PIC16C432 and PIC16C433 small footprint microcontrollers are designed with built-in Local Interconnect Network transceiver capabilities. According to the company, they offer high performance with 2K words of OTP program memory, 128 bytes of data RAM, and require only 35 powerful single-cycle instructions, each 14 bits wide, with the exception of two-cycle program branches. Other on-chip peripherals include an 8-bit real-time clock/counter with 8-bit programmable prescaler, wake-up on bus activity and require only 12V battery operation for the transceiver.
Arizona Microchip Technology Ltd. , Microchip House, 505 Eskdale Rd., Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, Berks, UK RG41 5TU; FAX +44 0 118 921 5835; www.microchip.com .
The company says its FS6219, designed for use in video set-top boxes, is the first 3.3V programmable, three phase-lock loop clock chip with two fully integrated voltage-controlled crystal oscillators. The programmable chip is also said to provide precise tuning, which permits designers to use the same device to meet signal frequency standards for anywhere in the world, thus reducing inventory while increasing cost efficiency.
American Microsystems , 2300 Buckskin Rd., Pocatello, ID 83201; www.amis.com .
Nine new series of drum-core shielded power inductors from this company are now available. The devices feature a maximum height as low as 2.79 mm, and are magnetically shielded. They are designed to offer power supply makers a wide range of inductor solutions for applications such as digital handheld devices, digital telephones, pagers, electroluminous backlighting, and other applications.
Pulse , 12220 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128; FAX (858) 674-8262; www.pulseeng.com .
2Quick™fiber optic, crimp SC and ST style connectors are a non-adhesive crimp style connector designed to assemble onto the fiber in a reported two minutes. The product is said to meet or exceed all TIA/EIA-568-B.3 requirements and exceed the pulling requirements of that standard. A 2Quick crimp termination tool is also available with every 15 boxes.
Hubbell Inc. , 185 Plains Rd., Milford, CT 06460; FAX (800) 255-1031; www.hubbell-wiring.com .
This company says its Super-CPU-Sink model TS-12088-AA, designed to cool the Intel "Willamette" processor up to 1.5 GHz, is the most powerful CPU cooler available. Cooling is driven by a 60 mm 12 V dc high speed fan which is said to generate 24 CFM, and is mounted on top of the heat sink to maximize surface area. The product comes with factory applied interface material of the customer's choice.
Thermshield , Box 1641, Laconia, NH 03247; FAX (603) 524-6602; www.thermshield.com .
Designed for the central office and specially targeted at the NAFTA and Asian markets, this device is reported to be the first ADSL low pass filter module that completely fulfills every loop of ANSI T1.413. It is described as very compact in design and is said to allow a very high density of ADSL lines per board. Operational temperatures range from -40 to 85C. Also, the unit carries a loop current of 100 mA dc.
Vacuumschmelze GmbH ; Postfach 22 53, Hanau, Germany D-63412; www.vacuumschmelze.de .
IO8 and IO24 breakout modules are designed to provide extra convenience and protection for this company's 2000 and 4000 family Intelligent Operator Interfaces. The products are said to feature removable screw terminal connectors for easy wiring of external connections, ribbon cable connection for quick hook up of the interface, and are DIN-rail mountable.
Eason Technology Inc. , 241B Center St., Healdsburg, CA 95448; FAX (707) 433-3706; www.eason.com .
Densi-Pakbattery holders from this company are designed to be placed on or off a board, or between components, cards, or anywhere space is available. The product features self-adjusting contact springs which are said to compensate for variations in battery length and ensure positive low-contact resistance connections. Models are available to hold either two or three AA batteries, or three AAA batteries.
Keystone Electronics Corp. , 31-07 20th Rd., Astoria, NY 11105-2017; FAX (718) 956-9040; www.keyelco.com .
These relays are reported to offer EMC compliance and improved thermal characteristics inside the industry standard "hockey puck" package. They are surface mounting, optically coupled, and have optional covered or open terminals. They also feature Direct Copper Bonded technology which, along with the internal design, is said to extend the unit life and reduce the size of the required heat sink.
Crouzet Ltd. , 3237 Commander Dr., Carrolton, Texas 75006; FAX: (972) 447-6786; www.crouzet.com .
High current output 70 series module configurable ac/dc power supplies feature an adjustable output voltage which can go as low as 1.45V dc and as high as 5.6V. They are specifically designed to meet the requirements of ultra high-density microprocessor chips. The company's power supplies are available with 400, 600, or 1,000W power output capabilities, and offer users a choice of 1, 2, or 13 isolated outputs, each of which can be configured from any of nine output modules, spanning voltages from 1.45 to 59V.
Excelsys Technologies Ltd. ; Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland; www.excelsys.com .
IR2170 600V over-current sensing ICs are for ac or brushless dc motor drive applications up to a 230V ac input. It senses motor current directly through an external sense resistor and reports an error if the current exceeds a preset threshold in both the positive and negative polarities. The unit is recommended for light industrial ac and brushless dc motors drives and appliance applications.
International Rectifier , 233 Kansas St., El Segundo, CA 90245; FAX (310) 252-7100; www.irf.com .
Designed for 3rd generation mobile telecommunications, the Mini Coax+ reportedly offers transmission frequencies up to 4 GHz, minimal insertion loss, and adjusted levels of impedance for all inner sections of the connector. Additionally, the ground pins in the connector have been configured according to the Pin-in-Hole SMC approach.
HARTING KGaA ; Marienwerderstrasse 3, Box 1133, Espelkamp, Germany D-32339; www.harting.com .
Aimed at powering low-voltage silicon, these 3 dc/dc converter families comprise 16 different models. Two families are designed for surface mounting. The third is for plated-through hole mounting. All feature a 33-75V input and are available with single 5V at 3A, 3.3V at 4.5A, or 2.5V or 1.8V at 6A outputs. The company recommends them for use in systems employing 48V distributed power architectures.
Artesyn Technologies ; Springfield Industrial Estate, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland; FAX: 353 24 93257; www.artesyn.com.
DT/DT420 Displacement Transmitter/ Transducer is said to determine the displacement of moving objects up to 500 inches in applications such as auto suspension and crash tests, fork life position, bending/forming processes, valve positioning, and robotics. The product is also said to be dust-tight, while a constant torque spring controls cable tension.
Scientific Technologies Inc. , 6550 Dumbarton Enter, Fremont, CA 94555; FAX 510-744-1442; www.sti.com .
This company has introduced what it says are the first double speed fiber channel and gigabit Ethernet assemblies, which offer high-speed interconnects which operate at reported speeds of 2.1 and 2.5 gigabits per second between computer peripherals. The product is said to be cost effective, and tested to exceed T11 standards.
C & M Corp. , Box 348, Wauregan, CT 06387; FAX (860) 774-7330; www.cmcorporation.com .
QTH/QSH series matched impedance micro interfaces are available with 60, 120, 180, 240, and 300 I/Os. A discrete ground plane between rows is surface mounted to provide what is said to be a 100% surface mount system, which eliminates the need for through-hole penetrations found with other products. The products are also said to provide a low profile board to board spacing of only 5 mm between boards.
Samtec Inc. , 520 Park E. Blvd., New Albany, IN 47151-1147; FAX (812) 948-5047; www.samtec.com .
LAN-15 dual redundant bus terminals are said to meet MIL-STD-1553B requirements, and supports bus controllers, remote terminal, and bus monitor modes. The product uses 128K shared memory, which is said to allow it to support larger applications such as monitoring. On-board isolation transformers are said to allow direct connection for short and long stub operation modes.
Actis Computer , 1601 East Sharon Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85022; www.actis-computer.com .
A series of low jitter, Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillators (VCXOs) is now available from this company at frequencies ranging from 1.024 MHz to 170 MHz. The products come with CMOS or PECL outputs, are packaged in a hermetically sealed 6-pin J-lead ceramic package, and are available in 3.3 or 5.0 V options. Typical performance is reported to be less than 0.5 ps rms at the output frequency for the CMOS version, and less than 1 ps for the PECL option.
Vectron Int'L , 166 Grover Ave., Box 5160, Norwalk, CT 06856; FAX (203) 847-3711; www.vectron.com .