Configurable medical supplies are pre-approved Product News 5/27/2005 Post a comment The AC/DC power sources in the MM family from Powerstax plc (formerly Advanced Power Conversion) are pre-approved, configurable medical supplies designed to reduce costs associated with safety agency clearances and time-to-market design issues. Available in two industry standard sizes, the Powerstax MM series delivers 400, 600, and 1,000 watts from up to 12 isolated outputs (1.45 to 28 volts), which represents 46,656 possible output configurations.
Module speeds Bluetooth development Product News 5/27/2005 Post a comment National Semiconductor's "Simply Blue" module supports Bluetooth 2.0 by embedding a complete Bluetooth node including a CMOS radio transceiver, a protocol stack, application-specific profiles and a high-level command interpreter for communication with the host using the on-chip UART interface.
Dual controller daisy-chains for multitracking Product News 5/26/2005 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC3828 is a dual step-down switching controller with integrated tracking for sequencing multiple voltage rails, a phase-locked loop (PLL) for precision synchronization, and PolyPhase operation for reducing input capacitance and noise. The chip, which enables the design of compact multiple output power supplies in applications such as single-board computers, industrial equipment, automotive electronics and FPGA-based systems, can daisy chain to multiple LTC3828s or other DC/D
Less-than-$1200 frame grabber leverages PCI Express Product News 5/26/2005 Post a comment Board maker American Eltec has a frame grabber board that marries four simultaneous async inputs with the high-speed PCI Express bus. The board can supplant up to four monochrome frame grabber boards for the acquisition of four independent non-synchronized camera signals.
Board mates PCI bus with FPDP Product News 5/26/2005 Post a comment This Front Panel Data Port digital I/O board should go a long way to solve the problem of interfacing FPDP systems with PCI buses; it can operate in 5-V and 3.3-V environments. Click here to learn more.
AKM low power stereo DAC has built-in 3D enhancement Product News 5/26/2005 Post a comment Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM) has introduced the AK4368, a low power stereo DAC with built-in 3D enhancement, high output headphone amplifier and PLL - all features that make it ideal for ultra-compact mobile phones, smart phones and PMPs.
EPCOS ESD protection diodes respond in less than 0.5 ns Product News 5/26/2005 Post a comment EPCOS has added the CDS4C12GTA type to its CeraDiode range for ESD protection. Measuring 2.5 x 0.8 mm, the new type has the same solder pad dimensions as TVS diodes in SOD-223 packages and can thus be used as a drop-in replacement for more expensive diode solutions.
Simulation software sets power designs in motion Product News 5/26/2005 Post a comment International Rectifier's new web-based simulation tool for three-phase, variable-speed, motor drive inverter circuits simplifies recursive calculations and expands the design support for the company's iMOTION integrated design platform.
PC/104 extenders link I/O across noise-free optical waveguides Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment Here's news of an FPGA-equipped PC/104 plug-in that can find a home in electrically noisy environments, such as industrial data acquisition systems. The board comprises a bus extender that lets you extend the range of any PC/104-based data-acq and control stack. It does that by means of a multi-mode fiber optic channel. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Quarter-brick fields semi-regulated bus, TCA apps Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment Power-One's QKS48T21120 quarter-brick DC/DC converter, specifically suited to loosely-regulated intermediate-bus and advanced TCA (Telecom Computing Architecture) applications, delivers up to 21 amps at 12 volts from a 36-75 volt input.
IAD features dual T1 capacity Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment The new eLink-300 integrated access device (IAD) offers enhanced bandwidth provisioning flexibility through the implementation of dual T1 uplinks, dial back-up capability, and advanced fail-safe, self-test capabilities
PCI Express x16 graphics card to drive dual monitors Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment Need to drive more than one monitor? Then check out this low-profile plug-in card for PCI Express applications. Priced at less that $250, it will feature native PCI Express x16 support and 64-Mbytes of graphics memory, and can drive two digital or analog monitors at a time in either an independent mode or in a stretched linked mode.
Sealed inverter rebuffs the elements Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment Absopulse Electronics' PSI 1000 series inverter, whose internal modules are fully encapsulated within a thermally conductive MIL-spec silicon rubber compound to ensure immunity to shock, vibration, moisture, humidity, salt, and fog, delivers 1000 VA at 50, 60, or 400 Hz for powering industrial, railway, marine, mining, utility, and aviation ground support equipment.
Circuit Design Inc's low power radio modem uses relay function to extend range Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment Circuit Design Inc has updated the MU-1 low power radio modem launched last year with new relay and communication margin measurement functions. With the relay function users can achieve long distance communication (1 leg about 600 m) using a maximum of 10 relay stations, with the 10 mW output authorized for the European harmonized ISM 434 MHz license exempt band.
Devices expand Ethernet's reach Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment The ISG 140 and the ISG 180 deliver differentiated Ethernet services over single or bonded T1 or E1 copper lines and allow service providers to reach customer locations not served by fiber
Dual-output regulator simplifies notebook designs Product News 5/25/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX8737 is a dual, high-power, linear-regulator controller that (with external n-channel MOSFETs) provides two independent low-voltage supplies for notebook computers, point-of-load regulators, and low-voltage bias supplies. The chip, working from a nominal 5 volts, delivers a highly regulated 0.5 to 2.5 volts at each output (no-load accuracy is ±5 mV), with the external MOSFETs faciliating a scaleable current design that provides good load regulation (±1 p
Video converter renders dual images Product News 5/24/2005 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced what it claims is the first dual-channel video format converter for high-definition television that features two video conversion channels and a dual 3-D architecture.
Raza Micro's XLR processors get JTAG emulation support Product News 5/24/2005 Post a comment Boundary-scan equipment vendor Corelis now has a family of JTAG/IEEE-1149.1 emulators for the Raza Microelectronics XLR microprocessor. The emulators give you source-level debug capability for multiple processors, partitioning individual processor hardware and software resources into a multi-windowed environment.
Samsung LCD chief predicts 100-inch TV screens Product News 5/24/2005 Post a comment Samsung Electronics' LCD President and CEO Sang-Wan Lee predicted a "third wave" of liquid-crystal displays that would propel annual flat-panel LCD TV sales to 100 million by 2010 and yield screen sizes exceeding 100 inches.
Tiny log amp spans 1 MHz to 10 GHz Product News 5/24/2005 Post a comment Designed to measure and control RF signals, Analog Devices' new log amp is optimized for accuracy, power, and size in order to target wireless infrastructure, broadband wireless and radar applications.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...