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NEMA-4 PC targets harsh environments
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Intelligent Instrumentation Inc. has launched Factorypoint Pro, a rugged computer designed for barcode applications.
Expansion system ups PMC module count
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DY 4 Systems Inc.'s Outreach PCI/PMC Expansion System ups the number of industry-standard PMC modules that can attach to a VME single-board computer (SBC).
Industrial PC platforms said to ship in 24 hours
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ICS Advent, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynatech Corp., will ship its Omnix family of PC-based industrial-computing platforms within 24 hours upon receipt of order, according to the company.
SBC enhanced for rugged comms apps
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Radstone Technology Corp. has enhanced its EP1A-8240 PowerPC single-board computer (SBC) with new options for high-performance serial channels and a MIL-STD-1553B communications interface.
Rugged units cover 17 sizes
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Adalet Enclosure Systems' XIFC series of explosion-proof electrical control enclosures were designed to house controls for motors and auxiliary equipment in hazardous locations.
Extech bows analog clamp
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Extech Instruments Corp.'s 50-amp Model 38385 analog clamp measures ac current in three ranges of 5, 25 and 50 A with 5 percent accuracy.
Kingmax rolls high-end DIMMs
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Kingmax Technology has announced a line of dual in-line memory modules using PC150 SDRAMs.
Multitasking controller rolls
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The QED-Flash embedded singleboard controller from Mosaic Industries Inc. provides an integrated hardware and software solution for data acquisition and instrument-control applications.
Receivers seek wireless apps
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RF Monolithics Inc.'s DR5000 series of OEM receiver modules are designed for short-range wireless control and telemetry applications.
ARM development unit offers choice of two cores
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Embedded Performance Inc. (EPI) is offering an ARM development unit consisting of a universal motherboard and a daughterboard with a choice of plug in processor core: the ARM940T or ARM7TDMI.
NIC offers upgrade path for Intel Ethernet designs
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Force Computers, a Solectron company, rolled out the PMC/Fast Ethernet/21143 network interface card (NIC) for Fast Ethernet connectivity within LANs.
Solid-state recorder targets mil/aero
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Teac America Inc. has rolled out a line of solid-state mission data recorders (SSMDR) that save weight, space and power in military and aerospace applications, according to Teac.
Integrator IC compensates for power-line voltage dips
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Maxim Integrated Products' MAX1804 is a four-input feedback integrator that improves voltage regulation in power-supply systems and can be used to compensate for voltage drops in power-management system distribution lines.
500-V, 600-W loads expand testability
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Sorensen, a division of Elgar, has added two 500-volt modules to its MML series of modular medium-power programmable dc electronic loads.
Bridges handle high-load apps
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CKE has expanded its line of high-current bridges for applications such as motor braking.
Charger totes algorithm array
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Tri-M Systems' HEBC, on a 3.15 x 1.3-inch board for use in hostile and space-limited applications, is a 4-amp multistage smart battery charger that's SMBus level 3 compatible and includes charging algorithms for SLA, nickel cadmiums and nickel metal hydride types.
5-W switchers ride pc board
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Astrodyne's PowerBlock micro-miniature ac/dc switcher, measuring just 1 x 2 x 0.6 inches, mounts on a pc-board.
Supplies boast low profiles
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Two universal input, open-frame supplies from CUI Stack, the PCP-S48 and PCP-65, are designed for OEM requirements.
Converters target telecom
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D1 International's 6E series of isolated 25- to 30-W dc/dc converters offers 16 versions, each with pi input filters, and a 4:1 input voltage range (9 to 36 V or 18 to 72 V) for general PC and telecom applications.
Modules boost comm power
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Lucent Technologies' newest 5- and 12-volt Onami modules-part of the Titania Series-are 125-watt dc/dc converters in an open-construction SIP connector package.
Switching supplies focus on lab accuracy
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Lambda Electronics Inc.'s Z-up Series of switching supplies are designed for lab performance, providing users with guaranteed accurate voltage and current programming stability.
1394 devices unite PHY, OHCI functions
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Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. has brought to market two IEEE 1394 FireWire devices.
Maxim adds temp sensors, fan controllers
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced two multichannel digital thermometers intended for use as remote/local temperature sensors, and two fan controller ICs.
Digital upconverter packs synthesizer, D/A and filter
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A 14-bit, 200-Msample/second quadrature digital upconverter from Analog Devices Inc. integrates a direct digital synthesizer, 14-bit digital/analog converter, digital filter and clock multiplier circuitry in an 80-lead low-profile quad flat pack.
Expanded Pericom, TI logic lines hit 2.5 V
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Pericom Semiconductor Corp. has launched a line of nominal 2.5-V logic devices using advanced very low-voltage CMOS. The "AVC-Plus" line is said to offer better noise reduction and higher bandwidth than standard 5-V and 3.3-V logic.
A/D unit offers 16-bit run
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Linear Technology Corp. has begun to offer a 16-bit, 500-ksample/second analog-to-digital con-verter that offers 16-bit no-missing-codes performance and no pipeline delay over the -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C industrial temperature range.
Dallas makes optical transceiver triple play
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Dallas Semiconductor's DS1846 NV is three parts in one: a tri-potentiometer, memory and micromonitor chip for optical transceiver modules in Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Sonet applications.
Internet tools support mixed-signal SoC
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Taking aim at the emerging market for embedded Internet applications, Zilog has launched a mixed-signal system-on-chip that's supported by a comprehensive embedded Internet development environment.
Gbit Ethernet tranceivers roll
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Blaze Network Products Inc. says it has optimized its Afterburner line of 10-Gbit Ethernet transceivers for local-area and access networks.
Laser driver IC handles CD-R/W
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Elantec Semiconductor Inc.'s EL6288C laser driver IC supports CD read/write (R/W) operation.
Serial E2PROM fits US8 pack
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Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has squeezed its 1-kbit serial E2PROM into its eight-pin, 0.5-mm-pitch US8 package for use in cellular phones, personal digital assistants and other small, portable and handheld products.
LCD controller aimed at XGA
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STMicroelectronics has introduced a $15 LCD controller for use in analog-input XGA monitors and projectors.
IGBT damping capacitors have self-healing features
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Seacor has introduced two groups of high voltage/current/pulse metallized polypropylene film capacitors designed to protect insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules.
3M makes electronics stick
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Z-Axis adhesive films for flex interconnect applications shared the spotlight with laminating adhesives, thermally conductive tapes, reclosable fasteners and optically clear adhesives in the 3M Bonding Systems Division's Wescon booth in Anaheim, Calif., last week.
Current-sensing resistor features rugged package
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IRC has introduced its LRF3W Series low-resistance thick film surface-mount resistors, which can handle power dissipation of up to 3W in an industry standard 1225 chip.
High-style switch makes fashion statement
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CW Industries has designed its StyleLine Series GRS-2000 rocker switches with radiused corners and contour styling found on many of today's products, and compatible with industrial design trends that are believed to have European roots.
240-Vac transformers rated to 0.9 A
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The 12C Series Powerstat variable transformers from Superior Electric are offered in 240-Vac single- and three-phase models.
Connectors meet CPCI spec
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Comm Con Connectors Inc. has introduced male CompactPCI (CPCI) connectors with five signal rows available in Type A, B, C and AB connections with an optional two ground rows.
Relays feature timing functions
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Wieland Electric Inc. has introduced a series of DIN rail-mounted relay modules with a comprehensive range of timing functions for industrial and process-control applications.
Line of 1/20-W resistors rolls
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Kamaya Inc. has introduced a line of 1/20-watt resistors in a 0201 package (0.6 x 0.3 mm).
Solenoid easy on power sources
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The model RSA13/5 from Densitron Corp. is a rotary solenoid developed for use in sorting applications where fast operation and zero power position-hold are critical.
Film capacitors go to surface-mount
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If you ask film capacitor manufacturers to identify the biggest technology trend in their market today, they will answer surface-mount packaging, even if they aren't now players in the SMT world.
18-inch flat-panel monitor said to fit most video cards
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NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. has expanded its flat-panel desktop monitor lineup with an 18-inch monitor that offers advanced features at an aggressive price point of roughly $2,500, according to the company.
'Bitsy' 3 x 4-inch board totes StrongARM
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With an eye on the PDA and handheld markets, Applied Data Systems launched its Bitsy 3 x 4-inch single-board computer last week at the Embedded Systems Conference Fall show.
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