Cut Down Those Car-Display Costs

A highly integrated, automotive- grade, TFT-LCD power-supply IC should help boost performance and reduce costs associated with power 7 to 15in. displays, according to developer Intersil. The ISL78010 is AEC-Q100 rated, ISO/TS 16949:2002 compliant, and operates over the automotive temperature range (-40 to +105ºC).

The device provides enhanced reliability against transients with its higher voltage capability, which protects against stray capacitance and parasitic inductances caused during switching.

The ISL78010 integrates sequencing, regulated charge pumps, 2A FET, and fault protection for each output channel. This integration saves on cost and increases board space, and the reduced component count improves a system’s overall mean time between failure (MTBF), says the company. In addition, the ISL78010 has four accurate output channels.

The ISL78010 is designed to deliver up to 20V of boost voltage necessary for mid-size display panels. It comes in a TQFP package for improved reliability against vibration.

Eight-module blade server comes in 4U rackmount chassis
The Mini ITX OctoBlade Server features eight Intel Core?2 Duo processors in a 500mm-deep 4U modular system. Developed by Sight Systems, the server’s eight complete computer systems come in the form of plug-in modules. Each consists of a Mini ITX-compliant motherboard, Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor, 1GB RAM DDR2, and a single 2.5in., 80GB, serial ATA hard-disk drive. In addition, optional hot-swap capabilities are available.

Furthermore, the 19in. chassis contains an integrated, custombuilt, distributed power supply that offers dual redundancy and a stabilised 15Vdc. It’s used to power one small integrated dcdc power supply in each of the eight modules.

The ac-dc power supply contains two redundant modules that serve to enhance performance speed and ensure continuous operation in the event of a power-supply module failure.

Zero-crossover op amp goes rail-to-rail
It’s the industry’s lowest power zero-crossover op amp. At least that’s the claim made by Texas Instruments about its OPA369, which features a single-inputstage architecture. It achieves rail-to-rail performance without input crossover, solving the problem of input offset distortion due to the change in commonmode voltage, which is very prominent in low-voltage, rail-torail applications.

Combined with 1μA quiescent current, an SC70 package, and operation down to 1.8V, the OPA369 simplifies high-performance designs in battery-powered, portable products, says the company.

The single-input stage architecture delivers an offset voltage of 750μV over the rail-to-rail input range and a common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) of 100dB minimum. Other features include low noise of 120nV/√Hz, gain bandwidth of 12kHz on 1μA, input bias current of 50pA maximum, maximum voltage offset drift of 1.75μV/°C, PSRR of 94dB, and 1/f noise of 3.6μVp-p (0.1 to 10Hz).

6U VPX switch/router carries up to 24 GbE ports
A high-density, 6U VPX Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) multilayer switch/router board designed by Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing will find homes in rugged, embedded aerospace and defence applications.

The VPX6-684 FireBlade II, available with 12, 20, or 24 GbE ports and up to 4x10GbE ports, is suited for system integrators designing secure highperformance IPv4/v6 Intra- Platform Networks. The multilayer board, which can operate as either a fully managed or an unmanaged switch/router, is particularly beneficial to developers building Layer 2 or Layer 2/3+ networks.

Spectrum analyser handles 20 Hz to 67 GHz
The R&S FSU67 spectrum analyser, developed by Rohde & Schwarz, extends the upper frequency limit in spectrum analysis from 50 GHz to 67 GHz. Consequently, this will eliminate the need for external harmonic mixers.

Featuring a continuous frequency range starting from 20 Hz, the FSU67 also performs harmonics measurements in one go without requiring any modifications to the test setup. Other characteristics of the spectrum analyser include high measurement accuracy without unwanted products, as well as strong RF performance.

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