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Headers and Mates Connect Boards

January 20, 2009 6:28 am | Comments

Engineered for board-to-board or board-to-cable connections, Sullins Connector Solutions' SBH Series fully-shrouded male box headers and SFH Series female header mates perform in household appliances, HVAC equipment, gasoline pumps, vending machines, and industrial machinery. The dual-row headers offer 1.27-mm × 1.27-mm, 1.27-mm ×

Tantalum Capacitors Rated to 2,200 µF

January 20, 2009 5:49 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

Designed for applications where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power, such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards, AVX’s PulseCap tantalum capacitors are rated to 2,200 µF/6.3 V. The components exhibit a max. case height of 2 mm, use an ‘undertab’ termination style, withstand a soldering profile of 3x reflow at 260°C, and operate from -55°C to 125°C. Other applications include wireless data cards, metering, and

Benchtop Multimeter Demonstrates 6.5-digit Accuracy

January 20, 2009 5:25 am | Comments

Exhibiting 11 measurement and 8 math functions, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation’s Model 1201 7.5-digit benchtop multimeter presents 6.5-digit accuracy. The USBTMC-compliant instrument offers USB with 2,000 measurements and transfers per second, a 10-channel scan option, and temperature measurements for thermocouples and

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Red and Amber LEDs Shine in Signage Applications

January 20, 2009 5:17 am | Comments

Available in versions with viewing angles of 15, 23, and 30 degrees, Avago’s HLMP-ELxx/EGxx series of 5-mm through-hole LEDs contain ultra-violet-a/b inhibitors and are suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor signage. The untinted, T-1 ¾-packaged emitters have a forward voltage from 2.1 to 2.4 V and provide either 626-nm red or 590-nm amber. The Pb-free and RoHS-compliant parts are available with or without lead-standoff, and have a

Hybrid Camera Platforms Put Photos, Video on a Chip

January 20, 2009 4:31 am | Comments

Performing in affordably-priced, pocket-sized cameras, Ambarella’s A5 family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms enable hybrid camera functions, such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording, and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing. The family consists of three products: A530, A550 and A570. The A530 IC can capture 10 MP still pictures while generating and compressing

DC Motor Controller Serves Mobile Robots

January 20, 2009 4:17 am | Comments

Directly driving up to 120 A on each channel at up to 60 V, Roboteq’s AX2860 dual-channel DC motor controller functions in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV), Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and mobile robots for exploration, hazardous material handling, and military and surveillance applications. The 9” × 5.5” × 1.6” device accepts

Connector Seals to IP67

January 19, 2009 6:57 am | Comments

Targeting rugged or waterproof high power, signal, and ground interconnect applications, the SPEC (Sealed Power For Environmental Connections) Pak from Anderson Power Products has an environmentally-sealed IP67 shell to protect contacts and housings. The connectors are populated with a selection of touch-safe, color-coded Powerpole housings able to handle up to 45 amps

ENERGY STAR Adapter Operates Worldwide

January 19, 2009 6:57 am | Phihong | Comments

Complying with ENERGY STAR EPS 2.0 requirements, Phihong’s PSA18R-120P 18-W adapter includes four interchangeable AC plugs, making it compatible with virtually every power outlet worldwide. The Class II, double-insulated unit exhibits no-load power consumption of <0.3 W, operating temperature from 0°C to 40°C, and short-circuit protection with an auto restart function in OEM applications. The Class B EMI-compliant device bears

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UPS Units Protect in Small Areas

January 19, 2009 6:39 am | Comments

Complying with RoHS standards, Emerson Network Power’s Liebert PSA and Liebert PSI-XR UPS units are designed to provide power protection for home offices and small data centers or IT rooms. The rack-mount or tower Liebert PSI-XR provides more than five minutes of battery backup at full load with optional external battery cabinets; offers remote monitoring and power management; and can be configured at 110 VAC, 120 VAC, or

Chip Inductors Feature Highest Current in 1210 Form Factor

January 19, 2009 6:30 am | Comments

Measuring 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm x 1.7 mm, the BRL3225 Series of wire-wound chip inductors from Taiyo Yuden is said to feature the highest rated current in the EIA 1210 form factor. The BRL3225T-1R0M, for example, is rated at 2.4 A at 1.0 µH inductance, while providing 0.043 Ohms RDC. Devices are available

Pushbutton Switches Offer Multiple Caps and Colors

January 19, 2009 6:26 am | Comments

With electrical life of 200,000 cycles the LP11 Series of illuminated pushbutton switches from E-Switch, offer options such as tactile feel, multiple cap types, and LED color options. Requiring an operating force of 250 +/- 100 gf, switch travel is 4.50 +/- 0.2 mm. Other specs include

Optocouplers Offer High CMR

January 19, 2009 6:15 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Driving output currents of 2.5 A and 1 A, respectively, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FOD3120 and FOD3150 optocouplers demonstrate common mode rejection (CMR) of 35 kV/µs and 20 kV/µs, respectively. The devices can drive 1,200-V/20-A IGBTs and MOSFETs, exhibit pulse width distortion of 100 ns, and deliver a peak working voltage of 1,414 V. The components utilize Pb-free terminals and have been characterized for

GMR Current Sensor Presents Wide Input Range

January 19, 2009 5:55 am | Comments

Combining a GMR bridge sensor element with an on-chip current strap, NVE Corporation’s AAV003-10E giant magnetoresistive (GMR) current sensor offers a bipolar bridge output voltage proportional to the current through the strap over an input range from -80 mA to 80 mA. The device exhibits a typ. sensitivity of 1 mV/mA with a

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Oscilloscope and DSA Trigger Rapidly

January 19, 2009 4:42 am | Tektronix | Comments

Providing support on all channels simultaneously for bandwidth, memory, sample rate, and waveform capture rate, the DPO70000B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope (DPO) and DSA70000B Digital Serial Analyzer (DSA) Series from Tektronix are presented as having the fastest available hardware-based pattern triggering for advanced serial data bus speeds at rates up to 5 Gb/s.

Small-Form PCs Target Industrial Applications

January 19, 2009 4:38 am | Comments

Using Intel Core 2 Duo processors with 64-bit EMT64 technology, Stealth.com’s LPC-650 Series LittlePC industrial PCs measure 6.5” × 6” × <2”. The devices include a Gigabit LAN, a Wi-Fi 802.11g, 4 USB 2.0, Serial, 2 VGA Video, Audio, and HDMI ports. The units support up to 4 GB in memory and have a built-in, 2.5” high-shock hard drive with up to 500 GB of storage space for archived data. The systems are compatible with

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