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Vibration Monitoring System Handles up to 900°F

March 23, 2009 11:45 am | Comments

A high-temperature vibration monitoring system, model 5334 from Dytran Instruments, can handle up to 900°F. Operating from a constant current 2-wire (IEPE) power unit, the system consists of a high temperature charge mode accelerometer and an in-line miniature differential charge amplifier. The accelerometer is connected to the input of the charge amplifier via an 18-inch long hard line cable

DC-DC Regulator Family Offers 97 Percent Efficiency

March 23, 2009 11:41 am | Comments

The AS1332-34 family of step down DC-DC regulators from austriamicrosystems achieves 97 percent peak and 94 percent average efficiency. The three devices in the family deliver up to 650 mA from an input voltage range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Output varies between 1.3 V to 3.16 V. Other features include: 2-MHz fixed switching frequency

Test System Targets Solar Power

March 23, 2009 7:38 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

The Keithley Test Environment Interactive (KTEI) V7.2 upgrade for the Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System includes nine new solar cell test libraries, an expanded frequency range for the system’s Capacitance-Voltage (C-V) measurement capability, and support for the company’s new nine-slot Model 4200-SCS instrument chassis.


Rugged Mini-PC is Fanless

March 23, 2009 6:52 am | Comments

Based on Intel’s Penryn family of Core 2 Duo Mobile processors, Stealth Computer’s Model LPC-625F is a rugged, 7.9" x 7.9" x 2.4" fanless computer for industrial and mission-critical applications with an extruded-aluminum chassis that acts as a heat sink.

VCO operates from 2400 to 2569 MHz

March 23, 2009 6:04 am | Comments

With a typical phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz at 10-KHz offset, Crystek's CVCO55CC-2400-2569 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2400 MHz to 2569 MHz with a control voltage range from 0.5 V to 4.5 V.

PCIe Gen 2 Switches Available with 96- and 80-Lane Options

March 21, 2009 8:47 am | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. announced four new high PCIe switches targeting servers, enterprise storage, control planes, and ultra-gaming, while featuring the highest PCIe switch lane counts in the industry, according to the company. The switch family includes 96-lane and 80-lane options, as well as x16 support for designers requiring

TCXO Offers Low Noise and Low Jitter

March 21, 2009 8:07 am | Comments

Valpey Fisher Corporation introduced its VFTX210 TCXO, providing low jitter and phase noise for wide band ADC's and DDS architectures, radar systems, point to point radios, and wireless communication systems. The VFTX210 TCXO is capable of providing a sine wave output frequency up to 1.0 GHz with jitter of <0.3 ps. The temperature stability is < 1.0 ppm over a

Synchronous Buck Regulator Puts 6 Amps into MLP footprint

March 20, 2009 12:02 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Offering over 40 percent space savings compared to a discrete implementation, the TinyBuck FAN21SV06 6A synchronous Buck Regulator from Fairchild Semiconductor incorporates a controller, driver and optimized power MOSFETs in a compact 5mm x 6mm MLP footprint.


Microsoft adds Shortcuts, Security to New Browser

March 20, 2009 7:00 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp. released a new version of Internet Explorer Thursday, adding features meant to speed up common Web surfing tasks and bringing the browser's security measures in line with those of major competitors.


Open-Frame Supplies Yield 150 W

March 20, 2009 6:48 am | Comments

Consisting of 3 standard models providing outputs of 12, 24, or 48 VDC, the ARFS-150 Series of 150-W open-frame switching power supplies from Aras Power Technologies is provided in a package measuring 3.0” x 5.0” x 1.08”. The universal-input supplies include active PFC and ORing diodes for 1+1 redundant operation.

NEMA 34 Motor Delivers Over 1 Horsepower

March 19, 2009 11:48 am | Comments

Using an 8-pole segmented-stator design for increased energy density and efficiency, the SmartMotorsT SM3416DT-PLS2 integrated servo motor from Animatics packs greater than 900 Watts of peak power, over 1 HP, into the cube-shaped NEMA Size 34 package.

Resistor Card Uses PCI Form Factor

March 19, 2009 9:17 am | Comments

Available in configurations with resistance ranges from 1 O to 230 O, 2 O to 13.5 kO, and 3 O to 1.5M O with 18, 9 and 6 channels respectively, the PCI-based Model 50-297 Precision Resistor card has software interfaces for all popular programming environments based on simple resistance calls for each channel.

Sony E-Book Reader to Gain 500,000 Public-Domain Titles

March 19, 2009 6:57 am | Comments

Google Inc. is making half a million books, unprotected by copyright, available for free on Sony Corp.'s electronic book-reading device, the companies were set to announce Thursday. It's the first time Google has made its vast trove of scanned public-domain books available to an e-book device, and vaults the Sony Reader past Inc.'s Kindle as the device with the largest available library, at about 600,000 books.


Double-layer Capacitors Tout Values up to 3000 F

March 19, 2009 6:34 am | Comments

Double Layer Capacitors with capacitances up to 3000 F developed by WIMA are suitable for energy storage where charge or discharge of high loads at a short time is needed. They are available as WIMA SuperCap C with cylindrical case or as WIMA SuperCap R with rectangular case. These capacitors are cascaded to

Insulation Tester Provides Dual-Scale Output

March 19, 2009 5:39 am | Comments

The DA2005 dual-scale insulation tester from Protek provides 0 to 100,000 MO insulation resistance measurements at 2,500 V on a dual-range analog scale plus output HV monitoring on a built-in 3½ digit LCD. Complete with built-in high-voltage probe, the device measures 1000 MO to 100, 000 MO resistances on the green analog scale and 0 to 2,000 MO on the red analog scale.


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