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6-W DC/DC Converters Offer Wide Temperature Range

January 16, 2009 5:25 am | Comments

Suitable for local distributed power applications, Mornsun America’s WRA_YMD and WRB_YMD Series 6-W DC/DC converters operate in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The 1” × 1” units perform from 2:1 inputs ranging from 4.5 VDC to 72 VDC and provide regulated single and dual output voltages of 3.3 VDC,

LED Driver IC Performs Temperature Management

January 16, 2009 4:32 am | Comments

Optimizing the LED drive current for best luminosity-over-temperature performance, the LDS8160 solid-state lighting driver (SSLD) includes a novel temperature compensation engine and current regulator. The former monitors the in-situ temperature on each LED and independently optimizes the LED current for best luminosity vs. temperature performance. The latter ensures a low drop out voltage on each LED channel of typically 25 mV across the full operating current range.

Voltage Translator Maintains Digital Switching Compatibility

January 16, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

Coming in a 2-mm × 1.6-mm, 20-bump ECSP package, Texas Instruments’ TXS0206 Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card (SD/MMC) voltage translator bridges the gap between two disparate voltage nodes while maintaining digital switching compatibility. The level shifter is said to eliminate the need to program a General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) on a processor for direction control. The unit exhibits clock frequencies up to


Stereo Audio Switch Eliminates Clicks and Pops

January 16, 2009 4:14 am | Comments

Performing in mp3 players, docking speaker systems, cell phones, portable DVD players, and sound cards, Intersil Corporation’s ISL54406 stereo audio switch is said to eliminate unwanted clicks and pops typically caused by powering up and down, muting on and off, and switching between audio sources. The component delivers total harmonic distortion (THD) of 0.015% at 1 mW into a 32-Ohm load. The THD switching path can be

Flared-Pin Fin Heat Sinks Target Emerging Green Apps

January 15, 2009 11:41 am | Comments

Performing in natural convection environments, Cool Innovations’ new line of flared-pin fin heat sinks are designed for emerging green applications, such as solar cells and LED lighting. The products offer a sparsely-configured staggered pin array and an omnidirectional pin configuration. The heat sinks are forged from thermally-conductive

Modulator Driver Targets 40-Gb/s Lightwave Systems

January 15, 2009 6:54 am | Comments

Producing an eye pattern with electronic eye-crossing control from 40% to 70%, Narda Microwave-East’s FO-MDA-40-25G-1 lithium niobate modulator driver serves 300-pin MSA transponders employed in DPSK long-reach 40-Gb/s lightwave communication systems. The 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.34” device demonstrates a 3-dB bandwidth from 85 kHz to 40 GHz, gain of 29 dB, input and output return loss of 12 dB, rms

COTS Power Supplies Target Military Applications

January 15, 2009 6:40 am | Comments

Designed for Hi-Rel applications such as military, industrial, and railway, COTS Compact PCI power supplies from Digital Power meet MIL-STD-810 and can operate at temperatures from -5°C to 55°C. Available inputs include 100 VAC to 240 VAC at 60 Hz or 400 Hz, as well as 18 VDC to 72 VDC (48-V & 24-V models). The cPCI COTS family requires no minimum load

Card/Coplanar Connectors Support High-Speed Signal Transmissions

January 15, 2009 6:38 am | Comments

Using a card edge interface and a vertical or right angle insertion, respectively, Molex’s EdgeLine family of edge card and coplanar connectors maintain high-speed signal transmissions. The MicroTCA-compliant card units offer differential performance of up to 12.5 Gbps, a 0.800-mm terminal pitch, accommodation for 1.57-mm and


Module Uses Active Backplane

January 15, 2009 6:36 am | Comments

Providing 1 MCH and 5 AMC slots, the EcoBox MicroTCA system platform from Elma Electronic uses an active 3.3 V backplane management system with features such as inrush current control and overcurrent protection. The platform uses a standard 300-W ATX power supply, with direct SATA connections

MLCCs Show ESD Resistance

January 15, 2009 6:12 am | Comments

Based on the X7R material, Epcos’ E-series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) demonstrate typical ESD levels of 18 kV (0603/10 nF), 9 kV (0805/1 nF) and 25 kV (0805/10 nF) to AEC-Q200. The components offer sizes of

Air/Oil Cleaner Power Supplies Offer Wide Output Voltages

January 15, 2009 5:54 am | Comments

Presenting an auto-ranging AC input, LHV Power’s LHV-45 Series 45-W electrostatic air/oil cleaner power supplies exhibit an output voltage range from 1 kVDC to 30 kVDC. The fully-encapsulated units demonstrate constant voltage, constant power, and constant current operation. The devices include convection-cooled operation, overcurrent/short-circuit/arc protection circuits, AC OK/DC OK indicators, and voltage and

Mobile Station Tester Supports GO/NO GO Capability

January 15, 2009 5:36 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Coming in a standalone one-box test set, Agilent Technologies' N9360A mobile station tester provides support for network emulation and GO/NO GO test capabilities. The instrument tests the parametric and call processing performance of GSM/GPRS/E-GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, cdma2000, and 1xEV-DO mobile phones. Applications include

Boost Converter Needs no Inductor

January 15, 2009 4:59 am | Comments

Able to provide an output of up to 30 mA, the AS1302 DC/DC inductorless boost converter from austriamicrosystems requires only two =220-nF flying caps and two =2.2-µF bypass capacitors. The 1.2-MHz device accepts an input from of 2.9 V to 5.15 V and delivers an output of 5 V with an efficiency of up to 99% in 1:1 mode and up to 90% in 1:2 or 2:3 mode.


LED Design Kit Includes Multiple Device Types

January 15, 2009 4:54 am | Comments

Providing an evaluation resource for the designer, the GB-LED1 LED Design Kit from JKL Components contains SMT and right-angle LEDs, rigid bars and flexible strips for linear lighting and LCD backlighting, high-power 1-3-5 Watt output for general lighting, and incandescent replacement styles such as festoon and wedge based.

Image Sensors Solve Applications without PC

January 15, 2009 4:33 am | Comments

Combining the functionality of a photoelectric sensor and a vision sensor, Banner Engineering’s iVu SeriesTG image sensors allow users to apply and support inspections on the factory floor without the use of a PC. The products offer integrated or external lighting (red, blue, green, or infrared options), a 68.5-mm (2.7") LCD touchscreen display, a 752 × 480 CMOS imager, and a software emulator to program the unit offline and load parameters using


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