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Module Series Acts as Controlling Microprocessor

October 9, 2008 11:34 am | Comments

Providing Wi-Fi/802.11b/g functionality, the RCM5400W module series from RabbitCore mounts directly onto a user-designed motherboard and acts as the controlling microprocessor for the system. Measuring 1.84" × 2.85" × 0.55" (47 mm × 72 mm × 14 mm), the series features hardware DMA and six serial ports. With up to 39 general-purpose I/O lines configurable, the series sports

Microcontrollers Employ a Hardware Control Law Accelerator to Assist the CPU

October 9, 2008 10:31 am | Comments

Offloading high-speed control algorithms from the main TMS320C28x CPU, Texas Instruments’ Piccolo Series MCUs frees the CPU to handle I/O and feedback loop metrics via its control law accelerator (CLA) design. The units provide 32-bit real-time control in solar power micro-inverters, LED lighting, white good appliances and hybrid automotive

Computers Demonstrate PCI Expandability

October 9, 2008 9:38 am | Comments

Performing in industrial and embedded applications, Arista’s BoxPC Computer Series offers single PCI expandability, an 800 MHz FSB and Windows XP. The devices includes 1 GB of DDR400 DIMM RAM at 266/333/400MHz. 120 GB 5,400 rpm SATA HDD with RAID 1/0 configurations, one LPT printer port, audio connectors, and a metal wall-mountable chassis. The BoxPC 108A has

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DSA Offers Serial-Addressable Control Interface

October 9, 2008 9:14 am | Comments

Controlling up to 8 different attenuators using a common 3-wire interface bus, Peregrine Semiconductor's PE43703 7-bit UltraCMOS digital step attenuator (DSA) presents a serial-addressable control interface. The 5 mm × 5 mm × 0.85 mm 32-lead QFN-packaged device covers a 31.75 dB attenuation range in 0.25 dB, 0.50 dB, or

Module Aids in TV Tuner Architecture Conversion

October 9, 2008 8:21 am | Comments

Exceeding ATSC, OpenCable, DVBT/C/H, DMB-TH, and ISDB-T standards, Xceive Corporation’s SN5000A SiliconNOW tuner module helps bridge the gap between CAN tuner architecture and silicon-based TV tuner architecture. The component offers

Triaxial Accelerometer Exhibits High Sensitivity

October 9, 2008 8:14 am | Comments

Offering a frequency response from 0.3 Hz to 10,000 Hz, Dytran Instruments’ Model 3263M8 triaxial accelerometer presents a sensitivity of 100 mV/g. The component shows laser-marked labels of the X, Y, and Z axes in a large font size on 3 orthogonal faces, which aids in the orientation of the sensor. The accelerometer performs in modal analysis, noise vibration

Brushless Fans Supply 417 cfm

October 9, 2008 7:09 am | Comments

Having an impeller design, Jaro Thermal’s Air-Mover Series brushless fans deliver 417 cfm (5,300 rpm) of high-flowing air. The 172 mm × 150 mm × 51 mm instruments operate with a static pressure of 1.690” of H2O and a voltage from 24 VDC to 56 VDC. The fans are appropriate for HVAC, server, and rack mount applications. Options include on-board

Attenuators Demonstrate Four Attenuation Values

October 9, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Measuring 0.125" × 0.250" × 0.015", State of the Art’s MTA1225 Series multi-tap attenuators offer standard attenuation values of 1 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, and 10 dB on a single chip. VSWR for all 4 values is <1.500:1 with attenuation tolerance of ±0.500 dB or 10%, whichever is greater. The chips eliminate the use of multiple attenuator devices in attenuation switching

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Coupler Functions in GaN MMIC Devices

October 9, 2008 5:02 am | Comments

Covering the 1,000 MHz to 2,500 MHz frequency range, Innovative Power Products’ Model IPP-4011 transforming 90º hybrid coupler combines 2 signals of up to 300 W CW total output power in GaN MMIC devices with 25 O input and output impedances. The 2.20” × 0.80” × 0.23” drop-in style-packaged device offers 2 ports at 50 O impedance and

Controllers Support 40 W Power Ranges

October 8, 2008 12:21 pm | On Semiconductor | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP1080 and NCP1081 Power over Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD) and DC/DC converter controllers support power ranges up to 40 W of regulated power delivered to the application load in a 2-pair configuration. The 4.4 mm × 6.5 mm TSSOP-EP20-packaged devices perform in VoIP phones, wireless access points, industrial Ethernet

Oscilloscope Series Features Next Generation Chipset, High Data Transfer Rates

October 8, 2008 11:41 am | Comments

LeCroy introduced WavePro 7, the first product series in the Zi Family of oscilloscopes. It represents the first deployment of the company’s next-generation chipset and latest streaming architecture, X-Stream II. This oscilloscope offers complete debug with up to 6 GHz of bandwidth available. The WavePro 7’s design incorporates a 15.3", 16:9 HD display with a touchscreen. The company asserts the scope can solve electronic design problems within

LED Lamp Consumes Under 8 mA

October 8, 2008 11:19 am | Comments

Designed to replace 120 MB incandescent bulbs, DDP’s 120MBLS-X-CX 120 VAC line voltage wide-angle LED lamp draws <8 mA of power (85% lower than incandescent 120 MB bulbs) while operating at 130 VAC. The light utilizes a shunt resistor to eliminate transient current, and prevent a false positive indication by the LED. The lamp suits indicator applications, and

Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers Show Live RF

October 8, 2008 11:06 am | Tektronix | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. announced the addition of DPX waveform image processor technology to the mid-range RSA3000B Series Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers. This provides a live RF view of the spectrum using the RSA3300B and RSA3408B family models, enabling desirable RF signal discovery capability for a broad range of digital RF applications including

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Analog Transducer/Sensor Meters Feature Small Size, Integrated Diagnostics for Input and Output

October 8, 2008 10:58 am | Comments

Transducers Direct created a small, programmable meter for analog sensors/transducers with integrated diagnostics for both input and output. The TDRO-10 meter features two-button English programming and a 67 msec. update rate. It measures 3.78" × 1.89" × 1" depth, fitting into a standard 1/8 DIN cutout. The meter provides six-digit LED display with

Touch Sensing Device Enables Button and Slider Replacement in Any System

October 8, 2008 10:39 am | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced the CapSense Express capacitive touch sensing device for button and slider replacement. The device enables designers to implement up to 10 buttons and/or sliders in as little as five minutes  with no coding. The PSoC Express visual embedded system design tool and CapSense Express configuration tool allow designers to

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