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Switcher runs passive power-factor correction
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Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc.'s 150-watt PAS150 is a universal input/single output switch-mode power supply for 1U-height applications, especially telecom.
Power FET outputs give two-phase stepper motors a boost
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Combining low-power CMOS logic with high-current, high-voltage power FET outputs, the Series SLA706xM translators/drivers from Allegro Microsystems Inc. provides a complete control and drive from a two-phase unipolar stepper motor with pulse-width modulation (PWM) control of the output current in a power multichip module.
IPC enclosure touts 30-dB attenuation
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A Type 4F modular industrial PC enclosure from Elma Electronic Inc. is said to be capable of attenuating at frequencies as high as 30 dB.
6U backplane fits tight spots
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Bustronic Corp.'s "classic" 6U VME64x backplane offers system designers power taps for 3.3 volts, 5 V, plus/minus 12 V and GND above and below the slots, thus letting the backplane remain in a 6U height for applications that require the restricted size.
Echo cancellation takes modular form
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Octasic Inc. has built a series of echo cancellation and voice quality enhancement modules on the company's OCT6100 echo cancellation chips.
SS7 platform meets PICMG 2.16 standard
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Performance Technologies' Channel7 SS7 platform has been upgraded to operate in systems utilizing the PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI/Packet Switching Backplane standard.
Notebook card fits USB 2.0, Firewire
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Orange Micro Inc.'s OrangeCombo card for PC and Macintosh laptops has two USB 2.0 ports, a six-pin Firewire port and a four-pin Fire-wire port, all of which can run simultaneously.
Adapter board does SMT-IC prototyping
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Bellin Dynamic Systems' Snap-Apart adapter board, the P513, has been designed for prototyping a variety of small SMT chips.
Ultrathin 19-inch LCD includes digital input
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AOC's ultrathin 19-inch LM914 LCD monitor features DVI-D digital input and supports multiple resolutions up to 1,280 x 1,024 pixels.
LAN filter device operates over an extreme temperature range
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Protecting 10/100Base-TX data-handling circuitry under extreme operating temperatures from -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C, the NT805T series LAN filter module from Datatronics is said to be compatible with the industry's most popular transceiver chip sets for military networking environments.
Metal-oxide varistor series is rated from 18 to 1,800 V
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The ROV series of metal-oxide varistors from Raychem Circuit Protection is available in diameters of 5 to 20 mm and rated from 18 to 1,800 volts.
Metal-film fuses are surface-mountable
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Wickmann USA's newest FCD series surface-mount chip fuses use metal film technology on a heat-resistant and nonflammable ceramic substrate to offer what the company said is greater heat and shock tolerance than other glass-substrate surface-mount fuses.
Connector handles 100 signals/inch
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Expanding the Very High Density Metric interconnect platform, Teradyne Inc.'s Connection Systems Division, here, and Molex Inc. (Lisle, Ill.) are offering an eight-row version of the VHDM right-angle male connector.
LVDS oscillator runs at 60 to 200 MHz
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Raltron Electronics Corp.'s 5 x 7-mm low-voltage differential-signaling clock oscillator, the CLD, boasts high-frequency specifications.
Temperature sensors called accurate to within a degree
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Four highly accurate temperature sensors from Andigilog aim specifically at the cellular, personal computer and industrial markets.
TI battery chip set manages multi packs
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Texas Instruments Inc.'s newest battery management chip set is aimed at two-, three- or four-series cell battery packs used in portable medical appliances, notebook computers, and equipment for test and measurement and industrial applications.
ChipCenter's Paul O'Shea does his own assessment
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This is Linear Technology Corp.'s second integrated synchronous buck/boost converter. The first, the LTC3440, rolled out about a year ago, providing some 600-mA output current.
Linear Technology Corp.'s official announcement
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Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC3441 is a true buck-boost dc/dc converter that can deliver up to 1 amp of output current at efficiencies as high as 95 percent.
Planar transformers feature small footprint, low ac losses
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Pulse says its Prism series planar-transformer platform reduces componentry size by 40 percent compared with conventional wirewound magnetics.
Logic chips get a package shrink to serve in handheld appliances
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Smaller and thinner packages are making a leap into the standard-logic chip market as suppliers strive to support space-constrained devices.
Active EMI filter from Picor serves 48-V dc/dc converters
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Picor is billing its QPI-1 as the industry's first active electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter for 48-volt dc/dc telecom applications.
Power MOSFETs offer low resistance in SO-8
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Vishay Siliconix touts the Si4320DY and Si7356DP 30-volt n-channel TrenchFETs as the first power MOSFETs in an SO-8 package to break through the 4-milliohm on-resistance barrier.
Seize the power, win the battle of the grid
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If the recent loss of power across the Northeast United States makes you think of the Aug. 14, 1914, Battle of the Frontiers and the Guns of August, I'd be delighted.
Choke circuits have low dc resistance
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Two lead-free surface-mount, common-mode choke circuits from Vishay Intertechnology Inc. are said to feature lower dc resistance (DCR), higher current-handling capability and greater stability than multilayer common-mode choke circuits, thanks to a wirewound design.
Key lock switches made for security
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NKK Switches' panel-mount key lock switches have four- and five-tumbler locking mechanisms for high-security applications.
Inductor line offers EMI protection
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A series of surface-mount, bobbin-style inductors from C&D Technologies Inc. offers designers enhanced design flexibility with integral electromagnetic-interference (EMI) protection.
Aries test sockets target apps to 1 GHz
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Aries Electronics Inc.'s BGA/CSP test and burn sockets are designed for devices with a pitch of 0.5 mm or larger in frequency applications up to 1 GHz.
D/A packs interpolation filters on-chip
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Maxim Integrated Products' MAX5858 is a dual, 10-bit, 300-Msample/second D/A converter with digital interpolation filters integrated on-chip.
Tiny LDOs tout low output voltages
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Sipex Corp.'s SPX3819 low-dropout linear regulator is now available in 1.8-, 3- and 3.1-V fixed-output voltages.
Multichip package mixes flash, FCRAM
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Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc.'s MB84SR6H5K5K1 multichip package combines fast-cycle RAM and burst-mode flash memory chips for use in next-generation mobile phones.
White-LED driver aims at Li-ion apps
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Catalyst Semiconductor Inc.'s first white-LED driver IC has been developed for Li-ion battery-powered systems.
Two-phase scheme used for dc/dc
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Using a new two-phase spread-spectrum switching architecture to minimize harmonics, Linear Technology's LTC3252 inductorless step-down dc/dc converter can deliver up to 250 milliamps of continuous current at each output.
Philips' discretes in leadless packages
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Philips Semiconductors is offering many of its discrete semiconductors in leadless packages that use quad flat nonleaded technology.
Single-chip MCU does energy-metering duty
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A line of microcontrollers from Texas Instruments Inc. combines TI's MSP430 flash MCU core and an analog front end for manufacturers developing electronic energy meters with sophisticated features such as automated meter reading, smart-card prepayment and multiple-rate billing.
Chips charge up for lithium-ion
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A variety of linear and switch-mode chips continues to emerge in the IC battery charger market, triggered by shrinking real estate requirements and the need for improved thermal management in charging lithium-ions, today's battery of choice.
TFT LCD modules deliver 100 cd/m2 in 3.5-inch format
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Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is targeting PDAs, GPS devices, gaming, and mobile test and measurement equipment with its 3.5-inch advanced thin-film-transistor LCD module.
Stackable connectors from AVX tackle high-pin-count applications
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AVX Corp.'s stackable MMA surface-mount board connector should enable designers to maximize high-speed signal integrity and provide high-pin-count capabilities while saving board space for parallel stacking of mezzanine printed-circuit boards, the company said.
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