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HDDs Hold 120 GB per Platter

October 2, 2008 5:07 am | Comments

Integrating into portable media players, camcorders, and mobile PCs, Toshiba Storage Device Division’s dual-platter MK2431GAH and single-platter MKxx31GAL Series 1.8” HDDs exhibit 120 GB per platter. The parallel ATA-interfaced components offer an areal density of 344 Gb/in.², media transfer rate of 488 Mbps, rotational speed of 4,200 rpm, average seek time of

Slide Switches Exhibit Right Angle Actuations

October 1, 2008 12:33 pm | Comments

Suiting momentary or momentary and latched operation, C&K Components’ AYZ, JS, JSM, and PCM Series slide switches display right angle actuations. The 1.5 mm high AYZ Series possess 1 or 2 poles, double- and triple-throw action, offset or side actuation, contact resistance of <80 mO, surface mounting, and life cycles to 10,000 operations. The 0.7 mm

Connectors Yield 40 A DC Current

October 1, 2008 11:54 am | Comments

Offering over-molded cut-to-length cable assemblies or field-wired-on-site versions, Wieland’s PST 40i1 pluggable connectors carry 40 A of DC current in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The IP 68-rated interconnects include a rated voltage of 1,000 V, wire size of


Transceivers Cover RS-232 and RS-485/422 Protocols

October 1, 2008 11:06 am | Comments

Functioning as 1- or 2-channel components, Intersil’s ISL333X family of dual protocol transceivers show switching between RS-232 and RS-485/RS-422 protocols. The 6 mm² devices exhibit 15 kV (HBM) ESD protection, data rates of 20 MBps, and flow-through pinouts while operating on 3.3 V supplies. An on-board charge pump generates compliant

Circuit Breakers Achieve High Voltage Ratings

October 1, 2008 10:11 am | Comments

Enabling service entrance, feeder, or branch circuit protection, Altech’s UL489 DC molded-case circuit breakers possess voltage ratings of 125 V in 1 pole and 250 V from 2 to 4 poles at up to 63 A. The 17.5 mm per pole tools present a disconnect function, DIN rail mounting, green/red positive trip indicator, and short-circuit interrupt capacity of 10 kA. The CE-certified breakers

LEDs Demonstrate High Optical Power

October 1, 2008 9:17 am | Comments

Using InGaN/TAG on sapphire technology, Vishay Intertechnology’s VLMW63 and VLMW64 white power SMT LEDs operate with an optical power range from 2,240 mcd to 5,600 mcd. The CLCC-6-packaged VLMW63 possesses thermal resistance of 50 k/W, and the CLCC-6 flat ceramic-packaged VLMW64 has thermal resistance of

Transceiver Enables ZigBee in Personal Computers

October 1, 2008 7:20 am | Comments

Coming in a USB stick form factor, Telegesis’ ETRX2USB 2.4 GHz ISM band transceiver enables ZigBee into personal computers via the Telegesis AT Style Command line interface. The Ember EM250 SoC-based module comprises of a LED, plug on the side for

AC-DC Supplies Satisfy Low and Medium Applications

October 1, 2008 7:14 am | Comments

The Mean Well GS series of miniature external 18 w to 90 w AC-DC power supplies from PowerGate is designed for low and medium power applications with 18 w, 25 w, 40 w, 60 w, and 90 w platforms. Consisting of 57 single-output models with outputs ranging from 3.3 Vdc to 48Vdc, the GS Series delivers high power density with sizes ranging from 18 W in 3.66" x 2.1" x 1.42" through 90 W in 5.71" x 2.36" x 1.26"


RF Analyzer Targets Base Station I & M

October 1, 2008 6:42 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Making return-loss and distance-to-fault measurements simultaneously, Agilent Technologies’ FieldFox handheld RF analyzer performs in base station wireless network installation and maintenance (I&M). The instrument measures cable and antenna test from 2 MHz to 4/6 GHz, spectrum analysis from 100 kHz to 4/6 GHz, vector network analysis, and true average power measurements. The analyzer offers integrated QuickCal, calibration with CalReady, a task-driven user interface, and fault location with

OCXOs Suit Microwave Signal Sources

October 1, 2008 6:09 am | Comments

Covering output frequencies from 30 MHz to 130 MHz, Bliley Technologies’ NV26AJ Series oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs) are appropriate for radar, communications, and test system applications. The components demonstrate output up to 15 dBm, typical power consumption of 1 W at 25°C, and noise performance from -167 dBc/Hz to -130 dBc/Hz at

AMC Card Supplies MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 Channels

September 30, 2008 12:22 pm | Comments

Uniting multiple protocols onto 1 card, Data Device Corporation’s BU-65590A multi-I/O AMC card provides up to 4 dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels operating in BC,RT, MT or RT/MT modes; 8 ARINC 429 receive channels; and 4 ARINC 429 transmit channels. The component maintains 6 user-programmable digital discrete I/Os, 2 RS-232/422/485 serial I/O

LCD Modules Utilize LED Backlight System

September 30, 2008 11:26 am | Comments

Having VGA resolution, NEC LCD Technologies’ NL6448BC18-01 and NL6448BC18-01F 5.7” amorphous-silicon TFT LCD modules contain a face-mounted white LED backlight system. The system reduces power consumption to 1.8 W at 400 cd/m² brightness and 3.3 W at 800 cd/m² brightness, respectively. The components exhibit density of

Temperature Data Logger Contains LCD Display

September 30, 2008 10:02 am | Comments

Powering via a battery or optional AC adapter, Omega Engineering’s OM-CP-TCTEMP2000 thermocouple temperature data logger offers a backlit LCD display. The wall-mountable device includes an internal temperature sensor and an external output for thermocouple types J, K, T, E, R, S, B, and N. The real-time operated logger retains recorded data if


VCSO Offers Low Jitter

September 30, 2008 8:34 am | Comments

The VSO9900A voltage controlled SAW device based oscillator (VCSO) from Raltron Electronics offers jitter at high frequencies such as 622.08 MHz. The family has been designed for a frequency range from 400 MHz to 1 GHz. Offered in a 5 mm x 7 mm x 2.5 mm package, the VCSO family produces jitter as low as 0.100 ps-rms within a bandwidth of 12 KHz to 20 MHz

Ultra Low Voltage SBC Fits Many Applications

September 30, 2008 8:27 am | Comments

A fanless version of VersaLogic's Cheetah PC/104-Plus embedded single board computer (SBC) is targeted at applications such as medical, avionics, navigation/tracking, system monitoring, and security/homeland defense. The SBC uses 8 w. The PC/104-Plus interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules. It is designed to work with embedded operating systems, including



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