Relays resist surge rates of 10,000 volts Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment Aromat Corp. has broadened its LA Slim Power relay series with two models that it says resist surge rates of 10,000 V minimum. The NAiS-brand products target power-switching applications in such audio/visual equipment as televisions, monitors, vending machines and home appliances.
100-W coupler is suitable for cellular, wireless apps Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment RF Power Components' single-directional coupler serves cellular and wireless applications at 810 to 960 MHz. The SDC-801-1-2-R5-11 is a 100-W device with less than 0.2-dB insertion loss, 11-dB coupling, more than 20-dB directivity and a main line, and coupled line, voltage standing-wave ratio of less than 1.15, and 1.20, respectively.
Capacitor arrays are surface-mountable Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment NIC Components Corp. has broadened its line of capacitors to address two common design issues: the relatively large space requirements of conventional capacitors, and the power loss and heat generated by tantalum capacitors.
Amp meets 1089 telecom spec Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment Amplifier Research's microwave amp, the 15T4G18 traveling wave tube (TWT), tests to the higher-frequency radiated RF requirements of the new GR-1089-Core Bellcore spec for telecom.
Surface-mount ZIF contacts roll Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment The FLH series surface-mountable connectors from J.S.T. Corp. have a mounting height of 1.2 mm (0.047 inch) and 0.5 mm (0.020 inch) pitch. The components adapt to 0.3-mm-thick, off-the-shelf industry-standard cable.
Current-sense resistors on a roll Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment The burgeoning market for portable electronics has opened up a huge demand for current-sensing resistors, and manufacturers are responding with lower resistance levels.
Gigabit transceiver can carry data 10 kilometers Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment With Fibre Channel technology apparently poised for a huge market uptake, Molex Fiber Optics Inc. has joined the fray with a gigabit optical transceiver designed to minimize electromagnetic interference while carrying data over distances up to 10 kilometers.
Varistors raise the SMT bar Product News 1/28/1999 Post a comment Multilayer varistors have been made surface-mountable through a nickel barrier-termination technology that to date has been the province of chip capacitors, resistors and inductors. Harris Semiconductor said that its Terminator surge suppressors provide the optimized solderability required in harsh wave-solder environments.
IC Works offers frequency timing generator for 440ZX Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment IC Works Inc. has launched a family of single-chip solutions for the Intel 440ZX AGPset for the Celeron processor. The new frequency timing generators, which are now available in volume, are targeted for basic PC plat-forms and conform to Intel's CK97 jitter specification.
Acoustic echo canceler debuts Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment Mitel Semiconductor is offering an acoustic echo canceler that it says is a complete speaker-phone solution. Mitel claims the MT9315 provides several advantages over acoustic echo cancelers using standard digital signal processors.
2nd-gen Cheetah chips launched Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment Sage Inc. has launched the second generation in its family of display control chips called the Cheetah II. Its AutoSet utility enables flat panel monitors to be plug-and-play replacements for standard CRT monitors.
PCM codecs tap cell-phone apps Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment Rohm Electronics Division has introduced two linear pulse-code-modulation coder/decoder ICs for cellular telephones. The BU8731KV and the BU8733KV have respective typical operating currents of 8.0 mA and 5.4 mA and standby current of 0.1 microamps.
Board makers set their sights on PMC Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment The most popular and versatile medium today for adding off-the-shelf or custom functionality to a system board is the PMC standard, a.k.a. PCI Mezzanine Card or, more formally, IEEE 1386.1. Most commonly fielded in a 2.9 x 5.9-inch format, PMC is available in a broad array of boards. Dozens of companies add graphics, communications, networking and other functions to a CPU or DSP system board. Complexity ranges from boards with a few serial ports to full-fledged processing boards that pack a micr
Mill-Max has SIMM adapters Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment Single-in-line memory modules can be mounted perpendicularly to the motherboard using an adapter from Mill-Max that can be hand- or reflow-soldered to the edge of a 0.062-inch-thick board.
Capacitors are very stable Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment Series MPP single- and three-phase power-correction capacitors and assemblies from Seacor Inc. are designed with extremely low-loss polypropylene dielectrics, resulting in stable electrical characteristics and life expectancies up to 100,000 hours.
Oscillators have a low profile Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment Cardinal Components Inc. now has surface-mount TCXOs and VC-TCXOs in 2.5-mm high, leadless packages. They can be specified with sine-wave or square-wave output, with or without a voltage-control option.
Surface-mount fuses are fast Product News 1/27/1999 Post a comment Bel Fuse Inc. has launched fast-acting surface-mount chip fuses in EIA 0603 format. The C2Q, designed for both infrared reflow and wave-soldering processes, is rated from 0.25 to 4 A at 32 Vac/63 Vdc.
Desktop drives target reliability as speed, capacity rise Product News 1/22/1999 Post a comment Drive makers are increasing rotational rates to address the power user and at the same time are focusing on ways to increase reliability and thus decrease the number of drives they have returned. Both Quantum Corp., based here, and Western Digital Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) are unveiling 7,200-rpm drives that use proprietary techniques to safeguard up to 18 Gbytes of data.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole3 comments Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...