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Unit Test Tool Covers All Code

November 3, 2008 9:16 am | Comments

Automating the test process, the TBrun stand-alone unit test tool from LDRA covers development, test, legacy, and large systems. It extracts details about the unit interface including parameters, template arguments, input and output globals, input and output members and return values. These variables are then presented to the user as a framework for generating a test case for the unit

Bayonet Connectors Target Military, Industrial Systems

November 3, 2008 8:39 am | Comments

Meeting the requirements of VG52934, the CA Bayonet Series connectors from ITT are intended for use in applications such as military vehicles, mining equipment, railway projects, and industrial automation. Featuring a positive bayonet locking mechanism, the connectors withstand temperatures up to 200°C. Plating options include

RFID Tags Work in Liquid and on Metal Surfaces

November 3, 2008 7:53 am | Comments

Offering epoxy and silicon-seal packaging, Ferroxcube’s Ferroxtag high-frequency RFID tags are designed for use in liquid or on metal surfaces and can be affixed onto the surface via screws, glues, or double-sided adhesive tapes. The 25 mm × 12.50 mm × 5 mm components support

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Interfaces Enable High-Definition Recording

November 3, 2008 6:40 am | Comments

Operating on the 1394 (Firewire) link layer and integrated physical layer, Texas Instruments’ TSB43EC42 and TSB43EA42 encrypted interfaces yields tru2way set top boxes and digital TVs to record in high definition. The IEC61883-1/2/4/7-compliant instruments integrate a 1394a 2-port PHY that functions at 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, or 400 Mbps with IEEE Std. 1394-1995 and 1394a-2000 compliance. The BGA-packaged components support MPEG2, MPEG4, DV, and

Voltage Regulator Supports PMBus

November 3, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

Managing, monitoring, and reporting power supply operating conditions, NXP’s TEA132X digital point-of-load voltage regulator complies with PMBus 1.1 with 96 standard commands including margining, protections, sequencing, monitoring, and user defaults store. The 32-pin HVQFN-packaged component provides

Power Supply Generates Three Voltage Rails

November 3, 2008 5:24 am | Comments

Coming in a chip form factor, Integral Wave Technologies’ P3131-S 3-output power supply creates 3 independent voltage rails exhibiting output voltages from 0.7 V to 3.6 V in 4 mV steps at maximum currents of 6 A, 3 A, and 3 A. The 13.6 mm × 20.8 mm × 2.5 mm LGA-packaged component offers an input voltage of 12 V, efficiency of up to 90%, and power of up to 25 W at

LCD Modules Display High Contrast

October 31, 2008 11:40 am | Comments

Targeting industrial applications, Sharp Microelectronics’ LQ043T3DG01 and LQ043T3DG02 4.3” landscape-mode VGA LCD modules show a contrast ratio of 900:1. The 480 × 272 pixel displays exhibit a horizontal viewing angle of 160°, a vertical viewing angle of 140°, response time of 29 ms, and 262,144 6-bit colors. The devices have an LED backlight, an anti-glare polarizing

Power Monitor IC Employs Digital I²C Interface

October 31, 2008 10:45 am | International Rectifier | Comments

Utilizing TruePower technology, International Rectifier’s IR3720 output power monitor IC communicates output current or voltage to the system controller through a digital I²C interface. The 3 mm² 10-pin DFN-packaged product demonstrates current accuracy of 0.20%, voltage accuracy of ±0.75%, bias supply voltage of 3.30 V, and an operating temperature from

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Connector Meets AMC.0 Rev2 Specification

October 31, 2008 10:11 am | Comments

Supporting data transmissions of up to 12.5 Gbps per channel, Cinch Connectors’ AMC compression-style mezzanine connector exceeds the AMC.0 Rev2 PICMG ATCA specification. The instrument comprises of one-piece stamped contacts, seamless carrier board to

SAW Oscillators Tolerate ±150 ppm

October 31, 2008 9:40 am | Comments

Operating in an output frequency range from 800 MHz to 2.5 GHz, Epson Toyocom’s EG-9000GC single-output and EV-9000GB voltage-controlled SAW oscillators show a frequency tolerance of ±150 ppm max. The sine wave components operate from a supply voltage of 3 V with a maximum current consumption of 38 mA over an operating temperature range from -20°C to

Meter Shows High Capacitance Accuracy

October 31, 2008 9:00 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Adding to the LCR family, Agilent Technologies’ E4981A capacitance meter performs repeatable 120-Hz, 1-kHz, and 1-MHz measurements with a basic capacitance accuracy of 0.07%. The instrument offers measurement speed of 2 ms at 1 MHz; SPCI-command compatibility with

Starter Kit Supports MCU Development

October 31, 2008 7:53 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

IAR Systems’ IAR KickStart Kit for STMicroelectronics' STM32F103ZE MCU includes a development board fitted with the MCU, a KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, evaluation editions of IAR PowerPac for ARM and IAR visualSTATE, and J-Link for ARM. The RoHS-compliant development board comes with peripherals, a status LED, a power supply

DC Motor Offers Thin Shaft

October 31, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

Turning in 2 sleeve bearings, Maxon Motor USA’s RE 8 DC motor includes a ceramic motor shaft with a diameter of 0.8 mm. The device has metal brushes to ensure constant contact resistance between brushes and the commutator, even after a prolonged standstill. The motor exhibits a diameter of 8 mm, a length of 16 mm, a weight of <4 g, no magnetic detent, and

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Test Mobile Accelerates LTE Development

October 31, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

Designed to enable infrastructure equipment vendors to accelerate the pace of their LTE development projects, an LTE version of Aeroflex's TM500 multi-handset (multi-UE) test mobile provides the ability to operate multiple UEs on the same test platform using a single point of control. Up to 32 LTE handset UEs are provided in one multi-UE test mobile. All 3 GPP UE categories will be supported with maximum aggregate data rates

I/O Module Digitally Expands SBCs

October 31, 2008 6:07 am | Comments

Designed for expansion on Pico-ITXe SBCs, the PCO-UIO48-G from WinSystems is a 48-point digital I/O interface with interruptible event sense. The module can monitor 24 of the rising and falling digital edge transitions, latch them, and then signal the host processor that a change of input status has occurred. Each I/O line is programmable for input, output, or output

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