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RS-232-to-USB Converters Exhibit Fast Transfer Rate

December 4, 2008 8:09 am | Comments

Coming with driver software, Omega Engineering’s OM-CONV-USB Series RS-232-to-USB interface converters demonstrate a data transfer rate of >1 Mbps. The product is powered from the USB cable with no external power required, and works by installing the driver software into the PC and connecting the converter into the USB port. The device is

SMT Aluminum Capacitors Handle High Temperatures

December 4, 2008 7:32 am | Comments

Using a features a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte as well as a heat-resistant pad and molded baseplate, the ECL series of polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Vishay Intertechnology can operate at temperatures as high as 105°C. Available in capacitance values from 10 µF to 1500 µF over a voltage range from 6.3 V to 100 V, the capacitors’ features include an impedance Z down to 90 mO at 100 kHz and a ripple current of 670 mA (at

MMIC Chip Accepts Parallel Data Input

December 4, 2008 7:07 am | Comments

Featuring parallel data input and compensated on-chip gate bias, an 8.5 to 11-GHz gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) core chip from Mimix Asia delivers 21 dB of RX gain. The transmit amplifier also has a typical Small-signal gain of 19 dB. Mimix performs on-wafer RF, DC, and output power testing on the XZ1002-BD

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VHF Modules Combine Driver and Output Stage

December 4, 2008 6:59 am | Comments

Consisting of a driver and an output stage, a pair (10 watt and 40 watt) of wide-band VHF power amplifier modules from M/A-COM simplifies design in mobile, portable, and base station systems for microwave and RF applications. The 10-W MAPM-020512-010C00 is a dual-stage module with over 20 dB of gain

PoE Switch Extends Ethernet’s Reach

December 4, 2008 6:49 am | Phihong | Comments

Powering four IP cameras from a single Cat5 cable, Phihong’s POE60S-4AF 10/100basteT PoE switch expands the capability of Ethernet and PoE from a current limit 100-meter reach to reach up to 200 meters. The UNH-tested instrument operates

Buck Regulator Achieves High Efficiency

December 4, 2008 6:08 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Exhibiting an input voltage range from 3 V to 24 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN2108 8-A TinyBuck DC/DC buck regulator delivers 92% efficiency at 3.3-V output and 87% efficiency at 1.8-V output with 12-V input and 8-A load current, and peak efficiency of 95% at 5-V input and 3.3-V output. The 5-mm × 6-mm MLP-packaged component integrates

802.11a/b/g Module Offers Networking Options

December 4, 2008 5:01 am | Comments

Built on the Digi NET+ARM NS9215 processor, Digi International’s ConnectCore Wi-9P 9215 802.11a/b/g embedded core module presents wireless networking and integrated application processing on the 802.11b/g 2.4-GHz band or the 802.11a 5-GHz band. The component has security offerings include WEP, WPA, WPA2/ 802.11i, and on-chip AES acceleration, and suits busy environments and information transmission applications. The product

COM Express Module Adjusts Fan Speed

December 3, 2008 11:09 am | Comments

Regulating the CPU temperature, Advantech’s SOM-5781 COM Express module uses the SUSI API tool’s “reduce CPU speed” command to prevent a system crash when abnormal status is detected from the CPU fan while issuing an optional alarm message via Ethernet. The component supports the Sempron Socket S1 Series CPU or AMD Turion 64 X2 CPU with

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Test System Targets ZigBee Products

December 3, 2008 10:01 am | Comments

Completing a three-month beta-testing period with three Gold Units, TÜV Rheinland’s Automizer customizable test system performs in products that meet the ZigBee Smart Energy Public Application Profile, such as in-home displays, thermostats, and meters. The product’s software package design eliminates the need to manually perform ZigBee Smart Energy testing in which the tester cuts and pastes together command scripts. Instead, the PC-based offering

Power Supplies Come in 3U Form Factors

December 3, 2008 8:45 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Delivering continuous full power across a -5ºC to +55ºC operating temperature range, with airflows as low as 250 lfm, 200W & 300W AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies from Murata Power Solutions come in 3U form factors. All three models have efficiency levels in excess of 80%, are hot-swap capable and require no minimum load

RFID IC Monitors Temperature Throughout Shipping Process

December 3, 2008 8:44 am | Comments

Enabling logistics customers to monitor and record temperature and humidity throughout the shipping process, the ZMD41211 temperature logger and Smart Label RFID IC from ZMD AG has a built-in timer function. The temperature logger complies with ISO 15693 RFID technology and can be read and programmed with existing standard compliant systems

MLCCs Exhibit Wide Capacitance Range

December 3, 2008 8:15 am | Comments

Offering case sizes from 0402 to 1812, Novacap’s X7R and X5R Series MLCCs demonstrate capacitance values ranging from 100 pF to 100 µF in filter applications. The devices have the ability to stack into an array with capacitors, resistors, and inductors, screen for optimum reliability in MIL PRF levels (Group A, Group B, Group C tests) in capacitor groups, and

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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