Connector enables quick and easy wire-to-board assembly
The 9175 connector from AVX’s Elco Europe Division allows users to easily connect individual wires to a single row of contacts using IDC technology. Currently available as 2-and 3-way IDC connectors, the part is both low-profile (3.45mm) with a small PCB footprint (2 way: 5.0x2.5mm, 3 way: 7.5x2.5mm) and allows for quick, easy assembly thanks to a dedicated single-wire insertion hand tool.
ADI's 2nd-generation chipset for advanced multimedia mobile handsets based on the 3G TD-SCDMA Interface
Analog Devices has announced the availability of its second-generation chipset for developers of advanced multimedia mobile handsets based on the 3G TD-SCDMA Low Chip Rate (LCR) air interface. The new SoftFone-LCR+ chipset expands Analog Devices’ portfolio of TD-SCDMA technology solutions and builds upon the company’s legacy as a leader in TD-SCDMA technology development by adding support for a wide range of enhanced multimedia functions.
Tektronix Arbitrary/function generators from TTi
Now available from TTi (Thurlby Thandar Instruments) is the Tektronix AFG3000 Series of arbitrary/function generators, consisting of six models with the market-leading 240 MHz, dual-channel, 2 GS/s AFG3252 at the head of the series.
PULS uses On-Line Movies to good effect
PULS, the DIN-rail power supplies specialist , has added new tools for system designers to its website. In addition to full specifications of all of its power supplies and accessories, a new PULScast feature offers movie clips explaining power supply technology and functionality. The other new website feature is downloadable CAD drawings of all PULS DIN-Rail power supplies.
Low Profile GPIB Controller Interface Plug-in Board from Keithley Instruments
Keithley Instruments has announced its Model KPCI-488LP Low Profile GPIB Controller Interface plug-in board. A complement to Keithley's precision measurement instruments, the Model KPCI-488LP is priced at only EURO 369, helping test engineers to further lower their cost of test and ownership. To reduce switching costs, the Model KPCI-488LP's driver library is fully command compatible with Keithley, Capital Equipment Corporation (CEC), and Nationa...
High-Performance, Small 12-bit, 500 MSPS ADC from TI
Texas Instruments has introduced a monolithic 12-bit, 500 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) providing unmatched size and performance. The new pipeline ADC offers 64.5 dBFS signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) up to 500 MHz input frequency at 500 MSPS, bringing a new class of performance to customers previously confined to 8- and 10-bits of resolution. In a space-saving 14 mm x 14 mm package, the new ADC meets the resolution and speed requirements of ...
High-Performance Power MOSFET from Fairchild Optimizes Low-Voltage Power Management Applications
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced the FDZ191P, said to be the industry’s smallest footprint P-channel MOSFET offering the optimal thermal and electrical performance necessary for power conversion, charging and load management in an array of low-voltage (
Data Acquisition Device from Semtech Features High Gain for Portable Sensor Applications
Semtech has introduced the SX8722, a complete, high-resolution data acquisition device for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in portable industrial and consumer sensing applications. The SX8722 interfaces with most Wheatstone bridge chemical, pressure or magnetic sensors to condition and read data. The device features Semtech’s ZoomingADC, a 16-bit analog/digital converter (ADC) with a 10-bit preamplifier to allow the device ...
USB Power Manager and Battery Charger in 18mm2 Package
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4089 and LTC4089-5, each featuring an autonomous power manager, ideal diode controller and standalone high-voltage switching battery charger for portable USB devices. For high efficiency charging, their switching topology accommodates various inputs, including high voltage power sources up to 36V (40V max) such as 12V AC-DC wall adapters, FireWire ports or automotive batteries. In addition, they accept low-...
Analogue switches save up to 72% board space
Housed in space-saving μTQFN packages, Intersil’s low-voltage dual ISL54050 and quad ISL54056 single pole double throw (SPDT) analogue switches provide ultra-low, flatter on-resistance, resulting in better signal quality in battery-powered, portable and handheld equipment.