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Isolation Amplifier Targets Hybrid Vehicles

November 20, 2008 4:36 am | Comments

Qualifying to AEC-Q100 automotive stress test requirements, Avago Technologies’ ACPL-782T automotive-grade isolation amplifier operates in Hybrid electric vehicles. The 8-pin DIP-packaged component offers common mode noise rejection of 15 kV/µs at a typical common-mode voltage of 1 kV, an input offset voltage of 0.3 mV, ±2% gain tolerance, and gain drift versus

Buck Regulator Includes Programmable LDO

November 19, 2008 11:31 am | Comments

Providing the 5 V needed for the gate drive bias, Semtech’s SC417 point-of-load (POL) synchronous buck regulator uses an adjustable 150-mA LDO for operation from a single rail. The RoHS-compliant unit offers an input voltage range from 3 V to 28 V, internal crossover circuitry, pseudo fixed frequency adaptive on-time control, SmartDrive technology, and

Cameras Present 20 µm Row Spacing

November 19, 2008 11:09 am | Comments

Targeting the color line scan camera market, e2v’s 4S and 3V 4,096-pixel EliiXA monochrome cameras exhibit row spacing of 20 µm center-to-center. The 18-kHz 4S device offers a sensor with 4 sensitive lines, with a “one-line-blind-spot” between each, and an overall scene area that is 7 lines in height. The 3V model grabs scenes running at 54 kHz with the multi-line sensor operating


Sensor Appliance Works from Any Web Browser

November 19, 2008 10:37 am | Comments

Filling the gap between building control systems and basic thermostats, MAMAC Systems’ Maverick IP sensor appliance enables monitoring and control to be done from any device using a Web browser. The device can be utilized to send instant alarms to users upon deviations from preset building conditions to a computer, PDA, or cell phone. The product incorporates

Capacitors Cover Wide Capacitance Range

November 19, 2008 9:57 am | Comments

Designed for voltages from 4 VDC to 100 VDC, Epcos’ SMD family aluminum electrolytic capacitors operate over a capacitance range from 0.1 µF to 15 µF. The components offer sizes from 4 mm D × 5.4 mm L to 10 mm D × 10 mm L, as well as temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C and from -40°C to 105°C. The RoHS-compliant B41142 Series within the family

Coaxial Connectors Offer CABLINE-VS Intermateability

November 19, 2008 9:07 am | Comments

Measuring 0.5 mm, Tyco Electronics’ LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) family of LCD coaxial connectors present full intermateability with I-PEX Co., LTD’s CABLINE-VS Series. The interconnects is designed to accommodate consistent digital data transmission through 1, 2, or 4 DisplayPort standard lanes at a bit rates of 1.62 Gbps and 2.70 Gbps through

AC/DC Power Supplies Exhibit High Efficiency

November 19, 2008 8:06 am | Comments

Coming in a 3” × 5” × 1U form factor, ROAL Electronics’ RCA600 Series 600-W configurable AC/DC power supplies demonstrate 90% efficiency. The UL/EN60950-approved instruments consist of a 600-W AC chassis with 4 slots, and 3 output modules supplying output power of 150 W at 5 V, 12 V, and 24 V. The EN6100-3/4- and EN55022-B EMC-standardized

Computer-on-Module Supports Fastboot Technology

November 19, 2008 7:04 am | Comments

Designed to enable boot times measured in milliseconds, Kontron’s nanoETXexpress-SP computer-on-module uses QNX’s fastboot technology for Intel Atom processors, which eliminates the need for a BIOS on x86 platforms. The 55 mm × 84 mm component presents compatibility with the PICMG COM Express standard (pin-out Type 1), and perform in low-power


DC Hipots Demonstrate High Accuracy

November 19, 2008 6:18 am | Comments

Performing dielectric testing of insulation and high-voltage cables, Ross Engineering’s Megmeter Series battery-powered DC hipots exhibit a digital display accuracy of ±0.500% for voltages up to 42 KVDC and leakage currents down to 0.001 mA. The instruments offer an overcurrent trip function designed to minimize arcing damage, as well as determines resistance of

Power Modules Feature Wide Voltage Range

November 19, 2008 5:36 am | Comments

Featuring 7-W to 30-W models with 3.3-VDC to 48-VDC single-, dual- and triple-output voltages, the TMP Series of Encapsulated AC/DC Power Supply modules from TRACOPOWER is available in either PCB Mount with Solder Pin or Chassis Mount with Screw Terminal packages. The modules feature an operating temperature range of –25°C to 50°C without derating, universal AC input

Ceramic Capacitors Developed for Hybrids and PEVs

November 19, 2008 5:31 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Developed for the power electronics market (including advanced technology vehicles), the EVC series of multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC) from Murata Electronics has dimensions of 32 mm (L) × 40 mm (W) × 3.7 mm (T). The maximum rated capacitance value is rated at 630 VDC, and has aneffective capacitance of 12 µF at 400 VDC

Boxes Integrate EMI/RFI Shielding Capability

November 19, 2008 5:18 am | Comments

Coming in sizes of 2.13” × 1.97” × 0.62” and 2.13” × 1.97” × 0.75”, TEKO Enclosures’ RF-PCB boxes are designed for on-board EMI/RFI shielding of components. The enclosures are manufactured in hot tin-plated mild steel with flanged removable lids and 4 locating legs on each side for securing the box onto the PCB. The deeper size incorporates contact fingers into

Fan Heaters Protect Electronic Component Failure

November 19, 2008 4:15 am | Comments

Designed for increased heat output, Omega Engineering’s HGL Series fan heaters help to protect the failure of electronic components caused by condensation and corrosion. The DIN rail-mountable and CE-compliant product maintains operating temperatures in electrical and electronic enclosures. The device is also suitable for applications including display panels, access and


Optocouplers Decrease Standby Power

November 18, 2008 11:21 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Meeting 1-Watt Initiative and ENERGY STAR regulations, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FOD410, FOD4108, FOD4116, and FOD4118 series of snubberless TRIAC driver optocouplers lowers standby power by up to 2 W. The 6-pin DIP-packaged devices present on-state current of 300 mA, zero-voltage crossing, and static dv/dt of 10,000 V/µs, and couple an infrared emitting diode and a hybrid triac formed with 2 inverse parallel SCRs. The FOD4116 and

LVDS VCXO Operates to 1 GHz

November 18, 2008 10:55 am | Comments

Expanding on the XpressO Series, Fox Electronics’ FVXO-LC72 2.5-V LVDS VCXO performs in a frequency range from 0.75 MHz to 1 GHz. The 7 mm × 5 mm components are suitable for use in any applications including SONET, Ethernet, storage area network, broadband access, microprocessors, DSPs, FPGAs, industrial controllers, test and measurement


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