to 40 times faster than serial port connections for: Mouse/Keyboards, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, DVD Players, Cable Modems, LAN’s, and Audio Visual Equipment.

“Mini” USB Interconnects with Data Transfer Speeds up to 480 Mbps

February 1, 2008 9:20 am | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. is offering a series of advanced, miniaturized, high speed USB plug and socket interconnects which accommodate accelerated wideband applications for computer and electronic devices. With data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps, these universal serial bus connectors interface with peripherals at three- to five-times the speed of parallel types plus 20- to 40-times faster than serial port connections for

DC/DC Converters Support DDR Memory Applications

February 1, 2008 6:10 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Murata Power Solutions introduced two small form-factor point-of-load (POL) DC/DC Converters for powering DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 memory, as well as general purpose ICs in multiple applications. The 60A-rated VCN60BADJTU-1C and 70A-rated VCN70BADJTU-1C provide high efficiency, high bandwidth solutions for applications such as

78W External AC-DC Power Adapter with High Efficiency Design

January 31, 2008 10:02 am | Comments

Emerson Network Power launched a high efficiency 78W model power adapter. The AD80 features a universal 90V to 264V AC input, enabling it to be used anywhere in the world. It produces a single, fully regulated 24V output capable of providing up to 3.25A continuously. AD80 freestanding AC/DC power adapters are suited for a variety of portable and desktop applications, including


RoHS-Compliant Extended Temperature PC/104-Plus Computer

January 31, 2008 9:35 am | Comments

VersaLogic released a RoHS-compliant version of its extended temperature Lynx single board computer for embedded applications. Featuring the same technical specifications as its non-RoHS counterpart, the Lynx EPM-4h is rated to operate in temperatures from -40°C to +85°C. It uses the AMD SC520 CPU for low power draw (less than 5W) and fanless operation. Features include soldered-on system RAM, four COM ports

Single-Chip SMT LED Achieves Brightness of Up to 250 Lumens

January 30, 2008 5:42 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announced the arrival of the super-bright Diamond DRAGON LED. It achieves brightness of up to 250 lumens, and will be available in whites ranging from 2,700K through 6,500K as well as all monochromatic colors. With this technology, OSRAM will offer an LED that is appropriate for indoor

Battery Fuel Gauge Family for Smart Phones and Mobile Internet Devices Features Integrated LDOs

January 30, 2008 4:47 am | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced two battery fuel gauge devices with integrated low-dropout regulators (LDOs) for smart phones, mobile internet devices and media players with embedded or removable batteries. The system-side and battery pack-side fuel gauges build on the company's line of integrated circuits (ICs) that predict battery life with

Pulse Function Arbitrary Noise Generator Provides Versatile Waveforms

January 28, 2008 11:14 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which provides desirable signal quality combined with versatile waveforms. It is appropriate for general purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests. The Agilent 81150A is the stimulus for use in conjunction with Agilent's 5/6/80000 Infiniium real-time oscilloscope or DCA-J sampling oscilloscope for serial data testing. Its integration into one instrument minimizes cabling, space and test time.

Rail Guides Enable Precise Linear Positioning

January 28, 2008 10:33 am | Comments

SKF profile rail guides provide precise positioning, smooth operation, high load-carrying capacity, high stiffness, and unlimited stroke for linear motion system applications in including medical, factory automation, assembly, and electronics manufacturing and other markets. The expanded product line encompasses a variety of sizes featuring various slide configurations (normal, wide, long) and lengths to meet specific application requirements.


Mini-Size 5W to 15W PC-Mount Power Supplies

January 25, 2008 4:05 am | Comments

Lambda introduced its KPSA-family of pc-mountable AC/DC power supplies. These single output supplies are available with output power ratings of 5W, 10W and 15W and output voltages including 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V, and 24V (custom voltages also available). They operate with a very wide input range of 85V AC to 264V AC and in temperatures ranging from 0°C to +70°C (convection cooled).

Black Anodized Aluminum Lighted Pushbutton Switch

January 24, 2008 4:28 am | Comments

CIT RELAY & SWITCH offers the CH Series LED illuminated pushbutton switch with a new black anodized aluminum body and actuator. Functions include momentary or alternate action in SPDT or DPDT configurations. Illumination includes center dot or ring illumination feature red, yellow, green, blue, white and orange LED voltages, inclusive of 6V DC up to 220V AC. This vandal and water resistance switch offers panel cutout of 16 mm


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