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Dual-Core Processors Satisfy Extended Reliability Requirements

October 23, 2008 7:09 am | Comments

Two dual-core integrated processors from e2v, the PC8641D and the PC8572, are extended-reliability versions of the MPC8641D and MPC8572 from Freescale Semiconductor. The MPC8641D features two superscalar e600 cores running at up to 1250 MHz in a military temperature range of -55°C to +125°C. The e600 core has a 128-bit vector processing unit. With 1 MB of backside L2 cache for each core

NCCM Appliance Uses ChangeManager Software

October 23, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

Including an operating system and a hardware platform, Exaprotect’s Solsoft ChangeManager Appliance utilizes pre-installed, pre-tested ChangeManager software for network configuration change management (NCCM). The device enables the management of

Gearmotors Exhibit Right Angle Worm Gearing

October 23, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Functioning as Von Weise drop-in replacements for VW23 and VW33 gearmotors, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR23 fractional horsepower DC gearmotors present right angle worm gearing. The devices offer 90 VDC input, gear ratios from 37:1 to 525:1, corresponding fixed output speeds from 90 to 3 rpm, and output torque from 34 in./lbs to 250 in./lbs (3.8 N-m to 28.3 N-m). The units include 1/10 hp or 1/20 hp (75 W or 150 W) permanent magnet DC motors with replaceable


Circular Connectors Suit Industrial Apps

October 23, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

Performing in rough conditions, Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics’ eco|mate Series circular connectors target industrial applications. The grasping range of the screw locking parts show dirt resistance for a simple connection release. The cable housing includes a non-sensitive metric trapezoid thread. A clamping ring protects the sealing around the cable housing and delivers output forces of

DC/DC Converters Supply 20 W

October 22, 2008 1:03 pm | International Rectifier | Comments

Having availability as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), International Rectifier’s HTA Series DC/DC converters deliver up to 20 W of regulated output power from -35°C to 185°C. The devices offer an input voltage range from 150 V to 250 V, single and dual output configurations, galvanically-isolated

MLCCs Present Polymer Terminals

October 22, 2008 12:33 pm | Comments

Withstanding higher levels of mechanical stress, Vishay Intertechnology’s VJ0805, VJ1206, VJ1210, VJ1808 and VJ1812 HVArc Guard SMT X7R MLCCs include optional polymer terminals. The devices have optimization in applications including buck and boost DC/DC converters, voltage multipliers for flyback converters, and lighting ballast circuits. The capacitors exhibit

Connectors Interchange with MIL-DTL-83513 Products

October 22, 2008 12:01 pm | Comments

Testing in accordance with ESA specifications, C&K Components’ MDMA Series rectangular micro miniature connectors show interchangeability with ESA Micro D connectors and MIL-DTL-83513 products. The instruments suit flight equipment, payloads and harnesses, satellites and launchers, engineering models, ground equipment, and testing. Using twist pin contact

Image Sensor Delivers Low-Light Performance

October 22, 2008 11:25 am | Comments

Incorporating 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel technology and a TrueFocus ISP, OmniVision Technologies’ OV5462 5 megapixel SoC CMOS image sensor supplies >500 mV/Lux-sec. and all the functionality of a complete camera on a chip, including extended depth of field (EDoF). The component performs backside illumination, and increases the chief ray angle (CRA). The device employs a combination of advanced de-noise, gamma and color correction algorithms to reduce


RAID 1 Controller Demonstrates Disk Mirroring

October 22, 2008 10:46 am | Comments

Measuring 3.5” × 2.2”, Data Protection Solutions’ EzRAID DD4 FlexMount SATA RAID 1 controller performs disk mirroring from anywhere within the computing chassis without a bus slot or drive bay. The component uses a black plastic shell for protection from other electrical components within the computer, and connects via provided SATA cables. Once installed, the product sends all

DMM Performs 100 Sa/s Measurements

October 22, 2008 9:26 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Making it possible to carry 2 or 3 pieces of test equipment in a briefcase alongside a laptop PC, Agilent Technologies’ U2741A USB modular digital multimeter (DMM) makes 100 Sa/s measurements with maximum input levels of 300 VDC and 2 A. The 5.5-digit device provides

Base Station Antennas Offer Beam Width Choices

October 22, 2008 8:50 am | Comments

Complying with ETSI specifications, Laird Technologies’ J51017V00-60N, J51016V00-90N, and J51014V00-120N 5 GHz vertically-polarized base station antennas exhibit 60°, 90° and 120° beam widths, respectively. The devices cover from 4.9 GHz to 5.9 GHz with the null fill below

XMC Card Utilizes Dual-Core Processor Node

October 22, 2008 7:44 am | Comments

Performing in radar, sonar, and signal intelligence applications, as well as UAVs and land vehicles, Curtiss-Wright Controls’ VPX3-450 Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA-based 3U VPX (VITA 46/48) compute engine uses a dual-core Freescale 8640D processor node. The XMC card includes one bank of DDR2 SDRAM and two banks of QDR-II+ SRAM attached directly to the

Power Adapters Offer Class I and Class II Insulation

October 22, 2008 6:42 am | Comments

Including a 4-pin power DIN plug, Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower’s TMP150 Series medical-grade AC/DC desktop power adapters exhibit Class I and Class II insulation. The Class I units present an IEC 320/C14 AC inlet with a ground pin, and earth leakage current of 90 µA at 115 VAC or 150 µA at 230 VAC. The Class II instruments have an IEC 320/C18 AC inlet with


Voltage Regulators Allow Large Transient Range

October 22, 2008 5:55 am | Comments

With an input voltage range from 4.5 V to 42 V, SIMPLE SWITCHER step-down voltage regulators from National Semiconductor allow for voltage transients from 12 V and 24 V input rails. The regulators feature internal compensation and low pin-count packages. The 11 SIMPLE SWITCHER step-down voltage regulators support load currents from 0.5 A to 5 A. Each provides a fixed switching frequency

Audio Receiver Features Converter Technology

October 22, 2008 5:30 am | Comments

Giving designers of consumer and professional audio applications a solution for receiving incoming digital audio sources, the CS8422 24-bit, 192 kHz digital audio receiver from Cirrus Logic features a low jitter PLL and integrated asynchronous sample rate converter. The audio receiver integrates an input multiplexer that supports up to four S/PDIF or two differential AES3 audio inputs


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