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Circuit Breakers Protect Against Shorts and Overloads

April 24, 2009 9:12 am | Comments

Combining active electronic current limiting for short-circuit conditions and overload shutdown, EC-E electronic circuit breakers from Phoenix Contact protect load circuits connected to a 24 V DC power supply. The circuit breakers have a current limitation of 1.3 to 1.8 times the rated current of the circuit protector

PoE Gigabit Injector Handles 40 W

April 24, 2009 7:50 am | Comments

Accepting an input from 100 to 250 VAC, the Ault PENT1040A/B/C/D family of Gigabit injectors for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) from SL Power has a non-vented desktop configuration and complies with EMI/RFI regulations and is CE compliant.

Four-Channel Driver IC Saves Board Space

April 24, 2009 7:41 am | International Rectifier | Comments

Based upon a half bridge topology, the IRS2093 from International Rectifier integrates four channels of Class D audio amplifier drivers with PWM modulators in a single IC. Features of the MLPQ48-packaged 200-V device include an error amplifier, PWM comparator, gate driver, an analog PWM modulator with frequency up to 800 kHz


Solid-State Voltage Regulator Serves Sensitive Applications

April 24, 2009 7:25 am | Comments

Designed to eliminate power disturbances that affect sensitive devices such as laboratory instrumentation, Falcon Electric's SVR Pro 1.5-kVA, 2.2-kVA and 3- kVA active solid-state voltage regulators protect against problematic generator frequency shifts, surges, sags, and extended brownouts.

MCU Family Sleeps at Currents as low as 20 nA

April 23, 2009 8:54 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

With features such as the integration of EEPROM, oscillators, USB, and capacitive-touch sensing peripherals, MicroChip's microcontroller (MCU) families using nanoWatt XLP eXtreme low-power technology can achieve sleep currents as low as 20 nA.

Modular Connectors Use 2-mm Pitch

April 23, 2009 8:31 am | Comments

Available in four- and five-row versions, the 2-mm Modular CBC 20 from ITT Interconnect Solutions is a two-part modular plug and receptacle connector system that provides the interconnect headroom necessary to expand as design requirements change.

Illuminated Pushbuttons Suit Avionics Displays

April 23, 2009 8:16 am | Comments

Designed specifically for avionics applications, the PBA Series of miniature pushbutton switches from C&K Components has a robust design that includes gold plated contacts, IP64 sealing, and extended life cycles to 1,000,000 rotations.

Embedded Systems 2009

April 23, 2009 7:23 am | Comments

Here are a few pictures we took ont he floor of the 2009 Embedded Systems Confernce. Recognize anyone?


Open Frame 160 W, 3 x 5 Switchers Feature Medical Safety Approvals

April 22, 2009 6:31 am | Comments

PowerGate LLC introduced its Mean Well RPx-160 Line of 160 W single, dual and triple Output open frame power supplies with dimensions of 3.00" x 5.00" x 1.36". This product line consists of 12 unique models with output voltages of 5 V to 48 VDC. The open frame power supplies feature


In-Circuit Test System Provides Both Analog and Digital Capability

April 21, 2009 11:00 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Bridging the gap between high-functionality in-circuit testers and low-end manufacturing defects analyzers, the Medalist i1000D in-circuit test system from Agilent Technologies offers both analog and digital test capability. Features include a graphical user interface, per-pin programmability, digital PCF/VCL library-based testing, native boundary-scan capabilities, and I2C/SPI serial programming.

VCO Operates at 1581 MHz

April 21, 2009 9:25 am | Comments

Accepting a control voltage from 0.5 to 4.5 V, Crystek's CVCO55CC-1581-1581 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 1581 MHz. With an output power of typically +2.5 dBm, the 0.5-in² device features include a phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz at 10KHz with pulling and pushing are minimized to 1.0 MHz and 1.0 MHz/V, respectively, and a second harmonic suppression of -15 dBc.

Switcher Suits Medical Applications

April 21, 2009 6:12 am | Comments

With a leakage current of less than 0.07 mA with a 100 VAC input and 0.2 mA at 264 VAC, the EN60601-1-approved HFS150A Series of switchmode power supplies from Daitron are suitable for medical and other noise-sensitive applications.


Infrared LED Adjustable with External Optics

April 20, 2009 1:07 pm | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Comments

The Infrared OSTAR Lighting LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors allows adjustment with external optics. The LED produces 3.5 W of optical output power at an operating current of 1 A. The hexagonal honeycomb shape of this high-power component enables multiple IR LEDs to be combined to form a large space-saving matrix


Push Button Provides up to 4.5 V Linear Output

April 20, 2009 1:02 pm | Comments

Based on Hall effect technology, the 145MA micro push button from Elobau Sensor Technology provides a 0.5 V to 4.5 V linear output proportional to the displacement of the actuator. It is designed to be incorporated in the knob of a joystick or a multifunctional handle for a shifter, or into a control panel

Clamp Meter Offers 5-Tool Versatility

April 20, 2009 6:27 am | Comments

Designed for plant, HVAC/R, and electrical applications, the EX623 5-in-1 clamp meter consists of an AC/DC “amp clamp” meter, a true RMS multimeter, infrared thermometer and laser pointer, non-contact voltage detector, and dual-input Type-K thermometer.


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