OpenVPX is now beginning to sprout promising green shoots as interoperability has become a significant focus around the VPX topic.
OpenVPX provides order to the rugged deployed embedded community with a framework that enables disparate computational entities to co-exist within a larger system while defining compliance to adjudicate disagreements.
Crystek's CVCO55CC-2175-2175 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 2175 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +7 dBm.
Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing UART serial to parallel data convertor - CBT-QFN-7002. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 26 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.
As digital security cameras have become more sophisticated, so has the need to provide the optimal illumination required to produce high-resolution video images in all kinds of ambient light conditions. One of the most widely used types of security cameras is the day/night vision camera...
With smart phones accounting for an increasing share of the mobile handheld market, more services and applications are being added, including premium TV and games, mobile banking, e-commerce, and even airline check-ins.
With an increasing need for security in the Card Payments industry, there is a growing trend for secure microcontrollers. With an increasing need to reduce card-originated fraud, the Pay TV industry tries to control media fraud, while the ID industry strives to reduce immigration fraud and the Smart Grid to reduce energy fraud.
V-Infinity announced the addition of a 2-A model to their V78XX switching regulator series. The compact V78XX-2000 series has been designed to be a high performance alternative to linear regulators.
TDK-EPC presents a new sample kit of EPCOS current-compensated ring-core power chokes.
Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced 12-bit and 10-bit mixed-signal front-ends (MxFEs) that reduce power and board space for developers of wireless infrastructure and portable radio equipment. The 12-bit AD9963 and 10-bit AD9961 MxFEs use 40 percent less power and 25 percent less printed-circuit board area...
International Rectifier introduced a family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs for high frequency switching applications including the output stage for Class D Audio systems.
A recent engineering design challenge asked FPGA experts to design a “Logic Analyzer in a Day” using off-the-shelf Opal Kelly FPGA-USB modules and its Front Panel SDK. The objective was to showcase the design capabilities of these engineering experts...
This training module from Digi-Key and TT Electronics/Optek Technology provides guidance on managing junction temperature of high-power visible LEDs, including ways to remove heat.
When HDMI version 1.4 was publicly released in October 2009, it included a number of new features. Most of the new features are barely moving the needle on the consumer electronics industry's Richter scale. But one new HDMI 1.4 feature -- the implementation of 3D video mode -- is about to buckle the pavement of the status quo.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX31782, a system management microcontroller that combines six temperature measurement channels with six channels of closed-loop fan control. By monitoring multiple temperature points throughout the system...
The Stealth model KYBX-400 series keyboard is an industrial grade keyboard with built-in optical trackball that is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4, 4X, IP65 specifications. This rugged keyboard is housed in a vandal resistant stainless steel enclosure and will stand up to harsh, wet and dirty environments.
The latest in LED lighting offers high luminous flux, efficiency, CRI, and reliability, suitable for most lighting applications, including architectural, accent, HID, and down lighting. LEDs save energy, reduce waste, are free of mercury and lead, and convert energy to light more efficiently than common light sources used today.
The first commercial mobile phone in North America with a built-in camera to capture photographs or video was developed in 2002. As mobile phone usage increases and cameras gain ubiquity in mobile phones, demand for such functionality continues to increase, with significantly strong growth in emerging countries.
For several years now, many of the gadgets we use around the house, on the move and in the workplace have contained some form of visual display to impart status information to the user and even allow the user to interact with them via a touch screen.
The touch screen interface is increasingly becoming a standard requirement in today’s electronic products. But how does one choose the right touch screen for the application? What are the basic considerations when sourcing a touch screen?
Gate drive optocouplers are widely used for driving IGBT and Power MOSFET because of the high output current driving capability. Traditionally, gate drive optocoupler use bipolar transistors for the output stage to deliver high output current.
Are you a “Themimech” engineer? Rising frequencies of many applications are now forcing engineers to be aware of and plan for issues related to rising frequencies in electronic devices and systems and to participate in mutually supportive designs.
For years, radio broadcasters and artists have duked it out over performance rights. Enter the highly-contentious Performance Rights Act, which would expand copyright law to include all public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. And it’s gotten even wilder: an amendment would mandate that all mobile phones contain FM radio chips.
TI introduced a symmetric-polarity transceiver that protects the system from communication losses and potential damage should the signal wires be inadvertently reversed during installation or maintenance.
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announces the release of a new L circuit EMI filter designed to provide both inductance and series resistance for superior transient performance.