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Infrared thermometers with extended temperature Dual 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS DAC synthesizes ranges of -40° to 3000°C high-quality wideband signals Ircon has introduced the 7V Series of infrared sensors for demanding Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9142 industrial environments. The PROC-7 processor box allows full sen- dual-channel, 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS D/A converter, which sor operation through a push button panel and is part of a full line of supports high data rates and complex modulation accessories offered for the Modline 7 series schemes required in communications, test and in- thermometers. The Modline 7 is a rugged, strumentation, and defense and aerospace systems. IP65 (NEMA 4) sealed sensor system with the The combination of programmable interpolation rate, flexibility to meet nearly any continuous tem- high sample rates, and fine NCO modulation capabil- perature monitoring and control requirement. ity gives system designers flexibility when choosing The thermometers are used in a wide range D/A converter output frequencies. This is especially of industrial applications, including semicon- helpful in meeting four- to six-carrier GSM trans- ductor manufacturing, metals processing, furnace refractory, primary mission specifications and other communications and secondary glass, as well as plastics thermoforming. The Modline7 standards. Operating with the on-chip PLL (phase- offers exceptional versatility with extended temperature ranges (-40° to locked loop) at a D/A converter output frequency 3000°C), high-resolution optics and fast response times. The ther- of 200 MHz, the AD9142 delivers a 79-dB ACLR mometer’s sensing head can operate as a stand-alone sensor, provid- (adjacent-channel leakage ratio) for six-carrier GSM ing simultaneous analog and digital outputs of process temperatures. applications. The AD9142 includes integrated inter- Motorized focus control and both through-the-lens and laser sighting polation filters with selectable interpolation factors are standard on all units. The new thermometer’s intuitive sensor design of 2, 4, and 8. The dual D/A converter data interface features integral water-cooling in a stainless steel enclosure. The high- supports word and byte load allowing customers to temperature water jacket with integrated air purge capability reduces reduce input pins on lower data rates to save board installation and setup time and is intended for use in ambient tempera- space, power and cost. The AD9142 is available in a tures up to 315°C. space-saving 72-pin LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale Ircon package). www.ircon.com Analog Devices www.analog.com 190x136_EE_Times_Europe_M2.indd 1 03.12.12 09:28 www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2013 47


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