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RAID Storage Controller Exhibits 8-Gb Host Connectivity

January 12, 2009 5:17 am | Comments

Sitting between workstations or a SAN and low-cost JBOD disk storage, ATTO Technology’s FastStream SC 8500 RAID storage controller provides 8-Gb fibre channel host connectivity to multiple tiers of low-cost, off-the-shelf SAS/SATA disk storage enclosures. The device supplies

M16 Connectors Include PG11 Cable Outlet

January 12, 2009 5:00 am | Comments

Offering a 4-mm to 6-mm and a 6-mm to 8-mm option, Binder-USA’s Series 423 M16 field-attachable DIN connectors have a PG11 cable outlet for cable diameters from 8 mm to 10 mm. The products consist of 7 to 24 gold-plated contacts and an internal shielding ring that protects against EMI. When properly mated, the mated pair is

Voltage Regulator Rated to 40 A

January 10, 2009 9:25 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Comments

Featuring a high current density of 7.900 A/cm³ (129 A/in.³), the BMR451 voltage regulator from Ericsson Power is a digitally controlled, non-isolated voltage regulator rated to 40 A. The voltage regulator measures 30.850 × 20 × 8.200 mm (1.215" × 0.787" × 0.323"), offers a 4.5-V to 14-V input voltage range, a 0.6-V to 3.6-V output voltage range and an MTBF figure of 2.600 million hours. The BMR451 is priced at $22.50.


Power Supplies Achieve up to 1,200 W

January 10, 2009 9:19 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Coming in the 1U form factor, the C1U-W-1200-12-Tx and C1U-W-12-48-Tx AC/DC front end power supplies from Murata Power Solutions provide 1,200 W (110/220 VAC) of high density power. The supplies require 9.2 W/in.³ power density minimises space. The C1U-W-1200-12-Tx has a main output of 12 V and standby outputs of

Connectors Unite With a Quarter Turn

January 9, 2009 8:32 am | Comments

Incorporating a molded composite plug shell, coupling nut, and receptacle, the Amphe-GTR series of connectors from Amphenol features a reverse bayonet coupling that provides pairing and unpairing using a quarter-turn coupling device. Available formats include three, four, or five pin variations, a compression (setscrew) wire termination for either 4/6 AWG or 8/10 AWG, and silver-plated contacts

CV Capacitors Protect Against Thermal and Mechanical Stress

January 9, 2009 8:27 am | Comments

Protecting against thermal and mechanical stress, the MH Series of high CV ceramic capacitors from AVX has non-polar construction. Lead-free and RoHS-compliant, the series is rated at up to 100V with a maximum capacitance of 22 µF. The operating temperature is -55°C to +125°C. Applications include, input /output capacitors for industrial and telecoms applications, smoothing circuits, HID, and automotive high CV applications previously impossible due to case size limitations

Hybrid Socket Works with 0.30-mm-Pitch Devices

January 9, 2009 6:37 am | Comments

Prototyping, testing, and burning in CSP (chip scale package), BGA (ball grid array), microBGA, and LGA (land grid array) devices, Aries Electronics’ CSP/BallNest ZIF-style hybrid socket operates in devices with a 0.30-mm pitch or larger. The product utilizes gold-plated pressure mount spring probes to maintain constant force throughout

Digital Pulsers Enable Unipolar or Bipolar Operation

January 9, 2009 6:14 am | Comments

Providing a min. output current of 1.3 A, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX4810, MAX4811, and MAX4812 dual digital pulsers can be independently configured to enable unipolar or bipolar pulsing in high-voltage systems from low-voltage logic outputs. The 7-mm × 7-mm 56-pin TQFN-packaged units have 3 logic inputs per channel and


Reference Designs Serve RF Remote Controls

January 9, 2009 5:46 am | Comments

Based on the Emerald GP500C communication controller, GreenPeak Technologies’ new set of reference designs are designed for IEEE 802.15.4-compliant, 2.4-GHz RF remote controls and RF modules. The products integrate into consumer electronics devices, such as TVs, DVD players, and set-top boxes, which are found inside a cabinet or in another room. The reference designs contain a protocol stack of <4 KB and an embedded

Noise-Immune Sensors Detect Chloride Liquids

January 9, 2009 5:29 am | Comments

Mounting in level applications, TURCK’s BCF10 noise-immune sensors present the ability to detect liquids with high concentrations of chlorides, such as soaps and cleaners. The capacitive device incorporates a compensating electrode configuration that allows the product to sense through the film or etch left on the inside wall of a plastic

AUX Channel Controller Enables DisplayPort Testing

January 9, 2009 5:09 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Controlling a device under test through the DisplayPort connector only, Agilent Technologies’ and Quantum Data’s W2642A AUX channel controller fully automates physical layer testing of the DisplayPort main link for sink- and source-device testing. Automated physical layer tests can be made using Agilent test equipment, such as the

Attenuated Switches Perform at Three Levels

January 9, 2009 4:58 am | Comments

Exhibiting a frequency range from DC to 25 GHz, Teledyne Coax Switches’ CAS-37 Series tri-state attenuated switches can be switched to a low-loss state (<0.5 dB), an attenuated state (20 dB across a broadband), or an open state with one of the two RF inputs terminated into a 50-Ohm termination. The products exhibit an operating

MLCCs Protect Against Thermal and Mechanical Stress

January 9, 2009 4:41 am | Avx Corporation | Comments

Made with non-polar construction, AVX Corporation's MH Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) provide protection against thermal and mechanical stress. The RoHS-compliant devices are rated at up to 100 V with a max. capacitance of 22 µF and an operating temperature range from -55°C to 125°C. The Pb-free components perform as input/output capacitors for industrial and telecom applications, smoothing circuits, HID, and


Semiconductor Laser Diodes Target Medical Apps

January 9, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

Based on indium phosphide (InP), nLIGHT’s new generation of Pearl 1,400-nm to 2,000-nm semiconductor laser diodes perform in surgical and aesthetic medical applications through either direct use or to pump holmium or erbium lasers. At 1.9 microns, the fiber-coupled modules provide up to 20 W of output power from a single


Digital Line Voltage Monitor Protects Single-Phase Equipment

January 8, 2009 9:34 am | Comments

Field-adjusting parameters via a push of a button, ICM Controls’ ICM492 digital line voltage monitor shields single-phase equipment against low and high voltage conditions and rapid short-cycling. The instrument continuously checks incoming line voltage for faults, displays rms voltage on a backlit digital display, and offers adjustable over and under voltage settings. The device includes an adjustable anti-short cycle time delay, control


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