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Desktop Switchers Accept Universal Input

December 2, 2008 6:27 am | Comments

Available in versions providing a single output from 12 to 48 VDC, ASA Series desktop-style external switching power supplies from Astrodyne accept from 90 to 264 VAC. Operating at an efficiency of up to 94%, the devices include features such as a Line and load regulation of 0.5% and 5% respectively and a ripple and noise of 1.5%

Test System Targets M2M Devices

December 2, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Supporting GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, and UMA/GAN, Setcom Wireless Products’ S-CAT 6010 wireless protocol test system performs in two mobile-to-mobile (M2M) devices connected to each other. The 19” unit allows testing of features and capture of issues early in R&D, and in true-to-life network conditions, such as poor or disruptive

SSLD Drives up to 60 LEDs

December 2, 2008 5:59 am | Comments

Exhibiting True Color PWM Dimming with a dimming ratio of up to 3,000:1, Linear Technology’s LT3598 constant-current SSLD supplies power to up to 6 strings of LEDs with up to 10 30-mA white LEDs each. The 4 mm² QFN-packaged component demonstrates an input voltage range from 3.2 V to 30 V, an output voltage of up to 44 V, 1.5% LED current matching, and an adjustable frequency range from 200 kHz to 2.5 MHz. The DC/DC boost-mode

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Injection Molding Technology Allows Component Shaping

December 2, 2008 5:17 am | Comments

Targeting PTC thermistors, Epcos’ new injection molding technology enables PTC heating element components to be made in nearly any desired shape, such as tubes, nozzles or rotor blades of ventilators, in addition to round disks, rings, or rectangular plates. The custom-fitted shapes open up new applications for ceramic heating elements, and are said to avoid

Software Development Platform Supports SMPs

December 2, 2008 4:38 am | Renesas | Comments

Including the QNX Neutrino RTOS version 6.4.0 and QNX Momentics Tool Suite version 6.4.0, QNX’s QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) 6.4.0 provides support for the Freescale e500 SMP and the Renesas 7786 SMP. The product also supports variable page sizes for the MMU in the OS, wireless WiFi, and ARM architecture version 6, including vector floating point match support. The software has updated compiler and command line

Controllers Present ±5 Percent Current/Voltage Regulation

December 1, 2008 11:13 am | Comments

Targeting universal input applications rated at up to 8 W, CamSemi’s C2140 Series primary side sensing (PSS) flyback controllers demonstrates current and voltage regulation of ±5%. The SOT23-6-packaged components uses algorithms combined with digital techniques to monitor the output voltage, provide current regulation, and enable quasi zero voltage

Pressure Sensor Operates with High Accuracy

December 1, 2008 10:41 am | Comments

Working in a pressure sensing range from 50 kPa to 150 kPa, Epson Toyocom’s QMEMS quartz crystal atmospheric pressure sensor offers a total pressure accuracy of ±10 Pa, or about 1/10,000 of a bar. The device performs measurements of barometric pressure in meterological observations; measures differences in elevation in ~1-cm increments using barometric pressure; and detects slight changes in internal pressure resulting from the opening and closing of

Amplifier Delivers up to 600 W

December 1, 2008 10:11 am | Comments

Designed for FM and HDFM radio broadcast, Res-Ingenium’s FM550-108 FM pallet broadcast amplifier supplies CW output power from 500 W to 600 W while using Freescale’s MRF6V2300NBR1 LDMOS transistor. The Class B component offers harmonic suppression of -30 dBc, up to 82% collector efficiency, operation from -10°C to 60°C, typical

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Test Set Covers LTE Uplink and Downlink Signals

December 1, 2008 9:39 am | Comments

Operating in MS269xA signal analyzers and the MG3700A vector signal generator, Anritsu’s new LTE software and tool set conducts measurements on LTE Uplink and Downlink signals. For the MS269xA, the LTE Uplink and Downlink packages include analysis at

Radio Test Set Meets 3GPP Standard

December 1, 2008 8:37 am | Comments

Designed to enable designers, developers and manufacturers to meet the requirements of the 3GPP Rel-8 E-UTRAN standard, the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set from Aeroflex simulates the network from the physical layer to the core network IP infrastructure. With a RF interface, baseband, and protocol stack, the Test Set features a base frequency range of up to 6 GHz. Optional features include

WQVGA TFT Uses FPC Flex Interconnect

December 1, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

Offering 480 × 272 resolution and 24-bit color, OSD Displays’ OSD43FNKD222 4.3” WQVGA TFT utilizes a single FPC flex interconnect for a touchscreen interface, LED backlight power supply, and data display. The white LED backlight is rated for a minimum service life of 20,000 hours with a typical power requirement of 317 mW. The initial brightness of the four-wire resistive touchscreen is typically 220 cd/m². The product offers an overall size of 105.50 mm ×

Angular-Tilt Inclinometer Offers Flexible Mounting

December 1, 2008 8:28 am | Comments

Intended for angular tilt detection in reference to gravity, a dual-axis inclinometer from TURCK can be mounted at ±10°, ±45°, ±60°, and ±85° angles for more flexible deployment. The product incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that

VCO Performs to 4,442 MHz

December 1, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

Presenting a control voltage range from 0.1 V to ~16 V, Crystek’s CVCO55CC-4267-4442 VCO operates from 4,267 MHz to 4,442 MHz with an input voltage of 8 V. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT oscillator exhibits a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz, typical output power of 5 dBm, and a maximum current consumption of 40 mA. The component

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Multi-Loop Controller Fits on DIN Rail

December 1, 2008 6:42 am | Comments

Offering control-loop functionality in a DIN-rail mounted package, the EZ-ZONE RM configurable multi-loop temperature/process controller from Watlow can be used as a PID temperature/process controller, an over/under limit controller, or an integrated controller.

Cooling Engines Contain Matching Temperature Controllers

December 1, 2008 6:31 am | Comments

Targeting enclosures, Tellurex Corporation’s four new models of plug-and-play cooling engines include matching temperature controllers for thermal management applications. The lineup consists of two air-to-air engines for cooling/heating enclosure air, rated at 22 W and 45 W, and two cold-plate models for direct contact cooling, rated at 30 W and 60 W. The instruments

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