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MCU Enables Fine Powertrain Control

January 21, 2009 4:57 am | Renesas | Comments

Intended for fine-grain control of vehicle engines and transmissions for improved performance and efficiency with low emissions, the SH72531 32-bit SuperH microcontroller (MCU) from Renesas can operate at temperatures as high as 125°C. The 90-nm process IC has 1.25 MB of flash memory and achieves 240 MIPS processing performance at 120 MHz. The 3.3-V/5-V chip consumes just 350 mW and comes in a 24-mm² LQFP package with

Emitter Presents High Radiant Intensity and Optical Power

January 21, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

Measuring 3-mm (T1), Vishay Intertechnology’s VSLB3940 940-nm infrared emitter offers on-axis radiant intensity of 65 mW/sr and optical power of 40 mW at 100 mA. The component exhibits switching times of 15 ns, support for data rates up to 30 Mb/s, an angle of half intensity of ±22°, and a forward voltage of 1.35 V at 100 mA. The device is appropriate for infrared remote control units used with digital cameras, notebook PCs, and

Terminal Combines MIL-STD-1553 Components

January 21, 2009 4:35 am | Comments

Offering software and hardware compatibility with the Enhanced Mini-ACE Series, Data Device Corporation’s BU-64843T Total-ACE MIL-STD-1553 terminal integrates dual transceivers, dual transformers, a protocol engine, and 4K words of internal RAM. The PBGA-packaged unit is powered by 3.3 V, exhibits an industrial


LCR Meter Boasts High Accuracy

January 20, 2009 8:53 am | Comments

Measuring inductance, capacitance, and resistance in series and in parallel with 500 test frequencies from 12 Hz to 100 KHz, Protek’s Model Z9218 LCR Meter provides component measurement rates of up to 12 times per second with a 0.02% basic accuracy.

Sensors Expo 2009

January 20, 2009 8:29 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2009 Sensors Expo & Conference. The event will be held Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Ethernet Switch Offers Eight Channels

January 20, 2009 6:48 am | Comments

Targeting rugged, communication-intensive applications found in transportation and other mobile environments, MEN Micro’s F302 3U CompactPCI Ethernet switch includes 8 Fast Ethernet channels on the front via RJ45, M12, or D-Sub connectors. An optional channel accessible through the rear J1 connector for communication within an embedded system is available. A service interface on the front provides options to configure the

Headers and Mates Connect Boards

January 20, 2009 6:28 am | Comments

Engineered for board-to-board or board-to-cable connections, Sullins Connector Solutions' SBH Series fully-shrouded male box headers and SFH Series female header mates perform in household appliances, HVAC equipment, gasoline pumps, vending machines, and industrial machinery. The dual-row headers offer 1.27-mm × 1.27-mm, 1.27-mm ×

Tantalum Capacitors Rated to 2,200 µF

January 20, 2009 5:49 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

Designed for applications where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power, such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards, AVX’s PulseCap tantalum capacitors are rated to 2,200 µF/6.3 V. The components exhibit a max. case height of 2 mm, use an ‘undertab’ termination style, withstand a soldering profile of 3x reflow at 260°C, and operate from -55°C to 125°C. Other applications include wireless data cards, metering, and


Benchtop Multimeter Demonstrates 6.5-digit Accuracy

January 20, 2009 5:25 am | Comments

Exhibiting 11 measurement and 8 math functions, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation’s Model 1201 7.5-digit benchtop multimeter presents 6.5-digit accuracy. The USBTMC-compliant instrument offers USB with 2,000 measurements and transfers per second, a 10-channel scan option, and temperature measurements for thermocouples and

Red and Amber LEDs Shine in Signage Applications

January 20, 2009 5:17 am | Comments

Available in versions with viewing angles of 15, 23, and 30 degrees, Avago’s HLMP-ELxx/EGxx series of 5-mm through-hole LEDs contain ultra-violet-a/b inhibitors and are suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor signage. The untinted, T-1 ¾-packaged emitters have a forward voltage from 2.1 to 2.4 V and provide either 626-nm red or 590-nm amber. The Pb-free and RoHS-compliant parts are available with or without lead-standoff, and have a

Hybrid Camera Platforms Put Photos, Video on a Chip

January 20, 2009 4:31 am | Comments

Performing in affordably-priced, pocket-sized cameras, Ambarella’s A5 family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms enable hybrid camera functions, such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording, and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing. The family consists of three products: A530, A550 and A570. The A530 IC can capture 10 MP still pictures while generating and compressing

DC Motor Controller Serves Mobile Robots

January 20, 2009 4:17 am | Comments

Directly driving up to 120 A on each channel at up to 60 V, Roboteq’s AX2860 dual-channel DC motor controller functions in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV), Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and mobile robots for exploration, hazardous material handling, and military and surveillance applications. The 9” × 5.5” × 1.6” device accepts

Connector Seals to IP67

January 19, 2009 6:57 am | Comments

Targeting rugged or waterproof high power, signal, and ground interconnect applications, the SPEC (Sealed Power For Environmental Connections) Pak from Anderson Power Products has an environmentally-sealed IP67 shell to protect contacts and housings. The connectors are populated with a selection of touch-safe, color-coded Powerpole housings able to handle up to 45 amps


ENERGY STAR Adapter Operates Worldwide

January 19, 2009 6:57 am | Phihong | Comments

Complying with ENERGY STAR EPS 2.0 requirements, Phihong’s PSA18R-120P 18-W adapter includes four interchangeable AC plugs, making it compatible with virtually every power outlet worldwide. The Class II, double-insulated unit exhibits no-load power consumption of <0.3 W, operating temperature from 0°C to 40°C, and short-circuit protection with an auto restart function in OEM applications. The Class B EMI-compliant device bears

UPS Units Protect in Small Areas

January 19, 2009 6:39 am | Comments

Complying with RoHS standards, Emerson Network Power’s Liebert PSA and Liebert PSI-XR UPS units are designed to provide power protection for home offices and small data centers or IT rooms. The rack-mount or tower Liebert PSI-XR provides more than five minutes of battery backup at full load with optional external battery cabinets; offers remote monitoring and power management; and can be configured at 110 VAC, 120 VAC, or


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