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14-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter

The 14-bit ADS4149 from Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) is a high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that delivers low power consumption and performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550 MHz. It features a maximum sample rate of 250 mega-samples per second (MSPS) and consumes as little as 275mW per channel at that rate, while offering 72.5-dB SNR at 100-MHz input frequency. Dynamic power scaling reduces power consumption to 215mW at 160 MSPS.

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Optimized MOSFETs for Switch Mode Applications

Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) has developed an optimized power MOSFET, the UniFET™ II MOSFET, which features an improved body diode, reduced switching losses, and the capability of withstanding double the current stress during diode recovery dv/dt mode.

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Pockels Cell Driver

Analog Modules (Longwood, FL ) has announced the release of its Pockels Cell Driver, Model 823B. The Model 823B Pockels Cell/Shutter Driver is designed for continuous pulsed applications. The compact construction utilizes solid-state MOSFET technology, giving excellent trigger noise immunity and a smooth output waveform. This technique eliminates common problems associated with krytron, avalanche, and transformer drivers. Amplitude is continuously variable up to 3.2kV by adjusting the internal high voltage power supply with a risetime of 30ns typical at full output. The output is push-pull, which yields high reliability by halving the voltage swing per side and which effectively cancels the EMI of the output pulse. Applications of the Model 823B include driving E-O switches for Q-switching solid-state lasers, high voltage pulser, and E-O Shutter.

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SSL Design Kit

Tyco Electronics (TE) (Harrisburg, PA) has introduced an innovative solid state lighting (SSL) solution - the NEVALO SSL system - designed to accelerate lighting manufacturersí transition from traditional light sources to new LED lighting fixtures. This comprehensive system combines the many new components and disciplines of SSL systems into one simple, coherent packaged solution. The NEVALO system includes over 60 LED Light Module (LLMs) options, ranging from 300-to-3400 lumens, in form factors for popular lighting applications; optics in total internal reflection and reflector styles; drivers with constant current output, dimming-control capabilities and temperature monitoring; and a new ribbon-based, four-wire configuration wiring system that is physically keyed and color coded for polarity, accurate power connections and ease of manufacturing.

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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaner

US Conec (Hickory, NC) has announced immediate availability of the IBC™ Brand Cleaner M250 for 2.5mm ferrule fiber optic connectors featuring the largest cleaning region commercially available. The M250 tool cleans SC, ST, FC and E2000 connectors and most hardened 2.5mm connectors used in harsh environment applications including the MIL DTL 83526. The tool uses a 1.8mm synthetic, microfiber woven cloth that will not scratch the fiber endface surface while removing dust particulates and liquid residues. The spring loaded tip of the M250 ensures the optimal compression range providing a flawless contact to the center of UPC and APC polished ferrules. An integrated magnet on the housing of the M250 gives the operator a hands free option by sticking the M250 tool to a rack or panel door during inspection or testing.

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Optical/Electrical Converter

The Highland Technology (San Francisco, CA) PH200 is the first product in the 'PH' series of extreme-performance photonic instruments. The PH200 Nanowatt Photoreceiver, designed in collaboration with Phil Hobbs, is a free-space optical/electrical converter that provides near shot noise performance in a rugged, compact package. The unique photon feedback architecture delivers a bandwidth greater than 1 MHz, with an unprecedented combination of linearity, bandwidth, and dynamic range for 10nA to 100?A photodiode signals.

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Ultra-Fast Framing Cameras

Specialised Imaging (Hertfordshire, UK) has recently supplied their renowned SIM-D Ultra Fast Framing Camera in a new multispectral imaging configuration. The versatile SIM-D has the capability of fitting up to 16 individual filters with wavelength from 400nm to 850nm within the optical system. This facility, coupled with the ability to take images at exposures down to 3ns with zero interframe time, enables the accurate study of wavelength dispersion when materials are stressed, as well as temperature measurement and colorimetry applications. The optical design of the SIM-D provides the choice of up to 16 separate optical channels without compromising performance or image quality. Effects such as parallax and shading are eliminated and the high spatial resolution (> 36 lp/mm) is the same from frame to frame and in both axes.

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Digital LED Driver ICs With Flicker-Free Dimming

iWatt, Inc. (Los Gatos, CA) released two primary-side-regulated, leading- and trailing-edge-dimmable, AC/DC Digital PWM Controllers targeting 100V/230VAC offline LED lighting applications.

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High-Power Solid-State Power Controller

Data Device Corporation (Bohemia, NY) introduces a compact (6.3 in X 4.6 in), multi-channel Solid-State Power Controller card with the capability to distribute and control power to four independent 75 Amp subsystems, and handle high current loads (up to 300 Amps) with channel paralleling.

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Creo™

PTC, Needham, MA, has announced Creo™ design software, which is scheduled for availability mid-year. The software is a suite of scalable, interoperable, open product design applications that includes AnyRole Apps™, providing the right tool for a particular user; AnyMode Modeling™, a multi-paradigm design platform that lets users design in 2D, 3D direct, or 3D parametric; AnyData Adoption™ that lets users incorporate data from any CAD system and reuse data from legacy systems; and AnyBOM Assembly™ that gives teams the ability to create, validate, and reuse information. PTC’s current design software families and associated modules, extensions, and packages are being re-branded in alignment with the functional capabilities provided by each product. Pro/ENGINEER® will become Creo Elements/Pro™, CoCreate® will become Creo Elements/ Direct™, and ProductView® will become Creo Elements/View™.

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