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design & products OEM board supports 4K/UHD HDMI transport over IP Barco Silex has launched an OEM board for the professional audio-visual market, that enables the transport of HDMI video/ audio over IP networks, including high-resolution video up to 4K/UHD over a single 1 Gb Ethernet cable. The built-in hardware compression/ decompression (SMPTE 2042 VC-2) combines lossless quality with ultra-low latency. Designed for seamless integration and configuration, the new board supports a wide range of network topologies with multiple sources and displays. The configurability of the board addresses many different setups required in the pro AV market, from the simple point to point transmission up to the multi-channel flexible network or video wall. The video/audio path is processed in real-time within the FPGA fabric while the processor is handling all the control and configuration of the board. Both the FPGA firmware and the CPU software can be easily upgraded. Barco Silex www.barco.com DC:DC LED drivers focus on high power LEDs Ideal Power has introduced two high power, high efficiency DC:DC converters for domestic, industrial, architectural and automotive LED lighting systems. The 36KC24H and 36KC24W series of DC:DC LED Drivers are step-down constant current sources designed for driving high power LEDs. They feature high efficiency operation up to 96% and wide input vol-tage range from 5.5 to 48VDC making them suitable for systems operating from 12V, 24V and 36V at up to loads of 25W. Both models have a high operating temperature, PWM and analogue dimming controls and remote ON/OFF. Typical applications include LED illumination in areas such as decorative, landscape, backlighting, commercial, street, domestic automotive lighting and special control lights. Main features of the LED drivers include, high power output current of 1,000 to 1,200mA, efficiency up to 96%, ultra-wide input and output voltage range, constant current mode, PWM and analog dimming, remote ON/OFF, low ripple and noise, continuous short circuit protection and meet EN55015 without external circuitry The 36KC24H is a PCB mounting package while the 36KC24W series is connected via output leads offering more flexible mounting options and is waterproof to IP67. Ideal Power http://idealpower.co.uk Himax launches ‘always on’ image sensor Himax Imaging, Inc. (Tianan, Taiwan) has announced the HM01B0, a QVGA resolution CMOS image sensorthat consumes less than 2mW when running at 30 frames per second. The sensor has lower power modes that go down to 700-microwatt when operating at QQVGA. The unit is intended for ‘always on’ contextually aware computer vision capabilities such as feature extraction, proximity sensing, gesture recognition, object tracking and pattern identification. The HM01B0 has a motion detection circuit, an interrupt output pin, and an automatic exposure and gain control loop. The sensor utilizes 3.6μm pixel technology that offers sensitivity of below 1 lux. The sensor’s reflowable chip scale package measures less than 5 square millimeters of board area and only three passive components externally. Himax believes its HM01B0 is suitable for mobile devices, augmented and virtual reality applications, IoT and artificial intelligence applications. The HM01B0 will be available in both monochrome and color options. Himax is planning to deliver samples to selected customers in 1Q16. Himax Imaging, Inc. www.himaximaging.com Power I/O connectors mount directly onto the PCB HanOnBoard is a connector technology which can replace standard discrete wiring by allowing power I/O connectors to be mounted and connec ted directly onto the prin-ted circuit board (PCB). With the HanOn- Board concept, Harting’s Han connectors are connected to the board via a PCB mounted adapter through which data, signals and power are distributed. This solution eliminates time-consuming and potentially fault-prone wiring. Because HanOnBoard is compact and weight-saving in use, it offers additional benefits over traditional wiring: printed circuit boards are more resistant to external influences such as shock and vibration compared with discrete wiring, and the total electrical path can be conformally coated to provide enhanced protection. This makes it suitable for use in the harsh environments found in transport, industrial machinery and automation applications. A PCB with HanOnBoard can replace dozens of power cable interconnections, allowing distribution boxes to be made lighter and more compact. It will also help to reduce production costs through streamlined production processes and less material usage. A range of different adaptors and Han contacts covering most of the Han range are available in the HanOnBoard range. Harting www.harting.co.uk/integrated-solutions 48 Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2016 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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