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Fuses Fit for Electrical Ballasts

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse’s 208/209 Series 350-V 2AG-size fuses are designed for electrical ballasts used in fluorescent lighting and other applications. The RoHS-compliant devices have an interrupting rating of 100 A at 350 V AC. The UR-, CE-, and PSE-approved fuses are lead free and are available as a cartridge or with axial leads....

Analyzer Shows Live RF

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix’s SA2600 real-time spectrum analyzer uses DPX waveform image processor technology to show a live RF view of a spectrum in analog and digital transmissions. The handheld device has a frequency coverage range from 10 kHz to 6.2 GHz, real time bandwidth of 20 MHz, and a displayed average noise level (DANL) of 153 dBm....

GPU Delivers up to 1G Pixels per Second

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

ARM’s Mali-400 MP scalable multiprocessor graphics processing unit (GPU) delivers up to 1G pixels per second in from one to four processors. The device uses MPCore technology for system bandwidth, performance optimization, and power consumption. The GPU is well-suited in applications such as mobile feature phones and 1080p-based iDTVs....

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Microwave Amplifiers Use RF Technology

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree’s CMPA0060005 and CMPA2560025 GaN monolithic microwave IC (MMIC) amplifiers use RF technology to form fully-?integrated amplifier circuits that replicate on a single silicon carbide (SiC) substrate. The wideband-distributed CMPA0060005 operates from DC to 6 GHz and provides up to 5 W CW RF output power and an operating voltage range from 28 to 48 V....

Boxes Feature Dual-Channel Gasket Construction

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries’ ANS Series die-cast NEMA boxes feature a dual-channel gasket that is made with a one-piece molded outer silicone gasket and a wire-mesh with sponge rubber. The EMI/RFI-shielding devices meet NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4X, 12, 13, and IP65 ratings. The ADC-12 aluminum-alloy boxes measure 0.098" (2....

Move over Bluetooth – You've Got Some Competition

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Nancy Maas, Editor-in-Chief?nancy.maas@advantagemedia.com Get ready Bluetooth because another player has entered into the Personal Area Network (PAN) market. Challenging the future of Bluetooth, a new start-up called Ozmo Devices and an Intel Corporation program point to a future for Wi-Fi in a broad range of peripherals, ranging from computer mice to cellular handsets and MP3 players....

GPS Receiver IC Features Dual Antenna

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor, Inc.'s 4-mm 2 SE4150L GPS radio receiver features dual-antenna input capability and a multi-bit output to help with sensivity and interference resistance for next-generation GPS systems. Sige Semiconductor specifically designed the SE4150L to address the three primary challenges asssociated with embedded GPS applications: small size, low power and low price, all while improving the performance....

Solid State Relays Feature High Speed Switching

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

OPTEK Technology's OSSR Series of solid state relays are offered in hockey puck (panel mount), SIP1 and SIP2 packages. They incorporate a zero crossing circuit that minimizes current and noise surges due to resistive and inductive loads. Providing design engineers with the reliability of solid state switching and optical isolation, these relays are specified for applications such as industrial and packaging equipment, robotics, motor contro...

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Micropower Hall-effect Switch Conserves Board Space

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces its Model A1172 ultra-sensitive, Hall-effect switch with latched digital outputs and omni-polar magnetic actuation. It features operation at low supply currents and voltages, making it suitable for battery-operated electronics. The low operating supply voltage, 1....

MMIC Mixers Provide Broad Frequency Coverage

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces its family of GaAs MMIC fundamental mixers, I/Q mixers and sub-harmonic IRM mixers in chip form which provide broad frequency coverage from 19 to 90 GHz. These Velocium GaAs MMIC mixer products are suitable for use in a range of applications that include microwave radio, military and space, wideband communication systems, VSAT, SATCOM, automotive radar and test instrumentation....

VCO Operates from 787 to 805 MHz

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Crystals introduces its Model CVCO55CC-0787-0805 VCO that operates from 787 to 805 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -122 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset with optimal linearity. It is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5" X 0.5" SMD package....

Vibration Sensors Displace Piezoresitive Technology

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Colibrys wide-bandwidth capacitive accelerometers set new performance standards on vibration sensing, and they are expected to displace piezoresistive sensors in health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), aeronautics, railway technologies and automotive crash testing applications. The extended bandwidth of these capacitive sensors, combined with a high degree of miniaturization make this product family well suited to meet the requireme...

Wideband Switches Offer High Isolation and High Frequency

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Microwave introduces its expanded line of switches that offer SPDT to SP5T designs with a bandwidth from 100 MHz to 22 GHz. These switches feature an integral TTL driver and are available with switching speeds higher than 100 nsec, high isolation up to +95 dB and insertion loss as low as 0....

Buck Regulator Includes an Integrated Dual Power Monitor

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Austriamicrosystems expands its DC/DC converter portfolio with the AS7620 hysteretic, high efficiency 32 V step-down regulator in a small 4 mm² MLPQ 12-pin package. Well suited to maximize up-time of utility metering, sensor interface and other industrial motion control and battery-powered data-acquisition equipment, it provides early-power-fail warning and power-good signals to microcontrollers that cannot afford to lose critical data duri...

T/R Module for Short-Range Indoor Communications

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corporation releases its 60 GHz T/R module that targets short-range indoor communications that must transport data traffic at multi-gigabit speeds. The design allows full-duplex operation with flexible modulation, and the module can also be operated in various radar modes if desired. Typical specifications at 60 GHz are a receiver noise figure of 5 dB and a transmitter output power (at P1dB) of over +5 dBm with ?1....

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