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Voltage Measurement Instruments Offer 48 Inputs

February 2, 2009 6:29 am | Comments

Addressing lithium-ion cell-by-cell determination, Data Translation’s VOLTpoint Series precision voltage measurement instruments include 48 separate 24-bit resolution inputs each with its own A/D converter for direct connection to a PC via

Thermally Conductive Adhesives Dissipate Heat to 500ºF

February 2, 2009 6:09 am | Comments

Combining high-temperature resins and conductive fillers, Cotronics’ Duralco 132 thermally conductive adhesives form bonds with continuous service at up to 500ºF. The products are suitable for bonding and assembling heating coils, cooling coils, heating elements, heat sinks, reaction vessels, semi-conductors, rectifiers, and

Crystal Oscillators Exhibit Low Jitter

February 2, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

Covering from 150 MHz to 220 MHz, Pericom Semiconductor’s 2.50-V and 3.30-V SX and SN Series, and 3.30-V SD and SH Series XP crystal oscillators demonstrate a typ. phase jitter of 0.25 ps rms for CMOS and PECL clock applications, respectively. The components present peak-to-peak jitter of 40 ps, max. power consumption of


On Solid-State Lighting

February 2, 2009 5:37 am | Comments

This podcast is a discussion of Solid-State Lighting in the international marketplace. Solid-State Lighting (SSL) is poised to change the world, or at least the way we illuminate it, and technologies such as OLEDs and LEDs are at the vanguard. In addition, SSL is also behind the latest breakthroughs in high-definition televisions and projectors, the leaders in consumer technology spending. This discussion will examine where SSL is currently being used, where it is going, and what you can do with it.

Carrier Supports Four LXI Function Cards

February 2, 2009 4:41 am | Comments

Running the Linux 2.6 kernel via a 300-MHz processor, Bustec's ProDAQ 6100 LXI function card carrier provides access for up to 4 Bustec ProDAQ function cards through a standard Gigabit LAN interface. The 1U 19” half-wide device offers an accuracy of 20 ns via synchronization of the data acquisition and Ethernet clocks to

Mini 3-A Converter Boasts Integrated Inductor

February 2, 2009 4:39 am | Comments

Delivering an output of 3 A in a 28-mm² package, the EN5337QI synchronous buck DC/DC converter from Enpirion has an integrated inductor for a power density of 149 W/in². The 5-MHz device accepts an input from 2.375 V to 5.5 V and operates at an efficiency as high as 92%.

Battery Charger IC Enhances Internal Protection

February 2, 2009 4:20 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Operating in cell phone handsets, STMicroelectronics’ ESDA8V-1MX2 battery charger IC absorbs mains-borne surges containing peak pulse energy of up to 500 W. The 1-mm × 1.45-mm × 0.55-mm unit offers a 50% reduction in leakage current, which reduces drain on the battery for improved performance and longer recharge

DRAM Chip Is Densest Available

January 30, 2009 10:50 am | Comments

Using 50-nm process technology, the 4Gb DDR3 DRAM chip from Samsung is presented as having the highest density available. The chip can be produced in 16-GB registered DIMMs for servers, as well as 8-GB unbuffered DIMM, and 8-GB small outline DIMM.


Coax Cables Connect Digital Apps

January 30, 2009 8:20 am | Comments

The Banana Peel plenum DS-3 and DS-4 Series of coax cables from Belden are designed for digital signal interconnect and cross-connect applications. Available in 26 AWG (735A plenum-rated) and 20 AWG (734A plenum-rated) sizes in a 3- and 6-count configurations. Features include

Motion-Control Cards Operate in Multiple Modes

January 30, 2009 7:40 am | Comments

Accepting a control voltage from 5 VDC to 24 VDC, the VMC-3000 Series of single-axis plug-in motion controller modules from Varedan are DSP-based cards that configure in a variety of modes including position, torque, and a frequency-locked velocity mode. The controllers accept quadrature encoder feedback

Experimentation Kit Generates Thermoelectric Power

January 30, 2009 6:56 am | Comments

Suitable for demonstrating the Seebeck effect, Tellurex’s PG-1 thermoelectric power generation experimentation kit supplies a net output of ~0.75 W and an adjustable output voltage from 3 VDC to 14 VDC. The fully-assembled unit can be used to charge batteries, run fans, or power LEDs, music devices, and phones. The self-contained device works by attaching the removable legs and applying heat using a canned fuel source. The kit includes

Measurement Suite Supports Visual Studio 2008

January 30, 2009 6:09 am | Comments

Helping develop test, measurement, and automation applications, Measurement Computing’s Measurement Studio, version 8.6, Measurement Computing edition (part number: MSTUDIO MCC) integrated suite of classes and controls provides support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2005 and .NET 2003. The software offers Windows Forms, Web Forms, and ActiveX user interface components, and enables data

Pushbutton Presents High Power Rating

January 30, 2009 5:50 am | Comments

Offering single- and double-pole versions, Phaseda’s RL5 pushbutton switch exhibits a UL rating at 16 A at 125 VAC and ¾ hp at 250 VAC for high-power and motor applications. The RoHS-compliant device demonstrates a VDE rating of 16(4) A and 10(4) A at 250 VAC with over 50,000 loading cycles. The lighted model has


Vertical-Mount Wirewounds Use Bracket

January 30, 2009 5:29 am | Comments

Suiting power supplies in industrial power and control applications, Stackpole Electronics’ BVM Series vertical-mount wirewounds includes a bracket attached to the outside of the case, which also serves as one of the attachment leads. The RoHS-compliant devices offer sizes from 5 W to 25 W, standard tolerances of 1% and

Ultrasonic Range Sensor Kit Connects to PC

January 30, 2009 5:14 am | Comments

Combining all the standard functions of an ultrasonic ranging module plus the addition of a multi-channel USB based oscilloscope, the X1 Ranging Module Pro developers kit from SensComp facilitates and expedites the development process by providing live sensor data conveniently on a PC. The kit includes the X1 module, electrostatic


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