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Module Enables PCIe Expansion

February 12, 2009 8:24 am | Comments

Consisting of a PCIe host card, cable, and chassis, Magma’s ExpressBox² (EB2) seamlessly expands the available PCIe slots of desktops, workstations, servers, and laptops. The unit supports communication bandwidth between host and

Data Logger Measures Temperature/Relative Humidity

February 12, 2009 7:46 am | Comments

Performing over the 0%-to-100% RH and -35°C-to-80°C measurement ranges, Measurement Computing's USB-502-LCD standalone data logger measures and stores up to 16,379 relative humidity and 16,379 temperature readings. The LCD window shows measurements and logger status information, and a button enables

Diode Laser Delivers 500 W

February 12, 2009 7:13 am | Comments

At 976 nm, DILAS’ new fiber-coupled, multi-bar diode laser provides up to 500 W output through a cladding-mode-free QBH 400-µm core diameter fiber with a numerical aperture of <0.2 and WPE of >35%. The device can be packaged in up to 12-bar configurations, and only requires industrial water for cooling. The module demonstrates


Current-Sense Resistors Exhibit Low Resistance

February 12, 2009 6:45 am | Comments

Showing resistance shifts of <0.5% and < 0.25% for short time overloads, Stackpole Electronics’ BR Series bare-metal current-sense resistors exhibit resistance values down to 1 mOhm. The RoHS-compliant devices offer typ. inductance of =1 nH, sizes of 1 W, 3 W, and 5 W, TCR from 100 ppm to 20 ppm, and tolerances of

Mini Transistors Drive Portable Applications

February 12, 2009 5:14 am | Comments

Well-suited for portable battery-powered applications, the CMLT3820G (NPN) and CMLT7820G (PNP) Low VCE(SAT) transistors from Central Semiconductor are provided in an SOT-563 SMT package with a maximum profile of 0.6 mm. The NPN CMLT3820G has a VCE(SAT) of 115 mV at 100 mA, and 280 mV at 1.0 A, while the

Low-Power DDR2 Memory Targets Mobile Applications

February 12, 2009 4:24 am | Comments

Including 512-Mb and 1-Gb die to reach 4-Gb solutions, Micron Technology’s low-power DDR2 (LPDDR2) DDR2 memory portfolio performs in traditional handsets, smartphones, and mobile Internet devices (MIDs). The product operates at 1.2 V, which reduces the device’s memory power consumption as much as 50% when compared to LPDDR1, according to the company. The solution delivers data transferring speeds of

Ultrasonic Sensor Addresses Car Reversing Aids

February 12, 2009 4:08 am | Comments

Generating asymmetrical beam patterns approximately ±80° about the horizontal axis and 40° about the vertical, LPRS’ Pro-Wave US040015 ultrasonic sensor meets the requirements of most car reversing aids. The component has 3

IC Innovators To Be Inducted Into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

February 11, 2009 9:46 am | Comments

Larry Hornbeck holds a series of patents that form the foundation for the digital micromirror device (DMD) — an array of tiny mirrors that create an image by directing pulses of “digital” light through a projection lens and onto a television, presentation, or movie theater screen. Now his work has earned a place in the limelight of the National Inventors Hall of Fame this May. This year, the Hall is recognizing the 50th anniversary of integrated circuit technology by


RooTenna Enclosure Accommodates Smaller Equipment Requirements

February 11, 2009 9:38 am | Comments

The HD RooTenna enclosure from Laird is designed to accommodate smaller-sized equipment requirements for broadband wireless access (BWA) suppliers and carriers who deploy industrial WiFi / WLAN / WiMax / LTE systems, mesh networks, Wi-PoP base stations, and/or client antennas using Point-to-Point and WISP applications. The antennas offer spectral flexibility and operate within 900 MHz-928 MHz and 2400 MHz-2700 MHz band coverage

Busbar-mount Contactors Weigh as Little as 1.25 lbs

February 11, 2009 9:33 am | Comments

Weighing between 1.25 lbs and 2 lbs, three Busbar-mount contactor product lines from Leach International are intended for commercial and military aerospace applications. They meet Mil-PRF-6106 environmental requirements for mechanical shock, vibration and temperature fluctuations. Engineered for “quick change” installation, the lines are configured to be mounted in any direction. The series features ground fault protection to ensure isolation

Winged Inductor Achieves Frequency Range up to 5 MHz

February 11, 2009 9:24 am | Comments

With a frequency range up to 5 MHz, the IHLW-5050CE-01 winged inductor from Vishay is intended for voltage regulator module (VRM) and dc-to-dc converter applications in end products. The inductor offers an inductance range from 0.10 µH to 10 µH, a saturation current range from 14.0 A up to 84 A, typical DCR from 0.8 mO to 30.4 mO, and maximum DCR from 0.96 mO to 34.0 mO

Pushbutton Protects Itself From Damage

February 11, 2009 9:19 am | Comments

Featuring a snap-action switching system, the Series 56 pushbutton from EAO protects itself from damage. A stable force is always applied to the switch unit independent of the one exerted on the lens. The pushbutton includes a 34-mm dia. aluminum lens. The Series 56 features protection to IP67 against water and dirt ingress. With flush-mounting, it creates a tamper-proof unit

PCI Express I/O Interface Handles 16 Channels

February 11, 2009 9:14 am | Comments

Intended for PC-based control and automation of equipment including sensors, switches, and other devices, the DIO-32.PCIe PCI Express digital I/O interface adapter from Sealevel provides 16 optically-isolated inputs and 16 reed-relay (10 VA) outputs. Designed for computers with X1 PCI Express slots, the device is available in versions with inputs from 3 to 13 V or 10 to 30 V.


Multichannel DACs Exhibit Low Power Consumption

February 11, 2009 7:44 am | Comments

Offering pin and software compatibility to each other, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX5134/MAX5135 (quad) and  MAX5136/MAX5137 (dual) 16- and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) draw <300 nA of power in sleep mode. The 4-mm × 4-mm, 24-pin TQFN-packaged devices operate on an

Inverter Systems Supply 3 kVA

February 11, 2009 7:10 am | Comments

Operating in industrial, aviation, and utility environments, Absopulse Electronics’ CTP 3K Series inverter systems deliver 3 kVA of 3-phase sine wave output power. The devices provide 208-Vrms, 380-Vrms, or 415-Vrms continuous symmetrical 3-phase output at 50 Hz, 60 Hz, or 400 Hz from inputs of 24 VDC, 36 VDC, 48 VDC, 25 VDC, or


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