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ESD Protection Arrays Offer Low Capacitance and Leakage Current

January 5, 2009 5:48 am | Comments

Protecting high-speed data lines against transient voltage signals, Vishay Intertechnology’s 2-line VBUS052CD-FAH and 4-line VIS054CD-FHI ESD protection arrays exhibit a load capacitance of 0.8 pF and max. leakage current of <1 µA at a working voltage of 5 V. The 0.6-mm high components present a typ. breakthrough voltage of

AC/DC Rocker Switches Resist Water

January 5, 2009 5:23 am | Comments

Having IP56 certification, Cherry Electrical Products’ KS, KG, KT, and KM Series AC/DC rocker switches suit panel-mount applications in which the switches will be exposed to dust and water. The KS devices exhibits a current rating of 16 A at 125 VAC, while the KG, KT, and KM units are rated at 20 A at 125 VAC. The products offer a current rating of 21 A at 14 VDC, UL approval on AC loads, and 0.25” (6.35-mm) quick-connect tab

Temperature Sensors Measure Substrate Diodes

January 5, 2009 5:07 am | Comments

Targeting notebook PCs, servers, and industrial and embedded systems, SMSC’s EMC141x and EMC107x families of temperature sensors measure the temperature of a substrate diode found on GPUs, CPUs, FPGAs, or ASICs. The devices incorporate automatic beta compensation that detects the requirements of a thermal diode and self-configures the measurement attributes. The components have resistance error correction that adjusts

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Power Supplies Target Medical Engineering Apps

January 5, 2009 4:39 am | Comments

Receiving CB-Scheme and VDE approval acc. to EN 60 950-1 and EN 60 601-1, MTM Power’s PMmed and PCMDmed48 Series primary-switched power supplies serve Class 1 and Class 2 medical engineering applications. The CE-compliant modules exhibit an output power of 48 W, single output voltages 5 VDC, 12 VDC, 24 VDC, and

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Industrial-Grade Supply Delivers 175 W

December 31, 2008 10:36 am | Comments

Using a resonant topology, the CLC175 single-output open-frame AC/DC power supply from XP Power can deliver up to 175 W. The 3” × 5” × 1.25” device has a power density as high as 9.3 W/in.³ and an efficiency as high as 87 percent. Only 10 cfm of forced airflow is required for full power, and a 12-VDC 0.5-A fan output

Integrated Switch and Schottky Diode Boost Regulators Offer Wide Input Range

December 31, 2008 8:42 am | Comments

Micrel introduced the MIC2605/6, two wide-input range integrated switch and Schottky diode boost regulators operating at 1.2 MHz (MIC2605) and 2 MHz (MIC2606).  Both devices supply up to 0.5 A switch current. The devices, which complement the company's MIC2601/2 family, are

Circular Connectors Withstand up to 5 PSI

December 31, 2008 8:04 am | Comments

Maintaining 0.050 contact spacing, miniature circular connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions withstand up to 5 PSI. The connectors meet IP68 standards and all insulator and contact areas within the connectors are sealed against environmental elements. The 37-pin connectors feature a twist pin contact system

VCO Operates From 2,770 to 2,920 MHz

December 31, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

With a typical phase noise of -106 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset, the Crystek CVCO55CC-2770-2920 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2,770 MHz to 2,920 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. Output power is typically +4 dBm.

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Line Driver Cables Serve Modular Encoders

December 31, 2008 7:51 am | Comments

Designed to be used with the AMT series of modular encoders, a family of line driver cables from CUI measure approximately 1 m and have an operating temperature of -40°C to 85°C. Available with an on-board line driver chip (model ST26C31BDR) to convert the TTL signal to a line driver output

Low Profile, SMT, Dip Coded Rotary Switches Meet RoHS Directive

December 31, 2008 6:44 am | Comments

APEM Components introduced its P36 Series, RoHS compliant, DIP Coded Rotary switches. The series comes in a compact, 7.4 mm square package, designed to save PCB space. Typical applications include security systems, laboratory instrumentation, telecommunications equipment and computer peripherals. These DIP coded rotaries are available in

Proximity Sensors Rated to 50 G

December 30, 2008 9:03 am | Comments

Shock test rated to 50 G, Mobile Equipment Sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are IP69K rated. Temperature range is -40°F to 185°F. Sensors are available in 12-mm, 18-mm, and 30-mm diameters to deliver 4-mm, 8-mm and 15-mm sensing ranges, respectively. The sensors are fully compatible with Deutsch, Weatherpack (Packard)

Fiber Lasers Integrate Aluminum Block

December 30, 2008 8:48 am | Comments

Featuring a single-piece aluminum block, the Boreas family of high power fiber lasers from Eolite Systems is available in HE and HF. The HE comes in two different models: HE40 (1030 nm, 40W, 7 ns pulse duration, 2 mJ pulse energy) and HE80 (1030 nm, 80W, 7 ns, 2-mJ pulse energy). The HF is available in five different models depending on wavelength

Reduced-Footprint SMT Connectors Join Boards

December 30, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

With a round stub-tail termination for a reduced solder footprint inside the package outline, Mill-Max SMT Strip Sockets and Pin Headers implement a .008” floating-pin design to compensate for uneven solder paste application on the board surface.

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MPG Offers Differential Driver and Pull-up Outputs

December 29, 2008 6:15 am | Comments

Micronor's MR190 Universal Manual Pulse Generator (MPG)/Handwheel is billed as the industry's first MPG to offer both A/A'B/B' differential line driver and A/B pull-up quadrature outputs in the same unit. Via a user-accessible DIP switch, the product also offers selection of pull-up resistor options

Motherboard Supported by Core 2 Duo

December 29, 2008 5:42 am | Comments

Supported by the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the MB-73170 Mini ITX motherboard from WIN Enterprises supports two GbE LAN ports and the IEEE 802.3u standard for network connectivity. The ICH8M chipset supports HD audio with mic in, line in, and line out. Two DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB of DDR2 system memory

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