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Software Performs Motion Control Design

September 11, 2008 7:53 am | Comments

Configuring motion architectures for testing, Performance Motion Devices’ Pro-Motion motion control set-up software delivers auto-tuning for current loop and position loop of servo motors. The program offers multiple and simultaneous connection capabilities to various controllers, a multi-drop over serial and CAN networks, and scope tracing of

Network Analyzers Include Multiport Test Set

September 11, 2008 5:16 am | Keysight Technologies | Comments

Performing vector network analysis from 300 kHz to 20 GHz, Agilent Technologies’ E5071C ENA Series network analyzers use the E5092A multiport test set to evaluate the third harmonics of passive components in WLAN, WiMAX, UWB or

Daughter Cards Plug into Development Boards

September 10, 2008 11:25 am | Comments

Enabling broadcast video applications, National Semiconductor’s SDALTEVK and SDXILEVK daughter cards perform with Altera’s Cyclone III development board via HSMC and Xilinx’s Spartan-3A development board via Avnet’s


DC Servo Motors Exhibit Inertia Matching

September 10, 2008 9:55 am | Comments

Coming in NEMA 23 and NEMA 34 frame sizes, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ ID Series brush-commutated DC servo motors provide motor-to-load inertia matching for medium to high reflected load inertias. The IP42-constructed devices generate continuous torque from 0.212 Nm (1.880 lb/in.) to 1.590 Nm (14 lb/in.), rated


Phototriac Eliminates Need for Separate Power TRIAC

September 10, 2008 8:15 am | Comments

Outputting currents up to 1 A to drive resistive and inductive loads, Vishay Intertechnology’s VO3526 phototriac consists of a GaAs infrared LED optically coupled to a monolithic photosensitive non-zero-crossing TRIAC detector chip. The 16-pin DIP-packaged device provides isolation between DC and AC voltages on

SerDes Transceiver Offers 30 ps Jitter Performance

September 10, 2008 5:28 am | Comments

Meeting SMPTE 424M jitter specifications, National Semiconductor’s LMH4345 SerDes transceiver exhibits output alignment jitter performance of 30 ps and a minimum input jitter tolerance of 0.6 units interval (UI) in multi-channel broadcast video equipment. The 14 mm² 100-pin TQFP-packaged component includes 4 integrated

Optocouplers Demonstrate Fault Protection

September 9, 2008 10:50 am | Comments

Exhibiting fault protection, Avago Technologies’ ACPL-333J and ACPL-330J Series IGBT optocouplers integrate Vce desaturation detection, under voltage lockout protection, soft shut down, isolated fault feedback and automatic fault reset. The SO-16-packaged devices offer Active Miller clamping to eliminate the need for a

Protocol Analyzer Targets USB 3.0 Standard

September 9, 2008 7:48 am | Comments

Using PCI-Express platform circuitry, LeCroy’s Voyager protocol analyzer exerciser system tests devices, systems and software under the USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) standard. The device provides simultaneous protocol


Demo Board Offers Capacitive Touch

September 9, 2008 5:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Needing no external components, Microchip Technology’s PICDEM Touch Sense 2 demo board (Part # DM164128) includes the mTouch Sensing Solution software development kit (SDK) for capacitive touch. The component comes with a 16-bit PIC24FJ256GB110 MCU that integrates a charge time measurement unit (CTMU) and


High-Stability Oscillator Can Replace Crystal Oscillators

September 8, 2008 11:00 am | Comments

Silicon Laboratories entered the consumer timing market with its 100 percent CMOS oscillator suited for consumer applications. By completely eliminating the quartz resonator that must be cut and tuned for each crystal oscillator (XO) frequency, the Si500 helps enable extremely short lead times. The ultra-low phase noise silicon oscillator

Connector Assembly Illuminates Target Cavities

September 8, 2008 9:26 am | Comments

Operating in aerospace applications, CAMI Research’s Light Director light-guided connector assembly uses light fibers driven by LED lamps to individually illuminate target cavities in the connector being assembled. Correct insertion is confirmed by the elimination of light from that location and incorrect insertion leaves the flashing

Waveform Generators Accelerate Sample Rates

September 8, 2008 7:29 am | Tektronix | Comments

Exhibiting 9.6 GHz effective RF output and 10-bit resolution, Tektronix’s AWG7000B and AWG5000B Series arbitrary waveform generators (AWG) offer sample rates up to 24 GS/s in serial data buses and wideband

Interface Module Performs Analog Signal Conversion

September 8, 2008 5:32 am | Comments

Using an analog signal transmitter achieving 0.1% of the full scale, TURCK’s IMS interface module exhibits analog signal conversion of current and voltage signals. The 6.2 mm wide device offer temperature signal-specific transferring


Tact Switches Offer LED Options

September 5, 2008 11:57 am | Comments

Enduring an electrical life of 25,000 cycles, E-Switch’s TL1290 Series right-angle tact switches with through-hole termination and gold-plated contacts offer LEDs in blue, red, yellow and green. The devices exhibit a contact rating of 100 mA at 32 VDC, maximum initial contact resistance of 250 mO and minimum insulation resistance of


Generator Offers 10 nS Resolution

September 5, 2008 10:27 am | Comments

Operating on 8 channels of delay and width, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation’s Model 505 pulse and digital delay generator displays 10 nS edge resolution on all 16 edges. The entry-level device targets users who need multiple


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