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Motherboard Supported by Core 2 Duo

December 29, 2008 5:42 am | Comments

Supported by the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the MB-73170 Mini ITX motherboard from WIN Enterprises supports two GbE LAN ports and the IEEE 802.3u standard for network connectivity. The ICH8M chipset supports HD audio with mic in, line in, and line out. Two DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB of DDR2 system memory

SSLDs Exhibit Low Dropout

December 24, 2008 6:12 am | Comments

Demonstrating fixed output currents of 20 mA and 25 mA, respectively, Supertex’s CL520 and CL525 linear constant-current 2-terminal SSLDs demonstrate a dropout of 1 V. The RoHS-compliant devices are appropriate for general lighting applications employing single or multiple LEDs, such as decorative lighting and low-voltage signage or channel lighting. Both components offer temperature-compensated output currents to maintain

Temperature Sensor Integrates EEPROM

December 24, 2008 6:02 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

Performing in DDR3 memory module applications, ON Semiconductor’s CAT34TS02 12-bit (plus Sign bit) digital output temperature sensor exhibits 2 Kb of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM. The JC42.4-compliant component exhibits ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from 75°C to 95°C and ±3°C accuracy from 20°C to


Arbitrary Waveform Generator PCIe Card Includes 256 MB

December 24, 2008 5:47 am | Comments

Operating at 20 MS/s, Strategic Test's UF2e-6011 two-channel, 14-bit arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) PCI Express card contains 128 MS (256 MB) of signal memory. Each channel has its own 14-bit DAC to ensure synchronous output and a choice of three reconstruction filters (4th order Butterworth lowpass), giving bandwidths of

Plug Connectors Mate with SMA Jack Connectors

December 24, 2008 5:34 am | Comments

Using inner contact fingers, which slide over the threads of the mating SMA jack and lock into place by engaging the outer collar, Tyco Electronics’ Snap-Lock SMA Series plug connectors snap into standard SMA jack connectors. Disengagement is achieved by pulling back on the outer collar. The products are suitable for test and instrumentation purposes, as well as mobile base station filters and cable assemblies. The interconnects offer straight and

DC/DC Converter System Contains 200-W Plug-in Modules

December 24, 2008 5:18 am | Comments

Coming in a pre-wired 3U × 19” × 13” shelf, Absopulse Electronics’ BAP 236 redundant DC/DC converter system comprises of up to 6 200-W DC/DC plug-in modules. Each hot-insertable plug-in module delivers 12 VDC, 24 VDC, 48 VDC, or

RF Front-End Solution Integrates Two Power Amplifiers

December 24, 2008 4:59 am | Comments

Designed for WiFi applications, SiGe Semiconductor's SE2566U RF front-end solution incorporates 2 fully-matched power amplifiers on a single die. The 3-mm × 3-mm device integrates harmonic filters, input and output matching circuitry and power detectors for each transmit stream. The product includes an integrated receive path situated between

Equalization Software Allows for Real-time Analysis

December 24, 2008 4:43 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Providing equalization tools for real-time analysis, serial data equalization software from Agilent Technologies allows users to select from a list of DFE and FFE options to see how various techniques will affect the eye at the receiver. Users can input tap values (bit-level voltage correction factors)


Reactive Splitters Perform to 2.7 GHz

December 24, 2008 4:42 am | Comments

Suiting in-building or tower top systems, MECA Electronics’ R Series reactive splitters operate across all wireless bands from 0.8 to 2.7 GHz. The components exhibit unobstructed access to connector ports for coaxial cables with no additional mounting hardware. The devices offer two-way and three-way, 7/16 DIN, Type-N, and

BLDC Controller Features TruSense and SineDrive

December 24, 2008 4:38 am | Comments

Featuring TruSense and SineDrive technologies, the MLX81200 integrated BLDC Motor Controller from Melexis features dedicated hardware blocks as well as motor control algorithms. Rotor position sensing allows fast startup to nominal speed within 70 ms. Include are: 30-kB Flash program memory, 2-kB SRAM

Power Amplifier Module Serves FDD/TDD Apps

December 24, 2008 4:33 am | Comments

Covering from 2.3 GHz to 2.7 GHz, Skywork Solutions' SKY77441 SMT power amplifier module targets LTE frequency division duplex (FDD) Band 7 and time division duplex (TDD) Bands 38 and 40 applications. The 4-mm × 4-mm × 0.85-mm unit delivers

Boost Converter Supports 5 µA Operating Current

December 23, 2008 7:08 am | Comments

Operating at 5 µA of quiescent current, the TPS61220 2-MHz DC/DC boost converter from TI supports an input voltage of 0.7 V to 5.5 V and an output voltage range of 1.8 V to 5.5 V. The chip maintains 85 percent efficiency at light load, provides output current up to 50 mA at a 5-V output, and discharges the system’s lithium-ion battery

Multicomputer Built on 7447A Processor

December 23, 2008 7:05 am | Comments

Built on the PowerPC 7447A processor, the RACE++ Series PowerPC 7448 Multicomputer from Mercury Computer Systems is comprised of a Mercury MCJ6 motherboard and two faster daughtercards that interface directly with the RACE++ switch fabric. The two daughtercards combine two 1.06-GHz MPC7448


Embedded LAN Module Connects to 10/100BaseT LANs

December 23, 2008 6:27 am | Comments

Based on the CO2144 chip, Connect One's Nano LANReach embedded LAN module connects embedded devices to 10/100BaseT LANs via a built-in RJ45 connector. The 2.5-cm × 3.5-cm product offers plug-and-play Serial-to-LAN functionality, enabling transparent bridging of serial data over LAN using a UART while supporting

CPLDs Serve Handheld Designs

December 23, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Based on ispMACH 4000 CPLD architecture, Lattice Semiconductor’s ispMACH 4064ZE and ispMACH 4128ZE CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices) target high-volume, handheld designs. The 6-mm × 6-mm devices exhibit typ. standby current of 10 µA, a nominal 1.8-V power supply with operation down to 1.6 V, Power Guard dynamic power reduction, and per pin pull-up, pull-down, or bus keeper control; an on-chip user oscillator and


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