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Supplies Meet Energy-Efficiency Standards

July 31, 2008 10:22 am | Comments

Coming in five voltage ranges from 12 to 48 V, SL Power Electronics’ Ault PW153KB Series of 40-W external power supplies meets the requirements for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Level IV and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The single-output devices have universal input from

VCSO Exhibits Low Phase Noise

July 31, 2008 7:35 am | Comments

Offering a typical second harmonic of -14 dBc and no sub-harmonic, Crystek’s CVS575S-500 500-MHz voltage controlled surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillator (VCSO) generates a phase noise level of -135 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 5 × 6.5 × 2.5-mm Pb-free SMT-packaged device operates from a 3.3-V

Adhesives Target Personal Communication Devices

July 30, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

Having electrical conductivity appropriate for personal communications devices, Adhesives Research’s ARclad 92262 and ARclad 92264 acrylic adhesives perform in applications such as mobile phones, computers, PDAs, disk drives, modems and automotive electronics. The 1.800-mil (0.045-mm) ARclad 92262


SOC IC Offers Dual-Core Functionality

July 30, 2008 6:52 am | Comments

Integrating AltiVec.128-bit vector processing technology, Freescale Semiconductor’s MPC8640D PowerQUICC SOC IC exhibits dual e600 core functionality for CPU speeds from 1 to 1.25 GHz per core and typical power from 14 to 21 W. The device has L1 cache with 32 KB instruction and 32 KB data per core with

Panel Potentiometer Offers A Long Life Cycle

July 30, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

Offering a long life of 500,000 cycles, the P10L from Vishay Intertechnology is a panel potentiometer with a temperature coefficient down to ±150ppm/°C and small 9.6-mm size. Featuring a fully sealed IP67 package with pure Sn terminals, the potentiometer is intended for control panel, low-cost actuation proportional pedal, and

Dual Output DC/DC Converters Targeted for Military and Avionics Applications

July 30, 2008 5:55 am | Comments

XP Power added the MTC15 and MTC30 dual output DC/DC converters to its MTC Series of fully encapsulated COTS 4 W to 35 W line. Suitable for military and avionic platforms with a nominal 28 VDC input, the 15 W and 30 W units are available with either ±12 VDC or ±15 VDC outputs. Offering a wide input range from

Antenna Can Be Mounted Indoors and Outdoors

July 30, 2008 5:27 am | Comments

Offering a low profile, indoor/outdoor solution for voice or data device applications, the 3dBi from Astron Wireless Technologies is an omni directional dipole antenna that is suitable as a window or wall mount antenna. These antennas were initially developed for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) phone terminals as an alternative to

Voltage Translator Uses Automatic Direction Control

July 29, 2008 12:49 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Offering independent, automatic direction control performing at 1.1 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FXL2SD106 4-bit dual-supply voltage translator eliminates the need to program a general purpose IO and reduces the number of pins required for control from 20 to 16. The 2.5 × 3.5-mm 16-pin DQFN-packaged device


LEDs Combine SMT with Through-hole Features and Capabilities

July 29, 2008 10:12 am | Comments

Lumex announced a line of surface-mount LEDs that are positioned to combine surface-mount technology (SMT) with the features and capabilities of through-hole, leaded T-5 mm epoxy lens LEDs. OctoLEDs devices offer brightness levels of up to 7,000 mcd (dependent on color) when driven by the common If of 20 mA. OctoLEDs SML-H1505xxx-TR can be used in applications such as front panel, PCB multi-LED and industrial control or fault indicators.

Software Operates on LynuxWorks

July 29, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

Working on LynuxWorks LynxOS 4.2 and LynxOS 5.0 real-time operating systems, Aonix’s PERC Ultra 5.1 cross development and target support software sets the name of each LynxOS thread to match the corresponding Java thread name for thread-aware tools, such as LynuxWorks’ SpyKer Embedded System

Data Logger Offers Versatility in Geotechnical Applications

July 29, 2008 6:10 am | Comments

Offering versatility in geotechnical applications, the DT80G and DT85G from CAS DataLogger, are two dataTaker GeoLoggers that work with a host of geotechnical sensors including extensometers, piezometers, inclinometers, strain gauges, pressure cells, crack meters, tilt meters and also support

Miniature Controller Delivers Complete IP Connectivity

July 29, 2008 5:53 am | Comments

Offering complete IP connectivity and security in a small form factor, the CO2144 from Connect One, is the latest addition to the iChipSEC family of machine-to-machine IP Controllers. This 10 x 10 mm chip supports wireless LAN and cellular standards making it suitable for


Supplies Perform at 48 VDC Output

July 28, 2008 12:02 pm | Comments

Operating with output voltages of 12 and 48 VDC, SolaHD’s SDN16-12-100P, SDN9-12-100P and SDN5-48-100P single-phase DIN Rail power supplies offer sag immunity, transient suppression and noise tolerance. The Power Factor Correction-designed devices are well suited for industrial process controls, machine tools and other equipment exposed to a harsh factory floor environment, including Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous


Design Suite Employs Filter Software

July 28, 2008 10:40 am | Comments

Using filter synthesis and analysis software from Nuhertz Technologies, AWR’s Microwave Office design suite directly integrates “delay equalization with off-axis quadruplet and real zeros”. According to the company, the program reduces required computation

Low-Chlorine Content Resin Targets Halogen-free Products

July 28, 2008 10:33 am | Comments

Ticona Engineering Polymers announced a new grade of Fortron PPS that reduces the amount of chlorine contained in the formulation, thereby enabling electrical and electronic component original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers to design and make products that will comply with


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