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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

DC/DC Converter Delivers 35 W

November 18, 2008 10:16 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Comments

Accommodating input voltages from 18 V to 72 V, Ericsson Power Modules’ PKU-E sixteenth-brick DC/DC converter supplies 35 W of output power in 24-V mobile radio applications and fixed applications using 48 V. The 7.50-mm high device offers a SMT option using the Floating Inserted Pin (FIP) concept, and typical efficiency of 89.50% at 50% load at 3.30 V with an

Console Server Controls and Troubleshoots Remote Networks

November 18, 2008 9:17 am | Comments

Using an iPhone, BlackBerry, Smartphone, or virtually any mobile computing device with Java-enabled browsing capability,’s ECS0016 Conyx serial console server allows users to remotely monitor, troubleshoot, and control remote networks and attached equipment. The 16-port device exhibits consolidated access and control of connected serial consoles on

Sine-to-Digital Converter Evaluates Sensors

November 18, 2008 8:44 am | Comments

Working in industrial applications for optical and magnetic linear scales and rotary encoders, iC-Haus’ iC-TW4 sine-to-digital converter evaluates magnetic or optical linear and angle sensors. Two setup pins determine the chip function, the signal gain, and the rate of interpolation within a range of x2 to x6; and the sine/cosine sensor signal can be divided up into 256 angle steps and output as an encoder quadrature signal via the RS422 drivers. The 4 mm² QFN-packaged


Oval LEDs Use Optically-Matched Radiation Patterns

November 18, 2008 8:05 am | Comments

Enhancing image quality for digital billboard and full-color sign applications, Cree’s C4SMF-RGS/GJS/BJS and C5SMF-RGS/GJS/BJS Screen Master oval LEDs employ optically-matched radiation patterns in blue, green, and red. The red pattern is located inside of the blue and green, resulting in a blended cool-white light. The 4- and 5-mm lights are available in a wide

Interface Modules Present Control-Level Connections

November 18, 2008 7:00 am | Comments

Pairing with 737-109 triple-deck terminal strips, WAGO’s 51013375 26-pin D-sub interface modules provide control-level connections for electromechanical devices in motion control applications. The DIN-rail-mountable products offer integration with 1-to-1 pin contact for signal transmission and distribution, and wiring for conductors AWG 28-12. The units operate in a

Ferrite Chip Beads Target Handheld Devices

November 18, 2008 6:15 am | Comments

Coming in a 0.6 mm × 0.3 mm × 0.3 mm footprint, Laird Technologies’ LI0201 line of EIA 0201 ferrite chip beads are suitable for handheld electronic devices, such as cellular phones, Bluetooth handsets, PDAs, GPS devices, mp3 players, digital camcorders, and digital cameras. The components show optimal impedance versus frequency characteristics with

Oscilloscopes Debug Mixed-Signal Designs

November 18, 2008 5:35 am | Tektronix | Comments

Operating at frequencies up to 200 MHz, the MSO2000 Mixed-Signal and DPO2000 Digital Phosphor oscilloscopes from Tektronix can debug mixed signal designs with features including Wave Inspector search and navigation tools, automatic decoding of serial data busses, and FilterVu variable low-pass filters. The MSO2000 provides the ability to time-correlate up to 4 analog and 16 digital signal channels

DC/DC Converter Focuses on Light-Load Efficiency

November 18, 2008 5:27 am | Comments

Intended for applications such as telecom, computing, industrial, and consumer point of load applications, a 1.5-A output step-down switcher from TI uses the Eco-mode light-load switching technique to achieve a 116-uA operating current and 1.3-uA shutdown current. Features of the 65-V input device include an integrated FET, a switching frequency range


Rocker Switches Achieve High Current Ratings

November 18, 2008 4:57 am | Comments

Utilizing silver alloy contacts, Cherry Electrical Products’ KR Series water-resistant rocker switches demonstrate current ratings of 20 A at 14 VDC and 16 A at 125 VAC. The devices fit into a panel cut out of 13 mm × 19 mm, receive UL approval on AC loads, and consist of a silicon rubber actuator, snap-fit mounting, and 4.8 mm quick connect tabs. The products suit outdoor appliances, power equipment, commercial appliances, and medical equipment. The switches offer


Mobile PC Performs in DC-powered Apps

November 18, 2008 4:18 am | Comments

Operating with a power input ranging from 10 VDC to 16 VDC,’s LPC-450M mobile PC functions in DC-powered applications found in vehicles and remote applications. The integrated start-up delay timer prevents any false power starts and ensures that power is available and ready to go with selectable timer settings of 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 40 seconds,


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