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16-Channel LED Driver ICs for Display Applications

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces its models A6282 and A6285 LED driver ICs for use in displays, signs and control panels. They have 16 constant-current output channels and serial data inputs and outputs that can be cascaded to create large, megapixel text or video displays. They can also be used in smaller applications such as LCD backlighting or controlling LEDs in an instrument or control panel....

AdvancedMC Module Supports TI’s C6455 DSP

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

CommAgility announces that its high-performance AMC-D4F1 AdvancedMCT module supports Texas Instruments' TMS320C6455 digital signal processor (DSP) running at 1.2 GHz. The AMC-D4F1-1200 module is optimized for applications that require high-end signal processing, such as wireless baseband image processing, defense and aerospace applications....

Terminal Block Relay for High-Current Applications

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact unveils its PLC-RELAY, a high-current terminal block relay with plug-in SPDT contacts. It is designed for applications requiring a nominal current rating up to 10 A or those that need to improve the electrical life of the contacts. Measuring 14 mm wide, the relay’s contacts are larger than a standard 6 mm terminal block relay, and they help to extend service intervals two to three times longer than the standard relay, while ...

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Mini DC/DC Converters Feature Wide Input Ranges

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces that 80 models of its TMR series wide input DC/DC converters are available in an ultra compact, encapsulated SIP package. Both 2:1 and 4:1 input ranges are available, handling input voltages from 4.5 VDC to 75 VDC. Standard models feature single or dual outputs of 3....

High Definition Audio Player Features Low Power Consumption

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces its model AS3532 music player sub-system with a core that is based on an audio engine and audio post-processor which act as co-processors to an ARM central programmable unit. The audio engine, in a fully hardwired context, executes the decompression and playback of most popular compressed audio formats, such as MP3, WMA and AAC, for the least amount of power consumption with zero CPU load....

Development Kit for Exploration of MATLAB Algorithms

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx, Inc. launches its XtremeDSP tools package along with its XtremeDSP development kit based on the Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform. The individual DSP design tools, system generator for DSP and AccelDSP are offered individually to accommodate specific needs of users. The tool suite package enables DSP algorithm and system designers who use the MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink products to create high-performance systems using proprietary FPGAs....

Ball-Grid Array Probes for Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. unveils its DDR2 and DDR3 ball-grid array (BGA) probes for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. The probes provide signal access points to the clock, strobe, data, address and command signals of the DDR3 DRAM for true compliance testing with an oscilloscope. The logic analyzer provides timing and a protocol view of the DRAM activities....

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Balun Transformer Maintains Insertion Loss of 1.5 dB

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits announces its surface-mount RF transformer model TCN2-45+ that maintains typical insertion loss of 1.5 dB from 3.3 to 4.5 GHz. Based on reliable low-temperature-cofired-ceramic (LTCC) for small size, the 50Ω transformer has a secondary/primary impedance ratio of 2, and it is suitable for use in WiMAX designs....

Transceiver Library Increases Productivity for High-Speed Design

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its transceiver model library that was developed in collaboration with Altera Corp. for use with Agilent's Advanced Design System EDA software. This multi-gigabit transceiver library reduces development costs and increases productivity compared with classical analog simulation methods for multi-GHz printed circuit board and backplane signal integrity design and analysis....

Programmable LCD Modules Hasten Product Development

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

EarthLCD introduces its ezLCD series of programmable color TFT LCD modules with touchscreens. These intelligent serial LCDs incorporate the necessary components for a graphical user interface (GUI) in a small, low power consumption package that enables OEMs to customize the LCD for their specific product applications....

Power Amplifiers Enable High Linearity Transmitters

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corp. announces two power amplifiers that deliver optimal power and linearity performance for Ku-Band VSAT networks and emerging broadband satellite communications at Ka-Band. The Ku-band module features 40 dB (min.) gain, 0.5 dB (max.) gain flatness, typical output power at P1dB of +37 dBm, output third order intercept of +47 dBm (typ....

Passive Products Offer 0 dB through 20 dB Attenuation

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corp. announces its family of passive wideband fixed attenuator pads in die format that operate in the DC to 50 GHz frequency band. These fixed attenuator chips are suitable for use in applications that include microwave radio, military and space hybrid circuits, fiber optics, scientific instruments and general engineering prototypes....

Software Simplifies EMI Measurements During Product Development

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz introduces its ES-SCAN Windows software which, when used with proprietary ESPI3 or ESPI7 test receivers, enables electromagnetic interference (EMI) tests to be made at the earliest stages of product development, reducing the likelihood of costly redesigns later on. The software is easy to use, and it performs EMI measurements in accordance with commercial EMC standards....

Low-Noise VCO Offers Spectral Purity

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits announces its surface-mount VCO model ROS-1590-319+ for applications requiring a low-noise signal at 1590 MHz. It offers optimal spectral purity with typical phase noise of -112 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier and -151 dBc/Hz offset 1 MHz. Harmonics are typically -23 dBc and spurious is typically -90 dBc....

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