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SSLDs Exhibit Double Dimming Function

December 23, 2008 4:08 am | Comments

Powering LCD backlights, ROHM Electronics’ BD6095GUL Series SSLDs use an I/F-compatible backlight dimmer with a double dimming function, analog output sensors, and an integrated I²C bus interface. The double dimming function adjusts brightness based on image content and ambient conditions. The units possess a gain control function with a built-in light measurement range; a backlight adjustment function linked with

Counterfeit IC Detector Covers Multiple Package Types

December 22, 2008 9:03 am | Comments

Coming in a desktop case with separate interchangeable PCBs for accepting the ICs under test, ABI Electronics’ SENTRY counterfeit IC detector tests integrated circuits in DIL, SOIC, PLCC, QFP, and BGA packaging. The device uses PinPrint test analysis that takes place in the background, and shows a “Good Device”, “Blank Device”, or

Matrix Routing Switcher Offers Remote Capability

December 22, 2008 8:41 am | Comments

Exhibiting front panel operation, Sensoray’s 2444 HD SDI matrix routing switcher allows for remote capability while remaining operating system independent via a built-in, customizable Web page. The instrument is capable of switching SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M from any of the four inputs to any of its four outputs. An automatic reclocking and


Instrument Case Exhibits Two-Piece Clamshell Configuration

December 22, 2008 8:09 am | Comments

Having an extrusion-based modular design, Elma Electronic’s Type 33 modular instrument case comes in a two-piece clamshell configuration to allow access to the interior. The enclosure offers standard, EMC, and compact styles. The chassis includes mounting panels and grooves, and optional tilt-up feet and carrying handle. The screws to

HCMOS Oscillators Operate Over Wide Frequency Range

December 22, 2008 7:01 am | Comments

Exhibiting a footprint of 2.5 mm × 2 mm, Fox Electronics’ F210 Series 1.8-V HCMOS oscillators demonstrate input currents from 2.5 mA to 5 mA across a frequency range from 0.75 MHz to 50 MHz. The devices offer current consumption of 10 mA and stabilities from ±25 ppm to ±100 ppm across an operating temperature range from

MOSFET Driver Supports Voltages up to 28 V

December 22, 2008 6:32 am | Comments

Supporting voltages up to 28 V, the AAT4910 half-bridge, dual MOSFET driver from AnalogicTech is billed as featuring the industry’s lowest impedance in its class for multiphase DC-DC converters. With a 3-Ohm drive resistance, the driver is powered from a 5-V rail. When driven low, the enable input turns off the driver and reduces

Rear-Projection Display Supports HD Resolution

December 22, 2008 6:22 am | Comments

Targeting public venue video walls and space-constrained control rooms, Planar Systems’ Clarity Margay II 50” rear-projection display offers support for full 1920 × 1080 HD resolution. The product includes Texas Instruments’ DLP BrilliantColor technology, the Margay II optical engine with primary and secondary color segments, and Planar Precision electronics with digital uniformity correction and solid state image alignment. The display uses

Pushbutton Switch Offers Snap-in Mounting

December 22, 2008 6:19 am | Comments

Offering snap-in mounting options, the BSP Series subminiature momentary pushbutton switch from CIT Relay & Switch offers a choice in of silver-plated, gold-plated, or gold over silver-plated contacts. Specifications: Electrical rating is 3 A @ 120 VAC and 28 VDC, 1 A @ 250 VAC. Typical electrical life is 30,000 cycles


Front-End Power Supplies Controls Output Digitally

December 22, 2008 5:54 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Comments

Employing an 8-bit MCU, TDK-Lambda's EFE Series embedded front-end power supplies delivers digital control of the output via a primary side control topology. The 300-W EFE-300 and the 400-W EFE-400 single-output instruments supply 133% peak power capability for 10 seconds, exhibit efficiency of up to 90%, and offer nominal outputs of

Tact Switches Endure 100,000 Cycles

December 22, 2008 5:35 am | Comments

Coming with SMT termination, E-Switch’s TL3313 Series tact switches demonstrate a mechanical life and an electrical life of 100,000 cycles. The units exhibit a contact rating of 50 mA at 12 VDC, max. initial contact resistance of 100 mOhm, min. insulation resistance of 100 MOhm at 100 VDC, and dielectric strength of 250 VAC for


Four-Direction Sensor Exhibits Noiseless Operation

December 22, 2008 5:04 am | Comments

Using an infrared LED, 2 phototransistors, and a light blocking mechanism, ROHM Electronics’ RPI-1040 SMT 4-direction sensor detects up, down, left, and right movement in 90° intervals with noiseless operation. Instantaneous gravity direction detection is enabled, which is linked to the movement of the device. The tilt sensor offers

Evaluation Kit Explores Power Devices

December 19, 2008 8:52 am | Comments

Providing a first-evaluation solution to assess Nextreme's power generation technology, the eTEG Thermoelectric Power Generation Evaluation Kit requires only modest equipment to measure the power generated by the company’s eTEG UPF40 devices. A nanoengineered thin-film embedded thermoelectric generator (eTEG) generates electrical power (greater than that of one using conventional materials) via the Seebeck effect, where

Fill System Processes Small Packages

December 19, 2008 8:40 am | Comments

Useful for packaging of small lots of materials, the Ring Dex filling & capping system from Dispense Works can process small bottles, tubes and vials. Setup of fill volumes, capping torques, and check weights is done with a pre-programmed graphical interface.


DC/DC Modules Support up to 100 W

December 19, 2008 6:41 am | Comments

Offering 100 W, the TEP-100 dfgn Series of DC/DC converter modules from Tracopower features a metal enclosure with four M3 inserts for attaching the converter to a chassis or heatsink. The Series is comprised of 12 models with input ranges from 18 VDC to 36 VDC or from 36 VDC to 75 VDC, and output voltages ranging from

Computer-on-Module Based on Intel N270 Processor

December 19, 2008 6:37 am | Comments

Based on an Intel Atom Processor N270 at 1.6 GHz, the Express-AT Computer-on-Module (COM) from ADLINK Technology is COM Express type 2 compatible. The module comes with integrated support for high-resolution CRT, single/dual channel LVDS, and TV out (SDTV and HDTV). The COM supports up to 2 GB


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