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Pushbutton Switches Offer Bi-colored LED Options

December 3, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

Coming in SPDT and DPDT, CIT Relay & Switch’s JC Series of latching illuminated pushbutton switches present bi-colored LED combination options in blue, green, red, yellow, and white. The products have an internal snap-action mechanism to provide momentary or latching contacts, tactile detent, and audible feedback. The devices exhibit an electrical rating of 500 mA at 24 VDC, an electrical life of 10,000 cycles, initial contact resistance of

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RF Transistors Operate in Wide Frequency Range

December 3, 2008 6:22 am | Comments

Functioning in radar applications, signal jammers, and wireless communications, TriQuint Semiconductor’s PowerBand family of broadband RF transistors perform in an operational frequency range from 500 MHz to 3 GHz. The devices deliver an output power range from 10 W to 50 W, and demonstrate operating voltages ranging from 12 V to 28 V. The components can be developed using gallium arsenide (GaAs) and

Quarter-Brick DC/DC Converters Accept Wide Input Range

December 3, 2008 5:09 am | Comments

Performing in battery-operated applications and systems that have to operate with 24-VDC or 48-VDC input, Bravo Electro Components’ CQB100 Series 100-W/30-A quarter-brick DC/DC converters exhibit an input range from 18 VDC to ~75 VDC. The RoHS-compliant devices consist of four single output models offering output voltages of 3.3 VDC, 5 VDC, 12 VDC, 15 VDC, and 24 VDC, and isolation of 1,500 VDC. The fully-encapsulated instruments

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Battery Clips Withstand Shock and Vibration

December 3, 2008 4:05 am | Comments

Suiting dense PCB placements, Keystone Electronics’ “A” and “AA” battery clips exhibit resistance to shock and vibration using a “flow hole” SMT solder tail design. The units are made of 0.012” (0.300-mm) thick, nickel-plated steel, and come in bulk (part #53) or on tape and reel (part #53TR) with 125 pieces per 15” reel. A 44-mm wide Polystyrene

Pin Fins Exhibit Large Footprint and Low Profile

December 2, 2008 11:03 am | Comments

Combining forging and reflow manufacturing technologies, Cool Innovations’ hybrid copper/aluminum pin fins provide a cooling alternative for applications requiring heat sinks with footprints from 1.5” × 3” to 8.2” × 8.2” and heights from 0.3” to 1.3”. The devices are composed of forged aluminum pin fin heat sinks that are reflowed onto a copper plate, and weigh

Card Connectors Ensure Robust Contact

December 2, 2008 10:25 am | Comments

Able to support data rates up to 10Gbit/s, blind-mate versions of ERNI Electronics’ MicroSpeed family of mezzanine-card connectors are designed to be used in multiples between two parallel cards without mating issues from negative tolerance stack up. Available in 50 signal contact modules with a 1.0-mm longitudinal and a 1.5-mm transverse pitch, the connectors have integrated guide pins with higher displacement tolerances to stop incorrect, forced connections.

Pressure Sensor Lowers System Contamination Risk

December 2, 2008 9:21 am | Comments

Utilizing Krystal Bond technology, American Sensor Technologies’ AST4900 MEMS-based SS pressure sensor contains no oil-fill, welds, or internal O-rings, which reduces the risk of system contamination in extreme conditions. The 316L stainless steel devices offer ¼” NPT male and ¼” VCR male fittings, and can be scaled with pressure ranges between

Solid State Relays Accept 6 AWG Wire

December 2, 2008 8:44 am | Comments

Complying with IEC IP20 touch safe regulation, Crouzet Solid State Relays’ next-generation GN Series solid state relays offer a clear plastic cover accepting wire terminals suitable for up to #6 AWG wire with an unrestricted view of wire installation. The overall height of the RoHS-compliant and CE-certified devices have been reduced by 2 mm, compared to

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MRAM Products Connect to Existing Designs

December 2, 2008 8:15 am | Comments

Operating in consumer, computer, industrial, automotive, and aerospace applications, Everspin Technologies’ MR2A08, MR0A08, and MR2A16 MRAM products insert into existing MCU and system designs. The 4-Mb asynchronous MR2A08 is organized as 512,000 words by 8 bits, while the 1-Mb MR0A08 is organized as 128,000 words by 8 bits. Both 3.3-V memories offer read/write cycle times of 35 ns, RoHS compliance, and 44-pin TSOP Type II or

Fanless Switchers Deliver 180 W

December 2, 2008 6:35 am | Comments

With standard single output voltages of 12 V, 15 V, 19 V, 24 V, 36 V, or 48 V, the TRA180 series of fanless desktop AC/DC switching power adapters from Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower deliver a peak output from 150 W to 180 W. Having standby power less than 0.5 W, the units achieve an efficiency of greater than

Desktop Switchers Accept Universal Input

December 2, 2008 6:27 am | Comments

Available in versions providing a single output from 12 to 48 VDC, ASA Series desktop-style external switching power supplies from Astrodyne accept from 90 to 264 VAC. Operating at an efficiency of up to 94%, the devices include features such as a Line and load regulation of 0.5% and 5% respectively and a ripple and noise of 1.5%

Test System Targets M2M Devices

December 2, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Supporting GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, and UMA/GAN, Setcom Wireless Products’ S-CAT 6010 wireless protocol test system performs in two mobile-to-mobile (M2M) devices connected to each other. The 19” unit allows testing of features and capture of issues early in R&D, and in true-to-life network conditions, such as poor or disruptive

SSLD Drives up to 60 LEDs

December 2, 2008 5:59 am | Comments

Exhibiting True Color PWM Dimming with a dimming ratio of up to 3,000:1, Linear Technology’s LT3598 constant-current SSLD supplies power to up to 6 strings of LEDs with up to 10 30-mA white LEDs each. The 4 mm² QFN-packaged component demonstrates an input voltage range from 3.2 V to 30 V, an output voltage of up to 44 V, 1.5% LED current matching, and an adjustable frequency range from 200 kHz to 2.5 MHz. The DC/DC boost-mode

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Injection Molding Technology Allows Component Shaping

December 2, 2008 5:17 am | Comments

Targeting PTC thermistors, Epcos’ new injection molding technology enables PTC heating element components to be made in nearly any desired shape, such as tubes, nozzles or rotor blades of ventilators, in addition to round disks, rings, or rectangular plates. The custom-fitted shapes open up new applications for ceramic heating elements, and are said to avoid

Software Development Platform Supports SMPs

December 2, 2008 4:38 am | Renesas | Comments

Including the QNX Neutrino RTOS version 6.4.0 and QNX Momentics Tool Suite version 6.4.0, QNX’s QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) 6.4.0 provides support for the Freescale e500 SMP and the Renesas 7786 SMP. The product also supports variable page sizes for the MMU in the OS, wireless WiFi, and ARM architecture version 6, including vector floating point match support. The software has updated compiler and command line

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