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TFT LCD Interface Controller Supports All Modes

December 20, 2007 6:40 am | Comments

The DVS-1600 high-integration OEM interface controller from Digital View provides a range of inputs and LCD panel support. Inputs include DVI, VGA, S-Video, composite video, and numerous modes. The board is pre-programmed for many panel models and resolutions

PATA 1.8' Solid State Drive Boasts Low Power Consumption

December 20, 2007 6:00 am | Comments

SMART Modular Technologies announced its XceedLite parallel ATA (PATA) solid state drive (SSD). Operating from +3.3V DC to +5V DC, the drive typically draws 80 mA current in read, 70 mA in write, and 9 mA in passive mode. It is suited for use in growth markets such as tablet PCs, ruggedized notebooks, embedded computing, industrial applications, and medical equipment in which battery life, durability and reliability


Electro-Pyrotechnic Initiator Chip Resistor Offers Joule Effect Ignition

December 20, 2007 5:52 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. their electro-pyrotechnic initiator chip resistor (EPIC), said to be the industry’s first such device to offer Joule effect ignition for very fast firing times down to 50 µs, and a no fire/all fire ratio up to 70 percent. EPIC resistors, also known as bridge resistors, are resistive elements that convert electrical energy into heat energy in a precise electro-thermal profile for the purpose of initiating a series of pyrotechnic events in a controlled energetic reaction.


Telecom Card Combines Protocol/Packet Processing, WAN Access, Signaling

December 20, 2007 5:27 am | Comments

Emerson Network Power’s KSI8560 is an advanced mezzanine card for telecommunications applications. It combines a PowerQUICC III MPC8560 controller with up to eight channelized E1/T1 spans in order to process protocols, packets, signaling, and WAN access for

Self-Clinching Cable Ties are Permanent Without Screws or Adhesives

December 20, 2007 4:25 am | Comments

PEM self-clinching cable tie mounts and hooks provide secure attachment points for mounting wires and cables to electronic chassis or enclosures.  Model TD cable tie mounts and model TDO hooks can be installed quickly and permanently without screws or adhesives. Their locations and positions are set during the design process to provide optimal layout for wires and cables during final assembly. Both types are RoHS compliant and are available in several sizes for installation in metal sheets from .040"/1.02 mm to .125"/3.18 mm.

Chip Enables Simultaneous Audio Connections of Consumer Electronics

December 19, 2007 9:51 am | Comments

STS Inc. announced the availability of its fourth-generation chip (DARR81) for digital wireless audio platforms in the connected home or office. The chip enables simultaneous audio connections of consumer electronics (CE) devices, such as headphones, speakers, home theater systems, flat panel TVs, game consoles, iPod and portable media player docking stations, and PCs for uninterrupted streaming of HD uncompressed wireless audio.

Pocket Reference Oscillator Integrates HCMOS Oscillator in SMA Housing

December 19, 2007 9:38 am | Comments

Crystek introduced the Pocket Reference Oscillator (PRO Series), said to be the industry’s first frequency control product to integrate a complete HCMOS crystal clock oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. The oscillator offers frequency stability of ±25 ppm over 0°C to 70°C (operating temperature range rated at -40°C to 85°C; storage -45°C to 90°C). They are available off-the-shelf in frequencies from 4 MHz to 125 MHz

Interface Module Connects up to 15 Addressable SEI Devices

December 19, 2007 9:02 am | Comments

The SEI-USB from US Digital is an interface module that connects the company's SEI compatible devices to a standard USB 1.1 / 2.0 port. It connects up to 15 addressable SEI devices using a single 6-wire telephone-type cable up to 1000 feet long. It uses two RS-485-like differential pairs, one for “busy” flow control, and the other for bi-directional serial data


Mini Wave System for Specialized Soldering

December 19, 2007 8:54 am | Comments

A multipurpose miniature wave system for soldering and desoldering is now available from Manncorp. The System 120 bench-top device is designed for single-point or single-edge soldering and removal of ICs such as DIPs, QFPs, PGAs, connectors, and odd forms. It is useful for short runs requiring selective soldering of single components and can be adjusted to 399ºC for lead-free or tin/lead processing.

DC/DC Converter for Railways Generates 2 kW Output

December 19, 2007 7:59 am | Comments

The HVI 2K-750/24 high input voltage DC/DC converter from Absopulse uses field proven design topology to generate 2kW output power. It accepts a 750V DC input voltage (525V to 975V DC range), which is the traction voltage typically required for mass transit vehicles such as trams, metros and light rail, as well as mining locomotives. The standard unit delivers

Board-to-Board SMC Connectors with Locking Capability

December 18, 2007 10:07 am | Comments

ERNI Electronics expanded its 1.27 mm SMC connector family with a board-to-board right-angle SMC connector and integrated locking system. The locking system can withstand normal vibration and shock loads, yet still disconnect without using tools. Female (type Q) and male (type B) connectors are available with surface-mount termination and plastic housings constructed of

Standard Cell Device Implements a Structured ASIC as IP

December 18, 2007 9:20 am | Comments

ChipX announced the introduction of Hybrid ASIC, the implementation of a structured ASIC as IP on a Standard Cell device. This development approach is said to allow for rapid and economical product line development and save companies recurring engineering (NRE) and tooling costs. According to the company, turnaround time for logic changes can be

Loop Powered Ultrasonic Sensors Internally Calculate Flow Rates and Volume

December 18, 2007 8:46 am | Comments

Automation Products Group, Inc. introduced the LPU-2428 Loop Powered Ultrasonic Level Sensors with microprocessor control to internally perform volume, flow, and totalization calculations. These IP65 rated sensors provide a 1 foot to 25 foot (0.3 m to 7.62 m) detection range. They are designed for liquid flow-rate and volume measurement applications.


Battery Contacts Eliminate Plastic Housing

December 18, 2007 8:33 am | Comments

Components Corp. announced the freestanding BC-501 battery contact series. The low profile, small footprint contacts can be placed anywhere on a circuit board and eliminate the need for a plastic housing. They have a wireform design that helps ensure reliable and high spring force. BC-510 2A contacts are provided on 8 mm wide, 4 mm pitch, conductive polycarbonate tape that meets ANSI/EIA-481 standards

Post Amplifiers with Twice the Signal Gain of Previous Offerings

December 18, 2007 7:13 am | Comments

Micrel's SY88343HL and SY88289HL high-sensitivity, low-power CML limiting post amplifiers are designed with twice the signal gain of the company's previously announced SY88343DL and SY88289CL. These products are targeted at applications using low-cost transimpedance amplifiers and/or low gain PIN diodes which occur in a variety of data and telecom markets


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