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Heater is Touch-Safe

January 14, 2009 4:54 am | Comments

Able to deliver from 50 W to 150 W, the CS060 Series heater from Omega Engineering has a double-insulated plastic case for touch-safe operation. The clip-mounted device is intended for use with water, automotive, and food-processing applications. The CE-compliant heater is designed for permanent operation and is compatible with the company’s

Isolation Amplifiers Offer Short Circuit, Overload Detection

January 14, 2009 4:46 am | Comments

Based on optical insulation technology and sigma-delta modulation, Avago Technologies' ACPL-785J Series isolation amplifiers integrate short circuit and overload detection. The 10.3-mm × 10.2-mm × 3.5-mm SO-16-packaged components allow direct measurement of motor phase currents in power inverters. The devices demonstrate 1-µV/°C offset change vs. temperature, CMR of 25 kV/µs at 1,000-V VCM, and a min. bandwidth of

VCXO Serves Universal Edge QAM

January 14, 2009 4:31 am | Comments

Providing a PECL or LVPECL output with a frequency range from 200 MHz to 1 GHz (245.76-MHz STD), Valpey Fisher’s VFVX100 VCXO targets universal edge QAM. The 9-mm × 14-mm SMT component exhibits <0.20-ps jitter and phase noise of -142 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset for 622.08 MHz. The RoHS 6/6-compliant device offers


Thermal Camera Combines Visible, IR Images

January 13, 2009 10:07 am | Comments

Combining visible-light capability with IR imaging, the FLIR i-Series thermal-imaging IR camera from Extech Instruments can provide a scalable and independently-adjustable picture-in-picture “fusion” image of the target showing both the visible target outline and the IR focus spot in the same frame. The pistol-grip device has a 3.5” LCD and comes in versions with image-capture resolutions of 120 × 120, 140 × 140, or

Converters Exhibit a 4:1 Input Ratio

January 13, 2009 8:39 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Comments

Operating with a 4:1 input ratio, a family of single- and dual-output DC/DC converters from TDK-Lambda have six-sided shielded metal cases to meet EN55022 Level A specifications. Available in version accepting either 9 V to 36 V or 18 V to 75 V, the converters are available with single-output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, or

Transistor Module Includes Oscillator, Buffer Amp Functions

January 13, 2009 8:34 am | Comments

Coming in a 1.2-mm x 1.0-mm x 0.5-mm 6-pin leadless RoHS-compliant package, the UPA828TD Twin Transistor from NEC also includes Built-in oscillator and buffer amplifier functionality. With a noise Figure of 1.3 dB and an insertion gain of 7.5 dB, the module has an operating frequency of 9 GHz. Each transistor in the module is independently mounted

Relays Rate to 20 A

January 13, 2009 5:59 am | Comments

Receiving UL/cUL recognition, CIT Relay & Switch’s J151 Series relays exhibit ratings of up to 20 A at 277 VAC and 28 VDC and ½ hp at 125 VAC. The RoHS-compliant devices offer coil voltage options ranging from 6 VDC to 220 VDC and 6 VAC to 240 VAC and contact arrangements from SPST to 4PDT. The components demonstrate an electrical life of 100k cycles, mechanical life from 10m to 20m cycles. and min. dielectric strength of

Motherboard Uses Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

January 13, 2009 5:31 am | Comments

Designed to comply with the 5.25" Miniboard mechanical standard, BVM Limited’s LS-573 embedded motherboard is based on an Intel 45-nm Core 2 Duo Pentryn or Extreme processor conforming to the Socket P configuration and a FSB up to 1,066 MHz. The product supports up to 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, 6 GigaLAN ports, 4 SATA interfaces, 8 USB 2.0 ports, and embedded HD audio. The device serves network servers running


Audio Codec Incorporates Class-D Speaker Amplifier

January 13, 2009 5:11 am | Comments

Enabling CD-quality playback, Texas Instruments’ TLV320AIC3107 stereo audio codec integrates a stereo headphone amplifier and mono Class-D speaker amplifier capable of driving 1 W into an 8-Ohm load. The 5-mm × 5-mm QFN-40-packaged unit uses a stereo 8-ksps to 96-ksps DAC with 97-dB SNR and an 8-ksps to 96-ksps ADC with 92-dB SNR. The component exhibits power consumption of 15 mW at 48 kHz with a

Pocket-Sized Enclosures Serve Handheld Electronics

January 13, 2009 4:57 am | Comments

Offering sizes of 3.760” × 2.008” × 0.681” and 4.890” × 2.610” × 0.906”, TEKO Enclosures’ ‘OVO’ pocket-sized enclosures are designed for handheld electronics, such as RF and infrared remote control units and controller devices connected via a cable. The units have recessed top for mounting a membrane keypad, and are assembled

Filters Cut Cellular Noise in Music Phones

January 13, 2009 4:45 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Occupying 0.89 mm × 1.26 mm of handset PC-board space, STMicroelectronics’ EMIF02-SPK02F2 audo EMI filters target the built-in speaker or stereo headset output found in music phones. A single component can be connected to the microphone input to isolate the handset from external sources of noise, such as other cell phones. The devices use a double-clamping structure to clamp an ESD spike to 12 V for meeting

Anemometers Show Air Velocity and Temperature Simultaneously

January 13, 2009 4:29 am | Comments

Using a LCD display with digital readability, Omega Engineering’s Series HHF42 portable hot-wire anemometers read air velocity and temperature simultaneously. The CE-compliant instruments record minimum and maximum reading with recall. The devices are appropriate for conveyors, flow hoods, balancing, fans/motors/blowers, furnace velocities, refrigeration cases, paint spray booths, and environmental testing. A heavy-duty

S-Beam Load Cell Presents USB Output Option

January 13, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

Using a USB digital interface, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology’s LSB350 S-beam load cell offers “Plug & Play” with software for system integration via a USB output with 16-bit resolution. The instrument exhibits overload protection, nonlinearity of ±0.05%, deflection of 0.003” nominal, and an operating temperature range from


Machine Vision Camera Captures at 22 fps

January 13, 2009 4:04 am | Comments

Based upon a 1.3-megapixel CMOS progressive scan sensor, Toshiba Teli’s CSB1100CL-10 machine vision camera offers 1240 × 1024 resolution and 22-frame-per-second capture of moving subjects. The device performs in applications in factory automation, OCR/DCR reading, inspection, and quality control with a signal-to-noise ratio of

Dynamometers Test Small Rotary Devices

January 12, 2009 10:24 am | Comments

Capable of testing small rotary devices such as motors, pumps, generators, and compressors, the MicroDyne series of small motoring dynamometers from SAKOR Technologies is a four-quadrant dynamometer ranging in sizes from 100 W to 5 KW. The dynamometer system is compatible with larger rotary components as well as


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