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...
Power Integrations today introduced the newest member of its “Zero” product portfolio, LinkZero-LP. This highly integrated offline switcher IC automatically enters an innovative zero-input-power mode when the load is disconnected, cutting no-load power consumption to 0.00 watts.
IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., announces the availability of hazardous area-approved versions of the company’s Series 640 industrial vibration transmitters for monitoring motors and pumps at natural gas pipeline pumping stations.
Semitech Semiconductor today announced the availability of the SM2101 -- an FSK/BPSK based power line transceiver. The SM2101 represents the next generation of power line communication transceivers, and is designed with an emphasis on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI)...
LCDs have come a long way from the basic passive monochrome segmented characters used in this old clock (Figure 1) to today’s high performance active matrix LED-backlit TFT LCDs and high performance-high contrast passive matrix LCDs.
Elma Electronic Inc. has expanded its offering for their Type 15 StyleBox to include versions for recessed EMC mounting. The StyleBox now offers recessed front-card mounting which helps EMC by allowing a solid or perforated panel to fully enclose any plug-in boards.
Semtech Corp. has expanded its point-of-load (POL) regulator platform to include a highly-integrated, 4A output current, synchronous buck regulator with programmable soft-start in a tiny 3 x 3 x 0.6mm package. The new SC185 joins Semtech’s existing platform of POL regulators...
Taiyo Yuden’s latest lines of chip filters optimize the performance, while minimizing the size, of mobile phones. The exceptionally compact EIA 0603 size multilayer dual low pass filter is designed for use with multi-band smartphones...
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16903/MAX16904, automotive-grade, synchronous step-down converters that consume only 25microamps (no load) and deliver 1A and 600mA, respectively. These 2.1MHz step-down converters are optimized for operation over the 3.5V to 28V range.