Tyco Electronics introduced its reference layout for ESD and over-current protection for HDM 1.3 interfaces. It uses proprietary 0.25 pF signal-to-ground-capacitance PESD protection devices and component placement and routing to help protect against ESD events. It also includes optional over-current protection on the +5V rail using the PolySwitch nanoSMD device. This ESD and reference layout
FCI introduced the Minitek CTW Active Latch, a low profile housing mateable with other elements in the modular system. The Minitek Active Latch is designed for use in harsh and high vibration environments and is appropriate for industrial or automotive applications. The 2 mm latch houses crimp-to-wire systems, enabling discrete wiring to be attached and unattached to PCB boards with an audible click.
Mitsubishi Electric completed development of the ML520G51 red laser diode with an optical output standard of 150 mW at 640 nm. It is intended for use in mobile projectors, laser show devices as well as in other applications in the industrial and medical environment. This red laser diode appears bright to the human eye and is capable of emitting deep reds in the 640 nm range.
STMicroelectronics introduced a quad high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) -- the VNI4140K -- which is produced using the latest generation of ST’s VIPower technology to achieve a 50 percent saving in Rds(on) compared to earlier devices with the same die size, officials said. The reduction in on-resistance and quiescent current saves energy through lower losses. IPS devices integrate a logic interface, drivers and protection circuits on the same chip as a power stage
Strategic Test announced the UF2e-6110 two-channel 125 MS/s 8-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) PCI Express card. With synchronous multi-channel capability, the AWG card is suited for creating complex waveforms in applications that include I&Q signal generation, RADAR system development, communications testing, laser positioning, and HDTV signal generation
Texas Instruments introduced a single-chip, interleaved power factor correction (PFC) control circuit for multi-kilowatt communications, server and industrial systems. In line-operated systems with power levels from 75W to 1 kW and above, the UCC28070 helps reduce total harmonic distortion, allowing systems to maximize usable outlet power and accommodate extreme variations and disturbances
UNIPOWER announced a series of hot-swap, high power density telecom inverters. The INV1000 Series are 1000VA/800W and 1500VA/1200W sine wave inverter modules which operate from a 48V DC input and provide either a 115V AC or 230V AC nominal output.
Allegro MicroSystems introduced two automotive grade (temperature and voltage rated) three phase BLDC motor controller integrated circuits. These control ICs integrate the commutation logic on-board, which lessons the burden on the system microprocessor. If desired, the Hall sensor inputs can be driven directly by a microprocessor, which makes
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced the availability of the CHAMP-AV5, its first P.A. Semi-1682 Power Architecture-based DSP VME compute engine. The 6U board combines dual low-power 2 GHz dual-core 1682 processors with a reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA co-processor to
For PC-based control and automation of sensors, switches, and security controls, the Omega Engineering OMG-PIO-24-LPCI low-profile PCI board provides 24 channels of buffered digital I/O, emulating 8255 mode zero. The board is CE-compliant and compatible with the MD1 low-profile and universal bus (3.3V and 5V) and ships with a ribbon cable terminating in a standard 50-pin insulated displacement connector.
Elma Electronic Inc. announced a second Generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) handle that does not require assembly. The one-piece handle simply has two screws to attach it to the panel/PCB. The handle's alignment pin is part of the handle mold, making it sturdier and increasing drop-test survivability. The handle is engaged/disengaged with a unique slide-motion which prevents the handle from being accidentally tripped or bumped into and broken. The slide-motion switch opens the handle
Pepperl+Fuchs' RAL series photoelectric sensors feature a multiple-beam light grid and one-piece metal slot housing in widths from 50 mm to 150 mm, 5 kHz switching frequency, a one-shot timer, beam suppression and sensitivity adjustment, and can detect targets as small as 0.5 mm with response times as fast as =0.1 ms. The sensors require just one transistor with N/O or N/C PNP output.
Acopian's 720W power supplies can be used to provide either a constant voltage or a constant current. Models with wide output voltage ranges can be adjusted down to 0V, and both voltage and current can be programmed with 0V to 10V control voltage inputs. Voltage and current monitor outputs and an inhibit terminal are included on the pluggable connectors that enable easy wiring of the control and input leads.
Allegro added a high-brightness, adjustable constant current LED driver to its portfolio of display driver ICs. Targeted at the automotive lighting market, this LED driver is also a fit for industrial and consumer LED applications. This device is designed to operate over the typical automotive battery and temperature ranges. The input voltage range is specified down to
Pentek released its Model 7141 Dual Multiband Transceiver with FPGA. It is a complete software radio system for connection to HF or IF ports of a communications system. The device's signal-to-noise ratio and the spurious free dynamic range are improved by 10 dB, when compared to many competitive products, according to the company. It accepts two full scale