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SMT Oscillator Introduced as World’s Smallest

June 9, 2008 8:58 am | Comments

Measuring 0.380” × 0.380” × 0.220”, voltage-controlled oscillator is presented as the smallest such device of its type. Operating from 3,660 to 3,700 MHz at a tuning voltage range from 0.300 to 4.7000 VDC, the device has an output power of +4.000 dBm (typ.) for a 50-O load with a supply of +5.000 VDC. With a typical consumption of 30 mA, the SMT oscillator has pushing and pulling levels

Laser Driver Offers Power Monitoring and Management

June 9, 2008 6:14 am | Comments

Keeping optical power constant during temperature changes and over the device’s lifetime, Micrel’s  laser diode driver includes automatic power control with fault indicator, TXenable/disable

E-paper and OLEDs

June 9, 2008 5:23 am | Comments

E-paper can also bend like the newest OLED and LCD displays, but is much more energy efficient as it is a bistable (only uses power when changing the image) system that does not require a backlight. Readable in any light regular paper is, e-paper promises to create a new means of accessing information that will challenge traditional paper media. This e-paper display (EPD) from LG Display uses e-ink core tech and LG driver and backplane technology.

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TEDS Microphone Arrays Enhance Automotive Testing

June 6, 2008 2:00 pm | Comments

The Automotive Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB) released a series of acoustic sensors for use in automotive testing applications such as legislative certification, quality control, system and component performance, and vehicle and powertrain NVH, including measurements for

See-Through, Bendy, and Round LCDs

June 6, 2008 12:54 pm | Comments

What would SID be without cool and different new display technologies and ways to use them?

Pictures From the Society for Information Display Conference

June 6, 2008 6:51 am | Comments

The SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition was held May 18 to 23, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. The biggest trends exposed at the exhibition were OLED commercialization, microprojectors, 3D imaging, E-paper, Flexible and non-rectangular LCD, and LED backlighting of every flavor. Here are some photographs from the event.

Light Sensor Controls Display Dimming

June 6, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

Suitable for display-dimming feedback in portable devices, notebooks, and automotive applications, the MLX75304 Light-to-Frequency SensorEyeC from Melexis has a dynamic range in excess of 100dB. Incorporating photodiode, transimpedance amplifier, and output stage onto one chip, the sensor provides a frequency output to increase precision under all lighting conditions while simultaneously simplifying the sensor interface.

Signal Conditioners Offer I/O Isolation

June 5, 2008 10:52 am | Comments

Intended for applications where ground-loop noise is a concern, a family of rack-mounted signal conditioners provide galvanic isolation for each input to output with a choice of Integrated circuit piezoelectric sensor (ICP), multiple charge input sensitivities (0.1, 1, 10 mV/pC)

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ExpressCard-to-PXI Extension Kit Creates More PXI Slots

June 5, 2008 10:14 am | Comments

Consisting of the EC-8560 ExpressCard and PXI-8565 PXI card, the multi-slot ExpressCard-to-PXI extension system from ADLINK Technology provides additional PXI slots for a laptop via a shielded cable connection up to 23’ in length. PXI devices installed in the extension PXI do not

GaN HEMTs Target WiMAX Applications

June 5, 2008 8:48 am | Comments

Presented as the first such devices of their type, the 15- and 30-W CGH55015F and CGH55030F gallium nitride (GaN) HEMT transistors from Cree are intended for use in WiMAX applications covering the 4.9 to 5.8 GHz frequency band. Providing a four-fold increase in efficiency

Power Module Delivers up to 504 W

June 5, 2008 7:08 am | Comments

Featuring active current-share, remote on/off control and inverter-operation-good (IOG) functions, Lambda’s PFE500F AC/DC power module delivers up to 504 W. Available in versions providing 12, 24 or 48 V, the active PFC module accepts 85 to 265 V at 47 to 63 Hz with an input to output isolation of 3 kV and an input surge immunity level of up to 6 kV with application

International-use Switchmode Adapter has Interchangeable Plugs

June 5, 2008 6:57 am | Comments

Ventronics' Series FRM 024 12W-24W switchmode power adapter meets CEC Regulations, Efficiency Level IV and has UL/CSA/CE approvals. The single-output devices have slide-on, interchangeable AC plugs for USA, EU, UK, and Australia. There are eight models available accepting from 90 to 264 VAC with outputs from 0.9 to 2.5 A at 3 to 27 VDC with features that include overload and short-circuit protection.

Compact Power Supplies Provide Either AC or DC OK Signals

June 5, 2008 6:22 am | Comments

Providing both AC OK and DC OK signals to ease system integration, Power Sources Unlimited’s CFM200S Series 200 W AC/DC 2” x 4” x 1.5” power supplies deliver a single output from 3.3 to 48.0 VDC with a line and load regulation of 1% each. These RoHS-compliant devices include single wire current sharing, remote sensing and remote on/off. The operating

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Radiation Hardened MOSFETs Are Driven Directly From CMOS/TTL Logic Circuitry

June 5, 2008 6:15 am | International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier expanded its portfolio of RAD-Hard Logic Level gate drive MOSFETs with the introduction of 60V, 100V and 250V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), satellite power distribution systems and resonant power converters in high-reliability applications. Compared to

Embedded 802.11 b/g Networking Module Lets Users Roam with Reliability

June 4, 2008 11:21 am | Comments

Lantronix announced the MatchPort b/g Pro 802.11 b/g secure embedded networking module for data sensitive, regulatory, and IT-driven applications requiring high security such as medical records, financial transactions, and government data. The module features the company’s SmartRoam technology that provides

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