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PoE PD Controller Powers LCD Display

November 12, 2008 4:50 am | Comments

Akros Semiconductor, Hall A4 Booth 242 at electronica, demonstrates its AS1135 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) controller implemented into a communication board driving the PoE-powered 22-W LCD display above it (see photo). The component implements the 2-Event Physical Layer

LCD Monitors and Touchscreens Come in White

November 12, 2008 4:24 am | Comments

Offering sizes of 15”, 17” and 19”, Planar Systems’ PL flat-panel LCD monitors and PT touchscreens are now available in white. The devices exhibit white color compatibility with Apple Mac computer systems, and are appropriate for use in healthcare, point-of-sale, education, and hospitality applications. The PT line presents a five-wire resistive touchscreen and a dual serial/USB touch interface in standard 4:3 sizes. The PL line specifically targets

PWM Regulator Drives MOSFET

November 11, 2008 11:39 am | Comments

Employing an external Schottky diode, Intersil’s ISL8500 buck PWM regulator powers an internal-switching N-channel power MOSFET that generates an output voltage from 0.6 V to 19 V. The 4 mm × 3 mm 12-lead DFN-packaged component presents an input voltage of up to 24 V, output current of up to 2 A, a fixed switching frequency of 500 kHz, a simple voltage mode with integrated input voltage feed forward control. The unit exhibits overcurrent, undervoltage, and

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VCO Yields -104 dBc/Hz Phase Noise

November 11, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Functioning from 3,901 MHz to 4,101 MHz, Crystek’s CVC055CC-3901-4101 VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT component demonstrates a control voltage range from 0.1 V to ~16 V, typical output power of 5 dBm, input voltage of 8 V, and a maximum current consumption of 40 mA. Pulling and pushing are

Fasteners Join Metal Components

November 11, 2008 10:00 am | Comments

Pairing with a compatible wave washer, PennEngineering’s PEM SpotFast Type SFW self-clinching fasteners create a flush-attachment connection between two thin metal parts in applications requiring repeatable pivoting or hinging action. The steel components have zinc plating with lubricant, can attach dissimilar metals or sheets with different thicknesses, and work in steel or

PDUs Monitor Critical Functions

November 11, 2008 9:26 am | Comments

Using a data center-grade transformer, Power Distribution’s Wavestar 400 kVA, 625 kVA, and 750 kVA power distribution units (PDUs) display PDU critical functions and the Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) in a single monitor. The Wavestart monitoring system can also provide these points remotely to the building management system via Modbus or SNMP. The devices offer an input voltage of 480 VAC at 60 Hz, input current from 481 A to 903 A at 480 VAC, output voltage of

Oscilloscopes Present High Sample Rates

November 11, 2008 8:39 am | Comments

Operating from 60 MHz to 200 MHz, RIGOL Technologies’ DS1000B Series four-channel sampling oscilloscopes demonstrate a real-time sample rate of up to 2 GSa/s and an equivalent sample rate of up to 50 GSa/s. The LXI-certified instruments exhibit one-touch automatic setup, a proprietary ASIC front end, digital filtering, pass/fail testing, record and playback, and I/O capabilities, such as

Relay Exhibits Small Footprint

November 11, 2008 8:02 am | Comments

Targeting test and measurement equipment, Panasonic Electric Works’ SON (Small Outline No-lead) Series PhotoMOS relays come in a 2.95 mm × 2.20 mm × 1.40 mm package. The ceramic-constructed components come with gold-plated leads, side solder fillets, and a MSL 2 rating. The product lineup consists of the CxR5 C-type with a load voltage of 25 V, and

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Ultrasonic Sensor Withstands Harsh Environments

November 11, 2008 7:03 am | Comments

Using an IP67 (NEMA 6) housing and fully-encapsulated electronics, Banner Engineering’s T30UX U-GAGE-housed ultrasonic sensor performs in hostile environments. Applications include liquid level monitoring in tanks; Web loop control, slurry monitoring in vats; clear bottle detection; automotive glass detection, and repeatable detection of targets of various color. The device offers a sensing range from 100 mm to 3 m, a single analog or user-configurable discrete output, and

PCI Express Interface Adds Two RS Ports

November 11, 2008 5:48 am | Comments

With 128-byte FIFOs, a two-port PCI Express serial interface adapter (the COMM+2.PCIe) from Sealevel Systems supports 9-bit framing and is software compatible with legacy 16550 UART applications. The serial ports on the COMM+2.PCIe are individually configurable for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485. The 14.7456 MHz oscillator and the UART’s flexible clock prescaler support standard

Negative Mode LCDs Fit 1/8 DIN Designs

November 11, 2008 5:14 am | Comments

Suiting rackmount, instrumentation, medical equipment, industrial indoor meters, and control applications, Denistron’s LMR5429 Series negative mode LCDs can fit into the 96 mm × 48 mm form factor of 1/8 DIN panel meter applications. The devices offer a 240 × 64 display format, viewing area of 82 mm (W) x 24 mm (H), dot size of 0.29 mm², viewing angle of

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Desktop Platforms Support Intel Technology

November 11, 2008 5:11 am | Comments

Featuring the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel QuickAssist Technology, the PL-10540 and PL-10550 desktop platforms from WIN Enterprises are designed for SOHO/SMB network management and network security applications, such as firewall, VPN, anti-spam, anti-virus, and intrusion detection & prevention. The platforms support 4 GbE and 5 GbE LAN capability, respectively

Compiler Gets More DMIPS/MHz

November 10, 2008 11:14 am | Comments

Targeting Silicon Labs’ 8051 MCU family, Hi-Tech Software’s HI-TECH C PRO “omniscient code generation” (OCG) compiler uses Silicon Labs’ Dhrystone V1.1 benchmark and a 22.11 MHz clock to achieve 55.40% more DMIPS/MHz in a 49% smaller code size than other non-OCG compilers in its class, according to the company. The ANSI C program collects comprehensive data on every register, stack, pointer, object, and variable declaration across the entire program, and uses the information to

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Embedded Evaluation Kit Contains LCD Display

November 10, 2008 10:16 am | Comments

Including a Cyclone III EP3C25 FPGA with 25,000 logic elements, Altera’s Nios II embedded evaluation kit (Cyclone III edition) comes with a 800 × 480 touchscreen LCD display. The product comprises of 32 MB DDR SDRAM, 1 MB SRAM, 16 MB Flash, an SD card, a 24-bit CD-quality audio codec with line-in, line-out, and mic-in jacks; RS-232 and PS/2 mouse/keyboard

DC/DC Power Supplies Show High Power Density

November 10, 2008 9:09 am | Comments

Coming in a 31.75 mm × 20.32 mm × 10.16 mm DIP package, Aimtec’s AM12T-Z and AM12TW-Z Series DC/DC power supplies exhibit a power density that produces up to 12 W/in². The devices come in 2:1 voltage ranges from 9 VDC to 18 VDC, 18 VDC to 36 VDC, and 36 VDC to 75 VDC, and 4:1 input ranges from 9 VDC to ~36 VDC and 18 VDC to ~75 VDC. The RoHS-compliant

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