Medical cable assemblies feature color-coded connectors Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment CDM Electronics Inc. offers custom cable assemblies that feature color-coded WPI/Viking Thorkom circular connectors for medical applications. Designed to withstand autoclaving and irradiated sterilization, which are key requirements for medical instrumentation, the cables are 100% electrical tested and meet all stringent industry and governmental regulatory requirements.
SiO2 coaxial cable brochure packs more configurations Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Times Microwave Systems, a Smiths Group plc company, has released its updated SiO2 (silicon dioxide) coaxial cable assembly brochure that contains application-specific product variations including a highly flexible copper jacket for high-power and high-stress installations as well as stainless steel and Inconel high-temperature inner conductors.
Wirewound resistor features low TCR and inductance Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Ohmite Manufacturing Company has expanded its 10 Series with the introduction of a new four-terminal wirewound resistor. These axial-leaded precision wirewound resistors are specifically designed for low-resistance applications that require high accuracy and high temperature stability.
Ultra-mini crystal fits portable products Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Fox Electronics says it has introduced a new ultra-miniature, ceramic surface-mount crystal that is smaller than other crystals on the market with the same level of functionality. Measuring 2.5 x 2.0 mm with a low profile of 0.6 mm, the new FX252B is designed for use in portable and space-constrained devices including laptop computers, PDAs, cell phones, PCMCIA cards, Bluetooth, small rack-mounted equipment and portable test equipment.
Transient tolerant resistors maintain precision, stability under severe conditions Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Caddock Electronics Inc. has introduced a series of Type VMR transient tolerant voltage monitoring resistors for industrial and commercial power quality and power metering applications. The non-inductive devices are said to maintain excellent precision and stability when exposed to severe electrical transient abuse (overloads and impulses) and extreme environmental conditions.
LED controller cuts complexity Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Supertex touts its patent-pending hysteretic current-mode control in the company's HV9930 buck-boost LED driver IC as central to fast transient response without the need for complex loop compensation and external components. Working from an 8-200 volt input, this variable-frequency PWM chip, which controls the LED's driver stage, is suited to automotives, AC/DC low-voltage applications, and general RGB backlighting.
CompactPCI Pentium board uses FPGA-configurable I/O Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Check out this board-level product that makes use of the easy reconfigurability of an FPGA. Slated for embedded industrial applications, MEN Micro's new 3U-sized single-board computer plugs into CompactPCI bus systems, and uses an FPGA to impart reconfigurable I/O. No extra cards or mezzanine carriers are needed.
Mil converters pay attention to the smallest details Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment VPT's new DVCH series of DC/DC converters deliver 1.5 watts from what's claimed to be the best small-size package available today for use in critical-reliability applications. "Usually noise and efficiency are sacrificed for small size, wide input
voltage range, and full military operating range," explained Michael Bosmann, senior vice president of sales and marketing for VPT. "Our patented technology enables us to deliver a converter that provides a higher power
conversion efficiency and carrie
Speicherkarten-Gruppe sucht Zusammenarbeit mit Taiwan Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Die MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) will sich mit einer taiwanesischen Speicherkarten-Allianz zusammenschließen, um gemeinsame Spezifikationen für die kommende Karten-Generation zu erarbeiten. Diese soll künftig IP-Blöcke aus Taiwan an Bord haben und 50-mal schneller als bisherige Karten sein.
Digital oscilloscopes attain 100GHz bandwidth Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment LeCroy introduces the WaveExpert 9000 sampling oscilloscope mainframe and SDA 100G serial data analyser, claiming the highest performance digital oscilloscopes available today, that feature 100 GHz bandwidth and an exclusive coherent interleaved sampling mode that enables the capture and display of very long serial data waveforms without the need for an external pattern trigger.
Epson's RTC module includes a 32kHz crystal Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment Demand for smaller and less-power-consuming electronic devices is expected to grow as consumer electronic equipment becomes smaller. Epson's RX-8564LC (3.6 x 2.4 x 1.2mm) meets this challenge, successfully achieving miniaturization and micro fabrication of ICs without sacrificing quality and reliability.
Actel adds new core to PCI product family Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment Actel introduced CorePCIF, a field-programmable gate array PCI core that incorporates netlist and register transfer level versions with 33 and 66 MHz speeds, 32- and 64-bit bus widths, as well as target, master and target/master configurations.
PWM controller saves power at every turn Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment National Semiconductor's LM5021 PWM controller combines all the best power-saving features needed by designers to build energy-efficient single-ended flyback and forward AC/DC converters for telecom, networking, and industrial and consumer power supplies.
Tri-color LEDs target mobile devices Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment Featuring one of the industry's smallest package sizes, Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced two side-firing, tri-color, surface-mount LEDs housed in a miniature 2.5 x 1.0 x 1.0-mm package. Designed primarily for backlighting and as status indicators in handheld devices such as mobile phones and PDAs, these new devices allow handset and PDA designers to mix separate red, green and blue light sources in any combination.
SID showcases tiny to large displays, new technologies Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment Display and component suppliers unveiled their latest wares at the recent Society for Information Display (SID) symposium in Boston, Mass. New devices ranged from tiny 4.3-inch landscape TFT LCDs for next-generation mobile devices to 65-inch panels for LCD TVs.
Backlights use one LED to illuminate LCDs Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. offers a range of custom LED backlights that use only one white LED to backlight color and monochrome LCD modules for a variety of applications. These single-LED backlights can be custom-designed in sizes from 0.25 to 4.7-in. diagonal.
Industrial TFT LCD comes with extended operating temp range Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment Optrex America, Inc., has expanded the operating temperature range of its standard industrial TFT-LCD product line to -20° to 70°C. This wide operating temperature range is being implemented now and throughout the third quarter 2005 for its high performance active-matrix digital TFT LCDs in sizes from 6.5 to 15.0-in. diagonal in VGA, SVGA and XGA formats.
Extensible modular data-acq system records to Secure Digital memory cards Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment If you're working with industrial instrumentation, data acquisition equipment supplier DATAQ Instruments has some nifty new modular data-acquisition instruments that will interest you. Depending on model, Dataq's latest 14-bit eight-channel instruments either stream data to your PC, or collect data as standalone data loggers, using solid-state memory cards for storage.
DC/DC reference design comes in handy Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment HIPAC Semiconductor's Cougar-4 reference design, based on the company's HPW7095/HPW7095A multi-channel PWM, is a 4-channel DC/DC module suited to one-cell lithium-ion powered barcode readers and similar "handy terminal" applications.
Meter measures UMTS RF field strength Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment With increasing public concern over the proliferation of 3G mobile phone towers, this UMTS software upgrade for the Narda SRM-3000 selective radiation meter enables it to measure field strength from individual UMTS cells at a shared antenna site.
Dresdner Nano-Zentrum verzahnt Forschung und Fertigung Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment AMD, Infineon und die Fraunhofer Gesellschaft haben ihr neues 'Center Nanoelektronische Technologien' (CNT) eröffnet. Dort werden Wissenschaftler der drei Beteiligten neue Prozessschritte für künftige Halbleitergenerationen erforschen und erproben.
Upgraded FPGA design tool boosts logic performance by 15% Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment The PlanAhead design and analysis tool that supports Virtex-4 platform and Spartan-3 FPGA families has been upgraded with several new features that enable engineers to find and fix problems even earlier in the design process than previous versions. The PlanAhead 7.1 tool's enhancements include metric maps, gate-level floor planning, an intuitive user interface, and improved accuracy of timing analysis.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times