Development Kit allows fast design of embedded Linux devices
Arcom’s new Development Kit allows faster and easier development of a wide range of embedded devices in a Linux environment. The kit’s SBC-GX533 board has a compact Arcom Embedded Linux image installed in its onboard Flash. All onboard hardware features are supported, allowing unrestricted access to their functionality, while all unnecessary software functions have been removed, leaving a compact image of just 13 MB. This can save weeks or ev...
Highly integrated, IEEE 802.3af compliant, Power over Ethernet controller
Silicon Laboratories has announced what is said to be the industry’s most highly integrated, IEEE 802.3af compliant, Power over Ethernet controller for powered device applications. The Si3400 is the only PD controller to integrate on-chip diode bridges, a transient surge suppressor and a switching regulator field effect transistor. The Si3400 controller’s unprecedented level of integration simplifies PoE design efforts by reducing the tota...
No Pb in Syfer's Radial Lead Capacitors
UK capacitor manufacturer Syfer Technology has announced that all of its standard ranges of radial lead capacitors are now available with tin terminations, in place of the traditional tin-lead terminations on the leads. All internal solder joints are also lead-free to meet the requirements of the new directive. For customers required to demonstrate compliance, Syfer’s part numbers have been modified and clearly labelled with an additional ‘...
Full-Speed USB 2.0 PIC Microcontrollers from Microchip
Microchip has announced two Flash PIC® microcontrollers, the PIC18F2450 and PIC18F4450 - both with certified Full-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity for 12 megabits-per-second (Mbps) data-transfer rates, and 12 MIPS (48MHz) processing performance. Combined with a wide variety of on-chip peripherals, nanoWatt Technology power management, and self-programmable Flash memory, these features provide a complete solution for designers working with USB in indu...
NASA Qualifies Hypertac's 2mm cPCI Connectors for Flight Use
Hypertronics Corporation, Hypertac's business unit in North America, has announced that NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has approved the Hypertac 2mm cPCI connector for flight use. The Hypertac hyperboloid connector improves system reliability by ensuring signal integrity whilst eliminating contact fretting under the most severe shock and vibration environments.
ST announces 1, 2 and 4-Mbit Serial Flash memories for the Automotive Market
STMicroelectronics has announced a new generation of its serial Flash memory chips, with densities from 1 to 4 Mbit, which are intended specifically for demanding automotive applications with high reliability requirements.
Tiny Wire-Wound Chip Inductors for IC Input Power Circuits are said to be World's smallest
TAIYO YUDEN has announced that its LBMF1608 series wire-wound chip inductors are now being produced at the rate of 10 million units per month. As the first-ever device to achieve a 47µH inductance rating in 0603 case size (1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm), the LBMF1608 is 33% smaller by volume than equivalent-rated 0805 inductors typically used in the IC input power circuits of cell phones, PDAs, still/video cameras and other mobile digital equipment.
Kit provides PC-based evaluation of Frontier's advanced multi-standard mobile TV chipset
Frontier Silicon has introduced a complete evaluation kit which will allow designers to explore the capabilities of its mobile TV chipset. The kit, named Troy, contains Frontier Silicon's Apollo RF receiver and Kino 2 chipset for mobile TV applications; software and documentation allowing a PC to act as the host processor in a mobile TV system, displaying up to four video streams simultaneously as well as dynamically configuring and monitoring v...
RoHS Compliant Low Profile Push Button TACT Switch
knitter-switch has announced the introduction of its TSS 309 push-button tact switch. This space-saving surface mounted switch measures 3.8 x 6.0mm and is just 1.7mm high. For secure mounting and good electrical contact, a single J-lead terminal is provided which ensures maximum solder on the joint and aids visual inspection. Where required, versions are also available with flat solder terminals.
2U Rackmount Pure Sine Wave Inverter Delivers 3KVA Over A Wide Temperature Range
Schaefer, Inc. has enhanced its pure sine wave inverter offering with the new AEP-3000R Series of 3KVA rackmount products. The output waveform of the AEP-3000R Series is a true sine wave, with less than 3% total harmonic distortion, which delivers “clean” output power for powering sensitive loads and for improving AC equipment performance.