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Low-Power DDR2 Memory Targets Mobile Applications

February 12, 2009 4:24 am | Comments

Including 512-Mb and 1-Gb die to reach 4-Gb solutions, Micron Technology’s low-power DDR2 (LPDDR2) DDR2 memory portfolio performs in traditional handsets, smartphones, and mobile Internet devices (MIDs). The product operates at 1.2 V, which reduces the device’s memory power consumption as much as 50% when compared to LPDDR1, according to the company. The solution delivers data transferring speeds of

Ultrasonic Sensor Addresses Car Reversing Aids

February 12, 2009 4:08 am | Comments

Generating asymmetrical beam patterns approximately ±80° about the horizontal axis and 40° about the vertical, LPRS’ Pro-Wave US040015 ultrasonic sensor meets the requirements of most car reversing aids. The component has 3

IC Innovators To Be Inducted Into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

February 11, 2009 9:46 am | Comments

Larry Hornbeck holds a series of patents that form the foundation for the digital micromirror device (DMD) — an array of tiny mirrors that create an image by directing pulses of “digital” light through a projection lens and onto a television, presentation, or movie theater screen. Now his work has earned a place in the limelight of the National Inventors Hall of Fame this May. This year, the Hall is recognizing the 50th anniversary of integrated circuit technology by


RooTenna Enclosure Accommodates Smaller Equipment Requirements

February 11, 2009 9:38 am | Comments

The HD RooTenna enclosure from Laird is designed to accommodate smaller-sized equipment requirements for broadband wireless access (BWA) suppliers and carriers who deploy industrial WiFi / WLAN / WiMax / LTE systems, mesh networks, Wi-PoP base stations, and/or client antennas using Point-to-Point and WISP applications. The antennas offer spectral flexibility and operate within 900 MHz-928 MHz and 2400 MHz-2700 MHz band coverage

Busbar-mount Contactors Weigh as Little as 1.25 lbs

February 11, 2009 9:33 am | Comments

Weighing between 1.25 lbs and 2 lbs, three Busbar-mount contactor product lines from Leach International are intended for commercial and military aerospace applications. They meet Mil-PRF-6106 environmental requirements for mechanical shock, vibration and temperature fluctuations. Engineered for “quick change” installation, the lines are configured to be mounted in any direction. The series features ground fault protection to ensure isolation

Winged Inductor Achieves Frequency Range up to 5 MHz

February 11, 2009 9:24 am | Comments

With a frequency range up to 5 MHz, the IHLW-5050CE-01 winged inductor from Vishay is intended for voltage regulator module (VRM) and dc-to-dc converter applications in end products. The inductor offers an inductance range from 0.10 µH to 10 µH, a saturation current range from 14.0 A up to 84 A, typical DCR from 0.8 mO to 30.4 mO, and maximum DCR from 0.96 mO to 34.0 mO

Pushbutton Protects Itself From Damage

February 11, 2009 9:19 am | Comments

Featuring a snap-action switching system, the Series 56 pushbutton from EAO protects itself from damage. A stable force is always applied to the switch unit independent of the one exerted on the lens. The pushbutton includes a 34-mm dia. aluminum lens. The Series 56 features protection to IP67 against water and dirt ingress. With flush-mounting, it creates a tamper-proof unit

PCI Express I/O Interface Handles 16 Channels

February 11, 2009 9:14 am | Comments

Intended for PC-based control and automation of equipment including sensors, switches, and other devices, the DIO-32.PCIe PCI Express digital I/O interface adapter from Sealevel provides 16 optically-isolated inputs and 16 reed-relay (10 VA) outputs. Designed for computers with X1 PCI Express slots, the device is available in versions with inputs from 3 to 13 V or 10 to 30 V.


Multichannel DACs Exhibit Low Power Consumption

February 11, 2009 7:44 am | Comments

Offering pin and software compatibility to each other, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX5134/MAX5135 (quad) and  MAX5136/MAX5137 (dual) 16- and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) draw <300 nA of power in sleep mode. The 4-mm × 4-mm, 24-pin TQFN-packaged devices operate on an

Inverter Systems Supply 3 kVA

February 11, 2009 7:10 am | Comments

Operating in industrial, aviation, and utility environments, Absopulse Electronics’ CTP 3K Series inverter systems deliver 3 kVA of 3-phase sine wave output power. The devices provide 208-Vrms, 380-Vrms, or 415-Vrms continuous symmetrical 3-phase output at 50 Hz, 60 Hz, or 400 Hz from inputs of 24 VDC, 36 VDC, 48 VDC, 25 VDC, or

Enclosures Address Face-to-Face Applications

February 11, 2009 6:56 am | Comments

Having 2 inclined operating panels at right angles to each other, OKW Enclosures’ UNITEC front-sloping enclosures can be used for face-to-face applications requiring simultaneous input of data on one side and readout on the other. The 5.826" × 8.267" × 3.149" or 0.984" devices consist of a top part, rear-facing front part, and base panel molded in ABS (UL 94 HB). The cases offer an optional battery compartment for 3 or 5

Software Application Adds Decoding to Test Pods

February 11, 2009 6:38 am | Comments

Running on the complete line of USBee test pods, CWAV’s USBee Suite logic analyzer and oscilloscope software application provides serial bus decoding for I²C, SPI, Async, 1-Wire, CAN, and USB. The product includes in-line graphical bus decoding, automatic measurements of waveform data, graphical bus setup, and importing and exporting capability. The suite captures samples at up to 24 Msps and lets users

NOR Flash Memory Uses 45-Nanometer Process

February 11, 2009 6:16 am | Comments

Based on StrataFlash memory architecture, the first multi-level cell NOR flash memory products from Numonyx using 45-nm process technology extends beyond its 65-nm predecessor and is presented as the most advanced memory of its kind available. The 1-Gb monolithic device is drop-in compatible with the company’s existing


Reflective Object Sensor Detects to 1 Inch

February 11, 2009 4:53 am | Comments

Coming in a 0.300" × 0.160" × 0.114" SMT package, OPTEK Technology’s OPB733TR reflective object sensor exhibits an optimizing detection range from 0.400" to 1". The component contains a lensed IR LED with a typical peak emission wavelength of 890 nm. The sensor uses a NPN silicon phototransistor offering output on-state

LED Driver Demonstrates Low Dropout

February 11, 2009 4:15 am | Comments

Serving LED indicators and LCD or keyboard backlighting in entry-level mobile products, AnalogicTech’s AHK3292 2-channel LED driver (SSLD) has a typical dropout voltage of 36 mV. Operating off an input supply from 2.7 V to 5.5 V, the component drives up to 2 LEDs. The SSLD exhibits a maximum LED current of 30.2 mA with ±10% LED output current accuracy and ±3% LED output current matching. An


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