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Break-out cable designed for 40GBase-LR4 / ER4 transceivers Cube Optics is releasing the first Break-Out cable suited for 40Gbase- LR4 and ER4 transceivers. Data centre operators are now able to split 40G switch ports or router ports to 4 separate 10G connections. Until today this was done with standard break-out cables for Multi-mode 40GBase transceivers, resulting in a limited reach of only 300 meter. CUBO’s 40GBase-LR4/ER4 Break- Out cable with its integrated 40G CWDM multiplexer inside extends this reach to 10 or 40km for single mode transceivers. The switches allow the configuration of each 40G switch port to act as four individual 10G ports. However, although the switch port is configured as if it was virtually four pieces of 10G ports, it physically remains one port. This port is typically in accordance with the QSFP+ standard, for which only 40GBase- SR/LR/ER optics exist. For multimode versions, the transceiver already features 4 duplex fibre in/outputs, so only a cable or connector adaption is required. Single mode versions are based on four different wavelengths streams which are multiplexed, respectively de-multiplexed, into one fibre output / input. Therefore the break out cable cannot simply adapt to different connectors but also must feature the matching optical multiplexer inside the cable to be able to mux and demux the four lambdas from one duplex transceiver port to 4 fibre pairs. Cube Optics AG www.cubeoptics.com Gang test module kit supports parallel test and programming for up to 32 different assemblies Goepel electronic has extended its Scanflex Boundary Scan hardware product range with the SFX Gang Test Module Kit, a new solution for parallel test and programming of up to 32 different assemblies with an integrated Mass Interconnect Interface from Virginia Panel. The kit consists of three interconnected module types – a TAP transceiver, a multipurpose parallel I/O unit, and a power management unit. It offers a complete solution for parallel applications based on Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies providing throughput increase by factors of 16 or 32. As only one system controller is required, efficiency increases and investment costs are reduced. The module kit, particularly developed for gang applications, can be flexibly adjusted to various environments and different test and programming applications such as Flash programming, MCU programming or dynamic tests per Processor Emulation. GÖPEL electronic GmbH www.goepel.com Toshiba ships 1080p image sensor Toshiba is now shipping the T4K71 1080p CMOS image sensor for use in cell phones, smartphones, tablet computers and notebook computers. The image sensor uses back-side illumination and has a 1.12-micron pixel size and supports a frame rate of 60fps at 1080 progressive scan resolution, allowing use in front cameras for mobile devices for video chat. The sensor integrates a color noise reduction circuit to achieve a signal-to-noise ratio equal to Toshiba’s equivalent products fabricated with 1.4-micron pixel process. The unit has a 16:9 aspect ratio in a 1-inch optical format and output is 8- and 10bit RAW. Toshiba Corp. www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp Miniature coupled power inductors support flyback and SEPIC applications Coilcraft has released a compact PFD3215 Series coupled chip power inductors that provide high efficiency and claim excellent current handling in a rugged, low-cost part. The dual-wound PFD3215 features a 1:1 turns ratio and is designed for use in a variety of circuits including flyback, multi-output buck and SEPIC. The versatile inductors can also be used as two single inductors connected in series or parallel, as a wideband transformer or as a common mode choke. Measuring 3.2x2.3x1.5mm, the devices are useful when board space is limited and a low profile is desired. Typical applications include tablets and other battery-operated mobile devices requiring precise voltage regulation, efficient charging, and maximum operating time. The PFD3215 comes in eight inductance values from 0.39 uH to 10 uH and current ratings to 2.4 Amps. Coilcraft www.coilcraft.com 48 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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