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Convection-Cooled Supplies Deliver 100 W

August 11, 2008 5:42 am | Comments

Having a convection-cooled operating temperature range from -25°C to ~50°C, PowerGate’s TRACOPOWER TOP-100 Series of open-frame power supplies deliver 100 W of power in industrial, consumer market and

Analysis Tool Shows Real-Time Behavior

August 8, 2008 7:59 am | Comments

Operating with ThreadX RTOS, Express Logic’s TraceX V3.1 embedded development analysis tool collects a database of system and application “events” on the target system including thread context switches, preemptions, suspensions, terminations and system interrupts. Events are logged in the database by ThreadX

Tantalum Caps Handle Military Apps

August 8, 2008 6:39 am | Comments

Targeting Mil/Aero and other hi-rel applications, Vishay's Tantamount Hi-Rel COTS T97 Series of solid tantalum chip capacitors are presented as the first of their kind with a 63-V rating and a capacitance of 22µF in the "F" case size. The part addresses the long-standing issue of derating, allowing designers to incorporate solid surface-mount tantalum capacitors into their hi-rel +28-V power supply designs.


Toggle Switch Delivers 2 Horsepower

August 8, 2008 6:37 am | Comments

Having a UL- and cUL-rating of 20 A at 125 VAC, Phaseda’s HY29 Series power toggle switches present a horse power rating of 2 with availability in single-pole and double-pole versions. The TUV-approved component offers functions including ON-OFF, ON-ON, ON-OFF-ON and (ON)-OFF in industrial control applications. The RoHS-compliant switches offer terminals with a 0.25 quick connect or solder lug as well as a

TCXO Controls Voltage for Femtocell Timing

August 8, 2008 5:22 am | Comments

Performing over an output frequency of 26 MHz, Valpey Fisher’s VFTX312 temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) includes a voltage control option from 0 to 3.3 V that is suitable for femtocell (3GPP) reference timing. The device offers a temperature stability of 0.1 ppm while operating over a temperature range

MCUs Offer On-Chip Flash Memory

August 7, 2008 11:14 am | Renesas | Comments

Coming in 36 different models, Renesas Technology’s 80-pin R8C/38E, 64-pin R8C/36E and 48-pin R8C/34E 16-bit MCUs uses on-chip Flash memory with various ROM and RAM (32 KB/2.5 KB, 48 KB/4 KB and 64 KB/6 KB) and optional on-chip data flash of 4 KB with a background-operation function. The devices come

Connector Strips and Blocks Ease Line Integration

August 7, 2008 9:26 am | Comments

Enabling the connection of additional wires without cutting the main conductor, OKW Electronics’ CISB Series isolated connection strips and blocks offer cable capacities from 14 to 10 AWG in the smallest blocks and from 3/0 AWG to 300 MCM in the largest size. The four smallest sizes (up to 2 AWG) come in 12-pole strips and the five largest

Ethernet IC Delivers High Speed

August 7, 2008 5:45 am | Comments

Using built-in Ethernet MAC and a PHY interface, WIZnet’s W5300 10/100 Ethernet controller IC offers speeds up to 50 Mbps while supporting 8 simultaneous sockets with a 8- or 16-bit data bus. The device’s has compatibility with TCP, UDP, ICMP, IPv4, ARP, IGMP, PPPoE and hybrid TCP/IP stacks on a 150-MHz internal core with 128-KB Tx/Rx


LED Driver Powers Displays

August 6, 2008 10:08 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Offering 24 constant-current outputs capable of driving from 5 to 80 mA each at 25 MHz, STMicroelectronics’ STP24DP05 RGB LED driver supplies light to video displays, billboards, graphic boards, colored traffic signs and variable message signs. The serial-in parallel-out FIFO uses built-in error detection controlled for

Servo Drive Delivers Up To 6 A

August 6, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

Addressing applications requiring high power levels such as, AC, DC, and linear motors the Bassoon from Elmo, is a Servo Drive with Absolute Encoder that can support up to 6 A of continuous current, while delivering up to 1.9 KW of continuous power and 3.8 KW peak. The servo drive features

VCO Exhibits Low Phase Noise

August 6, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Operating over a frequency range from 1560 to 1580 MHz, Z-Communications’ CLV1570B-LF L-band VCO offers a typical phase noise of -108 dBC/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz and a typical tuning sensitivity of 25 MHz/V. The 0.50” × 0.50” × 0.13” device performs in a tuning voltage range from 0.50 to 4.50 VDC on a 5-VDC supply while

Infrared Switch Detects Non-Contact Object Sensing

August 6, 2008 5:39 am | Comments

Providing a transmissive sensing capability for design engineers, the OPB420 Series from OPTEK, is a slotted infrared optical switch for non-contact interruptive object sensing. The switch includes an infrared LED and phototransistor, allowing for an opaque object to block the light beam from


LED Lamps Offer Flexible Mounting Options

August 5, 2008 10:41 am | Comments

Available in versions accepting 12 or 24 V, Marktech LED Lighting Products’ ExtendLite 15- or 30-cm LED lights have a connect system with mounting options including magnetic strips, glass shelf clips, and wood mounting brackets.


Charge Management Controller Enables Simultaneous AC-DC Adapter or USB-Port Battery Charging

August 5, 2008 8:15 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology introduced its MCP73871 charge-management controller — a Li-Ion/Li-Polymer charger with an intelligent charge management feature that enables simultaneous AC-DC-adapter or USB-port charging and powering of devices. The single-chip charger features an integrated pass transistor, and numerous

DC/DC Converters with 4:1 Input Deliver 18 A/60 W Regulated 3.3V Output

August 5, 2008 7:49 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Murata Power Solutions introduced its UEI-series of isolated, wide-range DC/DC Converters that provide 50 W to 60 W of power output from a standard 40.6 mm × mm 50.8 mm × 10.16 mm (1.6" × 2" × 0.4") PCB mounted, open frame package; plastic cased versions are available upon request. This regulated series has an



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