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Audio Codec Incorporates miniDSP

October 27, 2008 5:10 am | Comments

Offering a sample rate of 192 kHz, Texas Instruments’ TLV320AIC3254 audio codec integrates the miniDSP programmable audio processing engine for running algorithms such as surround sound. The 5 mm² QFN-32-packaged component utilizes PowerTune technology for power consumption from 2.4 mW at 90 dB SNR to 5.1 mW at 100 dB SNR for stereo playback, and from 6 mW at 88 dB SNR to 14.2 mW at 93 dB SNR for stereo recording. The 1.8 V device includes the PurePath

MEMS Accelerometer Qualifies for Automotive Applications

October 24, 2008 1:03 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Leveraging 200 mm-wafer MEMS fabrication, STMicroelectronics' AIS326DQ three-axis MEMS accelerometer meets AEC-Q100 specifications for automotive applications. The 28-pin QFPN-packaged component presents user-selectable full-scale range of ±2 g or ±6 g in all three axes, temperature range from -40°C to 105°C, and 10,000 g shock survivability. The product offers

Battery Charger IC Works with Various Standards

October 24, 2008 12:29 pm | Comments

Performing in single-cell Li-Ion and Li-polymer powered systems, Summit Microelectronics’ SMB339 3rd-generation programmable battery charger IC shows compatibility with USB 2.0, USB on-the-go supplement, USB 1.0, IEEE1725, and Chinese USB charging specifications. The device offers

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Switching Power Supplies Accept Universal Input

October 24, 2008 11:27 am | Comments

Delivering 240 W of output power, Astrodyne’s SDR-240 Series DIN-rail mounted switching power supplies accept universal input from 90 VAC to 264 VAC. The 4.46” × 2.48” × 4.93” devices include protection for overload, overvoltage, and overtemperature, free air convection cooling, a power-good LED indicator, and an output adjustment potentiometer. The UL508- and TUV-approved supplies operate over an ambient temperature range from

Thermal Software Creates IC Models

October 24, 2008 10:53 am | Comments

Converting models with one click, Daat Research’s CoolitPCB v4.0 thermal software allows user to construct detailed models of ball grid arrays (BGA), dual inline packages (DIP), and quad flat packages (QFP), or select IC packages from hundreds in the IC Packages Library, modify them, and save the results. The CFD software enables PCB designers to do their own board level

LED Bulb Shines in Edison-base PAR16 Fixtures

October 24, 2008 10:18 am | Comments

Consisting of three 1 W LEDs, LEDtronics’ PAR16 LED spotlight bulb acts as a direct drop-in replacement in standard E26 Edison-base PAR16 fixtures. The 3000K warm white-colored device produces up to 120 lm of vivid light while consuming 3.3 W of energy for up to 50,000 continuous hours. The component offers a 20° light-emitting viewing angle while running on

Sensor Film Measures and Maps Low Contact Pressures

October 24, 2008 9:37 am | Comments

Placed between contacting or mating surfaces, Sensor Products' Pressurex Zero tactile pressure-indicating sensor film characterizes contact surface pressures from 7.20 psi to 28 psi (0.50 kg/cm² to 1.97 kg/cm²). The product measures and maps pressure magnitude and distribution, and variations in contact surface pressure are visible by the impression made on the film. The film comes in 8 different

Test Cables Withstand Harsh Environments

October 24, 2008 9:01 am | Comments

Working over an operating temperature range from -55ºC to 165ºC, Pasternack’s PE315 and PE317 Series 26.5 GHz test cables endure in harsh environments for environmental test systems. The devices include passivated stainless steel connectors for secure matings over and over again, and external armoring for removing excessive bending radius. The PE315 Series are terminated with

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Circuit Protection Devices Exhibit High Current Ratings

October 24, 2008 8:30 am | Comments

Replacing the RXEF family of overcurrent protection devices, Tyco Electronics’ RKEF family of PolySwitch  circuit protection devices present hold-current ratings from 0.5 to 5 A and trip-current ratings from 1 A to 10 A. The RoHS- and ELV-compliant components demonstrate

Stepper Motors Enable Open Loop Control

October 24, 2008 7:41 am | Comments

Operating in industrial applications, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ MAE brand “Size 34” hybrid stepper motors allow open loop control for high-performance positioning applications. The EN 60034-1:1995-02-specificed devices withstand internal temperatures up to 130ºC via a top-to-bottom insulation system incorporating stator insulators and other

Converter Range Satisfies Wide Power Levels

October 24, 2008 7:06 am | Endicott Research Group | Comments

With output power levels from 0.25 W to 25 W, a range of DC-DC converters from Endicott Research Group come in 7 series. The output power determines the package series and size – E400, E500, E700, E800, E900, E1200, and E1600. The E712-5.06U is a 700 Series DC-DC converter that converts a 12 VDC input voltage to 500 VDC@6mA, unregulated. The converters are intended for applications

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Cordsets Are First to Meet Fieldbus Specs

October 24, 2008 6:59 am | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s 7/8-inch MINI SAC cordsets are the first connectorized cables to receive official compliance registration in accordance with the Fieldbus Foundation’s FF-844 requirements for H1 Type A cable. The H1 Cable Test Specification (Document FF-844) is designed for manufacturers developing cables for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 (31.25 kbit/s) installations

Verification System Tests SAS/SATA 6G Protocols

October 24, 2008 6:38 am | Comments

Using a native PHY implementation, LeCroy’s Sierra M6-4 verification system captures, displays, and analyzes SAS (SAS2) and SATA (SATA 6G) data traffic at rates of up to 6 Gb/s. The device performs protocol analysis, traffic generation, host and device emulation, and

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PMIC Targets Handheld Apps

October 24, 2008 5:08 am | Comments

Integrating a single-cell, lithium-ion (Li+)/lithium-polymer (Li-Poly) charger with proprietary Smart Power Selector circuitry, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX8819A power-management IC (PMIC) functions in portable media players, MP3 players, GPS devices, and other handheld applications. The 4 mm × 4 mm × 0.8 mm 28-pin QFN-packaged component uses 3 2 MHz step-down converters and a step-up converter with serial-step dimming control for powering from

Simulation Software Presents Cross-Platform Interface

October 23, 2008 11:32 am | Comments

Based on the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD), Remcom’s XFdtd Release 7.0 multi-purpose EM simulation software comes with a cross-platform user interface. The full-wave 3-D EM solver offers parameterization sweeps including a scripting capability, and meshing for complex objects. The software allows for editing of imported CAD files, modeling, and scripting that enables

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