Diversified Technologies (Bedford, MA) has announced a
solid-state high voltage pulse modulator suitable for a range
of applications including plasma processes, PEF (pulsed
electric fields), ion implantation, and driving RF tubes. The
PowerMod HVPM Series Solid-State Modulator delivers
■ 1 μS to mS pulses.
■ Up to 30 kHz nominal pulse frequency.
■ Currents to 500 A.
■ Power by 110 VAC.
■ 19” rack mountable.
Time-of-Flight Signal Processing IC
Intersil (Milpitas, CA) has introduced the ISL29501 time-of-flight (ToF) signal processing IC that provides a complete
object detection and distance measurement solution when
combined with an external emitter (LED or laser) and
photodiode. Features include:
■ An on-chip DSP.
■ A modulation frequency of 4. 5 MHz.
■ An on-chip emitter DAC with programmable current
up to 255 mA.
■ Operation in single shot mode or continuous mode.
■ On-chip active ambient light rejection.
■ Programmable distance zones.
■ An interrupt controller.
■ An automatic gain control, which sets optimum analog
■ A supply voltage range from 2. 7 to 3. 3 V.
■ An I2C interface, which supports 1.8 and 3. 3 V bus.
Omron Automation and Safety (Hoffman Estates, IL)
has introduced the A22N Series of pushbutton switches
to offer machine designers and panel builders a greater
variety of 22 mm diameter pushbuttons, selector switches,
and pilot lights. Features include:
■ The ability to connect up to 3 contact blocks in 1 stage
for multistage expansion.
■ A variety of shapes, button colors, and bezel options.
■ Mounting contact blocks.
■ A screw terminal structure compatible with round-crimp
■ A standard feature degree of protection: IP66, NEMA
4X, and NEMA 13.
50 to 75 ;
Impedance Matching Pads
BroadWave Technologies (Greenwood, IN) has
announced the models 851-879-FM3 and 851-879-
MF3, which are 50 to 75 ; impedance matching
pads that operate DC to 3 GHz. The RF connector
configurations for both models are 50 ; SMA (male or
female) to 75 ; F (male or female). Features include:
■ An insertion loss of 5. 7 dB nominal.
■ A VSWR of 1.50:1 maximum.
■ Passive elements used to manufacture resistive