Anritsu Company introduces its MU181000B 12.5 GHz four-port synthesizer, the MU181000A/B-001 jitter modulation option and the MX180005A jitter application software for its MP1800A signal quality analyzer series. These options allow the series to conduct accurate jitter tolerance measurements on devices with up to four channels such as multi-channel CPU boards, PC boards and optical devices, forming interconnects in routers, servers and super computers.
Maxim introduced its DS1081L/DS1083L 16 MHz to 134 MHz, center spread-spectrum clock modulators. These modulators use an integrated phase-locked loop (PLL) to dither the clock output around its center frequency at a user-selectable magnitude from 0 (disabled) to ±2.0 percent, thus reducing peak EMI at fundamental and harmonic frequencies. This EMI reduction is accomplished without changing clock rise/fall times or adding the space, weight, design time
Allegro announced a series of Darlington transistors for audio amplifiers. With a high safe operating area, (SOA) and low thermal resistance derived from a new thinner-die technology, the STD Series achieves high power performance in a common small package, the TO-3P. This series of parts is targeted at the home and professional audio amplifier markets.
Melexis introduced a four-channel LIN transceiver IC. It combines four LIN transceivers on one die and enables the development of simpler and more cost effective multi-LIN network master modules. Integrated 1K LIN master termination resistors and decoupling diodes further reduce system costs. This four-channel LIN transceiver is produced in 0.8µ HV-CMOS technology and is based on the single channel transceiver TH8082.
MaxBotix, Inc. announces its LV-MaxSonar sensor with a factory calibrated beam width, allowing precision beam angles. Five ultrasonic rangefinders in the line are calibrated to a specific beam width, allowing users to select the sensor that provides the beam width of choice. The sensor beam width is widest for the model EZ0 that is well suited for users needing a high sensitivity or a wide beam width. Each sensor, the EZ1, EZ2, EZ3 and EZ4, is progressively narrower.
The Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group introduces its Wahl RM116 micro-ohmmeter that is a low resistance tester for harsh conditions in maintenance departments, workshops and field use, performing measurements on inductive and non-inductive resistances with a DC current. Its large interactive display informs the operator in real time about the type of measurement, range, calculation conditions (resistance calculated according to a reference temperature), thresholds status and values.
Microsemi announced a new series of high speed IGBT transistors for welding, low to mid-power solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies and industrial switch mode power supply applications. Designated the Thunderbolt HS IGBT Series, the IGBTs are the company’s next generation of NPT technology targeting high switching frequency applications. These devices exhibit higher saturation voltage and significantly lower turn-off energy losses than previous generations.
MADE announces its SkyRadio for overhead high-voltage line detection on construction sites and the Nadir system for pre-identifying live low-voltage cables and feeders for electrical utility work. The SkyRadio system helps detect high-voltage electrical lines overhead. It includes one-to-eight wireless sensors on the high point of the equipment and corresponding transmitter/receiver modules that communicate with the central processing unit. The Nadir system has two components to identify live low-voltage cables under load in a trench or substation exit.
Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX16033-MAX16040 low-power, microprocessor supervisory circuits with precision power-supply monitoring and battery control functions are optimized for performance in space-saving 2 mm × 2 mm microDFN packages. These supervisory circuits feature a microprocessor reset, battery backup switchover, power-fail warning, and chip-enable gating, thereby reducing the complexity and number of components for power-supply monitoring.
Automation Products Group, Inc. introduces its Hammer Union pressure transmitter that is used with highly abrasive and corrosive media. It provides long life in harsh oil patch environments in applications such as mud logging, cementing, fracturing and acidizing. With CSA certification for safe operation in hazardous locations, the NEMA 4X/IP44 transmitter also complies with new NACE MR01-75 standards for sour gas pressure applications.
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2915, a single voltage supervisor with 27 unique pin-selectable thresholds. A single LTC2915 can easily be configured to meet different monitoring tasks in applications ranging from network servers monitoring 12V to low-voltage portable equipment. The 27 selectable thresholds are specified with an overall accuracy of ±1.5 percent without the need for 0.1 percent external resistors.
LitePoint Corp. announces its TrueCableT kit that measures the loss of cables used in precision wireless test set-ups such as channel emulation. The calibrator allows chipset vendors, OEMs and quality-approval groups to achieve optimum test accuracy in a straight-forward manner. The instrument consists of an RF unit that is attached to an IQview or IQflex one-box tester VSG port.
Electro Standards Laboratories announces its model 4333 CellMite ProD high performance embedded data acquisition and strain gauge interface board that is suitable for embedded applications that require high speed analog and digital data acquisition. The board features dual 24-bit independent strain gauge channels with simultaneous sampling at 15,000 samples/second that can also be configured as quad 24-bit strain gauge channels sampled at 5,000 samples/second.
Microstar Laboratories announces its DAPserver 400 and its DAPserver 400R test, measurement and control products that combine a five-slot PCI backplane and a 10-slot Eurocard cage in an industrial-grade chassis. A Pentium M processor runs server software on a board that occupies one of the PCI slots. This software and the software running on DAP boards protects applications from local or network-related delays.
Omron Electronic Components introduces its B5V-1422 disk jog switch that offers a single user interface with which to scroll through lists and make choices. Five tactile selector switches (a center push button and four peripheral push points) are combined with a rotational jog feature. Using both functions, users can navigate through lists and then make choices with the pushbutton switch.