austriamicrosystems has announced the AS5013, a contactless magnetic encoder IC that monitors the displacement of a magnet incorporated in a knob relative to its center position and provides x and y position information via an I²C interface.
Innovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-8029, 20 dB, 150 Watt, Bi-Directional surface mount Coupler that operates from 800 – 2500 MHz. The IPP-8029 can be used to monitor either forward or reflected signal sampling.
Display power supply specialist Endicott Research Group (ERG) Inc. has announced new package configurations that offer footprint-compatibility with their existing CCFL inverter designs. ERG has used its 30+ years of experience in LCD backlight power supplies to create a series of LED driver boards that are designed in the same form factor as DC-AC inverters already in the field.
Crystek's CVCO55CC-1850-1850 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 1850 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -117 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +2.5 dBm.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies offers an Enhanced Performance SMA connector series (EPSMA) that provides mode free performance to 27 GHz. These connectors are tuned to provide ultra low VSWR to 27 GHz (typically 1.15:1). This product offering consists of
With the ongoing development of the Smart Grid, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding smart appliances; devices that can modify their operation following signals from an electricity company.
The smartphone market is expected to increase 24.5% in 2011, as projected by IDC. Managing security will be a big concern and key area of focus for most mobile companies going forward. Companies who address this concern successfully will most likely capture the market share.
As system speeds increase and designs shrink, it’s becoming harder for circuit designers to preserve a signal’s ideal digital characteristics. The higher speeds and denser designs introduce unintended anomalies that impact a circuit’s operation.
If you ask most engineers to tell you the “banner specs” of their favorite digital oscilloscope, you’ll hear about bandwidth, sample Rate, and memory depth. For many years, these were THE critical figures that would indicate the right scope for the job.
Regardless of the system topology and application domain, the development, maintenance and monitoring of electronic system architectures using mixed protocols requires tools able to straddle several busses, at various speeds and with different line characteristics.
Timing and synchronization are crucial in building test and measurement (T&M) systems, which makes the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol’s ease of use and high performance especially attractive to system designers. This article offers an overview of the benefits IEEE 1588 brings to T&M systems...
Engineers instinctively trust oscilloscopes and rely on a scope’s measurement accuracy as the ultimate authority for problem resolution. Choosing which oscilloscope to use often comes down to basic specification such as bandwidth, sample rate, and memory depth.
As most of you know, ECN made some significant changes to itself over the last few years. We don’t intend to stop developing ourselves anytime soon. As part of our migration to our new print format and our expanded presence online, we have created many new editorial sections and expanded our footprint to encompass more of what you want to see and discover.
The increasing request for motor drives with higher power levels is also driving the demand for power modules providing higher currents. The conventional approach to fulfill this requirement is to look for dedicated high current power modules.
International Rectifier today introduced the IRF6708S2 and IRF6728M 30 V DirectFET MOSFET chipset tailored for cost sensitive 19 V input synchronous buck applications such as notebooks. The IRF6708S2 Small Can and IRF6728M Medium Can devices reduce component count by 30 percent to drastically reduce overall system cost.
MICROMO is pleased to announce a new 22mm innovation that extends the portfolio of the BX4 range of four pole brushless DC servomotors from FAULHABER. The series 2232 / 2250…BX4 CSD/CCD is the world’s most compact drive with an integrated motion controller.
Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new spring pin socket addressing precise resistance measurement need for testing power management devices - SSK-QFN-7000. The contactor is a spring pin with offset plunger. This offset design allows two spring pins to contact one device lead or pad.
Emerson Network Power has released 160 kVA and 200 kVA ratings in its Liebert NX with Softscale double conversion uninterruptible power supply (UPS) platform, designed for midsize businesses seeking a backup power solution that grows incrementally without requiring infrastructure renovation.
If you're sourcing stamped metal parts from overseas, you may be required to order far more than you really need. Using fourslide fabrication can eliminate that requirement. If you're sourcing metal stampings from overseas locations such as China, you're most likely buying in large volumes, perhaps containerloads.
ESG offers a simple and cost effective solution for both power distribution and collection. As part of a combiner box, the distribution blocks can accept up to 16 inputs with an output sized up to 1 AWG (130 amps). These DIN rail mounted blocks can also offer a simple method...
Millions of homes and businesses throughout the country are using smart meters which have passive components to thank for powering their “smart” abilities. Passives’ unique qualities are critical to smart meters, and engineers should know about their important role in this rapidly growing industry.
Positronic introduced the WD and WDD series environmental D-Subminiature connectors to the industry over 15 years ago. This product has been a popular choice for applications requiring a sealed I/O connector interface. Positronic is proud to introduce a next generation version of our environmental D-Sub connector: the “Unibody” design.
A standard optocoupler provides complete electrical isolation of electronic circuits from input to output while transmitting information across that electrical isolation barrier using infrared light from the phototransistor contained inside the optocoupler.
Vishay Intertechnology today released the DG723, a monolithic dual single-pull, single-throw analog switch designed to switch both analog and digital signals. Delivering low-switching-noise performance for signal integrity and system accuracy...
Texas Instruments today announced that the OMAP4440 applications processor enhancements deliver impressive performance improvements beyond the OMAP4430 processor, including a 1.25x increase in graphics performance, a 30 percent decrease in webpage load time...