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Interface for DC Power Supplies

July 10, 2002 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sorensen, a division of Elgar, introduces a free graphical user interface (GUI) for its DLM and DCS families of programmable DC power supplies. The Windows executable program allows users of the DLM and DCS power supplies to control the power supply's programming, monitoring, and operation from a PC through an IEEE or RS 232 interface without needing SCPI commands....

AC/DC Power Supplies

June 4, 2002 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Model DMS-PS-CM Series of AC/DC instrumentation power supplies are ideal for driving modern transducers, digital panel meters, operational amplifiers, and data acquisition components. The series accepts universal AC inputs (85 - 264 V AC @ 47 - 63 Hz) and deliver +5 V DC, +12 V DC and/or +24 V DC outputs from single, dual or triple-output configurations....

Battery Servicing Tool

June 4, 2002 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

DataFX is a versatile instrument for aircraft battery and cell monitoring. Features include a design with a large display screen for viewing up to 22 cell voltages simultaneously, print capabilities that eliminate the need for manual recording, and self-calibration. DataFX quickly and accurately scans the battery's cells during charge and discharge, measuring cell voltages at varying intervals, and displaying the results on the front panel ...


Battery Protection ICs

May 6, 2002 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seiko Instruments introduced a 3-serial and 4-serial cell LI-ION Battery Protection ICs (BPIC) with three levels of over-current detection. The S-8243A/B Series incorporates high-accuracy battery protection circuits, a battery monitor amp and a voltage regulator, therefore decreasing external component count and reducing board space by 50%....

Variable Switching DC Power Supplies

May 6, 2002 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

IFR Systems announced a new line of variable-switching regulated DC power supplies. The Kikusui PAM Series has eight models in 2 kW and 4 kW versions. The series offers users a wide range of large-capacity power devices to limit temperature rise, minimize temperature dependence and improve reliability....

Family of System Controllers

May 6, 2002 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

     Amplifier Research (AR) has created the software and a family of System Controllers (the SC 1000 Series) that connect and coordinate multiple pieces of RF test equipment. Multiple amplifiers, antennas, signal generators, directional couplers, and spectrum analyzers or receivers can now be linked in a coordinated system, which AR has named the Brainlink System™....

Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Selects DragonBall MX1 Microprocessor to Power Next-Generation Information Appliance

April 22, 2002 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) announced that the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), a leading South Korean information technology R&D organization, intends to use Motorola's DragonBall(tm) MX1 processor as a platform for creating a state-of-the-art home information appliance....


Pluggable Power Supplies

February 27, 2002 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tracewell Power, Inc. introduced the TPS600 Power Supplies, a series of compact, rugged, conservatively-rated supplies for applications where reliable, uninterrupted operation is critical. The TPS600 Series offers robust, high-density power solutions for computer, data storage, and telecom/data com....

Power Management Devices

February 27, 2002 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices (ADI) announced new additions to its anyCAP® LDO (low dropout regulator) line of power management chips. The first pair is the ADP3338 and ADP3339 low dropout and high precision 1 amp and 1.5 amp LDOs. The ADP3338 and ADP3339 are suitable for a wide array of applications, including power sources for embedded DSP-and microcontroller-based systems, wireless base stations, USB (Universal Serial Bus) hubs, external DSL/cable m...

Radar Test System

February 21, 2002 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the ME7220A, a Radar Test System (RTS) that utilizes low-cost innovative design techniques to create a price and performance breakthrough in testing mm-wave automotive radar. Featuring excellent accuracy and repeatability characteristics at 76-77 GHz, the ME7220A is an ideal solution for characterizing current and future generations of automotive radar, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and collision warming...

Lithium Ion Battery Charge Controller

January 29, 2002 3:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a single-cell lithium-ion (Li) battery charge controller that boasts a stand-by current of 0.5 microamps (?A). Designed for use in a wide variety of portable electronic devices, the NCP1800 delivers a smaller footprint, reduced part count and extended battery life required by today's highly competitive wireless and portable handheld product manufacturers....

Resettable Protection for Li-Ion and Li-Polymer Battery Packs

January 29, 2002 3:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics Corporation announced a new addition to its line of PolySwitch® PPTC (polymeric positive temperature coefficient) resettbale strap devices, from its Raychem Circuit Protection Division. Providing both overcurrent and overtemperature protection, the VLP270 device is designed to accommodate the increasing demands for longer run time of cellular phones, notebook computers, PDAs, and other portable electronics....


Military Cable

January 28, 2002 3:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Whitney Blake's cutting-edge expertise in matching materials and performance requirements allowed them to create a technologically advanced set of cable assemblies which were developed in conjunction with a key military supplier that will serve a critical application in state-of-the-art military headset communications....

High Density Switching Power Supplies

January 7, 2002 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of highly compact hot swap, 200 watt power supplies — in a 1U high package that provides system designers the maximum flexibility in placing system power — has been introduced by Deltron. The new L Series AC/DC power supplies provide 7 watts per cubic inch power density in a compact 1....

DC Power Supplies

January 7, 2002 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

IFR Systems announced availability of two new power supplies: the Kikusui PAN600-2A and PAN350-3.5A. The PAN600-2A is a replacement for the existing Kikusui PAD500-2L and PAD600-1.5L models. The PAN350-3.5A is a new product. Both the PAN600-2A and PAN350-3.5A offer the power necessary for research and development, quality control or production of 300 and 600-volt devices....

Battery Adapter Compatible With Lithium Ion

November 29, 2001 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

iTECH announces the release of a lithium ion battery adapter compatible with Motorola Saber MX1000, MX2000 and MX3000 radios (battery part number NTN8818A). This adapter design uses the radio bayonet-type interface and eliminates the need for multiple adapters to support multiple capacities. iTECH battery adapter part number BA6501 is compatible with the iTECH iQ five ® battery analyzer/conditioner with software version 9....

36 V Output, Sot23, Low-Noise Power Supplies For Varactor Diode Biasing

November 26, 2001 3:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX5026/MAX5028 SOT23 step-up DC-DC converters targeted at low-noise varactor diode biasing in TV RF tuners, set-top boxes, satellite receivers, PCI cable modems, and voice-over-cable modems. These devices operate from 3V to 11V input and boost the output up to 36V for MAX5026 (adjustable output version) and 30V for MAX5028 (fixed output version)....

Lithium-Ion-Battery Charging Techniques for Mobile Phones and PDAs

October 30, 2001 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Deciding whether to use a switch-mode, linear, or pulse charger depends on a number of considerations. By Matt Schindler, Maxim Integrated Products Charging Lithium Ion batteries in mobile phones and PDAs is a balancing act. On one hand, high current is needed to quickly replace the energy drained from the battery while transmitting voice or data....

MicroTransformer for Military Applications

October 30, 2001 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Datatronics offers the 4216 microtransformer series. Incorporating Mu-Metal shielding for advanced performance, the 4216 series meets MIL-PRF-27 Grade 5 specifications for effective performance in a rigorous military environment. Featuring a PRI:SEC turns ratio of 1:1 to 5.99:1, a frequency reponse of -2 dB (400 Hz to 250 kHz), and a maximum distortion of 5%, the robust 4216 is an ideal choice for military output, interstage, isolation, a...

Battery Service System

October 30, 2001 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cell-Con announced the offering of its new Ultra Battery Service System. This product can quickly charge any NiCd or NiMH 3 to 12 cell assembly. In addition, the charging system will condition the batteries and capacity test them. This one system allows users to be sure that they maximize cycle life and they can know when the cells are coming to the end of life....

Dip Molded Tabs for Industrial Applications

October 22, 2001 4:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Harman has added grab tabs to its comprehensive line of dip-molded tabs for industrial applications. The new Harman grab tab is designed with additional surface area that provides more "grab and pull" strength for the user. The ergonomic finder tab version provides user comfort plus strength, making the tab ideal for continuous removal and installation processes....

Battery Maintenance Systems

October 8, 2001 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Christie Electric Co., a division of Marathon Power Technologies Company, announces a special trade-in program for current RF80-H, RF80-GT, Superceder, or PCA 131 users. With a trade in, qualifying customers can either receive $500 towards the purchase of a new RF80-K or U-60, or they can request that Marathon donate their old unit to a trade school....

Design Considerations When Using Flash Microcontrollers in Wireless Applications

October 1, 2001 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The future of Flash microcontrollers. By Rodger Richey, Microchip Technology Inc. The microcontroller remains one of the most ubiquitous electronic components used in wireless applications today. While many engineers have designed with read-only-memory (ROM) or one-time-programmable (OTP) versions, Flash-based microcontrollers are emerging as the definitive choice for a variety of new designs....

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