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Solder Cup Interconnects Terminate Discrete Wires

May 30, 2008 10:15 am | Comments

Mill-Max offers a method to terminate discrete wires into a pluggable interconnect with its Solder Cup Headers and mating Socket Connectors. They provide a pluggable path between wired applications. Manufactured using precision-machined brass alloy and beryllium copper contact clips, then assembled in

Audio Resistor Reduces Signal Distortion

May 30, 2008 7:30 am | Comments

Designed to provide increased clarity in audio circuits, the Z-Foil audio resistor from Vishay provides a typical TCR of ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to +125°C (+25°C ref.), a PCR ("?R due to self heating") of 5 ppm at rated power, an absolute tolerance of 0.01%, and a current noise of less than -40 dB. Using an encapsulation- and molding-free configuration, the "naked Z-foil" resistor has

Dynamic Braking Resistors Withstand High Temperatures

May 30, 2008 5:27 am | Comments

Able to withstand temperatures to 400°C, IRC's WDBR Series of thick-film planar dynamic braking resistors on insulated stainless steel substrates replace bulky wirewound devices. The fireproof devices are available in resistance ranges from 12 to 150 O with tolerance to ±10% with

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Class-D Audio Amp Integrates Boost Converter

May 29, 2008 8:45 am | Comments

Targeting portable applications including wireless handsets, personal navigation devices, portable gaming, and wireless speakers, the TPA2014D1 from Texas Instruments is a monolithic, filter-free Class-D audio amplifier with an integrated boost converter that provides up to 1.5 W across an 8-O load.

Buck Converter Includes Performance Monitoring

May 29, 2008 7:42 am | Comments

Provided in a 4-mm² MLPQ 12-pin package, the AS7620, a hysteretic, high efficiency, 32-V step-down DC/DC buck converter from austriamicrosystems provides both "early-power-fail" warning and "power-good" signals for alerts in performance-sensitive systems. Optimized for industrial 24-V applications, the converter is available with

DC/DC Converter Delivers 60W in Industrial and Mobile Environments

May 29, 2008 6:54 am | Comments

Absopulse Electronics' DCL 60 Series 60W DC/DC converter is designed for operation in industrial, mobile and heavy-duty environments. It delivers standard output voltages of 12V, 24V, 48V or 125V DC (3.3V to 125V range) and can be powered from any line voltage from 20V DC to 160V DC. The DCL 60 features

USB Modular Instruments Enable Flexible Configurations for Electronic Functional Test

May 29, 2008 6:34 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a family of USB-based instruments designed for flexible configurations and quick setupin electronic functional test and troubleshooting applications. The Agilent U2700A family includes oscilloscopes, function generator, source/measure unit and switch matrix in a versatile, space-saving form factor. Each device can be

Telecom Inverter Delivers 5000W from 2 RU, 19-inch Rack-mount Package

May 28, 2008 12:19 pm | Comments

Power-One announced the introduction of its SLI 50 Inverter. This 2U, 19-inch rack-mount product converts a 48V DC input into a 5,000W, 230V AC output for network power systems, IT, and industrial applications. According to the company, power-conversion efficiencies, up to

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Schottky Diode Touts High Efficiency, Ultra Small Package

May 28, 2008 11:18 am | Comments

Central Semiconductor released its CMASH-4 Schottky diode in the SOD-923 package. This new FEMTOmini device is a 40V, 200 mA Schottky diode with a forward voltage drop (VF) of 0.38V maximum at 1.0 mA and a switching speed (trr) of 5 ns maximum. According to the company,

Dual-Channel Mini Converters Deliver up to 1.6 A per Line

May 28, 2008 8:35 am | Comments

Consisting of two 2-A power switches packaged in a 16-lead 5 x 4-mm DFN package, Linear Technology's LT3506 and LT3506A current-mode PWM step-down DC/DC converters are capable of delivering up to 1.6A of output current per channel. With an input range from 3.6 to 25.0 V and an internal reference of 0.80 V

Power Adapter Has Interchangeable International Plugs

May 28, 2008 7:46 am | Comments

Available in versions rated from 12 to 24 W, the FRM 024 family of plug-in power adapters comes in wall mount, desktop, and interchangeable versions with slide-on interchangeable plug heads for operation in multiple countries. The medically-approved switchers deliver an output from 3 to 27 V at 0.9 to 2.5 A.

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Rectifier Controller Optimizes Flyback Converters

May 28, 2008 6:44 am | Comments

Enabling designers to replace lossy Schottky diodes with MOSFETs, the ZXGD3101 ZPDD dedicated rectifier controller can reduce size, weight and heat generation in synchronous flyback converters ranging from 50 to 150 W. Incorporating a high-voltage differential amplifier stage and a high-current driver, the SM8-packaged device

Autofocus LEDs Fit in Slim Camera Designs

May 27, 2008 8:33 am | Comments

Intended for use as an auxiliary autofocus flash in camera applications, the ASMT-FJ30 from Avago provides light output with an 18° radiation pattern and is presented as the thinnest autofocus LED in the industry. With a footprint that can fit on the head of a pencil eraser, the 3.2 × 2.4 × 2.4-mm RoHS-compliant SMT emitter has an untinted, non-diffused lens

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SPDT Relay Handles High Currents

May 27, 2008 5:57 am | Comments

Using stronger contacts and internal improvements on the armature, Hasco’s HAT 900 series relays are rated for 30 A on the N.O. side and 30 amps on the N.C. Presented as highest rated relay in this pin configuration for AC, relays are available with ratings such as 12, 24, 48, 110, 120, 220, 240 and 277 VAC. (DC coils are also available.)

Optical Process Reproduces Complex Surfaces

May 27, 2008 5:19 am | Comments

Providing a means for engineers to create high-performance optics at volume quantities, a novel replication process transfers the profile of a precision optical surface from a master, creating an exact duplicate on a variety of substrates. The process can produce a wide range of both ruled and holographic diffraction gratings, reflective and transmission holographic optical elements, and dual wavelength gratings, as well plano and conic sections. Diffraction gratings are produced in sizes up to 110mm x 110mm with groove densities from 40 g/mm to 3600 g/mm, with available wavelengths from

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