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Flared-Pin Fin Heat Sinks Target Emerging Green Apps

January 15, 2009 11:41 am | Comments

Performing in natural convection environments, Cool Innovations’ new line of flared-pin fin heat sinks are designed for emerging green applications, such as solar cells and LED lighting. The products offer a sparsely-configured staggered pin array and an omnidirectional pin configuration. The heat sinks are forged from thermally-conductive

Modulator Driver Targets 40-Gb/s Lightwave Systems

January 15, 2009 6:54 am | Comments

Producing an eye pattern with electronic eye-crossing control from 40% to 70%, Narda Microwave-East’s FO-MDA-40-25G-1 lithium niobate modulator driver serves 300-pin MSA transponders employed in DPSK long-reach 40-Gb/s lightwave communication systems. The 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.34” device demonstrates a 3-dB bandwidth from 85 kHz to 40 GHz, gain of 29 dB, input and output return loss of 12 dB, rms

COTS Power Supplies Target Military Applications

January 15, 2009 6:40 am | Comments

Designed for Hi-Rel applications such as military, industrial, and railway, COTS Compact PCI power supplies from Digital Power meet MIL-STD-810 and can operate at temperatures from -5°C to 55°C. Available inputs include 100 VAC to 240 VAC at 60 Hz or 400 Hz, as well as 18 VDC to 72 VDC (48-V & 24-V models). The cPCI COTS family requires no minimum load


Card/Coplanar Connectors Support High-Speed Signal Transmissions

January 15, 2009 6:38 am | Comments

Using a card edge interface and a vertical or right angle insertion, respectively, Molex’s EdgeLine family of edge card and coplanar connectors maintain high-speed signal transmissions. The MicroTCA-compliant card units offer differential performance of up to 12.5 Gbps, a 0.800-mm terminal pitch, accommodation for 1.57-mm and

Module Uses Active Backplane

January 15, 2009 6:36 am | Comments

Providing 1 MCH and 5 AMC slots, the EcoBox MicroTCA system platform from Elma Electronic uses an active 3.3 V backplane management system with features such as inrush current control and overcurrent protection. The platform uses a standard 300-W ATX power supply, with direct SATA connections

MLCCs Show ESD Resistance

January 15, 2009 6:12 am | Comments

Based on the X7R material, Epcos’ E-series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) demonstrate typical ESD levels of 18 kV (0603/10 nF), 9 kV (0805/1 nF) and 25 kV (0805/10 nF) to AEC-Q200. The components offer sizes of

Air/Oil Cleaner Power Supplies Offer Wide Output Voltages

January 15, 2009 5:54 am | Comments

Presenting an auto-ranging AC input, LHV Power’s LHV-45 Series 45-W electrostatic air/oil cleaner power supplies exhibit an output voltage range from 1 kVDC to 30 kVDC. The fully-encapsulated units demonstrate constant voltage, constant power, and constant current operation. The devices include convection-cooled operation, overcurrent/short-circuit/arc protection circuits, AC OK/DC OK indicators, and voltage and

Mobile Station Tester Supports GO/NO GO Capability

January 15, 2009 5:36 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Coming in a standalone one-box test set, Agilent Technologies' N9360A mobile station tester provides support for network emulation and GO/NO GO test capabilities. The instrument tests the parametric and call processing performance of GSM/GPRS/E-GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, cdma2000, and 1xEV-DO mobile phones. Applications include


Boost Converter Needs no Inductor

January 15, 2009 4:59 am | Comments

Able to provide an output of up to 30 mA, the AS1302 DC/DC inductorless boost converter from austriamicrosystems requires only two =220-nF flying caps and two =2.2-µF bypass capacitors. The 1.2-MHz device accepts an input from of 2.9 V to 5.15 V and delivers an output of 5 V with an efficiency of up to 99% in 1:1 mode and up to 90% in 1:2 or 2:3 mode.

LED Design Kit Includes Multiple Device Types

January 15, 2009 4:54 am | Comments

Providing an evaluation resource for the designer, the GB-LED1 LED Design Kit from JKL Components contains SMT and right-angle LEDs, rigid bars and flexible strips for linear lighting and LCD backlighting, high-power 1-3-5 Watt output for general lighting, and incandescent replacement styles such as festoon and wedge based.

Image Sensors Solve Applications without PC

January 15, 2009 4:33 am | Comments

Combining the functionality of a photoelectric sensor and a vision sensor, Banner Engineering’s iVu SeriesTG image sensors allow users to apply and support inspections on the factory floor without the use of a PC. The products offer integrated or external lighting (red, blue, green, or infrared options), a 68.5-mm (2.7") LCD touchscreen display, a 752 × 480 CMOS imager, and a software emulator to program the unit offline and load parameters using

LED Assemblies Exhibit Low Thermal Resistance

January 15, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

Integrating 4 1-W LED dies into a single assembly for solid state lighting applications, OPTEK Technology’s OV4Z Optimal IV Star Series star-shaped LED assemblies present a thermal resistance of <2°C/W from junction to heatsink. The devices offer emitted colors of blue (455 nm to 460 nm), green (530 nm to 535 nm), red (620 nm to 630 nm), amber (585 nm to 595 nm), and daylight white. Typical forward voltage at

Thermal Interface Material Features High Conductivity

January 14, 2009 12:27 pm | Comments

With thermal conductivity of 6 W/mK and thermal impedance of just 0.05 Kin.²/W, Keratherm U 90 thermal interface material from MH&W International has a voltage breakdown property of 4 kV. It provides perforation protection with a tensile strength of 2.500 N/mm² and a Shore A hardness of 70. The material is available in 0.100 mm and


Multipliers Accept Input Frequency to 8 GHZ

January 14, 2009 12:20 pm | Comments

Accepting an input frequency from 0.85 GHz to 8.0 GHz, the Crystek Pocket Passive Doubler (CPPD) series of frequency multipliers from Crystek Microwave feature an input drive level of 10 dBm to 20 dBm with a typical conversion loss of 15 dB for the CPPD-0.85-2.0 and 13 dB for the CPPD-2-4. Maximum output power rating for the CPPD line is 27 dBm, with an operating temp

Surge Protective Devices Meet UL 1449 Third Edition Standard

January 14, 2009 8:35 am | Comments

Built with TPMOV surge suppression technology, Ferraz Shawmut’s new Surge-Trap surge protective devices (SPDs) comply with the UL 1449 Third Edition standard. The units exhibit modular-style IP-20-grade “finger-safe” protection, and mounts on a DIN rail to safeguard critical electrical system components from transient overvoltage effects. The devices suit system voltages from 120 V to 600 V, and are MCOV rated from



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