Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX2982, the first broadband, HomePlug® 1.0-compliant, powerline communications transceiver for harsh industrial environments. The MAX2982 is highly integrated and offers significant design flexibility. An enhanced "Robust" mode provides a receiver that operates at -1dB signal-to-noise (SNR) to ensure reliable communications in the presence of noise. The device operates from -40°C to +105°C and is qualified under AEC-Q100-Rev-G for harsh applications.
Outputs up to 2A are available.
Called LTC3115-1, the device includes the four necessary power mosfets, and can be programmed to operate anywhere from 100kHz to 2MHz.
"Traditionally, these higher output models have been restricted by size and weight to desktop styles, but new smaller, high-quality components have made it possible to make reductions in both," said company marketing v-p Keith Hopwood.
Efficiency is high, at between 87-92%, and stand-by power is under 0.3W.
Phobos Grunt, the Russian Mars probe that's been stuck in a precipitously low Earth orbit for a fortnight, has finally been contacted by a European Space Agency ground station in Perth, Australia. It is unclear, however, if this means the craft and its intricate Martian soil-sampling mission can be rescued.
The spacecraft was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on 8 November on an ambitious mission to sample soil from the Martian moon Phobos - and return it to Earth. But Phobos Grunt's main engines did not fire to project it out of Earth orbit to Mars - and this was compounded by an inability to contact the craft to reprogram the computers that fire those engines when the craft is correctly oriented.
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