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GUI Serves Digitally Controlled Power Products

February 18, 2009 5:00 am | Comments

Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, and Vista, Emerson Network Power's universal PMBus GUI operates in Emerson’s digitally controlled power conversion products. The software package communicates with PMBus-enabled products via a USB-to-I²C adapter, and presents real-time voltage, current, and temperature

UV LEDs Come in TO-46 Packaging

February 18, 2009 4:40 am | Comments

Operating in medical and industrial applications in the UV-A spectrum, OPTEK Technology’s OUE8A Series UV LEDs function in hermetic TO-46 metal can packages. The RoHS-compliant devices offer peak wavelength ranges between 375 nm to 380 nm and 420 nm to 425 nm, and optical power output ranges between 1.8 mW to 8.1 mW and 7.3 mW to 15.4 mW. The ESD-protected components exhibit an 18º typical


Oscilloscopes Use Fast-Throughput Architecture

February 18, 2009 4:22 am | Comments

Performing from 400 MHz to 2 GHz, LeCroy’s WaveRunner Xi-A Series oscilloscopes incorporates the X-Stream II hardware architecture using variable waveform segment lengths to increase acquisition and display speed, according to the company. The instruments utilize TriggerScan rare event capture technology to


LVDT Assembly Enhances Performance of Extensometers

February 17, 2009 11:23 am | Comments

An oil-filled and double bellows-sealed LVDT assembly from Macro Sensors supposedly enhances the reliability of multiple redundant LVDT-based extensometers. The LVDT assembly is designed from 316 SS and Inconel 625. According to Macro Sensors, these materials enable the instrument to operate for at least 10 years

Inlet Filters Improve Series' Attenuation by 10 dB

February 17, 2009 11:17 am | Comments

The FN9244 and FN9244E IEC inlet filters from Schaffner EMC offer up to 10 dB better attenuation than other versions in the series. With an integrated choke for additional EMI suppression on the earth line, the filters offer a current rating up to 15 A with an inductance up to 59.5 mH. The RoHS-compliant filters

Dual Encoder-to-USB Converter Allows PC Data Access

February 17, 2009 7:46 am | Comments

Handling signals from 2 SSI absolute encoders or 2 quadrature incremental encoders, BEI Industrial Encoders’ new Dual Encoder to USB Converter translates encoder position data to USB 2.0 format that can be accessed directly through a PC. The PC interface enables the module to be programmed through the USB port for number of bits with absolute encoders. For incremental encoders, count mode (X1, X2, X4), reset, preset, and

Automotive Relays Demonstrate 40-A Switching Capacity

February 17, 2009 7:34 am | Comments

Offering coil voltages of 6 VDC, 12 VDC, and 24 VDC, CIT Relay & Switch’s A9 Series automotive relays accommodate standard-sized automotive fuses from 3 A to 40 A. The SPST normally-open devices exhibit contact resistance of <50 Ohmmm, max. switching power of 560 W, max. switching voltage of 75 VDC, and a rating of 40 A at 14 VDC. The RoHS-compliant units have electrical life of 100K cycles, mechanical life of

Signal Conditioner Presents Process Application Functionality

February 17, 2009 7:09 am | Comments

Performing in process applications, Weidmuller’s Wave TTA universal signal conditioner functions as a signal isolator, transmitter, converter, linearizer, and trip amplifier. All common analog DC input types (including temperature, DC, and frequency) and ranges can be accepted, and all output types are settable. Input/output configuration changes are


Power Supply Exhibits Second Variable Output

February 17, 2009 6:51 am | Comments

Supplying a regulated output of 12 VDC at 2 A, GlobTek’s GS-1549 50-W power supply delivers a second variable output from 10 VDC to 100 VDC at 26 W in medical and ITE applications. The 177.800-mm × 76.200-mm × 3.456-mm device accepts universal input from 85 VAC to 264 VAC. The PCB-frame instrument demonstrates


Outlets Serve Power Distribution Units

February 17, 2009 6:34 am | Comments

Using IDC technology, Schurter’s Series 6610 outlets operate in power distribution units and other equipment where multiple outlets are banked in series. The snap-in devices allow wires to be bussed across the terminals to connect common terminals all at once. The protective back cover prevents electrical shock and serves as a

Development Kit Integrates 4.3-Inch Touch Panel

February 17, 2009 5:07 am | Comments

Based on a beta version of the Touch Park framework, Stantum Technologies’ SMK-4.3 multi-touch development kit offers a 4.3" touch panel. The product simulates a mobile device user interface in address book, drawing, picture resize, and gaming applications. The kit uses the PMatrix resistive multi-touch detection platform with

Boundary-Mode PFC Controller Delivers High Efficiency

February 17, 2009 4:44 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Performing in AC/DC power supplies, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN9612 boundary-conduction mode (BCM) power factor correction (PFC) controller provides >96% power conversion efficiency. The 16-lead SOIC-packaged component interleaves and keeps 2 power stages at 180° out of phase timing under all

LED Driver Offers Full-Range, Flicker-Free Dimming

February 17, 2009 4:27 am | Comments

Translating the TRIAC-chopped waveform to a DIM signal and decoding it, National Semiconductor’s LM3445 TRIAC dimmable LED driver (SSLD) enables a full 100:1 dimming range that is said to be uniform and flicker-free. The 10-pin mini SOIC-packaged unit maintains constant current of >1 A to strings of LEDs in residential, architectural, commercial and industrial applications. The device includes a TRIAC dimming decoder, a


12 Digit Counter Provides 40 ps of Time Resolution

February 15, 2009 6:17 pm | Comments

The Model 1105 Universal Counter from Berkeley Nucleonics incorporates 12 digits of frequency resolution and 40 ps of time interval resolution. The 1105 offers built-in statistics and math functions that users can utilize when analyzing display mean, min/max, delta, and standard deviations. Scale and offset can be used in compensating for systematic occurrences. Other features include

BGA Socket Intended for 1-mm Pin ICs

February 15, 2009 6:08 pm | Comments

Designed for a 27 mm X 27 mm package size, the CG-BGA-4002 socket from Ironwood Electronics is intended for for 1-mm pitch BGA 676 pin IC’s. Operating at bandwidths up to 8 GHz, the socket features less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The sockets can handle up to 100 watts, and the contact resistance is typically 20 milliohms per pin. The temperature range is -40 C to +100 C. The pin self inductance


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