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Snap-in power aluminium capacitors offer high ripple current to 2.80A over full lifetime Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended the company’s 159 PUL-SI series of snap-in power aluminum capacitors to a high rated voltage of 500 V at +105°C. Designed for solar PV inverters, industrial motor controls, and power supplies, the enhanced devices feature a long useful life, high ripple current to 2.80 A and +105 °C, and max. ESR down to 150 mΩ at 100 Hz. Featuring a cylindrical aluminum case with a pressure relief valve, insulated with a blue sleeve, the new Vishay BCcomponents snap-in capacitors released today are available in a variety of case sizes ranging from 22 x 25 mm to 35 x 60 mm. At 500 V, the devices feature a maximum operating temperature to +105 °C and useful life of >3,000 hours. As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, the 159 PUL-SI series devices are ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, and energy storage in pulsed power applications. The capacitors are also available in a keyed polarity Automotive ESD protectors in 0402 and 0603 packages The ChipGuard ESD protectors from Bourns are designed specifically to guard sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and are qualified to meet up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 standards. Designated the CGA-MLC Series, these ESD protectors are extremely fast bidirectional devices have low capacitance, minimal insertion loss and low leakage over a wide temperature range. The devices are available in ultra-small, industry standard 0402 and 0603 packages which make them suitable for a large range of automotive applications including antenna circuits, camera links, sensors, touchscreen interfaces, GPS systems, USB 3.0 devices and high-speed communication buses. The chips are designed to withstand multi-strike ESD threats, are RoHS compliant and are fully AEC-Q200 qualified and supported. Bourns www.bourns.com snap-in version. Vishay Intertechnology www.vishay.com Reversible debugger adds support for ARM and Android Undo Software has launched version 4.0 of its reversible debugger for Linux, adding support for ARM processors and Android Native application code. UndoDB allows Linux software developers to record their program’s execution, and then “wind the tape” back and forth in real-time to get a clear picture of their program’s execution, significantly reducing the cost of bugs to software vendors. The v4 release follows the announcement made in September that ARM has integrated UndoDB into their flagship software development studio, ARM DS-5 Professional Edition. From embedded to mobile and servers, Linux and its variants are becoming increasingly important across many of ARM’s market segments, and as devices and systems become more capable, so the software becomes ever more important and complex. UndoDB is used daily on some of the world’s most complex software, from scientific computing at NASA and Lawrence Livermore National Labs, to enterprise customers including some of the world’s largest banks and the world’s largest design automation vendors. With v4, developers working on ARM processors and Android Native can now use Undo’s reversible debugger and benefit from significant productivity gains. UndoDB v4 enables ARM and Android Native software developers to use the power of reversible debugging on complex, real-world code, as well as providing performance improvements and new features for Linux users. It supports the ARMv5, ARMv6 and ARMv7 architectures, including Thumb technology and VFP as well as Android on ARM and x86 for native application debug. There is also support for remote debugging to give developers the ability to debug an executable running a remote target using undodb-server instead of gdbserver. Undo has made significant performance improvements when executing writeable code and when debugging very large programs, and improved the compatibility with graphical front-ends including Eclipse and emacs. Undo Software www.undo-software.com Cloud-based tool helps board designers select best DC/DC power module GE’s Critical Power business has launched the company’s cloud-based Power Module Wizard, providing board designers with an intuitive tool to help them easily select the optimal DC/DC modules for their power board. The Power Module Wizard helps board designers select the right power module on the first try, improving design productivity, reducing risks and virtually eliminating the need to rework their designs. The Power Module Wizard uses desired or required specifications set forth by a board designer to generate a list of possible DC/ DC modules that would be acceptable for their current board design. Board designers can enter a variety of basic search parameters - such as available input voltage, desired output voltage and current, maximum ambient temperature, minimum airflow and maximum allowable height - to help narrow the module selection. Once a list is compiled, modules are ranked by weighted user-selected preferences such as cost, density or efficiency. If preferred, the designer has the option to skip this stage and review the schematic generated from just the first level of requirements laid out. The Power Module Wizard helps to eliminate the need for multiple test and configuration tools such as GE’s Tunable Loop Tool, Stability Tool, Point of Load (POL) Programming Tool, Power Module Selector Tool and Power System Designer by incorporating technology from each to provide a complete set of board design capabilities in a single, easy-to-use solution. In addition, the solution’s system design tool provides board designers with a variety of module combinations that specifically match the voltage needs of the application being designed. GE’s Critical Power business www.gecriticalpower.com 38 Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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