Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the LabMaster 10-100Zi, 100 GHz oscilloscope. With this introduction, Teledyne LeCroy continues to demonstrate a long running commitment to leadership in the high end oscilloscope market by aggressively pushing real-time bandwidth and sample rate boundaries to achieve 100 GHz and 240 GS/s. The 100 GHz technology was first publicly demonstrated in July 2013, and has since been featured at the 2014 DesignCon, OFC and ECOC exhibitions. This industry leading technology, now incorporated into the LabMaster 10-100Zi 100 GHz oscilloscope, is key to analyzing and understanding the fastest phenomena found in R&D labs where engineers and scientists are working on next-generation communication systems, high bandwidth electrical components, and fundamental scientific research. The LabMaster 10-100Zi was recently used by Alcatel-Lucent to demonstrate the highest-bandwidth coherent optical receiver capable of detecting a 160 GBaud QPSK signal.
“As we research new ways to expand the amount of data that future optical communications networks will be expected to carry, we demonstrated a record 160-GBaud QPSK system prototype. The 100-GHz bandwidth and 240-GS/s sampling rate were key in building this system”, says Dr. Peter Winzer of Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. “We are excited to see that Teledyne LeCroy has pushed oscilloscope technology to where the oscilloscope’s bandwidth is no longer the limiting factor in our research; it currently exceeds the bandwidth of the transmitter and optical-to-electrical converter in the receiver.”
The LabMaster 10-100Zi is the newest acquisition module in the LabMaster 10 Zi Series of high-performance modular oscilloscopes. LabMaster 10 Zi is a modular and flexible platform that allows users to build oscilloscopes with high channel counts, even when only one or two channels are in the base model. LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscopes are built from a single LabMaster Master Control Module (MCM-Zi) that contains the display, control, and ChannelSync clock distribution architecture; all managed by a powerful server-class CPU. Users connect up to 20 acquisition modules, including the LabMaster 10-100Zi, in order to build oscilloscopes with up to eighty channels
36 GHz, twenty channels 100 GHz, or anything in between.
Mill-Max announced the expansion of its line of spring-loaded products with the addition of 2 mm pitch spring-loaded connectors. As always, real estate is at a premium in electronic packaging with designers demanding tighter pitch interconnects that deliver high quality performance. These spring-loaded connectors (SLC’s) are an appealing option combining both durability and space saving qualities. For board-to-board or device-to-board connections, these 2mm spring-loaded connectors are a practical solution.
The connectors feature spring pins with a working travel of 0.0275” (0,7 mm) and a maximum travel of 0.055” (1,4 mm). With a base diameter on the pins of 0.056” (1,42 mm) and a plunger diameter of 0.032” (0,81 mm) there is adequate space for laying out the PCB pads and traces on both the solder and mating sides of the connectors. The initial, uncompressed, height of the connectors is 0.295” (7,5 mm).
These new SLC’s are offered in single row, series 836-22-0XX-30-001101 and double row, series 838-22-0XX-30-001101. Standard availability is 2 to 10 positions for single row and 4 to 20 positions for the double row. Both series are available in tubes or on tape and reel which have pick & place vacuum clips to facilitate automated assembly.
The new 2mm pitch spring-loaded connectors maintain the quality and reliability of current Mill-Max spring pin connectors by utilizing the same precision-machined components and internal spring components. Gold-plated components and springs ensure the highest conductivity, corrosion resistance and durability. The spring-loaded pins used in these connectors have a current rating of 2 amps continuous use (3 amps maximum.) The high temperature plastic housing is suitable for all soldering processes and the connectors are RoHS compliant.]]>
Coilcraft will be presenting a variety of new and award winning RF and power magnetic products in their electronica 2014 booth (Hall B6, Booth 242), as well as other innovative product solutions for markets including the Internet of Things (IoT), wearable products, automotive, data centers, building automation and network power.
Products to be featured include: Coilcraft’s XAL/XFL Families of ultra-small, ultra-efficient power inductors; the LPD5030V Series miniature high-isolation transformer, an Electronic Products Magazine 2013 Product of the Year; their LPR6235 Series mini step-up transformer which was named a 2013 EDN Hot 100 Product; and two products that were included in Electronic Design Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Components of 2014, the 1111SQ Series high-performance square air core inductor and the SER80xx Series high-current shielded power inductor.
In addition to all the products being showcased, Coilcraft will also be offering demonstrations of its advanced design tools, including their all-new RF and Power Inductor Finders and their recently introduced LC Filter Designer.
Future Facilities launched a significant update to 6SigmaET, the company ‘s powerful, intuitive and easy-to-learn thermal simulation tool for use by designers of electronic components and products. Release 9 of 6SigmaET integrates a new CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) solver that can radically speed up thermal simulation, as well as introducing a number of enhancements to the tool’s functionality and user interface.
Thermal simulation is a tool that allows engineers to assess the thermal performance of their designs and efficiently manage the heat generated by electronic components and assemblies. A better understanding of the temperature distribution in an electronic system can be used to fine-tune designs and enable the creation of products that are ever smaller and more reliable. The technology can also significantly cut product development time by reducing design iterations and ensuring that a final product operates within its required thermal parameters, enhancing operating life and reliability.
Simulation can also enable significant cost savings and return-on-investment for OEMs and developers. For example, it can reduce project delays and negate the need to redesign product enclosures and PCBs. Similarly, by discovering thermal problems before product release, simulation reduces the likelihood of product recalls. In summary, simulation can prove the differentiator between a successful and timely release to market, and a missed opportunity.
To be made ready for thermal simulation, component or system models are represented as a mesh of grid cells created from intelligent modelling objects, CAD models and PCB layout information. However, there are many ways to generate a suitable grid and its quality and resolution is crucial to achieving an accurate solution. Depending on available computational hardware resources, engineers will often need to alter the resolution of the grid manually to focus on the thermally significant parts of the design, which can be a time consuming and complex process.
6SigmaET Release 9, however, incorporates a new and revolutionary grid and solver that is completely different from competitive solutions: the tool provides a novel way to remove the burden of having to manually optimize the grid by navigating the trade-off between computing performance and grid detail to provide optimum accuracy and performance. The powerful parallel solver within Release 9 delivers groundbreaking performance, handling complex geometries and providing accurate and sophisticated simulations, potentially in a matter of minutes.
In addition to the new CFD solver, the new 6SigmaET user interface makes it easier to create a thermal model using intelligent objects such as power supplies or heat sinks, and PCB and CAD data. Import functions in Release 9 also include IDF, IDX, XFL and Gerber file formats from EDA tools. A new object panel in the user interface displays all available intelligent modelling objects and allows them to be dragged and dropped into the model. Powerful search functions make it easier to select the appropriate object to model a given component or subsystem.
In addition, the Release 9 version adopts a modern ribbon-based user interface that replaces the traditional menus and toolbars of older-generation products. Context-sensitive ribbons highlight the key actions available for each task and enable users to quickly find the commands needed to create and analyse a model. Once each simulation has been completed, a model can be exported so that any proposed modifications can be shared easily with other engineers.]]>
Master Bond’s EP30D-10 elastomer offers abrasion and chemical resistance while maintaining high flexibility and strength. It is a versatile system for your most demanding applications like bonding, sealing, encapsulating, and casting. EP30D-10 cures at room temperature or even more rapidly at elevated temperatures. It has an exceptionally wide service range and has been used successfully at cryogenic temperatures. The EP30D-10 is a combination of performance characteristics of epoxy resins and polyurethanes. Performance characteristics of epoxy resins include strength, chemical resistance, and adhesion qualities. Master Bond Polymer System EP30D-10 is 100% reactive and does not contain any solvents or diluents.
The Master Bond EP30D-10 system cures with minimal shrinkage to a durable, high strength, tough elastomer with remarkably good resistance to thermal cycling and chemicals including water, inorganic salts, alkalis and acids. It has an exceptionally wide service temperature range of 4K to 220°F. Adhesion to metals, concrete, glass, ceramics, wood, vulcanized rubbers and many plastics is excellent. Color of part A is clear, part B is also clear. Master Bond Polymer System EP30D-10 is widely used in cryogenic, optical, electronic and aerospace applications both for original components and maintenance/repair. A non-drip version (amber colored) called EP30D-10ND is also available.]]>
Avago Technologies has a new LED series, the ALMD-xx3D. It has the same or slightly used less luminous intensity than conventional high brightness, through-hole LEDs. This new LED series can be assemble using common SMT assembly process.
These LEDs are made with an advanced optical grade epoxy offering superior performance in outdoor sign application.
To facilitate easy pick and place assembly, the LEDs are packed in EIA-compliant tape and reel. Every reel, other than red, will be shipped in single intensity and color bin for better uniformity.
The LIA130 is an optically isolated error amplifier featuring an optocoupler, precision reference and error amplifier in a single package. It offers a linear optical coupler technology typically used in power systems for workstations and telecom central office supply.
The LIA130 is an optically isolated amplifier with a 431-type precision programmable shunt reference combined in the same package. The optocoupler portion of the LIA130 comprises a Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) light-emitting diode (LED) optically coupled to a silicon phototransistor. The current transfer ratio of the device is between 300% and 600%.
The combination of features in the LIA130 is optimal for use in isolated AC-to-DC converters. It replaces several discrete components, saves valuable circuit board space and reduces complexity.
The TQM963001 (772-TQM963001) is a high-performance and highly selective Bulk Acoustic Wave duplexer achieving low insertion loss over full bandwidth and operating conditions. It features excellent triple beat performance with single-ended and uplink ports.
TQM963001 is specifically designed to meet the high performance expectations of insertion loss; isolation and triple beat for CDMA systems over the extended bandwidth of BC14 applications under all operating conditions. Exceptional downlink isolation and GPS rejection performance eliminates the need for an uplink SAW filter.
The TQM963001 uses common module packaging techniques to achieve the industry standard 2.6 × 2.1 × 0.9 mm footprint. This duplexer exhibits excellent power handling capabilities.
The IXDN430/IXDI430/IXDD430/IXDS430 are low side, ultrafast MOSFET/IGBT drivers featuring a 30-Amp high peak output current and a wide operating range with an under voltage lockout protection. It offers the advantages and compatibility of CMOS and IXYS HDMOS with a low propagation delay time and low supply current.
The IXDN430/IXDI430/IXDD430/IXDS430 are high-speed high current gate drivers specifically designed to drive MOSFETs and IGBTs to their minimum switching time and maximum practical frequency limits. The IXD_430 can source and sink 30 A of peak current while producing voltage rise and fall times have less than 30ns. The input of the drivers is compatible with TTL or CMOS and is fully immune to latch up over the entire operating range. Designed with small internal delays, cross conduction/current shoot-through is virtually eliminated in all configurations. Their features and wide safety margin in operating voltage and power make the drivers unmatched in performance and value.
The IXD_430 incorporates a unique ability to disable the output under fault conditions. The standard undervoltage lockout voltages are 11.75V for the IXD_430 parts and 8.5 V for the IXD_430M parts. ULVO can be set to either level in the IXDS430 with the UNSEL input line. When a logical low is forced into the Enable inputs, both final output stage MOSFETs (NMOS and PMOS) are turned off. As a result, the output of the IXDD430 enters a tristate mode and enables a Soft Turn-Off of the MOSFET when a short circuit is detected. This helps prevent damage that could occur to the MOSFET if it were to be switched off abruptly due to a dv/dt over-voltage transient.
The IXDN430 is configured as a non-inverting gate driver, and the IXDI430 is an inverting gate driver. The IXDS430 can be configured either as a non-inverting or inverting driver. The IXD_430 are available in the standard 28-pin SIOC (SI-CT), 5-pin TO-220 (CI), and in the TO-263 (YI) surface mount packages. CT or ‘Cool Tab’ for the 28-pin SOIC package refers to the backside metal heatsink tab.
The XC7SH14 is a high-speed inverting Schmitt trigger. This CMOS device offers an inverting buffer action function with Schmitt trigger action. It features symmetrical output impedance, high noise immunity, ESD protection, low power dissipation, and balanced propagation delays. It normally operates in a temperature range from -40 ºC to +125 ºC. This device is capable of transforming slowly changing input signals into sharply defined, jitter-free output signals.
The CS43L22 is a portable audio DAC with integrated Class-D speaker driver featuring high performance stereo DAC and digital signal processing engine. It does not require external filter and offers flexible clocking options with I2C control port operation.
The CS43L22 is a highly integrated, low-power stereo digital/analog converter (DAC) with headphone and Class D speaker amplifiers. The DAC output path includes a digital signal-processing engine with various fixed-function controls, such as tone and volume control. The DAC also includes de-emphasis, limiting functions and beep generator that delivers tones selectable across a range of two octaves.
The stereo headphone amplifier is powered from a separate positive supply and the integrated charge pump provides a negative supply, allowing for a ground-centered analog output that eliminates the need for DC blocking capacitors. The Class D stereo speaker, which does not require an external filter, may be powered directly from a battery.
The CS43L22 accommodates analog routing of the input signal directly to the headphone amplifier — a useful feature for applications that utilize an FM tuner. The CS43L22 operates from a low-voltage analog and digital core, making it ideal for portable systems that require extremely low power consumption in a minimal amount of space.
Class D Stereo/Mono Speaker Amplifier
The EVB9019 is an evaluation board designed for MLX90129 applications. It features a versatile A/D interface for resistive sensors and offered in a battery or battery-less applications in a low cost and compact design.
The EVB90129 is an assembled printed circuit board that simplifies evaluation of the MLX90129 sensor tag IC and to facilitate the development of wireless sensor applications based on the MLX90129. The EVB90129 was developed to demonstrate a wide range of applications, from fully passive sensor tag operation to complex data logging. Each of its elements can be reconfigured by means of jumpers.
The board can be powered either by an external voltage supply, the on-board battery or the electromagnetic field from a RFID reader. In addition to the internal temperature sensor of the MLX90129, the EVB90129 embeds 3 external sensors, light, temperature and potentiometer to demonstrate the flexibility for measurement of a variety of physical quantities. The custom prototyping area allows users to integrate their own sensor or circuit into this evaluation board.
The EVB90129 is capable of storing 128 Kbytes of data’s in the SPI EEPROM memory connected to the MLX90129. The EVB90129 can be accessed and controlled through a contactless (RFID) or a contact (SPI) interface. The RFID access to the MLX90129 and the related commands are compliant with the ISO15693 standard. The SPI and other digital inputs/outputs from the MLX90129 are connected to an 8-pin connector of the EVB90129. This allows easy connection to a microcontroller
The BP5033-12 is an AC/DC Converter developed by ROHM Semiconductor. Even without the use of a transformer, this converter can obtain the desired DC output. The BP5033-12 contains simple switching for its power supply that utilizes few external devices which makes it applicable for driving micro-computer, LEDs and triacs.
Absolute Maximum Ratings
The Common Mode Line Chokes are line chokes designed by Coilcraft offered in a low cost and high inductance combination of application. It features two series with a variety of current ratings and inductance values, as well as a compliant of RoHS standards with tin-silver over tin over copper terminations.
These common mode line chokes provide the best available combinations of low cost and high inductance. Coilcraft EE style common mode line chokes are available in two series, each with a variety of current ratings, sizes and inductance values.
Coilcraft Designer’s Kit No. P402 contains samples of eight standard EE and toroidal common mode line chokes.
Microchip Technology introduced the SST26WF016B, a 1.8 V Serial Quad I/O™ (SQI) SuperFlash® Memory device family. The SST26WF016B provides 16-Mbit of memory and is based on Microchip’s high-performance SuperFlash technology with fast erase times and superior reliability.
The SST26WF016B provides the fastest erase times of any competing device due to the use of SuperFlash technology. Sector and block erase commands are completed in just 18 ms and a full chip erase operation is completed in 35 ms. Competing devices require in the range of 10 to 20 seconds to complete a full chip erase operation, making SST26WF016B approximately 400 times faster. The fast erase times can provide a significant cost savings to customers by minimizing the time required for testing and firmware updates, therefore increasing their manufacturing throughput.
The SQI interface is a high-speed 104 MHz 4-bit multiplexed I/O serial interface which allows for high-data throughput in a low pin-count package. This interface enables low latency execute-in-place (XIP) capability, allowing programs to be stored and executed directly from the Flash memory and eliminating the need for code shadowing on a RAM device. The SST26WF016B provides faster data throughput than a comparable x16 parallel Flash device without the associated high cost and high-pin count of parallel Flash. The SQI interface also offers full command-set backwards compatibility to traditional Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) protocol.
Designed for low-power consumption, the SST26WF016B helps maximize battery life in portable applications. Standby current consumption is 10 µA typical and a deep power-down mode further reduces current consumption to 2.5 µA typical. Active read current at 104 MHz is 15 mA typical. The combination of 1.8V operation with low-power consumption and small form factor packaging makes the SST26WF016B an excellent choice for applications such as portable medical devices, Bluetooth® headsets, GPS, camera modules and hearing aids.
The SST26WF016B offers excellent quality and reliability with 100 years data retention and device endurance of over 100,000 erase/write cycles. Enhanced safety features include software write protection of individual blocks for flexible data/code protection and a One-Time Programmable (OTP) 2 Kbyte Secure ID area. These features protect against unauthorized access and malicious read, program and erase intentions. The device also includes a JEDEC-compliant Serial Flash Discoverable Parameter (SFDP) table, which contains identifying information about the function and capability of the SST26WF016B in order to simplify software design.
The ISL95822 is a dual-phase PWM regulator designed for VR12.5 and VR12.6 CPUs. The device is fully compliant with Intel VR12.5™ and VR12.6™ specification, offering complete solution for microprocessor core power supply. This voltage regulator is configurable in single- or dual-phase, providing maximum flexibility. It utilizes the serial control bus (SVID) to communicate with the CPU and attains lower cost and smaller board area.
Based on Intersil’s Robust Ripple Regulator R3 Technology™, the PWM modulator compared to traditional modulators, has faster transient settling time, variable switching frequency during load transients and has improved light load efficiency with its ability to automatically change switching frequency.
The ISL95822 has several other key features. The output supports DCR current sensing with single NTC thermistor for DCR temperature compensation or accurate resistor current sensing. The output comes with remote voltage sense, programmable VBOOT voltage, programmable ICCMAX, programmable voltage transition slew rate, adjustable switching frequency, overcurrent protection and Power-Good output.
The FOD8333 is a highly integrated IGBT gate-drive optocoupler that is consists of two high- performances AlGaAs LEDs and two integrated circuits. Built with MOSFETs that have low drain source resistance, the device enables lesser power dissipation of the system thereby promoting cooler operation. This optocoupler also has a soft turn-off feature that ensures safe shutdown of the IGBT under fault condition.
The FOD8333 is an advanced 2.5 A output current IGBT drive optocoupler capable of driving medium-power IGBTs with ratings up to 1,200 V and 150 A. It is suited for fast-switching driving of power IGBTs and MOSFETs in motor-control inverter applications and high-performance power systems. The FOD8333 offers protection features necessary for preventing fault conditions that lead to destructive thermal runaway of IGBTs.
The device utilizes Fairchild’s proprietary Optoplanar® coplanar packaging technology and optimized IC design to achieve reliable high isolation and high noise immunity, characterized by high common-mode rejection and power supply rejection specifications. The device is housed in a wide-body, 16-pin, small-outline, plastic package.
The gate-driver channel consists of an aluminum gallium arsenide (AlGaAs) light-emitting diode (LED) optically coupled to an integrated high-speed driver circuit with a low-RDS MOSFET output stage. The fault-sense channel consists of an AlGaAs LED optically coupled to an integrated high-speed feedback circuit for fault sensing.
The Coilcraft’s Combination Line Filter Choke is a filter choke that combines the common and the differential mode. It features special windings and materials that provide better filter performance and complies with the RoHS standard in tin-silver over tin over copper terminations.
This series of chokes is intended for use in AC line filters for switching power supplies. They combine common and differential mode filtering in a single component. By using these parts, designers can eliminate two extra filter chokes compared to a standard common mode choke. The unique combination of special windings and materials provides much better filtering performance than either a common mode choke or a single winding inductor alone.
The differential filtering frequency response is designed to provide filtering at higher frequencies while still allowing the AC line power to pas through without loss. This characteristic is demonstrated in the Differential Mode Attenuation curves.
The ￼MPU-250F is a series of AC/DC power supplies that have an input voltage range of 90-132 VAC or 180 – 264 VAC, depending on the model of choice. The devices have an input frequency range of 47 – 63 Hz and an output regulation of ±1.0%. Isolation voltage of the four standard models is as high as 3000 VAC. These U-channel power supplies are also equipped with internal fan for better cooling mechanism.
Murata introduces its new common mode choke coils for AC lines, the PLA10 high inductance series. It is composed of 5 part numbers with its own specifications. These inductors vary in their rated current, maximum DC resistance, and minimum inductance.
ROHM Semiconductor created a clock generator series dedicated for A/V Equipments. These generators, BU2363FV series, provide three types of clocks needed for DVD player systems, namely VIDEO, AUDIO and SYSTEM clocks. The VIDEO clock is a DVD-Audio reference which attains high C/N characteristics needed for high definition images.
GeneSic signed an agreement, together with Digi-Key, for the global distribution of its products. GeneSic’s low-capacitance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky rectifiers are now globally available. These rectifiers are specifically designed for voltage multiplier circuits and high voltage assemblies which are commonly used in a wide range of x-ray, laser, and particle generator power supplies.
GeneSiC’s 3300 V/0.3 A Schottky rectifiers feature zero reverse recovery current that does not change with temperature. This relatively high voltage in a single device allows a reduction in voltage multiplication stages required in typical high voltage generator circuits, through use of higher AC input voltages. The near-ideal switching characteristics allow the elimination/dramatic reduction of voltage balancing networks and snubber circuits.
3300 V/0.3 A SiC Rectifier Technical Highlights
“This product offering comes from years of sustained efforts at GeneSiC. We believe the 3300 V rating is a key differentiator for the high voltage generator market, and will allow significant benefits to our customers. GeneSiC’s low VF, low capacitance SiC Schottky Rectifiers enable this breakthrough product,” said Dr. Ranbir Singh, President of GeneSiC Semiconductor.
All devices are 100% tested to full voltage/current ratings and housed in halogen-free, RoHS-compliant, industry-standard TO-220FP (Full Pack) packages.]]>
The Microverter® series of DC/DC converters from Astrodyne are the perfect components to use for applications requiring high power output with lesser space consumption. With its miniature size, the series caters the need in embedded systems. These converters are “little but tough” with a thermal and short circuit protection employed in its architecture, as well as its high density feature.
The μV300 Series are high density DC-DC converters designed for use in telecom and other centralized modular and distributed power applications. The μV300 Series use metal PC boards, planar transformers, and surface mount construction to produce up to 252 watts in a tiny package.
The 74LVC1G19 is a 1-of-2 decoder/demultiplexer that features common output enable. The device operates in a wide supply voltage range from 1.65 V to 5.5 V. It features high noise immunity, ESD protection, low power consumption, and direct interface with TTL levels. It normally operates in a temperature range from -40 ºC to +85 ºC. This device complies with three JEDEC standards.
This device buffers the data on input A and passes it to the outputs 1Y (true) and 2Y (complement) when the enable (E) input signal is LOW. Inputs can be driven from either 3.3 V or 5 V devices. These features allow the use of these devices in a mixed 3.3 V and 5 V environment.
This device is fully specified for partial power-down applications using IOFF. The IOFF circuitry disables the output, preventing the damaging backflow current through the device when it is powered down.
The BD9428 is a highly efficient driver that contributes to save power (high efficiency technology) of white LED back light for LCD TV’s or monitors developed by Rohm Semiconductor. Four channels of high voltage (up to 80V) and high current capability (250mA/ch) LED current drivers are integrated. The BD9428 is designed to save power using high efficiency technology in LED backlighting applications such as LCD TVs and monitors. A 4ch high voltage (80V max.) high current (250mA/ch) LED driver is included, providing greater versatility.