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DESIGN & PRODUCTS 2.5GS/s high definition oscilloscope equipped Win an optical time-of-flight kit Reader with true 12-bit ADC for distance measurements Teledyne LeCroy’s HDO4000 and HDO6000 high definition os- cilloscopes are the company’s first instruments to operate with This month, ESPROS Photonics AG is the so-called HD4096 high definition technology (4096 levels of giving away one full epc600 evaluation kit quantization thanks to a 12-bit ADC). worth CHF 1650 (about 1365 Euros) for EE Times Europe Designed with a new SiGe front-end readers to evaluate its epc600 Time of Flight (ToF) chip. The and a new hardware platform to im- kit consists of a main board which provides all hardware to prove signal to noise ratio, especially operate the TOF camera modules offered in different config- by further eliminating noise from the urations. The board power supply, the instruments acquire is equipped with a waveforms that are cleaner and crisper STM32 ARM Cor- with 16 times more vertical resolution tex micro controller than traditional 8-bit instruments. Waveform details which were as a powerful and previously difficult to see can now be easily distinguished and flexible develop- measured. The HDO4000 oscilloscopes feature a sample rate of ment environment 2.5 GS/s with up to 25 Mpts/channel of memory (up to 50 Mpts/ for the design engi- ch when interleaved) in two- and four-channel models from 200 neer. This kit will be shipped with epc600 camera module. It MHz to 1 GHz. The HDO6000 oscilloscopes available in four- includes the epc600 Range Finder chip,active LED illumina- channel models deliver sample rates of 2.5 GS/s; a maximum tion, a complete lens system and a cable interface to the 250-Mpts/channel memory, and bandwidths of 350 MHz, 500 main board. A PC/MAC compatible software supports the MHz, and 1 GHz. All HDO models have a 12.1” touch display real-time operation as well as various data logging options. and include tools such as WaveScan search and find, history The evaluation kit main board supports all available camera mode waveform playback, sequence acquisition mode, and modules and works with both, the epc600 ToF Range Finder LabNotebook report generation. Spectrum-analysis and power- and the epc610 ToF Imager chip. Camera modules with the measurement software packages extend the oscilloscopes’ ca- epc610 Imager chip will be available soon. pabilities while leveraging their 12-bit architecture with its wider dynamic range and improved measurement precision. Check the reader offer online at Teledyne LeCroy www.teledynelecroy.com www.electronics-eetimes.com RGB LED driver enables multicolour Dual- and triple-channel programmable power ambient lighting in cars supplies for component characterization Infineon Technologies has introduced its LINLED driver family Keithley Instruments has added two multi-channel power sup- for automotive applications. The new TLD73xxEK system- plies to its Series 2200 line of programmable DC power supplies, on-chip devices make it possible to implement attractive with output levels designed to address a wide range of sourcing multicolor ambient lighting based requirements for characterizing compo- on RGB (Red-Green-Blue) blending nents, circuits, modules, and complete to produce a broad range of interior devices. The Model 2230-30-1 supply colors with predefined color points. provides two output channels, typically The integrated LIN transceiver used for powering analog circuits, with reduces wiring requirements by 25 each channel capable of outputting up to percent (from 4 to 3 wires), while 30V/1.5A/45W, plus a 6V/5A/30W output pre-programmed control of blending and dimming means no channel, typically used for powering digital circuits. The Model additional software development is necessary by the system 2220-30-1 supply provides two output channels, each capable of manufacturer. The Infineon TLD73xxEK LINLED driver family outputting up to 30V/1.5A/45W. These maximum output levels, includes four different members. They vary by output current combined with voltage setting and reading resolution of 1mV and (up to 48mA, up to 2A) and LIN compliance according to current setting and reading resolution of 1mA, allow generating the LIN 2.1 and SAE J2602 standards. Each family member a wider range of output power and reading a wider range of load combines logic, memory, LIN interface and a three channel currents with high precision. With basic voltage setting accuracy linear current source or three external driver stages in one and voltage readback accuracy of 0.03% for each output chan- device. To achieve predefined color points for multiple RGB nel, Series 2200 multi-channel supply users can be confident the modules, the integrated memory stores calibration points exact voltage they program for any channel is the level applied at for up to 16 colors. The integrated state machine of the the output terminals. Rear-panel remote sense terminals on each TLD73xxEK products enables smooth color transitioning and channel of the new Series 2200 supplies compensate for voltage theater dimming functionality without the need for further drops in the power supply leads to ensure that the correct volt- software development by the system supplier. The Infineon age is delivered to the load terminals of the DUT, enhancing over- TLD73xxEK LINLED driver family uses a proprietary solution all system accuracy. They also offer 0.1% basic current setting for color mixing which allows flicker-free light output. and readback accuracy and less than 3mVp-p ripple and noise to Infineon Technologies ensure high quality load current measurements. www.infineon.com/linled Keithley Instruments www.keithley.com 56 Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2012 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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