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VPX Backplane for Military and Aerospace Applications

March 5, 2008 4:44 am | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions announced its 6-slot 3U VPX ruggedized enhanced design implementation (REDI) backplane for military and aerospace applications. A commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system, the backplane offers high-bandwidth in a compact size, and it integrates the latest VITA 46 and 48 standards with the legacy capabilities of VMEbus technology. The backplane can be customized with multiple configurations for each embedded, development, testing or measurement application.

Small Solid-State Drive for Handheld Devices

March 5, 2008 4:40 am | Comments

Intel Corp. announced its Z-P140 PATA solid-state drives (SSD) for handheld mobile devices. Smaller than a penny and weighing less than a drop of water, these 2 GB and 4 GB ultra-small devices are fast, low-power and rugged with the size, capacity and performance for mobile Internet devices, digital entertainment and embedded products. The line has an industry standard parallel ATA (PATA) interface, and it is optimized to enhance proprietary computers.

32-Channel Isolated Analog Input Card

March 5, 2008 4:36 am | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced its PCI-1715U isolated high-speed analog card for the PCI bus. With isolated circuits, the card protects sensitive measurement circuitry from interference currents or voltages which is useful when the external voltage is different than expected by the measurement hardware.

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VME/VXS Board with Gigabit Serial Interfaces

March 5, 2008 4:31 am | Comments

Pentek, Inc. released its Model 4207 for high-performance digital signal processing and data-acquisition systems. The board uses Freescale's MPC8641D Dual Core PowerPC AltiVec Processor and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FX Series FPGA. A fabric-transparent crossbar switch bridges gigabit serial resources including the PowerPC and FPGA, two XMCs, dual VXS ports, dual Fibre Channel ports and two optical serial transceivers.

16-bit Analog Input M-Module Offers High Resolution

March 5, 2008 4:27 am | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. announced its M36N M-Module analog input mezzanine board that provides high resolution and precise data acquisition for analog signals found throughout automation, measuring and simulation applications. Available in 16- or 18-bit versions, the module can be used as an I/O extension for CompactPCI, PCI, PXI or VME embedded systems as well as on stand-alone single board computers

Low Profile PCI Synchronous Serial Interface Adapter

March 5, 2008 4:21 am | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. announced its model ACB-MP.LPCI single channel synchronous serial interface that can be configured for RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, RS-530, RS-530A or V.35 communication protocols. It is capable of data rates to 128K bps, making it suitable for DDS (digital data service), military applications and banking communications.

Advanced Mezzanine Card for Telecom Infrastructure Applications

March 4, 2008 11:49 am | Comments

Emerson Network Power Embedded Computing announced its model KSI8560 advanced mezzanine card for telecom infrastructure applications. Combining a PowerQUICC III controller with up to eight channelized E1/T1 spans, the card provides carrier-class, high-speed protocol and packet processing, signaling and WAN access for MicroTCA systems, AdvancedTCA blades and custom carrier blades equipped with AdvancedMC sites.

Brake Pedal Effort Sensor Features High Overload Protection

March 4, 2008 7:16 am | Comments

The Automotive Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics released a series of pedal effort load cells for automotive test applications, including brake development, drivability, vehicle handling, and legislative and safety testing. Designed to measure the force required to operate a vehicle’s primary brake, clutch, or floor-mounted emergency brake pedals, the Series 1515 brake pedal effort sensor with integral cable is compact, with a 1.19” (3.02 cm) overall height. It is designed to be easy to install and remove, and is temperature-compensated for

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2.4 GHz RF Transceiver for ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 and Proprietary Low-Power Wireless Applications

March 4, 2008 6:57 am | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a second-generation ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 radio-frequency (RF) transceiver designed for the 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM frequency band. Featuring desirable selectivity/co-existence and link budget, the CC2520 targets a variety of ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 and proprietary wireless systems used in

Chipscale USB Power Manager Includes 1A Regulator

March 4, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Able to manage multiple input sources such as a wall adapter or USB port and the Lithium battery while preferentially providing power to the system load, the LTC3566 from Linear Technology targets power management in Li-Ion/Polymer battery applications. The 4mm2 QFN-packaged device accepts an input of up to 5.5 V (7V transient) and integrates a switching PowerPath manager, a stand-alone battery charger, a 1A high efficiency synchronous buck-boost regulator, an ideal diode and controller

650W Power Supply Provide Floating and Adjustable Output Voltages

March 4, 2008 4:56 am | Protek Power North America | Comments

Protek Power North America announced the PM650 Series of 650W AC/DC switching power supplies, which offer a performance packed design and compliance to worldwide EN60101-1 medical safety standards. The series have a power factor corrected universal input and single, dual and triple output models with floating and adjustable output voltages.  Either U-bracket or enclosed (with recessed internal fan) mechanical configurations are packaged in a

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Socket for 0.5 mm Pitch SOIC IC Does Not Increase PC Board Footprint

March 4, 2008 4:42 am | Comments

Ironwood introduced the SG-SOIC-3000 socket for SOIC. The compact ZIF sockets provide desirable signal integrity, and can be mounted on the small footprint. It needs about 2.5 mm extra space around the chip than the actual chip size. The device has a short signal path of 0.5 mm or 0.75 mm, and an operating temperature is from -35°C to 100°C. It uses elastomeric interconnect technology and the signal loss is less than 1 dB at 6.5 GHz or 10 GHz.

BCD Process Enables 50 Percent Power Die Size Reduction

March 3, 2008 10:20 am | Comments

Jazz Semiconductor has developed enhancements to its advanced Bipolar CMOS DMOS (BCD) process platform including the addition of an ultra low Rds(on) scalable NLDMOS device enables up to a 50 percent shrink in die size in most power devices.

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Mini Triax Accelerometers Target Space-constrained Apps

March 3, 2008 6:17 am | Comments

Well-suited for use in applications where space is at a premium, the 3023M20 miniature triaxial accelerometer weighs only 2.4g with a vertical dimension of 0.28". Using the latest in quartz shear technology coupled with 2-wire internal IEPE electronics, the device contains three miniature quartz laminar shear mode accelerometer elements orthogonally mounted into a welded  titanium housing.

DC/DC Railway Converter in Plug-in Format Meets IEC 61373 Categories 1 A and B Shock and Vibration Standards

March 3, 2008 6:13 am | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ DCW 150R-EH Series is a plug-in DC/DC converter with wide input ranges designed for railway and other heavy-duty applications. It can be operated from 48V DC (28V to 74V range), 72V DC (42V to 110V) or 110V DC (57V to 168V) supply voltages. This 100W converter provides output voltages of 12V, 24V, 48V or 110V DC. Other input and output configurations are also available.  The device meets the requirements of

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