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Thermal Imager Fits in Pocket

March 9, 2009 6:37 am | Comments

Incorporating features such as Thermal-on-Visible mode for radiometric temperature data to be displayed directly on the visible image, the Mikron MikroSHOT thermal imaging camera from LumaSense Technologies weighs 10.5 oz and can fit in a pocket. The camera incorporates a 2.7” display and uses off-the-shelf batteries. Features include a measuring range from -20°C to 350°C

TI CEO Pay Falls 6.6%

March 9, 2009 6:13 am | Comments

The chief executive of Texas Instruments (TI) received compensation valued at $9.6 million in 2008, down 6.6% from the previous year as the company faced fierce competition for chips that power cell phones, according to a regulatory filing.

PCI Express Interface Tool Achieves Data Rates up to 1 GByte/s

March 6, 2009 8:28 am | Comments

The PC_EYE/CL, a PCI Express interface with four lanes (x4) from American ELTEC, delivers data rates of up to 1 GByte/s. The frame grabber delivers speeds of up to 680 MByte/s. The PC_EYE/CL frame grabber has inputs for digital video data compliant with Camera Link standard Version 1.2. Each of the two on-board Mini-Delta-Ribbon 26-pin connectors supports four ports

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Size 23 Stepping Motor Delivers Torque Comparable to NEMA 34

March 6, 2009 8:24 am | Comments

A quad stack NEMA size 23 brushless 1.8° stepping motor from Intelligent Motion Systems delivers speed-torque comparable to a single stack NEMA 34, but with a footprint 1/3 smaller (29 vs. 46 in3 / 187 vs. 297cm3). The MDrive23Plus with quad stack motor is capable of full (256 x 200) microstepping with a +12 VDC to +60 VDC integrated driver. Three (3) versions are available

Signal Integrity Tool Removes Impact of Test Fixtures

March 6, 2009 8:19 am | Comments

Eye Doctor II, an oscilloscope-based signal integrity tool from LeCroy, removes the impact of test fixtures and cables, models the impact of serial data channels and fixtures, and simulates equalization. It is intended for serial data standards such as PCI Express 3.0, SuperSpeed USB, SATA 6 Gb/s, and 6 Gb/s SAS. It removes de-emphasis or pre-emphasis from a signal measured

Logic Device Family Acts as Inphi Replacements

March 6, 2009 8:18 am | Comments

Supporting data transmission rates up to 13 Gbps and clock rates from 13 GHz to 26 GHz, Hittite Microwave’s HMC744LC3C-HMC749LC3C 3.3-V logic devices are designed to replace Inphi devices. The family consists of the HMC744LC3C 1:2 fanout buffer, the HMC745LC3C XOR/XNOR gate function, the HMC746LC3C providing AND, NAND, OR, or NOR logic functions; the HMC747LC3C D-type flip flop; the

Subminiature Connectors Offer Voltage from DC to 26.5 GHz

March 6, 2009 8:13 am | Comments

Phoenix’s SMPM series subminiature connectors offer electrical performance from DC to 26.5 GHz. Billed as 30% smaller than SMP blindmate connectors, the subminiature connectors feature snap-in interconnects, allowing control while mating multiple connectors. Other features include: compensation for up to .010” radial and axial misalignment (when used with an adapter)

Desktop Supplies Operate Via USB Cable

March 6, 2009 6:48 am | Comments

Targeting engineers, scientists, and researchers experimenting or designing products requiring high voltage, EMCO High Voltage’s USBHV Series desktop power supplies requires only a USB cable to operate and power the unit. The devices use supplied software to control voltage, make the unit “plug and play” after being installed on a

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Software Combines 8-bit MCU and Capacitive Touch Capabilities

March 6, 2009 6:28 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Targeting 8-bit STM8 MCUs, STMicroelectronics’ new open-source capacitive touch sensing software library integrates touch sensing functions through multiple configurations while preserving the traditional MCU features for the application firmware, including communication, LED control, beeper, and LCD control. The software is provided as royalty-free C source code, and as many as 24 individual touch pads can be supported. The library includes

Socket Connector Delivers Over 7 Gbps Backplane Performance

March 6, 2009 6:16 am | Comments

Aiding engineers working with 2 mm hard-metric-based designs, such as VME or CompactPCI, the Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Socket Connector from 3M can achieve speeds greater than 7 Gbps. Using “virtual coaxial box” shielding, the connector can support multi-gigabit, high-speed serial IO protocols such as SAS, SATA, Rapid IO, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet.

Prototyping Hardware Suite is Virtex-5 Based

March 6, 2009 6:05 am | Comments

Able to prototype industrial and embedded projects, five new National Instruments’ cRIO-911x family of CompactRIO reconfigurable chassis feature a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA for developing the latest in embedded systems. Features include version with a Freescale 533-MHz industrial real-time processor and all use LabVIEW graphical programming tools.

Keypads Perform in Harsh Environments

March 6, 2009 5:58 am | Comments

Sealed per IP67 standards, EAO Switch’s S.series Zamac keypads are appropriate for security and access control applications within harsh environments. The RoHS-compliant devices offer 12 or 16 keys, telephone or hexadecimal II configurations, a library of >20 different illuminated key characters, and a lifetime of up to

Supplies Tout High Power Density

March 6, 2009 5:58 am | Comments

Available in 3 models offering 3 kilowatts of output power, the Mean Well RSP-3000 Series of switching power supplies has a power density of 15.6 W per cubic inch. The active-PFC units accept from 180 to 264 VAC with primary output voltages of 12, 24, or 48 VDC and an auxiliary 12 V (at 100 mA) output. Features include an operating efficiencies from 86 to 90 percent with external control voltage trim from 20~110% of the rated output.

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Tyco Shares Could Continue to Slide

March 6, 2009 5:05 am | Comments

Tyco Electronics shares could continue its steep slide because of its exposure to the troubled auto industry, an analyst said Friday. Analyst Brian J. White of Collins Stewart said in a note to investors he believes Tyco Electronics, which makes electronic components, undersea telecommunications systems, and wireless equipment, could slide another

Marvell Shares Climb

March 6, 2009 4:56 am | Comments

Shares of chip maker Marvell Technology Group advanced Friday morning after the company's fiscal first-quarter outlook topped forecasts, a sign that semiconductor demand may be stabilizing. Marvell also said it will be eliminating 850 jobs, or about 15 percent of its work force, to save on costs. The Santa Clara, CA company posted a loss for

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