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Integrated Switch and Schottky Diode Boost Regulators Offer Wide Input Range

December 31, 2008 8:42 am | Comments

Micrel introduced the MIC2605/6, two wide-input range integrated switch and Schottky diode boost regulators operating at 1.2 MHz (MIC2605) and 2 MHz (MIC2606).  Both devices supply up to 0.5 A switch current. The devices, which complement the company's MIC2601/2 family, are

Circular Connectors Withstand up to 5 PSI

December 31, 2008 8:04 am | Comments

Maintaining 0.050 contact spacing, miniature circular connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions withstand up to 5 PSI. The connectors meet IP68 standards and all insulator and contact areas within the connectors are sealed against environmental elements. The 37-pin connectors feature a twist pin contact system

VCO Operates From 2,770 to 2,920 MHz

December 31, 2008 7:58 am | Comments

With a typical phase noise of -106 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset, the Crystek CVCO55CC-2770-2920 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2,770 MHz to 2,920 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V. Output power is typically +4 dBm.


Line Driver Cables Serve Modular Encoders

December 31, 2008 7:51 am | Comments

Designed to be used with the AMT series of modular encoders, a family of line driver cables from CUI measure approximately 1 m and have an operating temperature of -40°C to 85°C. Available with an on-board line driver chip (model ST26C31BDR) to convert the TTL signal to a line driver output

Low Profile, SMT, Dip Coded Rotary Switches Meet RoHS Directive

December 31, 2008 6:44 am | Comments

APEM Components introduced its P36 Series, RoHS compliant, DIP Coded Rotary switches. The series comes in a compact, 7.4 mm square package, designed to save PCB space. Typical applications include security systems, laboratory instrumentation, telecommunications equipment and computer peripherals. These DIP coded rotaries are available in

Proximity Sensors Rated to 50 G

December 30, 2008 9:03 am | Comments

Shock test rated to 50 G, Mobile Equipment Sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are IP69K rated. Temperature range is -40°F to 185°F. Sensors are available in 12-mm, 18-mm, and 30-mm diameters to deliver 4-mm, 8-mm and 15-mm sensing ranges, respectively. The sensors are fully compatible with Deutsch, Weatherpack (Packard)

Fiber Lasers Integrate Aluminum Block

December 30, 2008 8:48 am | Comments

Featuring a single-piece aluminum block, the Boreas family of high power fiber lasers from Eolite Systems is available in HE and HF. The HE comes in two different models: HE40 (1030 nm, 40W, 7 ns pulse duration, 2 mJ pulse energy) and HE80 (1030 nm, 80W, 7 ns, 2-mJ pulse energy). The HF is available in five different models depending on wavelength

Reduced-Footprint SMT Connectors Join Boards

December 30, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

With a round stub-tail termination for a reduced solder footprint inside the package outline, Mill-Max SMT Strip Sockets and Pin Headers implement a .008” floating-pin design to compensate for uneven solder paste application on the board surface.


MPG Offers Differential Driver and Pull-up Outputs

December 29, 2008 6:15 am | Comments

Micronor's MR190 Universal Manual Pulse Generator (MPG)/Handwheel is billed as the industry's first MPG to offer both A/A'B/B' differential line driver and A/B pull-up quadrature outputs in the same unit. Via a user-accessible DIP switch, the product also offers selection of pull-up resistor options

Motherboard Supported by Core 2 Duo

December 29, 2008 5:42 am | Comments

Supported by the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the MB-73170 Mini ITX motherboard from WIN Enterprises supports two GbE LAN ports and the IEEE 802.3u standard for network connectivity. The ICH8M chipset supports HD audio with mic in, line in, and line out. Two DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB of DDR2 system memory

SSLDs Exhibit Low Dropout

December 24, 2008 6:12 am | Comments

Demonstrating fixed output currents of 20 mA and 25 mA, respectively, Supertex’s CL520 and CL525 linear constant-current 2-terminal SSLDs demonstrate a dropout of 1 V. The RoHS-compliant devices are appropriate for general lighting applications employing single or multiple LEDs, such as decorative lighting and low-voltage signage or channel lighting. Both components offer temperature-compensated output currents to maintain

Temperature Sensor Integrates EEPROM

December 24, 2008 6:02 am | On Semiconductor | Comments

Performing in DDR3 memory module applications, ON Semiconductor’s CAT34TS02 12-bit (plus Sign bit) digital output temperature sensor exhibits 2 Kb of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM. The JC42.4-compliant component exhibits ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from 75°C to 95°C and ±3°C accuracy from 20°C to

Arbitrary Waveform Generator PCIe Card Includes 256 MB

December 24, 2008 5:47 am | Comments

Operating at 20 MS/s, Strategic Test's UF2e-6011 two-channel, 14-bit arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) PCI Express card contains 128 MS (256 MB) of signal memory. Each channel has its own 14-bit DAC to ensure synchronous output and a choice of three reconstruction filters (4th order Butterworth lowpass), giving bandwidths of


Plug Connectors Mate with SMA Jack Connectors

December 24, 2008 5:34 am | Comments

Using inner contact fingers, which slide over the threads of the mating SMA jack and lock into place by engaging the outer collar, Tyco Electronics’ Snap-Lock SMA Series plug connectors snap into standard SMA jack connectors. Disengagement is achieved by pulling back on the outer collar. The products are suitable for test and instrumentation purposes, as well as mobile base station filters and cable assemblies. The interconnects offer straight and

DC/DC Converter System Contains 200-W Plug-in Modules

December 24, 2008 5:18 am | Comments

Coming in a pre-wired 3U × 19” × 13” shelf, Absopulse Electronics’ BAP 236 redundant DC/DC converter system comprises of up to 6 200-W DC/DC plug-in modules. Each hot-insertable plug-in module delivers 12 VDC, 24 VDC, 48 VDC, or


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