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Combiners Measure Current in 20 Strings

October 14, 2008 6:40 am | Comments

Suiting Aurora commercial inverters, Power-One’s Aurora string combiners support paralleling and integrated current measurement for up to 20 photovoltaic strings. The devices exhibit an input voltage range from 200 VDC to 850 VDC, fuse protection for positive and negative connections, overvoltage protection with a replaceable varistor cartridge, and relative-humidity

LDO Regulators Consume Low Current

October 14, 2008 5:19 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Coming in a 5-lead TSOT package, Analog Devices’ ADP120, ADP121 and ADP130 linear LDO regulators exhibit supply currents of <350 mA to mixed-signal ICs while consuming from 11 µA to 24 µA of quiescent current. The components operate at output voltages as low as 1.2 V with a 1 µF ceramic output capacitor. The ADP120 and ADP121 offer 60 dB PSR at

Controller Performs in Half-Bridge Converters

October 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Operating in offline power supplies, STMicroelectronics’ L6591 PWM controller demonstrates optimization for zero-voltage switching asymmetrical half-bridge converters. The device enables efficiencies of 85% min. at 500 kHz, implements pulse skipping under light-load and no-load conditions, and has a quiescent current of <3 mA. The controller includes


Power Supplies Demonstrate High Power Density

October 13, 2008 11:32 am | Comments

Generating a main output of 12 VDC and an auxiliary output of 3.3 VDC, Emerson Network Power’s DS1200-3 and DS2000-3 power supplies offer power densities of 21 W/in.³ and 26 W/in.³, respectively. The devices use an I²C interface and the PMBus communications protocol in

Tapes Connect Solar Panels

October 13, 2008 10:30 am | Comments

Withstanding UV, weather, and temperature variation, Scapa’s AFT acrylic foam tapes assemble solar panels and photovoltaic modules. The interconnects help protection the solar panel assembly from corrosion, vibration, and other stresses found in outdoor applications, and bond to glass, foil, metal, composite, and plastic substrates. The products will withstand

Data Acquisition Board Accommodates I/O Signals

October 13, 2008 9:28 am | Comments

Adding to the ECONseries, Data Translation’s DT9812-10V-OEM USB data acquisition board provides 2 20-pin connectors to accommodate all I/O signals without an enclosure for embedding. The component comprises of 8 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, 16 digital I/Os (8 in/8 out), and a 32-bit counter timer. The board exhibits independent subsystem operation at throughput rates up to 50 kHz, analog input and analog output signal range of ±10 V, 12-bit resolution for

Vector Generator Features Integrated Modulation

October 13, 2008 8:40 am | Comments

Providing an output level of typ. +24 dBm up to 6 GHz, and a maximum RF bandwidth of 528 MHz, the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz features an integrated modulation generator. The generator features a frequency range from 9 kHz to 6 GHz, and the RF bandwidth can be extended to 528 MHz

Servo Drive Delivers 4.8 kW Continuously

October 13, 2008 8:06 am | Comments

Using SimpIIQ core motion control technology, Elmo Motion Control’s Solo Guitar guitar servo drive supplies up to 4.8 kW of continuous power or 5.4 kW of peak power. The 46.70 mm × 61 mm × 80 mm (1.84" × 2.40" × 3.15”) device operates from a DC power source in current, velocity, position, and advanced position modes in conjunction with a


ADCs Achieve 2.5 Giga-Samples Per Second

October 13, 2008 7:32 am | Comments

Sampling at 2.5 Gsps in 1st and 2nd Nyquist zones, the EV10AS150 family of 10-bit analogue-to-digital data converters (ADCs) from e2v features a 25% increase in analogue input bandwidth. Delivered as a combined 10-bit 2.5 Gsps ADC and DMUX device, the family includes 200 GHz fT transit frequency. The series provides: 10-bit 2.5 Gsps performance of >60 dB spurious free dynamic range (SFDR)

PrAMC Platform Contains 64 Cores

October 13, 2008 7:24 am | Comments

Using the Tilera TILE64 processor, JumpGen Systems’ T6M-100 AdvancedMC (PrAMC) platform consists of 64 cores of general purpose and signal processing compute coupled with over 20 Gbps of full-duplex I/O running at 700 MHz. The single-wide board supports dual AMC.2 Type 6 or Type 5 10 GigE interfaces with 10 Gbps SFP+ on the

TCXO Exhibits Tight Stability

October 13, 2008 6:52 am | Comments

Coming in a 2 mm × 2.50 mm × 0.46 mm package, Tellurian Technologies’ TT-VT6000 TCXO offers a stability of ±0.50 ppm over a temperature range from 0°C to 55°C. The component demonstrates current consumption of <2 mA and initial tolerance of ±0.50 ppm over supply voltages as low as 2.50 V. Applications include mobile wireless communications, dedicated

Power Cords Perform in Harsh Environments

October 13, 2008 5:50 am | Comments

Demonstrating UL listing (SJEOW) and CSA approval (JSTOW), Northwire’s EnduroFLEX III retractile power cordage resist chemicals, oils, detergents, solvents, abrasion, UV light, moisture and tangle. The devices present high coil memory, voltage ratings of 300 V and 600 V, and from 12 AWG to 18 AWG. The cords include 2 to 5 conductors that have tinned or

Lighbox Accepts Images in Various Formats

October 13, 2008 4:57 am | Comments

Operating while free standing or hanging from a ceiling, Walls + Forms’ Lights Alive contour-designed single-sided lightbox is designed to accept images in screenprinted, digital, or photographic formats. The black-framed display exhibits a profile size of 1.125” × 0.500” and an image size of 16.250” × 20.250”. The UL-approved lightbox contains a 0.400” clear acrylic backer sheet, a 32 W Circleline fluorescent tube on center bracket, an electronic ballast with a 5-year


Control Devices Combine Encoder, Joystick and Pushbutton

October 10, 2008 12:34 pm | Comments

Acting as a replacement for a stationary mouse or trackball, Grayhill’s Series 60C multifunction cursor control devices integrate an optical encoder, joystick and pushbutton on a single shaft. The 1” × 1” × 0.75” deep-housed tools manipulate a cursor left, right, up, and down; facilitates sequential scrolling through menu options; and performs on-screen


Temperature Sensor Works in DDR3 Apps

October 10, 2008 11:31 am | Comments

Complying with JEDEC specification JC42.4, Catalyst Semiconductor’s CAT6095 12-bit digital output temperature sensor targets DDR3 memory module applications in high-speed PCs and laptops, environmental control systems and industrial process control equipment. The unit demonstrates ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from 75°C to 95°C and ±3°C accuracy from -20°C to 125°C in a supply voltage range from 3 V to


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