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Subsystem Reference Designs Address Multiple Apps

November 17, 2008 10:42 am | Comments

National Semiconductor’s PowerWise energy-efficient subsystem reference designs assist in portable, lighting, solar, industrial, medical, communications infrastructure, and test and measurement applications. The reference file kits consist of applicable design schematic, bill of materials (BOM), board layout, firmware, design documentation, and FPGA source code in synthesizable


Analyzer Software Allows Multi-Method Analysis

November 17, 2008 10:12 am | Comments

Calibrating the instrument and determining the parameters of analysis via a set of data and variables, Applied Analytics’ ECLIPSE Process 10 online analyzer software enables simultaneous Analysis and Calibration Methods (ACM) configuration. The program includes instantaneous user interface response, and diagnostics and reporting routines to continuously evaluate the performance of the system and trigger rapid action. The software presents an ACM report generator, automatic

PCIe Switches Integrate DMA Engine

November 17, 2008 9:36 am | Comments

Offering configurable ports ranging from x1 to x8, PLX Technology’s ExpressLane PEX 8619 (16 lanes and ports), PEX 8615 (12 lanes and ports), and PEX 8609 (8 lanes and ports) PCIe Gen2-compliant switches incorporate a direct memory access (DMA) engine. The components provide 4 DMA channels supporting data transfers between I/O devices connected to any of the available ports while maintaining independence from the transparent switch functionality with


Fuses Function in Extended Temperature Range

November 17, 2008 9:01 am | Comments

Receiving UL and CSA approval, Littelfuse’s 438 Series 0603-size SMT fuses operate in a temperature range from -55°C to 150°C without nuisance tripping. The RoHS-compliant devices exhibit current ratings from 250 mA to 6 A, a nominal melting rate of up to 1.38 A at 6 A, and a maximum fault rating (interrupt rating) of 50 A. The Pb- and halogen-free components are appropriate for

Control ICs Suit Lighting Ballast Apps

November 17, 2008 8:31 am | International Rectifier | Comments

Incorporating a half-bridge driver, International Rectifier’s IRS2530D DIM8 and IRS2158D 600-V control ICs target energy-efficient dimming fluorescent lighting ballast applications. The 8-pin DIP- or SOIC-packaged IRS2530D DIM8 presents a high-voltage pin, DC dim input voltage reference, and AC lamp current feedback, internal non-ZVS protection, and internal crest factor

White SSLD Handles 150 mA

November 17, 2008 8:02 am | Comments

Exhibiting current-mode buck/boost DC/DC control, ROHM Electronics’ BD8113EFV-E2 dual-channel white SSLD drives up to 150 mA of constant current per channel. The Pb-free HTSSOP-B24-packaged component offers a maximum input voltage of 36 V, a supply voltage range from 5 V to 30 V, and an operating temperature range from -40°C to 105°C. The driver presents

Digitizers Hold 256 MB per Channel

November 17, 2008 7:01 am | Comments

Sustaining up to 2 GS/s real-time sampling rates, National Instruments’ 500-MHz NI PXI-5153 and NI PCI-5153, and 1-GHz NI PCI-5154 digitizers store up to 256 MB of deep onboard memory per channel. The instruments use T-Clock technology for integration with other instrumentation, such as arbitrary waveform generators and digital waveform generator/analyzers. The devices can be synchronized to build systems with up to 34 channels in a single PXI chassis, all simultaneously

Flow Sensor Works at 80°C

November 17, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

Designed for OEMs requiring NSF approval and PPO reinforced materials, Gems Sensors & Controls’ FT-330 turbine flow sensor functions at temperatures up to 80°C (176°F). The instrument couples a 316 SS shaft and Delrin bearings to perform measurements during quick dispensing cycles. The component is constructed with over-molded electronics and a plastic design for


Connectors Present EPP-918A Coating

November 17, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Providing pore blocking and lubricating properties, Stewart Connectors’ RJ11 and RJ45 modular connectors have a EPP-918A (Environmentally Protective Product) coating for moisture, humidity, dirt, chemical, and corrosion resistance. The products suit FTTH (fiber to the home), industrial Ethernet, and outdoor network and communications equipment, as well as military field

Toggle Switches Offer Function Options

November 17, 2008 4:58 am | Comments

Enduring for over 10,000 electrical life cycles, Phaseda’s MS Series toggle switches exhibit function options including single- and double-pole, on/off, on/on, on/off/on, and momentary. The RoHS-compliant devices demonstrate a UL rating of 5 A at 125 VAC, and have solder lug

GUI Processor Chips Create User Interfaces

November 14, 2008 11:28 am | Comments

Supporting passive and active displays up to 24 bits-per-pixel, Amulet Technologies’ AGB75LC04-XX-X GUI processor chips consists of the hardware and software required for transforming a up to 12” color LCD and touch panel into a user interface. The components provides support for USB 2.0, TWI, UART, and SPI interfaces, and directly connects to 4- and 5-wire resistive touch

Cameras Employ CCD Sensors

November 14, 2008 10:58 am | Comments

Coming with a C-mount lens mount with adjustable back focus, Prosilica’s GE1910 and GE1660 HD resolution cameras use Kodak KAI-02150 2/3” optical-format progressive scan CCD sensors. The GE1910 runs at 30 fps at 1920 × 1080 resolution, while the GE1660 function at 34 fps at full resolution. The devices have a GigE Vision-compliant GigE interface that enables them to virtually


Universal Adapters Meet Energy Efficiency Standards

November 14, 2008 10:25 am | Phihong | Comments

Offering outputs of 12 V, 24 V, and 48 V, Phihong’s PSA120U-240 and PSA120U-480 3-wire 120-W universal adapters comply with the CEC’s Appliance Efficiency Regulation and the EISA Act of 2007. The 6.85” × 3.03” × 1.69” products exhibit no-load power consumption of <0.5 W at 115-VAC input, protections for short circuit, overvoltage and overpower; Class B EMI


UPSs Possess High Input Power Factor

November 14, 2008 9:49 am | Comments

Yielding an input voltage range from 160 VAC to 280 VAC, Staco Energy Products’ UniStar P Series single-phase parallel redundant UPSs exhibit an input power factor of up to 0.99 and an input current THD of <5% at 100% linear load from 45 Hz to 65 Hz. The devices uses an ECO operation mode to supply power to load via bypass utility, automatically transfer to inverter supply if the bypass utility becomes out of tolerance, and offer AC/AC efficiency of up to 98%. The units include a

Image Sensor Demonstrates Early Warning Road Safety

November 14, 2008 9:07 am | Comments

Designed for automotive front vision applications, Melexis’ MLX75307 CMOS image sensor proactively alerts the driver of potential dangers. The component utilizes a pixel matrix capable of extending the input and output dynamic ranges, and a low-light response boost. Using the EMVA1288 standard, the 12-bit performance is said to be limited by shot noise at


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