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Analyzer Detects Chemicals

October 16, 2008 6:03 am | Comments

Containing an oven-less gas chromatographic separation module and a microDMx sensor, Sionex’s microAnalyzer trace chemical detector system detects, identifies, and measures minute quantities of chemicals in the air or vaporized liquids at the point of collection. The 9.50” × 5.25” × 3.50” device includes a touchscreen display showing target compounds, concentrations, and alarm notification with a separate


Digital Temperature Sensor Achieves High Accuracy

October 16, 2008 5:04 am | Comments

Monitoring automotive system temperature from -40°C to 175°C, National Semiconductor’s LM95172Q digital temperature sensor delivers ±1°C accuracy between 130°C and 160°C. The AEC-Q100 Grade 0-qualified component uses a serial peripheral interface (SPI), a MICROWIRE bus interface, and a 16-bit sigma-delta ADC. The thermal management sensor presents

Schottky Diode Comes in SOD-923 Packaging

October 15, 2008 11:52 am | Comments

Measuring 0.026” × 0.043” × 0.016” (0.650 mm × 1.100 mm × 0.410 mm), Central Semiconductor’s CMAD6263 70 V 15 mA Schottky diode performs in a SOD-923 package. The integrated circuit demonstrates a maximum VF of 410 mV at 1 mA (395 mV typ.), typical reverse leakage current of 98 nA at 50 V (200 nA max.), and power dissipation of


Isolation Amplifiers Possess High CMR

October 15, 2008 11:36 am | Comments

Meeting 8 mm creepage and clearance requirements, Avago Technologies’ ACPL-C780, ACPL-C780, and ACPL-C784 isolation amplifiers present a CMR of 15 kV/µs at 1,000 V VCM. The SO-8-packaged components display gain temperature drift of 0.00025 V/V/°C, input offset voltage of 0.30000 mV, and 0.00040% nonlinearity using advanced sigma-delta A/D

Pulse Pattern Generators Present Selectable Operation Modes

October 15, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Including a front panel GUI interface and GPIB/USB programmability, Picosecond Pulse Labs’ 12000 Series pulse pattern generators offer user-selectable operation modes while sharing a similar mechanical configuration. The Model 12000 offers an output up to 40 V with programmable

Embedded Workbench Provides Debug Tools

October 15, 2008 9:30 am | Iar Systems Software | Comments

With support to handle trace packets sent over the SWO channel, version 5.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is an integrated development environment (IDE) for building and debugging embedded applications. The user can configure the types of packets that should be displayed by IAR C-SPY debugger. A multi-file compilation feature allows the compiler to treat several files as one compilation unit

Development Board Features Programmable Chip

October 15, 2008 9:17 am | Comments

Powered from the host workstation’s USB port, the XC-1 development board from XMOS features the XS1-G4 programmable chip. The chip incorporates four 32-bit, XCore event-driven processors and can execute up to 32 simultaneous real-time tasks and managing up to 400 million events per second. Features include 1600 MIPS performance, 256 Kbytes of RAM, and 32 Kbytes of ROM

SSLDs Exhibit Adjustable Output Current

October 15, 2008 9:12 am | Comments

Having a nominal output current set by a resistor, Diodes Incorporated’s ZXLD-1352, ZXLD-1356, and ZXLD-1366 continuous mode SSLDs deliver adjustable output currents of 350 mA, 550 mA, and 1 A, respectively, by applying a PWM or DC voltage control signal. The 3 mm² ZXLD1356/1366 present typical output current accuracy of better than


Gearmotors Supply High Continuous Torque

October 15, 2008 8:06 am | Comments

Exhibiting gear ratios of 19:1. 28:1, and 56:1, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR40 parallel shaft AC gearmotors show continuous torque output ratings of 287 in./lbs, 400 in./lbs, and 800 in./lbs. (32.4 N-m, 45.2 N-m, and 90.4 N-m), respectively. The UL- and CSA-recognized instruments run at corresponding output speeds of 92 rpm, 62 rpm, and 31 rpm, respectively. The 373 W

Connector System Passes MFG Testing

October 15, 2008 7:11 am | Comments

Delivering power to a tunable laser, Advanced Interconnections’ Mezza-pede 1 mm SMT connector system passes mixed flowing gas (MFG) testing for use in 1 mm pitch micro board-to-board and flex cable-to-board applications. The RoHS-compliant device presents a mated height of 4 mm, a pin and lead frame design, and screw-machined terminals with multi-finger contacts having a

Inductors Suit LAN Applications

October 15, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

Isolating and suppressing common-mode and differential-mode interference, Epcos’ AS249, AS247, and AS066 magnetic inductor modules perform in LAN applications, such as 10/100 Base-T, 1000 Base-T, and PoE. The components demonstrate insertion loss of -1 dB, return loss of -16 dB, crosstalk of -40 dB, and electrical isolation withstanding a breakdown voltage of

DC/DC Converters Offer 2:1 Input Voltages

October 15, 2008 5:10 am | Comments

Covering the nominal application voltages of 12 VDC, 24 VDC, and 48 VDC, XP Power’s JCJ08, JCJ10, and JCG12 DIP-24-packaged DC/DC converters exhibit input voltages from 9 VDC to 18 VDC, 18 VDC to 36 VDC, and 36 VDC to 75 VDC. The 1.25” × 0.80” × 0.40” units come in single output models with voltages of 2.50 VDC, 3.30 VDC, 5 VDC, 12 VDC, or

PCI Digitizers Hold 256 MSamples

October 14, 2008 12:17 pm | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Consuming <15 W of power, Agilent Technologies’ U1071A line of Acqiris 2-channel PCI digitizers maintains a memory capacity of up to 256 MSamples. The 170 mm × 107 mm × 16 mm components provide up to 1 GS/s simultaneous sampling rates on each input or up to 2 GS/s on either channel through channel interleaving. The PCI card-formatted devices offer analog bandwidths of 1 GHz, 500 MHz, and 200 MHz, and commutable 50 O or 1 MO input impedances on


Touch Panel Computer Stores 512 MB

October 14, 2008 11:16 am | Comments

Presenting spindle-free storage and a fast-access HDD module, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech’s TPC-177H Celeron M 1 GHz touch panel computer offers 512 MB of DDR2 SDRAM. The fanless system offers a 17” HD SXGA TFT LCD, 2 Gigabit LAN ports, 4 USB ports, and support for 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista and WinXPe. The product includes

Inductor Ranges Include Thru-hole Radial Lead

October 14, 2008 10:15 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

With thru-hole radial lead and low-profile surface-mount toroidal parts, surface mount & radial leaded inductor ranges from Murata Power Solutions include inductors for filtering noise in high current designs. The 1500 series is available with current ratings up to 16.2A IDC and inductance values that range from 1.0 µH to 1.0 mH


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